Jackman Road Elementary School (JRE)

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WELCOME TO JACKMAN ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL! 

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REPORT CARDS

Student and Parent Portals are now open to access Report Cards


   


Principal Letter

Dear Families,

It is hard to believe that the 2023-204 school year will be in the books next week. We would like to thank all of our families and students for another amazing year. It is an honor to work with suchan amazing group of students. May you all have a safe and wonderful summer break. We look forward to seeing everyone at the JRE Open House on August 28th!

Sincerely,
Sherry Farnan
Principal


Fifth Grade Recognition 2024

On May 30th we celebrated our fifth grade students completing their elementary career. The day included a ceremony, lunch, and swimming at Brookwood Swim Club. We are going to miss them and know they will do amazing things as they continue on.

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Slide Into First Grade

JRE Kindergarten Students Slide Into First Grade
Our kindergarten kiddos had their "Slide Into First Grade Program" today which included a family picnic and a celebration. They are looking forward to first grade next year.

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STAFF RECOGNIZED WITH ABOVE AND BEYOND AWARDS

The Human Resources Department is excited to share the Quarter 4 recipients of the Bedford Public Schools "Above and Beyond" employee recognition program! Principals and directors nominate employees who have exhibited exceptional dedication to our students and school community each quarter.   Congratulations to the following “Above and Beyond” award recipients for Quarter 4: Julie Eaton and Betsy Schalmo.

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SAFETY VEHICLE DAY!

JRE Safety Vehicles

The purpose of this event is to provide a safe atmosphere for the 2nd-grade elementary students to get up and close to have their curiosities answered about all the safety apparatus. The following agencies participated in this event and answered questions about careers in public safety and other fields: Bedford Fire Department, Consuimer Energy, Michigan State Police, Monroe County Road Commission, Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Dundee Police Department, Stevens Disposal, Monroe Community Ambulance, and the US Coast Guard. Thank you, Deputy John Bills, for organizing this event for our 2nd-graders!


Summer Reading Reward Challenge

We are excited to have our students receive a "Summer Reading Reward" challenge again this year. Each student will receive a book, notebook, and pencil to keep their skill sharp over summer break. These will be handed out prior to the last day of school. Students completing this challenge will receive an extra recess the first week of school.

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Third Grade Families - Save the Date

Our 2024-2025 fourth grade students will have the opportunity to take an educational bus trip to Lansing again next year. The date for this field trip is Wednesday, November 13, 2024. The tentative departure time on this day can be as early as 6:30 a.m. We will be given a time closer to the trip. Students will return to Jackman Road Elementary at approximately 6:00 p.m. You will need to make arrangements to pick your student up at this time.

THE TOUR INCLUDES

· Deluxe Motor Coach transportation

· Tour of the Michigan Capitol Building

· Admission to the Michigan Historical Museum

· Admission to Impression 5 Science Center with 1 workshop per student

· Lunch while in Lansing

· All taxes and gratuities included for all above inclusions

· 24-Hour Emergency number provided to all participants on tour (wristband)

The cost of the above trip per person is $119.00. The JRE PTO has donated $19.00 per student to help defray the cost of this educational experience. This will make the price per student $100.00. We will work on getting our chaperones the first thing in the fall. We hope you can join us!

 


JRE Artists Work Showcased-Bedford Branch Monroe County Library

JRE would like to congratulate the forty-two JRE artists who were celebrated at the Bedford Branch Library on Wednesday, May 8th. This event is sponsored by the Bedford Branch of the Monroe County Library System, The Bedford Community Arts Council, and Bedford Public Schools. We are proud of our artists!

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Robotics Registration:

Robotics Registration


Opem House Y5's/Kindergarterners new registersCOME TO OUR OPEN HOUSE

FOR THE 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR Wednesday august 28th

For Jackman Road Elementary students

5:00-6:00 -Young 5's/Kindergarten

5:30-6:30 - Grades 1-5

This event is for students and their families for a sneak peak of their school. 

Use this link: What to Bring with you, if you are registering a new student and also if you need to complete a started registration:  Offices will be open. 

(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.


Thumbnail of preschool flyerPRESCHOOL ENROLLMENT FOR 2024-2025

Head Start and Great Start Readiness Program are enrolling for next school year!
Please click on this flyer link to learn about these amazing programs or call 734-342-8780!

Local Enrollment Dates & Locations in Bedford:

June 18
Smith Road Elementary
1135 Smith Rd.
Temperance, MI 48182
1:00–3:00 pm

August 1
Bedford Library
8575 Jackman Rd.
Temperance, MI 48182
10:00 am–Noon


FOURTH GRADE RECORDER CONCERT

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Fourth Grade Recorder Concert

Fourth grade students held two recorder concerts on Tuesday, April 9th. Each concert featured sixteen songs that sounded amazing. Individual student talents were also showcased. Thank you to Mrs. Edwards and our students. It was fantastic!


Spelling bee group photoFifth Grade SPELLING BEE

The fifth grade students did an amazing job in the spelling bee on February 29th. Congratulations to all of our participants! We are especially proud of the winner Eli P. and runner up James B.!


Collage of Young Authors winnersJRE's Young Authors Winners 2024!

Young Fives
Graham B.-The SuperHero Book
Isaiah P.-Bob’s Dream
Kindergarten
Torrence Z.–The Ocean
Charlotte H.–The Squirrel and the Acorn
First Grade
Landon L.–Leo Finds a Friend
Jack N.–The Deepest Darkest Woods
Second Grade
Tessa S.–All About Axolotls
Josie R.–The Girl Who Played Softball
Third Grade
Alexa W.–The Lucky Leaf
Ryann S.–The Comedian Monkey
Fourth Grade
Khloe W.–World
Kinsley V., Evelyn W., and Victoria H.–Christmas Magic
Fifth Grade
Harrison K.–The Tournament
Anna L.–Dreams Come True

Young Authors Special Recognition:
AJ R.–Most Creative Cover
Lillian P.–Most Effort by a Sloth
Eliana A.–Best Nonfiction
Harper D.–Best Nonfiction Text Features
Aubree B.–Best Use of a Pencil in a Story
Mason O.–Best Graphic Novel


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.


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

 



Mr. Peace Visit to JRE
The staff and students truly enjoyed the reminders about human kindness from Mr. Peace this week! Thank you to BPS for making this program possible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4753GOAd5E&list=PLwlGxw-4Ak7j5irHaFfVrBxts1RPlkqps&index=137


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


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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:

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

SPRING/SUMMER 2024 BROCHURE IS HERE!

Many of the spring/summer leagues and programs are now open for registration; soccer, t-ball, Summer Parks, Summer Latchkey Camp, Safe Sitter and more!

Mother Son Glow Bowling Event for grades K-5
Saturday, May 18 at 1 pm at Forest View Lanes.
Space is limited, so register early - go to bedford.ce.eleyo.com and register today.

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!


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.”


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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