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Belmont Elementary: A PAWSitive Place to Learn!

2022 Bulldog Dash Day is September 21, 2022!

WEDNESDAY is our 2022 Bulldog Dash Day!! We'll be celebrating Dash Day on Wednesday, September 21st! That's the day that begins at 10:45am due to the district late-start plan. Every grade level will have a specific time to run and as parents, you are invited to either volunteer (we celebrate each lap with a rubber bracelet), participate with your child, or just stand back and watch.

Bulldog Dash Schedule:

11:00-11:40, 4th Grade

11:40-12:20, 5th Grade

1:00-1:40, 2nd Grade

1:40-2:20, 1st Grade

2:20-2:50, Kindergarten

2:50-3:30, 3rd Grade

We are looking for volunteers to help with Dash setup! If you can be available on Wednesday morning, please sign up! YES! You may bring your older Bulldogs with you to help if you need to do so. It's a wonderful tradition at Belmont, but there are several moving parts! The signup link is below! Scroll on!

Bulldog Dash Adult Sign Up

Click here to let us know that you are coming to participate, volunteer or watch the Bulldog Dash! Each grade level has multiple slots at the assigned time.

Bulldog Dash is a FUNdraiser!! Here's how to SUPPORT YOUR BULLDOG!

I told you the link would be coming and here it is! THIS is how we raise most of our funds each your to cover our very modest PTO budget. Our GOAL is to raise $15,000.00 in donations. We are so excited to offer you, our busy parents, an easy-peasy way to support our students and staff monetarily, right here at the beginning of the year when we need it most to plan the rest of the year's fun!

The PTO budget supports so many worthy causes including field trips, Learning Expeditions, our student school supply closet, learning projects and subscriptions, technology, staff appreciation, family events and most successfully...our Grant Fairy Program that makes teacher dreams come true all year long!

By following the link provided, you may provide a flat donation, sponsor your child's track sign (coming home today in backpacks) or sponsor a portion of the track (have fun decorating with chalk at your leisure!). Forwarding the link to friends and relatives and businesses is easy and appreciated!

Some of you may be wondering about the change bottles we've sent home in the past. They were a FABULOUS way for students to participate in FUNdraising, and while we may very well bring them out again later in the year (especially if we don't reach our goal to support field trip funding) we are going to see if we can still reach our goal using this very streamlined, focused donation plan.

If you'd like to tell your children that you'll donate AFTER they complete their Bulldog Dash (which can absolutely be anything from a slow stroll to a sprint) on Wednesday. We will keep the Bulldog Dash Donation Link open until September 26 for your convenience! But, there's more! YOU DON'T HAVE TO WAIT! Click that link NOW!

Look for a blank Bulldog Dash Track Sign in your child's backpack tonight! They have possibly even already gotten it out and begun the decoration process! All returned track signs will be displayed around the track on Wednesday. You may return $5 to school with your child or click on that option in the Bulldog Dash Donation Link to pay online.

If every child receives about $50 in sponsorships, we'll hit our goal! The Bulldog Dash is NOT A CONTEST! WE ALL BELONG and we're all in this together, so every dollar supports our collective goal! Of course, we'll celebrate when we hit it! We'll also enjoy many, many PTO benefits all year long.

We can do this! Together! THANK YOU!! Did you get that link? Great! Cash and checks also accepted in our school office! You may also send it to school with your children.

Sign Up for Parent Teacher Conferences Now!

We will schedule one conference per student, so please coordinate with all parentals if your child has two households. Confirmations will be sent home on 9/22!

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Book Fair Volunteer Sign Up Link

Click here to fill an important spot to make our Book Fair a great success! Cashiers and Customer Support volunteers will be trained at the beginning of their shift. We will work to schedule your conference time outside of your volunteer time!

From our BE PTO! So...That's Kind of Like From YOU to YOURSELF!

YOU are a member of Belmont PTO because YOU are the parent of an awesome Belmont Bulldog! Let us know if you'd like to take a more active role in our PTO and we will hook you up!

Looking for SPECIFIC ways to support our school through PTO leadership? Check out the list below and consider joining the fun!

