Week 9: 10/12 – 10/16/2020

Dear Bella Mente Families,

Bella has had a very busy week! Monday our teachers participated in an ALEKS workshop. I attended as well and I am truly amazed by the ALEKS program. We learned many new things and ways to assist our students. Our Primary teachers participated in an IXL training, which they said was extremely helpful. We are all learners! Young and not so young :). 

We are limiting who is working on campus due to Covid-19, so phone calls are going to our voicemail system which is being monitored daily by staff who are offsite. Please leave detailed contact information when you call so your phone call can be returned quickly. Thank you for your cooperation!

Please join us in supporting your children with the Leader in Me program. Leader in Me (LiM) is an evidence-based, comprehensive-school improvement model—developed in partnership with educators—that empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. Instead of focusing on academic measures alone, Leader in Me embodies a holistic approach to education, redefining how schools measure success. This approach empowers educators with effective practices and tools to:

  • teach LEADERSHIP to every student,
  • create a CULTURE of student empowerment,
  • and align systems to drive results in ACADEMICS.

I want to invite you to take a survey created by LiM – Measurable Results Assessment. We take your input seriously and completing this survey will assist in our support of your student. https://www.leaderinme.com/s/bella-mente-montessori-academy/parent

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

Leader in Me Family Bingo Game

It is not true that I invented what is called the Montessori Method… I have studied the child; I have taken what the child has given me and expressed it, and that is what is called the Montessori Method. 
Maria Montessori
10 reasons for school attendance
October Events
  • 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.
Upcoming Parent Workshops: 5 pm in English; 6 pm in Spanish

October 28, 2020 – Cooking with Mr. Hank

January 27, 2021 – Time Management with Mr. Chalmers

February 24, 2021 – Getting the most out of Wonders with Ms. McGraw

March 31, 2021 – Teaching the Montessori Way with Mr. Bareno

April 28, 2021 – Restorative Practices with Dr. McQuestion

May 26, 2021 – Let’s prepare for High School with Ms. LaBlond and Ms. Marter