Important Events

Earthquake Drill

Thursday, January 19

Bel Aire PTA Meeting

Wednesday, February 1, 8:30 AM

Bel Aire Staff Safety Meeting

Wednesday, January 25

Green Team Field Trip

Thursday, February 9


Dear Bel Aire Families, 

As we meet the mid-way point of the 2nd semester and class routines and daily rhythms are well established. Student learning is high, as is Bel Aire Spirit. We're starting 2023 strong!


We have a few fun events coming up next week. First, we'll be participating in the Great Kindness Challenge. Our fantastic Bel Aire teachers have identified a specific kindness activity for each day of the week. This is a great way to promote civility, caring, and belonging at school. Our Bel Aire refrain is "Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Fair"  and as the Dalai Lama said, "Making others happy is not a question of sacrificing our own happiness. Trying to make others happy, even when we do not always succeed, is a source of great satisfaction. Anger and hatred are signs of weakness, while compassion is a sure sign of strength."  


In November's Youth Truth Student Survey, Bel Aire students self-reported high mental and emotional health levels--at 95%ile for all schools surveyed. As I shared with the RUSD Board of trustees last week, this is an incredible reporting and one for us to expand upon with events that promote well-being and belonging. I would like to add a huge THANK YOU, to all of you parents and guardians, for the care and attention you give to these children--it's the most important thing in the world (no hyperbole)! 


Also, next week, is the return of the Bel Aire  school-wide spelling bee! The top two spellers from each class will be invited to the semi-finals next week in the MPR at lunch. We'll have the FINAL ROUND at our Monday Morning Meeting. Parents of spelling semi-finalists and finalists will be invited to the events. Thank you, Mrs. McDonald, for leading the BA spelling bee this year. 


John DiCosmo



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

Back by popular demand, the Marin County Office of Education is hosting “Top TIPS for Supporting Kids in Times of Uncertainty and Stress” with author and national speaker Julie Kurtz. Her expertise in training on trauma and resilience promotes the concept of optimal brain integration maximizing the growth of our best selves.


Please join us on one or both of the following sessions:

  • Elementary School Age March 14, 2023, 6-7:30 PM
  • Middle/High School Age March 21, 2023, 6-7:30 PM

Registration Link | Sessions in English with simultaneous Spanish interpretation.



Upcoming Dates:


February 1 - Walk and Roll Wednesday

February 1 - Bel Aire PTA Meeting


Lunch Recess Volunteers:

We are looking for lunch recess volunteers daily from 12:10-12:55 p.m.  It's a fun way to volunteer on campus while watching your children run around. Sign up HERE.


Walk and Roll:  

It’s that time again! Walk and Roll day is Wednesday, February 1! Get your sneakers on and walk, bike, carpool, bus, scoot, or park and walk to school for a prize! 



Bel Aire PTA

Please join us for our next meeting on Wednesday, February 1st at 8:30 a.m.  (Bel Aire PTA meetings are generally on the first Wednesday of the month)  For more information, contact Bel Aire PTA Site Chair Laura Smith,



Seeking 2023 PTA Nominating Committee Candidates!  

The RUSD PTA is seeking PTA members to serve on the 2023 Nominating Committee for the PTA Executive Board.  The committee will be composed of five members and one alternate with knowledge of all three school sites and their volunteer communities. (To determine which five candidates will serve on the committee and who will serve as an alternate, the names of those expressing an interest in serving on the committee will be voted upon by the PTA membership through a confidential online survey.) To be considered, you must be in good standing and be current with your PTA dues.


Meetings of the Nominating Committee will be held in February and March with the goal of delivering a final slate by late March.  Open board positions to be filled:

District President

District Secretary

Bel Aire Site Chair

Bel Aire Site Treasurer  

Del Mar Site Treasurer

If you are interested, please contact Parliamentarian, Wendy Martin,, by this Friday, January 20th.


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