Bingo for Books

Dear families,

     We would love you to join us for a great evening of fun at Bingo for Books.  Students have fun with you and their classmates playing games of bingo.  The bonus is that they win books and prizes too!  We hope to see you there.

 

All Geer Park students are invited and they must be accompanied by parent/guardian.

PTA will be selling pizza, snacks, and water.

Date:  Tuesday December 12th

Time:  4:30 – 5:30

Place:  Cafeteria

Preschool

Attention: Families with Preschool age children who are 4 years of age by December 1, 2017.  There is an immediate possibility of free full day preschool beginning in January 2018 in the Dearborn Public Schools (next month). The family must be eligible based on risk factors and not currently enrolled in a GSRP program.  If interested, families may pick up an application at the Cotter Early Childhood Center, 13020 Osborn or call Nadia Berry at 313-827-6150.
Please respond immediately as slots are limited.
Families must live in the city of Dearborn.
Please forward this to all Dearborn families with 4 year olds.

Parent Survey

This survey consists of two questions to collect parent feedback on the possibility to pilot year-round school concept in one or two elementary schools. One of the arguments for year-round schooling is that children will have better knowledge retention versus having too much of a mental break in the summer. School calendar would be extended to include additional four weeks in the summer. Please click on the link to share your feedback: https://goo.gl/forms/vtnCmpKQYcd6Q4jK2

 

يتألف هذا الاستقصاء من سؤالين لجمع آراء أولياء الامور بشأن إمكانية تجريب مفهوم المدرسة على مدار السنة في عدد صغير من المدارس الابتدائية. إحدى فوائد التعليم المدرسي على مدار السنة هي أن الطلاب يحافظون على متابعة التحصيل العلمي خلال الصيف. إذا قمنا بتنفيذ هذه
الخطة سيتم تمديد التقويم المدرسي ليشمل أربعة أسابيع إضافية في الصيف
   :يرجى النقر على الرابط لإكمال سؤالين حول مفهوم المدرسة على مدار السنة

URGENT: Volunteers Needed Dec. 8 & 9


120 volunteers ages 13 and up are needed to help out at a really cool robotics event hosted by Dearborn Schools on Dec. 8 and 9.  Visiting our district: 36 middle school teams in a state qualifier and 14 FLL Jr. (K-2) teams from around the state participating in the robotics event at McCollough/Unis.

Go to http://www.mcubots.us/volunteers for detailed steps on how to register.

Register by MONDAY, NOV. 27: FIRST Robotics requires all volunteers go through screening/background check during volunteer registration.

ACTIVELY RECRUIT VOLUNTEERS by posting this information on your Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, and blogs.  Family, friends, staff, students, and community members can all be volunteers.  Also, mention this during meetings with staff, parents, and community members.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Kidada Simmon, Event Coordinator, FTC McU-Bots Coach, Unis Science Teacher.

313-827-1700.

Parent Meeting

Our next Parent Education meeting will take place at Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126, on November 21, 2017 at 9:30. The library staff will give us a tour of the library, explain services they provide, and issue library cards to those that are interested. Translation will be provided.

At approximately 10:15 we will have our monthly PTA meeting at the library.

Please do your best to attend both meetings. We look forward to seeing you.

Parent University

Parent University provides parents (with children ages 6 months to 4 years) FREE classes in different developmental areas in order to help them to best meet

the needs of their children.

 

During these classes parents participate in hands-on activities with their child, hear from professionals in Nutrition & Health, Dental Care, Screen Time & Technology, Math, Literacy, Music & Movement, and Science, and receive free materials to continue

the learning through play at home.

 

The Free 6 week series meets on Fridays, Feb. 2-March 16, 2018, from 9-10am. (No class on Feb. 23).

 

Parent Fair – Saturday, April 21, 9-10am.

 

To reserve a spot or for more info, call

827-8350 or visit

cotter.dearbornschools.org/parent-university/

Year Round School Parent Survey

This survey consists of two questions to collect parent feedback on the possibility to pilot year-round school concept in one or two elementary schools. One of the arguments for year-round schooling is that children will have better knowledge retention versus having too much of a mental break in the summer. School calendar would be extended to include additional four weeks in the summer. Please click on the link to share your feedback: https://goo.gl/forms/vtnCmpKQYcd6Q4jK2

 

يتألف هذا الاستقصاء من سؤالين لجمع آراء أولياء الامور بشأن إمكانية تجريب مفهوم المدرسة على مدار السنة في عدد صغير من المدارس الابتدائية. إحدى فوائد التعليم المدرسي على مدار السنة هي أن الطلاب يحافظون على متابعة التحصيل العلمي خلال الصيف. إذا قمنا بتنفيذ هذه
الخطة سيتم تمديد التقويم المدرسي ليشمل أربعة أسابيع إضافية في الصيف
   :يرجى النقر على الرابط لإكمال سؤالين حول مفهوم المدرسة على مدار السنة

Detroit Pistons Fundraiser

The Detroit Pistons will donate $5 for every ticket sold back to our school. All order forms are due back to Gear Park by November 1. Tickets will be given to students at a later time, and they will be responsible to deliver them to the individuals who purchased them. Please encourage your friends, family and co-workers to support Geer Park Elementary by enjoying a night of NBA action with the families of our school. Please be sure to include the date of the game you are selling tickets for on the order form. Please be sure to make checks payable to: Detroit Pistons.

Tickets may be purchased for the following games:

Pistons VS. Cavaliers:         Monday, November 20 @ 7pm

Pistons VS Celtics:              Sunday, December 10 @ 4pm

Pistons VS Nuggets:           Tuesday, December 12 @ 7pm

Ticket Options:

100-LEVEL: $45

200-LEVEL: $20

Prizes (BY TICKETS SOLD)

1 Ticket: Entered into a drawing to have Hooper come to your birthday party

5 Tickets: Personal welcome on Pistons scoreboard

10 Tickets: Free-throw shot on Pistons court

15 Tickets: Exclusive Pistons item

20-Tickets: Autographed picture

40 Tickets: Personalized Pistons jersey

The top 10 sellers at each school will be invited to participate in an on-court experience before a pistons home game.

The top selling school will be visited by a pistons player!

Robotics Parent Volunteers

Do you have an interest or skill in technology, science or engineering? For the robotics First Lego League teams, we need your help!  We are looking for a few people to help us begin this initiative at Geer Park. If you are interested in being a parent volunteer and are willing to commit to help lead our teams along with other teachers, please contact your child’s teacher or Ms. Shalhout at shalhol@dearbornschools.org or Ms. Donoghue at donoghk@dearbornschools.org or Mrs. Abu-Rus at aburuss@dearbornschools.org

 

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