Saturday, November 29, 2014
Bell's Crossing Elementary • 804 Scuffletown Road. • Simpsonville, SC 29681 • (864)355-3800 • fax (864) 355-3885

News & Notes

Change in Assignment Lottery Process
A change in assignment choice lottery window will be available from Monday, December 8 through Friday, December 19, 2014 where parents can submit a choice form for up to three schools at their number one choice school. Since order of receipt of form does not impact assignment, parents will not be allowed to line up at schools. A lottery will be conducted and results will be posted no later than Wednesday, February 18, 2015 on the GCS website providing the order of lottery selections by grade for each school Names will not be listed. Parents will access results by using their choice form number. Space by grade level will later determine the choice assignments. Students selecting a school as a higher choice have priority over students selecting the school as a lower priority. Forms are available at the school beginning December 8.

PTA Membership Drive!!
Help the PTA reach 100% membership! This means ONE membership per student and teacher. There is no limit to the amount of memberships you can buy! Please help if you can.  Our PTA Membership Drive will run from Wednesday November 19 to Wednesday December 17th 2014.
EACH new membership purchased will earn a chance to win a $25 BiLo gift card
Each CLASS that obtains 100% membership will recieve Pizza Inn OR Wendy's coupon (in addition to the great coupons attached to each membership
Each GRADE LEVEL that gets to 100% membership during our timeframe will earn 10 extra minutes of recess (date to be determined by Mr. Ross after promotional period)
If the SCHOOL obtains 100% PTA membership during this timeframe, each class will earn an extra 5 minutes of recess in addition to the 10 extra minutes earned by their grade level!
Thank you for your support of our school and PTA!

5th Grade Parents
If you were not able to make the human growth parent class at Roper Mountain Science Center, the school has a copy of all the information from that meeting. You are welcome to come to the front office and request to review the material. While we are not permitted to send the information out, you may take as many notes as you wish. Our students are scheduled to have the class on January 5.

Holiday Shop
Holiday Shop is coming soon, December 1-5! This is one of the students' favorite events and is a great fundraiser for the school. Volunteers are needed to help the students shop for their family and friends and help wrap their special gifts. Please use the link on the PTA's website to volunteer for this special event. (You are welcome to sign up for multiple time slots) We greatly appreciate your help! HOLIDAY SHOP LEAFLET  SHOPPING LIST

Guidance Department Survey
Please use this link to access a survey for our guidance counselor to better help us determine the needs of our students. NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY 

School Report Card Grade
Our School Report Card was recently released by the State Department of Education. For 2013-2014 Bell's Crossing Elementary School achieved an Absolute Rating of Excellent and a Growth Rating of Good. The Report Cards are posted on our school district website at

Toys for Tots
Our annual Toys for Tots collection will be from December 8th - December 12th. Toys can be dropped in the front hall where there are boxes located.

Recorders for Sale (4th and 5th Grade only)
Music classes will be starting their recorder unit next week. If your child has a recorder at home, please have them bring it to school. Recorders can be purchased at Pecknel Music, Musical Innovations, or at Bell's Crossing School Store. If recorders are broken after being purchased, the student will have to purchase another recorder. Students will be given the opportunity to store their recorder in the music room for safe keeping. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Miller or Mrs. Coleman.

Celebrating Art at District Office!
Several Bell's Crossing art students from Mrs. Hillard's art classes will have their artwork on display at the central office on Camperdown Way. Congratulations to Abigail Cannon, Jeomara Marin, Genevieve Finizia, Macy Prince, Addie Prince, Meghan Thompson, Isabella "Bella" Vincent, Abigail Peterson, Zeke Hartsell, and David Duckworth.

State Honors Choir
Congratulations to the following students who made the final cut for the SC State Honors Choir for 2014-2015. The students will go to Columbia this year for the South Carolina Music Conference to perform. Mr. Miller and Mrs. Coleman, music teachers, will accompany them. We are so proud of their accomplishment!
Jacob Shum, Lachlan Dunlap, Caroline Malone, Taylor Estepp, Taylor Dorsey, Sarah Grace Clark

Reflections Winners 2014
We would like to announce and congratulate the winners for the school level of Reflections. These students will now go through to the national competition. We are so proud of them!

Visual Art:
1 Jenna Cecere, 2 Sara Nalley, 3 Sara Nalley; HM Hailey Ferguson, HM Savannah Hester
1 Brendon Maness, 2 Brendon Maness, 3 Meghan Kane; HM Ava Metts, HM Olivia Huber
1 Sara Nalley, 2 Sara Nalley, 3 Ryan Davidson
1 Bennett Van Every, 2 Reese Williams, 3 Ava Metts; HM Haylee Robertson, HM Stephen Dyar
Primary: Mac Savage
Intermediate: Marlayna McBride
Primary: Sarah Bloomingburg
1 Sara Nalley, 2 Alexa Morgan, 3 Will Nalley
1 Livy Brown, 2 Charleston Lane, 3 Tota Awatif Garboua; HM Kelli Howard, HM Seamus Farrell

Lights, Action, Related Arts Night!
In order to offer a meaningful experience in the fine arts, Bell's Crossing Elementary School Related Arts team would like to invite you to their "Night of Arts Integration" on Monday February 9 from 6:00-8:00pm. Students are invited to come dressed as their favorite Eric Carle Character. This is one not to miss. MORE INFORMATION, CLICK HERE.

Yearbook Photographs
Please click on the link to upload and submit your photographs for our yearbook. Thank you! enter the password team2015.

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.