Important Events

California Distinguished Schools Event

Thursday, February 16

Bel Aire Hour of Code Week

February 27 - March 3

End of 2nd Trimester

Friday, March 3

Bel Aire PTA Play (The Little Mermaid)

March 22 - 26

Mid-Winter Break (School Closed)

February 20 - 24

Bel Aire PTA Meeting

March 1st, 8:30 AM

No School - Staff PD Day

Monday, March 20

RUSD Equity & Inclusion Committee Meeting

Wednesday, March 30


Dear Bel Aire Families, 

Love for learning was in the air yesterday...and everyday, here at Bel Aire :) Thank you to all of the parents who helped out with classroom Valentine's fun. And thank you to the Bel Aire PTA for the thoughtful treats for staff! 
No school next week, but I hope you and your families have a safe and fun week. Don't forget to read together!
Library Update from Mrs. Brigulio
Bel Aire is so glad to have Ms. Brigulio back in the library. Students are continuing to learn how to use the library. Last week Ms. Brigulio did a Kahoot review on library skills and the students were actively engaged and excited. 
Now we have an online app called Sora where students can check out e-books. This will be explained to classes over the next few weeks. 
We also read a great book about Lonnie Johnson, a famous black inventor, who  accidentally invented the Super Soaker. (book)
Interview with Lonnie
The kids loved it and it was a great lesson on perseverance. 
If you'd like to volunteer in the library, Mrs. Briguilio can always use help re-shelving and organizing. 
HERE is a sign up. A special thank you to the regular volunteers who kept things going in my absence. Toni and Justin you are amazing! Thank you!

John DiCosmo



Will these Design Lab Airplanes Make the Grade?


4th Grade Students in Mrs. Corsiglia's Class Get the Message


Dream House Design in Mrs. Jackson's 3rd Grade Class

Giving a Student Council Update to the Barn!


Message from Reed School

2021-2022 Reed School Yearbook


Unfortunately Reed School received feedback that some of the Reed School yearbooks from last year did not hold up well.  If you would like a 2021-2022 replacement yearbook for your 3rd grade child, please go to the Reed School front office and they will give you one.  Replacement yearbooks will be available until the supply runs out.


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:
  • Birth to age 6 | March 2, March 9 & March 23, 2023, 6:00-7:00 PM  Registration Link | Session in English
  • 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


March 1 - Bel Aire PTA Meeting


Save the Dates

March 22-26 - Bel Aire Play: The Little Mermaid, Jr.

March 29 - Book Fair Family Night at Reed




The 2022-2023 yearbook promises another all color, fun filled book of school day memories. Reserve your child’s copy today! If you have any questions, Please contact Ory Shirazi ( or Carrie Staahl (  with any questions.


Please note: if you have multiple RUSD students, you will need separate SchoolPay transactions to purchase each student’s yearbook. If you experience an issue with SchoolPay, please log out of SchoolPay and purchase each yearbook as a GUEST. 





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.


Bel Aire PTA


Please join us for our next meeting on Wednesday, March 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,


Walk and Roll


Back by popular demand, the JEDI Challenge! The JEDI Challenge is a series of Walk & Roll events hosted over two months to help build excitement for walking and biking to school. Students will be given a card and will earn a stamp for each day they participate. Once the card is complete, it will serve as a raffle ticket and will be entered in the drawing for the grand prize….a custom bike from Cleary Bikes and a helmet from Mike’s Bikes!!!! One bike and helmet will be given to the winner at each participating elementary school in Marin! Here are the dates for the JEDI Challenge. Please note you must participate on at least 4 of the dates to be entered in the raffle.


March 1

March 15

April 5

April 19

May 3


PTA Nominating Committee for 2023 Officers


The Nominating Committee is currently meeting to develop a slate of PTA officers for the following open positions, each with a two year term:


  • District President

  • District Secretary

  • Bel Aire Site Chair

  • Bel Aire Treasurer

  • Del Mar Treasurer


If you are interested in one of these leadership positions, or would like to nominate someone else, please contact any of the Nominating Committee members - Dana Berhoff, Rachel Berman, Jennifer Feldman, Rebecca Hermanski & Wendy Martin

The Nominating Committee will meet over the next several weeks to develop a slate of PTA officers for the 2023-2025 school years. Open positions include District President, District Secretary, Bel Aire Site Chair, Bel Aire Treasurer & Del Mar Treasurer. If you are interested in one of these leadership positions, please contact any of the Nominating Committee members.



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