Annual Empty Bowls Event on MONDAY, Nov. 21 Helps Those In Need

Annual Empty Bowls Event on MONDAY, Nov. 21 Helps Those In Need

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The Dearborn Public Schools Art department is hosting its annual Empty Bowls meal on Monday, November 21, 2016 from 4-6:30 p.m. at Park Place Banquet Hall, 23400 Park Street, Dearborn, MI 48124.

For a minimum $5 donation, guests who attend this family-friendly dinner will receive a one-of-a-kind handmade bowl and enjoy a serving of tasty soup and bread. The bowls are made by students in kindergarten through high school who attend Dearborn Public Schools.

Donations will support Gleaners Food Bank and Blessings in a Backpack, local charities that help feed the hungry. Guests can take their bowls home as a reminder of all those who go hungry each day.

A variety of soups will be available, including vegetarian and gluten free, at this simple meal of soup and bread to fight hunger. A tin can raffle also will be held.

No reservations are required, but those who arrive early will see all of the unique bowls made and donated by students and teachers in the Dearborn Public Schools.

The annual Empty Bowls charity event is hosted by the Dearborn Public Schools Art Department and Park Place Banquets & Catering.

For more information, contact Dearborn Public Schools Art Resource Teacher Susan Briggs, at 313-827-6452 or briggss@dearbornschools.org.

Annual Empty Bowls Event on MONDAY, Nov. 21 Helps Those In Need

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http://communications.dearbornschools.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/1274/2016/10/Empty-Bowls-2016-Flyer.pdf

Annual Empty Bowls Event Helps Those In Need

The Dearborn Public Schools Art department is hosting its annual Empty Bowls meal on Monday, November 21, 2016 from 4-6:30 p.m. at Park Place Banquet Hall, 23400 Park Street, Dearborn, MI 48124.

For a minimum $5 donation, guests who attend this family-friendly dinner will receive a one-of-a-kind handmade bowl and enjoy a serving of tasty soup and bread. The bowls are made by students in kindergarten through high school who attend Dearborn Public Schools.

Donations will support Gleaners Food Bank and Blessings in a Backpack, local charities that help feed the hungry. Guests can take their bowls home as a reminder of all those who go hungry each day.

A variety of soups will be available, including vegetarian and gluten free, at this simple meal of soup and bread to fight hunger. A tin can raffle also will be held.

No reservations are required, but those who arrive early will see all of the unique bowls made and donated by students and teachers in the Dearborn Public Schools.

The annual Empty Bowls charity event is hosted by the Dearborn Public Schools Art Department and Park Place Banquets & Catering.

For more information, contact Dearborn Public Schools Art Resource Teacher Susan Briggs, at 313-827-6452 or briggss@dearbornschools.org.

Wayne County Regional Enhancement Education Millage Proposal

 

School districts in Wayne County have placed a proposal on the November 8th ballot to provide added funding for our schools. It is the “Regional Enhancement Millage Proposal.”

If approved by the entire county, the 2 mil proposal will generate approximately $6.2 million from Dearborn but the District will receive $7.8 million in additional funding for our schools.  Money would go to local schools starting this year and the millage expires after six years.  Continue reading

Wayne County Regional Enhancement Education Millage Proposal

 

School districts in Wayne County have placed a proposal on the November 8th ballot to provide added funding for our schools. It is the “Regional Enhancement Millage Proposal.”

If approved by the entire county, the 2 mil proposal will generate approximately $6.2 million from Dearborn but the District will receive $7.8 million in additional funding for our schools.  Money would go to local schools starting this year and the millage expires after six years.  Continue reading

Annual Empty Bowls Event on Nov. 21 Helps Those In Need

empty-bowls-2016
http://communications.dearbornschools.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/1274/2016/10/Empty-Bowls-2016-Flyer.pdf

Annual Empty Bowls Event Helps Those In Need

The Dearborn Public Schools Art department is hosting its annual Empty Bowls meal on Monday, November 21, 2016 from 4-6:30 p.m. at Park Place Banquet Hall, 23400 Park Street, Dearborn, MI 48124.

