December Newsletter ~ From Danielle Sochor, Superintendent


Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

I wanted to wish our families a wonderful holiday season filled with happiness and peace. Please enjoy the extended time with your family and your loved ones. As we count our blessings this year, we are reminded everyday how fortunate we are to educate our students in person. This year we are rebuilding and creating wonderful educational memories for our children. Even though we faced many challenges in the past, we are now more resilient, and our students have learned to manage adversity and are well prepared to navigate any future endeavors.

Please enjoy this newsletter highlighting some great things our students and staff are doing this month. As always, thank you for your continued support.


Danielle Sochor, Superintendent of Schools



Please follow the link below for Bellmawr's COVID-19 Dashboard, safe reopening plan, remote learning plan, and the NJ state guidance to schools. Parents who visit the CDC website should be aware we follow the NJDOH guidelines for schools. If you have any questions, please contact the district office or our school nurses for guidance.


Our region's COVID19 activity level for infection has elevated from Yellow (moderate activity level) to Orange (high-risk activity level) based on the NJDOH Weekly Report.

The NJDOH Quarantining Matrix provides more information. Guidance for determining who is a close contact is provided by the NJDOH for us here in case you are interested.


Important Dates to Remember

  • Tuesday, December 14, 2021: Board of Education Meeting 5:00p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 15, 2021: Food Pantry at Bellmawr Park-info below.
  • Friday, December 17, 2021: Progress Reports Can Be Viewed on Parent Portal
  • Monday, December 20, 2021: Virtual Read Aloud for Pre-K-4-info below.
  • Thursday, December 23, 2021: One Session Day
  • Monday, January 3, 2021: Students Return from Winter Break


  • December 21, 2021: PTO Meeting

Any questions, please email


We have collected many food items through our annual food drive and would like to offer this to all families in the district through a "food pantry". This will occur at Bellmawr Park School on Wednesday, December 15th from 3:15 to 6:00 in the gym. Please bring bags to make carrying food items more manageable. You can enter through the gym doors in the back of the building, through the blue parking lot. Please be advised that masks must be worn inside of the school.
Thank you and Happy Holidays!

CHRISTMAS MAGIC on December 20th!

Holiday Bedtime Story Virtual Read Aloud

Mr. and Mrs. Claus will read “Twas the Night Before Christmas” for all of our students in grades Pre-K to Grade 4. Students are invited to bring their Christmas Magic, favorite teddy, and delicious cookies. After the reading, Santa has agreed to open it up for a holiday question-and-answer session. Please see the attached invitation that was sent to our students last Friday along with a small candy cane. The link will be posted on the website at 6:00p.m. and I will also send a message out to our parents around 5:00p.m.

Come Support our Owls!

Best of luck to our boys/girls basketball teams along with our cheerleaders as they kick off the new season.

Christmas Parade

Hope you saw the Teacher’s Float during the Bellmawr Parade on December 5th! The Elf on the Shelf was so excited to come to see our students!

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Generous Donations, Thank you!

Canned Food Drive ~ Bell Oaks

Student Council hosted a canned-goods competition. In all, Bell Oaks collected 882 cans. The homeroom that won the competition was Ms. Klaus’, who collected 185 cans out of the 887 cans total. Ms. Klaus’ homeroom will celebrate their win with a pizza or ice cream party. The donations will be delivered to Saint Joachim’s Parish Annunciation Church to help feed those in need. Thank you, Bell Oaks, for all your donations.

Family Support Group Celebration

The Bellmawr School District was happy to help organize a holiday celebration for the members of our Family Support Group. It was a wonderful celebration of cultures and diversity.

Thank You for Your Support!