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    Bel Air Weekly Update

    December 25, 2017 - January 5, 2018


    Dec. 21-Jan. 1 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break 


    Monday, January 1: NO SCHOOL - Winter Break



    Tuesday, January 2: 



    Wednesday, January 3: 
    College Wear Day




    Thursday, January 4:

    3:30-4:45 am - Mentoring



    Friday, January 5:

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



    Future Events

    Jan. 10 - 2nd Step Assembly - 9:00 am
    Jan. 11 - 4th Gr - Physics Force Fieldtrip - 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
    Jan. 12 - Irondale Drama - Children's Show - 1:30-2:30 pm
    Jan. 12 - Men Make a Difference - 5:00-8:00 pm
    Jan. 15 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday
    Jan. 16 - PTA Meeting - IMC - 6:00-7:00 pm
    Jan. 19 - Student Council Mtg - 7:45-8:30 am - Rm 209
    Jan. 25-26 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday 

    Second Step Theme: Emotion Management

    The month of January, our school wide theme is emotion management. In our morning announcements and school assembly we’ll be prompting students to notice their own feelings by paying attention to clues in their bodies, and we’ll be reminding them to use their Second Step skills to calm down:

    ·         Stop—Use your signal

    ·         Name your feeling

    ·         Calm down: Breathe, count, use positive self-talk


    These skills help students calm down strong emotions when faced with learning and social challenges, which helps them succeed academically and get along well with others.


    Second Step lessons specifically teach about calming down strong emotions such as anger, disappointment, frustration, and anxiety. You’ll be receiving Home Links that describe why managing strong emotions is important and include fun activities to do with your child to help them identify strong feelings and calm down. We hope the Home Links will give you tools to use together when your child is upset.


    Please tell your child’s teacher if you have questions about how you can help your child learn to calm down at home.



    Student directory:
    Please fill out one form per student. Form will be open for registration through mid January. Directory will be sent electronically to those who provided their email addresses in mid to late January. 


    Men Make A Difference Game Night

    Friday,  January 12th (6:00-8:00pm)

    Students and their guest are invited to Bel Air for an evening of fun! Please join us for basketball shootout, Wii Just Dance/Sports, Bingo and other arts, crafts and board games This is a great opportunity to spend time with your child. Hope to see you there!




    5th grade parents are invited to Highview Middle School for  5th Grade Parent Information Night on Tuesday, January 30th from 6:00-7:30 PM to learn about  Highview Middle School.  

    Parents will have the opportunity to meet teachers, tour the building, and learn about curriculum and choices available at Highview.  The one-hour program will start in the Lower Gym with tours to follow.  This event is intended for parents only.  

    The middle school deans will be going to the elementary schools to speak directly with students about what Highview has to offer.  In addition, fifth grade students will have the opportunity to come visit Highview this spring during the school day.

    We look forward to seeing you there!  Hawk Pride!



    Family Ski Nights are back at Afton Alps! 

    District families, friends and staff members are invited to join us for another season of Family Ski Nights at Afton Alps. 

    Join us for a Special New Years Eve Celebration at Afton Alps 3pm - Midnight -  Live Music, Bonfire and Fireworks at 9pm.

    For all the details and registration information, please visit Community Education's Special events page  https://www.moundsviewschools.org/communityevents



     MVHS Softball Youth Clinic -

    Join the Mounds View High School Softball coaches and players for a comprehensive Youth Softball Clinic for grades 3 through 8. The clinic will teach players the skills and drills that the high school coaches are looking for, and help prepare players for Spring tryouts! 

    The clinic will be four Saturdays in January and February 2018. All players will work on offensive and defensive skills from 1-3 pm each Saturday. Pitchers and catchers will have a dedicated time from 3-4 pm (additional cost). Find details AND register online:www.moundsviewschools.org/mvsoftball. Other activities conflicting? Can you only attend some of the dates? Please contact Booster President, Alyson Whalen, atmvhsfastpitch@gmail.com to see what options may work for you to participate!



    Part–time Nutrition Services Substitute Opportunity

    Are you looking to make a little extra money?  Come work with us!


    We are looking for nutrition service substitutes who want to help serve

    delicious meals in our kitchens!


    Work part-time (3 hours a day) and make $12 an hour!!


    Apply online  at: www.moundsviewschools.org. 

    Contact Heather Schmidt at 651-621-6024 with questions.




    ***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.
    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.


    January 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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