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    Bel Air Weekly Update

    February 5-9, 2018


    Monday, February 5:

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



    Tuesday, February 6:




    Wednesday, Fabruary 7:
    College Wear Day

    4:30-5:30 pm - Bel Air Kindergarten Round Up - PLEC



    Thursday, February 8:

    9:00-10:45 am - 2nd Gr - Author Visit - IMC



    Friday, February 9:

    12:20-1:15 pm - 2nd Gr - Music Informance - Poore

    1:30 pm - 2nd Step Assembly



    Future Events

    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 - 2:00-3:00 pm
    Feb. 14 - 2nd Gr - BUNCO - 2:20-3:15 pm
    Feb. 14 - 5th Gr - Hansen Park - 1:30-3:00 pm
    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


    For Families

    This month, our school wide theme is problem solving. In our morning announcements and school assembly we’ll be reminding students to use the Second Step Problem-Solving Steps:

    ·         S: Say the problem

    ·         T: Think of solutions

    ·         E: Explore consequences

    ·         P: Pick the best solution


    As you can see, the first letter of each step spells the word ”step.” Remembering “step” helps students solve problems with each other in safe and respectful ways.


    Second Step lessons specifically teach students to use each step and reinforce the message that solutions need to be safe and respectful. You will be receiving Home Links about the steps that describe why solving problems is important and including fun activities to do with your child to help them learn and practice the steps. We hope the steps will be helpful for you and your child when there are problems at home.


    Please tell your child’s teacher if you would like more suggestions about how to use the Problem-Solving Steps at home.


    Bel Air Yearbooks

    Yearbook sales begin Monday, January 29.  The cost for the yearbook is $16 for 56 pages of Bel Air fun!  Envelopes to place orders will be sent home on January 29.


    To order online go to: https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob

    School Code - 1502318



    ***Lost and Found***

    The Lost and Found is extremely full.  If your student is missing clothing items--sweatshirts, boots, snowpants, gloves, hats, etc., please stop by the school and look in the Lost & Found for your items.  All items left in the Lost and Found at spring break will be donated.



    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! 

    Two dates remain to prepare for the upcoming MVSA (and other teams) tryouts! (Cost has been pro-rated through online registration to cover the remaining two dates.)

    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. Please contact Booster President, Alyson Whalen, at mvhsfastpitch@gmail.com with any questions.



    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)



    ***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.


    February Home & School Connection
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    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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