Summer Learning at Becker: July 19th and August 9th-FREE BOOKS and ICE CREAM!!!!!

Attention Incoming 1st-5th Grade Students:

During the summer it is essential to READ!!!! Make sure to come July 19th and August 9th to Becker at 12:00 to receive two new books to read for the summer and some ice cream. This is the continuation of what we gave you on the last day of school. Hope to see you there!

Attached is the letter we sent home on the last day of school:

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Never Goodbye: A Letter to the Becker Community

Dear Becker Community:

I hope you all are enjoying the first few weeks of summer with family, friends, and books!

This letter is really difficult to write and I have gone back and forth as to how I would go about telling our families about my departure from Becker. I have accepted the principal position at Woodworth Middle School for the upcoming school year. This is bittersweet for me as I have come accustomed to being a Becker Bearcat and in a way, will always call Becker my home. Becker is truly a special place and this is primarily due to the dedication of our teachers, support staff, students, and their families.

My experience at Becker has led me to meet wonderful, loving, and caring parents. You have taught me that parent partnership is a priority in order for any school to be successful. I want to thank you all for allowing me to be part of such a beautiful community. A special thank you to our highly involved PTA! Thank you for always putting students first and for ensuring our students had wonderful memories at Becker.

I will value all of the relationships I have made with all of you! I will miss our parent meeting conversations, our arrival and dismissal chats, and all of our celebratory events.

As for my students, thank you for allowing me to watch you grow both developmentally and academically. I am very fortunate to have been part of your young lives and I only hope that I made a positive impact on you. I want you to know that I am always here for you and that I am only an email away. I believe in you and know that you will all go onto to do great things! Keep your head up, never turn away from a challenge, and always think of your future. It is never too early to start thinking about college and career. I will truly miss you all and please, please, please, continue to be BLUE RIBBON STUDENTS throughout your educational career!

I am confident that the new Becker principal will be welcomed as I was and you will show him/her the true meaning of what it means to be a Becker Bearcat!

I will cherish all of the memories I have made at Becker and I will hold them dear to my heart! Thank you all for allowing me to serve you! If I can be of any service, or if you need anything at all, please do not hesitate to email me at hassanr1@dearbornschools.org  .

Sincerely,

Rima Hassan

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Dearborn residents reminded of laws related to fireworks us

As Fourth of July approaches, Dearborn residents are reminded to follow state and local laws regarding the purchase and use of fireworks, as well as to exercise extreme caution.
Consumer fireworks only allowed on certain days
 
In addition to low-impact fireworks such as sparklers, there are powerful or airborne fireworks, known as “consumer” fireworks, that are legal for sale and use in Michigan. 
 
However, the use of consumer fireworks is restricted to the day before, day of, or day after national holidays, such as Fourth of July or the New Year’s holiday. 
 
Dearborn’s fireworks ordinance also restricts the times that these fireworks may be used on permitted holidays. No use is allowed between the hours of midnight and 8 a.m.  (There is an exception for New Year’s Day only, when the time of use is extended to 1 a.m.)
 
Dearborn residents are encouraged to call 313-943-3030 to anonymously report unsafe or illegal activity in their neighborhood, or to call 9-1-1 if there is a dangerous or emergency situation. 
 
Regulations on fireworks, prohibited locations, fines
 
Other important restrictions apply to consumer fireworks use. Violation of these rules is considered a civil infraction, punishable by fines of up to $500.
 
All residents should be aware of the following provisions in state and local law related to consumer fireworks use: 
 
No one is allowed to use fireworks on public properties, including schools, churches, government buildings, city streets and parks. 
 
No one is allowed to ignite or discharge fireworks in any way that would cause them to land on someone else’s private property without the express consent of the property owners. The responsible party will also be required to pay for any damages caused by the fireworks. 
 
You cannot discharge fireworks while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. 
 
It is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to purchase or discharge consumer fireworks. 
 
Some regulations also apply to the use of low-impact fireworks. Details are outlined in Sec. 14-265 of the City of Dearborn Code of Ordinances. 
 
In addition to these rules, Dearborn Police will still enforce the city’s noise and littering ordinances, within the provisions of the state law, and issue violations when necessary. 
 
Residents urged to use caution
 
Even though powerful fireworks are legal in Michigan, their use still carries the same potential dangers and liabilities. Every year, thousands of dollars in property damage is reported due to fires caused by the unsafe use of fireworks. 
 
Additionally, it is estimated that 200 people per day go to the emergency room for fireworks-related injuries during the period surrounding the Fourth of July. 
 
To avoid serious injuries, residents are asked to exercise caution when discharging fireworks. Guidelines from the Consumer Product Safety Commission can be found on www.cpsc.gov/fireworks.
 
Remember you will be held responsible for any injury or property damage caused by discharging fireworks. 
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Summer Learning Fun at Becker: Books and Ice cream July 19th and August 9th at 12!

Attention Incoming 1st-5th Grade Students:

During the summer it is essential to READ!!!! Make sure to come July 19th and August 9th to Becker at 12:00 to receive two new books to read for the summer and some ice cream. This is the continuation of what we gave you on the last day of school. Hope to see you there!

Attached is the letter we sent home on the last day of school:

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Letter to the Community: Please see attached

Please see the letter in both Arabic and English about last week. If you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at 827-6950  or email me at: hassanr1@dearbornschools.org or call the Affective Education Department at 827-8330 or email: charled@dearbornschools.org  over the summer.

Letter to community (Arabic and English)

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Emergency Readiness Exercise

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/
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Student Access Resolved

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

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Student Access Resolved

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

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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.

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Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony: Class of 2025

Congratulations to all of our fifth graders and their families! This is the first of many celebrations! Congrats to the class of 2025!!!

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