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Mustang News

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Dear Mustangs,

We’ve had a great beginning to the school year!  Students received the Red Carpet treatment as they walked into the building on the first morning of school and we did it again for kindergarten students last week. They all looked awesome, and we are ready for a great year! Friday we celebrated College Ready Day. Check out our story:  http://www.good4utah.com/news/local-news/is-kindergarten-too-early-to-start-thinking-about-college

Safety Notice: As many of you have noticed, we had some construction in our parking lot during the summer.  The District contracted with a company to add some additional parking, improve the flow of traffic for drop-off and pick-up, as well as install a new automatic sprinkling system. This project will help make our parking lot safer for students, teachers, and patrons!  We are asking for your support, as we have changed our pick-up and drop-off procedures.  Please discuss the following guidelines with your students and anyone who will be transporting them to and from school:

  • All cars will need to pick up and drop off students east of the crosswalk in the Parent Drop-off/Pick up Lane, (indicated in yellow).
  • There is no parking west of the crosswalk to ensure the flow of traffic through the exit of the parking lot, (indicated in red).
  • Students will need to be escorted by an adult to the patron parking lots.  We ask that everyone cross at the crosswalk and follow the directions of the safety patrol members. 
  • All students who ride buses, both school and daycare, will line up by the fence near the Bus Zone on the east of the school.  Signs for each bus will indicate for students to line up according to their bus number and sign.  The teachers on duty will help the students to the buses. 
  • Please support our student Safety Patrol members who will help students safely enter and exit the school daily.
  • 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.

Key (Badge) Readers

Please plan to use your badges as your keys to enter the building.  Beginning Monday, September 12, ALL outside doors will remain locked.  This is for security purposes.  If you do not have your badge you will need to enter the main door after 8:15.

Volunteers

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.

Spirit/College Day

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. 

Office Reminders

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.

School Community Council

Are you interested in establishing the school’s budget and making decisions about our School Continuous Improvement Plan?  Please turn in your application or respond to this email to let me know if you would like to be placed on the ballot.  Meetings are held once a month and the time will be determined.

Upcoming Events

Sept. 6 — First Day of After School Program

Sept. 6 — Meeting of the Canyons Board of Education

Sept. 8 — Fall CBM Assessments 1st grade

Sept. 9 — Fall CBM Assessments grades 2-5

Sept. 9 — PTA Board Meeting 9:15am

Sept. 13 — School Spirit Night Panda Express 5-7 pm

Sept. 19 — First Day of After School Tutoring

Sept. 23 — No Student Day

Sept. 26-29 — Loose Change Week

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. 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

Principal's Message 2016-2017

Posted in Announcements

Dear Bell View Students and Parents,

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