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Belmont Elementary: A PAWSitive Place to Learn!

Thank You to our PTO for organizing Bulldog Nights on the Playground!

It was so much fun getting to meet so many new families and catch up with so many returning families! Your positivity and joy lift me up! My heart is full from getting to hug and be hugged by so many wonderful children! I simply cannot wait to get them back in the building, learning together. We don't even all need to agree on the best way to make that happen. We DO all agree that our students need to BE in school, in person, and I'm delighted to BE here for them every day! Thanks again for showing up BIG, Belmont Bulldogs! See you soon!

YES!! We are hosting an IN PERSON Family Welcome Night!!

MASK UP and join us on August 10th to meet your child's classroom teacher and drop off school supplies. Teachers are looking forward to welcoming your family into their classrooms and although this won't be a time for lengthy personal conversations, it is a great time to share contact information and get tuned in to classroom communication tools so that you can stay connected with your child's learning environment throughout the year.

It really is a great time to drop off all of those school supplies so your child doesn't have to carry them in on the first day of school. Need the list? Click here!

It would be SUPER helpful for you to aim for the time indicated below according to your family's last name:

6:00-6:30 pm A-J

6:30-7:00 pm K-R

7:00-7:30 pm S-Z

Our Belmont Elementary PTO (Did you know that YOU are a member as soon as you enroll your child at Belmont?) and a few community groups will also be represented at our Welcome Night to answer your questions and help you and your child get connected.

The parking lot gets busy, so feel free to enjoy a family walk to school if you live nearby. BE safe out there! Much appreciated!


5th Grade Student Leaders will BE on hand in the main lobby to provide guided tours of Belmont during the Family Welcome Event. They are excited to help your family confidently navigate our school!

School Supplies for 2021-2022

Click this button to go directly to the PTO order site to pre-order supplies by grade level for 21-22. Deadline to order from the PTO is August 8, 2021.

Bummer, but you need to know...

We will not BE welcoming parents into the building on the first day of school this year. Our Family Welcome Event on the 10th is YOUR OPPORTUNITY to visit your child's classroom. The timeframe for the event is wide-ranging, allowing us to safely stagger big and little bodies in our hallways and classrooms all evening. We are feeling so grateful for the chance to invite parents into our classrooms for a peek and face to face introductions! Hallelujah!

On the first day of school, however, all little bodies must be in their seats ready to roll at 8:45 a.m. and the doors open at 8:30 a.m. That would be a LOT of big and little bodies all trying to get into the same places at the same time if we invited walk-ins. Therefore, whether you use one of our handy-dandy car loops, send your child on the school bus, or drive slowly into a parking space and walk them to the front door for a hug; parents will stay on the outside while students officially begin their 2021-2022 adventure. Trust me! We've got this! More importantly, your children are ready to be in the routine of school amongst friends...even if they are already complaining about the end of summer and having to get up early.

Speaking of early....STUDENTS NEED TO ARRIVE TO SCHOOL AT THE CORRECT TIME! That's between 8:30 and 8:40 a.m. The only exception could be students entering at 8:25 to go directly to breakfast, or for before-school activities such as choir or PAWS Leadership Team later in the year. Arriving too early isn't safe or fair to either your child or school staff. I'm quite confident that you have already worked out the logistics for your children, and thank you for your attention to expectations.

In a similar light, students need to be exiting their vehicle and walking toward their classroom by 8:40 a.m. if they'll have a chance at getting their things put away in their lockers and getting into their classroom on time by 8:45 a.m. Students who are late to school, especially consistently late to school, are not only at a personal disadvantage after rushing and coming in late and flustered; but they disrupt the important flow of the morning classroom routine that is already underway for everyone else. It is not only helpful for your own child to have a stable, on-time routine; but your time management skills can also have a positive effect on the rest of the class and each child's day. Thank you for helping us to take care of each other, by first taking good care of ourselves.

Parents of 5th graders...BAND is back and YOU need the Info!

Mr. Russell Harvey is our Band Instructor, and he will be conducting informational band meetings for parents of 5th graders interested in an instrumental adventure through elementary band. Our band meets during the school day, from 10-10:30, with different small groups meeting on a rotational basis until they're ready for the magic of a full band experience.

If your 5th grader has expressed an interest in band, please plan to attend a Zoom meeting to get yourself in the know and get your questions answered. The same information will be repeated on Tuesday, August 17 and Wednesday, August 18 at 7:00 p.m.

Zoom ID: 527 867 8873

Passcode: band

I LOVE LoGiStiCs and I'm Sure that YOU Also LOVE to Know How to DO What YOU Need to DO!

We are SO VERY EXCITED to welcome our students back to the building! As parents, other than knowing that your child is happy and learning during the school day, next in importance is often knowing how to safely get your kids TO school and then how to get them back FROM school.

