Bel Air News

An e-newsletter from Bel Air Elementary School

September 9, 2022

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September 12-16

Monday - September 12th

- school in session

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

Tuesday - September 13th

- school in session

Wednesday - September 14th

- school in session

Thursday - September 15th

- school in session

Friday - September 16th

- school in session

2022-2023 School calendar

Looking ahead

Monday - September 19th

- school in session

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

- Spanish - 3:20-4:20pm

- PTA meeting 6-7pm

Tuesday - September 20th

- school in session

Wednesday - September 21st

- school in session

- Spanish - 3:20-4:20pm

Thursday - September 22nd

- school in session

- School Picture Day

Friday - September 23rd

- school in session

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

Picture Day is Thursday, September 22nd

Mark your calendars! Picture day will be Thursday, September 22nd.

Click here to order your student's 22-23 school pictures

If you would like to volunteer to help on picture day, please contact the office at 651-621-6300.

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Incorrect or outdated information prevents us from being able to contact you with important information and inhibits our ability to reach you in case of illness or emergency.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

PTA Treasurer Vacancy

The Bel Air PTA recently learned that the current treasurer is resigning effective this summer. We are looking for any Bel Air parent who would have an interest in this position. It is estimated this would be 5-10 hours per month; we have a detailed job description - if you are interested in reviewing it, please email our PTA inbox at and we will send it to you. Duties include filing taxes and insurance, reconciling our budget, issuing checks for reimbursements and special expenses, etc., and participating in the monthly executive board and regular PTA meetings.

Please reach out with questions or to express interest.

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.

Rock the SchoolHouse - Buy Your Tickets Today!

The Mounds View Schools Education Foundation is happy to announce that the 10th anniversary of Rock the School House is taking place September 24 at the Heritage Center of Brooklyn Center.

This event is the Foundation’s flagship fundraising event and primary source of revenue - the more money we raise, the more our students benefit! The MVSEF’s support has funded initiatives ranging from the kindergarten center’s libraries all the way to post-secondary support of the Equity Promise Scholarship Program.

It promises to be a memorable evening filled with great food and drink and a few special activities have been added in celebration of our 10th year. Buy your ticket today!

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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