It is time to mark your calendars!  We have some important dates coming up! 

Friday, January 11th, report cards will be sent home.  Please be on the lookout for these!

We are looking forward to seeing you all at STEM Night Thursday, January 17th.  This event is FREE of charge and is funded by the Bells Ferry Foundation.  It will begin at 6:00 pm and end at 7:30 pm.  There will be amazing activities including: Moana’s Boat, Rapunzel’s Pulley, Incredible Bee-Bot Battle, Elsa’s Snow, Buzz Light Year’s Rocket, Wreck It Ralph’s Ozbot Track, Aladdin’s Magic Carpet, and so MUCH MORE!

Pizza, drinks, and STEM shirts will be sold in the cafeteria.

Friday, January 18th is CRAZY HAT DAY!!!!  Bring $1 and wear your favorite hat, craziest hat, silliest hat…any hat!  All donations will support our STEM education opportunities provided by our Bells Ferry Foundation.

As always, we appreciate our Bells Ferry Families.  Please remember to follow us on Facebook @BellsFerry and Twitter @bellsferryelem.

Can you believe 2019 is already here?  We hope you all had a wonderful New Year and have been able to spend some quality time with family and friends.  Our teachers returned today and are getting things ready for our students to return!  The halls seem so empty without our amazing students.  We miss them all and cannot wait to see them back here on Monday, January 7th.

Parents and Bells Ferry Families, please remember we operate our building on a bell to bell schedule.  School begins at 7:50 a.m. and ends at 2:20 p.m.  We do our best to honor each instructional minute in class in order to maximize learning, and we greatly appreciate your support in doing the same.  Thank you for helping us instill the value of learning time with our students by making sure your child is present from 7:50 to 2:20 each day.

Again, we hope you all had a wonderful Winter Break with your loved ones.  We look forward to the rest of this year as we continue to build upon our vision: “Bells Ferry bandits learn, lead, and leave a legacy.” We will see you all soon!

December Early Release Days

Thursday, December 20th and Friday, December 21st are both EARLY RELEASE days for Cobb County Schools.  Dismissal starts at 12:30 both days.  Our ASP program will run until 6:00 p.m. for students staying in ASP.

Our Winter Holidays will be December 24th to January 4th.  We hope you all have a safe and wonderful holiday and we look forward to seeing all of our Bells Ferry Bandits at school on January 7th.

THANK YOU so much for your donations for the Kindergarten gingerbread house project! Your generosity will help make this a special event for our students.

 

Important Dates:

-Monday, December 17th –Volunteer parents will hot glue graham crackers on half pint milk cartons to construct individual houses for students to decorate Tuesday, December 18th. No students will be involved in the activity Monday.

 

-Tuesday, December 18th – Students may bring a family member to join our class at 12:00 p.m.to decorate individual gingerbread houses. This activity is planned to last about 45 minutes. Our classroom tends to get a little warm when we have several guests visit. Guests may want to dress in layers in case the room gets too warm. Chips and juice will be available to students for snack. If your child has food allergies, please send a safe snack for your child to have during this activity. Please send a note if your child will check out of school when this activity ends. If your child will leave with someone other than a parent, please include the name of the person checking your child out of school.

 

-Thursday, December 20th and Friday, December 21st are early release days. All students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m.- A.S.P is available at the earlier time.

 

-Winter Break is December 22nd through January 6th. We look forward to seeing students in class on Monday, January 7th.

December Gingerbread House Project

 

Kindergarten is planning a gingerbread house build project day in December. In order to decorate the gingerbread houses at school, we would appreciate donations of any of the following items:

-boxes of plain graham crackers

-16 ounce tubs of white frosting

-bags of small, unwrapped candies (examples: M & M’s, Skittles, Red Hots, Sweetarts, gumdrops, chocolate chips…)

-bags of mini marshmallows

-juice boxes

Donations can be sent in any time before Friday, December 14th.

Thank you for your help with this project!

Thanksgiving Break

Bells Ferry Families,

We enjoyed having so many of our Bells Ferry families join us for lunch this week.  It was truly a pleasure to serve all of you!  We are grateful for your support here at Bells Ferry.  You are a valuable part of our school community.  We could not learn, lead, and leave a legacy without each and every one of you.  Please know how grateful we are for each of you as we enter into this week of thanksgiving.  We hope you all enjoy your week together.  Please remember school is out all next week, November 19th – 23rd.  We look forward to seeing all of our students here bright and early on Monday, November 26th.  We hope you all enjoy your week!

Thanksgiving Lunch

 

You are invited for Thanksgiving Lunch Tuesday, November 13th

Please join us in our classroom at 11:05 for a few songs before lunch.

There is extra parking at Publix.

 

Our Menu for the Day will be:

Main Entrée: Turkey with Stuffing and Gravy, Hot Roll and Cranberry Sauce

Sides: Fruit, Sweet Potato Souffle and Green Beans

Drinks: Carton Drink or Cup of Tea

Other options: Corn dog and Yogurt Packs

Cost for all Guests = $3.75 (cash/check only please)

*We DO NOT accept credit or debit cards. **Payments can be made on child’s account using Mypaymentsplus. Meals can be paid for using student meal account