The Birmingham sixth graders in Cindy Zamora's class had fun sending their Flat Stanley out into the world.

And now, they can brag that they made the Facebook page for the U.S. Consulate in Nagoya, Japan. Check it out!: https://www.facebook.com/USConsNagoya/posts/1999955036754608

Flat Stanley is the hero of a popular series of American children's books first published in 1964 about a boy who is accidentally flattened by a bulletin board but makes the most of his life-altering predicament by slipping into an envelope to travel the world.

 

 

 

All elementary schools within Toledo Public Schools will be holding Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday, October 25, and Friday, October 26.

That means there will be NO school on those days for all elementary school students. High school students will follow their regular schedules. One exception: the students in seventh and eighth grades at Jones Leadership Academy and Toledo Technology Academy will attend school because those buildings follow the high school schedule.

At the conferences, parents and guardians will be asked to fill out a Parent Survey

This survey is intended to collect parent perceptions related to a number of key topics, including engagement, possible barriers to engagement and the overall culture of their children's school. It is critical to gather this feedback in order to provide a learning environment that respects a culturally-diverse community.

The survey results will determine what resources parents might need to better support their students' academic success and what obstacles that may impact their participation. The information will be used as a key driver as the district works to align programs and resources.

In addition to the link on the district’s website, parents and guardians can fill out the Parent Survey by texting @pxtps to 35134 - the survey can be taken on any texting device. The survey can also be taken using a QR code. Finally, there will be paper versions available at the Parent/Teacher conferences but it is hopeful as many people as possible will use one of the electronic versions to reduce the need to manually enter the data.

 

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October/November Newsletter

            2018-2019

Birmingham K-8: A School of Excellence

A Title I School

Ms. Stacey Scharf- Principal

Mrs. Jennifer Ragland- Assistant Principal

Mrs. Sarah Badas- Secretary

TROJAN TIMES

Pride of the East Side

 

  • October 5, 2018 Picture Day Must be in Dress Code for Fall Pictures
  • October 5, 2018 Candle Fundraiser Money is Due to Office TODAY!!!
  • October 5, 2018 DOLLAR JEAN’S DAY- DRESS CODE SHIRT
  • October 10, 2018 Mediation Day for attendance
  • October 12, 2018 End of First Quarter  (2 Hour Delay Doors open at 10:45AM)
  • October 12, 2018 2 Hour Delay Doors open at 10:45AM
  • October 17, 2018 Parent Night 5:30-7 PM
  • October 19, 2018 DOLLAR JEAN’S DAY- DRESS CODE SHIRT
  • October 25 & 26 2018 NO SCHOOL  Parent Teacher Conferences
  • November 2, 2018 DOLLAR JEAN’S DAY- DRESS CODE SHIRT
  • November 6, 2018 NO SCHOOL  Teacher Inservice Day/ Voting Day
  • November 7, 2018 Mediation Day for attendance
  • November 8, 2018 Picture Retake Day Must be in Dress Code for Fall Pictures  
  • November 14, 2018 Parent Night 5:30-7:00 PM
  • November 16, 2018 DOLLAR JEAN’S DAY- DRESS CODE SHIRT
  • November 21-23, 2018 NO SCHOOL FAll Break
  • November 30, 2018 DOLLAR JEAN’S DAY- DRESS CODE SHIRT

 

Dollar Jean’s Day

As one of our fundraisers we will be having Dollar Jean’s Days.  The dates are as follow:

  • October 5
  • October 19
  • November 2
  • November 16
  • November 30

Welcome to Birmingham……..  

 

Jeffery Hodges he is our new 8th grade teacher.

Michelle Schmidt is our new CCSE Teacher

Some of the highlights from the parent handbook are listed below, this handbook is listed on the TPS website, along with our monthly newsletters.  

RECESS

Recess has begun!  Our students get 10 minutes of Recess every day.  Weather permitting.

The recess times are from August to November 1 and then March 1 through the last day of school in May.  We ask that the students have a jacket for chilly days.

 

 

Parking in the Loop

In our Loop out front of the school building there are designated parking spots on the right.  The left side of the loop is to drive through. There is NO PARKING ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE LOOP!

 

We ask that you are polite to each other, and keep in mind that everyone simply wants to safely get their child or children into school.  If we all work together, this can be accomplished.

 

No dogs or smoking are allowed on school premises-

Not everyone is comfortable around dogs and this is to insure safety of both the pet and the people.  It’s simply the law that you may not smoke on a public school premises. Thank you for following this.

 

NEW DISTRICT-WIDE STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

We will be having another meeting about this at one of our Parent Nights

PARENT VOLUNTEER CHALLENGE

At Open House, there will be activities to sign up for,to contribute to your child’s school.  We ask for each parent to come volunteer at our school for 2 hours this year. If you volunteer, your student will receive a jeans pass.  If you have more than one student, you will need to fulfill 2 hours for each.

