Jackman Road Elementary School (JRE)

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WELCOME TO JACKMAN ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL! 

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Fifth Grade Camp Michindoh Meeting

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Just a reminder that there will be a Camp Michindoh representative at JRE on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. The student meeting will be at 1:30 pm in the cafeteria with the parent meeting from 6:00 - 7:00 pm in the cafeteria. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kim Ortiz at [email protected] or 734-850-6603.


Lindsay BonillaJRE Welcomes Author

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JRE is excited to welcome author Mrs. Lindsay Bonilla on March 5th.

There will be two programs as follows:
8:45 a.m.: Young Fives, Kindergarten, First, and Second Grades
10:00 a.m.: Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grades

Please click on this link below to learn more about Mrs. Bonilla.

Thank you to the JRE PTO for supporting this event!

 


Volunteers NeededMoonwalk Mania Volunteers Needed--March 22nd

Students who earned their 3rd Quarter AR/Reading goal will get to attend Moonwalk Mania in the gymnasium on Friday, March 22nd. We appreciate anyone who can volunteer to supervise a bounce house on this day. Please arrive a few minutes prior to your scheduled time to go over the safety standards. Thank you for considering!

Volunteer Sign Up Link

JRE PTO FUN NIGHT--HAVE AN EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME

WHO: ANY JRE STUDENT
WHERE: WE ARE TAKING OVER JRE!
WHEN: FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2024
6:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.
COST: $25.00 PER STUDENT--THIS INCLUDES SNACKS!

THERE IS A 200 STUDENT LIMIT!!!!!
Google Form Registration Link
Pay via Venmo code or a check to the JRE PTO. All checks should be turned into the office.

This evening will include snacks, playground fun, sidewalk chalk, crafts, a photo booth, nail salon, tattoos, games in the gym, dancing, movies, and more unlimited fun!

What to Bring:

  • Water bottle with your student’s name on it.
  • Dress for the weather. We will be going outside.
  • A great attitude and ready to have a blast.
  • No electronics please.

New signs being installedNEW SIGNAGE AROUND THE DISTRICT

You may notice some new signs being installed around our district. These new signs are meant to reinforce to district visitors that our grounds and facilities are closed to the general public when school is in session. This is not a new policy (9150 - SCHOOL VISITORS), however, we are stepping up our enforcement of these rules to help ensure the safety of students and staff. Anyone that has school related business during published school hours, is welcome to enter through each building's main entrance and check in as a visitor.

This same School Visitor Policy also addresses animals on our school grounds: “Except as set forth in District policy, canines brought on the premises by law enforcement personnel for law enforcement purposes, or in the case of "service animals" required for use by a person with a disability, no other animals may be on school premises at any time.”


JRE Fifth Grade End of Year Events

May 30th: Students Only-Special Breakfast: 8:45 - 9:15 in the Cafeteria

May 30: 5th Grade Recognition: 9:30 - 10:30 in the JRE Gymnasium
Please park in the north parking lot and enter the building at the C Hall Gymnasium Doors

We will have a photographer. The pictures will be uploaded and shared with fifth grade families.

Students will receive swag bags.

May 30: Brookwood Swim Celebration: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
(
Brookwood Rain Date: May 31st) Please have your student put on sunscreen before school and at the event. Parents who are attending must have a “Chaperone Letter of Understanding” completed by Monday, May 20th. Only parents/guardians may sign their students out at Brookwood if they choose to do so. Educators will have sign out sheets available.

June 4th: Scooter Board Basketball: 10:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
JRE fifth grade students vs. the JRE staff! Guests please park in the north lot or at Bedford Township Hall. Guests will sign in/out at the gymnasium entrance.

June 5th: Walk of Fame: 10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Fifth Grade Walk of Fame/BPS Graduating Seniors who attend JRE-Current and former JRE students will line up with their classes around the entire school. Fifth grade students will walk through the loop around the school as we applaud them and help them celebrate this accomplishment. Graduating seniors will walk behind the fifth grade class. Parents attending should park in the north parking lot and line up in front of the building.
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Thank you for donating bloodJRE PTO Blood Drive

The JRE PTO hosted their annual Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, January 31st from 2:00-7:00 p.m. Our blood drive was again extremely successful! Not only did we surpass last year's total donations, but we exceeded this year's goal! The Red Cross set a goal for Jackman Road Elementary of 32 donations for yesterday's drive, and we ended the night with a total of 39!

