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!
Imagine Bella students celebrated National School Choice Week from January 21-27, 2018. Thank you to the parents and students for choosing Imagine Bella!
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!
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.
Friday clubs are up and running. Pictures show some of the clubs in action!
Each year before winter break, Imagine Bella's Families Helping Families giving tree displays ornaments of items needed by Imagine Bella students. Families and staff members anonymously donate uniforms, coats, boots, and toys to help the students in our Imagine Bella community. Each item is wrapped up for families to take home on the last school day and open during the holiday season.
The cold weather may be here in Cleveland, but that doesn't stop our fun! Imagine Bella students in many grade levels had field trips to the Cleveland Zoo in Decemeber. Students bundled up for the times they were outside and stayed warm in the Rainforest and other indoor exhibits. Check out some of these pictures of their visit to the zoo!
Thanksgiving fun was seen throughout the school. First grade had a feast, we stuffed the "turkey", and many other projects are featured in the photos. On the professional development day before Thanksgiving Break the teachers started off the day with a fun "Thanksgiving Throwdown" competition! Thank you to all the parents, students, and staff that make Imagine Bella such a special place.
On October 31st, Imagine Bella held it's annual costume parade. It was made possible through family donations of candy and helpers that passed out candy at different stations in the school building. Since it was chilly, the parade stayed indoors as students walked the hallways to pick up treats as the music was blasting through the hallways. Check out some of the photos and thanks again for the awesome parent volunteers and donations!
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!