Douglas Road Elementary School (DRE)

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WELCOME TO DOUGLAS ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL! 

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Reading Contest Winners!

Congratulations to Mrs. Hoppert-Fox and Nicole HIte's classes for placing in a reading competition in March held by Senator Joe Bellino.

The top three classrooms reading greatest number of pages during the month of March.

1st Place

Christy Knapp’s class from Monroe Catholic Elementary Schools-St. John Campus read 155,048 pages.

2nd Place

Kaitlyn Hoppert-Fox’s class from Douglas Road Elementary read 33,031 pages

3rd Place

This was reading was outside the school day and they will get a pizza reward provided by Senator Bellino's Office for their hard work and extra time. Way to go!!!!



after solar eclipseWhat to do with eclipse glasses after the event

Wondering what to do with your solar eclipse glasses after today's event? Send them back to DRE, and Mrs. Calgie will forward them to Latin America for children to enjoy during the next solar eclipse in August 2024.


Thumbnail of preschool flyerPRESCHOOL ENROLLMENT FOR 2024-2025

Head Start and Great Start Readiness Program are enrolling for next school year!
Please click on this flyer link to learn about these amazing programs or call 734-342-8780!

Local Enrollment Dates & Locations in Bedford:

April 12
Smith Road Elementary
1135 Smith Rd.
Temperance 48182
11:00 am–2:00 pm

June 18
Smith Road Elementary
1135 Smith Rd.
Temperance, MI 48182
1:00–3:00 pm

August 1
Bedford Library
8575 Jackman Rd.
Temperance, MI 48182
10:00 am–Noon


Opem House Y5's/Kindergarterners new registersCOME TO OUR OPEN HOUSE

nEWLY rEGISTERED y5'S/KINDERGARTENERS 
FOR THE 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR 5:30-6:30 p.m.

     Monday April 29th: For new Jackman Road Elementary students
     Tuesday April 30th: For new Monroe Road Elementary students
     Wednesday May 1st: For new Douglas Road Elementary students

This event is for students and their families for a sneak peak of their new school. 

 Use this link: What to Bring with you, if you are registering a new student and also if you need to complete a started registration:  Offices will be open.

 

Hearing and Vision Screening will be offered from 4:30-7:00 p.m. at the buildings.


(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.



M-Step Testing Schedule

3rd Grade:
April 24: ELA
May 1: Math

4th Grade:
May 6: ELA
May 8: Math

5th Grade:
April 30: ELA
May 2: Social Studies
May 7: Math
May 9: Science


District MStep Letter 3-5th grade

Link to the letter from Mark French.

 



Camp Michindoh5th GRADE TRIP TO CAMP MICHINDOH

Week of April 22, 2024
Bethany from Camp Michindoh spoke about the upcoming camp experience. The students were truly captivated as they learned about the array of thrilling activities awaiting them during the week of April 22, 2024. in case you missed the presentation, here is a link to the video Bethany shared: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-euAWqAmrc.

Fees Due April 5th
Additionally, a friendly reminder that camp fees amounting to $216 are due by Friday, April 5th, through RevTrak. If your child participated in the Otis Spunkmeyer fundraiser, please note that their rate is prorated accordingly. A note containing the updated amount due will be sent home.


Order Yearbook Deadline April 26Order Your 2024 DRE Yearbook! FINAL CALL!

Place your order online for Lifetouch's 2023-2024 Douglas Road Elementary Year at: ybpay.com
Use Yearbook ID Code: 10431824
Order deadline: April 26, 2024

Another Way you can place an order:

You will receive an order form today or download the attached form. Please complete the form and return it to the school with $14. Kindly note that no orders will be accepted after the deadline. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter!
Yearbook Form pdf


STAFF RECOGNIZED WITH ABOVE & BEYOND AWARDS

Mr. Chapman, our Executive Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations, has spent some time visiting the schools and departments across the district to recognize staff nominated by the building principals, department heads and central administration for going above and beyond. Congratulations to the following staff we see daily who were recognized with the Second Quarter’s Above & Beyond Awards at DRE: Maria Zapp, Chris Smith, Gene Hoffman and Hope Arp!

