Thanks, PTA, and Student Council for coordinating Loose Change Week! All loose change collected will be donated to the Book Fair in the name of your teacher!
Open Enrollment • Health Insurance
Now that the chilly fall weather has arrived, we're getting ready to open the window — for the annual mandatory Open Enrollment period for the 2017 Benefit Year. Even if you don't want to make any changes to your insurance plan, you must log-on during the Oct. 24-Nov. 4 Open Enrollment window to verify your benefit elections and re-enroll. Employees will be informed about the upcoming health insurance Open Enrollment period with direct-mail postcards, items in the iKnow newsletter, a benefit packet, and e-mail blasts. We will use the same enrollment tool — www.aflacatwork.com — that we have used for the past four years so the process should be familiar for most employees.
'Tis the Season — for Flu Shots
Canyons District Nursing Services will be providing flu vaccine to CSD employees, their spouses and dependents who are 18 years and older. The nurses will once again be going to each school to provide the vaccine. If you have Canyons District insurance — SelectHealth or Aetna — please bring your insurance card to the clinic. We will bill your insurance company. You do not need to pay the $20 fee. Employees who have other insurance or who are uninsured may also receive the vaccine at a cost of $20. The dates of the clinics at each school will be posted once the nurses receive the vaccine.
Sign up for a Conference Time
If you haven’t signed up for a conference time yet, please do so ASAP. Feel free to contact our office if you need support. After Wednesday, Sept. 21st, teachers will assign conference times to anyone who has not yet scheduled. Go to the school’s website, click on the Online Scheduler, log in and choose a time that works best for you. http://bellview.canyonsdistrict.org/
October 3rd is Picture Day. The packets will be coming home soon that include envelopes to place your checks in. Please return all orders by Oct. 3.
Drop Off Lane
Just a reminder that students should exit their vehicle on the passenger side. On the left side is a drive-thru lane, and students could possibly be in the path of moving vehicles if they exit out the driver’s side. Thanks so much to our teachers who help welcome students each morning. We appreciate you! If you would like to volunteer to support the safety of our students, please let Mrs. Loran know.
Additionally, we have updated our Breakfast procedure. Students will enter at the breakfast doors on the North side of the school near our new bike corral. They can be dropped off in the Parent Drop Off Zone, or walk to the doors, which will be open at 8:15 am. Supervision will be provided at 8:15 am in the cafeteria. Please do not drop off prior. We appreciate your patience in learning these new procedures.
PTA meetings will be held the first Friday of the month at 9:15am in the Media Center. We invite you to support the PTA by becoming a member. It is $6 and we have envelopes in the office. Check out our PTA Facebook page. It contains updated information.
Upcoming PTA events:
Loose Change Week is happening now. Book Fair September 28th-29th it will be in the gym! It is a great way to support the school’s library and teachers’ libraries, and get some great books for your own student! Reflections is due on Oct. 18th. The theme this year is "What is Your Story?" There are sign-up sheets and flyers in the office and on the PTA bulletin board.
We love volunteers at Bell View. Your time is greatly appreciated. It is required to sign up each year, it only takes a minute. Here’s a link to the application: https://volunteer.canyonsdistrict.org/volunteersystem/volunteer/ Be sure volunteers in your rooms have registered and are wearing a volunteer badge.
Every Friday is Spirit/College Day at Bell View! Students and staff are encouraged to wear Bell View, college team shirts, school colors, (blue and white) or their college colors (check you're your students’ teachers.
If your child is absent, please be sure to notify our office. Also, we have vacation forms you call complete if you know that you will be gone for a few days. You do need to come in and sign out your child if s/he leaves during the school day. We cannot send students out to the parking lot to be picked up.
Sept. 19-22 — Loose Change Week
Sept. 22 — Full School Day
Sept. 23 — No Student Day
Sept. 26-28 — PTA Book Fair
Sept. 26, 27 — Parent-Teacher Conferences for high schools
Sept. 27, 28 — Parent-Teacher Conferences for middle schools
Sept. 28, 29 — Parent-Teacher Conferences for elementary schools
Sept. 29 — Early-out Day for elementary schools
Sept. 30 — Compensatory Day
Oct. 3 — School Picture Day
Oct. 3 — First Day of After School Tutoring (revised)
Oct. 5 — Superintendent’s Lunch with PTA and SCC leaders, PDC, noon
Oct. 13 — Parent-Teacher Conferences for Brighton
Oct. 14 — No Student Day at Brighton
Oct. 20-21 — Fall Recess
Nov. 4 — No Student Day
Nov. 23-25 — Thanksgiving Recess
Dec. 22-Jan. 2 — Winter Recess
Hello, my name is Chanci Loran. I am the new Principal at Bell View Elementary. On behalf of the Bell View faculty, I would love to extend a heartfelt welcome to you this school year. A new school year is always such an exciting time to reconnect with old friends and welcome new friends. At Bell View, we are very delighted to welcome those students and parents who are new to our school community. We extend an especially warm welcome and best wishes for an exciting and productive year at our school. We hope that you will quickly feel at home and become involved in the many activities that support our students.
