Thank you to the entire Bell community for your generous support of our students as we worked to achieve our Bell Walk fundraising goal. The Walk was very successful and the students had a great time. Due to this great success, Mr. Kosko and Ms. Miller were "slimed" on Tuesday at the end of the day. It was a cold day for sliming, but the entire school watched via Bell TV and it created a fun atmosphere in the building as we wrapped up Bell Walk. Thank you again to everyone for your support of Bell School.
Friends of Bell recently unveiled their new website. Please visit to learn more about this important organization in the Bell community.
Join us for Fall Family Night on Wednesday, October 24th from 6-8 p.m. Student work will be on display throughout the building, our school partners and local businesses will have sponsored activities and give-aways, and our staff will host a variety of fun activities for families to engage in together. It is a great opportunity to engage in the school environment with your child! We hope you can join us.
Tryouts for volleyball will take place next Tuesday and Wednesday after school for any girls who are interested in grades 5-8.
Sign ups for cross country will also take place next week for all boys and girls in grades 5-8 who are interested in joining the team. Students should pick up packets from Ms. Presmyk.
We still need coaches for co-ed flag football and boys soccer. If we don't have any additional coaches, we will not be able to host teams this fall. Please sign up here if you can help coach either of these sports.
Keeping our students safe is the most important priority for Bell School and our district. Bell will be sharing some new safety procedures with families via the Blink and at curriculum night. In addition, please see this letter from Chief Janice Jackson to learn more about what we are doing to keep our students safe and support our families. The letter is provided in English and Spanish. We look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday, September 4th!
All students and families are invited to join us for our annual Back to School Bash on Saturday, September 8th. There will be food, games, prizes, vendors, and much, much more. It promises to be a great day!
All Bell families are invited to come to the Back to School Bash hosted by our Network on Friday, August 17th from 2-5 p.m. The bash will take place at Logandale School. Click on the link below. We hope to see many of our families at this fun event.
Network Back to School Bash
Dr. Janice Jackson just announced the new capital plan for CPS which includes new operating investments which will have a direct impact on Bell School. Beginning this fall, CPS will provide a full time case manager position for Bell School. This is very exciting news and we look forward to introducing our new case manager to the Bell community in the coming weeks. Click here to read the full announcement.
Fall registration is open for Right At School programs!
Get the "15 by 15" discount!
REGISTER by JUNE 15 and pay a registration fee of only $15!
Returning Families: we have a brand new registration portal that we think you'll really love! But that does mean you must create a new account for your family. We promise, it's just this once.
We hope to see your children this fall!
Parent volunteers welcome. Sign up here - http://signup.com/go/wVuAqHz
Janice Jackson, CEO of Chicago Public Schools, will be hosting a town hall meeting to hear from parents and community members about how our schools can best support Chicago students and families. The meeting will take place on Monday, May 21st at Amundsen High School at 6:00 p.m.
At the meeting, Dr. Jackson will provide a brief overview of the state of our schools and reserve the majority of the time for parents to speak.
Bell administration will be present and hope you can join them at this informative meeting.
Join us at the monthly Local School Council meeting in May to hear Ms. Miller present the State of the School address. The presentation will include information about our new school improvement plan, test scores, budget priorities, and much more. The meeting will take place on Thursday, May 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the school library. All parents and community members are invited to attend.
Students in grades 2-8 will begin to take the NWEA Map test when the window opens the week of May 14th. Grades levels will test during different weeks. Please see the schedule below and reach out to your child's teacher for more detailed information.
Week of May 14th Grade 5
Week of May 21st Grades 3, 6, 7 and 8
Week of May 28th Grade 4
Week of June 2nd Grade 2
Congratulations to our Local School Council Members for 2018-2020.
Please join us for Bell School’s first STEAM Family Night on Thursday, April 12, from 6 - 8 p.m. All ages are welcome to come explore the many ways that STEAM activities enrich our lives. There will be sessions lead by Bell teachers as well as by outside vendors. You can participate in activities, or you can wander around and take it all in! Best of all, the SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR will be up and running in the Library!
Sign up at the link above for parent-teacher conferences on Wednesday, April 18. The system is now available to schedule your conferences.
Registration for the 2017-2018 School Year