Welcome to Belvedere Elementary where we have one mission: to develop citizenship, leadership, and higher-order thinking skills. We are excited about this school year and look forward to the many activities and opportunities planned for our students!
Parents and students -
We’ll be starting our BES Parade Route beginning at 1:00 PM. Please check our routes to see approximately when we’ll be near your house! We can’t wait to see you!
Parents and students:
To end our Spirit Week with a bang as we head into Spring Break, faculty and staff will be visiting neighborhoods where many of you live beginning at 1:00 PM on Friday. We know we won’t be able to drive by everyone’s home to wave and tell you each we miss you, but we’ll take pictures and record videos to post on all of our social media accounts. We want you to do the same if we are able to see you that day. While we don’t know the exact time we’ll be along the route, the route is attached. If we aren’t passing your house and you and your family can safely do it, we are asking families to park at Belvedere United Methodist Church by 1:00 PM. We’ll start at BES at 1:00 PM and make sure to pass by parked cars.
Most of all, please be safe. Remember to maintain social distancing guidelines. This is not a time to compromise anyone’s safety or health. We look forward to seeing everyone Friday, April 2, 2020 on the BES Teacher Tour!
WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS 03.30.2020
**Monday, March 30, 2020 Superhero Day – share a picture of yourself dressed as a superhero! Superheroes can be cool characters like Batman and Iron Man, but dressing as some of our real life heroes like teachers, nurses, doctors, and our law enforcement are not only acceptable but encouraged.
**Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Pajama Day – share a picture of yourself in your pajamas because, well, you can wear them all day at home!
**Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Dance Party Day – share a picture or a video of yourself dancing or singing karaoke to your favorite school appropriate song (please no inappropriate language or dance moves!)
**Thursday, April 2, 2020 Reading Day – share a picture of yourself reading a great book! Remember to caption the picture with the title, author and why you enjoy the book.
**Friday, April 3, 2020 School Spirit Day – Share a picture of yourself in your favorite BES t-shirt or in blue and/or white; stay tuned for a cool announcement on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 for this day, too. And that’s not an April 1 fool’s joke!
**Monday, April 6, 2020 through Friday, April 10, 2020 Spring Break
Character Word for the Month: Empathy – understanding others feelings and experiences
-BES Spirit Week Parents and students please post your pictures and tag us on these social media sites:Belvedere Bears on Facebook
Post on ClassDojo, @BelvedereElemSC on Twitter, and BelvedereElementary on Instagram
- BES Distance Learning is a “one-stop shop” webpage that can be accessed from the picture scroll on our BES webpage or directly from this link: https://www.acpsd.net/Domain/8843.found on the web site under Parents/ BES Distance Learning The purpose of this page is to minimize searching for parents when it comes to all of the resources provided by the district and BES.
I want to encourage each of you to check out the web pages for each of our Activity teachers. They are working hard to engage your student. Please check in as often as you can to see the neat things they are offering your students:
**Coach Shannon Lorier Physical Education: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-hav65U0AfeDOGZoj0GObQ
**Coach Stacy Green, Physical Education: https://www.acpsd.net/Page/30857
**Mrs. Heather Hargrove, Visual Arts: https://www.acpsd.net/Domain/2680 & Mrs. Hargrove's YouTube Channel
**Mrs. Megan Gee, Music: https://www.acpsd.net/Domain/2695
**Mrs. Chapman, Library: https://www.acpsd.net/Domain/628
Teachers are available Monday through Friday during Virtual Office Sessions: 9:00 – 11:00 AM and 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Teachers have notified parents through email, Class Dojo or Remind if they are on www.freeconferencecall.com or Zoom. Please contact your teacher for access.
Meal distribution is from 11:30 – 1:00 PM at Belvedere Elementary School or any ACPSD school site. If possible, please bring your student(s) with you for meal pick-up. If not, please share your student’s name with the School Food Services employees distributing meals.
LEARNING PACKET & JOURNEY TEXTBOOK LOGIN INFORMATION - In an effort to ensure quality instruction continues through our distance learning format, we have made packets for our students. Parents and students have the option to download these packets online at www.acpsd.net through this link: https://www.acpsd.net/Page/41741.
Parents can now access the reading book Journeys online. Accessing it online saves parents from having to pick up the Learning Packet and Journeys book at school. To access Journeys Online, please click on the following link: https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/ePC/logout.do
Log in: belvedere
Click on My Library
Locate Journeys student e-book L 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 – Spanish version as well
We appreciate your support to ensure student learning occurs during this time.
SYMBALOO - Click on the image below for links to educational and fun activities for kids. Some, like Prodigy require a free account to be set up, others are free to access. The SC Discus resources should NOT require a password as long as you are accessing them from a computer located in SC. There is a direct link to our Destiny catalog on the BES website and the symbaloo site.
I will be adding resources so please check back! - Ms. Chapman
ACPSD APP - Aiken County Public School District has an app for your smartphone that allows you to access a ton of district and Belvedere Elementary School information all in one place! The ACPSD App can be found in iTunes or search your Android marketplace for the ACPSD app.
PREPARE FOR FAMILY EMERGENCIES WITH SMART911 - We are fortunate in Aiken County to have access to a free service called SMART911. The service allows families to register their homes and occupants for the purpose of providing law enforcement and first responders with immediate access to life-saving information in the event of a call for help to 911. During an actual emergency, first responders will have this vital information relayed to them before they arrive. Signing up is fast, easy, and free! Click HERE to view the SMART911 flyer for some great safety tips for students, or visit online at www.smart911.com for more information.
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