Let’s Reconnect On Monday December 7@ 6 pm

Please join us next Monday night for a virtual PTA meeting over Zoom (details on how to connect are below). Agenda as follows:

General check-in: How are you doing? Are there any STEM community needs we should be aware of?

School News by Mr. Beydoun and Ms. Fryzel

PTA Stuff: We’ll talk about our finances, overview of upcoming events/initiatives, and how we can help support our school.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us05web.zoom.us/j/86857274829?pwd=eGg3Sm1mUDVzT0NKbExaVnJIWmRuZz09

Meeting ID: 868 5727 4829
Passcode: 3M2c6g

Reconnect - Behavioural Sciences Unit, proudly supported by the Kids with  Cancer Foundation

Ways To Support STEM PTA

Welcome to a new and exciting year of school and a new year of PTA.  The 2020 – 2021 school year will truly be unlike any other. As we start this special year together during the time of the COVID 19 pandemic, please remember the mission of the PTA – to positively impact the lives of children and families.  Together at STEM, we support this mission through our wide-ranging efforts by supporting school community.

If this is your first year at STEM, we would like to extend a very warm welcome to each of you.  We know that you are as excited to be getting the kids back to school.  Whether as a new PTA member or a returning member, we thank you for your contributions, time, and commitment to our organization, our teachers, and most importantly, our students!

We encourage each and every one of you to become a part of our team!  You can support the STEM PTA by many easy ways:

Amazon Smile:  Our PTA will receive 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases when you shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/47-1773653 to generate donations for Michigan Congress of Parents Teachers and Students, this link is for the benefit of our PTA directly.

Kroger Community Rewards: Sign up with your plus card and search for Stem Middle School. Our PTA will earn rewards every time you shop and use your Kroger card.

Becoming a PTA member: sign-ups are now available online if you would like.

Volunteering: Share your talents with our school. By getting involved, you’ll be part of the solution, helping to make positive change.

Donating: Provide resources and time.

We have an amazing community of students, parents, teachers and staff.  Contributing to the STEM PTA only enhances and strengthens this relationship.  Thank you for helping to make every student’s potential a reality. 

For any questions feel free to email us at stempta@outlook.com or call

Ayda El-Saghir @ (313)603-2022 and Amy Fradkin @ (313)598-3553

Thank you!

Difference Between Starting Online and Virtual Learning Program

https://stem.dearbornschools.org/2020/08/12/choosing-a-learning-option/

Hello STEM Families!  There is a lot of information coming at you very quickly and we wanted to take a moment to clarify the most commonly asked question at the moment:  What is the difference between starting online and registering for the Dearborn Virtual Learning Program (VLP)?

Starting Online:

– Students start online with their STEM peers and with their STEM TEACHERS.

– Students will follow their STEM schedule, online, just as if they were in school (schedule information coming soon)

– STEM students WILL have STEM Apps with Segerstrom/Roberts

– Students will have a daily schedule to be “in class” at an actual time (i.e. 1st hour at 8 AM, 2nd hour at 9 AM, and so on)

– October 1st the district will re-look at the COVID 19 situation and we will either come back to school OR continue online.

– You can NOT decide to join the Virtual Learning Program in the middle of the year.


– Choosing this option means you have to do NOTHING.  Just watch your emails and the blog for the first day of school information!

Dearborn Virtual Learning Program (VLP):

– Students attend school online, BUT they are NOT with their STEM peers.

– Students are NOT taught by STEM teachers.

– Students will be assigned a random subject qualified teacher

– all teachers are Dearborn teachers who applied to teach in this program.

– Students will follow a schedule that will be created for them by the VLP.

– STEM students will NOT have STEM Apps at all.

– Choice of electives will be based on what elective teachers the VLP has.

– Students will have a daily schedule to be “in class” at an actual time (i.e. 1st hour at 8 AM, 2nd hour at 9 AM, and so on)


– October 1st when the district re-looks at the COVID 19 situation, VLP students will remain online; even if we go back to school.


– Choosing this option means you must fill out the VLP application on the DPS website.  Watch your emails for the first day of school information!- Choosing this option is a YEAR long commitment.

– If at the semester you decide you would like to come back to school face-to-face, you will be placed in any middle school that has a vacancy

– THIS MAY NOT BE AT STEM, it may not be your home middle school, and transportation may not be available.


– If you choose this option, you will be allowed to return to STEM for the 2021-2022 school year.

We hope that this clarifies the difference between the two pathways.

Jennifer Fryzel
6th and 8th Grade Language Arts Teacher
STEM Lead Teacher  2018 National Blue Ribbon School
Dearborn Heights Campus