News & Announcements
Camp MiBroBe Pre-Payment Information
Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of a fifth grade Ford student,
During September of 2017 sixth grade students at Ford Intermediate School will have the opportunity to attend Camp MiBroBe for a week of exciting outdoor education. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and we hope your child will be able to attend. The cost for Camp is $200 per student.
To plan for the cost of Camp parents can begin making partial payments using the school district’s PayForIt online payment option. If you have not already done so, use the following link to set up a PayForIt account. You will then have access to fee payment options including Camp MiBroBe.
To attend Camp, the balance of $200 must be paid in full no later than Thursday, August 31, 2017. Refunds are issued for any student with a paid balance who are unable to attend Camp in the fall.
If you have questions regarding the PayForIt site or regarding Camp payments, please contact Mrs. Fagan in the main office at 216-898-8841 x7201#
Use the following link for more information about Camp MiBroBe:
As stated in the letter sent home on Monday, March 6th, and in our on-line Ford Flyer newsletter, this year we are proctoring most of our statewide tests online, rather than using the traditional #2 pencil, question and answer booklets. That poses some unique logistical challenges that we are confident we can meet. However, a few things will be different. First on most testing days we will have a morning and an afternoon testing session. Second, we will relocate students who are testing to classrooms throughout the building to ensure maximum connectivity with our laptops. As a result, only students who are testing will report to school on test days. The online testing schedule is as follows, and students should bring their own earphones on these days:
Wednesday, April 12, 5th grade Math test - no school for 6th graders
Thursday, April 13, 6 grade Math test - no school for 5th graders
Wednesday, April 19, 5th grade Science test - no school for 6th graders
Thursday, April 20, 6th grade Social Studies test - no school for 5th graders
Please start planning now for the following no school days:
No school for 6th graders on Wednesdays, April 12th and 19th.
No School for 5th graders on Thursdays, April 13th and April 20th
All students will take their statewide English Language Arts tests on Wednesday, April 5th and Thursday, April 6th, using the traditional #2 pencil, question and answer booklets.
Scholastic Buy One Get One Free Book Fair Coming Soon!
Our Buy One, Get One Free* Book Fair is a reading event that brings books to your child’s school that they want to read. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and help shape your child’s reading habits. The Buy One, Get One Free Fair begins May 1 through May 8 in the library from 8:30-3:30 each day. We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair!
Tuesday, April 18 - Morning Announcements:
Reminder for Mileage Club: The Awards Ceremony and Breakfast RSVP slips are due to Miss Audie by tomorrow! If you are in 6th grade and will not be in school tomorrow, your parents can email the RSVP to Miss Audie at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can turn in your slip on Thursday.
Builders Club will be participating in the "Into the Light Walk" for suicide prevention at the Cleveland Zoo on Sunday, April 23rd. If you would like to donate to this worthy cause or join our team, "Team Life," register at lifeact.org/walk
The last Builders Club meeting for this school year will be this Thursday, April 20, 7:45AM in Room 212.
Reminder - students will not be permitted to participate in end-of-the-year field trips if student fees are not paid in full. (This does not include Camp fees for 5th graders.)
Monday, April 10 - Morning Announcements:
The following activities have been cancelled due to testing: Computer Club April 12th & 19th: Wellness Club April 13th & 20th; Pokemon Club for April; Student Council for April 11th.
Attentioni Mrs. Jennings' students: The next Book Club is Tuesday, April 11th. Even if you missed the first meeting last week, you are more than welcome to attend. It's during lunch and team time in room 201...bring your lunch.
Friday, April 7 - Morning Announcements:
The following clubs are cancelled on the following dates due to testing: No Wellness Club on April 13th and April 20th; no Computer club on April 12th and April 19th; and no Pokemon Club in April.
