The Silverhawks' Nest
"One Team, One Goal"
Happy February! Thank you to all of the families who were able to join us for our Peter Piper Pizza Family Night. It was nice to see students with their friends and families having a good time outside of school, as well as raising $658. We also had our 1st Science Fair with telescopes to view planets and stars. Students did an AMAZING job on completing their Science Fair projects! The projects were creative and showed how knowledgeable our students truly are.
Our next big event will be The Family Sweetheart Dance sponsored by our PTO on February 16th. Please be on the lookout for more information regarding the time and food, etc.
Enrollment for perspective new students is now open!! Please help us increase our enrollment by telling your friends and neighbors about our wonderful school. We are especially looking to increase our student numbers in Kinder, 1st, 4th and 6th grade next school year. Thank you for your help and support with this.
As always, if you ever have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can catch me in the front parking lot at drop-off and pick-up.
Have a fantastic February!!
I would like to give a huge "Thank You" to Meredith, Matthew and Mason's mom, for getting outdoor recess equipment for our students to use during their lunch/recess time. We are all very grateful for the time and effort you put into getting the much needed equipment for our students!!! 🥰🥰
If you are interested in donating Tax Credit money we would appreciate you donating it to our campus. We are in need of replenishing our recess and gym equipment. If you donate please make sure to mark GENERAL TAX CREDIT so we can use it for more than field trips. Thank you in advance for your help and support.
The Arizona tax credit program (A.R.S. 43-1089.01) allows a tax credit of up to $200 for individuals and up to $400 for married couples, filing jointly, in support of extracurricular activities.
The tax credit reduces your tax burden to the state of Arizona, dollar for dollar.
2 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR TAX CREDIT DONATION:
ONLINE at: K-8 & High School Online Donations
MAIL or DROP OFF to the School of Your Choice: DVUSD 2023-24 School Address List
Forms can be downloaded here, and checks can be mailed to the school of your choice. Your tax credit receipt will be mailed back to you. Your tax credit goes directly to the school you choose, not to the state or district.
How Can You Help Us Meet Our ELA Goal This Year?
- Read with your child every night
- Help your child with their reading/writing/spelling homework
- Ask your child's teacher how you can help
February 5th - 9th - Conferences Held by Teachers
February 6th - Volunteer Training (Must attend training to go on Field Trips)
February 7th - Crossing Guard Appreciation Day
February 8th/9th - Half Days, Students Released at 12:05
February 16th - Family Sweetheart Dance
February 19th - Presidents Day, NO SCHOOL
February 22nd-March 1st - Scholastic Book Fair (Purchases only made during school hours)
**February 22nd through March 1st
**Sales only during school hours
**Parents can add money to their students eWallet beginning February 1st
I am continuing spring gifted testing for the next three weeks, so we will resume classes after February 20th. My hope is that we can resume as soon as possible, but am excited that we have so many candidates to test!
Once we are back to SPARK, I am going to have students work on an independent "explorer" project where they choose an explorer to study and create a file folder project on the person. (This is much like the All About Me project students worked on at the beginning of the school year). I would like students to present these in class before spring break. I'm looking forward to see who is chosen and what we will learn along the way!
I will be requesting more supplies for projects possibly next month, but if you have any Clorox wipes, tissues, paper towel, or any other class supplies to donate, it would be greatly appreciated. A big thank you to all of those who have helped and donated to past projects already!
Brittany Balog, M.Ed.
Traditional Academy at Bellair
News From Your PTO
Our February PTO meeting will be Wednesday, Feb 7th, at 5pm. (because of parent-teacher conferences going on that Thur and Fri.) We will have a Zoom option available, and will forward that link prior to the meeting. All are welcome to attend. Student Council is offering child care services during the meeting.
We are excited to host our first family dance this month. The Family Sweetheart Dance will be Friday, Feb 16th, 5pm-7pm in the gymnasium. Cost is $10 per family at the door. We accept cash and zelle. Pizza combo meals (pizza slice, chips, and drink) available for purchase for $2.
*This is not a drop off event. We welcome the family to join their students for a night of fun.
As always please feel welcome to reach out to the PTO with any questions or ideas.
We would love any interested parents to start thinking about joining the PTO Board. Positions include President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. All positions available for voting this April. Come and be part of this fun group, in selecting the activities your children get to participate in, and fundraisers YOU want to see offered. Email us today if you would like more info, we are happy to talk to you!
Gratefully, your PTO
Traditional Academy at Bellair PTO
Melissa Careaga, President
Ashley Baron, Vice President
Tina Halvorsen, Treasurer
Ginny Mullins, Secretary
Upcoming PTO meeting date
Feb 7 ‘24
Mar 7 ‘24
Apr 11 ‘24
May 9 ‘24
Please Share This Info With Families You Know
January Students of the Month/Teacher of the Month/Staff of the Month
- Week 1 - I bring effort to everything I do.
- Week 2 - I work through confusion.
- Week 3 - I plan my day to make enough time for work, sleep, and free time.
- Week 4 - I find purpose in everything I do.
- Week 5 - I am always improving.
- Week 6 - I drop my shoulders. I take a few breaths. I can handle this.
- Week 7 - Our school monitors help us because they care about us.
- Week 8 - I do my best because doing less is a waste of my time and potential.
- Week 9 - I exercise my brain each day.
Breakfast & Lunch Menu
PLC (Professional Learning Communities) and PD (Professional Development) Dates
- January 12th, 19th and 26th
- February 2nd, 16th and 23rd
- March 1st, 8th and 22nd
- April 26th
- May 3rd and 10th
PBIS Acronym S.O.A.R.
What is PBIS?
Our new PBIS Acronym is S.O.A.R. Silverhawks show Safety, Ownership, Achievement and Respect. Please help us to instill these behaviors at home, so we can all "S.O.A.R. to #Extraordinary Heights Together!"