Bulldog Bulletin

February 11 through February 19

Character Trait of the Month: Honesty

Bulldog Vision

Through shared responsibility and life experiences, we will instill positive character traits and create pathways to success for ALL students SO that they become confident, independent, problem solving individuals.

Bulldog Mission

  • promote a sense of shared respect and responsibility between home, school and community
  • teacher reflection and collaboration will be an essential part of our growth and student achievement
  • optimal learning will exist in a safe, nurturing, and supportive environment sustained through School Wide Positive Behavior and CharacterPlus
  • teachers will have high expectations for all students and provide them with a learning framework centered on critical thinking, problem solving, self-reflection, communication, collaboration, and real life experiences

Party Day Schedule for AMP

9:30 – 9:55 Kindergarten

9:55 – 10:20 First Grade

10:20 – 10:45 Second Grade

10:45 – 11:10 Third Grade

11:10 – 11:35 Fourth Grade

11:35 – 12:00 Fifth Grade

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News to Know...

Absences - I would like to put any absences on the Belair calendar, this includes PD, district, and per-arranged sick leave (doctor's appointments, maternity leaves, etc...). For now, you can email me, include the confirmation # from Kelly Services.

Student Led Conferences - Please let Valerie know when you have 100% attendance for conferences. If you have trouble getting a family to come in, please do a phone conference. If you cannot get a hold of a family via phone, let me know and I will have Pam Gentry help.

Evaluations - All certified staff will have a summative evaluation, either a full summative or a mini-summative. Probationary teachers and tenured teachers on-cycle will have a full summative, which will include results of the professional growth plan and scoring of 13 indicators. All tenured off-cycle teachers mini-summative will include the results of your professional growth plan and scoring of indicators 3.3, 7.2, and 9.2.
I will try to do a walk through of all staff before scheduling summative evaluation meetings. Questions? Don't hesitate to ask!

Summer Maintenance and/or Furniture Requests - Please email me if there are items in your classroom or building area that need to be addressed this summer. Furniture requests can also be made. Please limit requests to true "needs." I will need to know any requests by Thursday, February 11.

General Reminders -
* IC updated at a minimum of the 15th and the end of the month
* Websites kept up-to-date
* Remember to use pre-corrects, Belair B.E.S.T. matrix language, and Bulldog Bucks! 4:1 is our goal with all kids!
* Newsletters can be turned in as a paper copy or emailed as a digital copy. I prefer digital!

Valentine's Day Card Fundraiser - Huge Success!

Shout out to Mrs. Dempsey, Mr. Hillis, Ms. Bradshaw and the Rise and Shine Leaders for helping with the fundraiser for the Animal Shelter. $625 were raised from this fundraiser! To go with this fundraiser, a spirit week will be held March 14 through the 18. I know I am feeling the love here at Belair!

Calendar of Events

Thursday, February 11

Crocker and Hufendiek out ALL
Elementary Principal's Meeting, 8:00-11:00
RED (Schlueter/Schulte), 8:15

4th Grade Bowling, 12:00

Valentine Parties, 2:45-3:45

Friday, February 12 - No School!
Melissa Vernon's Birthday

Monday, February 15 - No School!

Tuesday, February 16
Rademan and Sharp out ALL
RED (Luebbering/Estep), 8:15
Meet with Dr. Kilgus from MU (Milhollin/Leftwich), 10:00

Wednesday, February 17
Rademan and Sharp out ALL
Staff Photos (wear maroon and white), 8:30
Group Photos - time varies

Thursday, February 18
Sharp out ALL

Thirsty Thursday begins! Have your order and $1.25 to the office by 9:00!

RED (Luebbering/Henry), 8:15
Parent Meeting (Milhollin/Krause), 3:15

Friday, February 19

Hufendiek, Walk, and Walker out ALL (ICLE), Sharp out ALL

Filter Friday - Clean out SMART Board filters!

Team Time, 8:15 - Staff Meeting will be rescheduled!

RED (Schlueter/White), 8:15

Animal Shelter Assembly, 8:50

Monday, February 22

PTA (Farris attends), 6:00

Tuesday, February 23

RED (Roberts/Philipak), 8:15

Wednesday, February 25

Wednesday, February 24

Peck out PM

Tier 2 Behavior, 8:00

AMP Schedule

For the week of 2/15 through 2/19

Monday - No School
Tuesday - Red
Wednesday - Blue
Thursday - Yellow
Friday - Red

For the week of 2/22 through 2/26

Monday - Blue

Tuesday - Yellow

Wednesday - Red

Thursday - Blue

Friday - Yellow

Fun photos from a fun week!

Summer School


  1. The dates for summer school are Tuesday, May 31, 2016- Thursday, June 23, 2016. Summer School will be in session a total of 16 days this summer.

Week 1: Tuesday, May 31- Friday, June 2, 2016

Week 2: Monday, June 6- Thursday, June 9, 2016

Week 3: Monday, June 13- Thursday, June 16, 2016

Week 4: Monday, June 20- Thursday, June 23, 2016

  1. The length of the school day is 8 hours for students (7:30 am -3:30 pm) and for school staff the working day is 7:05 am- 3:50 pm. STAFF will need to attend ALL required meetings.

  1. Breakfast and lunch is offered for students and staff free of charge.

  1. Attendance will be at the child’s home school. Transportation will be provided for those who are bus eligible during the regular school year.

  1. Instruction will focus on reading, language arts, and math- Instructional materials may include current instructional materials such as guided reading, but may also include other instructional materials as long as the emphasis is on reading, language arts, and math instruction.

  1. Summer School applications will be available through Talent Ed from February 24- April 1. Interested staff will need to apply through Talent Ed during this time frame. Summer School administrators will be responsible for hiring summer school staff for ALL buildings with teaching assignment preference given to staff assigned to the given building.

The following summer school postings will be available on February 24:

Grades 9-12 certified staff

Grades 6-8 certified staff

Grades PreK-5 certified staff

Special Education certified staff K-12 (including OT, PT, APE, and SLPs)

ECSE certified staff



Library Media Specialists

Summer School Salaries:

Certified staff $3000

Clerks (who remain until routes clear) $2000

Paraprofessionals $1540

First round summer staff hiring will be determined based on enrollment on April 15th. If needed, additional hiring will be based on enrollment data for May 4.

REMINDER: All teachers- you will need a copy of your teaching certificate with the application in order to be hired for the position. You can access this information from the DESE website by going to: https://Apps.dese.mo.gov/weblogin/login.aspx Next go to page of Office of Educator Quality, choose Educator Certification System- Request Education Access, print off your information and attach it to your application.


  1. Submit final pupil enrollment to Elizabeth Milhollin by Friday, April 29. This information will be collected on a spreadsheet, one per building. The spreadsheet will be provided to elementary resource teachers by Friday, March 4, 2016.

    1. Pupils recommended for Extended School Year summer services, must have an I.E.P. completed Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

    2. By May 11, re-confirm intention to attend summer school with each student on summer school ESY spreadsheet.

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