Cookie Blizzard-- Holiday Theme Cookies
Dear Awesome Somerset Parents: Here comes Staff Appreciation Annual Cookie Blizzard event! It will be held on Wednesday, December 19th, 2018. This is the most favorite event from all our teachers and staff! Also, a fun event for you and your kids to show talents in baking! :)  please find the sign up link here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f48aba62baaf94-christmas This event will require class room support from all grades. Each Class please bring in at least three dozen (36) cookies for the event. Homemade, holiday-themed fresh baked cookies are encouraged. Brownies, bars, fudge, toffee, truffles or special foreign pastries are also welcomed. NO ... read full article
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Katherine Ma 
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12/5/2018-12/19/2018

Somerset Holiday Gift Drive for our Families in Need
  It has been a tradition for Somerset PTSA to host a Holiday Gift Drive for families in need at our school to fulfill their wishes for their children. Each carefully chosen gift will let them know that we care and we are “One Somerset”. We have set up a giving tree at the school front entrance. Please help with one or more of the wishes and bring it back to the front office (new and unwrapped, please) by Friday, December 14th. Please also include the wish card along with the gift so it's easier for us to keep track and match the gift to ... read full article
Author:
Katherine Ma 
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12/3/2018-12/15/2018

Book Fair and Volunteers Needed
Wednesday, December 3rd - Friday, December 7th The Somerset Library Book Fair is coming up the week of Dec 3rd - 7th. Please plan to join us to shop for wonderful titles from our new vendor, Scholastic Books, for your family and our school. The Book Fair is sponsored by the PTSA for the benefit of our library, which supports all of our Somerset students.   There will be free gift wrapping of books and gifts on Wednesday and Thursday from after school until close. VOLUNTEERS are also needed to make the book fair a success, and you are invited to ... read full article
Author:
Katherine Ma 
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11/30/2018-12/14/2018
Cookie Blizzard-- Holiday Theme CookiesKatherine Ma12/5/201812/19/2018
Cookie Blizzard-- Holiday Theme Cookies
Dear Awesome Somerset Parents: Here comes Staff Appreciation Annual Cookie Blizzard event! It will be held on Wednesday, December 19th, 2018. This is the most favorite event from all our teachers and staff! Also, a fun event for you and your kids to show talents in baking! :)  please find the sign up link here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f48aba62baaf94-christmas This event will require class room support from all grades. Each Class please bring in at least three dozen (36) cookies for the event. Homemade, holiday-themed fresh baked cookies are encouraged. Brownies, bars, fudge, toffee, truffles or special foreign pastries are also welcomed. NO ... read full article
Somerset Math Adventure - Secret Agent - Coach Meeting & Event NightKatherine Ma12/3/201812/8/2018
Somerset Math Adventure - Secret Agent - Coach Meeting & Event Night
Coach Meeting: Monday, December 3rd at 6:30pm    All team coaches: please plan to attend MA Coach meeting from 6:30pm on Monday, December 3rd, at our cafeteria. In this meeting, you will preview the puzzle formats and  level difficulties.  You will have a chance to make the final adjustments of your team. Please bring a pencil and a ruler and get ready to work on some puzzles. Attention:  Please DO NOT bring kids, especially event participants.  No food or beverages are allowed except water.  Thank you for your cooperation. Event Night: Friday, December 7th at 6:15pm- 8:30pm  Please bring your team ... read full article
Somerset Holiday Gift Drive for our Families in Need Katherine Ma12/3/201812/15/2018
Somerset Holiday Gift Drive for our Families in Need
  It has been a tradition for Somerset PTSA to host a Holiday Gift Drive for families in need at our school to fulfill their wishes for their children. Each carefully chosen gift will let them know that we care and we are “One Somerset”. We have set up a giving tree at the school front entrance. Please help with one or more of the wishes and bring it back to the front office (new and unwrapped, please) by Friday, December 14th. Please also include the wish card along with the gift so it's easier for us to keep track and match the gift to ... read full article
Book Fair and Volunteers NeededKatherine Ma11/30/201812/14/2018
