Tomorrow is the Boo Bash and we are asking parents to send their baked goods to be sold at the party. Please send cookies, muffins, cupcakes, anything Halloweenish, juice boxes, bags of packaged candy, brownies, “sfoof and maamool.” Anything that can be sold individually

We have not received many donations and we need your support. Each child will pick a fun trinket as a token of appreciation from the PTA if they donate. Thanks!

Events this Week

Hello Parents,
We have LOTS of news to share with you. This is going to be a very busy week at Oakman School and you need to be informed of all the events. Please send one bag of candy with your child to his/her teacher.

Session #4 of Parent Talk with Mona Farroukh of ACCESS, will be on Thursday, October 28th, at 8:45 am in the cafeteria. Join us for effective parenting strategies on how to talk to your children. These are great classes for all parents.

• Apple Orchard field trip for K, 1, 2 students will be on Friday, October 29th.

1.Please send $1 with your child to purchase a pumpkin and participate in the Pumpkin Patch event on Thursday, October 28th. Don’t let your kid miss this fun outdoor event. They will go out to the hay patch and pick the pumpkin of their choice to take home for only $1. Thank you to Hajj Haidar of Greenland Market for his help in getting the pumpkins for our children.

2. The Classroom Pumpkin Contest will be on display on Thursday, October 28th. Children will be able to vote for their favorite pumpkin
for $0.25 per vote. The class that has the most votes will win a pizza party from the PTA.

3. There will be a bake sale on Friday, October 29th at the Boo Bash. We ask that you send goods from the bakery or home made ones like cupcakes, donuts, cookies, brownies, mini cakes, muffins, and juice boxes. You can send them early on Thursday to beat the rush at the bakery. Please do not send packaged items, like brand name cookies and crackers ex Oreos, Keebler cookies, etc. Each child will be given a toy/trinket of appreciation by the PTA for their donation.

4. On Friday, October 29th, join the PTA and Oakman staff for the Boo Bash from 6-7:30pm. There will be food and Book Bingo in the cafeteria, Halloween crafts in the art room, and lots of fun in the gym. Children are encouraged to wear their costumes and compete. Masks are allowed. Three winners will take home prizes for best costume. This event is for Oakman students and families only. Entrance to the event is $1 per person.


Last day of MEAP Testing


Dear Parent(s)/Guardian,

Thank you for supporting and preparing Oakman students for MEAP testing.  Wednesday October 20, 2010 will be the final day of testing; fourth grade will complete Day 2 of writing while fifth grade will complete the science portion.  I’m confident Oakman students will perform exceptionally well as they have rigorously been preparing over the past year and their efforts were exceptional throughout the testing period.  MEAP results should be available after the Christmas break; again I want to express my gratitude for your patience and support over the past two weeks. 

As for the weather please make sure your child is wearing adequate clothing as the weather will be dropping into the 30’s by Friday.  Have a great evening!

Support the Education Foundation

For Immediate Release                                                      October 21, 2010

Contact:  Eddie N. Fakhoury, Executive Director

Dearborn Education Foundation

18700 Audette, Dearborn, MI 48124

313.827.8790 –

Pizza Day Is Back!

The Dearborn Education Foundation’s annual Pizza Day program is back. 

For years this campaign has been successful in helping to raise awareness and dollars for the Foundation and local pizzerias.  Over the summer the team of Foundation volunteers worked hard to bring this back and make it even better.  This year the effort has been extended to each Wednesday throughout the month of November.  This change adds value and efficiencies for the proprietor and the Foundation.  A minimum donation was requested up front with many contributing more, and in return those who signed up will be promoted during the month of November throughout the entire school district. 

“We understand that small business owners are hit most in these economic conditions and their time and resources should be respected.  For that reason this year we made some changes that provides added value and benefits for everyone that participates”, stated Eddie N. Fakhoury, Executive Director of the Foundation.

The Education Foundation is a licensed 501c3 non-profit organization that helps enhance the education that students receive from Dearborn Public Schools through grants to fund technology, equipment and innovative programs not funded by the school district’s budget.  Since its inception the organization has funded more than $1,200,000 million in grants.

All funds raised by the Foundation go to fund teacher grants that are submitted throughout the year. 

Show your support for our schools and our community pizzerias starting on Wednesday, November 3rd and place your order at one of these outstanding participating businesses:

Antonio’s 26356 Ford Rd, 48128 278-6000
Dearborn Italian Bakery 24545 Ford Rd, 48128 274-2350
DeMarco’s Pizza 24943 Ford Rd, 48128 562-6770
Dino’s Pizza 2801 Monroe, 48124 274-1750
Jet’s Pizza 3945 S. Telegraph, 48125 359-5387
Jet’s Pizza 23541  Ford Rd, 48128 274-2600
Joe & Renos 2311 Monroe, 48124 274-9810
Little Ceasar’s 18500 Outer Dr., 48128 565-3505
Paisano’s 5511 Schaefer, 48126 581-4000
Pizza Papalis 22022 Michigan Ave., 48124 724-7722
Pizza Hut 2941 S. Telegraph, 48124 562-0549
Pizza Kitchen 15264 Michigan Ave., 48126 582-8500
Roman Village 9924 Dix, 48120 842-2100
Sarieni’s Pizza 3313 Greenfield, 48120 441-1500

10-14-10 Session 2 of Parenting Workshop

If you missed the first one, join us tomorrow for the second session.
Where: Oakman School Cafeteria
Thursday, Oct. 14th
Do you sometimes wish you could get your children to listen without becoming frustrated? Do you use gentle ways to talk and discipline them? Join us every Thursday in October for a parenting workshop that highlights a new initiative in Dearborn Public Schools called “Parent Talk.” Come learn how to discipline your child gently, yet still be effective, and teach lessons that will last a lifetime. Refreshments will be served and childcare is available. After the six week session you will receive a certificate of completion from ACCESS and Oakman School. See you there!

Mona Farroukh, Program Coordinator
Contact Ms. Dakroub for more information 313- 827-6511
Attend…. Have Fun… and Learn New Parenting Strategies

هل ترغب في بعض الأحيان ان يستمع لك أطفالك دون أن تصاب بالاحباط؟ هل تعرف الفرق بين التأديب والعقاب؟
كل واحد منا لديه اسلوبه الخاص بالتربية.
الرجاء الانضمام الينا لحضور اجتماع الاهل نهار الخميس، الواقع في 3 كانون الاول (ديسمبر) الساعة 8:45 دقيقة في قاعة الطعام في مدرسة اوكمن. تعالوا لنتعلم كيفية تربية الاولاد بلطف وباسلوب فعال يستمر مدى الحياة. سوف نقدم المرطبات وقاعة خاصة للعناية بالاطفال بالاضافة الى بعض الجوائز بواسطة السحب. نأمل حضوركم وشكراً لكم.