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Belmont Elementary: A PAWSitive Place to Learn!

Spring Forward...Let's Do This!

We're looking forward to returning after Spring Break for our last quarter of learning together. Day after day we get to celebrate stories of growth and triumph as our students have dug in and grown both academically, socially and behaviorally. Here I go sounding like an old lady again, but's hard for children to just be children. Kids want to grow up so fast. Relationships and makeup and crazy styles and taking chances. Everybody has access to so much information. Addictions start at incredibly young ages and affect actual brain growth. It seems that no one can get away from the pressure to be liked and get likes on social media. Wired children can often be tired and stressed children who are often grumpy and sluggish and lack the perseverance to make it through a busy school day with a smile. We are trying so hard to make every minute count; distractions are multiplied when they happen in a group setting. Thank you for all you do to send us well rested, fed and emotionally supported problem-solvers on the daily. We will keep working everyday toward our goal of building confident learners who feel like they belong here at Belmont. Every single ounce of love and parenting that you put into your child is multiplied a thousandfold in the classroom when they reach that level of self-regulation in which they can make choices that are helpful for themselves and others, rather than impulsively acting in ways that though seemingly insignificant, are actually quite hurtful to themselves and others. Our Bulldogs are getting it though! They are! We're not perfect, but we are growing.

Speaking of Spring, please humor me for one more ask. Our district does, in fact, have a dress code- it's in that Student and Family Handbook linked below. Shorts and skirts and shirts and tops and all of the things need to actually fit well and cover all of the body and under things. I know that there are some super cute outfits out there for circa 2023 kids, but if they don't meet the code and pass the modesty expectations, please save them for the weekend. Much appreciated!

Enjoy your time together and we'll see you back in the building on the 21st, then that evening for the PTO Skate Party!

2022-2023 Yearbook Orders Deadline is today!

We are creating so many memories this school year and if you may want to have a permanent copy of our year! If so, please visit and enter code 74535Z to get to the order form. The deadline to order is Friday, March 10th. Doing so guarantees that your child will have a yearbook on yearbook signing day the last week of the school year. We do generally get a few extra copies to sell in May, but there is no guarantee that we'll have enough available. Yearbook orders are definitely optional, but if you want to opt in, the time to do it is before March 10th!
Specials Next Week: SPRING BREAK! Then, Off, S, D, A, W

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:

March 13-17 No School, Spring Break

March 20 No School, Professional Development/Workday

March 21 PTO Skating Party at Skate City, 6-8pm

March 27 PTO Meeting, 6:30pm

March 29 Belmont Night at Papa John's

April 20 PTO Family Glow Party

April 21 No School, Building Closed

April 24 No School, Professional Development Day

May 4 5th Grade Music Program, 9:00 and 6:30pm

May 5 Family STEAM Night

May 22 Yearbook Signing

May 23 The SHOW 2023, 9:30am

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

May 24 Field Day

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!

USD 232 Electronic Flyers

Find information about opportunities throughout the district. Visit often!

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Get in on the FuN with PTO!!

Click here to see what's coming up in PTO Family Events! We would LOVE to have YOUR HEART and HANDS join our efforts! There's literally something for everyone! YOU matter to our students!

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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