• Bel Air eNews

    Bel Air Weekly Update

    November 12-16, 2018


    Monday, November 12:
    3:15-4:30 pm - 4th Gr Math Club 
    Tuesday, November 13:
    3:15-4:30 pm - 4th Gr Math Club 
    Wednesday, November 14:
    3:45-6:45 pm - Communication Night

    Thursday, November 15:

    9:30 am - 2:30 pm - 2nd Gr - MN History Center

    3:15-4:00 pm - Mentoring


    Friday, November 16:

    7:45-8:30 am - Student Council Mtg - Rm 209


    Future Events

    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
    Dec. 7 - Student Council Mtg - Rm 209 - 7:45-8:00 am
    Dec. 10 - Playworks Leadership Training - Rm 218 - 3:25-4:25 pm
    Dec. 10 - Holiday Sharing Sort - 3:30-5:00 pm
    Dec. 11,12 & 14 - 2nd Gr - Readers Theater - 2:15-3:00 pm
    Dec. 12 - Holiday Sharing Pick Up - 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Dec. 12 - Playworks Leadership Training - Rm 218 - 3:25-4:25 pm
    Dec. 13 - Band Concert - 9:30-10:00 am
    Dec. 13 - School Assembly - 2:30-3:00 pm
    Dec. 13 - Band Concert @ Bel Air - 7:00-8:00 pm
    Dec. 18 - Winter Orchestra Concert - 9:00-10:00 am
    Dec. 18 - BA/VH Orchestra Concert @ MVHS - 7:00-7:30 pm
    Dec. 20 - 5th Gr Program - Gamlan - 2:15-3:00 pm
    Dec. 21 - Winter Parties
    Dec. 24-Jan 1 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

    Second Step

    This month, our schoolwide theme is empathy. In our morning announcements and school assembly we’ll be reminding students to have empathy, identify their own and others’ feelings, notice and respect same and different feelings, and show compassion. Compassion involves saying kind words or doing something helpful to show you care how another person feels. When students can identify, understand, and respond in a caring way to how someone else is feeling, it helps create a positive and accepting school climate.

    Second Step lessons specifically teach about empathy. You’ll be receiving Home Links describing why empathy is important and including fun activities to do with your child to help them identify feelings and practice showing empathy and compassion. We hope you find them helpful.

    Please tell your child’s teacher if you have any questions about how you can help your child learn to identify feelings and show empathy and compassion at home.


    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@moundsviewschools.org

    Drop off/Pick up


    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.



    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




    FREE Community Meals Calendar - November

    November 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
    (English) (Spanish

    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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