Dear Bingham families,
On Thursday I, as well as many staff and parents had the opportunity to watch our children perform their skit for Destination Imagination. Wow, Imagination says it all! Our students used their own creativity with props to display concepts. It was fun to see what they can do. Congrats to our team! Our after school academic enrichment teams of Math Penthalon, Science Olympiad and DI all have had very successful and enriching experiences; it has been a wonderful opportunity to watch our children grow their minds.
Friday our Bingham staff continued their Professional learning with Restorative Practice. All staff have been trained in the “Why” of restorative practice and today worked on learning the “How” of using restorative circles in classroom settings. We feel having students work within a cooperative atmosphere in which students take responsibility for their actions increase reflection and empathy. This will lead to our children making better behavior choices. In the situations where we have used the circles, we already are seeing the benefits.
To all the Moms in our Community, hope you enjoyed your special day: celebrating all you do each day! You deserve the love, affection and attention of your family.
BINGHAM FARMS INFORMATION
Volunteer of the Year
Jenn Rass will be recognized as Bingham Farms Volunteer of the year.
You may know her as the person who wears many hats and does it well.
She was past president of the PTA and Reflections chair,
volunteering at Silent Auction, Fun Fair, Teacher Appreciation Week,
Literacy night. Science night, back to school registration.
We frequently see her at school in the day to day volunteering as well.
She currently expanded her role by being elected to the
Board of Education to continue her spirit of volunteerism
on behalf of all children in the Birmingham School District.
Thank you Jenn for all you do!
Orchestra Concert Information
Berkshire feeders (Greenfield, Beverly, Bingham Farms, West Maple)
Mandatory after-school rehearsal-Monday, May 13th from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Spring Concert-Tuesday, May 14th at 7:00 p.m.
(student report time is 6:20 p.m.)
Both the rehearsal and concert will be in the Groves auditorium
Spring 2019 Combined 5th Grade Band Concert Performances:
Greenfield, Beverly, Bingham Farms, West Maple.
All 5th grade beginning band students will combine this spring
to perform a concert at Seaholm High School Auditorium.
The rehearsal/concert dates for this year are:
Berkshire feeder schools-Rehearsal at Seaholm,
Monday May 20, 4:30-5:30pm & Concert at Seaholm, Tuesday May 21, 7:00pm.
The first grade students will be singing
with the 2nd-5th grade at Groves High School
on May 28th at 6:30pm.
Students are asked to dress nicely (no jeans or sweatpants)
and to wear non-slippery shoes without heals for safety on stage.
We look forward to seeing you there!
K – 5th graders interested in recycling
and learning about the possibility of creating a
WELCOME and BUTTERFLY GARDENS
at Bingham are invited to a GREEN TEAM
gathering at school on Monday, May 25 at 8 am in the library.
Please click on the enrollment "pencil" icon in the upper right corner for electronic enrollment instructions.
BPS Family Pride 2018-19 School Year
Four years ago Greenfield's LGBTQ parents wished to bring families from around the district together for informational meetings and social gathering on a monthly basis. We want to continue to gather ways to be more inclusive of our district's diverse families. Below are a list of monthly meetings and social events that BPS Family Pride has organized. Everyone is welcome and we have activities for students who attend as well.
2018-19 Meetings – Greenfield Media Center
Monday, Nov. 26th – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – guest Speaker – BPS Teacher - Rick Joseph – BPS Teacher
Monday, March 4th – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – guest speakers – BPS counselors- Sherree Wilson & Nicole Festian
Monday, May 13th – 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. - Review mission statement
2018-19 Social Events
Monday, Dec. 10th – 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Bowling at Hartfield Lane’s in Berkley
Tuesday, Jan. 29th – 6:00 p.m. – Skate World of Troy
District end of Year Picnic – Friday, May 31st 6:30-8:00 p.m. – playground at Greenfield
Thank you to Christine Voss, BPS parent for creating a Facebook page for our group – please visit at BPS Family Pride. There is additional information on the page as well.