Collage of Above and Beyond Honorees

Students of the monthDRE STUDENTS OF THE MONTH PROGRAM

MARCH STUDENTS OF THE MONTH!

We would like to congratulate the following students who were nominated for Student of the Month by showing the character trait of RESPONSIBILITY . These students had lunch with the principal, received a certificate, and ten Mule Bucks!!!! It is always great to spend time and talk during their lunch with us - we have such fabulous students at DRE. Congratulations to Piper Z, Donovan W., Oaklynn C., Sofia S., Kenzi S., Eric H., Miles M., Nora W., Claire Y., Colton B., Olivia D., Parker L., Paityn J., Caleb B., Lincoln J., Billy B., Kristel M., Chloe R., Grace Y., Jaxon D., Lincoln K., Camryn M., Karli H., Averie P., Leo G., Landon L., Easton D., and Blake.


Spelling Bee Top 10SPELLING BEE

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the highly anticipated Spelling Bee Championship at DRE Elementary! After intense competition and impressive displays of spelling skills, we are proud to honor the following students for their remarkable achievements:
      Spelling Bee Champion: Marshall B.
      Runner-up: Roman J.

Let’s also applaud our top 10 spellers, Ryder B., Ella J., Annaliese S., McKinley R., Kyle J., Kyle D., Jaxon S., Carson Z., Roman J., and Marshall B.!

 These outstanding students have demonstrated exceptional spelling skills, sharp intellect, and unwavering determination throughout the competition. Their dedication to mastering the English language is truly commendable, and they serve as inspirations to their peers and our entire school community.

We want to wish Marshall and Roman good luck as they go on to compete at the county level on April 4th against various students in fifth and sixth grades from across Monroe County. 

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to our Spelling Bee champions and express our gratitude to all participants for their hard work and enthusiasm. We also extend our appreciation to the teachers, staff, and judges who contributed to the success of this event.


DRE's Got Talent - Coming Soon

Dear Parents & Guardians of Douglas Road Elementary Students, We are proud to announce that the Douglas Road talent show, “DRE’s Got Talent!” is back!!! All 2nd-5th grade students of Douglas Road Elementary are welcome to participate in this event. Students can participate individually or with a group (limit five people per group). Student groups are not limited to having students from only their grade level though (students may be in groups with students from other grades, 2nd-5th only). Students are only allowed to participate in one act. Each act is limited to three minutes or less of performance time (if singing a song, Mr. Dinwoody can help adjust your song). This event will take place during 2nd-5th grade special’s times. Performance dates for the talent show are: 2nd Grade—May 13th (10:00am) 3rd Grade—May 14th (2:30pm) 4th Grade—May 15th (9:15am) 5th Grade—May 16th (1:45pm) Students can sing a song, perform a dance routine, tell jokes, create a magic act, develop a skit, play an instrument, or demonstrate their own particular talent in their very own unique way. Creativity is a must! If you have an idea that was not listed, talk with Mr. Dinwoody and see if your idea would work for a talent show act. All acts must be three minutes or less. Please be advised that lip-syncing acts are not allowed. Students will audition during music class. Each student auditioning for the talent show is required to provide a permission slip. There will be two rehearsals organized for acts to familiarize themselves with the stage and order of performances. Please complete the following information on the attached form by Monday, May 3rd, 2024, no exceptions. Students can have this form on the day they audition, but no later than Monday, May 3rd. Once all auditions have occurred and acts have been selected, students and parents will be notified by email, and the talent show list will be posted in the Douglas Road main office and on the music room door. The rehearsals for “DRE’s Got Talent” will be during special’s times the week of May 9th. We are really looking forward to seeing all of the diverse talent that the students of Douglas Road Elementary have to offer.

Link to form: Talent Show

Musically yours,
Mr. Cailaen Dinwoody
DRE General Music

 



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

 
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.  