That means the donors that presented yesterday (largely in part to our amazing student recruits) can save up to 117 lives!!! We had a total of 33 (some siblings) JRE students recruit 29 of our 42 donors!

Thank you to Mrs. Pidek for chairing this event and thank you to everyone who donated and made this event possible.


Third Grade Stray Hearts Fundraiser

The third grade wants to thank everyone for participating in the Stray Hearts Fundraiser. Our school raised almost $2,000.00 for the Monroe County Humane Society.

Hats off the the top three classes:

   Third Place: Mrs. King's Class

   Second Place: Mrs. Jenkins' Class

   First Place: Mrs. Brandman's Class

 

Mrs. Brandman's class won the trophy by collecting over $300.00

 

Thank you to everyone for their generosity and for helping our community.


Thumbnail image of flyerFREE UT STEM EVENT FOR STUDENTS

The University of Toledo Engineering Council presents:

“Spring Into STEM”
Tuesday, March 19th from
6-8 pm
University of Toledo College of Engineering in Nitschke Hall located at 1610 North Westwood Ave.


This event will be open to all the children in grades K-8 to come and get a hands-on introductory experience with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in a collegiate setting. The purpose of the event is to educate primary school students about STEM. We will have 10+ student organizations within the UT College of Engineering putting on interactive experiments, demonstrations, or take-home projects to educate students on various STEM topics. Toledo's Formula SAE Car will also be on display!

The event is completely free, both entry and parking. Parents and guardians will park in Lot Area 20 E.

Please fill out this Spring Into STEM Interest/Registration Form to save your spot! (You will get a follow-up email containing confirmation details before March 19th.)

View the Spring Into STEM Flyer

If you have any questions, reach out to: [email protected]


Come to K-DAY, Y5/K Registration Day, April 13COME TO K-DAY!

YOUNG FIVES & KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
FOR THE 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR

Saturday, April 13, 2024

All sessions will be at the BPS Administration Offices
in Smith Road Elementary School, 1135 Smith Road

     9:00 am - 10:30 am: For new Monroe Road Elementary students
     11:00 am - 12:30 pm: For new Jackman Road Elementary students
     1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: For new Douglas Road Elementary students

This event is for parents to complete registration paperwork and it is not necessary to bring your student with you. Use this link for details on what to bring with you: https://www.bedford.k12.mi.us/our_schools_programs/register_a_new_student

Free tshirt

Completed registrants will receive a swag bag which includes a FREE t-shirt...while supplies last!

(If you have a current Young Fives student, you do not need to register again for Kindergarten next year. They are automatically scheduled for the next grade for Fall.)

Registration appointments can also be scheduled by calling the school office after April 15, 2024: 
   Douglas Road Elementary: 734-850-6700
   Jackman Road Elementary: 734-850-6600
   Monroe Road Elementary: 734-850-6800

The Difference between Young Fives and Kindergarten

This video on YouTube helps explain the differences between Young Fives and Kindergarten at Bedford.


Order yearbook deadline April 19JRE 2023-2024 Yearbook Information

Please click on this link to order a yearbook. Cost: $15.00.

The order deadline for this year is April 19, 2024. We do not order extra yearbooks so please don't miss out.

Yearbook ID Code: 42889301


Quiz Bowl team at practice

QUIZ BOWL PRACTICES UNDERWAY!

The JRE Fifth Grade Quiz Bowl Team is hard at work preparing for their upcoming competition on March 7th.

They meet weekly during their lunch and recess.

Go Mini Mules!


Mr. Peace presents for parentsMR. PEACE PARENT SESSION

Mr. Peace's Parent Session on Cyberbullying and Social Media

Did you miss Mr. Peace’s Cyberbullying & Social Media Parent Presentation? He did an excellent job relaying a LOT of information. Even if you were there, you may wish to go through some of the materials at a more leisurely pace! Mr. Peace was kind enough to share a Google folder with all of his presentations, resources and videos from the evening.

For more information on National Youth Speaker Kevin “Mr. Peace” Szawala (and links to his social media, etc.) visit: mrpeace.org


TWO FLL CHALLENGE TEAMS WENT TO STATES!

