September 13, 2019

Game Day
Bellaire Varsity Volleyball takes on Westside tonight at 6:30pm. Wear your red and come out to Butler and cheer them on.  #CardinalProud

Congrats to the Lady Cards for sweeping Lamar earlier this week! #BeatLamar
Bellaire vs MacArthur Tomorrow
Bellaire Football is on the road again tonight taking on Aldine MacArthur! The Belles, Mighty Cardinal Band and Varsity Cheer will all be there. Come out and support all of these student organizations! #GoCards #CardinalProud
Level Change Reminder
Level changes may be submitted to the counselors beginning Monday, September 16th.  Level Change Request forms may be downloaded from our website or picked up in the Counselors' Suite. Level Change Request forms must be signed by the student, parent, and teacher to be processed. The last day a level change can be made in a class for the first semester is Friday, October 4th. 
 
When making schedule changes, Counselors do attempt to cause the least disruption to the schedule as possible. However, that is not always possible. By submitting the schedule change or level change form, you are authorizing your counselor to change your schedule if necessary (including teacher changes) to accommodate your requests. 

Open House is Tuesday
Bellaire's Open House will be Tuesday, September 17th. We will begin at 6:00pm in the auditorium and then parents will be released to follow their student's schedule.  

This is a great chance to meet your child's teachers and learn about the courses they are taking this year.

You can download a form for your son/daughter to complete with their schedule here.  
Free SAT & PSAT Classes
Want to improve your test scores for the SAT and PSAT? Ms. Chopra and Mr. Wolf will be holding free SAT/PSAT prep classes after school beginning the week of September 23rd. Mr. Wolf will hold SAT/PSAT English classes on Wednesdays in room 353. Ms. Chopra will hold SAT/PSAT Math classes on Thursdays in room 186. Contact Ms. Mulet, mmulet1@houstonisd.org, for more details.
Free English Classes/Clases Gratis de Inglés
Bellaire High School will be offering English language classes for parents. Bellaire High School ofrecerá clases de inglés para padres.
 
Bellaire High School will be offering English Classes for parents beginning on Tuesday, September 24th. Classes will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 p.m. -  8:00 p.m.  The classes are free, and materials will be provided to you.  We only ask that you be a parent or a relative of a Bellaire student and be at least 18 years old.
 
If you are interested, come to the Bellaire library on Tuesday, September 24th at 6:00 p.m.  For more information, please contact  Ms. Mulet at mmulet1@houstonisd.org or by phone
at 713-295-3704.
   
CLASES GRATIS DE INGLÉS
para
Padres de estudiantes de Bellaire High School
 
Bellaire High School ofrecerá clases de inglés para padres  a partir del martes 24 de septiembre. Las clases se reunirán todos los martes y jueves a partir de las 6:00 p.m. -  8:00 p.m. Las clases son gratuitas y se le proporcionarán materiales. Solo le pedimos que sea padre o pariente de un estudiante de Bellaire y que tenga al menos 18 años de edad.
 
Si está interesado, venga a la biblioteca de Bellaire el martes 24 de septiembre a las 6:00 p.m. Para obtener más información, póngase en contacto Sra. Mulet en mmulet1@houstonisd.org o por teléfono al 713-295-3704.
Senior Parking Lot Lottery
Seniors that won spots in the Senior Parking Lot Lottery were notified by email this week. 

Students have until September 19th to secure their spot.  Please stop by Ms. Frank's office to receive a parking lot contract. You will need to pay $90.00 either in cash or through the SchoolPay app on the Bellaire website.  When you return your contract with your fee in cash or with a receipt from SchoolPay, please provide a copy of your driver's license as well as a copy of your insurance card.
Safe2Save

We encourage everyone to join the competition + have the opportunity to win some amazing prizes. Thank you for being an advocate for distracted driving + keeping our community safe! You can learn more here

Prizes + Rewards :
We want to thank Safeway Driving for awarding these awesome prizes! 
 
  • Lottery Winner 1 = $50 VISA Gift Card
  • Lottery Winner 2 = $25 Chick Fil A Gift Card
  • Lottery Winner 3 = $50 VISA Gift Card
  • Lottery Winner 4 = $25 Chick Fil A Gift Card
  • Final Winner= $100 VISA Gift Card
 


A pranzo con l'italiano!
Join us to speak Italian every Tuesday during lunch in room 213!
We will have guests from Italy and we'll share our cultures and ideas.
Thank you to our guest for this week: Silvia Cerrini!
Students at any level of Italian can join us!
Contact Ms. Borsa with questions.
Bellaire HS ID's
Students needing an ID can visit the Attendance Office at lunch or after school.  ID's are free until October 1st, after that date there will be a $5 charge. 
Laptops
Students that have not checked-out a laptop should drop off their laptop agreement form and $25 cash payment, or paypal receipt in the Tech Room, room #220 at lunch. Students will then return after school to pick up their laptop. 

