March is Reading Month at William Ford

March is Reading Month is in full swing at William Ford!

Guest Reader, Marjorie Janoskey reads aloud to students.

Near Mrs. Hamid’s classroom – reading around the campfire!


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Bingo for Books at William Ford!

What a great evening of fun at William Ford at our Annual Bingo for Books! There were plenty of books, raffles, snacks and so much more!

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Kindergarten Parent Workshop this Friday!

Please plan to attend the Kindergarten Parent Workshop on Friday, March 17th from 2:45-3:15!  We will discuss and share strategies you can use at home to support Literacy and Math!  There will also be door prizes and raffles, coffee and more!!

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Literacy Night Rescheduled

Due to the snowy weather this past Monday, March 13th, the Literacy/STEM night was postponed.  We have rescheduled that family event!  The Literacy / STEM night will now be held on Monday, April 24th from 4:30-5:30.


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A Message from the Dearborn Schools 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.
The Dearborn School Nurses
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March is Reading Month Special Events!

March is Reading Month!

William Ford has plenty of special events this month for students!  Here are two special evening events…

Monday, March 13th is Literacy & STEM Night, 4:30-5:30

Wednesday, March 22nd is Bingo for Books, 4:30-6:00

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Jump Rope for Heart is Coming!

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Dismissal Reminder

Thank you again for your continued understanding and patience during arrival and dismissal.  As you know, due to construction, it was necessary to amend our dismissal procedures, dismissal doors and times.

Pre-School dismisses from their classroom beginning at 3:20.

Kindergarten dismisses from the cafeteria beginning at 3:25.

1st and 2nd grades begin dismissing through the front door at 3:30.

3rd-5th grades also begin dismissing through the parking lot door at 3:30.

Of course, attempting to dismiss nearly 700 students through two doors does have challenges.  Some class will be first and some class will be last.  This is not the teacher’s fault.  Additionally, for the safety of all students, only Pre-school and Kindergarten parents are to enter the building when invited and chaperoned by staff to get their child from the cafeteria/PK room.

Once the construction is completed (maybe by summer), dismissal will improve!  If you have concerns, please see Mr. Higgins or Mrs. Akroush.


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Second Quarter Honors Assembly

William Ford’s second quarter Honors Assembly for 4th and 5th grades will be held Tuesday, February 14th @ 2:00 in the Cafeteria/Auditorium.

Doors will open for families at 1:45.

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Is your Fifth Grader interested in STEM in Middle School?

Online applications are now being taken for the Dearborn Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Middle School (STEM).  Dearborn’s STEM Middle School is located on The Heights Campus on Ann Arbor Trail.  Applications must be submitted online.  Go to to submit your application by March 17, 2017.  Information will also be sent home with fifth grade students.

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