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Friday, October 24, 20014 

Attention Bully Prevention

What you can do to stop bullying…

Set a good example, Do not bully others!

If a child knows not to bully others, then other students will follow their example.  To help even more, you can actively participate in anti-bullying activities and projects.

Make sure you don’t bully others and don’t encourage bullying behaviors

Look for opportunities to contribute to the anti-bullying culture at school.


Don’t forget to bring your money to lunch for lollipops today.

 
Thursday, October 23, 2014 

Reminder to All 6th graders-

Please turn in your permission slip forms to Mrs. Walters in the House C Office. All forms are due this FRIDAY, October 24th for our November Field Trip!


Attention Bully Prevention

Remember when you post something online, you can never get it back, it is out there forever.  If you wouldn’t want it done to you, don’t do it to someone else.  

Tuesday, October 28 is a special day.  Author Sharon Draper, who wrote Out of my Mind, will speak at 7:00 P.M. in the auditorium of Smart’s Mill Middle School.  Mrs. Gwinn-Casey will be there. If you’d like to go, wear your spirit wear t-shirt and get there early to beat the crowd.

The Ashburn Library is holding a library volunteer orientation today at 4:30.  If you want to be a reading or homework buddy, you should go!  

Don’t forget to wear Pink on Friday and grab a few dollars because we will be selling lollipops during all lunch shifts. Also, only a few more days to order a pumpkin and decorate your teachers door. Friday will be the last day that pumpkin orders will be accepted.
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 

The Battle of the Books Club meets today in the library.  Hope to see you after school!

 

Students, just a reminder that activity buses run on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Please be sure that you have arranged for a ride on the days that you stay after school.  If you are getting picked up your parent/guardian should be at the school by 4:30.


Attention all Sweet Chef Members, tomorrow we will be having a special guest baker so be sure to arrive on time at 7 30. We will be meeting in C11 instead of the cafeteria for this special event! Again meet in C11 tomorrow! See you then!


This Friday we will be selling lollipops to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So be sure to grab a few extra dollars so you can have a sweet treat to complete your lunch.


Attention Bully Prevention

Today is Wear ORANGE Day – “Unite Against Bullying”.

Let’s Unite to Make Belmont Ridge Bully and Drug Free!  

It is important to report bullying incidents to adults.  This is not tattling, this could be saving a friend.

The Ashburn Library is holding a teen homework buddy volunteer orientation today at 5:00.  If you want to be a reading buddy for little kids, attend the orientation and learn about it.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 

SCA

Attention all students:  

Come join us Wednesday morning at 7:45 for our first SCA meeting of the year!  The meeting will be held in Mr. Turner’s room, B-10.  Look forward to seeing you there!  


The Rust Library Teen Center in Leesburg is holding a pumpkin decorating contest at 6:00 tonight...supplies will be there, and it sounds like fun!


Students, just a reminder that activity buses run on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Please be sure that you have arranged for a ride on the days that you stay after school.  If you are getting picked up your parent/guardian, they should be at the school by 4:30.


Attention Bully Prevention

Always remember “Don’t be afraid to say “It’s Not Okay!”

We encourage everyone to wear orange tomorrow in honor of National Bullying Prevention Month’s Unity Day.  Tomorrow is wear “Orange” day and unite against Bullying.


The Battle of the Books Club meets tomorrow after school, in the library.  Bring your book and post-it note questions and answers.  See you then! 

 
Monday, October 20, 2014 

Students, just a reminder that activity buses run on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Please be sure that you have arranged for a ride on the days that you stay after school.  If you are getting picked up your parent/guardian should be at the school by 4:30.


SCA

Attention all students: Come join us Wednesday morning at 7:45 for our first SCA meeting of the year!  The meeting will be held in Mr. Turner’s room, B-10.  Look forward to seeing you there!  


National Art Honor Society

Calling all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade ART students:

Join the National Junior Art Honor Society.  Sixth grade students currently enrolled in keyboarding are eligible to participate. Spread the creative spirit at Belmont Ridge through artwork and murals.  The club will meet on Wednesdays after school in Mrs. Campbell’s room.  Pick up your permission slip from the club bulletin board, or Mrs. Campbell in ART ROOM 3.


Character and Costume design club will meet today in Art 2. Don’t forget to bring your reference pictures!!


Attention Bully Prevention

Our theme this week is “Unite against Bullying”

What you can do to stop bullying…

Don’t give bullying an audience.

If one of your friends is bullying someone, you should not encourage the behavior.  Don’t laugh or encourage the bullying behavior, there is nothing funny about it.

