Week of

    March 18, 2019

    March 18

    C Day


    March 19

    D Day

    4th grade Disability Awareness Workshop


    March 20

    A Day

    Parent Teacher Conferences

    ½ day for students


    March 21

    B Day

    Parent Teacher Conferences

    ½ day for students


    March 22

    C Day


    Upcoming Dates


    March 27

    Art/Steam Night



    Elementary School

    955 N. Eton Troy, MI



    PHONE: (248)203-3888 FAX: (248) 203-3920


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     Monday, March 18th



    Wednesday, March 20


    Thursday, March 21

    are ½ days for students

    dismissal is at 12:05 pm



    Read In

    We hope you’ll join us in your pajamas for a Cozy Read In!  Local author Rebecca Matthews will be there to share her book Bobby and the Flies with us. Please bring a blanket to sit on and your favorite books.  We look forward to seeing you tomorrow, Tuesday, March 19th from 6:30-8:00 pm! We will be collecting new or gently used books for RX for Reading Detroit Nonprofit Organization.



    Thursday, March 21st is global awareness day for Down Syndrome

    We will collect monetary donations for Gigi’s Playhouse-Detroit which opened in Southfield in January!  It provides programs for adults and children with Down syndrome including many in our BPS community. https://gigisplayhouse.org/detroit/

    Why is World Down Syndrome Day on 3/21?  People with Down syndrome are unique in that they have 1 extra (3 instead of 2) of the 21st chromosome.  

    Thank you for supporting Gigi’s Playhouse!

    Sponsored by Pembroke Student Leadership


    Lost and Found

    Our lost and found is overflowing!  Please take a moment to look over the many items that have accumulated over the past few months.  


    Bagel Thursday

    There are bagels for sale every Thursday for $1.00.  We have plain or salt.  All profits help lower costs for 5th grade camp.


    Art Show & STEAM Night

    Mark your calendars for March 27th we will have our annual all school art show along with fun STEAM activities for students and families to participate in! STEAM stands for: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. The Robot Garage will be here as well as Baldwin Library. The high school STEM leadership academy will help with the different activities. Look for more information in the coming weeks.

    PTA News

    This Wednesday the Annual Pembroke PTA Auction will begin at noon and will end at 9pm on Friday night. This is Pembroke's 2nd biggest fundraiser. There will be a display in the lobby during conferences and the auction will take place online.  The website will be emailed out on Wednesday. We are working hard on adding items.  We have tons of wonderful items including many restaurants gift cards, police office for a day, a night at the Royal Park, carpet cleaning by modernistic, lunch with teachers, breakfast with teachers, and much more.  Items are being posted regularly in our facebook group (Pembroke Elementary Families and Friends). Please keep your eye out for the auction website to be sent out and get ready to bid!!  This will be the best auction ever!!


    Don't forget to try Tomato APIZZA this week and show your fundraiser flier and 15% of your purchase will support our PTA.


    M-STEP Assessment Update

    Again this year, the state is having all schools test in the spring, beginning after Spring Break, for grades 3-11.  The summative assessment is called M-Step.  It is a computer based assessment, which tests in the areas of Language Arts and Math for Grades 3-5, Science and Social Studies in Grade 5. It is imperative that your child is here for testing. Please be sure to plan accordingly to minimize absences during this time. It is also important to get a good night’s sleep each night, have a good breakfast and be on time as many days we will begin testing first thing in the morning.


    M-Step Assessment Testing Window:


    5th Grade:  April 8th – May 3rd


    3rd and 4th Grade:  April 29th – May 24th


    Thank you in advance for your support!


    District News

     Coffee with the Superintendent (Tuesday, March 26, 2019)

    Making $ense of District Dollars

    Tuesday, March 26, 2019

    8:30-10:00 a.m.

    BPS Education and Administration Center

    31301 Evergreen in Beverly Hills



     In Birmingham Public Schools students in the fifth grade are given the opportunity to learn how to play a musical instrument in band or orchestra. This beginning instrumental music class is held during the school day in addition to your child’s elementary vocal music classes. Instrumental music meets twice a week for forty-five minutes for the entire school year.  

     On Thursday, April 11th, 2019 at 7pm in the Seaholm Auditorium, the BPS instrumental music staff will present everything you need to know about beginning band and orchestra! This presentation will give students an opportunity to hear each instrument demonstrated by High School student performers. It will also help parents and students gain a better understanding of the expectations and exciting experiences instrumental music offers. 


    We invite and encourage all fourth grade families across the district to attend this important informational event!



    No nights, no weekends!! Perfect school hours and a super fun work environment! BPS is looking for some awesome people to join our amazing team at Birmingham Public Schools Cafes!! Please call or text Pattie Guck, Director of Dining Birmingham Public Schools (248)228-7172 or email me at pguck@birmingham.k12.mi.us


     Yoga Kids Mindfulness Empowerment Workshop (Grades K-2 and 3-5)

    The Yoga Kids Mindfulness Empowerment Workshop combines the Kids Empowered curriculum with yoga, mindfulness, and SLIME. Girls and Boys will learn how to calm their mind and bodies and to stay calm even when their environment is not. They will improve their strength, flexibility and coordination through fun yoga. They will practice staying calm while handling sticky situations and will learn to manage frustrations by problem solving and building conflict resolution tools. The mindfulness will help aid in connection with others and ourselves while practicing kindness, calmness and being in the present moment to reduce feelings of anxiety and hyperactivity. Location: Seaholm High School, Room C104


    #13262 (Grades K-2)

    Date: 3/23/2019

    Sat 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Fee:  $20.00


    #13264 (Grades 3-5)

    Date: 3/23/2019

    Sat 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Fee:  $20.00

    Register at Birmingham Community Education /www.communityed.net / 248.203.3800


    Speed-Mentoring Event

    Seaholm’s Black Student Union and junior National Society of Black Engineers will be hosting a speed-mentoring event on Sunday, March 24, in the Seaholm Media Center from 1:00—5:00 PM.  All are welcome to this great event that allows for Birmingham students to share ideas about STEM careers with professionals in the field.  Recommended for students grades 6—12.  Please RSVP to Leslie Martin (lmartin@birmingham.k12.mi.us) or Kyle Hall (khall@birmingham.k12.mi.us) at Seaholm by March 22.  We look forward to seeing you there!


     Spring Break Camps Offered Through Community Ed

    Click on the link to see the camp possibilities during Spring Break!



      “Get to Know Your Muslim Neighbor” Community Dinner

    Wednesday, April 10 – 6:30 – 8:30pm

    Muslim Unity Center and Muslim Parents of Birmingham are hosting a “Get to Know Your Muslim Neighbor” dinner at the Muslim Unity Center, 1830 W. Square Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills. For more information, contact Info@MUCinterfaith@gamil.com




    The Board of Education is committed to maintaining a learning/working environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect, free from discrimination and harassment. There will be no tolerance for discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, disability or age. The District prohibits harassment and other forms of discrimination whether occurring at school, on District property, in a District vehicle, or at any District related activity or event. The Superintendent will designate compliance officers and develop and implement regulations for the reporting, investigation and resolution of complaints of discrimination or harassment. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Students - Inquiries related to discrimination on the basis of disability should be directed to: Executive Director of Special Education, 31301 Evergreen Road, Beverly Hills, MI 48025, 248.203.3000. Direct all other inquiries related to discrimination to: Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, 31301 Evergreen Road, Beverly Hills, MI 48025, 248.203.3000.

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