Bel Air News

An e-newsletter from Bel Air Elementary School

May 19, 2023

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Reminder - No School Friday and Monday

This is a reminder that there is no school on Friday, May 26th and Monday, May 29th

May 22-26

Monday, May 22nd

- School in session

- Flag Football Skills - 3:20-4:20pm

- Spanish - 3:20-4:20pm

- West Track Meet @ Bel Air 2:00-6:00pm - Track calendar

Tuesday, May 23rd

- School in session

- 5th grade Orchestra performance field trip - 10:00am - 2:00pm

- Track practice for ALL - 3:20-4:20pm

- Bel Air Orchestra concert 6:30-7:30pm @ Irondale High School

Wednesday, May 24th

- School in session

- Spanish - 3:20-4:20pm

- Track practice for ALL - 3:20-4:20pm

Thursday, May 25th

- School in session

Friday, May 26th


2022-2023 School Year Calendar

Looking ahead

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 @ MVHS 1:00-5:00pm

Help Wanted for Specialist Day

Specialist Day is Monday, June 5th and the Specialist teachers need volunteers to make it a great day for all students.

Available shifts:

- 8:40-10:40 (Grades 4 & 5)

- 12:10-3:05 (Grades 3, 1 & 2)

To sign up to help please fill out this form.

If you don't already have a background check on file, please print and complete both of the forms below and return them to the Bel Air office along with a copy of your drivers license.

Guidelines and Application Form

Volunteer Criminal Background Check Form

If you have questions, please call the Bel Air office at 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

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

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

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.

Did You Know?

The District is awarding 140 Equity Promise scholarships to ALC, Irondale and Mounds View High School students this spring totaling more than $160,000. Irondale and Mounds View students are receiving their awards at ceremonies throughout the month, while ALC students will receive them at commencement.
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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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