Bell Bulletin

May 10, 2017

This Friday Is Field Day!

Join us this Friday, May 12th, for Bell Elementary’s First Field Day!

Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade:

8:30-10:30 – Outdoor Field Day Stations

3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade:

12:00-2:00 – Outdoor Field Day Stations

*When students are not outdoors for field day stations, they will be with their classroom teachers inside for fun activities and at lunch with their class. Teachers will send out information for their group.

Important Reminders:

*Wear athletic shoes with socks and comfortable clothing

*Wear sunscreen, hat, and/or sunglasses

*Bring a bottled water

*Each grade level is assigned a different color to wear: K purple, 1st orange, 2nd green, 3rd yellow, 4th red, 5th blue)

*Make sure your teacher knows if you are bringing your own sack lunch or ordering one from the cafeteria

Our focus for field day is to build TEAM within their class and what it looks like and sounds like to have a good attitude and have good sportsmanship. We will cheer each other on, win/lose gracefully, and choose a positive attitude. With only 12.5 days left of school, we want to get the most enjoyment out of our time together! Our students are an amazing model for these things! WE ARE … BOBCATS!!

If you are interested in volunteering at our Field Day, we would greatly appreciate it! Please see needs in the Sign Up Genius link below.

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My Favorite Bell Memory of 2016-2017 Time Capsule

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You are invited to join us in collecting our favorite memories from our inaugural year, adding them to our time capsule, and sealing them away until our 10 Year Birthday Celebration in May 2026!

On Monday, May 15th and Tuesday, May 16th, our time capsule will be open in the library for submissions. There are two ways you can participate:

1. Send your child with a picture, note, or letter of a favorite memory. Children will add the item with their class to the time capsule on Monday or Tuesday. Classes will be creating something to add as a class too. “Small” is key so it all fits!

2. You may bring a favorite memory you have and add it to the time capsule as well! Please note that teachers will be censoring what students add.

Bell staff will add our memories at a staff gathering Tuesday afternoon and seal it tight!

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Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast - May 22 - 8:45 AM

On behalf of the staff and students of Bell Elementary, we would like to say THANK YOU to our wonderful volunteers who have added so much to our year. From unpacking boxes to special events - mentoring, cutting, laminating, door decorating, fundraising, assisting on field trips - there's one thing for sure...Bell Elementary would not be the same without you!

We invite you to a breakfast in the Bell Elementary cafeteria on May 22nd from 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM. All you have to do is sign in at the front office for a Visitor's Badge and let us do the rest. Come hungry!

Please RSVP on the form your child took home this week or to

We can't wait to see you there!


Bell Elementary students are learning that leaders have positive attitudes - about themselves, about others, and about new learning and the challenges that come with new learning.

This month we are focusing on the character trait of attitude with our students. Each day on announcements we talk about how attitude is key for success.

Some of the quotes we use to help spring conversation include:

"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." - Winston Churchill

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."

- Maya Angelou

"Your attitude towards failure determines your altitude after failure." - John C. Maxwell

"A healthy attitude is contagious, but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier."

- Tom Stoppard

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Dates To Remember

May 12th: Field Day

Kinder-2nd 8:30-10:30, 3rd-5th 12:00-2:00

Wear grade level colors (K purple, 1st orange, 2nd green, 3rd yellow, 4th red, 5th blue)

Sack Lunch Day

Sign in at front office first before joining us outside!

Please check with your child's teacher for more specific information

May 15th: Pajama Day

Wear your pajamas to school today!

Make sure to bring appropriate closed toe shoes for PE and recess!

May 15th & 16th: Time Capsule

My Favorite Bell Memory of 2016-2017

See above for more information!

May 18th: Talent Show (2nd-5th Grade)

Bell Cafeteria - Please Sign in At Front Office

8:15 AM-9:45 AM

Come in comfy shoes - we may be standing room only! We are expecting a big crowd that includes all 710 of our students!

May 22nd: Hat Day

Students may donate $1 to wear a hat at school today!

Donations will fund staff appreciation

Students may give their $1 to their teacher that day!

May 22nd: Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

Bell Cafeteria @ 8:45 AM

May 29th: Memorial Day

No School

May 30th, 31st or June 1st: End of Year Awards/Classroom Parties

Teachers will be sending home information specific to their classroom.

3rd Grade - May 30th - Awards and Party in Classrooms - 1:00 PM

Kindergarten - May 31st - Awards in Cafeteria (8:30 AM-9:30 AM) - Party in Cafeteria immediately following the awards ceremony

1st Grade - May 31st - Awards and Party in Classrooms - 11:45 AM

2nd Grade - May 31st - Awards and Party in Classrooms - 12:35 PM

4th Grade - May 31st - Awards and Party in Classrooms - 1:00 PM

5th Grade - June 1st - Awards in Cafeteria (8:30 AM-10:00 AM) - Picnic/Party Outside immediately following the awards ceremony

June 1st: Last Day of School

Report Cards Go Home Today

Dismissal at 12:00 PM