Friday, September 26, 3:30-5:30 pm

Click here to register and donate now before the September 19 deadline.

What is a Walkathon? A fun annual event where students raise money for school programs and on event day, walk laps around the field (rain or shine) while family and friends cheer them on! There will be music, food and great prizes!

Why Participate? Your donations helps pay for programs not funded by the state or district such as Classroom Aides, STEM Week, Reflections Art Competition, Math Olympiad and much more! Donations are not required but every participant needs to register and submit a signed permission slip. We want every student to participate!

How Does My Child Participate? Register, donate, order T-shirts and pre-order pizza here by September 19. Or print and complete the permission slip and pledge form and drop in the PTSA box in the office by September 19. 

Check out this year’s awesome prizes!

Our goal is to raise $13,000! It would be great if $50 per student was donated!

Now, get ready to walk Superstars!

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9:00a Hearing Screenings
Hearing Screenings

Date:
Tuesday, September 16
Time:
9:00a - 12:00p

All students. Volunteers should arrive at 9:00am to divide up tasks and go over instructions. Screenings will begin around 9:15am. University of Washington audiology students will conducting the screening.
6:00p Curriculum Night
Curriculum Night

Date:
Wednesday, September 17
Time:
6:00p - 8:00p
Where:
Gym and classrooms

Look for more information from the principal and your child's teacher.
2:30p Auction 101 Prep
Auction 101 Prep

Date:
Thursday, September 18
Time:
2:30p - 3:30p
1:30p Board of Directors Meeting
Board of Directors Meeting

Date:
Friday, September 19
Time:
1:30p - 3:20p
Where:
TBD
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9:05a Room Parent Meeting
Room Parent Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, September 23
Time:
9:05a - 10:00a

If you signed up to be a room parent, come meet other room parents, share ideas and learn about the responsibilities and fun you will have from our Room Parent Coordinator and veteran room parents.

7:00p Auction 101
Auction 101

Date:
Tuesday, September 23
Time:
7:00p - 8:30p

If you have never been to an auction, come learn what it is all about from our Auctioneer and our Auction Chairs.
3:30p Walkathon
Walkathon

Date:
Friday, September 26
Time:
3:30p - 5:30p
Where:
Field
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Welcome to Our New Website!
Over the summer, we created this new website where you may join the PTSA, check the calendar, learn about events and activities, donate, sign up to volunteer and pay online for your membership, yearbooks, Spiritwear and more. Get started by clicking on "Create an Account".

New School Administration
We are excited to have new School Administration this year! Please welcome our new Principal, Tara Gray, who comes to Somerset from Cherry Crest Elementary in Bellevue where she was Assistant Principal. Also, please welcome our Assistant Principal, Judy Bowlby, who comes to us from Creekside Elementary in Issaquah. We are already working together to make this a wonderful year for Somerset!

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Questions about Class Size?
The PTSA has received numerous questions and comments about class size this year at Somerset. Principal Gray included a discussion of this topic in her welcome letter to parents, which you can view here . Because the issue seems to concern many of our parents, we thought an additional explanation might be helpful. The Bellevue School District staffs schools based on enrollment. For their budgeting purposes, there are maximum class sizes which vary by grade. Once every classroom in a program in that grade level reaches the maximum, an additional teacher is assigned to the school. (Of course, the capacity ... read full article

Visiting School
All visitors must sign in at the school office, state why they are visiting, where they are going and must wear a visitor name tag. If you are volunteering on campus, in the classroom or on a fieldtrip, you must first fill out a Volunteer Parent Application with background check. The form is available here  ( https://www.bsd405.org/community-engagement/become-a-volunteer/parent-volunteers.aspx ). Please fill out the form and submit it to the Somerset office. Thank you for helping keep our students safe!     ... read full article

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