  • Co-Chair This position helps support and facilitate all of the things! This person does hold a decision-making seat on the oversight board and will be backed up and supported by an entire team of awesome people.
  • Organizer of the Dog Piles This does sound a bit suspicious, but another FUNdraising opportunity at Belmont is the surprise Dog Pile. Have you seen the flamingo fad? We've got our own version and it's so much fun to see where the dog piles will pop up in the spring. We need organizers of the pop ups, and people to make the magic happen!
  • PTO@BelmontPTO Email Monitor Are you the master of your account? Want to also be the master of ours so that we don't miss anyone? We'd love to share that love!
  • Website Master Our BEPTO website is WordPress driven and ready for a new updater! Is that YOU? Are YOU a WordPress master? It's not that it's hard, it just needs done!
  • YOU! We just need YOU to watch for Bulldog Dash information and have fun with us as we FUNdraise.
PTO Student Directory Link

Only students whose PARENTS enter info (you control how much to share) are included in the PTO Student Directory. Click here to start making connections with old & new friends! Let the car pools, homework buddies, birthday parties & play dates begin!

Belmont Elementary Site Council 2022-2023

The Belmont Elementary Site Council meets four times yearly and participates as an advisory council with liaison expectations in the community. As a committee, we have no actual authority, however, the Kansas State Board of Education, through Kansas legislation, requires schools to solicit feedback from their stakeholders. This group of individuals comes together to better understand the goals and functions of each school community. Last year, our Site Council had plans to host multiple incredible parent education events, but in light of safety measures, ended up launching the ReSiLiEnCy PrOjEcT, which you will find on our school website. After all, this parenting thing is HARD and we can all use a little advice now and then! If you'd like to be a part of our Site Council, please email me ASAP! We will meet (virtually for now) from 4:30-5:15pm on October 3rd, December 5th, February 6th, and April 3rd.

Picture Day is Tuesday, September 20

Every student will have their picture taken to be included in our school yearbook on Tuesday, September 20. If parents would like to order printed school pictures, it's easy to order online using the information below.

Go to and click on the ORDER HERE tab. Enter the Order Code 70358KF, then follow the prompts to pre-order pictures for your child. Making memories!

Please, Remember to Send in Headphones or Earbuds for your Child for Technology!

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

Click on this link to see the DAWGS Specials Schedule for the entire 2022-2023 school year. It's ready to print and post on your fridge!

Coming Up at BE:

September 20 Picture Day

September 21 Late Arrival- 2 hour delayed start- lunch served!

September 21 Bulldog Dash Day

September 28 Early Dismissal at 12:10- No lunch served, Conferences

September 28 & 29 Conferences & Book Fair

September 30 No School, Building Closed

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

USD 232 Electronic Flyers

Find information about opportunities throughout the district. Visit often!

2022-2023 Lunch Schedule

11:15-11:42 Kindergarten

11:25-11:52 1st Grade

11:55-12:22 3rd Grade

12:05-12:32 2nd Grade

12:35-1:02 4th Grade

12:45-1:15 5th Grade

Reservations required to join your child for lunch- CLICK HERE to reserve your family table!

I.C.Y.M.I. (I Googled means In Case You Missed It!)

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Belmont Back to School Health Reminders from Nurse Grammer

Medications-All prescription medications to be given/kept at school are required to have a doctor’s order for every new school year.

Allergies-The nurse’s office does not stock allergy medication. There are several over the counter allergy medications that last 24 hours as well as eye drops specially formulated for allergies.

Screenings-Hearing/Vision Screenings will be starting in the near future and done throughout the school year.

Exclusion Policy-To prevent the spread of disease and to protect your child, please keep your child home and/or make an appointment with your healthcare provider for the following symptoms:

-temperature 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher



-severe sore throat, headache, or cough

-eyes with inflammation, redness, and watery or purulent drainage

-undiagnosed and/or untreated skin rash

-communicable disease

Your child must be fever/vomit/diarrhea free for 24 hours (without the aid of medication) before returning to school!

Refer to USD 232’s exclusion page for more information.


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