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October
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November
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December
Caring
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January
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February
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March
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April
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May
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June
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NEWS TO KNOW


Summer Reading and Writing Challenge

JRE had 111 students complete the Summer Reading and Writing Challenge! Those students enjoyed an extra recess on Friday, September 6th. Way to go! Readers and writers are leaders!

Posted: September 17, 2019


PICTURE DAY!

School Picture Day is scheduled for Thursday, September 26th.  Order forms will be sent home as soon as they arrive.

To order online: Go to mylifetouch.com
Use Picture Day ID: LM759023Y0

Posted: September 9, 2019


The Secret Life of Pets2 MoviePTO MOVIE NIGHT!

Please join the Douglas Road, Jackman Road, and Monroe Road PTOs for Family Movie Night at the Bedford Community Stadium on September 27th. The PTOs will be showing "The Secret Life of Pets 2." Admission is free for our families! See you at the movie!

Posted: September 4, 2019


JAGGS TAILGATE
Friday, October 4th

Please join us for our JRE PTO Jaggs Tailgate. Friday, October 4th at 5:30 p.m. There will be hot dogs, chips, and water. Meet across from the main stadium entrance.Reduced priced tickets for students will be available at the tailgate for $2.00. Adults are $5.00. Go Mules!

Posted: September 17, 2019


Bedford High School Football Games--|
Go Mules!

Please note that elementary students need to remain with their parents during the games. Thank you for your help regarding this matter.

Posted: September 17, 2019


JRE ANNUAL FUN RUN
Friday, October 4th

The purpose of the Fun Run is to raise funds for JRE, build school spirit and increase school pride during a fun whole-school event that promotes fitness. 100% of the money raised will stay at Jackman Road Elementary.

The Fun Run will occur during school hours with each grade level walking/running for 45 minutes on a course on our playground with their teachers. Parents and family members are encouraged to come and walk with their child. (Please note that siblings in other grade levels will not be able to be released to walk with another grade level as learning is occurring when students are not walking.) Parents/guests need to park in the North parking lot only and then sign in at the table located near the shed on the parking lot. We ask that you do not come into the building to get your child; your child's teacher will bring them out to the track when it is their time. Also, please do not bring any pets due to allergies and distractions to our students.

Staff and students are encouraged to dress in their favorite team this year because "Together Everyone Achieves More." Remember to send a water bottle with your child's name on it.

FUN RUN TIMES:
Y5/K: 8:45-9:30
1st Grade: 10:45-11:30
3rd Grade: 9:45-10:30
2nd Grade: 12:15-1:00
4th Grade: 1:15-2:00
5th Grade: 2:15-3:00

A pledge envelope will be coming home with your child. Please do not allow your child to do any door to door collecting; it is safer to work with friends and family. All pledges are due the day of the Fun Run, October 4th. ALL students will participate in the Fun Run whether they have donated or not.

PRIZES:
Homeroom with the highest amount of pledges the day of the Fun Run will receive a trophy (which will travel year to year) as well as one extra recess a month with Mrs. Farnan and Ms. Ortiz.

Grade level with the highest amount of pledges will have a movie afternoon in the gym with Mrs. Farnan and Ms. Ortiz.

Individual in each grade level with the highest amount of pledges will have lunch with either Mrs. Farnan or Ms. Ortiz.

(Rain Date Thursday, October 10, 2019)

Posted: September 17, 2019


PTO MEETING--YOU ARE INVITED

Join us for our first PTO meeting on October 8 th at 3:30 p.m. in the JRE Media Center.

Posted: September 17, 2019


DROP-OFF/PICK UP TIPS

-- Pull your vehicle up as far as possible when in the line. This will help to prevent traffic backups on Jackman Road.

-- Make sure your student has their backpack and is ready to exit the vehicle on the right side immediately upon stopping.

-- Make sure your tag is hanging from the rear view mirror during pick-up.

-- Pull off the road as far as possible when waiting on Jackman Road in both directions. This will help non-school traffic pull through.

-- Please consider putting your child on the bus. We have approximately one hundred students that do not have the bus available and encourage everyone else to take advantage of BPS transportation.

-- Please note that students are expected to be in their seats ready to learn by 8:30 a.m.

Posted: September 10, 2019


INTRODUCING SCHOOLOGY
Schoology Learning Management System--Grades K-5

BPS is proud to inform you that we are using Schoology in all grades this year. 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.

To Learn More About Using Schoology:

​-- SIGN UP INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARENTS
​-- GETTING STARTED GUIDE FOR PARENTS
​-- Explanation of Schoology icons and what grading symbols mean.

Schoology is also available as an app for your mobile devices.

If you have questions or need help with Schoology, you can contact the helpdesk or call 734-850-6095.

Posted: September 9, 2019


JRE Spirit Wear Store

The online store closed on September 8, 2019. Items ordered will be delivered approximately 2-3 weeks after the store closes.

The store will be open again from November 11-29, 2019 and March 1-13, 2020.

Updated: September 9, 2019


BUS ROUTES

Use this Bus Routes link to find the pick up and drop off location nearest to your house.

