Saba Almuthafar is the Game Design Challenge Winner. Her game was chosen for its originality and for the clear written instructions. Thank you to all the game design participants. We had many excellent entries and it was a tough decision.
Chief Hadad is asking for community support to reduce the number of assaults in Dearborn. Please read his message below.
July 14, 2014
SUBJECT: SEEKING SUPPORT IN REDUCING ASSAULTS AND BATTERY
Recently, we have seen an increase in the amount of assault & Battery incidents throughout the community. These are violent and potentially fatal acts that can be devastating to not only the persons involved but also family members and the community as a whole. A recent review of the latest crime statistics reveals an increase of 6% in Assault and Battery incidents from 2013.
As Chief of Police, I am using all resources available to make the community aware of this situation. Officers from the Dearborn Police Department will be proactively addressing all assault and battery incidents. It is important to note the serious consequences of committing an assault, which include up to 90 days in jail and a $500 fine, as well the possibility of civil lawsuits. Bonds for release from jail have also been increased.
Many times family members experience stress and conflict in the household that can lead to a physical altercation. Residents are encouraged to seek assistance from social service agencies such as ACCESS (313-842-7010) and First Step (888-453-5900). These agencies can provide conflict resolution, anger management and other counseling services. Parents can also seek assistance with the school district. They also offer student conflict resolution, anti-bullying information and counseling.
The Dearborn Police Department is committed to public safety and enhancing the quality of life for all. By working together we can make an impact regarding this serious community concern.
PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH OUR RESIDENTS. As always contact me with any questions at 313.943.2235.
Thank you for your continued support.
Chief of Police
Dearborn Police Department
This week our science activity was circuit boards. You can see from the video that kids made some great projects and learned lots of facts about electricity.Electricity
Have you ever thought of making a game? Mrs. Alvarado is challenging all elementary students to think of design and make their own card or board game. The grand prize will be a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card.
1. Must be produced by the child, not the parent.
2. Must have written rules.
3. Extra credit for using trash/recycled materials.
4. All entries must be turned in to Mrs. Alvarado in your school media center the week of August 11. The winner will be announced August 18 on the Salina Elementary blog and in all media centers that week.
Judging will be based on originality, playability, use of recycled materials, clarity and quality of written rules and explanation and child’s abi;ity to expalin the game.
Last week was Slime Week in summer media. It was lots of fun. Watch the video below to see how it works.
Mango Languages is an online world language learning site which will be available to students and parents this summer as a pilot. If it is successful, it will be adopted by the district as part of our Seal of Biliteracy program. I am looking for a group of students to commit to the summer pilot. This requires a minimum of 2 hours per week spent on learning the same language for the whole summer. I need people who are serious, so that I can produce a reasonable amount of data. The program will be activated by Monday, June 16. Here is a link to the login page.
Big News! Every Wednesday during the summer from 1:00 to 4:00 Salin ES media center will be open for math games, science experiments, tinkering, reading, computers and more.!
We will be partnering with the Dearborn Public Library for Fizz, Boom, Read. Click below for more information and don’t forget to sign up for a library card.