Bellville Elementary Newsletter

November 2020

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Dear Parents and Families,

As we complete the first nine weeks of school, we are so thankful to still be able to see your wonderful children's smiling faces in person each day! (We are assuming everyone is smiling behind the masks.)

Picture retakes for Bellville students who are in person, and remote learners will be Tuesday, November 3rd. Please make sure your child communicates with his/her teacher if they will be getting pictures taken.

As temperatures are falling, please make sure your child is dressed for cooler weather. Coats, hats and gloves will be needed as we do our best to go outside for recess each day. If you are in need of winter supplies, please call Mrs. Swank at (419) 886-3244 and I will do my best to make arrangements for you.

Due to the increased cases of Covid-19, and Richland County remaining on red, Clear Fork Schools have made some changes with conferences. Thursday, November 12 will be parent/teacher conferences from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Parents have the option of meeting in person or via zoom with their child's teacher. If this will not work, please contact your child's teacher to set up an alternate day and time for conferences. This means all students will have a remote learning day on November 12th. There will not be zoom meetings, but students will have assignments to complete during the day. Parents/Caregivers will need to make arrangements for their child/children to be home on November 12th, and school will resume on November 13th. Parent/Teacher Conferences scheduled for November 19th have been canceled.

If you are interested in changing your child(ren) from in person to remote, or from remote to in person for the second semester (January 19th to May 27th), please email Mrs. Swank at before December 1st. Requests will not be accepted after the December 1st deadline. If you are not making a change, there is no need to email me, your child will remain learning in person or remotely.

Thank you so much for your support and kindness through all of the changes this year! We know this has been difficult for your family as well! If you have any questions or concerns, please call or email me at your earliest convenience. We are hoping for another nine weeks of in person learning!!!


Stacey Swank, Principal

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October 30: End of First Quarter

November 3: Picture Retakes and Remote Student Pictures

November 4-6 and November 9-10: Fourth Grade Gifted Testing

November 6: Report Cards Sent Home

November 12: Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:00 AM-6:00 PM, Students will be learning remotely that day

November 13: Hearing and Vision Screening for K, 1, 3 and 5

November 25-November 30: Thanksgiving Break, No School

December 1: DEADLINE to let Mrs. Swank know if you are changing your child's placement from remote to in person or in person to remote for the second half of the school year, January 19-May 27.

December 4: Interims Go Home

December 23-January 1: Winter Break

January 4: School Resumes

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Congratulations to Mrs. Twedt and Mrs Sparks for receiving the Outstanding Educators Team Award for the 2019-2020 School Year from State Support Team 7!
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Veteran's Day Activities will be taking place on November 11th. More information will be released later this week.
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Children PreK-Grade 5, stop in at any library location to pick up or print your own copy of a Turkey Coloring Page and decorate it however you'd like! Entries will be judged in three groups; PreK, Grades K-3 and 4-5. Contest ends Monday, November 30.

Join us for a virtual story time! Even though MRCPL is currently unable to host our live programming, our Children's Departments will be sharing a story time just like the ones you are used to joining in at your local library location. We will provide a new story time each week that you can watch when it's convenient for you, along with a "take it home project pack" that goes along with the week's story. Take it home packs may include a coloring sheet, craft, etc. all related to the story of the week. Watch at

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REMIND Sign Up-If you signed up for remind last year, I have moved you to the next grade level so you do not need to do anything. If you have never signed up, or are new to our building, PLEASE sign up. This is the quickest, most efficient way to share information with you.

Kindergarten Parents: In your cell phone enter the number 81010 and text the message @kindbell20

First Grade Parents: In your cell phone enter the number 81010 and text the message @1bell20

Second Grade Parents: In your cell phone enter the number 81010 and text the message @2bell20

Third Grade Parents: In your cell phone enter the number 81010 and text the message @3bell20

Fourth Grade Parents: In your cell phone enter the number 81010 and text the message @4bell20

Fifth Grade Parents: In your cell phone enter the number 81010 and text the message @5bell20