11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PTA Executive Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM LEAP Meeting
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Winter Wonderland
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM SEAC Meeting
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 4th Grade Virginia Fair
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Winter Class Parties
The Belmont Station First Graders perform in a patriotic program
as one of the recipients of the Virginia Index of Performance (VIP) awards
We have just finished a very busy month at Belmont Station and there is still plenty of excitement in the air. This past month we welcomed more than 1,000 visitors to Belmont Station during American Education Week. Some of our fifth grade students visited Ashby Ponds for a special Veteran’s Day Program and honored the attendees with a wholehearted performance of our favorite patriotic songs. Our integrated curriculum highlight of American Education Week was the first grade Patriotic Program which provided visitors a highlight of the symbols of our country and a musical performance of songs that warmed the hearts of everyone. Parents and guests in all grades had the opportunity to spend time with the children as they participated in classroom activities and stayed for lunch. Your continual support of all of our school activities is truly appreciated by all of the staff and certainly the children.
So with our AEW activities and the Thanksgiving holiday behind us, we move ahead in anticipation of all that has yet to come as we move closer to 2014. Along with our many December activities – shopping, wrapping, decorating, baking – let us not forget to take time to share family holiday traditions with the children. They learn so much about the important people in their lives from holiday stories, and nothing makes a child feel more secure than family history.
During December, Belmont Station students will learn about many holidays such as Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Diwali, and Las Pasadas. Our students and staff will provide each other with many opportunities to hear and share family traditions surrounding these important days. What could be more in the spirit of the season than children learning to appreciate different cultures and customs?
Another seasonal tradition marks the Belmont Station Patrols kicking off their Winter Service Project. As part of this project, our patrols will be collecting nonperishable food items for needy Loudoun County Families. As in year’s past, we will send the donations to LINK, a Loudoun County group that supports the less fortunate. The patrols will be collecting food items from December 3rd through December 14th. Thank you for sharing and helping make the holidays more pleasant for some of our fellow citizens.
Once again this year, we are also going to ask all of our children to make a special card for those recovering in our military hospitals and serving overseas during the holidays. Please encourage the children to write letters and draw pictures of appreciation for these dedicated men and women and send them in with your food donations. We will gladly forward them on to them. Regardless of our political beliefs or loyalties, all of us can appreciate how difficult it is to be away from home, especially during the holidays.
May you and yours enjoy all the blessings of this special season. We hope the New Year finds all of you, and especially your wonderful children, healthy and happy.