Bel Air Weekly Update
October 8-12, 2018Monday, October 8:Tuesday, October 9:6:00-7:00 pm - PTA Meeting - IMCWednesday, October 10:
Thursday, October 11:
Friday, October 12: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday
Future EventsOct. 15 - 4th Gr - Author in Residence - 8:30 am-3:00 pmOct. 15 & 16 - 4th Gr - Math Club Starts - 3:15-4:30 pmOct. 16 - Picture Retake Day - 9:00 am-12:00 pmOct. 17 - 5th Gr/Staff Soccer Game - 1:45-3:00 pmOct. 18 & 19 - NO SCHOOL - MEAOct. 23 - Hearing & Vision Screening - 9:00 am-3:00 pmOct. 24 - Hearing & Vision Screening - 9:00 am-1:00 pmOct. 25 - Mentoring Starts - 3:15-4:00 pmOct. 31 - Fall PartiesNov. 2 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday
Second StepThis month, our schoolwide theme is skills for learning: listening, focusing attention, using self-talk to stay on-task, and being assertive when asking for help with a learning task. In our morning announcements and school assembly, we’ll be reminding students of these skills, which help students be successful learners.
Second Step lessons teach skills for learning. You’ll be receiving Home Links describing why these skills are important and including fun activities to do with your child to practice them. We hope you enjoy them!
Please tell your child’s teacher if you’d like more suggestions about supporting skills for learning at home.
NOTE FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE--VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR VISION AND HEARING SCREENING
Please indicate the dates and times you are willing to help with vision and hearing screening in the time slots below. TRAINING IS AVAILABLE! Parents, grandparents, and neighbors are all welcome to participate in this important screening to ensure our students are ready to learn. Snacks will be provided - and LUNCH will be provided for all day volunteers! Thank you for your help - this would not be possible without our amazing volunteers!!!
Sign up here: Bel Air Vision and Hearing Signup Genius
Please sign up by Tuesday, October 16 Questions: contact Laura Gustafson, volunteer coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Picture Retake Day - Tues., Oct. 16, 2018
If your student was absent on picture day on Sept. 14, have them stop down to the school office for a picture order form before Tuesday, Oct. 16. They will need that order form with them for picture retakes. Or you can order online at mylifetouch.com, Picture Day ID: M1218029Y1
If you would like your student to have picture retakes, they need to have their original picture order/packet with them to return and then their picture will be retaken.
Bel Air Reading Buddies
The start of fall means the beginning of our Reading Buddies Program at Bel Air Elementary. We appreciate your interest and hope you will consider volunteering for this program for the 2018-2019 school year.
Reading buddies is a program that allows students to read one-on-one with an adult volunteer. Volunteers will be meeting with students on Tuesdays from 10:15 - 11:15. You may choose to be here for an hour and meet with two students, or stay for half an hour and meet with just one student. This year reading buddies will run from mid-October to mid-March.
We will be kicking off Reading Buddies program with an orientation on Tuesday, October 16th at 10:15 am in room 211. Reading Buddies will begin the following week on Tuesday, October 23rd.
If you are interested in being a Reading Buddy this year, please fill out the form below by Friday, October 5.
As always, don't hesitate to be in touch with any questions that you have.
FREE Community Meals Calendar - October
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!
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.
Buy Your RTSH Tickets Soon!
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to attend the Mounds View Schools Education Foundation’s flagship fundraising event - Rock the School House. Purchase your tickets now as they are selling fast and this year’s event is sure to be the most memorable yet.
This year’s event will include a live and silent auction, fund-a-need and the always exciting wine and spirits toss. In addition, the evening will showcase very special performances from Mounds View students displaying the best of their musical talents.
Your ticket purchase includes heavy appetizers and great entertainment. There will be a cash bar offering beer, wine and mixed drinks. Click here to purchase your tickets.
Riding the Bus and Food/DrinkWhile 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.
Saturday, November 10, 2018
6 to 11 p.m.
Vadnais Heights Commons
Early Bird Tickets - $75
Table of 10 (reserved seating) - $800
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 8:05 – 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.
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: email@example.com.
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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