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Announcements

Extra Dance Tickets on Sale January 30

School Calendar

Good news. We are able to sell an extra 100 tickets starting Monday, January 30. Tickets can be purchased through Memberhub. Memberhub can be accessed through PTA website which can be accessed from the Bell’s Crossing website under the parent tab.

 

 


Spirit Night - February 2

Spirit Night

Mark your calendars for Bell's Crossing Spirit Night on Thursday, February 2nd at the Woodruff Road location. This is a great way to support our school while taking a night off cooking at home!

 

 


Spring State Testing (3rd-5th Grades)

State Testing


Please mark your calendars with the following dates for our state testing.

Wednesday, May 10- ELA Day 1- Writing (both in person & virtual students)
Thursday, May 11- ELA Day 2- Reading (both in person & virtual students)
Wednesday, May 17- Math (in person students only)
Thursday, May 18- Science (in person 4th graders only)
Tuesday, May 23 - Math (virtual students only)


BCES Talent Show

Talent Show

This year, our Talent Show will take place on Thursday, April 6 at the school. The talent show is only open to 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. Applications are due by February 3rd. Hard copies of applications are available outside the cafeteria for students to pick up. Students who complete and return their application by February 3 will receive an audition time for Tuesday, February 21 or Thursday, February 23. Group acts are preferred over solo acts so that our show can feature as many students as possible. There is a time limit for the show, so not all acts who audition will be accepted. Students who audition should have their act planned out and rehearsed ahead of time so that judges have a good idea of how the act will look on stage. We look forward to seeing all of the talent from our BCES eagles!

Talent Show Application

Art Grant  

Arrr! Pirates, Mice, and Rules…

Dr. Hillard, BCES Art Educator wrote a grant through the MAC SmartARTs Teacher Institute for 2023.  The MAC SmartARTs arts integrated grant provided funding to secure materials and resident artist and illustrator Tim Davis to present his craft to 4th and 5th grade students during the weeks of February 6-17, 2023.  Mr. Davis will share his experiences in creating art based on the theme Hidden Pictures and his books Island Rule, Island Rules?, and Island Rules! In scaffolding the lesson, Dr. Hillard’s students will discuss and create island landscape images with emphasis on South Carolina’s own Abstract artist Jonathan Green and Impressionistic artist Paul Gaugin. 

Check out Tim Davis' discussion about his latest book in the series Island Rules!  In addition, video commentary on Island Rule and Island Rules?


Author Visit on February 1

Author Visit  

Best selling author Carmen Agra Deedy is visiting Bell’s Crossing on Wednesday, February 1st to speak to all grade levels! If you would like to have her sign a copy of one of her books please purchase and send a copy in to school by Tuesday, January 31st with your child’s name AND their teacher’s name written inside of the cover of the book. See this flyer for more info and please contact Mrs. Ballinger in the library with any questions. Thank you!
 

 

Author Visit Flyer


Extended Day

Silent Auction


Our 2023-2024 Extend Day Registration is now available.

Last Call for Yearbook Orders

Yearbook Orders  

This is the last call for orders for a 2022-2023 Bell's Crossing yearbook! Yearbook ordering will close on Tuesday, March 28. Take action today to save all the big moments from this school year for years to come! All yearbook orders will be accepted online only this year through our new yearbook order center. Use school code: 25307

Yearbooks are $35 and will be in full color. Don't miss out on ordering the one item that will hold all of the memories from the 2022-2023 school year!

 

Yearbook Order Center


Middle School Updates

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As second semester approaches, please remember to periodically check your child's middle school website for upcoming open house dates, curriculum nights, and other important information. Our counselors also have a middle school info page on their website where they post updates as they receive them. If you have any questions, you can reach our counselors at Caelin Stambaugh or Autumn Cline.

 


Birthday Sign Announcements

School Calendar

Birthday sign announcements are open again! Celebrate your child's birthday or major accomplishment by purchasing a personalized sign through Memberhub!

 


2023-24 Student Calendar

School Calendar

The final 2023-24 and 2024-25 student calendars have been released on the Greenville County Schools website. Students will start the new school year on Tuesday, August 8, 2023. The last day of school will be Wednesday, May 22, 2024.  GCS is releasing two years of calendars for the first time this year. Moving forward, the district’s Calendar Committee will provide a recommendation for an annual calendar two years in advance so families will have two years of school calendars to use for planning purposes. The calendars reflect a shift of starting and ending one week earlier to allow the fall academic semester to end prior to winter break. This adjustment will be academically beneficial to students since midterms, finals and state testing will be completed before students leave for winter break, rather than in January when they return to school after an extended break. Before approving the calendars, GCS requested feedback from parents and guardians, and the feedback received was extremely positive with 74% of respondents in favor. The district also received feedback from students and staff through the review process that happens each year. GCS appreciates everyone who took the time to provide valuable feedback.

Please note that schools will work with students’ families who have previously scheduled, paid commitments that were made prior to when the final calendars were released on December 14, 2022. Families will need to provide documentation of those commitments. Please reach out to the front office if you have a conflict that you need to work through. The calendars, details about the feedback that was received, and answers to frequently asked questions are available on the GCS website.

 

 


Kindergarten and 1st Grade Early Registration

Student Registration  

Registration for kindergartners and 1st graders new to Greenville County Schools for the 2023-24 school year begins Monday, December 5. Parents should register their students online. Click the blue button below to register.

 

Early Registration


Flu/Covid Drive-Thru Testing Sites

Testing Site

Starting Monday, November 28, there will be free, drive-through testing for both Flu and Covid-19 provided at three locations. GCS students, employees, and their household contacts can get tested. Results will be provided in approximately 1 hour. An important change from last year: parents and employees are responsible for reporting any positive results directly to the school or their supervisor. DHEC has again contracted Mako Medical to administer the testing, and the three sites are the same as last year: Fountain Inn High School, MT Anderson Support Center, and Northside Park. All of the information has been updated on the GCS website.

Bell's Crossing Bell Schedule

Bell Schedule

7:00 am Doors Open (Breakfast Begins)

7:30 am First Bell (Students Enter Classroom)

7:45 Second Bell (Official Start time of school)

2:15 pm Final Bell (Official End time of School)

 

 

 


5th Grade Parents Only - Middle School Options

Magnet Academies

If you are interested in applying for your child to attend a magnet or charter middle school please be checking those school websites for upcoming open houses, parent nights, and application widows opening up. The Magnet Academies Flyer lists the open house dates for the GCSD magnet programs. For more information about GCSD magnet programs, charter schools, or applying for school choice, please visit the district's school choice page. Our Bell's counselors have a Middle School Info webpage available with updates and the counselors' contact information for any middle school questions.

 

 

 

 


Share Your Photos

Candid Photos  

Snapped a great picture at a school event? Have candid photos of your child and friends from this school year? Share your photos with us and they may just show up in our yearbook! Use the button below and the code BCESYRBK to upload your own photos to our yearbook site.

 

BCES Candid Photos


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