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NEWS TO KNOW


PRESENTATION FROM COMMUNITY FORUMS ON BOND PROPOSAL

thumbnail image of first slide of May Community Forum Presentation

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.

Have a question about the Community Forum Presentation?
Email it to askbps@mybedford.us or call 734-850-6000.

COMING SOON:
More Detailed Information
Frequently Asked Question List
Property Tax Calculator

Posted June 4, 2018


SCHOOL SUPPLY ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE; APPLY BY JULY 18

Supplying our future logo of Backpack and school materials

"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.

Application Deadline:
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!
Open House on August 29th

Our Open House is on Wednesday, August 29.
     Young Fives - 2nd Grade: 5-6 pm
     3rd - 5th Grades: 6-7 pm

Chromebook Roll-out for Returning 4th and 5th Grade Students: 5-6 pm

Posted June 13, 2018


SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

Hours: 8:00-3:30
Office will be closed for the summer after: Friday, June 22
Office will reopen on: Wednesday, August 22

SUMMER REGISTRATION
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


Luna the Therapy Dog at the Library – Join Us this Summer!

Join Mrs. Henderson, Ms. Noens, and Luna the Therapy Dog (and maybe a few other special guests) at the Bedford Library this summer. We will be at the library twice a week for an hour each time. Mondays at 1:00 pm we will be there to help kids choose good-fit books for them to read at home. Thursdays at 10:00 am we will be available for kids to talk about the books they have been reading that week. If you are interested, please text @lunaatt to 81010 to be signed up for Remind101 to have reminders texted to you about dates. We will be sending out reminders and any changes to the summer schedule throughout the summer. We look forward to seeing everyone this summer at the library!

Posted June 11, 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.

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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 Mustangs!

Posted April 23, 2018


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


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


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.


PTO AT MRE

Our newly elected 2018-19 PTO Executive Board:

Sarah Albring – President
Steffany Sass – Treasurer
Laura Atkins – Secretary
Heather Strong – VP of Parent Involvement
Karlee Kwiatkowski – Staff Representative


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.


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!

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)

2018-2019 District
School-Year-At-a Glance​ Calendar

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Note: Spring Break week in the 2018-19 school year does not include Easter. Good Friday is a day off.


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

May - August 2018 Brochure

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Elementary School Handbook

Updated Elementary Attendance Policy for 2018


Student Technology Acceptable Use Policy


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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)
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