Pick Up the Phone to Go All in for Kids!

More than 200 volunteers are needed to make calls during the Foundation’s annual Phonathon! Gifts made during the Phonathon fund important programs and activities that make a difference for every student in Bellevue’s schools.


Volunteering is a great way to learn about the Foundation and meet others who care about public education. Training is provided and food will be available for all volunteers. Share the opportunity with high school students and clubs as well. It’s a great way to obtain community service hours!


Interested? Contact our school’s ambassador, Sandra Koo or Megan Elmer to learn more or to sign up.


Calls – Nov. 3-6 (Mon-Thu) 5:00-8:30 p.m. each day
Mailing Party – Nov. 10 (Mon),
start time 10:00 a.m., may go until 3 p.m.

Oct 26
Nov 1
6:00p Movie Night
Movie Night

Friday, November 7
6:00p - 8:00p
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Important! Anaphylaxis Prevention Response Letter 2014
Dear Parents and Guardians,

For student safety, Bellevue School District has changed its procedure regarding food in the classroom and during instructional times which includes lunch and recess. This letter outlines the specific changes along with the rational for the change. Please take a few minutes to read this letter for the safety of each and every student.

There have been a number of emergencies related to food allergies around the district raising significant concerns about food in the classroom and at school events. In our district we have students who are allergic to peanuts, kiwi, celery, watermelon, soy, dairy, and eggs as well as other foods. To ensure that each and every student remains safe at school, important changes have been made to our Anaphylaxis Prevention and Response procedure (3420P). These changes are effective immediately.

The items highlighted in this letter and the attached FAQ are not exhaustive. We encourage you to read the entire procedure, 3420P Anaphylaxis Prevention and Response, which can be found on the district website: http://www.bsd405.org/about-us/policies-procedures/3000-students.aspx

The most significant change made by this procedure is the prohibition of using food items (homemade and/or store bought) for rewards, incentives, cultural events, celebrations and events during instructional time including lunch and recess. Teachers may allow mid-morning and/or mid-afternoon snacks. If your student’s teacher allows snacks, you may provide your child with an individual snack. Your teacher or school nurse can provide you with a list of food items not to send, as an individual snack, due to food allergies in your child’s classroom or school.

To read Principal Gray's entire letter, please click HERE.

Auction Sponsorship Opportunities
Are you a small business owner interested in marketing your business to the parents of Somerset Elementary students? Become a Sponsor of our March 2015, We Are The World Auction! Advertising and Sponsorship Packages start as low as $100. Businesses committed by October 31st for sponsorships of $250 or more will also receive sponsorship space in the PTSA school directory! Sponsorship packages include visibility on the PTSA website, in the PTSA newsletter and signage at the event. For more information, contact Deborah at ddmontelaro@comcast.net or 425.531.7620.

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