Mark your calendar! Come visit your child’s classroom and see what they have been doing since school started. Open house will be on Thursday, September 18 from 4:30-6:00 pm.

Don’t forget to stop by the PTA table and join the PTA!

See you there!

Tomorrow, September 10th will be our first late start. School begins at 9:30.
There will be NO breakfast served on late start days!

Please read the following letter regarding Dearborn Public School’s policy on weapons.

 

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Dear Students and Parents

The Superintendent and Board of Education along with the entire staff of the Dearborn Public Schools work hard to ensure that all of our schools are safe. We have implemented our Response to Bullying initiative to protect students from bullying behavior and have adopted a strong policy prohibiting weapons in our schools.

The Board of Education prohibits students from possessing, storing, making, or using a weapon at school, on school property, on school buses, or on the way to or from school. The term “weapon” means any object which, in the manner in which it is used, is intended to be used, or is represented, is capable of inflicting serious bodily harm or property damage, as well as endangering the health and safety of persons. Weapons include, but are not limited to, firearms, guns of any type whatsoever, including soft air and gas-powered guns (whether loaded or unloaded), knives, razors, clubs, electric weapons, metallic knuckles, martial arts weapons, ammunition, and explosives.

This policy also prohibits look-alike items like toy guns, false fire alarms, bomb threats, or intentional calls to falsely report a dangerous condition. The consequences for bringing a toy gun to school are the same as bringing a real gun to school—possible expulsion and referral to the police.

Thank you for helping us to keep Dearborn Schools safe.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Amy Modica

Principal

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I hope you had a wonderful summer break.  All students can find out who their assigned teacher for the year will be on Friday, August 29 after 5:00 pm.  All classroom lists will be posted on the outside doors of the building.  Everyone will be returning to school on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.  You will be lining up in your teacher’s designated area.  Tuesday will be a half day for all students which means they will be dismissed at 11:45 am.  The rest of the week will consist of full days where students will be expected at school no later than 8:35 am and they will be dismissed at 3:35 pm.  Enjoy the rest of your summer, we are looking forward to seeing you next week!

 

 

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I hope everyone had a great time and learned a lot about science during our two weeks of summer school.  We Learned and applied all the steps to the scientific method, measured how much sugar is in a bottle of soda, suspended an egg between two layers of water, made an exploding volcano, grew bacteria and then observed it through a microscope, and so much more.  Here are some pictures of just a few things we learned about.

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Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer! Fifth graders going to Unis next year, did you know you have summer work? Yes you do! In fact, the work you do this summer will count as your first grades when you go to Unis.

To sign up for the McU Summer Learning Course, follow the directions in the picture. If you are having difficulty figuring it out, please leave me a comment and I’ll walk you through it!

Have a great summer!
Mrs. Farhat

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Summer is here!  The weather is getting warmer and the days are longer!  Our students have made BIG improvements this year and we want to prevent that “summer slide”.  In order to keep your child’s brain thinking and working, the staff at McDonald Elementary has put together a summer activity calendar.  Children in grades k and 1st brought home a tan calendar and students in grades 2nd-5th brought their calendar home on blue paper.

 

Along with the calendar, teachers have provided your child with a few websites that will help with math and reading.  Your child is familiar with these websites and they know their passwords!

razClick here to log in to Raz Kids!

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Sign in to Adapted Mind by clicking here!

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Click to log in to MyOn

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Click here to log on to xtra math!

 

Don’t forget that the media center will be open on Tuesdays, from 1:00-4:00pm starting June 24.  Students will have the opportunity to take part in math and science games as well as have access to books and ebooks online.

 

From all of us here at McDonald Elementary…HAVE A WONDERFUL SUMMER!

 

The 4th and 5th grade students, along with Mr. Gozzard, put on a wonderful performance!

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Big News! Every Tuesday during the summer from 1:00 to 4:00 McDonald media center will be open for math games, science experiments, tinkering, reading, computers and more.!

With just a couple more weeks of school left, we have many events happening at McDonald School!  Please mark your calendars:

 

*June 10th–5th Grade Promotion Ceremony at 2:30p.m.

*June 11th–Field Day for current McDonald Students
*June 12– LAST DAY OF SCHOOL–1/2 day, students are dismissed at 11:45
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