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Wanted: Class of 2033 K Expo GraphicKindergarten Registration Expo & Great Start Readiness Roundup
March 7th
10 am - 3 pm
Bedford Junior High School

It's one-stop shopping to get your child registered for Kindergarten at Bedford Public Schools! Mom and Dad can take care of the registration details. Kids can have fun!

Kindergarten t-shirt thumbnailRide a School Bus! Get Crafty! Play with Friends! Meet the Mascot! Talk to a Teacher! Snacks! Hearing & Vision Screenings Offered! Learn about Latchkey and other Community Education Programs! Get a Free T-Shirt (while supplies last!) with your completed registration!

book basket photoUse our "Registering a New Student" link to see what you need to bring with you.

Complete your registration by April 21st and enter to win a basket of books with a plush toy (A $100+ value)! One winner at each elementary school!

Incoming Kindergarten Open House Night
Monday, April 20th from 6-7 pm

Posted: February 4, 2020


DRE SPELLING BEE

Congratulations to our DRE Spelling Bee contestants! We are very proud of all of the finalist who participated in this fun event! Way to go 5th grade students!

2020 DRE Spelling Bee Winner and Runners-UpSpelling Bee Champion:
Jackson L.
Runners-up:
Layla M. & Vera M.

Congratulations to the classroom winners:
Layne, Evan, Sydney, Jackson, Ryan, Jackson L., Broady, Vera, Layla, Chloe, Nate, Lola, Quinn, Phoenix, Matthew, Bella, Caden B, Liberty, and Griffin.

Posted: February 25, 2020


BJHS OPEN HOUSE FOR 5TH GRADE FAMILIES:

All 5th grade students and parents are encouraged to attend the annual Open House at Bedford Junior High on Monday, March 16 at 7:00 pm.

Posted: February 21, 2020


4th Grade Wax Museum

Mark your calendars for: WEDNESDAY - February 26th - 6:00 - 6:30 pm

You are invited to watch our fourth grade students transform into historical wax figures that come to life when you activate their speech buttons. Come and see all that they have learned and the wonderful costumes they have designed to play the part of their characters. Be ready to be AMAZED when you hear their speeches!!!!

Posted: February 18, 2020


Book Fair Jungle thumbnailBook Fair Jungle

Go WILD for books with DRE's Jungle Book Fair! February 24-28!

Monday-Thursday the Fair is open 8:15-11:15 and 1:15-3:45 each day. Students attend with their classes or at other times with teacher permission.

Wednesday night is the 4th grade Wax Museum and the Fair will be open for families from 5-7 pm.

On Friday, the Fair is open 8:15-Noon and then we will pack it up. Many volunteers are needed to assist. Volunteers get a deal on books and our undying gratitude! PLEASE SIGN UP TO HELP MAKE THIS THE BEST BOOK FAIR YET!!!!

Posted: February 4, 2020


Girls on the Run logoGirls on the Run

Girls on the Run Registration is now open for 3rd through 5th grade girls. We will meet on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 - 5:00 staring in March.

NEW THIS YEAR - 2nd Grade girls are getting the opportunity to pilot a new “Girls on the Run Program” - Please contact Mrs. McMullen for more information.

Updated: February 4, 2020


Collage of pictures from 5th grade camp5th Grade Camp Fun!

When one thinks of going to camp, you tend to think that happens in summer. Not so for some of our 5th graders! There is a lot of fun to be had in January! For these DRE students it just involved more layers and less sunscreen! But still a ton of outdoor adventures (and some indoor ones, too!) with their camp learning experience this month!

Posted: January 27, 2020

 

 


Welcome Mrs. Ferguson

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our interim assistant principal, Mrs. Els Ferguson. Mrs. Ferguson comes to us with over 30 years of education experience as both a teacher and an administrator. She has been interim principal at all levels in several districts and is very excited to be back at Douglas Road Elementary!

Posted: January 22, 2020


Royal Flush logoTICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR MARCH 13th!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
FUNdraiser Events for New Restrooms at Bedford Community Stadium
Visit www.mulemuscle.org for details on the:

ROYAL FLUSH CASINO NIGHT/REVERSE RAFFLE
MEGA 50/50 RAFFLE
ADOPT-AN-ENVELOPE
SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE

Event will be held at Forest View Lanes beginning at 5:30 pm.

All proceeds will go towards the purchase of new, permanent restrooms in the stadium. All tickets and sponsorships are available online at their website. For more information, you can email dumbell@mulemuscle.org or call Michelle German at 419-215-7600.

Final Planning Meeting: Tuesday, March 3rd at Sidelines at 7:00 PM.

