PTA Bake Sale

PTA will be having another bake sale on Friday November 16, 2018

Any donations would be greatly appreciated. All donations need to be here by Friday November 16th by 12:00 p.m. Something new this year we will be taking the following donations for each grade.

Kdg, 1st grade – Cookies (individually wrapped) or small bags of chips

2nd/3rd grade – Cupcakes or donuts

4th/5th grade – Juice boxes/Hostess Snacks/ Little Debbie treats

Thank you for your donations and support


Canned Food Drive

This year we are helping Dearborn High School collect Canned goods to help feed the hungry. Please help us help them to reach their goal. If every student brought in one canned good we could fill all of the boxes they provided. So please help out. If we can fill all 25 boxes the school will win a popcorn party.


This year’s fourth annual Battling Against Hunger drive is a cooperative effort between Dearborn, Edsel Ford and Fordson high schools, with help from the elementary and middle schools that feed into those buildings.  The drive runs from Nov. 12 to 16.  The goal is to collect 30,000 canned goods for Zaman International and $7,600 for the Amity Foundation.

Thank you for your support!!!

Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Dearborn Empty Bowls fundraiser set for Nov. 19


The Dearborn Public Schools Art department is hosting the 27th annual Empty Bowls meal on Monday, Nov. 19, from 4-6:30 p.m. at Park Place Banquet Hall, 23400 Park St., Dearborn.

For a suggested $5 donation to fight hunger in our community, guests who attend this family-friendly dinner will receive a one-of-a-kind handmade bowl. This simple meal consists of soup, including vegan and gluten free options, made by Park Place Caterers, along with bread made by Star Bakery and coffee donated by Starbucks.

The bowls are made by Dearborn Public School students in kindergarten through high school.  A tin can raffle also will be held.

Donations will support Gleaners Food Bank and Blessings in a Backpack, local charities that help feed the hungry. Guests can take a handmade bowl home as a reminder of all those who go hungry each day.  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.

“With the 27th anniversary of Empty Bowls, we celebrate the fact that our annual event has generated thousands and thousands of dollars to help our community,” noted Dearborn Public Schools Art Resource Teacher Susan Briggs. “This amazingly successful and fun event is possible because of hard work by many Dearborn art teachers and Dearborn students.”

Empty Bowls is hosted by the Dearborn Public Schools Art Department and Park Place Banquets & Catering, with support from Starbucks of west Dearborn and Star Bakery of Oak Park. Dick Blick Art Supplies, Rovin Ceramics, Motawi Tileworks, Saatva Yoga Center, and the Detroit Institute of Arts all donate items for this event.

“The Dearborn Art Department appreciates our sponsors and everyone who attends Empty Bowls for their generous support to the Dearborn Art Department. Special thanks to Wendy Sample, retired art teacher, for her continued help with this amazing community service project,” Briggs added.

For more information about this Empty Bowls event, contact Dearborn Public Schools Art Resource Teacher Susan Briggs at 313-580-0960 or


November Dates to Remember


1st – PTA Meeting at 2:00 p.m.

2nd – Friday Half Day of School, dismissal is at 11:45 a.m.

6th – No School – Election Day – PTA is sponsoring an election day bake sale

8th, 13th & 15th – Teacher Conferences

16th – PTA Bake Sale – Donations needed

21st, 22nd & 23rd – No School – Thanksgiving break

29th – PTA Movie Night – more details coming soon


Halloween Parade

On Wednesday, October 31st, students will be allowed to bring costumes to school.  Students will not be able to wear their costumes during the morning, but may put them on in the afternoon prior to our Halloween Parade at 2:30 PM.  Weather permitting, we will walk around the neighborhood of the school during the parade and then have time for class parties.  Parents are welcome to participate in the parade around the neighborhood, but must check into the office first in order to obtain a visitor’s pass. If it rains the parade will be around the inside of the school.


Notes about costumes:

PLEASE DO NOT WEAR COSTUMES TO SCHOOL. Instead, bring your labeled costume in a bag, with your student’s name on it.  Students will be able to change into their costumes in the afternoon. Students may NOT dress up as anything that contains inappropriate, bloody looking, or would be considered scary for younger students who may be frightened by these costumes due to images they may have seen in the media. Weapons or toys that resemble weapons are NOT permitted. Most classrooms will have their parties at 2:50 – 3:20, please check your classroom teacher’s blog for more information.

Help Needed

River Oaks is currently looking for a noon hour supervisor for our lunchroom. Hours would be 10:55 to 1:10. You will supervise the students in the cafeteria and outside for lunch recess. If you are interested please call the school office for more details at 313-827-6750.



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