Monroe Road Elementary School (MRE)

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Due to the snow days, teachers will be given extra time to submit their 2nd quarter grades. This will delay the release of the grades cards and transcripts until late next week. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


“Where’s My Bus?” is now a separate mobile app you will need to download to follow route status for your students in real time.

The Traversa Ride 360 app is now active for families for bus route information and bus locations.

There are a few key features that are different from our previous provider.

Traversa Ride 360 is customized specifically for your student(s). To get started you will need the Student ID number.
(If you do not know your student’s ID number, and cannot find it in Infinite Campus, please call the school office during school hours.)

With Traversa Ride 360, your student’s information will only be visible to you and those you choose to share access with. You have the ability to share or remove access with anyone at any time within the app.

Ride 360 can send messages directly to your mobile device to proactively communicate with you—whether it is a 2 hour delay impacting the entire district or something affecting just your student’s specific bus route.

Detailed instructions on how to access and use the Traversa Ride 360 app
You can also use the “Where’s the Bus?” link from our website to access the instructions.

Questions about the app? Please call the Transportation Department at 734-850-6070.

bounce HouseMid-Year Bounce House Reward Day!

We're happy to bring back our Mid-Year Bounce House Reward Day on Friday, January 27. We will have large inflatable moonwalks and bounce houses in our gymnasium for all students to enjoy!

Our Specials teachers and parent volunteers will supervise the event. If you would like to volunteer, please use this link to sign-up.

Mid-Year Bounce House Reward Day Schedule

Session 1 8:40-9:25 Glick, Eby, Pecorella
Session 2 9:25-10:10 Vickers, Gyolai, Kelly
Session 3 10:10-10:55 Hooper, Gladieux, Chrysochoos
Session 4 10:55-11:40 Macke, Stanley, Scroggs, Bowen
Session 5 11:40-12:25 Seegert, Steele, Shinaver, Kudzia
Session 6 12:25-1:10 Cousino, Covrett, Arnold
Session 7 1:55-2:40 Adams, Shea, Lykowski
Session 8 2:40-3:25 Kwiatkowski, Boberg, Jewell

We'd like to thank the MRE PTO for funding this event, and Simpson Moonwalks for providing the bounce houses at a discounted rate.

Parent volunteers must have an approved Bedford Volunteer/Chaperone Form on file for this school year. Forms must be submitted three business days prior to the event to allow for processing.

Jan. 30, 2-7 pm, American Red Blood DriveRED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE

January 30
2-7 pm

We're hosting our annual PTO Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, January 30 from 2-7 pm in the MRE gymnasium. If you are interested in donating blood, please visit and enter the code "MONROE ROAD PINT" to register.

Please use this link to view the flyer

DADS Day March 3 Register by Feb 17, superheroMRE DADS Day: Friday, March 3

We're pleased to announce that we're bringing back DADS Day on Friday, March 3. Please read the following information carefully, as the format has changed from previous DADS Days.

DADS is an acronym for Dads of Academically Dedicated Students. This is an opportunity for fathers and father figures (grandpas, uncles, positive male influences, etc.) to visit MRE. Participating DADS can visit during the following times…

DADS Day Volunteer Schedule: Friday, March 3
5th Grade: 8:30 - 11:00 am
4th Grade: 8:30 - 11:00 am
3rd Grade: 8:30 - 11:00 am
2nd Grade: 12:00 - 2:30 pm
1st Grade: 11:00 am -1:30 pm
KDG & Y5's: 12:30 - 3:00 pm

We have 175 DADS shirts that will be available in a variety of sizes to purchase for $20 in the main office during DADS Day. We will have a photographer set-up in the commons area to capture photos of the DADS and their children.

All DADS participants will need to complete a DADS Day Registration Form AND have a Bedford Volunteer Form on file in the office by February 17 to allow us time to process the background checks.

Girls on the Run LogoGirls on the Run at MRE!

Girls on the Run offers a 10 week, 20 lesson program that inspires girls, in grades 3-5, to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. Throughout the program, the girls train together to walk or run a community wide 5K. Girls on the Run is led by volunteer coaches.