Congratulations to the following students who are winners of our Library Makerspace coloring contest: 3rd place - Abby Bruce; 2nd place - Brecklyn Daniel; and 1st place - Kaitlyn McCandless
Congratulations to our Yearbook Cover contest winners: for the Back Cover, Rose Henry, Sanika Singh, Amelie Mockbee and Team Kaitlyn McCandless, Sotheara Leng, Brecklyn Daniel, Clara Olexa, Alexis Duttko, Hailey Pischel, Janie Rohfeld and Naomi Melnick, Front Cover winner Daniel Smith! Nice job - what outstanding artists we have here at Ford!
Tuesday, March 21 - Morning Announcements:
Lego Club meets today after school in the IMC until 4:20PM.
Monday, March 20 - Morning Announcements:
Ford Fiddlers Super Strings meets today in Room 905 until 4:15PM.
March 13 - Morning Announcements:
Mrs. Jennings students - if you are interested in participating in Book Club please complete the survey on Google Classroom for Grade 5 & 6 Enrichment.
Ford Fiddler Super Strings meets today after school until 4:15PM.
Student Council Meets Tuesday morning, 7:55AM, in Room 850.
Computer Club meets on Wednesday until 4:20PM in Rooms 840 and 754.
Builders Club members will meet Thursday morning, 7:45AM in Room 212.
March 6 - Morning Announcements:
Titan Trebles meet tomorrow morning at 8:00AM in Room 901.
Ford Fiddlers Super Strings meet 3:30-4:15PM Room 905.
February 27 - Morning Announcements:
Titan Trebles has been cancelled for tomorrow (Tuesday).
The Scholastic Happy Camper Book Fair begins today in the library.
February 23 - Morning Announcements:
Our next Scholastic Book Fair will be starting February 27 - March 7 in your school library. Find a wide variety of books to read and fun things to do. Special Family shopping Night on February 28th until 7:30PM. Bring your family and shop our great selection of books and materials at your Scholastic Book Fair!
Attention 5th Grade Girls - there is Open Gym Basketball today after school until 4:45PM. If you have any questions, see coach White in Room 206.
Any girl interested in the Titans spring volleyball league starting in April, please see Mrs. Williams for a registration form. It needs to be turned in ASAP.
Ford's Wellness and Mindfulness Club begins on March 2 after school until 4:30. The Club will introduce a holistic approach to broaden student awareness and wellbeing. See Miss Bodnar in Room 101 with any questions.
February 15 - Morning Announcements:
Builders Club meets Thursday morning at 7:45AM in Room 212
Math Problem Solvers meet today after school in Room 403. Bring pencils and permission slips!
Grade 5 girls' open basketball gym is today, 3:30-4:45PM. See Coach White in Room 206 if you have any questions.
February 14, Morning Announcements:
Students if you are intetested in Ford's Wellness and Mindfulness Club, stop in the main office for more information and a permission form. You may also stop in Miss Bodnar's classroom, 101 for details.
Attention Math Problem Solvers: your next meeting will be Wednesday, February 15th after school. Bring pencils and permission slips to Mrs. Parker's Room 403.
Builders Club meets Thursday, February 16th, 7:45AM in Room 212.
Attention 5th Grade Girls: there will be a 5th Grade Girls' Basketball Open Gym on Wednesday, 2/15 and Thursday, 2/16 from 3:30-4:45PM in the Main Gym. If you have any questions see Coach White in Room 206.
February 13 - Morning Announcements:
The library will be closed today during Mod 5. Makerspace will be closed all day.
Ford Fiddlers Super Strings meets today after school, Room 905, until 4:15.
Attention 5th Grade Girls - there will be Basketball Open Gym (drills, 1 on 1, 3 on 3, 5 on 5, and knockout) on Wednesday, February 15th and Thursday, February 16th - 3:30-4:45PM. If you have any questions see Coach White in Room 206.
Builders Club meets this Thursday, February 16th, 7:45-8:15AM in Room 212.
Wellness and Mindfulness Club will introduce a variety of holistic approaches to broaden student awareness and wellbeing. Students will study the basics of meditation, Reiki, mindfulness, aromatherapy and positive thinking. Students will learn to boost their mood and interest in health, to be more open-minded, to focus better, to be less stressful or anxious, and to be healthier, more positive and feel better. SPACE IS LIMITED - permission forms to join are in the main office. If you have any questions see Miss Bodnar. The Club starts on Thursday, March 2nd, 3:30-4:30PM in Miss Bodnar's Room 101.
