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    Bel Air Weekly Update

    March 20-24, 2017

    March 27-31, 2017


    March 20-24:  NO SCHOOL - Spring Break


    Monday, March 27:


    Tuesday, March 28:

    6:00-7:00 pm - PTA Meeting - IMC


    Wednesday, March 29:

    3:40-4:40 pm - 4th Gr - Science Olympiad - Rm 110


    Thursday, March 30:

    3:30-4:45 pm - Mentoring

    3:40-4:40 pm - 5th Gr - Science Olympiad - Rm 110


    Friday, March 31:

    Fancy Lunch

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


    Future events                

    Apr. 7                           NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday     

    Apr. 14                         NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday  

    Apr. 18                         PTA Meeting - IMC - 6:00-7:00

    Apr. 21                         Fancy Lunch         


    Bel Air Carnival

    The Spring Carnival will be on Friday May 5. We are looking for volunteers to chair a few different sections of the carnival. If interested, please contact Lucy Flaherty at lucyhooper@gmail.com


    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. 


    Click here to download the ticket order form


    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:

    Kelli Hofmeister

    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 chalkboardcapers@moundsviewschools.org


    If you have any questions please email us at chalkboardcapers@moundsviewschools.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.


    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/starttimes.


    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

    (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.  



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