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  • Derby Middle School Week at a Glance: January 14th - January 18th

    Posted by Celeste Nowacki on 1/13/2019 9:00:00 PM

    Monday, (1-14)

    Tuesday, (1-15)
    4:00 p.m. Boys Red Basketball Away at Berkshire Middle School

    Exciting news for our Derby Dragons. There is a national day dedicated to us!!! Tuesday, January 15 is National Dragon Appreciation Day. Please help us celebrate by going all out wearing your Derby spirit wear. Go Dragons!

    Wednesday, (1-16)
    4:00 p.m. Boys White Basketball Home against Hazel Park Junior High

    Thursday, (1-17)
    4:15 p.m. Girls Swimming Red League Meet away Seaholm
    4:15 p.m. Girls Swimming White League Meet away Seaholm

    Friday, (1-18)
    2:00 p.m. Girls Swimming Red Home League Meet Make-Up Date
    2:00 p.m. Girls Swimming White Home League Meet Make-Up Date

    Mark Your Calendar
    Monday, January 21st/ Dr. Martin Luther King Day/No School
    Friday, January 25th dismissal at 11:25 p.m. (half-day)


    A note from the Principal…
    Happy Friday, and welcome back to winter...brrrr! With the colder temperatures, students are spending more time indoors, which also makes it easier to come in contact with germs. Some buildings have seen an uptick in viruses, including Norovirus. I’ve attached a letter from the MDHHS which contains important information about this virus. According to the article, the best way to limit the spread of such germs is frequent hand washing for at least 20 seconds using soap and warm running water. This is especially important after using the bathroom or before preparing or eating food, so it is important to remind our Dragons to wash their hands well, especially during cold and flu season. Be well!

    Regards,
    Celeste

    Seaholm Parent Curriculum Night

    January 22, 2019: 8th Grade Parent Curriculum Night at Seaholm High School. This is a combined parent information and student introduction night. At this event, parents and students will begin in the auditorium at 7:00 PM and after introductory comments, Seaholm ambassadors will take the students to view a variety of presentations to introduce them to high school academics and social opportunities. Parents will remain in the auditorium for a program that reviews necessary information to transition their students to high school.

    *Note: If you are interested in having your child attend Groves High School next year, we will have a separate scheduling session in the coming weeks. A counselor from Groves will lead the session and assist with registration. If this is the case for your child, please email Mr. Miller at dmiller@birmingham.k12.mi.us.

    Derby Winter 2 Sports Sign Up
    Our Derby winter 2 sports are:
    Boys Swimming – 6th, 7th and 8th
    Girls Volleyball – 6th, 7th, and 8th
    Wrestling – 6th, 7th, and 8th
    Here is the live link for Winter 2 registration. Reminder – you need to be on a “computer” not a cell phone for the link to work at its “best”. 
    https://secure.infosnap.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=16417&culture=en

    LAST CHANCE TO ORDER YOUR 2019 YEARBOOK
    This is the LAST CHANCE to order your 2018-2019 Derby Middle School Yearbook. This year’s yearbook theme is ‘VIVID’. The yearbook will be hard covered and 128 full-color pages. Students were NOT able to order yearbooks at Registration in August. Everyone will want a yearbook for the last day of school for the signing celebrations we will have. The price is $50.00. Order now! The last day to purchase is January 25th.
    If you need a yearbook order form, please pick one up in the main office, or email mmcgrath@birmingham.k12.mi.us If you do not know if your student has a yearbook ordered, you may check with Mrs. McGrath at the aforementioned e-mail as well.

    Derby Forensics Team
    Do you have the gift of gab? Do you like to act? Do you want to improve your Public Speaking Skills? If so, the Derby Forensics Team is the place for you! Please join us for an Informational Meeting on Wednesday, January 23rd at 7:00 A.M. in Room 219. If you have any questions, please contact Coaches Ms. Curcuru (scucuru@birmingham.k12.mi.us) or Mrs. Hacker (LHacker2@birmingham.k12.mi.us


    REGISTER NOW – MLK, Jr. Day of Service – Jan. 21, 2019 

    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.
    Who: You! All students (K-12), families, friends, and staff are 
    encouraged to attend.

