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 – ed@dearbornedfoundation.org

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
9am
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.

10-13-10 Family Math Fun Night at ASC

Just a reminder to all Oakman Families to join us at ASC on Wednesday evening for fun math activities.
Where: ASC
18700 Audette St
Dearborn, MI,
48124
6:30 pm -7:30 pm

Games, Snacks, and Family Fun

Are Part Of The Equation At Math Night

Take a break from the daily routine, join your neighbors, and bring your kindergarten through sixth grade student to an evening of game playing fun! The Dearborn Public Schools K-12 Math Committee will host the 1st Annual Family Math Night on Wednesday, October 13, 2010, in the Board Room of the Administration Building, 18700 Audette, Dearborn 48124. The fun starts at 6:30 pm.

Teachers, parents and high school honor students will host parent/student game tables at this carnival like event. Those attending will play fun and educational games that help kids learn and master critical math skills. The games are aligned to the Everyday Math Curriculum and the Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCE). Families who win or purchase math games will leave knowing how to play the games so the fun and learning can continue at home.

“Gone are the days of rote memorization with flashcards and multiplication charts. The evidence is clear, games help learning soar,” commented Christine Rosbury, District Math Coordinator.

The K-12 Math Task Force is charged with preparing every Dearborn student to be successful in Algebra 2 as a graduation requirement. This goal helps to prepare tomorrow’s graduate for success in recession proof fields such as health and technology. While Dearborn teachers have been hard at work implementing strategies aimed at reaching every learner, one of the biggest mental shifts for all stakeholders is creating learning environments where students take risks, grapple with problems, and view errors as learning opportunities.

Today’s student needs computational fluency and problem solving skills. Math games represent an enjoyable way to help students master facts while thinking critically. The Everyday Math Program requires at least 15 minutes of skill practice with games daily. A 2008 study published by Carnegie Mellon University concluded that exposing children to board games produced large and lasting gains in their math skills.

3rd – 5th Grade Students MEAP Begins Tuesday October 12th

What can YOU do to get your child ready for the MEAP?

Throughout the school year:

Be involved in your child’s education! 

  • Provide your child with lots of books. Read to your child every night or have your child read to you!
  • Establish a daily family routine. Provide a quiet place for your child to study, be firm about bedtime and have dinner together.
  • Monitor out-of-school activities, such as setting time limits for TV, checking up on the children if you aren’t home.
  • Model the value of learning, self-discipline, and hard work.
  • Express high, but realistic expectations for your child’s achievement at school. Set goals and recognize your child’s talents.

 

Before the MEAP :

  • Talk to your child about why he/she is taking the MEAP.
  • You can tell your child that the MEAP is a way to learn about your child’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • Tell your child that he/she won’t “fail” but that it is a way for the teacher to know how to help the child be better at school.

 

At Home You Can:

  • Make sure your child is getting plenty of sleep.
  • The day of each test, give your child a healthy breakfast which will help your child stay alert and perform well.
  •  After school, praise your child for trying his/her best and allow your child to take a break, read a book, or play outside.
  • Teach your child what you learnt today to help them become a better student.

 

كيفية تحضير التلاميذ لامتحان الميب

(MEAP TEST)

على مدار السنة:

  • ·        المشاركة بالنشاطات المدرسية
  • ·        توفير الكتب  الجيدة والقراءة مع ولدكم كل يوم
  • ·        توفير مكان هادئ للدرس, تحديد موعد للنوم, وتناول العشاء معا
  • ·        مراقبة جميع النشاطات (خارج المدرسة) مثل مشاهدة التلفاز وزيارة الاصدقاء
  • ·        التاكيد على ضروروة التعليم, التهذيب والسلوك الحسن, والعمل الجاد
  • ·        اعداد وتحديد توقعات واهداف  تعليمية عالية لاولادكم.  تقدير ومعرفة مواهبهم.

 

قبل امتحان الميب:

  • ·        شرح اهمية هذا الامتحان لاولادكم من حيث تحديد نقاط الضعف والقوة لكل منهم
  • ·        كذلك التنبيه على ان امتحان الميب هو وسيلة للمعلمالمعلمة لمعرفة كيفية مساعدة التلميذ في المدرسة بشكل افضل واسرع

 

كيف يستطيع الاهل المساعدة في البيت؟

  • ·        التاكد من ان ولدهم ياخذ قسطا كافيا من النوم
  • ·        تناول الاولاد فطورا صحيا في يوم الامتحان
  • ·        بعد الدوام, الاثناء على محاولة ولدكم لتقديم الافضل في الامتحان
  • ·        تعليم اولادكم ومتابعتهم لتقديم الافضل  

Parent Talk Workshop 10-07-10

10-7-10
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, beginning this Thursday, October 7t h at 8:45am in the cafeteria, 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!

Response-Able Parenting
• Parenting Styles and Implications
• Child’s Brain Development and Stages
• Effective Parenting Skills
• Effective Communication Skills
• Effective Discipline and Consequences
• Personality Traits
6 Sessions Will Be Facilitated by:
Mona Farroukh, Program Coordinator and Margaret King Ahmad, District Parent Educator
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؟
هل تستخدم وسائل لطيفة لتتكلم مع اولادك وتأدبهم؟
كل واحد منا لديه اسلوبه الخاص بالتربية.
الرجاء الانضمام الينا نهار الخميس، الواقع في 7 من الجاري الساعة 8:45 دقيقة في قاعة الطعام في مدرسة اوكمن في ورشة عمل عن تربية الاطفال
التى تسلط الضوء على مبادرة جديدة في مدارس ديربورن العامة تسمى “حديث الاهل.” . تعالوا لنتعلم كيفية تربية الاولاد بلطف وباسلوب فعال يستمر مدى الحياة. سوف نقدم المرطبات وقاعة خاصة للعناية بالاطفال. بعد إكمال الدورة التى سوف تستمر ستة اسابيع سوف تحصلون على شهادة اتمام هذا البرنامج من المركز العربي ومدرسة اوكمن.

رعاية وتربية الاطفال

انماط التربية وآثارها
الطفل ومراحل تطور الدماغ
مهارات التربية الفعالة
مهارت التواصل الفعالة
التربية الفعالة والعواقب
الصفات الشخصية

سيتم تقديم ست جلسات كل نهار خميس من هذا الشهر من قبل السيدة منى فروخ، منسقة برامج في المركز العربي، والسيدة مارجرت كنج احمد، منسقة برامج تعليم الاهل في مدارس ديربورن.
لمزيد من المعلومات يرجى الاتصال بالسيدة نادية دكروب على هذا الرقم:

الرجاء الحضور وتعلم استراجيات جديدة للتربية الفعالة.