Bellville Elementary Newsletter

April and May 2022

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Dear Families,

It is so hard to believe how quickly this school year has gone! In the blink of an eye May will be here and the 2021-2022 school year will be coming to an end. Thank you so much for all of the support you have given your child(ren) throughout the year!

There are many different activities scheduled for the remainder of the year, so please make sure you look at the Dates to Remember, and check your child's folder frequently for any notes being sent home from school.

As we look toward next year, class lists will be posted on August 5th, and I have attached the new school calendar in the newsletter. I hope you have a great summer making memories and we will see all of you in August!


Mrs. Swank, Principal

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Right to Read Week is April 25-29 and will be a fun week of Racing Into Reading! The PTO will have the Scholastic Book Fair during the week, and it is Buy One, Get One Free!!

Students are participating in a Read A Thon where they asked family members for sponsors, and all money raised will go to purchase more outside recess equipment, and to give teachers money to purchase games/activities for indoor recess. All money is due on Friday, May 6th. Families can still donate if they would like to!

Monday: Ready, Set, Go, Stoplight Day! Wear Red, Yellow and Green

Trivia Contest

Classroom Reading Time

Tuesday: Wear your favorite hat!

Trivia Contest

Classroom Reading Time

Wednesday: Black and White Checkered Flag Day, Wear Black and White

Trivia Contest

Classroom Reading Time

Guest Readers

Thursday: Trophy Day, Wear Gold or Silver

Trivia Contest

Classroom Reading Time

Night At the Reading Races, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Bring a non perishable food item or hygiene item for your ticket in. All items will be donated to the Bellville Neighborhood Outreach Center.

Come see a VERY SPECIAL RACE CAR and get your picture taken with it!

Drop in at the Pit Stop for dinner (hot dog, chips, cookie and water)

Join us for activities and games throughout the building to celebrate reading and racing!

Friday: Clear Fork Crew Day, Wear Your Clear Fork Attire!

Trivia Contest

Classroom Reading Time

If students meet their reading goal for the week, their name will be entered into a drawing for 25 students to be chosen to spray Mr. Pore and Mrs. Swank with SILLY STRING!!

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April 11-15- Spring Break, No School

April 19- Second Grade Field Trip

April 21-Mathematics Test Part 1 for third, fourth and fifth grade

Board Meeting 6:30 at High School/Middle School Media Center

April 22-Mathematics Test Part 2 for third, fourth and fifth grade

April 25-April 29 Right to Read Week, Race Into Reading

April 28- Night at the Reading Races, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

April 27- Science Test Grade 5

April 30-Arbor Day Program 10:00 at the band stand

PTO Mother/Son Event at Bellville Elementary School 6:00-8:00 p.m.

May 3-Spring Pictures

May 5- Kindergarten Screening

May 6- Fifth Grade goes to MS for band practice

May 9- Fifth Grade Field Trip

May 12-Board of Education Meeting at Bellville Elementary

Third Graders take Terra Nova

May 13- Field Day

May 16- Fifth Grade Band Concert

May 17-First Grade Field Trip

May 20- Third Grade Field Trip

Fourth Grade Field Trip

May 24- PTO Sponsored Bounce House Day

May 26- Last Day of School for Students, Grade Cards Sent Home

August 5- Class Lists Posted on the Doors

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Mrs. Luzader has been BUSY since her return to Bellville Elementary! On April 30th the Village of Bellville will be having its annual Arbor Day Celebration at the Bellville Bandstand from 10:00-11:00. Tree themed artwork will be on display from third grade students.

Original Works Art Fundraiser order forms went home this week. All orders can be placed online using the student and school code that can be found on each individual student packet.

Fifth Grade Band News for Remainder of School Year

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Free and reduced applications will be mailed out in August and will be available in school offices in the fall. More information will be included in the mailing about pricing and charge policies. This will be a huge change for many families and we want to make sure you are prepared and have the information you need. It is crucial to plan accordingly for this change.

All inquiries can be sent to

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Third Grade-April 21 and April 22

Fourth Grade-April 21 and April 22

Fifth Grade-April 21 and April 22


Fifth Grade-April 27

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Kindergarten Registration Information

The Clear Fork Elementary Schools will be holding Kindergarten Screening the following dates:

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 for Butler Elementary Students from 8:00-3:00 at:

River of Life Community Church

111 W Elm Street

Butler, OH 44822

Thursday, May 5, 2022 for Bellville Elementary Students from 8:00-3:00 at:

River of Life Community Church

111 W Elm Street

Butler, OH 44822

All Kindergarteners MUST BE 5 YEARS OLD on or before AUGUST 1, 2022.

Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Forms were sent home with students on Tuesday, February 22nd. Forms can also be found at the elementary buildings, post offices, and libraries. The due date for the application is April 8th. Please complete the application and return it to your child’s school where you will receive a registration packet. Once we receive your completed application and registration packet your child will be scheduled for a screening time on one of the above dates.

Items that you MUST provide for registration:

  • COPY of the child’s birth certificate,

  • Social security card/or number

  • Immunization records

  • Residency verification

  • Custody papers (if applicable)

Please call Mrs. Wilson at Butler Elementary School at (419) 883-3451 or Mrs. McFerren at Bellville Elementary School at (419) 886-3244 if you have any questions.

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The PTO has been very busy this year taking such good care of the staff and students at Bellville Elementary! We would love to say a very special thank you to the PTO and sponsors for the awesome t shirts for every student! It is so much fun to see each grade level in a different color, and the fifth graders in their tye dye!

April 25-29th- Scholastic Book Fair, It will also be open during Night at the Reading Races!

April 30th- Diesel Date Night (Mother/Son Event) There will be racing, obstacle courses and many other activities to participate with your son!

May 6th- Popcorn Day

May 24th- Bounce House Day!

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REMIND Sign Up- 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 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