May 2, 2022
April 29 - 1/2 day for students - dismissal is at 12:05 pm
May 11 - 1/2 day for students - dismissal is at 12:05 pm
May 18 - PTA Meeting @ 7:00 pm
Birmingham Art Day
Birmingham Art Day is May 7th!
The Birmingham Art Department is hosting an all-district art day on May 7th from 1-4pm at Beverly Park. Everyone is welcome to attend. There will be murals from each school on display, art activities for kids like rock painting, origami making, face painting and more. The parks department is providing snow cones, lemonade and cotton candy. Bring the whole family out for a fun day making and celebrating the arts!
2022-2023 School Supply Kits
The PTA is offering the option to purchase school supplies for next year. Avoid extra trips to the store, or running from place to place to find everything. Deadline for ordering is July 1. Click on the link below.
Pembroke's School Store Link: https://1stday.sale/53867
My Guy and Me Dance - Save the Date
Pembroke's 5th grade Girl Scout Troop is hosting a My Guy and Me Dance on Friday, June 3, from 7-9pm. Look for more information in the next few weeks.
Parent Input 2022-2023 School Year
It is time for us to start planning ahead for next year. At the end of May, the staff at Pembroke will begin the important process of compiling individual student data in preparation for optimum 2022-2023 class placement for each and every Pembroke student. As your child’s primary educators, we take this responsibility very seriously. The final design and makeup of each classroom involves many hours of careful review and thoughtful discussions between your child’s current teacher, building specialists and myself. We consider academic, social and emotional data to create the design of each classroom. Such factors include the:
- Balance of academic performances
- Balance of behaviors
- Balance of gender (male/female)
- Balance of cultures
- Balance of special needs
Our goal is to ensure that every Pembroke student is placed in a positive learning environment where he/she will function to the best of his/her abilities during the 2022-2023 school year. It is your child’s current teacher who is in the best position to understand and evaluate your child’s personal learning style, peer interactions and individualized classroom needs.
Therefore, we ask that you respect our policy of not accepting verbal or written requests for specific teachers and/or specific friends.
If you do, however, have any specific information in terms of learning style, environment and/or your child’s personality that you feel would be important for us to take into account, I invite you to contact me in writing, by letter or email, no later than May 16th, as we begin placement the following week.
The weather is warming up! Get outside and practice a mindfulness/grounding technique. Check it out here!
Coping Skill of the Week
Try out this spring ladybug breathing! 😊
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.
Birmingham Public Schools
Kids Club is available for Wednesday, May 11th which is a half day of school for students.. For more Kids Club information visit our website or contact Nanci Lasser-Fearon via email or call 248-203-3880. Click here for instruction on how to sign up and pricing.
Did you know that you and your child can be part of your elementary school community as early as 3 years old? Pembroke Preschool is a neighborhood preschool located inside Pembroke Elementary School. Student to teacher ratio is not greater than 8 to 1 with a highly qualified and trained staff.
Students learn through High Scope Curriculum, which is designed to promote all areas of development including physical development, cognitive development, language/literacy/communication, interpersonal skills and relationships, creative arts, dramatic play and construction.
To learn more click here or contact Nanci Lasser-Fearon via email or phone (248-203-3880).
Upcoming afterschool classes
iCode – Digital Arts starts on Thursday, April 28th. This class has 6 sessions. Explore and create your own art using different apps and technology. Take your own photos and learn the basics of photo-editing. Build both 2D and 3D digital creations. Learn to make your own music on a computer.
Class Code: 17484 Grades: 2-5
Please visit www.communityed.net to sign up.
Preschool registration for the 2022-2023 school year is open to all BPS residence. For more information click here.
Board of Education Meetings (update)
Board meetings and Study Sessions are scheduled monthly on Tuesdays. Board meetings begin at 7 p.m. Most Study Sessions are held throughout the year at 6 p.m. More information about the Board of Education and meetings may be found on the BPS Board of Education webpage.
- Tuesday, May 10, 6 p.m. - Study Session
BYA Touch A Truck
Birmingham Youth Assistance is excited this year to once again host the Touch a Truck event at Bingham Farms Elementary School on May 21, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. This will be our 13th Annual Event. We will also be celebrating 60 years of service to youth and families. For More information, please use this link to see the Touch A Truck 2022 flier: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Se4jiiF12fwzYXczi_7sYT9qjU01OFgP/view?usp=sharing
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:
Saturday School sessions for the 2021-2022 school year:
April: 9, 23, 30
May: 7, 14, 21