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Belmont Elementary: A PAWSitive Place to Learn!

Sending a Sincere Thank You to all Veterans and Active Duty Military Personnel

It is with deep appreciation that we wish every veteran or active military personnel in our extended Belmont community a wonderful Veterans Day. Thank you!

"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave." -Elmer Davis

So THIS is Super Cool!

Our counselor, Natalie Arbaugh, has been busy working with every Belmont Bulldog since the beginning of the year, at least one hour (sometimes more) each month through classroom guidance counselling! Most 1st-5th grade students were recently introduced to a new district resource; the “Calming Corner” app. Miss Arbaugh taught them that it's a tool they can utilize to help them self-regulate to return to the green zone; where we all learn best. It includes a variety of breathing videos, calming music, puzzles, animals at play, relaxing videos and mindful coloring. If you want to explore the resource at home, you should be able to explore the page with any Google account. Click here to check it out! Ahhhh! Relaxing is good!

World Kindness Day is Sunday, November 13

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Picture Retake Day is Tuesday!

If you would like to have your child's school picture retaken, and you've purchased a packet, you'll need to return the packet on Tuesday! If you'd like to make sure that your child is in line to smile for the camera, please email Shelly McCann at

From the Health Department:

The transition to chillier weather often comes hand-in-hand with cold and flu season, but healthy habits can help protect everyone from getting or spreading germs. As we enter cold and flu season, we appreciate you encouraging these healthy habits with your children.

  • If you have a child who is sick, we ask for your support by keeping them at home. Students and staff must be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication, and free of vomiting and/or diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school.

· If your student is diagnosed with Influenza (“the Flu”) or with COVID, they must remain at home for 5 days from the onset of illness, with return on day 6.

  • If you have questions about your student’s health, please contact your school nurse. Additional information regarding health and wellness is available on the district website.
  • Remind your child of important preventative measures for any illness, such as coughing into the sleeve, frequently washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and getting plenty of rest and fluids.

As you know, the health and safety of our students and staff is a top priority. Our school staff will continue to stress preventative measures, and our custodial staff will continue to follow appropriate cleaning procedures to ensure common areas shared by students and points of high contact are disinfected. Thank you for your support.

Making A Difference Award Nominations are 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

In the Building is a BEautiful Place to BE!

We are currently looking for TWO paraprofessionals to join our Connections-C program. This is our center-based program for children with significant needs in the area of communication. Our paras support students throughout the school as student needs dictate. This is an incredible opportunity to make a significant difference on the daily. Our children deserve only the best and that's what we're looking for!

If you, or someone you know, might be interested in joining Team BE, please reach out! I can't wait to talk with you to see if our needs meet your needs and your needs meet our get the idea! Call Pam at 913-667-1810, email to, or apply online here.

Specials Next Week: S, D, A, W, G

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:

November 15 Picture Retake Day

November 17 4th Grade Music Program, 9:00am and 6:30pm

November 18 Character Packs

November 21 PTO Meeting, Cafeteria, 6:30pm

November 23-25 No School, Thanksgiving Break

November 30 School Spelling Bee, 2:00pm

Visit the BE Online Calendar of Events (by clicking on the button below) for a more complete list of activities!

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USD 232 Electronic Flyers

Find information about opportunities throughout the district. Visit often!

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!


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