Originally delivered on 3/3/2023 4:01 pm

SUBJECT: Bulldog Blast 3-3-23

March 3, 2023

THANK YOU to all of you who submitted entries for the yearbook cover contest (deadline was March 1). We are so impressed with the phenomenal submission by our Bell Bulldogs. Click on the video link below to see all the submissions. 

The PTSA board and Bell’s leadership team are currently looking at all the submissions. The finalists and the winner will be announced in the Bulldog Blast on Friday, March 10. Stay tuned!

We are already gathering folks to fill next year's PTSA executive board. This is a wonderful opportunity to make an impact at our school. This is NOT a stay-at-home mom's club. Rather, this IS an amazing advocacy organization where all genders are welcome and encouraged to join the board.

Do you want to learn more? email: nominations@agbellptsa.org

Below is an overview of the positions we need to fill for next year. More info: https://www.agbellptsa.org/Executive_Board 

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.

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:

Rasor 3/6 at 9:40am

Kessell 3/14 at 2:10pm

Turnbull 3/16 at 9:55am

Rons 3/16 at 2:10pm 

Click Here to Volunteer

The 5th Graders are less than $1,000 away from their field trip fundraising goal! 

We think we can get them to their goal with a friendly school-wide competition. Save up your coins for the week of March 13th and donate to the 5th Grade Penny Drive. The winning class with the most points at the end of the week will receive a doughnut party!  

    • 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: extended to 3/30/22

      • Grade 2, 3, & 4 teams are confirmed! We still have room for more students.
      • We do not have enough 5th grade students registered to create a team. We need at least 4 more students to register.
    • 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.

    • Sample Questions: Participants will get 2 sets of sample papers 

    • Questions: email studentenrichment@agbellptsa.org  

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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