Bel Air News

An e-newsletter from Bel Air Elementary School

September 2-6, 2019

Monday, September 2: NO SCHOOL - Labor Day

Tuesday, September 3: 1st DAY OF SCHOOL

Wednesday, September 4:

Playworks Day

Thursday, September 5:

3:45-7:45 pm - ILP Meetings

Friday, September 6:

Future Events

Sept. 13 - School Pictures

Sept. 16 - 5th Gr Orchestra at Twins Game

Sept. 23 - PTA Meeting in IMC - 6:00-7:00 pm

Oct. 11 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday

Lunchroom Volunteers

We need parent volunteers to help our first and second grade students during lunch. If you are available at either of the below times and are willing to help, please contact the office or email

1st grade - 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

2nd grade - 12:25 - 12:55 p.m.

Digital Backpack

In the past, families looking for Community Education offerings, before- and after-school activities and community-organized events received a list of web links in each school enewsletter. To simplify these communications and distribute them in a more timely fashion, the District is partnering with a new digital backpack communication service called Peachjar. This fall, Mounds View Public Schools families will receive e-flyers via a “digital backpack” email that will deliver straight to your inbox on Fridays.

Here's how this will work:

  • No action is required on your part.

  • You will receive a welcome email from our service provider (Peachjar) that includes a username and password. This is provided to give you the opportunity to manage your account and flyer delivery preferences. You do not need to login to receive or view school digital flyers.

  • To ensure smooth delivery of this communication, we suggest you add “” to your email contacts.

  • When you receive your first eflyer, be sure to click “always display images.”

  • You can also visit your school’s website to see school-approved digital flyers. Simply click the Peachjar button on each school’s website.

This system is used exclusively for distribution of school-approved flyers. Your email address will not be shared or used for any other purpose. Questions? Email

Note: Peachjar is free to our schools because community partners pay a small service fee to post and distribute digital flyers (typically much less than the cost to copy and deliver paper flyers).

Photo Withhold Form

Parents may withhold permission to have their student photographed and/or videotaped during school-day classroom activities, learning experiences, and/or media events. Please complete and return this form ONLY if you do NOT wish for Mounds View Public Schools to publish your student's appearance, image or name on any recorded medium. This Publish Opt Out Release is applicable and valid for up to 12 months from the date of signature.

Photo Opt Out Form

General Information

Riding the Bus and Food/Drink

While riding the bus, students are expected to keep all food and drink in their backpacks. This expectation prevents choking incidents, exposure to life-threatening allergens, and promotes bus sanitation.

Show your school spirit

District and school spiritwear is now available online. Click here for Bel Air spiritwear. Other Mounds View Public Schools spiritwear is available here.

Student Safety:
In order to ensure the safety of students during arrival and dismissal, we will be closing the lower parking lot from 8:05 – 8:35 a.m. and 3:05 – 3:35 p.m. ALL students being transported by parents to and from school need to be dropped off/ picked up using the carpool lane in the back of the building. We appreciate your support in using the carpool lane to ensure the safety of all.

Building Security Procedures
A visitor screening system helps track visitors and volunteers at each school, providing a safe and monitored environment for students and staff. When parents come to pickup their child(ren), or visitors check in, they will be asked to present a valid state issued ID for entering into the system.

Phone Numbers/Staff Directory

Staff phone numbers and email addresses are available on the Bel Air Website at: Bel Air Staff. To reach a teacher via email:

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