DuVall Elementary School

Week of April 8-12

Dear DuVall Families,

Eid Mubarek! To observe this holiday there is no school Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

April 8th is the eclipse. We have purchased glasses for everyone to go outside and view the eclipse. The district is requiring a permission slip. This will go home Tuesday. Without one students may not go outside while we watch the eclipse.

Summer School: DuVall will have Summer Discovery Camp. The calendar of days is listed below. Each week will have a minimum of three days of instruction. The day will begin at 8:00 and end at 2:30 with an optional childcare going until 4:00. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Transportation will be provided if you receive bussing during the school year. All students riding the bus must end their day at 2:30 or be picked up from school. An application will go home early next week. Contact with questions you may. Dates are: *June 12th – June 14th (W-F) – School days (3) *June 17th & 18th – Eid Holiday (no school)  *June 19th – June 21st (W-F) School days (3) *June 24th – June 28th (M-F) School days (5) *July 1st – July 3rd (M-W) School days (3) *July 4th – Holiday (no school) *July 8th – 11th (M-TH) School days (4) *July 15th – July 18th (M-TH) School days (4) *July 22nd – July 24th (M-W) School days (3) 

This week’s notes:

  • Edsel Ford’s Theater Department will present its spring musical, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown! on April 11, 12, 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. each night.  Tickets are available online.  General admission is $12 and students and seniors 65 or older are $10 each. At least two DuVall alumni are in this show.
  • 2024 Martian Marathon – 12:00 pm ~ April 13, 2024 @ Ford Field, Dearborn Group Registration Instructions: LINK: https://runningfitevents.redpodium.com/2024-martian-invasion-of-races Select “I am here to register as a group participant” TEAM NAME: DuVall – Blue Wave 12:00 TEAM PASSWORD:  PENGUINS24 Continue on with registration. You must select team name and enter password. The cost is $26.
  • Family Kickball, May 11th , 2024 @ 1:00pm at Summer Stephens Park (The baseball field) Cost: $ 5.00 per person, includes a halal hotdog, beverage, abag of chips and cookies. This event is for the families of Kindergarteners, 1st graders and 2nd graders. The DuVall PTA hosts 2 kickball events a year, 3rd -5th graders was at the beginning of the year. Look for the flier to come home later this week. To donate, please click here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084DACAE28A7F8C61-48846254-family
  • Dearborn Public Schools’ Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) will start distributing applications on Friday, April 19, 2024 for the 2024-25 school year. This is a free program. To be eligible, children need to turn four years old by Dec. 1, 2024.  Preference will be given to students who will be four by Sept. 1, 2024 because those students will qualify for kindergarten the following year. However, if space is available, the program also will accept students with birthdays between Sept. 1 and Dec. 1. DuVall has one GSRP classroom but the applications are not available at DuVall and must be picked up at the following schools: Friday, April 19, from 9 to 11 a.m. Cotter, Becker, Henry Ford, William Ford, Long, McDonald, Oakman, River Oaks, and Whitmore Bolles. Applications can be picked up between 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. that day at Lowrey, McCollough/Unis and Salina Elementary. After April 19, applications can be picked up at Cotter Early Childhood Center, 13020 Osborn St., Dearborn. Appointments can also be made by calling the school office at 313-827-6150. Visit the Cotter School webpage to learn more.
  • The last day to purchase a yearbook is April 19. Go to: https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/order/Lookupjob?jobnumber=14536124 The cost is $13.00.
  • Important dates for the rest of the year are listed below. Please take some time to review the dates and add them to your calendar.

Notes important enough to repeat:

  • Students can still purchase Ambassador coupon books by coming to the office. The cost is $7.00 or 2 for $10.00. Coupons include $1.00 off at the school store, free popcorn, extra recess, no homework, bring a stuffy to school, and more! Money raised goes toward our Ga-Ga Ball Pit.
  • Our Ice Cream Social will be here before you know it! We are requesting donations to help cut our costs and create more profits. Please click on this Sign-Up Genius link to donate items. If you have items that will not expire before May 31 we are happy to store them so you can drop them off anytime. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084DACAE28A7F8C61-47224485-icecream

Have a great week!

Mary Timpf

DateThis Week’s ScheduleLunch First ChoiceLunch Second ChoiceWatch D.O.G.S.
MondayEclipseChicken TendersPear Parfait
TuesdayNo School – Eid MubarekNo School
WednesdayNo School – Eid MubarekNo School
ThursdayPizzaSunbutter & Jelly
Friday7:45 Running Club
Talent Show Rehearsal
First Grade Healthy Living
QuesadillaChicken Pasta Salad
Saturday12:00 Martian Marathon

Upcoming Dates: 

April 15:  Kindergarten Roundup 6:00

April 17: PTA Meeting 6:30, Media Center and Zoom

April 19: Father / Son Game Night

April 25: Book Bingo

April 26: Talent Show

April 30: Parent Education Meeting, How to help my child at home

May 4: Grades K-2 Family Kickball

May 6-10: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 15: PTA Meeting 6:30, Media Center and Zoom

May 22: Clean-up Parade

May 23: Field Day

May 27: No School – Memorial Day

May 31: Ice Cream Social

June 1: Native Plant Sale 

June 3: Park & Pool 

June 7: 5th Grade Promotion, 10:00 (9:45 Clap-out) Last day of school

June 7: Last day of school for students 1/2 day a.m., dismissal 12:05; Teacher duty day p.m.