NOW REGISTERING FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR!
We are accepting new student registrations for the 2019-2020 school year. Stop in the office today!
NEW KINDERGARTEN STUDENT?
All newly registered Kindergarten students get a FREE T-Shirt!
Check out our "Welcome to Kindergarten" presentation!
WHAT TO BRING WHEN YOU REGISTER:
-- Bedford Public Schools Registration Form
-- Health Appraisal Form
-- Proof of Residency which must include:
-- Proof of homeownership (Property tax, deed) or rental/lease agreement
-- Current utility bill (water, gas, electric) or homeowner's insurance policy
-- Valid Michigan Driver's License or Michigan State ID
with current Bedford address
-- Certified Birth Certificate *
-- Accurate Immunization Records
-- Hearing & Vision Screening Records (due 8/23/2019)
-- Custody/Guardianship Papers (if applicable)
-- Recommended: Your calendar to schedule a screening date in June
* If parent's name is different than what is listed on the child's birth certificate, additional documentation will be required.
New Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age by September 1st of the enrollment school year.
ALL DAY YOUNG FIVES PROGRAM:
A full day program is available for children who qualify based on June screening results. June screening appointments are set when registering.
For more information, please call 734-850-6028, or any school office:
Jackman Road Elementary: 734-850-6600
Updated: April 29, 2019
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
OPEN HOUSE AUGUST 28th
This is a great opportunity to meet your teacher and drop off school supplies! 4th and 5th graders can pick up their Chromebooks*. Join the PTO! Have fun with friends!
Young Fives and Kindergarten
4:45 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Bus Rides
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
*Chromebook Pick-Up 6:00-8:00 p.m.
*Returning students in 4th-5th grades may pick up their chromebooks if paperwork is complete in Myschoolbucks.com (see link under Quick Links)
Posted: June 14, 2019
IMPORTANT DATES FOR HAC
(Home Access Center)
HAC will be available for final report cards for the 2018-2019 school year from June 18th until June 28th. If you wish to print off a copy of the grades for this school year, please do so before June 28th.
If you are unsure of your login/password information, please contact the Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 734-850-6095. The Help Desk is staffed Monday-Friday from 7:15 am - 3:45 pm.
After June 28th, HAC will be unavailable as the district works to update all of the information for the 2019-2020 school year. You will not be able to login during this time.
HAC will reopen on Saturday, August 24th for elementary families to see their teacher assignments. Kindergarten families will receive a bus tag (listing their teacher and busing information) in the mail the week before school starts.
Posted: June 12, 2019
MOBILE FOOD PANTRY
Saturday, June 29, 2019 and Saturday, August 24, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Jackman Road Elementary
8008 Jackman Rd, Temperance, MI 48182
Free food package to the first 200 households
There is no need to preregister for this event. Must present a completed form (with Legal Name, Home Address, and Date of Birth) the day of the event and provide ID which shows Monroe County residency for every household that wishes to receive a food package (limit one per household).
Posted: June 14, 2019
JRE Community Garden:
Join us on Wednesdays this summer to help keep the JRE Garden looking great! Each Wednesday we will weed the garden and surrounding area. The "project" Wednesdays will end with a fun activity to help make our garden look amazing! (Garden rocks, stepping stones… and more!)
June 19 9:00-10:00 AM
June 26 6:00-8:00 PM *project
July 3: 9:00-10:00 AM
July 10: 6:00-7:00 PM
July 17 9:00- 11:00 AM * project
July 24: 6:00-8:00 PM * project
July 31: 9:00- 10:00 AM
August 7 9:00-11:00 AM * project
August 14 6:00-7:00 PM
August 21: 6:00-8:00 PM *project
Parents will need to stay with their children while at the garden. As the veggies grow, those who participate may also share what we are growing!!
