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    Bel Air Weekly Update

    September 11-15, 2017


    Monday, September 11:

    Tuesday, September 12:
    6:00-7:00 pm - PTA Meeting - IMC


    Wednesday, September 13:
    8:15-9:30 am - School Photographer in Building


    Thursday, September 14:


    Friday, September 15:
    Picture Day

    Future Events


    Sept. 18 - Orchestra Open House @ Highview - 6:00-7:00 pm

    Sept. 21 - APEX Fun Run

    Sept. 22 - School Assembly - Energized Guys

    Sept. 25-27 - 5th Gr Laurentian Trip - Heath, Walseth, Smith

    Sept. 27-29 - 5th Gr Laurentian Trip - Rehder, Parnell, Redman

    Sept. 27 - 5th Gr - Springbrook Nature Ctr

    Oct. 16 - 4th Gr - Author in Residence - David La Rochelle


    Facilities proposal meeting

    For the first time in 18 years, the District is asking residents to consider a bond proposal to add room at all schools in response to rising enrollment and stressed capacity. What does this mean for Bel Air?

    You’re invited to attend a community meeting on September 12 at 6 p.m. at Bel Air. A School Board member, District administration and our school principal will present information and answer questions about the Election Day bond proposal for Mounds View Public Schools. All are invited to attend this meeting or any of the other meetings scheduled this fall. For more information, visitwww.moundsviewschools.org/facilities


    Vision and Hearing Screening:  Save the Date! 
    Please save Tuesday and Wednesday, October 24 and 25, 2017, for helping with vision and hearing screening.
    We would love to have:
    • Loyal returning vision and hearing volunteers
    • New volunteers eager to learn some new skills
    Please email Kathy Knutson, Licensed School Nurse, if interested:  Kathy.knutson@moundsviewschools.org


    Picture Day Volunteers Needed

    Friday, Sept. 15 is Bel Air Picture Day.  We will need several volunteers to help with this - approximately 9:00 am - 2:50 pm.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Bel Air Office - 651-621-6300 or rebecca.fladebo@moundsviewschools.org.






    Parent/Grandparent/Community volunteers are welcome!

    Lots of volunteer options from as little time commitment as 1 hr a month to unlimited hours.  

    If you would like to volunteer or would like more information about volunteering in the library, just contact me via e-mail (preference) or phone.

    ann.tillmann@moundsviewschools.org               #651-621-6307

    Ann Tillmann

    Bel Air Library para



    Bel Air Chess Club registration is open!

    We meet Friday mornings from 7:30-8:30am on school days in the Media Center.
    Use the links below to get registered. 
    We start right away on Friday the 8th!
    Full Year:
    Fall Section:


    The lunch and breakfast menus will be posted on our website at:

    2017-2018 Lunch/Breakfast Prices:
    Elementary Lunch: $2.55           Secondary Lunch: $2.80
    1st-12th Breakfast: $1.50. (Kindergarten is free)
    Milk: $.50
    Adult Lunch:  $3.85                   Adult Breakfast:  $2.25

    Families can complete the 2017-18 Application for Educational Benefits form online at www.moundsviewschools.org beginning August 1. Paper applications will also be available at all schools in English and Spanish.
    Families can see their student’s Lunch Pin number when they log into their Pay Pams account at www.paypams.com or log into their School View account and click on Fee Pay.

    Contact Heather Schmidt at 651-621-6024

     or heather.schmidt@moundsviewschools.org with any questions.


    Show your school spirit

    District and school spiritwear is now available online. Click here for Bel Air spiritwear. Other Mounds View Public Schools spiritwear is available here.


    Student Safety:
    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.


    Mounds View Public Schools Curriculum Advisory Committee

    The Mounds View Public Schools Curriculum Advisory Committee is seeking representatives to serve on the committee for the 2017-2018 school year.  Committee members work in partnership with the district and community to gain knowledge and provide feedback about about curriculum and other instructional issues.

     If you are interested, please answer the questions found in this link Mounds View Curriculum Advisory Application. If you have questions, please contact Gretchen Zahn at 651.621.6040 or by e-mail at gretchen.zahn@moundsviewschools.org



    Register TODAY for Community Education Before/After School Activities
    Art and Science and Spanish - oh my!  Check out Community Education Before/After School Activities by visiting your childs school website and clicking on the "EFlyer" tab.  We are also offering some Saturday activities and a release day activity during Thanksgiving Break.  All before/after school activities are online and ready to accept registrations.  To see everything Community Education has to offer including Early Childhood Programs and Special Events go to:

    September 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: Bel Air Staff. To reach a teacher via email: firstname.lastname@moundsviewschools.org.  


    Stay in touch with the happenings at Bel Air School.  Every Friday evening our weekly Bel Air Update is sent via e-mail.  Or it is available by visiting our Bel Air School website.  If you need a hard copy, please contact the school office.

    Find the latest handouts/eFlyers on the Bel Air website here.


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