BPS Community News

November 2020

What is the BPS Community News?

The BPS Community News is a student-focused communication that is distributed monthly during the school year to our students, families, and staff across the District. The BPS Community News is designed to provide a one-stop shop for all BPS news, youth sports, activities, and happenings in and around the community. All advertisements promote activities and programs that provide a benefit or service to the students, families, and staff of the Bellevue Public School District.

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Swim Lessons

Registration Process

The Lied Activity Center will have registration periods for families to sign up for our 3-12 years old swim lesson program. You will be able to choose the time and date of the session when you register during the dates listed below. Early sign ups are encouraged to ensure your desired time. Payment is due at the time of registration.

Session 1: Registration Period December 14, 2020 - January 3, 2021

Youth Swim Lessons / 3-12 years old

Learn to swim while having fun with our trained instructors. We offer Pre-school (3-4 years old only) and levels one through six at the Lied Activity Center. All our swim instructors are American Red Cross certified lifeguards.

Levels: Pre-school – Level 6

Cost: $60 members; $80 non-members


Session 1: January 5, 12, 19, 26 & February 2, 9, 16


1. 6:30 – 6:55 p.m.

2. 7:00 – 7:25 p.m.

3. 7:30 – 7:55 p.m.

* Class sizes will be reduced to help maintain social distancing. The 5 minutes between classes will be used to clean.


Session 1: January 9, 16, 23, 30 & February 6, 13, 20


1. 8:00 – 8:25 a.m.

2. 8:30 – 8:55 a.m.

3. 9:00 – 9:25 a.m.

4. 9:30 – 9:55 a.m.

* Class sizes will be reduced to help maintain social distancing. The 5 minutes between classes will be used to clean.

Aqua Tots / Children (6 – 36 months)

Have fun in the pool with mom and dad. For tots that are ready to explore the aqua environment. Skills, games and water safety activities are included. Swim diapers are required for those not potty trained.

Cost: $45 members; $65 non-members

Saturdays (10:00 – 10:30 a.m.)

Session 1: Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6

LAC Youth Stroke Clinics

Location: BPS Lied Activity Center Pool

Cost: $60 members; $80 non-members

Time: Mondays: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Dates: Session 1: Feb. 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1, 8

Give your child a head start in competitive swimming today by enrolling in our Stroke Clinic. This stroke Clinic is designed for students who already have a solid foundation of the fundamentals of swimming and desire to learn more advanced swimming techniques. The classes put emphasis on proper technique over speed. Students will enhance their competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly) with drills taught by our experienced instructors.

In order to participate, students must meet 2 of the 3 following criteria:

  • Must be able to swim 50 yards freestyle with rotary breathing continuously, without assistance
  • Must be currently or previously enrolled in Level 5 or 6 swimming lessons
  • Must be 11+ years old

Sarpy/Cass Health Department Reminders


With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the Health Department wants to offer some advice for celebrating the holiday the COVID-way. The CDC has some additional recommendations that can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/.../daily.../holidays/thanksgiving.html

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Bellevue Library and Virtual Author Visits

Bellevue Library has several virtual author visits coming up. Some are Golden Sower nominees and it would be great for the kids to connect with the authors they will be reading. Preregistration links are included. If possible, please share with teachers & students so they may attend if they wish. Space is limited and autographed copies of the book are up for grabs each month. These books have a variety of target ages.

Dec 7: Brian Lies, author of 2020-2021 Golden Sower Picture Book nominee, Got to Get to Bear’s

Preregister here: https://forms.gle/w1KXfjitZKKL72Uv9

Jan 4: Chris Baron, author of All of Me

Preregister here: https://forms.gle/EdCGQS6ozwC9ZCsu6

Feb 1: David Glen Robb, author of 2021-2022 Golden Sower Novel nominee, Paul, Big, & Small

Preregister here: https://forms.gle/uu8CZ7V5Ai8N9bVUA

Mar 1: Carol Cujec and Peyton Goddard, authors of Real (pub. Feb 2021) a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

Preregister here: https://forms.gle/Myv3d7JJu8iLAwv4A

Apr 5: McCall Hoyle, author of Stella (pub. Mar 2021)

Preregister here: https://forms.gle/1BJyedMKfor2V4zZ6

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