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    Bel Air Weekly Update

    May 15-19, 2017


    Monday, May 15:

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


    Tuesday, May 16:


    Wednesday, May 17:

    9:00 am - 2:00 pm - Bel Air Choir Tour

    2:30-3:15 pm - Bel Air Choir Concert - Gym


    Thursday, May 18:


    Friday, May 19:  NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday



    Future events                

    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                          Fancy Lunch

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

    May 29                          NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

    May 31                          Highview Choir Performance - 9:00-9:45 am

    June 1                           5th Gr Students Visit Highview - 9:00-10:30 am

    June 2                           Student Council Mtg - 7:45-8:30 am - Rm 209

    June 2                           PE Fun Day - 9:30 am - 3:00 pm


    Student Safety:

    We have seen an increase of students walking between busses unsafely.   In order to ensure the safety of students during arrival and dismissal, we will be closing the lower parking lot from 8:15 – 8:45 a.m. and 3:15 – 3:45 p.m.  ALL students being transported by parents to and from school need to be dropped off/ picked up using the carpool lane in the back of the building.  We appreciate your support in using the carpool lane to ensure the safety of all.


    WEST Track Meet this Monday, May 15th - 1:15-5:00PM

    4th and 5th grade WEST meet at Irondale

    Schools competing: Bel Air, Sunnyside, Pinewood


    Address: Irondale Highschool Track (Behind parking lot)

    2425 Long Lake Rd, New Brighton, MN 55112

    Students will be leaving school on buses at 12:45PM and heading to Irondale Highschool.


    You are welcome to come to watch us compete.  When track team members have finished their events, they can stay and cheer on their teammates.  If you need to take them home early after their events, they just need to tell one of us they are leaving so we can record the information.  PLEASE have kids dressed for the weather! Be ready for rain as well.

    Students are encouraged to wear their orange track shirts for the meet and loose fitting wind pants or shorts.  

    Students will all be leaving school early on buses to Irondale.  There will be one bus returning to Bel Air after the meet is over, so talk with your child about plans to get home if they return to Bel Air on the bus. It is difficult to know an exact return time, but we anticipate to be back at Bel Air by 5:30PM.

    There will be a concession stand, so after competing, students can visit concessions if necessary. There are also restrooms located down by the field. Students and families can watch competitions from the stands because no one is allowed on the field except for event competitors and coaches. All students will leave belongings in the stands during the meet and EACH SCHOOL will have a section of the stands.  Look for the BEL AIR orange shirts!!


    Thank you for your support!!

    Coaches Manka, Janish, Rousseau, and Ries



    Arrival Time- 1:00pm

    Start Time- 1:15pm

    Order of Events:

    400 Mixed Relay (4x100)

    800 Mixed Relay (4x200)-

    800 Medley (100, 100, 200, 400)


    60- Girls      (Boys start field events)

    100- Girls

    200- Girls

    400- Girls

    Hurdles- Girls

    Hurdles- Boys  (Girls start field events)

    400- Boys

    200- Boys

    100- Boys

    60- Boys


    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.


    Register by May 15 for Community Education Summer Camps!

    Enroll your students by May 15, and receive $10 off each camp price.  Beginning May 16, all camps increase in price by $10, no exceptions.  To view and/or register for Community Education Summer Camps, visit our website at:  www.moundsviewschools.org , click on Community Education, Youth Programs and 2017 Summer Camps or go to your school's website and click on "EFlyers".   

    Questions? 651-621-7402


    Play and Learn Preschool, Mounds View Early Childhood and Family Education

    Our school district offers free preschool classes for qualifying families at both Pike Lake and Snail Lake. Children age 3 (by September 1st), can enroll in either the 2 half day or 3 half day program. Children age 4 years (by September 1st), attend 5 mornings or 5 afternoons. Busing and meals are provided, call or email now to receive application forms. Contact Sharon Savard, Play and Learn coordinator, at sharon.savard@moundsviewschools.org or 651.621.7422




    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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