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April 2nd

Nominating Committee 2019-2020 Board Of Director Nominees
 
The 2019-20 A.G. Bell PTSA 2.8.10 nominating committee hereby places the following names into nomination:
 
  • For the office President: Brandy Andersson
  • For the office of Treasurer: OPEN
  • For the office of Secretary: Cindy Manheim
  • For the office of Vice President of Membership: Michelle Ferris
  • For the office of Vice President of Community Services: Jenna Swift
  • For the office of Vice President of Enrichment: Brena Gattuccio
  • For the office of Co-Vice President of Fundraising: Colleen James, Leslie Victor
 
The nominating committee has confirmed that all nominees have been a member of the PTSA for at least 15 days prior to the election and meet other requirements as stated in the WSPTA Uniform Bylaws.
 
Respectfully submitted,
 
Michelle Ferris (signed 4/03/19)
Cindy Manheim (signed 4/03/19)
Lara Chen (signed on 4/03/19)

PTSA Board Position Information

April 15th

  • Enrichment Classes: Start this week! If you signed up for an Enrichment class we can't wait to see you! 

April 18th

  • Hot Topics with Brian: Meet before the PTSA General Meeting to discuss Hot Topics with Principal Brian Story!
  • PTSA General Meeting: After Hot Topics with Brian stay for our quarterly PTSA General Meeting. We will be voting in the new board for the 2019-2020 school year. See above for the Nominating Committees slated votes. 

April 19th

  • Popcorn Friday: What better way to welcome our kids back to school and finishing a full week of Spring Break then to have Popcorn Friday!

 Volunteers Needed

  • We need your help! Did you know that in U.S. schools, an estimated 40% of school cafeteria garbage is wasted food!!

    Beginning February 4th, A.G. Bell incorporated FOOD WASTE COLLECTION for all lunch periods! We are asking parents to please join us during one (or several) lunch periods to help direct students on where to dispose of their food scraps while they begin to familiarize themselves with this new addition to their lunchtime routine.

    Thank you to all of those that have signed up so far. Your help is so appreciated. We still need someone this Thursday and then starting again in March! Please sign-up to help: Green Team Lunch Crew   

Ongoing:

  • Yearbook: Yearbook sales are still happening! Visit http://agbellptsa.org/Page/Fundraising/Yearbook for all of the info!

    We need more pictures to fill our Yearbook. Specifically we are looking for the following:

    - Veterans Day Assembly (pictures with Veterans, small group shots)

    - Grade 2 (all classes)

    - Grade 3 (Lawson, Rons)

    - Grade 4 (Holder)

    - Grade 5 (all classes)

    - Quest 4/5

    - Arbor Day, Green Team

     

    These pictures can be uploaded into their corresponding Shared Folders using TreeRing.com or with the TreeRing app (use school passcode: 1015269962362510). If needed, questions or pictures can be sent directly to yearbook@agbellptsa.org.

  • Join PTSA: If you have not already this is a great day to join the PTSA. Remember, joining doesn't require you to volunteer your time - though helpful, we understand time these days is at a huge premium. But just your $22 membership not only helps our PTSA programs but provides you with some amazing perks!  

 

March Bulldog Dine Out

Thank you to those that could join us for the February Dine Out at Jersey Mikes! 

This month is at The Commons Cafe in Woodinville. An amazing gastropub with a neighborhood feel open all day. Details can be found at http://agbellptsa.org/Page/Fundraising/Monthly%20Dine%20Out for this delicious Dine Out. 


2018-2019 Major Fundraiser

This year we have changed our major fall fundraiser to a Direct Donation campaign.  Rather than incurring costs to raise money for the events and programs our students rely on, we are asking for Direct Donations. With the Direct Donation campaign, you can be assured that 100% of your donation will go directly to the students at Bell.

For Direct Donations, we are asking that families contribute what they can. If we can reach our goal of $50,000, we will not have a major spring fundraiser. Every amount matters, please donate what you can.  We are looking for 100% participation.

