Great Start to the School Year

Last week was full of excitement as our students returned to school. We want to extend a warm welcome back to all our Oakman families. We also welcome our new kindergarten and Young 5 students. We know you will love being a part of our home and team.

Our youngest students are not the only new faces, we have some new students across all grade levels. Please help our new students feel welcomed by extending a smile, hand or greeting.

While we were sad to bid farewell to a few teachers, we have are also fortunate to welcome Mrs. Parana as our new 2nd grade teacher and Mrs. Warsop as our teacher consultant and co-teacher in 5th grade.

At Oakman, we are proud of our dedicated staff, students and parents. We are thankful for the the joint efforts, communication and collaboration that we will all continue in order to ensure and maximize our students’ success.

Oakman School Welcomes You Back

August 20, 2019

Greetings & Salutations ,

 As summer vacation comes to an end, I hope that you have had the best of times with your families and loved ones.  From the Oakman staff to yours we extend a warm welcome and would like to take a moment and review important dates, building procedures as well as some new updates. 

First Day  

  • Monday- August 26, 2019. School begins @ 8:40 a.m. and will be dismissed @ 11:45 a.m. (1/2 Day).  Students should plan on arriving 10 minutes early to verify classroom assignments, all staff members will be available outside door #12 for assistance. 
  • Students will meet the teacher at their assigned classroom.
  • Oakman kindergarten Softstart will take place the initial week of school (August 26– 29) . This is only for kindergarten students and does not apply to remaining grades, all other grades will start and end at their normal time of 8:40 – 3:35. Please see specific Soft Start schedule for more detailed information.
Kindergarten TeamMrs. Fowler, Mrs. Rawson & Mrs. Mehrhof ( Young 5’s)
First Grade Team Ms. Younce & Ms. Hoffman
Second Grade TeamMs. Earle & Mrs. Parana
Third Grade TeamMrs. Elward& Ms. Logel
Fourth Grade Ms. Hespen
Fifth Grade Team Ms. Habhab & Ms. Mosed

Young 5s and Kindergarten will have a meet and greet where parents will get valuable information from their child’s teacher as well as join their child for activities in their classroom.  Please bring a family picture on this day for the classroom.

Please consider the following:

  • Make sure  you fill out the Re-Enrollment and Emergency cards on-line. An email was sent out with your Parent Connect information. If you need any assistance, Please see Ms. Amged in the main office.
  • First bell rings at 8:30 AM,  students will be guided to their classrooms and instruction begins at 8:40 AM.  Children entering school after 8:40 AM. must be accompanied by a parent and sign-in at the main office.  Students will not be allowed to enter class without a parent signature.  
  • All students will be dismissed at the end of the school day from door #4. We request that all parents wait outside door # 4 to meet their child.
  • If your child is unable to attend school for the day, please contact the school office at
  •  (313) 827 – 6500.  When calling, parents should give the following information: student and teacher’s name, grade, reason for and length of absence.  
  • If a child must leave school early or arrive late parents are required to sign students in and out in the school office.  
  • When the student returns to school, it is his or her responsibility to check with teachers for missed work.  If a student will be absent for more than two days please contact the teacher to make arrangements for homework to be picked up from the office.  Homework will be ready for pick up the following school day by 3PM. Weekly lesson plans and homework are posted on the teacher’s blog.  
  • All Visitors must check into the office upon entering the school NO Exceptions!

Dress Code

  • Students must dress appropriately in a manner that is not distracting or disruptive to the learning process and weather suitable.  
  • Skirts, shorts, and skorts must come to the tip of the longest finger in a natural stance.  
  • Writing-logos are not permitted across the seat of a student’s garment.  Mutilated clothing (cut, torn, written on etc.) safety pins as decorations, chains, writing on clothing or skin is not permitted.  
  • No outerwear (jackets, coats, hats, bandanas, etc) may be worn in classes; however, some hats or scarves required for religious reasons are permitted.  No jerseys may be worn unless accompanied by a t-shirt underneath it. No tank tops or sleeveless shirts with the exception of gym class. No spandex or tight fitting clothes.  No fishnet or transparent clothing is permitted.  
  • No undergarment (bras, underwear, boxer shorts, etc.) should be showing, nor should pajamas be worn to school. 
  • Clothing, jewelry, symbols, or other things denoting gang membership are not permitted.  Clothing displaying offensive or inappropriate pictures or writing, which includes but is not limited to topics of sex, tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, is not permitted.    
  • Flip-flops, slippers or any other shoe wear that does not have a back strap are not permitted.  In order to prevent serious injury socks or pantyhose must be worn at all times.
  • Makeup is not permitted.        