February 9th - Morning Announcements:
Pokeman meets today after school until 4:15 in the Cafeteria.
Attention Mrs. Jennings' mod 3 & 5 students: The Knowledge Bowl tie breaker round will be this Friday, February 10th during mods 3 & 5 in Room 201. Please bring your lunch.
February 8th - Morning Announcements:
The Math Problem Solvers meeting scheduled for after school today has been cancelled. We will meet next Wednesday, February 15th after school. Be sure to get your permission slips in to Mrs. Parker.
Pokemon Club meets Thursday (tomorrow) after school in the cafeteria.
The next Builders Club meeting will be Thursday, February 16th, 7:45AM.
February 7th - Morning Announcements:
Attention Skiers: Ski Club is cancelled for today.
Attention 6th Grade Girls: Reminder that tonight is the informational meeting for volleyball next year! If you are interested in trying out, please plan on attending tonight at 6:00PM in the BMHS library. See Mrs. Williams with any questiions.
February 6th - Morning Announcements:
Attention 6th Grade Girls: reminder that there is an informational meeting tomorrow at 6PM at BMHS library if you are interested in trying out for 7th Grade Volleyball.
Ford Fiddlers Super Strings: there will be no Ford Fiddlers Super Strings after school today.
February 3rd - Morning Announcements:
The Student Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 7th has been cancelled due to testing.
January 27th, Morning Announcements:
Attention 6th Grade Girls: Today in homeroom you will be getting a handout regarding 7th Grade Volleyball next year at Middleburg Hts. Junior High School. Please take it home and discuss it with your parents! There will be an informational meeting on February 7th at Berea-Midpark High School. Please plan to attend. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Williams or email her at email@example.com
The 15 finalist of the Geography Bee will be competing today in Room 201. Please bring your lunch with you. The school-wide winner will take a written test to try to qualify for the State level Bee in Columbus. Good luck to all of you!
January 25th, 2017 - Morning Announcements:
Math Problem Solvers meets today in Mrs. Parker's Room 403. Bring your pencils and calculators. See you at 3:20. Make sure you're ride is here at 4:15.
Computer Club meets today after school in Rooms 754 and 840 until 4:20PM
Wednesday, January 11th - Morning Announcements:
A reminder that Computer Club meets today from 3:20-4:20PM. Please make sure to have transportation home.
Math Problem Solvers meet today in Room 403 from 3:20-4:15PM. Bring your pencils!
Builders Club is changing meeting times beginning in February. Meetings will be held in the MORNING, BEFORE SCHOOL, 7:45AM-8:15AM. The dates are the same but please mark your calendars as follows: February 16th, March 16th, and April 20th all will be morning meetings.
Tuesday, December 20th - Morning Announcements:
Mrs. Jennings Model UN students: study sessions are available today during your lunch and team time.
Mrs. Sveda's classes and Ms. Carroll's classes - meet in the IMC today.
The results are in for the door decorating contest winners; while the decision was tough the judges have made their final choices. Thank you to all who participated. Honorable mention winners are Room 904 Extended Care; 204 Mrs. Holt; 206 Mr. Carman; and 212 Mrs. Klooz. The top 3 winners are, in 3rd place, Room 853 Mrs. Brandt; in 2nd place, Room 306 Mrs. Miu; and our 1st place winner of the door decorating contest is...Room 302 Mrs. Musial. Congratulations to everyone who participated - we have some very creative students and staff members who helped brighten up our hallways!
Wednesday, December 14th - Morning Announcements:
HAPPY CONCERT DAY!
All 6th Grade String students, you have a combined rehearsal today mod 6 in the Auditorium. Bring your instrument and music.
All 6th Grade Band students, you have a combined rehearsal today during mod 1 in the Auditorium. Bring your instrument and music.
