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Family Science Night

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Join us Monday, April 22nd from 4:00 to 5:00 PM for a Family Fun Science Night!

Come and see all of the science fair projects that students have put together this year and stay for the fun hands-on science activities.

See you tomorrow!

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Unis Testing Letter & Schedule

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Please view the letter below for information about the upcoming Unis testing schedules. Scroll down to view the document in Arabic.

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McCollough 3rd Grader makes the Muslim Women in Sports Network Power List.

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Madeena Ameena El-Mubarak, a 3rd grader at McCollough Elementary made the MWSN Power List.  The Power List is available at
Madeena has her own page on the website with her photo, a short bio and a video of her answering questions about why sports are important to her:

 Please continue reading for more information about MWSN.

MWSN Launches Muslim Women in Sport Power List

 The world’s most visionary and influential Muslim women in sport are today unveiled in this year’s ‘Muslim Women in Sport Power List’, curated by the global Muslim Women in Sport Network (MWSN).  Launched  on, the Power List identifies 30 of the freshest and most inspiring Muslim women positively impacting the sports industry at various levels as athletes, program managers, journalists, coaches, administrators, researchers, executives, entrepreneurs and beyond.

 This Power List showcases and provides a platform for the global community of Muslim Women in sport. With every edition of this Power List we avidly search for the most influential and inspiring talent.  Some of the Power-Listers are world-renowned Olympians while others are local heroes; all are equally powerful.  Members of the Power List for 2019 were finalised by a panel of sports people from across the world – author of “Basirah the Basketballer says Insha Allah” Hafsah Dabiri, and University of Connecticut basketball player Batouly Camara.

About the MWSN

 The Mission of MWSN is to amplify the voices of Muslim women in sport and inspire globally.

Muslim women around the world have been and are actively engaging in sport at various levels as athletes, program managers, journalists, coaches, administrators, researchers, executives, and entrepreneurs. Often the discourse when engaging with Muslim women in sport is focused around dress-code and overcoming cultural and religious barriers. Decisions made around policy, program design and engagement related to Muslim women in sport is void of any consultation or meaningful engagement and leadership from Muslim women. It is time Muslim women instruct decision and policymakers on what it means to be a Muslim woman in sport and shed light into the diversity of Muslim women.

In March 2017, Muslim women around the world committed to creating a ‘Global Home for Muslim Women in Sport.’ The group is led by Muslim women from around the world who are actively involved in sport from various disciplines and are advancing the status and recognition of the role that Muslim women play in sport.

The 2019 Muslim Women in Sport Power List

Amal Murad

Amar Hadid

Amna Al Haddad

Amna Al Qubaisi

Aries Susanti Rahayu

Assmaah Helal

Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir

Ebru Koksal

Faranak Partoazar

Fatma Samoura

Fatuma Abdulkadir Adan

Hajra Khan

Ibtihaj Muhammad

Khadija Sambe

Khadijah Diggs

Khalida Popal

Lina Al Maeena

Madeena Ameena El-Mubarak

Manal Rostom

Meriem Daoui

Naasira Mohammed

Nawal El Moutawakel

Princess Reema bint Bandar

Rahaf Khatib

Reshmin Chowdhury

Rimla Akhtar

Ruqsana Begum

Sara – Open Stadiums

Shireen Ahmed

Zuleikha Chikh

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Parent Letter on Technology & Social Media

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Dear Parents,

Technology, the internet, and social media have become a big part of all of our lives. From the moment we wake in the morning to the time we go to sleep, we can be overwhelmed with technology.  That’s why I wanted to take a moment to share with you information about a social media trend that regrettably seems to be reaching elementary age children.

Over the past several years, a common trend on social media or through text messaging is to pose a “challenge” to the viewer of the video or reader of the text message.  Perhaps you may recall the “ice bucket” challenge that was popular a few years back and helped to raise funds for ALS or more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Most of the time, these “challenges” are done with the best intentions.

