Girls on the Run--Coming to JRE!
Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running/walking (SO..It is NOT all about running-it is much more than that). The coaches have been trained to teach life skills to 3rd-5th grade girls using dynamic conversation-based lessons and running games. Lesson topics include resisting peer-pressure, making healthy decisions, and contributing to the community. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k (3.1 mile) event.
Registration opens on January 21st and closes on February 22nd!
If you have ANY questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Rachko.
Posted January 11, 2019
24TH ANNUAL DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE ON FEB 2ND!
The popular Daddy Daughter Dance will be held on Saturday, February 2, 7-9 pm in the high school gym.
Tickets are on sale now for $15 in the Community Ed Office at 1623 W. Sterns Road. Our hours are Monday - Friday from 8 am - 4 pm. On Tuesday, January 22, only, the office will be open from 4-6 pm.
Deadline for ticket sales is Friday, January 25. Tickets will NOT be available at the door.
NOTE to moms and grandmothers: we are looking for a few special volunteers for the event. Interested, call 734-850-6036.
Posted January 11, 2019
Annual Canned Food Drive
Our annual canned food drive for the Bedford Goodfellows was December 3rd-December 7th. JRE brought in 3,209 food items for our community! Third grade brought in 669 items and gets to throw pies at the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who on December 17th. Thank you to Ms. Dusa and all of the student council members who organized this event. A special thank you goes out to our generous families!
Posted December 17, 2018
Medication at School
We wanted to remind our families that we need to have a "Medical Authorization Form" filled out by a physician to give medication at school. This includes cough drops.
Posted December 17, 2018
Letter from the Superintendent
and Related Resources
Dear Bedford Public Schools Parents,
As you may or may not be aware, our district has recently experienced the loss of a recent graduate which has deeply impacted us as a community. We have implemented our school's Emergency Response Plan in an effort to provide appropriate support to staff and students within our buildings. Students and staff will react in different ways to crises of this nature, so it will be important to continue to have support available to assist individuals in need. Counselors and mental health professionals, along with building administration, are available in the school setting to assist students as they express their feelings related to loss. In addition, we have worked with the Monroe County Intermediate School District (MCISD) to provide additional on-site social workers for Bedford High School as needed.
The Bedford Public Schools plan is also designed to provide assistance to our students and their families when deemed necessary outside of the traditional school day. Please observe your child closely over the next several days and weeks to watch for signs of distress, which may indicate a need for additional support and guidance. I have included a list of references for available resources to help you recognize possible reactions you may observe in your child. Children that have advanced stages of grief or who suffer from severe depression may already be exhibiting warning signs for potential self-risk including withdrawal, substance abuse, or suicidal thoughts. If you feel your child is in need of special assistance or is having a great deal of difficulty coping with their emotions, please do not hesitate to call or reach out to district staff or one of the professional resources listed. While it is important to deal with grief, loss, anger and fear reactions, we believe it is essential to resume as normal a routine as possible regarding home and school activities. Also, utilize frequent and honest conversations with your child to let them know that we all need assistance at some point. Please feel free to contact one of our district staff members or myself if you have any concerns or questions regarding your child, or the steps being taken by the school. I cannot stress enough the importance of working collaboratively to ensure the safety and proper care of our families and students.
1) National Association of School Psychologists (NASP): Addressing Grief - http://tinyw.in/dvZ3
2) National Alliance for Grieving Children: About Childhood Grief - http://tinyw.in/oYsF
3) Oakland County Health Department (Parent Toolkit) - http://tinyw.in/9Dx2
4) Monroe County Mental Health Resources Guide (Promedica Health) - http://tinyw.in/t4jD
Dr. Carl Shultz
SMITH ROAD ELEMENTARY REOPENING PROPOSAL
Bedford Public Schools is currently considering reopening Smith Road Elementary School (SRE) beginning with the 2019-2020 school year. Current enrollment numbers are resulting in larger class sizes within our three elementary schools that lack the space to expand the number of grade level classrooms to reduce class sizes. Bedford is proposing to reopen Smith Road Elementary School as an early learning center which would house the Great Start Readiness Program, Young 5s, and Kindergarten.
In December 2018, several Community Forums were held and the SRE Reopening Proposal Presentation was followed with an opportunity for those in attendance to ask questions, make comments, and share concerns.
A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document has been created based on the forum and other discussions.
-- Presentation of final recommendation to Board of Education at January 31, 2019 meeting for consideration.
-- If approved, preparation and logistical planning commence (January 2019).
