Monday, September 01, 2014
Bell's Crossing Elementary • 804 Scuffletown Road. • Simpsonville, SC 29681 • (864)355-3800 • fax (864) 355-3885

WE NEED YOUR HELP!
EagleFest, our school carnival and most anticipated fundraiser of the year, will be Sept. 26, 4:30-9:00pm. We need your help! Volunteers will help with set-up/clean-up, collect tickets, monitor games/activities, serve snacks, assist with Silent Auction, etc. Please consider contributing a portion of your time to ensure this is a successful event!
You can sign up for the shift that is most convenient for you at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090545ACAB28A64-eaglefest or via the PTA website, www.bellscrossingpta.org.
If you are interested in helping collect and organize items for EagleFest's Silent Auction, please email bcesptavolunteers@gmail.com.

Parent Portal
Parent Portal passwords are now available in the front office. If you have already set up a Parent Portal, you do not need this password! To obtain this password, a parent or legal guardian must come to the front office with a picture ID. We highly recommend you create Parent Portal for your children as this is a great way to keep up with lunch balances, attendance, and grades. You can also change name, address, and phone number information on this site. All Parent Portals can be consolidated into one account.  If you have a Parent Portal but have forgotten your password/user name, you will need to bring your ID to the front office. Thank you.

EagleFest Carnival

EagleFest, our school carnival and most anticipated fundraiser of the year, will be September 26, 4:30-9:00pm. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Volunteers will help with set up/clean up, collect tickets, monitor games/activities, serve snacks, assist with Silent Auction etc. Please sign up to help using the link below. If you are interested in helping collect and organize items for EagleFest's Silent Auction, please email bcesptavolunteers@gmail.com

 http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090545acab28a64-eaglefest.

Important Internet Permission Form
In your student’s back to school packet is an important form referring to COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act). It is in the stapled prepay information a few pages back. The form reads on the top, “Please Return to Your Child’s Teacher by September 10.” The parent must sign and return this form if they wish their child to access ANYTHING on the internet. That would mean programs like AR, Compass, and much more. While the wording of this form discusses 3rd party information, please understand we would never have your child release personal information without parental consent on a separate form. This form covers the school giving students login names for AR and Compass. This is a new Federal requirement.  This will be a one-time form for parents to fill out.

School Improvement Council
Our first SIC meeting this year will be on Wednesday, September 10th at noon. Please feel free to join us!

PTA Membership $6
Please show your support of our school by joining our Parent Teacher Association (PTA). Our PTA supports the school with curriculum materials, virtual field trips, scholarships for students, and much more. Membership in our PTA show the strong support we have from our parents and community for the school. Look for the information in your child's back to school packet.

Open House
Our Open House will be preceded by a general meeting for the PTA which will begin at 6:30pm. PTA will go over this year's goals and objectives. You will also have the opportunity to visit your child's class and hear from their teacher about the curriculum for the year.

NEW LUNCH PRICES
Please note that this year there is a 10 cent increase in lunch prices:
Student Meal - $2.20
Adult Meal - $3.50

Reflections 2014-2015
Explore the arts and participate in the PTA Reflections competition. The theme will be "The world would be a better place if..." Reflect on the theme, create an original work, be recognized. For more information CLICK HERE or contact Vickie Price at bcesptareflections@gmail.com

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.