Dearborn Schools’ Art Department Cordially Invites You to the Empty Bowls Dinner

Next Monday, November 19, is the Dearborn Schools’ Art Department Empty Bowls Dinner. That is a great event, and a huge help to the Blessings in a Backpack program.  Here’s the link to the Event listing on Facebook as well as a electronic copy of the EB flyer 2018:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1878022555621937/
EB flyer 2018
There will be a second fundraiser for the end of that week. Yogurtown on Fairlane Dr (up on the hill, near Target, Meijer, etc.) is hosting a fundraiser for Blessings in a Backpack on Friday, November 23rd. It’ll be a zoo up there, but maybe we can capitalize on shoppers looking for a break and a treat on Black Friday. If a customer brings the event flyer, or mentions Blessings in a Backpack, they will receive 25% of their sales transaction. Below is the link to the Blessings in a Backpack Yogurtown Event link below:

PTA Meeting Tonight (Monday) at 6:30pm

Dear Whitmore Families,

The PTA will be holding their monthly meeting tonight (Monday, November 12th) at 6:30 and would LOVE to see you there!

Reminder, Battle Against Hunger Starts Today and Ends on Friday!

Dear Whitmore Families,

Dearborn’s three traditional high schools are again collecting food for local food banks. The drive runs from Monday, November 12 through Friday, November 16th.

This year’s fourth annual Battling Against Hunger drive is a cooperative effort between Dearborn, Edsel Ford and Fordson high schools, with help from the elementary and middle schools that feed into those buildings.  The goal is to collect 30,000 canned goods for Zaman International and $7,600 for the Amity Foundation.

Battling Against Hunger began three years ago as an off-field competition between crosstown rivals Fordson and Dearborn High to help families in need through Gleaners Food Bank.  Edsel Ford then joined the event. Last year, more than 74,300 food items were donated, enough to fill a semi trailer. Click on the Battle Against Hunger 2018 flyer link below:

Battle Against Hunger 2018

Parking and Safety Procedure Reminders – please read

Every school day over 350 children cross our streets and parking lot on their way to and from school. These traffic procedures are designed to protect the safety of our children, create a predictable traffic flow, and prevent blocked streets for all the residents of the Whitmore Bolles community. Your observation of posted restrictions, cooperation with student safety volunteers, and thoughtful behavior are essential for smooth and safe traffic flow.

Please share these safety procedures with care-providers, grandparents and others who bring your kids to and from school.

Drop Off and Pick Up:
Monday thru Friday, students may be dropped off beginning at 8:30 a.m. (8:10 for breakfast) and picked up when school dismisses at 3:35 p.m.  There is a designated Drop-Off/ Pick-Up lane in the parking lot for those families who do not wish to park their vehicles.

When using the drop-off or pick up area, please:

  • Pull forward to the designated area
  • Make sure children are ready to get out of the car
  • Have your child sit in the passenger side of the car so he/she can exit onto the sidewalk side of the lane
  • Do not hold up the line
  • Do not block traffic
  • Do not double park
  • Do not leave your car unattended in the drop-off/pick-up lane

Parking: Please observe posted parking and traffic signs.

School Parking Lot:

  • Do not park in the handicapped parking spaces unless you have a handicap permit
  • Parking spaces are in the center of the parking lot and available on a first come basis.
  • Do not create parking spaces where there are none.
  • Do not double park or block another car from exiting.
  • Please observe one-way signs for safe traffic flow

Street Parking:

  • Whitmore St– Please observe all posted limits and signs. There is no parking in the Bus lane.
  • Notre Dame and Williams St– Please observe all posted limits and signs. There is no parking in the crosswalk area, and there is no parking right before the stop signs.
  • Do not block crosswalks, driveways, yellow zones, or fire hydrants.

Other Safety Guidelines:

  • Do not make mid-block U-turns around the school, it is illegal and dangerous.
  • Do not pull into a neighbor’s driveway to turn vehicle around.
  • Please stop at all posted stop signs and proceed with caution when clear.
  • Instruct your children to remain in monitored areas during pick-up.
  • Arrive early to ease traffic congestion.
  • Be courteous to your fellow parents and residents
  • Remain alert and encourage others to follow these safe driving tips.

We always encourage families at Whitmore to walk to school or ride their bike every day!

Thank you in advance for your help with improving the safety of our children here at Whitmore Bolles Elementary School!

Cold Weather Guidelines

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Hard to believe that the cold weather is already here!

The guidelines we use to determine if students will go outside for recess or have inside line-up for arrival are a combined temperature and windchill of below 20 degrees.  Therefore, if the weather is below 20 degrees, students will remain inside for recess and we will allow students to line up inside the building starting at 8:30 am.

Please remember to always dress appropriately for the weather; students will need snow pants, boots, hats, scarves and gloves to ensure their safety and well-being when we have outdoor recess!

What’s Dearborn to You, Take the Survey!

The Downtown Dearborn Development authorities and the City of Dearborn have launched the beginning of a Branding Campaign, which starts with a survey.

The survey is open to anyone, even if you don’t live in Dearborn, so definitely all staff, teachers, parents, and community ed. students are all welcome to take part. The survey is electronic and is available in English and Arabic.

Here is the link to the Branding Website- https://brandingdearborn.com/

Everyone who takes the survey can also have the chance to win prizes. Deadline for the survey is November 25, 2018

Also, here is a link to other resources that can be used to help promote the message. https://brandingdearborn.com/assets/

Thanks for the help!

No School, Tomorrow Tuesday November 6th

This is just a reminder that there will be NO SCHOOL, tomorrow November 6th.

Prosecutor Worthy School Threat Letter

Dear Parents,

Please see the attached letter from Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, Kim Worthy.  Please click on the link to read the letter below, English, Arabic, and Spanish versions available.

Prosecutor Worthy School Threat Letter (English)

Prosecutor Worthy School Threat Letter(Arabic)

Prosecutor Worthy School Threat Letter(Spanish)

No School ,Tuesday November 6th

This is a friendly reminder that there will be NO SCHOOL on Tuesday, November 6th.

4th Annual Battle Against Hunger

Dear Whitmore Families,

Dearborn’s three traditional high schools are again collecting food for local food banks.  For the first time, this year’s drive will kick off with a family friendly one- or two-mile Turkey Trot run at Ford Field Park. 

This year’s fourth annual Battling Against Hunger drive is a cooperative effort between Dearborn, Edsel Ford and Fordson high schools, with help from the elementary and middle schools that feed into those buildings.  The drive runs from Nov. 12 to 16. The goal is to collect 30,000 canned goods for Zaman International and $7,600 for the Amity Foundation.

Battling Against Hunger began three years ago as an off-field competition between crosstown rivals Fordson and Dearborn High to help families in need through Gleaners Food Bank.  Edsel Ford then joined the event. Last year, more than 74,300 food items were donated, enough to fill a semi trailer.

Battle Against Hunger 2018

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