Bellville Elementary Newsletter

January and February 2023

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Dear Families,

As the weather turns colder, please make sure your child is dressed for outside recess with winter coat, hats, gloves and boots. If there is any way possible, we do go outside for recess, because we all need fresh air and to run off some of our energy! If your family is struggling to provide this for your child, please do not hesitate to give me a call. I will do everything I can to help, and keep your situation confidential.

As of January 31, 2023 we have used 4 calamity days. We are allotted one more calamity day for the school year, and then any other missed days will be made up through remote learning days. Every student has a chromebook, and teachers have been working with students to prepare them for remote learning in the event this occurs. IF we have a remote learning day, students will be participating in online learning with their teachers from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Students will be using Google Meet this year rather than Zoom. Your child's teacher will be sending home detailed information in the event we do have a remote learning day. If your child does not participate in remote learning, he/she will be marked as absent.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call me at (419) 886-3244 or email me at Thank you so much for giving us the privilege to teach and work with your precious children!


Stacey S. Swank

Principal, Bellville Elementary School

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January 3 - Return to School, Word of the Month Commitment

January 7 - PBIS Assembly

January 13 - End of Second Quarter

January 16 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, No School

January 20-Grade Cards Go Home, PTO Popcorn Friday

February - Word of the Month Kindness

February 6 - PTO Meeting in Bellville Cafeteria 7:00 p.m.

February 10 - PTO Popcorn Friday

February 16 - Conferences 1:45-7:00 p.m., Student Early Release at 1:00

February 17 - Interims Go Home

February 20 - President's Day, No School

February 23 - Conferences 1:45-7:00 p.m., Student Early Release at 1:00

March 1- Spring Pictures, Word of the Month Patience

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Thursday, February 16th from 1:45-7:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 23rd from 1:45-7:00 p.m.

*Students will be released at 1:00 p.m. each of these days*

Mrs. McFerren will be available in the office if you would like to pay your school fees.

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2nd 9 WEEKS




QRT 2: Rosalie Steensland, Saige Wolfgang, Reese Robinson, Kenley Swihart, Ryder Swisher, Jack Whatman, Jonathan Conner, Hudson Wise, Matthew Meyers, Rowen Boyd, Carder McConachie, Ayden Breitinger, Elaina Dill, Yona Pamer, Madeline Hill


QRT 2: Presley Fannin, Eliza Knight, Stella Slone, Willow Feick, Aiden Lorentz, Serenity Wheatley, Sophia Liberti, Amelia Hamilton, Logan McFerren, Allita Smith, Amelia Snyder, Turner Swihart, Blakely Thrush, Ella Annis, Laila Gailey


QTR 2: Abigail Schmidt, Micah Bechtel, Emmary Dill, Olivia Heuss, Max Cyphers, Skylee Lamp, Audrey Lucci, Lexi Ludwig, Myah Pullem, Addison Smith, Jayce Enix, Kaitlyn Montgomery, Chase Reed, Abigail Wheatley, Paisley Morgan, Hunter Wandall



QRT 2: Morgan Hollinger, Amelia Diaz, Avery Gerhart, Kaiden Parker, Emily Foulks, Lauryn Wade, Emma Mazzola, Allison Lanker, Falyn Smith, Brinley Walters, Wesley Crose, Cormac Kaufman, Abigail Means, Tommy Thompson, Abigail Burger, Hutch Burkhart, Tabitha Carter, Avery Chalut, Grace Gerhardt, Joseph Hampton, Ashten Baker, Jeremiah Hansen, Penelope Stokes


QRT 2: Carsin McClure, Wyatt Neer, Ryder Saunders, Liliyanna Martinez, Liliana Hicks, Ralph Hart, Luca Amato, Jack Lucci, Cooper Miller, Hudson Roberts, Braxton Worner, Kendall Tolliver, Finn Freeman, Walker Coble, Adrian Nolan, Zaylah Weikle, Aiden Thompson, Quinn Vermillion, Elizabeth Hart, Jamison Feick, Holley Murphy, Jasper Bruff, William Bulanda, Leighana Carney, Nathan Weemhoff, Camille Rahall, Isaac Wagner, Luke Cullen, Maeve McDermott, Molly Timmer


