Originally delivered on 2/17/2023 4:01 pm

SUBJECT: Bulldog Blast 2-17-23

February 17, 2023

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, CreArt Studioz, Leap4Kids, and more! 

Volunteer for Event Set-up/Clean-up Here

To build excitement leading up to S.T.E.A.M. Night, we will be having morning science assemblies from Mad Science. We have 2 days of assemblies with groups split by age to make sure everyone gets a good seat at the show.

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! 

Tuesday, February 21: Grades 3-5 - 9:45-10:45
Wednesday, February 22: Grades K-2 - 9:45-10:45 

Mrs. Lustgarten will be back for art lessons with all Bell students this spring! For each art lesson we would like to have a volunteer to assist. Lessons for grades 1-5 will be held in the Art Room. Kindergarten lessons will be held in the Kindergarten classrooms.

If you can help, please sign-up (link below) and plan to arrive 10 minutes before the lesson listed below to help with any set-up and to stay 10 minutes after to help with clean-up.

Click Here to Volunteer

We still have a few chair/committee positions to fill for this school year. If you're interested in any of the following volunteer positions, please email president@agbellptsa.org.

Help our Staff Appreciation Chairperson plan a fun week of surprises to show Bell staff how much we appreciate them! Planning starts NOW for Staff Appreciation events the week of May 8th.

We need a party planner extraordinaire to help co-chair our upcoming Spring Carnival and Dance to be held May 19th. Help plan a fun night with a DJ, dancing, games and treats!

Help us evaluate PTSA programs to ensure our goals of equity, justice, respect, and inclusion of all children are being met.

Monthly DEI Committee Meetings are held at the district level to provide you with information and resources.

Chair/Co-Chairs needed for the Talent Show! We have the Talent Show scheduled for June 8 (rehearsal June 7 after school). Responsibilities include: creating a student signup, communicating event info, and coordinating rehearsal and show logistics. If we do not have a volunteer by Feb 28, we will have to remove this event from the calendar. 

Do you want to get involved but aren't sure how to? 

Complete this volunteer interest form to let us know what you might be interested in helping out with. We will reach out as we begin planning events/programs that align with your interests. Or, email president@agbellptsa.org and we will find a spot for you! 

  • Students: This competition is open to students in 2nd - 5th grade
  • Competition date: 4/19/2023 | 2:30 - 3:15pm

  • Location: Bell Elementary  

  • Student registration deadline: register by 3/3/2023

  • Fees: $15

  • Registration: Register under My Forms/Paperwork via this website (scroll down to the Noetic form)
  • Registration Minimum: Our goal is a minimum of 6 students per grade. If enrollment is low, we may cancel the competition and issue refunds.

  • Scholarships:

    Need-based scholarships are available through the Bell PTSA. To apply, go to My Forms and Paperwork > Scholarship Application

  • Accommodations: The PTSA does not have visibility to IEPs or 504 plans. If your student needs accommodations, please reach out to studentenrichment@agbellptsa.org to discuss how we can best support your student.


  • Questions: email studentenrichment@agbellptsa.org  

If you have a future kindergarten student enrolling for 2023-24, or know of one, registration is open!  Register here.

Incoming kindergarten families, please also join Bell staff for a future kindergarten open house on February 23rd from 4:30 to 6:30pm. There will be tours, information, registration materials, and crafts!

Early registration helps schools to better plan staffing for the upcoming school year. Please help spread the word to your friends and neighbors!  

Only ONE spot left for the 2023 GOTR spring season at AG Bell! 

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

Thank you Brena Gattuccio for serving on this year's nominating committee! We are still 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!

The clock is ticking! Yearbook cover contest entries are due by March 1

Click on the video below to see all the amazing entries so far. 

This year’s theme in: "The Future's So Bright - Gotta Wear Shades

Visit the Yearbook Contest page for all details and requirements 

Keep those submissions coming in, Bell Bulldogs!

THANK YOU to all of you who signed up for action alerts and contacted your legislators during this week's “FOCUS on Advocacy Week.” Your efforts will help us make an impact on WSPTA’s the top five legislative priorities:

- Addressing the Student Mental Health Crisis 

- Addressing Critical Gaps in Education Funding 

- Preventing and Reducing Gun Violence and Suicide 

- Addressing Funding, Inclusion, and Support in Special Education 

- Building and Maintaining Safer School Facilities 

Your advocacy efforts will impact the outcome of this year’s legislative session. To learn more about what's happening in the legislature with respect to education, read WSPTA Legislative Report for week 4. If you’re interested in heading to Olympia on February 20, 2023 to advocate in-person with our legislators, email advocacy@agbellptsa.org

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Monday, February 20
No School - Presidents Day
Tuesday, February 21
Science Day
Wednesday, February 22
3:00p Dine Out | Chuck E. Cheese
Thursday, February 23
4:30p Kindergarten Registration Open House
6:30p S.T.E.A.M. Night
Friday, February 24
Popcorn Friday
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