Did your child forget their lunch? In order to minimize interruptions to the classroom, we are asking that parents place lunches on this cart outside the office. Please do this after checking into the office and writing the student’s name on the bag.
Monday: SILLY HAT DAY: Wear or make a silly hat and wear it to school
Tuesday: DRESS TO IMPRESS: Wear your best and fanciest outfit to school
Kindergarten/1st Grade Celebration Assembly @ 1:45 PM.
2nd and 3rd Grade Celebration Assembly @ 2:45PM
Wednesday: MISMATCH DAY: Wear a silly outfit, mismatched colors
School Count Day: Student attendance is important
LAHC PARENT WORKSHOP @9AM
Thursday: COLLEGE DAY: Represent your favorite college with a shirt, colors or jersey
4th-5th Celebration Assembly @2:30PM
Friday: RED & PINK for Valentine’s Day
February 17 to February 21 – No School – Mid Winter Break
To all 5th grade parents that have an interest in their child attending STEM next year please review the following established process. Keep in mind that STEM is a Magnet school located on the Dearborn Heights Campus with the Michael Berry Career Center. This means that all parents are responsible for providing transportation to and from school. Our start and end times are aligned to high school times, 7:15 am – 2:15 pm.
There is no enrollment process for our new 6th grade class. Instead, we will be sending out invitations to the top 120 5th grade students in the district and asking them to apply. If your student is in district, but not a DPS student, there will be an application posted on our blog (https://stem.dearbornschools.org/) mid-February .
We have set a minimum NWEA reading score of 222 and a minimum NWEA math score of 231 as our baseline (winter 2020 5th grade scores). In addition, students will need to have earned a 3 or a 4 on their 4th grade math and reading M-STEP tests. However, having these minimum scores does not mean that a student will receive an invitation. The top 120 students may very well achieve beyond these minimum scores. Invitations to apply will be mailed home sometime in March.
For a non-DPS student that applies, his/her application will be ranked with the 120 invitations that we send home to DPS students. If s/he ranks in the top 120, s/he will be emailed an invitation letter and be asked to email his/her interest in attending in the Fall. If s/he does not rank in the top 120, s/he will not receive a final invitation. Again, meeting the minimum scores does not guarantee acceptance.
Once the 120 students have responded to their invitations, if we have more than 60 students “accept”, there will be a lottery.
Are you ready for SPIRIT WEEK?
On Monday, it is SILLY HAT DAY
On Tuesday, be sure to wear your best and fanciest clothes and DRESS TO IMPRESS
On Wednesday, it will be totally acceptable to wear mismatched socks and colors for MISMATCH DAY
On Thursday, we will get to show pride for our favorite colleges by wearing their shirts and jerseys
Friday is VALENTINE’S DAY so be sure to wear RED and PINK!!
World Read Aloud Day has united people around the world for 11 years to highlight the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories.
WHY READING ALOUD MATTERS The Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report: 7th Edition™ showed that more than 80% of both kids and parents love or like read-aloud time because they consider it a special time together.
Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Being a successful football player takes teamwork, discipline, practice, hard work, goal-setting and time management. Football players and students have many of these important qualities in common. Students; continue to work hard and keep in mind that your current experiences and choices are paving the way for future success and wins!
Today was GROUNDHOG DAY, a famous day where a groundhog predicts the weather. This year the groundhog did not see its shadow, which means we are likely to have an EARLY SPRING!!
What is happening at Oakman this week?
Monday: WIDA testing begins
Wednesday: LATE START
School store open
Friday: Pizza sale after school
We had another great turnout of parents at our monthly meeting on Friday. We want to extend a a huge thank you to Educare and Mr. Khodr Farhat for presenting us with a check and always supporting our students.
Parents learned about the importance of read alouds and even took big books home to enjoy with their children. Parents were also challenged with a STEM activity of building a tower out of index cards and how this activity can be easily mimicked at home.
See the directions below and try it yourself
Greetings Oakman Families,
We want to give a BIG shoutout to all the parents who joined our parent meeting on Friday, We are grateful for the great turnout and constant willingness of our parents to participate in learning and for helping our students reach their goals. We will post photos soon.
This week is the final week of NWEA testing. Please check with classroom teachers for testing schedules.
What is Happening at Oakman This Week?
Monday: Welcome Back
Tuesday: Morning Tutoring- Please use door 1
Wednesday: School Store is Open
Young 5s Fieldtrip
Morning Tutoring- Please use door 1
Thursday: Morning Tutoring- Please use door 1
Friday: Pizza Sale after school
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
Jan. 31st: NWEA closes
Feb 3rd: WIDA testing starts
Feb 5th: Late start
Feb 12th: Count Day
Feb 17- 23: MID WINTER BREAK
Feb 28: Founders Day Dinner