Thursday, September 29, 2016
804 Scuffletown Road ♦ Simpsonville, S.C. 29681 ♦ 864-355-3800

Upcoming Events

News & Notes

Carnival Countdown Begins

The countdown is on 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. Carnival ticket pre-sales will run Sept. 27- Oct. 5 at Noon. Look for the order form to be sent home on Sept. 26. Please start collecting new 2 liter bottles of soda and bags of individually wrapped, candy (no nuts or chocolate please) to donate for prizes, and start sending those in on Sept. 26. We’ll also need baked goods- either homemade or store bought- for the Bake Sale and Cake Walk. These items will be collected the morning of the Carnival in the car line. Please click on the link below to sign up to help work the event- this is our largest fundraiser and it takes a large number of volunteers to make it work! Thank you!

            Carnival Volunteer Sign-Up Genius:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090545acab28a64-eaglefest3


YEARBOOK INFORMATION

Teachers and Parents, please share your pictures by downloading them to http://www.hjeshare.com.​  Use the school code: team2017.


SEPTEMBER SPIRIT DAY!!!

September Spirit Day - Grade Level Color Day – Sept. 30 – Show your school spirit by wearing grade level colors on Friday, September 30.

KindergartenRed, 1st – Orange, 2nd – Yellow, 3rdGreen, 4th – Blue, and 5th – Purple.


TALENT SHOW
Talent Show  - Our annual Student Council Talent Show has a new date – Friday, December 9!  Students in 3rd – 5th grade are eligible.  Start getting your “act” together.  Applications will be available September 26 and will be due October 12


TRANSFORMATION WALK
Transformation Walk – Oct. 23, 2016 –Student Council is partnering with United Ministries to raise awareness about poverty in our area.  We would love for BCES to be well represented at the walk, so we encourage you to check out the website at http://transformationwalk.kintera.org and join Bell’s Crossing’s Team!


Volunteering at School

 Volunteers (IMPORTANT)

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.


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.

 

Car line help


Eaglefest Information

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 oopsao@yahoo.com.


PTA

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.


Volunteering in The School District
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.


Student Insurance
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.


Box Tops

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:

Calling All Artists for Reflections

Refections is a national PTA arts recognition program, and we’re proud to offer the program to our students here at Bell’s Crossing. Students are invited to create an original work of art inspired by this year's theme: What is Your Story? Students may enter their work in any of the following categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and visual arts. Entries will be collected Oct. 11 and 12 from 7:30 to 8 a.m. in the Cafeteria. For more information and guidelines, visit www.scpta.org or contact Anne Albers at bcesptareflections@gmail.com.

 


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.


Documents and Forms
Student Enrollment Forms

School Supply List 2016-17  

PrePay Form 2016-17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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