Important Events


Ends December 9 @ 8:30

Student Council Winter Fair 

Wednesday, 12/14 

Bel Aire PTA Meeting

Wednesday, 1/4 @ 8:30

Winter Concert

Wednesday, 12/14 @ 8:30

No School - Winter Break

December 19- January 2nd

No School - Martin Luther King Day

 January 16th


Dear Bel Aire Families, 

December is a busy month at Bel Aire!
The Chorus group joined our young friends at Reed School today for a performance. Also today, the first Del Mar Student Leadership group came to Bel Aire for their last visit--thank you Del Mar! Next week we have the 2nd MAP test and our Winter Fair. 
On Monday, we practiced safety at a district-wide fire drill and our students and staff aced the test. We'll have a district-wide safety meeting tomorrow and I'll lead a small group of parents, emergency responders, and other stakeholders on a tour of Bel Aire. 
Next Wednesday, 12/14, Student Council will lead the annual Bel Aire Winter Fair after lunch. It's also a Spirit Day with the theme of "Winter Attire." Mittens, scarves, holiday themed gear, and any other winter wear would be appropriate and fun. 
The day will start with students dropping off baked goods. Games, crafts, Bel Aire merch, SpiritWear, baked good, music, and more from 12:55-1:30.   All baked items will be sold for $1. Please help out if you have time (and send your kids with small bills to buy bake goods, merch, or spirit wear).”
The PTA is generously helping with the event. Parents, if you are available to help, we'd love to have a few volunteers. 
Message from Mrs. Bontz's class:
Mrs. Bontz's class would like the Bel Aire community to know they have created beautiful cards (see below) and are selling them in support of the families and children in Ukraine.  Cards are $5.00 each.  All money collected from the sale of the cards will go directly to a nonprofit organization that supports families in Ukraine.  Cards can be purchased in Mrs. Bontz's class for $5.00.  Thank you! 

John DiCosmo



Bel Aire History

From Branwell Fanning's wonderful book on Tiburon and Belvedere


Mrs. Sobhani's Class Performs a Holiday Math Song at our Monday Morning Meeting


Bel Aire PTA Play in its early stages


MCOE Parent Ed Opportunity 

Please see the following information regarding a parent educational event offered by the Marin County Office of Education:

Top Tips for Supporting Children in Times of Uncertainty and Stress with Julie Kurtz.

Two different evenings: 


Elementary School Age December 12, 2022, 6-8 PM

Middle/High School Age December 13, 2022, 6-8 PM

Registration Link


 Upcoming Dates:


Due 8:00 a.m. December 9th - Adopt A Family

January 4th - Bel Aire PTA Meeting




Adopt A Family: DUE to Bel Aire by FRIDAY by 8:00a.m. Bel Aire PTA is partnering with Adopt A Family of Marin to support 9 families shared across Bel Aire's 15 classes in our Marin community during the holidays.  


Please see the Google sheets below for detailed instructions. Our goal is to have at least three wishes granted for each family member.


  • Please wrap the gifts and label each one with the first name of the parent or child and the family name.

  • This year, gifts need to be dropped off at Bel Aire, in your student's classroom, between December 5th and December 9th by 8:00 a.m. 


5th Grade (looking to have more wishes granted for these families)


4th Grade


3rd Grade


Thank you to everyone who has already generously signed up to spread the holiday cheer!


* Please contact Michelle Thomsen at or 415-637-1941 with any questions.


Shop and Support Reed Schools:

Support The Foundation for Reed Schools while granting your Adopt A Family wishes by registering with AmazonSmile and eScrip. AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases. eScrip will donate up to 5% of your purchase amount at participating local stores Woodlands & Mollie Stone’s. It’s easy to shop all year round and donate to FRS! To Sign Up Click Here!

Bel Aire PTA: Please join us for our next meeting on Wednesday, January 4th at 8:30 a.m. (Our December PTA Meeting has been cancelled to allow more time for holiday cheer!) Bel Aire PTA meetings are generally on the first Wednesday of the month)  For more information, contact Bel Aire PTA Site Chair Laura Smith,



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