Parents, please join us for a meeting this Friday at 9am. This is the first day of a series of dates where you will have a fun opportunity to learn about healthy eating for all.
Welcome back to our Oakman Family. We hope you all took the time to relax and enjoy the break. We are all excited to see you and know that you are feeling rejuvenated and ready to conquer your goals!
What is Happening This Week at Oakman?
WIDA Testing continues this week.
Monday: Welcome Back
Wednesday: 1st grade field trip to Michigan Science Center.
School Store Open
Thursday: Pre-school Parent meeting at 9am
2nd & 3rd Grade concert at 2:30pm
Friday: PTA Founder’s DAy Dinner at 5:30pm
Our celebration assembly will start at 2:15pm today
Be sure to wear your college gear tomorrow!
Students will be coming home with an order form for a Valentine’s Day Grams. Please fill out the form and bring money to purchase grams. Valentine’s Day Grams make a great gift and will be delivered on Valentine’s Day!
Time to nominate your favorite Dearborn teacher!
It’s time for students to nominate their favorite Dearborn Public Schools teacher for the 2020 Alberta Muirhead Teacher of the Year Students’ Choice Award, sponsored by the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce and presented by LaFontaine Automotive Group. The nomination deadline is Monday, March 9, 2020 at 5 p.m. Nomination forms can be found at the District website at https://dearbornschools.org.
Printed nomination forms may be picked up at any Dearborn Public School and the District’s Administration Office, 18700 Audette. Completed forms can be dropped off or mailed to the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce, 22100 Michigan Ave., 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 any new or veteran teachers whom they feel has made outstanding contributions to the teaching profession. Pre-school 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 college and career ready.
“Nominating a teacher for this award is an outstanding way for students to show teachers how much their work is valued and appreciated and the positive impact teachers have on students’ lives. We have so many excellent teachers deserving of this recognition, and I hope many of our students will take a few moments to nominate their favorite teacher,” said 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 to be held at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center on Thursday, April 23, at 4:30 p.m.
Teachers selected to receive the Teacher of Year Award are recognized as positive role models who consistently provide unique, productive, positive classroom experiences. Winning teachers receive a $1,000 cash prize and a glass award commemorating their achievement. They also will join 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 providing this event,” Maleyko added. “Our district is very fortunate to have so many great community partners.”