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August 8, 2022

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Welcome Back (almost)!

Welcome to the 2022 - 2023 school year. I hope that this first-of-the-year newsletter finds you well and having had the chance to relax and make special memories with friends and family. The school office is open, and I am thrilled to welcome our students and staff back to our school. When our students return to school on Thursday, August 25, our staff will be ready to greet them and provide new, exciting school experiences.

All signs point to another incredible and productive school year. Our skilled and devoted staff is already planning and preparing for your child(ren). Our enthusiastic office team is registering new families, ordering needed materials and updating student files. Our hard-working and conscientious custodians have spent the entire summer thoroughly cleaning our school. Our much-appreciated PTA is gearing up to welcome families, provide volunteer opportunities, and offer other exciting events and programs. We are indeed a joyous and caring community with the common goals of nurturing responsible, caring students and promoting high-level learning.

Belle Aire School is such a special place to learn and grow, and we have high expectations for each and every student. Our students continue to be kind, compassionate and resilient, and we strive to make connections with them and to help the feel valued, accepted and safe. We recognize that students may be feeling anxious with the start of school approaching, and we will continue to place a strong emphasis on social-emotional learning while focusing on building classroom community.

The staff and I look forward to our partnership with you. Together, I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all children.

See you all soon,


milk for 2022 - 2023 (if you'd like to order it)

All Belle Aire students have the option to receive white milk at school each day. The cost for milk (for the year, per child) is $70.

Please complete the form linked below by Friday, August 12, only if you would like your child(ren) to have milk at lunch each day.


School Events

We will be inviting you to various events throughout the year. Some of these events will be at the very start of the school day, some will be at the end of the school day and some will be outside of school hours. We hope that you will attend them whenever your schedules allow.

I would like to invite all of you to our first all-family events that will be held on August 23, 2022.

The first event will be an open house and meet and greet and will offer you the chance to see the school and meet your new teacher. Please enter through the main entrance, and we'll help you get to the right place. This event is set from 2:45 - 3:30 p.m. This will be a great opportunity for all of our families to head to the school, meet with your new teacher(s), and start reconnecting with your neighbors and with us. Feel free to come and go as your schedule allows within those 45 minutes. School supplies can be brought to the classrooms on this day as well.

In addition to the meet and greet, we are tentatively planning a PTA-sponsored event that will take place outside of the school starting at 3:30 p.m. More details and information will be coming your way soon.

Nuts and Bolts

There are a number of details that are still in the works, but I wanted to pass the basics to you. More information will come your way on these and other topics soon.

*This year's teacher assignments will be released on August 15.

*Students attending seventh or eighth grade accelerated math in a different school will begin that during the week of August 29.

*Students attending gifted education (Grades 4-6) will begin traveling to Henry Puffer for that program during the week of August 29.

*Please log into your PushCoin account to pay any outstanding fees. Please contact the school office (630-719-5820) or email Amy at adamico@dg58.org with any questions.

*BUS TRANSPORTATION (for those who qualify):

Families that have registered for bus transportation are already being scheduled for this year's routes. Families that qualify but have not yet registered for bus transportation have until August 10, to get that completed. This includes students for outplacements and preschool.

Any additional registration added to and/or changes for busing will be on hold until September 6. In other words, students added to transportation or any changes made to a route after August 10, will go into effect on September 6.

We anticipate publishing the routes on August 18. This information will come from the district.

Please contact the school office (630-719-5820) for transportation registration support.

What's to Come?

August 15: Teacher Assignments are Released

August 18: Bus Routes are Published

August 22: Full Staff Returns for Professional Development

August 23: Professional Development Continues; Meet and Greet (2:45 - 3:30 p.m.); Back-To-School Event (Begins at 3:30 p.m.)

August 25: Students Return to School (FULL DAY)

August 29: 2:00 Dismissal