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June is National Caribbean American Heritage Month! Celebrate!!!

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Caribbean-American Heritage Month

Celebrate the rich Caribbean-American history and culture of Caribbean immigrants and their descendants, as well as their achievements and contributions in the United States. Below is a link for more information:

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Transition Meeting - Preschool to Kindergarten

Dear Parents:

On Friday, June 4th at 1:00 p.m. the kindergarten teachers will be hosting a Zoom meeting. They will be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your child entering ECE kindergarten in the fall. The link to join the meeting is listed below:

The kindergarten teachers are Carla Timocko, Larc Bogdan, and Lynn Balko. We look forward to visiting with you.

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Last Day for Students - Virtual Preschool - June 3rd!

Dear Cub Families,

Thank you for sharing your preschool child as you worked together virtually with our amazing preschool teachers, Ms. Jackie Dziedziula, Ms. Chris Seppala, and Ms. Avery Shelton and our terrific paraprofessionals, Ms. Dilara Ahmed, Ms. Farhana Akther, and Ms. Linda Oglesby. You have done an amazing job and we thank you. We are looking forward to having your child continue as part of the ECE family by attending Kindergarten with us. Again, I thank you. You are true superheroes!

Kind Regards,

Vickie Smith

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Cubs in Class - What's Happening at ECE?

Ms. Bogdan's Kindergarten Students Have Been Learning About Space & Geometry

Kindergarten students studied planets and space, and they loved watching how astronauts washed their hair, brushed their teeth and ate on the International Space Station!

Also, students in learning labs worked with pattern blocks and geometric shapes. Terrific!!!

Mr. Sawka's Learning Lab Students are Creative Using STEAM!!!

The students in Mr. Sawka's Learning Lab learned about cats. Students made cat faces on paper plates with cut out whiskers. Students then described the characteristics of their cat orally in class.

Last week, students built their own trucks using their engineering skills. The trucks were donated from Home Depot. Students read directions, measured, assembled, and designed their own trucks using skills from STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). Afterwards, students wrote a summary about the process used to build their trucks. Students were very excited to test their trucks upon completion.

Ms. Lesko's Second Grade Class has Several i-Ready Rockstars! kCongrats!!!

Prior to testing, there were many I-Ready Rockstars from Ms. Lesko's class! (Students who meet 50 minutes of math AND 50minutes of reading become rockstars!)

Jameena, Mohamed A, Aala, Tahreaan, Waseem, Rachel, Bakir, Mohammad N,

Brielle, Oliver, Vinny, Saxon, Raifa, Jasmina, & Zaid! Wow!!! Congratulations!!!!

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Ms. Haacke & Ms. Lesko Perform Community Service

Planting flowers for a member of the ECE community was an act of love by Ms. Lesko and Ms. Haacke. We appreciate your beautification and kindness!
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Additional Sites Will Increase Capacity to 20,000 Vaccinations Weekly

WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. – The Wayne County Health Department is adding two new COVID-19 vaccination clinics, one in Belleville and another in Flat Rock. The expansion will increase the County’s weekly capacity to as many as 20,000 administered doses between a total of four vaccine clinics.

Additionally, to make it easier for Wayne County residents and workers to get a vaccine, all County sites will accept residents and workers age 16 and older from all Wayne County communities; walk-up appointments are welcomed during regular clinic hours from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Residents and workers may still schedule a vaccination appointment with the Wayne County Health Department by calling toll-free 1-866-610-3885. City of Detroit residents

should call 313-230-0505 to schedule an appointment through the Detroit Health Department. All County sites will offer the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, depending on current supplies and shipments.

“Our goal is to get as many shots in arms as fast as we can, and to make it easy for our residents to do that,” said Wayne

County Executive Warren C. Evans. “We have vaccine. We have four regional clinics. Now is the time for everyone to get vaccinated. The surest way we can put this pandemic behind us is for everyone to get vaccinated as soon as possible.”

The Belleville clinic will open Monday (April 19) at Wayne County Community College-Ted Scott Campus, 9555 Haggerty Road, Belleville, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

The Flat Rock clinic will also open Monday and will be located at the Flat Rock Community Center, 1 Maguire Street, Flat Rock. The Flat Rock clinic will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

In addition to the two new clinics, the Wayne County Public Health Department welcomes walk-up appointments at its Taylor Clinic 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. This clinic is located at the Wayne County Community College – Downriver Campus, 21000 Northline Rd., Taylor.

For more information on COVID-19 vaccination locations, visit or call 1-866-610-3885 to schedule an appointment.

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COVID Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CERA) Available to Help with Rent & Utilities

COVID Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CERA) is available to help with rent, utilities, etc. For more information, call 866-313-2520 and follow the phone tree.,4641,7-141-5555-533463--,00.html?fbclid=IwAR3vlc3meh4KXWMdRjkx7sIgebVnzqCd45ScMc_HT5s2i6-Ya9VuB9Onm6c



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ECE COVID-19 Student Check-in Questionnaire Sample Below

Hello Parents,

Your child's teacher will be sending out a ECE COVID-19 Student Check-in Questionnaire through Class Dojo that must be completed by 11:00 on the day that your child attends learning labs.

A sample Questionnaire is shown below:

Please complete this online form by 11:00 AM on the same day that your child attends learning labs (before they get on the bus or arrive at school). This will speed the process for entering the building and maintain safety for all.

Email address

Learning Lab Teacher's Name (Choose the name of the teacher that your child sees for learning labs.)

