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SUBJECT: Bulldog Blast - January 2024

January 2024

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Calling all Bell Bulldogs! Create the cover for this year’s Yearbook!

This year’s theme is, “Together we Learn, Together we Grow" 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, or give it to your teacher.

All entries are due by March 10

The winner will receive a free yearbook and all entries will be featured in the yearbook. Visit the Yearbook Contest page for all details and requirements.  

Flyers in other languages: SpanishPortuguese, RussianKoreanChinese.

Let's celebrate the diverse cultures that make up the Bell community! 

Join us for Bell PTSA's Multicultural Night on Thursday, February 29, 2024, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. 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. Students/families will set up tables to represent their culture or country of origin with maps, flags, pictures, and/or interesting facts.

We need at least 10 cultures/countries represented to be able to host this event. We encourage families from the same cultures/countries to collaborate to host a table. Feel free to contact the PTSA if you'd like to connect with the family that has already signed up for the country table you're interested in. This way you can share the shift with other families and enjoy the event yourself.

Sign up here

All volunteers must be approved as a volunteer through Lake Washington School District (LWSD).

Visit LWSD's volunteer page for more information or to apply. Your approved status is valid for two years and allows you to volunteer anywhere in the district.

This year's school play will be directed by Studio East. The students will be performing Space Pirates! 

Pirates! Aliens! Space Travel! Space Pirates tells the story of Gabby, a kid who gets picked on during a school trip to the museum. Everything quickly changes when an alien spaceship accidentally beams Gabby and her classmates up to outer space. Things go from bad to worse when the alien spaceship is suddenly attacked by SPACE PIRATES! It’s only after this whirlwind space adventure that Gabby becomes comfortable in her own skin, and her classmates appreciate her for who she is.


    • Open to 3rd, 4th and 5th graders
    • The cost is $150 per student.
    • To register visit the My Forms/Paperwork page on our website and scroll down to select the "Bell School Play 2023-24" form for your child.
    • If your student needs a scholarship to participate, go to My Account > My Forms/Paperwork > Scholarship Application to apply OR contact the school counselor, Brenda Yin at byin@lwsd.org. Please wait for a response before completing this form. 
    • Registration closes Feb 9th at 11:59pm. 

  • PARENT INFO MEETING: Feb. 5, 2023 at 7pm All enrolled and interested families are encouraged to attend. Zoom link will be sent out in late January.


    • The “auditions” will take place on Feb. 12 &13 (callbacks on Feb. 21). All who register will receive a part in the show. Auditions will help the directors determine the roles for each student.

    • Monday-Thursdays, 2 hours after school from 2/15-3/28
    • 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.

    • Friday, March 29th at 7pm
    • Saturday, March 30 at 2pm

    • The school play is only possible with volunteer participation. Once registered, the producer will send out a signup for volunteer roles needed for the show and rehearsals. 

Did you know the PTSA is the largest volunteer, child-advocacy group in the country? We sure are! And Washington State PTSA does a fabulous job working with PTSAs in Washington State to advocate with our legislators in Olympia during the legislative session. Washington State’s Legislative Session starts soon, which means it’s time to get focused! There are many ways to advocate and be part of this impactful work. We hope you’ll be part of it!

  • Attend Focus on Advocacy DayWSPTA is hosting an in-person event in Olympia on Monday, Jan. 15, 2024. Focus Day is an opportunity to meet with your elected officials in person to advocate for PTA legislative priorities.

  • Take action by signing up for the WSPTA Action Network. These action alerts are quick, easy ways to communicate with your legislators on topics we are actively working on.

  • Schedule virtual meetings with your legislators or write letters or emails.

Visit our Advocacy Page to learn more about our legislative priorities, how to find your legislators, and more.

We are looking for 3 volunteers to serve on the nominating committee to help elect the 2024-2025 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 2024-2025 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.

Bell PTSA Meeting 1/18

Bell PTSA's next community meeting for the 2023-24 school year is Thursday, January 18 at 7pm. PTSA community meetings are a wonderful way to stay informed and to learn about the events we have planned for the year. All Bell families are encouraged to attend. 

All PTSA community meetings are held virtually via Zoom. Zoom link will be emailed the week of the meeting.

Popcorn Friday 1/19

January 19 PTSA volunteers will be handing out popcorn at all 3 lunches! Visit https://www.agbellptsa.org/popcorn for more info.
January and February dates have been added to the volunteer signup! Click here to volunteer.

MLK Jr. Day 1/15 - No School

There will be no school in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 15.

Conference Days & Book Fair 1/23-1/26

Get ready for the Book Fair! Our book fair will be open after school during conference week. Tue, Th, Fri are half-days 11:40 dismissal.

STEAM Night 2/1

Save the date for Bell PTSA's S.T.E.A.M Night on Thursday, February 1st from 6:30-8:00pm. We'll have a fun lineup of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math organizations providing hands on activities, information, and fun for our school community.

About Bell PTSA
Ways to Support Our School
Looking Ahead
Monday, January 15
No School - MLK Jr. Day
Thursday, January 18
9:30a Dine Out | Panda Express
7:00p PTSA Community Meeting
Friday, January 19
PTSA Popcorn Friday
Monday, January 22
PTSA Scholastic Book Fair
Tuesday, January 23
PTSA Scholastic Book Fair
Half Day - Elementary Conferences (Jan 23, 25, 26)
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