Week 28: 03/15 – 03/19/2021

Dear Bella Mente Families,

I am so excited to see some of our students coming back on campus on April 12th! I will be meeting with the teachers regularly to see how they are doing with teaching distance learning and in-person at the same time. I anticipate that we might need some small pivots, but hopefully not too many!

Those of you who chose hybrid learning please start preparing your student for the changes they will experience. Below are some of the changes:

  • Masks worn while on campus
  • Students may not share materials and each student will have their own.
  • Social distancing is mandatory 
  • No recess at this time

Guidelines are constantly changing so we will keep you updated about any changes. I would love to see our students in their uniforms. I know it has been a year and our students may have grown out of the ones they have. We will have grace during this time, but please do your best to help our students start off with our Leopard spirit and proudly wear their uniforms!

I read a really good article that I thought I would share with you. Amy Morin, a psychotherapist, focuses on how to help people become mentally strong. She has published several books, articles, and has a TED TALK. She recommends 7 things to teach children to help them be mentally strong: Empower Themselves, Adapt to Change, Know when to say no, Own their mistakes, Celebrate others successes, and Persist. Good Read!

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


Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.     Emily Dickinson

March/April Happenings

Wednesday – 3/24 – Leveling Up Parent Meeting
English 5 pm link: https://bellamentecharter-org.zoom.us/j/84105221352
Spanish 6 pm link: https://bellamentecharter-org.zoom.us/j/87040752268

Thursday, 3/25 5 pm – Parent Workshop Cultivating Resilience While Parenting Presented by San Diego County Office of Education
to register: https://sdcoe.k12oms.org/918-199449
Download flyer here

Monday 3/29 – Friday 4/9 Spring Break – non-student days 
Students return April 12th

Thursday, 4/08 5 pm – Answers with McQuestion/Parent Advisory Counsel -English Zoom Link: https://bellamentecharter-org.zoom.us/j/83408702889

Thursday, 4/08 6 pm – Answers with McQuestion/Parent Advisory Counsel – Spanish Zoom Link: https://bellamentecharter-org.zoom.us/j/86584709639

Tuesday, 4/13, 6:30 pm Board of Director’s Meeting

Wednesday, 4/14 5 pm Virtual Family Game Night
English Zoom link: 

Wednesday, 4/14 6 pm Virtual Family Game Night
Spanish Zoom link: 

Tuesday, 4/20, 5 pm Cooking it Up with Mr. Hank
Zoom link: https://bellamentecharter-org.zoom.us/j/83921993692

Wednesday, 4/28, 5 pm – English – Parent Workshop – Restorative Practices
Zoom Link: https://bellamentecharter-org.zoom.us/j/82100003056

Wednesday, 4/28, 6 pm – Spanish -Parent Workshop – Restorative Practices
Zoom Link: https://bellamentecharter-org.zoom.us/j/821000038

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.

Leader in Me Habit #2 Begin with the End in Mind

Student access code: BellaLeopards