We have students on two First Lego League Challenge teams (4th - 5th graders) that went to states at Saline on Dec 16. Team #2877, The Lego Buddys, and Team #10396, The Bobs (an all girl team), both competed there. Both teams are made up of students from all 3 of Bedford's elementary schools. 

Good Luck!

The Lego Buddys and The Bobs FLL Challenge Teams


Above and Beyond picturesSTAFF RECOGNIZED WITH ABOVE AND BEYOND AWARDS

Mr. Chapman, our Executive Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations, has spent some time  visiting the schools and departments across the district to recognize staff nominated by the building principals, department heads and central administration for going above and beyond. Congratulations to the following staff who were recognized with the First Quarter’s Above & Beyond Awards we see daily at JRE: Yolanda Alvarez, Christina Parsons and Joseph Poore!


DARE graduation with Dep. Krupp5th Grade D.A.R.E. Graduation

JRE held their DARE program on Monday, December 11th. This was Deputy Krupp's last class as he is retiring this month. Thank you for your service, Deputy Krupp! You will be missed.


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MEET OUR TECH TEAM

We are excited to announce that JRE will have a Fifth Grade Tech team again this year. These students will provide technology support to students and staff throughout the year.


Jackman Road Elementary PTO with mulePTO NEWS

MEETING SCHEDULE FOR 2023-2024:

March 12: 6 pm ***5th grade recognition meeting to follow***
April 9: 3:45 pm
May 7: 6 pm 

   JRE Spirit Shop with mule and horseshoe

ONLINE SPIRIT SHOP

The JRE Online Spirit Shop is closed.

 

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.

AMAZON SMILE

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!

THE PTO EXECUTIVE BOARD FOR 2023-2024!

President: Jenn Pullen
Vice-President: Becky Pidek
Second Vice-President: Sherry Farnan
Third Vice-President: Katie Henderson
Past President: Alicia Wachowiak
Secretary: Angie Iott
Treasurer: Randi Johnson
Membership: Alicia Wachowiak, Sarah Andrews
Teacher Liaisons: Melissa Kurek, Christina Parsons


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COMMUNTY EDUCATION NEWS

You can see our full list of Community Education programs and register online at HTTPS://BEDFORD.CE.ELEYO.COM/

 

Winter/Spring 2024 Brochure Cover ThumbnailWINTER/SPRING 2024 BROCHURE IS HERE!

The 2024 Winter Brochure is out. Look for some new and old programs and activities including basketball, volleyball, driver's ed classes, art, fitness and tech programs for youth and adults. Some of the Spring leagues are included in this brochure as well.

SEARCH PROGRAMS & REGISTER ONLINE AT:
HTTPS://BEDFORD.CE.ELEYO.COM.

Families can also stop in at our offices, Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:00 pm, at 1135 Smith Road (Smith Road School). Questions? Give us a call at 734-850-6036.

 

Adult enrichment classes are also offered.Check out the adult fitness classes: cardio & tone, karate, line dancing, and yoga as well as art classes and more. Ed2Go offers a full array of online Career Training programs in multiple fields. Go to www.ed2go.com/bedfordae for a complete list

Don't see a class that you would be interested in? Email us your interests - [email protected] or call our office 734-850-6036.

Follow Community Ed on Facebook for updates on their new programs and activities: facebook.com/bedfordcommunityeducation


Sign Up for Text Message Alerts with Infinite CampusHOW TO REQUEST TEXT MESSAGE ALERTS AND MANAGE YOUR CONTACT PREFERENCES IN INFINITE CAMPUS

Bedford Public Schools uses Infinite Campus' ability to send out Emergency Notifications. You can manage your contact preferences within your Infinite Campus Parent Portal. (If you have not set up your Parent Portal Account yet, please check you email for an activation key code.)

You can choose how you want to receive our messages: email, phone calls, and now text messages. The default setting is email and phone options. If you wish to add text messages, you will have to add that as an option in your Parent Portal Settings. Please use this link for Instructions on How to Set Your Contact Preferences and to Receive Text Message Alerts

You can edit your phone numbers within the portal, but if you need to change your email, you will need to contact the school office.

