June

15th - Board of Education Meeting
17th - Barbara Frost Fundraiser 6:00
19th - Spirit Day!
26th - Last day of school for students


**Please refer to the calendar for times/locations**


Last Week of School Schedule
 
June 22nd- June 26th

Grades 1 - 5
Monday, June 22, 2015 - Full Day - 8:05 – 2:25 pm
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - Full Day - 8:05 – 2:25 pm
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - Full Day - 8:05 – 2:25 pm
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 1/2 Day – 8:05 - 10:45 a.m.
Friday, June 26, 2015 - 1 hour, 45 minute day, Dismissal at 9:50 a.m.

Kindergarten Schedule:
Monday, 6/22 8:05 – 11:15 – AM session 11:15 – 2:25 – PM session 
Tuesday, 6/23 8:05 – 11:15 – AM session 11:15 – 2:25 – PM session 
Wednesday, 6/24 8:05 – 11:15 – AM session 11:15 – 2:25 – PM session 
Thursday, 6/25 8:05 – 9:25 – AM session 9:25 – 10:45 – PM session 
Friday, 6/25 8:05 – 8:55– AM session 9:00 – 9:50 – PM session


2015-2016 PTA Officers

     President:  Jessica DeSimone
     Vice President:  Christine Trudwig
     Vice President:  Gina DeMarco
     Treasurer:  Melissa Allocco
     Recording Secretary:  Rosa Kucza
     Corresponding Secretary:  Christine Arthur
     Council Representatives:  Stacy Rosenfeld and Jessica Frischman

*Do you have a great idea to share with the PTA?  Send an email with details on your idea to Jessica DeSimone.  Our newly elected officers will start working on plans for the 2015-16 school year over the summer.  Please have submissions in by June 26th. 





Boxed School Supplies Orders

Enjoy the convenience of shopping for you child’s school supplies without the lines and crowds at the office supply stores.

Please click here for information on how to order online.  Order forms also went home in backpacks two weeks ago.

This is not a PTA fundraiser, but an easy way to order your school supplies.

Online or paper orders are due June 30th.




Grea
t educational websites for kids:


  • Follow your curiosity!  Learn about NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars
http://mars.nasa.gov/msl/mission/rover/


  • Learn about your favorite musical instruments on Sphinx Kids
http://www.sphinxkids.org/


  • Get your game on!  Check out ABCya.com's educational computer games for kids
http://www.abcya.com/


  • Go wild on National Geographic's kid's website:
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/


  • Love to Color? You'll Love TheColor.com!
http://www.thecolor.com/


  • Learn facts and stats about your favorite sports team on the Sports Illustrated for Kids website:
http://www.sikids.com/



  Gmail Week of: 6-15-15

This will be the last Gmail for the 2014-15 school year! It is hard to believe that the year has almost come to a close.  We would like to thank all the parents who have volunteered their time to make this a wonderful year for our children.  Thank you to Mrs. Beekman, Kathy and all the secretaries who support the work of the PTA every day. Thank you also to Mrs. Motherway and Mrs. Bennett for their work as PTA liasons from the faculty.  A huge thank you to ALL the faculty and staff who work so hard to give our children a strong educational foundation while making sure they also provide a really fun environment in which to learn.  A final thank you to the outgoing PTA Executive Committee members for all their hard work on behalf of the children this year.  It truly "takes a village" and what a fabulous village we create TOGETHER at Bellerose school!  

Good luck to all of our graduating 5th grade students!  We know that Bellerose has given you a great start.  We wish you well as you continue your education at Northport Middle School or East Northport Middle School. Good luck 5th grade parents as you enter a new chapter of your life as parents of middle schoolers! Join the middle school PTA and get invloved!  Help to create the fantastic environment at your middle school that you enjoyed at Bellerose!

Announcements and Reminders:

Family Picnic – 

Thank you so much to Rich Rowehl, Danielle McQuade and all of the amazing parent volunteers who made this past week's family picnic the best one yet!  A great time was had by all!


