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    Bel Air Weekly Update

    September 25-29, 2017


    Monday, September 25:
    5th Gr Laurentian Trip - Heath, Walseth, Smith


    Tuesday, September 26:
    5th Gr Laurentian Trip - Heath, Walseth, Smith


    Wednesday, September 27:
    College Wear Day

    5th Gr Laurentian Trip - Heath, Walseth, Smith 

    5th Gr Laurentian Trip - Rehder, Parnell, Redman

    9:00 am - 3:00 pm - 5th Gr - Springbrook Nature Ctr


    Thursday, September 28:

    5th Gr Laurentian Trip - Rehder, Parnell, Redman

    8:30 am - Bus Evacuation Practice


    Friday, September 29:
    5th Gr Laurentian Trip - Rehder, Parnell, Redman

    Future Events


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

    Oct. 17 - Picture Retake Day - 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

    Oct. 17 - PTA Meeting @ PLEC-K Center - 6:00-7:00 pm

    Oct. 19 & 20 - NO SCHOOL - MEA

    Oct. 24 & 25 - Hearing/Vision Screening

    Oct. 26 - Irondale Orchestra @ Bel Air - 9:15 am




    Through next Friday, Sept. 22nd, bus drivers will be instructed to allow students to ride the bus to/from school without checking bus passes.  Starting Monday, Sept. 25th - bus drivers may check bus passes if they question the student's eligibility of ridership.

    Students that need an alternate bus stop are required to complete a Bus Stop Change Form. A Temporary Bus Pass/Revised Permanent Bus Pass will then be issued.  Students will not be allowed to ride home with friends or use another bus simply by giving the bus driver a parent/staff note.  



    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

    Special Education Parent and Professional Advisory Council (SEPPAC) will host

    Special Education District Overview and Parent-to-Parent Connectedness

    October 3, 2017   6:45 - 8:15 p.m.

    Mounds View Public Schools District Center

    (4570 Victoria Street N, Shoreview)

    Bev Zelinski, director of student services at Mounds View Public Schools, will provide an overview of District special education services. After this short presentation, the SEPPAC co-chairs will lead a parent-to-parent discussion group. Discussion will include how parents can help each other navigate the system and advocate for their child. This is a great opportunity to connect with other parents who also have children receiving special education services within Mounds View Public Schools.



    Join us on Friday, October 6, as we celebrate Irondale High School turning 50!  The event starts at 5pm, with tours beginning at 5:30pm running every half hour.  Finish off the evening by watching Irondale’s Homecoming Game against Henry Sibley at 7pm.  Register online or in the front lobby at Irondale from 7am to 8pm.  Deadline is Friday, September 26.  A $10 ticket includes dinner, tour, and the football game.  For more information, check out the flyer.​




    MUSIC OF THE KNIGHT  Marching Band

    Join the Irondale Marching Knights, and Director Bill Sucha, for the 25th Annual Music of the Knight Marching Band Competition on Saturday, September 30, at 5 pm.  This competitive field show is a spectacular combination of music, marching, movement, and visual effects featuring three classes (A, AA, AAA).

    The day includes: 14 local and regional marching bands from Minnesota and Wisconsin, special activities celebrating our 25th show, and an exhibition show by the Irondale Marching Knights performing this year's show "Witch Among Us."  Tickets available at the gate; $10 for adults, $5 for seniors (60+) and K-12 students, and free for preschool.  Parking is limited, however off-site parking lots are served by shuttles.  In case of rain, the show will move indoors.

    Visit www.irondalebands.org for more information or view our flyer.



    Rock the Schoo House tiny blue transparent.png  Rock the School House - Early Bird Tickets Now on Sale!

    Tickets are now on sale for "Rock the School House," a fundraising event supporting the Mounds View Schools Education Foundation. On Saturday, November 11, parents, educators and community leaders will gather at Vadnais Heights Commons from 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.

    The evening includes a wine & spirits toss, brief program, a live and silent auction and fund-a-need. This year, guests will be treated to some of our very best musical talent and scientific minds.

    Buy your tickets now to receive the early bird ticket price of $60 - the price increases to $85 after October 10. Ticket includes heavy appetizers. There will be a cash bar offering beer, wine and mixed drinks.

    Visit www.moundsviewschoolsef.org to make your ticket purchase.

    Event Details:

    Saturday, November 11, 2017, 6 p.m. - 11p.m.

    Vadnais Heights Commons

    Tickets are $60 until October 10 ($85 after)

    Buy a table of 8 for $600 with a group of friends and receive premium reserved seating (no staff discount for tables).



    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.



    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.  


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


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