We appreciate your full cooperation with these set standards.  Failure to comply with Dearborn Public Schools Dress Policy will result in parents being called and/or student being sent home.

Health Matters

  • Elementary age children require a minimum of ten hours of sleep per day; it’s a good idea to begin sending the little ones to bed a little earlier this week so they may acclimate to earlier bedtimes. 
  • Students require a healthy fortified breakfast before coming to school each and every day. Breakfast at school will be served daily starting at 8 AM and will close by 8:30 AM.
  • Review the importance of regularly washing hands using soap and water throughout the school day i.e. before and after lunch and during bathroom breaks. 
  • If children are ill please keep them home and call the school.
  • Children requiring medication throughout the school day are required to have a completed Medical Authorization Form on file in the office.  At no time are children allowed to self administer or dispense medication during the school day.
  • Children need to bathe regularly and clothes should be changed daily.


The safety of all citizens is first and foremost.  Exercise the following precautionary measures when dropping off or picking up your child.  Follow a CLOCKWISE TRAFFIC PATTERN around Oakman during drop off and pick up.  

  • Allow adequate travel time and observe the posted speed limit, SLOW DOWN!
  • Do not park and/or leave your car unattended in the drop off zone.  Do not make U-TURNS in the middle of the street it is illegal and dangerous.
  • Make arrangements with your child to pick them up in the same place every day. 
  • Encourage your child to use the crosswalk when crossing the street.
  • Do not stop in the middle of the street to drop off your child.  Please pull all the way over to the right when dropping off your child.

Oakman staff thank you in advance for your cooperation. We are looking forward to working with you as a team. Our goal and focus is for every child to receive high quality education.  Please take time to review the following policies and information with your child.

For questions or concerns, please call the office.    


Mahmoud Abu-Rus,

Principal Oakman Elementary

7545 Chase, Dearborn, MI 48126

Phone: (313) 827-6500

Fax: (313) 827-6505

Go Lions!

Mark your Calendar:-

  • 8-26-19 School starts ½ day All Students – School dismissed at 11:45 AM
  • 8-27-19 Full Day For Students (1st-5th grade) kindergarten follow Soft Start schedule.   
  • 8-30-19           No school – Labor Day Holiday
  • 09-2-19 No school – Labor Day Holiday
  • 9-12-19 Open House 6:00 -7:30 PM
  • 9-20-19 Half Day – All students AM. Dismissal @11:45 AM
  • 9-25-19 Late Start Wednesday – school starts @ 9:30 AM
  • 9-27-19 Kindergarten only –  No School
  • 10-11-19 Half Day – All students AM. Dismissal @11:45 AM
  • 10-16-19 Late start Wednesday – school starts @ 9:30 AM
  • 11-01-19 Half Day – Elementary students. Dismissal @11:45 AM
  • 11-05-19 No School for all students. Remember to VOTE!
  • 11-07-19 Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences  4:00 – 7:00 PM
  • 11-12-19 Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences  4:00 – 7:00 PM
  • 11-14-19 Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00 – 7:00 PM
  • 11-27-19 No School – Conference Release Day
  • 11-28-19 No School – Thanksgiving
  • 11-29-19 No School – Thanksgiving
  • 12-18-19 Late start Wednesday – school starts @ 9:30 AM
  • 12-20-19 School closes at the end of day for Winter break

Important GSRP ( Preschool)  Dates
September 4th, 5th, 9th and 10th

●     Home Visits

September 11th

●     Parent Meeting A.M.

September 12th, 16th and 17th

●     Soft Start

*GSRP Does not have school on Fridays. 

 9-18-19 First full day of GSRP ( preschool) program.

مدرسة أوكمن الابتدائية

الاهل الاعزاء،

ارجو ان يكون الجميع قد استمتع في العطلة الصيفية.  مع بداية السنة الدراسية الجديدة اود ان ارحب بكم وأذكركم ببعض المسائل والقواعد الضرورية لسلامة أولادكم وضمان سنة دراسية ناجحة. 

الاثنين  ٢٦آب / أغسطس اليوم الأول من العام الدراسي  للأولاد (نصف نهار) 8:40-11:45 

  • يرجى من الاهل الكرام عدم دخول المدرسة في نفس وقت دخول التلاميذ الى صفوفهم باستثناء صف الروضة.
  • على اهالي صفوف الروضة مرافقة اولادهم الى داخل الصف وذلك من الباب رقم ١٢.
  • الرجاء املاء الاستمارات المرسلة مع التلاميذ وتسليمها للمعلمة في اسرع وقت ممكن.
  • يجب على الأهل ملاقاة أولادهم خارج المدرسة حيث تقوم المعلمة بايصالهم لساحة المدرسة من باب رقم ٤. 

