Thursday, January 21, 2010

TRE Helps Haiti…

Dear TRE Parents~

The sixth grade classes and student council would like to sponsor a school-wide donation drive to help support those who are in need in Haiti. We are seeking to raise money that will transport food and other items such as water, beans, corn, and bleach. We will be working with an organization in Blissfield, MI called H-E-H which stands for Hope and Encouragement for Humanity. It is a nonprofit organization with 100% of the money raised going towards the transportation cost. H-E-H already has the food and supplies in a warehouse ready for shipment. For every $1.00 raised 10 people will be fed. We chose H-E-H because of a parent connection and that it has both the supplies ready to go and the ability to get it delivered directly to Haiti. We also like that H-E-H is non-profit organization located very close to our own community.

The students sponsoring the donation drive have planned a “friendly” competition to see which grade level can raise the most donations with the winning grade earning an extra recess in the spring. In the lobby we will have a bulletin board representing each grade level and the total dollar amount that is raised daily. Our goal as a whole school is to raise at least $1,000 towards the shipment of the food supplies to Haiti. We realize that not all families may be able to participate but any voluntary contributions large or small are most welcome.
We will be collecting money from January 25th – February 5th. Please make checks payable to TRE with
“Helping Haiti” in the memo section.

If there are any questions please contact Mrs. Tillman or Mr. Harris at 734-850-6500.

Thank you,
Mr. Harris, Principal
Mrs. Tillman, 6th Grade Social Studies Teacher

Mr. Elarton, TRE parent, is pictured with 6th grade students after he presented a program on Haiti and the non-profit organization H-E-H. Students learned about Haiti and also were able to see what food and supplies would be delivered through our donations from school.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Monroe Bank and Trust School Banking Program at TRE

Two Tuesdays a month our student banking officers open up the teller window of our Monroe Bank and Trust Bank here at TRE. This program allows students to open and deposit money to their own savings account through our local bank. Student bank officers were selected through an interview process at the beginning of the year and then were trained by our bank partners at Monroe Bank and Trust. We currently have over 100 students actively participating in the program. Mrs. Spackey (parent volunteer) sponsors and oversees our banking program. A great big "thank you" goes out to her for all the work she does with this very important activity.

This picture was taken today as our banking officers worked in their roles as bank employees.

Jr. High Principal/Counselor Visit to TRE 6th Grade Classes and Jr. High Parent Night for 6th Grade Parents

The Jr. High principals/counselors are beginning to go around to the elementary schools to talk about scheduling and transition to Jr. High. They will be visiting our 6th grade classes on February 9th in the morning and then there will be a 6th Grade Parent Information Night on February 8th at 7 PM in the Jr. High cafeteria.

All District Combined 6th Gr. Band Concert at TRE Feb. 11th

There will be an All District Combined 6th Gr. Band Concert at TRE Feb. 11th at 7 PM in the gymnasium.

Friday, January 15, 2010

TRE Adopts School Board Member Mr. Dale Barton as Honorary Temperance Road Tiger

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) initiated National School Board Recognition Month in 1995 when its Delegate Assembly adopted a resolution for school board recognition month. States followed suit by dedicating a time of the year to recognize the contributions of local board members. In Bedford, we recognize our board members during the month of January for their outstanding service to our community and school system. Each school “adopts” a school board member for the month and that school board member is officially recognized by each school during the January board meeting and then that particular board member visits and participates in school activities at their adopted school. Mr. Dale Barton is our adopted school board member and today he made a special visit to our school to spend time with both students and staff. Mr. Barton spent time with our staff at our staff breakfast, did a Q/A time with all of our student council members, and visited classrooms throughout the school. We had a great time with Mr. Barton and appreciate all he does for our school district. We would not have outstanding schools without the dedicated service of our board members!

Mr. Barton speaks to TRE student council members and tells a little about himself and his responsibilities as a Bedford School Board member.

Reminder: MLK Day Monday January 18th No School Students / Teachers Have P.D. Day

Dear Parents,
Just a reminder that Monday, January 18th is MLK Day. There will be no school for students but the teachers and I will be in school for a professional development day. We will be working on the accreditation process I spoke about in my last Tiger Tales article. Students will return to school on Tuesday, January 19th.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

School Half Days on January 13th and 14th Dismissal at 11:10 AM


Elementary teachers did Parent-Teacher Conferences back before Thanksgiving but if you remember the district calendar originally had the days for conferences as January 13th and 14th so these days still remain half days to compensate teachers who did conferences back before Thanksgiving.

Dismissal will be at 11:10 AM for all students

AM Kindergarten will attend the morning of Jan. 13th (No school for PM Kindergarten)
PM Kindergarten will attend the morning of Jan. 14th (No school for AM Kindergarten)

No School Monday, January 18th Professional Development for Teaching Staff


No School Monday, January 18th

The teachers and I will be involved in professional development all day as we work on our accreditation process.