Updated: February 25, 2020


MRS. JOHNSON NAMED INTERIM PRINCIPAL FOR DRE

Kimberly JohnsonI am very excited to be named the interim Principal for Douglas Road Elementary while Mrs. Perz is absent during her necessary leave. I have met several of you through my two and a half years as the assistant principal but wanted to make you aware of my credentials. I completed my four year degree at Concordia University with my Elementary Education Degree. I continued my Master Degree in Educational Leadership at Saginaw Valley State University. My teaching career included teaching fifth grade for six years and in 1998 was given the opportunity to serve as Elementary Principal at Whiteford Agricultural Schools for the next nineteen years. I was hired in 2017 at Douglas Road as the Assistant Principal and have loved my experiences and support from the staff and parents. I share this same passion and dedication to helping all students succeed. I currently reside in Ida with my family, enjoy being outdoors, and spending time with my husband and children. It is my goal to continue to share this passion for helping students grow academically and improve their social emotional skills to be successful in life while I am in this position. I look forward to working with the students, staff, and parents at Douglas Road Elementary. I can be reached by email at kimberly.johnson@mybedford.us or by phone at 734-850-6703.

Posted: January 7, 2020


Community Ed Online Registration Changes

In January 2020, BEDFORD COMMUNITY EDUCATION is moving to a new convenient, mobile‐friendly, online tool to register from any device, including your smartphone or tablet. You will need to create a new account profile the first time you use this new service before registering for any classes, activities or leagues. Our Account Profile Help Sheet has further instructions on how to do so.

The online registration link has changed to https://bedford.ce.eleyo.com/. Please update your saved links/bookmarks!

Latchkey users only need to fill this new form out for Community Education programs. Latchkey remains under the current system and will run separately from the new system.

Posted: January 2, 2020


A Reminder from Our Nurses:

This is the time of year when we start to see the typical seasonal increase in the number of viral illnesses reported. All of our schools are taking extra precautions to help minimize the spread of those germs that commonly appear now. Extra cleaning is being performed and all hard surfaces are being disinfected.

You can help, too! Remind your student to practice good hand hygiene and cover nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. Please be vigilant in watching your student for signs and symptoms of illness, including fever, rash, nausea/vomiting, sore throat, etc. As always, seek the guidance of a health care professional if necessary. It's also not too late to get a flu shot!

As we head into winter break, this would also be a great time to remind your child to bring gym clothes, and any other extra clothing items stashed away in their lockers, home to launder.

Here's to a happy and HEALTHY holiday season!

Posted: December 19, 2019


PROUD OF OUR ROBOTICS KIDS!

Group ohoto of Robotics Students

Sign-up information for next year's teams will be sent to parents in February.

Posted: December 10, 2019


Winter Recess & Dressing for the Weather Reminder

Students need to run and play, even in the winter. It is district policy that all elementary students go outside for recess if it is 16 degrees or higher. Children do not have the option of staying inside, so please send appropriate clothing to school everyday. It is not unusual for two or three students to leave their coats at home, especially if they were dropped off in the morning. Please make sure they have gloves/mittens, hats, and boots.

Posted: December 10, 2019


Eyeglasses Assistance

The Monroe Exchange Club can provide eyeglasses to Monroe County students of parents that do not have insurance or are unable to provide their children with eyeglasses due to financial hardship. An eyeglass assistance application is available online or if you need a printed application form, please contact our office at 734-850-6701 and we'll send one home with your child.

Posted: November 5, 2019


BOX TOPS GO HIGH TECH!

Clipped box top design switching to scanned box top receipt

Redeeming Box Tops is now available using a free app that scans your receipt (within 14 days of purchase) and automatically applies the 10 cents per participating item to the school you choose. Look for the new Box Tops scan logo on the package. More information on this new app for box tops can be found at btfe.com.

If you see the familiar, traditional Box Tops logo as the packaging is being phased out of production, you may continue to clip and send them to school before the expiration date printed on the box top. During the transition, you can actually double dip by clipping and scanning the receipt so the school will get 20 cents per item during that time!

Friends and family, near and far, can also participate using the app and selecting their preferred Bedford Public School building to support. School selection can be changed in the app settings if you need to share the wealth between an elementary school for the first semester and the junior high for the second semester, for example.

This is a great way to provide your favorite school with additional resources without any additional expense to you! We appreciate your time in supporting our schools in this manner! Thank you!

Posted: September 30, 2019


Online DRE Spirit Shop

Store will be open Mar. 1st - Mar. 14th

Orders will be delivered 2-3 weeks after online store closes.

Updated: January 14, 2020


Schoology logoINTRODUCING SCHOOLOGY FOR STUDENTS & FAMILIES

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 for 2019-20 School Year

Applications for free/reduced meals for 2019-2020 are available online, on the Food Service webpage, in all the school offices, or can be printed here.

This form must be filled our annually as benefits will expire on October 11, 2019 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. 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.

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.

Posted July 29,2019


Getting the Parent Update?

Please email Mrs. Perz to be added to list.

DRE 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)

2019-2020 District Student
School-Year-At-a Glance​ Calendar

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Note: Easter is the last day of Spring Break (April 12, 2020).

2020-2021 District
School-Year-At-A-Glance​ Calendar

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Note: Easter is the first Sunday of Spring Break. (April 4, 2021)


COMMUNITY EDUCATION

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

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Winter 2020 Brochure

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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


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