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    Bel Air Weekly Update

    January 14-18, 2019


    Monday, January 14:
    Tuesday, January 15:
    1:30-1:50 pm - 1st Gr - Jr. Achievement - Ball
    6:00-7:00 pm - PTA Mtg - IMC 
    Wednesday, January 16:
    11:45 am - 2:30 pm - 4th Gr - Physics Force
    Thursday, January 17: NO SCHOOL


    Friday, January 18: NO SCHOOL



    Future Events

    Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5 - 1st Gr - Jr. Achievement - Ball - 1:30-1:50 pm
    Jan. 21 - NO SCHOOL
    Jan. 24 - 1st Gr - Stages Theater - 12:30-2:15 pm
    Jan. 28 - 5th Gr - Highview Deans - 9:40-10:40 am
    Feb. 4 - Playworks Leadership Training - 3:25-4:25 pm
    Feb. 6 - School Assembly - 9:00-9:30 am
    Feb. 6 - Playworks Leadership Training - 3:25-4:25 pm
    Feb. 14 - Grade Level Valentine Parties
    Feb. 18 - NO SCHOOL
    Feb. 19 - PTA Mtg - IMC - 6:00-7:00 pm

    For Families

    This month, our school wide theme is emotion management. In our morning announcements and school assembly we’ll be prompting students to notice their own feelings by paying attention to clues in their bodies, and we’ll be reminding them to use their Second Step skills to calm down:

    ·         Stop—Use your signal

    ·         Name your feeling

    ·         Calm down: Breathe, count, use positive self-talk

    These skills help students calm down strong emotions when faced with learning and social challenges, which helps them succeed academically and get along well with others.

    Second Step lessons specifically teach about calming down strong emotions such as anger, disappointment, frustration, and anxiety. You’ll be receiving Home Links that describe why managing strong emotions is important and include fun activities to do with your child to help him or her identify strong feelings and calm down. We hope the Home Links will give you tools to use together when your child is upset. 

    Please tell your child’s teacher if you have questions about how you can help your child learn to calm down at home.


    5th Grade Parents and Guardians:

    Mark your calendars now for 5th Grade Parent Information Night at Highivew Middle School on Tuesday, January 29th from 6:30-8:00 PM.  The program will begin at 6:30 PM, with tours to follow from 7:15-8:00.

    As parents, you will have the opportunity to meet teachers, tour the building, and learn about curriculum and opportunities available at Highview.   This event is intended for parents only.  The middle school deans will be going to the elementary schools to speak directly with students about what Highview has to offer.  In addition, fifth grade students will have the opportunity to come visit Highview this spring during the school day.  

    We hope to see you there!


    Announcing... Order Your Bel Air Elementary School 2018-19 YEARBOOK

    Our yearbook is planned to include:

    • All color pages that vibrantly capture school memories
    • Sturdy soft cover including school name and year imprinted in foil

    Add on any of the following yearbook extras:

    • Zoom, a full-color current events insert that captures the top news stories of the year
    • Student's school portrait and name printed on the cover adds a personal touch
    • Durable, high-quality hard cover protects treasured memories for a lifetime
    • Autograph insert to share messages with friends
    • Fun, repositionable stickers to decorate and personalize yearbook pages Please order your yearbook by visiting:


    School ID code: 1502319

    Standard book $16.00 Add any extras for an additional price: Hard Cover $5.00, Zoom $2.00, Personalized Cover $6.00, Autograph Insert $1.00, Stickers $1.50 Orders due by March 1, 2019

    Bel Air Chess Club Registration is Open for the 2nd Half of the Year
    We meet Friday Mornings before school 7:45-8:30am in the Media Center.
    Learn how to play, or work on improving your game playing the other students at Bel Air!
    We will have a club tournament in March and April.
    The online registration window will be open until 1/21 through MV Community Education.
    Click on this link to check it out:


    Registration is now open for Mounds View Softball Association Spring/Summer season.  Registration is open to all girls ages 7-18 living or attending school in the Mounds View School District 621 attendance area.  To sign up and for more information, please visit the Mounds View Softball Association.


    January non-school-day field trip

    Have you booked your student's spot for the January 17 non-school-day field trip? Non-school day field trips are available to all students in grades K-8. All-day field trips are from 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Drop-off and pick-up is at the Mounds View High School gymnasium. Space is limited. Register today!

    Minnesota Children's Museum | Grades K-3

    We will begin the day with gym games and then board the bus to the Minnesota Children's Museum in Saint Paul which features 10 new permanent exhibits and great visitor amenities. The experiences cultivate essential skills, including critical thinking, communication, creative thinking and more. The museum creates an educational environment infused with excitement and hands-on interactions, making the museum one of the top destinations in Minnesota for student visits.

    Snowtubing at Wild Mountain | Grades 4-8

    Get your friends together and hit the tubing hill at Wild Mountain. Then, return to Mounds View High School for your favorite gym games until pick-up time. Students must bring their own winter coat, snow pants, hat and gloves/mittens. A completed release form is required to board the bus.

    Click here to register now! 

    Questions? Call 651-621-6020.



    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



    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.

    January 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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