Dear Bella Mente Families,
We heard your concerns about the weather. With the Santa Ana Wind warning and High Temperatures expected for Thursday, October 24, we are changing the schedule of the Fun Run for the safety of our students. The Fun Run will now be Thursday and Friday in the cooler morning hours.
New Schedule is:
Thursday, October 24
8:30 am Lower Elementary (grades 1-3)
9:30 am Primary (grades TK & K)
Friday, October 25
8:15 am Middle School (grades 7-8)
9:15 am Upper Elementary (grades 4- 6)
Middle School Color Celebration 1:15 pm
We do still need volunteers for all the runs if you can come and help, please do. Just check-in at the office.
Thank you for your flexibility and understanding of this change to ensure the safety of your children.

Estimadas familias de Bella Mente:
Escuchamos sus inquietudes sobre el clima. Con la advertencia de viento de Santa Ana y las altas temperaturas previstas para el jueves 24 de octubre, estamos cambiando el horario de la Carrera de Diversión para la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes. El Fun Run ahora será jueves y viernes en las horas más frescas de la mañana.
El nuevo horario es:
Jueves 24 de octubre
8:30 am Primaria inferior (grados 1-3)
9:30 am Primaria (grados TK y K)
Viernes 25 de octubre
8:15 am Escuela secundaria (grados 7-8)
9:15 am Primaria superior (grados 4-6)
Celebración del color en la escuela intermedia 1:15 pm
Todavía necesitamos voluntarios para todas las carreras si puede venir y ayudar, por favor hágalo. Solo regístrese en la oficina.
Gracias por su flexibilidad y comprensión de esta oportunidad para garantizar la seguridad de sus hijos.

Character Traits
Our Leopards Fun Run kicked off today with an exciting Pep Rally, and we are thrilled about this year’s program! We’ve asked the fundraising experts at Booster to power our two-week fun run program, making our fundraising simpler, more profitable, and more FUN. Our fun run includes EVERY student in a fun, fitness event that focuses on character while helping our school raise much-needed funds. 
This year, our entire school is raising funds for Chromebooks. Our goal is to raise $30,000, and we need YOUR help!

Here’s how you can support Bella Mente Montessori Academy:

  • Register your student on funrun.com by searching “Leopards Fun Run.” Once you do, your student will receive a FREE GIFT just for being registered. Then, use funrun.com to log pledges for your child.
  • Reach out to sponsors. Every student’s goal is to connect with 10 sponsors, and with funrun.com’s smart sharing tools, reaching out to sponsors is easier than ever. The easiest way to get pledges is to simply click the Facebook share button on your student’s pledge page. Plus, with a few clicks you can create a custom Student Star Video to share on social media. You can also use the Easy Emailer to connect with friends and family. As you gather pledges, be sure to record each sponsor’s e-mail address so they have the opportunity to easily pay for your student’s pledge online via credit card.
  • Ask your child about the MindSpark: Wild West Character Lesson of the Day! This year’s theme combines S.T.E.A.M. skills with character-building. In this thrilling Sci-Fi-Western theme, your students and the MindSpark kids must compete in six “Character Duels” to rescue Dr. Shock. Along the way, they’ll learn about Honesty, Gratitude, Generosity, Kindness, and Humility. Join along by watching the fun character videos with your child on funrun.com.
  • Come to the Leopards Fun Run on Thursday, October 24th! All students are included in the fun run, regardless of financial participation. Remember, students will be running 30-35 laps, and we would love for you to come out and cheer!

Thank you for supporting our school. We hope to see you next week at the Leopards Fun Run!


Bella Mente Montessori Academy