PLA @ Bellingrath School Newsletter

Buccaneer Bulletin Issue #1 Volume #7

December 1, 2022

Important Dates in December:

December 1st: Bellingrath vs Floyd away basketball game

December 1st: Bellingrath vs Carr Middle basketball game

December 6th-: Bellingrath vs Carr Away basketball game

December 7th: Music Department Christmas Concert

December 8th: Science Game Night 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

November 10th: 2nd 9 weeks Progress Reports Distributed

December 13th: Bellingrath vs Mckee basketball game

December 14th: Christmas Around the World Family Engagement Event 4:30-6:00

December 15th: Bellingrath vs Dunbar basketball game

December 19-Jan 2nd: Christmas 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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Seasons Greetings!

As we enter the last month of the year let’s fill our hearts with love and light! Always remember when your world gets full of busy thoughts and actions that an act of kindness, no matter how small, will transform your worried, hurried mind, It is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season! Remember to treat yourself to these acts of kindness as well!


This month. PLA @ Bellingrath will be joining together with the Salvation Army for our annual food drive. Scholars are asked to bring non-perishable food items. A list of recommended items can be found in this newsletter. We will also include some items that they want to help make their season bright. We hope to teach our children about the great feelings that come from being able to give to another person. Mr. Thomas and the FBLA will head up the project. We are so grateful to be included in this worthy cause!


This holiday season we will learn about winter celebrations from around the world, specifically from England, Italy and Mexico. On December 14th, we will have a Family Engagement Event about the winter traditions in these countries. and on December 7th, our music department will host their 1st annual Christmas Concert.

Each history classroom will represent a different country you and your family are invited to attend. We will have food, and a presentation by the children in the class! Be sure to mark your calendars for this warm, family event. We know the holidays are a busy time, but be sure to come and celebrate with us on this special day!


We will be closed for our Winter Break from December 19- January 2nd. We hope that you are able to spend this time surrounded by love and laughter!

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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!
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Christmas Around the World at PLA @ Bellingrath

Celebrate Christmas Around the World with PLA @ Bellingrath! The History Department will host the Christmas Around the World Family Engagement Event on Wednesday, December, 14 2022 from 4:30-6:00 PM. Join us on a trip around the world to visit other continents and countries and experience their culture and how their winter holidays are celebrated.
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Christmas Concert

PLA@Bellingrath's Music Department will perform its 1st annual Holiday Concert at 1:30 p.m. , Dec. 7th, in the school lunchroom.

Learning About Christmas!

Does Everyone Celebrate Christmas the Same Way?

Prepare for the Christmas Around the World Family Engagement Event by reading about how countries around the world celebrate Christmas.

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Salvation Army Food Drive

Salvation Army Food Drive will begin on December1st and end on December 16, 2022. Donations will be given to the Salvation Army and distributed to needy families within our community. Please send in non-perishable food items from December 1st until December 16th. For every item a student brings, a LiveSchool point will be given. Ex: if a student brings 10 items, that’s 10 points.
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Please Join the PLA@ Bellingrath PTA today! The online membership portal will be open soon!

Support your teachers and our students! Be involved. Membership is $5 per student. Parents, grandparents and other family members are encouraged to get connected through the PTA. The link to join will be included in the next newsletter. Meanwhile, you may join the PTA at the Christmas Concert as well as the Christmas Around the World Family and Engagement Event. Look for the PTA membership table.
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Digital Device Policy for ACAP 2022-2023

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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.

Christmas Vacation Enrichment Activities

This is a great list of simple, no-cost learning-enriched activities that all families can do over the vacation, no matter what holiday they celebrate!

Meet Our 2022-2023 Step Team!

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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