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Principal’s Message: Week 14

Winter Spectacular


Hello Bella Mente Leopards!

We hope you all are having an amazing weekend. Thank you to all the families and friends for attending the Vista Christmas Parade with us on Saturday. Are you following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter? There will be pictures posted on Monday. 

We have many fun activities planned for the month of December. Make sure you are checking out the school update page and following our event calendar to stay up to date! 

Casa de Amparo Holiday Drive

Starting this Monday Bella will start collecting holiday donations for Casa de Amparo’s annual Holiday Drive! This organization’s mission is to support those affected by and at risk of child abuse and neglect, through a range of programs and services that promote healing, growth, and healthy relationships. Held during the third week in December, the annual Holiday Drive is held to help spread holiday cheer for over 1,000 Casa Kids and make their holiday wishes come true. Bella Mente will look to collect enough donations to create 50 or more Cozy Comfort Kits! These kits requested by Casa de Amparo will include:

  • Male and Female, sizes XS – 3XL
    • New pajamas
    • Robes
    • Slippers 
    • Very soft blankets 

Please bring all donations to the front office. There will be storage bins labeled for donation. Donate what you can! Please ensure all donations are new. 

A special holiday card from a Bella Scholar will be included in each kit. 

For more information regarding this this holiday drive, click the link HERE. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Mr. Anthony 

Family Game Night: Bingo  

We are hosting our very first Family Game Night Event this Friday, December 9th from 5pm – 7pm. We are excited to announce this game night we will be playing Bingo! Snacks, food and beverages will be available for purchase. This is a FREE event! Every winner will receive a prize! Hope to see you there! 

Winter Spectacular- Thursday, 12/22 

Are you ready for this year’s Winter Spectacular?!?! Make sure to mark your calendars for Thursday, December 22nd, from 5pm – 7pm! You will not want to miss this year’s event! More information will be posted on the school’s update page and wiil be sent to families via email.

 Independent Study 

When your scholar is absent from school, please complete Independent Study. Benefits to completing an Independent Study:

  • Your scholar keeps up with class work and the important skills learned during their absence
  • The absence is eliminated from your scholar’s attendance record 
  • Allows your scholars to have a 96% or above attendance rate which is required to participate in Bella Mente after-school clubs such as L.E.A.P.
  • Counts towards perfect attendance to participate in our monthly Glow Stick Party

Email to learn more! Attendance is key to a scholar’s success. 

Parent Volunteers 

Interested in volunteering on campus? Please take a moment to fill out the Parent Volunteer forms located on our school website. Returning volunteers must complete all forms and online training to be an active volunteer during the 2022.23 school year.

Lost and Found 

Be sure to remind your scholar if they have lost sweaters, jackets, lunch boxes or water bottles to please check their classrooms and the lost and found located next to the MPR entrance. Unclaimed items will be donated at the end of each month. 

We hope you enjoy our monthly events! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at (760) 621-8948 or email

Go Leopards    

Best Wishes,

Adriana Hartwell

Assistant Principal

Bella Mente Academies



We’re excited to announce that the Bella Mente  Academies has chosen School Device Coverage (SDC) to insure the devices that will be given to your student as part of this year’s 1:1 device program. This insurance program will protect you in the event that your device is lost, stolen, or damaged accidentally. For one low annual price, you may file a claim against any number of incidents that take place with no deductibles, no added fees, and no claims limits.

To obtain coverage, please fill out the flyer that you will be given by the district and mail it in along with a check, or visit and click on ‘Sign up’. Join hundreds of thousands of parents nationwide who trust SDC to ensure that their child’s device is protected for the 2022 / 2023 school year!



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Weekly + Box

  • Every week on Thursday from 11-11:30 AM, come grab a fresh produce box from Plus Box. 

 Food Bags 

Parent volunteer
  • If you are interested in parent volunteering here at Bella please check out our volunteer page @   
  • Any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to Mr.Anthony
 For additional assistance, please contact our community liaison Ms. Maca Davis @

Vista Unified School District and Bella Mente Academies are receiving hundreds of boxes of food for students.

Principal’s Message: Week 14

Community Liaison Video - English

Community Liaison Video - Español


  • 12/02: ES- Monthly Dine Out 
  • 10/09: ES, NE- Family Game Night “Bingo”
  • 12/15: ES- Coffee Mingle with Leadership
  • 12/22: ES, NE- Winter Spectacular 
  • 12/22: ES, FDD- PJ Day 
  • 12/22: ES, NE Parents Night Out 
  • 12/23-01/09: ES- NO SCHOOL  


Lost and Found Corner

  •  Did you lose a sweater, jacket or maybe your favorite water bottle??? Come check out the Lost and Found Corner located right out side of the MPR. 

Leader In Me Video

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