The Belle Ringer

Belle River School Newsletter, June 2017

Important Dates

Thursday, June 1

  • Second Grade to Heritage Museum and East China Park
  • Last Conga Line, 3:10

Friday, June 2

  • Fourth Grade to Greenfield Village
  • Fifth Grade Sturgeon Cruise

Tuesday, June 6

  • Kindergarten Orientation, 9:30 a.m.
  • Fifth Grade Drumming Concert, 2:15 p.m.

Thursday, June 8

  • Third Grade Trip to DNR Center

Friday, June 9

  • Yearbooks will be given to students
  • First Grade Trip to Detroit Zoo
  • Second Grade Ice Cream Social, 2:00-3:30
  • Fifth Grade Party, 2:00-3:30

Tuesday, June 13

  • Half Day, Dismissal at 12:04 p.m.
  • Kindergarten Friends Day, 10:00-12:10 a.m.

Wednesday, June 14

  • Half Day, Dismissal at 12:04 p.m.
  • 3-5 Awards/Fifth Grade Graduation, 10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 15

  • Half Day, Dismissal at 12:04 p.m.

Summer Message

Dear Belle River Families,

This exciting year has passed by quickly! It was amazing to watch our students grow from a group of curious and magical children to the confident and challenge-seeking learners that they are now. Each child has matured, refined skills, and developed new ideas and insights. Our Sailors are intelligent, enthusiastic, caring, creative, hard- working, and full of spirit. I am so proud of all of them!

As we reflect back on the 2016-2017 school year, please join myself and the Belle River staff in acknowledging and celebrating the rich learning opportunities that our students have experienced. Together, we have planned and facilitated lessons and activities founded in best practices as well as creativity and innovation. In addition to supporting students toward meeting high academic expectations, we developed each student’s character and social skills. Belle River is truly committed and dedicated to maintaining a learning environment that supports thinking, understanding, and confidence for our students.

All of our students have made outstanding progress this year! As we break for the summer, please continue to help keep your child’s skills sharp by encouraging and supporting daily reading and math practice. Teachers have sent or will be sending home materials for summer practice, and the local library offers a treasure trove of resources to support summer reading and learning.

Summer is also a special time for making memories with your child. Take time to talk, listen, wonder, appreciate, and get to know her/him more. This is a wonderful time to revel in simple, quiet moments when your child's world is less scheduled. You will notice how much s/he has matured. My hope is that you also take advantage of opportunities at home and away to have fun as a family during the weeks ahead. Those experiences help develop your child’s healthy development, which prepares her/him for success when we return in September.

Thank you for your support during this past school year. Many of you have helped with special activities, and all of you have made sure that school is a priority at home.

Have a safe, relaxing, and fun summer!


Rachel A. Card


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Sail Into Learning

Parents: If your child has been invited to join the summer learning opportunity, SAIL INTO LEARNING, please remember to return your permission slip. We encourage you to register your child for this fifteen‐day summer program designed to help students prepare for the new school year by reviewing key concepts in reading and math.

DATE: July 31st – August 18th

TIME: 8:30‐11:30 AM

LOCATION: Marine City Middle School

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Summer Reading Challenge

Donuts and Discussion

We have created a fun reading incentive to help keep our Belle River students reading this summer. The more time a child spends reading, the better reader s/he becomes. That is why we have joined forces with the Marine City Public Library to help encourage our students to keep reading through June, July, and August!

We are asking our current K-2 students to read 100 books and our current 3-4 students to read 10 chapter books. Recording sheets will be sent home for your child to keep track of how many books s/he has read. On the back of the recording sheets, we have included a list of books/series your child may enjoy checking out from our local public library. The second sheet is a very special donut for your child to fill out and return along with the recording sheet during the first week of school.

If students return both sheets the first week of school, they will be invited to a DONUTS & DISCUSSION breakfast with Mrs. Card. She is looking forward to sharing a special breakfast and hearing about all of the wonderful books our students read this summer.

Do not forget to check out the recommended book list on the back of the recording sheet.

Happy Reading!

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Student Code of Conduct

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Our Mission: Working Collaboratively to Ensure All Students Learn

Our Vision: Empower students to be productive citizens by fostering critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity.
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