Enrichment Spring 2019"Together We Shine"

News and Updates

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Tickets are on sale now for AG Bell Student Presentation of Shakespeare Rocks! Not to be missed! Scroll below for details!

March 22nd & 23rd

  • AG Bell Presents Shakespeare Rocks!: Opening night is Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 2pm on the school stage. Our kids have been working hard on putting on a fabulous show for everyone. Show your support for our amazing crew for all their hard work before the show moves on to Broadway! Scroll below for details and buy tickets here! http://tickets.broadwaybulldogs.org  

March 22

  • This is the last week the PTSA Board positions are all open and we are looking for anyone that wants to be a part of the PTSA.

    It is an amazing way to become part of the school, have more input in the programs that our kids and community participate in and be a larger part of the voice for our children. Interested in becoming a part of the board? Just want to know more information? Let us know! We want to hear from you!

    PTSA Board Position Information

March 19-April 1

  • High Mowing Organic Seeds: By purchasing your seeds through High Mowing this year you can help AG Bell PTSA which directly supports our kids! All seeds purchased through the Order form will have 50% donated to AG Bell PTSA.  If you want to get started before the form comes home in your childs folder or yours didn't make it home you can find the form here! For more information click HERE

Kindergarten Registration is still open! If you found this site looking for school information or if you missed Kindergarten registration please come into the school to register your child soon. Decisions for the following year are based on the number of registered incoming Kindergarten class and we want to make sure we are able to fully support all of our kids!

Please stop by the office M-F between 7 am and 4 pm and we will be happy to help register your child!

 

 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!
  • 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!  

Shakespeare Rocks!

You don't want to miss the show of the year! Presented to you by AG Bell students, and sure to have its next stop on Broadway. Catch it while you can and prices that can't be beat!

Aubrey, The Rough Shakespeare Company's pretentious director, obtains what appears to be William Shakespeare's lost diary. Along with Al, her down to earth assistant, the pair decide to embark on an exclusive adaption of the flamboyant Bard's personal journal. With fresh songs performed by characters from Midsummer, Macbeth, and Romeo + Juliet, this fun show makes it clear that Shakespeare Rocks.

http://tickets.broadwaybulldogs.org 

 

Friday March 22 at 7pm and Saturday March 23 at 2pm in the A.G. Bell Elementary cafeteria.

Free admission for all students and tickets are $10 for adults.


ANNOUNCEMENT: SCREENAGERS VIEWING

Bell PTSA Presents: Screenagers March 29, 2019 -7:00 pm Bell Elementary Commons 

Who should attend? Anyone that has or works with children

Trailer: (scroll down) https://impactflow.com/event/presented-by-bell-elementary-ptsa-9934

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well. 

Tickets: $7 each- https://impactflow.com/event/9934/checkout/tickets

Light refreshments will be available for sale

We will have a panel open for discussion after the film

 

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

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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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7:00p Shakespeare Rocks School Play
Shakespeare Rocks School Play

Date:
Friday, March 22
Time:
7:00p - 8:00p
Where:
Bell Commons

While our actors are there at 5:30 the Play starts at 7 pm. We hope to have a full house! http://tickets.broadwaybulldogs.org
2:00p Shakespeare Rocks School Play
Shakespeare Rocks School Play

Date:
Saturday, March 23
Time:
2:00p - 3:00p
Where:
Bell Commons

Second performance of Shakespeare Rocks with our awesome cast! Guaranteed to be a great time. Cast should be there at 1 pm and the play starts at 2 pm, Cast Party to follow performance.
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2:45p Second Grade Program Assembly
Second Grade Program Assembly

Date:
Thursday, March 28
Time:
2:45p - 3:15p
Where:
Bell Commons

6:30p Second Grade Program Assembly
Second Grade Program Assembly

Date:
Thursday, March 28
Time:
6:30p - 7:30p
Where:
Bell Commons
Spirit Day - PJ Day
Spirit Day - PJ Day

Date:
Friday, March 29
Where:
A.G. Bell School

Show your School Spirit! Sleep in and wear your PJs to school!
9:30a Hot Topics with Brian
Hot Topics with Brian

Date:
Friday, March 29
Time:
9:30a - 10:00a
Where:
Bell Commons

All invited - this is a great time to have a group discussion on any topics with Interim Principal Brian Story.

11:00a Popcorn Friday!
Popcorn Friday!

Date:
Friday, March 29
Time:
11:00a - 1:00p
Where:
Bell Commons

Don't forget your Popcorn Pass, Popcorn Gram or 50 cents. Popcorn sold at lunch with a max of two bags. Get one for your child and one for a friend!
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