Enrichment

Basketball with One-on-One - Winter 2018
Basketball with One-on-One - Winter 2018

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When:
Winter 2018: Jan 8 - Mar 12

Who: Grades 1-3
Where: Bell Gym
When: Mondays, 3:40 - 4:40 pm

Session Dates: Jan 8, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 26, Mar 5, 12 . No class on Jan 15 and Feb 19 (no School these days)
Fee for PTSA Members: $129 for 8 sessions (Paypal fees are included)
Fee for Non-PTSA Members: $135 for 8 sessions (Paypal fees are included)

An ideal non-competitive and fun introduction to the sport of basketball. Students will learn fundamental athletic skills and important life skills that will propel their athletic and social development.



Play-Well Lego STEM FUNdamentals - Winter 2018
Play-Well Lego STEM FUNdamentals - Winter 2018

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When:
Winter 2018: Jan 8 - Mar 12

Who: Grades K-3
Where: Art Room
When: Mondays, 3:40 - 4:40 pm

Session Dates: Jan 8, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 26, Mar 5, 12 . No class on Jan 15 and Feb 19 (no School these days)
Fee for PTSA Members: $145 for 8 sessions (Paypal fees are included)
Fee for Non-PTSA Members: $156 for 8 sessions (Paypal fees are included)

Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects

Crazy Chemworks with Mad Science - Winter 2018
Crazy Chemworks with Mad Science - Winter 2018

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When:
Winter 2018: Jan 10 - Mar 7

Who: Grades 1-5
Where: Art Room
When: Wednesdays, 2:10 - 3:10 pm

Session Dates: Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, Mar 7
Fee for PTSA Member: $173 for 9 sessions (Paypal fees are included)
Fee for Non-PTSA Members: $181 for 9 sessions (Paypal fees are included)

Engage in exciting hands-on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations, participate in inquiry-based discussions and take home things that you made yourself, like model rockets and Mad Science putty.

School Play
School Play

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When:
Parent Meeting 1/30/2017 at 7pm

This year's school play is The Dracula Rock Show, a musical comedy. We invite 5th, 4th, 3rd and 2nd grade actors to join us for this exciting experience. Audition forms, including the rehearsal schedule, will be available starting in January. A 45 minute parent meeting will take place on 1/30 at 7pm to explain the process and answer any questions. The production will take place at Bell on 3/17 and 3/18.

Contact Johnmichael with any questions: jp@anewglobe.org / 425.223.3298

Activities

Back to School Picnic
Back to School Picnic

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When:
September 14th, 2017

The Bell PTSA Back to School Picnic is a chance to meet and reconnect at the beginning of the school year with other Bell families, students and teachers. You can sign up as a PTSA member, view after school enrichment classes, volunteer opportunities, spiritwear and more as your children enjoy face painting, balloon artistry, a turn down the bouncy slide, and some ice cream. All Bell family members are welcome at this all-school event.

School Dance
School Dance

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When:
February 23, 2018
Talent Show
Talent Show

Chair:
(none)
When:
June 1, 2018

We support a school-wide talent show every year in the Bell commons. We welcome any student to audition and all parents, students and members of our community are welcome to attend. We do not yet have a chair for this event - if you are interested in finding out more about the position, or other opportunities to help with this event, please reach out to president@agbellptsa.org
Watch Dogs
Watch Dogs

Chair:
(none)

Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) invites fathers, grandfathers, uncles, or other father figures to volunteer at least one full day at their student’s school during the school year. Sign up at our “Dads and Kids Pizza Night,” in the office, or by reaching out to Bell's school counselor, Sara Hay - shay@lwsd.org

Watch DOG volunteers perform a variety tasks during their volunteer day. Those tasks include monitoring the school walkways at the beginning of the school day, assisting with unloading and loading of the buses and cars, helping to monitor the playground, and helping in various classrooms with the teacher’s guidance by working with small groups of students on school work.

Community

Hearing and Vision Testing
Hearing and Vision Testing

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When:
October 3, 2017

Our PTSA partners with the school nurse and LWSD to offer a day of Hearing and Vision Testing each year. This one day program screens students for potential hearing and vision issues. No experience is necessary to volunteer! The school nurse conducts a training for volunteers the morning of the screening. Please contact schoolservices@agbellptsa.org if you are interested in helping.
Lake WA Schools Foundation
Lake WA Schools Foundation

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(none)

A.G. Bell has been the recipient of many Lake Washington Schools Foundation (LWSF) grants over the years. LWSF develops grants to help students throughout the Lake Washington School District.