Child's First and Last Name

Parent's First and Last Name

Today's Date (The day of class)

1. Have you or anyone in your home traveled outside of MI or the US in last 14 days?

Yes or no

2. Does anyone in your family or home have COVID-19? Yes or no

3. Has your child experienced any cold or flu-like symptoms in the last 14 days (to include fever, cough, sore throat, respiratory illness, difficulty breathing, aches or pains that are unusual)? Yes or no

4. Did your child travel with anyone to this school or any other schools today? Yes or no

5. Did your child have a temperature above 100 degrees F today or show any other signs of illness? Yes or no

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HPS Student/Family Travel Information Form - Families Complete the Form, if They Travel

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the potential risk of exposure to our employees, students, families, and visitors, if you or a family member travels, we are asking that you complete a simple information questionnaire. Your participation is important to help us take precautionary measures to protect you and everyone in the Hamtramck Public School District. A sample copy of the form is below.

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Learning Labs - Flex Learning (Gradual Return to Building) Learning Labs at ECE Resume on April 20th - Tuesdays/Thursdays Combined Cohort Only from 12:15 - 3:00 for Identified Groups of Students.

HPS is beginning Learning Labs again. However, it is a gradual return to the building in phases to ensure safety for all. Students will not need backpacks or computers. Instruction will be teacher-led, hands-on, and engaging for students.

Q2 - Phase One: Flex Learning (Return to Building - Tuesday, March 2, 2021)

In anticipation of students returning to the building for instruction, a flex learning model will be implemented, including two components: 1) face-to-face (learning labs) and 2) virtual.

Flex learning combines face-to-face instruction (F2F) in the building with virtual learning on the computer at home. In the context of coronavirus school re-openings, a flex learning model would reduce the number of students in the building by delivering some of the course delivery online/virtual and some in learning labs (LL) in F2F instruction.

Learning labs (LL) take place in the school building and include small groups of identified students who are provided academic instruction/intervention by the teacher.

Identified ELL (newcomers) and SPED students (with IEPs or 504s) will attend learning labs in the building on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:15 - 3:00.

Q2 - Phase Two: Flex Learning (Return to Building - Tuesday, March 16, 2021)

An expansion of the number of students returning to the building for instruction will begin on March 16, 2021. These students (Cohort B) will meet on Tuesday and Thursday. The flex learning model will continue to be implemented, including two components: 1) face-to-face and 2) virtual, and will include at-promise students.

At-promise students are students who face challenges, but definitely have the potential to succeed. Some of these challenges include:

  1. Students who are chronically absent and have missed twenty or more days of school

  2. Students who have learning gaps and need additional support from the teacher

  3. Students who are disengaged and rarely complete assignments and/or rarely participate in meetings

Expanded Learning labs (XLL) take place in the school building and include additional small groups of identified students who are provided academic instruction/intervention by the teacher, including at-promise, ELL, and SPED students.

Q2 - Phase Three: Flex Learning (Return to Building - Tuesday, April 20 2021 Cohorts have been consolidated to Tuesday and Thursday only due to decreasing numbers. )

The flex learning model will continue to be implemented, including two components: 1) face-to-face and 2) virtual, and will include at-promise students.

Parapros will continue to meet virtually with students in small groups. Parents, please make sure that your child attends these virtual small groups for academic success!

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Students in Learning Labs and Required Safety Procedures.

At this time, a small number of students are being invited to return for instruction in learning labs to ensure the safety of everyone.

Please note that certain safety procedures will be implemented:

1. All students and staff MUST wear a mask at all times, including on the bus.

2. All students will work independently at their table using their own designated materials only to maintain 6 foot social distancing.

3. All students are eligible to receive food from the district, but they will need to eat prior to school or after school, as we will not serving food in school at this time.

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Please Remember to Follow ECE's Expectations for Virtual Learning.

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GROWTH Time This Friday

Hello Cub Families,
We will have full instructional days, Monday through Thursday from 8:00 to 3:00 PM.
This Friday,, students will attend school from 8:00 - 11:15 AM on Friday, and then, A.C.E. is available from 12:15 - 3:00 to support your child.

Thanks for your support!

A.C.E. - Academic Center for Excellence , Virtual Help for Students Every Friday 12:15-3:00

Paras will be available in A.C.E. from 12:15-3:00 PM in a Zoom meeting to assist students with assignments, answer questions, and to help students with i-Ready and missing assignments. We are here to help your child succeed! The link will be posted on ClassDojo.

Free Tutoring Available for K-8 Students

Hello Cub Families.

Free tutoring for your child is offered by Northville students (who have a 3.75 GPA). They are seeking to give back to students in the K-8.

Feel Free to Contact: 248-916-4100 or

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ECE Food Distribution Times 9:30 AM - 12:45 PM Wednesday, While Virtual 7-Day Supply!

ECE will distribute food. I encourage everyone to continue to pick-up food at ECE.. Food distribution hours are from 9:30 AM to 12:45 PM on Wednesday while virtual. 7-Day Supply!

ECE on Charest
HHS, south entrance to school on Charest

KMS, school entrance off Fleming
Dickinson East, east entrance on Norwalk
Tau Beta, main entrance on Hanley
Hamtramck Housing, near the building

Obtain a Laptop for New Students or Get Help With Computer Repair & Support Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Call or email district technology or visit Hamtramck High School - Room 123

Hello Cub Families.

To obtain a laptop for new students or for help with technology, you will need to visit outside of Room 123 at Hamtramck High School on the corner of Gallagher and Casmere to receive support with district issued devices. (Students must be accompanied by an adult at least 18 years of age.) Unfortunately, ECE's building will not be open to offer support, so it is important that you contact district technology by emailing or calling or visiting the high school in Room 123.

If you need help with technology, you can also call or email technology:

Call: 313-305-6976


ECE Cubs are Superheroes!

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