Care to the Core schedule

Care to the Core returns to Dearborn Public Schools on April 26, 2019. Below are activities planned at the schools as part of the event.


Dearborn High7:20 am – 2:15 pmWhy You MatterThe school has been working on a Why You Matter initiative. Photos of students and staff will be on display, and student leaders will be going to each class to preview the Why You Matter video and website ( and conduct a short activity.
Edsel Ford High7:20 am – 2:15 pmUnique and United Students will dress up to reflect what makes them unique.
McCollough/Unis8 am – 3 pmCare the Core week A school wide Pink Out on Friday ends of week of Care to the Core Activities. Monday, students leaders will present a lesson to students on Empathy and Perspective. Tuesday through Thursday, students will perform random acts of kindness and send Care Cards to other students.
Miller Elementary 9 am – 3 pmDearborn SHINES Action DayEstablishing Dearborn SHINES school garden.
Henry Ford Elementary9 am – 2 pmSprinkle Kindness Random acts of kindness throughout school.
Howe School9 am – 2:30 pmInclusion and integrationStaff and students from the Montessori, the special education programs and STEM will participate together in different activities.
Long Elementary9 am – 2 pmSpring planting and presentation by anti-bullying committeeBuddy classes will clean up and plant flowers in their assigned areas. Anti-bullying committee will present in classes.


Stout Middle8 – 9 amSpirit Week and fundraiserStudents will have themed days all week. On Friday, there will be a student-led fundraiser and special classroom activities.
Lowrey Middle8 – 8:14 amPositive Behavior ActsTeachers will do activites with students during A2 at the beginning of the day. A growth mind set bulletin board will be on display on the second floor.
Salina Elementary8:05 – 8:50 amCrinkled heartsStudents will be in buddy classrooms they have been in all year to do a group activity called crinkled heart.
Fordson High School8:30 – 10:30 amBelieve in YourselfAnthony Grupido will use magic to present information on mental wellness, coping skills, antibullying and depression. Two one hour shows start at 8:30 and 9:30 am.
A spirit week will have themes around anti-bullying.
FHS Staff will wear their Fordson Safe Sheets.
The anitbully pledge will be done 2nd hour, led by student council.
Heights Campus8:30 – 10 amHealth Fair, 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens and Howe Montessori activityMBCC, DCMST and Magnet students will participate in a Health Fair. STEM students will have activities related to the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens and participate w
ith Howe Montessori.
Snow Elementary9 am – noonLeadership DaySnow will host a Leadership Day with Blue Hands United for Autism. The focus will be to educate the school community about the differences in students and to embrace those differences. There will be several educational and hands-on stations to create an interactive environment. Stations will be run by our student leaders from UNIFIED, a parent, and a volunteer.
Whitmore-Bolles Elementary9 – 10 amHabit Time Activity and AssemblyStudents will engage in an activity centered around Habit #5 Seek First to Understand then to be Understood in multi-aged classrooms. They then will transition into a whole school assembly to reinforce and celebrate the habit
Geer Park Elementary9 – 9:30 amEmpathy CirclesBuilding wide circles focused on empathy
Becker Elementary 9 – 10 amHands Across Becker Students will walk outside at 9 am and stand on the field to form the words “Be Kind.” Students will then all hold hands in a circle (like “Hands Across America”) to show unity and love amongst one another.
Howard9 – 10:30 amAssembly/Team Building-Decorating ChallengeStudent Council and STAND students will present a power point about bullying. Teachers will randomly choose a theme (friendship, honesty, upstander, etc.). Students will return to their classrooms with a bag of provided supplies and decorate a banner associated with the chosen theme. Winners will be chosen.
Bryant Middle10:30 – 3 pmNo One Eats Alone and PBIS Monthly CelebrationNo One Eats Alone lunch – 6th grade at 10:30; 8th grade at 11:15; 7th grade at 12:30
Positive Behavior Interventions and Support celebration with dodge ball – Staff vs. Students from 1 – 3 p.m.
Oakman10:45 – 11:15 amDonation to Burn DriveOakman is collecting funds to support Dearborn Fire Department with the Burn Drive. Oakman School will present a check at 10:45 to the DFD.
McDonald11 am – 12:45 pmPlayworksPositive reinforcement of interactive recess where everyone is included
Henry Ford Early College11:30 am – 1:55 pmStress Free at HFECBBQ at HFEC celebrating Henry Ford College’s 80th birthday. HFEC staff, students and HFC administration, deans, instructors, and staff will share in the celebration of learning. Also, HFEC students will pay it forward by conducting a campus wide clean up!


Woodworth Middle12:30 – 2:30 pmCare to the Core Variety ShowStudents will showcase their talents.
River Oaks Elementary1 – 3 pmAnti-Bullying Tree NotesStudents will adorn a tree in the lobby with anti-bullying messages.
DuVall1:30 – 2:15 pmVeterans ProjectStudents will make greeting cards and decorate trays to make fruit baskets as a way to thank veterans for their service to our country. The fruit trays and cards will be delivered to the veterans in May.
Lowrey1:30 -3 pmPep rally & staff vs. students basketball gameThese events will build rapport between staff and students and encourage positive school culture.
Nowlin2 – 2:30 pmCelebrating the PillarsThe activity will be a whole school assembly Celebrating the Pillars of Behavior
Lindbergh Elementary2 – 3 pmUpstanders Lead the WayMixed grade level groups will focus on Habit 4 – Think Win Win
William Ford Elementary2 – 2:15 pmPeace, Love & KindnessIn the morning, each student will create a peace sign drawing of their hand with a message of love, peace and kindness. All 700 students will add their peace sign to create a giant traditional circular peace symbol to display in the building. About 2 in the afternoon, the entire school will gather on the playground, form that same peace symbol for a photograph from a drone. That picture will be made into a poster(s) for our school.
O.L Smith Middle2:20 – 2:55 pmPoetry Slam Students will complete a writing activity or “Poetry Slam” where they will create collaborative acrostic poetry posters to prevent bullying. These posters will be created using groups of 2-3 students in all grades 6-8. The posters will be presented throughout the day and during Flex Friday time.
Fordson High School2:20 pm – 3:30 pmBBQ fundraiserThe Medical & Engineering Club will hold a BBQ after school to raise money for classroom first aid kits.
Salina Intermediate3:30- 6 pmDiversity DayStudents dressed in culturally diverse attire will perform dances from various regions in the world to celebrate the beauty and richness found in all cultures.
Maples5 – 7 pmTalent ShowPTA Talent Show