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    Bel Air Weekly Update

    May 8-12, 2017


    Monday, May 8:

    Teacher Appreciation Week


    Tuesday, May 9:

    Teacher Appreciation Week

    9:20 am - 1:50 pm - Patrol Picnic 


    Wednesday, May 10:

    Teacher Appreciation Week

    National School Nurse Day

    3:30-5:30 pm - Track Meet @ Pinewood Elementary


    Thursday, May 11:

    Teacher Appreciation Week


    Friday, May 12:

    Teacher Appreciation Week

    Peace Day


    Future events                

    May 15                         West Track Meet @ Irondale - 1:00-5:30 pm

    May 17                         Choir Tour - Gr 4 & 5 - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

    May 17                         Bel Air Choir Concert - 2:30-3:15 pm

    May 19                         NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday

    May 22                         Orchestra Concert - 9:00-10:00 am - Gym

    May 22                         Orchestra Tour - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    May 23                         5th Gr - Energy & U - U of MN

    May 23                         Track Meet vs. Valentine Hills @ Bel Air - 3:30-5:30 pm

    May 23                          PTA Meeting - IMC - 6:00-7:00 pm

    May 24                          Band Tour - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

    May 24                          Band Concert - 2:30-3:30 pm - Gym

    May 24                          Band Concert @ Bethel - 6:30-7:30 pm

    May 25                          Kindergarten Visit to Bel Air/1st Grade - 9:00-10:30 am

    May 25                          Orchestra Concert @ Bethel - 6:30-7:30 pm

    May 26                          Student Council Mtg - Rm 209 - 7:45-8:30 am


    Teacher Appreciation Week - May 8-12, 2017 #ThankATeacher!

    Teachers change the lives of our students every day! Their work and impact extends far beyond the boundaries of the classroom. Please join me during Teacher Appreciation Week to #ThankATeacher for all they do for our Bel Air students.


    Bel Air Peace Day

    See events scheduled - Here


    Start times for 2018

    After years of consideration and an intensive eight-month public review, the School Board approved start times changes that feature an 8:35 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. schedule for the high schools. The high schools’ current schedule is 7:25 a.m. – 2:05 p.m. The new schedule will go into effect in fall 2018, giving parents, students and staff more than a year to adjust schedules and make plans for the 2018-19 school year.

    To view the 2018-2019 start times for all schools, visit www.moundsviewschools.org/starttimes.

    Current program offerings will remain in place in all schools, and in the coming months schools will determine how to structure before- and after-school programs. At the April 25 School Board meeting, the Board asked for a mid-year planning report in advance of the 2018-19 school year, and it committed to reviewing start times every three years as required by policy.


    Spring Bel Air Spirit Wear 

    It's time for the spring spirit wear order. It is open through next Friday May 5.



    Irondale Knights - Track & Field Clinic - May 6

    See attached - Clinic


    Irondal Baseball Youth Day - May 6

    See attached - Flyer



    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 hannah.balder@servetogrow.org or 612-206-3047.


    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


    May 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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