Tuesday, December 13th, Morning Announcements:
There is no Lego Club today - please go home the usual way, directly after PM homeroom.
Makerspace is closed today. It will reopen on Wednesday, Dec. 14th.
Titan Trebles students: reminder that there is rehearsal after school today!
Attention all 6th Grade String students: you have a combined rehearsal today 2nd mod in the Auditorium. All 6th grade students should report to the Auditorium at the beginning of 2nd mod with your instrument and music.
Attention all 6th Grade Band students: you have a combined rehearsal today during 6th mod. All 6th Grade Band students should report to the auditorium at the beginning of 6th mod with your instrument and music.
Monday, December 12th - Morning Announcements:
Builders Club members - our holiday party is Tuesday (tomorrow) at 3:30PM. Remember to bring a gift for a boy or girl if you want to participate in the gift exchange and bring a snack to share with the group.
Continuing with our Twelve Days of Holiday Spirit - tomorrow is Dress Like a Penguin Day - wear black and white!
Lego Club is cancelled for tomorrow, Tuesday, December 13th.
Makerspace is closed today and Tuesday. It will reopen on Wednesday.
The door decorating contest is almost over! Judges will be looking for the winning homeroom on December 16th.
Don't forget, if you want to join Computer Club beginning on January 4, 2017, you must get a permission slip before then from your computer teacher.
Wednesday, December 7th - Morning Announcements:
Attention Choir members: please report to the Auditorium today 6th mod for the dress rehearsal. 6th mod teachers are welcome to bring their classes.
Attention Mrs. Luikart's Art students: See Mrs. Luikart TODAY during your team time if you want to improve your grade on your monster project. See you TODAY!
Tuesday, December 6th - Morning Announcements:
Attention all students: are you interested in joining Computer Club? During Computer Club you may use the computers for classwork, personal use or to play a variety of games. You can try your hand at coding or create a web page. We will meet in Rooms 840 & 754 from 3:20-4:20PM every Wednesday, beginning January 4, 2017! If you are interested in joining, please see your computer teacher for an information sheet and permission slip. The permission slip must be returned to Ms. Sveda or Ms. Ottinger before the first day of the Club.
All 6th Grade Choir members should report to your assigned seats in the Auditorium today 1st Mod. All 5th Grade Choir members report to the risers today 7th Mod.
Thursday, December 1st - Morning Announcements:
The next Philosophers' Cafe is today during lunch and team time. Model UN is also after school today.
Student Council will be sponsoring a contest for all assigned homerooms. You will begin by choosing a holiday or winter theme for your classroom door. Judges will be looking for the winning homeroom on December 16th. Doors will be rated on creativity, neatness, and overall appearance.
Wednesday, November 30th - Morning Announcements:
Attention Staff: The Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast is this Sunday, 8AM-2PM in the BMHS cafeteria. If you need tickets, see Andrea Payne.
A reminder that Math Problem Solvers meet today in Mrs. Parker's room 403 at 3;20PM. Bring your pencil and a calculator and be sure you have a ride home at 4:15PM.
Tuesday, November 29th - Morning Announcements:
The Math Problem Solvers will meet tomorrow in Room 403 after school. Bring a pencil and a calculator.
Titan Trebles will meet today after school in the Choir Room.
Mrs. Jennings students: the next Philosophers' Cafe is today during lunch and team time in Room 201.
Tuesday, November 15th - Morning Announcements:
Attention 6th grade Choir members: Titan Trebles will meet after school today in Room 901 until 4:15PM
Philosophers' Cafe has been cancelled for today.
Reminder: Picture Retake day is Wednesday, November 16th...that's tomorrow!
The Great American fundraiser (cookie dough) delivery date is Thursday, November 17th, 3:30-5:30PM in the Cafeteria.
Don't forget the PTA Family Bingo event is Thursday, November 17th, 6:00 - 7:30PM in the Cafeteria.
Monday, November 14th - Morning Announcements:
Wednesday, November 16th is picture retake day in the cafeteria. 5th Graders will be called down mod 1 and 6th Graders will be called down Mod 2, via the PA. Don't forget to bring your smile!
