Douglas Road Elementary School (DRE)

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WELCOME TO DOUGLAS ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL! 

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Playground closed for maintenance; caution tapePlayground maintenance DELAYED

The Douglas Road Elementary Playground maintenance has been delayed again. Stay tuned for details on new dates.


2022-2023 Calendar thumbnailFIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2022.

The District 2022-2023 Year-at-a-Glance Calendar is now out. 

Grades on infinite Campus with logo2022 4TH QUARTER GRADES POSTED

Student and Parent Portals on Infinite Campus are now open to view the 4th Quarter Report Cards.

Student and Parent Portals will remain open throughout the summer, however, student schedules will be turned off until August 31, 2022.


Summer Office Hours with sun

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

The office will be open from 8:00 am until 3:30 pm with a lunch break from Noon-1:00 pm.

The office will be closed to the public beginning on Wednesday, June 22nd and will reopen on Wednesday, August 24th.

Please call 734-850-6700 to make an appointment to register a new student for the 2022-2023 school year.

To register a new student between June 22nd and August 23rd, please call 734-850-6028 to register in the BPS District Administration Offices at Smith Road Elementary located at 1135 Smith Road. 

SEvening Enrollment at Smith Road Elementary June 22, July 20, Aug 17SUMMER EVENING ENROLLMENT OPPORTUNITIES: 
Registrations for new students will be accepted from 11 am until 7 pm on June 22nd, July 20th, and August 17th in the BPS District Administration Offices.


NOW ENROLLING FOR 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR

Need to enroll a new student for this Fall? 
Please call the office at 734-850-6700 to make an appointment to come in. 

What to Bring to Register a New Student: 

Bedford Public Schools Registration Form

Registration & Information Packets are also available from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm in school offices or the Instruction and Student Services Office located within Smith Road Elementary School at 1135 Smith Road, Temperance, MI 48182.

Health Appraisal Form

This form, with sections completed by a medical professional, needs to be submitted along with the registration form.

Consent for Immunization Disclosure Form

Consent for Immunization Disclosure Form is required for all Kindergarten students, 7th grade students, and any new students to Bedford Public Schools regardless of grade.

Additionally, the following items are required by the State of Michigan to register at any Michigan public school:

Proof of Residency

Proof of Residency must include one item from each of the following categories:

  1. Proof of homeownership (Property tax, deed) or rental/lease agreement
  2. Current utility bill (water, gas, electric) or homeowner’s insurance policy
  3. Valid Michigan Driver’s License or Michigan State ID with current Bedford address

    Birth Certificate

    • An official certified birth certificate with the raised county seal or security watermark. Photo copies and hospital certificates are not accepted.
    • If parent's name is different than what is listed on the child's birth certificate, additional documentation will be required.

    Accurate Immunization Records from Health Care Provider

    • Immunization records must be up to date before the start of school.

    Hearing & Vision Screening Records

    • Screenings must be up to date before the start of school.

    Custody/Guardianship Papers (if applicable)

    • Current custody papers for students not residing with both biological parents.
    • Legal guardianship papers if student is not residing with either biological parent.

    Any exceptions to the requirements listed above shall be approved by the Office of Instructional and Student Services.

    (Current Young Fives students do not need to re-enroll for Kindergarten. They will automatically be placed in a Kindergarten class for next year.)


    Camp-Michindoh logo with treesBPS FIFTH GRADE SUMMER CAMP AT MICHINDOH

    July 3-8

    Please click the link below to learn more about summer camp opportunities for current BPS fifth graders at Camp Michindoh.

    Camp Michindoh BPS Fifth Grade Summer 2022 Information


    INTERESTED IN JOINING ROBOTICS? 

    Bedford Public Schools has a strong K-12 robotics program. At the elementary, there are 2 levels that students can participate in. 

    FIRST Lego League Explore with robot

    FIRST Lego League EXPLORE

    For kids in kindergarten through 3rd grade.

    Build with Lego and learn to write a simple program to make the creation move!

