Our mission is to support the education, health, and welfare of each and every child at Somerset Elementary School. As part of the Washington State PTA, we are a nonprofit membership association bringing together the home, school, and community on behalf of our children.

Sidewalk Chalk and Volleyball Donation
Our school is in great need of sidewalk chalk and volleyballs and would appreciate if parents can help out. The donated sidewalk chalk and volleyballs will be used by students at recess.  For each class, a soft volleyball and a few boxes of sidewalk chalk are needed.  The description about the soft volleyball can be found  Here . YANYODO Official Size 5 Volleyballs or similar ones are perfect. For convenience, we have created a sign-up sheet for the donation items for each class. Here is the link to the sign-up sheet for the donation,  Volleyball and Chalk Donations . If you can help, ... read full article
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Peggy 
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10/17/2021-10/31/2021

Cub Scout Pack 629 Information Night and Halloween Event
Is your child interested in learning about Cub Scouts?  We have two upcoming events that you may be interested in.  Cub Scouts is filled with fun activities and it also helps teach youth about nature, good citizenship, sportsmanship, leadership, fitness, community involvement, and service.  It is truly a worthwhile program that's also fun for the whole family. Virtual Cub Scout Information Night - We will do a brief presentation and have a Q&A on Cub Scouts and how to join When: Wednesday 10/20/2021 6:30 - 7:00 PM Where: Zoom Registration: Please email Cub Master ronwangelin@gmail.com to register so that the ... read full article
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Peggy 
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10/15/2021-10/25/2021

PTSA General Membership Meeting
  We are kindly inviting you to our first virtual PTSA General Membership Meeting on  Wednesday, Oct 20th at 9:30 am . Please use the link or meeting ID & Passcode below to join our meeting. Ms. Naish, Ms. Schuyler and our principal Mrs. Elder will be giving a 20-30 minute presentation to families related to our Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) work at Somerset and how they work with students and families when there are conflicts or reports of unkind or inappropriate behavior.  Join Zoom Meeting via the following link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/ Meeting ID:  861 8021 3534 Passcode:  617565 ... read full article
Author:
Peggy 
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10/14/2021-10/21/2021

Walkathon Chair Wanted
Somerset PTSA is bringing back our good and old Walkathon this coming spring! All of our children will participate and walk to help fundraise for our school! It is a great opportunity to promote an active lifestyle and build a strong community, and at the same time, fundraise for our PTSA programs and activities! We hope it will be a fun and memorable event for all of our Somerset families and will become a beloved Somerset tradition.  Are you interested in becoming a Chair for our Walkathon and help organize this exciting event? We are eager to hear from you! Please email our VP Ways and Means ... read full article
Author:
Peggy 
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10/13/2021-10/27/2021

Resource from Family Engagement
Happy October Somerset Families! Fall has arrived and there are a few community programs on the horizon.  Please read the following updates via this link and contact Shannon Gregory at gregorys@bsd405.org  with any questions.  ... read full article
Author:
Peggy 
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10/6/2021-10/22/2021

