Bel Air News

An e-newsletter from Bel Air Elementary School

Feb. 18-22, 2019

Monday, February 18: NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, February 19:

6:00-7:00 pm - PTA Mtg - IMC

Wednesday, February 20:

Thursday, February 21:

1:30-2:30 pm - Group Photo Day

3:15-4:30 pm - Mentoring

3:20-4:30 pm - Science Olympiad Practice - Science Rm, IMC, Rm 202

Friday, February 22:

9:00-9:30 am - School Assembly

Future Events

Feb. 26 - 3rd Gr - Science Museum Residency

Feb. 26 - 3rd Gr - Science Museum Assembly - 12:10-1:00om

Feb. 28 - Communication Night - 3:45-6:45 pm

Mar. 1 - 2nd Gr - Science Museum Assembly - 1:10-2:05 pm

Mar. 1 - 1st Gr - Science Museum Assembly - 2:10-3:05 pm

Mar. 4 - Science Fair Set Up & Project Check In - 3:15-7:00 pm - Gym

Mar. 5 - Science Fair Project Check In - 7:00-9:00 am - Gym

Mar. 5 - 2nd Gr - Nancy Carlson Author Visit - 8:30-11:45 am

Mar. 5 - Bel Air Science Fair - 9:00 am - 3:15 pm

Mar. 7 - Communication Night - 3:45-6:45 pm

Mar. 12 - Communication Night - 3:45-6:45 pm

Mar. 14-22 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break

For Families

This month, our school wide theme is emotion management. In our morning announcements and school assembly we’ll be prompting students to notice their own feelings by paying attention to clues in their bodies, and we’ll be reminding them to use their Second Step skills to calm down:

· Stop—Use your signal

· Name your feeling

· Calm down: Breathe, count, use positive self-talk

These skills help students calm down strong emotions when faced with learning and social challenges, which helps them succeed academically and get along well with others.

Second Step lessons specifically teach about calming down strong emotions such as anger, disappointment, frustration, and anxiety. You’ll be receiving Home Links that describe why managing strong emotions is important and include fun activities to do with your child to help him or her identify strong feelings and calm down. We hope the Home Links will give you tools to use together when your child is upset.

Please tell your child’s teacher if you have questions about how you can help your child learn to calm down at home.

Announcing... Order Your Bel Air Elementary School 2018-19 YEARBOOK

Our yearbook is planned to include:

  • All color pages that vibrantly capture school memories
  • Sturdy soft cover including school name and year imprinted in foil

Add on any of the following yearbook extras:

  • Zoom, a full-color current events insert that captures the top news stories of the year
  • Student's school portrait and name printed on the cover adds a personal touch
  • Durable, high-quality hard cover protects treasured memories for a lifetime
  • Autograph insert to share messages with friends
  • Fun, repositionable stickers to decorate and personalize yearbook pages Please order your yearbook by visiting:

School ID code: 1502319

Standard book $16.00 Add any extras for an additional price: Hard Cover $5.00, Zoom $2.00, Personalized Cover $6.00, Autograph Insert $1.00, Stickers $1.50 Orders due by March 1, 2019

Irondale KnightKrawler Robotics

Join Irondale's KnightKrawler Robotics for their Robot Reveal Night on Friday, February 22, at 7:00 p.m. in the Irondale High School Auditorium, 2425 Long Lake Road, New Brighton. Meet our team, see our new robot, and learn about this year's new game challenge, Destination: Deep Space. For more information about Team 2052 KnightKrawler, go to

Volunteers Needed for the Bel Air Science Fair

The Science Fair will be held on Tuesday, March 5th in the Bel Air Gymnasium. We need volunteers to help in many areas including set-up, registration, interviewing students, serving ice cream and performing science demonstrations. Please consider this volunteer opportunity and sign-up at the link below. Any questions, please email

Provide your feedback for New Brighton Parks & Rec.

The City of New Brighton wants your input to guide its future parks, trails and recreation improvements for the next 20 years. Visit to find an interactive map and survey where you can leave comments and see what others have to say.

February Home & School Connection

Photo Withhold Form

Parents may withhold permission to have their student photographed and/or videotaped during school-day classroom activities, learning experiences, and/or media events. Please complete and return this form ONLY if you do NOT wish for Mounds View Public Schools to publish your student's appearance, image or name on any recorded medium. This Publish Opt Out Release is applicable and valid for up to 12 months from the date of signature.

Photo Opt Out Form

Youth Activities

Before- and after-school activities are offered by the District's Community Education department. Bel Air opportunities include:[category]=147%2C148%2C151%2C154%2C146&sf[locations]=9&sf[q]=&v=grid-view

For a complete list of offerings, including e-flyers from outside organizations, visit

General Information

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.

Show your school spirit

District and school spiritwear is now available online. Click here for Bel Air spiritwear. Other Mounds View Public Schools spiritwear is available here.

Student Safety:
In order to ensure the safety of students during arrival and dismissal, we will be closing the lower parking lot from 8:05 – 8:35 a.m. and 3:05 – 3:35 p.m. ALL students being transported by parents to and from school need to be dropped off/ picked up using the carpool lane in the back of the building. We appreciate your support in using the carpool lane to ensure the safety of all.

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:

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