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    Bel Air Weekly Update

    Week of October 17-21, 2016 


    Monday, October 17:


    Tuesday, October 18:

    3:30-4:45 pm - 4th Gr - Math Club - Rm 204

    3:30-4:45 pm - 5th Gr - Math Club - Rm 211, 223 

    6:00-7:00 pm - PTA Meeting - Pike Lake Kindergarten Center

    Wednesday, October 19:

    Bully Prevention Unity Day - WEAR ORANGE

    9:00 am -12:00 pm - Picture Retake Day - Bel Air/Kindergarten Center - Gr K-5

    3:30-4:45 pm - 4th Gr - Math Club - Rm 204

    3:30-4:45 pm - 5th Gr - Math Club - Rm 211, 223 


    Thursday, October 20:  NO SCHOOL - Fall Break


    Friday, October 21:  NO SCHOOL - Fall Break



    Future events

    Oct. 24                     Becoming a Love & Logic Parent Class - IMC - 5:30-7:30 pm 

    Oct. 25                     Vision and Hearing Screening - 9:00 am-3:00 pm
    Oct. 25                     Communication Night - 4:00-7:00 pm 

    Oct. 26                     Vision and Hearing Screening - 9:00 am-12:00 pm
    Oct. 26                            Reading Buddies Informational Mtg - Rm 122 - 11:00 am

    Oct. 28                     Fancy Lunch 
    Oct. 28                     Student Council Mtg - Rm 209 - 7:45-8:30 am

    Oct. 31                     5th Gr - Bowling Trip - Flahertys - 1:00-3:00 pm 
    Oct. 31                     4th Gr - Fall Party - 2:00-3:00 pm

    Nov. 3                       Communication Morning - 7:30-8:15 am
    Nov. 3                       Communication Night - 4:00-7:00 pm

    Nov. 4                       NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday

    Nov. 11                     Student Council Mtg - Rm 209 - 7:45-8:30 am

    Picture Retake Day - Wed., Oct. 19 

    Picture retake day is Wednesday, October 19.  If you wish to have your student's picture re-taken, you MUST return the original picture order and then it will be replaced with the retake picture. 

    ALSO, we will need a couple volunteers for Picture Retake Day in the morning starting at 9:00 am.  If you are willing to volunteer, contact Becky Fladebo - 651-621-6302 or rebecca.fladebo@moundsviewschools.org.


    Link to order online:  Picture Info


    From the School Nurse -

    Every year parents have questions about avoiding head lice.  According to the CDC, “Head lice can be a nuisance but they have not been shown to spread disease. Personal hygiene or cleanliness in the home or school has nothing to do with getting head lice. Head lice are spread most commonly by direct contact with the hair of an infested person. Spread by contact with inanimate objects and personal belongings may occur but is very uncommon.”

    Helpful tips for you to teach your children to help prevent head lice include:

    • Avoid direct head to head contact with others at school, home, sports, playground, slumber parties

    • Always place hats and scarves in coat sleeves, rather than piling them on the shelf above the coats (this prevents both lice and loss)

    • Avoid sharing combs, brushes, hair ornaments, towels, pillows, and sleeping bags

    There have been a few cases identified at Bel Air this year and we appreciate being informed of these cases by the parents. This enables us to partner with you and support your efforts. Please take time to check your child’s head on a regular basis and contact the health office if you do identify head lice.  This can assist us with identification of other cases as well as allowing us to provide you with information regarding treatment and prevention of future lice recurrence.

    Kathy Knutson,

    Licensed School Nurse

    Ralph Reader Operation Joy - Information 


    Ralph Reader Food Shelf Thanksgiving Baskets - Information


    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 Engagement

    This fall, the School Board has launched a community engagement process to hear feedback on school start times. In the first step of the process,more than 2,300 people shared nearly 8,000 thoughts. Now through October 16, the public is invited to assign stars to the thoughts provided by the community. This will help the School Board get a sense of shared values and priorities in the school communities. Parents have been invited via e-mail to assign stars to 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. 


    November Home & School Connection

    (English) (Spanish


    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.


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