News & Notes
Support Bell's Crossing on Amazon Smile
When you shop at Amazon.com, you can now support Bell’s Crossing Elementary! Simply go to the Amazon Smile Web site (www.smile.amazon.com), log in with your regular Amazon account and select Bell’s Crossing Elementary School PTA as your charity. Every time you make a purchase through the Amazon Smile site, a portion will be donated directly to our PTA.
Continue to clip those box tops this summer to earn money for our school.
Reflections Theme Announced: "What is Your Story?"
The theme for Reflections 2016-2017 will be "What is Your Story?", and students are encouraged to start working on their entries over the summer. The categories for entries are dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and/or visual arts. Students may submit entries in more than one category. Entries are judged according to lower grades (K-2) and upper grades (3-5). For more information and entry guidelines, visit www.scpta.org
We hope all our rising first through fifth graders participate in our summer activities program sponsored by PTA. Complete cool activities and earn points towards awesome rewards when you return in August.
- Summer Activities Form 1st-2nd Grade
- Summer Activities Form 3rd-5th Grade
- Summer Activities Publishing Center Form
Grading Scale for 2016-17 School Year
The Greenville County School Board has approved revising the district’s grading scale for grades 2 through 8 to a 10-point system so all GCS students operate under a consistent grading scale. The recommendation comes after the State Board of Education, at the recommendation of the South Carolina Department of Education, voted to move to a 10-point grading scale for all Carnegie-unit bearing classes. The recommended change in grading policy will go into effect next school year.
Reading Teacher of the Year
Jessica Clark, first grade teacher, was honored as the Distinguished Reading Teacher of the Year sponsored by the Greenville International Reading Association (GCIRA). Mrs. Clark has taught first grade the past three years at Bell’s Crossing, and is the school’s primary literacy coach.
Bell’s Crossing placed first in the state for our Pennies for Patients Campaign. The money we raised went to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Our school raised $9,690. That is amazing. Way to go Bell’s Crossing!