PTA Holiday Shop for students

Tuesday December 11th is the start of the PTA Holiday Shop. All items are $2.00 each. Check the letter your child came home with to see what day they will be shopping.

Dec 11th the following classes will be shopping.

Ms. Marano, Mrs. Kemian, Ms. Jerome, Ms. Roe, Ms. Abulhassan, Mrs. Talluto, Ms. AlZaharnah, Mrs. Attia, Mrs. Wetter.

Dec 12th:

Mrs. Quartana, Mrs. Gallagher, Mrs. Chamseddine, Mrs. Wolski, Mrs. Schafer, Mrs. Fowler, Ms. Good

Dec 13th:

Make up time in the morning for any student who could not shop on Monday & Tuesday…



Teachers Wish List

With the holidays coming up the PTA knows some families like to purchase something for their child’s teacher.  The PTA has asked teachers for some “wish list” ideas that they would like for their classrooms. Starting Thursday the teachers “wish list” will be up so you can come in and look for your child’s teachers name and take off the wall one of their items. Be sure you are looking at the teachers names on the die cuts. You just take down the die cut and have fun shopping. Be sure to check in at the main office before going in the hallway.

December Events

December Events

Dec. 5th – PTA Meeting at 2:00 p.m. – Agenda will be discussing the upcoming Holiday Shop for the students. Candy Cane grams and a Bake Sale, please come to the meeting and hear what is happening in your child’s school. PTA needs parent volunteers to help out with the Holiday Shop and Candy Grams.

Dec 11th, 12th & 13th – Holiday shopping for students

Dec 12th – Late Start – School starts at 9:35

Dec 14th – PTA Bake Sale

Dec 17th – 21st – Candy Grams

Dec 21st – Ms. Green presents the First and Second grade Vocal Concert at 2:00 p.m.

Dec 24th – January 6th – No School

January 7, 2019 – School reopens




Read by Third Grade

Based on Public Law 306 (October 2016), third grade students who are more than a year below grade level on the state ELA assessment are under consideration for retention in third grade.  Dearborn Public Schools staff in elementary schools have been systematically planning to ensure that teachers have the training to teach reading effectively and that students receive small group instruction based on their needs.  The current year second graders are the first group to potentially be impacted by the legislation.
You are invited to join the district task force to strengthen the planning process and to ensure that the community is informed and engaged in the success of every student.
If you would like to participate, please complete the survey.

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.

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.

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 Dr. 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.  “Two 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. 22, 2018 at Lowrey School and ends April 22, 2019 at Lindbergh Elementary.


Chatting With The Superintendent- Schedule of Meetings


Oct. 22, 2018

Lowrey School – Staff 3:30 p.m.


Oct. 25, 2018

Lowrey School – Community – 8:30 a.m.


Nov. 26, 2018

Bryant Middle School

Staff – 3 p.m.                 Community – 7 p.m.


January 28, 2019

McDonald Elementary School

Staff – 3:45 p.m.            Community – 5:30 p.m.


February 25, 2019

Howard Elementary School

Staff – 4 p.m.                 Community – 5:30 p.m.


March 25, 2019

Stout Middle School

Staff – 3 p.m.                 Community – 6 p.m.


April 22, 2019

Lindbergh Elementary School

Staff – 4 p.m.                 Community – 6 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.


“The most popular theme last year was the proposed high school attendance area changes,” Dr. Maleyko said.  “As a result of parent input at the Chats and our public boundary forums, our administrative team developed a new attendance area proposal that was more agreeable to the community.”


A possible topic at this year’s Chats could be the District’s ongoing infrastructure needs. Other topics could include the change to offering students free lunch across the District, Dearborn’s improving graduation rates, the School Improvement Process, the budget, or the District’s growing enrollment.  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.

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