PLA @ Bellingrath School Newsletter

Buccaneer Bulletin Issue #1 Volume #4

October 3, 2022

Important Dates in October:

Oct 3rd-Oct 6th: Homecoming Week

October 3rd: NWEA Review/Practice Test

October 4th: ELA NWEA

October 5th: Math NWEA/Girls Basketball Try-outs 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

October 6th: NWEA Make-up

October 6th:Homecoming Game Bellingrath vs Southlawn @ 4:15 p.m.

October 7th-10th: Fall Break/No School

October 11th: Family Literacy Night 4:30-p.m.-6:00 p.m.

October 13th 1st 9 weeks reports will be distributed

October 19th: Championship Game @ Crampton Bowl 7:00 p.m.

October 28th: Asynchronous learning Day/No School

*Please be on the lookout for flyers/invitations with additional information regarding the above events! Also, check our website and facebook page periodically for updates.

Mission Statement: “The mission of Bellingrath Middle School is to ensure scholars achieve their highest potential by providing a high-quality education in a nurturing environment.”

Vision Statement: Our school will equip scholars to think independently, become life-long learners, and college/career ready.

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Fall is here!

Can you believe that we have almost completed the 1st 9 weeks of school? Let us continue working together to ensure that our scholars are successful. Beginning this month, teachers will begin sending home monthly newsletters to include standards/skills being taught throughout the month and links to instructional resources and videos to further explain those standards. Student success is our number one priority. We hope that you enjoyed Family Math and Music Night and enjoying the the weather cooling off.

Our events and programs are successful because of your participation and support. Parents please remain involved. Get to know your child's teachers and inform them of any concerns or worries you are your child may have. Teachers can be contacted informally with a phone call, email, or note. Keep the communication going by asking your child specific questions. For example, ask what new words they learned, what technology they used, what they learned in math class, etc.

Help your child be organized by creating a routine. If he or she always does homework in the same place and same time, it becomes part of how they will do things for the rest of their school career. Spend at least 20 minutes a day reading with your child. This is a wonderful way to spend quality time together: just mom or dad. Go to the library and get your child his/her own library card. What better way to encourage a lifetime love for reading!

Beginning this month, school newsletters will be published bi-weekly, On the first and middle of the month. If you need additional information or support for anything you do not see in the newsletter please reach out to the Administrative Team. We appreciate your support.

A Night of Fine Arts and Math was a Huge Success!

Parent Involvement

What happens when parents get involved in their child's education? Grades go up and behavior improves! Whether it is reading together or attending a parent engagement event.

Happy National Principals Month Dr. Mary Holloway!

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National Principal's Month

Celebrated every October, National Principals Month is an opportunity to celebrate and honor our incredible school principals for their visionary leadership and tireless pursuit of success for each student.


  • For the safety of your child, please make sure that they are leaving the campus after school. There is no supervision on campus after 3:00 PM. Together we will strive to keep our students safe!

  • Vistors entering the building are only allowed to enter with car keys, a cell phone, and a picture ID.

  • Communication is the key to success. If your address, workplace, or phone numbers change, please communicate that with the office or email your information to the front office Assistant, Mrs. Danieka Hall,

  • If your child is absent from school, please send a doctor’s or parent’s note/excuse within three days of his/her absence. If your child is going to be absent for an extended period of time, please contact the front office. We will make arrangements to collect assignments to prevent your child from getting behind in his or her classes.
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Flu Season

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses like the flu this fall and winter is more important than ever. Everyday preventive actions can help slow the spread of germs that can cause many different illnesses and may offer some protection against flu. The CDC recommends the following preventive actions:

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

• While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.

• Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw it in the trash after you use it and wash your hands.

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.

• Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs that can cause respiratory illnesses like flu.

• For flu, CDC recommends that you (or your child) stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. The fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine. The stay-at-home guidance for COVID-19 may be different.

• In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, local governments or public health departments may recommend additional precautions be taken in your community. Follow those instructions.

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Homecoming Week

Hello Parents! Homecoming week is finally here! This Homecoming week will be filled with great opportunities for the student body to display their school spirit and enjoy camaraderie together. We want to inform you of all the exciting events throughout the week. This guide will include spirit days and events for the entire PLA @ Bellingrath student body.

Monday (October 3rd)

  • Theme: Favorite 90's style hat
  • All scholars must be in school uniform on this day.

Tuesday (October 4th)

  • Theme: Wacky Sock Day
  • All scholars must be in school uniform on this day.

Wednesday (October 5th)

  • Twin Day

Thursday (October 6th)

  • Theme: 90's/ Early 2000's outfit/Spirit Day
  • 7:00- Varsity Football vs. Covenant Christian at ZWMS
  • At halftime, Alumni and Homecoming Court will be honored

Friday (Fall Break/No School)

NWEA will be administered October 4th-6th.

What is NWEA Map test?

The NWEA MAP Test (Measures of Academic Progress) is an adaptive achievement and growth test. It creates a personalized assessment experience by adapting to each student’s learning level—precisely measuring progress and growth for each individual student. If your child correctly answers a MAP question, the computer assessment provides a harder question next. If they miss that same question, then an easier MAP question is asked. This provides essential information about what your child knows and is ready to learn. For additional information regarding NWEA map test, please view the video below.

NWEA MAP Information Video

Meet our Cheerleaders!

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Congratulations to our Volleyball Team for an Awesome Season!

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Band Practice

Band students will begin practicing after school this week. Please contact the band director, Mr. Austin at for dates and times.

**Students who are interested in different intramurals, please see the Athletic Director.

Report Cards

1st 9-weeks Report Cards will go home on Thursday October 13, 2022.

Once Upon a Rhyme Family Literacy Night

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 from 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m., PLA @ Bellingrath will host Once Upon a Rhyme Family Literacy Night. Parents please join us for a fun-filled night of poetry and music.
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PLA @ Bellingrath Middle 2022-2023 Handbook

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Phelan Leadership Academies Website