Bingham Farms Elementary

Inspiring all learners to positively impact their world.

General Announcements

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    Click here for JANUARY 27th Announcements

     

    Dear Bingham Families,

    Thank you to everyone who participated in this week’s Virtual Assembly and Silent Motor March honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.  We appreciate the community helping us continue a long standing tradition.

    Please read on for updates regarding the school week and reminders below. Directly following this enews email will be a second enews email which contains both a parent survey and companion document to help guide district planning regarding instructional models that will be used from March 15th until the end of the year.

    Thank you for your attention and participation.

     

    Have a wonderful week!

    Joanna

    Proud Principal

     

    Technology Return

    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. 

     

       

    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!

    CLICK HERE to register your student

    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!

    Mr. DuMont

    Email Mr. Dumont with any questions. 

     

    Hybrid Students

    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:

     

    Cohort

    Beginning

    Deadline

    In person Cohort

    Cohort A

    3:05 P.M. the day before

    8:30 A.M.

    9:05 A.M.

    Cohort B

    7:20 P.M. the day before

    12:45 P.M.

    1:20 P.M.

     

    Kindergarten Round Up

    We are looking for our future Eagles! The time has come when we begin our preparations for the 2021-2022 school year by reaching out to find our future Kindergarten Eagles. Our Virtual Kindergarten Orientation is set for 7pm on Tuesday, February 2, 2021.  If you have an incoming Kindergartener please CLICK HERE to learn more.

     

    Chromebook Distribution

    Chromebook Distribution took place Thursday, December 10th. We are asking for all students to take a district issued chromebook because this laptop 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 if you have not already done so.  

    Here are 2 video that may be helpful:

    FIRST TIME SIGNING IN

    TROUBLESHOOTING ZOOM

    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.

     

    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.

    Jan 28th, 7:00 - Planet Earth Is Blue

    Feb 2nd,  4:30 - Monster Mayhem

    Feb 8th,  7:00 - The Last Last Day of Summer

    Feb 24th, 4:30- The Doughnut Fix

     

     

    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 kdreyer@birmingham.k12.mi.us

    If you have questions or concerns. 

    Katie Landfair

    Elementary Counselor

    Click HERE to fill out Counselor Referral Form

      

    All School Meals Are Free

    Please check out THIS LINK to learn more!

     

    Upcoming Half Day Updates

    This Tuesday, we will have our first half-day of school while in our new platform of Hybrid and BVA.  The dismissal time for hybrid will be 11:30 A.M., and our A.M. Cohort will attend in the morning and will not have afternoon lessons.  Our P.M. Cohort will have their hybrid virtual lessons in the A.M., and will not attend in the P.M. Our Virtual Students day will end at 11:30 as well.  

    As we continue through the year, this schedule will adjust, so each cohort has equal time at school. Therefore, staff will alter their Professional Development time to A.M. or P.M. A look ahead to the next few ½ days.

     

    February 4, 2021- P.M. Cohort attends in the P.M./A.M. cohort participates in their hybrid virtual schedule in the P.M.- Neither cohort has lessons in the A.M.

     

    2020/21 School Supplies 

    for Virtual Learning

     

    KDG Virtual Supplies            1st GRD Virtual Supplies

     

    2nd GRD Virtual Supplies    3rd GRD Virtual Supplies

     

    4th GRD Virtual Supplies     5th GRD Virtual Supplies

     

    PTA News  

    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

    Preschool Registration

    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.

    PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

     

    Kids Club will be closed until further notice. 

    Please see this letter from 

    the district regarding more information.

     

    CLICK HERE FOR LETTER

     

    Questions? Please contact Cindy Blakely, Community School Organizer

    248.203.3382 , cblakely@birmingham.k12.mi.us

     

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PTA Announcements

  • NEXT PTA MEETING 

     

    February 9th, 2021

     

    7:00 pm.

     

     Meetings will be held online. 

     

    PTA Membership 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  

     

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Welcome

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    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

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    We have openings in Preschool!

    See our Preschool page for more information.  Come see what our wonderful preschool has to offer! For more information or to schedule a tour, contact Cindy Blakely, CBlakely@birmingham.k12.mi.us or 248-203-3382.

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