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Belmont Elementary: A PAWSitive Place to Learn!

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Team BE is so very APPRECIATIVE of the LOVE our families have showered on us this week!

From the BEautiful sidewalk chalk greetings, flowers, breakfast, notes, Sonic drinks, flair pens, gifts of favorite things, massages and generous gift cards....we've been blown away by the love. A heartfelt thank you to our incredible PTO board for organizing an amazing week!

This is an incredibly hard and yet, immensely rewarding job...both directly related to the fact that we're dealing with humans. Our students, parents, and teammates are a constantly changing dynamic. I see our learning community as a kaleidoscope of learning and growing. It's a bit of a dance, a tapestry, a symphony. We have missteps, pulled strings and wrong notes along the way. But when it's all in Just wow. I love this place. I love this team. I love how we pour into our children every day. Thank you for pouring into our team this week. We are grateful and blessed by your generosity.

Speaking of BE PTO...We're Adding Board Members!

Do you have a love for all things SCHOOL?! You might want to consider joining the BE PTO Board! We are so appreciative of all of the time, creativity and generosity provided by our current Board members. This crew has a real, no nonsense approach to just digging in and getting the job done for kids.

We will have a co-treasurer job opening up next year. Do you have experience as a treasurer? Would you be willing to work with our remaining co-treasurer and train to take the lead the following year? If so, please consider reaching out or joining us at Belmont for the last PTO meeting of the year on Monday, May 15th at 7:00pm. Just come to the front door and we'll meet you there!

This is the last general PTO meeting of the year. We will vote on board officers (join us if you are hoping to snag one of those!) and start planning for the Fall 2023 Bulldog Dash! Who's with us?

Belmont Field Day is Wednesday, May 24!

Woohoo!! Field day is Wednesday, May 24th for literally the entire school!

3rd, 4th and 5th graders will participate in field day rotations from 9:00-11:30. Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders will participate in field day rotations primarily led by the 5th graders from 12:30-3:00. Then, all Kindergarten through 5th grade will participate in our traditional Tug-o-War at 3:00.

Important info:

  • Sunscreen and water bottles are SUPER GREAT IDEAS!! Please apply!
  • Dress for success- old clothes and tennis shoes rule! Hats are a good idea, too!
  • You might think about sending a second pair of socks and shoes to change into after playing in case the field is still wet in the morning. And a bag. They might need a bag to put those in. Phew!

  • Send an individual sack lunch from home!
  • Or if preferred, pre-order sack lunch from school by May 19th by emailing The lunch will include a Jammy Sammy, cheese stick, Goldfish crackers, baby carrots with ranch, frozen juice cup and milk. We have limited supplies available from the vendors at this time of the year, so order soon if needed! We appreciate it!
  • Parents will not be able to join their children for lunch on field day as we'll all be eating at the same time in classrooms and we can't accommodate so many extra bodies.

  • Who can attend? Only adults are allowed on the field with Belmont Bulldogs participating in field day. No siblings will be allowed to join in activities or go past a marked spectator zone. We STRONGLY encourage parents to find a sitter for siblings on field day so that they can freely volunteer or participate with their school-agers during the events of the day. It's FUN!! If that's not possible for you and you want to stop by to watch from the sidelines for a bit, there will be a spectator zone, but I can't guarantee that all events will be easily view-able from the site. Yes, indeed, the spectator zone will be in full view of the tug-o-war site at the end of the day.

  • VOLUNTEERS are welcome! Adults only! PLEASE, MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE SIGNING UP FOR THE TIME WHEN YOUR CHILD WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN FIELD DAY ACTIVITIES. 3rd-5th graders participate in the morning and Kdg-2nd graders participate in the afternoon. Directions for each activity will be printed on the back of each station sign. Mrs. Koester will also make the rounds to help demo or explain details.
  • Click here for 3rd-5th in the morning!
  • Click here for K-2nd in the afternoon!
  • Parents may also travel with their child's class and help out at each station.

2023-2024 Enrollment Open through May 19th!

Parents of current students, it's time to enroll for the 2023-2024 school year! Parents are asked to complete all steps of the enrollment process online through Skyward Family Access.

To get started, sign in to Skyward Family Access and follow the enrollment instructions. If you don’t know the login information for your Family Access account, click the ‘Forgot your login or password?” link on the Family Access login page.

For more detailed instructions we have created step-by-step directions for parents on how to complete the online enrollment process. If you get stuck or need help, please contact Shelly McCann in the Belmont office by phone (913.667.1810) or email her at We look forward to working with you through this process.

Registration for bus transportation will be part of the online registration for returning students!

Fees are not due until August, and may be paid online after July 1st, or by cash or check in the school office during open enrollment July 27 and 28, or at our Family Welcome Event on Monday, August 14!

Intra-District Transfer Requests for returning students

Please remind all families that have students attending your school through an intra-district transfer to please complete an Intra-District Transfer Request Form. The transfer window opened on May 1 and runs through June 15. An Intra-District Transfer is required to be completed each year for district students wishing to transfer to another school outside their assigned attendance area. Here is a link to an online form which is the easiest way to complete this request. > Intra-District Transfer Request Form

2023-2024 School Supply Lists

Click here for the school supply lists for 2023-2024. Please, remember to get EARBUDS (NOT bluetooth) or HEADPHONES and a backpack without wheels so that it will fit in the student's locker.

Easy Button: Purchase School Supplies through BE PTO

Click here to order school supplies directly from the BE PTO. Supplies will be delivered to classrooms by August 14th. Students also need earbuds (not bluetooth) or headphones and a backpack without wheels so that it fits in the student's locker.

Specials Next Week: A, W, G, S, D

Click on this link to see the DAWGS Specials Schedule for the entire 2022-2023 school year. It's ready to print and post on your fridge!

Coming Up at BE:

May 15 PTO Meeting, 7pm

May 17 Last Character Packs of the year!

May 18 Graduation Celebration

May 22 Yearbook Signing

May 23 The SHOW 2023, 9:15-10:15am

May 23 5th Grade Celebration, 1:15-3:30pm

May 24 Field Day, 3rd-5th AM; K-2nd PM

May 25 Celebration of Learning Celebrations

May 25 12:10 Dismissal for the last day of the 2022-2023 school year!

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

De Soto Summer Band Camp for 4th & 5th Graders

Click here for information about the De Soto Summer Music Camp Program

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USD 232 Electronic Flyers

Find information about opportunities throughout the district. Visit often!

2022-2023 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

Reservations required to join your child for lunch- CLICK HERE to reserve your family table!

Making A Difference Award Nominations are Always OPEN!

We are blessed to have such an amazing team here at Belmont! If you would like to send a special thank you to anyone on the team, please consider nominating them through the USD 232 Making a Difference Award program, sponsored by the USD 232 Education Foundation and the Great American Bank. All you need to do is click on the link below and fill out some general information about your deserving nominee! Thank you for helping our staff feel your appreciation for the love and dedication they put into our children's educational journey.

Nominations are received through the end of each month with the winner being announced the following month. The winner is surprised with a $250 check and a special award crafted by USD 232 CAPS students at Cedar Trails. Please, feel free to nominate any USD 232 employee who has made a difference for your child this school year.

Making a Difference Nomination Form


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