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    Bel Air Weekly Update

    February 19-23, 2018


    Monday, February 19:  NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday




    Tuesday, February 20:

    9:00 am - 12:15 pm - 5th Gr - Stepping Stone Theater

    4:00-5:00 pm - PTA Meeting - IMC




    Wednesday, Fabruary 21:
    College Wear Day

    3:30-4:35 pm - Science Olympiad Practice - Rm 110




    Thursday, February 22:




    Friday, February 23:

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




    Future Events

    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
    Mar. 7 - HV 7th Gr - Band Concert
    Mar. 8-16 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break


    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





    It’s time to get that project in gear,

    The Science Fair in on March 27th this year.

    All Bel Air students are encouraged to take part,

    Please return the registration form or visit the website to start.






    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.



    Hello from Chalkboard Capers,

    This year is the 34th Annual Chalkboard Capers Variety Show. It will be presented April 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th. This show is organized by staff, run by staff, performed by staff. The proceeds go to scholarships for high school seniors in our district.  

    Here are the ways you could help us out with the show:

    • Purchase Tickets to come see the show.
    • Donating new items or gift cards for our children’s or adult raffles.
    • If you or someone you know has a business, purchase an advertisement in our program by submitting at least $50.00 and your business card.
    • Donate online by following this link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=NTFXFALTYCDTE
    • Sending a monetary donation
    • Make checks payable to: “Chalkboard Capers Scholarship Program”
    • Send contributions via mail to:  


    Kelli Hofmeister

    Turtle Lake Elementary School

    1141 Lepak Ct


    • All donations must be received by March 7th, 2018, in order to appear in the program.


    Thank you for your support,


    Kelli Hofmeister, Amanda Garcia & Jean Modjeski

    Chalkboard Capers Publicity Co-Chairs


    For further information or ticket order forms, please visit our website at www.moundsviewschools.org/chalkboardcapers, find us on Facebook, or send an email to: chalkboardcapers@moundsviewschools.org.




    ***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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