The Lego Buddys and The Bobs FLL Challenge Teams


Douglas Road Elementary PTO with MuleDRE PTO NEWS 

WELCOME TO DOUGLAS ROAD ELEMENTARY PTO!
Welcome to Douglas Road Elementary! The DRE PTO is excited to welcome you here and we can't wait to get to know you. 

FOLLOW THE DRE PTO ON FACEBOOK!
We utilize our Facebook page to share information and to provide many exciting opportunities for involvement.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR OUR MEETINGS!
Our PTO meetings will be on the dates listed below at 3:45 pm in the Library and available through Facebook live. We encourage you to contribute your thoughts and ideas in person or from home! We happily provide childcare during meetings and the kids have a ton of fun playing with the other Douglas Road kiddos.

April 11, 2024
May 16, 2024

OTHER FUN PTO EVENTS TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

April 25, 2024: Donuts with Dudes
May 3, 2024: DRE in the Dark (sales start March 6th)
May 6-10, 2024: Staff Appreciation Week
May 17, 2024: Mini Mule Mini Marathon
May 31, 2024: 5th Grade Recognition
June 3, 2024: Kindergarten Recognition

DRE Online Spirit Shop with Mule

DRE ONLINE SPIRIT SHOP

DRE Online Spirit Shop will be open August 30 - September 13th.
Please allow 3 weeks after the store closes to receive your order. 

PTO EXECUTIVE BOARD: 
President: Julianne Pickard
Vice-President: Tara Coakley
Secretary: Kaitlyn Pisanti
Treasurer: Maria Zapp
Teacher Liaisons: Nicole Hite and Laura Burgermeister

SUPPORTING DRE PTO WHILE YOU SHOP

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BOXTOPS ARE NOW EVEN EASIER!
Simply make an account at this link and scan your receipts after you shop. The app does all the work and you get to help Douglas Road!

SUPPORT DRE PTO WITH KROGER REWARDS AND AMAZON SMILE


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COMMUNTY EDUCATION NEWS

SPRING/SUMMER 2024 BROCHURE IS HERE!

Many of the spring/summer leagues and programs are now open for registration; soccer, t-ball, Summer Parks, Summer Latchkey Camp, Safe Sitter and more!

Mother Son Glow Bowling Event for grades K-5
Saturday, May 18 at 1 pm at Forest View Lanes.
Space is limited, so register early - go to bedford.ce.eleyo.com and register today.

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


GENERAL INFORMATION

ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL TRAFFIC FLOW MAP 
Please review the Arrival/Dismissal Traffic Flow Map to help things flow smoothly from Day 1! 

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

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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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BPS MOBILE APP AVAILABLE
-- APP STORE LINK
-- GOOGLE PLAY STORE LINK

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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.


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BPS MOBILE APP AVAILABLE

APP STORE LINK
GOOGLE PLAY STORE LINK

BPS PARENT NEWS FOR 1:1 STUDENTS INFO FOR CURRENT 1ST THRU 11TH GR FAMILIES FOR 2023-24TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT UPDATES

Please see the latest Tech Department Newsletter with information for current 1st-11th grade families as we wrap up the 2022-23 school year and get ready for 2023-24!

It includes details on:

  • End of Year Chromebook & Charger Collection
  • 2023-24 Chromebook Insurance for 2nd-12th Grade
  • Optional Protective Chromebook Messenger Bag Available
  • Chromebook Distribution for 2023-24
  • Google Drive & Gmail Summer Access for Students
  • Like the Bedford Ed Tech Facebook Page

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Parents Guide: How to View Child Information on Schoology & Infinite Campus
Infinite Campus: Resources for Parents to Get Started


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 


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.”


Douglas Road Elementary Vision and Mission Statement

OUR VISION:

D -- Developing thoughtful minds
R -- Relationship driven
E -- Establishing successful students

OUR MISSION:
Inspiring emotional and academic growth for a successful future.

DOUGLAS ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
6875 DOUGLAS ROAD, LAMBERTVILLE, MI 48144
PHONE: 734-850-6700, ATTENDANCE: 734-850-6720, FAX: 734-850-6799


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.)
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