تبدأ المرحلة (اللينة) الاسبوع الاول من السنة لطلاب الروضة في مدرسة أوكمن وذلك لمساعدة الطلاب التأقلم مع البيئة المدرسية كما يعقد اجتماع للاهل في الوقت نفسه.  نشجع الأهل على حضور جميع النشاطات المقررة لهذا الاسبوع . (هذا الجدول ينطبق فقط على طلاب صف الروضة اما باقي الطلاب فيتبعون الدوام العادي من الساعة(8:40-3:35). 


  • من المهم جدا مواظبة التلاميذ على الحضور في الوقت المحدد لبدء الدوام المدرسي كل يوم.
  • نرجو من الاهل الاتصال بالادارة والتوقيع لخروج التلميذ من الصف خلال دوام المدرسة أو في حال تغيب التلميذ وذلك على رقم المدرسة 8276500  وإعطاء اسم المعلمة و سبب الغياب.
  • الرجاء من كل الزوار مراجعة الإدارة في اي وقت.
  • يدق الجرس الاول الساعة 8:30 صباحا. يجب على الاهل مراجعة الادارة في حال تأخير الولد. 
  • انها مسؤولية التلاميذ لمعرفة واجباتهم المدرسية في حال الغياب. في حال تغيب التلميذ لأكثر من يومين يجب على الأهل الاتصال بالإدارة والمعلمة للحصول على الواجبات.
  • يجب على جميع الزوار مراجعة الإدارة عند دخول المدرسة.

مسائل صحية

  • يحتاج تلاميذ المرحلة الابتدائية لعشر ساعات من النوم والراحة على الأقل في كل ليلة.
  • تناول وجبة الفطور في الصباح والتشديد على غسل اليدين مرارا خلال النهار في المدرسة.
  • إذا كان التلميذ تحت رعاية طبية ودواء محدد على الأهل تعبئة استمارة خاصة بذلك في الادارة .
  • النظافة الشخصية وغسل ملابس الرياضة بشكل دائم.


  • على التلاميذ ارتداء الملابس المناسبة (مع  المراعاة والمحافظة على طول مناسب للتنورة او الشورت)
  • عدم ارتداء الملابس الممزقة او البنطلون المكتوب عليه  من الخلف
  • ممنوع ارتداء الجاكيت, القبعة, والمعاطف في الصف. كما يمنع ارتداء الملابس الشفافة او من دون اكمام.
  • يمنع ارتداء الحذاء المفتوح ذات اصبع واحد او  flipflop . يجب ارتداء الجوارب في كل الأوقات
  • ممنوع وضع المكياج.

سوف تقوم الادارة بارسال اي طالب الى البيت في حال مخالفة هذه القواعد والقوانين الخاصة بمدارس ديربورن ونشكر لكم تعاونكم.

حركة المرور والسير

  • سلامة طلاب وأهالي أوكمن هي الاساس والاهم .
  • الرجاء اتباع ومراعاة قوانين القيادة والسرعة.
  • عدم الوقوف في محل ممنوع أو المرور بشكل دائري وسط الطريق.
  • علموا اولادكم كيفية المرور واستعمال الإشارات لقطع الطريق.

تشكر لكم مدرسة اوكمن تعاونكم وترجو من الاهل مراجعة كل هذه المعلومات والقوانين مع الاولاد.  للمزيد من المعلومات والاسئلة الاتصال بادارة المدرسة.

محمود ابوالروس               

مدير مدرسة أوكمن            


 نتمنى لكم سنة مثمرة و سعيدة

First Day of School Tomorrow

Greetings Oakman Families,

We hope you all had a restful and fun Summer. Tomorrow marks the beginning of the school year for all Dearborn School students. We have missed each and every one of you and look forward to seeing you bright and early in the morning.

  • Remember, tomorrow is a half day so all students will be dismissed at 11:45am
  • Young 5 and Kindergarten parents, please plan on attending school with your child this morning. During the morning, we will have a meet and greet where you will get valuable information from your child’s teacher as well as join your child for activities in their classroom.  Please also bring a family picture  with you on this day for our classroom.

Make sure you get to bed early we will see you soon!

Soft Start Next Week

Oakman School Young 5s and Kindergarten Soft Start 2019-2020

Monday, August 26th: (8:30 and Meet and Greet)

  • All Young 5s and Kindergarten students and their families arrive at 8:30.
  • Young 5s and Kindergarten Students and families will be lead by their teacher to their classroom for a meet and greet. 
  • Parents will sign up for an appointment to meet with the teacher for an assessment session with their child. 
  • Students leave with their parents after the meet & greet.

