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3201 Noble Rd.
Spring Arbor,  MI 49283
(517)841-8400
Fax:  (517)841-8804

Mission Statement:
"Reaching all students one mind at a time" 


Michael Ykimoff, Principal
Office Hours: 8AM-4PM

WELCOME TO BEAN!






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District Announcements
NEW School Safety Measure
Beginning Tuesday, April 7th, Western School District will be implementing additional security measures to our schools to reinforce the safety of our students and your children. Each building is equipped with a secured access system at the front door. Once the students have arrived in the morning, the exterior doors will be locked and visitors will need to press the intercom button to request access to the building. We realize this will take some getting used to and may be inconvenient, but it is being done in the best interest of student and staff safety, which is our priority.  Thank  you in advance for your understanding and patience as we implement this new procedure.
 
M-Step Parent Letter from MDE
This spring students in grades 3-8 and 11 will be participating in a new State of Michigan assessment.  The new test M-Step (Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress) takes the place of MEAP.  Please see the attached letter from State Superintendent Mike Flanagan for more information.
 
Balanced Calendar Update 3-23-15
After much discussion between the superintendents from all the public schools in Jackson County, the superintendents have made a few decisions regarding the concept of a "balanced calendar".  Please read the attached press release that will be distributed to mLive/Cit Pat soon. /modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/1410339/File/3-23-15%20Press%20Release(1).pdf
 
Bean Refrigerator Notes
Lifetouch Spring Pictures
Our Lifetouch Spring Pictures have arrived and were delivered to classrooms Friday afternoon. They may make their way home today or may not show up until next week. Please send a payment for the pictures you wish to purchase and return any and all pictures you do not wish to purchase to Bean Elementary. Please return photos you do not wish to purchase by Wednesday, May 6, 2015.  Thank you!

 
Art Club Session at Bean!
Jackson School of the Arts is bringing another session of Art Club to Bean Elementary on Thursdays in May. Students register at Jackson School of the Arts but stay conveniently at Bean after-school for art class. Classes meet on Thursdays, May 7, 14 and 21 after school until 5:00 pm. Click here for more information.

 
Walk-to-School Day Coming!
On May 6, 2015 we will have our second Walk-to-School event of the year. Students will be dropped off at our remote bus stop near Ewers and walk the rest of the way to Bean. Noble Road will be blocked off at 8:15 am to make the route more safe. Parents may park prior to 8:15 and join us on our walk!

We are also in need of granola bar donations so that every walker may enjoy a healthy snack upon their arrival at Bean. Please consider signing up on our SignUp Genius link here.


 
Airport Lanes Summer Bowling
Airport Lanes is offering exciting bowling opportunities for adults and kids this summer! There is also a free summer bowling program for kids 12 and under. Please register with Airport Lanes to get details about the program and receive your free pass. Click here for more details.

 
Mobile Dentist Coming to Bean!
The Center for Family Health is bringing their Mobile Dentist program back to Bean for follow-up and first time check ups. The dentist will visit on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. They provide a wide range of services conveniently during the day so students miss as little school as possible for these important check-ups. Click here for information and a registration form.

 
Jump Rope for Heart
Our Jump Rope for Heart campaign is underway! Students are earning ducks by collecting donations both online and in person. The actual event will take place on Friday, May 8 and donations may be collected until Thursday, May 7. There are many prizes for top collectors and we'll get to see Mr. Y get "slimed" if the school can raise over $4,000 as a group! Wow, what a show! Click here for more information.

 
5K Color Run
Parma Elementary is hosting a 5K Family-Fun Run/Walk to help stomp out bullying! The run is on Saturday, May 9 at 9:00 am at Western High School. Click here for more information.
 

 
Childrenz Challenge
The Childrenz Challenge is coming on August 22, 2015.  Participants will receive a t-shirt, photo, lunchbox, lunch and other entertainment!  Click here for more information.

 
Mileage Club Helpers Needed!
We need your help! We had hoped to start Mileage Club on Wednesday, April 8, but we don't have enough volunteers!  Please consider signing up for one or more of the available slots through our SignUp Genius link. Volunteers are needed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during recess time (11:10 am to 1:00 pm). Thank you!
 
Western Elementary Lugnuts Outing
Join your Western Elementary family for an evening of Lugnuts fun on Friday, May 1, 2015. Tickets must be ordered by Friday, April 10 so don't wait to get in on the fun! Click here for information and the ticket order form. Contact Rachael Vivian at 517-416-4103 or rvivian31gifts@gmail.com with questions.

 
Somerset Beach Campground 2015
Somerset Beach Campground is offering an exciting collection of summer camps this year. Brochures were sent home with students and extras are available. You may also check the out at the following locations for information or answers to questions:
Phone: 517-688-3783
Email: info@somersetbeach.org
Web: www.somersetbeach.org

Mom 2 Mom Sale
There will be a Mom2Mom sale on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Lyle Torrant Center. The sale will benefit both David's Promise and Jackson County Compassionate Ministries Backpack program. Contact Beth Spreeman at 769-3465 or beth12979@gmail.com with questions or for more information.

 
Gear Up for SUPER SCIENCE!
Spring Arbor University has opened registration for this summer's Cougar Science Camp 2015! Students that have completed Kindergarten through 8th grade are eligible to register. Click here for information and registration form.

 
Summer Camp Opportunities!
Jackson Area Manufacturers Association and the Academy for Manufacturing Careers are teaming up to offer four summer camp programs this year!  Camps are: "I Can Make It! Camp," "Machining U," "Girl M-Powered," and "Underwater Remote Operated Vehicle Camp."  The camps are week-long and range in price from $149-199.  Click here for information on all camps.

 
Western Backpack Program
Western is once again able to offer our Western Backpack Program!  In cooperation with the South Central Food Bank, Western is able to offer this supplemental food program to interested families.  Please click here for information about the program and a sign up sheet.
 

 
WSD Elementary Student Handbook


Please click here to view the 2014-2015 WSD Elementary Student Handbook.

 

 

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