If you would like more information on where your dollars go for this fundraiser or a phone script to help your child take the lead in asking for support just click here

MAKE A DONATION NOW!

 

 

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THANK YOU to ALL our PTSA Members who helped us on achieving the Gold level with Washington State PTA!  With your participation we have grown our PTSA by 10% over last year. Thank you for all your hard work and enthusiasm to give a louder voice to children in Washington State.


 

Talent Wanted 

We all have time and talents and Bell PTSA could use some of them to ensure the programs our students, staff and community rely on. We have something for everyone one. For more information, please reach out to our Diane, our PTSA co-president, at president@agbellptsa.org and see where you can help. Some of our open positions include the following:

 **Volunteer Coordinator:**

-Can be done from home, no need to be at school.
-Organize event/activity volunteer needs – liaise between chairs and volunteers
-Communicate to those that have volunteered when event/activity is, etc.
-Promote volunteering


Support Our Students!

Do you want to support our students while going about your every day life? There are so many opportunities while shopping, errands, and eating you can support the PTSA and your children. And you don't need to have a child at the school to take advantage of these - we love to have community support as well. 

Here are some of the examples to help support our school without having to make additional time in your day. 

  • Join the PTSA: Just being a member of the PTSA not only supports us, but gives some pretty cool membership perks as well!
  • Monthly Dine Out: This is a great way to support our school and not have any dishes to do. At the beginning of each month we feature a different establishment that will donate a portion of the proceeds to AG Bell just by eating there. Click here to see this month's dine out.
  • Fred Meyer Rewards: Do you shop at Fred Meyer? Do you have a Fred Meyer Rewards card to take advantage of their discounts? If so, hook up your Rewards card to AG Bell and a portion of your purchases will be donated. Five minutes online up front and you never have to think of it again! Click here for information on how to link up your card.  
  • Amazon: Does it feel like there is always a birthday, holiday or just something you need from Amazon? Next time you shop start by going to https://www.amazon.com/?tag=abp00-20 as well as setting up your AmazonSmile

Want to find more ways to support our students? Go to agbellptsa.org and click on Support Our Students

Thank YOU for supporting our students. 


Communications 411 at Bell

New to the school and wondering how to get information about what events and programs are coming up?  This information is for you! 

Bell PTSA knows you are a busy parent, so we attempt to make our communications efforts as diverse as possible to cover all of the bases. 

  • A weekly email newsletter that is sent out each Friday to all parents & guardians (the Bulldog Blast)
  • A very active Facebook page (www.facebook.com/agbellptsa)
  • Our website (www.agbellptsa.org)
  • Monthly paper calendar that will be sent home in your child's folder (Kidmail). 
Occasionally an all-school email will be sent out from the school office with more information about events or programs. Please like us on Facebook for the most up-to-date information.  We love to hear from you! 
 
If you have a question or concern, we are happy to help.  Reach out to us at feedback@agbellptsa.org.

Online Directory

This year the Bell PTSA is providing a free online directory to help families find each other and connect.  You will have the ability to decide what, if any of your information is visible, and update or correct it at any time.  The directory will be available on the PTSA website, and you will update and publish your information using your website account.  If you do not add your information, your student will NOT be listed in the directory.  There is no paper directory offered this year.

Directory Setup Instructions


Collect Box Tops to support Bell!

Do you collect Box Tops For Education? We earn 10 cents for our kids with each Box Top that we turn in - last year we earned $1000! Send in any Box Tops with your children, and join us for the next Box Tops Clippings and Coffee in the Bell Commons or Art Room (check the weekly Bulldog Blast for the next date and time). We will have conversation and clip and sort the Box Tops and Labels that have been received this school year. If you are new to our school, this is a great way to meet others.

If you have any questions, please contact Box Tops Chair Halee Proctor at boxtops@agbellptsa.org


Volunteer Time Match! 