Thank you to our Parent Volunteer for purchasing recess supplies.  

 

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MCKINNEY-VENTO HOMELESS ASSISTANCE ACT

LEA ENROLLMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

and

ENROLLMENT DISPUTE RESOLUTION

The Ohio Department of Education is committed to facilitating the timely resolution of disputes regarding the educational placement of homeless children and youth. The process may address issues concerning: enrollment, transfer of records, transportation, comparable services, guardianship, medical records, residency, school of origin/school of choice issues along with any related homeless education concerns.

ENROLLMENT

Reference - McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C.S. $ 11432(&X3XA-C)

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act includes definitive language concerning the enrollment of homeless children and youth including:

The local educational agency shall according to the youth's best interest:

Continue the child's education in the school of origin for the duration of homelessness

► In any case in which a family becomes homeless between academic years or

during an academic year or > For the remainder of the academic year, if the child or youth becomes permanently housed during an academic year or Enroll the child or youth in any public school that non-homeless students who live in the attendance area in which the child or youth is actually living are eligible to attend

In determining the best interest of the child or youth, the local educational agency (LEA) shall:

To the extent feasible, keep the homeless child or youth in the school of origin, except when doing so is contrary to the wishes of the child's or youth's parent or guardian Provide a written explanation to the parent or guardian, including a statement regarding the right to appeal if the local educational agency sends the child or youth to a school other than the school of origin or a school requested by the parent or guardian Refer unaccompanied youth to the homeless liaison designated by the LEA to provide assistance in placement and/or enrollment decisions. The views of the unaccompanied youth will be considered and the youth will be notified of the right to appeal.

INFORMATION FOR SCHOOL-AGE YOUTH

IF YOU LIVE IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SITUATIONS:

  • In a shelter
  • In a motel or campground due to the lack of an alternative adequate accommodation
  • In a car, park, abandoned building, or bus or train station
  • Doubled up with other people due to loss of housing or economic hardship

You may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act.

Eligible students have the right to:

  • Receive a free, appropriate public education.
  • Enroll in school immediately, even if lacking documents normally required

for enrollment

  • Enroll in school and attend classes while the school gathers needed documents.
  • Enroll in the local school, or continue attending their school of origin (the school

they attended when permanently housed or the school in which they were last enrolled), if that is their preference and is feasible.

* If the school district believes that the school selected is not in his/her best

interest, then the district must provide the student with a written explanation

of its position and inform the student of his/her right to appeal its decision.

  • Receive transportation to and from the school of origin, if requested.
  • Receive educational services comparable to those provided to other students,

according to the students' needs.

If you believe you may be eligible, contact the local liaison to find out what services and supports may be available.

Local Liaison State Coordinator   If you need further assistance with your educational needs,  contact the National Center for Homeless Education: 1-800-308-2145. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. * www.serve.org/nche

BOARD POLICY MANUAL

Section     Section K: School-Community Relations

Title      Smoking On District Property By Staff Members, Parents & Students

Number  KGC

Status  Active

Legal

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act; 20 USC 1221 et seq. ORC 3313.20; 3313.751 ORC 3794.01; 3794.02; 3794.03 (F); 3794.04; 3794.06

Adopted

August 18, 2009

Last Revised

February 27, 2018

Last Reviewed

February 15, 2018

The Board has a duty to protect and promote the health and well-being of all students and staff. The Board is acutely aware of the serious health risks associated with the use of tobacco products, bot to users and nonusers, and that most tobacco use begins by the age of 18. The Board recognizes that staff and school visitors serve as role models to students and, therefore, adopts this 100% tobacco-free District policy to endorse a healthy lifestyle and prevent tobacco use. For the purpose of this policy, "tobacco" is defined to include any lighted or unlighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, bidi, clove cigarette and any other smoking product, and spit tobacco, also known as smokeless, dip, chew and snuff, in any form. For the purpose of this policy, electronic cigarettes are considered "tobacco."

Tobacco Use Prohibited

No volunteer or school visitor is permitted to smoke, inhale, dip or chew tobacco at any time, including non-school hours:

  1. In any building, facility or vehicle owned, leased, rented or chartered by the District or 2. On school grounds, athletic facilities or parking lots.

Tobacco Advertisements and Promotions

Tobacco advertising is prohibited on school grounds, in all school sponsored publications and at all school sponsored events. Tobacco promotional items that promote the use of tobacco products, including clothing, bags, lighters and other personal articles, are not permitted on school grounds, in school vehicles or at school sponsored events.

