PTA Information

PTA Meeting – Wednesday March 7th at 2:00 p.m. On the agenda will be the upcoming Scholastic Book Fair. Bake Sale and possible a Spring Dance in April. Please come to the meeting to hear what is happening at your child’s school.


PTA Bake Sale – Thursday March 22nd will be the next PTA Bake Sale. Please send in your donations on or before March 22nd by 1:00 p.m. Please try to make a donation as the last bake sale we didn’t have many donations to sell. The students love the bake sale and all proceeds go right back to the school. Thank you in advance for your support.



Time to Nominate Your Favorite Teacher

Time To Nominate

Your Favorite Teacher!


It’s time for students to nominate their favorite Dearborn Public Schools teacher for the 2018 Alberta Muirhead Teacher of the Year Students’ Choice Award, sponsored by the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce, and presented by LaFontaine Automotive Group. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, March 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm.  An on-line nomination form can be found on the District’s website ( or directly at:


Printed nomination forms may be picked up at any Dearborn public school and the District’s Administration Office, 18700 Audette. They can be dropped off or mailed to the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce, 22100 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48124, or faxed to (313) 584-9818. Adults may assist students in completing nominations when necessary, but no more than two teachers can be nominated per student.


Students may nominate new or veteran teachers whom they feel have made outstanding contributions to the teaching profession.  Pre-K through second grade students are asked to describe how their teacher makes learning fun. Students in this category can include a nice drawing, if they wish, but it will not be part of the selection process.  Third through fifth grade students must describe how their teacher has created a classroom where learning is positive and fun.  Middle school students (grades 6-8) are asked to explain how their teacher connects classroom learning with everyday life.  Students in high school must describe how their teacher is preparing them to be successful beyond high school.


“Nominating a teacher for this award is an outstanding way for students to show their teachers how much they appreciate and value the job they are doing in the classroom and the positive impact they have on their life. We have so many excellent teachers who are deserving of this recognition, and I hope all of our students will take a few moments to nominate their favorite teacher,” commented Dearborn Public Schools Superintendent Glenn Maleyko.


Applications will be assessed on the quality of the nomination, not on the number received. Award judges are members of the Dearborn Chamber Education Committee and are not provided with the teachers’ names.  One winner from each category will be announced at a special ceremony being held at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 4:15 p.m.


Teachers selected to receive the Teacher of Year Award are being recognized as positive role models who consistently provide unique, productive, positive classroom experiences. Teachers selected receive a $1,000 cash prize, a glass award commemorating their achievement, and most importantly will be part of a select group of Dearborn teachers who have been recognized by the community for their dedication and passion for teaching.


“I want to thank the Chamber of Commerce and all the sponsors for once again hosting this event,” Maleyko added. “Our district is very fortunate to have so many great community partners.”



Indoor Soccer Clinic

There is still space available for 2/14 and 2/28!

The cost would be 10.00 dollars for the two week clinic

Attention Parents/Guardians: To register you must send a email with your child’s full name,  current grade and teacher to:

Event Staff: The staff includes but is not limited to:

Trevor King: DSC Director of Operations/Dearborn Jaguars Staff Coach

Adam Hall: Dearborn Jaguars Staff Coach

Dates: February 14th, and 28th 2018

Times: 1st , 2nd and  3rd grades from 5:30-6:30 pm

4th and 5th grades from 6:30-7:30 pm

Parents must pick their child up promptly at the of the session time.

Cost:  10.00  dollars for the two week one hour of soccer skill instruction

Internet Safety

Are your children safe while online?

Michigan families, especially minors, are becoming inundated with advertisements from alcohol, tobacco, pornography, illegal drug and gambling marketers through different internet and cell phone inboxes. Texting their advertisements is the newest marketing effort that many of these companies are using.

Thankfully, the Michigan Secretary of State’s office offers a free program to stop adult advertisements from reaching e-mails, mobile phones (text messaging ads) and instant messenger IDs. The Michigan Child Protection Registry, like the federal Do Not Call List, is a free do-not-contact service for Michigan’s families.

As a strong supporter of this Registry, I would like to encourage you to sign your entire family up for this program and inform your friends and colleagues about how they can protect their children and families from unwanted adult advertising.

To sign up only takes seconds. Just go to and keep your family safe.

Flu – Influenza fact sheet

Fact Sheet:  Flu (Influenza)

What is influenza?

It is a disease caused by a virus that infects the respiratory tract, and is commonly called “the flu”. Compared with most other viral respiratory infections, such as the common cold, influenza infection often causes a more severe illness.


