Imagine Bella

Welcome Back!

Dance Teacher Mr. Ford and Dean of Students Mr. Gamble greeted families as they hit the red carpet for Meet and Greet! So excited to see everyone back!

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 4:31 PM, 09.14.2017

House Meetings

Imagine Bella students and teachers are members of houses based on the house system from Ron Clark Academy. Students and teachers meet with their house throughout the year to build community and encourage each other to be 4 Star Students. Check out these photos from the first house meeting where students danced, practiced cheers, and learned about their house.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 4:31 PM, 09.14.2017

International Dot Day

Imagine Bella Academy of Excellence Art Teacher Mrs. Heston is getting ready to celebrate International Dot Day in September!

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 4:31 PM, 09.14.2017

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 15th 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 8, Issue 8, Posted 12:15 PM, 08.04.2017

Have you seen our signs?

Imagine Bella staff have been visiting local business, libraries and different events in the community. You will see us carrying flyers, bracelets, yard signs, house shirts, and enrollment packets. Connect with us on Facebook and let us know where you have seen us or our signs!

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Volume 8, Issue 8, Posted 12:15 PM, 08.04.2017

Important Dates

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 - Meet and Greet Night from 6-7 pm

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Volume 8, Issue 8, Posted 12:15 PM, 08.04.2017

Early Kindergarten Testing

Early Kindergarten Testing will be held on Friday, August 11th from 1-2 p.m. for students that have late birthdays. Students must turn 5 by December 31st, 2017. Please contact the school with any questions and to register for a test date. 216-481-1500.

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Volume 8, Issue 8, Posted 12:15 PM, 08.04.2017

Celebrating the End of Year!

At the end of the Ujima house party, all staff and students came outside to join the dance party and celebrate the end of the year!

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 11:11 AM, 07.07.2017

Early Kindergarten Testing

Early Kindergarten Testing will be held on Thursday, July 13th and Wednesday, July 26th from 10-11 a.m. for students that have late birthdays. Students must turn 5 by December 31st, 2017. Please contact the school with any questions and to register for a test date. 216-481-1500.

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 11:11 AM, 07.07.2017

Now Enrolling

Imagine Bella is enrolling students for K-5. Visit the school now to learn more about our mission and the difference of an Imagine Bella education.

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 11:11 AM, 07.07.2017

Zoo Field Trip Memories

At the zoo field trip the 3rd graders had so much fun! They had lunch before they did anything. They got split into groups so the boys were with Mr. Gamble and the girls were with Ms. Port. They saw elephants, monkeys, and tigers. They saw fish and sharks. Some people got to go to the gift shop. They got to ride the train up hills and go to the rain forest. They complained and said "Our feet are sore!" The last animal they saw was a leopard. They just had so much fun!

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 5:55 PM, 06.13.2017

End of the Year Imagine Bella Style

Please check out some awesome photos on this page from the end of the year fun at Imagine Bella! We are enrolling students in grades K-5 for the 2017-2018 school year. Stop by the school for a tour and to learn more about why Imagine Bella is the place to be and pick up an enrollment packet. Our summer office hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 216-481-1500 today!

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 5:55 PM, 06.13.2017

Dance Show

At my school dance I did a good job. My Mom was so happy! I did my dance and we made it as a team. I was so happy!

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 5:55 PM, 06.13.2017

Zoo Field Trip

Several classes had trips this month to the Cleveland Zoo and were able to see the baby giraffe!

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 4:01 PM, 05.07.2017

Always Room to Grow at Imagine Bella

Imagine Bella gardening is beginning again with the start of spring. Right now these young plants are soaking up the rays from a classroom window while staying safe inside from any early spring chills. Soon these plants will be transferred to the garden outside the school building. More pictures to come as we grow!

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 4:01 PM, 05.07.2017

Hits from 2016 and Beyond

Imagine Bella Academy is looking forward to an exciting student dance performance. Students have been preparing during their dance specials with Mr. Ford each week and some students have used their enrichment (recess) time for extra rehearsals. The performance is WEDNESDAY, MAY 17th from 6 pm to 8 pm at Shore Cultural Centre. Tickets are on sale now! $5 per person

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 4:01 PM, 05.07.2017

Pull Tabs for Ronald McDonald House

Imagine Bella is collecting pull tabs from cans to benefit the Ronald McDonald House. This helps benefit pet therapy partners like Sophie the Therapy Dog that has been visiting Imagine Bella this Spring. 

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 5:16 PM, 04.11.2017

Spring AIR State Testing

Spring AIR State Testing will begin on April 18th for Math (Grades 3-6), Social Studies (Grades 4 and 6), and Science (Grade 5).

