News & Notes
This year our state Tests (SC Ready and SC PASS) will be a combination of paper/pencil and on-line. The ELA parts (Reading and Writing) will be paper and pencil. The Math, Science and Social Studies will be on-line. We will have a window beginning in April through May to complete the testing. As of now, the state will only allow a certain number of students on-line at a time to take the test, and that is why we have had to schedule different grade levels to take the on-line tests on different dates. Also, 3rdgrade only takes the SC Ready ELA and Math. 3rd grade does not take the SC PASS Science and Social Studies. Below is the schedule for testing. Please mark these dates on your calendar as your child’s attendance and arriving on time will be important. Thank you for supporting your child and our school.
April 26- SC Ready Reading (3rd-5th grade)
April 27- SC Ready Writing (3rd-5th grade)
May 2- SC Ready Math (3rd Grade)
May 3- SC Ready Math (4th grade)
May 4- SC Ready Math (5th grade)
May 9- SC PASS Science (4th grade)
May 10- SC PASS Science (5th grade)
May 16- SC PASS Social Studies (4th grade)
May 17- SC PASS Social Studies (5th grade)
Boosterthon Fun Run
It’s almost Boosterthon time, and our students are excited to start taking pledges soon for the annual Fun Run, to be held Friday, March 31. Boosterthon helps raise money for our school while inspiring students through an outstanding fitness and character program..
8:30- kindergarten/1st grade
9:35- 2nd/3rd grade
10:50- 4th/5th grade
The South Carolina Art Educators Association is honoring Matthew Van Wingerden, grade 5, and Addison Howell, grade 2, for exhibiting their artwork in the
Western Region Youth Art Celebration Exhibition February 27– March 5 at the South Carolina Governor School for the Arts and Humanities.
ARMES (Arts Reaching Middle and Elementary Schools), is a tuition-free program for gifted and talented students in 3rd through 8th grades who live in Greenville County. Class in Drama, Dance, Strings, and Visual Arts are offered after school, twice a week during the school year. All ARMES classes are held at the Fine Arts Center. If you are interested in more information, please visit the websitewww.armesprogram.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The yearbook site on our website has been removed. Sorry about that. Please use the following information to download your pictures for the yearbook.
School Code: team2017
Extend Day Registration 2017-18 School Year
Extend Day registration for students currently enrolled in the program will begin on March 6, 2017. On March 20, 2017, registration will open up to everyone else.
PTA Volunteer Opportunities
If you’re interested in becoming more involved with the PTA by serving on the board or as a committee chairperson, please contact Stacy Daniel at email@example.com. We’re always looking for volunteers to help support our PTA and school, and we appreciate the many contributions the PTA makes to Bell’s Crossing throughout the year.
Bell's on Instagram
Did you know that Bell's Crossing is on Instragram? Come follow us at https://www.instagram.com/bellscrossing/ to see snapshots of our school activities and to stay up to dat with events!
Volunteering at School
Greenville County Schools has a new process for anyone volunteering in our schools. Click Here for directions on how to complete the volunteer form. No one will be able to volunteer in our schools without this form complete, printed and brought to the school.
Click Here for examples of Level 1 and Level 2 volunteers and the steps for the application.
Join Our PTA
Make a difference in the lives of our students by joining the PTA. Membership is only $5 per person, and you may purchase memberships for all the adults in your family, including older siblings and grandparents. Complete the form in your back to school packet or find it on the PTA Web site at www.bellscrossingpta.org. With each membership purchased, you will receive a packet of valuable coupons from local businesses.
Greenville County Schools K-12 Student Accident Insurance is offered as a service to parents. Coverage can be school-time or 24-hours. Interested parents may click HERE for the information.
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.
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.