News and Spotlights
Please consider donating non-perishable food items to our Eastover Food Drive to benefit Lighthouse in Pontiac. All items will be contributed to their community food pantry.
This drive was entirely initiated by 4th and 5th grade students who approached the office about doing something to help their community. Together, we looked for different organizations to support and then reached out to Lighthouse. Lighthouse enthusiastically welcomed the support and we are excited to be collecting items from December 4-20.
Items may be placed in the Lighthouse boxes at the Main Entrance, Carpool Entrance, Media Center, and Back Gateway Space!
Thank you for your support and thank you Aviva, Jacob, Maddie, and Riley for your student leadership and initiative!
It is hard to believe that I had to type DECEMBER in this message. There are just 15 days of school left in 2023! With that, we all felt the shift in weather this past week. Thank you for sending your child(ren) to school with warm gear as we continue with outdoor recess unless the temperature or wind chill dips below 10 degrees. If your child is in need of winter gear, please let us know in the office so we can provide warm gear during the school day.
Starting this Monday, December 4, Eastover is hosting a Food Drive to support Lighthouse in Pontiac. This student-initiated event is described in detail in the article below. Please consider supporting the students who organized the event, as well as our community by bringing in non-perishable food items.
There will be no school December 23 - January 7 for Winter Break. School will resume on Monday, January 8, 2024! Happy New Year!
With the cold weather upon us, we would like to communicate what needs to be done regarding winter weather gear (coats, snow pants, boots, hats, and gloves). Children need to be dressed for the weather every day. We go out if it’s 10 degrees or above (accounting for wind chill). If there is snow on the ground, the children need to have boots and snow pants. If your child does not have boots and snow pants, then he/she will be restricted to play on the blacktop and woodchip areas. Students with all snow gear will be allowed on the fields
Also, please LABEL ALL of your child's winter gear with your child's name. Sometimes students forget what gloves, hats, etc. they brought to school.Winter gear can be sent into school in a labeled bag and stored in your child's cubbie/locker.
Please make sure your child has a pair of indoor shoes in his/her backpack. Walking around in winter boots all day is uncomfortable and too hot for their feet.
Let us know in the office know if your child doesn't own winter gear, we can make arrangements for them during the school day.
REGISTER NOW for the 2022 BLOOMFIELD BASEBALL LEAGUE Spring Season!
Let's Playball! It is time to register for the 64th season of the Bloomfield Baseball League (BBL). The BBL offers recreational baseball for ages pre-K through 12th grade. Games are played on Bloomfield School fields and teams are organized by school and grade level. Register early to have the best chance for your son or daughter to play with their friends on their school team. Save $50 if you register before Feb. 1. Register online at www.bloomfieldbaseball.com. If you have any questions contact our league administration team at firstname.lastname@example.org or (586) 372-6299 or your Eastover rep, Sarah Kovack at email@example.com.
Register For Spring Academy/Clinics: For those of you looking to get some early season training in the BBL is offering its Spring Baseball Academy sessions on Saturdays February 26 and March 5, and Sundays March 13th and 20th. These sessions are 1.5 hrs. each with a focus on fundamentals including hitting, fielding, base running and throwing. Space is limited so sign up now at www.bloomfieldbaseball.com.
Check this article for updates on how to get involved in our PTO and/or how to support their efforts to enhance our students' experience at Eastover Elementary!
Bloomfield Youth Assistance is offering Fall Enrichment Scholarships
Individuals must live within the BHS boundaries and qualify for free and reduced lunch.
BYA provides assistance with:
- After School Athletics & Classes
- Academic Assistance & Classes
- Day off/Holiday Camps
BHS currently utilizes content filtering and privacy controls to support the safety of our students online. One of those tools is Hapara. Hapara is a screen management tool that does two things: it helps to ensure that students are actively participating in class and improves instruction by allowing teachers to respond to student’s academic needs in real-time. This tool allows teachers to remotely see their students’ Chromebook screens - including all of their opened browser tabs - in real-time during class. Teachers can also limit the websites that students are able to visit during instruction. This software not only helps us maintain a productive learning environment but also teaches valuable digital citizenship skills.
Save the Date for Music Concerts at Eastover!
First Grade: February 29
Second Grade: March 7
Third Grade: April 25
All concerts will be held in the Eastover Cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. More details to follow!
Mrs. Hale introduces her third-grade Eastover students to division by connecting it to multiplication through fact families and a creative "chocolate chip cookie" method. She boosts their confidence by providing a worksheet with all the answers and emphasizes the importance of strategy and repetition in learning division.
The Bloomfield Hills food service department is excited to announce the continuation of our breakfast program in the 2023-24 school year! There will be no charge for breakfast.
Families who may qualify for free or reduced lunch should still apply for this benefit, as qualifying families also receive benefits such as reduced or free fees for field trips and pay to participate activities (grades 6-12). Visit our school lunch page for more information on the Free/Reduced price meal program.
In order to identify students that wish to purchase meals, we are implementing a pre-order system. Please click on this link and fill out/submit the form to have meals delivered to your child’s classroom on a weekly basis (you may want to bookmark this link if you plan to order regularly). Orders need to be placed for the school week by Sunday evening. Breakfast will be ready for your child in their classroom when they arrive at school. The breakfast menu is posted on the google form, so you can choose the days/meals that your child wants to eat with us.
All breakfasts come with an entree fruit, juice and milk. If for some reason you cannot fill out the form, please call the food service office @ (248)341-5671 and we can help you out! Have a great start to your school year!
Marianne Romsek – Food Service Director Bloomfield Hills/Aramark
Just a reminder, ALL volunteers, including parents assisting with events and/or attending field trips, need to have a background check completed prior to volunteering. Click HERE for the Bloomfield Hills Schools Volunteer Background Check form. Forms need to be completed and submitted at least one week prior to volunteering. Please email completed forms to our Human Resources department, attn. Debbie Steaban at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bloomfield Hills Schools has seven grade 12 students from Bloomfield Hills High School and the International Academy who have received Semifinalist status from the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Step into Johnson Nature Center’s TreeSchool, an enchanting outdoor early childhood enrichment program, where children engage in hands-on learning and play. Led by Ms. Leigh and Ms. Tracy, three- and four-year-olds explore the snowy landscape, discovering the wonders of nature.
The BHS Foundation looks forward to expanding its ability to support Bloomfield Hills Schools’ educators and students with your generous gift to our Annual Appeal.
What will we be able to accomplish in the coming year? Your gift can guide us toward innovative programming that empowers educators and prepares students for a rapidly changing future.
Current BHS eighth grade and prospective families are invited to explore and learn about Bloomfield Hills High School. The BHS Family Ambassadors will guide small group tours and answer your questions regarding academics, athletics, clubs, culture, and all the opportunities awaiting students at BHHS.
Tuesday, January 30, 2024, 6 pm
Bloomfield Hills High School
If your child will be five-years-old by September 1, it's time to start preparing for Kindergarten or Developmental Kindergarten. This session is an excellent opportunity for adults to learn about Kindergarten in Bloomfield Hills Schools.
Kindergarten enrollment begins February 1, 2024.
Nominate a neighbor, youth group leader, friend, or family member who impresses you with their perseverance and commitment to the community
As we move into the season of giving thanks, teachers and faculty focus lessons and themes of the month accordingly. For two of our Bloomfield Hills Schools, the P.R.E.P. program and Bowers Academy, students gathered together to celebrate their first-ever Friendsgiving