Book Fair and Volunteers Needed
Wednesday, December 3rd - Friday, December 7th The Somerset Library Book Fair is coming up the week of Dec 3rd - 7th. Please plan to join us to shop for wonderful titles from our new vendor, Scholastic Books, for your family and our school. The Book Fair is sponsored by the PTSA for the benefit of our library, which supports all of our Somerset students.   There will be free gift wrapping of books and gifts on Wednesday and Thursday from after school until close. VOLUNTEERS are also needed to make the book fair a success, and you are invited to ... read full article
Somerset Maker MallKatherine Ma11/18/201811/18/2018
Somerset Maker Mall
The award winning event Maker Market is coming back with a new name – Somerset  Maker Mall. It will be  held on Thursday, November 29th. If you are interested in DIY, want to let the children get a taste of the real market experience and get a true experience on cost and inventory controlling, pricing, manufacturing and marketing, our Somerset Maker Mall has it all! It's also a good place to shop for the Holidays on authentic, handmade items from our Somerset children and families. Free entry. Participants will keep all profits from the sale. Join the fun! If you have ... read full article
Staff Appreciation - Soup & Salad Luncheon - Nov 20thKatherine Ma11/5/201811/20/2018
Staff Appreciation - Soup & Salad Luncheon - Nov 20th
Fall season is an appreciation season. To show our gratitude towards our wonderful teachers and staff in our school, our Staff Appreciation Committee, led by Nicole Li and Angela Qu (thank you!), will present 'Soup & Salad Luncheon' to our staff on Tuesday, November 20th. We need many families to contribute in this appreciation event. Please sign up below: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f48aba62baaf94-staff8 Thank you! ... read full article
Movie NightKatherine Ma10/27/201811/2/2018
Movie Night
Friday, November 2nd from 6:15pm  Please join us for our first Movie Night of 2018-2019 on Friday, November 2nd at our Cafeteria. Doors will open at 6:15pm and the movie starts at 6:30pm. Concessions such as popcorn and snacks will be available for purchase. This event is for families and is NOT a drop-off event. We are recruiting volunteers for this fun family event. If you would like to help, please sign up HERE . ... read full article
Somerset Maker MallKatherine Ma10/27/201811/21/2018
Somerset Maker Mall
The award winning event Maker Market is coming back with a new name – Somerset  Maker Mall. It will be  held on Thursday, November 29th. If you are interested in DIY, want to let the children get a taste of the real market experience and get a true experience on cost and inventory controlling, pricing, manufacturing and marketing, our Somerset Maker Mall has it all! It's also a good place to shop for the Holidays on authentic, handmade items from our Somerset children and families. Free entry. Participants will keep all profits from the sale. Join the fun! If you have ... read full article
PTSA General Membership Meeting-- This Tuesday at LibraryKatherine Ma10/22/201810/24/2018
PTSA General Membership Meeting-- This Tuesday at Library
Tuesday, October 23rd, 7:00 - 8:00pm All PTSA members are invited to attend our first general membership meeting for 2018-19 in our school library. This is a great chance to learn about our wonderful PTSA programs, hear our PTSA financial report, make new friends, explore opportunities to be more involved in the PTSA. And, more importantly, give us your comments and suggestions on the PTSA can  serve our children best. Together we work for our children. Thank you for your continuous support for our school and our PTSA.  ... read full article
Somerset Math Adventure "Secret Agent" - Registration openKatherine Ma10/22/201811/8/2018
Somerset Math Adventure "Secret Agent" - Registration open
Friday, December 7th, 6:15 - 8:15pm Somerset PTSA is hosting a Secret Agent themed Math Adventure on Friday, December 7th, 6:15 - 8:15pm. Somerset Math Adventure is a non-competitive, team-based, fun, interactive event. Please visit the FAQ page for a general description of Math Adventure, how to form teams, etc.  Registration is open to Somerset students in grades 1 through 5. Assemble teams of 4 students with a similar math level, a team coach, and at least one adult volunteer.  Please use this form to register your team, including level and team name. Registration fee is $15 per student and ... read full article
STEM Family Night-- This Friday. Volunteers Needed!Katherine Ma10/22/201810/27/2018
STEM Family Night-- This Friday. Volunteers Needed!
