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    Bel Air Weekly Update

    October 2-6, 2017


    Monday, October 2:


    Tuesday, October 3:


    Wednesday, October 4:
    College Wear Day



    Thursday, October 5:



    Friday, October 6:


    Future Events


    Oct. 13 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday

    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. 18 - Staff vs 5th Grade Soccer Game - 2:00-3:00 pm

    Oct. 19 & 20 - NO SCHOOL - MEA

    Oct. 24 & 25 - Hearing/Vision Screening

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


     Vote New Brighton residents can vote now

    This fall, voters will consider the School Board’s facilities bond proposal to add room at all schools throughout the District in response to rising enrollment, aging facilities and stressed capacity.

    But thanks to early voting in New Brighton, residents of New Brighton can vote today. 

    From now through November 6, residents of New Brighton can vote in person at New Brighton City Hall, 803 Old Highway 8, NW.

    Hours of voting:
    Monday through Friday                       8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 
    Saturday, November 4                        10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

    Learn more about the facilities proposal at www.moundsviewschools.org/facilities.




    Thank you so much to our Bel Air and Valentine Hills Orchestra and Band parents for helping us to implement our drop-off and pick-up procedures in our Highview Middle School Parking Lot.  These changes are helping us to provide a safer environment for students, parents and staff.


    • Parents must drop students off in the small parking lot in front of the school. We are asking parents not to enter the bus lanes.
    • Parents will no longer be allowed in the bus loading area between the hours of 7:15 - 8 a.m. and 2:15 - 3 p.m. 
    • Parents using the parent pick-up/drop-off area will now be required to take a right turn only when exiting the parking lot.
    • When dropping off or picking up a student, please pull ahead to the furthest open space.  This helps alleviate congestion and helps things to move along more efficiently.

    Highview Band/Orchestra students and parents will greet your students.

    Thank you in advance for your cooperation.  If you have any questions please feel free to send me an email at sheila.eller@moundsviewschools.org



    LEGO Drive

    It is time for the Lego drive to help our District get robotics programs for k-3 in every school. Please direct  questions to titaniumallies@gmail.com or Liz at 763.458.1984 This Lego collection will be happening for the month of October. Accepting





    Come along, sing a song, and join the jamboree!

    Please join the Irondale Orchestra on Thursday, October 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Irondale Varsity Gymnasium for the Disney Pajama Concert!


    Bring your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews - anyone from one month to one century!  Wear your pajamas or favorite Disney character costume, sing along to your favorite Disney tunes, and enjoy a night of wonderful music.  We hope to see you there!


    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.​




    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).



    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:

    October 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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