What’s Happening This Week At Oakman?

Greetings Oakman Parents,

Happy First Fall Weekend! We hope you all enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend. Perhaps you even had a chance to visit an apple orchard. As the cooler temperatures start creeping in, please make sure students are dressed accordingly.

What’s Happening This Week?


PTA School Store

4th grade field trip


Smoke on the Grill 4pm-7pm at Ford Field: Please see Mrs. Amged for tickets. All funds will help our PTA


No school for Kindergarten and Young 5 students

Have a SUPER week!

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Safety Procedures at Oakman

Today your students will bring home the following letter. Please review and keep this as a handy reminder of the safety procedures we follow. If you have any questions, please let us know.

Dear Oakman Parents,

This letter serves as a reminder to the school  procedures which are put in place to ensure the safety of all of our students. Please understand that keeping your children safe while at school is our top priority when making any decisions.

Morning Procedures

  • 8:25 am: 1st bell for students to line up
  • 8:30 am: 2nd bell all staff expected at line up
  • 8:40 am: Classroom instruction begins. Anyone who arrives after this time needs to sign-in the office
  • From 8:00-8:25 AM breakfast will be served in the cafeteria. The playground area is not monitored or supervised by any staff member prior to 8:30 AM.

Dismissal Procedures

  • Teachers will escort students out from doors #3 and #4 at 3:35pm.
  • Only preschool parents need to come into the building to sign out their students

Entering the Building

  • Parents/ visitors may enter the building via door #1 or door #5, and must check-in the office for any related business / personal matter.

Outdoor Lineup and Recess

  • According to district policy, students will have outdoor line up and recess when the temperature is above 20℉ (combination of temperature and windchill). This excludes when there is inclement weather (rain, snow, high winds).

Rest assured that we take the safety of all students seriously and will continue to take the required measures to upkeep a safe and secure school. We hope that you cooperate with school’s policies and give us a helping hand when you are able to!

Thank you for your support,

Oakman Staff.

الأهالي الأعزاء تحية طيبة وبعد،
هذه الرسالة بمثابة تذكير للإجراءات المدرسية التي وضعت لضمان سلامة جميع طلابنا. يرجى تفهم أن الحفاظ على سلامة أطفالكم أثناء وجودهم في المدرسة هو أهم أولوياتنا عند اتخاذ أي قرارات.

إجراءات الصباح
8:25 صباحا: الجرس الأول  يصطف الطلاب في اماكنهم المخصصة.
8:30 صباحا: الجرس الثاني يصطف كادر التعليم مع تلاميذهم في أماكنهم المخصصة.
8:40 صباحًا: بداية الوقت الدراسي المحسوب. أي تلميذ يصل بعد هذا الوقت يحتاج إلى تسجيل الدخول عن طريق مكتب المدرسة.

سيتم تقديم وجبة الإفطار في الكافتيريا من الساعة 8 صباحًا حتى 8:25 صباحًا. لا تتم مراقبة منطقة الملعب أو الإشراف عليها من قبل أي موظف قبل الساعة 8:30 صباحًا.

إجراءات الذهاب إلى البيت
سيقوم المعلمون بمرافقة الطلاب خارج الأبواب رقم 3 و 4 في الساعة 3:35 عصراً.
يجب على الآهالي في مرحلة البستان ( فصل السيدة شوشينين ) فقط القدوم إلى المبنى للتوقيع على إستلام اولادهم

دخول المبنى
يمكن للأهالي  / الزائرين الدخول إلى المبنى خلال الدوام المدرسي ولكن قبل الساعة 3:00 عبر الباب رقم 1 أو الباب رقم 5 ، ويجب عليهم تسجيل الوصول في المكتب لأية مسألة شخصية أو متعلقة بأمور المدرسة.

الطابور اليومي ووقت الفسحة خلال الدوام
وفقًا لسياسة المنطقة التعليمية ، يصطف الطلاب خارج المدرسة في الصباح يومياً لتحية العلم والإعلانات عندما تكون درجة الحرارة أعلى من 20 درجة مئوية . هذا يستثني عندما يكون هناك طقس قاس (مطر ، ثلوج ، رياح عاتية).

كن مطمئنا إلى أننا نأخذ سلامة جميع الطلاب على محمل الجد وسوف نستمر في اتخاذ التدابير اللازمة لصيانة مدرسة آمنة ومأمونة. نأمل أن تتعاونوا مع سياسات المدرسة وتعطونا  يد المساعدة عندما تكون قادرين على ذلك!

