Pumpkin Raffle

In the spirit of Halloween, River Oaks Staff have been busy decorating pumpkins to be raffled off. Students will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a pumpkin. Tickets will be .25 cents to guess.

Tickets can be purchased from their teacher starting October 23rd through October 29th. Drawing for the pumpkins will be Wednesday afternoon on October 30th.

All funds will go to help pay for classroom field trips.

PTA Trunk or Treat Help Wanted

The PTA will be sponsoring a trunk or treat on October 30, 2019. PTA is asking for donations of bagged candy to pass out to the students. We are also looking for volunteers to pass out candy from your car trunks. There will be a car signup sheet by the office. Any candy donations can be dropped off at the office.

All Halloween candy this weekend October 18th through 20th is 50% at all Kroger stores.

Thank your for supporting the PTA

PTA Trunk or Treat

With the success of last year’s trunk or treat, River Oaks PTA will have having another one on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. PTA needs parent volunteers to park their cars and help pass out candy. There is a signup sheet on the bulletin board by the office or you can call Ms. Sandi in the office to put your name on the list. (313-827-6750). Children will be walking from car to car collecting candy. We encourage them to war costumes, but also dress warm due to this event will be outdoors. If you would like tickets you can come to the office and ask for Ms. Sandi or send back the blue flyer that was sent home the other day.

When: October 30th

Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Where: River Oaks Parking lot

Price: PTA members $2.00 per child/Non PTA $3.00 per child

Siblings are welcome to come but also need tickets. This event is for kids only to receive candy, No High school siblings or older will receive candy.

Chatting with the Superintendent

Chatting with the Superintendent events scheduled

Gatherings allow informal conversations with the Superintendent and his administrative team.

Parents, community members, and school district staff are invited to chat about Dearborn Public Schools with Superintendent Glenn Maleyko during informal meetings at several schools this year.  Chatting with the Superintendent gatherings are less formal than School Board meetings, providing an opportunity for interactive conversation on a variety of school-related topics.

“I appreciate the opportunity to talk with our community and provide individuals with the big picture story of our district, to listen to their thoughts and comments, and hopefully to answer any questions they may have for me or our administrative team,” said Dr. Maleyko.  “Three years ago, we discovered this relaxed setting allows for good conversations, the sharing of ideas, and a platform that encourages open dialogue. I’m looking forward to this year’s Chats.”

The meetings are open to all community members, district staff, students and parents.  Parents are welcome to attend any of the Chats, even if their child attends a different school.  This year’s schedule starts Oct. 21, 2019 at Fordson High School and ends March 2, 2020 at McDonald Elementary.

Chatting With The Superintendent- Schedule of Meetings

  • Oct. 21, 2019 – Fordson High School, staff at 2:25 p.m., community at 5:45 p.m.
  • Nov. 25, 2019 – Woodworth Middle School, staff at 3:05 p.m., community at 5:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 27, 2020 – Becker Elementary, staff at 3:45 p.m., community at 5 p.m.
  • Feb. 24, 2020 – Long Elementary, staff at 3:50 p.m., community at 5:30 p.m.
  • March 2, 2020– McDonald Elementary, staff at 4 p.m., community at 5:30 p.m.

The conversations will be driven by those in attendance and focus on topics related to individual schools or the District as a whole.  Parents who want to discuss an individual student or staff member should arrange to meet privately with the school principal or the child’s teacher.

Possible topics at this year’s chat could be the BRICS Bond proposal for this fall and the District’s ongoing infrastructure needs.  Other topics could include the upgraded school lunches in the district, Read by Third Grade legislation, high graduation rates, the School Improvement Process, or the budget.  Cabinet members from both the instructional and non-instructional side of the school District’s operations will be on hand to assist in answering questions.

Parent Survey

River Oaks Elementary is using this Parent Survey as a means to elicit your beliefs and opinions to help target areas for the school system to improve and areas to continue to be effective. The online survey will be available until 11/15/19. In order to complete the survey, please click on this link: Parent Survey Dearborn Schools Fall 2019

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous and your honest opinions are appreciated. Thank you in advance for supporting our improvement efforts.


Joe Martin, Principal

أولياء الأمور الكرام ، 

مدرستنا وجميع مدارس ديربورن في عملية تطوير و تحسين مستمرة و دائمة ،يعتبر خلالها الأهل  والأوصياء جزء لا يتجزأ و جوهري لسيرها. نستخدم استطلاع رأي متطور و خاص بالأهالي كوسيلة للاطلاع على آرائهم التي من شأنها المساعدة في استهداف المناطق الفعالة والمؤثرة على سير العملية التطويرية للمدرسة. رأيك مهم بالنسبة لنا،لذا نرجو منكم الاجابة على الاستطلاع  لإتمام هذه الدراسة. يتوفر استطلاع الرأي عبر شبكة الإنترنت. من أجل إكمال الدراسة، يرجى الضغط على الرابط التالي: 

استطلاع رأي الأهالي والمجتمع في مدارس

نؤكد أن مشاركتكم و اجاباتكم حول هذا الاستطلاع سرية ولن يتم معرفة شخصية من قام بالاستطلاع، و أن آرائكم الصادقة هي موضع تقدير. إذا كان لديكم أي أسئلة حول هذا الاستبيان، يرجى الاتصال بمكتب المدرسة. شكرا لكم مقدما على مساندتكم ودعمكم  لعملية تطوير و تحسين المدرسة. سيكون الاستبيان عبر الإنترنت متاحًا حتى 11/15/19

نقدر تعاونكم ودعمكم في إكمال هذا الاستطلاع و لكم جزيل الشكر.

Count Day

Wednesday, Oct. 2, is statewide Count Day for Michigan public schoolsCount Day is when public schools tally the number of students attending their schoolsCount information is critical to districts because each student translates into state funding.

Please be sure to send your child to school tomorrow Wednesday, October 2nd.

Make A Difference Day Collection

River Oaks Elementary is help the Dearborn Heights Fire Department with their annual collection box drive for homeless veterans. Drop box can be found in our main office at school.

The Drive starts October 3rd through the 17th. Donations are listed below and can be dropped off at the main office here at school, City Hall, Canfield Community Center.

Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Shampoo, Shaving cream, Liquid Soap, Dish Soap, Lotion, Combs, Lipstick, Deodorant, Nail Polish, Nail Clippers, Disposable razors and etc.

Thank you in advance for helping out this worthy cause..

October Events

October 2nd – Dentist R Us will be here doing routine cleanings. If you would like your child to participate please be sure to fill out the blue form that was sent home a week ago.

October 3rd – 17th – Make a Difference Day collection

October 4th – PTA Bake Sale, donations needed for the bake sale

October 8th – PTA Meeting at 2:00 in the cafeteria

October 11th – Half Day of school, all students will be dismissed at 11:45

October 16th – Late Start school starts at 9:35

October 30th – PTA Trunk or Treat Event – please watch for a flyer coming home soon

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