Families had a great time at the Family Fun Night Bingo event held at Bel Air Elementary School. Our guest number caller was alumni student Jasmine Fuelberth-Miss Nebraska Teen USA.
Remembrance Day started as a celebration of the peace that followed the conflict of World War 1. In the following years, it evolved into Veterans’ Day—a day to honor those who have served and now serve in uniform, as well as those who died in service to their country.
Veterans’ Day serves a very important purpose. It is the day we recognize not just those who have given their lives in war, but all those who have worn the uniforms of service. This day, above all, is an opportunity to celebrate the choice one makes to serve their country.
On November 9, Bel Air School had the privilege of honoring Mr. Mike Hart, Sergeant First Class, who served for 14 months in Operation Iraqi Freedom from February 2003 – April 2004. Some of his unit missions during the war was training the Iraqi Army, escorting convoys as they were delivering fuel into Iraq from Turkey, rebuilding schools and medical clinics, and providing force protection for the 101st Airborne Division in Mosul, Iraq.
Bel Air students are recognized monthly in the lunchroom for using good manners. Monthly “Manners Matter” shapes are given out by staff when students are “caught” using good manners. Students receive a “Caught using manners at Bel Air School” pencil and their names appear in the Bel Air School Newsletter.
The Bel Air Student Council has voted to participate in a special project this quarter. At the present time, three of our own Bel Air students fight juvenile type 1 diabetes. Because of this, the council members have chosen to support Juvenile Diabetes by raising awareness. This project also ties in with the Leadership conference they attended in the fall that focussed on Fit Kids–Fit Minds, Fit Bodies, and Fit Lifestyle.
Dollars for Diabetes is a school competition. It will begin on February 27 and end on March 7. The class that gathers the most dollars will have a Triple “P” Party, pizza, pop, and pajama party. Students who donate a dollar will have their name put on a “sneaker” and the sneaker will be placed in the hallway. We hope to fill our hallways with these tennis shoes. A Fit Kids Walk, Zumba, Yoga, and nutrition education from Faith Regional are some of the special activities that will be part of raising awareness and promoting fitness.