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    Bel Air Weekly Update

    October 29-November 2, 2018


    Monday, October 29:
    3:15-4:30 pm - 4th Gr Math Club 
    Tuesday, October 30:
    3:15-4:30 pm - 4th Gr Math Club 
    Wednesday, October 31:
    9:15 am - 12:05 pm - 2nd Gr - Fall Party
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm - 1st Gr - Fall Party
    1:30-3:00 pm - 5th Gr - Fall Party
    2:00-3:00 pm - 3rd Gr - Fall Celebration 
    2:00-2:50 pm - 4th Gr - Fall Party

    Thursday, November 1:

    3:15-4:00 pm - Mentoring

    3:45-6:45 pm - Communication Night


    Friday, November 2:

    NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday


    Future Events

    Nov. 8 - Communication Night - 3:45-6:45 pm
    Nov. 9 - Second Step Assembly - 1:30-2:00 pm
    Nov. 14 - Communication Night - 3:45-6:45 pm
    Nov. 15 - 2nd Gr - MN History Center - 9:30 am-2:30 pm
    Nov. 16 - Student Council Mtg - 7:45-8:30 am - Rm 209
    Nov. 19-23 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
    Nov. 27 - PTA Mtg @ Pike Lake K-Center - 6:00-7:00 pm
    Nov. 30 - Men Make A Difference - 6:00-8:00 pm

    Second Step

    This 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.


    Volunteers Needed for Fall Book Fair 11/6-11/8

    The 2018 Fall Book Fair is just around the corner.  The fair runs from Tuesday, November 6th through Thursday, November 8th from 8:35 to 6:45 daily in the Bel Air Library.  Proceeds from the fair benefit the school library, classroom libraries, and birthday books for students.

    Please consider volunteering to work the book fair; shifts are 2 hours long, and training will be provided. Volunteers will be placed in a drawing for a gift certificate good towards books or merchandise at the fair.

    Sign up through SignUpGenius at the following link:

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4CAFAC2CA46-20181.  If you have questions or need to request a different shift, please contact Pam Anderson atpam_s65@hotmail.com or 651-245-9601 after 4 pm.


    Bel Air Elementary LEGO League Junior

    LEGO League Jr is a STEM program for Bel Air first and second graders. Teams of 6 students explore a challenge topic, build and program a motorized LEGO model, and create a poster that shows what they have learned. At the end of the season, teams present their project to judges at a local non-competitive exhibition.

    Throughout the 12 week program, your child will learn teamwork, critical thinking and presentation skills, along with gaining experience in beginner-level programming using a block-based programming language. Parents join the weekly team meetings to provide guidance and inspiration. LEGO League Jr is a great way to reinforce skills used in the classroom while also strengthening parent-child bonds.



    We Play Together Event

    Date: October 27, 2018

    Place: Mounds View High School Stadium

    1900 Lake Valentine Rd 
    Arden Hills, MN 55112 United States

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    Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    Join us for this free, fun and inclusive event for all ages bringing the community together

    • Guest speakers recognizing our amazing Junior Coach leaders from each of our Mounds View Schools
    • Attempting the world’s largest game of Freeze Tag for 10 minutes
    • Big game of Rock, Paper, Scissors Rockstar; there can only be one
    • Raffles and prizes

    To be part of the fun, be sure to register and fill out the waiver ahead of time so you can receive an exclusive “We Play Together” hat! Each child must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times. Follow the steps below.

    Step 1: Each participant must read and acknowledge the Waiver of Liability and Media Release and register in the form below.

    Step 2: Register by filling out this form. Upon Submit, please sign the waiver form if registering participants under 18.  Parent/Guardian information and signatures are required for participants under 18 years old.

    Step 3: Once a participant’s registration is completed, you will see a thank you confirmation. If you need to enter additional participants, please click the link from the confirmation page or click the button below to register new participants. Please do not click the “back” button or refresh/reload options.  There may be a brief pause upon submitting your information.  Thank you for your patience.

    Online registration closed. Registration will be available at the event for those who have not registered.



    Come Dance, Spin, and Perform with the Irondale Jr. Color Guard

    This group is open to all 4th-8th graders irmation meeting held in the Irondale Choir Room at 6pm on Tuesday, November 13.  We hope to see youn the Mounds View School District and will be the second competitive season for the Jr. Guard.  There'll be an info there!  If you have any questions, please contact Jen at jennifer.tinerella@moundsviewschools.org.


    Mounds View High School Orchestra Book Fair Fundraising Concert

    The Mounds View High School Orchestra is holding its annual free Book Fair Fundraising Concert at Barnes & Noble in HarMar Mall in Roseville from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 30th. Many small chamber orchestra groups will be performing different music throughout the evening. The orchestra will receive a percentage of the total sales (no online sales) that day from Barnes & Noble.  

    Thank you. We appreciate all your support. 


    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



    Thanksgiving Baskets & Operation Joy



     Youth Wrestling K-5 grades
    Irondale/Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony.
    Tuesdays-6:30 to 7:30.
    Nov 6,13, 20, 27. Dec 4, 11, 18

    Irondale, Wrestling Room

    Sign-up will be at door as you drop off your wrestler. or on SIS wrestling web page.

    Wrestlers should wear t-shirt and short and a flat soled shoe or socks. 


    FREE Community Meals Calendar - October 

    October Calendar



    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.

    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.

    November 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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