Bellville Elementary Newsletter

April 2021

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Dear Parents,


Welcome back from Spring Break! We hope you had a fun week with your families and are ready to finish the year strong!


April begins State Testing for third, fourth, and fifth graders. Please make sure your child has a good night's sleep and eats breakfast on test days. Teachers have been working hard to instruct your children, and our goal is that students try their best, and we have a fantastic end to this school year.


Unfortunately, we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel Field Day for this year. With the inability to have parent volunteers to help, there is just no way Miss Hendrix can manage field day by herself and provide the awesome experience we have come to love.


Mr. Black is putting together a virtual talent show! There is more information below, but school appropriate talents can be submitted to Mr. Black via blackj.clearfork.k12.oh.us.


I feel as if I should let you know that I am having some health issues and have had to work from home when I am able. Mrs. VanHorn is filling in for me at school, and we talk almost daily in an effort to make sure we are accomplishing everything. I will not be at school for the remainder of the year, but am planning on being able to return in August. I will have another surgery in the fall, but this is supposed to be the last of my journey.


I am doing well, but miss seeing your children's smiles and all of you in the car line! If you need to get in touch with me, please feel free to email me at swanks@clearfork.k12.oh.us, or call Mrs. Bailey at (419) 886-3244 and I will call you back. It may take a day or two, but I will return your call.


Lastly, this has been a hard year for everyone, and I am truly thankful for the sacrifice, support and communication from each of you! As of right now, Clear Fork Schools will be going back to normal hours when we return to school in August, and I have included the school calendar for the 2021-2022 school year.


Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns, and I will be in touch. Thanks again!!


Stacey Swank, Principal

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April 16 at Bellville Elementary School 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


All Kindergarteners MUST BE 5 YEARS OLD on or before August 1, 2021.


Pre-registration is required and can be found on the cfcolts.org website, at the elementary building, post office, and library in each village. Once the registration form is returned to your child's school of residence, you will receive a registration packet to complete. Once the school has received the registration form and the completed registration packet, your child will be scheduled for a screening time.


ITEMS REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION:


  • copy of child's birth certificate
  • copy of social security card/ or number
  • copy of child's immunization record
  • residency verification
  • copy of current custody papers if applicable


Please call Mrs. Bailey at (419) 886-3244 for any questions regarding kindergarten registration or screening.

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April 13 ELA Test Part 1 for Grades 3, 4, 5

April 14 ELA Test Part 2 for Grades 3, 4, 5

April 16 - Bellville Kindergarten Screening All CURRENT kindergarten students will be doing remote learning.

April 23 - Interim Reports, Preschool Transition Meetings

April 27 Math Test Part 1 for Grades 3, 4, 5

April 28 Math Test Part 2 for Grades 3, 4, 5

April 29 Science Test Part 1 for Grade 5

April 30 Science Test Part 2 for Grade 5


May 5- Fifth Grade Band Introduction with Mr. Brasure

May 5- Second Grade Gifted Testing

May 6 - Terra Nova Test for Third Graders who have not met Third Grade Reading Guarantee

May 6- Second Grade Gifted Testing

May 7- Second Grade Gifted Testing

May 10- Second Grade Gifted Testing

May 11- Second Grade Gifted Testing

May 27 - Last Day of School for Students

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2021 Talent Show Information

Mr. Black is putting together a TALENT SHOW! If you would like to participate, please email your school appropriate talent to blackj@clearfork.k12.oh.us by April 30th. All submissions need to be three minutes or less in time. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Black via email. We are looking forward to seeing all of your creative talents and smiling faces!!
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April Menu

Please do not forget students can receive both breakfast and lunch free each day.

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April is the Month of the Military Child. Please join us in celebrating our military connected youth and their families by participating in Spirit Week. Many of these families have a parent who is deployed and could use this support from our school family. Thank you!
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REMIND Sign Up-If you signed up for remind last year, I have moved you to the next grade level so you do not need to do anything. If you have never signed up, or are new to our building, PLEASE sign up. This is the quickest, most efficient way to share information with you.


Kindergarten Parents: In your cell phone enter the number 81010 and text the message @kindbell20


First Grade Parents: In your cell phone enter the number 81010 and text the message @1bell20


Second Grade Parents: In your cell phone enter the number 81010 and text the message @2bell20


Third Grade Parents: In your cell phone enter the number 81010 and text the message @3bell20


Fourth Grade Parents: In your cell phone enter the number 81010 and text the message @4bell20


Fifth Grade Parents: In your cell phone enter the number 81010 and text the message @5bell20