For a minimum $5 donation, guests who attend this family-friendly dinner will receive a one-of-a-kind handmade bowl and enjoy a serving of tasty soup and bread. The bowls are made by students in kindergarten through high school who attend Dearborn Public Schools.

Donations will support Gleaners Food Bank and Blessings in a Backpack, local charities that help feed the hungry. Guests can take their bowls home as a reminder of all those who go hungry each day.

A variety of soups will be available, including vegetarian and gluten free, at this simple meal of soup and bread to fight hunger. A tin can raffle also will be held.

No reservations are required, but those who arrive early will see all of the unique bowls made and donated by students and teachers in the Dearborn Public Schools.

The annual Empty Bowls charity event is hosted by the Dearborn Public Schools Art Department and Park Place Banquets & Catering.

For more information, contact Dearborn Public Schools Art Resource Teacher Susan Briggs, at 313-827-6452 or briggss@dearbornschools.org.

Wayne County Regional Enhancement Education Millage Proposal Overview

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Overview of Wayne County Regional Enhancement Education Millage Proposal
(see below for a printable version of this information)

School districts in Wayne County have placed a ballot proposal on the November ballot to provide added funding for our schools. It is the “Regional Enhancement Millage Proposal.”

A recent state study on school funding concluded that the state is underfunding schools, particularly students at-risk and English language learners. In Wayne County, we have more students living in poverty and eligible for food aid than most counties in our state. And the English Language learner population has grown from 20,000 students to 30,000 students in just five years. Passage of this proposal will help us in our efforts to help our students be successful by meeting their needs.

What is a Regional Enhancement Millage?
Since 1994, the State Controls School Funding.
One Exception: Regional Enhancement Millage.
Local School Districts can request a Millage Proposal be put before voters.
It must be proposed on a county-wide basis.
It passes or fails on a county-wide basis, not by local communities.
If approved, the money is collected by the ISD and distributed equally to all districts on a per student basis.
Each district has local control over how the money is spent.

On the November 8th Ballot
2 mils levied over 6 years.
Generate approximately $385 per student for each district.
Proposal would cost a homeowner with a home value of $150,000 (Taxable value of $75,000),
about $15 per month.
Money would go to local schools starting this year.

Dearborn would Not be a donor district
2 mils would generate $6.2 million but the Dearborn Public Schools District would receive $7.8 million!

How Will the Money Be Used?
All money will be passed down to local districts on an equal per student basis.
Each local district will choose how to best utilize the money.
Examples of priorities districts are talking about:
Recruitment and retention of teachers
Repair schools
Improve technology
Improve school programs
Support students instructional needs

Important Facts to Consider – Wayne County Stats
The Percentage of students living in poverty in Wayne County is 43% vs.17% statewide.
(In Dearborn, almost 70% of our students are receiving Free and Reduced Lunch)
From 1999-2011, poverty in Wayne County is up from 21% to 38%; trend has grown since 2006.
English Language Learner Students:
2010 – 20,766
2015 – 30,087
(ELL students in Dearborn number around 10,000; that is 1/3 of the ELL students in the county.)

For more information, go to www.resa.net/millage

Note: This document was prepared by the Dearborn Public Schools Communications Department for inclusion in e3 employee enews on 10/25/2016.

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Notice for AOL Email Accounts

Dear Parents,

If you are an AOL email user, please be aware that you may not receive email notifications due to AOL policies. We are working to resolve this issue with AOL.

Thank you for your patience while we work with AOL to make sure you get classroom notifications from your teacher.

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Technology Department

Edsel Ford High School Presents Pirates of Penzance Oct. 20-22

Edsel Ford High School Performing Arts Department presents Gilbert & Sullivan’s
“Pirates of Penzance,” at 7 p.m.,  Thursday, Oct. 20-Sunday, Oct. 22, 2016.

Tickets:
Presale: $10 general admission/$8 seniors & students
At the door: $12 general admission/$10 seniors & students

Click the image below for a printable flyer.

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