|Bell School PTO News Update |
May 21st, 2019
|Keep up to date by regularly checking our on-line calendar and our Facebook page. Here’s what’s coming up!Fun Run – May 22ndGeneral PTO Meeting- May 29th at 8:30 a.m. (Bell Library)Fine Arts Night – June 6th3rd Grade Celebration – June 12thField Day – June 17th|
|2nd graders concluded their 3-part workshop with Change is Simple. This workshop delved into the concept of the food mile and why we should care about the distance our food travels. Questions asked of the kids: Where does your food come from? How many miles away? Why buy an apple from New Zealand when we have the ability to buy an apple 10 miles away? What’s the cost to the environment of buying food from 2,000 or 5,000 miles away? POLLUTION!|
Using a massive world map spread on the floor, the kids broke into groups of five representing a fruit grown on 5 of the 7 continents, and measured from their fruit’s origination to Marblehead. Geography and math were a big part of this workshop!
Thank you again to the Friends’ of Marblehead Public Schools for making this possible! And a BIG thank you to Change is Simple who taught all the Bell 2nd graders and teachers that change truly is simple and each of us can make small contributions that play a big role in caring for the environment!
HARVEST OF THE MONTH
The May Harvest of the Month is Seafood. We are currently unable to taste local seafood at school. However, we are encouraging parents to try a seafood dish at home with students. Please see the PTO website for two tasty fish recipes. Students will receive the Seafood card as usual to take home in the next week. For more information on the HOM program please go to https://www.massfarmtoschool.org/get-involved/harvest-of-the-month/
**The Fish Market has generously offered free chowder samples to those families who would like to pop in and participate in the Harvest of the Month**
|SUPPORT BELL SCHOOL|
|Mary Gately Scholarship: Thank you to those families that have so generously donated to the Mary Gately Scholarship fund for Bell Students. If you would like to learn more about this wonderful scholarship started over 36 years ago or are considering making a donation, please visit our website at: https://www.bellpto.org/geese/mary- gately-scholarship-fund/.|
MAGIC HAT:NEXT WEEK IS BELL WEEK AT THE MAGIC HAT! Find that you cannot get in to volunteer? Drop in and grab a load of laundry or donate a small (non-upholstered) furniture item and recieve 1 hour of volunteer time for Bell School! We also welcome grandparents and babysitters. School aged children are welcome on Saturdays during our designated weeks. All are welcome! Please sign-up here or just drop in with a friend or two. Don’t forget to sign-in on the Bell School page in the shop to get credit!
SIGN UP HERE! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A4BADAF2FA64-bell2 Magic Hat hours are as follows: Tuesday- Friday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.FUN RUN- May 22nd
Our popular annual Fun Run is TOMORROW, Wednesday, May 22nd (rain date: May 23rd). Everyone is welcome to come and watch this lively and fun event to celebrate fitness, school spirit and help raise funds for playground supplies, technology for the classrooms and end of year activities like Field Day and the 3rd Grade Celebration.
|MORE IMPORTANT STUFF!|
|Look for Shealah Bunnell at tomorrow’s FUN RUN! Save $10 off registration when you register tomorrow for only $15. Let’s show her some Bell love! Shealah Bunnell is a former Bell student and is currently a senior at Marblehead High School. For her senior project she is starting a race, Run Your Bunns Off, in honor of her late father. The race will take place on June 9th at 10 am at the Village School Track. There will be four different age groups. |
– 6 to 8 year olds will run a 1/4 mile
– 9 to 12 year olds will run a 1/2 mile
-13 to 17 year olds will run a mile
-18+ will run a mile
Shealah’s father recently passed away from Lymphoma Cancer at Massachusetts General Hospital. She and her family wanted to give back to the hospital so they decided that all the proceeds will go to the Caring For A Cure Fund at MGH. This allows nurses on the cancer floors, Lunder 9 and 10, to help the patients in anyway they can to make them feel themselves again. For example, if a patient is starting physical therapy and does not have sneakers, this money would allow the nurses to get the patient new sneakers.
Lost and Found: The Lost and Found is growing! If you are missing coats, mittens, hat, shirts, etc, be sure to visit the lost and found which is located at both Upper and Lower Bell lobbies.