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
MSU Gifted and Talented Education –
Info Session on March 22
Michigan State University’s Gifted and Talented Education is hosting a Summer Program Information Session on Sunday, March 22, 2020 12pm – 2pm. There will be interactive displays, instructor presentations, and student testimonials. If interested in attending, please RSVP by March 19. For any questions, please email email@example.com or call (517) 432-2129.
Posted: February 4, 2020
BOOK FAIR EVENTS
February 28-March 6
VOUNTEERS NEEDED: Sign up to help!
FAMILY READING NIGHT
Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00 pm
Join us for Family Reading Night on Tuesday, March 3. Stories begin at 7:00 PM in the MRE gymnasium. Join us for a fun night of hilarious skits! The Book Fair will be open before and after the event.
MUFFINS WITH MOMS
Thursday, March 5 from 7:30-8:30 am
Our PTO is hosting a “Muffins with Mom” shopping event before school on Thursday, March 5 from 7:30-8:30 am in the Book Fair.
ALL FOR BOOKS COIN DRIVE
We’re collecting loose change to buy books for students, teachers, and our library.
Updated: February 21, 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
MRE Spring Picture Day – To Be Rescheduled
Spring Picture Day will be rescheduled because of the snow day. Stay tuned for more information about a new date.
A spring picture flyer was sent home with students earlier.
You can order online at www.mylifetouch.com using the Picture Day ID: LM759030Y0
Updated: February 27, 2020
YOUNG AUTHOR WINNERS!
The winners of the 2020 Young Author's Contest are: Myla M., Ethan H., Kennedy W., Chase M., and Addison H. These students will travel to the Monroe County Intermediate School District for the Young Author's Conference.
Posted: February 18, 2020
Seeking Junior Achievement Volunteers
We are currently seeking volunteers for our Junior Achievement program. We need a few more local business leaders from the Bedford community to assist with this program.
Volunteers will be assigned a classroom, and work with the teacher to schedule five lessons to teach MRE students about entrepreneurship. We provide the curriculum and lessons to volunteers. This is a great opportunity for local business leaders to have a positive influence on MRE students.
For more information, please see the document using the “Parent Update Folder” link or contact Steffany Sass.
Posted: February 4, 2020
Seeking PTO Book Fair Committee Members
Our PTO Scholastic Book Fair is March 2-6. We could really use some help organizing, decorating, and managing this annual event.
Updated: February 18, 2020
The next PTO meeting is Thursday, March 12 at 3:40 pm in the Media Center.
Posted: January 27, 2020
Non-Traditional Parent Support Group
ProMedica is offering Professional Group Support for Non-Traditional Parenting
(Grandparents, foster parents, adoptive parents, and other relatives)
Twice Monthly on Tuesday Nights (2nd and 4th Tuesday of the Month) from 5:30pm – 7:00pm. Childcare Provided. Dinner and Snacks Provided.
Register for Group meeting and Childcare Provision at 734-240-1766 (Office Coordinator, Misty Frank)
Posted: January 27, 2020
Girls on the Run Spring Season at MRE!
Girls on the Run is a program for girls in 3rd - 5th grade that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum. Trained volunteer coaches teach girls life skills including treating others with care, practicing gratitude and managing emotions. Physical activity is woven into the program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and healthy habits. Each season culminates with a Girls on the Run 5K event. This celebratory, non-competitive event provides girls with a sense of accomplishment and instills the value of goal setting at a young age.
Practices are Monday and Wednesday 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The season runs March 9 - May 20
5K Event - Sunday May 17 @ 9 a.m.
Space is limited. Sign up today at https://www.girlsontherunsemi.org/
Posted: January 10, 2020
D.A.D.S Day at MRE: Friday, March 6
We’re excited to celebrate our 7th annual D.A.D.S. Day at Monroe Road Elementary on Friday, March 6th. D.A.D.S. is an acronym for Dads of Academically Dedicated Students. This is an opportunity for our students to bring a positive male role model (father, step-father, grandfather, uncle, etc.) to volunteer at MRE.
If you plan on ordering a newly designed, custom Superhero themed D.A.D.S. shirt, please return the form with $20 by Monday, January 27.
Posted: January 10, 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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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
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
Pull Tabs for Ronald McDonald House
It’s time for our annual Pull Tab Competition for the Ronald McDonald House. The money received from recycling the pull tabs provides the yearly food budget for the over 500 families RMHC serves. All money stays locally at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio. The competition ends in April.
The class that brings in the most tabs win a lunch from McDonalds (hamburger or cheeseburger with fries and a drink). So let’s PULL together to pick up the TAB to help others in need. Every Mustang Counts!
Posted: November 15, 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 734-850-6801 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
You can place your order online and use the Picture Day ID: LM759024Y0
Updated: September 27, 2019
This year's PTO them is "Be MRE!"
Please "Like" the MRE PTO Facebook page!
2019-20 PTO EXECUTIVE BOARD:
Sarah Albring – President
Steffany Sass – Treasurer
Laura Atkins – Secretary
Heather Strong – VP of Parent Involvement
Karlee Kwiatkowski – Staff Support
Check out our Monroe Road Elementary spirit wear store using the link below! It's stocked with tons of MRE shirts, hoodies, pants, shorts, and even pajamas! Items are purchased online and shipped directly to your home.
Monroe Road Elementary Spirit Wear Link
Posted: August 26, 2019
Reminder: No Pets on School Campus Please
Please be reminded that pets are not permitted on the campus of Monroe Road Elementary. We love animals, but having them on campus is a liability and potential safety hazard for our students, staff, and families. Service dogs are an exception.
Posted: April 29, 2019
Kroger Community Rewards
MRE's PTA benefits every time you shop at Kroger by simply swiping your Kroger card. All you have to do is enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards program and select our organization to receive the benefits and each time you shop a percentage of your purchase is sent back to MRE. Please note that the benefits expire every year on April 30th. Use this link to re-enroll if you haven't already done so:
Kroger Community Rewards
Click on the Ohio (Columbus) button (you'll notice next to the Ohio tab it specifies Michigan (Lambertville). Enter Monroe Road Elementary PTA or our organization number: 81700 and click the button in the front. Thank you for your support!
Posted: April 29, 2019
INTRODUCING 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:
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
Student Support Services
Monroe Road Elementary has a full-time Student Support Coordinator on site daily. Mrs. Vancena offers services for children that are dealing with issues like having a bad day, divorce, grief, anger management, stress/anxiety and friendship problems just to name a few. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Tara Vancena at 734-850-6812.
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.
Lost & Found
Help the lost items become found items! Please mark your clothing, lunch boxes, etc., with names on the inside.
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.