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    Bel Air Weekly Update

    April 2-6, 2018


    Monday, April 2:



    Tuesday, April 3:

    9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Choir Tour 

    2:30 pm - Choir Concert for students @ Bel Air

    6:30 pm - Choir Concert for families @ Salem Covenant Church 


    Wednesday, April 4:
    College Wear Day


    Thursday, April 5:



    Friday, April 6:  NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday



    Future Events

    Apr. 13 - Student Council Mtg - 7:45-8:30 am - Rm 209
    Apr. 13-20 - 2nd Gr Informances - 1:20-2:15 pm
    Apr. 13-20 - 1st Gr Informances - 2:20-3:15 pm
    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
    Apr. 27 - Student Council Mtg - 7:45-8:30 am - Rm 209
    Apr. 27 - 4th Gr - Arbor Day Fieldtrip - Elscott/Billodeau - 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Apr. 30 - 3rd Gr - Orchestra Recruiting Demonstration - 12:00-12:30 pm



    Camping Safety and First Aid Class

    Before you know it summer will be here and for many families that means the start of the camping season.  Make sure your entire family is prepared, by registering your students in grades 2 - 5 for the Camping Safety and First Aid (non-certified) after school activity.  
    This ​course is designed for the young camper/wilderness explorer.  Topics covered include water safety, fire safety, safe use of camping tools, what to do if you become lost, as well as basic first aid for injuries.  Students will assemble a small first aid kit as part of the class. 
    ​For more information or to register visit the Community Education website at:
    www.moundsviewschools.org/communityed  Select Youth Programs and School Year Enrichment



    Plan ahead for next fall’s schedule

    In spring 2017, the School Board approved start time changes that go into effect for all schools starting this fall. To download a 2018-19 daily schedule for any school, visit www.moundsviewschools.org/starttimes.



    Orchestra Notes 
    Mark your calendars! Students who are currently enrolled in grades 3-5 have the opportunity to participate in the District 621 Summer Orchestra program. The dates are July 9-August 2, Mondays-Thursdays. Classes are 50 minutes and they are scheduled at various locations across the district, starting as early as 7am or as late as 7pm.  Current 6th and 7th grade students can participate in the Middle School Camp, July 23-27.
    The online registration window now open for students who are currently in grades 4-7. Families can access the online registration form by logging into ParentVue and then clicking on FeePay. The online registration window will close on May 1st.
    Current 3rd grade students or any older beginning orchestra students will register at one of our spring registration nights:
    • Tuesday, May 8 - 5:00-6:30pm, Turtle Lake gymnasium
    • Wednesday, May 9 - 5:00-6:30pm, Island Lake gymnasium
    • Monday, May 15 - 5:00-6:30pm, Irondale High School cafeteria
    Click here to access more details on the District 621 Summer Orchestra website.



    Celebrate Success

    The District's annual Celebrate Success event is slated for April 26 from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. The District Center (4570 Victoria Street N, Shoreview) will host Mounds View Public Schools families, friends and community members for a panel presentation featuring past and present students who are receiving or have received special education services. The panel presentation will focus on post-secondary planning and will include students' experiences in Mounds View schools as well as their plans and aspirations for post-secondary success.



    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



    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.


    April 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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