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    Bel Air Weekly Update

    March 12-16 & 19-23, 2018


    Mar. 12-16 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break 


    Monday, March 19:  Food Drive - Canned Goods



    Tuesday, March 20:  Food Drive - Baking Goods

    6:00-7:00 pm - PTA Meeting - IMC 



    Wednesday, March 21:  Food Drive - Boxed Meals
    College Wear Day

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



    Thursday, March 22:  Food Drive - Toiletries

    4:00-7:00 pm - Communication Night  

    4:00-7:00 pm - 5th Gr - HV Deans at Bel Air


    Friday, March 23:  Food Drive - Any Non-Perishable Item

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

    2:30 pm - 2nd Step Assembly



    Future Events

    Mar. 26-28 - Book Fair 
    Mar. 26 - Science Fair Project Drop Off - 3:30-7:00 pm
    Mar. 27 - Science Fair Project Drop Off - 7:30-9:00 am
    Mar. 27 - Science Fair - 9:00 am - 3:15 pm
    Mar. 27 - Communication Night - 4:00-7:00 pm
    Mar. 27 - Science Fair Open House - 5:30-7:00 pm
    Mar. 29 - Choir Tour - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Mar. 30 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workshop
    Apr. 3 - Choir Tour - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Apr. 3 - Choir Concert - 2:30 pm
    Apr. 6 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday
    Apr. 13 - Student Council Mtg - 7:45-8:30 am - Rm 209
    Apr. 14 - Science Olympiad Tournament - MVHS - 8:00-2:00 pm
    Apr. 17 - PTA Mtg - IMC - 6:00-7:00 pm 
    Apr. 19 - Arts & Academics Night - 6:30-7:30 pm


    For Families

    This month, our school wide theme is friendship skills. In our morning announcements and school assembly, we’ll be reminding students to invite others to play, play in fair ways, take responsibility for mistakes by making amends, and how to handle name-calling assertively. These skills help students make and keep friends.

    Second Step lessons specifically teach these friendship skills. You will be receiving Home Links describing why friendship skills are important and including fun activities to do with your child to help him or her learn and practice the skills.



    Bel Air Student Council Food Driver

    March is MN Food Drive Month and Bel Air will be collecting items the week of March 19th to support the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf. This food drive directly supports families in our community. Each day there is a different suggested item to bring:
    Monday 3-19: Canned Goods
    Tuesday 3-20: Baking Items
    Wednesday 3-21: Boxed Meals
    Thursday 3-22: Toiletries
    Friday 3-23: Any non-perishable item



    We are looking for more volunteers for the morning shift from 8:45am to 11:45am at the Science Fair on Tuesday, March 27th.  Please email Laura Scheid, parent volunteer atbelairsciencefair@gmail.com or visit https://sites.google.com/a/moundsviewschools.org/welcome-to-science/matrix to sign-up.


    Bel Air Yearbooks

    Not Too Late To Order Your Yearbook!!

    Sale extended Till March 28th.


    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.





    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.



    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.


    March 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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