    What: Hear from inspiring student speakers, and take part in a variety of service projects, benefiting local organizations.

    When: Monday, January 21st from 9:30 am-12 pm
    Registration: 9:00-9:20 am
    Where: Groves High School
    Why: Because you can make a difference!
    How: Check out bit.ly/dayondayone to sign up – spots are filling fast!

    *Sponsored by the BPS Community School Organizers

    Derby Collection: January 2nd - January 18th

    Derby is Collecting:
    • 8oz. Bottles Hand Sanitizers
    • Box of Kitchen Garbage Bags - 30 count
    Our goal is to collect 200 of each item!
    Drop items off in counseling lobby before school and receive a RAFFLE TICKET for every item DONATED!!

    The Family Valuables bucket will be used to help survivors salvage valuables from their destroyed homes.

    ATTENTION PARENTS OF 7TH GRADE SPANISH STUDENTS (2018-19 school year)!

    If you are interested in information regarding the 8th Grade Spanish trip to Costa Rica in March of 2020, please join my Google Classroom: q5spg

    You will probably want to add the Google Classroom app to your smartphone to get notifications if you do not have it already. 

    ¡Pura vida!
    Sra. Caldwell

    Would you like to volunteer in our Main Office? Please sign up on the link below if you’re interested. We are very appreciative of our volunteers. A big thank you to all have volunteered their time!
    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4daaac23a20-office1

    Camp and resource Fair + Micro Businesses
    Summer and year-round programs for children with special needs!
    Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 11:00 am- 2:00 pm
    This fair is an information vehicle for servicing families seeking camps and programs that accept children with special needs in both self-contained and inclusion environments. Last year, approximately 75 organizations participated in the fair and we are proud to have drawn over 150 families from the tri-county area. Once again, the fair will be located at Groves High School in Beverly Hills, Michigan.

    MICRO BUSINESSES
    Local Micro/Small Businesses founded by the special needs community and supported by our entire community who sell jewelry, cards, ceramics, calendars, gifts, and more! Come and shop the handmade items and support young entrepreneurs! 
    For more information about the Camp Fair or Friends of Different Learners visit:
    www.friendsofdifferentlearners.org

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  • Derby Middle School Week at a Glance: January 7th - December 11th

    Posted by Celeste Nowacki on 1/6/2019 9:00:00 PM

    Monday, (1-7)
    • 4:15 pm Girls White Swimming Away at Berkshire MS

    Tuesday, (1-8)
    • 4:00 pm Derby boys Red Basketball Home against Abbott MS
    • 4:00 pm Derby boys White Basketball Away at West Hills MS

    Wednesday, (1-9)
    • Birbery reading challenge club during all lunch rec times in the library  
    • 4:15 pm Girls Red Swimming Away at Berkshire MS 4:00 pm

    Thursday, (1-10)
    • 4:00 pm Derby boys Red Basketball Away at Bloomfield Hills MS
    • 4:00 pm Derby boys White Basketball Home against Norup MS
    • 5:30 pm Girls White Swimming Away at Cranbrook MS

    Friday, (1-11)

    Mark Your Calendar
    Monday, January 21st/ Dr. Martin Luther King Day/No School


    Derby Winter 2 Sports Sign Up
    Our Derby winter 2 sports are:
    Boys Swimming – 6th, 7th and 8th
    Girls Volleyball – 6th, 7th, and 8th
    Wrestling – 6th, 7th, and 8th
    Here is the live link for Winter 2 registration. Reminder – you need to be on a “computer” not a cell phone for the link to work at its “best”.
    https://secure.infosnap.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=16417&culture=en

