Bel Air Weekly Update
November 5-9, 2018Monday, November 5:3:15-4:30 pm - 4th Gr Math ClubTuesday, November 6:8:35 am - 6:45 pm - Book Fair - IMC3:15-4:30 pm - 4th Gr Math ClubWednesday, November 7:8:35 am - 6:45 pm - Book Fair - IMC
Thursday, November 8:
8:35 am - 6:45 pm - Book Fair - IMC
3:15-4:00 pm - Mentoring
3:45-6:45 pm - Communication Night
Friday, November 9:
1:30-2:00 pm - Second Step Assembly
Future EventsNov. 14 - Communication Night - 3:45-6:45 pmNov. 15 - 2nd Gr - MN History Center - 9:30 am-2:30 pmNov. 16 - Student Council Mtg - 7:45-8:30 am - Rm 209Nov. 19-23 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving BreakNov. 27 - PTA Mtg @ Pike Lake K-Center - 6:00-7:00 pmNov. 30 - Men Make A Difference - 6:00-8:00 pm
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.
Holiday Sharing Coin Drive
The Holiday Sharing Coin Drive will begin next week, November 5th - 9th.
Holiday Sharing is a program that provides essential clothing items for Bel Air families.Please help support Bel Air Families during the holidays.
Student Council will collect the following each day:
Monday - pennies and nickels
Tuesday - dimes
Wednesday - quarters
Thursday - bills
Friday- all coins and bills
Book Fair Volunteers
A big thank you to the 23 people who signed up to work a shift for next week’s book fair. A few shifts remain (Tuesday and Thursday evenings). If you are able to help out, please sign up through SignUpGenius at https://www.signupgenius.com/
go/70A0F4CAFAC2CA46-20181 or contact Pam Anderson at email@example.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.
Bel Air Band and Orchestra families
The parking lot improvements that were completed at Highview Middle School over the summer have contributed to a more organized and safe student drop-off and pick-up routine. We ask that parents please use the drop off lanes designated for student drop off when bringing your student to band or orchestra at Highview in the morning. Please do not use the visitor parking lot in the center for drop off.
In an effort to continually improve this process, we ask all parents to please stay in the lane closest to the curb/the school when dropping off or picking up students. We do not want students crossing in front of vehicles so it is very important that all cars remain in the lane closest to the school/curb. The outside lanes should only be used to exit the line after your student has exited the car.
Please see the diagram below for more detail.
Thank you for helping us during this transition with our new parking lot. Your student’s safety is our first priority.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation. If you have any questions please feel free to send me an email at sheila.eller@moundsviewscho
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@
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.
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, 18Irondale, 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 - NovemberRiding 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.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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