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posted Jul 12, 2018, 10:10 PM by Ashley Carneal   [ updated Jul 12, 2018, 10:19 PM ]

We are excited to kickoff the 2018-2019 school year!

Important Dates

Meet, Greet, Find Your Seat
Thursday, July 19 (4:00-6:00 PM)

Kindergarten Orientation 
Friday, July 20 (10:00 AM)

First Day of School
Monday, July 23 

Bus Routes

Click here to find your child's bus route. 

Instructional Hours

9:25 AM - 3:55 PM

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New Start Time

posted Jul 12, 2018, 9:44 PM by Ashley Carneal   [ updated Jul 12, 2018, 9:49 PM ]

Start times for Bellwood Elementary will change with the upcoming school year. School hours will be from 9:25 AM to 3:55 PM. Please allow some flexibility in the departure schedule the first few days as students adjust to the new routine. We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday, July 23rd for the first day of school.

YMCA Registration

posted Jul 12, 2018, 12:16 PM by Ashley Carneal

Believe or it or not we only have two more weeks until the first day of school. The YMCA program will be operating similarly to last year. We will be running our program daily at Bellwood with each child needing to be picked up by 6:00pm every evening. During that time we will offer a snack, homework help, and various enrichment activities.

If your family has not yet registered for our program, you are able to do so online by clicking here. The site also has the option to register for the intersession weeks. A Financial Assistance form is available for any family that would like to apply for that as an option as well.

We have lots of fun and exciting plans for this school year and hope to see all of you there. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


Dominique Headspeth

Year Round School Questions

posted May 1, 2018, 8:06 PM by Ashley Carneal   [ updated May 1, 2018, 8:06 PM ]

Here are the latest questions and answers from our parents regarding Year Round School. 

Year Round School Calendar

posted Apr 25, 2018, 10:11 PM by Ashley Carneal   [ updated May 1, 2018, 8:03 PM ]

Bellwood will shift to a year-round calendar for the 2018-2019 school year.

Pre-Kindergarten Information

posted Apr 6, 2018, 12:25 PM by Ashley Carneal   [ updated Apr 6, 2018, 12:26 PM ]

Young children, ages 3-4 have educational resources available to them in Chesterfield County Public Schools. CCPS offers pre-kindergarten, or “pre-k” at several elementary schools to provide school readiness skills to eligible children with the greatest need. Children who will be four years old by the calendar date of Sept. 30 and who live in the school’s attendance zone may apply for prekindergarten. There are no exceptions to age and residency requirements. It is a great way to start your little ones on the right path to education. Click here for an interview with CCPS Family and Community Engagement Support Specialist Mayra Alvarez explaining pre-k options in Chesterfield.

Los niños pequeños, de 3 a 4 años de edad tienen recursos educativos disponibles en las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Chesterfield. CCPS ofrece prejardín de infantes o prekínder en varias escuelas primarias para proporcionar habilidades de preparación escolar a los niños elegibles con mayores necesidades. Los niños que cumplan cuatro años para la fecha del 30 de septiembre y que vivan en la zona de asistencia de la escuela pueden solicitar el prejardín de infantes. No hay excepciones a los requisitos de edad y residencia. Es una gran manera de iniciar a sus pequeños en el camino correcto hacia la educación. Esta es una entrevista con la Especialista de Apoyo de Participación Familiar y Comunitaria de CCPS, Mayra Alvarez, explicando las opciones de prekínder en Chesterfield.

Pedestrian Safety

posted Mar 30, 2018, 11:38 AM by Ashley Carneal   [ updated Mar 30, 2018, 11:39 AM ]

Walking is a fun and healthy way to spend time with your children while teaching them skills that can serve them well throughout life. Adults can be a walking role model. Children learn through experience. Walking with parents or other caregivers is an important way for children to practice crossing streets and choosing safe places to walk. There is no magic age when children are old enough to walk without an adult.

As a parent, you must decide when your child has the skills and experience to deal with traffic safely without you.

As you walk with your child, remember these safety tips:
  • Teach children to look left, right and left again before crossing the street. 
  • Keep looking for traffic while crossing the street. 
  • Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing the street. 
  • Encourage children to be especially alert for cars that are turning or backing up. 
  • Instruct children not to run out into any street or cross between parked cars. 
  • Wear bright colored clothes, carry a flashlight or wear reflective gear if it is dark or hard to see. 
  • Teach children to put phones, headphones and/or devices down while walking/playing and when crossing a street. 
  • Look for traffic at every driveway and intersection. 
  • Teach children to be aware of others who may be distracted.

