Tuesday, November 13, 2018


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Bellville Elementary

Clear Fork Valley Schools

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REMIND Instructions

Mission Statement

   At Bellville Elementary
                School, we will be good           
   citizens while doing
 our best to learn


Clear Fork Elementary Schools

Bellville Campus and Butler Campus

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Welcome to the 2018-19 school year; the year of change! The school calendar has been approved by the board of education, and is located on the Clear Fork website at www.clearfork.k12.oh.us. Open house is August 14th at 6:00 p.m., and the first day of school for students will be Wednesday, August 15th. School times are remaining the same with all students expected to be in their classrooms at 7:55 a.m., and dismissal is 2:45 p.m. Breakfast will be served from 7:10-7:40 each morning at a cost of $1.00.

Please look closely at the calendar as students will be having a three week Winter Break from December 17-January 4. The current timeline has the new Butler Elementary School being completed by December 2018, and the new Bellville Elementary possibly being complete in December 2018. These dates could change due to various factors involved in the construction process over which we have no control. The first day for students in the new buildings is expected to be Monday, January 7th, and we are anticipating having an open house on Friday January 4th for parents and students. If we cannot move into the new building at this time, we will communicate this information to you in a timely manner.

Volunteers are an integral and valued part of our daily operations. Without them, we would be unable to offer the excellent service our teachers have come to rely on. Beginning with the 2018-19 school year, all volunteers who are working in the classroom or attending field trips will be required to be fingerprinted. The requirements are as follows and may be done at Clear Fork Board of Education (92 Hines Ave., Bellville):

-if the volunteer has lived in Ohio more than five years, he/she will be required to have an

BCI check at a cost of $28.

-if the volunteer has lived in Ohio less than five years, he/she will be required to have

both a BCI and FBI check at a cost of $55.

-if you are volunteering to help out with classroom parties ONLY, you are not required to

be fingerprinted.

Volunteers will not be permitted to serve in the buildings until the fingerprint reports have been received. We appreciate your willingness to have this completed to ensure the safety of our students.

We encourage you to sign up for Butler Remind and/or Bellville Remind. Directions on how to do this can be found on each school’s webpage. This method of communication is used frequently throughout the year for information, events, or closings and delays. Each building has a twitter account that can be followed @ButlerCFVLS and @BellvilleCFVLS. Thank you so much for sharing your child(ren) with us as we begin a new and exciting chapter in the Clear Fork Valley!!


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Bellville Elementary
195 School Street
Bellville, Ohio 44813
Phone: 419-886-3244
Fax: 419-886-3851


Mrs. Carla Bailey


Dear Bellville Families,

Last year, several Bellville staff members, both teachers and administration, attended a Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) training.  It was agreed upon, district-wide, that our school would use this tool for teaching expected behaviors. This team of staff members developed COLTS RULE” as the format to present these expectations. “COLTS RULE” by remaining Cool, Calm and Collected.  When our students are cool, calm and collected, they are respectful, responsible and safe.

The students at Bellville Elementary have been learning about school-wide behavioral expectations.  These expectations have been developed by the staff as an effective way to be proactive in managing behaviors.  The following links include information about PBIS, our Colts Rule Matrix as well as a video starring our very own students and staff demonstrating these expected behaviors at Bellville Elementary School.

PBIS Information

Colts Rule Matrix

Bellville PBIS Video

This approach to managing behaviors is a positive one!  Classrooms are acknowledged for exhibiting the behaviors that we expect by receiving a “Classroom Colt”.  These Colts are placed outside the classroom doors.  When a classroom earns 5 Colts they enter our school wide race. The more Colts a classroom earns the more rewards the classroom will receive.  We celebrate these accomplishments daily through our morning announcements and have a bulletin board in the cafeteria of the lower building as well as one at the entrance in the upper building.

 The next step to be implemented is individual rewards. Students will be acknowledged for exhibiting the behaviors that we expect by receiving a “HORSESHOE”.  These “HORSESHOES” will then be turned into the office and acknowledged over the announcements. These students will also be given a horseshoe sticker to wear throughout the day and given a “special award”.

 Please take this opportunity to talk to your child/children about the expectations at school and the importance of continuing to demonstrate how COLTS RULE”.  With your continued support and involvement, Bellville Elementary will remain a school where students excel!

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