Hello Bella Mente Leopards! 

We have passed a hundred days from the beginning of the academic year with many achievements! We have so many great events planned for the upcoming week. Here is what’s to come:

Upcoming Events:

  • Tuesday, February 14th: “Valentine’s Day Card Contest!”
  • Wednesday, February 15th: “Monthly Dine Out!” 
  • Thursday, February 16th: “Leadership Coffee Mingle
  • Thursday, February 16th: “Winter Ball Dance
  • Friday, February 17th “President’s Day – No School!”

Valentine’s Day Card Contest – Tuesday, 02/14

The Bella Team launches the Valentine’s Day Card Contest in collaboration with the Sheriff’s Department at the Vista station. During lunch time, scholars will be able to decorate a Valentine card. The cards will be sent to the Sheriff’s Department at the Vista Station for the selection of a winner. The top three winners will receive prizes such as gift cards from the Sheriff’s Department.

Monthly Dine Out – Wednesday, 02/15, from 2 PM to 8 PM

This month’s dine out will take place at Rubio’s – 620 Hacienda Drive, Vista CA. We will distribute flyers in the car line the day before, and promote the event on our social media.

Be sure to keep an eye on our Event Calendar as we move through the new year!  

Absences vs. Independent Study 

When your scholar is absent from school, please complete Independent Study. 

The Bella team will help you enroll and provide your scholar with the appropriate resources to keep up with class work and the essential skills taught during their absence. 

WHY complete Independent Study?

  • The absence is eliminated from your scholar’s attendance record.
  • High Schools favor scholars with Independent Study rather than absences in their admission process.
  • No stress about checking your scholar’s work. Your teacher will take care of it!
  • Your scholar is allowed to participate in Bella Mente’s field trips and after school clubs such as L.E.A.P. by having a 96% attendance rate or above. Counts towards perfect attendance to participate in our monthly Glow Stick Party.

Did you know funding for California schools is based on attendance? This year, Bella Mente has lost approximately $300,103 to date in funding due to absences. 

You can make a difference – please complete Independent Study for your scholar and help them clear their absences while staying on track academically.

Email IS@bellamentecharter.org 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. Volunteer opportunities are available by contacting your teacher or emailing Anthony Beaver at abeaver@bellamentecharter.org.

Lost and Found 

Please remind your scholar to check their classrooms and the lost and found located next to the MPR entrance for lost and found items. Unclaimed items will be donated Tuesday, January 31st.

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

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 schooldevicecoverage.com 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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Facebook: Bella Mente Montessori Academy 

Instagram: @Bellamentenews 

Twitter: @Bellamentenews 

Social Media


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 https://bellamentecharter.org/volunteer/   
  • Any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to Mr. Anthony, abeaver@bellamentecharter.org
 For additional assistance, please contact our community liaison Ms. Maca Davis @ mdavis@bellamentecharter.org

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

Principal’s Message: Week 20

Community Liaison Video - English

Community Liaison Video - Español



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