Bel Air Weekly Update
April 17-21, 2017
Monday, April 17:
Tuesday, April 18:
6:00-7:00 pm - PTA Meeting - IMC
Wednesday, April 19:
Thursday, April 20:
1:45 pm - Statewide Tornado Drill
Friday, April 21:
7:45-8:30 am - Student Council - Rm 209
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 - 5:30-8:00 pm
May 9 Patrol Picnic - 9:20 am - 1:50 pm
May 10 Track Meet @ Pinewood - 3:30-5:30 pm
May 12 Peace Day
What happens when elementary principals wear their schools’ mascot costumes? Check out this video created for Chalkboard Capers, the Mounds View Education Association’s annual variety show supporting student scholarships.
Bel Air Carnival
The Spring Carnival will be on Friday May 5 - 5:30-8:00 pm. A signup for volunteers will be posted soon.
Make a Difference! Experience life-changing growth as a Minnesota Reading Corps tutor at Bel Air Elementary in 2017-18!
Want to make a difference in the lives of Bel Air students? Apply today to serve as a Minnesota Reading Corps tutor in 2017-18! Whether you want to explore a career in education, re-enter the workforce, or give back to your community, you can make a difference as a tutor.
As a Reading Corps tutor at Bel Air, you'll work with students to boost their skills or and ensure they are successful in school. You’ll see student's progress – in their test scores, in their other school work and in their confidence as they build their skills. Last year, Reading Corps and Math Corps provided direct services to more than 30,000 children in more than 700 schools across the state.
Reading Corps tutors receive extensive training and support from onsite coaches. Tutors are paid a living allowance and are eligible for an education award of up to $5,800 to pay tuition or repay qualified student loans. Tutors 55 or older may gift the award to a child or grandchild.
If you or someone you know might enjoy making a difference in the lives of Bel Air students, learn how to get involved at www.readingandmath.net. Positions start in August for the 2017-18 school year.
Questions? Contact Hannah Balder at email@example.com or 612-206-3047.
Start times update
At the April 11 School Board meeting, the administration presented an additional start times option that was developed with the help of a transportation consultant. The Board discussed the advantages and challenges of the additional option and compared it to the previous options shared with the community. In agreement with the medical evidence and research that later high school start times would better align with teens’ unique sleep needs, the Board indicated a preference for an option that features an 8:35 a.m. high school start time. To review the two options that feature an 8:35 a.m. high school start time, and to provide feedback on the options, please visit www.moundsviewschools.org/starttimes. The Board will review the feedback and make a decision at the April 25 Board meeting for implementation in fall 2018.
Irondale Drumline Heading to World Championships
The Irondale drumline won their second consecutive state championship on Saturday. The drumline will be hosting a free send-off performance this Saturday, April 15, at 7pm in the Varsity gym, in preparation for the World Championships the following week. The drumline heads into the World Championships as the number two ranked drumline in the country in their class, after a 7th place finish at the World Championships last year. We hope to see you on Saturday night!
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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