Originally delivered on 11/4/2022 4:01 pm

SUBJECT: Bulldog Blast 11-4-22

November 4, 2022

Last Friday's Harvest Party was so much fun! Thanks for joining us and donating food to help stock our pantry packs.

A special thanks to our fabulous Harvest Party Event Chairs Lindsey Pepper and Melinda Kong for all of the behind the scenes planning and prep they put in to make this event happen. Thank you to all of the amazing volunteers who helped with set-up, games, trunks, and clean-up. You make events like this possible!

Do you have Harvest Party or classroom party pictures you'd like to see in the yearbook? Download the TreeRing app and follow the upload instructions below.

The Bell PTSA is already hard at work creating a beautiful yearbook. The quality of our yearbook depends on the photos our community shares. Do you have photos from the Harvest Party, classroom parties, or any other school events this year? If so, we want to see them. It is so easy to upload your photos to Treering (see image below). We encourage staff members and families to upload photos throughout the year, as events occur. We build the yearbook all year, so we prefer to have the photos uploaded around the time of the event. 

More info about the yearbook: https://www.agbellptsa.org/yearbook 


The results are in! We've collected a total of 335 lbs of candy, which Neal Smiles Orthodontics will donate to the following organizations: Birthday Dreams, Emergency Food Network, and American Legion.

The class with the most candy and winner of a pizza party from Neal Smiles Orthodontics is Ms. Nickel's class who brought in a total of 45.8 lbs!

Thank you, Frances Chen, for organizing this event, weighing all the candy, and delivering it to Neal Smiles.

We are so grateful for the amazing volunteer turnout this year! Thanks so much to everyone who has signed up to help with PTSA programs and events. If you're wanting to get involved, check out our current volunteer opportunities below. 

All volunteers must be approved as a volunteer through Lake Washington School District (LWSD). LWSD stopped requiring proof of vaccination for volunteers as of November 1, 2022. 

Visit LWSD's volunteer page for information on how to apply.

Pantry Packs are weekly food packs confidentially sent home with families identified as food insecure (more information about the Pantry Packs program below).

We need weekly volunteers to deliver Pantry Packs to classrooms at Bell. Deliveries are generally done on Thursdays after school. Sign up here to help! 

The Bell PTSA rolls our popcorn machine outside (usually two Fridays per month) and we start poppin'. As the students head out for lunch recess, we are there waiting with fresh bags of popcorn. Bell students love Popcorn Friday, and so do we! 

We need 3 more volunteers for 11/18.Please sign-up!

Visit our Popcorn Friday page for more info. 

Popcorn is $0.50 per bag - purchase a popcorn pass today

Bell's administrative team recently reached out to the Bell PTSA asking if we could help facilitate toy donations for indoor recess. Below is a link to an Amazon wish list where you can easily donate a toy(s) to the school and ship it direct to Bell (Attn: Sara Schmied). Please reach out to Sara Schmied at sschmied@lwsd.org with any questions about toys that can be donated to the school.

Click HERE to Donate Toys

Your voice and vote matter! Please do educate yourself before you vote, and vote consistent with your values.

Get your ballots in by November 8. There are multiple ways to return your ballot. Below are the two ballot drop boxes in Kirkland:

Kirkland City Hall
123 5th Avenue
Kirkland, WA 98033

Kingsgate Library
12315 NE 143rd Street
Kirkland, WA 98034

For complete election and voter information, visit King County Elections.

Are you looking for some spiritwear for your kiddo or yourself? 

Visit our spiritwear store to get your Bulldog gear!

Spiritwear can be purchased year-round.

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Friday, November 4
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Friday, November 11
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Friday, November 18
Popcorn Friday
Wednesday, November 23
12:00a Half Day
Thursday, November 24
No School - Thanksgiving Break
Friday, November 25
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