State Representative Harvey Santana Visits Oakman School

Click on this link to read the article. Congratulations to Mrs. Hespen, Jehna Beydoun, Hussein Chami and Maya Dabaja for receiving awards from the State of Michigan.


PTA Newsletter #5

March PTA News

February was a great month for the PTA for many reasons. We had a huge Core Value Assembly and 100 students were honored for Students of the Month, Bucketfilling and Math Masters. We will have another assembly in April after the next marking period. Students please keep studying your math facts, be good citizens and read read read! Maybe you will be chosen next time. The PTA provided each student honored with a bookmark, pencil and Awada bucks to spend at the school store which is every Thursday.

The math parent meetings in February were well attended. Thank you to all the parents that came and supported Oakman staff to learn about our math program so you can help your child excel at home.
Join us each Tuesday and Thursday in March for Parent Talk with Ms. Margaret King Ahmad to learn effective parenting skills.
Valentine Candygrams were a hit as usual and our Friday popcorn sales are generating weekly funds to help support Oakman School’s needs.
Lastly, check out our school’s main blog for pictures posted! We had a great time at the annual Founder’s Day celebration. Oakman School had two tables of parent volunteers attend with Mr. Awada and staff. What a great night we had. Mr. Awada and Ms. L Faraj won baskets from the raffle. Congratulations!

Stay tuned in March for Literacy Night, Bake and Popcorn Sales as well as the School Store. Your support helps students and staff meet their educational goals.

Family Fun this Wednesday, March 20th @ 6pm

تقدم مدرسة اوكمن
ليلة القراءة مع العائلة

الى عائلات مدرسة اوكمنز

زمن الحدث: الاربعاء, 20 مارس-اذار من الساعة 6:00 -7:30 مساء

لماذا: الاستمتاع بالقراءة مع اولادكم من خلال ليلة القراءة في اوكمن لذلك ندعو الجميع الى الحضور مع عائلاتهم للمشاركة في العديد من النشاطات.
هناك العديد من النشاطات مع الهيئة التعليمية: السيد عواضة, السيدة عبدالله, السيدة حميد, السيدة غارثا, السيدة فلامنغ,السيدة ارل, السيدة حبحاب, السيدة سولاكي, السيدة ريدليكي, السيدة الورد, السيدة هول, والسيدة دكروب.

التكلفة: $1 للدخول. يجب على الاهل اصطحاب الاولاد او شخص راشد.

كما ستباع البتزا, الحلويات, الكعك, في الكافيتريا, وربح العديد من الكتب.

Literacy Night flyer

Nominate Your Favorite Teacher Today!

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Click on the  link above to print the application to nominate your child’s teacher. Please print clearly and put your heart into your nomination.  Oakman teachers deserve it! You can leave the nomination in my mailbox in the office and I will mail them to the Dearborn Chamber of Commerce by April 12th.

Mrs. Dakroub

Nominate Your Favorite Teacher Today!

It is now easier than ever to nominate your favorite Dearborn Public Schools teacher to be selected as the 2012-13 Alberta Muirhead Teacher of the Year. The new on-line entry form can be found by visiting . Forms can also be downloaded at the same website or can be picked up at any Dearborn public school and the district’s Administration Office, 18700 Audette.

The deadline for submitting nominations, either on-line or hard-copy, is Friday, April 12, 2013. Hard-copy nomination forms can be mailed to the Dearborn Chamber of Commerce, 22100 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48124, or fax to (313) 584-9818. Adults may assist students when necessary but no more than two teachers can be nominated per student.

Students can nominate new or veteran teachers whom they feel have made outstanding contributions to the teaching profession. Preschool through fifth-grade students are asked to describe how their teacher has created a classroom where learning is positive and fun. Middle school students (grades 6-8) will need 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 successful beyond high school. Applications will be assessed on 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 elementary, middle and high school will be announced at a special ceremony, Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. The Alberta Muirhead Teacher of the Year Award is sponsored by the Dearborn Chamber of Commerce.

Calling All Parents of Upcoming Kindergarteners!!

Dear Parents and Guardians,
Oakman Elementary Kindergarten Round-Up is scheduled for Wednesday March 20, 2013.
Tell all your neighbors and friends who live in the Oakman Community to come to this informative parent meeting beginning at 1pm in the cafeteria. You will learn about our program here at Oakman.
This session has been specifically planned for parents, so we ask you not bring your child to this meeting unless childcare arrangements cannot be made. During kindergarten round up we ask parents sign up for a registration and a testing appointment to take place on April 18, 2013.

الى الاهالي واولياء الامور,

لقد تم تحديد موعد دورة التسجيل لتلاميذ صف الروضة للعام 2013-2014 وذلك نهار الاربعاء 20 أذارمارس الساعة 1:00 بعد الظهر في مدرسة اوكمن. نتمنى ان تكون هذه الخطوة الاولى ممتعة لكافة افراد الاسرة.
الرجاء من عائلات أوكمن اعلام جيرانهم الذين يسكنون في محيط مدرسة اوكمن بهذا الموعد لمزيد من المعلومات وتسجيل اولادهم.
هذا الاجتماع مخصص للاهل لذا نرجو من الاهل عدم اصطحاب. كما سيتم تحديد مواعيد للاهل في يوم 18 نيسانابريل لتسجيل اولادهم وامتحانهم من قبل معلمة صف الروضة.

School of Choice and Hardship Applications due May 1st, 2013

The DEADLINE for Elementary School SOC is May 1, 2013 for the 2013-14 school year. Parents can obtain the SOC application at any school, Student Services office, or online. The updated School of Choice (SOC) application and guidelines are attached along with Boundary Line Exemption (BLE) Hardship application and guidelines. The BLE Hardship application needs to be filled out for SOC cases that have a hardship. The ‘language assistance statement’ is now part of the guidelines page, which should be on the backside of each of the applications.

Please print and send to Administrative Services.

School of Choice Application-13

BLE-Hardship Application-13

Calling All Parents!! March is Reading Month Activities

The March is Reading Month Committee has great plans for you and your children at Oakman School.

Guest Readers: We want to encourage as many parents, family and community members to come into the classroom to be guest readers.

Please complete and send the invitation in your child’s backpack  by Friday, March 8th.   if you would like to be our guest.

Lists will be posted outside  doors to see how many readers each class can get.

Calendar of Events: Each child received a calendar of events to take home. The calendar includes reading activities that they can do nightly at home for each day. Please remind students of the events planned for school and have them participate in the fun!

D.E.A.R. Time: We will have a school wide D.E.A.R. time on Fridays during the month of March at 3:00 to 3:30 p.m..

Door Decorating Contest:  Let’s  show our creative flair and make the door entry special during this month. We will have 2 winners –one for K-2 and one for 3rd-5th.  Please ask your teacher if you can help make their door the best!

Teachers will be taking pictures and blogging all these wonderful activities.