Belfield Preschool & Kindergarten registration will be held on Wednesday, February 10th from 3:30 – 5:30 pm in the Belfield Public School library. You must have Birth Certificate and up to date immunization records in order to register.
What is the PTO? PTO stands for Parent Teacher Organization. They are a non-political, volunteer group of parents that get together to form better relationships between parents and teachers and to help close the gap between home and school. It is their goal to improve communication, show appreciation to our teachers and to assist with elementary school activities. “We want our teachers and administrative staff to know we appreciate all they do for our children and also that we support them in their efforts to provide quality education,” says Pam Pratt, Belfield’s PTO president.
Over the past school year we have provided assistance to our teachers by helping with recess duty and providing and serving meals at the back-to-school open house and Parent-Teacher Conferences. We try to assist in the classroom by helping with laminating, copying, and other “busy-work” to give the teachers more time for lesson preparation and to spend with the students. We planned and put on a Halloween carnival for all K-6 graders and set up a “Santa’s Workshop” where the kids could come and purchase inexpensive Christmas gifts for their families. Plans for the rest of the school year include helping with a Math event and also assisting with the annual Book Fair that focuses on getting our kids’ reading. We are in the process of planning a “Family Night” where students can bring their families to the school and enjoy fun activities together with their teachers. We also randomly give “appreciation gifts” to the staff to help them know how grateful we are for all they do.
In December Mrs. Lorge asked us to assist her with a “Jump Rope for Heart” event to help raise money for the American Heart Association and bring awareness to taking care of our bodies so we will have strong hearts and live long, healthy, happy lives. The PTO organized fundraising, prizes and a “jump-rope” event that got the kids physically active for a great cause. On January 21st, we set up stations where the K-6 children could participate in various jump roping activities and games to get their bodies moving! We provided a rest station where they could take their pulse and listen to their hearts beating. They also enjoyed healthy snacks and plenty of water for refreshment. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves and feeling good about their efforts to help in their community and to serve others in a cause outside of themselves. Over $2,000.00 was raised and went directly to the American Heart Association. Several students were recognized for their hard work. The over-all Grand Heart Champion was Kooper- 3rd grade. The all-around Top Heart Heroes were Noah- K-3; and Ally- 4-6. Top Class Heroes are Mason- K, Sam- 1, Macy-2, Elizabeth- 3, Ellie- 4, Austin- 5, and Taven- 6.
If anyone is interested in joining our organization we always welcome and love to have more volunteers. They can contact Pam Pratt or any other PTO member for more information.
(Advisor’s Note: PTO information from Pam Pratt- PTO president)
On Monday, December, 7th, the Belfield High School held their annual Christmas concert at 6:30 p.m. in the gym of the school. The evening opened with a duet, One Candle, sung by Sierra Costas and Rachael Solberg. As the song was sung in the dark, students throughout the audience lit candles and eventually, the Christmas trees were lit as well. The choir then presented us with three songs, Grown Up Christmas List, I Need A Silent Night, and Variations of Fa-La-La. Maggie and Katie Fulton then Sang Christmas in Heaven, in memory of Colby Lofthouse. The band ended the evening with three songs as well, including A Christmas Canon, A Cartoon Christmas, and I’ll Be Home for Christmas.
The Belfield High School’s annual Veteran’s Day program was held at the Belfield High School gym on Tuesday, November 10th at 9:30 am. It was excellent! There were two speakers from the school; Jordan Buckman from elementary and Rachael Solberg from high school. The keynote speaker was Brigadier General Alan Dohrmann. He gave a great speech. The choir performed two pieces, “Soldier” and “There is Peace”. The elementary joined the choir for “There is Peace”. The band also performed two pieces, “Hey Brother” and “Marches of the Armed Forces”. A small group of girls from the choir performed “See You Again” and Rachael Solberg and Sierra Costas sang “Amazing Grace”. It was a wonderful program!!
The security system at Belfield Public School locks the doors during school hours. All visitors wishing to enter during this time can only be let in by appropriate personnel via the intercom next to the door. Please do not be offended if staff or students do not open the door for you–they are not allowed to. These security measures are in place to help keep our kids safe. Thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Lorge at the school.
Do you need help with lunches? Contact the Belfield Food Pantry–they have lunchbox items. For more information call: 575-4405
As parents/guardians it is often a difficult task to keep track of all the events that our children are active in. Heart River co-op provides web access to the most current events and changes in our activities schedules through rSchoolToday scheduler. It is also possible to receive automatic, up to date changes and information by signing up for the instant alert feature. Here is how to do that:
1. Go to www.belfield.k12.nd.us (You can also go to www.southheart.k12.nd.us and click “calendars”).
2. Click on SPORTS CALENDAR (this takes you to the rSchoolToday calendar site)
3. Click on NOTIFY ME! Icon in the upper right corner.
4. Choose the sports that you wish to be notified about (you may choose as many as you want) and click the CONTINUE BUTTON.
5. Check the practices schedules or any other events you want to be notified about and click the CONTINUE BUTTON.
6. You can then set up reminders for upcoming events and also if there are schedule changes. Click the CONTINUE BUTTON.
7. Fill in the necessary information to receive either email notification or text message notification, or both. Click the SAVE SETTINGS button and you will now receive all the information about upcoming events, practices, and activities.
(Information provided by Mr. Jung of South Heart School)