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    Bel Air Weekly Update

    September 24-28, 2018



    Monday, September 24:
    5th Gr Boys @ Laurentian
    Tuesday, September 25:
    5th Gr Boys @ Laurentian 
    Wednesday, September 26:
    5th Gr Boys @ Laurentian
    5th Gr Girls @ Laurentian

    Thursday, September 27:

    5th Gr Girls @ Laurentian 


    Friday, September 28:

    5th Gr Girls @ Laurentian


    Future Events

    Oct. 5 - 3rd Gr - Bell Museum @ U of MN - 9:30 am-1:45 pm
    Oct. 9 - PTA Meeting - IMC - 6:00-7:00 pm
    Oct 12 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday
    Oct. 15 - 4th Gr - Author in Residence - 8:30 am-3:00 pm
    Oct. 16 - Picture Retake Day - 9:00 am-12:00 pm
    Oct. 17 - 5th Gr/Staff Soccer Game - 1:45-3:00 pm
    Oct. 18 & 19 - NO SCHOOL - MEA
    Oct. 23 - Hearing & Vision Screening - 9:00 am-3:00 pm
    Oct. 24 - Hearing & Vision Screening - 9:00 am-1:00 pm
    Oct. 25 - Mentoring - 3:15-4:00 pm

    Photo Withhold Form

    Parents may withhold permission to have their student photographed and/or videotaped during school-day classroom activities, learning experiences, and/or media events. Please complete and return this form ONLY if you do NOT wish for Mounds View Public Schools to publish your student's appearance, image or name on any recorded medium. This Publish Opt Out Release is applicable and valid for up to 12 months from the date of signature.

    Photo Opt Out Form




    The Special Education Parent and Professional Advisory Council (SEPPAC) is a group of parents and staff whose purpose is to share information and advise the District on behalf of students receiving special education services. The Council welcomes members who represent all schools and programs in the Mounds View School District.

    Special Education District Overview and Parent-to-Parent Connectedness

    The first meeting for the 2018-19 school year will be held on

    September 27, 2018 from 6:45 – 8:15 p.m., at

    Mounds View Public Schools District Center (4570 Victoria Street N, Shoreview) 

    Bev Zelinski, director of student services at Mounds View Public Schools, will provide an overview of District special education services. After this short presentation, the SEPPAC co-chairs will lead a parent-to-parent discussion group. Discussion will include how parents can help each other navigate the system and advocate for their child. This is a great opportunity to connect with other parents who also have children receiving special education services within Mounds View Public Schools.



    IRONDALE'S - Disney Pajama Concert

    Come to Irondale's annual Disney Pajama Concert on Tuesday, October 2 @ 6:30pm in the Auditorium! Hope to see you there! 



    Young People’s Orchestra Concerts : 

    The annual Young People's Orchestra Concert is on  Tuesday (9/25) at 6:30 PM in the Mounds View High School Cafeteria.  This concert is specially designed for young children ages from preschool to high school. This year's concert selections will feature famous characters from all across the universe as they visit and perform with the orchestra, It will include one extinct dinosaur, a Jedi Knight, a wizard from Hogwarts, as well as a few of our favorite superheroes! Come dressed as your favorite character and bring your blanket and enjoy the show. $4 per student & $6 per adult ($20 max per family) at the door.

    Young People's Orchestra Concerts



    Irondale's 26th Annual Music of the Knight

    Join the Irondale Marching Knights and Director Bill Sucha for the 26th Annual Music of the Knight Marching Band Competition on Saturday, September 29, at 5 pm.  This competitive field show is a spectacular combination of music, marching, movement, and visual effects featuring three classes (A, AA, AAA).


    The day includes: 13 local and regional marching bands from Minnesota and Wisconsin, Irondale’s Junior Color Guard, and an exhibition show by the Irondale Marching Knights, featuring students from both Irondale and Mounds View, performing this year’s show, “The Most Astounding Fact.”  Tickets available at the gate; $10 for adults, $5 for seniors (60+) and K-12 students, and free for preschool. Parking is limited, however off-site parking at Edgewood and Sunnyside are served by shuttles starting at 4pm. In case of rain, the show will move indoors.




    Rock the School House Early Bird Tickets on Sale Monday

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    Early bird tickets go on sale Monday, September 17, for the 7th annual "Rock the School House," a fundraising event supporting the Mounds View Schools Education Foundation and the students in our District.

    On Saturday, November 10, Mounds View District staff, parents, and community leaders will gather at Vadnais Heights Commons from 6 – 11 p.m. for a fun evening including a live and silent auction, fund-a-need and the always lively wine and spirits toss. In addition, the evening will showcase performances from Mounds View students displaying the very best of their musical talents.

    We are excited about the opportunity for more guests this year as tables will now seat 10. Your ticket purchase includes heavy appetizers and great entertainment. There will be a cash bar offering beer, wine and mixed drinks. Click here for additional event information.



    MVPS Curriculum Advisory Committee

    The Mounds View Public Schools Curriculum Advisory Committee is seeking representatives to serve on the committee for the 2018-2019 school year.  Committee members work in partnership with the district and community to gain knowledge and provide feedback about about curriculum and other instructional issues.


    If you are interested, please answer the questions found in this link Mounds View Curriculum Advisory Application. If you have questions, please contact Gretchen Zahn at 651.621.6040 or by e-mail at gretchen.zahn@moundsviewschools.org



    Riding the Bus and Food/Drink
    While riding the bus, students are expected to keep all food and drink in their backpacks. This expectation prevents choking incidents, exposure to life-threatening allergens, and promotes bus sanitation.

    Nutrition Service Department

    The Nutrition Service department is hiring for permanent and substitute Nutrition Assistants! Click here to apply online:  https://www.moundsviewschools.org/Page/199



    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 8:05 – 8:35 a.m. and 3:05 – 3:35 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.


    October 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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