Tuesday, August 27th: (8:30-12:00) 

  • Students will line up  by door #4 and teacher will greet them at 8:30 AM.
  • Students will have a half day in their classrooms and eat lunch in the cafeteria.
  • Dismissal is at 12:00 noon. Pick up from small playground by door 4.

Wednesday, August 28th: (8:30-12:00)

  • Students will line up  by door #4 and teacher will greet them at 8:30 AM.
  • Students will have a half day in their classrooms and eat lunch in the cafeteria.
  • Dismissal is at 12:00. Pick up from small playground by door 4.

Thursday, August 29th: (8:30-12:00)

  • All Young 5s and Kindergarten students will line up by door #4 and teachers will greet them at 8:30 AM.
  • Young 5s and Kindergarten students will eat lunch in the cafeteria from 11:10-11:48 and return to their classrooms for a parent meeting with the classroom teacher.
  • Dismissal will be at the conclusion of the parent meeting.


*Assessments will be given from 1:00-3:40 by appointments.


Tuesday, September 3rd: (8:30-3:35)

  • This will be our first full day of Young 5s and Kindergarten!
  • Students will line up  by door #4 and teacher will greet them at 8:30 AM.
  • Young 5s and Kindergarten students will be dismissed at 3:35 from small playground by door 4.

*If it is raining, please pick your child up at the classroom. 

Thank you! We are looking forward to a fantastic year!

Mrs. Mehrhof

Mrs. Fowler

Mrs. Rawson

New Exciting District News!

Dear Parents:

I hope everyone had a relaxing summer vacation and is excited to return to school.  We have been working hard over the summer to add some new items to each campus and wanted to share some of the changes with everyone.   We are pleased to announce that SFE (Southwest Foodservice Excellence) became the new food service management partner at Dearborn Schools  on July 1, 2019. As a result of this partnership, we are pleased to announce the following changes:

  • All meat served district-wide will be certified halal.  More information is available on the foodservice website.
  • All meals district-wide will continue to be free.
  • We pledge a focus on fresh-from-scratch cooking and menu variety.  
  • Fresh fruit and vegetable salad bars will be available daily at lunch.  While this will be free for students who purchase a meal, salad bar access also will be available as an a la carte option.   
  • Full nutritional information is posted for all menu items on the Dearborn Schools website .   
  • The Roving Chef program is available.  This fun and interactive culinary program will provide principal-selected students with special instruction in nutrition, proper food safety/cooking techniques and healthy meal preparation—all while working alongside a real chef. 
  • A variety of entrées will be offered daily to appeal to student tastes and preferences, with on-trend culinary concepts that including recipes from a variety of cuisines.
  • A selection of 3 entrée choices will be offered daily for Elementary students, consisting of the menu items listed above. Middle Schools will have 4-6 options and High School students will be offered 6-8 options daily.
  • A dedicated team of professionals including chefs and nutrition coordinators will be in Dearborn daily working with staff and students.

Along the way, we plan to request frequent feedback from our students through regular taste tests and panels.  That’s because we are dedicated to creating custom menus and programs that get every student excited to eat at school, knowing they will find nutritious foods that they love.  Above all, like you, we want to be sure that they are happy, healthy and well-nourished to learn.

We welcome feedback from you, as well!  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me: 


Josh Bain
Sr. General Manager of Nutrition Services

Let The Countdown Begin!!

Greetings Oakman Parents and Students,

As our Summer vacation is winding down, back to school preparations are in order. Some families have requested school supply list so that they can take advantage of back to school sales. While we are providing a generic list, please be advised that the Dearborn Public Schools provide all school supplies and learning materials required for all students in all programs. 

The following list are supplies that your student may to bring in for their personal use:

  • Headphones (for listening to reading and working on chromes)
  • 4 dry erase markers (10 is ideal- one for each month)
  • I dry erase eraser
  • 5 spiral notebooks (different colors- red, blue, yellow, green, black)
  • 5 folders (different colors- red, blue, yellow, green, black)
  • 4 pencils
  • 1 eraser
  • 2 highlighters
  • 1 box of colored pencils
  • 1 glue stick
  • hand sanitizer
  • 1 pencil box/ pouch (to keep school supplies in)
  • 1 ruler
  • 1 refillable water bottle (with name)
  • 1 backpack
  • 1 pad of sticky notes

Possible Classroom Donations:

  • Kleenex Tissues
  • Clorax wipes
  • Ziploc Bags (Gallon or Quart size)
  • Paper towels, napkins, paper plates, paper cups, plastic spoons & forks
  • Bandaids
  • white paper lunch bags
  • hand sanitizer
  • lifesaver mints
  • smarties
  • dry erase markers
  • sticky notes
  • wet ones hand wipes
  • scotch tape
  • loose leaf paper