Bingham Farms Elementary

Inspiring all learners to positively impact their world.

Principal's Note

  • Dear Bingham Families,

    “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve the beauty.” – Maya Angelou

    As I reflect on this past week and yet another system shift, I continue to offer such gratitude to our entire school community as we manage the changes with such high character and resiliency. And despite challenges, beauty continues to emerge as I watch people connect. Our 2020 Parent Teacher Conferences were widely successful in our new format.  I heard parents offering words of gratitude and encouragement to staff members during conferences. I heard teachers offering words of gratitude and encouragement to parents as partners. And, I see students following that lead. We truly are better together. Our intentional partnership will continue to lead our students this school year towards new learning in not only academic content, but lessons rich for life.

    Please read on for a few updates about the upcoming short week including a place to get some cool Bingham Swag in time for the holidays. It is my sincerest wish after our two day school week that your family is able to take the six days to invest in some rest.

     

     

    Have a wonderful week!

    Joanna

    Proud Principal

     

     

    Media Center Update

    Online Book Fair

    The Scholastic Book Fair is online and running for 2 weeks. 

    Scholastic Book Fair time!  

    November 14-27

    Discover new books online with your kids. 

    Every purchase supports our school.

    Thank you for supporting the library and reading! 

    CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED

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    ***ATTENTION​​​​***​​​

    Book checkout will still be happening while we are learning virtually.  Please put books on hold like you have been.  Books will be in the material distribution bags on Thursdays. Please have the holds in by Wednesday mornings.  When you have finished reading the book return it on a distribution day in the labeled bin

    Thank you!

    Mrs. McManaman

     

     

     

    Hybrid Students -

    Clear to Go Window

    Clear to Go Remind

    We cannot thank you enough for your support to follow all guidelines and protocols to keep our students and staff safe. Just a quick reminder regarding the Clear to Go procedures and protocols. Please follow the Clear to Go guidelines below to allow for the most efficient entry for your student into school each day.

    Clear to Go must be completed each day for every staff and student entering the building. We need about 35 minutes to process the information and identify individuals who have not submitted a successful Clear to Go check. Your child’s Clear to Go can be submitted 18 hours before the start of the school day. If your child’s symptoms change after submitting a Clear to Go entry, you can resubmit a new entry at any time (you do not need to wait for the last entry to expire). Please use the following the timeline for each cohort below:

     

    Cohort

    Beginning

    Deadline

    In person Cohort

    Cohort A

    3:05 P.M. the day before

    8:30 A.M.

    9:05 A.M.

    Cohort B

    7:20 P.M. the day before

    12:45 P.M.

    1:20 P.M.

     

     

     

        

     

    A Message From Our Counselor

    Does your child want to participate in virtual Lunch Bunch with Mrs. Landfair?  Lunch Bunch gives students an opportunity to share, connect, and learn in a smaller group setting.  Meetings will be held via Zoom and start the first week of Novemeber for 20-25 minutes during lunch time.  If you would like your child to participate, please fill out THIS FORM 

    Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at kdreyer@birmingham.k12.mi.us

    If you have questions or concerns. 

    Katie Landfair

    Elementary Counselor

    Click HERE to fill out Counselor Referral Form

     

    Parent-Teacher Confrences

    November 18th & 19th

    HALF DAYS FOR STUDENTS

    November 18th, AM Cohorts attend

    Conferences: 1:00 - 4:00, 5:00 - 6:00

    November 19th, PM Cohorts attend

    Conferences:  9:00 - 12:00 pm, 5:00 - 8:00

     

    All School Meals Are Free

    Please check out THIS LINK to learn more!

     

    Upcoming Half Day Updates

    This Tuesday, we will have our first half-day of school while in our new platform of Hybrid and BVA.  The dismissal time for hybrid will be 11:30 A.M., and our A.M. Cohort will attend in the morning and will not have afternoon lessons.  Our P.M. Cohort will have their hybrid virtual lessons in the A.M., and will not attend in the P.M. Our Virtual Students day will end at 11:30 as well.  

    As we continue through the year, this schedule will adjust, so each cohort has equal time at school. Therefore, staff will alter their Professional Development time to A.M. or P.M. A look ahead to the next few ½ days.

    December 9, 2020- P.M. Cohort attends in the P.M./A.M. cohort participates in their hybrid virtual schedule in the P.M.- Neither cohort has lessons in the A.M.