Builders Club members our next meeting is this Thursday at 3:30PM. We will be going on a field trip. If you did not return your field trip permission slip, you ARE NOT permitted to attend this meeting.
The following activities take place Tuesday, November 15th: Student Council Meeting, 7:55AM Room 850; Jennings Philosophers' Cafe Mods 3, 4, 5; Lego Club 3:20-4:20PM IMC.
Wednesday, November 9th - Morning Announcements:
Builders Club members, please turn in your permission slip for the field trip next week if you haven't already done so. If you need a slip, see Ms. Payne in Room 208.
Reminder: Math Problem Solvers meet today at 3:20-4:15PM. Come to Room 403 after school today and make sure you have a ride home at 4:15.
Monday, November 7th - Morning Announcements:
Congratulations to the 5th & 6th graders who participated in the Young Astronaut's Day at NASA on Saturday. Mrs. Jennings if proud of your team effort and tenacious work! Students did a great job of problem-solving and won first place in a virtual rocket launch event!
There is a Math Problem Solving Club meeting on Wednesday, November 9th. We will meet in Room 403 - be sure to have a ride home at 4:15PM.
Tuesday, November 1st - Morning Announcements:
Attention all Ford students: Come join the TNT group on Wednesday, November 2nd after school until 4:30PM We will once again be using our super kindness powers to help make Ford and our community a better place. PLUS, I heard the Candy Rapper said it's cool to be kind! But please make sure that a ride home from the meeting, you can find!
Congratulations to the six winners of the Pirate Gold contest: Kyle Daffield, Alexis Hanson, Isabelle Farkas, Chade Denko, Joey Kline and Daymon Duman. Please come to the library during homeroom or team time to get your prize. The correct amount of pirate gold was 370 pieces.
Congratulations to the winners of the Book Fair Scavenger Hunt: Lorelai Fite, Summer Zeleznik, Alex Cistolo, Madison Hanover, Gabi Yerkey, Breanna Hanubin, Owen Trzebuckowski, Israel Gold, Carolyn Wheeler, Daniel Breckyn, Emily Zaremba, Zach Rector, Josh Amsden and Hailey Gandias. Please come to the library during homeroom or team time to get your prize. The correct titles for the books were Star Wars Jedi Academy, A New Class, Twintuition: Double Vision, Ghosts and the Enemy Above.
Today is the final day of the Book Fair and the newest Wimpy Kid book will be here shortly, so come down during team time to purchase your copy today! Quantities are limited. The next Book Fair isn't until March so get in your final shopping today during your team time.
Don't forget Lego Club meets today after school in the Library until 4:20PM.
Attention Mrs. Jennings students: The first Philosophers' Cafe is this Thursday, November 3rd during team time and lunch in Room 201. Please bring your lunch, planner and something to write with.
6th Grade Model UN students, the next session is this Thursday from 3:30-4:30PM in the library.
Monday, October 31st - Morning Announcements:
The new Wimpy Kid books arrive on Tuesday, November 1st, the final day of the Book Fair. Quantities are limited. Remember Tuesday is the final day of the Book Fair through Team Time. Come get your shopping done. The next Book Fair isn't until March, 2017.
Student Council meets tomorrow morning at 7:55AM in Room 850. Hope to see you there!
Lego Club meets on Tuesday, that's tomorrow, in the Library from 3:20-4:20PM.
Friday, October 28th - Morning Announcements:
Attention all Pokemon fans! Would you like to have time to play Pokemon? Need to find others who like Pokemon, too? Well, you are in luck. The first meeting of the Pokemon Club is coming! Mark it on your calendar - Thursday, November 10th in the cafeteria from 3:20- 4:15PM. If you are interested, you must pick up a permission slip in the main office and return it signed before that first meeting. We will meet once a month. See you there!
Thursday, October 27th - Morning Announcements:
Attention Mrs. Jennings' 6th Grade Jr. Model UN Students: If you are interested in participating in the Jr. Model UN, the 1st after school session is today from 3:30-4:30PM in the library. If you need a packet, stop by Mrs. Jennings' Room 201.
