Texas Girl Chokes on Fidget Spinner Part

(CNN) Fidget spinners are driving many adults crazy, but one Texas woman is warning about her daughter’s dangerous experience. The mother is sharing her experience in hopes it will serve as a warning to other parents about the choking hazards of the latest toy craze.

A fidget spinner has a stable middle and a disc with two or three paddles that can be spun, much like a ceiling fan, to relax the user.

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This Picasso Painting Sold for $45 Million. Would you buy it?

Femme assise, robe bleu,” a painting by Pablo Picasso, sold for $45 million at a Christie’s auction in New York on May 15, 2017. The painting depicts Dora Maar, one of Picasso’s lovers. It was created on Picasso’s birthday on October 25, 1939.

In 1940, during the German occupation of France, the Nazis confiscated “Femme Assise, Robe Bleu” from Jewish art dealer Paul Rosenberg. According to Christie’s, it was transferred to the German embassy in Paris, then a store house for plundered art, before it was packed up to be transferred to Germany, via Nikolsburg, Moravia (part of the modern Czech Republic) in 1944. However, French resistance soldiers intercepted the painting — along with 63 other Picasso artworks — on a train to Moravia.
A number of Picasso’s works have sold for substantially more. In 2015, his “Les femmes d’Alger (Version ‘O’)” sold for $179 million, setting a new record for an artwork sold at auction, and in 2004, “Garçon à la pipe” (1905) sold for $104 million.
Femme assise, robe bleu” was last for sale in 2011, when it sold for $26 million, so that’s a $19 million profit.

Teacher of the Year Awards: Wednesday, May 24 

Students, families, teachers, district faculty, and the public are invited to join the celebration honoring this year’s,
What:            Teacher of the Year honorees
When:            Wednesday, May 24
                           4:15 p.m.
Where:            Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn
Admission:     Free
Teachers selected for this prestigious award will receive a $1,000 cash prize, a glass award commemorating their achievement, and will become part of a select group of Dearborn teachers who previously received the award.
One award will be presented in each teacher category:
  • Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd grade
  • 3rd-5th Grade
  • Middle School
  • High School

Please Read this Important News

Ohio police officer accidentally overdoses after traffic stop

By Katie Mettler  May 16 at 3:05 AM

Last summer, the Drug Enforcement Administration warned law enforcement across the country that fentanyl, the dangerously potent and often deadly synthetic opioid, could not only kill drug users but officers exposed to small amounts.

So like many cautious departments, police in East Liverpool, Ohio, began arming themselves with masks and gloves when processing drug-related crime scenes.

And that’s what Officer Chris Green did late Friday night when he responded to a traffic stop and found the driver and his car covered in a white powder, he told Morning Journal. But about an hour later, back at the police station, a colleague told Green he had something on his shirt. Green, without thinking, brushed it off with his bare hand. Within minutes, he fell to the floor.

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New Hampshire man credits ‘Siri’ for saving his life in house explosion

A New Hampshire man who was injured in a house explosion is thanking “Siri” for saving his life.

Christopher Beaucher says he was checking on his mother’s vacant cottage in Wilmot on May 1 when he saw something suspicious and went inside.

He tells WMUR-TV that when he switched on a light, the house exploded into flames.

Beaucher’s face and hands were badly burned. He grabbed his cellphone, but was unable to dial due to his injuries. He says he somehow asked his IPhone’s voice-controlled virtual assistant Siri to call 911, believing he was going into shock.

Beaucher is still undergoing treatment for his injuries, but says he hopes to return to his job as a cook and tend to his farm.

Authorities are still investigating the explosion.

Conditions behind cyberattack may be hard to mimic, experts say

The cyber-extortion attack hitting dozens of countries (200,000 computers were affected) spread quickly and widely thanks to an unusual confluence of factors:

  • a known and highly dangerous security hole in Microsoft Windows,
  • tardy users who didn’t apply Microsoft’s March software fix,
  • a software design that allowed the malware to spread quickly once inside university, business and government networks.

Not to mention the fact that those responsible were able to borrow weaponized software code apparently created by the U.S. National Security Agency to launch the attack in the first place.

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e3 Dearborn Public Schools employee enews

Click e3-May-05-2017 to download the latest edition of YOUR e3 Dearborn Public Schools employee enews full of great stuff coming up this weekend and in this busy end-of-the-school-year season!

  • Shrek the Musical at Lowrey, Friday, May 12, 6pm
  • Drum-A-Thon to Benefit DHS Drum Program Friday, May 12, 7-10pm
  • Robots at McCollough-Unis Saturday, May 13, 10:30am
  • Green Tie Dinner & Impact Awards May 16
  • 25+ Club Banquet May 19
  • Teacher of the Year Awards May 24
  • Summer Day Camps & Programs for Kids
  • Free Dearborn Public Library cards & resources for educators

Plus…Check out the variety of items for sale in the Classified Ads!

View the attached pdf or find this and past issues  of the e3 at communications.dearbornschools.org.

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Concert in the Courtyard: May 25

Stout’s annual Concert it the Courtyard is Thursday, May 25 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. It will be held at Stout Middle School’s main courtyard, right next to the cafeteria. There will be great music, food, and conversation. The Music Boosters will be selling pizza, snacks, ice cream, etc. The students will perform popular tunes like, Hallelujah, Radioactive, Bohemian Rhapsody, Moana, Linus and Lucy, Ride, etc. It’s an evening of light and fun music with lots of food! What could be better?

Bring a lounge chair and enjoy the evening. Really, you should bring your lounge chair! Help support the music program and our amazingly talented students!!

Wheels Assembly: May 19th


Stout Annual Wheels Assembly will be held on Friday, May 19, 2017. Plenty of rewards for those who achieved, progressed, and showed improved behavior. Among the awards are bicycles from Walmart, Dinner Gift Cards from Express Poultry & Fish, Dessert Gift Cards from Dearborn Sweets, Backpacks from Dearborn Christian Fellowship, Jump Coupons from Sky Zone Trampoline Park, and many more.

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