    LAST CHANCE TO ORDER YOUR 2019 YEARBOOK
    This is the LAST CHANCE to order your 2018-2019 Derby Middle School Yearbook. This year’s yearbook theme is ‘VIVID’. The yearbook will be hard covered and 128 full color pages. Students were NOT able to order yearbooks at Registration in August. Everyone will want a yearbook for the last day of school for the signing celebrations we will have. The price is $50.00. Order now! The last day to purchase is January 25th.
    If you need a yearbook order form, please pick one up in the main office, or email mmcgrath@birmingham.k12.mi.us If you do not know if your student has a yearbook ordered, you may check with Mrs. McGrath at the aforementioned e-mail as well.

    REGISTER NOW – MLK, Jr. Day of Service – Jan. 21, 2019

    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.
    Who: You! All students (K-12), families, friends, and staff are
    encouraged to attend.

    What: Hear from inspiring student speakers, and take part in a variety of service projects, benefiting local organizations.

    When: Monday, January 21st from 9:30 am-12 pm
    Registration: 9:00-9:20 am
    Where: Groves High School
    Why: Because you can make a difference!
    How: Check out bit.ly/dayondayone to sign up – spots are filling fast!

    *Sponsored by the BPS Community School Organizers

    Derby Collection: January 2nd - January 18th

    Derby is Collecting:
    • 8oz. Bottles Hand Sanitizers
    • Box of Kitchen Garbage Bags - 30 count
    Our goal is to collect 200 of each item!
    Drop items off in counseling lobby before school and receive a RAFFLE TICKET for every item DONATED!!

    The Family Valuables bucket will be used to help survivors salvage valuables from their destroyed homes.

    ATTENTION PARENTS OF 7TH GRADE SPANISH STUDENTS (2018-19 school year)!

    If you are interested in information regarding the 8th Grade Spanish trip to Costa Rica in March of 2020, please join my Google Classroom: q5spg

    You will probably want to add the Google Classroom app to your smartphone to get notifications if you do not have it already.

    ¡Pura vida!
    Sra. Caldwell

    BU Hockey Middle School Skate
    The Birmingham Unified High School Hockey program is opening a JV practice to current 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who will attend Groves, Seaholm, or IA (Birmingham District) in the future. The BU JV Kings will run through some of their typical drills with JV Head Coach Grant Ehlert. Afterwards, there will be a Parent/Player meeting in the conference room at the rink. Coach Ehlert will be available for questions along with JV players and members of the BU Booster Board. If you think you might be interested in playing hockey in high school, we invite you to come out and take a look at our program. Players from all experience levels, from house to AAA, are welcome. The program continues to be very successful and attract high-end players and coaches.
    Please register at Birmingham Unified Kings Home Page (click on "registration" tab) for this FREE event so we can gauge how many people we will have on the ice and so we can size our pizza order. There is no fee to skate, and the pizza is our treat!
    Birmingham Ice Arena
    Friday, January 11, 2019
    4:15 - 5:00 pm on ice
    Parent/player information session to follow in the conference room along with FREE pizza.
    ***Full hockey equipment is required AND waiver must be signed when you register***
    Please email Jennifer Shaffer (jlgshaffer@yahoo.com) with any questions.

    Through High School & Beyond
    Please join us for a presentation about TECHNICAL TRAINING, PERSONAL CURRICULUM. There is a path for every student to meet their potential and we will explore those paths together at this meeting.

    When
    January 10, 2019 at 7 pm
    Where
    Birmingham Covington School
    1525 Covington Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI

    Camp and resource Fair + Micro Businesses
    Summer and year-round programs for children with special needs!
    Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 11:00 am- 2:00 pm
    This fair is an information vehicle for servicing families seeking camps and programs that accept children with special needs in both self-contained and inclusion environments. Last year, approximately 75 organizations participated in the fair and we are proud to have drawn over 150 families from the tri-county area. Once again, the fair will be located at Groves High School in Beverly Hills, Michigan.