Pantry Packs
Pantry Packs

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Pantry Packs began when an educator at Evergreen Middle School in Redmond found that children were arriving to school hungry after weekends and holidays. The goal of this non-profit is keeping hungry kids fed. There are kids in our own community without enough food at home to keep their tummies full over the weekend. Pantry Packs provides a rolling backpack program. Every Friday, packs are filled with kid friendly food for the weekend. Kids (identified by school counselors) are able to take the packs home on Fridays, fill their cupboards, and return the packs on Monday to be re-filled for the next week.

Reflections Art Program
Reflections Art Program

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REFLECTIONS is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition for students in preschool through grade 12. The Reflections Program is an opportunity for students to explore various art forms and create works of art for fun and recognition. Each year the Reflections Program challenges students to create art that “reflects” a central theme. Reach out with any questions to reflections@agbellptsa.org

Staff Appreciation Week
Staff Appreciation Week

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When:
May 7-11, 2018
Walk to School Week
Walk to School Week

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When:
October 2-6, 2017

Every October, Bell PTSA hosts Walk to School Week. All students are invited to participate by walking to school that week and picking up their prizes with a chance to enter a daily raffle. Don't miss out!

Support

Membership
Membership

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Become a member of our PTSA and support students at A.G. Bell Elementary and throughout the State of Washington. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

FUN RUN - 2017
FUN RUN - 2017

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When:
October 23rd - November 3rd, 2017

Thank you for your support of AG Bell PTSA and the investments you make in your children’s lives!
We are so excited to introduce you to this year’s only major fundraiser, (if goals are met), the Apex Fun Run! 
The Apex Fun Run will last for 2 weeks and will kick off with a Pep Rally on October 23rd at 1:40 pm.

Please look for your child’s Pledge Kit that they will receive on October 23rd.  We will have emails coming from school through out the period of October 23- November 3rd.  Please feel free to visit www.apexfunrun.com (link below) to hear about this interactive program that helps schools all over the country raise money, while promoting leadership and fitness in the classes.  Also, check out the AG Bell PTSA Facebook page for daily updates.

Thank you again for your continued support—we are so excited to begin this journey with you!


Candy Buy Back
Candy Buy Back

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When:
November 1-3, 2016

Support Bell AND U.S. troop troops by donating your leftover Halloween candy! Bring in your candy on November 1st and 2nd. PTSA and the 5th grade leadership team will collect the candy from classrooms on November 3rd. It will be weighed and delivered to Dr. Neal's office, who will support Bell by donating $1/pound to our school! The candy will be boxed up and sent directly to active troops serving overseas.
Popcorn Fridays
Popcorn Fridays

Chair:
(none)

Popcorn is sold at lunch recess every Friday at Bell. We are always looking for parent volunteers to help, and are currently in need of a chair for this program, or it may not happen. Reach out if you are interested in hearing more about what the chair position entails.

Spirit Wear
Spirit Wear

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Show off your Bulldog pride! We have a variety of clothing options for students, parents, family and friends of A.G. Bell! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Box Tops
Box Tops

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Box Tops for Education has helped America’s schools earn over $400 million since 1996. You can earn cash for your child’s school by clipping Box Tops coupons from hundreds of participating products. Box Tops also offers easy ways to earn even more cash for your school online. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

AG Bell PTSA Wine Tasting and Silent Auction
AG Bell PTSA Wine Tasting and Silent Auction

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When:
April 28, 2018

Complete this form to purchase tickets for the Bell Wine Tasting and Silent Auction on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 6 - 8 pm at the Armstrong Family Winery. Tickets are $42 per person ($40 + $2 Paypal fees) before April 15th and $47 ($45 + $2 Paypal fees) and includes three tastings of Armstrong’s award winning wine, decadent gourmet food small plates and desserts prepared by one of our very talented Bell parents, as well as non-alcoholic beverages. Guests will also have the option to purchase additional glasses and bottles of wine.

The event is only open to those 21 and over. ID’s will be verified for everyone upon arrival to the event. Due to insurance regulations, all tickets must be purchased online.

We will have a silent auction with items ranging from yoga classes to vacation homes and a special parking spot at Bell.

Donate to Support Bell
Donate to Support Bell

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A.G. Bell PTSA has one major fundraising activity all year (Fun Run), but we welcome your gracious support all year long for the numerous activities, school functions and school preparedness activities we all support. Thank you! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

After School Enrichment

Enrichment 2017-2018
Enrichment 2017-2018

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When:
spring

Spring enrichment classes