Principal’s Message

Dear Bel-Aire Family,

Welcome to the 2023-2024 academic school year!  Once again, I am honored and privileged to preside as the proud Principal of Bel Aire Elementary School.  I am eagerly anticipating meeting new faces, revisiting with familiar ones, as well as hearing all about your summer adventures!     

Despite the impact of the pandemic, the influx of foreign-born students entering our school, the adoption of new educational standards and new assessment program, our students, teachers, and staff proved to be hardworking, resilient, and committed.  Our school not only met our projected academic goals, but we surpassed them significantly. 

Last year, our little gem also received many distinguished recognitions.  We were recognized as an i-Ready Super School in Math, Master Mind School, No Place for Hate School, and are awaiting another STEAM Designation.  I am beyond proud of all that was accomplished during the 2022-2023 school year.  We are going to S.O.A.R. in 2023-2024!!! 

This year, children must fasten their seatbelt and prepare to take Flight 0261…a flight where we are going to reach a cruising altitude of 42,000 feet and Students Optimize Academic Results.  The faculty and staff at Bel Aire Elementary are committed to providing our students with the tools and world class education needed to build and sustain positive relationships, set and attain academic goals, and foster social and emotional growth. 

Please know that we are here to serve you and to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of all our students.  I encourage you to continue to partner with us throughout the year by visiting our school’s website and social media accounts to remain abreast of school news, activities, and events.  I invite you to join our school’s PTO, as well as take advantage of the many opportunities that will be afforded for you to become actively involved in your child’s learning journey.

Once again, I look forward to working alongside a warm, caring, dedicated staff, and exceptional student body and community! 

Thank you for being part of the BAES family and joining us in our continued pursuit of excellence! 


Yolanda Oliu

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