On October 6, Bellcate School Dog Treat Business participated as a vendor at the 3rd Annual Wag it Forward Festival For Pets. The festival aligns perfectly with Bellcate School’s animal positive values as it is a Pet Food Warehouse sponsored event that benefits nonprofit animal welfare groups. “A special thank you to Ginny for fitting us in. With over 120 animal loving vendors and organizations this event is a great opportunity for collaboration and exposure to a community of people who I know will get behind our product and mission,” explains Chelsea Wessberg, Bellcate School Dog Treat Coordinator. Even with the unseasonably cold weather and wind, everyone still came out with a true Vermont spirit of community. “It was a great day for us. Many Bellcate School staff, students and family members dropped by to help us spread the word about our growing business,” commented Jesse Bell, Bellcate School Administrator. One young man, Colby Fitzpatrick came to the event still dressed in his track suit, sporting 1 Gold Medal and 2 Bronze after participating earlier in the day at a Special Olympics event in St Albans. This demonstrates genuine school spirit and dedication. Our Bellcate School Dog Treat reps handed out samples, sold dog treats, facilitated a couple of fun games at our booth and connected with numbers of organizations and community members who are invested in our vision of Good Jobs, Good Treats! A big thank you to Pet Food Warehouse for putting on this event and a shout/bark out to all of our new friends! We look forward to seeing you on the events trail and in the stores. “I really like doing this,” said Kade, Bellcate Student. “Everyone loves that we are here!”
For the past couple of years Bellcate School has been very connected to the mission and content of Ever Widening Circles (EWC) and EWC-Ed. Lynda and Chuck Verderber first started the parent website EWC in response to the constant barrage of negative focused news in the world. Their goal was simple- to publish articles and… Read more »
The Space Exploration crew, consisting of students and staff are proud to share our most recent learning initiatives with our families, friends and community. Our students spent the summer session exploring space, science, and technology in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969. On July 26, we celebrated the… Read more »
Bellcate Dog Treats’ Business continues to GROW! For those of you who do not know, Bellcate School has an entrepreneurial spirit and has developed our own Dog Treat Business. Currently we have 13 students and two staff that are working on getting treats baked and packaged and out to local businesses. You can buy dog… Read more »
Bellcate's Open House! Join Us!
October 17, 2019 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
51 Center Rd, Essex Junction, VT 05452, USA
Description:Join us for a celebration of our school community and beyond! Our Open House highlights all of the amazing work that students have been doing since the start of the school year and also allows an opportunity for parents to meet all of the Bellcate staff. This is an open house for all families, your student, and your teams to attend.
NEW THIS YEAR! We will have a passport game for each family. If you get all 3 locations AND the signature of every staff that is ON your child's schedule, you will turn it in when you leave and you will be able to get a free bag of Bellcate School Dog Treats!
This year's Open House will START at our EPIC ARTS space at 51 Center Rd, Essex. You will get your student's portfolio at this location. Please tour the theater, music studios, the art space, and please connect with the staff stationed there to learn more about the arts at Bellcate.
Then we'd like you to head to our Lily's Gym Community Center at 12 Corporate Drive, Essex. Here we will have light appetizers and refreshments. We encourage you to tour the space and connect with the staff stationed there.
Please join us at our Main Site at 1 Corporate Drive for the rest Open House. Please come tour the spaces, check out the projects, see the wall displays, meet the staff, and celebrate our Bellcate School community! When you're done touring and you've acquired all of the signatures on your passport. Please see Kerry upon check out to receive your free dog treats!
Please make the necessary arrangements so you're able to attend. Thanks!
Pumpkin Carving Party!
October 30, 2019 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
12 Corporate Dr, Essex Junction, VT 05452, USA
This event is just for the students of Bellcate. Each student will carve their pumpkin that will be included in the Cilley Hill Road (in Jericho) Pumpkin Walk 10/30 & 10/31.
Cilley Hill Pumpkin Walk - IN COSTUME!
October 31, 2019 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Cilley Hill Road, Cilley Hill Rd, Jericho, VT, USA
Bellcate students and staff are strongly encouraged to dress up for Halloween. Appropriate costumes are needed. This means nothing too revealing, no blood or gore, no weapons (real or fake), and no masks that cover the student's entire face.
Staff and Students will take a walk on Cilley Hill Rd in Jericho to celebrate Halloween. Each student will see their pumpkin join the hundreds of other pumpkins. Happy Halloween!
November 13, 2019 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
12 Corporate Dr, Essex Junction, VT 05452, USA
Please join us for game night out! This is an evening filled with fun social time playing 4-square, having pizza, and getting together outside of the school day. All students attending need their own ride to, someone that stays for the evening, and a ride home. If you'd like your student to attend or if you have any questions or concerns, please call our Student Liaisons; Eyob Gizachew @ 857-445-9551
Parent Training & Discussion
December 4, 2019 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
1 Corporate Dr, Essex Junction, VT 05452, USA
This training opportunity will focus on: Tips for parents during times that can be challenging for our kids, in order to keep them on track and reduce the stress of the holidays and vacations.
Please contact Bellcate's Parent Program Coordinator; Lisa Aunchman-Johnston @ 802-355-4925 to RSVP or ask any questions you might have.