  • Practices are Monday and Wednesday 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm at MRE
  • The season starts the week of March 12th
  • The Community 5K Event is BACK the weekend of May 20/21.
  • Season ends the week of May 21st.

For more information and to register log onto
Registration opens February 6th on a first come, first serve basis. Registration ends once the team is full.

PullMRE Pull Tab Drive

MRE, Let’s Pull Together and Pick Up the Tab!
It’s time for our annual Pull Tab Competition for the Ronald McDonald House. The money received from recycling the pull tabs provides the yearly food budget for the over 500 families RMHC serves. All money stays locally at the RMHC of NW Ohio.

The class that brings in the most tabs will win lunch! The competition ends in May.

So, MRE, let’s PULL together to pick up the TAB to help others in need!

Safety Patrol group photoSAFETY PATROL

Congratulations to the following fifth grade students who were selected to be members of our SAFETY PATROL: Reese, Emmitt, Kamryn, Brooklyn, Jasmine, Adelyn, Michael, Nolan, Maddox, Ben, Callen, Kyleigh, Violett, Annabelle, Johannah, Leonora, Addie, and Lilly. They will be monitoring the hallways, checking the restrooms for cleanliness, and helping out in the bus depot and front loop.

Mrs. Priest with mascotHAPPY RETIREMENT, MRS. PRIEST!

Our beloved Secretary to the Principal, Mrs. Tammy Priest has retired. Her last day at MRE was Thursday, December 22.

Mrs. Priest has been our secretary since the school opened in 2001, and has worked for Bedford Public Schools since 1986.

She will be missed, but we wish her the absolute best in her well-earned retirement!

Ms. Fraley with studentsMs. Tara Fraley - Honorable Mention for Monroe County Educator of Month Series in the Monroe News

Congratulations to Miss Tara Fraley! She earned an Honorable Mention for the Monroe County Educator of the Month series in the Monroe News. Mr. Chapman nominated her by submitting this statement:

"Tara Fraley goes above-and-beyond in everything she does as a teacher at Monroe Road Elementary. She is a strong advocate for all of her students, meeting their academic, social, and emotional needs. Ms. Fraley is also a leader among the teaching staff at Monroe Road. She has been instrumental in the development and implementation of our new Inclusive Practices service delivery model for the elementary schools within Bedford Public Schools. We’re very lucky to have Ms. Tara Fraley as a Kicking Mule!"

DARE logoDARE Graduation 

Our fifth grade students have spent the last 10 weeks learning about the importance of good decision making, and the dangers of drugs, alcohol, bullying and violence. The D.A.R.E. lessons were modified a few years ago to include the issue of bullying, which can often lead to more serious problems if not identified and corrected. Each fifth grader will receive a certificate and a D.A.R.E. t-shirt at the graduation ceremony. Our elementary liaison, Randy Krupp from the Monroe County Sheriff's department is proud to be able to provide this valuable program to MRE students.

We also want to congratulate the D.A.R.E. Essay Winners: Kyleigh M., Arina M., Joey S., Rose G., Jack K., Adaya H., Nathaniel F., and Karys K. Finally, congratulations to the students who won the "Spirit Award". These students include Sophia K., Teighan R., Loraine K., and Aria B.!


Congratulations to Parker, Emmalyn, Arina, Rylan, Cooper, Madi, Zack, and Jaxson! These students make up the 2022-2023 Fifth Grade Quiz Bowl Team, which is coached by Mrs. Stanley, a fifth-grade teacher. Best of luck to you this year!

Group picture of Student Council2022 5TH GRADE STUDENT COUNCIL LEADERS

Fifth-graders elected candidates to represent their class for Student Council. Congratulations to: Tucker, Teighan, Damien, Katelyn, Vincent, Nolan, Rosalie, Isaac, and Sophia. We know you will be great leaders!

We Celebrate Character Bulletin Board

Congratulations to our Students of the Month! We appreciate the character you show at school!