Bellville Elementary School
August 2021-Back to School!
At Bellville Elementary we are problem solvers, respectful, kind to all and ready to learn. Go Colts!
Letter From the Principal....
This year we have some new staff in our building, so please introduce yourself and make them all feel welcomed! Mr. Randy Pore will be the Interim Principal while I am out the first semester for health issues. Mrs. Megan McFerren has been hired as our building secretary and has been working hard to ensure we are ready for August 30th. Joining us as an intervention specialist for our kindergarten through second grade students is Miss Sarah Swank. We also have Mrs. Jenny Wend coming back to Bellville Elementary from the middle school to teach fifth grade mathematics. Also new to our building this year is Ms. Stephanie Heston who is a social worker and will be working with our students and families.
Class lists will be posted on the front and back of the building Friday, August 13th at 2:00 p.m. They will also be sent out via Remind. To keep our students safe, please do not post class lists on social media.
We will continue to require students to wash/sanitize hands frequently throughout the school day, but please help us by keeping your child home if they are ill. I have included the district's reopening plan in the newsletter, so please take a few minutes to read it. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call. As we all know, things can change frequently, so please visit cfcolts.org to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.
At this time, we are not permitting volunteers in the building, but we will revisit this regularly. We will be reinstating field trips this year, but these occur at the end of the school year.
I apologize for the length of the newsletter, but I wanted to make sure you had all of the information you needed to help your family have a smooth and stress free beginning to the year.
It is our hope that your child is as excited about this school year as we are! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns as you are a crucial member of our team! We are looking forward to an educational and exciting school year!
Stacey Swank, Principal
8:00 School Begins
2:40 Walkers Released, Car Riders Begin Loading into Vehicles. Parents, please take a few seconds to make sure your child is in his/her booster seat or buckled in before leaving school.
2:45 Bus Riders Loaded at the rear of the building
Please read the attached plan. It may change before school starts, so you can look on cfcolts.org for any updates.
August 16th-PTO Meeting, Bellville Elementary Playground 7:00 p.m.
August 26th- Open House 6:30-7:30 p.m.August 30th- School Begins
September 3rd-Kindergarten Parents Boo Hoo Breakfast 8:15-8:45 a.m.
September 6th-Labor Day, No School
September 17th-Bellville Fair Friday, Teacher Inservice/Remote Learning Day pending board approval
October 1st-Interim Reports Go Home
October 15th- Apple Fest Friday, 1:00 Early Release
October 29th- End of First Quarter
District Medication Form
District Transportation Form
School Supply Lists
Kindergarten Supply List 2021-2022
NO SUPPLY BOXES PLEASE
PLEASE LABEL – Backpack, Lunch Boxes, Scissors, Crayon Boxes, Plastic Crayon Holder, Marker Box & Colored Pencil Box.
*PLEASE DO NOT label each individual crayon, marker, colored pencil or glue stick.
1- Standard Sized Backpack – NO WHEELS PLEASE
2- Packs #2 Yellow Ticonderoga Pencils, Sharpened - NO DESIGNER PENCILS
1-Pair Fiskars Scissors
1- Bottle Elmer's White School Glue (4 oz. Bottle)
24 Elmer's Glue Sticks
1- Plastic 24 count Crayon Holder (See Image)
3- 8 Count Box Skinny Crayola Crayons
2- 24 Count Box Standard Crayola Crayons
1- 12 Count Colored Pencils
1- Pack Skinny Dry Erase Markers
1- (8 1/2” H x 11” W) Personal Sized Dry Erase Board
1- (9 1/8” H x 6 3/8” W) Personal Sized Clip Board
1- Box - 10 Count Washable Crayola Classic Color Markers- NOT SKINNY
1- (9 3/4”x 7 1/2”) 60 Page – Flexible Cover Composition Notebook
1- Pair Headphones for classroom iPads- NO EAR BUDS PLEASE
1- Container Clorox Wipes
BOYS –1 Box of Kleenex & 1 Box Sandwich Bags
GIRLS – 1 Package Baby Wipes & 1 Box Gallon Ziploc Bags
1 Pair Velcro or Slip-On Tennis Shoes to Leave at School for Gym
First Grade Supply List 2021-2022
PLEASE REMOVE ALL SUPPLIES FROM PACKAGING
