PRESENTATION FROM COMMUNITY FORUMS ON BOND PROPOSAL
You can view the May Community Forum Presentation here. Two slides (16 & 17) have been updated to reflect the desire of the board to pursue a 20 year bond versus a 25 year bond; and the receipt of new 2018 taxable property valuation data. The original presentation was based on the data available from 2017. The good news is that property values went up in Bedford Township in the last year which reduces the amount of mills needed and cost to the taxpayers.
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Posted June 4, 2018
SCHOOL SUPPLY ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE; APPLY BY JULY 18
"Supplying Our Future" Backpacks for Kids in Monroe County is a group working to make sure every K-12 child has the school supplies necessary to start school.
Income information is not needed to apply. Distribution events are planned around the county and will include fun activities and food. The one in Bedford is planned for Friday, August 10th from 4-6 pm at the Francis Family YMCA, 2000 W. Dean Road, Temperance, MI. (Pool will be open for swimming so bring your swimsuit! Parents MUST swim with their children.)
If your family could benefit from this program, please fill out the application and turn it into any school office; the Bedford Public Schools Administration Building at 1623 W. Sterns Road (after June 22nd when our office is closed for the summer), Temperance, MI; mailed to The Salvation Army, 815 E. First St., Monroe MI 48161; scanned and emailed to: EMI_Monroe@usc.salvationarmy.org; or faxed to: 734-241-7181.
Form must be received by
Wednesday, July 18, 2018.
For further information about this program, or to inquire about making a donation to this program, please contact The Salvation Army at 734-2411-0440, Extension 107.
Posted June 18, 2018
SAVE THE DATE
Fall Open House--August 29th
Young Fives and Kindergarten
5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
1st, 2nd, 3rd Grades
6:15 p.m.-7:15 p.m.
4th & 5th Grades
7:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m. Open House
*4th & Fifth Grade Chromebook Pick-Up 6:00-8:00 p.m.
*Chromebook Pick-up is in the JRE Media Center-If paperwork is complete in Myschoolbucks.com by August 27th.
Posted June 11, 2018
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS
Office will be closed for the summer after: Friday, June 22
Office will reopen on: Wednesday, August 22
While the elementary offices are closed, new students can register at the Office of Instruction & Student Services located in the Administration Building at 1623 W. Sterns Road, Temperance, MI 48182. Items to bring to register a new student can be found on the "Registering a New Student" page. Please call 734-850-6028 if you have any questions.
Posted June 14, 2018
End of Year Home Access Center (HAC) Announcements
Home Access Center (HAC) Report Cards will be available online on June 22nd.
HAC will ONLY be open to print Report Cards from June 22-28. It will be closed after the 28th to allow for student information to be updated for the next school year.
HAC will re-open on Saturday, August 25th to view teacher assignments for 2018-19 school year.
Please update HAC with any and all changes to parent email addresses and information to ensure all information is current and accurate.
Elementary school offices will be closed during the summer, and re-open on Wednesday, August 22nd. New students may register at Bedford Administration Building (1623 W. Sterns Rd.) during the summer between 8:00 am – 2:30 pm.
Posted May 30, 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 will also be available in August at back to school meetings, 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.
Participation is confidential and anonymous to use; staff and fellow students are not aware of who is, or is not, a part of this program. This program provides the obvious benefit of providing nutricious 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!
Summer Meal Opportunities
As the school year is coming to a close, there are thousands of sites in Michigan where kids can gather for healthy, free summer meals. Find a local program near you by calling 2-1-1 or text "Food" to 877-877. The Summer Food Service Program helps to fill the gap so kids can receive nutritious meals when school isn't in session.
The site closest to Bedford is:
Luna Pier Library
Serving lunch daily Monday-Saturday from 12:45-2:15 beginning June 18
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
NOW ENROLLING FOR FALL!
Click on our "Registering a New Student" tab in the navigation bar at the top of the page to see what you need to bring with you.
Kindergarten Screening will take place from June 18-21 at MRE for registered kindergarteners.
Newly registered Kindergarten students get a Free T-shirt!
We are looking forward to meeting all of our future Jaguars!
Posted April 23, 2018
DISTRICT CALENDAR FOR 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR NOW AVAILABLE
Click on the link on the left to view the calendar for next school year. Please take note of the dates for NEXT YEAR'S Spring Break below. These dates deviate from what you may be used to seeing. Easter is NOT included in the spring break for next year, however, Good Friday is a day off.
SCHOOL YEAR : 2018-2019
Spring Break Begins: April 1st
School Resumes: April 8th
(Easter is April 21st and is NOT a part of the break)
Winter and Spring Break dates through 2020-21 can be found on our website on the District's Calendar page. look in the column on the left side of the page.
Posted May 14, 2018
JRE School Garden Project
JRE was recently awarded a $3,700.00 grant from Lowes to begin our school garden this spring. The first phase of the school garden will consist of three raised garden beds. Each raised garden will have a different theme. These themes will be a pizza garden, a salsa garden, and salad garden. The second phase of the garden will include an area for butterflies, a sensory garden, birdhouses, bird feeders, bird baths and benches. We look forward to using this project to enhance the curriculum at JRE. We will get to a point where volunteers are needed and are hoping to work with our wonderful families regarding this matter. A special thank you goes out to Mrs. Schalmo for earning the grant for JRE.
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Lost & Found
Help the lost items become found items! Please mark your clothing, lunch boxes, etc., with names on the inside.
Drop Off/Pick Up Safety
We would like to remind all parents to follow our procedures during morning drop off and afternoon pick up. Two areas of concern:
Parents creating their own parking spots in the fire lane.
Students exiting on the driver’s side of the car.
We appreciate everyone taking the time to follow the rules and keep our students and staff safe. Drivers not following procedures will be reported to the district liaison officer. We encourage everyone to ride the bus if it is available.
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.