If weather looks bad, Mrs. Schalmo will cancel by posting on the Jackman Road Elementary Facebook page. Feel free to email her with any questions you may have at email@example.com
Posted: June 14, 2019
END-OF-YEAR LETTER FROM SUPERINTENDENT
June 11, 2019
Dear Bedford Parents/Guardians,
As our district and community prepares to close another successful school year, I would be remiss if I did not take this opportunity to share my thoughts on 2018-2019. As Superintendent of Bedford Public Schools, I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with such talented students and dedicated staff each day. BPS started the year with a successful bond campaign and we are all looking forward to the positive changes that will result from our community's support. The bond team and I will be presenting updated information regarding our progress to the BPS Board of Education at our upcoming Committee of the Whole Meeting on June 20, 2019. This open, public meeting will begin at 6:30 pm in the high school media center. The majority of the work associated with our November Bond will begin in the summer of 2020, but we do have some school safety and roofing projects that will start this summer.
In addition to the bond, BPS enjoyed a number of other successful events this year. District students participated and performed exceptionally well in academic, arts, and athletic events across the state. In addition, our students led a number of new community service activities that benefitted our local residents and those in the surrounding area. We are all very proud of our staff and students for the great number of accomplishments in the past twelve months.
While the summer months may be a great time for families and staff to relax and catch their collective breath, BPS Administration will be hard at work preparing for the 2019-2020 school year. We have many exciting initiatives taking place within the district and we will be seeking stakeholder input as we progress. One of my personal favorite initiatives will be to begin the rebranding of Bedford Public Schools. The process of rebranding BPS started earlier this year when the district bond team began trying to incorporate district colors and logos into our schematic drawings for the bond. BPS has gone away from district branding over time and the result is a district that currently does not have a strong sense of unity. Our new branding initiative will strengthen our district as a whole by focusing on the unique parts that are our individual school buildings. This process will include developing district specific color schemes that will of course tie into bond project updates throughout the district and a redesigned logo for community signage and marketing to be implemented for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. It is our vision that we welcome all of our students into the district as Kicking Mules and we graduate them as Mule Alumni! Bedford Public Schools is without a doubt the best educational system in our area and we want others to know it as well by displaying our pride for students and alumni. There will be opportunities coming up over the next few months to share ideas and help with this process of creating a stronger and more unified Bedford Public Schools and I hope that you will consider joining our efforts.
I truly hope that everyone has a safe and relaxing summer and we cannot wait to see you all in the Fall once again ready for another great year!
Dr. Carl Shultz
Carl Shultz, PhD
Bedford Public Schools
Technology Department Update
Please use this link to access the 1:1 parent newsletter. You will find information and timelines related to rollbacks, insurance, paperwork, and roll-outs.
Posted: June 3, 2019
"Supplying Our Future" Backpacks for Kids in Monroe County
This is program run by a group of caring people and our friends at the Salvation Army and the United Way of Monroe County who are working to make sure every child K-12 has the school supplies necessary to start school. It is that time of year again we are seeking applicants to receive backpacks and school supplies in August to make sure they start next school year off on the right track. Deadline to return the Backpack Referral Form is July 19th.
Backpack Pick Up date is Friday, August 9th from 4-6 pm at the Francis Family YMCA at 2000 W. Dean Road, Temperance Michigan 48182. Students can bring swimsuits and enjoy the YMCA pool, too, but parents MUST swim with their children!
Posted: April 29, 2019
BACK TO SCHOOL HEALTH FAIR
Saturday, August 17, 2019
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Monroe County Health Department has scheduled their annual Back to School Health Fair at 2353 South Custer Road, Monroe, MI 48161. Free services for children ages 5-19 will be offered there! Limited appointments are available. Please call 734-240-7800 for more information.
-- Hearing & Vision Screenings
-- School/Sports Physicals
-- Nutrition Education
-- Recycling Education
-- Medication Takeback
--And Family Fun & Games!
Posted: May 15, 2019
Bedford Community Education Announcements
CAMPS & CLASSES
Check out the Spring/Summer Community Education Info (use the link in the navigation bar above to visit their website or click on the current brochure link to the left)! There really is something for everyone, any age and any skill level.
Posted: April 29, 2019
JRE PTO Executive Board For 2019-2020
Thank you to those who have volunteered to lead our PTO for the 2019-2020 school year!