Builders Club members, please remember to turn in your permission slip for the field trip by Friday, November 11th. If you need a permission slip, please see Ms. Payine in Room 208.
Attention all 5th Grade Health Students: Mr. M, Ms. Audie and Mrs. Williams' health students need to bring their supply pouches (scissors, glue and colors) to Health Class (Room 857) today and tomorrow.
Please help "Titans Tackle Hunger" by bringing non-perishable food donations to the Titans' last football game of the season this Friday, October 28th. Bring one item or fill a bag! Join the Berea-Midpark football team in helping our community members who are in need. Donatiion drop-off will be located outside the Finnie Stadium by the main gate ticket booths. The gates open at 6:00PM and the game will start at 7:00PM. TITAN PRIDE!
Thursday, October 20th - Morning Announcements:
The newest Wimpy Kid #11 Double Down is coming to your Scholastic Book Fair starting Monday, October 24th. Copies can be pre-ordered during the Fair for a special low price of just $8.99 before its release date. Visit the Book Fair and reserve your specially-priced copy of the latest Wimpy Kid or to find other great books to read.
Today we are honoring our real-life military superheroes by wearing camouflage! Thanks to them we have many of the freedoms we have today!! Calling all superheroes, we look forward to seeing you tomorrow!
Builders Club meets today in Room 212 until 4:30PM.
Wednesday, October 19th - Morning Announcements:
Mrs. Jennings' 6th Graders: If you plan to participate in Model UN after school, the first session is next Thursday, October 20th from 3:30-4:30PM in the IMC.
Mrs. Jennings' Continental Math students: The next Continental Math Meet is Thursday, October 20th, during team time and lunch in Room 201.
The countdown to the Scholastic Book Fair begins with its arrival in just 5 short days. The Book Fair will be here at Ford Intermediate School starting Monday, October 24th through Monday, October 31st during the school day with extended hours on both conference nights until 7:30PM. Don't forget to ask your English teacher what day your class is scheduled to visit the Fair. Students may also visit the Fair with their families during conference nights, before and/or after school and during their team time.
Attention all students: Student Council is looking for students interested in joining Student Council this year. We meet in the morning at 7:55AM in Room 850. We plan school events, promote fundraisers, and recycle. Please consider joining us on Tuesday, October 25th for our first meeting. A list of future meeting dates will be provided at the meeting. All are welcome to attend.
Today is "Stand up to Bullying Day." If you are wearing orange, you are among the thousands across the country united to bring an end to bullying. We have enough stress in our lives without having to worry about that, too! Teachers, please remember to pass out today's stickers. Be kind & pass it on! Remember to wear your camouflage tomorrow!
Monday, October 17 - Morning Announcements:
In celebration of National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, today starts our Spirit Week and it's Cape Day! Find the superhero within and display your cape. Be creative - anything can be used as a cape (towel, flannel shirt, hoodie) - whatever! Tuesday, October 18th is Partner in Crime Day! Find a "twin" and dress alike! You can even go the extra mile and both dress with the same superhero shirt! Wednesday, October 19th is Stand up to Bullying Day! Wear orange on this day and unite with thousands of others who will also be wearing orange to support the end to bullying! Thursday, October 20th is Camouflage Day! Dig out your military wear and support our "real life" superheroes! And Friday, October 21st is Superhero Day! Choose your favorite superhero and wear his/her costume, clothes or create your own superhero!
Attention Builders Club members: Our next meeting is this Thursday, October 20th, 3:30PM in Room 212.
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - Morning Announcements:
Monday, October 17th is our first Mileage Club. Arrive at school at 7:45AM and go straight to the gym. If you forgot to turn in your permission slip you can bring it with you on Monday. Hope to see you there!
The next Builders Club meeting is Thursday, October 20, 3:30PM in room 212.
