Belmont Elementary: A PAWSitive Place to Learn!
Check Those Backpacks for Fall Pictures!
PTO Pack the House Meeting Monday, 10/24!
We will share the story of the Belmont PTO, by-laws, budget, hopes and dreams. This will be a great time to share your heart for leading and sign up for opportunities throughout the year! Or, if you want to just listen and share, that's okay, too! We have a lot of traditions, but they don't happen by magic! Have new ideas for how to celebrate all Belmont families through inclusive events that we may not have tried yet? Bring those ideas! Do you have questions that the PTO could help to answer by sponsoring guest speakers? Are YOU a guest speaker? Let's talk!
If you would love to join us, but don't have childcare, you may just be in luck! We will have a reading and coloring space set up for children who are able to safely entertain themselves at the back of the cafeteria. This will not be a 'staffed' child's area, but it will be within your sight.
We have so many new families and you have so many connections and talents to share. Let's get to know each other!
Monty's Mentors Sponsor Food Drive
To add to the excitement for participating students, members of Team BE have put their creativity into decorating pumpkins as favorite children's book characters. Every item donated for the food drive will count as a vote and the creator of the winning pumpkin character will win the joy of being appreciated and knowing that their creation was loved by our students! It's all for fun!
The De Soto Food Pantry shared a list of most desired food items and we've shared it below. Thank you so much for helping us to make a positive difference at Belmont and beyond. If every child is able to bring one item, we'll make a positive difference on the shelves.
Peanut butter and jelly
Mac and cheese
Meal helpers (like Hamburger Helper)
Canned veggies (other than corn and green beans, we have a lot of those two items)
Check out a few of our character faces below! Bring in those 'votes' all week!
Change in District Spelling Bee Participation Plan
Parents of USD 232 Elementary Students,
We want to make you aware of a change for elementary students in the 2022-2023 school year. Elementary students will not participate in classroom and/or building wide spelling bees.
While participation in oral bees is beneficial to a small group of students, it does not serve as best practice related to word study, and additionally, does not increase spelling skill proficiency. The goal of a spelling bee is to publicly identify one student who is successful; however, all other students must misspell for this to occur.
If an individual student remains interested in participation in the official Scripps spelling bee competition at the county level, the district is committed to making this possible by retaining licensure. If you wish for your student to participate in the Johnson County bee (February 4, 2023), please reach out to your child’s teacher and principal, in writing, no later than November 1, 2022.
In the Building is a BEautiful Place to BE!
NEW: We are looking for a part-time building secretary. The hours are 8:30-12:30 daily. This position will manage attendance, assist in the cafeteria, and welcome visitors. (Plus, a million other things!)
If you, or someone you know, might be interested in joining Team BE, please reach out! I can't wait to talk with you to see if our needs meet your needs and your needs meet our needs...you get the idea! Call Pam at 913-667-1810, email to email@example.com, or apply online here.
Oooooooh!! Fall Fun to End the Month!
PTO (that's you) sponsors three classroom parties for our students: Fall, Winter and Valentines Day. First up is our Fall Party Day, scheduled for Monday, October 31st! We are kicking off a new line up and launching new traditions. Wish us luck!
Here's the plan:
Details, details, details....
- Costumes are encouraged for students during the party and parade time, but of course, they are not required. Experience has taught us that it's really not as easy as you'd think for students to manage a costume all day, so costumes should be brought to school in a bag or backpack and should be fairly easy for your kiddo to put on by themselves with minimal assistance. Costumes should be elementary appropriate and not too scary. Please do not include blood, guts, gore or weapons of any kind. Accessories (think..projectiles and things to trip over) should stay at home and be saved for Halloween night trick-or-treating. Masks are fine as long as vision is not impaired for walking in the parade!
- Classroom Party help is encouraged, but will be limited to best accommodate student needs! We would like to invite 2-3 parents from each classroom to plan and lead a craft, game or both for the 2:45-3;15 party in their child's class. These parents will be welcomed into the classroom at 2:30 to set up as well as assist younger students with their costumes if needed. We will NOT be serving food at parties. This helps us to both enjoy more time playing, and alleviate allergy concerns for every child. They'll get PLENTY of candy and treats during trick or treating with your family- and you'll be able to best monitor their safety! If you would like to volunteer to plan and lead your child's classroom party, please contact your child's teacher ASAP. If more parents are interested than we have room for, we'll have a drawing and save names for the next party. Thank you so much for your time!
- Outdoor Parade at 3:!5! YOUR FAMILY is invited for a front row view of all of our little monsters, movie stars, scientists, musicians, scarecrows, animals, super heroes, creators, book characters, princesses, toys, riddles..............oh, my goodness! I can hardly wait! Here's how we think we can best make this happen- when you arrive for the parade, you may either park in an open parking space and walk up to the front lawn (we'll provide guidance for the best view) or just pull right up in the regular pick up loops, turn off your car and leave it in line, and walk up to the viewing area. After the parade (about 3:32ish) just walk right back to your cars and get ready for the loops to move like normal at regular dismissal time. Please, do not come inside to check your kiddos out early- we'll need those precious minutes to make sure our Bulldogs are all packed up and ready to go with all costume parts intact for the big night. Genius!
It's going to BE Spooktacular!! We hope you can join us!
Heads Up...Buckle Up!
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:
October 24 No School: Teacher Professional Development
October 24 PTO Pack the House Meeting IN PERSON, 6:30-7:30pm, Cafeteria
October 31 Fall Parties (limited attendance) and Parade (outdoors and open for all families to watch!)
November 2 Belmont Dinner Night @ Papa John's
Visit the BE Online Calendar of Events (by clicking on the button below) for a more complete list of activities!
Find information about opportunities throughout the district. Visit often!
2022-2023 Lunch Schedule
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!
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