IRIS BECKER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
A Blue Ribbon School
Home of the Bearcats!
Happy fall! Welcome back to another wonderful school year. The Becker staff and I would like to extend a warm welcome to you all. We are excited about having another safe, happy, and successful school year. The excellent learning and productivity of our Becker Community is well underway already as we move into October. We look forward to working closely with all of our families to ensure a successful and amazing school year. Our goal is always to establish effective and dependable school–to-home communication. This monthly newsletter, and parent monthly meetings, are examples of how we strive to keep you informed and involved in our daily operations.
As most successful schools do, we kick off the school year with our code of conduct assemblies. It is vital for you to be aware of all the policies and rules outlined therein. The contracts you have each submitted, signed by both you and your children indicate your committed understanding and agreement to adhere to the rules. The code of conduct is in place to ensure that we can function during the school year in the most safe and efficient manner possible. We encourage you to keep a copy of this and to be familiar with the code of conduct as it can be very helpful in avoiding confusion, disappointments, and frustrations.
We pride ourselves in reaching out to our families with warmth and sincerity with hopes of fostering great relationships between school and home. As with all good relationships, we hope for a most constructive collaboration with all of you in nurturing and building mature, respectful, and successful students. It is very important to keep up with your child’s progress while they are in school. High parent involvement in schools is linked to student achievement.
Here are some helpful tips to help you stay involved in your child’s education:
- Daily mandatory checks of your child’s homework folder and/or planner
- Keep up on school news on our school blog: Becker.dearbornschools.org
- Attend our monthly parent meeting (October 1st at 8:45 A.M.)
Lastly, please share in our excitement and dedication to creating a fabulous learning environment and community by becoming actively involved in our PTA. Join the other wonderful parents that go above and beyond to make all things possible for our students at Becker Elementary.
As a reminder, Becker students are not to arrive to school until 8:00 a.m for breakfast, unless they are coming in for tutoring. They will be required to stand outside unless it is raining, snowing, or below 20 degrees. Parents are not permitted to walk children into the building to class. We want to help our students build independence.
Lately, we have noticed that many parents are starting to arrive to school before dismissal to pick up their child. When parents are in the hallway before the end of the school day, it becomes difficult for the teachers to keep students focused. Students become distracted when they see parents in the hallways. Teachers are instructed to walk all students outside at dismissal time. We would like all parents to wait either in their cars or outside their child’s exit door. Additionally, please adhere to the traffic safety laws when picking up your child. Students should never cross the street unless it is at a crosswalk. If you see your child, please do not wave or signal to him/her to run across the middle of the street to your car. With the influx of cars in the street, drivers may not see your child. Please encourage your children to always cross at a corner crosswalks.
You will soon notice change in weather. For the comfort and well being of your children, please be sure to encourage them to come to school in layers. A light jacket, sweater or hoodie will help to keep them warm while they wait outside at their entry door. Students will not be allowed to wait in the building unless the temperature is 20 degrees or below. We’re noticing that some students are repeatedly leaving their jackets behind. We will continue to remind them. Please support us by having a conversation with your child about wearing the appropriate clothing to school and using their jackets while at recess. Students will be required to go out for recess daily if the weather permits.
Response to Bullying:
Bullying is a global problem. At Becker, we are proactive in addressing bullying by speaking to our students and holding school assemblies from the very beginning of the school year. You can help to support us by ensuring that you report any issues your child may be facing at school so we can help address them. Additionally, please speak to your children about what it feels like to be a bully toward others. Many times, children may not realize how their actions affect others. Please contact your child’s teacher or principal if you have any questions, and we will be happy to talk to you about ways you can address these issues.
Halloween Parade on Wedensday, October 31st
Halloween Parade for pre-K – 3rd grade students. At 2:45 students will walk around the building or outside (weather permitting). Grades 4th – 5th walk around in the building for treats provided through our PTA. All students will be allowed to come to school in their costumes, but remember no masks, weapons, face paint, are allowed. Students may also pass out treats at the end of the day 3:15-3:35. If you have any question, please call the office at (313)827-6950.
Monthly Parent Meeting: Please join us for our first monthly parent meeting for this school year. We will discuss upcoming student data results, upcoming Parent Talk classes with Margaret King-Ahmed, and ways to help your child succeed in school. Please make sure to attend this important meeting on October 1st, in the media center at 8:45 A.M.
Congratulations to our September Students of the Month
May Berry-Kdg – Ali Elreda
Katrina Case-Kdg – Lynn Saleh
Sukna Bazzi-1st– Mohamed Alsunaidi
Ana Gomez-1st– Alqamar Altharhani
Kristin Koss 2nd– Faten Fsai
Maggie Salame 2nd– Ali Bazzi
Tanya Jabra 2nd– Kawther Alajeeb
Tanya Jabra 3rd– Alhussain Altharhani
Sara Alhaschemy 3rd– Ahlam Alsunaidi
Diana Har -3rd– Ali Faraj
Mariam Berry 4th– Ali Elmoussa
Fatemh Reslan 4th– Chaza Musleh
Nahida Islam 5th – Nisreen Aljahmi
Amal Khansa 5th– Mariam Sofyan
October Dates to Remember:
|Oct 1||Parent Monthly Meeting at 8:45 A.M. in the media center|
4th/5th Grade Field Trip (Apple Orchard)
Fire Safety Presentation for Pre-K and Kindergarten
|Oct 4||Kindergarten Field Trip (Apple Orchard)|
|Oct 8||3rd Grade Field Trip (Henry Ford Museum)|
2nd Grade Field Trip (Michigan Science Center)
4th Grade Presentation hosted by DTE Energy
Brainstormers Writing Assembly at 9:00 A.M. for Kg-5th Grade
Half -Day of School – Dismissal at 11:45 A.M.
|Oct 15||Cipriano Run -Ford Field in Dearborn|
|Oct 17||Late Start – School Begins at 9:35 A.M.|
|Oct 18||Preschool Parent Meeting at 8:40 A.M.|
|Oct 23||Picture Day|
|Oct 26||No School for Kindergarten Students Only|
|Oct 31||Halloween Parade 2:45 P.M.|