End of Year Message to our Families!

Thank you for another wonderful and productive school year.  I can’t thank everyone enough for your endless hours of volunteering, chaperoning, reading, organizing, donating and doing whatever was necessary to support students—both at home and at school.  Special thanks to our PTA who, as usual, went above and beyond the call of duty to provide whatever was necessary to add to our students’ already rich school experience.

That experience could also not occur without the endless energy, skills and devotion of the Whitmore-Bolles staff.  Thanks and well done to an incredible group of professionals.

A final word to WB students:  Thank you for all your hard work throughout the school year.  I am so honored to be your principal; you make me proud to be a Whitmore Eagle.  You keep me laughing and young at heart.  I am grateful for your joy, astute insights and amazing talents.  Best wishes to our outgoing fifth graders, whom we will miss greatly—please come back and visit.

To those of you who are leaving us for new places and adventures, we wish you all the best. Well-wishes, albeit with saddened hearts, to Ms.Chapman as she moves to new position within the district and Ms. Stawara, Ms. O’Connell, and Ms. Griffith-Buhr as they begin making new memories with their families. They’ve been a gift to us and will be greatly missed!  We wish all of you a wonderful summer, with time for rest, a change of pace, and family.

A few reminders:

Summer School

Students who have been invited to attend summer school will be attending our program at Snow Elementary.  This is a joint effort with Nowlin, Long and Snow schools.  The program runs July 30th through August 16th .  Reminder letters will be sent to participating students mid July.

Class Placements

Next year’s class placements will again be communicated before school starts on August 27th.  Although we do not accept individual teacher requests, please know that teachers advocate for and work together for the best placement of each child.  We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with this policy.

Kindergarten Program and Schedule

All Kindergarten students will participate in a “soft start” schedule to ease them into the school year.  This means that Kindergarten will follow a different time schedule than students in grades 1-5 for the first week of school.

Summer Office Hours/Getting in Touch

The school office will close tomorrow, June 21st at 4:00 pm but will reopen two weeks before school begins on August 13th. Should something come up between these dates, I can always be reached through email at waddelk@dearbornschools.org .

Until next school year, here’s wishing you love, laughter and learning.

Most sincerely,

Kristi Waddell, Principal

Student Access Resolved

Good news. The issue with student access has been resolved. Students can once again sign in and continue learning.

Student Access Resolved

Good news. The issue with student access has been resolved. Students can once again sign in and continue learning.

Student email and account access

We are aware of an issue involving student email and accounts. This means that students may not be able to access their email, Clever, MobyMax, etc.

We are working on a resolution. We hope to have access restored quickly.

District, City, & Community Partners To Conduct Emergency Readiness Exercise

Police, EMS, local hospitals, and school personnel will take part in June 19, 2018 practice at William Ford Elementary.
The planning started over a year ago and on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 the Dearborn Public Schools will partner with several different organizations in the city to conduct an emergency readiness exercise at William Ford Elementary School, 14749 Alber Street, Dearborn 48126.
Beginning at 8:30 a.m. and continuing until noon, residents in the area, and those traveling near the school, will see police, fire, and many other emergency personnel in and around the school.
For more information visit: https://firstbell.dearbornschools.org/

Important Last Day of School Info – Please read!!

Report cards will be distributed on the last day of school, Thursday, June 14. Remember, Thursday is a half day, with dismissal at 11:45 AM.

Report cards will be held in the office for any students who owe a lunch balance or library materials, until payment is made or materials are returned. Please be proactive and try to take care of outstanding issues before dismissal on Thursday. 🙂

IMPORTANT – The main office will be closed from 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM on Thursday. Otherwise, our normal office operating hours will be 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM this week.

Thank you and have a great summer!


Keep your child’s summer reading inspired with these free programs sponsored by your Dearborn Public Libraries. All programs are a part of the summer reading programs held each year and are free to the public, serving all ages in all locations! Click here to check out this year’s programs.

Prevent Brain Drain

No more summer slide clip art

Summer Bridge Activity Books

Your child has spent the last nine months learning. Why risk the summer setback? Help them retain their skills learned this year and prepare for the grade ahead. Click on the Whitmore-Bolles Summer Bridge Activity Book Flyer below to order yours today!

Bridge Activities Order Form 2018

School Stops for the Summer… Learning Never Should!

EASY ONLINE ORDERING – No need to return order forms to school.

PTA Sponsored Bottle Drive

5th grade camp bottle drive!
Sunday June 3rd from 9am-11:30am in the Whitmore-Bolles school parking lot.

Did you entertain people over Memorial Day? Do you have returnable cans and bottles from all your get-togethers? Please consider donating them to the 4th grade to help raise funds for 5th grade camp!

Please ask your family and friends- we need your help!

If you want us to pick up large quantities from you please send an E-mail to: annemichelis@yahoo.com or text: 734-502-0759

2018-2019 Kindergarten Soft Start and No School Schedule

Please see the following link for the soft start and no school schedule for the incoming Kindergarten and Young 5s students

Kindergarten Soft Start 2018 19

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