A weekly update from the West Bloomfield School District
WBSD Weekly Update - October 22
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!
Sheiko Skating Party
Durham BusTracker - Parent Communication Tool
Download the app today and contact the Transportation Department with any questions you may have.
WBHS presents "Radium Girls" - Tickets on sale NOW!
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.
Blessings in a Backpack Trivia Night - Nov. 5!
Have you reserved your tickets for yet?? This fundraiser for Blessings in a Backpack will be held on Friday, November 5 at St. George Church , 43816 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills. Blessings in a Backpack is a program, run entirely by volunteers, that sends six non-perishable meals home with needy West Bloomfield School children for each of the 40 weekends of the school year.
Please see the flyer and sponsorship form below for more information. It should be great
fun for a great cause!!
We are limiting our participants to 250 this year, so get your tickets now!! We have SOLD OUT
the last two years!!
Click the button to learn more about supporting Trivia Night as a sponsor!
Throwback Thursday Submissions
Find out what your former classmates have been up to and learn more about the district's latest initiatives by visiting our Alumni Webpage.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT Information
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/.
Open Hands Food Pantry
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
Friends Children’s Used Book Sale
Saturday, October 30, 9 AM-6 PM
Saturday, October 31, Noon-5 PM
The Friends of the Library are having a children’s used book sale under the canopy at the Main Library’s east entrance. A bag of books is $5. Cash/check only.
Virtual Halloween Spooktacular
Thursday, October 28, 6:30-7:30 PM via Zoom
Join this haunting good time with the Library as we celebrate Halloween virtually! We’ll be reading silly stories, dancing to some spooky songs and crafting with some creepy supplies. Halloween craft kits are provided with this program. This program is limited to residents of West Bloomfield and contract communities. Recommended for all ages. Registration required.
RPG One-Shot: The Haunting of Fuller House
Saturday, October 30, 10:30 AM-Noon via Zoom
Go beyond D&D and try one of the many other role playing games available. The Haunting of Fuller House: The Pip System is an easy-to-learn RPG about a paranormal investigation team. It only uses six-sided dice. Characters will be provided. A Zoom link will be sent upon registration. For 6-12 grade. Registration required.
The WB Lakers have only a few more regattas remaining in their fall season.
Lakers Varsity Sailing team captured Third place in the tier 2 Michigan State Championship!!!
They will be competing at their home training grounds at the Pontiac Yacht Club in a tier 2 regatta October 23 & 24 and tier 3 regatta the 30th.
Congratulations! You truly represent the best qualities of Laker Nation!!!
Laker Nation is extremely proud of all that Alma has accomplished and is thrilled that her hard work, passion, charity, and dedication have been honored with this award. Read more here: http://ow.ly/5Xin50GvlKH
Check out our district and building calendars in order to stay up to date on all events going on in our district!