Bel Air News

An e-newsletter from Bel Air Elementary School

December 9, 2022

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December 12-16

Monday - December 12th

- school in session

- Kings and Queens of the Castle Drawing 3:20-4:20pm

- Adventures in 3D Printing 3:20-4:20pm

- Spanish 3:20-4:20pm

- Basketball Skills 3:20-4:20pm

Tuesday - December 13th

- Chess Club - 7:40-8:20 am

- school in session

Wednesday - December 14th

- school in session

- Jr. STEM - 3:20-4:20pm

- Spanish - 3:20-4:20pm

Thursday - December 15th

- school in session

- Orchestra Concert Bel Air/Valentine Hills - 6:30-7:30pm @ MVHS

Friday - December 16th

- school in session

2022-2023 School Year Calendar

Looking ahead

Monday - December 19th

- school in session

- Kings and Queens of the Castle Drawing 3:20-4:20pm

- Adventures in 3D Printing 3:20-4:20pm

- Spanish 3:20-4:20pm

Tuesday - December 20th

- Chess Club - 7:40-8:20 am

- school in session

Wednesday - December 21st

- school in session

- Jr. STEM - 3:20-4:20pm

- Spanish - 3:20-4:20pm

Thursday - December 22nd

- school in session

Friday - December 23rd


No school December 23rd - January 2nd

This is a reminder that there will be no school from Friday, December 23rd through Monday, January 2nd - school will resume on Tuesday, January 3rd.

Have a nice winter break!

Please send winter gear for recess

Please remember to send a jacket, snow pants, hats, mittens or gloves and boots, with your student, every day for recess.

Snow pants and boot donations needed

We are in need of new or gently used snow pants and boots for our 1st through 5th graders to use during recess.

If you have any questions, please call the Bel Air office at 651-621-6300

A message from the health office

Cold and flu season has arrived. We have started seeing an uptick in illnesses, including the flu, common cold, and other respiratory illnesses across the community. Here are a few reminders to help keep your students, your family, and others healthy as we head into the holiday season:

  • Cover your cough

  • Keep your student home if they are not feeling well - find the guidelines here

  • Drink plenty of fluids

  • Wash hands frequently

  • Test for COVID (we have home tests available at school - just ask the Health Office if you would like one sent home or if you would like to pick one up)

Non-Academic Personal Property:

Students should not bring personal items such as toys, card collections, footballs, soccer balls or similar sports equipment to school. These items may be misplaced or stolen and can be a disruption to learning. If a teacher wishes to have students bring such items to school for a special event, parents will be notified. We appreciate your support.

Did you know?

After record enrollment numbers this year, Community Education has added more early childhood classes, youth programs and adult programming for next year. Registration for youth, family and adult enrichment is open now! See activity opportunities and register at
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Please complete the Online Data Verification for the 2022-2023 school year

If you haven't already done so, please make sure we have the most up-to-date information for your student in our system for the upcoming school year by completing the Online Data Verification in ParentVUE for each of your students before the first day of school on September 6th.

Incorrect or outdated information prevents us from being able to contact you with important information and inhibits our ability to reach you in case of illness or emergency.

To update your information please see the directions below:

If you already have a ParentVUE account, please log in and click the Online Data Verification button in the upper right-hand corner. Complete the updates as requested.

If you don’t yet have a ParentVUE account, first follow the ParentVUE Set Up Instructions, included, here, to create an account. Next, follow the Online Data Verification Directions, here, to log in and complete your enrollment.

New Payment System for Student Meal Accounts

The Nutrition Services Department is using a new system for meal accounts this school year called Titan Family Solutions, which has replaced PayPams. All existing account balances have been transferred to Titan automatically, but families need to create an account on the new platform in order to continue adding funds.

Click here to create an account with Titan and add money to your child’s meal account. Instructions are available here.

General Information

2022-2023 Bel Air Elementary Parent Handbook

Link here

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.

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@mvpschools.

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