Education Foundation Mardi Gras Party: Fun Time, Fabulous Prizes, Tues. Feb. 28

Education Foundation Mardi Gras Party: Fun Time, Fabulous Prizes

Dance, celebrate, and join the fun at the annual Mardi Gras Party!
Tuesday, Feb. 28
4:30-9:30 pm
At Dearborn Hills Golf Course

Tickets $25 in advance/ $30 at the door.
$50 bonus package ticket available until Jan. 20.

https://communications.dearbornschools.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/1274/2017/01/2017-Mardi-Gras-v2.pdf

This is the popular annual fundraiser for Education Foundation to support teacher grants for educational resources not funded through the general fund of Dearborn Public Schools budget.

Attendees come to this fun event wearing masks and beads and enjoy two-stepping to the twangy sounds of live Zydeco music and conversing with colleagues over flavorful Cajun cuisine.

Mardi Gras offers opportunities to donate through participation in a 50/50 drawing, tin can raffle, silent auction, and a crayon raffle for a chance to win a laptop

Other fun activities include the doubloon contest where participants give their doubloon coins to their favorite school. The Education Foundation gives the one elementary, middle school and high school that receives the greatest number of doubloons a donation to support the school’s educational programs

One faculty member who donates $100 or more to the Education Foundation through payroll deduction is selected to win a prize

To purchase tickets or get sponsor information, visit http://www.dearbornedfoundation.org/our-events/mardi-gras-party or call 313-827-8790.

For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit:http://www.dearbornedfoundation.org/our-events/mardi-gras-party

Dec. 6, 2016 Edition of YOUR e3 Dearborn Public Schools Enews

Greetings!

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Here’s the latest issue of the e3, YOUR Dearborn Public Schools employee enews! Inside you will find
:
* Important, timely information about legislation being considered that will impact current state retirement system
* Henry Ford College financial aid & advising night, Dec. 7
* DFT donates books to students
* Holiday events & healthy activities for kids and families
* Glitter, Glass, Giving event at the Glass Academy, 5-7pm, Tuesday, Dec. 6
* Shoe collection at Bryant through Dec. 20
* NEW classified ads – great items, great prices for the holidays
* And more!

On the Communications Department blog, you can find the e3 and latest flyers with valuable events and opportunities for you and school students.  You can sign up to receive email notices when a new flyer is added to the blog, too!

  1. Go to communications.dearbornschools.org
  2. Enter your email in the box on the right down towards the center of the page.
  3. See helpful news you can use pop into your email lineup. It’s worth checking it out!

Enjoy!

From your district Communications Team.
David, Sherry, Erik and Leslie

Click the image above or this link to view the pdf of the enews: http://communications.dearbornschools.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/1274/2016/12/Dec.-6-2016-e3-FINALrev.pdf

Everyone Welcome at Nov. 3 Care to the Core Rally!

Music, Student Performances, Free Prize Drawings at November 3 Care to the Core Rally

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– Come & meet the NEW Core Values – Raffle Prizes – Exciting Acts – Magnificent Music – Leader in Me – Anti Bullying Pledge – Team Building Activity – School & Local Celebrities – and THE Grandest of Finales!

Dealing with feelings in positive ways and helping others are two of the key messages that students from elementary through high school will share using music, stories and songs at the annual city-wide event to promote positive behavior and prevent bullying.

Admission is free to attend the upbeat event titled “Care to the Core Rally” will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 3.

Bring family! Bring friends! All are encouraged to attend this fun-filled event in the beautiful Michael A. Guido Theater at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126.

Set to the music and themes from the popular Disney movie “Inside Out,” the Care to the Core Rally shares the lessons…
* If you’re hurt, angry or sad don’t hide behind a Mask.
* Don’t keep your feelings bottled up inside.
* Find peace within your mind, body and soul.
* Unravel your thoughts . . . speak, talk and share those feelings.
* Find comfort and let others help you.
* Discover peace within yourself and be happy.

A district-wide plan, community partnerships and effective student-driven initiatives to identify and stop bullying behavior over the past five years have made Dearborn’s Response to Bullying Program a successful role model for other groups and organizations across the country. It’s a city-wide effort in which partners work together to reach all community members and build a bully-free culture throughout the city of Dearborn.

The goals of the program and student involvement are highlighted each fall in a district-wide event.

This year, the event focuses on the updated Dearborn Public Schools “Core Values.” Core Values have been a concept in the district since the early 1990s. Last spring a team of community members updated the district’s core values based on current trends, attitudes and beliefs.

“The acts in the Care to the Core Rally will center around the different emotions we feel when we take actions that create a positive school environment,” said Superintendent Glenn Maleyko, Ph.D.

“The goal is to make a better school environment where all students will succeed. We do this through our behavior as well as by introducing beneficial programs such as PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports), Restorative Practices, Leader in Me, STAND (Students Taking a New Direction) and Peer Mediation.”

For more information about the Care to the Core Rally and Dearborn Public Schools response to bullying initiatives, contact Jacqui Rivait at 313-827-2800 ext. 24732 or RivaitJ@dearbornschools.org.

http://dearbornschools.org/district/news/132-music,-student-performances,-free-prize-drawings-at-the-care-to-the-core-rally-on-nov-3rd

Protect Kids – Drive Safely!

Protect Kids – Drive Safely!

The Dearborn Police are stepping up enforcement at schools this year. We are encouraging everyone to not only be safer drivers but better neighbors to those residents who live around the schools. As a team, we can promote a safer community.

Safe Driving Zones

Click here for a letter from the Dearborn Police Department that includes School Safety Zone Tips, Zones and Traffic Enforcement Fines

2016-17 District Calendar Now Available

Plan your summer vacation now and prepare to be back in town ready to learn for the first day of the 2016-17 school year on September 6, 2016. Although there are still several weeks remaining in the current school year, many parents, students, and community members are making plans for next year.

Several factors determine the district calendar including state mandates, a county-wide common calendar, community needs, professional development obligations, and days decided through negotiations between the Board of Education and the Dearborn Federation of Teachers (DFT).

The 2016-17 district calendar will once again include late start dates that will be used for professional development and school improvement. Feedback from staff has determined that the late start dates have been extremely helpful in providing teachers and principals time to meet, collaborate with colleagues, work on school improvement goals, and improve student instruction. The first of the 7 late start dates will occur on November 16, 2016 and will continue on various Wednesdays throughout the year.

Also of note for the 2016-17 school year is the early spring break running from Monday, April 3, 2017 through Friday, April 7, 2017. The early spring break is part of the common calendar for all school district’s set by the county.

Parents are reminded to check with their child’s school for important events and activities taking place unique to their school and not appearing on the district calendar.

17A 2016-17 Dbn Public Schools Calendar