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 5:16 PM, 04.11.2017

Character Essay Contest

Imagine Bella students in grades 3-6 participated in Imagine Schools National Character Essay Contest. Students wrote essays based on a character maxim and work with other students to complete peer revisions. School level winners were selected by parent judges using a rubric and contest guidelines provided by Imagine Schools National Academic and Character Team. Our top winners from each grade level are being submitted to complete against school level winners from other Imagine Schools accross the country. Check out these photos of students and families celebrating our school level winners!

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 5:16 PM, 04.11.2017

Black History Month

A big shout-out to Ms. Parker!! She volunteered her time and came in to share a poem written by actress, singer, dancer, author, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou for Black/African American History Month. Ms. Parker read to the students, "Caged Bird". She also hosted a kid-friendly video prior to reading the poem to give our students a quick background of who Maya Angelou was. She did this during lunch time for all four lunches and even assisted in cleanup for each lunch too! Check out the other photos to see what we were up to this month! 

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 4:01 PM, 03.09.2017

Reading Resources

Ohio's State Reading Test is around the corner. 

Please see this list of resources that will help prepare students for the Reading Test. Spring Test Window is March 13-23, 2017

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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 5:57 PM, 02.08.2017

Teacher of the Year

Imagine Bella has selected their Teacher of the Year for the 2016-2017 school year. Brittney Grimes started working at Imagine Bella in August 2015 as the Physical Education Teacher and has played a dynamic role in the school's related arts programs. Ms. Grimes infuses lessons with sportsmanship and leads the schoolwide character education initiatives. Throughout the day, Ms. Grimes also supports classrooms during daily success periods which provide in school tutoring to students in reading and math. Congratulations Brittney Grimes--Imagine Bella Teacher of the Year!

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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 5:57 PM, 02.08.2017

Imagine Bella Raffle

Before winter break, students earned raffle tickets for good behavior choices. Each mystery gift was created by the teachers at Imagine Bella and included clues about what was inside on the outside of the box or bag. On the last day before break, names were drawn for student winners. Congrats to everyone who was able to bring home a prize!

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Volume 8, Issue 1, Posted 12:20 PM, 01.13.2017

5th District Visits Imagine Bella

5th District Police Department officers visited Imagine Bella with stockings for Kindergarten students at Imagine Bella. The students were so thankful and excited to have these visitors come to the their classroom right before the holidays. 

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Volume 8, Issue 1, Posted 12:20 PM, 01.13.2017

Engineering at Imagine Bella

Students learned about the Engineer Design Process and investigated problems duirng Computer Science Education Week. 

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Volume 8, Issue 1, Posted 12:20 PM, 01.13.2017

RealEyes Presentation

RealEyes Presenters visited the Imagine Bella campus and talked with students about the science behind seeing. This was our second year to have these presenters visit our school and help us learn more about our eyes!

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Volume 8, Issue 1, Posted 12:20 PM, 01.13.2017

Winter Art Walk

Imagine Bella held it's annual art walk in December. Families were able to their students art work on display, create wintry crafts throughout the building, and take selfies with Santa. 

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Volume 8, Issue 1, Posted 12:20 PM, 01.13.2017

Upcoming Dates

December 13- Winter Art Walk

December 21- January 3- No School for Students (Winter Break)

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Volume 7, Issue 12, Posted 6:37 PM, 12.04.2016

Halloween Imagine Bella Style

Imagine Bella was a busy place this fall. The school held a fall festival where students wore their costumes, played games, entered the carved pumpkin raffle, ate pizza, and dared to enter the Haunted House! Students prepared for student led conferences which you can read more about in another article in this issue. On the 31st, the annual Imagine Bella Costume parade was held in the afternoon. Thank you to all the families that made this event possible by donating candy or volunteering during the parade. Students, staff, parents, and other volunteers wore their costumes and helped pass out candy in one of our most popular school traditions. We can't wait until next October! 

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Volume 7, Issue 12, Posted 6:37 PM, 12.04.2016

Stuff the Turkey

The staff and students of Imagine Bella participated in their annual non-perishable food drive. Classroom created graphs for their door to track progress in collecting items and there was a large graph on display in the main hallway for families to see as they entered the building. The school exceeded the cans collected last year. Also, they passed the goal of 300 non-perishable items with collecting over 500 items! The graph in the main entrance needed a whole new page added on to chart all the items collected. Way to go Imagine Bella Dragons!

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Volume 7, Issue 12, Posted 6:37 PM, 12.04.2016