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September
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October
Respect
Yellow

November
Citizenship
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December
Caring
Red

January
Fairness
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February
Trustworthiness
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March
Responsibility
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April
Respect
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May
Caring
Red

June
Trustworthiness
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NEWS TO KNOW


2018 School Bond Image Collage of school buildings, students, BPS logo, Preserve Our Schools; Protect Our Students, Vote November 6, 2018, More info at www.mybedford.us/html.us

LEARN MORE AT A "COFFEE WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT"

Stop by at a "Coffee with the Superintendent" and chat with the superintendent of Bedford Public Schools, Dr. Carl Shultz, to learn more about the bond proposal and ask any questions you may have. He will be at DaCapo, located at 7370 Lewis Ave in Temperance, MI, on the following dates and times:

     Thursday, September 27th at 9:30 a.m.
     Thursday, October 11th at 5:30 p.m.
     Thursday, November 1st at 5:30 p.m.

FIND MORE BOND INFORMATION AT www.mybedford.us/bond.html

INCLUDING: More Detailed Information, Frequently Asked Question List, Property Tax Calculator

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS FOR JRE:

* Add Air Conditioning & Upgrade Heating/Ventilation System
* Replace Damaged Asphalt and Sidewalks
* Restore Drop-Off Loop
* Rest Room Upgrades
* New Windows & Doors
* Security/Surveillance/Access Control/Mass Notification Systems
* New Fire Alarm
* Replace Sanitary Line
* New Roof
* New Lighting

Total investment at Jackman Road Elementary School: $4.5 million.

Remember to vote on November 6, 2018!


PTO Announcements

Join us for our first PTO meeting on Monday, September 17th at 6:00 p.m. in the JRE Media Center.


JRE Parent Reading and Mathematics Night
Tuesday, September 27, 2018 from 6:00-7:30p.m.

Teachers at all levels will present information on Reading, Writing, and Mathematics skills to help you have a successful year with your child. The format for the evening is a "center" approach and you will be able to select the topics that fit your interests. We hope you can join us.

Posted September 17, 2018


Physical Education Classes Outside

Physical education classes will be going outside. They stay outside until late fall weather permitting.

Posted September 17, 2018


A Note from Bedford High School

BHS is hosting our homecoming parade on 9/19 at 6pm. The parade will line up in the back of the JHS parking lot. The parade will head south on Jackman then west on Dean turning into the farthest HS driveway and ending at the front of the football stadium. We would like to invite anyone in the community to come out and watch the parade. Homecoming parade will honor all our fall sports, the homecoming court, fire department and our band. It should be a great parade. Big Ball (our version of powder puff) will follow in the stadium after the parade. It is $2 per person to watch the Big Ball game.

Posted September 17, 2018


Bedford Volleyball Community Night and
Suicide Awareness Night

Tuesday, September 18th
Bedford High School
JV/Freshman Game: 5:30 pm
Varsity Game: 7:00 pm

The first 400 people will receive a hot dog and drink with a paid admission or Athletic Pass!

Posted September 14, 2018


teacher with marker recycling containerJRE to be a COLORCYCLE school!

We are partnering with Crayola to recycle markers. We will be collecting ALL markers that would go in the trash and they will recycle them for us. (Even those that are NOT Crayola!) ALL markers!! Student Council students made collection bins to go in classrooms for collection of the used markers and will be helping with this project throughout the year.

Posted September 7, 2018


New Staff – Welcome to JRE!

Miss Lawrence-Third Grade Teacher
Mrs. Kerthi-JRE Day Custodian
Mrs. Harrison-Speech and Language Pathologist
Mrs. Hueston-LRE Facilitator
Mrs. LaRoy – Social Worker
Mrs. Bowersox – Occupational Therapist
Mr. Smith-JRE Latchkey Director
Mrs. Varner-JRE Cafeteria

Posted September 4, 2018


JRE Annual Magazine Sale--Online Only

JRE will have an online magazine sale again this year for those who are interested. There will be an online sale for any parent/family wishing to order or renew magazines. This online sale begins 9/11 and ends on 9/25. We will only send home a sheet and a link for online orders. There is nothing to collect, send to the office, etc.