Wednesday, October 12 - Morning Announcements:
The Math Probelm Solving Team should come to Room 403, Mrs. Parker's room, after school today. If you forgot to drop off your permission slip, bring it with you to our first meeting. If you can't make it today but would still like to join us, see your Math teacher and plan to come to our next meeting on Wednesday, October 26th.
Permission forms for Mileage Club are due Friday. Mileage Club begins Monday, October 17th.
Thursday, October 6 - Morning Annnouncement
Attention Mrs. Jennings' students: If you signed up for Continental Math League, the first session will be today in Room 201 during your lunch and team time. Please bring your lunch and a pencil.
Tuesday, October 4 - Morning Announcements:
Attention all staff and students! Thursday, October 6th will be TRIBE SPIRIT DAY at Ford Intermediate School. Please wear your favorite Indians apparal and if you don't have any, you could still wear red and blue! GO TRIBE!!!
Attention All Ford Students: You are invited to this month's TNT meeting on October 5th, that's tomorrow, Wednesday from 3:30-4:30PM. We will be creating some posters for the hallway to support our Stand up to Bullying Week. Please join us! If you missed last month, don't worry, yyou can come tomorrow.
Attention students interested in Mileage Club: Every Monday morning from 7:45-8:15AM, students who join Mileage Club will wear pedometers to track their steps as they walk or jog the gym. The more steps you get the more "toe tokens" you collect! Pick up a permission slip in the gym or the main office to join one of Ford's most popular clubs! See Miss Audie with questions. The first day is October 17th.
Mrs. Jennings 5th & 6th graders: If you are interest in Young Astronaut Day and didn't sign up or get a packet, please pick one up outside of Mrs. Jennings' Room 201. Completed packets are due next Tuesday, October 11.
Tuesday, August 23rd - Morning Announcements:
The first Builders Club meeting will be Thursday, August 25th, 3:30PM in Room 206. Builders Club is the "next step" to K-Kids. See Ms. Payne in Room 206 for more information.
There will be an informational meeting for the Junior Titans Theater Troupe's production of Into the Woods, Junior Tuesday, August 23, 4:00-4:30PM in the Ford Auditorium. The Troupe is open to all BCSD students in Grades 3-6. Auditions will be held the week of August 29, 2016. Advisors are Mrs. Brandt, firstname.lastname@example.org; Ms. Verba, email@example.com; and Mrs. Zelaski, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, August 31 - Morning Announcements:
Mrs. Jennings students: All selection sheets are due to Mrs. Jennings this Friday, Sept. 2nd. Turn them in to Room 201 or your homeroom teacher.
Thursday, September 1st - Morning Announcements:
- Auditions for "Into the Woods, Jr." will be held at 4:00PM today in the Auditorium. You must have already turned in your intent to audition and permission form to attend these auditions.
- Calling all Ford Superheroes! Are you interested in a club where you can make a difference? A club that helps spread kindness all around? If so, TNT needs you! The club will watch fun videos, have snacks, and work on crafts or other projects that help to make our school and community a better place for everyone. Please join us on the first Wednesday of every month from 3:30-4:30PM in the Cafeteria. Make sure you have a ride home. Our first meeting will be Wednesday, September 7th. Come and share your superpowers!
Wednesday, September 7th - Morning Announcements:
Want to have your picture displayed in the showcase by the gym? Just bring in a picture of you being active or making a healthy choice! Your friends or family can be in the picture as well. Just make sure to include your name and a description along with the picture. Turn your picture in to Miss Audie in the gym!
Thursday, September 8th - Morning Anouncements:
Student Council is looking for students interested in joining Student Council this year. We meet twice a month in the morning at 7:45AM in Room 850. We plan school events, promote fundraisers and recycle. Please consider joining us this Wednesday for our first meeting. At list of future meeting dates will be given at this meeting. All students are welcome to attend!
Friday, September 9th - Morning Announcements:
PARENTS OF STUDENTS GOING TO CAMP MI-BRO-BE: REMINDER, STUDENTS GOING TO CAMP MUST BRING A PACKED LUNCH FOR LUNCH ON MONDAY.