·         Oftentimes, those who bully are encouraged by the attention that they receive from bystanders.  You can help stop bullying by actively not supporting it.

·         When you see bullying, you should act disinterested or simply state that you don’t think bullying is funny or entertaining.

·         If the bullying does not stop, tell a trusted adult.

 
Friday, October 17, 2014 

National Art Honor Society

Calling all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade ART students:

Join the National Junior Art Honor Society.  Sixth grade students currently enrolled in keyboarding are eligible to participate. Spread the creative spirit at Belmont Ridge through artwork and murals.  The club will meet on Wednesdays after school in Mrs. Campbell’s room.  Pick up your permission slip from the club bulletin board, or Mrs. Campbell in ART ROOM 3.


Attention Bully Prevention

What you can do to stop bullying…

Set a good example, Do not bully others!

If a child knows not to bully others, then other students will follow their example.  To help even more, you can actively participate in anti-bullying activities and projects

·         Make sure you don’t bully others and don’t encourage bullying behaviors

Look for opportunities to contribute to the anti-bullying culture at school.


Tomorrow, you can visit the Rust Library Teen Center to make fleece scarves for Mobile Hope, from 10-4.

 
Thursday, October 16, 2014 

National Art Honor Society:

Calling all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade ART students:

Join the National Junior Art Honor Society.  Sixth grade students currently enrolled in keyboarding are eligible to participate. Spread the creative spirit at Belmont Ridge through artwork and murals.  The club will meet on Wednesdays after school in Mrs. Campbell’s room.  Pick up your permission slip from the club bulletin board, or Mrs. Campbell in ART ROOM 3.


Attention Bully Prevention

What you can do to stop bullying…

Tell a trusted adult, like a family member, teacher, counselor or other adults.

An adult can help stop bullying by intervening while it’s in progress, stopping it from occurring or simply giving the person being bullied a shoulder to lean on.

·         Bystanders can tell a trusted adult in person or leave them a note.

·         If bullying is occurring, bystanders can go find, or ask a friend to find a trusted adult as soon as possible.  Perhaps they can help stop it from continuing.


Sweet Chef: Attention all Sweet Chef members tomorrow we will be making Banana Split Trifles! Be sure to come hungry and bring ice cream toppings like Whip Cream, Cheeries, Sprinkles, Hot Fudge, and Caramel! See you Thursday!


Breast Cancer Awareness Month:

Hey Belmont Students, Have you ordered your pumpkin yet for the PINKin Patch? If not get your form and money in soon! Also, there are some pretty plain teacher doors out there and we want you to decorate them in PINK head to toe! So nominate a teacher and deck the door in all pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month. If you have questions see you house secretary or resource teacher for a form. Help make Belmont Pink from wall to wall!  And of course Don’t forget to wear pink tomorrow!


6th grade students, please listen up!

In November, we will be taking a field trip to Shepherd University and Antietam National Park as part of our College In Six Program. This will give you an opportunity to tour a local university and to start thinking about your educational future. Today, you will be receiving a permission slip for our sixth grade field trip from your 4th block teacher. All permission slips need to be signed by a parent and turned in to Mrs. Walters in the House C office by Friday, October 24th!

 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 

National Art Honor Society:

Calling all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade ART students:

Join the National Junior Art Honor Society.  Sixth grade students currently enrolled in keyboarding are eligible to participate. Spread the creative spirit at Belmont Ridge through artwork and murals.  The club will meet on Wednesdays after school in Mrs. Campbell’s room.  Pick up your permission slip from the club bulletin board, or Mrs. Campbell in ART ROOM 3.


Attention Bully Prevention:

Today is Wear Pajama Pants Day – “Put Bullying to Bed”

What you can do to stop bullying…

Help the person being bullied to get away from the situation.

·         Create a distraction.  If no one is rewarding the child who is bullying by paying attention, the behavior may stop.  Bystanders can help to focus the attention on something else.

·         A bystander can offer a way for the person being bullied to leave the scene by saying something like, “Mr. Smith needs to see you right now,” or “Come on, we need you for our game.”

·         You should only intervene if it feels safe to do so, and never use violence in order to help the person get away.

 

Students, just a reminder that activity buses run on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Please be sure that you have arranged for a ride on the days that you stay after school.  If you are getting picked up, your parent/guardian should be at the school by 4:30.


Sweet Chef: Attention all Sweet Chef members tomorrow we will be making Banana Split Trifles! Be sure to come hungry and bring ice cream toppings like Whip Cream, Cherries, Sprinkles, Hot Fudge, and Caramel! See you Thursday!