For more information about this proposal, please contact Dr. Mark French, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction and Student Services. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org · Phone: 734-850-6025.
Updated January 8, 2019
Square One Art Orders are IN!
Orders will be sent home with the kiddos this week!
If you do NOT want your order sent home, but would rather pick it up please email Mrs Schalmo.
Your child's name
When you would like to pick it up.
Thank you again for supporting JRE. We hope you enjoy the amazing art!
Posted December 10, 2018
Way to go JRE Quiz Bowl Team
The JRE Quiz Bowl team competed at the Monroe County ISD. They were third in the county! #jreproud
Posted December 10, 2018
School Improvement Parent Surveys
JRE would love to have your input on our school improvement parent survey.
We would also love to have parents join our school improvement team. We typically meet the third Wednesday of every month. If you are interested, please email Mrs. Eaton at email@example.com.
Posted: November 6, 2018
Join us for our next PTO meeting on Monday, January 14th at 6:00 p.m. in the JRE Media Center.
JRE PTO Auction--Save the Date--March 8, 2019
Auction help is needed to help fill our baskets. Your student's classroom teacher will be sending home their classroom basket theme in case you want to shop early for items to donate. We appreciate any support you can offer. This is the PTO's main fundraiser.
We are looking for memorable Auction experiences and unique items. Examples: Lake houses, Cottages, sporting event tickets, venue suites, theater tickets, etc. Anything donated is a deduction. Please help us make this Auction the best one yet!
Posted: November 19, 2018
DID YOU KNOW?
JRE can earn up to $20,000.00 per year by clipping Box Tops!
Please place Box Tops in an envelope or plastic bag in groups of 50. We cannot use expired box tops, so they will not count. Please include student's name, teacher, and number of Box Tops on the bag or envelope. Thank you JRE Student Council for collecting and counting our Box Tops this year. There are also classroom prizes that can be won!
BOX TOP AWARDS
Box tops are due on the dates listed below. The class that averages the most box tops for that month will receive the prize listed.
January 31: $25.00 to purchase games for recess
February 28: Extra Recess
March 29: $25.00 to purchase books for your classroom
April 30: "Mystery Prize"
May 31: Popsicle for each student
Posted: October 23, 2018
Physical Education & Exploratory Classes Outside
Physical education will be going outside. They stay outside until late fall weather permitting. Exploratory classes may also be going outside. Be prepared with appropriate outerwear and accessories for the weather forecast!
Updated October 22, 2018
JRE to be a COLORCYCLE school!
We are partnering with Crayola to recycle markers. We will be collecting ALL markers that would go in the trash and they will recycle them for us. (Even those that are NOT Crayola!) ALL markers!! Student Council students made collection bins to go in classrooms for collection of the used markers and will be helping with this project throughout the year.
Posted September 7, 2018
To order online: Go to mylifetouch.com
Enter the Picture Day ID: LM758021Y0
Picture Retake Day ID: LM758021Y1
Check out our Jackman Road Elementary spirit wear store! It's stocked with tons of newly designed JRE apparel.
Next Sale: March 1-10. Orders are delivered 2-3 weeks after the store closing date.
Posted November 14, 2018
Fresh is Best Snacks Reminder
This is a reminder that JRE has a "fresh is best" snack policy. The staff also does this for snack time. In addition, I wanted to address some of the questions that came about as a result of this change. Please understand that this is just not about allergies and keeping all of our students safe. "Fresh is best" simplified snack time and increased instructional time because teachers weren't reading labels, opening snacks, sending students to the lunchroom for sporks or napkins, and calling Mrs. Juliana for clean-ups. The ten minutes or so a day we are gaining back can add up to an additional week of instruction. Thank you for your help in this matter.
Posted September 4, 2018
Picking Up at the End of the Day
If your student will be picked up during the day, or there is a change to their normal routine, please provide a note to the office. We only release students to their parents/guardians unless prior arrangements have been made. Please note that picture identification is required to pick up a student. Thank you for helping to keep our students safe.
Posted September 4, 2018
INTRODUCING SCHOOLOGY FOR 3rd-5th GRADE STUDENTS & FAMILIES
New this year for 3rd-5th grade students and their families is Schoology. A link has been added in the Quick Links section on the left.
For the students, teachers use Schoology to post their classroom materials online; provide a safe forum for students to discuss their ideas and collaborate on projects; and to assign and collect homework electronically. It helps students stay organized and it keeps the class connected.
For the parents, the Schoology Parent Account gives you access to:
-- The classes your child is enrolled in.
-- Your child's upcoming assignments/events.