Friday, October 26, 6:15 - 8:00pm Hands-on free family fun! Come explore a variety of STEM stations designed for student-parent interactive learning as well as cool demonstrations. A list of stations will be at the main entrance and you and your student can explore aeronautics, acoustics, buoyancy, mechanical and structural engineering, math dilemmas, and robotics. Create and launch rockets, make a scribblebot, design a wind turbine, calculate pi, take on various building challenges and more. Volunteers needed so we can host a wide range of stations. There is time to help out for part and still go around with your kids. ... read full article
Parenthood Development (PhD) Seminar: Savings for College Katherine Ma10/12/201810/17/2018
Parenthood Development (PhD) Seminar: Savings for College
Tuesday, October 16, 7- 8:30pm    It is time to start saving for your child's education. Please join us for a Parenthood Development (PhD) Seminar: Savings for College from 7pm to 8:30pm on Tuesday, October 16 th at Somerset Library, provided by the Somerset PTSA. Our guest speaker, Jackie Ferrado, will talk about saving for college tuitions and the Washington GET program.  Please use the link to  RSVP  for the event. ... read full article
2019 Math Kangaroo RegistratoinKatherine Ma10/12/201810/22/2018
2019 Math Kangaroo Registratoin
20 19 Math Kangaroo will be held on Thursday, March 21st, 2019. We are proud to announce that for the first time, Somerset will be a private center to participate the event.   If you are a student in Somerset 3 rd , 4 th  or 5 th  grade and interested in participating, please go to Math Kangaroo official Website   http://www.mathkangaroo.us/mk/default.html  and click the “Registration” tab on the left to register. If you took this competition before please login with your existing username and password or else create a new user account to login. In order to secure Somerset students’ registration, we ... read full article
Battery Donation NeededKatherine Ma10/8/201810/22/2018
Battery Donation Needed
Our Emergency Preparedness Squad needs you to replace/restock new batteries in our emergency stock room. Please sign up HERE . You may bring batteries to our front desk or kindly ask your child to do so. There is a box for collection. Thank you! ... read full article
Reflections Information NightKatherine Ma10/5/201810/12/2018
Reflections Information Night
Please join us on Thursday, October 11 at 7 pm in the Library for a Reflections Information Night. Please feel free to contact  adgarima@gmail.com   with any questions. If you have to take a child with you, please keep her/him quiet in the library during the meeting.  ... read full article
Walk to School DayKatherine Ma10/1/201810/10/2018
Walk to School Day
Wednesday Morning,  October 10 With a great support from the City of Bellevue, we will have our  Walk to School Day  on  Wednesday, October 10 th .  Students may walk to school directly, or you may drop them to our Walking School Buses. A Walking School Bus is a group of students walking to school with parent volunteers. We have designated two Walking School Bus routes. Please see the  Map   for details. A printed map provided by our city will be handed out to students. All students who walk to school that day will be greeted by a PedBee mascot and win a small prize (thanks ... read full article
After School Programs-- Fall 2018Katherine Ma9/21/20189/30/2018
After School Programs-- Fall 2018
Smart with Art Join Smart with Art as we explore an assortment of art mediums in an education environment. Discover art history and culture content as we expand our creative mind with our imagination. Each session, students will delve into a variety of art materials and methods through our processed oriented exciting lessons. The fall session registration link and when registration opens will be posted in next week's eNews. The fall session registration will open at 10am TODAY. Please refer to the  flyer for detailed information.  ... read full article
Ice Cream SocialKatherine Ma9/17/20189/22/2018
Ice Cream Social
Friday, September 21 from 6.30 - 8.30pm Please join us in the Somerset Cafeteria for our PTSA Welcome Back-to-School Ice Cream Social and Community Fair. It is a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends and make some new ones. Meet the Somerset PTSA Board and volunteer for the school year. We will have a few vendors to share information as well. We look forward to seeing you there! ... read full article
