F.E. Bellows Weekly Bulletin

February 10, 2023

Inspirational Quote of the Week

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” —Muhammad Ali

Happenings at F.E. Bellows

Judges Needed!

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Science Expo Feedback

Ms. Sheeky has been emailing the Partners in Science feedback to both students and parents this week. The feedback is most important to students who are looking to qualify to participate in Tri-County this year. If you were expecting feedback and did not receive it, please reach out to Ms. Sheeky.

Third grade students do not receive feedback; however, if your child/children are doing an experiment, they can ask for feedback at the Science Expo. If you are really interested in Partner in Science feedback now, please email Ms. Sheeky and she will inform them to take a look at your submission. It must be an experiment in order for them to review it.

Important Reminders

Smartwatches, Cell phones, and other Electronic Devices

We understand the need to communicate with your child/children who may be walking to school alone or with a friend and the choice to equip them with a phone or smart device. There are some rules about what happens to their personal electronic devices when they arrive in our care.

  • First, they are not allowed to bring their phone or watch to class. It should be powered down and placed in a locker with a lock. We are not responsible for lost or stolen devices placed in an unlocked locker. You can purchase an appropriate lock at your local pharmacy. Students can also ask their teacher or the Main Office to hold their devices during the school day.
  • Second, if your child is caught using the device in school, we have the right to confiscate it for the day. It will be returned to them at dismissal.
  • Students can visit the Main Office to use the phone during the day if they need to contact a parent.

School Start Time: 8:35 AM

A gentle reminder that the school bell rings at FEB at 8:35 am with students being marked tardy or late beginning at 8:45 am. Please plan for your child to arrive between 8:30 and 8:35 am each day to avoid lateness to school.

  • If a student is absent or arriving late, email School Nurse Kim Barth.
  • If a student is leaving early, email the teacher and be sure to copy someone in the Main Office as teachers are not always able to check their email during the school day.

Teacher Webpages

Have questions about what your child is learning in school? If the answer is yes, you can always take a look at the teacher webpages for all of the units of study in mathematics, reading, writing, science, and social studies. Our Special Area teachers have them, too!

3rd Grade Team Webpage

4th Grade Team Webpage

5th Grade Team Webpage

Ms. Lyon's English as a New Language Webpage

Unified Arts (Music & Art) Webpage

Coaches Desio & Iacovelli's Physical Education Webpage

Mr. McKeon's Library Webpage


It is flu season. Please continue to keep children home when they are sick. Symptoms of Covid, Influenza, Strep, common cold, etc, often overlap. Students who test negative for Covid but are still sick should not be sent to school.

  • Students experiencing a fever must be fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of medicine before returning to school


Bellows loves to recognize and celebrate students, especially on their birthdays. We do ask that you adhere to the following guidelines when asking to decorate a child's locker:

  • The office staff must be notified at least 24 hours ahead of time. Please email April and/or Jami during school hours to let them know, and include the names of 1-3 students decorating. (Only one parent needs to email.) alaychak@ryeneck.org or jsheeky@ryeneck.org Please do not email Mr. Scarantino directly.
  • In the instance that we have emails for two (or more) groups of students to decorate one student’s locker, only the group in the first email received will be allowed to decorate.
  • Students can decorate starting at 8:20 am, or after school, from 3:15 to 3:30. After school, students must be accompanied by a parent
  • Maximum of 3 students decorating per locker
  • NO BALLOONS (they set off the sprinklers)
  • Students can decorate the outside of lockers only; students (or parents) can not open another student’s locker at any time
  • Candy and sweet treats included in the decorations should be limited. Just what may fit on the outside of the locker without being excessive
  • Please keep in mind, lockers are small, and decorations must be able to fit without limiting the function of the locker and/or touching the adjacent lockers

Upcoming Events and Dates to Remember

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PTSA and Booster Club

Community Event: Diversity Teacher Job Fair- March 4

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