Friday, December 19, 2014
Bell's Crossing Elementary • 804 Scuffletown Road. • Simpsonville, SC 29681 • (864)355-3800 • fax (864) 355-3885

News & Notes

Bell's Crossing Featured on WYFF
Click on the link http://www.wyff4.com/news/girls-at-an-upstate-school-learn-computer-coding/30145072 to see how our girls are learning computer coding with Google sites.

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)

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.

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.

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! http://www.hjeshare.com/eShare/Index.jsp 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.