Get Ready for “March is Reading Month”

Dear Families,

We would like to get you ready for our favorite month of the year, March. March is Reading Month! During this month we encourage you to make reading a daily part of your child’s life.  The role you play in the lives of your children is an essential component towards their success in school.

Research shows there is a direct correlation between oral language and achievement in literacy. Exposing your children to a diverse vocabulary at an early age promotes oral language development. A child’s vocabulary by age 3 is a strong indicator of how well a student will be able to read and comprehend in the future. This base will provide the foundation for children when they are ready to begin reading.  Regardless of the language spoken at home, communication through any language is important for building a child’s vocabulary level.

Here are some things you can do with your children at home in order to give them a strong foundation for success:

  • Read! Read! Read! Even if they are too young to read, simply point to, discuss and identify pictures.
  • Be sure to have PLENTY of books for your children at home. The local library has many titles available free of charge. This makes for a fun family outing.
  • Have your children independently read for a minimum of 30 minutes daily.
  • Have your child write in a journal daily, logging their reading.
  • Eliminate or control TV/Video game exposure during the week.
  • Reward your children on the weekends if they have met their weekly reading goals.

Thanks again for your support!

Box Tops for Education

PTA is collecting Box Tops on Tuesday, February 14

There will be a box in the office. Please make sure you put the Box Tops in a bag with your name on the bag.

Valentine Store

PTA is having a Valentine Store

February 13th and 14th 9:15 AM -3:15 PM

The PTA would like to thank these parents for their time and great volunteer work. Hopefully, we will see more parents joining the PTA and volunteering.

  • Nihad Abu Halawa
  • Amira Yousef
  • Cleoptra Isa
  • Hana Aljahmi
  • Ikram Habhab
  • Lorie Elitawi

PTA is having a Valentine Store

PTA is having a Valentine Store

February 13th and 14th 9:15 AM -3:15 PM

The PTA would like to thank these parents for their time and great volunteer work. Hopefully, we will see more parents joining the PTA and volunteering.

  • Nihad Abu Halawa
  • Amira Yousef
  • Cleoptra Isa
  • Hana Aljahmi
  • Ikram Habhab
  • Lorie Elitawi

PTA is looking for members

The PTA is looking for members, Please join as we would be trying to get 100% staff enrollment like years before. Membership is only $5.

PTA BOARD MEMBERS
2011/2012


PTA PRESIDENT:
Marwan Wehbe / mk1966@gmail.com


PTA VICE PRESIDENT:
Maha Salem / Maha_b_Salem@yahoo.com

Maggie Kubiak / mimi7670@yahoo.com

TREASURER:
Fayza Kabbani / fayzakabbani@yahoo.com
 

SECRETARY:
Maggie Kubiak / mimi7670@yahoo.com
 

Memberships:
Maggie Kubiak / mimi7670@yahoo.com
 

HEALTH / WELLNESS:
Wala Saad / ajamiw@dearborn.k12.mi.us
 

LEGISLATIVE CHAIRMAN:
Milah Davanzo / Milah.Davanzo@gmail.com
 

Fundraising:
Fayza Kabbani/ fayzakabbani@yahoo.com
Wala Saad/ ajamiw@dearborn.k12.mi.us

Valentine Store

Count Day

Dear Parents: Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 8, 2012 is Count Day.  Count Day is very important for school funding.  Please make every possible effort to have your children in school on time and all day.

About PBIS for Parents

 PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention and Support. It is a program designed to teach respect, responsibility, and safety at school. We at Lowrey MS hope to encourage students to continuously make good behavior choices through this program.

PBIS provides teachers and other school staff with information to help prevent behavior problems and make school a safe learning environment.

Research shows that the use of PBIS in school has resulted in increased time for instruction. It also increases positive behaviors school wide, and decreases disruptive behaviors.

Thanks to a grant from Wayne RESA we are able to hang posters that highlight behavior expectations in all areas of the school. We can give rewards to students who are observed showing consistently respectful, responsible, and safe behaviors.

Behavior Expectations Matrix

How Does It Work?

A PBIS school teaches the expectations to all students and provides frequent opportunity to practice.

A PBIS school provides a consistent, predictable, and fair use of consequences for all students.

What Can Parents Do

Read and discuss the Behavior Expectations Matrix found in the brochure and their student’s PBIS Handbook

Check your student’s planner, Tardy Card and Focus Card each night

Review the Behavior Expectation Matrix with your child if he or she experiences behavior problems in school

Work on a plan to help them with strategies for appropriate behaviors

Support teacher and administrative behavior decisions

Discuss problems privately with staff

Ask about Parent Teacher Association and other volunteer opportunities at Lowrey MS

Student Created Animations explaining the Expectations Matrix

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