Bel Air News

An e-newsletter from Bel Air Elementary School

May 26, 2023

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Reminder - No School Monday

This is a reminder that there is no school on Monday, May 29th

May 29 - June 2

Monday, May 29th


Tuesday, May 30th

- School in session

- Track practice for 4th GRADE ONLY- 3:20-4:20pm

Wednesday, May 31st

- School in session

- 5th grade visit to Highview - 9:00-10:15am

- Spanish - 3:20-4:20pm (make up class)

- Track practice for 5th GRADE ONLY - 3:20-4:20pm

Thursday, June 1st

- School in session

- Track practice for 5th GRADE ONLY - 3:20-4:20pm

Friday, June 2nd

- School in session

- 1st grade field trip to MN Zoo - 9:30am-2:00pm

- 4th grade field trip to Science Museum - 9:30am-2:30pm

- 3rd grade to Hansen Park - 9:30am-2:30pm

- District Track Meet - 5th grade only @ MVHS 2:00-5:00pm

2022-2023 School Year Calendar

Looking ahead

Monday, June 5th

- School in session

- Specialist Day - all day - students attend during regular Specialist time

Tuesday, June 6th

- School in session

- 2nd grade to Hansen Park - 9:30-11:30am

- 4th grade in-school presentation - Reptiles Around the World - 9:45-11:00am

- 5th grad in-school presentation - Reptiles Around the World - 11:10-12:35pm

Wednesday, June 7th

- School in session

- 4th grade in-school Bakken Museum visit - 9:40-2:00pm

- 4th grade to Hansen Park - 2:00-2:45pm

- Playworks Jr. Coaches meeting - 3:20-4:20pm

Thursday, June 8th

- School in session - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

- 1st grade to Hansen Park - 9:00-10:00am

- 5th grade Bowling @ Flaherty's - 9:30-12:15pm

- 5th grade Social @ Bel Air on blacktop - 1:45-2:30pm

Not attending Bel Air next year?

Please complete the below form if your child will NOT attend Bel Air Elementary in Mounds View Public Schools for the upcoming school year.

Not attending Bel Air for 2023-24 school year

Please complete the Online Data Verification for the 2023-24 school year

It's time to update your student's information for the upcoming 2023-24 school year.

Please complete the Online Data Verification in ParentVUE for each of your students as soon as possible so we will have the most up-to-date information before the first day of school on September 5th.

Incorrect or outdated information prevents us from being able to contact you with important information and inhibits our ability to reach you in case of illness or emergency.

To update your information please see the directions below:

If you already have a ParentVUE account, please log in and click the Online Data Verification button in the upper right-hand corner. Choose 'Begin New Registration' and complete the updates as requested.

If you don’t yet have a ParentVUE account, please call the Bel Air office to receive your account activation key - 651-621-6300

Bus registration

If your child is entering kindergarten through 12th grade next year and will be a bus rider, you should have received an email about busing for the 2023-24 school year. Please read the email(s) carefully, as you will receive a personalized email for each student in your family with specific instructions. Detailed instructions for registration are also available at

If you did not receive an email or have any questions, contact the Transportation Department at 651-621-6027 or

Medications Need to be Picked Up by Thursday, June 8

Prescriptions cannot be stored at school over the summer. Medications left in the health office will be discarded unless prior arrangements have been made.

You may pick up your child's emergency medication or prescription medication in the Health Office during regular school hours. To make other arrangements, please contact the nurse in the Health Office at 651-621-6304. Prescription Epinephrine, inhalers, and over-the-counter medications will be sent home with your child on the last day of school.

A new Medication Authorization form is required at the beginning of each school year. You and your health care provider can complete new medication forms for the 2023-2024 school year during summer appointments! Please feel free to fax completed medication forms to 651-621-6305, or bring them to the health office during Meet Your Teacher in the Fall. You can find medication forms on the Mounds View Health Services website: or please request a copy of the form from the health office prior to the end of the year.

Have a healthy and safe summer! Please remember seat-belts, bike helmets, and sunscreen will help keep your child safe this summer--we want to see everyone (except the 5th graders!) back at BelAir in September healthy, happy, and ready to learn!


Colleen Moore, LSN, PHN, BSN, RN

Licensed School Nurse

Highview, Valentine Hills, Bel Air, Career & Life Transitions (CLT) and St. John's

cell: 612-280-5280

Juneteenth Celebration

Join the City of Roseville for a celebration of Juneteenth. The holiday observes June 19, 1865, when slaves in Galveston, Texas were informed that they were free, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. There will be speakers, free food and free entertainment. Learn more at

Strengthen relationships

Relationships are central to student success and development. According to the Minnesota Student Survey, Mounds View Public Schools students who feel teachers care about them are much less likely to experience anxiety and depressive symptoms and less likely to engage in substance use. Check out Search Institute to strengthen relationships at home and in the school.

Call for auction items

Registration will open very soon for the next installment of the Mounds View Schools Education Foundation's signature fundraiser, Rock the School House (September 16, 2023). As in previous years, MVSEF welcomes in-kind donations of goods, services and experiences for the event's silent and live auctions. Common ideas include gift cards, bottles of wine, in-person experiences, items for gift baskets and tickets to sports, concerts and theater. Contact Jon at or learn more:

Non-Academic Personal Property:

Students should not bring personal items such as toys, card collections, footballs, soccer balls or similar sports equipment to school. These items may be misplaced or stolen and can be a disruption to learning. If a teacher wishes to have students bring such items to school for a special event, parents will be notified. We appreciate your support.

Safety & Security: 5 things to know

Bel Air Elementary School takes safety and security seriously.

As a reminder:

  1. Exterior doors are locked and should not be opened during the school day.

  2. Students and visitors should only enter and exit through the controlled access main entrance - Door #1.

  3. Prior to entry, visitors are asked to show a photo ID which is checked by a visitor management system.

  4. Video camera systems are positioned at multiple entry points and are monitored during the school day.

  5. Students and staff are asked to be proactive in reporting to administration all suspicious activities or any person who doesn't have a badge or seems out of place.

If you have questions or concerns about safety and security at Bel Air please contact principal Dawn Wiegand at 651-621-6303

5 facts to know about . . .

Transportation and Mounds View Public Schools

1. We contract transportation services with six different bus companies.

2. Bus drivers are not Mounds View Public Schools employees.

3. Like all bus companies, our transportation providers are experiencing a shortage of

drivers. We are working collaboratively with them to address the need for additional


4. Late buses may be an occasional consequence of the driver shortage. We're sorry for

this, and we ask for patience as we work with the bus companies to find drivers.

5. At times, when routes need to be covered by different substitute drivers, times and route

consistency may vary.

To learn more about bus driving opportunities, please call 651-621-8900 or visit www.american-

General Information

2022-2023 Bel Air Elementary Parent Handbook

Link here

Riding the Bus and Food/Drink

While riding the bus, students are expected to keep all food and drink in their backpacks. This expectation prevents choking incidents, exposure to life-threatening allergens, and promotes bus sanitation.

Building Security Procedures

A visitor screening system helps track visitors and volunteers at each school, providing a safe and monitored environment for students and staff. When parents come to pickup their child(ren), or visitors check in, they will be asked to present a valid state issued ID for entering into the system.

Phone Numbers/Staff Directory

Staff phone numbers and email addresses are available on the Bel Air Website at: Bel Air Staff. To reach a teacher via email: firstname.lastname@mvpschools.

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