Bell Bulletin

May 8, 2019 - End of Year Edition

What Are We Doing The Last 11 Days of School?

LEARNING!!! Thank you for sharing your children with us! We will be using every last morsel of time together to continue to help our students meet their goals and grow in all academic, social, and emotional areas. We will be strengthening relationships and building those last amazing memories as a school community. Please continue to send your children well-rested, fed, and happy! We are Bobcats, and we still have important things to do! :)
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Rezoning Information/New Attendance Boundaries

Just in case this information has passed you by:


Rezone Map: https://www.dentonisd.org/Page/100318


Please note that Bell Elementary attendance boundaries are changing for the 2019-2020 school year. Some of our Bell population will be rezoned to Paloma Creek Elementary, and some will be rezoned to Union Park Elementary. If you are unsure what elementary school your child will be attending, including incoming kindergartners, please visit Denton ISD’s transportation website to use “School Finder” here http://bus.dentonisd.org/livewq/webquery/. This search will allow you to enter your address and view the list of schools your child(ren) will attend. Make sure to change the "Program" field to "NEXT" to show next year's appropriate school (this will show the 2019-2020 school zones). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our front office at (972-347-7200) and we can help.


Current Bell 4th graders rising to 5th grade are invited to remain at Bell Elementary for their 5th grade year. Letters have already gone home, and all have been returned, for the students this impacts.


We know all our Bobcats will continue to make growth in all areas as they continue at Bell or transition to a new school. We are so proud of all our students!

Field Day is Almost Here - May 17th!

We are just a week away from Superhero Field Day!


This year there will be 3 zones - Field Zone, Water Zone, and the Fun Zone, and activities will be from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Feel free to come join any or all events! Make sure to sign in at the front office first, please (don't forget your ID)! Reminder - parking is limited on campus! Carpooling or walking to campus will be key. Please check with your classroom teacher for any specifics you may need about Field Day activities. Students will be eating with their class in alternate locations (not the cafeteria during normal times).


*Note - Each classroom will need a rolling cooler for class water bottles. If you have one to share for the class, please let your classroom teacher know!


What your superhero will need:

Come with sunscreen already applied, and bring extra

Water bottle

Sunglasses, hat

Field Day shirt (will be given day of in the classroom)

Extra change of clothes if you choose (Water Zone really will be all about water)

Towel

Good, closed-toe shoes and socks

Sack lunch (if not purchasing one from the cafeteria)


*We will email more information out to you soon so that you have a clear copy of the schedule and map of zones to help you find your child(ren) more easily if you plan to visit on the 17th.

Our Superhero Line Up & Schedule!

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End of Year Important Dates

May 13th: STAAR Testing

3rd & 4th Grade Math

5th Grade Math (retest)

*Campus Closed to Visitors on STAAR Testing Days


May 14th: STAAR Testing

3rd & 4th Grade Reading

5th Grade Reading (retest)

*Campus Closed to Visitors on STAAR Testing Days


May 15th: STAAR Testing

5th Grade Science

*Campus Closed to Visitors on STAAR Testing Days


May 16th: STAAR Testing

3rd-5th Make-Up Testing

*Campus Closed to Visitors on STAAR Testing Days


May 17th: STAAR Testing

3rd-5th Make-Up Testing


May 17th: Bell Superhero Field Day

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM


May 20th: Wear Red, White, and Blue!

*Rangers shirts encouraged - a staff favorite!


May 21st: School-wide Pajama Day!

Make sure to wear closed toe shoes for PE/recess!


May 21st: Classroom Parties

10:45-11:45 AM: 1st Grade Awards/End of Year Parties - In the Classrooms

12:00-1:00 PM: 3rd Grade Awards/End of Year Parties - In the Classrooms

1:00-2:00 PM: 2nd Grade Awards/End of Year Parties - In the Classrooms

*Please reach out to your child's teacher for specific party information!


May 21st: 5th Grade & Choir Program

Please join us prior to the program and a PTA meeting and Principal's Budget Update/Title 1 Annual Meeting.

PTA Meeting 6:00 PM

Title 1 Annual Meeting 6:15 PM

5th Grade Program 6:30 PM

Choir Program 6:45 PM


May 22nd: Classroom Parties & Early Release Day @ 12:00 noon

*Please make sure you communicate any dismissal changes with the school!

*Students eat lunch in the classrooms at different times today! No lunch visitors today!

9:00-10:45 AM: Kinder Awards/End of Year Parties - In the Café, then into classrooms after (please check in at the front office for a badge before moving to the cafeteria)

10:30-11:30 AM: 4th Grade Awards/End of Year Parties - In the Classrooms

*Please reach out to your child's teacher for specific party information!

Join our staff in wearing your favorite college colors/shirts!


May 23rd: 5th Grade Awards/Celebration, Early Release Day @ 12:00 noon

*Please make sure you communicate any dismissal changes with the school!

*Students eat lunch in the classrooms at different times today! No lunch visitors today!

9:00-10:15: 5th Grade Awards Ceremony in the cafeteria (check-in at front office first). Note: 9:00-9:10, Bell 5th Grade Clap-In/Final Walk to Cafeteria, 9:10-10:15, Ceremony, 10:15-11:30 5th Grade Celebration/Reception in the gym. PTA will be providing cake for all attendees. You are invited to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the gym and activities outside, weather permitting. Please reach out to your child's teacher for specific party information!


May 23rd: Last Day of School

We will miss all our Bobcats greatly! Keep reading over the summer!!!

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