The Pembroke Press

March 21, 2022

Upcoming Dates

March 21 - Rock Your Socks in honor of World Down Syndrome Day

March 23 – CPK Pizza with Purpose supporting Pembroke PTA

March 23 & 24 - 1/2 days for students - Parent Teacher Conferences - dismissal at 12:05 pm

March 28 - April 1 - Spring Break

Community Education

Counselor’s Corner

It’s hard to believe that the last day of January is already here! As we move into February, please don’t hesitate to reach out if you and your family need support. My email is: klandfair@birmingham.k12.mi.us.


Coping Skill of the Week

Try this mindful calm down coloring sheet.


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.

District News

FRIENDS of Different Learners

Join us virtually on February 3rd at 7PM where academic coach, school advocate, and parent trainer Brenda Mann MA ED will be discussing ADHD, Executive Function, and Homework. More details in the meeting flyer attached.

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


BEF Talent Show

Calling all singers, dancers, musicians & special talents! Students and staff of BPS are invited to submit a video showing off their talents to the BEF for their 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. For more information 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.


ATTENTION FUTURE SEAHOLM MAPLE MOTION DANCERS!

The Maple Motion Dance Team will hold a Dance Clinic on Thursday, February 17th, 2022. Join the dancers for an afternoon to learn a dance routine and perform in between the JV and Varsity Women’s Basketball games. Cost is $50 and is open to boys and girls in K-8th grades. Cost includes dance instruction and performance, dinner, snacks, T-Shirt, gifts and non-stop fun! Drop off is 4:00pm at the Seaholm High School main entrance, 2436 W. Lincoln in Birmingham. The performance will take place at approximately 6:30pm in the Seaholm gym. Deadline to register is February 3rd. Visit:http://seaholmmaplemotiondance.weebly.com/dance-clinics.html for a registration form or email: MAMODanceClinic@gmail.com with questions.


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.


Openings in the GSRP preschool program!

The BPS Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP), a preschool program, located at Bingham Farms, has available openings for children who are 4 years old. GSRP is a state-funded, grant program that is FREE for families who qualify. For more information, please contact Laura Tinsley, 248-203-5805, LTinsley@birmingham.k12.mi.us.


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:

February: 5, 12, 19

March: 5, 12, 19

April: 9, 23, 30

May 7, 14, 21