President: Alicia Wachowiak
First Vice-President: Jamie Rego
Second Vice-President: Sherry Farnan
Third Vice-President: Jayme Dia
Past President: Meghan Dusseau
Secretary: Michele Kwiatkowski
Treasurer: Melissa Eley
Membership: Tiffany Duran, Katie Henderson
Teacher Liaisons: Betsy Schalmo, Brittany Kaczmarski
Posted: April 15, 2019
Medication at School
We wanted to remind our families that we need to have a "Medical Authorization Form" filled out by a physician to give medication at school. This includes cough drops.
Posted December 17, 2018
DID YOU KNOW?
JRE can earn up to $20,000.00 per year by clipping Box Tops!
Please place Box Tops in an envelope or plastic bag in groups of 50. We cannot use expired box tops, so they will not count. Please include student's name, teacher, and number of Box Tops on the bag or envelope.
Posted: October 23, 2018
Online store is now closed until the 2019-20 school year. Thank you for supporting JRE!
Fresh is Best Snacks Reminder
This is a reminder that JRE has a "fresh is best" snack policy. The staff also does this for snack time. In addition, I wanted to address some of the questions that came about as a result of this change. Please understand that this is just not about allergies and keeping all of our students safe. "Fresh is best" simplified snack time and increased instructional time because teachers weren't reading labels, opening snacks, sending students to the lunchroom for sporks or napkins, and calling Mrs. Juliana for clean-ups. The ten minutes or so a day we are gaining back can add up to an additional week of instruction. Thank you for your help in this matter.
Posted September 4, 2018
Picking Up at the End of the Day
If your student will be picked up during the day, or there is a change to their normal routine, please provide a note to the office. We only release students to their parents/guardians unless prior arrangements have been made. Please note that picture identification is required to pick up a student. Thank you for helping to keep our students safe.
Posted September 4, 2018
INTRODUCING SCHOOLOGY FOR 3rd-5th GRADE STUDENTS & FAMILIES
New this year for 3rd-5th grade students and their families is Schoology. A link has been added in the Quick Links section on the left.
For the students, teachers use Schoology to post their classroom materials online; provide a safe forum for students to discuss their ideas and collaborate on projects; and to assign and collect homework electronically. It helps students stay organized and it keeps the class connected.
For the parents, the Schoology Parent Account gives you access to:
-- The classes your child is enrolled in.
-- Your child's upcoming assignments/events.
-- School and class announcements.
-- Grades and attendance information.
You will need a Parent Access Code that you can get from your child's teacher to create your account. You can choose to set up notifications to come to your email and opt to receive additional notifications when a child has an overdue assignment.
Use these links to find out more information about signing up and getting started in Schoology:
Schoology is also available as an app for your mobile devices.
Posted August 22, 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 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. Families can also apply for Free and Reduced School Meals at any time during the school year.
Participation is confidential and anonymous to use. 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.
This program provides the obvious benefit of providing nutritious 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!
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
JRE School Garden Project
JRE was recently awarded a $3,700.00 grant from Lowes to begin our school garden. The first phase of the school garden included constructing 5 raised cedar garden beds and filling them with dirt, laying gravel around the beds, installing a wooden fence with a gate around the garden, and assembling a shed to house the garden tools and supplies.
We began a composting program during lunch hours for grades 4 and 5 at the beginning of this school year. Exploratory students will plant the first seeds and plants in the garden beds in the spring.
YOU can help. We are also counting on support through donations (expertise, volunteer time, supplies, money, etc.) to make this successful. We will need help over the summers to keep up with weeding, watering, and harvesting. You can email Mrs. Schalmo or Mrs. Neboyskey at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how you would like to help.
SCHOOL GARDEN WISH LIST:
Trowels, Plastic Watering Cans, Garden Gloves (small adult and child size), Tomato cages, Hand rakes and yard rakes, Bamboo stakes, Hand pruners, Fan sprayer (hose nozzle), Turning composter, Trellis, Large pots for herb garden, Hose, Shovels, 6 ft. tall bamboo or straight tree branches for bean teepee , Twine or garden wire, Garden books from Amazon wishlist. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/dl/invite/7mwDeY8
Please make sure all pre-used items donated are clean and in good condition. No rusty or broken items please.
Did you know you can help the JRE PTO when you shop on Amazon? Thank you to anyone who can help with this!
When you #StartWithaSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Jackman Road Elementary PTO Inc. Bookmark this Amazon Smile link and support us every time you shop!
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.