Proposed Year Round Calendar

posted Mar 22, 2018, 11:45 AM by Ashley Carneal   [ updated Mar 22, 2018, 11:45 AM ]


We wanted to share the proposed 2018-2019 year-round school calendar for families who were unable to attend our parent meetings. We know there are misconceptions regarding the terms year round. We do plan to start school July 23, 2018, and our first track out would begin the last week of September. After the first 6 weeks of school prior to Labor day, Bellwood Elementary would follow Chesterfield County 2018-2019 school year calendar with all the same days and holidays off, with the exception of November 5, 2018. Bellwood students would need to attend school on that day in order to have the required 180 school days. Bellwood students will have the same Thanksgiving break, winter break, and spring break and many of our track outs fall either before or after a Chesterfield County Public School break. The proposed year-round calendar is linked as well as the Chesterfield calendar

Please feel free to contact Bellwood should you have any further questions - 804-743-3600.


Queríamos compartir el calendario escolar anual propuesto 2018-2019 para las familias que no pudieron asistir a nuestras reuniones de padres. Sabemos que hay conceptos erróneos con respecto a los términos durante todo el año. Planeamos comenzar la escuela el 23 de julio de 2018, y nuestra primera pista comenzaría la última semana de septiembre. Después de las primeras 6 semanas de clases antes del día del trabajo, la escuela primaria Bellwood cumpliría el calendario del año escolar 2018-2019 del condado de Chesterfield con todos los mismos días y vacaciones, a excepción del 5 de noviembre de 2018. Los estudiantes de Bellwood tendrían que asistir a la escuela el ese día para tener los 180 días escolares requeridos. Los estudiantes de Bellwood tendrán las mismas vacaciones de Acción de Gracias, vacaciones de invierno y vacaciones de primavera y muchos de nuestros éxitos caerán antes o después de un receso en las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Chesterfield. los propuesto todo el año calendario está vinculado, así como el Calendario de Chesterfield

Si tiene más preguntas, no dude en comunicarse con Bellwood: 804-743-3600.

Youth Art Month

posted Mar 15, 2018, 9:01 AM by Ashley Carneal   [ updated Mar 15, 2018, 9:01 AM ]

Mrs. Sydnor and I would like to thank all of the parents who attended Music and Art Night on Tuesday, March 13th. We appreciate you supporting the arts in your child’s education! To continue our Youth Art Month celebration, we ask that you have your child wear the following colors on these days:

Monday~ 3/19: Red

Tuesday~ 3/20: Blue

Wednesday~ 3/21: Purple

Thursday~ 3/22: Orange

Friday~ 3/23: Green

Sincerely, Mrs. Groe

La Sra. Sydnor y yo nos gustaría gracias a todos los padres que asistieron Noche de música y arte el martes 13 de marzo th . ¡Apreciamos que apoye las artes en la educación de su hijo! Para continuar nuestro Mes del Arte Juvenil celebración, te pedimos que haga que su hijo use los siguientes colores en estos días:

Lunes ~ 3/19: Rojo

Martes ~ 3/20: Azul 

Miércoles ~ 3/21: PÚrpura

Jueves ~ 3/22: Naranja

Viernes ~ 3/23: Verde

Atentamente, Sra. Groe

MSiC Little Innovators (K-3)

posted Mar 14, 2018, 6:16 AM by Ashley Carneal   [ updated Mar 14, 2018, 6:16 AM ]

The Math Science Innovation Center invites K-3 students to participate in their Little Innovators program. 

Little Innovators awakens the creativity, curiosity, and innovation that is in every child. Students and adults together explore the worlds of science, technology, engineering, and math through design and build activities, hands-on experiments, and engaging problem solving challenges.

Dates: Saturday, April 28 or May 5, 2018

Time: 9:30 AM to 12 PM 

Locations: Bettie Weaver Elementary School, 3600 James River Road, Midlothian, VA 23113 or the MathScience Innovation Center, 2401 Hartman Street, Richmond, VA 23223 
Cost: $15 per class (includes 1 student and 1 adult)

Registration: Online or mail-in form

Click here for more information.  

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