Bel Air eNews
  • March 28-April 1, 2016

    Monday, March 28:  

    7:45-8:30 am -                         Math Masters Practice - Rm 220

    Tuesday, March 29:

    7:45-8:30 am -                         Student Council - Rm 209
    3:30-4:30 pm -                         4th Gr - Science Olympiad - Rm 100

    Wednesday, March 30:

    9:00-9:45 am -                          1st Gr - Junior Achievement - Ball 
    3:30-4:30 pm -                          5th Gr - Science Olympiad - Rm 100 
    3:30-4:45 pm -                          Math Club – Gr 1

    Thursday, March 31:  

     8:45-3:10 pm  -                      3rd Gr - Field trip to Arboretum

    Friday, April 1:  

    Fancy Lunch 

    Future Events

    Apr. 8 -                         NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday

    Apr. 14 -                       MN Tornado Drill - 1:45 pm 
    Apr. 14 -                       Super Family Reading Night - 6:00-7:30 pm 
    Apr. 16 -                       Science Olympiad Competition 
    Apr. 19 -                       Student Council - 7:45-8:30 am - Rm 209 
    Apr. 19 -                       PTA Meeting - IMC - 6:00-7:00 pm 
    Apr. 22 -                       Fancy Lunch 
    Apr. 29 -                       4th Gr - Hanson Park - Bercier 
    May 6 -                         10th Annual Peace Day

    Reading Super Family Reading Night
    Thursday, April 14, 2016
    6:00 - 7:30
    Activities include Super Book Swap (bring books to trade), Make a Super Bookmark, iPad & Computer Games, Usborne Book Fair (High Quality, Fun & Educational Books to purchase) and MUCH more!  Optional: dress like your favorite super hero!


    Dean assignments at Highview Middle School are being updated for the 2016-2017 School Year as follows

                                        Cindy Kucera              Last Names A-G

                                        Kari Hubbard              Last Names H-N

                                        Jeff Nowak                 Last Names O-Z

     You will be contacted this spring/summer to schedule a 3 + 1 meeting with your dean.  We are so excited to have you join us at Highview next year!  Hawk Pride!! 


    Science Fair

    A sincere THANK YOU to the 40+ volunteers, students, teachers, staff (especially the front desk and janitorial staff), parents, and Irondale Robotics Team for making this year’s Science Fair a tremendous success.   We had 428 participants with 324 projects, a new Bel Air record.  Way to go Bel Air!




    When you begin to make your summer vacation plans, please keep in mind the summer band program offered for students going into 6th grade. For students who are currently playing in 5th grade band, INTRODUCTION TO MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND is a full band rehearsal offered Mondays-Thursdays (beginning on Tuesday, July 5) for five weeks from 12:00-12:45 at Chippewa Middle School and Highview Middle School or 3:30-4:15 at Edgewood Middle School. The program concludes with a concert for parents the evening of the last day. Your school band teacher will be sending home registration forms with band members in April. Forms should be completed and returned to school.


    Starting the summer after 4th or 5th grade your child can begin participating in a curricular activity that continues through 12th grade and into adult life - THE SCHOOL BAND.

    The summer beginning band instruction program consists of a 45-minute small-group lesson, Monday through Thursday, for five weeks starting Tuesday, July 5 through Thursday, August 4. The summer session concludes with a concert for parents the evening of the last day. Instruction will be offered at all district elementary schools during the morning and at Edgewood Middle School in the evening. Students may choose from the following band instruments: Trombone, Baritone, Clarinet, Trumpet, French Horn, Flute, Saxophone, Tuba and Percussion. School instruments are available for students with financial need. If at all possible, STUDENTS WHO WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN BAND IN 5TH GRADE SHOULD START BEGINNING INSTRUCTION THE SUMMER BEFORE. When you begin to make your summer plans, please keep in mind the importance of starting band instruction during our summer program. Your school band teacher will be sending information home with your child in April. Specific information about summer band class times and locations will be available at that time.

     Registration for Beginning Band will take place at any of the six evening Band Displays at which reputable music instrument dealers will also be present to provide instrument rentals for you. You should attend only one of the Band Displays anytime between 5:00 and 6:30 p.m. Band Display dates and locations are: 

    Monday, April 18 at Valentine Hills Elementary School

    Tuesday, April 19 at Turtle Lake Elementary School

    Thursday, April 21 at Sunnyside Elementary School

    Monday, April 25 at Pinewood Elementary School

    Tuesday, April 26 at Island Lake Elementary School

    Thursday, April 28 at Bel Air Elementary School

     Please choose a date convenient for you and mark your calendar for summer band registration!


    There has been a recent outbreak in instrument sales from non-music vendors (department store catalogs, discount membership warehouses, on-line purchases and private party sales). These instruments are often inexpensive and poorly constructed. These instruments generally require frequent repairs that cannot be corrected and we encourage you to stay clear of these options. Reputable music dealers are the best resource for renting or purchasing a band instrument. Please see your school band director if you have questions about purchasing an instrument.


    Community Education Sign Your Student Up for STEM Careers and Masters On Canvas at BelAir 
    What does your child want to be when they "grow up"?   Community Education is offering the After School class, "Exploring STEM Careers" for Bel Air students in grades 2 - 5.  Let your child explore various careers in the fields of Science, technology, engineering and math!   Cost $46.
    We haven't forgotten the budding artist in your family either!  Sign up your Bel Air student grades 1 - 5, for "Masters on Canvas", where they will explore famous paintings AND create some of their own masterpieces on canvas!  Cost $56.
    Space is very limited, sign up early!  We are unable to add a second session to either class.  We highly recommend that you register on-line.
    For more information, times and dates, visit the Community Education Website at:,  Select the "Community Education" tab, Click on "Youth Programs", and Select "Elementary Enrichment".  When registering on-line DO NOT enter your student's ID number if you are creating an account for you or your student.  
    We are unable to accept registrations by phone.  
    ​Questions? Contact Community Education 651-621-7401.​
    Yearbook Yearbook Sale Extended!!
    It is not to late to order your yearbook!!
     The Yearbook sale extended to March 30th!!
    Cost is $16.00. You can order by check or cash and give your order to your teacher.
    Or you can have an adult order it online for you.
    Look for order forms with envelopes that will be going home with student on Monday!
    4 more pages of fun for the same price as last year!!!
    Don't miss out! Order yours soon!!
    Go to, Yearbook ID Code: 1502316


    Robot FUNdraiser

    Hey Knightkrawler fans!  Irondale’s FIRST Robotics Team 2052 is going to FIRST Championships in St. Louis, MO! To help support the team, please join us for our third annual ComedySportz FUNdraiser and Bake Sale on Friday Evening, April 15, at 7:00 p.m. at Irondale High School Auditorium.  Advance tickets are $10 or $12 at the door the night of the event. For more information on the event or to order tickets, please click here.  We hope to see you there!

    Want to stay current with School Board discussions and decisions?

    Visit the School Board website to watch live meetings via webstream, view archived meeting videos, download meeting agenda and read meeting summaries, visit the School Board page at

    Find the latest handouts/eFlyers on the Bel Air website here.


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