Kindergarten Registration Expo & Great Start Readiness Roundup
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!
Ride 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!
Use 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
JRE Celebrates Read Across America Week!
Monday, March 2nd – Read Across America Day
~ Wear your favorite Dr. Seuss Gear! ~
Tuesday, March 3rd – Fox in Socks Day
~ Wear crazy socks! ~
Wednesday, March 4th – Wacky Wednesday
~Wear your best mismatched clothes! ~
Thursday , March 5th – Cat in the Hat Day
~ Wear your favorite hat! ~
Friday. March 6th – Oh, The Places You’ll Go Day
~ Come dressed in your future or fantasy career attire: astronaut, racecar driver, horse jockey, etc.~
Posted: February 27, 2020
The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum Evening is CANCELLED
Because of the snow day, the February 27th event has been cancelled. We will attempt to reschedule if they have dates available.
Updated: February 27, 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
PTO Executive Board Interest Survey
JRE is in the process of nominating officers for the 2020-2021 school year. Please fill out the PTO Executive Board Interest Survey by Friday, March 20, 2020 if you would consider a position. Please email Sherry Farnan if you would like a paper copy of this form sent home. If you have any questions please contact Alicia Wachowiak or Sherry Farnan at 734-850-6601. We also have a lot of other positions in which volunteers are needed. We truly value working cooperatively with families to provide an amazing educational experience for our students. Thank you!
Posted: February 24, 2020
Hearts for Animals
Thank you to everyone who supported “Hearts for Animals”. JRE raised over $1,383.00 for the Monroe County Humane Society. A special thank you goes out to Mrs. Ormiston, Mrs. Perry, and Mrs. Scherer who organized this event! We appreciate you!
Posted: February 24, 2020
TICKETS 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
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 email@example.com or call Michelle German at 419-215-7600.
Final Planning Meeting: Tuesday, March 3rd at Sidelines at 7:00 PM.
Updated: February 25, 2020
SCHOOL STORE GRAND OPENING!
The 5th grade Student Council officers and representatives are proud to announce the grand opening of JJ's Stop N' Shop, a school store, on January 10th! The store will be open the first Friday of each month before school starts. It will be located in the lobby. Everything from pencils, erasers, pens, and sharpeners will be available for purchase. Low prices, high quality! Get your super cool school supplies at JJ's Stop N' Shop!
School Store Dates: March 6th, April 3rd and May 1st
Posted: January 6, 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
JRE PTO Auction March 6th
The JRE PTO Auction will be held on Friday, March 6th. This is an important fundraiser for our school as it is the biggest fundraiser that helps pay for so many of our great programs.
Posted: December 10, 2019
JRE WINS QUIZ BOWL TOURNAMENT!
It was Quiz Bowl week at the Monroe County ISD. Jackman Road Elementary brought home the trophy as the undefeated 5th grade champions! Congratulations to Rylee, Brady, Riley, Anna, Eli, Sawyer and Coach Ortiz!
Posted: November 22, 2019
LOST & FOUND...
...is overflowing! Please check for any missing items! Help us promptly return forgotten items by putting your child's name in everything!
Posted: November 18, 2019
The store will be open again from March 1-13, 2020. Items ordered are delivered approximately 2-3 weeks after the store closes.
Updated: January 3, 2019
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 734-850-6601 and we'll send one home with your child.
Posted: November 5, 2019
BOX TOPS GO HIGH TECH!
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
ORDER SCHOOL PICTURES ONLINE
To order online: Go to mylifetouch.com
Use Picture Day ID: LM759023Y0
Updated: October 10, 2019
DROP-OFF/PICK UP TIPS
-- Pull your vehicle up as far as possible when in the line. This will help to prevent traffic backups on Jackman Road.
-- Make sure your student has their backpack and is ready to exit the vehicle on the right side immediately upon stopping.
-- Make sure your tag is hanging from the rear view mirror during pick-up.
-- Pull off the road as far as possible when waiting on Jackman Road in both directions. This will help non-school traffic pull through.
-- Please consider putting your child on the bus. We have approximately one hundred students that do not have the bus available and encourage everyone else to take advantage of BPS transportation.
-- Please note that students are expected to be in their seats ready to learn by 8:30 a.m.
Posted: September 10, 2019
Schoology Learning Management System--Grades K-5
BPS is proud to inform you that we are using Schoology in all grades this year. 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.
