PLA @ Bellingrath School Newsletter

Buccaneer Bulletin Issue #1 Volume #6

November 7, 2022

Important Dates in November:

October 31st-Nov. 4th: PBIS Kick-Off

November 1st: Bellingrath vs Carr Middle basketball game

November 7th-13th: Children's Book Week

November 9th: Science Game Night 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

November 10th: 2nd 9 weeks Progress Reports Distributed

November 11th: Veteran's Day/No School

November 14th: Bellingrath vs Southlawn basketball game

November 14th-18th: American Education Week

November 15th: Bellingrath vs Brewbaker basketball game

November 17th: Bellingrath vs Goodwyn basketball game

November 21-25: Thanksgiving Holiday/No School



*Please be on the lookout for flyers/invitations with additional information regarding the above events! Also, check our website and facebook page periodically for updates.


Mission Statement: “The mission of Bellingrath Middle School is to ensure scholars achieve their highest potential by providing a high-quality education in a nurturing environment.”


Vision Statement: Our school will equip scholars to think independently, become life-long learners, and college/career ready.

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Hello November!

Even though the weather keeps changing on us and the leaves are falling with brilliant colors of orange, red and yellow to decorate our school grounds the academic process here at the PLA @ Bellingrath is staying constant. The teachers and scholars have established their routines and procedures for class lessons.


November is an important time for us all to reflect on the many blessings bestowed upon us. I am certainly thankful for the many blessings in my life, including working with the amazing scholars, parents/caregivers, teachers, and support staff at PLA @ Bellingrath. This being our first year as a conversion charter school is exciting because we are thankful that we have 100% support from the educators that I lead. When you take on an endeavor like this you need to know that you have the support of your staff and they have taken a leap of faith with me that this is the right approach for our school and the community.

Title I Parent Survey

Parents, please take time to complete the Title I Parent Survey below. This survey asks parents their opinions about their child's school, including questions about teachers, administrators, and other aspects of their child's and their own experiences with the school. We want to hear from you. Your opinion matters!

PBIS Kick-off Week!

PLA @ Bellingrath recently celebrated PBIS Kickoff Week. Students, and staff took part in the fun activities for the week!!! Special thanks to PBIS! Look for pictures in our next newsletter.
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PBIS Rewards - Parent Education Video
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Veteran's Day!

Veterans Day is a U.S. legal holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars, and Veterans Day 2022 will occur on Friday, November 11. In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I, then known as “the Great War.”

Commemorated in many countries as Armistice Day the following year, November 11th became a federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became known as Veterans Day.

Today We Honor Our Veterans

Science Game Night

S.T.E.P up your Science Game with PLA @ Bellingrath! The Science Department will host the S.T.E.P up your science game night on Wednesday, November, 9 2022 from 4:30-6:00 PM. Please join us for a fun filled night of science in motion. Parents and scholars will explore the topic of forces and motion through observing the world around them, letting loose with fun dance moves, and interacting with various simple machines.
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Honor's Day Assembly

Last week PLA @ Bellingrath held it's 1st 9 weeks Honor's assembly. We were thrilled to recognize scholars and teachers for their excellence.

Congratulations for your accomplishments and particularly for your perseverance during these exceptional times. We appreciate your ongoing dedication to knowledge and your service to academia, policy and community.

Parent Involvement

What happens when parents get involved in their child's education? Grades go up and behavior improves! Whether it is reading together or attending a parent engagement event.
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American Education Week: November 14-18, 2022

This year, National Education Week will be observed from November 14 to 18. This annual holiday takes place in the U.S. during the week before Thanksgiving. It fosters national dialogue between parents, educators, and students on how best to revamp the education system felt more fervently than at any other time. Traditionally, its principal idea has been to remind us of the roots of American education. But the real reason ‌we love it is because it inspires us during the academic year by celebrating the achievements of public schools and honoring those who have contributed to improving education in the U.S.

REMINDERS


  • For the safety of your child, please make sure that they are leaving the campus after school. There is no supervision on campus after 3:00 PM. Together we will strive to keep our students safe!



  • Vistors entering the building are only allowed to enter with car keys, a cell phone, and a picture ID.




  • Communication is the key to success. If your address, workplace, or phone numbers change, please communicate that with the office or email your information to the front office Assistant, Mrs. Danieka Hall, danieka.hall.pla@mps.k12.al.us.




  • If your child is absent from school, please send a doctor’s or parent’s note/excuse within three days of his/her absence. If your child is going to be absent for an extended period of time, please contact the front office. We will make arrangements to collect assignments to prevent your child from getting behind in his or her classes.

Teaching About Thanksgiving!

Check out this truly fascinating article chronicling the history of the Thanksgiving story, and how schools are now approaching this history differently.
Get Your Thanksgiving Groove ON!

With this fun intergenerational playlist, perfect for a chill classroom vibe or to accompany your holiday meal.

Thankful by The Juicebox Jukebox | 2021 Gratitude Appreciation Kids Songs Music Thanksgiving

Meet Our Basketball Team

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Click on the link below to see the basketball Schedule!

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PLA @ Bellingrath Middle 2022-2023 Handbook

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Phelan Leadership Academies Website