NEA Big Read Kickoff

Saturday, March 7 11:00am NEA Big Read Kick-off

When Sat, March 7, 11am – 1pm

Where The Henry Ford Museum, 20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124, USA (map)

Description Our Kick-off will take place in the Anderson Theater and will feature free books and seeds, introductory remarks by Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr., a keynote lecture by Professor Selena Smith of UM-AA on Lab Girl, a presentation on plants by Debra A. Reid, the Curator of Agriculture at The Henry Ford, and a craft for all ages.

Cultural Night

River Oaks PTA will be hosting the first annual cultural night on April 16, 2020 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm and they need YOUR help! To make this an amazing and diverse event, they need to put our efforts together to create a memorable night for our students, families and staff. There will be FREE food, music and entertainment!

We want to create a gallery walk/exhibit showing different countries. Each family can create a display board, bring food and/or artifacts that represent a country and share its interesting cultural facts. You can even represent a country that you’re not from.

In addition, every grade level will be assigned a continent and every class will represent a country. Your child will be part of a class project in which they will conduct research and learn about the assigned country. Come see their work!

It doesn’t stop there! We will also have a fashion show where students and parents can show off the cultural wear. Clothing must be school appropriate.

But wait! Do you own instruments and want to sign/perform in front of the school to represent your country? Do you know how to do Henna Tattoos? Please call Ms. Sandi at 313-827-6750 for more information.

To participate in this event, please fill out the form coming home soon and return to the school by Friday January 24th. We will contact you on the phone number below for further questions.

We need parents to bring in food to taste from your country.. Please help us to make this a great family event.

Drop Off Lane

Please remember to pull forward up to the flag pole when dropping your child off. Stopping before the flag pole is creating a traffic jam behind you and is causing cars to move around other cars that are waiting. Please stay in one line and move forward when possible. You should not be stopping at the door your child enters to let them out. Please pull up to the flag pole. Ms. Sandi and Mr. Martin will be directing you to move forward.

When to keep your child home from school Illness

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.

Parent Community Survey

Thank you for taking part in our Parent/Community survey. Our staff looked over the results at a staff meeting. The scale was 1= strongly agree through 5 = strongly disagree. Our lowest score was “Our school provides opportunities for students to participate in activities that interest them. Our plan to improve this is to provide after school clubs for students to participate in and incorporate student driven activities in class. We really appreciate your feedback and always look forward to your input!

Morning Supervision

Morning Supervision:                                                                                                                                          

As a reminder, River Oaks students are not to arrive to school until 8:10 a.m for breakfast.  We do not have supervisors available to monitor students who come in before that. Students will be required to stand outside unless it is raining, snowing, or below 20 degrees. We want to remind parents they are not permitted to walk children into the building to their classroom.  We want to help our students build independence.   

PTA – Cultural Night

PTA is excited to be planning our first Multicultural Night on April 16, 2020. We hope all River Oaks Families will join us as we learn about different cultures represented at River Oaks. Wherever your family is from Africa, Korea, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and whatever your traditions are; we all want to learn from you as we celebrate diversity!

WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW: Plan on attending the Informational Parent Meeting on January 9, 2020. The meeting will be offered at two times: 10:00 and then at 5:30 p.m. Important information will be given out at the meeting, we highly encourage your attendance.

WHAT WE NEED: Families that are interested in Cultural Night and willing to share with us the customs, native clothing, artifacts, music and food of their home countries and/or from different states in the US. Speaking English is not a requirement. If you or your family member would like to participate in this event please come to the planning meeting.

FOOD: A highlight of Cultural Night is the chance to taste foods from around the world!

WHAT WE NEED: Any families who are interested in bringing food to share! Bring a dish that reflects your ethnic or cultural background, county of origin or one of your family’s favorite recipes. anything is welcome, from snacks to main courses, appetizers to desserts! Be thinking about what specialties you might like to share with the River Oaks community. We also need some entertainment. Does anyone in your family have a dance or do Henna tattoos, Drumming and etc.

Battle Against Hunger Update

Battle Against Hunger gathers tons of food for the community

Sixteen district schools participated in food, money collection to help local organizations
Sixteen Dearborn Public Schools stepped up this year to participate in the fifth annual Battle Against Hunger.
Fordson High School was the largest collector, gathering more than 15,000 food items. They were followed by
Dearborn High and Edsel Ford High. Collections mirrored enrollment, with each high school gathering about six
items per student.
Together, the district gathered the equivalent of more than 59,000 food donations!
The food items were given to Zaman International. Cash donations will go to Amity Foundation. Both are local
organizations that help those in need in our community. For the sake of the high school competition, a $1
donation was calculated as three food items.
Battle Against Hunger ran from Nov. 18 to 24. In 2018, Dearborn Schools donated almost 12 tons of food to help
those in need in our community.
The Battle began in 2015 as a friendly off-field competition between rivals Dearborn and Fordson high schools.
Edsel Ford High School later joined the food drive, and it was opened for the District’s elementary and middle
schools to participate. Local Realtor and former Dearborn School Life editor Raad Alawan came up with the
idea.
Superintendent Glenn Maleyko said, “It is wonderful to see how our high school students and the now younger
students come together as one District to help others in our community. The generosity of our students and
families will have a positive impact for those in need in our area.”

Parent Survey

River Oaks Elementary is using this Parent Survey as a means to elicit your beliefs and opinions to help target areas for the school system to improve and areas to continue to be effective. The online survey will be available until 11/15/19. In order to complete the survey, please click on this link: Parent Survey Dearborn Schools Fall 2019

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous and your honest opinions are appreciated. Thank you in advance for supporting our improvement efforts.

Sincerely, 

Joe Martin, Principal

أولياء الأمور الكرام ، 

مدرستنا وجميع مدارس ديربورن في عملية تطوير و تحسين مستمرة و دائمة ،يعتبر خلالها الأهل  والأوصياء جزء لا يتجزأ و جوهري لسيرها. نستخدم استطلاع رأي متطور و خاص بالأهالي كوسيلة للاطلاع على آرائهم التي من شأنها المساعدة في استهداف المناطق الفعالة والمؤثرة على سير العملية التطويرية للمدرسة. رأيك مهم بالنسبة لنا،لذا نرجو منكم الاجابة على الاستطلاع  لإتمام هذه الدراسة. يتوفر استطلاع الرأي عبر شبكة الإنترنت. من أجل إكمال الدراسة، يرجى الضغط على الرابط التالي: 

استطلاع رأي الأهالي والمجتمع في مدارس

نؤكد أن مشاركتكم و اجاباتكم حول هذا الاستطلاع سرية ولن يتم معرفة شخصية من قام بالاستطلاع، و أن آرائكم الصادقة هي موضع تقدير. إذا كان لديكم أي أسئلة حول هذا الاستبيان، يرجى الاتصال بمكتب المدرسة. شكرا لكم مقدما على مساندتكم ودعمكم  لعملية تطوير و تحسين المدرسة. سيكون الاستبيان عبر الإنترنت متاحًا حتى 11/15/19

نقدر تعاونكم ودعمكم في إكمال هذا الاستطلاع و لكم جزيل الشكر.

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