QRT 2: Auryn Wallis, Paityn Fulton, Britton Ocheltree, Jasper Reed, Stella Rigsby, Jameson Blakley, Vincent Stover, Laura Anders, Oliver Smith, Kane Wharton, Riley Esterline, Rozlynn Strouse, Lacey Vidonish, Josiah Hehmeyer, Nicholas Spoon, Kaydence Brown, Camron McClure, Levi Omayas, Nash Epperson, Kate Freeman, Marissa Kinnamon, Shiloh Robison, Palyn Sansom, Marley Thrush, Naomi Gess, Maklyn Rinehart, Keith White, Michael Burger, Trysten Volz, Tessa Weemhoff, Raelyn Smith, Zane McKenna, Norah Cochran



QRT 2: Brandon Crider, Rileigh Thomas, Sadie Slone, Sayde Meyers, Naveyda Long, Jayna Porter, Trinity Hatfield, Rylan Snyder, Jayse Smith, Brantley Pounds, Angel Agapito, Rhymidi Betancourt, Nicholas Buck, Hudson Miller, Carter Frederick, Asher McGhee, Willow Phegley, Roman Ridenour


QRT 2: Jacob Baughman, Jordan Mills, Brock Murphy, Quinn McWilliams, Samuel McLaughlin, Baline Braxton, Cody Gilbert, Gavin Sharp, Brennan Horn, Jack Sudol, Adelina Trunzo, Brooklyn Smith, Ruari Doup, Ann Freeman, Tasha Mack, Lincoln Soliday, Griffin Thrush, Lakelynn Lemley, Christian Saunders, Karsyn Donelson, Sawyer Bethea, Braxton Adams, Isaak Finley


QRT 2: Olive Richards, Liam Wirick, Raylin Conner, Koen McGhee, Madison Adams, Braelynn Weikle, Alanna Pounds, Ayden Bays, Lilly Rehbein, Boston Smith, Jacob Mazzola, Jayden Adams, Orhea Gess, Michael Martin, Finn Phegley

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ELA Part 1 Grades 3, 4, 5 Wednesday, April 19th

ELA Part 2 Grades 3, 4, 5 Thursday, April 20th

Math Part 1 Grades 3, 4, 5 Wednesday, May 3rd

Math Part 2 Grades 3, 4, 5 Thursday, May 4th

Science Part 1 and 2 Grade 5 Wednesday, April 26th

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2023 - 2024

Children entering the Clear Fork Valley Local Schools for the first time need to be registered and must be 5 years old on or before August 1, 2023. They also MUST be potty trained before the first day of school (including pull-ups).

Your child must be fully immunized before school starts in the fall. The required vaccines for school entry in the state of Ohio are:

Dtap – 5 doses

MMR – 2 doses

Polio – 4 doses

Varicella (chickenpox) – 2 doses

Hepatitis B – 3 doses

If you have a child who is eligible to enter school next year, please fill in the information below and return to either:

Bellville Elementary School 195 School Street Bellville, Ohio 44813 419-886 -3244

Butler Elementary School 125 College St. Butler, Ohio 44822 419-883-3451

We must receive the bottom portion of this form by March 31, 2023.

The screening will be April 27th at the Butler Community Center and April 28th at New Life Church in Bellville. Once this form is received, you will be directed to go to our Final Forms site and fill out all the required forms. Birth certificate, Social Security number, Immunization record and custody papers will need to be provided. Once you have completed the forms, call the school to set up your screening time.



Child’s Full Name_________________________________ Age_____ Female______Male______


Month/ Day/ Year

Phone Number______________________________

Parent Email ____________________________________________________________

Parents Name_____________________________________________________________


City ______________________________ Zip_______________

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Preschool Screening for 2023-2024 School Year

Are you interested in Clear Fork Preschool? If so, we welcome you to attend our preschool screening dates!


March 17th

March 24th




Butler Elementary

125 College Street

Butler, Ohio 44822

Important Items to Note:

The child must be 3 and potty trained (unless they receive services through an IEP)

An application must be picked up at Butler Elementary prior to the screening date and returned by February 24th. Please include a copy of the child’s birth certificate, social security number, and immunization records.

Applications can also be found online

Once the application and other documents are returned, our building secretary will contact families to schedule screening times. A parent does NOT need to accompany their child. A family member or babysitter may do so too.

Families will be notified by May 26th if they have a spot in our program.

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REMIND Sign Up- 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. Thank you!!

Kindergarten Parents: In your cell phone enter the number 81010 and text the message @kin2022bel

First Grade Parents: In your cell phone enter the number 81010 and text the message @1st2022bel

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Third Grade Parents: In your cell phone enter the number 81010 and text the message @3rd2022bel

Fourth Grade Parents: In your cell phone enter the number 81010 and text the message @4th2022bel

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