To Learn More About Using Schoology:
Schoology is also available as an app for your mobile devices.
If you have questions or need help with Schoology, you can contact the helpdesk or call 734-850-6095.
Posted: September 9, 2019
MARKER RECYCLING AT JRE
We will again be recycling markers at JRE for the 2019-2020 school year. Students can also bring in markers from home if they want. It can be ANY type of marker (but not pens). Any brand, any style. The Student Council placed containers in each classroom. There is also a purple "giant marker" outside Mrs. Schalmo's room to put the markers in. Last year we were able to collect almost 4,000 markers to recycle through Crayola! Thanks for all your help!
Posted: August 14, 2019
JRE PTO Executive Board For 2019-2020
Thank you to those who have volunteered to lead our PTO for the 2019-2020 school year!
President: Alicia Wachowiak
First Vice-President: Jamie Rego
Second Vice-President: Sherry Farnan
Third Vice-President: Jayme Dia
Past President: Meghan Dusseau
Secretary: Michele Kwiatkowski
Treasurer: Melissa Eley
Membership: Tiffany Duran, Katie Henderson
Teacher Liaisons: Betsy Schalmo, Brittany Kaczmarski
Posted: April 15, 2019
Medication at School
We wanted to remind our families that we need to have a "Medical Authorization Form" filled out by a physician to give medication at school. This includes cough drops.
Posted December 17, 2018
DID YOU KNOW?
JRE can earn up to $20,000.00 per year by clipping Box Tops!
Please place Box Tops in an envelope or plastic bag in groups of 50. We cannot use expired box tops, so they will not count. Please include student's name, teacher, and number of Box Tops on the bag or envelope.
Posted: October 23, 2018
Fresh is Best Snacks Reminder
JRE Snack Policy: The classroom snack policy is "Fresh is Best". Students may bring a fresh fruit or vegetable if they choose to have a classroom snack. This policy supports the BPS Wellness Policy.
BIRTHDAY TREATS: Please refer to the BPS Elementary Handbook in regard to birthday treats. If families choose to send in a treat it must be non-food. Suggestions include pencils, stickers, a class book, etc.
Posted September 4, 2018
Picking Up at the End of the Day
If your student will be picked up during the day, or there is a change to their normal routine, please provide a note to the office. We only release students to their parents/guardians unless prior arrangements have been made. Please note that picture identification is required to pick up a student. Thank you for helping to keep our students safe.
Posted September 4, 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
JRE School Garden Project
It started with a $3,700.00 grant from Lowes to begin our school garden. The first phase of the school garden included constructing 5 raised cedar garden beds and filling them with dirt, laying gravel around the beds, installing a wooden fence with a gate around the garden, and assembling a shed to house the garden tools and supplies.
A composting program began during lunch hours for grades 4 and 5.. Exploratory students planted the first seeds and plants in the garden beds in the spring and volunteers helped out on Weeding Wednesdays over the summer.
YOU can help. We are also counting on support through donations (expertise, volunteer time, supplies, money, etc.) to make this successful. You can email Mrs. Schalmo or Mrs. Neboyskey at and let us know how you would like to help.
SCHOOL GARDEN WISH LIST: We could use items to help with our butterfly and bird areas. Garden benches, birdbaths, bird feeders and seed and still tomato cages and trellises floor beans and tomatoes. We can always use books with a garden or flower theme for kids! Garden books from Amazon wishlist. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/dl/invite/7mwDeY8
Please make sure all pre-used items donated are clean and in good condition. No rusty or broken items please.
Updated: September 17, 2019
Did you know you can help the JRE PTO when you shop on Amazon? Thank you to anyone who can help with this!
When you #StartWithaSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Jackman Road Elementary PTO Inc. Bookmark this Amazon Smile link and support us every time you shop!
Lost & Found
Help the lost items become found items! Please mark your clothing, lunch boxes, etc., with names on the inside.
Drop Off/Pick Up Safety
We would like to remind all parents to follow our procedures during morning drop off and afternoon pick up. Two areas of concern:
Parents creating their own parking spots in the fire lane.
Students exiting on the driver’s side of the car.
We appreciate everyone taking the time to follow the rules and keep our students and staff safe. Drivers not following procedures will be reported to the district liaison officer. We encourage everyone to ride the bus if it is available.
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.