    MICRO BUSINESSES
    Local Micro/Small Businesses founded by the special needs community and supported by our entire community who sell jewelry, cards, ceramics, calendars, gifts, and more! Come and shop the handmade items and support young entrepreneurs!
    For more information about the Camp Fair or Friends of Different Learners visit:
    www.friendsofdifferentlearners.org

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  • Derby Middle School Week at a Glance: Holiday Edition

    Posted by Celeste Nowacki on 1/1/2019 4:00:00 PM

    Mark Your Calendar
    Wednesday, (1-2) Classes Resume


    Have a wonderful and relaxing break. We look forward to a fantastic 2019!


    Counselors’ Corner - Holiday Edition 2018
    A time to recharge…
    As counselors, we often hear from our students that their holiday was not what they expected. Interestingly enough, the holidays are difficult for many of us. Hollywood often paints this time of year with smiles, food and cheer. For us in the real world, the pressures of bringing family members together, thinking of lost loved ones, and explaining to family what we want to do with our futures give us anxiety. Preteens and adolescents are left to sort out a variety of mixed messages about the holidays, often wondering, “Why am I not happy/thankful this time of year? I should be happy, right?”

    Students are not the only family members that experience mixed emotions. Parents and guardians alike deal with similar emotional experiences. From finances, to friends, to food, adults in the home also feel the pressure to make this time of year “perfect” for everyone. This is what makes the holidays a complex, emotional time of year. Parents and their children are exchanging expectations wrapped in emotions, often lacking communication.

    Below are some tips from the Derby counseling team to assist your family with navigating the holidays. At the end of the day, remember, Love is the most important thing! Happy Holidays!

    1. Slow down. Remember, taking a break from the holiday frenzy is ok. Take a nap or meditate. This is the perfect time for recovery.

    2. Laugh! Find something funny to watch, or share fun stories with family. It’s true that laughter literally is medicine! It releases serotonin into our brains and boosts our mood!

    3. Plan time for yourself. With all of the holiday bustle, our own well-being gets placed on the back burner. Take time to enjoy the season.

    4. Keep things in perspective. The holidays have a different meaning for all of us and it’s important to stay mindful of that meaning.

    5. Be “present” with your friends and family. Take a few deep breaths, stop moving for a few minutes. Try focusing on one thing at a time and enjoy being in the moment with loved ones.



    REGISTER NOW – MLK, Jr. Day of Service – Jan. 21, 2019

    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.
    Who: You! All students (K-12), families, friends, and staff are
    encouraged to attend.

    What: Hear from inspiring student speakers, and take part in a variety of service projects, benefiting local organizations.

    When: Monday, January 21st from 9:30 am-12 pm
    Registration: 9:00-9:20 am
    Where: Groves High School
    Why: Because you can make a difference!
    How: Check out bit.ly/dayondayone to sign up – spots are filling fast!

    *Sponsored by the BPS Community School Organizers
    __________________________________________________________________________


    Derby Collection: January 2nd - January 18th


    Derby is Collecting:
    • 8oz. Bottles Hand Sanitizers
    • Box of Kitchen Garbage Bags - 30 count
    Our goal is to collect 200 of each item!
    Drop items off in counseling lobby before school and receive a RAFFLE TICKET for every item DONATED!!

    The Family Valuables bucket will be used to help survivors salvage valuables from their destroyed homes.



    ATTENTION PARENTS OF 7TH GRADE SPANISH STUDENTS (2018-19 school year)!

    If you are interested in information regarding the 8th Grade Spanish trip to Costa Rica in March of 2020, please join my Google Classroom: q5spg

    You will probably want to add the Google Classroom app to your smart phone to get notifications if you do not have it already.

