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    Bel Air Weekly Update

    January 22-26, 2018


    Monday, January 22:



    Tuesday, January 23:



    Wednesday, January 24:
    College Wear Day



    Thursday, January 25:  NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday



    Friday, January 26:  NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday




    Future Events

    Jan. 30 - 5th Gr - Highview Deans @ Bel Air - 9:00-10:00 am
    Jan. 30 - 5th Gr - Parent Information Mtg @ Highview - 6:00-7:00 pm
    Jan. 31 - 4th Gr - International Dance Demo - Gym - 2:30-3:15 pm
    Feb. 2 - 5th Gr - 6th Gr Registration due to Highview
    Feb. 5 - Student Council Mtg - Rm 209 - 7:45-8:30 am
    Feb. 6 - 2nd Step Assembly
    Feb. 7 - Bel Air Kindergarten Round Up - 4:30-5:30 pm
    Feb. 13 - Science Olympiad Parent/Participant Mtg - IMC - 6:00-7:00 pm
    Feb. 14 - 1st Gr - Stages Theater - 9:00-11:30 am
    Feb. 14 - 4th Gr - Roller Skating - Saints North - 9:30 am -12:30 pm
    Feb. 14 - 3rd Gr - Valentine Party
    Feb. 14 - 2nd Gr - BUNCO
    Feb. 16 - Student Council Mtg - Rm 209 - 7:45-8:30 am
    Feb. 16 - Yearbook Group Photos - Music Rm - 10:00-11:00 am
    Feb. 17 - 1st Gr Bel Air LEGO League Jr Exhibition - 10:00 am-12:30
    Feb. 19 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday
    Feb. 20 - PTA Meeting - IMC - 4:00-5:00 pm

    ***Student Directory***
    DEADLINE - Wed., January 24
    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. 


    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.



    Special Education Parent and Professional Advisory Council (SEPPAC)

    will host Parent Resource Fair


    February 8, 2018

    6:45 - 8:15 p.m.
    Chippewa Middle School cafeteria

    (5000 Hodgson Road, North Oaks)

    (Organizations include:  Metro Center for Independent Living (MCIL), Voc/Rehab Services, Special Olympics of Minnesota, Disability Hub, Autism Society of Minnesota, Vitals Technology, Ramsey County Health and Wellness Disability Services, Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota, Northeast Youth and Family Services, Natalis Counseling and Psychology Solutions, RAMS Athletics, Mounds View Public Schools Early Childhood Special Education and Mounds View Public Schools Assistive Technology)




    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!




    ***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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