Bel Aire Principal Newsletter
#15: 2021- 2022 SCHOOL YEAR
Dear Bel Aire Families,
Our practice at Bel Aire is to start the week with a whole school assembly on the lower blacktop, called Monday Morning Meeting. Teachers, students, and coaches are all together, and we have a chance to set the tenor for the week: positivity, gratitude, joy, birthday announcements, and sometimes a review of rules. Once in a while, Mr. Gist plays a few songs on the piano, including the Bel Aire School song. Sometimes Senorita Morphy leads us with stretching and mindful breathing.
For the last two meetings, I've talked to students about wearing masks at school. Specifically, wearing masks is still recommended, and we need to be respectful of each student and family's decision to wear a mask. What does showing respect look like? Not asking people why they are/are not wearing a mask. Not making comments about it. Generally, minding our own business! I want every student to feel safe and that they belong here--students can help make this an inclusive school by respecting the mask-wearing of others.
I encourage you to talk to your little ones (even your "big" little ones, aka 5th graders) about mask-wearing at school as a family. We will continue to follow the county public health guidelines and respect each family's decision.
5th Grade Puberty Talk Parent Informational Meeting on Zoom Wednesday, March 23rd at 6:30 p.m.
March 25th – Bel Aire Spirit Wear Order Deadline THIS FRIDAY!
March 28th-31st - Reed Book Fair
April 12th – Bel Aire PTA Meeting
It’s Yearbook Time! Order your 2021-2022 Bel Aire Yearbook today.
Can you believe it’s already time to order your student’s yearbook?! Your PTA yearbook team is already hard at work taking and compiling photos to make this year’s book memorable and special for our Bel Aire students. The yearbook cost is $20 per book and ordering takes less than a minute. Submit your order today!
Please note: If you have children at multiple RUSD schools, you will need to perform 2 separate SchoolPay transactions to purchase their yearbooks. If you still experience an issue with SchoolPay, please log out of SchoolPay and purchase each yearbook as a guest. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Bel Aire Spirit Wear:
Show your Bel Aire spirit and support the Bel Aire PTA! Get your Bel Aire Spirit Wear including t-shirts, hoodies, and tote bags featuring the new Bel Aire design. Order Bel Aire Spirit Wear online by March 25th
For more information, contact Amanda Hyslop at firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds support the Bel Aire PTA.
Bel Aire PTA: If you are interested in learning more about the PTA or want to get involved, please join us for our next Bel Aire PTA meeting on Tuesday, April 12th at 9:00 a.m. (Please note, April’s meeting is on a Tuesday due to Spring Break.) For more information, contact Bel Aire PTA Site Chair Laura Smith, email@example.com
PTA Nominating Committee for 2022
The Nominating Committee is currently meeting to develop a slate of PTA officers for the following open positions, each with a two year term:
Reed Site Chair
Del Mar Site Chair *Need Help!
District Executive Vice President
District Treasurer *Need Help!
If you are interested in one of these leadership positions, or would like to nominate someone else, please contact any of the Nominating Committee members - Amanda Hyslop, Amy Dugdale, Annie Defesche, Samantha Chatham and Christine Neumeier or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR is coming to Reed!
Our annual Reed Book Fair will be held in the MPR
on the following dates:
After School Book Fair Hours 2:30-4:00pm
Thursday 3/31Reed's spectacular Family Night is on March 30th 4:00-7:00pm so mark your calendar and plan to come join us for books, shopping, music, pizza and more. Look out for more information to come. You can use our Book Fair webpage to set up an e-wallet for your students and stay up to date. Click Here to set up an e-wallet.
RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS, PARENTS, & CAREGIVERS: HOW TO ADDRESS THE NEWS IN UKRAINE
Resources from MCOE, including a recording of this week's webinar:
Raising Healthy Families
From the Marin Community Institute for Psychotherapy:
Community Institute for Psychotherapy announced today the topics and dates for the fifth annual “Raising Healthy Families,” a free community educational series being held this March via Zoom, examining important issues facing many Marin families.
It is a heartening sign that mental health is increasingly recognized as a vital component to overall health and wellbeing. Our Raising Healthy Families Education Series plays an important role in providing parents, caregivers and teachers the strategies and tools they need to assist them in feeling more confident in their own abilities to build a child’s capacity to cope with the challenges we are all facing today.
Empowered Parenting: How Changing Your Role Can Change Your Kids
Presented by Michelle Bonsignore, MS, LMFT
Thursday, March 24, 6 pm – 8 pm
Events are free and open to the public, including parents, caregivers, and teachers. Pre-registration is required.
Please RSVP at https://cipmarin.org/support-cip/raising-healthy-families-2022/ or call (415) 459-5999 ext. #100