WBSD Update

A weekly update from the West Bloomfield School District

WBSD Weekly Update - October 8

Happy Friday, Team WB!


We hope you'll review this week's Weekly Update filled with news and notes from across the West Bloomfield School District. Stay up to date with District updates by visiting www.wbsd.org and connecting with the District on social media - Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


Have a great weekend!

Gretchko's Fun Run is a Success!

WBHS celebrates Homecoming 2021!

Students, staff and alumni at West Bloomfield High School celebrated Homecoming last week through a variety of celebrations and spirit days culminating with a parade, football game and outdoor dance to wrap up the week.


A special thanks to the students and staff at WBHS who made this special event possible this year!

Thanks to Amy Harris Photography for the Amazing HC Photos!

Durham BusTracker - Parent Communication Tool

Our West Bloomfield Transportation Department is making use of a unique communication system included within the BusTracker application many families use to track their bus each day. It allows the Transportation Department to send messages through the app to all the families on a specific route, or even an entire school.


Download the app today and contact the Transportation Department with any questions you may have.

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Blessings in a Backpack Trivia Night - Sponsorship Info

Click the button to learn more about supporting Trivia Night as a sponsor!

WBHS presents "Radium Girls" - Tickets on sale NOW!

The West Bloomfield High School performing arts department proudly presents “Radium Girls” on November 11-13 at West Bloomfield High School (4925 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield). Tickets are $15 and are on sale now at www.showtix4u.com. Tickets will also be on sale at the school’s box office prior to each performance.


The cast consists of 31 ensemble members, with 40 students working behind the scenes participating in necessary work such as set and costume design, technical work and more.


In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court.


Showtime for each performance is 7 p.m. all three dates (Nov. 11-13) Tickets are $15 and are on sale now at www.showtix4u.com. Tickets will also be on sale at the school’s box office prior to each performance.

Throwback Thursday Submissions

Are you - or do you know - a WBHS alum? Send your memories and pictures to us at socialmedia@wbsd.org and we love to feature your information in an upcoming Throwback Thursday post on our social media channels.
WBSD Alumni Webpage

Find out what your former classmates have been up to and learn more about the district's latest initiatives by visiting our Alumni Webpage.

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WBSD Math Pentathlon Parent Meeting

IRS Advance Child Tax Credit Materials To Share With Michigan Families

As you might be aware, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 was recently signed into law and it contains numerous relief provisions for individual taxpayers, including some significant changes to the Child Tax Credit.


As for background regarding this Advance Child Tax Credit, please look at the attached Publications 5534B and 5534C.


The Advance Child Tax Credit is not just available to taxpayers with children that file tax returns, but also to people with children who have low or no income. Which could help many children escape poverty in America.


To qualify for Advance Child Tax Credit payments, individuals must:

· Have a main home in the United States for more than half the year (the 50 states and the District of Columbia) or file a joint return with a spouse who has a main home in the United States for more than half the year; and

· Have a qualifying child who is under age 18 at the end of 2021 and who has a valid Social Security number; and

· If have earned income, made less than Modified Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of:

  • $75,000 or less for singles,
  • $112,500 or less for heads of household and
  • $150,000 or less for married couples filing a joint return and qualified widows and widowers


Advanced Child Tax Credit payments are not considered income and will not affect your access to government benefits like SSI, SNAP, TANF or WIC. See #IRS info at https://go.usa.gov/x6fyE

Blessings in a Backpack Application - 2021-22

If your child qualified for the Free and Reduced Meal Program last year or this year, s/he can also participate in the Blessings in a Backpack program. This program sends six non-perishable meals home each Friday of the school year. Its goal is to make sure that no child goes hungry on the weekend. Run by volunteers, there is NO cost to you.


If your child is going to school Face to Face, s/he will get his/her bag of food at his/her local school. If your child is enrolled in Lakers on Line, please indicate that on the form and we will contact you on food pickup arrangements.


To enroll in this program, please fill out the form below and return it to your school office or email it to katherinesheiko@hotmail.com. The first section gives the West Bloomfield School District's Nutrition Department permission to release your name to Blessings in a Backpack, so that they can add your child/ren to their roster. The second section registers your child/ren in the Blessings program and alerts them to any allergies they might have. The first backpack of food will be distributed the first week of October.

WBSD STAR CERTIFICATE NOMINATION FORM

The purpose of the West Bloomfield School District Board of Education Star Certificate award is to recognize outstanding achievements by the students, staff and community members of the West Bloomfield School District. Honorees are also recognized for service to the district above and beyond the call of duty.



In order to be recognized, nominees must be a member of the district as a student, staff member or community member in West Bloomfield. Student groups and teams are also eligible for nomination.

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EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT Information

The Greater West Bloomfield Cable Communications Commission wants to make you aware of the “Emergency Broadband Benefit”, a federal program which could assist eligible low-income West Bloomfield Schools families in the purchase of internet service and computer hardware.

Enrollment in the program is through broadband providers, in this area primarily Comcast or AT&T. All details are available at http://gwbcable.org/ebb/.
WBHS Family Fun Night Returns After Pandemic Hiatus
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Community Resources

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Open Hands Food Pantry

Mobile "drive through" pantry distribution

Saturdays from 9:00am - 11:00am at St. John's Episcopal Church, 26998 WoodwardAve. (Royal Oak, corner of 11 Mile and Woodward - enter at 11 Mile)


For the safety of the mobile pantry guests and our volunteers, food will be placed in the trunk / back hatch of a vehicle.


Visit openhandspantry.org for more information

WB Township Library Information

Book Lists


Marketing Survey

We want to hear from you! Complete our marketing survey online or pick up a print copy of the survey from an information desk, available now through October 31st.


Teen: 3D Printed Fashion Pins

Design 3 different pins (symbol, food and text) to proudly display on a backpack or jacket. A video for all three projects will be available from October 1 – December 31. A free Tinkercad account is required. Video links will be sent upon registration. Registration required.


Library on the Go: Stained Glass Mosaic

Register toddler through preschool children for this fall take-and-make craft kit. Kits include all materials necessary to complete the project at home. Kits are limited to residents of West Bloomfield and contract communities. Funded by the Friends of the Library. Registration begins Monday, October 4 and closes after a week. Registration required.

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WBSD Calendar

Check out our district and building calendars in order to stay up to date on all events going on in our district!

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