Preschool is Coming to William Ford!

William Ford was recently awarded a four-year old preschool for the 2016-2017 school year!  The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a Michigan state-funded preschool program for four-year olds.  We are very excited to be able to offer this program to the families of students who will attend William Ford for elementary school.  Priority will be given to qualified four-year olds who already have a sibling at William Ford Elementary.  However, students may also attend GSRP at Cotter.  For more information you may contact Cotter & GSRP at 3020 Osborn St., Dearborn, Michigan 48126.  The phone number is 313-827-6150.  You may also contact the school office at William Ford at 313-827-6400.

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Kindergarten Jump Start Begins Monday, August 22nd!

Parents of Kindergarteners at William Ford for the 2016-2017 School Year,

Many of you may have received an invitation for your child to attend the four day Kindergarten Jump Start from Monday, August 22nd – Thursday, August 25th.  The Kindergarten Jump Start is a district program to help students make a smooth transition into kindergarten.  William Ford’s four day Jump Start program begins begins at 8:10 for breakfast, with time in the classroom with Kindergarten Teachers from 8:30-11:30.

If you did not receive a letter, and you are interested in having your kindergarten child attend Jump Start please contact the office at 313-827-6400.

Mr. D. Higgins, Principal

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Summer School Science!

William Ford’s Summer School was a HUGE success!  Students made great growth in reading, writing and math.  Students and teachers also traveled to the Michigan Science Center and explored science concepts in the classroom.  Thank you parents for your support!

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Summer Science

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School Resumes on Tuesday, September 6th!

Schools will open on Tuesday, September 6th at 8:30 with an 11:45 dismissal.

Class Rosters will be posted on Sunday, September 4th on the windows near the front doors.  Please note that rosters are subject to change.

Full Days begin on Wednesday, September 7th, 8:30-3:35

Students should not arrive to school prior to 8:20 unless they are eating breakfast.  Staff is not available to chaperone children until 8:20.

Breakfast and Lunch begins with Full Days on Wednesday, September 7th.  Breakfast is served from 8:00-8:25.  Students should not arrive for breakfast before 8:00.

Kindergarten Soft Start Schedule – Week One

Kindergarten students will once again follow a “Soft Start” schedule the first week.  See below.

Tuesday, September 6th:

All students (kindergarten parents are welcome to stay)

Arrival: 8:40 a.m.  Dismissal: 11:00

Wednesday, September 7th:

Kindergarten students from 8:40-11:30, all other grades dismiss at 3:35.

Coffee with the Principal and Assistant Principal in the cafeteria, 8:45-9:30

Kindergarten Parent Orientation Meeting 12:30-2:00

Kindergarten Open House for parents and children 2:00-3:30

Thursday, September 8th:

Kindergarten students from 8:40-11:30, all other grades dismiss at 3:35.

Scheduled one-on-one assessments: 12:00-3:30

Friday, September 9th:

Kindergarten students from 8:40-11:30, all other grades dismiss at 3:35.

Scheduled one-on-one assessments: 12:00-3:30

 

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Dearborn Night Out on Crime

FAMILY-FRIENDLY NATIONAL NIGHT OUT ON CRIME IS AUG. 2

    The Dearborn Police Department invites all residents to attend National Night Out on crime at the Police Station on Tuesday, August 2, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
This is a free event sponsored by Target Stores and the Dearborn Police Department. In addition to increasing awareness of crime prevention programs, National Night Out also strengthens neighborhood spirit and community-police partnerships, while sending a message to criminals that “neighborhoods are organized, working with police and are fighting back against crime.”
Chief Haddad stated, “Dearborn is a prime example of a community that works in partnership with its police department and the private sector.  Together these partnerships have made real strides in crime prevention and quality of life issues.”
This year’s event will be in the Police Department’s east parking lot, and will include free hot dogs, drinks and ice cream and plenty of activities.
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Wednesdays at William Ford

Join us for Wednesdays at William Ford!

Our first two Wednesdays were big hits!  We played kickball one day and then Math Bingo the other day.  Wednesdays at William Ford are from 9:00-10:30.  When it is over be sure to plan to come back at 1:00 to visit the library!

The next “Wednesdays at William Ford” will be August 3rd!

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William Ford Wishes Mr. Bazzi and Ms. Wood the Best!

William Ford wishes Mr. Bazzi and Ms. Wood the very best as they move on from William Ford.  Mr. Bazzi will serve as the Assistant Principal at Henry Ford Elementary.  Ms. Wood is pursuing local secretarial positions.  Many of the staff recently celebrated with Mr. Bazzi and Ms. Wood – see the photos below.

William Ford will miss you both!

 

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William Ford Library Summer Hours

The library is open!!!!

William Ford Library Summer Hours:

June 27th-August 17th

Monday and Wednesday from 1:00-3:30

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William Ford Summer Reading Challenge!

Click below to visit the William Ford Summer Reading Challenge!

Summer Reading Challenge

 

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Summer Learning iLearn Course

Click on the link below to go to the Summer Learning iLean Course.

Summer Learning iLearn Course

 

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