Bell View Elementary serves 370 students. Our mission is to provide a quality education for students and prepare those students for their future educational experiences. We will reach these goals through quality teaching and a positive and safe learning environment. The principal, staff, students, parents, and students share responsibility for achievement! We have nearly 50 faculty members working to provide an amazing educational experience for all of our students.
Our Belief Statements are:
1. Every student has the right to quality classroom instruction.
2. The special needs of students will be addressed.
3. Individuals have the right to a positive and safe school environment.
Our Continuous School Improvement Plan was created by a team of faculty members and parents. With this plan we are addressing the school’s needs according to our assessment data. We understand the importance of immediately identifying needs of students and promptly providing the services they need. In order to meet our academic and behavior goals for all students, we have created a variety of programs to serve our students.
Data is used to determine appropriate instruction for our students. Teachers participate in Instructional Professional Learning Community Meetings weekly, to discuss curriculum, assessment, and student interventions. They also meet for professional collaboration days several times per year to analyze data and make changes or additions to instruction.
Parent Involvement is such and asset at Bell View. We have joined the National Network of Partnership Schools through John Hopkins University. We have a supportive PTA, although few in numbers, who are working on involving new and diverse members of our school community. Our PTA and teachers publish a monthly newsletter to keep parents and community members well informed of what is happening at school. We also have monthly Family Nights, which includes activities related to parent training, literacy, math, science, character education, music and cultural diversity.
Our School Community Council has worked hard to create a Land Trust plan that reflects the needs of our students. Using Land Trust funds are utilized to provide intervention assistants to support classroom instruction.
We have also hired Brian Booster Technicians to teach the students art, physical education, technology, and character education. Grade levels will rotate to different Boosters for a total of 2 hours weekly.
Recognizing student achievement is very important at Bell View. We will begin honoring students daily with attendance announcements. Since this has been an area of concern for our school, we need your support to ensure student attendance is a priority! Other programs in which students work hard to participate are: CEO, Student Council, Safety Patrol, Road to Success Reading, Junior Coaches, and additional grade level specific academic programs. The CEO (Chief Example to Others) Program is where teachers recognize every student in their classrooms during the year. Students can be recognized for ANY type of improvement, participation, great art, good writing, character traits, etc. We will hold a recognition ceremony about once a month where the students are recognized and parents are invited.
We have implemented Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports as our school-wide system of support for behavior. This includes clear rules and routines, which are explicitly taught, practiced, reinforced for all settings within the school, by all staff members. Social skills are taught just as academic skills are taught. Using this philosophy, we help students succeed by providing positive consequences before the use of a negative consequence is necessary. Think Time is also used in every classroom. This helps our students because the expectations and consequences are the same school-wide.
Bell View Elementary is a very eventful school. I am honored to be the principal of such a wonderful school. It is my goal that through support and partnership, Bell View Elementary will continue to be an excellent school for our students. We have so much to be proud of as a faculty, and community. I look forward to continue getting to know more of the students and parents as the school year progresses.
Chanci Loran, Principal
Serving on our School Community Council is a wonderful way for parents and teachers to contribute and help improve academic performance at our school. The school receives an annual dividend from the School Trust Lands. Our council decides how these funds will be used. The council also reviews and prepares other academic and safety plans for our students each year. Councils also act in an advisory capacity to the school and district administrators.
Meeting Dates for 2016-2017
October 20th at 5:30
November 14th at 5:30pm
January 30th at 5:30pm
February 27th at 5:30pm
March 27th at 5:30pm
April 24th at 5:30pm
May 22nd at 5:30pm
Meeting Date for 2015-2016
September 29th @ 6:00
October 27th @ 6:00
November 17th @ 6:00
January 19th @ 6:00
February 9th @ 6:00
March 15th @ 6:00
April 19th @ 6:00
May 10th @ 6:00
Land trust 2015-2016
Landtrust allocation for 2015-2016 $20,480
Land trust 2014-2015
Landtrust allocation for 2014-2015 $20,686
Land trust 2013-2014
Landtrust allocation $19179