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Screen Free Week

April 30th – May 6th 2018

Screen-Free Week is about having more mind-engaging fun by turning the screens off and turning on your life!  This annual event is held to remind us of how creative and resourceful the Belle Aire students can be without television and screen media.

Here is how it works

If the student has not watched TV/other screen-time for the entire day, the student and parent sign the form. Make sure your name and teacher code are on each day you participated.  Each Screen-free-day-slip will be entered into a raffle.  Do not cut or separate the form! If you’ve only participated in a few days, that’s ok…sign the days you participated, leave the others blank, and turn in the whole sheet.

Turn in your signed participation forms by Tuesday, May 8th

After-School Activities

We’ve planned some after-school activities to help your child to get through the week! Event times vary so read carefully! Please sign up your students individually online below for each event he/she wishes to attend to ensure accurate student rosters.

Monday, April 30th— Blessings in a Backpack from 3-3:30 pm in the LRC. Create positive note cards with pictures or words of encouragement for local school children! Supplies will be provided. All note cards made at this event will be attached to bags of food provided to children who would otherwise go hungry over the weekend.  Learn more about Blessings in a Backpack. Signup for Blessings in a Backpack!

Tuesday, May 1st—BINGO! From 3-3:45 pm in the gym. Come for some good old-fashioned fun of bingo. Signup for Bingo!

Wednesday, May 2nd—Fitdogs from 3-3:30 pm in the gym. Signup for Fitdogs!

Thursday May 3rd – Family Game Night from 6:30-7:15 pm in the gym. All Belle Aire families and staff are invited to a family game night! Unplug from electronics and at home screen distractions.  Bring a favorite game and enjoy some family fun with friends.

Friday, May 4th —Bulldog Boogie All-school dance from 3-4:30 pm in the gym. It’s time to celebrate with friends and have some fun with DJ “show on the road.” Signup is NOT online; look for paper permission slips coming home soon in your child’s backpack. Return by May 2nd to classroom teachers. This is their “Ticket” into the dance. We need parent contact information and details on their transportation home. Students without this paper will not be admitted. Learn more 

Please volunteer to help with the Dance! Contact Beth Fotos at


Remember NO VIDEOS, YOUTUBE, DVD’s, VIDEO GAMES, (including Nintendo, Play Station, X box, Gameboy, etc….), or non-educational computer games are allowed. Using a screen for homework is perfectly acceptable!

Screen-Free Week is a nation-wide effort that focuses attention not on the quality of TV programming, but on the excessive quantity of television that most Americans watch.  It asks that people reassess the roles TV/internet play in our daily lives as entertainer, baby sitter, time filler, background noise, and sales force. Unplug from digital entertainment and spend your free time playing, reading, daydreaming, creating, exploring, and connecting with family and friends. (Note: this year we are holding screen free week later than the national week to allow for scheduling of the events below.)

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