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

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

Michael Ykimoff, Principal
Christina Miller, Secretary
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

School Hours:
8:30 am - 3:35 pm
8:30 am - 2:35 pm (Early Release Wednesdays)
8:30 am - 12:05 pm (Half-Days)


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Upcoming Events

District Announcements
Western Community Soccer Club

The Western Community Soccer Club expects to have open spots on some of its rosters for the upcoming spring season.

The club plays in the Capital Area Soccer League (C.A.S.L.), which is headquartered in East Lansing.

Teams will play eight games during the season that is expected to open on the weekend of April 15-16 and conclude no later than the weekend of June 3-4.

Registration fees for new players will be as follows:

-- $140 for those playing at the U-10 (born in 2007) or younger level;

-- $165 for those playing at the U-11 (born in 2006) or older level.

Those fees include a $40 uniform charge for a black jersey, a white jersey, and a pair of black shorts. The fees will increase by $25 if a player joins a team after March 1.

For more information, please contact John Ortega at 517-358-4061 or

Bean Refrigerator Notes
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
The Bean PTA is planning a Teacher Appreciation luncheon for Thursday, May 4, 2017 and they need your donations! Please click here to sign up to donate one or more items. Thank you!

It's Time for Penny Wars!
Our 5th graders are starting their Penny Wars to raise money for graduation party expenses! Each 5th grade classroom will have a collection jar and the students will fill it with as many pennies as possible. But, watch out! Pennies give a classroom positive earnings but students can put silver coins and paper money in other classroom jars. That money TAKES AWAY from the classroom's total! It's all in fun and helps raise money for their celebration.

Volleyball Camp
The Western Middle School Volleyball Panthers are hosting a volleyball camp for girls who are currently 5th graders. The camp costs $50 per girl and takes place this summer in July 2017. Click here for more information.

Art Club
We have a session of Art Club through Jackson School of the Arts taking place at Bean Elementary after school on Thursdays in May. Click here for a registration form. Registrations must be sent directly to Jackson School of the Arts.

Girl Scout Bike Donation
Girl Scout Troop 60068 is having a bike collection! Bikes in any condition may be delivered to Parma Elementary School during the drop-off window on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. The bikes will be tuned up as necessary by the Bike Armory Union and distributed to youngsters in need locally. Thanks!

Mobile Dentist
The Mobile Dentist from Center for Family Health will be visiting Bean in May! Students will visit the dentist during the school day so they miss very little and parents don't have to take time off work to schedule an appointment! Sign up now to take advantage of this convenient opportunity! Click here for a registration form.

Maximum Gymnastix Summer Camps
Maximum Gymnastix is offering a selection of summer camps and classes for students in our area. Click here for more information.

DBSS Sting Soccer
DBSS Sting of Jackson is offering Spring soccer drop-in, a Sunshine Tournament, and Summer Camps. Click here for more information.

Lifetouch Spring Picture Day
Friday, April 21, 2017 is Spring Picture Day at Bean Elementary! All students will be photographed and a picture packet will go home with each student. Parents are able to pre-select the background by filling out the form here and sending itwith their child on picture day. Once packages arrive (roughly one month after picture day) parents may choose to purchase one or more of the sheets of photos and return unwanted photos without paying for them. Feel free to contact Mrs. Miller in the office if you have any questions.

Global 6K for Water
Western is hosting a Global 6K for Water event in celebration of World Water Day. The event takes place on Saturday, May 6 at 9:30 am at Western High School. Click here for more information or click here for a direct link to register.

Spring Mileage Club
Join us at Bean on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays to encourage physical activity during Mileage Club! Parent volunteers punch mileage cards for students as they run around the mileage track during recess. Volunteers are needed from 11:15 am until 1:05 pm on Mileage Club days. Volunteers can be parents, relatives, or friends - but it won't happen without volunteers! Please sign up for one or more days and support our students! Click here for the sign up. Thank you!

Summer Adventure Camp!
Somerset Beach is hosting their annual Summer Adventure Camp this summer with tons of fun planned! Click here for more information.

Childrenz Challenge
The annual Childrenz Challenge is scheduled to take place on August 19, 2017 with a host of fun events and prizes. Click here for more information.

SAU Science Camp
Spring Arbor University is already getting information out about their popular Science Camp that is happening this June! Their theme is "Is It Magic or Is It Science?!" This is a great camp with lots of fun activities, so be sure to get signed up! Click here for information and a registration form.

JAMA Events!
The Jackson Area Manufacturers Association and The Academy for Manufacturing Careers is offering two youth programs for the summer of 2017. Click here for more information.

POP into Reading at Bean!
Our POP into Reading Fridays will be starting after the Labor Day weekend! Please consider signing up to help us pop and distribute the treats! Parents, friends, grandparents, etc. are welcome to help! Students will be able to purchase 1-2 bags of popcorn on these days for 25. The more volunteers we have, the quicker and smoother it goes! Click here for the SignUp Genius link.

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