Bel Air News

An e-newsletter from Bel Air Elementary School

September 23, 2022

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Reminder - No School Monday, September 26th

There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, September 26th. School will resume on Tuesday, September 27th

September 26-30

Monday - September 26th


Tuesday - September 27th

- Chess Club - 7:40-8:20 am

- school in session

- Rubik's Cube Club - 3:20-4:20pm

Wednesday - September 28th

- school in session

- Spanish - 3:20-4:20pm

- Jr. STEM - 3:20-4:20pm

Thursday - September 29th

- school in session

Friday - September 30th

- school in session

2022-2023 School calendar

Looking ahead

Monday - October 3rd

- school in session

- Soccer Skills - 3:20-4:20pm

- Spanish 3:20-4:20pm

Tuesday - October 4th

- Chess Club - 7:40-8:20 am

- school in session

- Rubik's Cube Club - 3:20-4:20pm

- Nailed It! Art Challenge - 3:20-4:20pm

Wednesday - October 5th

- school in session

- Spanish - 3:20-4:20pm

- Jr. STEM - 3:20-4:20pm

Thursday - October 6th

- school in session

- Intro to Game Coding - 3:20-4:50pm

Friday - October 7th

- school in session

PTA Fundraiser Update

We have raised $7,200 for our fundraiser so far, that's 24% of our goal of $30,000. Donations counting towards classroom rewards will be collected through Oct. 5th. Please click here to be directed to the donation site.

How are your donations used? Everyone loves when the parachute comes out during gym class. The parachute had too much love so PTA funds bought a new parachute! Your generous donations also go towards student planners, folders, author visits, the science fair, classroom allocations, and so much more.

Forget to order pictures?

Picture day was on Thursday, September 22nd. If you forgot to order pictures you will have 48 hours to order pictures using this link. You will also receive a code for ordering when you receive your student's picture proofs in the next few weeks.

If your student was unable to have their picture taken there will be a retake day in late October.

Please complete the Online Data Verification for the 2022-2023 school year

If you haven't already done so, please make sure we have the most up-to-date information for your student in our system for the upcoming school year by completing the Online Data Verification in ParentVUE for each of your students before the first day of school on September 6th.

Incorrect or outdated information prevents us from being able to contact you with important information and inhibits our ability to reach you in case of illness or emergency.

To update your information please see the directions below:

If you already have a ParentVUE account, please log in and click the Online Data Verification button in the upper right-hand corner. Complete the updates as requested.

If you don’t yet have a ParentVUE account, first follow the ParentVUE Set Up Instructions, included, here, to create an account. Next, follow the Online Data Verification Directions, here, to log in and complete your enrollment.

Meet your teachers

Click on the grade level link below to meet the teachers in your child's grade

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Does someone in your family need a warm coat?

Coats and other winter clothing will be available free of charge for those in need at an upcoming coat drive. The drive will take place at Christ the King Lutheran Church (1900 7th St. NW, New Brighton) on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

See the flier here for information.

Curriculum Advisory Members Wanted

The Mounds View Public Schools Curriculum Advisory Committee is seeking representatives to serve on the committee for the 2022-2023 school year. Committee members work in partnership with the district and community to gain knowledge and provide feedback about curriculum and other instructional issues.

If you are interested, please answer the questions found in this link: Mounds View Curriculum Advisory Application.

Please see the Mounds View Curriculum Advisory website for meeting dates, past topics and other important information regarding the committee. If you have questions, please contact Heidi Saari at 651.621.6059 or by e-mail at

SEPPAC event - Children and Internet Safety

Mounds View Public Schools

and the

Special Education Parent and Professional Advisory Council (SEPPAC)

invite you to join us on:

September 28, 2022 from 6:45-8:15 p.m.



Penny Pease, Director of Technology, and Susan Herder, Instructional Technology Coordinator, will be speaking about internet safety, app access and the approval process in light of the new student data privacy act.


District Center Board Room

4570 Victoria St. N., Shoreview

Access the virtual meeting link here:

For further information and interest in SEPPAC, contact Bev Zelinski, Director of Student Services at

New Payment System for Student Meal Accounts

The Nutrition Services Department is using a new system for meal accounts this school year called Titan Family Solutions, which has replaced PayPams. All existing account balances have been transferred to Titan automatically, but families need to create an account on the new platform in order to continue adding funds.

Click here to create an account with Titan and add money to your child’s meal account. Instructions are available here.

Student Data Privacy

Mounds View Public Schools provides access to free and subscription-based digital resources for beneficial services, such as providing high quality instructional resources and increasing efficiency in school operations.

Depending upon the particular educational technology being used, our district may need to collect different types of student data, which is then shared with educational technology vendors through their online sites, services and/or applications. Under Minnesota’s Student Data Privacy Act, educational technology vendors are prohibited from selling or renting a student's information or from engaging in targeted advertising using a student's information.

Mounds View Public Schools has partnered with LearnPlatform to inform staff, students and families about digital resources that have been evaluated by the District Instructional Leadership Team. To see the full library of evaluated resources with ongoing updates, please click here. If you have any questions or concerns about any digital resources used by your child, please contact your child’s teacher.

Non-Academic Personal Property:

Students should not bring personal items such as toys, card collections, or any similar items to school. These items may be misplaced or stolen and can be a disruption to learning. If a teacher wishes to have students bring such items to school for a special event, parents will be notified. We appreciate your support.

Did you reply ‘STOP’ to a text message?

Did we send you one-too-many text messages that caused you to reply ‘STOP,’ in frustration? If so, please know that replying ‘STOP’ to a single text message automatically unsubscribes you from receiving all future text messages from any school or District office. Please consider resubscribing so you can receive future emergency notifications, and we’ll do our best to limit our text messages to critically urgent information that is as targeted as possible. To resubscribe, simply call or email any school main office and ask to be resubscribed to all text messages.

Students Can Now Receive Text Alerts

Parents, you can now add your child's cell phone number to ParentVUE so they can receive text messages and robo-calls about school closings, significantly delayed school buses, emergencies and other alerts. To subscribe your student to these occasional urgent messages, read the easy instructions here.

General Information

2022-2023 Bel Air Elementary Parent Handbook

Link here

Riding the Bus and Food/Drink

While riding the bus, students are expected to keep all food and drink in their backpacks. This expectation prevents choking incidents, exposure to life-threatening allergens, and promotes bus sanitation.

Building Security Procedures

A visitor screening system helps track visitors and volunteers at each school, providing a safe and monitored environment for students and staff. When parents come to pickup their child(ren), or visitors check in, they will be asked to present a valid state issued ID for entering into the system.

Phone Numbers/Staff Directory

Staff phone numbers and email addresses are available on the Bel Air Website at: Bel Air Staff. To reach a teacher via email: firstname.lastname@mvpschools.

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