This Week at William Ford!

Wednesday is an optional HAT DAY for $1.00.  All money donated will go for Food and Medical Supplies in Yemen.

PTA Holiday Nights is this Wednesday!  Don’t miss the fun…crafts, food, holiday cheer and free pictures with SANTA!   Doors Open from 5:00-6:30

Friday is our Annual Holiday Sing-along in the Lobby from 9:00-11:00 and 1:00-2:30.  Students will gather in the lobby by Houses for this special annual event!  Feel free to stop by and enjoy the sounds of the season!

Winter Break:  December 22nd – January 6th


Read by Third Grade!

William Ford Parents

Based on Public Law 306 (October 2016), third grade students who are more than a year below grade level on the state ELA assessment are under consideration for retention in third grade.  Dearborn Public Schools staff in elementary schools have been systematically planning to ensure that teachers have the training to teach reading effectively and that students receive small group instruction based on their needs.  The current year second graders are the first group to potentially be impacted by the legislation.

You are invited to join the district task force to strengthen the planning process and to ensure that the community is informed and engaged in the success of every student.

If you would like to participate, please complete the survey.



Thank You William Ford Community!
As a school we collected 1,966 cans and food items this week for the Annual Battle Against Hunger.  Our donations will be added to the other donations at Fordson High School and given to Zaman International for distribution to those in need.

Your generosity is GREATLY appreciated!  

Donations were collected by HOUSES.  The Yellow House of Achievers donated 714 food items!  The House of Achievers will keep the “House Cup” for now – see Rania below with the cup!

On Saturday morning several staff members and students volunteers gathered at Hanini Outreach and Community Center in Dearborn to package and deliver Thanksgiving food bags.  Special thanks to Ms. Berry, Ms. Honer, Ms. Abadeh, Ms. Bazzy, Ms. Saidi (and daughters), Mr. Higgins, Mr. Lesniak and Ms. Cheaib!



Students and Safety First!

Dear Parents,

At William Ford we take great pride in the academic achievement of our students, the professionalism of staff, and our ability to work together as a community to maintain a safe and orderly school environment.

Today, a few students shared conflicting stories with staff members that a strange man in a car with two school-aged kids in the backseat was yelling threatening comments to students on the playground from his car.  Fortunately, the students were safe and no one was harmed. We immediately contacted the Dearborn Police and provided them with the details shared by the students.

Keeping our school a safe place helps to keep our neighborhood safe and as parents you play a big part in helping us in this effort. Please use this experience to talk to your children about how to stay safe when they are walking to school or playing on the neighborhood.  Here are a few helpful reminders:

  • Never talk to a stranger.
  • Never get into a car with a stranger.
  • Never talk to a stranger who is looking for his/her lost pet.
  • Children should walk to and from school with other children.
  • Always report suspicious characters to parents, teachers and the police.
  • If approached by a stranger, run in the opposite direction and tell an adult.

Every day, all of us here at William Ford work to make sure our school is a safe place for your children. By working together and keeping an open line of communication, we can ensure that our school, homes, and neighborhood will remain safe for all of us.


David Higgins                                                                                                                                                  P

Principal, William Ford Elementary

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