What is the treatment?

  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration (i.e., water, juice, and tea).
  • Take non-aspirin medication for fever and body aches.

How is it prevented?

The best way to prevent influenza is to be vaccinated against it.  The influenza vaccine is made from inactivated (killed) influenza viruses each flu season; the vaccine will boost the immune system’s ability to fight various flu viruses.  There is also a flu vaccine available as a nasal spray which is a weakened form of the live virus.  Sometimes, an unpredicted new strain may appear after the vaccine has been made and distributed. Even if someone does become infected with the new strain of influenza, the disease symptoms may be milder because the vaccine may provide some protection.  You cannot get the flu from the flu vaccine.

Additional prevention measures:

  • Wash hands frequently, especially after coughing, sneezing and handling used tissues.
  • Avoid close contact with those who have cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • After contact with a person who is ill, wash your hands and keep your fingers away from your eyes, nose, and mouth to prevent the spread of the virus.
  • Boost your immune system by eating a healthy diet, and getting regular physical activity and plenty of rest

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms usually appear within 2 to 4 days after being infected and include:

  • Fever (usually 100.5 F to 103.5 F in adults and often even higher in children)
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Headache and muscle aches
  • Extreme fatigue


Most people who get the flu recover completely in 1 to 2 weeks, but some people develop serious and potentially life threatening medical complications, such as pneumonia.  Flu-related complications can occur at any age; however, the elderly, people with chronic health problems, pregnant women and young children are much more likely to develop serious complications after influenza infection.

How is it spread?

Viruses that cause flu are spread by direct contact with respiratory droplets (i.e., coughing and sneezing). Flu viruses enter the body through the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose or mouth. Those at highest risk for infection live in densely populated areas, are in crowded living situations, or attend school.


This fact sheet is for information only and is not meant to be used for self -diagnosis or as a substitute for consultation with a health care provider.


Centers for Disease Control & Prevention at:

When to keep your child home from school

When to Keep Your Child Home from School Illness What to do?

 Chickenpox Keep child home until they have no new sores for 24 hours AND all sores are dried and crusted. **During an outbreak of chickenpox, children who are NOT vaccinated for chickenpox (Varicella) and have been in close contact with someone sick with the infection will not be allowed at school for 21 days after they were last exposed to chickenpox, even if they are not sick.

 Diarrhea that cannot be controlled and/or with a fever. Keep child at home. Fever with temperature 100° or higher and not feeling well enough to participate in class. Keep child home until fever-free for 24 hours without using fever reducing medicine such as Motrin or Tylenol.

Flu-like symptoms with fever, chills, sore throat, runny nose, muscle aches, tiredness; may also have vomiting and diarrhea. Keep child home until symptoms are gone. Head lice If lice are first found at school, child may stay until end of the day but may not return until treated and all live lice are gone. Impetigo Keep child home until 24 hours after antibiotics have been started.

 MRSA Keep child home if sore is draining and cannot be covered with a clean, dry bandage. Keep child home if they cannot keep from picking at sore. Rash Keep child home until seen by a doctor and treated if needed. The school may request a doctor’s note to return to school. Strep throat Keep child home until 24 hours after antibiotics have been started.

Pink eye with discharge Keep child home until seen by a doctor and 24 hours after first dose of medicine, if prescribed.

 Ringworm If ringworm is first found at school, child may stay until end of the day if it can be covered. Child may not return until treatment has been started. Area must remain covered until completely healed.

 Scabies Child must stay home until after treatment is started. Vomiting 2 or more times.

Outdoor recess

Just a reminder the students do line up and go outside for recess during the winter months. Please be sure you send your child to school with boots, hats, gloves, a winter coat. Also please send in a extra pair of socks and a pair of shoes they can keep in their locker during the week. Students line up and go out for recess as long as the temperature is 20 degrees or warmer.

The guidelines we use to determine if students will go outside for recess or have inside line-up for arrival are a combined temperature and windchill of below 20 degrees.  Therefore, if the weather is below 20 degrees, students will remain inside for recess.

Please remember to always dress appropriately for the weather; students will need coats/jackets, snow pants, boots, hats, scarves and gloves to ensure their safety and well-being when we have outdoor recess!

Traffic Cones

There are now cones placed in the pickup lane to assist with dropping off and picking up students. Please remember to pull all the way forward to the cones in order to make room for the parents behind you. This helps the drop off and pick up lane to run smoothly.

Thank you for your patience in the parking lot.

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