Fifth Grade Lock-in Fun!

Fifth Graders enjoyed an evening “lock-in” on Thursday!  Games in the gym, Bingo, board games, food, raffles and even a photo booth with PAWS!  All proceeds go towards their spring trip to Camp Ohiyesa!

What a great evening…followed by a Snow Day!

Fifth Graders enjoying Pizza and Pop!

Photo Booth with PAWS was a Huge hit!

Students anxiously awaiting the winning raffle tickets to be called!

A happy raffle winner – one of three!


STEM Students Visit William Ford

Former William Ford students, Nour Abdullah and Xhiko Ahmeti, visited fifth graders this week to discuss the STEM program for 6th-8th graders!  With all 5th grade interested students, the girls did a phenomenal job presenting and answering questions!  Thank you Nour and Xhiko…you make William Ford proud!

For more information about STEM for Sixth Grade visit the website at

 Click HERE for STEM Website!


PTA and Parent Meeting on Tuesday

Please join us at William Ford in the Cafeteria on Tuesday, Jan. 23rd at 9:00 for a PTA and Parent Meeting.  The PTA will take nominations for a vacated Vice-President position as well as share other news.  We will also have a presentation by Officer Saleh on Traffic Safety, information on the Third Grade Reading Law, as well as an opportunity to visit your child’s classroom!

Join us after you drop off your child for school for coffee and conversation. The meeting begins at 9:00.


Scent Sensitivity at William Ford

Another friendly reminder that William Ford Elementary has students and teachers with severe sensitivity to scents, including but not limited to, colognes, after-shave lotions, perfumes, deodorants, body/face lotions, hair sprays or similar products, and scented fabric softeners.  Those who are sensitive to perfumes and chemicals may suffer potentially serious health consequences.  Please avoid using any scented products while visiting or attending school at William Ford.  Signs have been posted at all doors and in the office.

Your continued cooperation is greatly appreciated!


2017 Young Authors’ Festival

From the Dearborn Press and Guide

Three William Ford Elementary School Students Awarded for Their Outstanding Writing at the 2017 Young Authors’ Festival.

Three students from William Ford Elementary School in Dearborn received awards for their writing at the University of Michigan-Dearborn Mardigian Library’s fifth annual Young Authors’ Festival.  The half-day event was held in the library on Saturday, Nov. 11. Approximately 80 young writers from grades 3 to 5, parents, and teachers listened as the award winners read aloud excerpts from their winning entries.

Receiving awards from William Ford Elementary were:
·         3rd Grade, 1st Prize: Abdalmuhymin Albousefi for “A Time I Stood Up to Bullying,”

 ·         3rd Grade, 2nd Prize: Garam Muqbel for “Bullying,”

 ·         3rd Grade, 3rd Prize: Mustafa Mejbel for “Stand Up to a Bully.

The 2017 Young Authors’ Writing Contest received approximately 150 entries from children in grades 3 to 5.  This year’s theme was “Standing Up for What You Believe In.”  Entries were judged by UM-Dearborn pre-service teachers.


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