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Spring Into Reading and Read Together!

Happy Spring! "When it comes to children, one of the most important things you can do to positively influence their development is spend time with them. Reading to your children provides a great opportunity to set up a regular, shared event where you can look forward to spending time together."

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March into Reading with ECE's Teachers Reading Aloud on Padlet - Created by Ms. Lawson

ECE's teachers have shared books that they read aloud, so that ECE's Cubs can listen to them again and again. Additional books will be added throughout the year, so continue to check for new books. Take a look, what's in the book?
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March is Women's History Month!

"Women’s History Month was created to recognize, honor, and celebrate the many contributions that women have made throughout history to culture and society."

Women’s History Month Ideas and Women's Month Activities:

  • Study about women’s suffrage
  • Complete womens history crafts
  • Study women in military or female spies
  • Read about a diverse group of women in history
  • Write a letter to a famous female in history… and mail it!
  • Learn about female contributions to fashion
  • Search for womens history month events near me for your local area

"I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind learning." — Amy Poehler

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Cubs in Class - What's Happening at ECE?

Ms. Timocko's Kindergarten Student, Jena Alrabeei, Plays With Words at the Park!

Jena Alrabeei, kindergarten student in Mrs. Timocko's class, has fun at the park and gets a little word practice in, too. How awesome!! Great job, Jena!

Congratulations to Mulkah Aljumail, a kindergarten student in Mrs. Timocko´s class!

Meet ECE´s newest author and illustrator!! Mulkah Aljumail, a kindergarten student in Mrs. Timocko´s class, was inspired to share her life in an autobiography. WOW!! Way to go Mulkah!!

Ms. Lesko's Students Honor Ruby Bridges - Writing by Oliver Roginski, Aala Alseifi, & Rachel Khess

Ms. Lesko's students learned about Ruby Bridges and wrote about why they think that Ruby Bridges is a hero. Fantastic job, Second Grade Superheroes!

Congratulations to Ms. Lesko's Students, Raifa Talukdar, Ali Ayash, Farah Aljaradi, Bakir Kukic, Muammar Choudhury, and Ehsanul Shiam!

Congratulations to Ms. Lesko's students, Raifa Talukdar, Ali Ayash, Farah Aljaradi, Bakir Kukic, and Muammar Choudhury earned 50 points and lunch with Ms. Lesko! Ehsanul Shiam earned 100 points and enjoyed a bedtime story on Zoom with Ms. Lesko. Thank you students for being ECE Superheroes!!!

Spring Cleaning Has Begun!

Hello Cub Families.

ECE has begun spring cleaning! We will continue our school beautification throughout spring. Soon, we will be asking for you to volunteer to help us to give ECE some tender loving care (TLC)! Last week, we had some amazing volunteer staff members who worked very hard to declutter the workroom. Thank you, ECE Superheroes!

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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 on Tuesdays/Thursdays Beginning March 16th and Mondays/Wednesdays Beginning April 5th 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 - Monday, April 5, 2021)

Continued expansion of the number of students returning to the building for instruction will begin on April 5, 2021. These students (Cohort A) will meet on Monday and Wednesday. 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 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 M-F

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.

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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