Welcome to Bedford Elementary School
Home of the Bedford Bees!
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We are off to a wonderful start here at Bedford Elementary! Our students and teachers are working diligently every day and I hope your students are telling you about the exciting enhancements our teachers have made to their classroom environments. Our students are getting more choice in where they do their assignments, increased opportunities to engage with technology and multiple opportunities to engage with their peers in rich discussions. Please free to stop by Bedford and visit your child’s classroom whenever you have a few minutes! Our students are currently involved in MAP testing which gives us information about where their skills are compared to other students their own age and allows us to monitor their growth over the course of the year. Our 1st and 2nd graders will take this assessment in the fall, winter and spring. Our 3-5th graders will take it in the fall and winter. They will take the PARCC later in the spring. Results from the MAP assessment will be sent home for you to review and allow you to also monitor your child’s growth throughout the year.
New this year is the start of our Parent Resource Center at Bedford. We are opening up our computer lab to parents to use as needed and also have a variety of parent resources available for you to borrow. Please feel free to stop by if you need to use the computers. No appointment is required, however, there are some periods in which MAP testing is going on and the lab will be closed to parents. I would advise calling first to see if the lab is available.
Finally, we have had a lot of positive feedback on the Wednesday Work Folders. Please continue to review the contents of the folder with your child, sign the comment sheet and return it to school. Although we are sending home weekly grade reports in grades 3-5, please know that, if you haven’t already, you can sign up for BCPSOne and have real-time access to your child’s grades and the curriculum. These can be accessed from a computer, tablet or phone once you create an account. We will continue to send home directions for how to set up an account, but please contact us if you have lost your information and we can generate it for you again. Each child has their own password that you will need to create the account.
As always, THANK YOU for everything you do to make Bedford such a great place to learn and grow!
Mrs. Christina Connolly, Principal