PROMISE TIME COMES TO BELLEAIR
Academic Achievement Program Offered by YMCA After School in 2013/2014
We are pleased to let you know about an exciting development at the Belleair YMCA involving educational programming for youth age Kindergarten through 5th grade for the 2013-2014 school year. The YMCA of the Suncoast has been selected by the national YMCA office (YMCA of the USA) to pilot an afterschool program out of Cincinnati with impressive results in improving the academic performance of young people.
A critical element of the program’s success is its complementary relationship with the school. The YMCA will be working with the school personnel at Belleair to deliver exciting program components such as free tutoring, academic and personal enrichment clubs, health and wellness activities and much more!
This program has shown success at Belcher Elementary. We are pleased to report that students participating in the Y are showing higher testing scores (FCAT and FAIR), as well as higher grades in math, reading and writing than those not participating in a quality after school program.
Registration is open. Visit the Y at www.ymcasuncoast.org or call 727-467-9622 for details. Financial assistance is available.
SAC Members needed
If you are interested in serving on our School Advisory Council (SAC) for the 2013-2014 school year, please contact Mrs. Griffin at 469-5983 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013-2014 Student Accident Insurance
As the district prepares to launch the start of kindergarten registration for the 2013-14 school year, we’re asking for your help in spreading the word to your families and others in the community. Please consider posting a message to your school marquees that kindergarten registration begins March 4 and share with your families the following information:
April 8 through April 22: Parents can request another school besides their child’s zoned school.
June 6: The district is urging parents to register their children for the 2013-14 school year by this date. For complete details about kindergarten registration, go to
Opening and Closing Times:
Pinellas School Board members approved school opening and closing times for the 2013-14 academic year at the Feb. 12 School Board meeting. Beginning in August, the student day at our school will begin at 8:35 a.m. and end at 2:35 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please note that “early release Wednesdays” have been eliminated, a decision that was finalized in September when the School Board approved a contract with the Pinellas Classroom Teachers Association.
WE ALWAYS NEED VOLUNTEERS!!!
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Belleair Elementary School
1156 Lakeview Road •
Clearwater, Florida 33756-3524 •
Phone: (727) 469-5983