     

     

    FIRST Lego League CHALLENGE with robotFIRST Lego League CHALLENGE

    For kids in 4th and 5th grade.

    Build game elements and a robot from Lego and learn to write multiple programs to complete many tasks in a 2 1/2 minute competition.

     

    HOW TO SIGN UP

    Registration is now open for the Fall 2022 Robotics season.

    Cost: Don’t delay in registering! Space is limited. Early bird discounted cost is $55 per child by June 1. Beginning June 2, cost increases to $75 per child.

    Don’t delay in registering! Space is limited.

    Register online at https://www.bedfordexpress.org/pre-k-to-8th-grade/sign-up-page.html today!


    Spelling bee group photo

    top 3 in spelling beeSPELLING BEE

    We want to congratulate our 5th grade classroom winners that participated in our 5th grade DRE Spelling Bee:
    Jackson, James, Caden, Abby, Collin, Ryan, Cady, Roman, Nicholas, Lucas, Ava, and Marcello

    Evangeline M. 1st place winner and moving on to compete at the Monroe County ISD on May 10th! Good luck!
    Alexis W. 2nd place winner
    Lilah M.r 3rd place winner

    It was great to have a fun event like this here at DRE again. Everyone worked so hard and represented themselves and their classrooms well.


    DARE Graduates group photo

    DARE GRADUATION 

    Douglas Road Elementary School welcomed family members and special guests, including Monroe County Sheriff Troy Goodnough, to celebrate the 5th graders completing the D.A.R.E. program. Deputy Krupp led the students through a new lesson each week to teach them the importance of respecting others and leading lives free from violence, substance abuse and other dangerous behaviors. Each student wrote an essay about what they learned. Two students were selected from each class to read their essays. One student from each class was also presented with a Spirit Award for their enthusiastic participation and acting as a role model outside of the D.A.R.E. lessons. Douglas Road’s Music teacher, Mr. Dinwoody, directed the 5th graders in a special D.A.R.E. song. At the end of the program, every student was called up on stage and presented with a certificate before adjourning for refreshments.


    Mrs. Steinman, BCAN Classroom HeroesDRE IS PROUD OF OUR CLASSROOM HERO!

    MRS. STEINMAN SELECTED AS BCSN/BCAN CLASSROOM HERO OF THE MONTH

    Mrs. Steinman, a 1st grade teacher at Douglas Road Elementary School, received some surprise visitors recently. Fayth Atkins and her camera crew from BCSN/BCAN stopped by her classroom to let her know she was selected as their March Classroom Hero and presented her with a $300 check!

    The nomination, submitted by a parent, explained why Mrs. Steinman is a hero in her classroom. A few highlights from that nomination: “She has a joy for teaching and will explore every option to help her students learn. She genuinely loves every one of her students. Wendy teaches her students about kindness and being thoughtful to others. Recently her students mailed valentine's to 2 individuals they selected. Each week her students as part of their writing will write sweet letters to a special student of the week. Everyone in her classroom is celebrated. There is so much love and effort put into craft projects. This Christmas my daughter made the most beautiful gift for us in class.”

    “She is very deserving of this award!!!” adds principal, Mrs. Johnson.

    To view their interview with Mrs. Steinman, visit the Classroom Heroes website at https://www.bcsnnation.com/heroes/, scroll down under “Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Classroom Heroes!” and click on the picture of Mrs. Steinman labeled “March 2022, Wendy Steinman - Douglas Road Elementary”

    Congratulations, Mrs. Steinman!


    Screen shot of DRE Quiz Bowl teamQUIZ BOWL TEAM FINISHES SEASON

    Congratulations to our Quiz Bowl team for a great season! We are proud of all the hard work you put into each practice and match. Way to go 5th graders Dane, Lily, Jackson, Joseph, Keegan and Coach Dinwoody!


    collage of pictures from cleanup; thank you to our DRE Beautification CrewTHANKS FOR MAKING US LOOK GOOD!

    We want to thank the students, staff, and families that helped clean up and spread mulch outside our school. Thanks to Mrs. Welch and the Exploratory classes which helped with cleaning up around the outside of DRE and placing decorative rocks, designed by our past fifth grade students, around the flagpole. Our building looks fantastic!!!!


