GIRLS ON THE RUN AT DRE
Registration will open for Girls on the Run 2019 season on Monday, January 21st! Our program here at Douglas Road Elementary is open to all 3rd-5th grade girls and will meet after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. from March 5th - May 16th.
All registered participants will receive a healthy snack at each lesson, along with a program t-shirt and water bottle, a parent guidebook and entry into the incredible Girls on the Run 5K on Saturday, May 11th (all students, staff and families are welcome to come run/walk with our girls).
Girls on the Run's curriculum based program is MUCH more than a running program. Go to girlsontherunsemi.org to learn more and register. Space is limited and registration ends February 22nd.
**Scholarships are available and volunteers may receive discounted or waived registrations for their daughters. Please email email@example.com for more information, especially if you need financial accommodations.
Posted January 16, 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
Fifth Grade Camp
Fifth grade students will be leaving for Camp Michindoh on Monday, Jan. 14th. Parents are asked to park in the back of the building and drop off luggage and sleeping bags on the sidewalk. Please make sure your child's name is on all bags. If it is raining or snowing, please have your student bring their bag inside. If you have medicine, please hand deliver the medicine to Mrs. Hill. Students who are not going to camp are expected to attend school daily.
Posted January 8, 2019
Healthy Kids Club Session #2
It's time for the second session of the DRE Healthy Kids Club. If you signed your child up for this session, please return the HKC contract that was sent home in December. DRE kids are happy, healthy, kind, high achieving students! Thank you to Mrs. McMullen and our teacher volunteers for giving students the opportunity to participate in the Healthy Kids Club!
Posted January 8, 2019
SHOW YOUR SPIRIT ON FRIDAYS!
Beginning Friday, and every Friday going forward, classrooms will be competing for the DRE Spirit Award. Award each week will be determined by the percentage of students wearing a DRE shirt or colors. The winning classroom will be given an award from "Dougie" to post on their classroom door.
Posted January 8, 2019
PBIS (Positive Behavioral Supports) Update
We started a new behavior support system for students that encourages positive behaviors and learning. For short we call this system PBIS. Classes can earn "big tickets" for positive behavior in the hallways and other common areas. Individual students can earn small tickets, which go into a bucket for a prize drawing.
On the flip side, if students are not learning from the positive incentives and encouragement, parents are notified and the student could receive a consequence. Click here to see the DRE Behavior/Consequences Rubric.
Posted January 8, 2019
New Fifth Grade Teacher
We are very pleased to announce that we have hired a wonderful teacher for our fifth grade students!!! Mrs. Erika Wolfschlag will be joining our DRE family on January 3rd. Mrs. Wolfschlag comes to us by way of Indiana where she was given the designation of Teacher of the Year for 2017-2018 at Burnett Creek Elementary School. She has four years teaching experience in grades 3-5 and is excited to get to know the kids!
Posted December 17, 2018
We have been asked by several parents if they can send in headphones for their child. Absolutely! Just make sure your child's name is on the headphones so we know it is for his/her use only.
Posted December 17, 2018
Thank you to the Kiwanis Club...
...for giving our third grade students their own personal dictionary!
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
Our online spirit store will be open from November 16th-December 2nd...just in time for the holidays! Please allow 2-3 weeks from the store closing date for delivery of your order.
The store will reopen one more time this school year from March 1-10.
Posted November 14, 2018
INTRODUCING 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:
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
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