Sep 15
9:15a PTSA Board of Directors Meeting
PTSA Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, September 18
9:15a - 11:15a
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6:30p Math Olympiad Orientation (PTSA Event)
Math Olympiad Orientation (PTSA Event)

Thursday, September 19
6:30p - 8:30p
6:30p Back-to-School Ice Cream Social Night (PTSA Event)
Back-to-School Ice Cream Social Night (PTSA Event)

Friday, September 20
6:30p - 8:30p
11:00a Passport Check Day (Somerset PTSA Event)
Passport Check Day (Somerset PTSA Event)

Friday, September 27
11:00a - 1:00p

6:15p Kinder./1st Grade Noodle Night (PTSA Event)
Kinder./1st Grade Noodle Night (PTSA Event)

Friday, September 27
6:15p - 7:30p
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 Somerset PTSA

Annual Fall Fundraising Drive


Somerset PTSA annual Fall Fundraising Drive to raise funds for the current school year is officially kicked off and runs through 10/4/2019.  Instead of asking you to buy/sell items, PTSA is asking that you PLEASE make a direct donation to help us fund our programs for the whole school year. Remember that at Somerset we don’t nickel and dime you by asking for payments for each individual field trip or enrichment activity. All the money raised by the PTSA goes straight back to teachers and students. Your donation is 100% tax deductible. Your support is critical to maintain and improve Somerset’s high quality academic, extracurricular and social programs. We need you to participate.

Suggested donation is at least $200 per student attending Somerset Elementary.

 Our goal is 100% participation. Donations in any amount are meaningful and appreciated.

For more information, please click HERE.  Please . For community members, please donate here

Ice Cream Social Night

Friday, September 20th 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!

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Somerset PTSA Chess Club
Chess is excellent at teaching kids mental discipline, to look at all their options, to compete under time pressure, to play fair, to learn that mistakes have consequences, to not give up when behind, and to learn many more important life lessons.

Students in grades K through 5 are invited to join the chess club.  Kindergartners who want to join should know simple math and some reading and writing, no other skills are required.
Similar to last year, this year registration will be a two-stage process. The first stage is priority registration and open to last year’s club volunteers only; the second stage, general registration, is open to all active PTSA members.  General registration opens at 10.00am on September 16th, 2019; the registration link will be announced in the eNews of September 15th.
There will be two sessions offered this year. Session I will be held on Mondays and Session II will be held on Tuesdays, from 3:35pm to 5:05pm. Students registered will be divided into Advanced or Beginner classes by the coaches.


The tuition rate is $370, which includes: 25 chess club sessions, a full year license fee for the chess homework website, all the chess equipment and supplies needed, handouts, in-class rewards and year-end party.  Not included: tournament registration fees (about $20 per tournament). No refunds after registration. In addition, all enrolled families need to have an active PTSA membership
Also, parents must be available to volunteer once during the year for each enrolled student.  No chess knowledge needed – parents will monitor kids, help run the club, help with checkout, and make sure rooms are clean at the end of the day.

For more information on meeting dates, meeting rooms, chess coaches and more please click here.

Volunteer for our Programs

Our PTSA Programs are powered by Volunteers. If you would like to sign up to volunteer for PTSA Programs or are interested in chairing a program, please complete this form HERE.

If you have any questions about a PTSA Program and the time commitment for chairing a program, please reach out to us at

Vendor-- Before and After School Program Application
If you are interested in bringing your afterschool program to Somerset Elementary, please complete the application form.

Our goal is to provide a diverse set of options to our families. The PTSA will review your application and get back to you as soon as we can. Please ensure that you have obtained the required insurance and approval by Bellevue School District before completing this form.

If you are planning to run multiple programs based on age groups, please complete a separate application for each program.  

Vendor table request - Ice cream social
If you would like to request a vendor table for Back to school ice cream social event, please complete this form:

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