General Membership PTSA Meeting
Wednesday, April 17th from 1:15 - 2:15pm Our next General Membership PTSA meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17th from 1:15pm to 2:15pm, Room 208. During the membership meeting our Principal, Judy Bowlby, will share the school improvement plan (SIP) results and our current Executive Committee (EC) will report to our members. In addition, we will vote for 2019-20 PTSA EC officers. If you would like to learn more about our school and PTSA, and vote for our EC, please attend the meeting. Please review  the  meeting minutes  from  our first general membership meeting October 23rd, 2018.  Thank you! ... read full article
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Somerset PhD Presentation: Anxiety
Tuesday, April 23rd from 7:00 - 8:30pm Join us for an evening discussion on ANXIETY. The evening will include a video of a talk from a provider at Seattle Children's Hospital, Kendra Read. We'll also have Maria Barrios, a BSD parent, who will talk about her journey with a student with anxiety. Our school counselor, Camille Schyler, will also be there to answer questions. Please register HERE . ... read full article
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General Membership PTSA MeetingKatherine Ma3/28/20194/18/2019
General Membership PTSA Meeting
Wednesday, April 17th from 1:15 - 2:15pm Our next General Membership PTSA meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17th from 1:15pm to 2:15pm, Room 208. During the membership meeting our Principal, Judy Bowlby, will share the school improvement plan (SIP) results and our current Executive Committee (EC) will report to our members. In addition, we will vote for 2019-20 PTSA EC officers. If you would like to learn more about our school and PTSA, and vote for our EC, please attend the meeting. Please review  the  meeting minutes  from  our first general membership meeting October 23rd, 2018.  Thank you! ... read full article
2019-2020 Somerset PTSA Executive Committee (EC) NominationKatherine Ma3/27/20194/17/2019
2019-2020 Somerset PTSA Executive Committee (EC) Nomination
Please review our 2019-2020 Somerset PTSA Executive Committee (EC) nomination . We will vote them in our coming general meeting from 1:15pm to 2:15pm on Wednesday, April 17th at Room 208. Please plan to attend. Should you have questions, please email: somersetptsa@gmail.com . Thanks.  ... read full article
Somerset PhD Presentation: AnxietyKatherine Ma3/26/20194/23/2019
Somerset PhD Presentation: Anxiety
Tuesday, April 23rd from 7:00 - 8:30pm Join us for an evening discussion on ANXIETY. The evening will include a video of a talk from a provider at Seattle Children's Hospital, Kendra Read. We'll also have Maria Barrios, a BSD parent, who will talk about her journey with a student with anxiety. Our school counselor, Camille Schyler, will also be there to answer questions. Please register HERE . ... read full article
Wine Drive for Auction 2019Katherine Ma3/11/20193/17/2019
Wine Drive for Auction 2019
We are hosting a community-wide ‘Wine Drive’ on the following dates at Somerset Rec Club: Tuesday, March 12th and Tuesday, March 19th from 8:30 - 9:15am and 3:00 - 4:15pm each day.  PTSA members will be on site at the Somerset Rec Club graciously accepting your generous wine donations for the 'Million Dream' auction game prizes.    Please do not bring any wine donations on school property. Please deliver to the designated drop off at the Somerset Rec Club parking lot for your wine donation(s). Can’t drop off? Please email Shannon Gregory-Lowe at gregorylowegang@yahoo.com  to schedule a date and time ... read full article
Volunteer Opportunity with the Green TeamKatherine Ma3/11/20193/25/2019
Volunteer Opportunity with the Green Team
The school's Green Team is looking for a volunteer who could help us with the Food Share Drive. Volunteer duties entail picking up food leftovers from the school cafeteria and  dropping  these off of at Hopelink in Bellevue (Main Street / 148th Ave.) every Wednesday between 12:45 - 1:45pm.  If you would like to help please let us know at somersetptsa@gmail.com . Thank  you. ... read full article
Kindness Crafts Continued - Card Making for ParentsKatherine Ma3/11/20193/24/2019
Kindness Crafts Continued - Card Making for Parents
Wednesday, March 13th at 9:30am Whether you are a beginner or seasoned crafter, join us to create lovely hand made greeting cards. Different styles and types of cards will be covered that can then be taught to students for teacher appreciation/Mother’s/Father’s Day and more. Supplies and directions provided, including how to use the embossing machine for Art Imagination projects. Please RSVP to  SomersetGames@gmail.com  so we can prepare materials. Room 208. ... read full article
STEM Poster ExhibitionKatherine Ma3/4/20193/9/2019
STEM Poster Exhibition