and put in the Supply Box before students bring the items to school
PLEASE LABEL: Supply Box, Scissors, Clipboard, Gym Shoes & Lunch Box
1 – 24 pack #2 pencils, SHARPENED – yellow Dixon Ticonderoga brand
2 - 8 pack of Crayola Markers - Washable
2 – Big Pink Erasers
3 – 24 count crayons
3 Ring Notebook
12 glue sticks
3 folders with pockets NO RINGS – 1 Red, 1 Blue, 1 Yellow
2 Dry Erase (Expo) markers – black
1 Black and white Composition Notebook
1 Paper size clipboard
1 pair Headphones (NO EARBUDS) – out of package
Large Supply Box for every class except Mrs. Bechtel’s
2 boxes of tissues
Container of Antibacterial Wipes – if you are able to find
BOYS – Gallon Bags GIRLS – Quart or Sandwich Bags
P.E. 1 Clean pair of gym shoes (Velcro/slip on) to stay at school
Second Grade Supply List 2021-2022
Please feel free to reuse supplies from last year
Please label all of these supplies with child's name:
1 hard plastic school supply box (6"x8")
1 pair Fiskars pointed scissors
2 good quality pencil sharpeners with lids NOT electric
8 standard size Elmer's glue sticks
1 pair slip on or velcro shoes for PE
1 travel toothbrush case (will hold 5 pencils)
1 addition flashcards 1-12 (keep at home)
1 subtraction flashcards 1-12 (keep at home)
1 pair sturdy headphones (no earbuds) Out of package, labeled and put into gallon zipper bag
1 one-subject plain spiral bound notebook wide ruled
3 plain (no design) plastic pocket folders with prongs (1 each: red, yellow and blue)
1 composition notebook)
No need to label these supplies:
24 Ticonderoga brand pencils -sharpened
2-24 count Crayola crayons
1 pink eraser
8 pack Crayola Markers (classic colors)
24 pack Crayola Colored Pencils, not erasable
1 black (super fine point) Sharpie Marker
1 black fine point (regular) Sharpie Marker
2 thin yellow highlighters
2 BLACK dry-erase markers (1 thin and 1 thick)
1 large pack antibacterial wipes
1 large box of Kleenex
Boys-1 large pack baby wipes
Girls- 1 box sandwich size zipper bags
Please remove from packaging and put IN the SCHOOL BOX before students bring them to school:
5 sharpened pencils (put in toothbrush holder)
1 glue stick
1 pack of colored pencils
1 pack of crayons
1 pencil sharpener
Please remove from packaging and put in 1 gallon zipper bag labeled with student's name:
Remaining Sharpened pencils, glue sticks, 1 pencil sharpener
Please Label- coats, jackets, sweatshirts, tennis shoes, water bottles and lunch boxes
Teacher's Wish List:
white out correction tape
clear contact paper
3"x3" Post It Notes
Any extra school supplies listed above
Flair pens (all colors)
Third Grade Supply List 2021-2022
Not Permitted: Trapper Keepers, or Wheeled book bags
1 – 1” 3 ring notebook
1 pkg. of 6 or 8 Tab Binder Dividers for a 3 ring notebook
1 supply box (small) or a large zipper pouch
3-4 large glue sticks (you will probably need to buy more through the year)
2 composition notebooks (put your names on the front)
24 count crayons and 12 count colored pencils
30 yellow #2 pencils – Dixon Ticonderoga - SHARPENED
4-5 pink erasers
2 - red or blue ballpoint pens
1 pkg. of dry erase markers in BLACK only
1 pair of earbuds or headphones – must stay at school and you might need to replace them through the year
1 package of multiplication flashcards
3 folders – put your name on the front
1 travel toothbrush holder (for pencils)
Hand held pencil sharpener (optional)
Girls: 1 box of quart-sized Ziploc bags
Boys: 1 roll of paper towels
3 pack of Clorox wipes
2 large boxes of tissues
1 pair of tennis shoes for P.E. class to be kept at school
Fourth Grade Supply List 2021-2022
** NO WHEELED BOOK BAGS - PLEASE !!
Large eraser & pencil top erasers
2 packs of #2 yellow pencils (Ticonderoga or Paper Mate are the best) please sharpen at home if possible.
1 personal pencil sharpener
1 pair of sharp pointed scissors
2 large glue sticks
1 bottle of Elmer’s glue
1 colored highlighter
1 box of crayola crayons and crayola markers
1 box of colored pencils
1 black sharpie markers
1 black dry erase markers
1 sketchpad or copy paper (8 ½ x 11 inches) For Art class
1 zipper pencil pouch
1 pair of earbuds or headphones
1 – 2 inch 3 ring binder- Please put dividers and paper in the binder at home label tabs for each subject
1 set of 5-8 divider tabs with pockets
Personal hand sanitizer if you can find it.
