Important Events

Bel Aire Picture Day

Friday, September 2nd

No School--Labor Day

Monday, September 5th

PTA Meeting

Wednesday, September 7th

Back to School Night

Thursday, September 8th


Dear Bel Aire Families, 

We began this week with a whole school Monday Morning Meet to celebrate birthdays, review recess behavior, learn how to sort our lunch waste properly, and sing the Bel Aire school song. Monday mornings are the perfect time to welcome students together with peers and build school community. 


Time has been flying by and the week's almost over! Students are settling into their daily routines and there's already evidence of learning in all classrooms. Bel Aire teachers have been creating welcoming, safe places for your students to learn and grow. I can't wait for you to come see for yourselves at our Back to School Night on September 8th. 


I encourage you to look through the Bel Aire Family Handbook linked below. Bel Aire site leadership has reviewed and updated the information and it's helpful for you and your family to know. 


Thank you to all of the parent volunteers that have been helping with lunch--we couldn't do it without you, Bel Aire PTA!


Breakfast/Lunch Program Update: Please read this important message from our superintendent.


Thank you and have a great evening!


John DiCosmo



The Bel Aire Family handbook outlines some of our programs, policies and procedures, and the expected behavior for our community. It has been written by staff and students. Check it out!


4th Grade Parents: Be on the lookout for information coming soon regarding the Mosaic Outdoor Education Project's parent information night. This will be a chance for you to learn about the camp experience, which has become a Bel Aire tradition. 4th grade teachers will also be sending out an interest survey. 


Upcoming Dates:


August 16th - September 2nd - Bel Aire Spirit Wear Online Store Open 

August 26th - Deadline to Volunteer as a Room Parent or Class Coordinator

September 7th – Bel Aire PTA Meeting




Volunteer with the Bel Aire PTA


Are you interested in volunteering with the Bel Aire PTA and/or as a volunteer in your child’s classroom? Get more involved at Bel Aire and help create a sense of community within your class! Please consider volunteering as a Room Parent, Yearbook Photo Coordinator or Party Coordinator for your child's classroom. These are very important and rewarding volunteer positions with the wonderful upside of working closely with your child’s teacher.


Please complete THIS FORM and submit by Friday, August 26th. Volunteers will be contacted by their Grade Level Coordinator with further details by September 2nd. Thank you for sharing your time! If you have any questions, 

please contact your Grade Level Coordinator:


For 3rd Grade, contact Jayme Catanese 

For 4th grade, contact Christine Neumeier 

For 5th grade, contact Tina E. Davis 


Lunch Help Needed!  We need help at Bel Aire every day of the school year serving nutritious lunch free of charge to every student who requests one.  Please sign up for a regular once-a-month shift by adding your name to one of the slots on the BA Lunch 2022/2023 Google Sheet.  Volunteers work in teams of 4 so sign up with friends and make it a regular get together!  It's a great way to get on campus, see what the kids are up to at recess, and provide a vital service for our school.  Questions?   Contact the Lunch Chairs (Sarah Abbott; Toni Lee; or Keri McCarthy Ferry



Hey Bel Aire Bears! Are the kids ready for the start of the year? Add some Bel-Aire swag to the wardrobe. Shop traditional shirts to comfy hoodies. New sweatpants and flannels have landed. Click on the link Bel Aire’s Online Spirit Store is Open from August 16-Sept 2.  Please contact Amanda Hyslop for questions. 








Calling all Bel Aire runners! Cross Country season is starting!
Do you like to run? Join the xcountry team! This year we will have a series of 4 races each between 1 and 1.5 miles. Races are designed for 3rd-5th graders and are run on trails or the beach. The runs are for fun, but also for those who want to experience the joy of competition and setting goals. If this interests you, all you need to do is show up about 1/2 hour before the start time with your water bottle, Bel Aire T-shirt and running gear. Details below:
Thursday, September 22, 4pm: (The old) San Geronimo Golf Course 
Thursday, October 6, 4:30pm: Upton Beach, Stinson Beach
Thursday, October 13, 4:00pm: Miwok Meadows, China Camp, San Rafael
Thursday, October 27, 4:00pm: (The old) San Geronimo Golf Course—Series Championship!
If your child is interested in one or all of these events, please contact Sarah Weller in the PE department. We are also looking for a team parent to organize carpools and snacks. Thank you!
Many thanks to San Domenico School, Marin County Parks and the San Geronimo Trust for Public Lands for hosting. See you on the trails!

This year we are looking for a volunteer to help with graphic design.  If you have experience and would like to get involved volunteering for the Foundation, please email  Thank you!


RUSD Mission & Vision: Each student will be challenged and inspired to reach their fullest intellectual, social-emotional and creative potential to positively impact the world.


John DiCosmo


Bel Aire Elementary School

(415) 388-7100