    New Lobby FurniturePTO PURCHASES NEW LOBBY FURNITURE FOR DRE

    A big THANK YOU to our PTO for dressing up our lobby with some new furniture! We LOVE it! 


    DRE PTO NEWS 

    VIEW THE DRE PTO CALENDAR

    BECOME A MEMBER
    The DRE PTO is excited to welcome you and invite you to join us as a member!
         
    FILL OUT AN APPLICATION, TODAY!

    FOLLOW THE DRE PTO ON FACEBOOK!

    Support DRE PTO With Kroger Rewards and Amazon Smile

    DRE Online Spirit Shop with Mule

    DRE ONLINE SPIRIT SHOP

    DRE Online Spirit Shop is currently closed. 
    Please allow 3 weeks after the store closes to receive your order. 


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    COMMUNTY EDUCATION NEWS

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    SPRING/SUMMER BROCHURE IS OUT!

    Registration for spring and summer leagues (soccer, t-ball and softball) and programs are being added weekly. Safe Sitter, Safety Town, Summer Parks, Art Classes and more. Go to https://bedford.ce.eleyo.com.

    SUMMER IN BEDFORD

    Community Education offers several opportunities throughout the summer; from Swim Lessons to Tennis Camp and more. Look for more listings through the summer. Check it out and register online at https://bedford.ce.eleyo.com.

    Coming in early August
    Check out the fall line up - Cross country, soccer, and a special Father-Son event and more. Registration will open in August for these programs and more. 

    MORE PROGRAM DETAILS AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR:

    Safety Town - 6 2-week sessions being offered this summer for 4-5 year olds
    Summer Parks - A full summer of fun activities are planned; field trips, arts & crafts, and more
    Summer Latchkey - Join the space crew as they navigate the universe
    Little Explorers Play Group for parents and children ages 1-5 years old.
    T-Ball and Girls Softball - deadline is next month
    Tennis Camp, Swimming Lessons, Safe Sitter, Art Classes, and more...

    Don't see a class that you would be interested in? Email us your interests - [email protected] or call our office 734-850-6036.

    Adult enrichment classes are also offered. Check out the adult fitness classes: cardio & tone, karate, line dancing, tai chi, yoga and zumba 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.

    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 HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED; FREE & REDUCED SCHOOL MEALS APPLICATION AVAILABLE
    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. 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: http://www.lunchapp.com/.

    TRANSPORTATION NOTES

    2022-2023 BUS ROUTES--COMING IN AUGUST
    Find the stop nearest to your house. 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. 

    WHERE’S THE BUS?
    Use this link to follow the bus along its route. This is especially helpful in the first couple of weeks of school until everyone settles down into a routine. Just keep in mind that the display lags a few minutes behind the actual bus location.


    BOX TOPS GO HIGH TECH!

    Redeeming Box Tops is now available using a free app that scans your receipt (within 14 days of purchase) and automatically applies the 10 cents per participating item to the school you choose. Look for the new Box Tops scan logo on the package. More information on this new app for box tops can be found at btfe.com.

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    COMMUNITY 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 


    GSRP Now Registering for Fall 2021GSRP ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS

    The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a tuition-FREE Preschool that prepares children for kindergarten. Eligible students are children living in Monroe County who attain age 4 by September 1st of the current school year.

    Find out more about the Great Start Readiness Program and eligibility requirements.


    COVID-19 UpdatesBPS COVID-19 INFORMATION

    COVID Screening Tool for Bedford families. 

     


    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 will begin utilizing 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 look for an email sent this past Monday for instructions and 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.

    Mobile phones displaying app screens, confettiBPS APP AVAILABLE

    Download the BPS APP on your phone to have access to the school website, bus finder, menus, Schoology, and more! Here are the direct links to the Bedford Public Schools app:

    App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bedford_public_schools/id1560189448?ls=1&mt=8

    Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.relianceco.cma.BedfordPS

    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

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