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NEWS TO KNOW


MRE BLOOD DRIVE

We've partnered with the MRE PTO and American Red Cross to host our annual blood drive on Monday, January 28th from 2:00-7:00 pm in the MRE gymnasium.

We had a brief assembly yesterday to teach our students about the importance of blood donations. Students will bring home a flyer/form. Each student that recruits a donor will receive a medal, which they will wear to school on Tuesday, January 29.

Please reserve your donation appointment by returning the completed form, or visit www.redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code: MONROEROADPINT.

If you would like to volunteer, sign up to help with our annual blood drive here.

Posted January 14, 2019


Young Authors Contest

MRE students (K-5) are eligible to enter the annual Young Authors Contest through the Monroe County ISD.

Posted January 14, 2019


5th Grade Walleye Field Trip

Our rescheduled field trip to the Walleye game is on Thursday, January 31. If you were scheduled to chaperone the field trip or have any questions, please contact your child's teacher directly to work out any details.

Posted January 14, 2019


Girls on the Run at MRE!
3rd - 5th grade

Girls on the Run offers a 10 week, 20 lesson program that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. Throughout the program, the girls train together to walk or run a community wide 5K.

Practices are Monday and Wednesday 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm at MRE

The season runs March 4th - May 15th

The 5K event is Saturday, May 11th at 1:30 pm at Rolling Hills Park

More information and Girls on the Run Registration

Registration opens January 21st.

Posted January 14, 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


MID-YEAR BOUNCE HOUSE REWARD DAY:
Wednesday, January 23

In an effort to reward our students for a successful first semester of school, the PTO has rented several inflatable bounce houses from Simpson Moonwalks. Each class will have 30 minutes of scheduled play time on Wednesday, January 23.

We need several parent volunteers to assist with the event. Please sign up to volunteer!

Posted January 7, 2019


PTO WINTER FUN EVENT:
Monday, January 21

Our PTO's annual Winter Fun Event will take place at Forest View Lanes on Monday, January 21. There is no school on this day in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The cost of bowling is only $5, which includes your shoe rental. There are two time slots available: 9:00 to 10:30 am & 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. Space is limited, so please be sure to sign-up early!

Please sign up to reserve your spot!

Posted January 7, 2019


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.

Resources:

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

Sincerely,
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.

TENTATIVE TIMELINE:
-- 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: mark.french@mybedford.us · Phone: 734-850-6025.

Updated January 8, 2019


Student Council Walleye Night

The MRE Student Council's family night at the Toledo Walleye is scheduled for February 1st. Please send back your permission slip before December 22nd to the front office if you would like to attend.

Posted December 10, 2018


DRESS FOR THE WEATHER
Coats, Gloves, and Hats!

MRE students go outside daily for recess and fresh air breaks. Please send your child to school with a winter coat, gloves, and a hat on a daily basis. We also encourage students to wear winter snow boots once the snow arrives.

Posted December 5, 2018


MRE & BPS Hype Socks

We have custom MRE and BPS Hype Socks available for only $5 in the office. We have a variety of sizes available.

Posted December 5, 2018


MRE Parent Survey 2018-19

In an effort to improve system practices, Monroe Road Elementary is conducting our annual Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this very short survey.

Posted: November 19, 2018


D.A.D.S. Day – March 1, 2019

Mark your calendar for our annual MRE DADS Day on Friday, March 1st. More information will be distributed as we get closer to the date.

Posted: November 19, 2018


Family Holiday Photo Sessions

The PTO has teamed-up with Photos by Yvonne to create an opportunity for MRE families. 25% of Sales will go to the Monroe Road Elementary School PTO. More information is available using this Photos by Yvonne link.

Posted: November 14, 2018


Cold Weather/Temperatures - Coats and Jackets for Recess

The weather is beginning to get colder and our students go outside daily for recess, specials, and fresh air breaks. Please send your child to school in a warm coat, with access to a hat and gloves. Please label all of their items with their name to keep them out of the Lost & Found!

If your child is in need of a nice winter coat, please call 734-850-6812 or email Tara.Vancena@mybedford.us to contact our Student Support Coordinator, Tara Vancena. We can provide coats and winter gear for MRE students in need.

Posted: October 23, 2018


SCHOOL PICTURE RETAKES

School pictures directly from the Lifetouch website by using Picture Day ID: LM758018Y0 should've received them via email from Lifetouch.