PTA Installation Dinner-

Thank you to Stacy Rosenfeld for planning a terrific dinner!  It was a great night of fun celebrating the hard work of outgoing executive committee members and welcoming the new ones!


Next BOE Meeting-
The next BOE meeting will be tomorrow, Monday, June 15th, at 7pm at WJB.
Father's Day Gift-
Please send your child to school with 50 cents on either this Wednesday 6/17 or Thursday 6/18 to purchase a special Father's Day gift!

Barbara Frost Fundraiser-
The Jewelry Collection in Northport will be hosting another Barbara Frost fundraiser this Wednesday, June 17th at 6:00.  Barbara Frost was the beloved Bellerose Avenue School counselor in the late 80's and early 90's. She was known for her radiant smile and personal warmth.  On her way home from watching the Northport Girls basketball team play in the Suffolk County play-offs, Barbara was killed by a drunk driver. The Barbara Frost Fund was started in her memory soon after. The fund is used to help Bellerose families in need, just as Barbara did for so many years. Please help support the Barbara Frost fund by shopping at The Jewelry Collection on 6/17!

Spiritwear-
Last call for Spiritwear orders for this year!  If you want to order any spiritwear, please contact Stacy Rosenfeld or Elise Pantino by June 19th.

Summer Reading Program-
The Northport-East Northport Public Library Summer Reading Program kicks off onJune 20th.  Please visit www.nenpl.org for more details.  

PTA 2015-2016
Do you have a great idea to share with the PTA?  Send an email with details on your idea to Jessica deSimone.  Our newly elected officers will start working on plans for the 2015-16 school year over the summer.  Please have submissions in by June 26th.  

Boxed School Supplies Orders-

Please see the attached forms.  One is to order online and the other is to mail in. (Order forms also went home in backpacks two weeks ago.)  Enjoy the convenience of shopping for you child’s school supplies without the lines and crowds at the office supply stores. This is not a PTA fundraiser, but an easy way to order your school supplies. Online or paper orders are due June 30th.  

Collections Continue for the Kelly Family-
The Bellerose Avenue PTA is saddened to share the news of the sudden passing of Greg Kelly, the husband of Megan and father of two children who attend Ocean Avenue school and previously attended Bellerose.  In his memory, we are collecting donations to support the Kelly Family in their time of need.  If you would like to contribute, please send gift cards (grocery stores, gas stations, Target, etc) or other financial support (checks made payable to M. E. Kelly) to school with your child in an envelope marked "Kelly Fund." We will make sure that all donations go directly to the family.  
Thank you for your generosity.

Last Week of School Schedule June 22nd- June 26th-

Grades 1 - 5
Monday, June 22, 2015 - Full Day - 8:05 – 2:25 pm
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - Full Day - 8:05 – 2:25 pm
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - Full Day - 8:05 – 2:25 pm
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 1/2 Day – 8:05 - 10:45 a.m.
Friday, June 26, 2015 - 1 hour, 45 minute day, Dismissal at 9:50 a.m.

Kindergarten Schedule:
Monday, 6/22 8:05 – 11:15 – AM session 11:15 – 2:25 – PM session 
Tuesday, 6/23 8:05 – 11:15 – AM session 11:15 – 2:25 – PM session 
Wednesday, 6/24 8:05 – 11:15 – AM session 11:15 – 2:25 – PM session 
Thursday, 6/25 8:05 – 9:25 – AM session 9:25 – 10:45 – PM session 
Friday, 6/25 8:05 – 8:55– AM session 9:00 – 9:50 – PM session

5th Grade Corner:

5th Grade EOY Party-
This year's 5th grade end-of-the-year party will be held on Friday, June 19th from 7pm to 9pm.  Students will enjoy a fun night of music, dancing, games and goodies with all of their 5th grade friends!  We are looking for donations to help make the night a success.  Please check-out the following link:  5th Grade Party Donations  Your help is greatly appreciated!