    ¡Pura vida!
    Sra. Caldwell

    BU Hockey Middle School Skate
    The Birmingham Unified High School Hockey program is opening a JV practice to current 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who will attend Groves, Seaholm, or IA (Birmingham District) in the future. The BU JV Kings will run through some of their typical drills with JV Head Coach Grant Ehlert. Afterwards, there will be a Parent/Player meeting in the conference room at the rink. Coach Ehlert will be available for questions along with JV players and members of the BU Booster Board. If you think you might be interested in playing hockey in high school, we invite you to come out and take a look at our program. Players from all experience levels, from house to AAA, are welcome. The program continues to be very successful and attract high end players and coaches.
    Please register at Birmingham Unified Kings Home Page (clock on "registration" tab) for this FREE event so we can gauge how many people we will have on the ice and so we can size our pizza order. There is no fee to skate, and the pizza is our treat!
    Birmingham Ice Arena
    Friday, January 11, 2019
    4:15 - 5:00 pm on ice
    Parent/player information session to follow in the conference room along with FREE pizza.
    ***Full hockey equipment is required AND waiver must be signed when you register***
    Please email Jennifer Shaffer (jlgshaffer@yahoo.com) with any questions.

    Give to the Birmingham Education Foundation!
    When a teacher has a great idea he or she thinks will inspire students, but falls outside the regular budget parameters, the Birmingham Education Foundation can step in to provide the necessary funding. Making a year-end donation to the BEF is your opportunity to directly impact the programs that will enrich the educational lives of every child in the district. Your tax-deductible donation will help delivery creativity and innovation to our classrooms. To make your gift today, visit https://www.supportbef.org/donate.html or mail a donation to BEF, 31301 Evergreen, Beverly Hills, MI 48025.


    Through High School & Beyond
    When
    January 10, 2019
    7pm
    Where
    Birmingham Covington School
    1525 Covington Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI

    Please join us for a presentation about TECHNICAL TRAINING, PERSONAL CURRICULUM. There is a path for every student to meet their potential and we will explore those paths together at this meeting.

    Camp and resource Fair + Micro Businesses
    Summer and year round programs for children with special needs!
    Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 11:00 am- 2:00 pm
    This fair is an information vehicle for servicing families seeking camps and programs that accept children with special needs in both self-contained and inclusion environments. Last year, approximately 75 organizations participated in the fair and we are proud to have drawn over 150 families from the tri-county area. Once again, the fair will be located at Groves High School in Beverly Hills, Michigan.
    MICRO BUSINESSES
    Local Micro/Small Businesses founded by the special needs community and supported by our entire community who sell jewelry, cards, ceramics, calendars, gifts, and more! Come and shop the handmade items and support young entrepreneurs!
    For more information about the Camp Fair or Friends of Different Learners visit:
    www.friendsofdifferentlearners.org

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  • Derby Middle School Week at a Glance: December 17th - December 21st

    Posted by Celeste Nowacki on 12/16/2018 9:00:00 PM

    Monday, (12-17)
    • 4:15 pm Girls’ Red swimming Home againstWest Hills MS

    Tuesday, (12-18)
    • 4:30 pm Boys’ Red Basketball Away at Orchard Lake MS
    • 4:00 pm Boys’ White Basketball Home against Cranbrook
    • 7:00 pm Choir Concert @ Seaholm

    Wednesday, (12-19)
    • Birbery Book Club meeting (1 of 4) during all lunches

    Thursday, (12-20)
    • 7:30 am Mandatory Ski Meeting 
    • 4:00 pm Boys’ Red Basketball Home against East Hills MS
    • 4:00 pm Boys’ White Basketball Away at Berkshire

    Friday, (12-21)
    • Friday, (12-21) Winter Recess Begins at end of Day

    Mark Your Calendar
    Wednesday, (1-2) Classes Resume


    This is a reminder to please have your children check the lost and found shelves before the winter break which begins at the end of the day on Friday, Dec. 21st. All unclaimed items will be donated or recycled. Thank you.

