Principal’s Message – Week 11

Dear Bella Families,

What a fun week we have had! The scholars and staff have enjoyed dressing up this week! I loved seeing the scholars dressed up for Business Day. Take a look on our social media to see some fun pictures!

If you get a call that your scholar is absent and they were at school it is probably because they were tardy. If a scholar comes in late to a class after the teacher has taken roll, the teacher is unable to stop instruction to mark the scholar tardy at that moment. I know when I taught I kept a notebook by me and would write down names of scholars who came in late. I would change attendance once scholars were working independently. Please know as a teacher it is very disruptive when scholars repeatedly come in tardy and miss important instructional time. Below are the start times for our scholars. Thank you for your assistance in this manner. We are teaching our scholars to be responsible members of our community when they understand the importance of starting the day on time!

Regular Day

Middle School (7 & 8): 8:00 am

Upper Elementary (4-6): 8:00 am

Lower Elementary (1-3): 8:15 am

Primary (TK-K): 9:00 am

Late Start Monday

Middle School (7 & 8): 9:30 am

Upper Elementary (4-6): 9:30 am

Lower Elementary (1-3): 9:45 am

Primary (TK-K): 10:00 am

Great news from our art teacher, Ms.Sarah Uribe! She is asking all scholars to draw/paint/create an image to go with our theme “grow” for the yearbook! The final art pieces will be voted on by our scholars and be used for the front and back cover of our yearbook!!

San Diego County Office of Education is pleased to offer free webinars for parents and caregivers:

  • Supporting Your Children During an Uncertain School Year: Tips for Managing Anxiety
  • Cultivating Emotional Resilience & Mental Fitness While Parenting


Enjoy life and stay safe and healthy!

Dr. McQuestion    


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Calendar events

  • Thursday, October 21st – Friday, November 4th – Scholastic Book Fair online – Please visit our online store at
  • October 28th – Answers w/McQuestion 5 pm English / 6 pm Spanish
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  • November 11th – Non – School Day – Veterans Day Holiday
  • November 18th – BMX Assembly
  • November 19th – November 28th Fall Break 
  • Student return on Monday, November 29th

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