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Title 1 Open House and Community Day!

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.

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Volume 9, Issue 10, Posted 7:56 AM, 10.14.2018

Father's Walk 2018

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.

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Volume 9, Issue 10, Posted 7:56 AM, 10.14.2018

Upcoming Dates

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

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Volume 9, Issue 10, Posted 7:56 AM, 10.14.2018

Meet and Greet

Imagine Bella Meet and Greet rolled out the red carpet so families could tour the school and meet with their new teacher. It was so great to see new and returning families at the school. 

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Volume 9, Issue 9, Posted 12:13 PM, 09.07.2018

House Meetings

Imagine Bella students met with their houses and are on their way to help their house win the end of year house party. Each house met to discuss the meaning behind their house, learn house signs, practice house chants, and other activities. Check out a few of the photos from our house meetings. We can't wait to see everyone earning points by being Rock Star Students. #BestOfTheDay

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Volume 9, Issue 9, Posted 12:13 PM, 09.07.2018

First Day of School

Parents and students were excited to get back to school. The morning was filled with excitement as a DJ played some music to send everyone into the building energized as they walked in on the red carpet. Students had backpacks filled with pencils, notebooks, headphones, and more. We are so excited to be back for the 2018-2019 school year!

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Volume 9, Issue 9, Posted 12:13 PM, 09.07.2018

Early Kindergarten

Does your child turn 5 after another school's Kindergarten cut-off date? No worries! We enroll Kindergarten students that turn 5 by September 30th. Also, if your child turns 5 by December 31st, pick up an Early Kindergarten information kit and learn more about our Early Kindergarten program. Students must pass Early Kindergarten Testing and submit a referral from a parent. 

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Volume 9, Issue 9, Posted 12:13 PM, 09.07.2018

Award Winning Team

The Imagine Bella Team attended the Imagine Schools Heartland Forum in Columbus. The school received recognition for Academic Growth and becoming a National School of Character. #BestOfTheDay #YesWeWill

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Volume 9, Issue 9, Posted 12:13 PM, 09.07.2018

Important Dates

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 - Meet and Greet Night from 6-7 pm

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Volume 9, Issue 8, Posted 9:04 AM, 08.04.2018

Are You Ready for the Red Carpet?

Imagine Bella will be rolling out the red carpet again for meet and greet night and our first days of school. Can't wait to see those red carpet pictures!

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Volume 9, Issue 8, Posted 9:04 AM, 08.04.2018

Join the PTO

Imagine Bella PTO is looking for new members for the upcoming school year! You can learn more about the PTO at Meet and Greet on Tuesday, August 14th from 6-7 pm. Being a part of the PTO is a great way to meet your family volunteer hours goal! Imagine Bella families have a goal to contribute 10 volunteer hours each school year. 

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Volume 9, Issue 8, Posted 9:04 AM, 08.04.2018

Early Kindergarten and Enrollment for Next Year!

Does your child turn 5 after another school's Kindergarten cut-off date? No worries! We enroll Kindergarten students that turn 5 by September 30th. Also, if your child turns 5 by December 31st, pick up an Early Kindergarten information kit and learn more about our Early Kindergarten program. Students must pass Early Kindergarten Testing and submit a referral from a parent. 

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Volume 9, Issue 8, Posted 9:04 AM, 08.04.2018

Website Refresh

Imagine Bella's website is getting an update over the summer. We can't wait for you to see it! You can still go to the same address- www.imaginebellaacademy.org. Enrolling now K-5 and Early Kindergarten all summer! Call now for more information- 216-481-1500

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Volume 9, Issue 7, Posted 3:08 PM, 07.05.2018

Party in the Park

Imagine Bella Families came to Party in the Park at Neff Park on Friday, June 15th. Teachers came to pass out popsicles, juice, and water. Teachers and students had fun with bubbles, chalk, and other outdoor games. Imagine Families should stay posted to Dojo for future events throughout the summer. Hope to see you there next time!

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Volume 9, Issue 7, Posted 3:08 PM, 07.05.2018

Early Kindergarten and Enrollment for Next Year!

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. 

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Volume 9, Issue 7, Posted 3:08 PM, 07.05.2018

National School of Character

Imagine Bella is one of only three schools in Ohio to be recognized this year as a National School of Character. Shout out to the amazing students, parents, and teachers that helped Imagine Bella to earn this distinction. The school also won a Promising Practice for their House System. Be part of a school that celebrates strong academics and character daily! Now enrolling K-5 and Early Kindergarten for students who turn 5 by December 31st.

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Volume 9, Issue 7, Posted 3:08 PM, 07.05.2018

House Party

Self-Ulwazi won the house party this school and celebrated in all purple! There was purple pop, frosting, plates, cups, and napkins. Pizza and dancing outside to celebrate the end of the year. 

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Volume 9, Issue 6, Posted 11:05 AM, 06.07.2018

6th Grade Promotion

The 2018 6th grade class held their promotion ceremony on June 24th, 2018 at Normandy Catering Center. The promotion ceremony included a speech from a former teacher, Mrs. Danielle Kinder. Congratulations 6th grade and all the best next year at your new school!

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Volume 9, Issue 6, Posted 11:05 AM, 06.07.2018

Kindergarten Clap Out

Kindergarten students celebrated with awards assemblies led by their classroom teacher and the annual Kindergarten Clap-out. Imagine Bella students, teachers, and families cheered the Kindergarten students on to the playground as they celebrated their special day! 

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Volume 9, Issue 6, Posted 11:05 AM, 06.07.2018

National School of Character

During the 2017-2018 school year, Imagine Bella applied to be recognized as a National School of Character. The process included an extensive application and a virtual interview session with parents, board members, and teachers about the Character initiatives at the school. In the same year, Imagine Bella became a state and National School of Character. 