Providing Notice

"No Tobacco" signs will be posted throughout the district at entrances and other appropriate locations in all academic buildings, administrative spaces and athletic fields. District vehicles will display the international "No Smoking" insignia. Announcements will be made during home athletic events both before the event and during intermission, as well as at all school functions where deemed appropriate. School programs will include a written reminder of the no tobacco use on District property policy.

Enforcement

Citizens failing to comply with this policy are educated as to State law and the Board's policy on smoking. Persons refusing to extinguish smoking materials are directed to leave school property and may be fined by the Ohio Department

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of Health or its designees. The following disciplinary actions may be taken against school visitors found in violation of this policy:

15 Offense verbal notification of the policy

Multiple Offenses removal from school property or, if off campus, removal from school activity

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Parent Nights for 1st Semester

The dates for our 1st semester parent nights are as follows:

October 17th from 5:30-7pm

November 14th from 5:30-7pm

December 12th from 5:30-7pm

Topics to be determined.

Note from Nurse Kathy:

TPS policy is that no over the counter medications can be given not unless there is a doctor's order. Cough drops are considered an over the counter medication as well as neosporin ointment. If parents have any questions regarding over the counter medications they believe the child needs, please let the nurse know and she will send them a TPS medication to administer form and the child will have to come to the nurse office to receive the medication.

 

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August/September  Newsletter

            2018-2019

Birmingham K-8: A School of Excellence

A Title I School

Ms. Stacey Scharf- Principal

Mrs. Jennifer Ragland- Assistant Principal

Mrs. Sarah Badas- Secretary

TROJAN TIMES

Pride of the East Side

  • August 23 EHSO, Early Risers, Gifted starts
  • August 24 KG starts
  • Sept 3 Labor Day-No School
  • Sept 7 Dollar Jean Day- Must wear Dress code shirt
  • Sept 14 Pizza Day- $1.00 a slice
  • Sept 21 Dollar Jean Day- Must wear Dress code shirt

 

Welcome Back!

On behalf of the entire staff and faculty, we are excited to start the new year.  This year our theme is “Pride of the East Side.” We are proud of our students, and proud to provide them with the best education possible.  There will continue to be parent involvement activities, student activities as well as learning every day.

 

Please welcome these staff members……..  

 

Garret Pelz  CCSE I

Kathy Wolfinger Nurse

 

Some of the highlights from the parent handbook are listed below, this handbook is listed on the TPS website, along with our monthly newsletters.  

RECESS

Recess has begun!  Our students get 10 minutes of Recess every day.  Weather permitting.

The recess times are from August to November 1 and then March 1 through the last day of school in May.  We ask that the students have a jacket for chilly days.

 

Parking in the Loop

In our Loop out front of the school building there are designated parking spots on the right.  The left side of the loop is to drive through. There is NO PARKING ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE LOOP!

We ask that you are polite to each other, and keep in mind that everyone simply wants to safely get their child or children into school.  If we all work together, this can be accomplished.

 

No dogs or smoking are allowed on school premises-

Not everyone is comfortable around dogs and this is to insure safety of both the pet and the people.  It’s simply the law that you may not smoke on a public school premises. Thank you for following this.

 

NEW DISTRICT-WIDE DISCIPLINE CODE

TPS is launching a new Discipline code.  This will be shared with you from our Board Office, and staff will be trained on August 17, 2018

 

PARENT VOLUNTEER CHALLENGE

At Open House, there will be activities to sign up for,to contribute to your child’s school.  We ask for each parent to come volunteer at our school for 2 hours this year. If you volunteer, your student will receive a jeans pass.  If you have more than one student, you will need to fulfill 2 hours for each.

Thank you to our Parent Volunteer for purchasing recess supplies.  

 

 

MCKINNEY-VENTO HOMELESS ASSISTANCE ACT

LEA ENROLLMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

and

ENROLLMENT DISPUTE RESOLUTION

The Ohio Department of Education is committed to facilitating the timely resolution of disputes regarding the educational placement of homeless children and youth. The process may address issues concerning: enrollment, transfer of records, transportation, comparable services, guardianship, medical records, residency, school of origin/school of choice issues along with any related homeless education concerns.

ENROLLMENT

Reference - McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C.S. $ 11432(&X3XA-C)

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act includes definitive language concerning the enrollment of homeless children and youth including:

The local educational agency shall according to the youth's best interest:

Continue the child's education in the school of origin for the duration of homelessness

► In any case in which a family becomes homeless between academic years or

during an academic year or > For the remainder of the academic year, if the child or youth becomes permanently housed during an academic year or Enroll the child or youth in any public school that non-homeless students who live in the attendance area in which the child or youth is actually living are eligible to attend

In determining the best interest of the child or youth, the local educational agency (LEA) shall:

To the extent feasible, keep the homeless child or youth in the school of origin, except when doing so is contrary to the wishes of the child's or youth's parent or guardian Provide a written explanation to the parent or guardian, including a statement regarding the right to appeal if the local educational agency sends the child or youth to a school other than the school of origin or a school requested by the parent or guardian Refer unaccompanied youth to the homeless liaison designated by the LEA to provide assistance in placement and/or enrollment decisions. The views of the unaccompanied youth will be considered and the youth will be notified of the right to appeal.

