Week 8: 10/5 – 10/9/2020

Dear Bella Mente Families,

Happy Friday! I am enjoying visiting classrooms and seeing our scholars learning. I want to thank parents for having their students ready to learn each day. Preparing a quiet place for students to complete their schoolwork is so important. You truly are the Educational Manager while our teachers are the instructors. Team Work! Please remind your scholars to be dressed for success, which includes eating breakfast before school starts not during class instruction.

Daily attendance is so important. Our staff is working daily with families to offer support when students are absent. Please refer to the poster from AttendanceWorks.org. Reading ability is linked to school attendance and learning the fundamentals of reading. Regular attendance is more important now than ever before. We want all of our students to be prepared for high school when they leave Bella and that means strong attendance is essential. 

Thank you Ms. Jessica Welch for your Pumpkin Investigation and Ms. Carol for your Discovery Fridays! What fun activities! Watch for pictures on our social media! 

Reminder, Monday, October 12th, will be a non-student day. Our teachers will be participating in a Professional Development Day. 

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 your weekend and stay safe and healthy!
Dr. McQuestion
Principal

Attendance Works Posters (English & Spanish)
PreschoolElementary SchoolMiddle School
We have begun meeting with families of scholars who have less than 60% attendance. Our focus is to support families and scholars.

“Begin with the end in mind.” – Stephen Covey

Google has just added a notification to parents of classroom updates and missing assignments.  Please double check you have added your email to your student’s Google Classroom.

October Events
  • October 12 is No school
  • October 12-15th is the Great American Shakeout
  • October 12-16th is National School Lunch Week “Now Playing”
  • Friday, Oct. 16, 9 am to 11 am – Supply pick-up
  • Monday, Oct. 19th, 1 pm to 3 pm – Supply pick-up
  • Tuesday, Oct. 20th, 9 am to 11 am – Supply pick-up
  • October 26-30th is Red Ribbon Week
  • October 27 & 28 Parent Conferences
Look in your Google Classrooms for fun activities surrounding all these virtual events.
Supply Pick-up Days will include the next 6 weeks of Studies Weekly for grades TK – 6th and a BMA bag.
Parent Training – Sexual Abuse Prevention Training for Parents and Guardians

Bella Mente Academies has partnered with CharterSAFE to provide parents and guardians with protecting your child from sexual abuse. Please click here for the flyer on how to complete the valuable training.