Monroe Road Elementary School (MRE)

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WELCOME TO MONROE ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL! 

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Lindsay BonillaMRE WELCOMES AUTHOR MARCH 4th

Thumbnail of book coverMonroe Road Elementary School is excited to welcome author Mrs. Lindsay Bonilla on March 4th.

On March 4th, author and storyteller Lindsay Bonilla will visit Monroe Road Elementary to share her book, The Note Who Faced the Music.

LINDSAY WILL AUTOGRAPH YOUR BOOK!
If you would like to get your copy of one of Lindsay's book(s) autographed/personalized, please purchase copies at your favorite book retailer (just make sure to allow for delivery time if ordering online) and have your student bring them to school no later than March 4th. Please include a post-it note on top with the name(s) you'd like inscribed in the book. Lindsay will sign them during her visit!

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


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.”


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]


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


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.


Students of the monthJANUARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Congratulations to our students of the month for January. These students were nominated by their teachers for showing their Bedford Best!

Stella P., Lainey S., Brooklynn F., Liam W., Messiah T., Mia S., Ben G., Madison P., Piper S., Ciara L., Wyatt M., Noah N., Asher H., Helena B., Daimon D., Tristen W., Elleena A., Serenity L., Hayley L., Jemma S., Kyah W., Avery M., Maddie M., Robyn B., Ezra F., Brooks K., Heidi S., Kamryn C., Quin G., Bristol K., Lincoln J., Logan S., Emma K., Maddie B., Kyleigh K., and Owen G.

MRE 5th Grade Honor Roll


Congratulations to our 5th Grade Honor Roll Students!

Congratulations to our 5th grade Honor Roll students! These students received all As and Bs and met or exceeded their AR points and percentage for the 2nd Quarter!

Damian B., Quinn C., Eden C., Lilly C., Sophia D., Eli F., Ruxin G., Cameron H., Ethan H., Dylan H., Cayden K., Emersyn K., Fischer K., Braelynn M., Bowen M., Colton N., Kellyn O., Avery R., Graesyn R., Parker S., Eric S., Lainey S., Gia S., Myles A., Lydia B., Amariah F., Chase G., Lucas G., Holden I., Briele M., Tessa M., Lydia N., Stella P., Madeline P., Aubrey R., Zoey S., Rocco S., Beau S., Tatum T., Lexi W., Sophia W., Collin W., Evan W., Evelyn A., Gracie B., John B., Evan C., Grayson F., Brooklynn F., Blair G., Krista H., Ryan H., Logan H., Landon J., Marley M., Landry M., Tia S., Lillian S., Jacob W., Katerina Y., Evelyn H., Oliveeha K., Alexander K., Emma K., Eliott L., Nicholas M., Darren M., Athena M., Daniel P., Hazel P., Harper S., Owen T., Logan T., Liam W., Violet Z. and James Z.


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


I can do this all day VIP Day shirtVIP DAY: MARCH 1, 2024

VIP Day (formerly known as Dads Day) is back! VIP Day is an opportunity for each student to have one VIP visit MRE and engage in STEM activities with their student. Be sure to stop by the Commons area for a Photo Op!

1st, 2nd and 3rd Grade: 9-11:30 am
Y5/K, 4th and 5th Grade: 1:00-3:15 pm

Please look for the VIP Day form to come home the week of January 15th.
Register here: https://forms.gle/cskh1RutecEbqw838 by February 16th.
A Bedford Volunteer Form also needs to be completed and turned into the office by this date if we do not already have one on file.

Shirts are available for purchase for $10 in the Main Office during VIP Day. Or you can send the payment in with your child and the specified size, and we’ll send a shirt home with your child. Shirts are first come, first serve.


Collage of Above and Beyond HonoreesSTAFF RECOGNIZED WITH ABOVE & BEYOND AWARDS

Each school/department nominates award recipients and we are honored to have several honorees here at MRE!

A big congratulations goes out to Amanda Vickers and Tara Fraley for being chosen for the BPS Above and Beyond Award for the 1st quarter on behalf of MRE. Amanda Vickers and Tara Fraley have worked collaboratively to implement math workshop while navigating inclusive practices in the classroom. They are using space and materials creatively, as well as the use of personnel to best instruct students to increase learning.

