Dearborn mom and business owner Tracy Besek discusses the problem of unsafe driving before and after school.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
As I write this I am still furious. Furious at the parents that are in their own realm and do not follow simple traffic laws around the schools, compromising the safety of the other students. This morning as I left Haigh Elementary, I witnessed a second grade girl almost get hit by a car in the crosswalk. The car was not a random passerby, but another parent of a Haigh student. The parent, as many do, pulled over between the stop sign and the cross walk to drop her own child off. The other girl was crossing the street, and the parent neglected to look, and was pulling from the curb. The little girl was only about two feet from being hit, because the parent was not paying attention to anything, but watching her child walk into the school …
The school's three fifth-grade classes raised $440 through the Beggin' for Bones fundraising competition.
Some very lucky animals are barking and meowing their thank yous to Haigh Elementary School this winter. The school's fifth-grade students raised $440 for the Dearborn Animal Shelter through the Beggin' for Bones competition. They were recognized for their efforts on Wednesday afternoon with a visit from shelter representatives–including Gladys, a 10-year-old black labrador. The kids–90 in all–came together from classes taught by teachers Paula Nantau, Lori Bundas and Mary Kowalski, plus resource room teacher Rebecca Batjjes. They collected donations from students, staff and parents in canisters to go to support the shelter. The school has been participating in the competition for years, but this is the first year they've won–beating out …