Empty Bowls

The Dearborn Public Schools Art department is hosting the 26th annual Empty Bowls meal on
Monday, Nov. 20, from 4-6:30 p.m. at Park Place Banquet Hall, 23400 Park Street, Dearborn,
MI 48124.
For a suggested $5 donation, guests who attend this family-friendly dinner will receive a one-ofa-kind
handmade bowl and enjoy a serving of tasty soup and bread. The bowls are made by
students in kindergarten through high school who attend Dearborn Public Schools.
Donations will support Gleaners Food Bank and Blessings in a Backpack, local charities that
help feed the hungry. Guests can take their bowls home as a reminder of all those who go hungry
each day.
A variety of soups will be available, including vegetarian and gluten free, at this simple meal of
soup and bread to fight hunger. A tin can raffle also will be held.
No reservations are required, but those who arrive early will get first choice from all of the
unique bowls made and donated by students and teachers in the Dearborn Public Schools.
“This is our 26th annual Empty Bowls dinner. The art department is very proud of this event and
the thousands of dollars we have raised over the years to help those in need,” said Dearborn
Public Schools Art Resource Teacher Susan Briggs. “I’d like to thank students who make the
bowls and both current and retired Dearborn teachers for all of their help and hard work to make
Empty Bowls so successful.”
The annual Empty Bowls charity event is hosted by the Dearborn Public Schools Art Department
and Park Place Banquets & Catering with support from Starbucks of west Dearborn, Sattva Yoga
Center, Blick, Motawi Tileworks, Rovin Ceramic and Star Bakery of Oak Park.
For more information about the Empty Bowls event, contact Dearborn Public Schools Art
Resource Teacher Susan Briggs, at 313-580-0960 or briggss@dearbornschools.org.

PTA Movie Night

PTA is sponsoring a movie night for the students on November 20th. The movie will start at 4:30. The cost is $4.00 per person, that will include 2 slices of pizza, popcorn, and juice. PTA will have extra pizza for sale for an additional charge. If your interested in attending movie night please watch for the yellow flyer coming home with your child. All students must be accompanied by a parent/adult 18 years or older. The movie will be the Emoji Movie. It is rated PG so be sure to fill out the the form coming home.

PTA looks forward to seeing lots of families at the movie.

This is for River Oaks students and any siblings only. 



Canned Food Drive

Starting November 7TH – December 15th


River Oaks School is taking up a canned food drive to help out families during the holiday season.

Please bring in canned goods & non-perishable items to the collection boxes in front of the main office.

We are collecting canned vegetables, soup, boxed potatoes, canned gravy, crackers, cereal, cake mix, frosting, dry cookie mixes, etc.


We are also looking for donations of Turkeys, please see Ms. Sandi if you can donate a Turkey

Dearborn Heights Goodfellows

Dearborn Heights Good fellows will assist “needy” families that many need some assistance with food and toys during the holiday season. There is a form to fill our and you will be asked to provide a State issued ID/Driver’s License. Proof of residency such a lease, or a property tax bill. Also proof of income which can include a Pay Stubs from the last 30 days, Federal Tax Return is required. Please call Ms. Sandi in the office if you need an application at 313-827-6750. You will complete the application and mail all the required documents.

Sweet Dreamzz Parent Sleep Workshop

Sleep is essential to good health. The National Sleep Foundation reports that poor sleep can lead to mood swings, behavioral and cognitive problems that impact a child’s ability to learn in school. Does your child have difficulty going to bed at night? If so this workshop would be very beneficial for you.

This is an excellent workshop for parents to receive sleep education for their children. It is a 45 minute interactive power point presentation for parents. This will include a parent guide, bedtime routine charts and stickers and a bedtime routine magnet. There will also be a raffle to win a Sweet Dreamzzz fleece blanket.

We are looking for parents who would be interested in attending this workshop. If you would like to attend please call Ms. Sandi in the office at 313-827-6750. This workshop is for the first 50 parents who sign up. We are looking to schedule the workshop in late November or December. Don’ forget to call today to get your name on the list.




Attendance Reminders

Consistent and timely attendance in school is extremely important and considerably enhances your child’s educational experience.  If possible, please avoid removing your child from the classroom during the school day.  If it is absolutely necessary to remove your child, please make sure to check into the main office and sign-out your child prior to exiting the building.  We will not call the student out of class until the person signing him/her out has arrived in the office.

The first bell rings at 8:35 a.m.; teachers will escort students to class and instruction begins promptly at 8:40 a.m.  Children entering school after 8:40 a.m. MUST be accompanied by a parent and sign-in at the main office.  After 8:40, you and your child will need to be buzzed in using the main door, as the other entrances will be locked at this time.   

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