Originally delivered on 2/3/2023 4:00 pm

SUBJECT: Bulldog Blast 2-3-23

February 3, 2023

Bell's Pantry Packs cupboard needs restocking! Please help us fill the cupboard and kids’ tummies through our Pantry Pack program. 

We are most in need of:

Oatmeal packets 

Apple sauce pouches

Fruit cups

Fruit leathers or bars

Peanut butter pouches or cups

Individual milk cartons

Single serve microwave meals 

You can drop off items in the office or check out our Amazon wish list and ship items directly to Bell. 

Pantry Packs Amazon Wish List:


Thank you!

The playground digging pit has been closed due to broken glass. Please keep an eye on your kiddos before/after school hours to make sure they are staying out of the roped off digging area until it has been thoroughly cleaned and reopened. 

Save the date for Bell PTSA's S.T.E.A.M Night on Thursday, February 23rd from 6:30-8:00pm. We have a fun lineup of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math organizations providing hands on activities, information, and fun for our school community. We'll have booths from Museum of Flight, MadScience, Tomāto TomÓ“to Creative, Seattle Infinity Math Circle, Leap4Kids, and more! 

Leading up to S.T.E.A.M. Night we will be having 2 science assemblies from Mad Science on February 21 (grades 3-5) and February 22 (Grades K-2) during the school day. MadScience Fire and Ice Show: This spectacular show surprises audiences with the impressive power of molecules. Starting with a simple piece of paper and escalating to monstrous clouds of water vapor, children are astonished when our gallant volunteer Eggbert gets trapped in a flask and escapes with the aid of frozen carbon dioxide gas. They gawk at a shivering coin and shriek with delight at our famous Mad Science burps! This show is so cool it’s hot! 

This year's school play will be directed by Studio East. The students will be performing The Amazing Adventures of Super Stan. 

Registration is now open to 3rd grade students as well as 4th and 5th.


    • The play is now open to 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders
    • The cost is $150 per student.
    • Need-based scholarships are available. 

  • PARENT INFO MEETING: Mon Feb. 6, 2023 at 7pm All enrolled and interested families are encouraged to attend.  

    Meeting ID: 871 7817 6572

    The meeting will be recorded. Let us know if you are unable to attend and we will send you the recording.


    • The “auditions” will take place on Feb. 13 & 14 (callbacks on Feb. 15).

    • The rehearsal days for your student will be determined after they have registered and been assigned to a group by the director. We realize students have existing extracurricular activities. Students are not required to attend every practice and we will do our best to work with your child's schedule.
Click Here For More Information and Registration

 For questions, please email drama@agbellptsa.org

A spot has opened up in our Friday after school Leap4Kids Lego Engineering Class. If your student would like to join, visit our 6crickets registration portal to sign up.

AG Bell is officially a registered site for the 2023 GOTR spring season!

GOTR is open to girls in 3rd-5th grade. Practices will be Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00-5:30pm, March 14 - May 23, with the end of season 5k on May 21st.  

There is a 2-3 week overlap with the end of some winter enrichment classes and the school play. We understand if your student will miss a few classes at the beginning of the session - the attendance policy will not apply to these dates. 

To register visit: https://www.gotrpugetsound.org/locations

and select Alexander Graham Bell as your site location. 

COST:  Sliding scale: $20-$250. 

Financial Assistance: If you cannot afford the suggested minimum of $20 and need a full scholarship, please email program@girlsrun.org 

We are still in need of either a 3rd coach OR a substitute coach to fill in if one of our coaches are unable to attend practice.  

If you're interested in learning more about coaching/subbing, email president@agbellptsa.org

Our next PTSA Community Meeting will be on Thursday, February 9th at 7pm on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 886 2938 6712
Passcode: 664989

Join us for a mid-year recap, learn more about upcoming events, and help us elect this year's nominating committee (we still need 2 more volunteers! - see below). 

We are looking for 2 more volunteers to serve on the nominating committee to help elect the 2023-2024 Bell PTSA Executive Board.

The nominating committee helps interested community members connect with the current board to learn more about board positions and help to identify candidates for next year's board. The nominating committee will present their nominations for the 2023-2024 Board Election at the May general membership meeting. 

If you're interested in learning more about serving on the nominating committee, email president@agbellptsa.org.

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

All entries are due by March 1

The winner will receive a free yearbook and other entries will be featured in the yearbook as well. Visit the Yearbook Contest page for all details and requirements. Below are a few of the amazing works of art recently submitted. 

From left to right: Rhys C. (3rd grade), Scarlette Z (1st grade), and Olivia M. (4th grade).

Keep those submissions coming in, Bell Bulldogs!

Do you want to get involved with the advocacy work the PTSA does? We have some great ways to get involved:


Focus on Advocacy Week: February 6-10

Focus on Advocacy Week is February 6-10. Each day will focus on a specific issue from our Top 5 legislative priorities. During this week, community members can participate in daily calls to actions. Subscribe to WSPTA Action Network to participate.


Focus Day Returns: February 20

Focus Day will be February 20, 2023, in Olympia. Members are encouraged to meet with their legislators about our 2023-2024 Legislative Priorities. Use the resources in the advocacy toolkit to make appointments and plan successful meetings.


Questions: email advocacy@agbellptsa.org 

Bell preschool students have been having regular visits to the library. Mr. Marino is looking to grow the library's collection of board books for our preschool students. If your kids have board books they are ready to pass on to new little readers, you can drop off board book donations at the Bell front office.

Christy Keating, the parent ed speaker we had at our December PTSA meeting, is hosting a virtual parenting summit. It’s called The Safe Parenting Summit, and starts next week, running online from February 6-10.  It’s completely FREE (though you do have the option to upgrade your ticket for lifetime access), and touches on all aspects of safety from body safety, to online safety, to brain-safe parenting strategies to letting kids take risks and building a safer world for ALL our children. There are nearly 30 speakers with an incredible depth and breadth of expertise to share with parents of kiddos ages 4-14. 

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Looking Ahead
Monday, February 6
7:00p School Musical - Parent Meeting
Thursday, February 9
7:00p PTSA Community Meeting
Monday, February 13
School Musical - Auditions
Tuesday, February 14
School Musical - Auditions
Wednesday, February 15
School Musical - Auditions
Thursday, February 16
No School - Mid-Winter Break
Friday, February 17
No School - Mid-Winter Break
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