Imagine Bella's fall festival had an awesome turn out with crafts, games, food and the haunted house! Thank you for everyone who volunteered or attended to make the night a success. We can't wait to do it again next year!
Thanks to all the staff, students, and families that attended our skating party at the end of September!
First grade students traveled to Metroparks Environmental Learning Center for a field trip in October. Students learned about motion and made rockets, moved on scooters, and more. Outside students went digging for fossils and made their own fossils. Check out the first graders in action in these photos.
Kindergarten had an amazing time at Hillside Orchards! They learned about how apples are grown, doughnuts are made, and saw the apple orchards. Then they took a hay ride and sampled some apple cider, apples, and a doughnut. Check out the photos from their field trip.
Friday, October 13, 2017- No School for students
The Imagine Bella Academy of Excellence PTO held its first meeting on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 4:30. Regular meetings will be held each month. Watch for updates on ClassDojo or talk to Mrs. Abdul-Wali to learn more! #VolunteerHours #PTO #ImagineBellaParentsRock#Fundraisers
Father's Walk 2017 was held on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 in schools throughout Cuyahoga County and Northeast Ohio. Fathers and other male mentors are encouraged to walk students to school on this date. Thanks to all the Fathers and mentors for their support of the education of children in their lives.
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!
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.
Imagine Bella Academy of Excellence Art Teacher Mrs. Heston is getting ready to celebrate International Dot Day in September!
September 4, 2017- No School - Labor Day
Attn: Imagine Bella Parents
You can now order school uniforms and gear online!
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.
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!
Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 - Meet and Greet Night from 6-7 pm
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.
Report cards are available for pick-up at the school.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
Several classes had trips this month to the Cleveland Zoo and were able to see the baby giraffe!
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!
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
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.
Spring AIR State Testing will begin on April 18th for Math (Grades 3-6), Social Studies (Grades 4 and 6), and Science (Grade 5).
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!
Spring Dance Performance will be May 17th at 6 p.m. at the Shore Cultural Centre.
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!
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
Imagine Bella Academy of Excellence participates in nation’s largest-ever celebration of educational opportunity
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!
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!