Breast Cancer Awareness Month:

Hey Belmont Students, Have you ordered your pumpkin yet for the PINKin Patch? If not get your form and money in soon! Also, there are some pretty plain teacher doors out there and we want you to decorate them in PINK head to toe! So nominate a teacher and deck the door in all pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month. If you have questions see you house secretary or resource teacher for a form. Help make Belmont Pink from wall to wall!


6th grade students, please listen up!

In November, we will be taking a field trip to Shepherd University and Antietam National Park as part of our College In Six Program. This will give you an opportunity to tour a local university and to start thinking about your educational future. Today, you will be receiving a permission slip for our sixth grade field trip from your 4th block teacher. All permission slips need to be signed by a parent and turned in to Mrs. Walters in the House C office by Friday, October 24th!

 
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 

The first Library Mystery ends tomorrow. Stop by to finish your written response, and later in the week to see the hermit crab tank on display.


National Art Honor Society:

Calling all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade ART students: Join the National Junior Art Honor Society.  Sixth grade students currently enrolled in keyboarding are eligible to participate. Spread the creative spirit at Belmont Ridge through artwork and murals.  The club will meet on Wednesdays after school in Mrs. Campbell’s room.  Pick up your permission slip from the club bulletin board, or Mrs. Campbell in ART ROOM 3.


LUNCH DROP OFF

Students, please check the table in the middle of the cafeteria to see if your lunch has been dropped off.  Thank you!


Attention Bully Prevention:

Be a friend to the person being bullied can go a long way towards letting them know that they’re not alone.

·         A bystander can help by spending time with the person being bullied at school.  Simple gestures like talking to them, sitting with them at lunch or inviting them to play sports or other games during PE or recess can help a lot.

·         A bystander can help by telling the person being bullied that they don’t like the bullying and asking them if he/she can do anything to help.

·         Bystanders can also help the person being bullied talk to a trusted adult.


Please wear Pajama Bottoms tomorrow in honor of “Putting Bullies to Bed”.

 

Students, just a reminder that activity buses run on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Please be sure that you have arranged for a ride on the days that you stay after school.  If you are getting picked up your parent/guardian should be at the school by 4:30.

 
Friday, October 10, 2014 

The first Library Mystery ends on October 15th.  What would Buddy, the hermit crab, need in order to survive in the habitat of a tank?


Alright Yearbook peeps! Don’t forget to get your forms into Ms. DiCesare today. Yearbook club meets next Tuesday at 7:45 in room C11. See you there!


This Sunday through next Saturday, the Rust Library Teen Center is hosting a Minecraft Creative Tournament during all regular library hours.


This Saturday and Sunday, the Ashburn Library is celebrating Percy Jackson Heroes Weekend!  Crafts, battle games, and fun on both days..check out their website for more information!


8th Grade Band Members!  Today is our field trip to Tuscarora high school to play with the Marching Huskies!  If you are in 8th grade band, please report to the band room after school TODAY at 3:30pm for the field trip.  You will need your instrument, music, brown bag dinner, and Tuscarora school colors!  See you soon!


Attention Character and Costume Design members. If you didn’t make the meeting Monday, there will be another one today, in Art 2. If you would like to go over what was covered on Monday again, you are welcome to come to this second meeting as well.


Attention Bully Prevention:

Bullying can occur during or after school hours.  While most reported bullying happens in the school building, a significant percentage also happens in places like the playground, or on the bus.  It can happen traveling to or from school, or on the internet.

 

Students, just a reminder that activity buses run on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Please be sure that you have arranged for a ride on the days that you stay after school.  If you are getting picked up your parent/guardian should be at the school by 4:30.


ATTENTION ALL MATH STUDENTS:

If you are interested in participating in the AMC 8 International Math Competition and enjoy discussing new and exciting math topics such as cryptology, the golden ratio, and Pascal’s triangle, please see Mr. McGuire in room A-1 for further information about AMC 8 Math Competition and math seminars.  The seminars will be held after school on Monday and Wednesday beginning the first week of November.  Again, please see Mr. McGuire in room A-1 for more information and registration. 

 
Thursday, October 9, 2014 

Congratulations to Blair Seo and Elijah Viloria for earning a chair in the Junior Regional Orchestra!  This is quite an accomplishment, as there were 175 violinists that auditioned and 76 cellists that auditioned, quite a large number of which are in high school.  


Attention Bully Prevention:

National Statistics on Bullying in Schools

·         It is estimated that 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students.