DROP OFF INSTRUCTIONS:
- Please do not bring your child to school until 8:45AM
- Enter the bus circle and remain with your vehicle until it is unloaded
- If you wish, once unloaded, you may pull out of the circle, park your car and wait with your child until the buses depart.
- Students will return to Ford from Camp at approximately 12:45PM on Friday.
- Cops vs. Kids Free Throw Contest today at the Brook Park Rec., 4:30-7:30PM. Ages 7-9; 10-12; and 13-15. Officer Cos said no registration is necessary, just come on in and enjoy the fun!
- Sunday, September 11th is Patriots' Day. Please take time to remember those who lost their lives on that sad day in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington DC. This public service announcement has been brought to you by the Builders Club.
- The next Builders Club meeting will be Thursday, Septemer 15, 3:30-4:30 in Room 206. If you enjoyed K-Kids, this is the club for you!
- There is an enrichment activity for Mrs. Jennings 5th graders on Tuesday, September 13, during lunch and teamtime in Room 201. Check in with your teacher, bring your lunch and something to write with.
- Lego Club will begin Tuesday, September 20th. All meetings are in the library from 3:20-4:20PM. You will be using Legos to design and build your own unique creations and will be competing in different challenges as a team. Legos will be supplied but you are allowed to bring in your own Legos to the meetings. Storage will be provided for your Legos. Please ask your parents to be prompt when picking you up in front of the building after the meeting at 4:20PM. Darts for the Club are September 20, October 4 & 18, November 1 & 15, December 1 & 15, January 10 & 17, February 7 & 21, March 7 & 21, April 4 & 17 and May 2. Advisors for the Club are Mrs. Schmuhl, Mrs. Lawson and Mrs. McDonnell.
Tuesday, September 20 - Morning Announcements:
Attention students: Starting this Friday, September 23 during each team time, the library Makerspace is now open. This is a place for you to come and participate in fun and creative activities including building, coloring, electronics and more. See your team time teacher for more information. Participation is limited to 5 students during each team time and each team will decide how to distribute passes. Only students with a Makerspace pass may participate.
Builders Club members who are planning to attend the Kiwanis event next Thursday at Southwest General Hospital should return the permission slip to Ms. Payne in Room 206 by this Friday, September 23.
Mrs. Jennings next enrichment session is today during lunch and team time in Room 201. Bring your lunch, planner and a pencil.
Thursday, September 22 - Morning Announcements:
Today is the last day to pick up an application for Library Helper. All applications need to be turned in to the Library by this Friday, September 23.
Friday, September 23 - Morning Annoucements:
Monday is the FINAL DAY for PTA MIX BAG FUNDRAISER orders. Please bring in your forms and turn them in to the main office.
Tuesday, September 27 - Morning Annoucements:
MARK YOUR CALENDAR for Wednesday, October 5, 6:30PM in the Ford Intermediate School Cafeteria or you will miss the Parent Ski Club meeting. Join the Club and learn how to ski or snowboard this summer at Brandywine! Transportation, wquipment rentals and lessons are included in your registration fee. Hope to see you and your parents at the meeting!
Attention Builders Club members - if you signed up to attend the Kiwanis meeting tonight, please meet Ms. Payne at Southwest Hospital in the Williams Room at 5:45PM.
Student Fee accounts have been updated and are available for review. Please log-in to your Parent Portal account to view your students’ fees posted in Infinite Campus.
For parents that would like to make payments electronically, fees can also be viewed on the PayForIt.net web site once you have created an account and added your students to your account. Credit card and electronic check payments may be processed through PayForIt.
All buildings accept cash and check payments, but cannot process a credit card payment for you on site.
Fees are due within 30 days of October 1st. This includes any past due amounts, instructional fees, first semester class fees and posted fees for upcoming events (i.e. field trips). Accounts with unpaid fees after the due date may be submitted to a collection company for further action.
Since much information is communicated via email, please check your profile information in the Parent Portal and update any changes to your information including adding/changing an email address.
If you have not established an account in the Parent Portal, please contact your school to get information on setting up an account.