Bellville Elementary

November Newsletter...

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Happy November!

It is hard to believe we have completed our first nine weeks of school, and grade cards went home on Friday! Please sign and return the envelope your child's grade card came home in by Friday, November 1st. The envelopes are reused each nine weeks, so it is important they are returned.

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, November 7th and Tuesday, November 12th from 3:30-7:30 p.m. each day. Please do not forget the earlier you return your conference sheet, the more likely you will be able to attend your child's conference at your first choice.

On Friday, October 25, Bellville Elementary hosted Ned's Kindness Adventure. This was a fantastic assembly which taught us many different lessons, and emphasized our theme of Kindness Matters. The students were very well behaved, and engaged during the assembly! There is a selection of handcrafted items created by artisans in Kenya for sale in our school office. The items will be available for sale until Friday, November 8th, and prices are $8, $10 or $15. Proceeds from the sale go to Pay-It-Forward for another school to experience this assembly for free, and some of the proceeds are used to bring wells and fresh water to the people of Kenya. There is no obligation, but please ask your child about the assembly and what he/she learned.

A very sincere thank you for getting your child to school on time each day! Last week third graders participated in state testing, and fourth graders participated in gifted testing, and our attendance has been great!! Students who attend school perform better!

If you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at or (419) 886-3244. Thank you so much for your support and for allowing us to work with your precious child(ren)!


Stacey Swank, Principal Bellville Elementary School

Student Council Events

Student Council will be hosting a luncheon for our School Resource Officers, Officer Wallis and Chief Willey on November 15.

They will also be sponsoring a Week of Giving November 18-22 for the Bellville Neighborhood Outreach Center. The BNOC is asking for donations of personal hygiene items such as deodorant, soap, shampoo, conditioner, diapers, feminine hygiene products, tissues, paper towels and toilet paper. Let's see how many items we can donate to the BNOC!! Thank you in advance for your kindness!!

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Ned's Kindness Adventure!

Include Others!

Caring is Cool!

Different Can Be Good!

I Can Make Friends Anywhere!

A Smile Is My Super Power!

Each Person Matters A Lot!!

Like a Bundle of Sticks, We Are Stronger When We Stick Together!

Upcoming Dates to Remember

October 28-Hearing and Vision Screening for Grades 1, 3, 5

October 28-Puberty Talks for Fourth Grade

October 28-BNOC Produce Giveaway 10:00 a.m. Lutheran Church Prkg Lot, Photo ID Required

October 30-ARK

October 31-Kindergarten Harvest Party

October 31-Purple Star Luncheon

October 31-ARK

October 31-Bellville's Annual Parade and Judging 7:00 p.m.

November 1-First through Fifth Grade Harvest Parties

November 1-Last Day to Purchase Ties and Tiara Tickets ($15 per ticket and $5 each additional child)

November 2-Bellville's Trick or Treat 5:00-6:30 p.m.

November 3-Clear Fork Empty Bowls 2019 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $15 donation for glazed bowl and delicious soup lunch, $5 donation for children under 13 in disposable bowl

November 4-Last Day for Student Council Spirit Items Sale

November 5-Voting Day

November 5-PTO Meeting 7:00 p.m. Brumby's

November 6-ARK

November 7-ARK

November 7-Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-7:00 p.m.

November 8-Last Day to Purchase Kenyan Items in the School Office

November 9-Ties and Tiaras Knight in Shining Armour Dance 6:00-8:00

November 11-Veteran's Day Observed

November 11-Scholastic Book Fair Begins at Bellville

November 12-Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-7:00 p.m.

November 13-ARK

November 14-Bellville Veteran's Day Assembly at 9:00 a.m.

November 14-ARK

November 15-School Resource Officer Luncheon by Student Council

November 15-1:30 DARE Fifth Grade Graduation in the Cafeteria

November 18-22 Student Council Week of Giving for the BNOC

November 20-ARK

November 21-Purple Star Luncheon

November 21-ARK (Last Day until Spring)

November 21-Board Meeting 6:30, Work Session 6:00

November 22-Interims Sent Home

November 25-Alice in Wonderland Jr at Middle School 9:00

November 27-December 2, NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break

December 3-School Resumes

December 17-PTO Christmas Shop

December 19-Purple Star Luncheon

December 20-End of Second Nine Weeks

December 23-January 3-NO SCHOOL, Winter Break

January 6-School Resumes

PTO News

Our PTO is busy making plans for our students for the 2019-20 school year. Thank you to all who purchased popcorn cards. There will be no more popcorn cards sold for this school year, but your child can still purchase popcorn for 50 cents per bag. Only one bag of popcorn permitted per child.

Ties and Tiaras: Knight in Shining Armour Dance, Thursday, November 9th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Please mark your calendars as information came home. This is an event for Father (or special male)/Daughters. Cost is $15 per couple, additional $5 charge for each additional child who attends Bellville Elementary. The last day to purchase your tickets is Friday, November 1, 2019. The PTO will be hosting a Mother/Son Event in the Spring of 2020.

The PTO will be providing dinner for teachers/staff on Tuesday, November 12th. A sign-up genius has been created for needed donations if you are interested.

The Scholastic Book Fair will return to Bellville Elementary on Monday, November 11th.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, Bellville PTO will NOT be selling Der Dutchman Pie Vouchers this year. Butler PTO is selling them, so you may contact Butler Elementary School if you would like to purchase one.

Scholastic Book Fair will be held the week of November 11-15.

Christmas Shop is scheduled for Tuesday, December 17.

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Kindergarten Parents: In your cell phone enter the number 81010 and text the message @kbell19

First Grade Parents: In your cell phone enter the number 81010 and text the message @1bell19

Second Grade Parents: In your cell phone enter the number 81010 and text the message @2bell19

Third Grade Parents: In your cell phone enter the number 81010 and text the message @3bell19

Fourth Grade Parents: In your cell phone enter the number 81010 and text the message @4bell19

Fifth Grade Parents: In your cell phone enter the number 81010 and text the message @5bell19