Reading Month Guest Readers

We have been so fortunate to have such amazing guest readers during reading month. Our community leaders and heroes have been taking the time to read to our students and to spread the importance of reaching our goals!

This week we had Officer Mockbil who our students know and love, read to our 4th graders. We also had Nurse Bianne Bazzi read to our 2nd graders. Finally on Friday, Local 4’s Kim DeGiulio read to kindergarten and young 5s.

Mr. Aburus shaking hands with Officer Mockbil after presenting him with an award

Officer Mockbil reading to students

Officer answering student’s questions in the media center

Kim Deguilio proudly holds her award

Students, teachers and guest reader pose with welcome sign

Students, teachers and guest reader make silly faces for the camera

Nurse Bazzi reading to students

Oakman parent and student reading to 2nd graders

Oakman STAND Kindness Rocks on YouTube

Please enjoy this video of Oakman students and the amazing job they have done at spreading kindness.

The Kindness Rocks Project promotes random acts of kindness in the shape of painted rocks with inspirational words. The goal of the group is simply to spread joy, kindness and brighten someone’s day and use kindness to combat bullying.

Kindergarten Roundup Thursday

Greetings Oakman Families,

Tomorrow, Thursday the 15th, at 9:00am we will have our Kindergarten roundup meeting. The meeting will consist of an overview of Kindergarten expectations and registration requirements. Parents will receive informational packets and the required paperwork to be completed.

If you have a child who will be 5 years old by September 1st, please come in for this informational meeting. Parents who have students born between September 2 through December 1 are also encouraged to come in.

clipart of young children with balloons

What’s Happening This Week?

Greetings Oakman Families,

This weekend was time to SPRING FORWARD! We hope you all remembered to adjust your clocks and are recovering from losing an hour of sleep. The positive is that the signs of Spring approaching are here.

Spring forward and spring flowers

What’s Happening at Oakman this Week?

We are continuing with March Reading Month activities each day. Please refer to the reading month calendar.


Monday: Wear a hat with writing on it day.

Tuesday: Wear your pajamas and slippers day

Wednesday: Late Start for all students

Dress up as your favorite character day

Thursday: Kindergarten Roundup

Crazy hair day

Write a joke, and put it in your pocket to get a small prize from teachers

Friday: Wear a jersey and hat day

Guest reader Kim DeGuilio (Morning Traffic Reporter) and Dearborn High graduate will read to students

Have a great week.

Reading Month Guest Readers

Thank you to our guest readers this week. We appreciate your time and willingness to spread the importance of reading to our students.

Guest Reader Gordon McIntosh our attendance officer.

Oakman 5th grader and Dearborn Assistant FIre Marshal Michael Kleitch

5th graders captivated by Dearborn firefighter

Dearborn firefighter reading to our students

Letter From Superintendent Maleyko Regarding March 14

Office of the Superintendent                     

March 8, 2018


On February 14th the breaking news reported another mass shooting, this time it was taking place at a high school in Florida.  It’s been almost a month since this tragic event occurred; students and staff have returned to the building but they will never be able to return to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School they once knew. The students, parents, and our fellow educators in Florida will have many emotional days ahead. We stand with them and support their efforts to heal as they struggle to find a new normal in their daily lives.      

The horrific event in Florida once again began a national conversation about school safety, gun violence, and the steps we need to take as a society to address these issues. A loud voice in this national conversation has come from students.  Part of that student voice is being heard through a series of planned student demonstrations. On March 14th students across the country, mostly at the high school level, are organizing a “school wide walk out” beginning at 10 a.m. and lasting for 17 minutes. The event is being organized on a national level by Women’s March Youth Empower.

Anticipating that students in Dearborn will be taking part in this day of protest, administrators at each high school met with student leaders to discuss what they may be planning to do on March 14th. After talking with our students, it appears that all of our high schools will focus their assemblies on remembering and honoring the seventeen people who were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Just some of the planned activities include a moment of silence, gathering in a circle and placing seventeen flowers in the center, displaying posters/pictures of each victim and reading their names, reading statements of support for the students in Florida, and other related activities.  The students have made it clear that they want their demonstration to be meaningful and any student who isn’t willing to take this seriously should not take part. For those students who do not wish to take part, they will be able to remain in a supervised area of the school.

As a public school district we cannot, and will not, take part in organizing these student lead walk outs but we are legally and morally obligated to honor their first amendment rights. Our role as a District is not to support or deny students from participating, rather to ensure the safety of students during their planned walk out.  Our administrative team will be working with all of our high schools, supported by the Dearborn Police, to ensure that student safety is the priority. As part of our safety plan, we will be restricting access to school property to only students and school staff. Parents, community members, media, and others will not be allowed on school property during the 17 minute walk out.  

Students will not be disciplined for taking part in the demonstrations as long as their actions remain peaceful and does not significantly disrupt the learning environment.  Students at the middle and elementary level are not expected to be part of the walk out, but schools are prepared to address each situation on an individual basis.

In the Dearborn Public Schools we value the importance of hearing a variety of viewpoints, want the young people in our schools to be critical thinkers, seek out teachable moments beyond the classroom, and strive for our students to develop thoughtful opinions based on facts and knowledge not rumor and gossip. We are confident that our students will not take advantage of this student lead event and trust that they have the maturity to honor the spirit and meaning behind it. We encourage students and parents to have a conversation prior to March 14th regarding the value and reasons for participating in any type of protest or demonstration.


Glenn Maleyko, Ph.D.


Math in Your Pocket Thursday

Are you ready? Tomorrow (Thursday) is “Math In Your Pocket Day.”

Oakman teachers will randomly ask students if they have a math problem in their pocket. Any student who does have one will receive a small prize!

Student thinking about multiplication problem clipart