شكرا لدعمكم،
فريق عمل مدرسة أوكمان.

What’s Happening This Week?

Greetings Oakman Families,

We all had a busy yet exciting week. It was great to see everyone during Open House and watch our student’s excitement as they showed their parents their new classroom. Thank you to all the families who joined our PTA this year. The PTA will start to have regular meetings and events soon and will need all our support. If you wish to join, please see Mrs. Amjed or any staff member.

This week, NWEA testing will continue.

What’s Happening at Oakman This Week?

Monday: Constitution Day, Ask your child what they learned/know about the Constitution

Wednesday: Late Start. School starts at 9:30 (1 hour later than usual)

Have a great week!

Open House Tonight

Please join us for Oakman’s Open House tonight between 6:00 and 7:30pm. 

Families and students can tour the classrooms, meet teachers and join our Oakman PTA. We will also have a table setup for those who would like to buy an Oakman shirt.

We hope to see you all soon!!

Dearborn Schools Offering Free Lunch, Breakfast To All Students

-All students except preschool now eligible for free meals under special federal guidelines

Dearborn Public Schools is expanding its free lunch programs to all students, regardless of family income.

The District was recently informed by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) that it was eligible to offer free meals across the district based on criteria in the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s school meals program.  Previously, free meals under CEP were offered to all kindergarten to 8th grade students at 14 schools in the district.   Free meals across the rest of the district started the week of September 10, 2018.

“Any time we can provide our students with resources that will help them be successful in school, such as a nutritious breakfast and or a healthy lunch, that’s a positive that we cannot pass up,” said Superintendent Dr. Glenn Maleyko.

Studies show that good health, including good nutrition is important to student success.  

While students will not need money to buy meals, most schools will continue to offer individual items for sale in their cafeteria such as extra milk, snacks, or a second lunch.  Children would need money in hand or in their student account to buy those items.  

The CEP program will be retroactive to the beginning of the school year.  Students who already paid for lunches will have that money refunded to their student accounts or might be eligible for a refund.   Any refund details are still being considered and details will be shared with schools as soon as they are available.

Even with the expansion of the lunch program, the district will still ask families to fill out information about household income, although on a different form.  This information is needed for schools to be eligible for other programs, including federal Title 1 funding. Dearborn Public Schools received more than $12,300,000 in such funding last year. Dearborn Schools will also have to occasionally survey selected families to see if the district still qualifies for CEP.

While not all of Dearborn’s schools qualify for CEP on their own, the district used a provision that allows it to average schools together to meet the threshold for all its 36 kindergarten through 12th grade schools.  The program is not available to preschool students, so it will not be offered at Cotter School. (Students enrolled in the GSRP program at Cotter can qualify for free or reduced lunch under other federal programs.) Students will also be able to get free breakfasts in the buildings that offer the CEP program.  Across Michigan, 652 schools participate in CEP.

CEP was designed to allow schools or districts with a higher percentage of low-income families to streamline the free lunch process.  To qualify for the program, the area needs to have 40 percent of students automatically identified for free lunch. Typically, that means the family already receives some other type of assistance such as food stamps or Medicare.

The schools that were already enrolled in CEP include Becker Elementary, Henry Ford Elementary, Lowrey School, Maples Elementary, McCollough Elementary, McDonald Elementary, Miller Elementary, Oakman Elementary, River Oaks Elementary, Salina Elementary and Intermediate, Unis Middle, William Ford Elementary and Woodworth Middle.

Open House Thursday

Please join us for our annual Open House tomorrow, Thursday 13th, 2018 between the hours of 6:00 and 7:30pm. During this time, you will have the opportunity to meet teachers, tour the school and join our PTA. We will also have sample school shirts for anyone who would like to order.

We look forward to seeing you all!

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Image of school building and students holding up signs

Importance of Bedtime Reading

We all want our children to read on a daily basis and try to encourage them with high interest books and taking them to the library, but did you know that reading to our children during bedtime is also a very effective practice?

As parents, establish a bedtime routine that you and your children will love. This special time can establish healthy sleeping habits and help children retain more of what they learn in school.

You can read to your child in any language!

Let this be a special bonding time. Children love listening to stories and hearing from their own parents, shows them the importance of reading.

CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO TUCK, a site that specializes in the importance of healthy sleep patterns and reading.

This resource also has tips for parents and links to online stories.

Please let us know if you need help accessing reading material or more information.

Happy Reading!!

Parent and child reading during bedtime.

Parent and child reading during bedtime.