Week 20: 01/19 – 01/22/2021

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Dear Bella Mente Families,

Happy Friday! I hope this finds you and your family healthy and happy!

We had a busy week! Students were completing MAPs assessments, teachers were preparing semester report cards and getting ready to meet with you for conferences next week. 

As always we want to thank Mr. Hank for Cooking it Up! If you have not joined Cooking it Up yet with Mr. Hank, please add it to your calendar. It is a great way to bring families together and socialize with healthy food via Zoom!

Please sign up for parent conferences next week. You should have received a sign-up link from your teacher. Parent/Teacher conferences are a great way to keep communication open and discuss any successes or challenges your student may be having.

Wednesday night, one of our Upper Elementary Teachers will be giving a workshop about Time Management and Virtual Learning. Mr. Chalmers has consulted with all our teams to come up with some helpful pointers for parents during our online educational time.

Next week is National School Choice Week: Wear Red or Yellow on Thursday to your classroom meetings. Write BMMA on a piece of paper with BIG letters. Teachers will take a screenshot. Send pics from home to socialmedia@bellamentecharter.org.

For other fun activities at home check out https://schoolchoiceweek.com/

For National School Choice Week social media: Have students make a quick video about why they love their school, or teacher & share it with us.

Please send to socialmedia@bellamentecharter.org

For Kindness Week: Look in both Mr. Hank’s and Ms. Andrea’s classrooms for some fun Kindness Activities. For other fun activities at home check:

https://thegreatkindnesschallenge.com/

January Happenings are listed below in detail. We hope to see as many families as possible attending the events we have scheduled. If you have any questions or ideas for events at Bella Mente, please email Maca Davis at mdavis@bellamentecharter.org.

As always, we at Bella want to thank you for your trust, patience, and kindness as we work together to make this a great year for all!

Enjoy and stay safe and healthy!
Dr. McQuestion    
Principal

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.  – Aesop

January / February Happenings

Tuesday, 1/26 and Wednesday 1/27 Parent Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, 1/27 5 pm English Parent Workshop Time Management

Zoom Link: https://bellamentecharter-org.zoom.us/j/81230952764

Wednesday, 1/27 6 pm Spanish Parent Workshop Time Management
Zoom Link: https://bellamentecharter-org.zoom.us/j/8961426255

Thursday 1/28 National School Choice Day – Wear Red or Yellow

Friday, 1/29 FREE Dress Day – Dress Like a Teacher

Tuesday, 2/9 6 pm Board of Directors Meeting 

Thursday, 2/11 5 pm Answers with Dr. McQuestion – English
Zoom Link: https://bellamentecharter-org.zoom.us/j/83408702889

Thursday, 2/11 6 pm – Answers with Dr. McQuestion – Spanish
Zoom link: https://bellamentecharter-org.zoom.us/j/86584709639

Friday, 2/12 Non-student day

Monday, 2/15 Non-student day

Tuesday, 2/19 5 pm Cooking it Up with Mr. Hank
Zoom Link: https://bellamentecharter-org.zoom.us/j/8392199369

Wednesday, 2/27 5 pm Parent Workshop – English
Topic How to get the most from Wonders.

Zoom Link: https://bellamentecharter-org.zoom.us/j/81230952764

Wednesday, 2/27 6 pm Parent Workshop – Spanish
Topic How to get the most from Wonders.

Zoom Link: https://bellamentecharter-org.zoom.us/j/82100003056

Friday, 2/29: FREE Dress Day – Career Day – what do you want to be when you grow up? 

Time Management by Mr. Chalmers

Wednesday, 1/27 5 pm English Parent Workshop Time Management

Zoom Link: https://bellamentecharter-org.zoom.us/j/81230952764

Wednesday, 1/27 6 pm Spanish Parent Workshop Time Management
Zoom Link: https://bellamentecharter-org.zoom.us/j/8961426255

COMING SOON Scholastic Book fair

We will be having an online Buy One, Get One FREE book fair April 16th – April 23, 2021. Please look for more details on how you can purchase books for your child.