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    Bel Air Weekly Update

    Week of October 3-7, 2016 


    Monday, October 3:



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    Friday, October 7:

    Fancy Lunch

    2:00-3:00 pm -  Annual Staff vs. 5th Gr Soccer Game 


    Future events

    Oct. 13                    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
    Oct. 24                     Vision and Hearing Screening - 9:00 am-3:00 pm
    Oct. 24                          Becoming a Love & Logic Parent Class - IMC - 5:30-7:30 pm 
    Oct. 25                            Vision and Hearing Screening - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
    Oct. 25                           Communication Night - 4:00-7:00 pm 
    Oct. 28                           Fancy Lunch 
    Oct. 31                            5th Gr - Bowling Trip - Flahertys - 1:00-3:00 pm 

    Parent's Right to Know Letter



    Bel Air Annual Staff vs 5th Gr Soccer Game 

    We are pleased to announce that it is time for the 32nd annual staff vs 5th grade soccer game! The match will be held on Friday, October 6th at 2 pm. We would love to see as many supporters as possible fill the stands at Bel Air Elementary as the 5th grade has promised to end the 31 year drought.  Hope to see you there!



    Box tops Box Tops For Education

    Please clip the little pink Box Tops for Education  Last year Bel Air collected close to $2000 in Box Tops. These funds go directly to Bel Air to be used for school enhancements.  Please send any Box Tops you may have with your child and they can place them into the collection bag in their homeroom.


    Labels Labels for Education  

    Please continue to clip Labels for Education. Last year Bel Air collected close to 20,000 Labels for Education,  the program will be ending at the close of the 2016-2017 school year.  Over the years Bel Air has been able to provide the playground  and school many many extras.   These labels are also collected in the homerooms of your children.
    Thank you




    We would like to invite all Bel Air and Valentine Hills parents to join us for our next Highview Parent Group Meeting on Tuesday, October 18 from 6:30-7:30 PM in the Highview  Learning Center.  Alison Feigh of the Jacob Wetterling Foundation will presenting an anti-bullying and internet safety message to parents.  She will be presenting a similar message to our 6th grade students earlier in the day.  It’s such an important topic.  We hope you can join us!!


    Start times: Share your thoughts

    This fall, the School Board is reviewing the start times of all schools. To allow all families time to adjust schedules, a decision will be made before February 2017. Implementation of any alterations would occur in fall 2017. Parents have been invited via e-mail to participate in sharing their thoughts about start times online. Parents can also visit www.moundsviewschools.org/starttimes to access the link or to follow progress on this issue throughout the fall.



    Bel Air Elementary provides an opportunity for students to have their vision and hearing tested each year. 

    Volunteers are still needed for Bel Air’s Vision and Hearing Screening on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 25 and 26. No experience is necessary and training will be provided. 

    If you are interested, please use the following link to sign up:
    Vision and Hearing Screening Volunteer Signup

    Volunteers:  please be sure to have your background check done with Sue Cameron in the office if you have not yet done so. The background checks stay on file for up to 3 years. 
    Please make certain your student wears any prescribed glasses or contacts for the screening on Tuesday, October 25, and Wednesday, October 26, 2016.
    Students with vision and hearing deficits are often not aware of their problem, so they do not complain or seek help. Early identification and treatment can prevent or alleviate many of these problems. And learning is easier when students can see and hear clearly!
    The following screenings are scheduled:
    Vision screening will be done for all 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade students, as well as any students referred by teachers, parents, or case managers.
    Hearing screening will be done for all 1st grade students, as well as any students referred by teachers, parents, or case managers.
    Any student will be screened if there is a parent or teacher request, so please contact the school health office 651-621-6304 if you have a concern about your child’s vision or hearing.
    The Licensed School Nurse reviews the screening results and sends home a written referral if further medical evaluation is recommended. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Knutson, Licensed School Nurse, at 651-621-6378.


    Community Education Before/After School Activities

    Welcome to a new school year!  Community Education will be offering many fun and educational before/after school activities for students in grades K - 12, during the school year.  In following the district's example of "going green" we are no longer distributing flyers for our Community Education activities.  To find out what is being offered by Community Education at your child's school, follow these easy steps:
    2.  Select "Our Schools"  and the name of your child's school.
    3.  On the left side of that schools webpage you will see a "Find it Fast" column, scroll down to "Sitemap" and click on it.
    4.  Scroll down on the new page to "News" and click on "E-flyers".  This will bring up flyers from not only Community Education but other organizations as well.  If  you click on any of the activities you will find registration forms and or flyers for that activity.  
    5.  You will have the opportunity to print a flyer or if you wish to register online (Community Education activities only). Looking at the right side of this page, click on the appropriate link ie. Youth Enrichment, Middle School Enrichment for High School Activities and select the desired activity you wish to register for online.  All activities are listed by school name and then by name of activity.
    New activities are always being added.  Check back frequently as many activities fill quickly.

    Irondale Orchestra Plays Disney In Their Pajamas!

    You are invited to join us Tuesday evening, October 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the Irondale Varsity Gym for our Disney Pajama concert. Bring your friends, wear your pajamas or favorite Disney character costume and get ready to sing along to your favorite Disney songs. Get a FREE Disney tattoo, courtesy of Varsity Orchestra and bring your camera to take a picture in front of our Disney princesses or Disney Cars backdrops!  We hope you will join us for this fun evening! The flyer can be found here.

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


    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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