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    Bel Air Weekly Update

    February 12-16, 2018


    Monday, February 12:

    12:20-1:15 pm - 3rd Gr - Music Informance - Affleck



    Tuesday, February 13:

    12:20-1:15 pm - 3rd Gr - Music Informance - Denu

    6:00-7:00 pm - Science Olympiad Parent/Participant Mtg - IMC



    Wednesday, Fabruary 14:
    College Wear Day

    9:00-11:30 am - 1st Gr - Stages Theater

    9:30 am - 12:30 pm - 4th Gr - Roller Skating - Saints North

    12:20-1:15 pm - 3rd Gr - Music Informance - Giampietro

    1:30-3:00 pm - 5th Gr - Hansen Park

    2:00-3:00 pm - 3rd Gr - Valentine Party

    2:20-3:15 pm - 2nd Gr - BUNCO Party



    Thursday, February 15:

    12:20-1:15 pm - 3rd Gr - Music Informance - Humke



    Friday, February 16:

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

    10:00-11:00 am - Yearbook Group Photos - Rm 100

    12:20-1:15 pm - 3rd Gr - Music Informance - Huspek



    Future Events

    Feb. 17 - 1st Gr Bel Air LEGO League Jr Exhibition - 10:00 am-12:30
    Feb. 19 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday
    Feb. 20 - 5th Gr - Stepping Stone Theatre
    Feb. 20 - PTA Meeting - IMC - 4:00-5:00 pm
    Feb. 21 - Science Olympiad Practice - 3:35-4:35 pm - Rm 110
    Feb. 27 - 3/2 - Science Museum Residency
    Feb. 27 - 3rd Gr - Science Museum Assembly - 12:20-1:14 pm
    Mar. 1 - Communication Night - 4:00-7:00 pm
    Mar. 1 - 5th Gr - HV Deans at Bel Air - 4:00-7:00 pm
    Mar. 2 - Student Council Mtg - Rm 209 - 7:45-8:30 am
    Mar. 2 - 2nd Gr - Science Museum Assembly - 1:20-2:15 pm
    Mar. 2 - 1st Gr - Science Museum Assembly - 2:20-3:10 pm
    Mar. 6 - 5th Gr - Music Concert - 9:00-9:30 am & 2:30-3:00 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




    Are you looking for high quality, family friendly entertainment?

    Look no further than the Irondale High School Marching Knights Winter Music of the Knight!

    Who: Multiple groups from Minnesota

    What: Drumline and Colorguard Show

    When: Saturday, February 24 -  Drumline 12:00pm, Colorguard 6:30pm

    Where: Irondale High School Varsity Gym


    The talented Marching Knights will perform their new shows: "When It Ends" (Drumline) and “Are You Coming To The Tree?” (Colorguard).  NEW this year will be the Middle School Guard performing their flagline show “Roar.”


    Ticket prices are $8 for seniors/students and $10 for adults and will get you into both competitions.




    ***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.





    ***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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