Monroe Road Elementary

“To love what you do and feel that it matters-
how could anything be more fun?”

- Katherine Graham

Email Thea Kirkwood
“Feel free to email me with any questions or comments. We welcome your input.”


DADS Program


Dads of Academically Dedicated Students

Junior Achievement

College Shirt Mondays






Mr. Chapman's Weekly Updates and Reminders

MRE Parent Update:   October 5-9, 2015

Toledo Tent City Project – “Bust the Bus!”   October 7-9

The MRE Student Council is accepting donations for the Toledo Tent City Project. We are encouraging MRE and Bedford community members to donate new and gently use winter clothing items.  We’ll have a school bus parked on campus from Wednesday, October 7th through Friday, October 9th.  Our goal is to “Bust the Bus” with donations.  Any and all help is appreciated! 

Please see the attached flyer for more information.



Douglas Road Playground – Help Needed

Douglas Road Elementary is seeking Bedford community volunteers to help assemble their new playground.  If you are interested in helping, please click the following link.



Trunk or Treat at MRE - Thursday, October 30th from 6:30-7:30pm               

Join us on Thursday, October 30th from 6:30-7:30pm for our annual PTA Trunk or Treat event. 

This PTA event is open to all MRE students, staff, families, and friends.  Each student that participates in Trunk or Treat is required to bring a large bag of candy to donate.  The donated candy will be redistributed to the vehicles that are participating in Trunk or Treat.

Please use the following link to sign-up to register your vehicle to distribute candy, help the PTA, or to help with parking:

Please see the attached flyer for more information about Trunk or Treat. 


BPS Proud – Did you know?

Bedford High School varsity volleyball coach, Jodi Manore, recently became the winningest volleyball coach in the nation. 

The Bedford Now wrote a nice article about Jodi’s big accomplishment:



MRE Student Bankers – Monroe Bank and Trust

Congratulations to the 2015-16 Monroe Bank and Trust Student Employees:

Bank Managers: Hailey Grabowski, Caden Wittenberg, Cali Mitchey

Bank Tellers: Allysa Deiley, Ella Handy, Cassie Ostermyer, Claudia Patton, Libby Boisselle

Security Officers: Marina Speweik, Alexandra Stevens


Bedford Public Schools - Halloween Party Oct. 26

All fourth and fifth-grade students in Bedford Public Schools are invited to a Halloween party from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday Oct. 26 in the lunchroom at Bedford Junior High School, 8405 Jackman Rd., Temperance.

Activities will include music, games, a costume contest, treats and DJ music. Students also can bring a decorated pumpkin to enter in the jack-o-lantern contest.

The cost is $12 per student. Tickets will be on sale during business hours Oct. 5-21from Bedford Community Education, 1623 W. Sterns Rd.; with an evening ticket sale time from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the adult education office.

Volunteers are needed, and can sign up by Oct. 15 by calling Cherie Reed at (734) 850-6050.



College Crazy Mondays at MRE

We encourage Monroe Road Elementary students and staff to wear their favorite college or university shirt each Monday throughout the 2015/16 school year.

We believe that wearing a college shirt on Monday will start the week off the right way with college symbolism across our campus.  Students can wear a shirt from any college, university, or military branch.



Important Information

MRE School Hours

Full Day: 8:20am – 3:20pm

Half Day: 8:20am – 11:50am

MRE Attendance Line

Please call 734-850-6820 when your child is absent. 

2015-16 Bedford Public Schools Calendar

Please visit the following link to view the 2015-16 Bedford Public Schools annual calendar:



PTA Announcements

MRE PTA Print Shop – Volunteers Needed

Parents are encouraged to volunteer for MRE Print Show.  In the Print Shop you will be copying, cutting, or laminating materials for teachers.  By helping with this important task, parents are allowing MRE teachers to spend their valuable time teaching our students and planning lessons.

Please visit the following link to sign-up to assist with Print Shop in October:

2015-16 PTA Executive Board

Hilary Calgie – President                               Melissa Thielen – Treasurer

Sarah Enriquez – Secretary                          Steffany Sass – VP of Parent Involvement

Sherrie Kiss and Amy Kochendoerfer – Staff Support



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