Important Events

4th Grade Parent Talk

Thursday, 10/6, 8:30 - 9:30 AM

Walk and Roll Day

Wednesday, 10/12

No School - Staff Development Day

Monday, 10/17

The Great Shake-Out: District Earthquake Drill

Thursday, 10/20

Parent - Teacher Conferences

November 4-10, 12:10 Dismissal

Bel Aire PTA Meeting

Tuesday, 10/7 @ 8:30

5th Grade Parent Talk

Thursday, 10/13,  8:30 - 9:30

3rd Grade Parent Talk

Thursday, 10/20

Picture Day Make Ups

Wednesday, 10/26

No School - Veteran's Day

Friday, 11/11


Dear Bel Aire Families, 

Tomorrow, 10/6, we are pleased to offer an opportunity to participate in a grade-level talk for parents of 4th graders from 8:30 - 9:30 in the Board Room. The meeting will be led by Dr. Gold and facilitated by Mr. DiCosmo. This will be an opportunity to hear about what is typical for children at this age, raise topics you and other parents have questions about, and start the critical process of networking with other parents of third grade children. Dr. Gold will share several topical articles and take questions. Please sign in at the office. 

  • 5th Grade parents are invited to a grade-level talk next Thursday, 10/13.
  • 3rd Grade parents are invited to a grade-level talk on Thursday, 10/20.


While you are putting important events on your calendar, please be sure to add Thursday, October 20th for our annual Fall Festival. The PTA has been planning a spectacular event with games, food, crafts, and fun for the whole family. See below to sign up to help. 


John DiCosmo



Parking Reminder

Do not park along hill leading up to Bel Aire (see pictures below)--it creates an unsafe condition for drivers going up and coming down.  If you are picking up your child from an after school activity, you may park in any of the parking lots. Parking along any red curb is prohibited . 
Thank you for your cooperation in keeping everyone safe. 
Bel Aire Cross Country 
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 29, 4pm: (The old) San Geronimo Golf Course 
Thursday, October 6, 4:30pm: Upton Beach, Stinson Beach CANCELLED
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!

Upcoming Dates:


October 7th - Bel Aire PTA Meeting (Note: NEW Date)

October 12th - International Walk & Roll to School Day

October 17th - Deadline to donate Fall Fest Art Supplies

October 18th - 20th - Bel Aire Scholastic Book Fair

October 20th - 4:30-7:00 p.m. Book Fair Family Night, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Fall Festival





Get your ewallets ready and mark your calendars for the upcoming Bel Aire Scholastic Book Fair taking place from October 18th - October 20th.  The fair will be open daily for students during classroom hours, snack and lunch recess. Volunteers are needed to help put on this great event. Sign up HERE.  Please also join us for family night on Thursday, October 20th from 4:30-7:00pm.  All purchases from book fair benefit our school and help support our students.  Check out our website for more information:

Fall Festival Family Night, a beloved Bel Aire event, returns on Thursday, October 20th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Join the Bel Aire community in celebrating the arrival of fall with traditional festival games, food trucks with dinner for the whole family, a fun photo booth, arts and crafts, Scholastic book fair, spirit wear for sale and many other fun things to do!


We need volunteers in order to make this a successful night. Please sign up for a volunteer shift at:


We need donations for a recycled Pumpkin art project. Items needed - bottle caps, buttons, fabric samples, yarn, hobby supplies, old jewelry, ribbon, string, trim, yarn, wallpaper, wire and other cool stuff! Drop donations in the box marked "FALL FEST RECYCLED ART SUPPLIES' by the Bel Aire office.  Donations needed by 10/17.


Event Survey: As we prepare for the event, we need your help with this brief survey so we have enough food & games for the whole family.

Safe Routes to SchoolInternational Walk and Roll to School day is Wednesday, October 12! “Fall” into a good habit, help decrease traffic, and do something positive for the environment by walking, biking, scooting, or taking the bus to school. All participants will earn a prize, and you can also enter the very cool raffle, so get those sneakers on and we’ll see you on October 12!


BUDDY UP is a new contest to get students to walk (park and walk), bike, carpool or ride the bus together. Now through October 31, sign up your group of two or more students from neighboring families to travel to or from school.  Tell us your success story!


Habits are more likely to stick when families support each other. There’s safety in numbers and groups are more easily seen by drivers. Best of all, friendships and fun memories are formed! There will be a $50 award for 5 winning groups. Notifications will be sent out in early November!


Please see the following information regarding the recommended biking/walking route as well as some general safety tips. Please also note that Safe Routes to School recommends that students walk their bikes in a safe manner through the parking lot at the Cove Shopping Center. As you know, this area is highly trafficked and it would be easy to miss a biker so walking your bike and using the crosswalks is recommended.

Bel Aire PTA: Please join us for our next meeting on Friday, October 7th at 8:30 a.m.(Note: date change due to Yom Kippur, otherwise Bel Aire PTA meetings are generally on the first Wednesday of the month)  For more information, contact Bel Aire PTA Site Chair Laura Smith,



 Your family’s $30 PTA dues fund programs that otherwise would not exist- such as assemblies, field trips and teacher appreciation to name a few.  Please pay your dues and join today!  Please email Toni Lee, Membership Chairman,  if you would like to confirm your membership.


Follow us on the Gram’ @rusdpta. If you have any great photos you’d like to share; please email them to










We need parent volunteers for Run 4 Reed.  If interested, please sign up here!



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