Sunday, October 4, 2015
804 Scuffletown Road ♦ Simpsonville, S.C. 29681 ♦ 864-355-3800

News & Notes

Community Event

Our student council is sponsoring Transformation Walk (formerly Walk for the Homeless) in October. The actual event is Sunday, October 25. However, the deadline to register is October 11. Click Here to access the form. 


Girls Night Out
4th grade girls are invited to a special program about anit-bullying on October 12.. Please Click Here more information. RSVP is due by October 9. 

5th Grade Recognition Ad
Do not miss out on securing a spot for your child's ad in this year's yearbook. This honor is reserved for 5th graders only. Please use the form below and submit to the office by October 15.  5th Grade Yearbook Recognition Form

Reflections Contest

Reflections is a nationwide arts recognition and achievement program in which all of our students here atBell’s Crossing Elementary are eligible to participate. Though the program follows a “contest” format, the main goal is to inspire kids to reflect upon the theme and express themselves through art.

This year’s theme is “Let Your Imagination Fly” There are six areas in which students may participate:     

Ÿ Literature

            Ÿ Musical composition

            Ÿ Photography

            Ÿ Visual arts

            Ÿ Dance choreography

            Ÿ Film/video production

Students are judged in two age groups: Kindergarten-2nd and 3rd-5th.

Students may enter as many times as they would like and in as many categories as they would like. In each category, winners will be awarded for first, second, and third place, as well as two honorable mentions. Winners will be broadcast school-wide and top winners will go on to next levels of competition.

Please turn in all entries forms on Friday, October 9 in the cafeteria between 7:30 and 8:00 am.

Yearbook Pictures

Parents and teachers can down load pictures using the website below.  Fifth grade parents will need to download pictures for the fifth grade recognition page when you purchase space in the yearbook for your child. The website is Then enter the coade: team2016. Thank you for making this year's yearbook the best ever! 

Advocating For Your Child's Success

Advocating For Your Child's Success

Below is a video link for all parents or guardians to review to help ensure a successful home/school relationship. Greenville County School Disitrct partnered with the PTA (Parent Teacher Association) to produce this video which gives suggestions and tips on a productive partnership.

Advocating For Your Child's Success Video

5th Grade Field Trip 2015

We are excited to announce that this year's 5th Grade Field Trip will be to the Barrier Island Environmental Education Center located at Johns Island, South Carolina. Students will explore the outdoors, gain knowledge and awareness about the environment, and learn team building skills in a unique setting. Classes are aligned to the South Carolina State Science Standards, and are hands-on, allowing students to learn new concepts about the environment. 

5th Grade classes will be divided between two dates : November 9-11 and November 11-13, 2015. The cost of the trip is $250 for students, and $250 for chaperones. There are spots for all students, but chaperone spots will be distributed evenly across classes depending on how many boys/girls attend.

The number of chaperones will be finalized when the deposit is due by August 21. A lottery will be used to determine chaperones. If you wish to attend please email your name and your child's name to Mrs. Gioia no later than August 21. You will need to pay your initial deposit by August 26.

A deposit of $100 is due NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, AUGUST 26.

Payments will be accepted at the front office, or can be mailed to the school starting July 1, 2015. (See Thea Murray or if mailed, ATTN: Barrier Island Trip with the name of you child to 804 Scuffletown Rd, Simpsonville, SC 29681.)

Payment Deadlines:
August 21 - Student deposits due $100
August 26 - Chaperone deposits due $100
September 18 - Payment #1 for student/chaperone $75
October 19 - Final Payment for student/chaperone $75

(Please do not pay the full amount as a fundraiser is being planned to offset the cost for each child)

The 5th grade team is looking forward to this exciting experience with your child. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Diane Gioia ( 355-3818) or Cheryl Waddell ( 355 2994.)

Personalized School Announcements
The PTA is now offering personalized messages on the electronic sign in front of the school including birthday messages and congratulations messages. All announcements are due by the 15th of the previous month (so January birthdays are due by December 15). No late announcements can be accepted. Click Here to download the form and to see more information.

Documents and Forms