The proceeds from this fundraiser go towards purchasing items for classrooms, assemblies, field trips, and more. We try to keep fundraising to a minimum. JRE has the online magazine sale and JRE Fun Run. The JRE PTO has the auction in March. We would appreciate any support you are able to provide and realize that not all families are able to do so.

Posted September 4, 2018


SEPTEMBER LUNCH MENU


Constitution Day September 17th

Constitution Day is September 17th. Classrooms will be participating in lessons on this day.

Posted September 17, 2018


JRE PTO Jaggs Tailgate

Friday, September 21st at 5:30 p.m. Meet across from the main stadium entrance. Reduced priced tickets for students will be available at the tailgate for $2.00. Adults are $5.00.

Posted September 4, 2018


School Picture Day – Thursday, September 27th

School Picture Day is scheduled for Thursday, September 27th. Order forms will be sent home as soon as they arrive.

To order online: Go to mylifetouch.com
Enter the Picture Day ID: LM758021Y0
Follow prompts


JRE Spirit Wear Store

Check out our Jackman Road Elementary spirit wear store! It's stocked with tons of newly designed JRE apparel.

Store closed September 14th. Store will be open for additional sale dates for this year on: November 9-25 and March 1-10. Orders are delivered 2-3 weeks after the store closing date.

Posted September 4, 2018


JRE Third Annual Fun Run

JRE will host its Third Annual Fun Run on Friday, October 5th. This event will benefit JRE and help to support field trips, programs, classroom needs, and more. Information was sent home on September 14th.

Posted September 4, 2018


Fresh is Best Snacks Reminder

This is a reminder that JRE has a "fresh is best" snack policy. The staff also does this for snack time. In addition, I wanted to address some of the questions that came about as a result of this change. Please understand that this is just not about allergies and keeping all of our students safe. "Fresh is best" simplified snack time and increased instructional time because teachers weren't reading labels, opening snacks, sending students to the lunchroom for sporks or napkins, and calling Mrs. Juliana for clean-ups. The ten minutes or so a day we are gaining back can add up to an additional week of instruction. Thank you for your help in this matter.

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


JRE BACK-TO-SCHOOL INFORMATION PACKET


JRE KINDERGARTEN PRESENTATION FOR FALL 2018


Schoology logoINTRODUCING 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:

          ​-- 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 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


JRE School Garden Project

JRE was recently awarded a $3,700.00 grant from Lowes to begin our school garden this spring. The first phase of the school garden will consist of three raised garden beds. Each raised garden will have a different theme. These themes will be a pizza garden, a salsa garden, and salad garden. The second phase of the garden will include an area for butterflies, a sensory garden, birdhouses, bird feeders, bird baths and benches. We look forward to using this project to enhance the curriculum at JRE. We will get to a point where volunteers are needed and are hoping to work with our wonderful families regarding this matter. A special thank you goes out to Mrs. Schalmo for earning the grant for JRE.


PTO NEWS
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​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:

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.

JRE DROP OFF/PICK UP TRAFFIC PATTERN


Substitutes Needed

​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.

JRE CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS

 

​* Note: Dismissal time on any half days is at 12:00 pm (noon).

Morning Drop-Off Loop-Begins at 8:20 a.m. 
​Afternoon Pick-Up Loop Begins at 3:30 p.m. 

ADDITIONAL CALENDAR LINKS

​​District Facilities Calendar

(ML Schedules is a searchable calendar for events at all Bedford Public Schools' facilities)

2018-2019 District
School-Year-At-a Glance​ Calendar

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Note: Spring Break week in the 2018-19 school year does not include Easter. Good Friday is a day off.


COMMUNITY EDUCATION

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

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September-December 2018 Brochure

Register Online!

Latchkey


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

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