Mr. Farinelli

Mr. Farinelli
Mr. Farinelli
Principal

Phone: 856-931-6273 ext 1302

Principal's Message

Welcome back Bell Oak’s parents, guardians, and family members – we look forward to a successful 2021-22 school year!  We realize that parents and students may be feeling uneasy about the in-person schedules we have in place, but please know that we will continue to do our best to ensure that each child’s educational needs are met during this time of uncertainty while abiding by all safety and health protocol that has been mandated statewide. 

The Bell Oaks Upper Elementary School has a staff of dedicated educators who are committed to educating the whole student through an environment that promotes an open line of communication with the entire school community. The commitment of each of the staff members involves the goal of making each child’s experience challenging, safe, enjoyable and well rounded. At the Bell Oaks Upper Elementary School academic and physical needs go hand in hand with each student’s self-esteem and confidence.

Our focus on the academic development of our students can be seen in the day to day activities that take place at our site. Some of our new instructional initiatives include, but are not limited to the following: One to One Laptop initiative now in place for all of our students.  The Chromebook that each child will be given in early September will be permitted to go home, which we started one year ago.  Our schedule for each student has been developed to maximize each day, keeping in mind our need for rigorous instruction that is differentiated and reaches students of all different learning styles.  We will continue with our SEL/Character Education programs, with a keen eye on addressing the issues that currently shape our society and their impact on our youth.  We are happy to report that our new program called Character Strong will be up a running with the help of the Bell Oaks SEL Committee.

Please make note that our annual Back to School Night event will be held on the night of October 4, 2021.  More information will follow once the school year begins.

The Bell Oaks School will continue to strive to give our students the best education possible – and we encourage all parents and community members to become involved in our school community! If you have any questions or concerns throughout the school year, please do not hesitate to contact our office.  Thank you to all parents and family members for your patience and devotion during these unprecedented times.  Best of luck as we start the new school year!