Friday, August 22, 2014
Bell's Crossing Elementary • 804 Scuffletown Road. • Simpsonville, SC 29681 • (864)355-3800 • fax (864) 355-3885

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.

Spirit Night Friday
Please don't forget to join us for our spirit night at Twisted Cup from 2:30-8pm on Friday, August 22nd. Come and celebrate a successful first week back at school!

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.

Class T Shirts
This year’s class t-shirt is sponsored by a local business. There is no cost for students, 1 per child. If any adult is interested in purchasing a class t-shirt, the cost is $8.75 per shirt.

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

Room Parent Information Meeting
A Room Parent Meeting will be on Friday, August 29th. A light breakfast will be served at 8:15am; the meeting will begin at 8:30am. If you signed up and were chosen to serve as room parent this year, please plan on attending (even if you have served before). If you have any questions, please email Amy Prince bcesptavolunteers@gmail.com

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

Rising 6th graders going to Hillcrest Middle School
Students who are going to be attending Hillcrest Middle School in the fall, might be interested in participating in the Kick Back and Read program run by Hillcrest to encourage summer reading.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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.