Dicken Elementary

Ann Arbor Public Schools

Dicken Office (734)-994-1928

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  • ch Community Night Out
    Pick up dinner and raise money for Dicken! Chipotle at Briarwood Mall will be donating 25% of proceeds to the Dicken PTO for purchases made on Tuesday, October 16th from 4:00 – 8:00 PM, you will need to show a paper or electronic version of the enclosed flyer to support Dicken Elementary School Fundraiser. So plan to pick up some tacos, chips and guacamole (YUM!!!) and support your Dicken Dolphins. Be sure to tell family, friends and neighbors too! 


    Halloween: Costumes, Pumpkin Patch, Parade & Celebrations:
    We celebrate Halloween in multiple ways at Dicken, but none of the activities are mandatory. If your family doesn’t celebrate Halloween, we will find alternative activities for your child, just let your child’s teacher know. Please remember that no blood, gore or weapon replicas are allowed to be part of costumes worn to school. Our annual Halloween parade around the neighborhood starts at 1:30 pm. Students should bring costumes to school and change into them after lunch. Once the parade is over, classes are welcomed to have celebrations in their rooms using arts & crafts, games, fruit & vegetables, etc. Finally, please do not allow your child to bring Halloween candy collected Halloween evening to school the next day to share with friends. All candy should be left at home. We encourage a healthy eating lifestyle at Dicken School

    Our PUMPKIN PATCH Halloween party will be Friday Oct. 26th from 6-8. Costumes encouraged! Please see the sign up genius as we need many volunteers to make this a great night for our kids! Come in costume, eat dinner from Cottage Inn Pizza, play games and dance the night away!

    CAKE CONTEST- Bake a fun Halloween ghost or goblin cake or cupcakes! Whatever you would like to create you could WIN our cake contest! These cakes will continue on as prizes to all the cake walk winners! If baking is not for you, Please feel free to buy a cake to donate-Only homemade cakes will be in the contest! Details to follow. 

    The Dash Fundraiser will allow us to continue to do great things here at Dicken! Thanks to everyone for your generous donations!!


    Mission Statement 

    “Dicken School's positive, safe environment and strong measurable academic focus empowers our diverse community of students to achieve their fullpotential as lifelong learners.”

    Vision: All Dicken students have the resources and support they need to meet grade level outcomes:

    • Dicken School continually focuses on effective student learning
    • Individualized classroom instruction meets the learning styles of all students
    • Communication fosters partnerships with students, staff, families, & community
    • Knowledge empowers students for success in the 21st century
    • Every student is engaged in his or her learning
    • Necessary life skills and appreciation of diversity prepare Dicken students to be global citizens

    Moments of Greatness

    Each month Dicken features leaders who have made a difference, big or small. 

    Click on the 7 Habits Tree to see our featured leaders for this month!