"Together We Shine"

News and Updates

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May 15th

  • Bull Dog Dine Out: This month's Bull Dog Dine Out is at Romios Pizza and Pasta in Totem Lake! Stop in any time during the day and show your (physical) flyer and 20% of your bill will be donated to the Bell PTSA!

May 16th

  • First Grade Music Assembly: Join your first grader at 6:30 in the commons to hear them sing their heart out!

May 17th

  • Popcorn Friday: Fridays are winding down as the school year ends. Don't forget to use those popcorn passes, popcorn grams or that 50 cents you found in the couch last week! 

Now through May 13th

  • Mariners Game Tickets!: If you missed the flier that game home to purchase Mariners tickets you can print it out here!

 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   


Bulldog Dine Out

Where will you be dining this month? How about Romios Pizza in Totem Lake. Just present the physical flyer (linked below) and 20% of your bill will be donated to AG Bell PTSA! Good food and a great cause complete a Wednesday night!

Get your Dine Out Details!

Just need the flyer? Get it here!

 


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!

 

 

Staff Appreciation 

 

 

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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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9:20a School Today! Snow Day Make-up
School Today! Snow Day Make-up

Date:
Friday, May 24
Time:
9:20a - 3:50p
Where:
A.G. Bell

We hope to see everyone there. :-)
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Jun 1
No School - Memorial Day
No School - Memorial Day

Date:
Monday, May 27
Where:
A.G. Bell

Enjoy your three day weekend!
School Today! Snow Day Make-up
School Today! Snow Day Make-up

Date:
Tuesday, May 28
Where:
A.G. Bell

Back to school after a lovely three day weekend!
Spirit Day - Black or White Day
Spirit Day - Black or White Day

Date:
Friday, May 31
Where:
A.G. Bell School

Show your school spirit! Dress in all black, all white or maybe checkered black and white??
9:30a Hot Topics with Brian
Hot Topics with Brian

Date:
Friday, May 31
Time:
9:30a - 10:00a
Where:
Bell Commons

Questions? Comments? Thoughts? Join those who can make it to this open forum.

11:00a Popcorn Friday!
Popcorn Friday!

Date:
Friday, May 31
Time:
11:00a - 1:00p
Where:
Bell Commons

YUMM!!
4:15p Bell Day at the Mariners
Bell Day at the Mariners

Date:
Saturday, June 1
Time:
4:15p - 7:00p
Where:
Safeco Field
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