    Give to the Birmingham Education Foundation!
    When a teacher has a great idea he or she thinks will inspire students, but falls outside the regular budget parameters, the Birmingham Education Foundation can step in to provide the necessary funding. Making a year-end donation to the BEF is your opportunity to directly impact the programs that will enrich the educational lives of every child in the district. Your tax-deductible donation will help delivery creativity and innovation to our classrooms. To make your gift today, visit https://www.supportbef.org/donate.html or mail a donation to BEF, 31301 Evergreen, Beverly Hills, MI 48025.


    Through High School & Beyond
    Please join us for a presentation about TECHNICAL TRAINING, PERSONAL CURRICULUM. There is a path for every student to meet their potential and we will explore those paths together at this meeting.

    When: January 10, 2019 at 7pm
    Where: Birmingham Covington School 1525 Covington Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI

    Camp and resource Fair + Micro Businesses
    Summer and year-round programs for children with special needs!
    Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 11:00 am- 2:00 pm
    This fair is an information vehicle for servicing families seeking camps and programs that accept children with special needs in both self-contained and inclusion environments. Last year, approximately 75 organizations participated in the fair and we are proud to have drawn over 150 families from the tri-county area. Once again, the fair will be located at Groves High School in Beverly Hills, Michigan.

    MICRO BUSINESSES
    Local Micro/Small Businesses founded by the special needs community and supported by our entire community who sell jewelry, cards, ceramics, calendars, gifts, and more! Come and shop the handmade items and support young entrepreneurs! 
    For more information about the Camp Fair or Friends of Different Learners visit:
    www.friendsofdifferentlearners.org

    Birmingham Girls Softball Registration
    Birmingham Girls Softball returns for its 20th season! BGS is southeast Oakland County’s largest girls recreational softball league with over 300 players. Online registration opens Friday, December 14, 2018, at www.birminghamsoftball.com. Birmingham Girls Softball is a community-based, non-profit organization providing girls ages 6 to 14 the opportunity to play organized recreational softball. The group is dedicated to teaching young ladies the fundamentals of softball in a safe and fun environment with teamwork and good sportsmanship being their top priorities. BGS is open to all girls interested in playing softball for the first time and those with prior experience looking to build on and develop the skills needed to play the game for years to come. All that BGS requires is a positive attitude and a willingness to learn. For questions, please email Jeff Weber at jeffw@birminghamsoftball.com

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  • Derby Middle School Week at a Glance: December 10th - December 14th

    Posted by Celeste Nowacki on 12/9/2018 9:00:00 PM

    Monday, (12-10)
    • Spirit Week – Pajama Day (see details below)
    • 5:00 pm Girls’ Red swimming Away at BHMS

    Tuesday, (12-11)
    • Spirit Week – Tacky Tourist Day (see details below)
    • 4:00 pm Boys’ Red Basketball at Home against BHMS
    • 4:00 pm Boys’ White Basketball Away at Hazel Park Junior High

    Wednesday, (12-12)
    • Spirit Week - Meme Day (see details below)
    • 
    • 4:15 pm Girls’ White Swimming at Home against East Hills MS
    • 6-8 Steam night at Quarton

    Thursday, (12-13)
    • Spirit Week – Generations Day (see details below)
    • 4:00 pm Boys’ Red Basketball Home against Country Day
    • 4:00 pm Boys’ White Basketball Away at Berkshire
    • 4:15 pm Girls’ Red Swimming Home against East Hills MS

    Friday, (12-14)
    • Spirit Week – Class Color Day (see details below)

    Mark Your Calendar
    Tuesday, (12-18), 7:00 pm Choir Concert @ Seaholm
    Thursday, (12-20) 7:30 am Mandatory Ski Meeting
    Friday, (12-21) Winter Recess Begins at end of Day
    Wednesday, (1-2) Classes Resume



