News & Notes
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week
Please mark your calendar for Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week to be held March 13 through 17, and stay tuned for more details. This is a special week for us to show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate all their hard work and dedication to our children and school.
5th Grade Donut Sale
The 5th grade is selling Krispy Kreme certificates to raise money for the 5th grade day celebration. Certificates are $8 for a dozen glazed doughnuts. The certificates never expire and can be used at any Krispy Kreme location. Be on the lookout for the flyer to be sent home on Tuesday.
Box Top Deadline
The spring deadline for Box Tops is quickly approaching so please turn in your completed forms by Friday, February 24. Please remember that expired Box Tops do not count. Forms may be found on the PTA Web site at www.bellscrossingpta.org or in the hallway by the PTA storage room. Thank you for helping us earn free money for our school!
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
Family Disco Night Tickets On Sale
The PTA’s Family Disco Night will be held Friday, February 24 from 6 to 8 p.m., and tickets will be available for sale this week, February 14 through 17. Tickets cost $7 per person, and must be purchased in advance as space is limited. All students must be accompanied by an adult at the event. Be on the lookout for the ticket order form to be sent home tomorrow. You won’t want to miss this fun-filled night for your family! Click Here To See The Flyer
Join the PTA
The PTA is hosting a membership drive this month, and everyone who purchases a membership in February will be entered in a drawing to win gift cards to Target, The Cheesecake Factory and many other exciting places! Membership is only $5 per person, and you may purchase memberships for all the adults in your family, including siblings, grandparents and other relatives. If you’ve already purchased a membership this school year, you are welcome to purchase additional memberships so you may enter the gift card drawing. Please visit the PTA Web site at www.bellscrossingpta.org for a copy of the membership form. Help make a difference in the lives of our students by joining the Bell’s Crossing PTA!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Middle School Parent Nights
- Hillcrest Middle Parent Night for uprising 6thgraders at 6:00 pm on February 6th
- Riverside Middle Parent Night for uprising 6thgraders at 5:30 pm on February 15th
For all other middle schools, please call or go to their website to find out when they are having their parent information night for uprising 6th graders. Students will take a tour of the middle school with our counselors on January 25 for Hillcrest Middle and February 1 for Riverside Middle. Contact Mrs. Joy Hawkins, counselor, with further questions email@example.com
Family Disco Night
Mark your calendars now for the PTA’s second annual Family Disco Night to be held Fri., Feb. 24 from 6-8 p.m. This fun-filled night for families- featuring dancing, food, games and prizes- will help raise funds to support our school’s technology initiatives to enhance student learning. Be on the lookout soon for more details.
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.