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Ramadan Mubarak

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Happy Ramadan

Ramadan is based on the lunar cycle and in 2021, Ramadan is celebrated from April 13th through May 11th. During Ramadan, Muslims fast, abstain from pleasures and pray. It is also a time for families to safely gather and to celebrate.

April is Diversity Month! Among other celebrations, we celebrate National Arab American Heritage Month

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Celebrate Arab American & Sikh Heritage Month, Scottish-American Heritage Month, Poetry Month, Autism Acceptance Month & National Math & Statistical Awareness Month

There is much to celebrate during the month of April. I have provided some activities and resources below. We celebrate you, Cub Families, as we move from awareness to tolerance and finally, acceptance! All are welcome at ECE! We celebrate the uniqueness of each individual!

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Cubs in Class - What's Happening at ECE?

Ms. Bogdan's Kindergarten Class Has A Few New Members!

Mrs. Bogdan's kindergarteners are excited to welcome the newest members to class, butterflies! Can you see Mrs. Bogdan's bird, Mochi, checking out the butterflies!

Ms. Curry's Students, Elijah Felder & Simrah Rahman, Show Amazing Growth on i-Ready!!!

Second grader, Elijah Felder (Helminiak) and Simrah Rahman (Rakoczy), are Superheros! They attend to their I-Ready reading lessons most days and are known for finishing more lessons on the weekend! This goes to show how working on i-Ready consistentlly makes a huge difference and amazing growth! Congratulations Elijah and Simrah!
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Diversity Circus Virtual Assembly

Friday, April 23rd, 10:30-11:30am

This is an online event.

To celebrate Diversity Month in April, ECE will have a virtual assembly, Diversity Circus, this Friday, April 23rd from 10:30 to 11:30. We welcome our Cub Families!
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COVID - 19 Vaccines Available for Anyone 16 or Older

IMPORTANT - Vaccines Available!
Everyone 16 and older is now eligible for vaccination.

Some upcoming opportunities:
-4/20, two free mobile units from the State of Michigan. 9am to 3pm, no appointment required. They will be at YPAC/YALA at 2112 Holbrook, and at Kabob House at 11405 Conant.

-Second dose for those who received their first dose at Aladdin Restaurant may be scheduled on 4/22. Check your card to see if you are scheduled.

-Wayne County Healthy Communities, 9021 Joseph Campau. 313-871-1926 ext. 6. This is mainly for those 65 and older, but they encourage anyone interested to call and check as anyone 16 or older is eligible.

-Ford Field has daily appointments. Visit or text ENDCOVID to 75049 or call 888-535-6136 ext. 1. There is free parking and transportation is available.

-Meijer Pharmacies, text COVID to 75049 or visit, or call the pharmacy location you are interested in.

-Some CVS and RiteAid locations also have vaccine available.

-Wednesday, 4/21 - vaccines at Russell Street Baptist Church (8700 Chrysler Drive in Detroit), no appointments required. There will probably also be one at St. Hyancinth Church, 3151 Farnsworth (Detroit).

-You can also go through your healthcare provider.

-Your employer may also provide opportunities for vaccination, and if you work in Detroit, you may be eligible through TCF Center.

-Wayne County walk-up sites from 8am-3pm with no appointment required. 866-610-3885. These are located at Wayne County Community College Downriver Campus, 21000 Northline, Taylor and at Schoolcraft College, 18600 Haggerty, Livonia.

There are also sites at Wayne County Community College Belleville at 9555 Haggerty, Belleville and at Flat Rock Community Center, 1 Maguire, Flat Rock.

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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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