TAKE THE KINDERGARTEN TOUR!
APRIL 16th from 6-7 pm
Stop by our schools for a sneak peak into a Kindergarten classroom!
Our elementary school will be open for incoming Kindergarten students and families to tour on April 16, 2018 from 6-7 pm.
Monroe Road Elementary School
7979 Monroe Road
Office staff will also be on hand to accept registrations for new Kindergarten students and to accept any missing required documentation from the Kindergarten Registration Expo.
Once Kindergarten registration is completed: Get a Free T-shirt!
AND enter to win a Fire HD8 Kids Tablets if your new Kindergarten student is registered by April 17, 2018!
Click on our "Registering a New Student" tab in the navigation bar at the top of the page to see what you need to bring with you.
We are looking forward to meeting all of our future Mustangs!
Posted February 5, 2018
FREE SHIPPING OFFER AT SPIRITWEAR STORE
Now through April 2nd!
Check out our new Monroe Road Elementary spirit wear store using the link below! It's stocked with tons of newly designed MRE shirts, hoodies, pants, shorts, and even pajamas! Items are purchased online and shipped directly to your home.
Monroe Road Elementary Spirit Wear Link
KINDERGARTEN SPRING CONFERENCES
No School for Kindergarten Students on Friday, April 13th
Bedford Public Schools is hosting spring parent-teacher conferences for kindergarten students on Friday, April 13th. Kindergarten students ONLY will not attend school on Friday, April 13th. It is a regular day of learning for Young Fives and students in first-fifth grades. Our kindergarten teachers will reach out to parents to schedule a conference.
Posted March 19, 2018
Pajama Day for Francis Family YMCA:
Friday, March 23rd
Please join us as we raise money for the Francis Family YMCA Scholarship Fund. MRE students can wear pajamas on Friday, March 23rd with a cash donation ($1 minimum). The scholarship fund gives local children in need access to the YMCA. All of the money collected will go directly to Bedford families. Our 2018 collection goal for MRE is $2,000. Thank you for supporting our local Y!
Posted March 19, 2018
Community Education Updates:
Volleyball Leagues. Grades 3-12. Enjoy volleyball? Learn the game, hone your skills or looking for something fun to do with your friends? Register now for the Coed Volleyball League. Deadline has been extended to March 23.
Soccer Leagues. Grades K-8. Come out and enjoy spring on the field at Indian Creek. Deadline to register is March 23.
Stop in or sign up online at at Community Ed Website
Posted March 19, 2018
SPRING BREAK 2018-2019...
Heads Up for Planning Ahead!
For those of you who plan to travel on your break next year, and that travel may require making reservations a long time in advance at your destination, please take note of the dates for NEXT YEAR'S Spring Break below. Please note that these dates deviate from what you may be used to seeing. Easter is NOT included in the spring break for next year.
SCHOOL YEAR : 2018-2019
Spring Break Begins: April 1st
School Resumes: April 8th
(Easter is April 21st and is NOT a part of the break)
Winter and Spring Break dates through 2020-21 can be found on our website on the District's Calendar page. look in the column on the left side of the page.
Posted March 19, 2018
ONE DISTRICT, ONE BOOK
Reading aloud is widely recognized as the single most important activity leading to reading achievement. Therefore, the three elementary schools in the Bedford Public School District are continuing our mission to create a community of readers. We are once again participating in the community–wide book club, One District, One Book. We hope that everyone- families, teachers, bus drivers, secretaries, board members, and administrators will join us as we read The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies during March's National Reading Month.
THE LEMONADE WAR
Fourth-grader Evan Treski is people-smart. He's good at talking with people, even grownups. His younger sister, Jessie, on the other hand, is math-smart, but not especially good with people. So when the siblings' lemonade stand war begins, there really is no telling who will win—or even if their fight will ever end.
The youngest child in each family will receive a copy of The Lemonade War and a reading calendar. We anticipate that families will enjoy reading a few pages of the book together as a family each night. You will want to make sure that your family follows the reading schedule so your child can be included in school discussions each day.
Finally, we would like to recognize the Bedford Lions Club, the Bedford Youth Advisory Committee, and the elementary schools' PTA and PTO organizations for their financial assistance. Because of their generosity, we were able to purchase a copy of The Lemonade War for each elementary family in our district.
We look forward to having conversations about lemonade sales! "When a whole community reads a book, there's a lot to talk about." With your help, we can build a Community of Readers in Bedford!
Posted March 1, 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.
Junior Achievement at MRE
We're currently seeking volunteers for our Junior Achievement program. We need a few more local business leaders from the Bedford community to assist with this community program.
Volunteers will be assigned a classroom, and work with the teacher to schedule five lessons to teach MRE students about entrepreneurship. The curriculum and lessons are all provided. This is a great opportunity for local business leaders to positively influence MRE students.
For more information, please see the documents using the Parent Update Folder link on the left or contact Steffany Sass.
Food Service News
Bedford Public Schools has been fortunate to have a donor pay off all students' negative food service balances through January 22, 2018. Inspired by this person's generosity, accounts have been set up at each school to receive donations from anyone else interested in ensuring that our students can enjoy a healthy meal every day at school. Stop by the school office if you wish to make a similar donation.
Please be sure to check your student's account via My MealTime (use the link on the left) on a weekly basis so we can prevent further excessive charging. (Tip: Set a low balance alert in your profile!)
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.
State Unveils New Parent Dashboard
Parents now have their own online dashboard that shows the performance of all K-12 public schools in Michigan and represents a new, improved level of transparency
The Parent Dashboard for School Transparency, available at https://www.mischooldata.org/ParentDashboard, is a combined effort of MDE and the Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI) – based on significant parent feedback on its planning, content, and design.
The dashboard allows deeper dives into the performance of various groups of students, such as gender, race, subject, and services to students.
You can always find the direct link for Monroe Road Elementary School's information on the left under "School Data" for the "MI Parent Dashboard for School Transparency."
Next PTA Meeting:
Our next PTA meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 3:40 pm in the Media Center. We hope everyone can join us!
Parent Volunteers Needed
Please sign up to volunteer in the school print shop. Parents that volunteer for the print shop will be copying, cutting, or laminating materials for teachers that have left projects on the day you have volunteered.
Sign up to volunteer in March
COLLEGE CRAZY MONDAYS
MRE students and staff are encouraged to wear college/university/military gear each Monday throughout the school year. The classroom with the most "College Crazy" kids will keep Spirit, our mascot for the entire week!
Recess is provided for our students each day. Students should dress appropriately for all weather conditions. At the discretion of the principal, recess may be held indoors if the weather is too inclement or if the temperature/wind chill is at or below 15° F.
Lost & Found
Help the lost items become found items! Please mark your clothing, lunch boxes, etc., with names on the inside.
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!
Purchasing School Pictures Online
Parents can also purchase school pictures online at Life Touch Our Picture Day ID is LM757012Y0