Bellcate School wants to send a Big Thank You to Kim Scofield at Purple Sage in Essex for donating time for our students at her FANTASTIC Himalayan Salt Cave. “It was Totally Amazing,” exclaimed Bellcate Student, Hanna. “It was so calming and relaxing. I really loved it.” On February 21st the Bellcate Yoga class was welcomed by Kim at Purple Sage to enjoy a 45 minute salt cave session. Kim met our 8 students and 3 staff at the door and instantly made us feel welcome. “Kim was informal and cool and immediately put our students at ease,” commented Bellcate Director, Jesse Bell. Kim proceeded to explain the benefits of the Himalayan Salt Cave experience highlighting its potential benefits for anxiety, depression, attention challenges as well as for respiratory issues. The salt cave itself is beautiful. Once the huge Mahogany doors opened, students were noticeably in awe at the 20 thousand pounds of Himalayan salt from floor to ceiling. “This is So Awesome,” shared Dakota. “I have literally never seen anything like this in my life.” The students were quickly engaged in learning all about the environment as we all changed into white socks, grabbed cozy blankets and found a reclining chair to relax in. At this point Kim explained that we just needed to relax and enjoy while nature music complimented the whole experience. “I don’t think I have ever seen our students so completely at peace. The lack of fidgeting and commentary was incredible to witness,” said Bell. “The students were calm, still and completely silent for 45 minutes. All of them!” When Kim finally came to get us we were all surprised it had already been 45 minutes. “Time flies when you are calm,” commented Ashel, Bellcate Youth Mentor. The whole experience was also super blissful for staff. “I don’t think I have been this calm in weeks,” said Matt Andrews. “I will definitely return with my friends.” Kim escorted us out in the same way we were welcomed; with a smile and a generous spirit. “This whole experience has far exceeded my expectations and I am so grateful our students had this opportunity. These therapeutic moments are invaluable,” said Bell. Again, A Big Thanks to Kim and Purple Sage.
Our kitchen was bustling the week before break in preparation for Bellcate’s Annual Thanksgiving Feast. Staff, students, parents and friends prepped all kinds of delicious dishes for our community celebration at the Holy Family Community Room. This annual tradition dates back to 2008, first hosted in our school cafeteria, as a special lunch where students… Read more »
School Mission Bellcate School exists to support youth with special learning needs towards achieving personal growth and success. We understand growth to be a challenging process for anyone. We recognize that this process requires time and support, and we are committed to guiding youth in affecting positive change. With a team of highly trained, committed,… Read more »
It is with great enthusiasm that Bellcate School introduces Computer Science to our course offerings. Starting second quarter Bellcate now hosts a computer science workshop for a double block on Fridays, facilitated by visiting teacher, Peter Miller. Peter’s Bio- ” My first experience with computers was in the stone ages of computing, the… Read more »
Since 2014, Bellcate School staff annually nominate community partners who demonstrate outstanding collaboration in the following five areas: Developmental Services and Supports Mental Health Services and Supports Medical and Legal Services and Supports Vocational Services and Supports Community Building and Supports Here we honor the 2016-2017 recipients of our Bellcate School Spirit of the Community… Read more »
There was hustling and bustling through the halls of Bellcate School on October 25th. We had a great turn out for this year’s Open House. Staff and students worked hard to display all of their creative works for first quarter. The evening started at Bellcate’s music and art programs where parents and friends were given… Read more »
4 - Square Night!
March 14, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
51 Center Rd, Essex Junction, VT 05452, USA
This is a night for Bellcate students to play 4-square and/or board games with Lisa, eat pizza, and be social with their peers. Students must have their own rides to and from, and they need to have a family member or support staff stay at game night with them. Please contact Vincent with questions and your RSVP: 802-355-4818
St. Patrick's Day Lunch
March 16, 2018 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
The holiday is 3/17, but we will be celebrating theFriday before. This will be for every student andstaff during their lunch block. Students AND Staff are encouraged, but notrequired, to wear ORANGE, WHITE, or GREEN. We will be having the traditional Irish dinner of;corned beef, potatoes, parsnips, turnips, cabbage, and carrots. May the luck ofthe Irish be with all of you!
D4 Basketball Game - Home
March 16, 2018 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
(Corner of Peacham/Old Stage - Gym Building) Essex Alliance Church, 37 Old Stage Rd, Essex Junction, VT 05452, USA
Please join our 2017-2018 Bellcate Bulldogs at any or all of their basketball games this year! This will be Bellcate's first official season competing at the D4 level, and our athletes would love to see you in the stands. These are public games and everyone is welcome to attend. Come support the Maroon and Gold! Please contact Jamie Moore @ 802-578-5370 for any athletics related questions. See you at the court!
Scheduling Weekend (Staff)
March 17, 2018-March 18, 2018
Scheduling Weekend (Staff)
March 17, 2018-March 18, 2018