Unfortunately, there are those who choose to create and post “challenges” that can be dangerous and physically harmful.  There have been news stories about the dangerous “challenges” that ask the viewer to consume certain products such as large amounts of cinnamon or even as outrageous as washing machine detergent. I have recently been told there is another one of these “challenge” videos going around that ask the viewer to perform acts of violence to others or to themselves. This is very distressing, especially to know that children as young as elementary age are being exposed to this type of disturbing behavior.

I’m sharing this information with you today not to alarm, panic, or spread of any rumors.  Rather, I share this with you to communicate information that may be helpful to you as parents. I would also like to pass along a few simple tips that all parents can use when helping children safely navigate the internet and social media.

Basic guidelines for parental supervision:

  • Spend time online together to teach your kids appropriate online behavior.
  • Keep the computer in a common area where you can watch and monitor its use, not in individual bedrooms. Monitor any time spent on smartphones or tablets.
  • Bookmark kids’ favorite sites for easy access.
  • Check your credit card and phone bills for unfamiliar account charges.
  • Find out what, if any, online protection is offered by your child’s school, after-school center,  friends’ homes, or any place where kids could use a computer without your supervision.
  • Take your child seriously if he or she reports an uncomfortable online exchange

We know our students are safe at home and we pride ourselves on creating a safe environment for your children when they are here at school.  By working together we can ensure that our school will always be a safe place for learning.

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Teacher of the Year Nominations

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Press Release #29/2018-19

Time to nominate your favorite Dearborn teacher!

It’s time for students to nominate their favorite Dearborn Public Schools teacher for the 2019 Alberta Muirhead Teacher of the Year Students’ Choice Award, sponsored by the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce, and presented by LaFontaine Automotive Group.  The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, March 8, 2019 at 5 pm.  Nominations forms can be found at the District website at  An online nomination form is available at

Printed nomination forms may be picked up at any Dearborn public school and the District’s Administration Office, 18700 Audette.  They can be dropped off or mailed to the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce, 22100 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48124, or faxed to (313) 584-9818. Adults may assist students in completing nominations when necessary, but no more than two teachers can be nominated per student.

Students may nominate any new or veteran teachers whom they feel has made outstanding contributions to the teaching profession.  Pre-K through second grade students are asked to describe how their teacher makes learning fun. Students in this category can include a nice drawing, if they wish, but it will not be part of the selection process.  Third through fifth grade students must describe how their teacher has created a classroom where learning is positive and fun. Middle school students (grades 6-8) are asked to explain how their teacher connects classroom learning with everyday life.  Students in high school must describe how their teacher is preparing them to be college and career ready.

“Nominating a teacher for this award is an outstanding way for students to show their teachers how much they appreciate and value the job they are doing in the classroom and the positive impact they have on their lives. We have so many excellent teachers deserving of this recognition, and I hope many of our students will take a few moments to nominate their favorite teacher,” commented Dearborn Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Glenn Maleyko.

Applications will be assessed on the quality of the nomination, not on the number received. Award judges are members of the Dearborn Chamber Education Committee and are not provided with the teachers’ names.  One winner from each category will be announced at a special ceremony being held at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center on Thursday, April 25, at 4:30 p.m.

Teachers selected to receive the Teacher of Year Award are being recognized as positive role models who consistently provide unique, productive, positive classroom experiences. Teachers selected receive a $1,000 cash prize and a glass award commemorating their achievement.  They also will join a select group of Dearborn teachers who have been recognized by the community for their dedication and passion for teaching.

“I want to thank the Chamber of Commerce and all the sponsors for once again providing this event,” Maleyko added. “Our district is very fortunate to have so many great community partners.”


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Parent University

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Please join us for Parent University from 9-10 am at McCollough-Unis in the Orange Planning Room. Parent meetings will occur weekly with a variety of topics.

March 1st: Speech

March 8th: Science

March 15th: Dental

March 22nd: Social Emotional

March 29th: Gross Motor