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.
This summer Bellcate School kicked off a new course offering, Friendology: The Science of Friendship. This course is a 9 unit, 24 week program designed to teach students about friendship, how to make and maintain friendships. “It is mostly assumed that people just know how to do this,” explains Jesse Bell, Bellcate Director. “This is… Read more »
This school year Bellcate staff and students are participating in a collaborative project with Liesl Ulrich Verderber from Clarkson University. Almost three years ago Liesl approached Bellcate School Director, Jesse Bell with a light bulb concept! As a graduate from Harvard with a background in architectural design and economics, Liesl wanted to bring her talents… Read more »
On August 20th and 21st, Bellcate held its 1st annual Parent Volunteer Days. At Bellcate School, we stress the importance of ‘community support’ with our students, and what a great way for parents to recognize the significance of this value and lead by example! With our offices and classrooms in disarray from getting them ready… Read more »
Interview with Callie Coffman on her ECHO Volunteer position. Interviewee: Callie Coffman Interviewer: Lisa Aunchman-Johnston Callie, how long have you volunteered at Echo? I have been at Echo since I turned 16 in June, 2018 When do you volunteer at ECHO? I volunteer at ECHO every Friday from 9:30 am until 1:30 pm What are… Read more »
KW D4 Golf
September 20, 2018 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Stowe Country Club, 744 Cape Cod Rd, Stowe, VT 05672, USA
Please come out and support our student Keith while he plays on the Bellcate Bulldogs Golf team! We love to have support from all of our families and friends. Please contact Athletic Director, Jamie Moore @ 802-578-5370 with any questions.
ED Football Game - HOME
September 21, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
MiltonSenior High School, 17 Rebecca Lander Dr, Milton, VT 05468, USA
Please come out and support our student Eric while he plays on the Varsity Football Team for Milton HS! We love to have support from all of our families and friends. Please contact Athletic Director, Jamie Moore @ 802-578-5370 for more questions.
KW D4 Golf
September 25, 2018 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The Links at Lang Farm, 39 Essex Way, Essex Junction, VT 05452, USA
ED Football Game - Home
September 28, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Milton Senior High School, 17 Rebecca Lander Dr, Milton, VT 05468, USA
KW D4 Golf Qualifiers
October 3, 2018 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
***TIME AND LOCATION TBA***
Please come out and support our student Keith while he plays on the Bellcate Bulldogs Golf team to qualify for states! We love to have support from all of our families and friends. Please contact Athletic Director, Jamie Moore @ 802-578-5370 with any questions.