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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.

Jackman Road Elementary School
8008 Jackman 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 Jaguars!

Posted February 5, 2018

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

Fourth Grade Lansing Trip Due Dates

We wanted to let our fourth grade families know that forms are due back to the JRE office by March 21st.

Final payments are due to JRE by March 29, 2018.

Posted March 19, 2018

Fifth Grade Camp Due Date

We wanted to let our fifth grade families know that fifth grade camp payments are due by April 10, 2018.

Posted March 19, 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


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.

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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

ACES (All Children Exercising Simultaneously) Day

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May 2, 2018 at 2:45 p.m.

What is ACES Day?
ACES was created by physical education teacher Len Saunders in 1989 as a method of motivating children to exercise. The event is an international celebration of health more commonly known as All Children Exercise Simultaneously (ACES) Day. The Michigan Fitness Foundation coordinates Michigan's ACES Day, which takes place on the first Wednesday in May as part of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month along with National Physical Education Week. During the 2013 ACES Day event, more than one thousand schools in Michigan participated in a celebration of physical fitness and health.

The celebration emphasizes physical activity among students and helps combat childhood obesity. With millions of participants worldwide, ACES Day is a global event that brings students together from all fifty states and more than fifty countries to exercise, laugh and learn.

JRE is excited to participate in this exercise initiative. The Starr Insurance Agency has volunteered to sponsor Jackman Road Elementary for this event. This ACES Day sponsorship will include a presentation of a $250 check to the school.

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.

State Unveils New Parent Dashboard

Michigan Parent Dashboard for School Transparency; Your Window to Important School Information and Facts logo

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 Jackman Road Elementary School's information on the left under "School Data" for the "MI Parent Dashboard for School Transparency."

Posted: 1-23-2018

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.

JRE Career Day

JRE is looking forward to our Career Day which will be held on Tuesday, March 20th from 1:30 p.m.-3:05 p.m. Please click on this link if you are able to be a presenter on this day or know someone who would be interested in presenting. Please contact Mrs. Farnan with any questions you may have.


Our next PTO meeting on Monday, April 9th at 6:00 p.m. in the JRE Media Center.

Amazon Smile

​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!

Outdoor Recess

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.

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.


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.

Ordering School Pictures Online

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​* 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. 


​​District Facilities Calendar

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

2017-2018 District
School-Year-At-a Glance​ Calendar

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Calendar Correction from the printed News & Views Newsletter: March 29, 2018 is a FULL DAY. This is the end of the third quarter. It was mistakenly printed as a half day. ​

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

January - April 2018 Brochure

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Elementary School Handbook

Updated Elementary Attendance Policy for 2018

Student Technology Acceptable Use Policy


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