PRINCIPAL NEWSLETTER #10: 2021- 2022 SCHOOL YEAR
RUSD held a district safety meeting yesterday--with the intention of reviewing safety procedures and gathering input from teachers, public works staff, local fire and police departments, parents, board members, and others.
I led a walk-through of Bel Aire and it was great to have other professionals and parents provide their perspective on our plans for keeping students and staff safe. Student safety is my first priority--and I will continue to work with the safety team to improve our practices here at Bel Aire.
Next week will be our Bel Aire Winter Fair! See our student council flier below for more information. It's going to be a fun event--thank you to the BA PTA for helping with the crafts, bake sale, and hot chocolate!
Principal John DiCosmo
STUDENT COVID VACCINATION SIDE EFFECTS and STUDENT ABSENCES REMINDER from our School Nurses:
Students receiving the COVID vaccination may experience side effects within the first 1-2 days including injection site pain, redness or swelling, fever, headache, fatigue, body aches and chills. Symptoms usually only last 1-2 days. If your student's symptoms last longer than 2-3 days, or include a cough, runny nose/congestion, shortness of breath, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell, your student should stay at home and be tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible. If your student is absent due to side effects or symptoms of illness, please remember to notify your site attendance and provide all symptom details as well as whether or not your student received the vaccine recently.
Nurse Mankin and Nurse Farasati
December 10 th - Adopt A Family Presents Due
December 17 th – Bel Aire Winter Fair
January 5 th – Bel Aire PTA Meeting
Adopt A Family
This year we are partnering with Adopt A Family of Marin to support families in our Marin community during the holidays. Adopt A Family of Marin works year round to prevent homelessness and provide stability for families in crisis. The agency acts as a safety net for many families in the County by providing short term financial assistance. This year, Adopt A Family has distributed over $800,000 in financial assistance to families living in Marin County. Every year, with the help of hundreds of donors, Adopt A Family provides a warm holiday for hundreds of Marin families in need. Our hope is that through supporting these local families, we can make a difference in our own community.
Our goal is to fill at least three items from each family member's list. All gifts should be new. Please wrap and label the gift with the family member’s first name. Gifts need to be returned to your child's classroom by Friday, December 10th.
Ms. Bradshaw and Ms. Brigulio - The Lights Family
Ms. Le Clair and Ms. Mc Donald - The Polar Bear Family
Ms. Mc Kay and Ms. Sanchez - The Snow Angel Family
Ms. Bontz and Ms. Corsiglia - The Friendship Family
Ms. Sanchez and Ms. Sawyer - The Happiness Family
Ms. Sobhani - The Honesty Family
Dr. Artis and Ms San Galli – The Cookie Family
Ms. Chitsaz and Ms. Bjeldanes – The Chocolate Family
Ms. Jackson and Mrs. Rhodes - The Celebration Family
For more information or questions, please contact one of the Coordinators for your grade:
- 5th Grade: Amy Dugdale (email@example.com), Robin Wheeler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 4th Grade: Denise Kuvelis email@example.com, Justin McCarthy (firstname.lastname@example.org), Emily Spier (email@example.com)
- 3rd Grade: Dana Berhoff (firstname.lastname@example.org), Maren Jaffe (Maren.Iansmith@gmail.com), Doris Ahlsten (email@example.com)
The Bel Aire play is now in full motion with the casts selected and the rehearsals starting! A huge thank you to Carli Hamilton, Megan Pirsch & Lana Burstein for getting this off the ground running so smoothly.
All students are welcome to participate in the Bel Aire Play regardless of payment, however the requested dues for those participating in the play are an integral part of the production of the play. It is with the support of family donations that we are able to sustain this exceptional arts enrichment program for all students. These donations are requested in addition to the parent volunteer commitment.
3rd graders typically donate $150 to be a part of the play:
4th and 5th graders typically donate $300:
For more information, please review the Information Packet.
3rd graders typically donate $150 to be a part of the play (auditions are not required for 3rd graders and they will have less rehearsal commitments):
4th and 5th graders typically donate $300 (auditions are required):
For more information, please review the Information Packet. Rehearsals begin the week of November 29th.
Bel Aire PTA:
If you are interested in learning more about the PTA or want to get involved, please join us for our next Bel Aire PTA meeting on Wednesday, January 5th at 9:00 a.m. For more information, contact Bel Aire PTA Site Chair Laura Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Health Update Zoom
From MCOE Superintendent Mary Jane Burke:
Please join us this Thursday, December 9th at 4:00PM for the last Public Health Update of 2021. Please share the webinar information with your entire School Community: school staff, teachers, administrators, trustees, parents, guardians and any person who supports the health and safety of our students and staff. Questions can be sent ahead of time to RapidResponse@marinschools.org. Live Spanish Translation will be available and the presentation will be posted on the Rethinking Schools Website.
Thursday, December 9th ~ 4:00PM – 5:00PM
Public Health Update for the School Community
Webinar ID: 851 0374 8230
Dial In: 408-638-0968