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  • Bel Air Weekly Update 

    Week of
    September 12-16, 2016 
     

    Monday, September 12:
     
     
    Tuesday, September 13:
    6:00-7:00 pm -                PTA Meeting - IMC - Daycare provided 
     
     

    Wednesday, September 14

     
     

    Thursday, September 15:

     APEX Fun Run

     
    Friday, September 16:

    Bel Air Picture Day - Gr 1-5

     

    Future Events

    Sept. 19 -                   Picture Day – Kindergarten Center

    Sept. 23 -                   Gr 1 & 2 - Energy Assembly - Gym

    Sept. 23 -                Gr 3-5 - Energy Assembly
    Sept. 26-29 -             5th Gr to Laurentian Education Center

    Sept. 27-28 -             5th Gr - Alternate Fieldtrip - Springbrook Nature Center

    Oct. 10 -                  4th Gr - Author in Residence 
    Oct. 14 -                     NO SCHOOL – Teacher Workday

    Oct. 18 -                     PTA Meeting - IMC - 6:00-7:00 pm

    Oct. 19 -                     Picture Retake Day - Bel Air/Kindergarten Center - Gr K-5
    Oct. 20-21 -               NO SCHOOL – Fall Break
     

    Dear Bel Air Families:

     

    Welcome to the 2016-17 school year!  It was great to see so many of you at our Back to School events! The halls are filled with excitement as the students renew friendships, meet their teachers, and finally get to use their new school supplies.  The students are quickly easing into the daily routines of school and have been modeling their Tiger Pride of being respectful, responsible and ready to learn! It was a fantastic first week of school!

    We will continue to send our Bel Air Update via email every Friday to keep you abreast of news, activities and special events. In addition, we have a new parent/student portal called ParentVue.  If you need additional information or assistance in signing up for the parent portal, please contact our office.  We look forward to a banner year of learning at Bel Air School!  Go Tigers!


    Sincerely,

    Ms. Wiegand



    Safe Route to School Trail (Hanson Park Comprehensive Water Management Project)

    The Rice Creek Watershed District will be completing a comprehensive water management project which will impact the “Safe Route to School” trail through Hansen Park.  The “Safe Route to School” trail will not be available for student use beginning fall of 2016 through fall of 2018.  In cooperation with the City of New Brighton, an alternative route for students to follow has been created.  We have contacted families who may be impacted by this change, but wanted to provide the information to all families.  Please contact the school or the City of New Brighton if you have additional questions.  Attached is a map showing the alternative route.  Alternative Route Map

     
    Back to School  Morning Drop Off Reminder 
    Please do not drop off students for school before 8:20 am.  There is not adult supervision until this time and students can not come into the building until 8:25 am for breakfast or 8:30 am to go to their classrooms.  Thank you!
     
     
    Picture Day  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR PICTURE DAY
    Picture day is Friday, September 16 and we are looking for parent volunteers to help with this.  If you sign up to volunteer, you will receive 1 - Picture Package A - FREE - for helping out with this event.
     
    If you are interested in helping, please contact Becky Fladebo at: rebecca.fladebo@moundsviewschools.org  or 651-621-6302.
     
     
     
    Volunteer THE IMC (LIBRARY) IS IN NEED OF PARENT VOLUNTEERS!!!!  

    NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! ☺


    SOME OF THE GREAT PERKS OF WORKING IN THE IMC –UNLIMITED BOOK CHECKOUT AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH ALL THE FABULOUS STUDENTS HERE AT BEL AIR.


    Lots of volunteer options from as little time commitment as 1 hr a month to unlimited hours.  


    If you would like to volunteer or would like more information about volunteering in the library, just contact me via e-mail (preference) or phone.


    ann.tillmann@moundsviewschools.org               #651-621-6307


    Ann Tillmann

    Bel Air library para

     
     
    Chess BEL AIR CHESS CLUB: 
    Whether you consider yourself a beginner or intermediate player, join this club to meet and interact with other chess players at Pinewood and play on a weekly basis. We will occasionally be joined by experienced guest players to improve our skill level. We will meet Fridays from 7:30-8:30am starting Friday, September 16th. Register online at:
     
     
    PTA  PTA Reminder
    The first PTA meeting for this year will be held on Tuesday, September 13 at 6:00 pm in the IMC.  Day care is provided.  We encourage all parents and teachers to attend.
     
    Also, remember to turn in your student's t-shirt order by September 12 to their classroom teacher. 
     
     
    Mounds View Curriculum Advisory Committee

    The Mounds View Curriculum Advisory Committee is seeking representatives to serve on the committee for the 2016-2017 school year.  Committee members work in partnership with the district and community to gain knowledge and provide feedback about about curriculum and other instructional issues. 

     
    If you are interested, please answer the questions found in this link Mounds View Curriculum Advisory Application. If you have questions, please contact Gretchen Zahn at 651.621.6040 or by e-mail at gretchen.zahn@moundsviewschools.org
     
     
    FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE:
     

    Dear Parents,


    We ask your help in providing a safe environment for students in our school who have severe food allergies. There are certain foods that more commonly cause severe allergic reactions for some individuals. Those foods include:  foods containing peanut and/or tree nut (walnut, pecan, cashew), egg, fish/shellfish, soy, dairy, and wheat.  Peanut/nut allergies are among the most common life-threatening allergies, especially in children. If your child eats peanut or tree nut products before school, please have him/her wash hands before departing for school.  


    If your child has peanut butter, Nutella, or other peanut/nut products in his/her bag lunch, please reinforce the importance of hand washing after lunch.


    Please avoid sending snacks/treats that have peanuts, peanut products, or tree nuts in them for your child to eat in the classroom.  


    In order to help promote all students’ health, as well as providing a safe environment for our students with food sensitivities, elementary school guidelines state:  “If you wish to bring something to share with classmates for a birthday celebration, please limit it to a nonfood acknowledgement. Donation examples include but are not limited to: student’s favorite book to the class collection, have a special “guest reader” read a book to the class, stickers, pencils, pens, markers, erasers, a board game to the class for indoor recess days, etc.”


    Thank you for your assistance.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call.


    Sincerely,


    Kathy Knutson, Licensed School Nurse, 651-621-6378

    Dawn Wiegand, Principal, 651-621-6303
     
     


    BUILDING SECURITY PROCEDURES

    A visitor screening system helps track visitors and volunteers at each school, providing a

    safe and monitored environment for students and staff. When parents come to pickup

    their child(ren), or visitors check in, they will be asked to present a valid state issued

    ID for entering into the system.

    Phone Numbers/Staff Directory 

    Staff phone numbers and email addresses are available on the Bel Air Website at: http://mounds.schoolwires.net/belairstaff.   To reach a teacher via email: firstname.lastname@moundsviewschools.org.  

     

    Parent Handbook

    The Bel Air Elementary Parent Handbook will be available online on the Bel Air Website: http://belair.moundsviewschools.net/files/_IDJLD_/873fc10ff733cb593745a49013852ec4/BAElementaryParentHandbook.doc15_16_2.pdf.  

     
    Please contact the Bel Air Office if you would prefer a hard copy.

     

    Newsletters

    Stay in touch with the happenings at Bel Air School.  Every Friday evening our weekly Bel Air Update is sent via e-mail.  Or it is available by visiting our Bel Air School website.  If you need a hard copy, please contact the school office.

     



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