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    Bel Air Weekly Update

    Week of November 4-11, 2016 


    Monday, November 7:

    8:30 am - 7:30 pm - Book Fair - IMC


    Tuesday, November 8:

    8:30 am - 7:30 pm - Book Fair - IMC

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

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


    Wednesday, November 9:

    8:30 am - 7:30 pm - Book Fair - IMC 

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

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


    Thursday, November 10:

    8:30 am - 7:30 pm - Book Fair - IMC 

    3:30-4:45 pm - Mentoring

    4:00-7:00 pm - Communication Night 


    Friday, November 11:

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


    Future events

    Nov. 14                     Becoming a Love & Logic Parent Class - IMC - 5:30-7:30 pm

    Nov. 17                     2nd Gr - MN History Center  - 9:30 am - 2:30 pm 

    Nov. 18                     Fancy Lunch

    Nov. 21-26               NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

    Nov. 28                     Becoming a Love & Logic Parent Class - IMC - 5:30-7:30 pm

    Nov. 30                     Vision & Hearing Re-screening - 9:00-12:00 

    Dec. 1-9                    Star Lab Science - Rm 110 



    Bel Air T-shirts

    We are excited to share the Bel Air Tigers t-shirts purchased by the PTA  are here!  Every student should have received a t-shirt.   If your student has not received their t-shirt, please contact their teacher.  



    Volunteers are still needed for the following role:
    Selling Merchandise for a 2 to 2.5 hour shift during the fair:
    Monday, November 7th
    3:00 to 5:30 pm (1 slot)
    Tuesday, November 8th
    8:30 to 10:30 am (1 slot)
    10:30 am to 12:30 pm (2 slots)
    3:00 to 5:30 pm (2 slots)
    Wednesday, November 9th
    8:30 to 10:30 am (1 slot)
    3:00 to 5:30 pm (2 slots)
    5:30 to 7:30 pm (2 slots)
    Thursday, November 10th
    3:00 to 5:30 pm (2 slots)
    5:30 to 7:30 pm (1 slot)
    Volunteers receive SPECIAL INCENTIVES, including chances to win free books!  Volunteer and automatically be entered in a drawing for a $25 certificate good toward books or merchandise at the fair.  Your name can be entered multiple times, once for each shift you work.
    To volunteer, please contact Diane Glasheen at diane.glasheen@yahoo.com or 651-271-1852.
    Thank you for your support!



    Support for later high school start times

    This fall, parents, staff, high school students and community members were invited to participate in a community engagement process around school start times. The community was asked to answer open-ended questions online and assign stars to the thoughts of others who responded. 


    In response to the feedback provided by the community, the Board directed the administration to develop school start times options for consideration and review at the November 15 School Board meeting. For more information, visit www.moundsviewschools.org/starttimes.


     At the October 25 School Board meeting, Thoughtexchange presented the summarized results of the community engagement process. The public engagement revealed the following.


    • Widespread support for later high school start times was expressed by all groups: parents, students, staff and community members.

    • This support far surpassed any other theme expressed, including a desire to not change start times.

    • The greatest concerns and questions were related to the impact on students and families, with specific concerns about before- and after-school activities.


    Recycle For the Rainforest November 5th-20th

    Do you want to help save the rainforests? By recycling your old cell phones and other electronics you can make a difference in protecting these endangered environments! Girl Scout Troop 55409 is sponsoring a recycling drive from November 5th through November 20th. What do you need to do? Simple. Just bring those old cell phones and chargers to your school office and put them in the designated box. That’s all there is to it.


    Accepted Items  - Cell phones, Chargers,  Digital cameras, iPods, iPads, MP3s, WiFi Cards, Handheld games (like Gameboy), Handheld GPS units, E-readers


    Items We cannot Accept - Computers, Laptops and Large Game Consoles 


    If the item still works, it will be donated to people in need or resold. Please turn off phones, erase sim cards, and reset to original factory settings. If an item does not work, the minerals in the electronics will be recycled for future electronics. Any proceeds from resold items are donated to environmental programs through the Minnesota Zoo.


    If you have further questions, please contact Sarah Orman at seorman@hotmail.com.


    Ralph Reader Operation Joy - Information 



    Ralph Reader Food Shelf Thanksgiving Baskets - Information 


    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.  



    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.

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



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