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    Bel Air Weekly Update

    November 13-17, 2017 


    Monday, November 13: 

    3:30-4:45 pm - 4th Gr - Math Club - Rm 204


    Tuesday, November 14: 



    Wednesday, November 15: 
    College Wear Day

    3:30-4:45 pm - 4th Gr - Math Club - Rm 204

    4:00-7:00 pm - Communication Night


    Thursday, Novemer 16:

    9:00 am - 3:15 pm - 2nd Gr - MN History Center

    3:30-4:45 pm - Mentoring


    Friday, November 17:


    Future Events

    Nov. 20-24 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
    Nov. 28 - 2nd Step Assembly - 2:30-3:00 pm
    Nov. 28 - PTA Meeting - IMC - 6:00-7:00 pm
    Dec. 7 - Band Concert - Gym - 10:00 am
    Dec. 11 - Holiday Sharing Set Up - 3:00-6:00 pm
    Dec. 12-14 - 2nd Gr - Winter Celebration - 9:30-10:45 am
    Dec. 12 - Band Concert @ Highview - 7:00-8:00 pm
    Dec. 13 - Holiday Sharing Pick Up - 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
    Dec. 19 - BA/VH Orchestra Concert - 9:15-9:45 am
    Dec. 20 - Classroom Winter Parties
    Dec. 21-Jan. 1 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

    For Families...

    This month, our school wide theme is empathy. In our morning announcements and school assembly we’ll be reminding students to have empathy, identify their own and others’ feelings, notice and respect same and different feelings, and show compassion. Compassion involves saying kind words or doing something helpful to show you care how another person feels. When students can identify, understand, and respond in a caring way to how someone else is feeling, it helps create a positive and accepting school climate.

    Second Step lessons specifically teach about empathy. You’ll be receiving Home Links describing why empathy is important and including fun activities to do with your child to help them identify feelings and practice showing empathy and compassion. We hope you find them helpful.

    Please tell your child’s teacher if you have any questions about how you can help your child learn to identify feelings and show empathy and compassion at home.

    ***Bel Air Lost & Found***
    The Bel Air Lost & Found is extremely full of 'Lost' clothes.  If your student is missing something, please stop by to check the Lost & Found for the item(s).  
    Bel Air will be having Communication Nights on Nov. 2, 9 & 15 and the Book Fair will be going on Nov. 6-9.  These are great opportunities to check out the Lost & Found, as well.  
    At Thanksgiving Break - Nov. 20-25, all items remaining in the Lost & Found will be donated.  
    Check for your student's clothes before they are gone...
    ***Cold Weather Information*** 
    Now that the weather is cooling down, please dress your kids accordingly for the day - Hats, warm mittens, scarfs, snow pants and warm coats. We go outside everyday that the temperature is 0 or above and windchill is -10 below or above.

    Boots are required for all grade levels to play on the playground. Boots and snow pants are required for 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade to play on the playground; 4th and 5th grade need only boots. If a student does not have these things, they need to stay on the blacktop during recess. If a student gets wet there are no dry clothes for them to change into. All winter gear is important to keep your child warm and comfortable.

    Voters said YES

    Voters approved the District’s facilities bond request on Election Day 2017 by a margin of 73 percent in favor to 27 percent opposed. 10,129 residents voted in favor of the proposal, while 3,689 voted to reject the request. As a result of the vote, schools will soon begin a multi-year phased approach to adding space at all schools throughout the District. In addition, voters elected residents Marre Jo Sager, Diane Glasheen and Shauna Bock to seats on the School Board. To read a message on the election results from Superintendent Chris Lennox, visit here.


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

    Parenting and Supporting Children; Self Regulation

    and Positive Behavior Change

    November 28, 2017

    6:45 - 8:15 p.m.

    Mounds View Public Schools District Center

    (4570 Victoria Street N, Shoreview)

    Dave Wilmes, director of programs for St. Paul Youth Services, will be the key note speaker. Parents will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive feedback from Mr. Wilmes.  



    Pass-It-Along Event  Scheduled
    The Early Childhood Programs Parent Advisory Committee announces its annual fall Pass-It-Along event.  The event is free and features gently used infant and toddler clothing, children's clothing up to size 14 and maternity wear, baby equipment, toys and books.  Pass-It-Along is for families in need in the community and takes place at the Mounds View Early Childhood Education Center, 500 10th ST NW, New Brighton, on Monday November 20 from 2:00-6:00 PM.  Call the Mounds View Public Schools Early Childhood Programs office at 651.621.6122 for more information.
    Ralph Reader Food Shelf

    Thanksgiving Baskets and Operation Joy



    Mounds View High School Orchestra Fundraising Event 

    The Mounds View High School Orchestra is holding a free Book Fair Fundraising Concert at Barnes & Noble Roseville in HarMar Mall on 11-6-17 (Monday4 p.m. - 8 p.m. and online at www.bn.com/bookfairs anytime from 11-6-17 through 11-11-17. Please use Mounds View High Orchestra's BookFair ID# 12245916 at check-out for purchases in person or online so that a portion of all sales will go towards the orchestra. Unable to attend the concert? Any purchase made in-store on 11-6-17 at any Barnes & Noble location nationwide will also qualify.



    Community Ed Before/After School Activities
    Before/After School Activities as well as Saturday and Release Day Activities can be found on the EFlyer Page Here.
    Register Early, activities that don't meet their minimum number of students one week prior to the event, will be canceled.  
    You can also use the following linkhttps://www.moundsviewschools.org/youthprograms



    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.



    November 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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