Principal’s Message – Week 15

Greetings to Bella Mente Academy!

Happy Friday! What an incredible week! As I meet scholars, staff and parents, I have noticed the family atmosphere at Bella Mente and appreciate the warm welcome from all of you. Hopefully, I will have the opportunity to meet many more of you at the student drop off/ pick up or at the Winter Spectacular! This will be my first school event and I look forward to participating in it with all of you.The excitement on campus is mounting as we draw closer to the Winter Spectacular and the expectation is that it will be a successful one.  

This week has been filled with a ton of dancing and grooving! All week scholars have enjoyed their favorite music per request during their lunch periods. Upcoming next week we will be having our staff vs scholars basketball games happening all week so bring your A GAME!

Bella Mente will be participating in the Vista Christmas Parade this Saturday, Dec. 4th at 1pm Downtown Vista, Ca. We would love to have many of you attend and show support for our scholars and school.


Apple Snack Wedges Challenge

The scholars in the Middle School Garden Elective Class are challenging the families of Bella Mente to cook together and share your results in this Nailed It Challenge.

Scholars in the Garden Class will select a recipe, prepare it, and then post their results to the Nailed It Challenge web page. 

Families will then be able to post photos of their identical recipe results to: 


  • Saturday, December 4- Vista Christmas Parade
  • Tuesday, December 7, 6:30pm Board of Directors Meeting
  • Wednesday, December 15- Winter Spectacular
  • Thursday, December 16- Spirit Day-Pajama Day
  • Friday, December 17 through Tuesday, January 5: Winter Break (Non School Days) Scholars Return on Wednesday, January 6

Best Wishes, 

James Proby


Bella Mente Academy