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Volume 9, Issue 6, Posted 11:05 AM, 06.07.2018

Earth Day Pledge!

First graders from Ms. Gura's class made an Earth Day Pledge. They pledged to honor Earth Day, not just on April 22nd, but every day. We can all make a difference!

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Volume 9, Issue 5, Posted 4:48 PM, 05.10.2018

Ohio School of Character

Imagine Bella was visited by Miss Clayland, Madeline Carter, and the President and CEO of the Cleveland Better Business Bureau, Sue McConnell. Miss Clayland was part of the review process and the BBB awarded the school a check for the School of Character application fee. Imagine Bella was honored to be celebrated by the community as an Ohio School of Character! Imagine Bella is now being reviewed for consideration as a National School of Character. 

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Volume 9, Issue 5, Posted 4:48 PM, 05.10.2018

Imagine Bella Around Town

Imagine Bella teachers met with families during the Spring into Kindergarten event held by the Salvation Army. Through the summer, Imagine Bella teachers will be visiting community events throughout Cleveland and Euclid. We would love to tell you more about Imagine Bella! Looking forward to seeing our current students and family members in the community and making new friends!

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Volume 9, Issue 5, Posted 4:48 PM, 05.10.2018

Early Kindergarten and Enrollment for Next Year!

Imagine Bella Academy of Excellence is now accepting applications for enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year! Enrollment packets and information available in the main office from 8-4:30. Kindergarten students who turn 5 by September 30th can follow the regular enrollment process using the application. Early Kindergarten Testing dates will be scheduled this summer for students with late birthdays. Students must pass test requirements and submit a parent referral. Students must turn 5 by December 31st, 2018. Please contact the school with any questions and to register for a test date. 216-481-1500.

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Volume 9, Issue 5, Posted 4:48 PM, 05.10.2018

Rock Star Students

Imagine Bella students know how to be Rock Star Students and their teachers are taking notice! Check out these photos of some first graders who won "Secret Student" or "Positive Office Referral" awards. 

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Volume 9, Issue 4, Posted 3:19 PM, 04.04.2018

Character Essay Contest

Each year, Imagine Bella students in grades 3-6 participate in the National Imagine Character Essay contest. Students craft essays in response to provided maxims with a focus on character. The essays are edited by peers and final drafts are typed to send for the national contest. Our school level winners were honored during a special awards assembly where students were able to invite family and one fellow student. We are so proud of our students for their excellence in writing and positive character!
 
 

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Volume 9, Issue 4, Posted 3:19 PM, 04.04.2018

Puppet Show

Kindergarten students at Imagine Bella created puppets during their Art classes with Art Teacher Mrs. Heston. After their puppets are done it's time to put them to good use. Students performed puppet shows using their own creations! Check out these photos from the Art Room Puppet Theater.
 
 

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Volume 9, Issue 4, Posted 3:19 PM, 04.04.2018

Zoo Field Trip

First Grade and Fifth Grade had trips to the Zoo this month! Even in colder weather students can visit many of the indoor exhibits including the Rainforest. They had an awesome time!

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Volume 9, Issue 3, Posted 11:09 AM, 03.10.2018

PTO Fundraiser

The Imagine Bella PTO kicked off their Candy Bar Fundraiser in Februrary. It was a great success! Thank you to all the families that helped to raise funds to support the school. Sellers had the chance to win tickets to Kalahari, dress down passes, and much more! Thank you Imagine Bella PTO!

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Volume 9, Issue 3, Posted 11:09 AM, 03.10.2018

Black History Month Live Wax Museum

Imagine Bella held a Black History Month Live Wax Museum on Thursday, February 15th. The school-wide event honored figures from the past and the present. Each grade level had a different decade or time period as their focus. Students worked in their classroom researching their persons life and legacy. Research helped the students in preparing speeches, posters, and selecting the best attire for the Live Wax Museum. There was amazing support from families for this special event. Thank you to all of our families who came and showed support and/or helped their child prepare for the Black History Month Wax Museum! Your presence means a lot to us and our students. We hope you had a blast and can’t wait until next year! 

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Volume 9, Issue 3, Posted 11:09 AM, 03.10.2018

Playhouse Square

Fourth grade students at Imagine Bella visited Playhouse Square to watch a performance of Mr. Popper's Penguins. Students have been reading the original book and were excited to see the book come alive in this performance. 

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 2:00 PM, 02.10.2018

State School of Character

Imagine Bella has been recognized as a State School of Character by Character.org! We are so excited to receive this recognition and are beginning our next step to apply to be a National School of Character. Looking forward to highlighting the character initiatives in place daily at our campus. Congratulations to the Character Education committee for all their hard work!

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 2:00 PM, 02.10.2018

National School Choice Week

Imagine Bella students celebrated National School Choice Week from January 21-27, 2018. Thank you to the parents and students for choosing Imagine Bella!

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 2:00 PM, 02.10.2018

Teacher of the Year

Imagine Bella is excited to announce Ms. Gina Salone as the 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year! Ms. Salone leads a 4th grade class and makes her students feel right at home in her cozy classroom. There are plenty of places to stop and read as Ms. Salone shares her love of reading with her class and schoolwide as leader of the Advanced Reading Challenge (ARC). Ms. Salone is a Mentor Teacher to Resident Educators and leads the Shared Values committee. Thank you for all you do and congratulations Ms. Salone!

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 2:00 PM, 02.10.2018

Imagine Bella Caring for the Community

Character Education is an important part of the curriculum at Imagine Bella Academy of Excellence. Each classroom completed a service learning project to help the community. See some of these photos how students led decsions for how to care for others. 

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Volume 9, Issue 1, Posted 4:06 PM, 01.15.2018