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Notice of Board of Education Vacancy

Bedford Public Schools is seeking applications for the current vacant position on the board of education. An individual will be appointed to fill the vacant position through December 31, 2020, and will be replaced by the individual elected to the position (based upon the November 3, 2020, election results) on January 1, 2021.

An individual who meets the following criteria is eligible for a position on the board:
• At least 18 years old;
• A registered voter in the school district where he or she is a candidate;
• A citizen of the United States;
• A resident of the state of Michigan for at least 30 days; and
• A resident of the school district.

The term “residence” is defined as the “place at which a person habitually sleeps, keeps his or her personal effects, and has a regular place of lodging. If a person has more than 1 residence, or if a person has a residence separate from that of his or her spouse, that place at which the person resides the greater part of the time shall be his or her official residence.” MCL 168.11(1).

Property ownership is not a requirement for candidacy.

A person is ineligible for a board position if he or she was convicted of a felony involving dishonesty, deceit, fraud, or a breach of the public trust within the preceding 20 years, and the conviction was related to the person’s official capacity while holding any elective office or position of employment in local, state, or federal government.

All those interested in submitting their name for the Board seat should indicate by written application to:

Mr. Ronald Koch, Board Secretary
Bedford Public Schools Board of Education
1623 West Sterns Road
Temperance, Michigan 48182

Interested persons must submit applications which include the following:
(1) A resume, which includes the Applicant’s address, telephone number, and e-mail address (if applicable), and
(2) A letter expressing interest in the board position and their qualifications for the position.

Applications must be received at the Board Office address listed above no later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

Following a review of the submitted materials, the board will schedule interviews with selected candidates. Not all candidates for the board vacancy will be interviewed. If you have any questions concerning the role of the board of education and the responsibilities of a board member, please contact Dr. Carl Shultz, Superintendent of Bedford Public Schools, at 734-850-6001.

Thank You, Jenna Biggs, for Your Service

This vacancy is due to a resignation from the board. Jenna Biggs had served as a trustee on the board for the past 3 years. She has accepted a new position outside of the Bedford Township area. We wish her all the best in the future and with her new career. We appreciate the time she has shared with us over the last few years in service to the Board of Education, our staff, and our students and families.

Posted: January 21, 2020


Digital Empowerment thumbnailDIGITAL EMPOWERMENT--
FOR PARENTS!
Learn how to empower your child to make safe and healthy choices online.

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 the public. (Babysitting will be provided by BJHS NJHS.) This event will not be livestreamed. You must attend in person.

Some of the topics to be covered:

CURRENT TRENDS: Dark Web, Popular Teen Apps, App Functionality, Covert Apps & Hidden Features

ONLINE RISKS: Establishing Cyber-Balance, Cyber-Respect Online Relationships, Pornography/Sexting

EMPOWERMENT: Understanding Risk Factors, Smart Empowerment Strategy, Invest/Inspire/Impact, Resources for Parents

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."

View Digital Empowerment Project Jan. 28th flyer

Learn More: https://digitalempowermentproject.com/

Updated: January 14, 2020


Daddy Daughter Dance
Tickets on Sale January 6th - 31st

Saturday, February 8, 2020
7:00-9:00 pm
Bedford High School Gym

Tickets are $15 each and are available in the Community Ed Office, 1623 W. Sterns Road, Temperance, MI 48182
Office Hours for Ticket Sales: 8:00 am-Noon and 1:00 pm-4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.
Tickets on sale from January 6th-31st. No ticket sales will be available after January 31st. Tickets are NOT available at the door.

Or, you can order online at https://bedford.ce.eleyo.com/course/29/winter-2020/daddy-daughter-dance but be sure to print out your online registration receipt because that will become your ticket to get in the door!

NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A TICKET OR ONLINE REGISTRATION RECEIPT!

Posted: January 3, 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. If you’re interesting in becoming a member of the book fair committee, please contact Sarah Albring.

Posted: January 10, 2020


Girls on the Run Spring Season at MRE!

Girls on the run logoGirls 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


Royal Flush logoTICKETS 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
ADOPT-AN-ENVELOPE
SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE

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

Next Planning Meeting: Sunday, January 27th at Sidelines (in the Basement) at 7:00 PM.

Updated: January 14, 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


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


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


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


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

BPS Student Year at a Glance Calendar Thumbnail Image

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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Winter 2020 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

App available for iPhone and Android devices


Bond Progress image with BPS logo; preserve our schools, Protect our students

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