News & Notes
Car Line Help Needed
We are looking for any interested parents in helping with our car line in the morning. Do not worry. We will not ask you to stand on the road or direct traffic. We simply would like to see if you are willing to help on the sidewalk unload students form their cars. We find the more hands help our car line move smoothly. Please click on the link below (Car line Help) if you are able to help us out.
Eaglefest Carnival & Silent Auction
Mark your calendars now for the PTA’s most popular fundraiser of the year- the Eaglefest Carnival & Silent Auction- to be held Friday, Oct. 7 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. This fun-filled night for families will feature carnival rides, games, delicious food and amazing deals at the silent auction. Look for more details soon, and please start collecting new 2 liter bottles of soda and bags of individually wrapped, nut-free candy to donate for prizes. If you own or work for a business that would like to donate an item to the silent auction, contact April Smith at email@example.com.
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.
Clip Boxtops to Earn $ for Our School
Remember to clip those Boxtops on popular items you buy at the store. Many back to school items have bonus Boxtops on them. Look for the Boxtops sheet in your back to school packet or find it on the PTA Web site. Make sure to also clip Tyson Project A+ and Labels for Education labels. These are all great ways to earn free 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
Summer Activity Program Forms Due Aug. 26
All first through fifth graders who participated in the PTA’s Summer Activity Program should turn their forms into their teachers by Friday, Aug. 26 to be eligible for fun rewards.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.