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Dear Bingham Families,
Please stay close to communication as the board gathers next Tuesday to continue the conversation. Also, please be sure to read the district update entitled “BPS Update – Jan 29th” regarding updates to CDC standards for both international and domestic travel. As we head into the break season, please familiarize yourself with the guidelines.
Please join me in congratulating Anabella C on her win at this year’s 5th grade Spelling Bee. Anabella will represent Bingham Farms at the Oakland County Regional Scripps Spelling Bee. A warm congratulations also to Ezra A and Zachary J for their tie for second place. I am so appreciative of the creative work of Mr. Sheckell, Mrs. Gotz and Mrs. O’Connor in creating a socially distanced Spelling Bee zooming in 5th graders and their families.
Finally, please read on for updates on a way to check out multiple books for your child over the break and opportunities for connections with our counselor.
Have a wonderful week!
Families who have held onto the original laptops or iPads distributed (early Fall) – not the Chromebooks - are being asked to return your devices and chargers. Virtual families feel welcome to bring them up to school during deployment, or anytime during our daytime office hours of 9-4. Hybrid students can bring them to school at any point.
Media Center Update
Battle Book Talks with Baldwin Librarians
Help your team prepare for Battle of the Books by joining virtual trivia sessions. Librarians will ask a multitude of questions about the books so you can test your knowledge! These are completely optional. Registration is required, and a Zoom link will be emailed the day of the program.
Feb 8th, 7:00 - The Last Last Day of Summer
Feb 24th, 4:30- The Doughnut Fix
Kids Heart Challenge
We are SO excited to kick off this year’s Kids Heart Challenge program this week during your child’s P.E. class! We are ready to have some fun while learning all about how to keep our hearts healthy and helping those with sick hearts!
or download the Kids Heart Challenge app!
Students who raise $150 or complete “Finn’s Mission” will receive the limited edition, leader of our Heart Heroes, “Agent KHC”!
LET’S GO BINGHAM FARMS!
Email Mr. Dumont with any questions.
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:
In person Cohort
3:05 P.M. the day before
7:20 P.M. the day before
We are asking all students to take a district issued chromebook because is has the assessment apps needed for future assessments, will be the technology utilized in the hybrid schedule and the helpdesk support will be wrapped around this device. Click HERE to find a short document to help you get up and running with the new device.
Here are 2 video that may be helpful:
Chromebooks may also require update once at home,
please follow THESE INSTRUCTIONS to be sure your device is updated.
If you were unable to pick up the new Chromebook for your child(ren), please Vanessa O'Connor to make arrangements to do so. Before she is able to release a Chromebook to you, the Elementary Chromebook User Agreement Form HERE will need to be completed for each child. You will not receive a Chromebook until this form is completed for each child in the home.
A Message From Our Counselor
Small Group Sign Up
Attention 4th and 5th grade families. I will be starting a small group called Coping with Covid. The group will be focused on wellness during this difficult and strange time. We will be learning coping techniques based on cognitive-behavior therapy and mindfulness! If you would like your student to be considered for the group, please fill out THIS FORM.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions or concerns.
All School Meals Are Free
Please check out THIS LINK to learn more!
2020/21 School Supplies
for Virtual Learning
Congratulations to our PTA Reflections participants!
-Audra G (Visual Arts )
-Marie G (Photography, Visual Arts, and Film Production)
-Navtaj P (Visual Arts)
Moving on to the Michigan Reflections level of judging is Marie G's visual arts and film production entries.
Next Virtual PTA Meeting
February 9th, 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
Registration for children currently enrolled at any BPS Elementary Preschool Program (and any younger siblings) begins at 9:00 a.m, January 19, 2021 and runs through 11:59 p.m., January 29, 2021.
Priority will be given to current BPS Preschool Families.
Registrations are accepted in the order received.
Kids Club will be closed until further notice.
Please see this letter from
the district regarding more information.
Questions? Please contact Cindy Blakely, Community School Organizer
248.203.3382 , email@example.com
NEXT PTA MEETING
February 9th, 2021
Meetings will be held 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
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