Posted October 15, 2018


Group photo of MRE Quiz Bowl TeamMRE 5th Grade Quiz Bowl Team

I'm pleased to announce the 2018 MRE Quiz Bowl team:

Nathan M., Griffin B., James E., Jaylee B., Brady M., and Veda V.

The team was selected from the results of a screening test that was given to all students last week. The team will represent MRE at the Monroe County Quiz Bowl competition on Monday, November 26th at the Monroe County ISD.

Posted October 2, 2018


Print Shop Volunteers

We need volunteers to work in the print shop at MRE. If you're interested in copying, collating, laminating, etc, please sign up! I know the teachers and staff will appreciate this just as we appreciate their hard work and patience!

Posted September 17, 2018


Schoology logoINTRODUCING SCHOOLOGY FOR 4th & 5th GRADE STUDENTS & FAMILIES

New this year for 4th and 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:

          ​-- SIGN UP INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARENTS
          ​-- GETTING STARTED GUIDE FOR PARENTS

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


SPIRITWEAR STORE

Check out our Monroe Road Elementary spirit wear store using the link below! It's stocked with tons of MRE shirts, hoodies, pants, shorts, and even pajamas! Items are purchased online and shipped directly to your home.

Monroe Road Elementary Spirit Wear Link


Student Support Services

Monroe Road Elementary has a full-time Student Support Coordinator on site daily. Mrs. Vancena offers services for children that are dealing with issues like having a bad day, divorce, grief, anger management, stress/anxiety and friendship problems just to name a few. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Tara Vancena at 734-850-6812.


PTO AT MRE
Next Meeting: Thursday, March 14th
at 3:40 pm in the Media Center.

The PTO theme for this year is "Start Your Adventure at MRE!"

Please "Like" the PTO Facebook page!

Our 2018-19 PTO Executive Board:

Sarah Albring – President
Steffany Sass – Treasurer
Laura Atkins – Secretary
Heather Strong – VP of Parent Involvement
Karlee Kwiatkowski – Staff Representative


COLLEGE CRAZY MONDAYS

We encourage Monroe Road Elementary students and staff to wear their favorite college or university shirt each Monday throughout the school year. We believe that wearing a college/university shirt on Monday will start the week off the right way, and create an atmosphere of college readiness across our campus. Students are encouraged to wear a shirt from any college, university, or military branch.

Posted August 24, 2018


Getting Your School Closing/Delay and Emergency Alerts?

Keep your phone numbers/email current by contacting the school office if any changes are needed to the contact information that appears in HAC. It is important that this information is up-to-date so you can be reached if necessary. It is used by our Honeywell Instant Alert system which is the official means of communication with families in the event of an emergency.


Lost & Found

Help the lost items become found items! Please mark your clothing, lunch boxes, etc., with names on the inside.


Substitutes Needed

​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.


Kroger Community Rewards

MRE's PTA benefits every time you shop at Kroger by simply swiping your Kroger card. All you have to do is enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards program and select our organization to receive the benefits and each time you shop a percentage of your purchase is sent back to MRE. Please note that the benefits expire every year on April 30th. Use this link to re-enroll if you haven't already done so:

      Kroger Community Rewards

Click on the Ohio (Columbus) button (you'll notice next to the Ohio tab it specifies Michigan (Lambertville). Enter Monroe Road Elementary PTA or our organization number: 81700 and click the button in the front. ​Thank you for your support!

MRE CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS

 

​* Note: Dismissal time on any half days is at 12:00 pm (noon).

ADDITIONAL CALENDAR LINKS

​​District Facilities Calendar

(ML Schedules is a searchable calendar for events at all Bedford Public Schools' facilities)

2018-2019 District
School-Year-At-a Glance​ Calendar

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Note: Spring Break week in the 2018-19 school year does not include Easter. Good Friday is a day off.


COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Community & Adult Education programs, classes, leagues, and events for the current season.

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January - April 2019 Brochure

Register Online!

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Student Handbook

Student Technology Acceptable Use Policy


OK2SAY

If you see or hear something that doesn't seem right, you can submit a confidential tip to OK2SAY. OK2SAY allows anyone to confidentially report tips on criminal activities or potential harm directed at Michigan students, school employees, or schools.

TEXT: 652729 (OK2SAY)
PHONE: 8-555-OK2SAY (855-565-2729)
EMAIL: OK2Say
ONLINE: www.ok2say.com

App available for iPhone and Android devices


Bond Progress image with BPS logo; preserve our schools, Protect our students

Thank you to Bedford Voters for supporting our schools! Follow our progress on Bond projects at: www.mybedford.us/bond.html