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.
Douglas Road Elementary School
6875 Douglas 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 Dolphins!
Posted February 5, 2018
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
DRE SPIRIT SHOP SPRING SALE
Monday, March 19th - Thursday, April 5th!
OVER 30 DIFFERENT ITEMS TO SELECT FROM IN THE STORE!
You can now purchase your items online in 3 easy steps:
1. Go to the online store
2. Choose your items and add them to your cart
3. Securely checkout with your credit card
Online Store Deadline: Thursday April 5th, 2018 (11:59pm EDT)
Items will be delivered to your child's classroom 2-3 weeks after the store closes.
Posted March 20, 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.
Thanks to the parent volunteers and PTA for putting on the Dolphin Disco at DRE! The kids all had a great time!
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 Douglas Road Elementary School's information on the left under "School Data" for the "MI Parent Dashboard for School Transparency."
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.
Student Leadership Team Grant
Exciting News! Last year our student leadership team investigated ways to increase physical activity and healthy eating at DRE. Their grant from Fuel up to Play 60 and the Michigan Dairy Council was approved! Be on the lookout for new stencils in the back parking lot (extending learning and physical activity outside of the classroom) and opportunities for healthy food taste tests to continue this year.
Parent Pickup Reminders
For student safety, the gates to the playground are closed until 3:15 pm. Please wait until after 3:15 pm to line up for parent pickup.
Lost & Found
Help the lost items become found items! Please mark your clothing, lunch boxes, etc., with names on the inside.
Para Professional, Lunchroom, Secretarial, Bus Driver and Playground Substitutes Needed
Applications are available at the Administration Building at 1623 W. Sterns.
Getting the Parent Update?
Please email Mrs. Perz to be added to list.