School Safety Zone Traffic Enforcement & Fines

Ensuring the safety of all students is a paramount objective of both the Dearborn Public Schools and the Dearborn Police Department. An area of common complaints and concern is traffic related issues in school zones during student drop off and pick up. Motorists often create unsafe conditions for students by blocking roadways, speeding, and improper parking. As in previous years, the Dearborn Police Department will be conducting directed traffic enforcement in the school zones. Please be careful and obey all traffic laws. This includes double parking, blocking driveways, failure to completely stop at a stop sign, failure to yield to a bus or pedestrians, disobey a school crossing guard, and other traffic infractions.

The Dearborn Police Department will be actively enforcing traffic laws around ALL school zones:
* Blocking driveways: $80 fine
* Double parking: $80 fine
* Stop sign violation: 3 points $150 fine
* Fail to yield to pedestrian: 2 points $150 fine
* Fail to yield to School Bus: 3 points $240 fine
* Disobey a school crossing guard: Misdemeanorr

Please keep in mind:
* The bus stop is for buses only
* Walk children to school when possible
* Drop off/pick up children a short distance away from school when possible.  This alleviates traffic congestion around our schools
* Once your child is out of the car and safely on the sidewalk vacate the area to make room for other parents to drop off their children.
* Be mindful of school staff and crossing guards.  They are there for your child’s safety.
* Be a “Good Neighbor” by being mindful of residents who live near school zones.

Download the  Signed School Zone Safety letter  to see fines and other traffic violations police will be enforcing.

Tickets On Sale for Firefighters Burn Drive Camero Car Raffle

Tickets are on sale now at all Dearborn fire stations for the
2017 Dearborn Firefighters Burn Drive Car Raffle.   

1st Prize- 2017 Camaro SS or $40,000
2nd Prize- $3,000 Las Vegas Trip
3rd Prize- $750 Cash

Tickets are $50 each
A limited number of tickets are sold.
Ticket includes admission to ticket drawing party with open bar, food, entertainment and
a chance to win several other prizes.

Drawing date: May 3, 2017
6 PM
at
The Hubbard Ballroom
Dearborn’s Ford Community & Performing Arts Center
15801 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126

Must be 21 to enter.

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT ALL DEARBORN FIRE STATIONS.
ANY QUESTIONS, CALL STEVE WORDEN @ 313-478-6761.

LIC #R39921

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Dearborn Police Town Hall Meeting, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 7pm

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Dearborn Police Department Town Hall Meeting With Chief Ronald Haddad

The Dearborn Police Department cordially invites residents, community partners, friends, neighbors to attend a Town Hall Meeting.
Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Time: 7pm
Location: St. Kateri – MAIN HALL
16101 Rotunda Dr., Dearborn, MI 48120

Topics to be covered:
 Current crime statistics
 SERIAL CRIME PATTERNS
 Dispatch consolidation
 CRITICAL ISSUES FACING OUR COMMUNITY
 How to keep your neighborhood safe
 Crime prevention Measures that work
 Open discussion

http://communications.dearbornschools.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/1274/2016/11/Police-Town-Hall-Meeting-St-Kateri-11302016.pdf

Little Free Library Opens & Other Events Around Dearborn

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Visit Dearborn Public Library’s First Little Free Library Branch

The public is welcome to visit the new Little Free Library in the John D. Dingell Transit Center (a.k.a. Dearborn Train Station).  It’s the first Little Free Library in the Dearborn Public Library system.

The steam train engine-themed Little Free Library was designed and built for installation at the Transit Center by Boy Scout Brendan Hay of Troop 1147 as an Eagle Scout project. Hay is a 10th grade student at Dearborn High.

A Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange. Visitors are encouraged to bring gently used favorite children’s or adult books to exchange with piece of reading material that interests them.

In addition to being a branch of the Dearborn Public Library, the site in the Dearborn train station is a charter member of the international Little Free Library system.
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Fun & Healthy Activities for Kids Offered by Dearborn Recreation & Parks Department

Click on the images for printable flyers. 

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Free Throw Competition At the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center

The Basketball Free Throw Competition is back for the third year and will take place evey Friday at 5 p.m. from September through March for two age groups: 8-12 and 13-17.

The top finisher for the day will win a special prize and be invited to the Free Throw Championship Round at the end of the month, when the top finishers from each week will square off to earn the title, “Champion Free Throw Shooter of the Month.”
The Champions of the Month will get their name on the leaderboard, receive a certificate and medal, get their picture featured in our monthly newsletter and online, and will take home other exclusive prizes!
Competition begins at 5 p.m. All participants must register with a gym attendant upon arrival.
Cost: FREE for Community & Performing Arts Center passholders and included in the cost of day passes.

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Dearborn Youth Theater Opportunities for Kids 6-16

Dearborn Youth Theatre

The Dearborn Youth Theatre provides training and opportunities in the theater arts for students, ages six through 16. The program encourages creativity while developing the life skills of critical thinking and teamwork and instilling confidence and self-esteem. Aspiring actors learn improvisation, monologue study, singing, dance, audition techniques and other useful acting skills.  Click flyers below for details about upcoming classes. For more information, call or visit the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center Theater Box Office, open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., (313) 943-2354 .

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