Posted: August 26, 2019


JRE KINDERGARTEN PRESENTATION FOR FALL 2019

BEGINNING OF THE YEAR PARENT EMAIL

DROP OFF/PICK UP INFORMATION


NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL ROBOTICS TEAMS

The younger elementary students will participate in the Boomtown Build season of the FIRST LEGO League Jr. (FLL Jr.). Older elementary students will solve problems in the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) CITY SHAPER challenge.

The last day to sign up for both of these robotics programs will be August 18th or when all teams are full.

Students interested in either program can sign up using this online robotics team application.

You can find more information all of the FIRST robotics programs on the FIRST website. can be found at: https://www.firstinspires.org/

Posted: July 24, 2019


SAVE CAR LOOP TAGS

Please save your current loop tag and book bag tag for next year. These are good from year to year now. Please let the office know of any changes. New tags can be issued in the JRE office at open house.

Posted: June 20, 2019


HAC NOW OPEN
(Home Access Center)

If you are unsure of your login/password information, please contact the Help Desk at helpdesk@mybedford.us or call 734-850-6095. The Help Desk is staffed Monday-Friday from 7:15 am - 3:45 pm.

Posted: August 26, 2019


MARKER RECYCLING AT JRE

Mrs. Schalmo and the Colorcycle collection containerWe will again be recycling markers at JRE for the 2019-2020 school year. Students can also bring in markers from home if they want. It can be ANY type of marker (but not pens). Any brand, any style. The Student Council placed containers in each classroom. There is also a purple "giant marker" outside Mrs. Schalmo's room to put the markers in. Last year we were able to collect almost 4,000 markers to recycle through Crayola! Thanks for all your help!

Posted: August 14, 2019


Royal Flush logoMARK YOUR CALENDARS
FUNdraiser Events for New Restrooms at Bedford Community Stadium
Visit www.mulemuscle.org for details on the:

NEW YEAR'S EVE ROYAL FLUSH CASINO NIGHT/REVERSE RAFFLE
MEGA 50/50 RAFFLE
ADOPT-AN-ENVELOPE
SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE

All proceeds will go towards the purchase of new, permanent restrooms in the stadium. All tickets and sponsorships are available online at their website. For more information, you can email dumbell@mulemuscle.org or call Michelle German at 419-215-7600.

Updated: September 12, 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


Fresh is Best Snacks Reminder

JRE Snack Policy: The classroom snack policy is "Fresh is Best". Students may bring a fresh fruit or vegetable if they choose to have a classroom snack. This policy supports the BPS Wellness Policy.

BIRTHDAY TREATS: Please refer to the BPS Elementary Handbook in regard to birthday treats. If families choose to send in a treat it must be non-food. Suggestions include pencils, stickers, a class book, etc.

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


Schoology logoINTRODUCING 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:

          ​-- SIGN UP INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARENTS
          ​-- GETTING STARTED GUIDE FOR PARENTS

Schoology is also available as an app for your mobile devices.

Posted August 22, 2018


FOOD SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Free & Reduced Meal Applications for 2019-20 School Year

Applications for free/reduced meals for 2019-2020 are available online, on the Food Service webpage, in all the school offices, or can be printed here.

This form must be filled our annually as benefits will expire on October 11, 2019 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. 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.

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.

Posted July 29,2019


JRE School Garden Project

students working in JRE gardenIt started with 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.

A composting program began during lunch hours for grades 4 and 5.. Exploratory students planted the first seeds and plants in the garden beds in the spring and volunteers helped out on Weeding Wednesdays over the summer.

YOU can help. We are also counting on support through donations (expertise, volunteer time, supplies, money, etc.) to make this successful. You can email Mrs. Schalmo or Mrs. Neboyskey at and let us know how you would like to help.

SCHOOL GARDEN WISH LIST: We could use items to help with our butterfly and bird areas. Garden benches, birdbaths, bird feeders and seed and still tomato cages and trellises floor beans and tomatoes. We can always use books with a garden or flower theme for kids! 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.

Updated: September 17, 2019


PTO NEWS

Amazon Smile

​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:

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.

JRE DROP OFF/PICK UP TRAFFIC PATTERN


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.

JRE CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS

 

​* Note: Dismissal time on any half days is at 12:00 pm (noon).

Morning Drop-Off Loop-Begins at 8:20 a.m. 
​Afternoon Pick-Up Loop Begins at 3:30 p.m. 

ADDITIONAL CALENDAR LINKS

​​District Facilities Calendar

(ML Schedules is a searchable calendar for events at all Bedford Public Schools' facilities)

2019-2020 District Student
School-Year-At-a Glance​ Calendar

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Note: Easter is the last day of Spring Break (April 12, 2020).


COMMUNITY EDUCATION

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

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September-December 2019 Brochure

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STUDENT HANDBOOK

Student Technology Acceptable Use Policy


OK2SAY

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)
PHONE: 8-555-OK2SAY (855-565-2729)
EMAIL: OK2Say
ONLINE: www.ok2say.com

App available for iPhone and Android devices


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Thank you to Bedford Voters for supporting our schools! Follow our progress on Bond projects at: www.mybedford.us/bond.html