Message from Principal Lagnese

Dear Parents/Guardians of Public School 135Q:

It is my pleasure to welcome you and your children back to Public School 135Q, The Bellaire School, for the 2016-17 school year! I am excited to hear about all of the interesting things your family has done over the summer.  The teachers have been working diligently over the summer planning lessons, participating in Professional Development and preparing the classrooms for their students. The custodial staff has been working around the clock to get the building ready for your child’s arrival.  The anticipation and excitement is building as we do our last bit of planning for September 8th.

At The Bellaire School we believe that the home-school connection is very powerful. We welcome open communication. There are many ways you can communicate with us. As the Principal, I have an Open Door policy. You may come in and ask to see me or any member of the Administrative Team at any time. You can email, call or write a letter. Every Tuesday afternoon from 2:30PM to 3:30PM is our dedicated Parent Engagement timeframe. If you would like to set up an appointment with your child’s teacher, please contact the teacher by Emailing, calling or sending a note via your child’s backpack.  Please contact the teacher ahead of time so that the teacher can schedule his/her meetings accordingly.

In an effort to make the home –school connection more efficient, Public School 135Q has a website a Twitter account @29q135 and a mass email list to keep all of our community members updated with all the events that are occurring at our school.  Please visit the website on a daily basis as we are going Green. All notices and school events will be posted on the website and sent via email. The monthly calendar and School Menu, for example, are located on the school website.  We want to continue to build the Email list so please stop by Mr. Lopez’s office to give him your current email address.

Please note that Kindergarten students will be dismissed at 11:20AM only on September 8th, 2016.

Morning Line –Up on September 8th and 9th will be as follows:

  • On September 8th Pre-K students come in based on the time from the welcome letter. On September, 9th Pre-K students arrive at 9:00AM and will be dismissed at 11:00AM.
  • Kindergarten and Frist Grade students will line-up in the Handball Courts under their assigned class number.
  • Second, Third and Fourth Grade students will line-up in the Inner Courtyard under their assigned class number.
  • Fifth Grade students will line-up in the Basketball Court under their assigned class number.

School Times:

Pre-K Morning Line-Up: 8:00AM
Kindergarten – 5th Morning Line-Up: 7:45AM – 8:00AM
School Day: 8:00AM – 2:20PM Monday – Friday

Dismissal Exits:

Pre-K: Auditorium at 2:10PM
Kindergarten: Student Entrance 2:10PM
1st Grade: Student Entrance 2:10PM
2nd Grade: Inner Courtyard 2:10PM
3rd Grade: Inner Courtyard 2:15PM
4th Grade: Inner Courtyard 2:15PM
5th Grade: Student Entrance 2:15PM

Morning Line-Up Staring on September 13th will take place in the following areas:

  • Pre- K: Will be picked up from the Inner Courtyard
  • Kindergarten and Grade 1 will be seated in the cafeteria.
  • Grades 2 and 3 will be seated outside their classrooms.
  • Grades 4 and 5 will be picked up from the Auditorium.

The administrative team will be hosting a Second Cup of Coffee event in the Auditorium on September 13th at 9:15AM. Please come and attend the meet to discuss the 2016-2017 academic year and to meet our new Assistant Principal, Dr. Michael Ramlogan.

Mark your calendar for Meet the Teacher Night! We will host Meet the Teacher on September 19th from 4:30PM to 7:30PM. Flyers will be coming home for session times and locations.

The Student Council has been hard at work with organizing their charitable events. The first event is “Fight Against Alzheimer’s “. On Friday, September 23rd we are asking all students and staff to wear orange. All classes will walk the perimeter of the building on September 23rd to show their support for cause.

I am extremely excited to start this school year with you and your children. I cannot wait to see their smiling faces on September 8th as I welcome them to an amazing school year.


Mrs. Lagnese