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Belmont Elementary: A PAWSitive Place to Learn!

January 29, 2016

in case of snow- actual or blue!

It's Kansas! Ah! The land of just about every weather possibility....changing daily. In the event the weather turns treacherous, our district provides notification of school closing in a number of ways. We will post on our websites, notify major news affiliates, and possibly most reliable, we will send text messages through the schoolNEWS ALERT System. If you have not yet signed up for text alerts from the school district, now might be the time. All of the information you need is right below. BE safe and informed!

schoolNEWS ALERT


Sign up for Text Alerts

Receive emergency information, school closings, early dismissals and administrative reminders on your mobile device. This text and email service is free, but check with your mobile provider as text messaging and data rates may apply.

To subscribe >> bitly.com/usd232alert

Community partner Country Club Bank is providing support to ensure this service is available in USD 232.

is your heart healthy?

We certainly hope so! Our Bulldogs have been learning all about the importance of heart and body healthiness in P. E. with Mrs. Fay. On February 8th & 9th, all 1st - 5th graders will be participating in a Jump Rope for Heart event during their regularly scheduled P.E. time.


In conjunction with this great heart-healthy activity, our students have the opportunity to also participate in a fundraiser for the American Heart Association. This is not a requirement, and there will be no prizes involved. We want our bulldogs to experience doing something for the good of the cause rather than for the size of the prize. All monies raised will benefit the American Heart Association through Jump Rope for Heart. Bulldogs are encouraged to bring a little loose change or collect donations- whatever fits your family's comfort level. All bulldogs will be having a blast building good heart strength by jumping on the 8th & 9th, regardless of their contribution. When we all add a little, the result can BE impressively powerful for those who need our support. Thanks for sharing your heart and helping to shape others!

PTO Valentine's Day Parties celebrate friendliness!

Classroom Valentine Parties are scheduled as follows:

February 8th, 10:30 Miss Jill's MW a.m. Class

February 9th, 10:30 Early Childhood a.m. Classes

February 9th, 2:30 Early Childhood p.m. Classes

February 9th, 3:00 Kindergarten - 5th Grade Classes


Thank you to all of our parent volunteers for your generosity of time, talents and treats to make these celebrations happen!


Thank you for remembering that the parties are intended for Belmont Early Childhood and Elementary students of attendance only. Parent (or approved high school) volunteers are welcome, however, coordination through PTO is appreciated so that we don't overload any of the classrooms. We do not have babysitting services during parties, so please make other arrangements for siblings if you intend to attend.

Wanted: Gently Used Books

Belmont PAWS Leadership Team invites you to clean out your bookshelves and drop off your gently used books at Belmont, February 1st - 11th. Hooked on Books is collecting books for children in the Kansas City area. The books will be given to children to promote literacy and to provide them with a book that they can take home and keep as their own.


Here are the details:


  • Please choose new or gently used books.
  • Book content should be suitable for children- infants through eighth grade.



For questions about the Hooked on Books Program, call the Hooked on Books Hotline at: (913) 588-0295. For questions about our collection at Belmont, call Mrs. Wooten at (913) 667-1810 or email mwooten@usd232.org.

Conference Sign Ups are Ready for YOU!

We LOVE talking about your child's learning! Join us for conferences in just a few weeks. Click here to visit our conference sign up page. You'll be asked to enter basic information and share your time preferences. Conference times are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis with every effort made to schedule families with multiples back-to-back time slots in order to cut down on your travel time. Our goal is 100% participation.


Conference confirmation notes will be coming home with your child by Tuesday, February 2nd. Questions about conference times may be directed to Shelly McCann at smccann@usd232.org or by calling the office at 913-667-1810.

Kindergarten Round Up Dates Announced

District dates are set for kindergarten round-up at all elementary schools in February. Follow this link to the district website for information if you or anyone you know will have a kindergarten student in the 2016-2017 school year.

Specials Schedule Next Week: W, G, S, D, A

For the complete 2015-2016 Specials Schedule, click here.

Coming Up at BE:

February 4 4th Grade Program, 2:30 & 7 p.m.


February 9 PTO sponsored classroom Valentine Parties (MW a.m. EC class 2/8)


February 10 NO SCHOOL for EC and Kdg. & Conferences


February 11 NO SCHOOL for all grades & Conferences


February 12 & 15 NO SCHOOL for all grades


February 16 PTO Skating Party at Skate City, 6-8 p.m.


February 18 Kindergarten Round-Up Parent Meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m.


February 26 PTO Family Fun Night- BINGO! 6:30-8 p.m.


Visit the BE Online Calendar of Events (by clicking on the button below) for a more complete list of activities!

Belmont PTO Newsletter

Click here to see all current PTO information!

USD 232 Early Childhood PTA

Click here for information from the District Early Childhood PTA

What is Kansans CAN All About?

Our Commissioner of Education has set a new vision for Kansas students. Click here to read more!

USD 232 Electronic Flyers

Find information about classes, clinics, camps and opportunities right here at Belmont as well as throughout the district. Visit often!