Bel Air Weekly Update
April 23-27, 2018
Monday, April 23:
Tuesday, April 24:
1:20-2:15 pm - 2nd Gr Informance - Tiedeman
2:20-3:15 pm - 1st Gr Informance - Ralston
College Wear Day
Thursday, April 26:
Friday, April 27:
7:45-8:30 am - Student Council Mtg - Rm 209
Future EventsApr. 30 - 3rd Gr - Orchestra Recruiting Demonstration - 12:00-12:30 pmMay 3 - 1st Gr - Gibbs Farm Fieldtrip - 11:30 am-2:30 pmMay 8 - Patrol Picnic - 9:15 am - 2:00 pmMay 10 - Bel Air Home Track MeetMay 11 - Student Council Mtg - 7:45-8:30 am - Rm 209May 11 - Bel Air Carnival - 5:30-8:00 pmMay 17 - 5th Gr - U of MN Energy & U - 12:15 pm - 2:45 pmMay 17 - Track meet @ Valentine Hills - 3:30-5:30 pmMay 18 - 4th Gr - arbor Day Firledtrip - Elscott/Billodeau - 9:30am -12:00 pmMay 22 - West Track Meet @ IDHS - 1:00-4:00 pmMay 22 - PTA Meeting - IMC - 6:00-7:00 pmMay 23 - Band Concert - 9:30-10:00 amMay 23 - Band Concert @ Bethel University - 6:30-7:30 pmMay 24 - Student Council - Rm 209 - 7:45-8:30 amMay 24 - Kindergarten Move Up Day - 9:10-10:10 amMay 24 - West Track Meet (Make Up Day) - 1:00-4:00 pmMay 25 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday
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 Elementary Student Information Survey
The survey will be available from April 20 through May 23, 2018.
Class placements for next school year is an important issue that we address at Bel Air Elementary School. When creating a classroom, a number of factors are considered including teacher/staff/parent input, class size, boy/girl ratio, academic needs, special education needs, and behavior needs. The partnership between a child’s home and school is critical to his/her success and we value your insight and knowledge concerning your child’s educational and personal growth.
With that in mind, we are providing parents with the opportunity to provide feedback about their child, which will be one of the many factors considered during the placement process. While we cannot accept specific teacher requests, we want to give you the opportunity to share specifics about your child’s needs through a parent questionnaire that will include information about learning styles, likes, and dislikes.
You will be asked to enter your child’s legal name, grade level, and current teacher.
If you will have more than one child enrolled at Bel Air Elementary School for the 2018-2019 school year, a separate survey MUST be completed for each student.
Bel Air Carnival
The Bel Air Carnival is Friday May 11 from 5:30-8pm at Bel Air. Many brand new games and activities this year plus food trucks outside!
A sign up genius for volunteer opportunities is now available: Carnival Signup
Parents of incoming 6th grade students,
Please join us on Tuesday, April 24th from 6:30-7:30 PM in the Highview Middle School Learning Center for a Highview Parent Meeting. There will a lot of great new information to share.
Meet the new Highview Dean for students with last names O-Z, Nathan Johnson
Get an update on upcoming construction at Highview
New course offerings for 2018-2019 school year
Learn about next year’s staffing at Highview
We hope you can join us! Hawk Pride!
Join Irondale for their "Drive 4 UR School" Fundraising Event on Saturday, April 28, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at New Brighton Ford, 1100 Silver Lake, Rd, New Brighton. Stop by, take a quick test drive, and Ford will donate $20 to the Irondale Booster Club of your choice with no sales pressure. Some of the clubs participating are KnightKrawler Robotics, Marching Band, etc. Drivers must be 18 or older and have a valid license. One test drive per household. The goal is to get 300 test drives to reach $6,000 in donations so share this information with others! Any questions, call Emily at 651-746-5506. A flyer can be found here.Play and Learn Preschool, Mounds View Early Childhood and Family EducationOur school district offers free preschool classes for qualifying families at both Pike lake and Snail Lake. Children age 3 (by September 1st), can enroll in either the 2 half day or 3 half day program. Children age 4 years (by September 1st), attend 5 mornings or 5 afternoons. Busing and snack are provided, call or email now to receive application forms. Contact Sharon Savard, Play and Learn coordinator, at sharon.savard@moundsviewschool
s.org or 651.621.7422. Information and forms may be found here: https://www.moundsviewschools. org/Page/6366
District Art Show - 2018 (Click on link for details)
Camping Safety and First Aid ClassBefore 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 NotesMark 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:
Click here to access more details on the District 621 Summer Orchestra website.
- 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
Celebrate SuccessCommunity Ed Before/After School ActivitiesBefore/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 link: https://www.
Show your school spiritDistrict and school spiritwear is now available online. Click here for Bel Air spiritwear. Other Mounds View Public Schools spiritwear is available here.
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.
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@example.org.
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