This Friday, March 8th from  6:00 - 8:00pm  All students are highly encouraged to do a STEM Fair project.  At the Poster Exhibition, students will have a chance to display posters, describe them to high school volunteers, and receive a prize!  A packet of info including a project .ppt template is available HERE . Register your project here:  https://goo.gl/forms/hWOhBBiPm6qNSmlZ2 Questions?  Contact  SomersetSTEM@gmail.com We are still looking for high school students to volunteer at this event for credit:  https://goo.gl/forms/MC8rUvrpRVnIXWKm2 ... read full article
Auction Art WalkKatherine Ma3/4/20193/9/2019
Auction Art Walk
This Friday, March 8th from 6:00 - 8:00pm Stop by for the Art Walk in our school library. The Art Walk is a preview of the all the fabulous art our students have created for you to bid on the auction! Please come for this very special viewing. ... read full article
2019 Spring PTSA Membership DriveKatherine Ma2/20/20192/28/2019
2019 Spring PTSA Membership Drive
We need your help!. Please click PTSA Membership on the top left column to signup/ renew your PTSA membership.  There are two kinds of PTSA membership: family PTSA membership ($25/year) is for a household with up to two adults; single PTSA membership ($15/year) is for a single parent.  All PTSA members are WAPTA members and enjoy benefits such as discount at Great Wolf Lodge. For a full list of benefits, please refer:  https://www.wastatepta.org/get-involved/member-benefits/ .  Please participate in our 2019 Spring PTSA Membership Drive if you are not a member yet. This drive will last till February 28th.  Your support will make ... read full article
Somerset Family Game Night - New DateKatherine Ma2/10/20193/1/2019
Somerset Family Game Night - New Date
Friday, March 1st, from 6:30 - 8:00pm New date for Somerset Family Game Night: Friday, March 1st. Join us for free family fun! Board games, card games, tricky puzzles. Learn while having fun — math, strategic thinking, executive function skills and more — all through games! Challenge your friends and family. Play old favorites or discover new ones. If you would like to help, committee members get to preview games. Contact  somersetgames@gmail.com . ... read full article
Newcastle Elementary needs auction volunteers Katherine Ma2/10/20192/28/2019
Newcastle Elementary needs auction volunteers
Come auction night, the auction committee, parents, teacher and staff will be enjoying the event as guests. To run an auction, with all it's logistics behind the scene, we heavily rely on volunteers from other schools. When other schools host their auctions, we send volunteers to help with their auction. This way we guarantee, that each school (parents, teacher and staff)  has a fun night and benefits from the volunteer swap.   This year, Newcastle Elementary needs volunteers from Somerset. Newcastle will be hosting their auction Saturday, March 30th at the Renton Hyatt and is in need of 7 or 8 volunteers that night. Helping with the Newcastle auction is ... read full article
Advanced Learning at Somerset meetingKatherine Ma1/23/20192/1/2019
Advanced Learning at Somerset meeting
All adults are welcome to attend an information exchange session on Thursday January 31st from 6:30-7:30p at Somerset in Room 208. Representatives from the Bellevue Gifted Association of the Bellevue PTSA Council and previously also Bellevue School District Gifted Advisory Committee will share updates and listen to feedback about the Advanced Learning program. We will also repeat the interactive sample elementary classroom lesson shared during the district wide Oct 30 Fall meeting for those who missed it. This is designed as a parent session. If you have feedback or would prefer a daytime meeting, please contact Somersetgames@gmail.com or zhaohui_xhy@yahoo.com ; ... read full article
Transition to Middle SchoolKatherine Ma1/7/20191/30/2019
Transition to Middle School
Tyee PTSA is hosting a “Transitioning to Middle School” student panel.  We invite all 5th grade students and their parents from our feeder elementary schools (Newport Heights, Somerset , Eastgate, and Woodridge) to attend. The event will be a moderated question & answer session featuring a panel of current middle school students from Tyee Middle School, International School and Bellevue Big Picture School. The purpose is to give current 5th graders and their parents a chance to hear about students’ experiences in middle school.  The event was held last year, and attendees found it helpful. Location:  Tyee Middle School Library Date/Time:  Wednesday, January 30th, 7:00 – ... read full article
Somerset Holiday Gift Drive for our Families in Need-- Please Return GiftsKatherine Ma12/16/201812/21/2018
Somerset Holiday Gift Drive for our Families in Need-- Please Return Gifts
  Please return your gift (no need to wrap it up) with the wish note to our front desk at your earliest convenience. Thank you very much! ... 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
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
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
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