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NEWS TO KNOW


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


Goodfellows Christmas Assistance Available

The Bedford Goodfellows will provide Christmas food baskets to local families in need. Please see the following…

Christmas Basket Application Form to Print
Application Deadline: December 13th at Noon

Pick-Up Information for December 21st from 8:30-10:00 am.

Posted: December 9, 2019


PARENT SURVEY NOW AVAILABLE

We invite you to take the opportunity to provide feedback to Bedford Public Schools' teachers, counselors, and administrators. Your ideas, opinions, and suggestions will provide information critical to our Continuous Improvement Planning. Your responses will also help the Bedford staff make adjustments for the 2019-2020 school year.

The survey should take about 10-15 minutes. Please know we highly value your time, and that all responses will be given full consideration. Your participation will be anonymous, so please respond to the questions thoughtfully and honestly.

BEDFORD PARENT SURVEY

Survey will be available until Wednesday, December 18, 2019.

Posted: November 25, 2019


Snowflake Shoppe: December 10-12

The Snowflake Shoppe is designed for children to shop on their own at school, in a safe, fun environment. They can learn to budget their money and spend wisely, while also experiencing the ‘Joy of Giving’. Imagine the fun they will have surprising a loved one with a ‘secret’ gift they bought all by themselves!

The Snowflake Shoppe will be set up in the Media Center and operated by parent volunteers from DECEMBER 10-12. There are gifts available for ALL members of your family. *CASH ONLY PLEASE*.

We will need a lot of help to make this event successful. Volunteers are needed to help children select gifts within their budget and wrap each gift in provided gift bags. Please sign up to volunteer!

Snowflake Shoppe Classroom Schedule

Posted: November 25, 2019


Digital Empowerment Project:
Empowering Teens. Educating Parents.
January 28, 2020 at 7 pm

The Bedford Junior High School PTO is hosting a Digital Empowerment Project parent meeting in the Bedford High School Auditorium on January 28, 2020 at 7:00 pm. This is a parent only event, and open to all Bedford families.

Presenter: Captain Scott Frank

"After an amazing 36-year career in law enforcement, I retired to follow my passion to EMPOWER
TEENS to make safe and healthy choices online and to EDUCATE PARENTS so they can support
and guide their teens. As a former Internet Crimes Against Children Investigator my role was to
traverse the internet posing as a child. The world I found myself in for over ten years was almost
beyond descriptive words. I knew that my investigations were important, and they were making a
difference - one predator at a time."

Some of the topics to be covered:

Understanding a Teen’s Digital World.
Real Teens. Real Stories.

Digital Think-Abouts:
-- The Power of One.
-- Protecting your Privacy.
-- App Permissions / Location Services.
-- Online Relationships.
-- Sexting/Pornography.
-- Cyber Respect.
-- Trust an Adult. Tell an Adult.

This event will not be livestreamed. You must attend in person.

Posted: November 25, 2019


SUPERINTENDENT'S NOVEMBER LETTER TO PARENTS

November 19, 2019

Dear BPS Parent/Guardian,

As we approach the holiday season, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank each one of you for the wonderful start to the school year. We truly do have a lot to be thankful for this year as a district. Our community, with the support and efforts by our staff and parents, passed a much-needed bond just one year ago this month. District leadership has been working closely with our bond partners to finalize the plans for phase 1 of the bond projects that will begin in June 2020. Phase 1 includes the completion of all projects slated for Jackman Road Elementary and Bedford Senior High School, as well as the site-work (parking lots and drop-off/pick-up loop) for Bedford Junior High School. The remaining buildings will be completed as part of Phase 2 in the summer of 2021. While this is exciting, my favorite news to share is that our Bedford students continue to perform exceptionally well across the state in an array of academic, athletic, and performing arts competitions. Finally, the district has for the first time in over a decade ended a school year with a positive fund balance above the State of Michigan’s minimum threshold of five percent (2019 audited general fund balance is 7.2%). All of these wonderful accomplishments are the product of hard work and dedication by BPS staff and our families.

It appears that since the state of Michigan has once again decided to skip over fall this year as we have already been forced to deal with severe weather in the area. As a reminder, please make sure to contact the building secretary for your child’s school if you have made any changes to your personal contact information (phone, email, or home address) to ensure that you will receive the district’s Honeywell Emergency Alerts. This is the best way to keep up to date on any delays or cancellations due to inclement weather. The district continues to take the safety of our students and staff members very seriously and will always use the best information possible when making any changes due to existing or future weather. The process for making decisions based on the weather is contingent upon many factors and is rarely ever going to make sense to everyone. I will simply remind everyone that not all families have 4x4 vehicles, live on easily passable roads, or are completely comfortable driving/walking in severe conditions. Keeping these factors in mind, we do the best that we can with the always-changing weather forecasts and conditions in the area. Bedford Public Schools utilizes a variety of different options for dealing with extreme weather: 1) cancellation, 2) two-hour delay, 3) two-hour delay that converts to a cancellation if conditions fail to improve, and 4) early release from school if conditions become dangerous. Each of the available options can be difficult for families due to the change in normal scheduling and we will always try our best to ensure that decisions are made allowing the most time for parents to make arrangements as possible. As superintendent, I will always err on the side of caution as the most important part of my position is to keep our students, staff, and families safe.

Finally, I hope that everyone has an incredibly safe and happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful for our strong community of students and families, dedicated staff, and for the support of our community as we continuously strive to be the best district in the state. We have so many incredible accomplishments taking place across the district and I hope that everyone gets involved as we continue to shape our community’s future!

Sincerely,
Dr. Carl Shultz,
Superintendent of Schools
Bedford Public Schools


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


Young Authors Contest

Does your child love a good story? If so, they should participate in the Monroe Road Elementary Young Authors contest.

Theme: My Best Friend
Entry Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2019

Winners will be invited to attend the Young Authors Conference at the Monroe County Intermediate School District to meet lifelong writer and illustrator, Ruth McNally Barshaw on March 19, 2020. Mrs. McNally Barshaw is the author of the Ellie McDoodle Diaries. She has also illustrated two picture books, Leopold the Lion and There’s No Base Like Home.

More Young Authors Contest Information

Posted: November 15, 2019


Holiday Assistance Available

Learn about local programs that provide holiday assistance. If you or your family is in need of assistance, please reach out to Mrs. Vancena at 734-850-6812.

Posted: November 14, 2019


Eyeglasses Assistance

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


SPIRITWEAR STORE

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: October 18, 2019


BOX TOPS GO HIGH TECH!

Clipped box top design switching to scanned box top receipt

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


PTO ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

SPIRITWEAR STORE

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


RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 13thRoyal Flush logo

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
FUNdraiser Events for New Restrooms at Bedford Community Stadium
Visit mulemuscle.org for details on the:

ROYAL FLUSH CASINO NIGHT/REVERSE RAFFLE
MEGA 50/50 RAFFLE
ADOPT-AN-ENVELOPE
SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE

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 dumbell@mulemuscle.org or call Michelle German at 419-215-7600.

Next Planning Meeting: Sunday, January 12th at Sidelines at 7:00 PM.

Updated: December 9, 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


Schoology logoINTRODUCING 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:

          ​-- 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 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.


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.

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)

2019-2020 District Student
School-Year-At-a Glance​ Calendar

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Note: Easter is the last day of Spring Break (April 12, 2020).


COMMUNITY EDUCATION

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

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September-December 2019 Brochure

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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

App available for iPhone and Android devices


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Thank you to Bedford Voters for supporting our schools! Follow our progress on Bond projects at: www.mybedford.us/bond.html