A Note From Our Nurses

Dear Parents,
The Dearborn Public Schools would like to take this opportunity to remind you about the importance of immunizing your child. Immunizations are one of the most effective measures to protect children from harmful diseases and even death. All children who attend school in Michigan are required by state law to be fully immunized.

Vaccination is one of the best ways parents can protect infants, children, and teens from 16 potentially harmful viral and bacterial diseases including the following: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Bacterial Meningitis, Polio, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Hepatitis B, and Chickenpox.

Vaccine-preventable diseases can be very serious, may require hospitalization, or even be deadly–especially in infants and young children.

Although we have not had any cases of students with Chickenpox in Dearborn Public Schools, the Wayne County Health Department has informed us of several new cases being reported throughout Wayne County. There is no reason to be overly alarmed, but we felt it was important to share this information with our parents.

If you would like more information on immunizing your child and counsel in regards to the health benefits and risks of immunizations, please contact your primary care physician, one of the urgent care facilities in our city, the Wayne County Health Department, or visit Michigan Department of Health and Human Services website.

Regards,

The Dearborn School Nurses

Teachers Learn Too!

Teachers from Long, Nowlin and Whitmore-Bolles Schools are collaborating with grade level peers to strengthen their use of Content and Language Objectives. This will help keep students focused on specific common core skills as well as the language to express their learning. Many thanks to Nadra Shami for facilitating this very productive day.

Kindergarten Parent Meeting

You are invited to attend a very important informational meeting on Friday, January 27 at 8:50 am.  Mrs. Morey, Mrs. Newsted, Mrs. Liepe and I will be providing more information about the Reading by Third Grade legislation, as well as how the district and school will be working to support students.  We especially want to share specific suggestions with you for continuing to work with your child at home as they move into more structured Reading instruction.

If you are not able to attend this meeting, we would be happy to discuss the agenda items with you at a more convenient time.  We also plan to schedule additional meeting days to provide you with materials and ideas for enhancing your child’s learning at home.  Through our continued partnership, we plan to ensure that every child at Long School is achieving at or above grade level.

Math Workshop

Long School students and teachers use a workshop approach to math in order to provide small group instruction with the teacher and increase student interaction. Students at every level learn to use math tools, stay highly engaged and use the language of math while working collaboratively with peers.

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Wanted: Jars of Peanut Butter and Toys for Tots

Long School is currently collecting jars of peanut butter and unwrapped toys. The peanut butter will be collected through Friday, December 9 and distributed through Dearborn’s Blessings in a Backpack program. We will continue collecting toys until Thursday, December 15th. Thursday afternoon representatives from the U.S. Marine Corps will receive the donation from our Long School Cub Scouts. Donations are being collected in the school office.

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