Many of us work for companies (Microsoft, Boeing, Google among many) that will pay an organization such as Bell PTSA when the employee volunteers. If you have volunteered this school year at Bell please consider entering your time volunteered and direct it to AG Bell PTSA.  If you have any questions, please contact fundraising@agbellptsa.org

 

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Spring Into Giving - Gift Card and Textile Drive
Spring Into Giving - Gift Card and Textile Drive

Date:
Mon 4/1 - Tue 4/30
Sounders Tickets - Final Day
Sounders Tickets - Final Day

Date:
Monday, April 15
Where:
A.G. Bell

If you want to attend the Sounders Game on April 28th don't forget to submit those order forms!
Artist in Residence
Artist in Residence

Date:
Mon 4/15 - Fri 4/19
Where:
A.G. Bell

Don't forget to ask your kids what they worked on this semester!
Spring Into Giving - Gift Card and Textile Drive
Spring Into Giving - Gift Card and Textile Drive

Date:
Mon 4/1 - Tue 4/30
Artist in Residence
Artist in Residence

Date:
Mon 4/15 - Fri 4/19
Where:
A.G. Bell

Don't forget to ask your kids what they worked on this semester!
Spring Into Giving - Gift Card and Textile Drive
Spring Into Giving - Gift Card and Textile Drive

Date:
Mon 4/1 - Tue 4/30
Artist in Residence
Artist in Residence

Date:
Mon 4/15 - Fri 4/19
Where:
A.G. Bell

Don't forget to ask your kids what they worked on this semester!
Spring Into Giving - Gift Card and Textile Drive
Spring Into Giving - Gift Card and Textile Drive

Date:
Mon 4/1 - Tue 4/30
Artist in Residence
Artist in Residence

Date:
Mon 4/15 - Fri 4/19
Where:
A.G. Bell

Don't forget to ask your kids what they worked on this semester!
6:30p Hot Topics with Brian
Hot Topics with Brian

Date:
Thursday, April 18
Time:
6:30p - 7:00p
Where:
AG Bell Library

Before our PTSA General Meeting join us with Principal Brian Story for our Hot Topics talk.

7:00p PTSA General Meeting - Election
PTSA General Meeting - Election

Date:
Thursday, April 18
Time:
7:00p - 8:00p
Where:
A.G. Bell Library

This is our Board Election meeting. Let's pack the room, vote for our new board members and welcome them!
Spring Into Giving - Gift Card and Textile Drive
Spring Into Giving - Gift Card and Textile Drive

Date:
Mon 4/1 - Tue 4/30
Artist in Residence
Artist in Residence

Date:
Mon 4/15 - Fri 4/19
Where:
A.G. Bell

Don't forget to ask your kids what they worked on this semester!
11:00a Popcorn Friday!
Popcorn Friday!

Date:
Friday, April 19
Time:
11:00a - 1:00p
Where:
Bell Commons

Use your pass, popcorn gram or 50 cents per bag of popcorn!
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Spring Into Giving - Gift Card and Textile Drive
Spring Into Giving - Gift Card and Textile Drive

Date:
Mon 4/1 - Tue 4/30
Spring Into Giving - Gift Card and Textile Drive
Spring Into Giving - Gift Card and Textile Drive

Date:
Mon 4/1 - Tue 4/30
Spring School Photos
Spring School Photos

Date:
Tuesday, April 23
Where:
A.G. Bell

A smile and a brush for memories that last a lifetime!
Spring Into Giving - Gift Card and Textile Drive
Spring Into Giving - Gift Card and Textile Drive

Date:
Mon 4/1 - Tue 4/30
Spring Into Giving - Gift Card and Textile Drive
Spring Into Giving - Gift Card and Textile Drive

Date:
Mon 4/1 - Tue 4/30
6:30p Art Walk
Art Walk

Date:
Thursday, April 25
Time:
6:30p - 8:00p
Spring Into Giving - Gift Card and Textile Drive
Spring Into Giving - Gift Card and Textile Drive

Date:
Mon 4/1 - Tue 4/30
Spirit Day - Decades Wear
Spirit Day - Decades Wear

Date:
Friday, April 26

Show your school spirit and your favorite decade! Dress in 60s, 70s, 80s or 90s!
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