Denise Miller and Elizabeth Hadley were chosen on behalf of the ISD/Special Education Team. Elizabeth has stepped into the role of teacher in one of our local-based special education classrooms. She has taken on this role with positivity and on-going commitment to the students in the classroom. Denise has taken on new responsibilities and continues to be present and positive in the midst of changes. Her dedication to students is evident.

Clifford Shrein was chosen on behalf of the Transportation Department. Cliff has only been onboard here for a few years but upholds his positve outlook and he is willing to help in what ever way he can.


Smile! School picture day with girl holding up a smiley faceSpring Pictures are March 14th!

 

Place your orders online at Mylifetouch.com

Use Picture Day ID: EVT8RSQTH


GLOVE DONATIONS

Mrs. Vancena is accepting donations of gloves for some of our students who forget. If you would like to send some in with your child labeled 'Mrs. Vancena', she will make sure they get to a child in need. Thank you!


Tech team group picture

MRE STUDENT TECH TEAM MEMBERS FOR 2023-2024

Congratulations to the following students selected for MRE's Tech Team for this year!

Mrs. Scroggs: Eli F. (not pictured) and Fischer K.
Ms. Chrysochoos: Lucas G. and Beau S.
Mrs. Stanley: Harper S. and Owen T.
Mrs. Shinaver: Gracie B. and Krista H.


Student Council group picture

2023-2024 MRE Student Council

Congratulations to Avery R., Gia S., Stella P., Amariah F., Evelyn A., Blair G., Alex K., and Oliveeha K. as our new Student Council members for this school year!

We are so proud of every fifth grader who ran for a spot on the Student Council. Everyone did a great job with their posters and speeches and their drive to be a leader did not go unnoticed!


Monroe Road Elementary PTO with mulePTO ANNOUNCEMENTS

Please "Like" the MRE PTO Facebook page! 

2023-2024 PTO Executive Board:

President: Kristen Conrad
Vice President of Parent Involvement: Sarah Albring
Treasurer: Sherri McCormick
Secretary: Tori Dougherty

MEETING SCHEDULE:
Thursday, March 21 at 3:45 pm
Thursday, May 23 at 3:45 pm

DINE TO DONATE!
Mancinos in Temperance: Every third Thursday of the month they are donating 10 percent of their sales to the MRE PTO!

Book Fair
Feb 26 – March 1
Family Reading Night: Friday, February 27

VIP Day
March 1 during school hours

Fun Run
May 10 with a May 17 Make-Up

Kicking Mules Monroe Road Elementary Spirit Shop with muleONLINE SPIRIT SHOP
Shop closed September 10, 2023.
Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery after the online store closed. 



KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS

Enter Monroe Road Elementary PTA or our organization number: 81700

BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION



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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


Smile! School picture day with girl holding up a smiley faceFALL PICTURES

Order pictures online at: can go to mylifetouch.com
Use the code EVTMR4D8W to place orders.


GENERAL INFORMATION

Welcome back presentation thumbnailWELCOME BACK PRESENTATION
This is full of information about Monroe Road Elementary! 

 

2021-2022 MRE Traffic Map Thumbnail imageARRIVAL/DISMISSAL TRAFFIC FLOW MAP 
Some changes have been made to the drop-off and pick-up process. Please review the Arrival/Dismissal Traffic Flow Map to help things flow smoothly from Day 1! 

DISMISSAL AND VEHICLE LOOP TAGS
Please use this link to sign up for a vehicle tag to use during pick-up.

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

Ride 360 App Icon

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!


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.


Mobile phones displaying app screens, confetti

BPS MOBILE APP AVAILABLE

APP STORE LINK
GOOGLE PLAY STORE LINK

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 


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.)

Monroe Road Elementary Mission Statement

OUR MISSION
We work together to provide an enjoyable safe haven where students receive individual academic challenges.
We help develop character and thinking skills that encourage them to thoughtfully contribute to society.

OUR VISION
Every Child...A Success Story!

Monroe Road Elementary School
7979 Monroe Road, Lambertville, MI 48144
Phone: 734-850-6800, Attendance: 734-850-6820, Fax: 734-850-6899
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