    Spirit Week
    Spirit Week is December 10th through 14th. You will want to participate and have fun being silly throughout the week. The yearbook cameras will be out and about taking pictures of people who are dressed for the occasion each day. Monday is Pajama Day. Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal to school. Tuesday is Tacky Tourist Day. Do you have an old camera to wear around your neck or a Hawaiian shirt you can wear? Wednesday is Meme Day. Do you have a favorite meme that you can dress up as? Thursday is Generations Day. The 6th Graders should dress up as babies, pull out those onesie pajamas that you love to wear. The 7th Graders should dress up as parents – haha. And, the 8th Graders should dress up as grandparents. Do you have an ugly old dress to wear, some khaki pants with suspenders, you could even sport a cane for the day. And, Friday is Class Color Day. The 6th Graders should wear red. The 7th Graders should wear white and the 8th Graders should wear black. The class with the MOST SPIRIT on Friday will earn a prize. We can’t wait to see your spirit.


    Clubs, Clubs, Clubs….. As we head into the dark, dreary days to winter, it is time to jump into some Derby after-school activities. We have many club opportunities which will be offered beginning the week of January 7, 2019. Many of these have a limit on the number of students who can participate, so be sure to return your registration form ASAP. Students can find registration forms in A2, the main office, or on the Derby homepage (https://www.birmingham.k12.mi.us/cms/lib/MI01908619/Centricity/Domain/18/Winter 2019 Club Registration form.pdf) ALL FORMS ARE DUE BY DECEMBER 14.
    Any questions can be directed to Mrs. Westerlund at kwesterlund@birmingham.k12.mi.us.

    Adopt-A-Family
    All donations are due on Tuesday, Dec 11 by FIRST HOUR. Thank you Derby community for your generosity! Cally Marcuson
    Give to the Birmingham Education Foundation!
    When a teacher has a great idea he or she thinks will inspire students but falls outside the regular budget parameters, the Birmingham Education Foundation can step in to provide the necessary funding. Making a year-end donation to the BEF is your opportunity to directly impact the programs that will enrich the educational lives of every child in the district. Your tax-deductible donation will help delivery creativity and innovation to our classrooms. To make your gift today, visit https://www.supportbef.org/donate.html or mail a donation to BEF, 31301 Evergreen, Beverly Hills, MI 48025.

    Camp and resource Fair + Micro Businesses
    Summer and year-round for children with special needs!
    Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 11:00 am- 2:00 pm
    This fair is an information vehicle for servicing families seeking camps and programs that accept children with special needs in both self-contained and inclusion environments. Last year, approximately 75 organizations participated in the fair and we are proud to have drawn over 150 families from the tri-county area. Once again, the fair will be located at Groves High School in Beverly Hills, Michigan.

    MICRO BUSINESSES
    Local Micro/Small Businesses founded by the special needs community and supported by our entire community who sell jewelry, cards, ceramics, calendars, gifts, and more! Come and shop the handmade items and support young entrepreneurs! 
    For more information about the Camp Fair or Friends of Different Learners visit: www.friendsofdifferentlearners.org


    Birmingham Girls Softball Registration
    Birmingham Girls Softball returns for its 20th season! BGS is southeast Oakland County’s largest girls recreational softball league with over 300 players. Online registration opens Friday, December 14, 2018, at www.birminghamsoftball.com. Birmingham Girls Softball is a community-based, non-profit organization providing girls ages 6 to 14 the opportunity to play organized recreational softball. The group is dedicated to teaching young ladies the fundamentals of softball in a safe and fun environment with teamwork and good sportsmanship being their top priorities. BGS is open to all girls interested in playing softball for the first time and those with prior experience looking to build on and develop the skills needed to play the game for years to come. All that BGS requires is a positive attitude and a willingness to learn. For questions, please email Jeff Weber at jeffw@birminghamsoftball.com

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