Bel Air Weekly Update
April 10-14, 2017
Monday, April 10: Cat in the Hat Day - Wear stripes
Tuesday, April 11: O! The Places You'll Go When You Read Day - All school reading time
6:00-7:30 pm - Literacy Night
Wednesday, April 12: Thing One and Thing Two Day - Dress like a friend
Thursday, April 13: Fox in Sox Day - Wear crazy socks
3:30-4:45 pm - Mentoring
Friday, April 14: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday
Apr. 18 PTA Meeting - IMC - 6:00-7:00
Apr. 20 Statewide Tornado Drill - 1:45 pm
Apr. 21 Fancy Lunch
Apr. 28 Student Council Meeting - 7:45-8:30 am - Rm 209
Apr. 28 Arbor Day @ Hanson Park - Elscott & Manka - 9:15-11:45 am
May 3 1st Gr - Gibbs Farm - 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
May 4 3rd Gr - Orchestra Recruiting Demo - 12:00-12:30 pm
May 5 Fancy Lunch
May 5 Student Council - 7:45-8:30 am
May 5 Bel Air Carnival - 5:00-7:00 pm
Literacy Night - Tuesday, April 11
Tuesday, April 11 from 6-7:30 is Literacy Night at Bel Air. Our theme this year is Oh! The Places You'll Go When You Read. Book exchange (bring books to trade), iPads, make a bookmark, fun games and writing activities, Usborne Book Fair, Read Alouds by your favorite teachers and new this year - you can even get a Ramsey County Library Card if you bring a photo ID and verification of address.
As part of the celebration, we will also have a spirit week:
Monday, April 10 - Cat in the Hat Day, wear stripes
Tuesday, April 11 - Oh! The Places You'll Go When You Read Day, all school reading time from 2:45 - 3:10
Wednesday, April 12 - Thing One and Thing Two Day, dress like a friend
Thursday, April 13 - Fox in Sox Day, wear crazy socks
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 email@example.com
This week, District Health Services staff have been notifying school families impacted by the recent EpiPen recall. According to the FDA, “this recall is due to the potential that these devices may contain a defective part that may result in the devices’ failure to activate.”
Health Office staff have checked the EpiPens stored in all schools, examining their lot numbers and expiration dates. If an EpiPen was found to be included in the recall, a parent or guardian has been contacted individually. If any student or staff member has an EpiPen that is part of the recall, they are advised to follow these steps, and then call their pharmacist. Do not throw away the EpiPen until it has been replaced. For more information, visit here.
Drive 4 UR School Fundraiser
Join the Irondale Bands on Saturday, April 15 from 9am to 1pm, as they participate in the Drive 4 UR School Fundraising Event. Test drive a Ford Mustang, a Ford Fusion, or other Ford vehicles and help support the bands. New Brighton Ford (1100 Silver Lake Rd, New Brighton) will donate $20 per test drive. It's that easy! Must be 18 years or older and only one donation per household. Bring your drivers license & proof of insurance. Please share with your friends, families, and neighbors and remember to mention Irondale Bands.
Special Education Parent and Professional Advisory Council (SEPPAC) - Flyer Attached
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.
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
April 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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