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
First-fifth grade students participate in three 40 minutes sessions each week. Kindergarten classes participate in one 30 minute Brain Booster class each week. Below is a brief description of each Brain Booster.
Library-Mrs Langren is the instructional technician. Students will learn to use the media center as of means of gathering information. The students will participate in author studies and will continue to develop their love of reading.
PlayWorks-Coach Johnny and Coach Amiriah will be the instructional technicians for PlayWorks. Coach Johnny will be here every week and Coach Amiriah will be here every other week. Coach Amiriah will also be outside at recesses to help students incorporate PlayWorks games into recess time. You might even see your child solving conflicts with Ro Sham Bo. Ask your child how this works. This program will support the development of safe and positive play on the playground. Students are taught a variety of team building and cooperative learning games that can also be implemented on the playground during recess. For more information you can visit playworks.org.
Technology-Mr. Gillette is our instructional technician. Students will learn to use digital media to communicate and to support individual learning. They will receive instruction in internet safety, coding, and using research tools. For more information see info on the district web site.
Music-Mrs. Chubak teacher. We are fortunate enough to be the recipient of the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program grant from the State Office. The Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program is a teaching partnership between highly qualified art specialist and classroom teacher in 130 elementary schools. The arts specialist delivers quality, sequential and developmental arts instruction in alignment with the state Fine Arts Core Curriculum. During Music, students will be using voice and instrumental to engage in singing and playing music while learning about rhythum, notes, sound and composers.
|Brain Boosters 2015-2016
AM kindergarten attends 10:30-11:00 and PM kindergarten attends 2:45-3:15 time slot. The day of the week depends on what Brain Booster they choose.
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 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
Bell View Elementary Bell Schedule
8:55 Welcome Bell
9:00 School Begins
10:15 AM kindergarten
10:30 5th recess on Friday
10:45 1st/2nd recess on Friday
11:00 3rd recess
11:15-11:45 Head start AM
12:05-12:45 4th grade lunch
12:10-12:50 1st grade lunch
12:20-1:00 2nd grade lunch
12:30-1:10 5th grade lunch
12:35-1:15 3rd grade lunch
1:00-1:30 Head start PM lunch
1:45 4th recess M-TH
2:00 5th recess M-TH
2:30 1st/2nd recess M-TH
3:35 Dismissal M-TH
Friday dismissat at 1:55
11:40 AM K dismissal
12:55 PM K start time
9:00-11:00 AM Kindergarten on Fridays
11:55-1:55 PM Kindergarten on Fridays