Dear Bingham families,
Our March is reading month activities have continued. We began our week with a visit from Phillip Stead, an author and illustrator. The students learned about the many techniques artists use to illustrate books. Many were surprised that it takes as long as 18 months to illustrate one children’s book. Our reader dog at Monday lunch was again well attended, our students love to cuddle up and read with the therapy dogs. We do have one more day with both dogs next week as well. Cyndi Settecerri was the guest at our PTA meeting on Tuesday night to talk about the components of the 3rd grade reading law and the interventions and strategies we have at Bingham for our students who are not at grade level. We also shared an article on the effects of screen time on young children’s minds, a fascinating read. On Thursday, we hosted more than 80 students and their VIP’s to eat breakfast and begin the day with shared reading time.
Our Spring conferences are next week, an important event we look forward to each spring to collaborate together about our children and their progress, we hope to see everyone. Our book fair will be set up for conferences next week, while you are here, stop in to see some of the great books we have available.
BINGHAM FARMS INFORMATION
Book Fair is HERE!
March 18; 8:30 - 4:30 pm
March 19 & 22; 8:30 - 12:30 pm
March 20 & 21; 8:30 - 8:00 pm
You can also shop the online book fair HERE!
News from the Library!
March 20th from 12-12:30 (just after school dismissal)
will be a time for the “Grands” or grandparents
of our students to come to the Scholastic Book Fair
and read the available books.
There will be cashiers if you wish to purchase them.
Bingham Farms is collecting gently used
and new books for RX for Reading Detroit.
Please bring them in by March 22nd.
All for Books is collecting money.
There is a collection container in the library.
With the money we collect we will buy books
from the book fair and donated to RX for Reading Detroit.
Reading Month Logs
If you are keeping track of reading minutes at home,
you do not have to turn in the blue "bases"
log until the end of the month.
I only need a total of their reading minutes from home.
All blue minute logs are due back by April 8th.
All students that have reached their March
minutes goal will receive a FREE ticket.
The baseball game that we are attending is on
June 13th. (7:00 GAME)
If you have any questions,
please don't hesitate to contact Cyndi Settecerri.
Get Your Reading On!!
Parent Teacher Conferences
Spring conferences will be
Wednesday and Thursday, March 20 and 21.
Conference times are
from 1:00-4:00 and 5:00-8:00.
Sign-Ups will be coming soon.
There is a half day of school
for students on conferences days.
Half Days Wednesday and Thursday
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY
due to Parent Teacher Conferences are half days.
Dismissal is at noon both days, and the busses will depart at 12:05.
Afternoon Kids Club is available for registered Kids Club users.
Sign up through your Kids Club account.
Thursday is a flipped UA schedule,
meaning that if your child has a special scheduled in the afternoon,
they will have it in the morning instead.
Muscular Dystrophy Fundraiser
Bingham will be continuing our school fundraiser
for TEAM JOSEPH to support
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
We will continue our fundraising
through a coin drive.
Each student took home a coin box
for coin/cash collections and TEAM JOSEPH note.
Please see the note for more information.
Please have your child keep their
box at home and collect any extra cash or change.
The boxes will be collected by classroom teachers on APRIL 24.
THE CLASS THAT HAS
RAISED THE MOST MONEY
WILL WIN A PIZZA PARTY
FROM STUDENT COUNCIL!!!
If you have any questions, please contact
Ms. Roach or Mrs. Stockel!
Thank you for your participation
and donations for TEAM JOSEPH
and supporting muscular dystrophy.
***BFES PTA LEADERSHIP NOMINATIONS***
It's that time of year to think about the NEXT school year!
The BFES PTA is looking for energetic
volunteers to fill a variety of executive board & chair positions
for the 2019-2020 school year.
Nominate yourself or another
Bingham Farms Elementary parent for a position.
You may sign as many positions as you would like,
just put in comments your 1st, 2nd, etc., choice.
If you have any questions about a position,
please contact the current board member,
current chair or e-mail PTA President
Mandy Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click HERE to sign up.
Your nominations CANNOT be seen by others
once entered into the Sign-Up Genius.
If you're nominating someone other than yourself,
please type their name in the My Comment section.
You may also email your nominations to Mandy Moore.
DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS -
APRIL 8th, 2019!
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Time of year to select our PTA "Volunteer of the Year".
Our PTA recognizes the importance
of having volunteers in our schools
and rewards outstanding volunteers with the award.
Is there someone whose contribution to our school
has been absolutely invaluable?
Someone who deserves to be recognized
for all he / she did this year?
If so, please consider nominating them
for BFES Volunteer of the Year.
Fill out this FORM
Nominations are due by April 8th
and voting will take place at the April 9th PTA meeting.
NEXT PTA MEETING
Bingham Farms 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.