NEW TO INFINITE CAMPUS?
Each parent who is listed as a student guardian in Infinite Campus will receive an email on Monday. This email will include their personal parent activation key (a long string of letters and numbers) that will connect the parent to all of the students in their household that attend BPS. A parent will use that special key to set up their Infinite Campus parent account.


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BPS MOBILE APP AVAILABLE

APP STORE LINK
GOOGLE PLAY STORE LINK

School Pictures, photo equipmentORDER SCHOOL PICTURES ONLINE

To order photos go to Lifetouch.com and use
Picture Day ID: EVTZVRMMC


BPS PARENT NEWS FOR 1:1 STUDENTS INFO FOR CURRENT 1ST THRU 11TH GR FAMILIES FOR 2023-24

TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT UPDATES

Please see the latest Tech Department Newsletter as we get ready for 2023-24! 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Parents Guide: How to View Child Information on Schoology & Infinite Campus
Infinite Campus: Resources for Parents to Get Started


Community AssistanceCOMMUNITY ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR BEDFORD FAMILIES

Find details with this Community Assistance Opportunities for Bedford Families Link including information about food assistance programs, Eye Exams/Glasses, Parent Support Group and more. New information will be added to that document as it comes in. Some programs are seasonal but past details are included for future reference.

MOBILE FOOD PANTRY  

Link to Mobile Food Pantry dates/locations in Monroe County 


GENERAL INFORMATION 

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WELCOME BACK PRESENTATION

This is full of information about Jackman Road Elementary School!

 

ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL TRAFFIC FLOW MAP 

Please review the Arrival/Dismissal Traffic Flow Map to help things flow smoothly from Day 1!

REQUEST A LOOP TAG FOR STUDENT PICK-UPS AFTER SCHOOL
If you will be using the loop you will need to fill out a form to get a loop number and car tag from the office. Please email [email protected] and she will send the the link to fill out for a loop tag. 

LATCHKEY IS AVAILABLE
Latchkey is available before and after school. You can learn more on the Latchkey website or by calling 734-850-6004 to speak with Latchkey Director, Amber Brushaber.

MEDICATION AUTHORIZATION FORM
Parents can drop off any medication that will be given at school in the health room. A Medication Authorization Form, signed by a physician, must accompany the medication. This includes many common over-the-counter medications, such as cough drops.

UNIVERSAL SCHOOL MEALS ARE BACK!
FREE & REDUCED SCHOOL MEALS APPLICATION STILL WORTH FILLING OUT!

We encourage families in need to fill out a Free and Reduced School Meals Application. Other programs that may benefit families may also require this form to be completed in order to be considered such as potentially waived or discounted Chromebook Fees. Family participation in the program may also qualify the school to receive additional funding to support our students. This form can be filled out online: https://bedfordps.familyportal.cloud/.

BUS ROUTE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON TRAVERSA RIDE 360 MOBILE APP

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Link to detailed instructions on how to access and use the Traversa Ride 360 app and website
The “Where’s the Bus?” link on our website also links to these instructions.

Please note that the staff is continuing to make adjustments to the routes as last minute student registrations come in. Please double check before the first day of school. Times will fluctuate at the start of a new school year until everyone settles down into a routine. 

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2023-2024 DISTRICT SCHOOL-YEAR-AT-A-GLANCE CALENDAR

Note: Easter Sunday is March 31, 2024. It is the last day of Spring Break.

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2023 NEWS & VIEWS NEWSLETTER

The BPS District Back-to-School Newsletter is a great resource to use year round!


Now hiring, jobs at BPS, see website for details

BPS IS HIRING!

Among the available openings are several Parapro positions. These are great for people looking for part time work that fits within the same times as their child’s school days!

Use the “Jobs at BPS” link to see what is available and for details on applying.

A variety of substitute positions are also available. Substitute bus drivers are in demand. (If you are interested in being a bus driver, please call Transportation Director, Cari Dupree, at 734-850-6071 to ask about paid training if needed.)

Jackman Road Elementary Mission Statement

OUR MISSION
Jackman Road Elementary is inspiring lifelong learners today for a successful tomorrow.

OUR VISION
Making a Difference ...One Child at a Time!

Jackman Road Elementary School
8008 Jackman Road, Temperance, MI 48182

Phone: 734-850-6600, Attendance: 734-850-6620, Fax: 734-850-6699

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