Wednesday, May 12, 2010

PTA Carnival Coming Soon! Volunteers Needed...

Our last big PTA event of the year is our school carnival. If you haven't already please mark your calendars for Friday, May 21st from 5-8pm. Remember too that the only way to have a successful carnival is if we have volunteers to help with the games. It's very easy and only for short amount of time. The more volunteers we have the more games we have. The fewer volunteers we have the fewer games that will be available for everyone.

Pre-sale tickets are on sale until Thursday, May 20th and can be used for food or games. 5 tickets for $1.00 on pre-sale and 4 tickets for $1.00 the day of the carnival. There will also be raffle tickets on sale for $5.00 and a chance to win $250.00.

A volunteer form went home with students last week and the PTA is sending out another one with students today (Wednesday) or you can stop by the office and ask for a volunteer form. You can volunteer to help with games, food, or ticket sales.

Our Carnival is always a big school event and we are looking forward to a great time on May 21st.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010



@ Monroe Road Elementary School 9:30am – 2:30pm

On Friday, May 14th, all second and third grade students in the Bedford Public School District will attend the 4th Annual Bedford Public School’s Safety Vehicle Expo being held at Monroe Road Elementary School (MRE.) Safety professionals from various safety agencies in the area will be on hand to display dozens of emergency vehicles, police cars, fire trucks, rescue squads, ambulances, boats and helicopters for students to see. Second and Third grade students from each building will tour the exhibits and be able to ask questions of the safety personnel during their 75 minute time block.

The Youth Advisory Council of the Bedford Community Foundation has provided a grant to fund the transportation cost of bussing students to and from their respective elementary buildings to MRE for the event. The weather forecast looks good for Friday. However the event will proceed rain or shine, so be sure your child wears appropriate clothing that day.

The event was organized by Monroe County Sheriff Deputies Randy Sehl and Randy Krupp, who serve as the district’s school resource officers. Please contact your building principal, classroom teacher or one of the deputies if you have any questions.

Thank you.
Deputy Sehl and Deputy Krupp

Girls Soccer Announcement

Bedford Girls Soccer is hosting a community night on Saturday, May 22nd during their game against Crestwood. The Jr. Varsity game starts at 5pm and the varsity at 7pm. There is free admission and the event will have a raffle with over 20 gift baskets, children's face painting, games, and contests. Full concession stand with walking tacos, Marco's products, hot dogs, snacks, and beverages. Free goodie bags to the first 100 kids wearing Bedford colors. Half time game featuring Bedford United Soccer Club.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Pictures from the 3rd Grade Music Program Entitled Musical Masterpieces

Mrs. Edwards (music teacher) and Mrs. Schalmo (art teacher) collaborated and put together a wonderful art and music program called Musical Masterpieces. Our third grade students painted canvas backdrops of art masterpieces and then selected students posed as if they were part of the painting while the rest of the students sang a song that exemplified the painting represented. This interdisciplinary approach to a music program provided not only a great learning experience for the students but a wonderful performance that was enjoyed by all who attended. A big thanks goes out to Mrs. Edwards and Mrs. Schalmo!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Big Week for All Bedford Schools (Accreditation Review)

Dear Parents,

As I have mentioned this school year, this week is a big week for all Bedford schools as we are being visited by NCA-Advance Ed for a district accreditation review. For many years individual schools including TRE have sought accreditation but this year all schools joined together to seek district accreditation. A visiting accreditation team came in on Sunday evening and met with central office and principals and this week Monday through Wednesday the accreditation team will be interviewing teachers, staff, principals, parents, administration, and community members. They will also be doing on site visits to various schools. This whole process is something the schools have been working towards for the last 18 months. The district will hear about our accreditation status in a summary report by the visiting team on Wednesday.
Bob Harris

Pictures from the 4th Grade Recorder Music Performance

Our 4th grade students had an excellent music performance as they showed us how they have learned to read music and perform multiple pieces using their recorders. A big thanks goes out to our music teacher, Mrs. Edwards, for doing such a great job in teaching our students. Thank You!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Pictures from VIP Day

On Friday, our school celebrated our annual VIP day. We had hundreds and hundreds of VIP's come through our doors to visit with their special student. We stared off in the gym with a welcome and four songs from our first grade classes. PTA provided wonderful decorations and refreshments for our guests and then it was off to the classrooms for some fun with the students. Our sixth grade students also had a bake sale going on with money raised to go to Relay for Life and Heart of Hope charities. It was great to see our VIP's having such a great time in the classrooms with the students. It was a memory both shall not soon forget. Here are some pictures. I will add more over the next few days.

Pictures from our D.A.R.E. Program

Last Thursday our 5th grade students had their D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony. We appreciate all the work Deputy Sehl does as our D.A.R.E. officer and resource officer for the school district. The students learned a lot from him and the life lessons he presented will stay with them for a long time to come.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Have a Wonderful Spring Break

Dear Parents,
We would like to wish all of you a very happy Easter and enjoyable spring break. The students have been so good on this day before break and the weather has put everyone in a very good mood. The TRE staff and I appreciate all of you so very much. We hope you have the opportunity to make some great family memories and take plenty of pictures.
Bob Harris

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Pictures from Camp Storer

Dear 5th Grade Parents,

The kids are having a wonderful time here at camp. I thought you would like to see some pictures so I brought my laptop along with me to camp so I could upload some pictures to the website blog. The weather is absolutely beautiful and the students are having an exciting day here at Camp Storer.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Repesentative Angerer's Office Visits TRE to Read to 2nd Grade Students

Representative Angerer is a frequent visitor to TRE and especially so during March is Reading Month. But, due to her work in the current legislative session she had to send two of her aides to our school to read to our 2nd grade students. Representative Angerer apologized for not being here but the two aides she sent did a fabulous job reading to our students. Thank you Mr. Marl and Ms. Arents! See pictures below…

Friday, March 19, 2010

Moonwalk Mania as our A.R. Reward for Students who Reached Their Goals

Our second trimester A.R. reward for those students who reached their personal reading goals was Moonwalk Mania. The excitement was definitely in the air today at school as students looked forward to this very special event. I would like to thank all the parents who came in and volunteered to help with this activity today. Thank you!