Art Show Participants

River Oaks Art Show Participants 2019:

Amanie Alfatlawy (4- J)

Fatima Alhilfi (4-Q)

Mariem Alkefaji (4-Q)

Zaineb Aljeburi (4-G)

Ghazal Alsabagh (3-ZA)

Zainab Alzeidawi (K-G)

Mayva Chamoun (4-G)

Rokaya Charara (4-J)

Ava Reda (5-W)

Dustin Wall (4-J)

These 10 students will represent River Oaks this year at the annual Dearborn Schools Student Art Show at the Ford Performing Arts Center.  The show opens on Wednesday, April 26,  opening remarks are at 4 pm followed by open viewing for the public.  The show runs through May 29.  If you can come over on the 26th and support our artists that would be GREAT, but if you can’t make it, please stop by during gallery business hours to view all of the incredible artwork done by Dearborn students.


Clean Up Parade

Thursday April 18th will be our Clean Up Parade.

The parade starts at 2:00 pm on the back playground. We will march to the front of the school up to the bus loop then around the school track and end up in the school gym. Parents you are welcome to join in the parade. We ask that you head to the back playground and watch for your child’s class to come out and you can line up with them.

We have special guest joining us for the parade, Dearborn School Board members, Mayor of Dearborn Heights, Fire Chief, Police Chief and more guest.

Please have your child wear a blue or green shirt to school tomorrow we are also celebrating Earth Day.

If it rains we will parade around the inside of the school.


Care to the Core Day

April 26 is second annual Care to the Core Day

Schools long ago moved beyond the basic reading, writing and arithmetic in their curriculum.

Teaching students to be considerate and to avoid or resolve conflicts improves student behavior and school safety, reduces disruptions, and helps students succeed both in school and outside the classroom far into the future.  Dearborn Public Schools has a number of programs that work to improve school environment by fostering communication, respect and caring.

On Friday, April 26, most Dearborn Public Schools will highlight the great ways they are working to improve their school environment and grow future leaders during the second annual Care to the Core Day.  Each school will participate in an activity centered on helping students resolve conflicts, understanding the impacts of their behaviors, and creating a safer school environment.

Some schools are planning activities such as a No One Eats Alone lunch or a Leadership Day to learn more about interacting with special needs students.  Other schools may be focused on one of several programs that improve student relationships and/or minimize bullying behavior such as Leader in Me, STAND (Students Taking a New Direction), PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports), Restorative Practices or PlayWorks.

A link to a master schedule of events can be found on the District’s webpage  Parents and community members are invited to visit a Dearborn Public School on April 26 to experience the types of activities that Dearborn Schools are doing to promote a positive environment that nurtures student success.  The District will also be covering several of the events on social media including the District Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.  Look for #Care2Core19.

Creating safe schools and a safe community is a city-wide effort in which partners work together to reach all community members and build a bully-free culture throughout the city of Dearborn.  Care to the Core Day is part of a district-wide plan that, through community partnerships and effective student-driven initiatives, is focused on identifying and stopping bullying behavior.

“This is our eighth year of hosting anti-bullying activities, which shows our District’s commitment to addressing culture and climate in our schools.  This commitment goes beyond preventing bullying behavior.  It is about creating an environment where all feel safe and welcome and how that climate impacts learning,” said Superintendent Glenn Maleyko. “We look forward to showing others how each school in our District is working to make a better school environment where all students will succeed.”

For more information about the Care to the Core Day and Dearborn Public Schools response to bullying initiatives, contact Danene Charles at 313-827-8330 or

March is Reading Month Bike Winners

Congratulations to Youssef Hamdan – 2nd grade & Mariam Jomaa 4th grade. They both won a bike during the March is Reading month bike drawing. Our school read a total of 94,000 minutes. All students enjoyed the Petting Farm as a reward for reading all those minutes. Thank you to River Oaks PTA and the River Oaks office for paying for the Petting Farm assembly.


Impact Award to recognize Dearborn Schools non-teaching staff

Students and parent are invited to make nominations for the District’s Impact Award, which will recognize non-teaching staff and non-classroom educators for their outstanding contributions to helping students, enhancing the school environment or providing excellent customer service in other roles.

Nomination forms with a complete list of qualifications can be found and completed online at:

A print version of the form is also available online, at school offices or at the Administrative Service Center (ASC).

36 Impact Award nominations due April 18

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