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Monday - Friday, December 10th - 20th

  • Bellevue Ice Skating Rink: Skate all week and part of the fundraising will be donated to AG Bell! For more information see here: http://agbellptsa.org/Page/Fundraising/Bellevue%20Ice%20Skating
  • No Enrichment Classes this week!: We had a great time with everyone. Hope to see you back for more in 2019!
  • Artist is Residence: Four times a year, Bell PTSA is sponsoring Michelle Lustgarten to bring her creative and inspiring art lessons to each and every student. While Ms. Lustgarten has been with us for several years, we will have new lessons including the opportunity for every student to make a piece of art made from clay! Art will be taught in the classroom pods. Make sure to ask your child what they worked on these weeks!

Wednesday, December 19th

  • Winter Enrichment Registration: Registration begins today! Don't forget to check out all of the great options available to our students both before and after school. http://agbellptsa.org/Page/Enrichment/Winter%202019%20-%20Enrichment%20Classes

Friday, December 21st

  • Spirit Day - Winter Wear: Show your school spirit and dress in your favorite winter wear!
  • Winter Break: Winter break starts today at the end of the school day. Have fun! Enjoy! Happy Holidays! No school until January 7th 2019!
Ongoing:
  • Bellevue Ice Skating Rink: Don't forget that now through December 21st and again January 1st through January 13th, any and all skating at the Bellevue Ice Rink can be done on behalf of the AG Bell School PTSA. For more information see http://agbellptsa.org/Page/Fundraising/Bellevue%20Ice%20Skating
  • Yearbook: Yearbook sales are still happening! Visit http://agbellptsa.org/Page/Fundraising/Yearbook for all of the info!
  • 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! 
 

December Bulldog Dine Out

Thank you to those that could join us for November's Dine Out at Chipotle. December's Monthly Dine Out brings you right next door to Mod Pizza. Great pizza, great salad and for those that love their pumpkin they have pizza with pumpkin! 

This month's Monthly Dine Out is at Mod Pizza Totem Lake! 

Visit http://agbellptsa.org/Page/Fundraising/Monthly%20Dine%20Out for all the details. So easy, you can come straight from work and just show them the web page on your phone or tell them that you are there to support A.G. Bell fundraiser. 

 


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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9:20a Artist in Residence
Artist in Residence

Date:
Mon 12/10 - Fri 12/21
Time:
9:20a - 3:50p
Where:
A.G. Bell

Four times a year, Bell PTSA is sponsoring Michelle Lustgarten to bring her creative and inspiring art lessons to each and every student. While Ms. Lustgarten has been with us for several years, we will have new lessons including the opportunity for every student to make a piece of art made from clay! Art will be taught in the classroom pods.
9:20a Artist in Residence
Artist in Residence

Date:
Mon 12/10 - Fri 12/21
Time:
9:20a - 3:50p
Where:
A.G. Bell

Four times a year, Bell PTSA is sponsoring Michelle Lustgarten to bring her creative and inspiring art lessons to each and every student. While Ms. Lustgarten has been with us for several years, we will have new lessons including the opportunity for every student to make a piece of art made from clay! Art will be taught in the classroom pods.
9:20a Artist in Residence
Artist in Residence

Date:
Mon 12/10 - Fri 12/21
Time:
9:20a - 3:50p
Where:
A.G. Bell

Four times a year, Bell PTSA is sponsoring Michelle Lustgarten to bring her creative and inspiring art lessons to each and every student. While Ms. Lustgarten has been with us for several years, we will have new lessons including the opportunity for every student to make a piece of art made from clay! Art will be taught in the classroom pods.
Winter Enrichment Registration
Winter Enrichment Registration

Date:
Wednesday, December 19

Winter Registration opens. See Enrichment at agbellptsa.org for more information
9:20a Artist in Residence
Artist in Residence

Date:
Mon 12/10 - Fri 12/21
Time:
9:20a - 3:50p
Where:
A.G. Bell

Four times a year, Bell PTSA is sponsoring Michelle Lustgarten to bring her creative and inspiring art lessons to each and every student. While Ms. Lustgarten has been with us for several years, we will have new lessons including the opportunity for every student to make a piece of art made from clay! Art will be taught in the classroom pods.
9:20a Artist in Residence
Artist in Residence

Date:
Mon 12/10 - Fri 12/21
Time:
9:20a - 3:50p
Where:
A.G. Bell

Four times a year, Bell PTSA is sponsoring Michelle Lustgarten to bring her creative and inspiring art lessons to each and every student. While Ms. Lustgarten has been with us for several years, we will have new lessons including the opportunity for every student to make a piece of art made from clay! Art will be taught in the classroom pods.
Spirit Day - Winter Wear
Spirit Day - Winter Wear

Date:
Friday, December 21
Where:
A.G. Bell

Dress in your winter wear best today! Show your school spirit by dressing for the snow!
9:20a Artist in Residence
Artist in Residence

Date:
Mon 12/10 - Fri 12/21
Time:
9:20a - 3:50p
Where:
A.G. Bell

Four times a year, Bell PTSA is sponsoring Michelle Lustgarten to bring her creative and inspiring art lessons to each and every student. While Ms. Lustgarten has been with us for several years, we will have new lessons including the opportunity for every student to make a piece of art made from clay! Art will be taught in the classroom pods.
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Winter Break
Winter Break

Date:
Mon 12/24 - Fri 1/4

No School! Enjoy your time!
Winter Break
Winter Break

Date:
Mon 12/24 - Fri 1/4

No School! Enjoy your time!
Winter Break
Winter Break

Date:
Mon 12/24 - Fri 1/4

No School! Enjoy your time!
Winter Break
Winter Break

Date:
Mon 12/24 - Fri 1/4

No School! Enjoy your time!
Winter Break
Winter Break

Date:
Mon 12/24 - Fri 1/4

No School! Enjoy your time!
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