Bel Air Weekly Update
March 13-17, 2017
Monday, March 13:
Tuesday, March 14:
Wednesday, March 15:
Thursday, March 16: NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
Friday, March 17: NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
Mar. 16- 24 NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
Mar. 28 PTA Meeting - 6:00-7:00 pm - IMC
Mar. 31 Fancy Lunch
Mar. 31 Student Council - Rm 209 - 7:45-8:30 am
Apr. 7 NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday
Apr. 14 NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday
A Science Fair Thank You!
A Big Bel Air Thank You to the 40+ volunteers who helped set-up, interview students, perform science demonstrations, serve ice cream, and clean-up the Science Fair on March 7th. We had 417 students participate this year! Also thank you to the parents, teachers, administrative, and janitorial staff for your support leading up to and on the day of the event. One of the best gifts you can give a child, is a gift of time, and we hope the gift you gave this week was as rewarding for you as it was for the students. We hope to see you all back next year!
Jean Modjeski, Science Specialist
Laura Scheid, Volunteer Coordinator
The 2017 Chalkboard Capers Show Will Soon Be Here!
It's Time to Order Your Tickets and Donate to our Scholarship Fund.
What is Chalkbaord Capers?
The Chalkboard Capers Scholarship Show is a variety show that is written, directed, and performed by staff from the Mounds View School District in conjunction with the Mounds View Education Association. Please join us for a night of entertainment including short skits, singing, dancing, and musical delight. You are sure to leave laughing, crying, or at the very least, with a smile! The proceeds from this event provide scholarships for graduating students from the Mounds View School District. Your outstanding support in the past has made it possible for numerous scholarships to be awarded.
Please help us again this year by purchasing your tickets early. All performances will be held at Irondale High School.
The 2017 performance schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, April 5- 5:15pm Dress Rehearsal
Thursday, April 6 - 6:30pm
Friday, April 7 - 6:30pm
Saturday, April 8 - 1:00pm and 6:30pm
*During our 1:00 PM, Saturday, April 8th show, a drawing will be held to give away prizes for attending elementary students. Please note: NOT every student will receive a prize.
There is still a chance to help out the show. Take this opportunity yourself or pass the information on to a friend.
Donations by individuals and businesses to the scholarship fund are an important part of Chalkboard Capers. Additionally, donations of prizes for our children's show and gift card donations or adult raffle prize donations help support our cause.
For contributions valued at $50 or more, your business will be listed as a supporter of Chalkboard Capers with your printed business card in the 2017 show program. Business names will be printed in the program for all other donations. In addition, we encourage teachers to patronize your business and advertise your business in our monthly "Swap Sheet." Finally, your business will be listed in the credits when the show is aired on Cable T.V. Channel 15.
We are in need of:
- Money donations to our scholarship fund
- Adult raffle prizes
- Kids prizes
You can donate by:
- Visiting paypal - https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=NTFXFALTYCDTE
- Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org arrange a donation or prize pick up.
- Sending your prize or donations to:
Turtle Lake Elementary
1141 Lepak Court
Shoreview MN 55126
Receipt of donation can be obtained at the Mounds View Education Association office. If you would like to arrange for someone to pick up your prize or donation, please email us at email@example.com.
If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mounds View Schools Community Education Summer Camps
STEAM Ahead to SUMMER! Registration is now open for Mounds View Schools Community Education Summer Camps. We are offering a large number of STEAM classes that will educate, engage and motivate while being just plain FUN! Whether your child is a budding artist, a serious scientist or enjoys knowing how things work. There is something for everyone! We also offer a large number of skill building sports for students entering grades 1 - 12.
During the summer, we accept students from other districts. Sign up with a friend or relative to enjoy activities even more. Register by May 15 and SAVE $10 per activity, discount given at checkout. For a complete listing of Summer Camps and to register, go to the Community Education/Youth Programs/Summer Camps page at www.moundsviewschools.org
Students attending school in the Mounds View School District during the 2016/2017 school year, and qualify for free/reduced lunch may be eligible for partial scholarships. Call the Community Education Office at 651-621-7400 for more information.
LOST AND FOUND
The Lost and Found is overflowing. Be sure to check it over the next few weeks and when you're here for Communication Night for any items your student may be missing. During spring break, all items will be donated.
Yearbook sale extended to March 29th!!
It is not too late to order your yearbook!!
52 pages of fun and memories!
Don't miss out! Order today!
Order online at YBPAY.LIFETOUCH.com School ID #1502317
or send check or cash to school and we will order it for you!
Start times work continues
As the School Board continues to work towards a start times decision this spring, a transportation consultant asked the District to consider adjusting some parameters. The Board agreed to support flexibility with the following parameters if another option can be created.
• Some elementary schools and middle schools might have slightly different start times within their levels.• For efficiency, the entire fleet of different-sized buses might be used more creatively, depending on neighborhood densities or traffic patterns.
This spring, the District will continue to work with the consultant and bring updates to future School Board meetings. Communication and information about start times will continue to be shared with families through e-newsletters, at School board meetings and updated at www.moundsviewschools.org/
Community Activities and Program Offerings
In addition to the youth programs and enrichment opportunities available through the District's community education department, a number of activities, camps and youth programs are hosted by area cities, local businesses, community organizations and school PTA groups. Please visit the Bel Air website (click on “Parent Resources” and then “E-Flyers”) for courses
March Home & School Connection
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: email@example.com.
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