Originally delivered on 1/6/2023 4:00 pm

SUBJECT: Bulldog Blast 1-6-23

January 6, 2023
Calling all students! Create the cover for this year’s Yearbook!

This year’s theme is:

The Future's So Bright - Gotta Wear Shades


What does that look like to you? Create your artistic vision, take a photo of it (or scan it), and email it to yearbook@agbellptsa.org. Be sure to keep the original art, as we may need it.


Entries due by March 1


The winner will receive a free yearbook and other entries will be featured in the yearbook. Visit the Yearbook Contest page for all details and requirements. Questions: email yearbook@agbellptsa.org.

Join us for our next Dine-Out!

  • Where: Panda Express, Totem Lake
  • When: Thursay, January 12 (11am - 9pm)
  • How: Place your order on PandaExpress.com or via their app and enter the code 347561. Or, print the flyer below/show the digital version when placing an order in-person. 20% of your order will be donated to Bell PTSA.

Thank you, Whitney Takaba, for organizing our Dine-Out events!

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.

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

If your child(ren) wear prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses please help them remember to wear them to school on 1/10.

You might receive a notice from one of our nurses should your student need to be rescreened. No notice will be sent if they passed both screenings.

If you have any questions, please reach out to our school nurse Jessica Mackley 


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) - Class Full

Chess (Thurs PM) - Spots available
Lego Engineering (Fri PM) - Class full

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

Click Here to Register

Website registration will close at midnight on 1/6/23 

If you'd like to register after this date please email president@agbellptsa.org

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

Bell families and staff:

We would love to add pictures of Bell Bulldogs playing in the snow to our yearbook. Please upload your photos on Treering into the Snow Days folder. Or, you can email the photos to yearbook@agbellptsa.org (sending image files via email has limitations, so please only email 3 images or less per email).

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 = Snow Days)

Thank you for helping us make a wonderful yearbook!

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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Looking Ahead
Thursday, January 12
11:00a Dine-Out | Panda Express
Monday, January 16
No School - MLK Jr. Day
Thursday, January 19
6:30p Multicultural Night
Friday, January 20
Popcorn Friday
Tuesday, January 24
Half-Day Elementary Conferences (no preschool programs)
Thursday, January 26
Half-Day Elementary Conferences (no preschool programs)
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