Masks (send a couple just in case)
A basket or dish pan to be used to hold supplies that won’t fit in the desk
BOYS – 1 disinfectant wipes (if you can find them)
GIRLS – 1 disinfectant wipes (if you can find them)
** Please put your name or initials on personal supplies if you can.
** All supplies are for personal use. We realize some students have a personal preference.
** **Please keep a clean pair of gym shoes at school for PE.
Fifth Grade Supply List 2021-2022
You may want to purchase a set of coloring supplies, pencils, scissors, etc for home use as well. School supplies seem to be cheaper now rather than later.
Supplies needed in class for personal use:
● 5 subject spiral notebook (Math)
● Red or blue pen (Math)
● 2 pocket folders (Math)
● 1 subject notebook (Science)
● 1 subject or composition notebook (ELA)
● 1 pad of sticky notes, any size or color (ELA)
● 1 pocket folder for (Social Studies)
● 2 packs Index cards for home and school
● Highlighter for home and school
● Black Sharpie marker
● 2 dry erase markers
● Enough pencils/erasers to get through the whole school year, home and school. The fancy pencils with plastic coating on outside jams the sharpeners. Simple #2 pencils work best.
● personal pencil sharpener for home and school
● Headphones or earbuds
● Zippered supply bag for art supplies
● Each student needs a large ziplock bag or bin to put all of their extra supplies in that will stay at home and be brought to school as needed.
● Personal water bottle~please make sure they are leakproof and no glass.
● Supply bin with lid to sit next to the desk for all extra books, folders & art bag, but if class sizes are very big we might have to cancel this idea and send these home.
Art pack needed for classroom: crayola 12ct or higher, crayola markers basic colors 8ct or higher, pencils, erasers, pencil sharpener, colored pencils, Elmer’s glue, 8.5x11” sketch paper or copier paper, scissors.
Phys. Ed: clean gym shoes
Disinfectant wipes, ziplock baggies any size and tissues. Thanks!
All supplies are for personal use, so you can go ahead and put your name on everything with a permanent marker. We will not be sharing any supplies, so please make sure your child has their supplies at all times this school year and are set up at home as well. Thank you!
Mrs. Brown's Supply List 2021-2022
You may want to purchase an extra set of coloring supplies, pencils, scissors, etc. for home use or for back up when supplies run out. You might find some good deals on school supplies now!
Supplies needed in class for personal use:
● Red and blue pens (one of each)
● 2 - 1 subject notebooks (Science & Math)
● 1 pad of sticky notes, any size or color (ELA)
● 1” binder (ELA)
● 5 divider tabs (to be used in the binder)
● Highlighter (for home and school)
● 2 dry erase markers (for personal use)
● Enough pencils/erasers to get through the whole school year, for home and school.
(The fancy pencils with a plastic coating on the outside jams the sharpeners.)
● Personal pencil sharpener for home and school
● Headphones or earbuds
● Zippered supply bag (or box) for supplies
● Personal water bottle~please make sure they are leakproof and not glass.
● Masks, especially if riding a bus, if applicable.
Art pack needed: crayola crayons 12ct or higher, crayola markers basic colors 8ct or higher, pencils, erasers, pencil sharpener, colored pencils, Elmer’s glue, and scissors. It helps if these supplies have a separate container to hold them, as they may not be used every day.
Phys. Ed: clean gym shoes (to stay at school)
Disinfectant wipes, clear packing tape, 2”X4” white mailing labels, clear sheet protectors that fit into binders. I have tissues left from last year. When we run out, I’ll ask for donations then!
* We have quite a few projects and hands on STEM activities that we do throughout the year. I may be asking for donations at a later date for specific projects.
All supplies are for personal use, so you can go ahead and put your name on everything with a permanent marker. We will not be sharing any supplies this year, so please make sure your child has their supplies at all times this school year and are set up at home as well. Thank you!
- Next PTO Meeting, August 16th, 7:00 p.m. at Bellville Elementary Playground, Please bring a bag chair as we will be meeting outside.
- PTO Picnic during Open House, August 26th, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
- Spirit Wear Fundraiser August 11th- September 7th, information coming soon.
- Kindergarten Parents Boo Hoo Breakfast, Friday, September 3rd, 8:15 a.m.-8:45 a.m.
REMIND Sign Up-If you signed up for remind last year (2020-2021), 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. THESE ARE THE NEW CODES FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR.
Kindergarten Parents: In your cell phone enter the number 81010 and text the message @kindbell21
First Grade Parents: In your cell phone enter the number 81010 and text the message @1bell21
Second Grade Parents: In your cell phone enter the number 81010 and text the message @2bell21
Third Grade Parents: In your cell phone enter the number 81010 and text the message @3bell21
Fourth Grade Parents: In your cell phone enter the number 81010 and text the message @4bell21
Fifth Grade Parents: In your cell phone enter the number 81010 and text the message @5bell21