·         1 in 7 students in Grades K-12 is either a bully or a victim of bullying.

·         56 percent of students have personally witnessed some type of bullying at school.

·         90 percent of 4th through 8th graders reported being victims of bullying

·         According to bullying statistics, 1 out of every 10 students who drops out of school does so because of repeated bullying.

·         Harassment and bullying have been linked to 75 percent of school-shooting incidents.


Breast Cancer Awareness Month:

Be sure to Rock your PINK from head to Toe on Friday! And bring a few extra dollars for some fun Go Pink Activities during lunch! The pinkest person may just win a special prize!!!!


Attention all mathletes:

Have you ever wondered about alternate number systems, why manhole covers are round, or how to create a Sierpinski triangle?  If so, then  you may be interested in participating in the AMC 8 math competition and attending other Math STEM based seminars and discussions, please see Mr. McGuire in room A-1 for more information and registration.  The seminars will be held after school on Monday and Wednesday beginning the first week of November.  Again, please see Mr. McGuire in room A-1 for more information and registration.

 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 

The Battle of the Books Club meets today, after school in the library.  Remember to bring your book and any questions that you wrote.  


Hearing and Vision screenings for all 7th graders and any students new to Loudoun County Public Schools will be held tomorrow.  The screenings will be during PE classes.  Please make sure to wear or bring any glasses or contacts that you may need.


Attention Bully Prevention:

Today is Wear NEON Day - “My Future’s Too Bright for Bullying”.

Cyber Bullying is deliberately using digital media to communicate false, embarrassing, or hostile information about or to another person.  Cyber bullying may include gossip, exclusion, impersonation, harassment, flaming, outing and trickery and cyber threats.


Sweet Chef: Attention Sweet Chef members tomorrow is our second meeting. Please meet in the cafeteria at 7 30. Get ready to enjoy a Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino!!


Breast Cancer Awareness Month:

Today is the last day to order your Pink Donut at lunch. Be sure to order a donut to enjoy on Friday! Friday will be the last day to place a t-shirt or sweatshirt order so turn them in soon! You don’t want to miss out on this! And of course get ready for Friday! Be sure to dress from Head to Toe in pink on Friday!! 

 
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 

The Battle of the Books Club will meet tomorrow, Wednesday, after school in the library.  We welcome new members and returning members, too!  Bring your book and any questions that you wrote on the post-it notes if you were here last time. See you tomorrow!


Morning News Show auditions will be held on Wednesday and Thursday during resource.   Please check your house office for the schedule.  Resource teachers also have a list of students and times.


Rust Library in Leesburg is having a string art program tonight at 6:00.   Stop by to make a cool looking art project!


Hearing and Vision screenings for all 7th graders and any students new to Loudoun County Public Schools will be held tomorrow and Thursday.  The screenings will be during PE classes.  Please make sure to wear or bring any glasses or contacts that you may need.


Breast Cancer Awareness Month:

Feeling a bit hungry? Than why not order a pink donut during lunch today and tomorrow to enjoy on Friday! These aren’t just any old donuts they are Pink Donuts. All proceeds go towards Relay for Life. Donuts will cost a dollar to purchase.


Attention Bully Prevention:

Bullying may be considered harassment when it is based on a student’s race, color, national origin, gender disability or religion.  Harassment behaviors may include: unwelcome conduct as verbal abuse, graphic or written statements, threats, physical assault or other conduct that may be physically threatening, harmful or humiliating.


Tomorrow, is wear NEON Day – “My Future’s too Bright for Bullying”

 
Monday, October 6, 2014 

LUNCH DROP OFF - Students, please check the table in the middle of the cafeteria to see if your lunch has been dropped off.  Thank you!


Attention Bully Prevention:

Physical bullying involves hurting a person’s body or possessions.  Physical Bullying includes hitting, kicking, pinching, spitting, tripping, pushing, taking or breaking someone’s things, making mean or rude hand gestures.


The first official meeting of the Character and Costume design club will be today, Monday the 6th! Hope to see you there.


Breast Cancer Awareness Month:

Are you nuts for Donuts? Pre- Order a Pink Donut on Tuesday and Wednesday during all lunch shifts! Donuts will be sold for a dollar and can be enjoyed Friday morning upon your arrival to school! Even the donuts are going pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!


T-Shirt/ Sweatshirt Sales: Only a few more days to place your order for the Breast Cancer Awareness T-Shirts and Sweatshirts. Be sure to get your orders in to your house secretary. If you need a form you can find them in the house office. Already order a t-shirt or sweatshirt? If so they will be arriving on October 14th! Just in time for you to rock it on our Pink Fridays.


