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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

Remember to vote on November 6, 2018!

PROJECTS HIGHLIGHTS FOR MRE:

Monroe Road Elementary is the newest school in the district at 18 years old and as such it has the shortest list of projects to be done on November's bond proposal.

* Replace Damaged Asphalt and Sidewalks
* Reconfigure Parent Drop-Off Loop
* Security/Surveillance/Access Control/Mass Notification Systems
* HVAC Upgrades
* New Carpet

Total investment at Monroe Road Elementary School: $900,000.

Remember to vote on November 6, 2018!


ELECTRONICS RECYCLING DAY

Monroe Road Elementary PTO is hosting an Electronics Recycling Day!
The PTO will receive 15% of the total revenue generated from the event.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13th
9 AM - NOON
MONROE ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

The following items are FREE TO DROP OFF:
     COMPUTERS (Hard Drives Crushed FREE)
     Monitors
     Cables
     Keyboards & Mice
     Printers
     Video Game Consoles
     Video Games
     VCR'S and DVD Players
     HDTV/Dish Network
     Stereo Equipment
     Phones
     Batteries
     Fax Machines
     Radio/CB Equipment
     Small Kitchen Appliances

We are NOT accepting TV'S at this time.

Posted September 20, 2018


Print Shop Volunteers

We need volunteers to work in the print shop at MRE. If you're interested in copying, collating, laminating, etc, please sign up! I know the teachers and staff will appreciate this just as we appreciate their hard work and patience!

Posted September 17, 2018


Volley for the Cure

The Bedford Volleyball program is hosting their annual "Volley for the Cure" fundraiser on Tuesday, October 2nd at Bedford Senior High School.

Posted September 14, 2018


SCHOOL PICTURE DAY: Tuesday, September 18

Students will receive a copy of the Lifetouch order form in their next Monday Communicator.

You can also preview and purchase school pictures directly from the Lifetouch website by using Picture Day ID: LM758018Y0

Posted September 10, 2018


SEPTEMBER LUNCH MENUS


Homecoming Festivities at BHS

Bedford High School is hosting their annual homecoming parade on Wednesday, September 19th at 6pm. The parade will line up in the back of the Bedford Junior High School parking lot. The parade will head south on Jackman, then west on Dean, turning into the last 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. The parade will honor all our fall sports, the homecoming court, fire department and band. 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


MRE WELCOMES OUR NEWEST STAFF MEMBERS!

Mrs. Yoder (Kitzmiller) – Exploratory
Mrs. Vickers – 2/3 Teacher
Mrs. Caruso – Special Education (K-1)
Mitch Steils – Social Worker
Mrs. Fender & Mrs. Yu – Special Education ISD

Posted August 24, 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


SPIRITWEAR STORE
Free shipping is available for all items purchased between September 21 and October 8.

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


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.


PTO AT MRE
Next Meeting: Thursday, November 8th
at 3:40 pm in the Media Center.

The PTO theme for this year is "Start Your Adventure at MRE!"

Please "Like" the PTO Facebook page!

Our 2018-19 PTO Executive Board:

Sarah Albring – President
Steffany Sass – Treasurer
Laura Atkins – Secretary
Heather Strong – VP of Parent Involvement
Karlee Kwiatkowski – Staff Representative


COLLEGE CRAZY MONDAYS

We encourage Monroe Road Elementary students and staff to wear their favorite college or university shirt each Monday throughout the school year.
We believe that wearing a college/university shirt on Monday will start the week off the right way, and create an atmosphere of college readiness across our campus. Students are encouraged to wear a shirt from any college, university, or military branch.

Posted August 24, 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.


Lost & Found

Help the lost items become found items! Please mark your clothing, lunch boxes, etc., with names on the inside.


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.


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!

MRE 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)

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!

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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

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