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August 25, 2017
Bell School Blink
A Letter from Ms. Miller

Dear Bell Families, 

It's hard to believe we are only one week away from the start of the school year. I just want to provide a few final updates before we welcome everyone back on September 5. 

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Classroom Assignments

Classroom assignments will be available on Tuesday, August 29 in the Parent Portal at 5:00 p.m. Assignments will also be posted on the main door of the school for those parents who do not yet have access to the parent portal.You will need to know your student's CPS student ID number in order to know your child's classroom assignment. Student ID numbers can be found on your child's report card.

If you do not have a Parent Portal account, you can come into the school office during the first week of school and obtain your individualized PIN number.


Meet the Teacher

Bell School will be hosting a "Meet the Teacher" event on Friday, September 1 from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Children and their parents are welcome to come and see their classrooms and meet their teachers before the first day of school. We look forward to seeing many of you on the 1st!


Back to School Bash!

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Mark your calendars for an afternoon of fun at Bell's Back to School Bash on Saturday, September 9! Join the community from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. for music, games on the turf, food trucks, local businesses and fun for parents and kids!


Mattress Sale

Mattress Sale


Curriculum Nights

WhiteboardCurriculum Nights for each grade will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on the following dates:

*1st & 2nd Grades - September 12
 
*3rd - 5th Grades - September 19

*6th - 8th Grades & Kindergarten - September 26 


Registration Fees & Paperwork Due

Forms for the 2017-2018 school year were sent home via backpack mail before the end of the school year. If you have not completed and forms and turned them into the office, you may access the forms here. This documentation is very important so please be mindful to complete and return them to school as soon as possible. Thank you!

Fees can be paid online here or by dropping off a check in the school office the week of August 28. School fees are due by September 5.


After School Care Options

If you are interested in after school care options, there are two great options right at Bell. Right at School has tuition based offerings. Call 855-287-2466 or visit Right At School to register today! If you have any questions, please e-mail our Area Manager at mike.perrin@rightatschool.com.

In addition, Bell will once again be hosting our own after school program through the Out of School Time Program (formerly After School All Stars). More information will be forthcoming. 


Parenting Perspectives Workshops

Bell is expanding its partnership with Parenting Perspectives and will offer a 4 week parenting workshop entitled "Conscious Parenting." This highly acclaimed course will provide practical tips and creative approaches aimed at helping you navigate through some of the toughest challenges of parenting. You will develop a solid parenting plan and acquire over 100 parenting tools for raising respectful, responsible, resilient children. The dates for the workshops are Wednesday, October 4, 11, 25 and November 1 from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

We encourage you to sign up now and reserve your spot. More information and a link to register can be found here


Attention 8th Grade Families

If you have a student entering 8th grade this fall, start learning about this new high school application process and subscribe to receive important announcements at GoCPS.
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Back to School Supply Drive

Please consider helping an area business collect school supplies and in exchange, receive some great deals!
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Event Highlights

  • Meet the Teachers
    September 1
  • First Day of School
    September 5
  • Back To School Bash
    September 9
  • Curriculum Night
    1st & 2nd Grade

    September 12
  • Friends of Bell Meeting
    September 13
  • LSC Meeting
    September 14
  • Parent Forum
    September 15

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The 2017-2018 CPS Calendar is available here.


School supply lists for each grade can be found here.


The next Friends of Bell meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 13 at 7 p.m. in Ms. Miller's office. All parents and guardians of Bell students are members of Friends of Bell and welcome to attend. Discussion items include fundraising events, volunteer opportunities, and collaboration with other Friends of groups in the neighborhood.

To learn more about FOB, click here


The next regular monthly Bell School LSC meeting will be on Thursday, September 14 at 7 p.m. in the school library.
 
Approved LSC minutes are posted on the Bell website.


The first Parent Forum meeting will be held on Friday, September 15 at 8:30 a.m. in Bell's auditorium. This meeting is open to all parents who are interested in chatting with the administrative team about school wide events and issues.


Box Tops Needed!

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Please be mindful when you see Box Tops for Education coupons on your everyday consumer products. These are helpful bright pink coupons that Bell School collects. As you accumulate them, they may be dropped off in the main office at school.


Use Amazon Smile to Help Bell!

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Use AmazonSmile to make your online purchases and help Bell at the same time. Click the logo to sign up. Search for Friends of Bell as the charity to support.


@agbellschool is now on Twitter!

 

Follow us on twitter to get updates from our website and community. 

Our goal is to engage in social media & encourage others to #BelieveInBell.


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