Originally delivered on 2/24/2023 4:01 pm

SUBJECT: Bulldog Blast 2-24-23

February 24, 2023
Thank you!

S.T.E.A.M. night was so much fun! A big thank you to Frances, Monica, Whitney, Dave and all of the volunteers who helped with event setup and cleanup. 

Thanks to our awesome vendors and non-profits who participated: MadScience, Museum of Flight, Kirkland Public Works | Storm & Surface Water Division, Seattle Infinity Math Circle, Tomāto TomÓ“to Creative, CreArt Studioz, Rubik's Cube, Planet Youth Project, and Wayne and Andrew for their cool telescope setup! 

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.

Classes who still need volunteers for March Art Lessons:

Flowers 3/3 at 9:55am

Rasor 3/6 at 9:40am

Olsen 3/13 at 2:10pm

Kessell 3/14 at 2:10pm

Turnbull 3/16 at 9:55am

Rons 3/16 at 2:10pm 

Davies 3/17 at 9:55am

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  

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!

FIVE DAYS LEFT to get those entries in, Bell Bulldogs! 
Yearbook cover contest entries are due by March 1.

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

This year’s theme is: "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!

5th grade families,

FHMS PTSA is hosting a virtual town hall for all incoming families on March 7th.

They will have middle school parents, school counselors, teachers, even a couple of students ready to answer your questions. 

If you already know your questions, help them prepare by posting them here: https://forms.office.com/r/zmEwAVTveM.

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