May was a busy month with many field trips including camping at Skyview ranch for 3rd, 5th, and 6th Grade. Check out some of the photos from our adventures!
Euclid Shore Cultural Center was packed again for our Spring Dance Performance. Each class and spotlight performances highlighted the skills students have been working on all year with Mr. Ford. Thank you to all the families who came to cheer on all our student performers!
Does your child turn 5 after the Kindergarten cut-off date? Stop by Imagine Bella Academy of Excellence to get an Early Kindergarten information kit and learn more about our Early Kindergarten program. Students must pass Early Kindergarten Test and submit a referral from a parent.
Classrooms celebrated Earth Day in April at Imagine Bella. Plant are in bloom across the building. Mrs. Abdul-Wali helped students to plant flowers and vegetables. Students are excited to see their plants growing from the windowsills of their classroom. In Ms. Biederman's third grade, students made flower bombs. The pictures show some of the steps students completed to make their own "earth", ready to plant and bloom into a flower surprise!
Imagine Bella is looking for our next Kindergarten students to enroll for the 2019-2020 school year! During Carl B. Stokes Kindergarten Enrollment fair, the Imagine Bella team shared important information about our school and getting ready for Kindergarten. Preschools have been visiting the school to help their students with this big transition. Looking forward to meeting more students as we are already enrolling for the 2019-2020 school year! Call 216-481-1500 or stop by to pick up an enrollment packet.
Friday clubs are a great way to end the week at Imagine Bella. Check out the photos from just a few of the club choices for students.
First grade students from Ms. Eucker's classroom visited a local nursing home as part of their service learning project. Students read books with the residents and made a snack together. Check out some of the photos from their visit.
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Check out a few photos from the return of Friday clubs!
2nd grade visited Playhouse Square for a special presentation for students. They had a blast!
In honor of Black History Month, Imagine Bella held a school wide Live Wax Museum on Thursday February 21st. Student presented for parents and other students during this special event. Students were assigned significant figures from different decades and acted as that person during our Live Wax Museum. Classroom teachers helped students practice and prepare during school time for the showcase event. Students conducted research studies to help them with their presentation.
We are getting ready for the state test. Go to the Ohio State Tests Portal and click on "Students and Families" for many resources. Click on the bicycle to take practice tests!
Imagine Bella students participated in National School Choice Week this year with a big parade! All students received a yellow school choice week scarf which was just in time for the snowy and cold weather! Since it was chilly outside, students paraded through the halls of the school. As students visited each floor they said cheers, carried banners, and signs they made about how much they love their teachers and school.
Students from Carl B. Stokes Head Start came to visit Imagine Bella and learn more about Kindergarten. Our Kindergarten students loved showing off their classroom to their visitors and telling them all about school at Imagine Bella. We can't wait to see them join the Imagine Bella family soon! If your preschool or daycare would like to schedule a day to visit Kindergarten, call the main office at 216-481-1500
Guest readers were featured throughout the month of December in classrooms at Imagine Bella. In Kindergarten, Board Member Claire Powell visited to read to students and Mrs. Jenkins mom came by to read to her class too!
Third grade students at Imagine Bella had the pleasure of having Mr. Jake Streeter Sr. come to our classes and read his book. What an inspiration! Thank you Mr. Streeter! Shout out to Ms. and Mr. Smith for serving hot chocolate and goodies. Thank you!
Elves were busy in several classrooms during the month of December. Check out some silly photos of some of their hiding spots this month!
Before winter break, classroomsshared out about Service Learning projects as part of our "Season of Service". Check out below for some images of how the students helped to spread holiday cheer or support a need in the community (recycling, animal shelters, etc). The school passed out Hot Chocolate to parents and featured a special appearance by Santa!
Imagine Bella featured our annual giving tree. What’s a giving tree? The giving tree gives families and staff the opportunity to give back to families that could use a little extra support during the holiday season. The tree was located on the first floor in the hallway directly across from the office. There were paper snowman ornaments on the tree that list items that students need.The process is completely anonymous and we had many helpful "elves" this season! We sincerely appreciate your support. The PTO helped out with wrapping too during their December meeting. Thank you for all you do to help the Imagine Bella community!
On October 31st, students participated in a schoolwide costume parade. Thank you to all the families who donated candy to make this event possible! What a SWEET way to wrap up the month. Also, much appreciation to the families who helped things go smoothly with costume changes before the parade and to pass out candy at stations to students. It was chilly outside so the parade went through the building. Check out some of the costumes in these photos.
On November 16th, Imagine Bella celebrated all the Moms with a special "Muffins for Moms" coordinated by the Imagine Bella PTO. Thank you Moms for all you do to love and support your scholars!
Our Stuff the Turkey final count was 1,019 nonperishables! Thank you to all the families who were able to donate. Our class with the most donations was Ms. Biederman's class! Congrats to the third graders in Ms. Biederman's room for bringing in the most items. All the items donated weighed iin at 1,035 pounds! Thank you to everyone who helped us in reaching our school wide goal!#WorldChangers #GivingBack #RipplesOfKindness
The Art Room is a busy place any time of day! Imagine Bella Art Teacher Mrs. Heston hosted a Paint Night FUNdraiser for adults the evening of October 12th. During the school day students are just as busy developing skills using a variety of mediums whether they are cutting, painting, printmaking, mask making, or much much more. Check out some photos!
First grade students headed to the Metroparks Environmental Science Center for a day of experiments and investigations. Students went digging for fossils and made science materials they were able to bring home too. Check out a couple photos from their fun day of learning!
Imagine Bella students headed to the Cleveland Zoo! Check out some fun photos and smiles from our field trip.
Imagine Bella hosts many exciting events each fall. Students are earning tickets for the Pumpkin Raffle. There is excitement in the air as students are preparing themselves to enter the Haunted House, if they dare, at the Fall Festival. Parents came in to meet with teachers for Student Led conferences for Quarter 1. Imagine Bella just finished a Fall Scholastic Book Fair too! Finally, to wrap up October, is the annual COSTUME PARADE! Stay tuned for some great pictures in the next paper!!
Imagine Bella families attended Open House and Imagine Bella Community Day on Thursday, September 13th. There was a big turn out from families as we held the event directly afterschool. Families learned more about the Title 1 program and curriculum resources at the school. Students were able to sign up for Friday clubs. We had tables from a bank and the library. There was also a free book give-away where all students were able to get a book. Families were excited to visit classrooms and be part of the school community.
Imagine Bella Dad's participated in the Northeast Ohio's Father's Walk on Thursday, September 20, 2018. Donuts for Dads highlighted the contributions of Dad's, Grandparents, Uncle's and other male mentors. Fathers signed the Father's Walk Pledge.
October 12th- No School for Students
October 19th- End of Quarter 1
October 22nd- Start of Quarter 2
October 23rd-24th Grade 3 Fall Reading OST
October 26th- No School for Students-Parent Teacher Conferences 8am-4pm
October 29th- Midterm STAR Window Opens
October 31st- Annual Costume Parade
November 7th- Picture Re-Take Day
November 9th- Midterm STAR Window Closes
November 19th-23rd- Fall Break- No School for Students