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Belmont Elementary: A PAWSitive Place to Learn!

Character Packs are Back!

Our Bulldogs were on the move this afternoon as they participated in the first Character Pack of the year! We have twenty-six packs, A-Z, led by classroom and specials teachers. Every student in the school is assigned to a pack, comprised of about fifteen total students spanning all six grade levels. Students stay in their packs for the entirety of their time here at Belmont to build another caring relationship with an adult and friendships across the building. Our 4th and 5th graders are so excited to serve as guides for the Kindergarten and 1st graders in their packs. They really help to make the magic work within about a forty minute timeframe.

Once in their packs, students participate in a short opening chat, engage with a story chosen to teach a particular social skill for character development, and then usually complete a short activity that gets turned into a full-school bulletin board in the main hall to help remind us of our time together.

Today, we talked about what brings us JOY, then watched Joy read us The Energy Bus for Kids, by Jon Gordon. After that, we had just enough time to follow rule number one, which is create a positive vision. All of our personal ideas will come together for a Belmont Positive Vision Board! You can check it out when you're here next week for conferences and the book fair!

There's a positive energy in the air around here! We're riding the Energy Bus!

FastBridge Screener Scores are Available in Skyward Family Access

Good news: Your child's FastBridge screener scores have been added to your Family Access account.

Less good news: All that you can actually see is a number that doesn't tell you much.

Great news: Conferences are this week and your child's teacher is ready to talk more in depth with you soon.

BEST news ever: We've got other information to share as well, because your child is so much more than a number.

If you have any questions, please be sure to ask them! We LOVE talking about your child's learning, both to problem-solve and celebrate! Thank you so much for your time!

In the Building is a BEautiful Place to BE!

We currently have ONE position available as a paraprofessional in our building. This is an incredible opportunity to make a significant difference on the daily. Our children deserve only the best and that's what we're looking for!

We also have ONE position available in the front office. We are super sad to share that our Kelly Hall is moving back over to her kiddos' school. She loves us and all of you, but let's face it folks, our own kids trump all! Would you love to be the positive face inside our front door and the cheery voice on the other end of the phone? Let's talk!

If you, or someone you know, might be interested in joining Team BE, please reach out! I can't wait to talk with you to see if our needs meet your needs and your needs meet our get the idea! Call Pam at 913-667-1810, email to, or apply online here.

Bulldog Dash is a FUNdraiser!! It's Not Too Late to SUPPORT YOUR BULLDOG!

Our Bulldogs had a BLAST during the Dash, and worked so hard. They were serious about their task and lived our School-wide PAWSitive Expectations to BE Kind, BE Aware, and Work Hard with their classmates as they went round and round our track.

Thank you to all of the parents who came to cheer them on! It's important for our children to know that we believe in them and you made that clear!

Now, folks, on behalf of all of us dreamers here at Belmont, I want to say that WE BELIEVE WE CAN meet our goal. We're not there yet, but we're over the $5,000 mark and that is so very promising! THANK YOU!! The donation link is still open and every dollar, every forward, every cute phone call your child might make to grandma (I'm a grandma, so I know these will soon come my way, as well!), and every plug for business sponsorship is appreciated greatly.

Look no further for the link because here it is! THIS is how we raise most of our funds each your to cover our very modest PTO budget. Our GOAL is to raise $15,000.00 in donations. We are so excited to offer you, our busy parents, an easy-peasy way to support our students and staff monetarily, right here at the beginning of the year when we need it most to plan the rest of the year's fun!

The PTO budget supports so many worthy causes including field trips, Learning Expeditions, our student school supply closet, learning projects and subscriptions, technology, staff appreciation, family events and most successfully...our Grant Fairy Program that makes teacher dreams come true all year long!

We will keep the Bulldog Dash Donation Link open until September 26 for your convenience!

If every child receives about $50 in sponsorships, we'll hit our goal! The Bulldog Dash is NOT A CONTEST! WE ALL BELONG and we're all in this together, so every dollar supports our collective goal! Of course, we'll celebrate when we hit it! We'll also enjoy many, many PTO benefits all year long.

We can do this! Together! THANK YOU!! Did you get that link? Great! Cash and checks also accepted in our school office! You may also send it to school with your children.

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Please, note that sales tax will be charged for the book fair. It could be a great opportunity for students to do some math!

Book Fair Volunteer Sign Up Link

Click here to fill an important spot to make our Book Fair a great success! Cashiers and Customer Support volunteers will be trained at the beginning of their shift. We will work to schedule your conference time outside of your volunteer time!

From our BE PTO! So...That's Kind of Like From YOU to YOURSELF!

YOU are a member of Belmont PTO because YOU are the parent of an awesome Belmont Bulldog! Let us know if you'd like to take a more active role in our PTO and we will hook you up!

Looking for SPECIFIC ways to support our school through PTO leadership? Check out the list below and consider joining the fun!

  • Co-Chair This position helps support and facilitate all of the things! This person does hold a decision-making seat on the oversight board and will be backed up and supported by an entire team of awesome people.
  • Organizer of the Dog Piles This does sound a bit suspicious, but another FUNdraising opportunity at Belmont is the surprise Dog Pile. Have you seen the flamingo fad? We've got our own version and it's so much fun to see where the dog piles will pop up in the spring. We need organizers of the pop ups, and people to make the magic happen!
  • PTO@BelmontPTO Email Monitor Are you the master of your account? Want to also be the master of ours so that we don't miss anyone? We'd love to share that love!
  • Website Master Our BEPTO website is WordPress driven and ready for a new updater! Is that YOU? Are YOU a WordPress master? It's not that it's hard, it just needs done!
  • YOU! We just need YOU to watch for Bulldog Dash information and have fun with us as we FUNdraise.
PTO Student Directory Link

Only students whose PARENTS enter info (you control how much to share) are included in the PTO Student Directory. Click here to start making connections with old & new friends! Let the car pools, homework buddies, birthday parties & play dates begin!

Please, Remember to Send in Headphones or Earbuds for your Child for Technology!

Specials Next Week: S, D, No Specials Wed., Conferences

Click on this link to see the DAWGS Specials Schedule for the entire 2022-2023 school year. It's ready to print and post on your fridge!

Coming Up at BE:

September 28 Early Dismissal at 12:10- No lunch served, Conferences

September 28 & 29 Conferences & Book Fair

September 30 No School, Building Closed

Visit the BE Online Calendar of Events (by clicking on the button below) for a more complete list of activities!

USD 232 Electronic Flyers

Find information about opportunities throughout the district. Visit often!

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2022-2023 Lunch Schedule

11:15-11:42 Kindergarten

11:25-11:52 1st Grade

11:55-12:22 3rd Grade

12:05-12:32 2nd Grade

12:35-1:02 4th Grade

12:45-1:15 5th Grade

Reservations required to join your child for lunch- CLICK HERE to reserve your family table!


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