District upcoming events
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019
Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan MacMillan
Sponsored by Birmingham Youth Assistance in partnership with BPS
Join Birmingham Youth Assistance for “Every Brilliant Thing” on Thursday, Jan. 17. The performance follows a child as he grows, facing mental health challenges along the way. The interactive, in-the-round play is performed by R. Kuhl of Tipping Point Theatre and will be followed by a panel discussion and resources. The play will take place at Seaholm High School, 2436 W. Lincoln in Birmingham in the Media Center. RSVP is REQUIRED. Call 248.203.4300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration deadline: Jan. 17, 2019
Class date: Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019
Groves Pompon Clinic
Groves High School - Gymnasium
20500 W. 13 Mile Road in Beverly Hills
Kindergarten through fifth grade students are invited to participate in the Groves Pompon Clinic on Thursday, Jan. 31. Cost is $45 and includes dance clinic, dinner, t-shirt and poms. Participants will perform at 6:30 p.m. Contact Lora Auten at email@example.com by Jan. 17 to register.
Monday, January 21, 2019
Day On, Day One: MLK Day of Service
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Groves High School
Join BPS and the BPS Community Councils for the fourth annual Day of Service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day On, Day One 2019 will take place on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 at Groves High School. This district-wide morning of service is an opportunity to make serving our community a habit! Students in grades K-12 and their families will pack buckets for Disaster Relief at Work (DRAW), make animal toys for a local shelter, assemble care kits for the homeless and help with other caring community projects. Registration is required ahead of time and sign in begins at 9:00 a.m., with the program beginning at 9:30 a.m. Only a few spots remain. Visit bit.ly/dayondayone to learn more and sign up for remaining openings. NEW THIS YEAR: We are encouraging participants to bring an item to fill our local food pantries! We will be collecting pasta, spaghetti sauce, peanut (or other nut) butter, jelly, canned tuna or chicken, and granola bars. NO GLASS JARS, please.
Deadline: Jan. 22, 2019
Applications are now being accepted for eighth grade students to apply to the International Academy. The registration deadline is Jan. 22, 2019. The lottery will be conducted on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 4:00 p.m. at the Birmingham Administration and Education Center. Brochures are available at each of the district middle schools for more information.
Kindergarten Round Up
Visit our local schools to learn more about the Kindergarten program. Enrollment, available following building dates, will take place at the BPS Education and Administration Center. Appointments to enroll can be made by calling 248.203.3001 or 248.203.3063 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bingham Farms - Jan. 22
Beverly - Tuesday, January 29
Tour at 6:30 p.m.
Presentation at 7:00 p.m.
Greenfield - Tuesday Feb 5
Presentation at 7:00 p.m.
School tour to follow
Harlan - Wednesday, Jan. 23
Pembroke - Wednesday, Jan. 30
6:30 p.m. (Tours start at 6:00 p.m.)
Pierce - Wednesday, Jan. 23
Quarton - Wednesday, Jan. 30
6:30 p.m. (tour at 6:00 p.m.)
West Maple - Tuesday, Feb. 5
Tour at 6:00 p.m.
Presentation/classroom time to follow
Michigan Law (Public Health Code, Act 368, and Michigan School Code, Act 291) requires a vision screening for kindergarten entrance. Vision screening done in preschool by a health department technician or doctor’s office fulfills this request. Oakland County Health Division offers free vision screening for County residents. Call 248.424.7070 for an appointment.
Camp & Resource Fair
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Families seeking camps and programs that accept children with special needs are invited to learn more at the Friends of Different Learners Camp & Resource Fair. The fair will be held at Groves High School in Beverly Hills and will include local micro/small businesses founded by the special needs community and support by the community to sell jewelry, cards, ceramics, calendars, gifts and more. For more information, visit www.friendsofdifferentlearners.org
Saturday, Jan. 27, 2019 (Date change)
GiGi’s Playhouse Detroit’s Grand Opening
1:00-4:00 p.m. (Ribbon Ceremony at 2:00 p.m.)
GiGi’s Playhouse has a mission “to change the way the world views Down Syndrome and send a global message of acceptance for all.” Gigi’s Playhouse offers children and adults with Down syndrome a place to reach their full potential with targeted programming, resources and support for families and caretakers. GiGi’s Playhouse is located in Evergreen Plaza, on the SE corner of Evergreen and 12 Mile roads in Southfield. For more information on GiGi’s Playhouse Detroit, please visit the link: www.gigisplayhouse.org/detroit.
BPS Family Pride
*Skateworld Jan. 29 event canceled, see new event information below*
Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019
Go Comedy in Ferndale
BPS Family Pride invites the community to join them for a social gathering at Go Comedy in Ferndale. The LGBTQ+ group meets on a monthly basis and welcomes everyone with activities for students who attend as well. Learn more about the group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/254136181994512 or email email@example.com.
Sign up by - Feb. 1, 2019
Event - Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019
BYA Kids' Dog Show
Does your dog have the Waggiest Tail? Come find out at the 38th annual Birmingham Youth Assistance Kids’ Dog Show. Kids aged 4 to 14 and their dogs will compete for Best Looking, Waggiest Tail, Best Dog Costume, Most Obedient, and Best Trick. The event takes place at Berkshire Middle School and is $15 per dog, which includes admission for the whole family and lots of goodies. Advance registration is mandatory. Sign up at BirminghamYouthAssistance.org no later than February 1. For questions, call BYA at (248) 203-4300.
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019
Tell Them We Are Rising
Film screening event
Join the Birmingham African American Family Network (BAAFN), Groves African Americans Changing Tomorrow (AACT) and Seaholm’s Black Student Union (BSU) for a film screening event of Tell Them We Are Rising. The film screening event will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Groves High School. Watch the trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8hmqpAzjRo
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019
Friends of Different Learners meeting
Join the Friends of Different Learners for their regular meeting at Birmingham Covington School, 1525 Covington in Bloomfield Hills. The group will focus on “It takes more than a Fidget: Managing Stress and Mental Health.” Students with learning and attention issues are at greater risk of anxiety and depression that can become a bigger challenge than the initial learning struggle. Stephanie Cork will share tips and techniques from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) that teaches students coping skills. More information about Friends, including Executive Members, Building Reps, and Local & National Resources can be found at www.friendsofdifferentlearners.org.