The first yearbook meeting is next Tuesday, October 14th at 7:45 a.m. Don’t forget to stop by Ms. DiCesare’s classroom and turn in your teacher recommendation form.

 
Friday, October 3, 2014 

Attention Bully Prevention:

Social bullying, sometimes referred to as relational bullying, involves hurting someone’s reputation or relationships.  Social bullying includes leaving someone out on purpose, telling other children not to be friends with someone, spreading rumors about someone, and embarrassing someone in public.


Oh no. I forgot to turn in my Spirit Cup order form. Whatever shall I do? No need to fear.  Please bring your Spirit Cup order form on Monday.  Thank you for your support.


Character and Costume design club will have another interest meeting today in Art 2.


The Rust Library is holding its Anime Club on Sunday, October 5, at 2:00. Go with a friend if you like Anime, art, and Japanese pop culture!

 
Thursday, October 2, 2014 

Attention Bully Prevention: Verbal bullying is saying or writing mean and hurtful things. Verbal bullying includes teasing, name-calling, inappropriate sexual comments, taunting, threatening to cause harm.


Are you interested in dissecting a pig? Learning about blood and bacteria? Then join the class ‘so you want to be a doctor!’ Come see Ms. Raburn in C12 for more information!


Science Olympiad Applications are due on Friday morning in C12


1160 students but only 250 computers for student use? That’s not funny math.  Help us close the gap.  Spirit Cup order forms are due tomorrow.  Thank you for helping us help you.


Those interested in Character and Costume design club are reminded that there will be an interest meeting today, Thursday, and tomorrow.


Have you ordered your Breast Cancer Awareness Shirt Yet? If not, get your form and money turned in ASAP! Tomorrow will be our first Go Pink Day for Breast Cancer Awareness, Don’t forget to wear all PINK and bring a few dollars to lunch!


Do you enjoy designing things or interested in photography? If yes, then join the Yearbook Club! Sign-up forms will be located outside Ms. DiCesare’s classroom, room C11. 

 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 

Just a friendly reminder, if you have finished reading Out of my Mind, think about sharing your free copy by bringing it back for another student to enjoy. Thank you!


Today is Wear Blue Day - Belmont Ridge will be honoring National Bullying Prevention Month throughout October.  This year’s theme is “The End of Bullying Begins With Me”.  This week, our message is “River Hawk’s Don’t Ruffle Feathers.” As most of us have learned, the old saying “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” is a lie.  Words can hurt, so please choose your words carefully.


Character and Costume Design Club will have two interest meetings. One is tomorrow, and the other is Friday.


Today is the day for the first Bright Life Buddies meeting of the year. We look forward to meeting all of you this afternoon in C-13. Come ready to have fun!


Hey Students and Staff, there are only a few days to order your Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirt and Sweat Shirt. So grab a form and place your order today! You don’t want to miss out!


Attention all registered Sweet Chef members our first meeting will be this Thursday in the cafeteria, please bring a plain apron and three ring binder!

 

HOWDY!  Tomorrow and Friday the spirit of the West comes to Belmont Ridge!  Better watch out for those man-eating jack rabbits and that killer cacti!  All 7th grade students, don’t forget to wear your favorite Western clothes on the day you have History class - in other words -  YEEE HAWWW!

 
 
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, BUS 589 IS A 2ND LOAD.  IF YOU RIDE BUS 589, PLEASE GO TO THE AUDITORIUM TO WAIT FOR THE 2ND LOAD BUS.


Tomorrow is wear blue day in honor of Bully Prevention Month and “River Hawks Don’t Ruffle Feathers”. We hope to see everyone in blue.


It sure is chilly out there, you know what I wish I had… A breast cancer awareness sweatshirt! Especially since this Friday is Rock the Pink day! Be sure to order a t-shirt and sweatshirt today and dress from head to toe in Pink on Friday!


Pink Spirit cups are available in many teams' logos.  Have you ordered your favorite team’s spirit cup yet?  Have your Mom or Dad asked around their office to see if their co-workers would like their 4 pack?? Great gifts, perfect for any sports fan, dishwasher safe and collectible designs!  Only a few days left to get your orders.


Character and Costume Design club will be having two interest meetings on Thursday and Friday this week. Hope to see you in art 2 on one of those days!


Attention all registered Sweet Chef members our first meeting will be this Thursday in the cafeteria, please bring a plain apron and three ring binder! See you Thursday!

 
 
 
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