Dear Bingham families,
This week we will be participating in a variety of activities celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King and his important role in civil rights. Individual classrooms are doing writing projects and researching the events of Dr. King’s life. Next Friday we will be doing a silent march into the MPR, followed by a video and student presentations about “I have a Dream…”
Our winter cold has arrived, but unfortunately for our children no snow, they really want to play in piles of snow. This past week we did have to stay inside for recess one day as the Wind Chill was below 15 degrees. This is a district policy that all Elementary schools adhere to. We check the weather regularly on really cold days to make a determination about whether we go outside. We do ask that children come to school with all of their winter gear to go outside. Many of our children are coming without hats, gloves or boots. We do have a very full lost and found, so if you are missing items you may want to ask your child to check it or come yourself, you might find some interesting items.
In this enews you see information about our major fundraiser for the year, Parents Night Out Auction, please consider donating or attending this fun event. This fund raiser supplies us with the funds we use on behalf of our Bingham Students.
BINGHAM FARMS INFORMATION
Kindergarten Round Up for Bingham Farms
will be Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm.
If your child will be five by September 1st –
be sure to attend this informational meeting.
Tell your neighbors too! This meeting is for parents only.
Jump Rope for Heart
We’re kicking off Kids Heart Challenge in PE class -
forms for the event started going home
with your student this week.
Please consider making a donation
to support this important cause.
The event will take place in PE classes
the week of February 4th.
You can make an online donation
by visiting the
Thank you so much for your support!
Mr. DuMont, PE Teacher
5th Grade Parents -
Parent night at Berkshire is scheduled for
Wednesday, January 30th at 7:00 in the Berkshire Cafeteria.
Please join the Berkshire staff for a discussion about
the transition to middle school. Parents only please.
2019-2020 PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION:
Registration for NEW students opens at 9:00 am on
Friday, February 1, 2019.
Priority Registration for
CURRENT BPS Elementary Preschool
students is from January 14 - January 25.
Priority is given to current Bingham Farms Preschool
families and then to students attending other elementary programs.
Information on class offerings and registration instructions
can be found HERE.
Do Something Different With Your Day Off!
To celebrate MLK Jr. Day and the legacy of Dr. King,
join in our annual BPS Day of Service.
Monday, January 21 from 10 am – 12 noon
Groves High School
Sign up soon, spots are filling fast!
We encourage students (K – 12), families, friends, and staff to attend.
We’ll hear from inspiring student speakers, and take part in a variety of service projects benefiting local organizations.
Bingham Farms families are asked to contribute bars of soap to help fill
200 DRAW Disaster Relief at Work disaster buckets.
Collection boxes will be placed by the CSO office in the kindergarten hallway.
Day On Day One is sponsored by the BPS Community School Organizers
Contact Cindy Blakely
🏙 SAVE THE DATE 🏙
Please join us for our annual Bingham Farms Elementary School Parents’ Night Out Silent Auction 2019.
A night out for you to have fun & socialize with Bingham parents & staff members.
We will have food, adult beverages, fabulous items to bid on in the silent auction,
a ‘Gift Card Grab’, and a raffle where one lucky person will win 2 tickets to the beautiful
BEF Unabashed Bash at the Townsend Hotel...all money raised helps support our kids at
Bingham Farms Elementary School & the amazing activities they take part in!
This event will be held at Territory Post
in Ferndale, Michigan on Saturday,
January 26, 2019, start time of 6:30pm!
Look for the invitation to come home with your child next week to purchase your tickets to this event!
Hoping to see you all there!
Thank you for your support!
Kindergarten Round Up:
For Bingham Farms will be
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
at 7:00 pm.
This meeting is for parents only.
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.