A laptop agreement form can be downloaded here.

Socio-Economic Forms
PLEASE make sure that the BLUE Socio Economic Information Form is returned to your 2nd period teacher .  It is very important that we receive the blue form back from every family.  We are a Title 1 school and can receive funding for our school budget through the return of these forms. Every form potentially could mean additional dollars for Bellaire students. If you have questions about the Socio Economic Information Form, please reach out to Ms. Mulet
COLLEGE CENTER ANNOUNCEMENTS- Week of 9/16

College Visits
Monday
University of California-Irvine and Baylor University
 
Tuesday
Maine College of Art and University of California, San Diego
 
Wednesday
Furman University and Willamette University
 
Thursday
 
 
Seniors- Don't forget the last day to register for the October 5th SAT is next Tuesday, September 24th. If you need a fee waiver or help applying, please visit the College Center during lunch. 
 
Next Wednesday the College Center will be hosting the College Affordability Meeting in the auditorium at 6:30 PM. This is open to students and parents of all grade level to learn more information about college affordability and how to find the most financially fit colleges for you. We will talk about FAFSA, TASFA, and the CSS Profile, all of which open October 1st.
 
The 2019 College Fair will be taking place on Tuesday, October 1st from 6 PM to 8 PM. We will be hosting over 170 different colleges and universities from around the nation. This is a great opportunity for students of all grades to connect with college reps and begin the college research process.
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The month brings awareness to a topic not often talked about. Learning about the warning signs of suicide and suicide prevention resources during the month of September are great ways to educate yourself and others.

Suicide is a significant public health issue that currently ranks as the 2nd leading cause of death for ages 10-24. Yet, it is important to recognize that suicide is also one of the leading causes of preventable death in the United States.

Some warning signs include talking about wanting to die, feeling hopeless or being a burden to others, planning or looking for a way to kill themselves, withdrawing from family or friends, engaging in risky behaviors, and acting like there's no reason to live.

Crisis lines, grant programs, educational courses, and partnerships with local communities help highlight the warning signs and put people in touch with assistance. If a person is at risk for suicide, it's important to act right away.  Click here to read more and access resources. 
Upcoming Events & Meetings
Mark your calendars
Galapagos Islands Spring Break 2020
Don't miss out on the trip of a lifetime!  
There will be an informational meeting of 9/17 at 5:00 PM in room 383. If you have questions please contact  Ms. Loonam. 


Bellaire Men's Lacrosse -  Player/Parent Meeting
Wednesday, September 18th at 6:30pm in the Library
Informational meeting for all prospective and returning players about the upcoming season. 
Interested in playing lacrosse? No experience needed and help with equipment is available.


Freshman Parent Meeting
Our Parent U series continues with a meeting for freshman parents Tuesday, September 24th. This meeting will focus on the transition to high school, getting involved and connected, and creating strong habits. We hope to see all of our freshman parents at this meeting. We will have you in and out in 60 minutes. 
PTO General Meeting *Updated DATE

The first PTO General Meeting will be held Thursday, September 26th at 6:00pm in the Library. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Homecoming September 27th and 28th
Bellaire's Homecoming Game will be Friday, September 27th at 7:00pm at Butler against Westbury. We will host a tailgate prior to the game on the EAST side (Visitors) beginning at 4:30pm.  All clubs and organizations are encouraged to come out and share a pregame meal or refreshments together. Homecoming Dance tickets will be sold in the Courtyard September 23-26.  Tickets will be $20 a piece.  Students will need to submit a Homecoming Dance Contract along with their money to purchase a ticket.  If a non-Bellaire student will be a guest of a student, a Non-Bellaire Student Contract must also be submitted at the time of ticket purchase. 
Keep an Eye on Bellaire's Website & Calendar
Additional events and information can be found on the homepage of our website.  Please check our calendar as events, performances and games are added and updated on a regular basis. 
It Takes A Village...
"Bellaire Share" is new this year. Please help us collect important information and get student and staff accomplishments out to our school community.  Share with us Bellaire HS activities and student achievements. You can upload your pictures of any event easily. Together we can accomplish a lot. You can submit information anytime on the homepage on the right side of the page or bookmark this link.
Join the PTO
Please consider joining the Bellaire PTO.  The PTO's Commitment to Learn Campaign is about to launch.  Funds donated to the PTO go directly to support students and learning at Bellaire High School.  There is no doubt that family involvement at Bellaire makes us a stronger school.  Join the PTO online here!







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