-- School and class announcements.
-- Grades and attendance information.
You will need a Parent Access Code that you can get from your child's teacher to create your account. You can choose to set up notifications to come to your email and opt to receive additional notifications when a child has an overdue assignment.
Use these links to find out more information about signing up and getting started in Schoology:
Schoology is also available as an app for your mobile devices.
Posted August 22, 2018
FOOD SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
Free & Reduced Meal Applications Now Available for 2018-19 School Year
Applications for free/reduced meals for 2018-2019 are available online, on the Food Service webpage, and in all the school offices.
This form must be filled our annually as benefits will expire on October 12, 2018 if a new application is not submitted. Families can also apply for Free and Reduced School Meals at any time during the school year.
Participation is confidential and anonymous to use. All student transactions at the cafeteria cash register appear identical regardless of whether students are paying full price, receiving reduced prices, or free meals, to protect the confidentiality of program participation.
This program provides the obvious benefit of providing nutritious meals as well as qualifying the school for additional benefits and access to additional resources based upon the level of participation. We encourage all eligible families to fill out the application regardless of whether or not you intend to use them. A win-win all the way around!
Food Service Donations Accepted
In the past, Bedford Public Schools has been fortunate to have received donations to help pay off students' negative food service balances. Accounts have been set up at each school to receive donations from anyone else interested in ensuring that all of our students can enjoy a healthy meal every day at school. Stop by the school office if you wish to make a similar donation.
Families can also apply for Free and Reduced School Meals at any time during the school year. Online applications can be completed through MyMealtime, and paper forms are available in each school office, or can be printed here. All student transactions at the cafeteria cash register appear identical regardless of whether students are paying full price, receiving reduced prices, or free meals, to protect the confidentiality of program participation. It's a win-win situation: the students benefit from the healthy food at breakfast and lunch with families keeping more of their hard earned money, and schools can benefit from federal funding and programs that become available based on family participation in the school meal program.
Posted July 10, 2018
JRE School Garden Project
JRE was recently awarded a $3,700.00 grant from Lowes to begin our school garden.
The first phase of the school garden included constructing 5 raised cedar garden beds and filling them with dirt, laying gravel around the beds, installing a wooden fence with a gate around the garden, and assembling a shed to house the garden tools and supplies.
We began a composting program during lunch hours for grades 4 and 5 at the beginning of this school year. Exploratory students will plant the first seeds and plants in the garden beds in the spring.
YOU can help. We are also counting on support through donations (expertise, volunteer time, supplies, money, etc.) to make this successful. We will need help over the summers to keep up with weeding, watering, and harvesting. You can email Mrs. Schalmo or Mrs. Neboyskey at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how you would like to help.
SCHOOL GARDEN WISH LIST:
Trowels, Plastic Watering Cans, Garden Gloves (small adult and child size), Tomato cages, Hand rakes and yard rakes, Bamboo stakes, Hand pruners, Fan sprayer (hose nozzle), Turning composter, Trellis, Large pots for herb garden, Hose, Shovels, 6 ft. tall bamboo or straight tree branches for bean teepee , Twine or garden wire, Garden books from Amazon wishlist. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/dl/invite/7mwDeY8
Please make sure all pre-used items donated are clean and in good condition. No rusty or broken items please.
Did you know you can help the JRE PTO when you shop on Amazon? Thank you to anyone who can help with this!
When you #StartWithaSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Jackman Road Elementary PTO Inc. Bookmark this Amazon Smile link and support us every time you shop!
Lost & Found
Help the lost items become found items! Please mark your clothing, lunch boxes, etc., with names on the inside.
Drop Off/Pick Up Safety
We would like to remind all parents to follow our procedures during morning drop off and afternoon pick up. Two areas of concern:
Parents creating their own parking spots in the fire lane.
Students exiting on the driver’s side of the car.
We appreciate everyone taking the time to follow the rules and keep our students and staff safe. Drivers not following procedures will be reported to the district liaison officer. We encourage everyone to ride the bus if it is available.
Bedford Public Schools has substitute teaching opportunities for those with 90+ credit hours from a four-year accredited college or university. Substitute teachers have the opportunity to choose the grade levels or subjects they prefer to teach and even how often you would like to work. If you are interested in this opportunity, our substitute teachers also referred to as “Guest Teachers” are hired through EDUStaff. Start your application today..
Para Professional, Lunchroom, Secretarial, Bus Driver and Playground Substitutes Also Needed
Applications are available at the Administration Building at 1623 W. Sterns Road, Temperance, MI 48182.