Originally delivered on 12/16/2022 4:01 pm

SUBJECT: Bulldog Blast 12-16-22

December 16, 2022

Wishing you a wonderful winter break. We'll see you in 2023!

A huge thanks to the amazing group of volunteers who showed up this past weekend to spruce up the Bell Staff Lounge! Thanks to Erin for her vision and design coordination. Thank you to Jennie, Brena, Tammy, Whitney, Andrew, Paul, David, Bob, and a few kiddos for helping with the painting, furniture, and organization. The staff lounge is now a cozy, inviting place to be!  

Congratulations to the participants of this year’s PTSA Reflections Arts Contest! We have 10 finalists whose artwork has gone on to compete in the district level competition as well as 8 honorable mentions. 

Visual arts finalists:

Lucas C.
Burak A.
Mira E.
James O.
Leona H.
Harlow C. 

Literature finalists:

Faith L.
Madelyn S.
Amalie W.

Music composition finalist:
Ali M.

Honorable mentions:

Emma F.
Jax M.
Olivia M.
Maisie M.
Ananya N.
Jerry S.
Riley J.
Kai F.

Bell PTSA is excited to be hosting a Bell community Multicultural Night on January 19, 2023 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

During Multicultural Night, we will celebrate many diverse cultures that make up the Bell community while learning fun facts and listening to beautiful music from all around the world. It is a fantastic way to connect with other families and learn about different countries, cultures, traditions, and more!

Please save the date and consider volunteering. There are numerous ways you can help and get involved, including setting up the gym and cleaning up after the event. We need at least 10 cultures/countries represented to be able to host this event.

Click here for more info and click the button below to sign up.

Sign up to volunteer here!

For questions, please email multiculturalnight@agbellptsa.org.

Bell families and staff:

We would LOVE to add your photos from Bell’s Holiday Spirit Weeks to the yearbook. Please upload your photos on Treering into the Holiday Spirit Weeks folder. Or, you can email the photos to yearbook@agbellptsa.org (sending image files via email has limitations, so uploading on Treering is the preferred method).

Uploading photos is super easy!

  1. Download the Treering app or visit Treering.com and log into your account. If this is your first time, create an account using Bell’s school code: 1015269962362510 
  2. From the front page of the app (or website), scroll down to Upload Photos
  3. Select the appropriate folder for your photos and upload (folder = Holiday Spirit Weeks)

Thank you for helping us make a wonderful yearbook!

FUNdraising Opportunity!

Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink will donate $3 from every paying visitor to who mentions Bell at check-in to the Bell PTSA. All money raised from this fundraiser will go toward helping the 5th grade students reach their field trip fundraising goal. 

The ice rink is open now through January 8, 2023. 


Bellevue Downtown Park

100 100th Ave NE, Bellevue

(south of Bellevue Square)

$3 donations will be made to our PTSA for every visit throughout the 2022-2023 season. If you're a frequent skater, don't forget to mention Bell each time you visit!

Vision and Hearing screenings will be done on January 10th. The school/district nurse organizes the event yearly. We need 12+ volunteers to help. The majority of volunteers will be doing hearing and vision screening. One volunteer will be responsible for bringing each classroom to the screening rooms. We will receive training at 9:00am in the morning and begin screenings after the morning announcements. Snacks and drinks will be provided for volunteers. 

Date: 01/10/2023 (Tue.)

Time: 9:00am - 1:30pm PST

All volunteers must be approved as a volunteer through LWSD
Visit LWSD's volunteer page for information on how to apply.

Click Here to Volunteer

Outdoor Basketball (Monday PM) - Spots available
Cooking (Monday PM) - Spots available  
Art (Tues PM)- Class full
Karate (Wed AM) - Spots available
Soccer (Wed PM)- Class Full 
Hip hop(Thurs PM) - 1 spot left! 
Lego Engineering (Fri PM) - Class full

Click Here to Register

Registration is open for Winter Quarter!

Visit our 6crickets registration portal for class descriptions and registration.


For need-based scholarships visit: https://www.agbellptsa.org

To apply, go to My Account > My Forms and Paperwork > Scholarship Application

 For scholarship questions, email president@agbellptsa.org

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! 

Please sign-up!

Visit our Popcorn Friday page for more info. 

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

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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