Sunday, March 29, 2015
Bell's Crossing Elementary • 804 Scuffletown Road. • Simpsonville, SC 29681 • (864)355-3800 • fax (864) 355-3885

Spring Book Fair
The Spring Book Fair will be April 13 to April 17. Volunteers are needed to help students select and purchase books. Please sign up on the PTA's website if you are able to help. Thank you so much for supporting this event - it is an excellent fundraiser for the library and an exciting event for the students!

Bi-Lo Cards
Bell's Crossing has recently received handbells. lacrosse goals, jump ropes, balls, glue sticks, and paint. All from our Bi-Lo points! Thank you parents for choosing to support Bell's Crossing when you shop at Bi-Lo!

CONGRATULATIONS!
Congratulations to DYLAN NORRIS, custodian, for being chosen as SCPTA Support Staff of the Year! We are proud to have him on our staff! 

5th Grade Dates - Updated

Please make a note of the new dates for 5th Grade day and 5th Grade awards.

June 3 - 5th Grade Day

June 4 - 8:30am - 5th Grade Awards at Brookwood

New State Tests Information

A.R.M.E.S. (4th and 5th grade only)
A.R.M.E.S., Arts Reaching Middle and Elementary Schools, is a tuition-free program for gifted and talented students in 4th through 8th grade who live in Greenville County. Classes in Drama, Dance, Strings, and Visual Arts are offered during the school year, after school, once or twice a week depending on art discipline. ARMES Dance, Strings, and Visual Arts classes are offered at the Fine Arts Center and the ARMES Drama classes are offered at the Sterling School.

The online nomination process will be available February 20 - April 20, 2015 for students wanting to audition for participaion in the next school year. Any interested student must first be nominated for the ARMES program by a parent, teacher, adult, peer, or self. The audition process will be held in May and nominated students will be notified by the specific area's teacher with their audition date and time.

If you are interested in more information, please visit the website at www.armesprogram.com then click on the left side of the screen "ARMES Nomination".

Take Charge of your Future
CLICK HERE to see information about the Imagine Upstate Festival in April. A full listing of events can be found HERE.

Kindergarten Registration
Please register any rising kindergarten children for next year now. If your child turns 5 by September 1, 2015, he/she can be registered for the 2015-2016 school year.

Afternoon Car Riders
Official car tags from our school must be used. This helps the school verify the person picking up the child has been asked to do this. If you need additional tags, please call the main office 355-3800. Anyone who does not have the official Bell's Crossing tag will be asked to park and go in to sign the child out. Thank you for helping to keep our children safe.

NEW Spring State Test Dates
The new test our state will administer to all 3rd-8th graders will be given on the following dates. This is earlier than ever before. Please mark your calendars as attendance at these times is important.
April 28 - Writing and ELA.
April 29 - Reading.
April 30 - Math.
May 7 - Science (4th-8th grade only).
May 8 - Social Studies (4th-8th grade only)

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.