School Board Appreciation Month

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As part of School Board Recognition Month, Superintendent Dr. Glenn Maleyko took time at the January 14, 2019 School Board meeting to thank the Trustees for their service to the community.

“School Board Trustees dedicate a lot of time sharing their expertise to benefit the students and families of our district.  They are very knowledgeable about the workings of our district and the latest issues impacting education.  As superintendent, I truly appreciate the diversity of experience and professionalism our trustees bring to the table,” commented Maleyko.

School Board members in Dearborn develop policies and make tough decisions that help shape the future of instruction in the district. They bear responsibility for the third largest district in Michigan with an annual budget of more than $200 million, an enrollment of 21,000 students, and 2,600 employees working in 34 buildings.

In addition, Dearborn School Board trustees also serve as trustees for Henry Ford College. They are the only school board trustees in the state that also serve as trustees for a local college.  This dual responsibility means trustees spend twice the amount of time dedicated to serving the community.   They evaluate both the superintendent and college president, attend twice the number of meetings, and must keep abreast of issues, laws, and legislation impacting both P-12 and the college.

NWEA Testing

NWEA/MAP Testing -Starting January 9th your child will take the NWEA/MAP test. The results of this test are/and will be used to determine your child’s instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year. Each test will take approximately 40 -60 minutes to complete and will be administered on different days. Measurements of Academic Progress (MAP) tests are unique in that they adapt to your child’s appropriate level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward school. For more information on resources for parents, download the parent Toolkit at Please talk to your child to take her/his time and do his/her. On the NWEA/MAP students will be tested on the following subjects: Kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade students are tested in Math and Reading. 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students are tested in Math, reading, Language and Science.

3rd Annual Winterfest

3rd Annual Winter-fest is Thursday, January 24, 2019

Time: Doors open at 5:30 – 7:30

Tickets are $20.00 per family. Price includes Pizza, Water, Chips, Games, Prizes, Face Painting, Raffles and more. This is a family event students must stay with their parents at all times. Please purchase your tickets in advance. CASH ONLY. No tickets will be sold at the door so be sure to get your ticket soon. Watch for the flyer coming home this week. Due to the number of students this event is only for River Oaks families. Sorry no other relatives may attend. Last year this event was a sell out so get your tickets from Ms. Sandi soon. Deadline for tickets is January 22nd.


Mardi Gras Celebration

Help Support Dearborn Public Schools by attending: Dearborn Public Schools Education Foundations Annual Mardi Gras Celebration!!

This one of a kind special event will be on Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Where: Dearborn Hills Golf Course, 1300 S. Telegraph, Dearborn

Time: 4:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Tickets: $25.00 (includes Silent Auction, 50/50 raffles, prize raffles, music and food)!

If you are interested in purchasing tickets please come to the office and see Ms. Debbie or Ms. Sandi

Sponsored by: Dearborn Public Schools Education Foundation

January Calendar

January 11th – PTA Bake Sale

January 15th – PTA Meeting 2:00

January 18th – Half Day, dismissal is at 11:45 a.m.

January 21st – No School – Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Day

January 22nd – Half Day, dismissal is at 11:45 a.m.

January 24th – Winter Festival – watch for more information coming home soon



Read by Third Grade

Parents, community members invited to Read by Third Grade task force

Dearborn Public Schools is creating a parent and community task force to look at the Read by Third Grade law scheduledPR 21 Read by 3rd grade Maples students to take effect next year.  Under the law, any third grader who is considered more than a year behind in reading must be recommended to repeat the grade.

The task force will allow the community to learn more about the complicated law and offer input on how the district addresses it.

“The goal is to strengthen the planning process and to ensure that the community is informed and engaged in the success of every student,” said Jill Chochol, Executive Director of Student Achievement for the Edsel Ford Feeder Track.  She is also spearheading the district’s Read by Third Grade initiative.

Community members who are interested in participating on the committee are encouraged to sign up here. The district has also created a Read by Third Grade blog, where information will be posted as it becomes available.  Visitors can subscribe to the blog to stay up to date.

The current second graders are the first students who will be retained under the law.

Click here to read the full Read by Third Grade article.

Kroger Rewards

Get Groceries Save Money, Help Raise $$$ for River Oaks Elementary School through Kroger Community Rewards!


What is Kroger Community Reward?

Kroger will pay up to $500,000 on a quarterly basis to participating organizations/schools based on 3-5% of the amount a member spends during a shopping trip at participating Kroger Community Rewards locations.


Signing up is easy. It only takes 2 minutes of your time. You can sign up either on your mobile device or desktop! So PARENTS, TEACHERS, FRIENDS, AND FAMILY WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!!!!




Step 1. Go to

Step 2. Go to the middle of the page click on I’m a customer –

I want to enroll in community rewards

Step 3.Sign in using your kroger email and password

If your do not have one you can click on create one

Step 4.Search for River Oaks Elementary School or PK101

Step 5. Click ENROLL!


If your need additional help enrolling, please leave your contact information at the main office.

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