INFORMATION FOR SCHOOL-AGE YOUTH

IF YOU LIVE IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SITUATIONS:

  • In a shelter
  • In a motel or campground due to the lack of an alternative adequate accommodation
  • In a car, park, abandoned building, or bus or train station
  • Doubled up with other people due to loss of housing or economic hardship

You may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act.

Eligible students have the right to:

  • Receive a free, appropriate public education.
  • Enroll in school immediately, even if lacking documents normally required

for enrollment

  • Enroll in school and attend classes while the school gathers needed documents.
  • Enroll in the local school, or continue attending their school of origin (the school

they attended when permanently housed or the school in which they were last enrolled), if that is their preference and is feasible.

* If the school district believes that the school selected is not in his/her best

interest, then the district must provide the student with a written explanation

of its position and inform the student of his/her right to appeal its decision.

  • Receive transportation to and from the school of origin, if requested.
  • Receive educational services comparable to those provided to other students,

according to the students' needs.

If you believe you may be eligible, contact the local liaison to find out what services and supports may be available.

Local Liaison State Coordinator   If you need further assistance with your educational needs,  contact the National Center for Homeless Education: 1-800-308-2145. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. * www.serve.org/nche

BOARD POLICY MANUAL

Section     Section K: School-Community Relations

Title      Smoking On District Property By Staff Members, Parents & Students

Number  KGC

Status  Active

Legal

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act; 20 USC 1221 et seq. ORC 3313.20; 3313.751 ORC 3794.01; 3794.02; 3794.03 (F); 3794.04; 3794.06

Adopted

August 18, 2009

Last Revised

February 27, 2018

Last Reviewed

February 15, 2018

The Board has a duty to protect and promote the health and well-being of all students and staff. The Board is acutely aware of the serious health risks associated with the use of tobacco products, bot to users and nonusers, and that most tobacco use begins by the age of 18. The Board recognizes that staff and school visitors serve as role models to students and, therefore, adopts this 100% tobacco-free District policy to endorse a healthy lifestyle and prevent tobacco use. For the purpose of this policy, "tobacco" is defined to include any lighted or unlighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, bidi, clove cigarette and any other smoking product, and spit tobacco, also known as smokeless, dip, chew and snuff, in any form. For the purpose of this policy, electronic cigarettes are considered "tobacco."

Tobacco Use Prohibited

No volunteer or school visitor is permitted to smoke, inhale, dip or chew tobacco at any time, including non-school hours:

  1. In any building, facility or vehicle owned, leased, rented or chartered by the District or 2. On school grounds, athletic facilities or parking lots.

Tobacco Advertisements and Promotions

Tobacco advertising is prohibited on school grounds, in all school sponsored publications and at all school sponsored events. Tobacco promotional items that promote the use of tobacco products, including clothing, bags, lighters and other personal articles, are not permitted on school grounds, in school vehicles or at school sponsored events.

Providing Notice

"No Tobacco" signs will be posted throughout the district at entrances and other appropriate locations in all academic buildings, administrative spaces and athletic fields. District vehicles will display the international "No Smoking" insignia. Announcements will be made during home athletic events both before the event and during intermission, as well as at all school functions where deemed appropriate. School programs will include a written reminder of the no tobacco use on District property policy.

Enforcement

Citizens failing to comply with this policy are educated as to State law and the Board's policy on smoking. Persons refusing to extinguish smoking materials are directed to leave school property and may be fined by the Ohio Department

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of Health or its designee. The following disciplinary actions may be taken against school visitors found in violation of this policy:

15 Offense verbal notification of the policy

Multiple Offenses removal from school property or, if off campus, removal from school activity

https://www.boarddocs.com/oh/tps/Board.nsf/Public# 2/2

 

PARENT Nights for 1st Semester

The dates for our 1st semester parent nights are as follows:

September 19th from 5:30-7pm

October 17th from 5:30-7pm

November 14th from 5:30-7pm

December 12th from 5:30-7pm

Note from Nurse Kathy:

TPS policy is that no over the counter medications can be given out unless there is a doctor's order. Cough drops are considered an over the counter medication as well as neosporin ointment. If parents have any questions regarding over the counter medications they believe the child needs, please let the nurse know and she will send them a TPS medication to administer form and the child will have to come to the nurse office to receive the medication.