Lucky for you, we are providing this sUpEr LoNg list of helpful information to help your first day, and every day go well at Belmont! We'll also provide visuals (like the one below) to help!

  • OFFICE HOURS are 7:45-4:30 p.m. but there are no kidsitters employed here, so please do not drop off your children prior to 8:30 a.m. when the building opens to students (the only exception is 8:25 breakfast program) and make sure that they are collected prior to 4:00 p.m. at the end of the day.
  • All ELEMENTARY students should be dropped off between 8:30 and 8:40 a.m. Students will find it difficult to make it to their lockers and be in their desks ready to learn by 8:45 if they arrive later than 8:40 to school. Students who are tardy to class not only disrupt the classroom routine, but more importantly, begin their day already behind and frazzled.
  • KINDERGARTEN and 1st GRADE STUDENTS (and family groups or carpools that include kindergarten or 1st grade students) should be dropped off in the FRONT LOOP- see visual guide below. Students should stay in their cars until staff arrive to assist.
  • 2nd GRADE THROUGH 5th GRADE STUDENTS should be dropped off in the BACK LOOP- see visual guide below. Students should stay in their cars until staff arrive to assist.
  • LATE TO ARRIVE STUDENTS (8:40 a.m. or later) should be dropped off in the front loop.
  • Special circumstances may require an alternate drop-off and/or pick-up site for some students- don't be crabby if you see something happening that is different than this's most likely just a different plan for a very good reason.
  • BREAKFAST is served from 8:25-8:45 in the cafeteria. Students may go directly to the cafeteria to eat prior to going to their classroom. This is not a social time, but meant to efficiently provide nourishment to participating students prior to their school day.
  • BUS STOP INFORMATION is located in Skyward in your Family Access Account. Click here for How to Find Bus Route Information in Family Access.
  • HELMETS are expected for bike and scooter riders and permission from parents should be on file in the office. Bikes and scooters should be walked on the school grounds.
  • GOLF CARTS are not street legal and therefore should not be utilized as transportation in the car loops. Sorry. I know they're fun.
  • The SPEED LIMIT on Belmont Drive is 25, but 20 is PLENTY. Please watch our for our kids on the streets and sidewalks. When students enter a crosswalk, it is the law to stop for them. Drive slowly and watch closely. Oh, and please put your cell phone down. Kids are only kids for such a short time. Enjoy them.
  • PLEASE, help us to be good neighbors by NOT blocking or turning around in driveways of residents near the school. That's just not cool. You might also pay attention if a neighbor is trying to enter or exit their own driveway. Pay it forward!
  • TRANSPORTATION CHANGES should be communicated to the office either by calling 913-667-1810 or by emailing, and your child's teacher. All changes should be made at least 45 minutes prior to dismissal.

See! I told you we'd help you out! If you have questions, don't hesitate to call or email to ask!

End of Day Transportation Information- PLEASE COMPLETE!

As long as your children make it to school, we're not so worried about HOW they get here, but it is rEaLLy iMpOrTaNt to us to know how we should be sending them home. If you have a KinderDog through 5th grader, please click here to let us know how your child will be getting home each day. You may enter all of your children on one form if their transportation is the same. This form will go directly to Judy Dearwester in the office. If you have any questions, please contact Judy at or 913.667.1810.
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Belmont Elementary Site Council 21-22

The Belmont Elementary Site Council meets four times yearly and participates as an advisory council with liaison expectations in the community. As a committee, we have no actual authority, however, the Kansas State Board of Education, through Kansas legislation, requires schools to solicit feedback from their stakeholders. This group of individuals comes together to better understand the goals and functions of each school community. Last year, our Site Council had plans to host multiple incredible parent education events, but in light of safety measures, ended up launching the ReSiLiEnCy PrOjEcT, which you will find on our school website. After all, this parenting thing is HARD and we can all use a little advice now and then! If you'd like to be a part of our Site Council, please email me ASAP! We will meet (virtually for now) from 4:30-5:15pm on October 4th, , December 6th, February 7th, and April 4th.

Coming Up at BE:

August 10 Family Welcome Night (see article for times)

August 12 First School Day of the 2021-2022 School Year!

August 23 General PTO Meeting

September 6 No School, Labor Day

September TBD Bulldog Dash!!!

September 22 Late Arrival- 2 hour delayed start- lunch served!

September 29 Early Dismissal at 12:10- No lunch served

September 29 & 30 Conferences

September 30 & October 1 No School

Visit the BE Online Calendar of Events (by clicking on the button below) for a more complete list of activities!

USD 232 Electronic Flyers

Find information about opportunities throughout the district. Visit often!

2021-2022 Lunch Schedule

11:15-11:42 Kindergarten

11:25-11:52 1st Grade

11:55-12:22 3rd Grade

12:05-12:32 2nd Grade

12:35-1:02 4th Grade

12:45-1:15 5th Grade

*Student lunches are FREE for the 2021-2022 school year!


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