Our 2nd Annual Read-A-Thon is HERE! This is our annual fundraiser to raise funds for our school's hands-on experiences and field trips. This year we partnered with Rally Up, an online fundraising platform, to make it easy for our families to interact and participate. The school will also receive a higher percentage of our total funds which means more 💲💰 for your classrooms! Our goal this year is $25K. The main objective of this event is to encourage our readers – even our reluctant readers – to read for pleasure!

Hello Bella Mente Leopards,

Our 2nd Annual Read-A-Thon is going strong! Hope our scholars are doing well with this weekend’s challenge which is to raise $250 between 11/11 and 11/13!

We have over __ winners to date. Scholars who have earned prizes as of Sunday night will receive them on Monday! Let’s keep encouraging our readers – even our reluctant readers – to read for pleasure!! In addition, our scholar who reads the most pages during the Read-A-Thon, will receive a special prize (no pledges necessary to compete).

To help encourage and inspire our scholars to read, check out our Read-A-Thon Prize list HERE to see all the cool prizes they can earn. 

Participation is fun and easy! Scroll down to our Read-A-Thon tab for more information. 

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Ms. Maca at or Mr. Anthony at 

Coming up this week at Bella Mente: 

Monthly Dine Out Event– Panda Express, 11/16 (moved from 11/04)

Support your Leopards in our Monthly Dine Out fundraiser with Panda Express

  • When: Wednesday, November 16, 2022. Place your order for pickup or delivery
  • Where: Available at Panda Express locations nationwide
  • How: Online orders Only Apply code 910144 in the Fundraiser Code box during online checkout at or via App.

Coffee Mingle with the Leadership Team– Thursday, 11/17 @ 8:30am 

Come join us for some coffee and pastries. Our Leadership team will be out at the gazebo excited to meet you all!

Parent’s Night Out– Thursday, 11/17 @ 5pm (moved from 11/18 due to the Holiday weekend)

Parents/guardians are you looking for a few nice hours out on the town with your significant other, friends or even a quiet night to yourself? Coming up this Thursday, November 17, Bella is hosting our Monthly Parent’s Night Out event! Be one of the first 25 to sign-up and secure your spot HERE. Scholars will have the opportunity to hang out with members from our awesome Leadership Team and play games and sports. We will be serving hot dogs and chips so bring your appetite! There will also be a movie so bring your most cozy blanket so you can enjoy the movie in the most comfortable fashion. We hope to see you there! 

Country Western Dress Day– Thursday, 11/17

Dress to impress!

Fall Break/No School– Friday, 11/18 – 11/25

Winter Spectacular- Thursday, 12/22

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 12

Community Liaison Video - English

Community Liaison Video - Español


  • 11/01: ES- Make-Up Picture Day 
  • 11/04: ES- Monthly Dine-Out 
  • 11/11: ES- NO SCHOOL 
  • 11/11: ES, NE- Movie Under The Stars 
  • 11/16: MS, NE- Student Play 
  • 11/17: ES= Coffee Mingle 
  • 11/17: FDD- Country Western Day 
  • 11/18: ES, NE= Parents Night Out 
  • 11/18: ES- NO SCHOOL 
  • 11/21-25: 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