The Pembroke Press

Week of February 28, 2022

Important Dates

March 11 - 1/2 day for students - dismissal at 12:05 pm

March 11 - End of 2nd semester

March 18 - PTA Meeting at 9:00 am

March is Reading Month

2021-2022 Yearbook

2021-2022 Yearbooks are now on sale! Order deadline is March 25, 2022. To order, visit www.kaiserstudio.com and "click" order pictures. When ordering, enter the School ID Code 2122PMBKYB.

Elementary Jam

The Seaholm Basketball Elementary Jam is back! We look forward to hosting elementary schools on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, which is also our Seaholm Teacher Appreciation Night. We are excited to have fans back to cheer on the Maples to victory! The first 200 elementary students will receive a rally towel, and we will have contests with prizes, including a best poster contest!

Counselor's Corner

Counselor’s Corner

I hope everyone has a safe, relaxing mid-winter break.

Coping Skill of the Week

Try out this Valentine’s Day themed breathing exercise!

Referral Process

Please fill out this Counseling Referral Form if your student wants to set up a meeting to talk with me. Once I receive your referral, I will coordinate with the teacher to set up a meeting with your kiddo. You may also fill out the same referral form if you would like to meet with me directly.

Community Education

Preschool registration for the 2022-2023 school year is open to all BPS residence. For more information click here.


After School Classes – to sign up visit www.communityed.net

· Grades 3rd-5th basketball and K-2nd basketball starting in March are full.

· There are still spaces available for Lucky Penny Sewing Class on February 16th. They will be making fleece hats. No experience necessary. Class id 17553


· iCode next session starts 3/3/2022. This class is for 3rd -5th graders. This class is Python and Drones. Learn the fundamentals of coding using the popular programming language "Python." Create simple projects and games using Python to build your coding skills. Pilot drones using your own Python code. Another class starts 4/28 -Digital Arts- for 2nd- 5th grade.


Girls on the Run is back and starts on Monday, April 4th. It will take place Mondays and Wednesdays after school until 5:15pm. For more information click here. To register online go to http://apm.activecommunities.com/ymcadetroit/Activity_Search/79000 If you are interested in coaching please reach out to Nanci Lasser-Fearon or Tracy O’Brien.

District News

Friends

Please join us virtually on Thursday, March 3rd at 7PM to hear about Michigan Alliance for Families (MAF). MAF is our state's federally IDEA grant funded initiative. They provide education and consultative services, free of charge, to Michigan families.

Join Zoom Meeting Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88620338016


Birmingham Volleyball Club

Seaholm Varsity Coach/Berkshire Teacher Heather Gambone and Groves Varsity Coach/BCS Teacher: Madison Close are offering Sunday Volleyball Camps for students grades 1st-6th! Camps will run from 1pm-3pm @Seaholm High School. Session 1 will begin on March 6th and run until April 24th. There will be no camp March 27th or April 17th. Please visit our website for sign up information: Birmingham Volleyball Club Website or email Heather and Madison at: bhamvballclub@gmail.com


Birmingham Bulldogs Junior Lacrosse
Registration is open to all boys grades 1st through 8th, including those that have never played lacrosse. You can register through the following link - https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/298197. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact info@birminghambulldogs.org or visit www.birminghambulldogs.org for more information.


GSRP Openings for this school year!

Immediate openings are available in the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP), located at Bingham Farms. GSRP is a grant-funded, full-day, free preschool program for children who were 4 years old by December 1, 2021. Families interested in applying can reach out to Laura Tinsley at 248-203-5805, LTinsley@birmingham.k12.mi.us.


BEF Talent Show

Calling all singers, dancers, musicians & special talents! There is one week left for students and staff of BPS to submit a video showing off their talents to the BEF for the upcoming "BPS Stars of Tomorrow" event which will be broadcast on Thursday, March 10th at 7 pm. Winners will be awarded a $200 Visa gift card for themselves as well as a $1000 grant for their school. Entries are due Tuesday, February 22nd. For more information and to submit your entry click here.


Birmingham Youth Assistance (BYA) Nominations

Birmingham Youth Assistance seeks to honor any student in grades 6 through 12 who lives or is educated within the geographic boundaries of the Birmingham Public School district and has demonstrated a strong commitment to community service during the past twelve months. Students nominated for this program will be honored at a reception, receive commendations from national, state, and local government officials, and possibly receive a financial award. Visit https://www.birminghamyouthassistance.org/youth-in-service for more details. All submissions must be received by Thursday, February 17. Students are responsible for following up with the nominator and ensuring that both forms are submitted by the deadline.


Birmingham Girls Softball – Registration Now Open!

Birmingham Girls Softball returns for its 23rd season! BGS is southeast Oakland County’s largest girls recreational softball league with over 300 players. Online registration is now open 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 jweb666@me.com.


Birmingham Education Foundation

Please support the Birmingham Education Foundation in their Annual Fund Campaign by donating TODAY!

The mission of the BEF is to create exceptional education experiences by connecting innovative teachers with community support. Each year the BEF provides teacher grants for activities that directly impact your children. Visit supportBEF.org to learn more and to donate.


BPS Saturday School: 9 – 11 am

The BPS Saturday School is back again this year and running virtually throughout the 2021-2022 school year. The BPS Saturday School provides free tutoring for BPS students grades K – 12 who need help in any grade level and in any academic area. Our BPS staff that serve as coordinators and their National Honor Society volunteer tutors are looking forward to working with students in need of tutoring on Saturdays from 9 am – 11 am each week (see official dates below). All K-12 BPS students are welcome to receive this free tutoring opportunity for ALL subject areas.


How to Join Saturday School

To join Saturday School, please click on the following Zoom link:

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2047672482?pwd=T3pVU1REUXZTN09NM1MvSSsrVTJiZz09


Saturday School sessions for the 2021-2022 school year:

March: 5, 12, 19

April: 9, 23, 30

May: 7, 14, 21