    February 4, 2021- P.M. Cohort attends in the P.M./A.M. cohort participates in their hybrid virtual schedule in the P.M.- Neither cohort has lessons in the A.M.

     

    2020/21 School Supplies 

    for Virtual Learning

     

    KDG Virtual Supplies            1st GRD Virtual Supplies

     

    2nd GRD Virtual Supplies    3rd GRD Virtual Supplies

     

    4th GRD Virtual Supplies     5th GRD Virtual Supplies

     

    PTA News  

    Next Virtual PTA Meeting

    November 10th, 7:00 pm

     

    Membership Toolkit is where you can update your student's teachers, order spirit wear, pay your yearly PTA dues and class party funds.  Please visit our Bingham Farms PTA Membership page and make sure you're getting the most out of your Team Bingham experience. 

     

    Click THIS LINK to check out the PTA membership website. 

     

    Community Education News

    Kids Club will be closing Novemeber 24th

    until further notice.  Please see this letter from 

    the district regarding more information.

     

    CLICK HERE FOR LETTER

     

    Questions? Please contact Cindy Blakely, Community School Organizer

    248.203.3382 , cblakely@birmingham.k12.mi.us

     

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PTA Announcements

  • NEXT PTA MEETING 

     

    November 10th

     

    7:00 pm.

     

     Meetings will be held online. 

     

    PTA Membership ONLINE

    Membership toolkit it your one-stop to update your information, including your student's teachers, order spirit wear, pay your yearly PTA dues and class party funds all in 1 place. Please visit our Bingham Farms PTA Membership site to make sure you're getting the most out of your Team Bingham experience!

    Click HERE to visit our Membership site. 

     


    PTA Current Board Members 

    President:  Cyrena Keating  

    President-Elect:  Sara Grezlik  

    Past President:  Nicole Olds  

    Co-Treasurer:  Meghan Kruslemsky 

    Co-Treasurer:  Kelli Bennett

    Secretary:    Cecilia Lazar  

    Membership:  Heidi Smith  

     

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Welcome

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    Bingham Farms Elementary is a wonderfully diverse school with a cozy, family atmosphere. In recent years, our total enrollment averages 300 with class sizes averaging 20 students!

    We pride ourselves on helping our students develop academically, socially, and emotionally. Bingham takes character education seriously, and we strive to "Be our Bingham Best" all day every day! The Bingham Best touchstones reflect the core values of our school:

    RESPECT, KINDNESS, RESPONSIBILITY, and HONESTY.

    These traits of good character are displayed around the school on pillars, in classrooms, and on our Bingham eagle posters. Most importantly, they are displayed regularly by the students in our school.

    Many of these lessons culminate when the upper-elementary students serve as buddies to younger grades. The older students read to the younger ones, help them with team-building activities, and more. Bingham also recently introduced the Eagle’s Nest program to build on our family atmosphere. Students meet in K-5 nest groups where they create mascots and get to know other teachers. The Eagle’s Nests meet for some assemblies, meetings, and other enrichment activities. Students get to know more people from other grades, allowing for friendships and mentorships to develop across the building!

     

    Curriculum & Enrichment

    Our highly qualified staff is committed to helping each student discover their highest potential. We provide students with intellectually challenging instruction in math, literacy, science, and social studies, all with integrated technological and collaborative teaching methods. This core curriculum is complemented by extraordinary art, music, physical education, Spanish, and media classes. Along with the rich curriculum, we offer myriad enrichment opportunities both on and off site like Math Pentathlon, Battle of the Books, Science Olympiad, the fifth grade camp trip, a third grade field trip to the Capitol in Lansing, and more! You will often see our parking lot full as we host numeracy, literacy, and diversity nights during the year.

     

    If you are a prospective Bingham family, please visit Prospective Families on the Birmingham Public Schools website for more details and to learn more about our enrolling process. Tours will resume once restrictions allow us to safely do so. At that time, arrange for tours by contacting Community School Organizer, Cindy Blakely, at (248) 203-3382, or via email by clicking HERE

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    We have openings in Preschool!

    See our Preschool page for more information.  Come see what our wonderful preschool has to offer! For more information or to schedule a tour, contact Cindy Blakely, CBlakely@birmingham.k12.mi.us or 248-203-3382.

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