Bell Bulletin

December 7, 2016

We Need Your Help!

You can help keep our school and students safe! It takes us all!


1. We love when you visit our school! Please make sure you find a parking spot - we are lucky to have so many in the front of our school! The drive in front of our school is a fire lane, and we need to keep it clear for emergency vehicles. 7:50 arrival and 2:50 dismissal is the only time cars should be in this area.


2. Dismissal - Please make sure you are parking in a parking lot spot if you are picking up your child as a "walker" by our cafeteria. We ask that you exit your car, meet your child as they come out of the building, and walk back to your car. Students running across the parking lot to meet their parent at the car is not safe!


Parking on the street and waiting for your child after the cross walk is acceptable too, and we have many families that do that as well.


If you prefer to remain in your car the whole time, our car tag line (front of the school) is a better choice for you. Staff members walk your child to your car, and then you don't have to worry about a parking spot. Please see the front office for a car tag for your windshield.

The Cold Is Coming!

We have chilly days coming up soon! Please make sure, if you have a dismissal change for your child(ren), that you contact the Bell front office by 1:30 that day so we can ensure the message gets to the classroom teacher on time! You may email the change to bellnotes@dentonisd.org or call the front office at (972) 347-7200.

Compassion

This month we are focusing on the character trait of compassion with our students, and your children are doing a wonderful job practicing compassion throughout the building! We will be continuing to talk about how small acts, even just a smile, can help another's hardship and cause a ripple effect of kindness that travels even further than we can see. Thank you in advance for continuing those conversations at home!
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Join us for Family Movie Night fun, hosted by our Bell PTA! Feel free to come in your PJs and snuggle up with a blanket. Entry admission is a canned good to donate. Hot chocolate will be served. We'll see you there! 6:00 PM @ Bell Cafeteria
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Pajama Day is Friday, December 16th, for staff and students! We plan on being the cutest and coziest possible on our last day before Winter Break. Thank you for joining us as we enjoy our last day of 2016 together at school!

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Not a PTA member yet? It's not too late! Stop by the office and we can get you set up!

Dates To Remember

December 9th: Bell Movie Night Sponsored by PTA

Join us at 6:00 PM in the Bell Cafeteria


December 15th or 16th: Winter Party Day in the Classroom

Your child's teacher will be reaching out with more information about this as we get closer to the date!


December 16th: Pajama Day!

Staff and students are invited to wear their PJs at school today!


December 19th-December 30th: Winter Break

No school. Enjoy time with family and friends!


January 2nd: Staff Development Day

No School


January 3rd: School resumes today after Winter Break

We will see all our students at 7:50 ready for a fantastic 2nd semester of learning!


January 4th: 3rd 6 weeks Report Card

Report Cards coming home today!


January 16th: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

No School


January 27th: In-N-Out Burger Event

Information Coming Soon! Option to order lunch during regularly scheduled lunch to help fund 5th grade Science Camp.


February 1st: 100th Day of School


February 22nd: 4th 6 weeks Report Card

Report Cards coming home today!


February 14th: Valentine's Day Classroom Parties


February 15th: General PTA Meeting

6:00 PM - Bell Cafeteria


March 13th-17th: Spring Break

No School


March 20th: School Resumes


March 28th: STAAR Testing - Campus Closed to Visitors

4th Grade Writing STAAR

5th Grade Math STAAR


March 29th: STAAR Testing - Campus Closed to Visitors

5th Grade Reading STAAR


April 14th: Bad Weather Make-Up Day

If no school closings due to inclement weather, we will have no school today!


April 17th: Bad Weather Make-Up Day

If no school closings due to inclement weather, we will have no school today!


April 19th: 5th 6 weeks Report Card

Report Cards coming home today!


April 19th: General PTA Meeting

6:00 PM - Bell Cafeteria


May 8th: STAAR Testing - Campus Closed to Visitors

3rd Grade & 4th Grade Math STAAR

5th Grade Math Re-Test


May 9th: STAAR Testing - Campus Closed to Visitors

3rd Grade & 4th Grade Reading STAAR

5th Grade Reading Re-Test


May 10th: STAAR Testing - Campus Closed to Visitors

5th Grade Science STAAR


May 29th: Memorial Day

No School


May 31st or June 1st: End of Year Classroom Parties

Teachers will be sending home information specific to their classroom.


June 1st: Last Day of School

Report Cards Go Home Today

Dismissal at 12:00 PM