Math Adventure Information NightKatherine Ma9/17/20189/28/2018
Math Adventure Information Night
 Thursday, September 27, from 6:15 - 6:45pm   Interested in finding out more about a team-based non-competitive super fun math puzzle solving treasure hunting adventure at Somerset for all grade levels? If you are new to Math Adventure, please join us for an informational meeting in the Somerset Library, and/or click HERE to read our FAQs. If you have already participated in Math Adventure, cannot make the meeting, or find the FAQs gives you enough information, you do not need to come to this meeting -- just stay tuned for date and registration information advertised in an upcoming eNews.  ... read full article
STEM Family Night Sneak PeakKatherine Ma9/17/20189/28/2018
STEM Family Night Sneak Peak
Thursday, September 27, 7.00 - 8.00pm   Come select which fun hands-on stations we will be featuring at STEM Family Night (formerly the Family Engineering/STEM Fair) in October. We need adult volunteers to choose, test, and finalize the supplies for stations ranging from building challenges, aeronautics, buoyancy, acoustics, wind turbines, catapults, and more. If you have experience or an idea that could make a special station, please come to the meeting or contact  SomersetSTEM@gmail.com  and  SomersetGames@gmail.com . The amount of response (number of people coming to help) will determine how many stations and great activities we can have at the event. ... read full article
Kindergarten and 1st Grade Noodle NightKatherine Ma9/17/20189/29/2018
Kindergarten and 1st Grade Noodle Night
Friday, September 28, 2018 from 6.15 - 7.30pm Families of all kindergarteners and 1st graders, please join us for a fun community-building event in our school cafeteria consisting of a noodle-based potluck along with dry noodle-themed craft activities and games. We look forwards to seeing you there. Please sign up H ERE for helping with the set up, craft activities and clean up.   ... read full article
ReflectionsKatherine Ma9/17/201810/13/2018
Reflections
The Somerset PTSA is encouraging all Somerset students to participate in the 2018 Reflections Program. The Reflections program is sponsored by the National PTA and Washington State PTA to promote and encourage artistic creativity. It is the 50 th -year competition and the Theme of this year is  Heroes Around Me . The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works. A student may submit an entry/entries in six art areas. Only original works of art are accepted. The six art areas are:  Literature ,  Music Composition ,  Photography , Visual Arts ( 2D  only),  Film/Video , ... read full article
Presidents MessageKatherine Ma8/27/20189/14/2018
Presidents Message
Presidents Message Dear Somerset Elementary School Families,   On behalf of the PTSA Board, we would like to extend a warm welcome to all new and returning families joining us for the 2018-19 school year. We are fortunate to be a part of a community that has a high level of engagement from both our dedicated and skilled teachers and staff, and all of our wonderful parent volunteers. Our children are lucky to have the opportunity to learn in such a rich, caring and culturally diverse environment. We believe that the strength and involvement of our PTSA is an integral ... read full article
Welcome CoffeeKatherine Ma8/27/20188/30/2018
Welcome Coffee
Welcome Coffee  Join us for coffee and conversation in the school gym at 9am on August 30th, the first day of school.  Find out more about the work of the Somerset PTSA and take the opportunity to sign up for volunteer spots within the PTSA and PTSA run events.   ... read full article
Join the Somerset PTSAKatherine Ma8/27/20189/28/2018
Join the Somerset PTSA
Please become a PTSA member! Our membership fee is only $25 per family per year and $15 for a single parent membership. For about 6 cents a day, your membership fee supports the education, health and welfare of all students at Somerset. As a member, you will receive discounts to Wild Waves Theme Park, Great Wolf Lodge, car rentals, Key Arena, McCaw Hall, Angels of the Wings Arena at Everett, Ticket Monster, etc. Your membership will also help us reach our goal of winning 100% Membership Award, Bronze/Gold/Platinum Award, etc. from the Washington State PTA, which we have won in the past two years. Our annual student directory is ... read full article