Bake Sale and Fun Friday 2-25-11

Oakman’s PTA Fun Family Night

Dear Parents,
Please join us this Friday, February 25th from 4-6pm at Oakman School for Family Fun Night. We will be playing volleyball and basketball in the gym, doing Family Math Games in the Art Room and enjoying Book Bingo and food in the cafeteria. Pizza will be sold in the cafeteria for $1 per slice.
To help us with goodies for Family Fun Night we are having a bake sale on Friday as well. It will be during the event from 4-6pm. Please send in your donations of CUPCAKES, COOKIES, Juice boxes, and baked goods on Friday morning. Make sure to sign in outside of Ms. Dakroub’s office. Every child that donates will get a token from the PTA. They bought new treats for the children this week!
Join the Oakman family for a wonderful, fun-filled evening. See you there!


Oakman School Community,

We are in trouble again. With the recent changes in Lansing our district will be losing an extra $900,000 next year.  The governor has proposed a cut of $470.00 per student. We need you to write to the Governor. Please pay attention to the note coming home and help us out. Read it carefully and write, call and protest these drastic cuts. This means there will be less help for your child next year at Oakman School. HELP US PLEASE!


February 21, 2011

Dear Supporter of Education,

Now that Governor Snyder has presented his budget proposal, the debate in Lansing will continue for several weeks as legislators work out the details. In order to better understand how this plan will impact our classrooms, I would like to take a moment to provide the following summary of the key components of the Governor’s budget proposal.

Brian J. WhistonSuperintendent

Impact on District

Per-student funding reduced by $470/student                                           $8,695,000

31a At-Risk funds eliminated                                                                         $4,900,000

Section 41 Bilingual funds eliminated                                                              $435,000

Total        $14,030,000

In addition to these cuts in revenue, the district may face as much as a $5 million increase in the amount paid to the State’s pension fund. 

As concerned community members, it’s important that you voice your opinion on the Governor’s cuts. Every parent, business owner, home owner, and community member should contact Governor Snyder at:

                                                Governor Rick Snyder

                                                P.O. Box 30013

                                                Lansing, MI 48909

                                                (517) 373-3400 


Explain to the Governor that:

  • Reductions in funding at this level will be devastating to our classrooms.
  • Dearborn students across the district will see reductions in staff, resources, and services.
  • These budget recommendations hit Dearborn harder than other district due to the elimination of needed funds for “At-Risk” and bilingual students.
  • Reductions in funding will mean fewer resources, human and material, needed to help students achieve the new state mandated college-ready test scores.


I highly encourage you to contact the Governor’s office and explain the impact these cuts will have on our students, your children.

Fortunately our representatives in the state house and senate are aware of this situation and are working to help Dearborn students. We thank them for their support and caring about our students. 

Despite several years of declining state revenue, the Board of Education and the administrative team have remained committed to timely budget planning and being fiscally responsible to the citizens living in our district. Working with our staff and community, the district will continue to take a proactive stance on budget issues and maintain our commitment to devote available resources that meet the academic needs of students.


As state lawmakers move through the budget process, we will continue to provide you with information on any changes that could impact funding for Dearborn Public Schools. Although school districts do not have the ability to raise revenue locally or control spiraling state retirement costs, we will work to preserve quality instructional programs so that all students will continue to be successful in the classroom.


18700 AudetteDearborn, MI 48124-4295Office (313) 827-3022Fax (313) 827-3137


Brian J. Whiston

Superintendent of Schools

Parent Talk Classes

Hello Parents,

Would you like to learn how to how to talk to your children in a more effective manner?  Are you tired of yelling and not getting the results you want? Join other parents and District Parent Educator Mrs. Margaret King- Ahmad at ASC.   Read below……

Free Parent Talk Classes at ASC in Boardroom. 18700 Audette St. Dearborn.

           March 2, 16, 23 and 30th 2011

                    Graduation April 6th

                Wednesday’s 6:00-8:00pm.

Verbal Skills for Parents:                                                         

How to Increase Achievement and Decrease Discipline Problems with Effective Parent Talk

These Parent Talk classes will teach an amazing approach to communicating with your children that will encourage self-responsible behaviors, self-motivation, and increased effort. You will learn verbal skills and practical strategies to positively effect the social and emotional development of your children and family.  Classes are designed to prepare participants to implement the skills immediately. Attend all ten classes and receive a certificate of completion

Please fill out the form below and return to Margaret King Ahmed first day of class.




Number of children in the family._______________________

Childcare and beverage will be your responsibility.  


Valentine Candygrams 2-14-11

Hello Parents,
It is not too late to order your Valentine Candygrams. You can send the money this Monday as well.
Children can send a heart shaped candy message to their teacher, to you, or to their friend in another class. Each heart is $1. Children will distribute their own valentine at the end of the day.

الاهل الاعزاء،

سوف يكون هناك مناسبةMonday, Fe. 14 للاولاد للمشاركة في ارسال قطع حلوة على شكل قلب للمعلمين او للاهل او لزملائهم. الكلفة هي دولار واحد.



Most of us shop at Kroger and use our bonus card to get the weekly discounts. Each time you swipe your bonus card you could be earning money for Oakman School.



Members simply register online at
Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up.
If a member does not yet have a Kroger Plus card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.
Click on Sign In/Register
Most participants are new online customers, so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.
Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions
You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
Update or confirm your information.
Enter the Oakman number 90444 or, select Oakman PTA from the list and click on confirm.
To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.
REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your group until after member(s) register their card(s).
Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 877-576-7587 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.
Thank you,