School Volunteer Needed
  Library Volunteers Birthday Fun Run Volunteers ... read full article
Author:
Peggy 
Show from:
9/9/2021-10/30/2021
Sidewalk Chalk and Volleyball DonationPeggy10/17/202110/31/2021
Sidewalk Chalk and Volleyball Donation
Our school is in great need of sidewalk chalk and volleyballs and would appreciate if parents can help out. The donated sidewalk chalk and volleyballs will be used by students at recess.  For each class, a soft volleyball and a few boxes of sidewalk chalk are needed.  The description about the soft volleyball can be found  Here . YANYODO Official Size 5 Volleyballs or similar ones are perfect. For convenience, we have created a sign-up sheet for the donation items for each class. Here is the link to the sign-up sheet for the donation,  Volleyball and Chalk Donations . If you can help, ... read full article
Cub Scout Pack 629 Information Night and Halloween EventPeggy10/15/202110/25/2021
Cub Scout Pack 629 Information Night and Halloween Event
Is your child interested in learning about Cub Scouts?  We have two upcoming events that you may be interested in.  Cub Scouts is filled with fun activities and it also helps teach youth about nature, good citizenship, sportsmanship, leadership, fitness, community involvement, and service.  It is truly a worthwhile program that's also fun for the whole family. Virtual Cub Scout Information Night - We will do a brief presentation and have a Q&A on Cub Scouts and how to join When: Wednesday 10/20/2021 6:30 - 7:00 PM Where: Zoom Registration: Please email Cub Master ronwangelin@gmail.com to register so that the ... read full article
PTSA General Membership MeetingPeggy10/14/202110/21/2021
PTSA General Membership Meeting
  We are kindly inviting you to our first virtual PTSA General Membership Meeting on  Wednesday, Oct 20th at 9:30 am . Please use the link or meeting ID & Passcode below to join our meeting. Ms. Naish, Ms. Schuyler and our principal Mrs. Elder will be giving a 20-30 minute presentation to families related to our Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) work at Somerset and how they work with students and families when there are conflicts or reports of unkind or inappropriate behavior.  Join Zoom Meeting via the following link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/ Meeting ID:  861 8021 3534 Passcode:  617565 ... read full article
Walkathon Chair WantedPeggy10/13/202110/27/2021
Walkathon Chair Wanted
Somerset PTSA is bringing back our good and old Walkathon this coming spring! All of our children will participate and walk to help fundraise for our school! It is a great opportunity to promote an active lifestyle and build a strong community, and at the same time, fundraise for our PTSA programs and activities! We hope it will be a fun and memorable event for all of our Somerset families and will become a beloved Somerset tradition.  Are you interested in becoming a Chair for our Walkathon and help organize this exciting event? We are eager to hear from you! Please email our VP Ways and Means ... read full article
Resource from Family EngagementPeggy10/6/202110/22/2021
Resource from Family Engagement
Happy October Somerset Families! Fall has arrived and there are a few community programs on the horizon.  Please read the following updates via this link and contact Shannon Gregory at gregorys@bsd405.org  with any questions.  ... read full article
Students Photo Release PermissionPeggy9/25/202110/9/2021
Students Photo Release Permission
As a number of PTSA events and activities will be running in this school year, PTSA may take event photos. We will share these phots on our social media, such as PTSA website, PTSA Facebook page and PTSA newsletter. If you have any concern about the photo release, please email to Somerset PTSA at  somersetptsa@gmail.com . And make sure to let your kids know and tell the PTSA volunteers not to take any photos of your kids. ... read full article
Birthday Fun Run with PrincipalsPeggy9/21/20219/28/2021
Birthday Fun Run with Principals
Our first Birthday Fun Run with Principals was held on Sep 23rd and it was so much fun. Over 50 August Birthday kids joined this fun run. Thank you, our principals, GSA teachers, and PTSA volunteers(  Lu Zhang, Jinny Kim, Catherine Qu and Peggy Wang ) for making this fun run happen. If your August birthday kids happened to miss this event, please let the teachers know and he/she will get a chance to join the next celebration. We will be celebrating September birthdays on Monday 9/27.    ... read full article
2021-2022 Instructional Technology Curriculum Information for Elementary FamiliesPeggy9/18/202110/8/2021
2021-2022 Instructional Technology Curriculum Information for Elementary Families
You might have been dealing with Synergy ParentVue, Student Portal, Teams, Office 365, Clever, Think Central, etc. when you are working with the school works with your kids. This attached file includes very important, detailed and updated instructional information. Please download it and take a look. Please see this  F ile  for details.  ... read full article
Virtual Curriculum NightPeggy9/18/20219/24/2021
Virtual Curriculum Night
Somerset has been assigned Friday, September 24th to share our live, virtual curriculum information with you from 6:00-7:00. Both the Principal sessions and teacher sessions will be recorded and shared in case this time is not convenient.    ... read full article
First Day of School Video Peggy9/10/20219/24/2021
First Day of School Video
Somerset families, hope you all had have a great first week of the new school year. PTSA presents this video about our superstar kids' first day of school. Enjoy this video and you are encouraged to use the 4K resolution mode to watch.  ... read full article
School Picture DayPeggy9/10/202110/2/2021
School Picture Day
Picture day for Somerset is coming up the next two weeks.  Teachers will sign up for a date/time that will work for their class and will communicate directly with families on which day your child's class will be taking pictures: Thursday, Sept 30th Friday, Oct 1st    Ordering: If you would like to order pictures, please see this Link- MyLifetouch for information through Lifetouch.  We encourage families to pre-order pictures online. Somerset Picture Day ID: EVT2FVWBW ... read full article
MOD Pizza Fundraising for Somerset PTSAPeggy9/9/20219/17/2021
MOD Pizza Fundraising for Somerset PTSA
Save the date -- Thursday, September 16th -- MOD Pizza at Factoria (3622 Factoria Blvd SE) is donating 20% of takeout orders to Somerset Elementary School PTSA! Take a night off from cooking and join us in eating for a great cause. MOD Pizza accepts Takeout, Delivery & Pick up orders made online at https://orders.modpizza.com/ using the promo code GR199300S or in store mentioning Somerset Elementary School PTSA. You can RSVP & see all details here: https://grouprai.se/s199300 . The fundraiser lasts all day from 10:30 am - 10:00 pm. Thanks in advance for your support! ... read full article
Join Cub Scouts and Give Back to Somerset PTSAPeggy9/9/20219/23/2021
Join Cub Scouts and Give Back to Somerset PTSA
Cub Scout Pack 629 is a great opportunity to work with the Somerset Cub Scout Pack! Somerset PTSA will receive a give back for each registration, new or returning, from a Somerset student.  Cub Scout is open to boys and girls!  $50 for every new Kindergarten – 4th grade student (grade in fall 2021) $10 for every returning Cub Scout (for school year 2021/2022) Annual registration fee $175 for new scouts and returning scouts To learn more, please see our  Flyer  or visit our website at  https://pack629.shutterfly.com/ .  Email us for joining information at  pack.629@outlook.com . ... read full article
Cub Scout Free Events for Somerset FamiliesPeggy9/9/20219/26/2021
Cub Scout Free Events for Somerset Families
Is your child interested in learning about Cub Scouts?  Cub Scout Pack 629 has this upcoming events that you may be interested in.  September Cub Scout Scavenger Hunt  ... read full article
School Volunteer NeededPeggy9/9/202110/30/2021
School Volunteer Needed
  Library Volunteers Birthday Fun Run Volunteers ... read full article
After School Enrichment ClassPeggy9/2/20219/23/2021
After School Enrichment Class
Afterschool Elementary Debate Program ... read full article
Welcome Back-to-School Ice Cream Social Walk-byPeggy9/2/20219/17/2021
Welcome Back-to-School Ice Cream Social Walk-by
Due to the rainy forecast we are rescheduling the PTSA "Welcome Back-to-School Ice Cream Social walk-by" at Somerset Elementary to this Thursday, September 16th from 5:00-7:00pm ! ... read full article
First Day of School Pictures WantedPeggy8/25/20219/8/2021
First Day of School Pictures Wanted
We hope everyone got off to a good school start. We miss seeing our students in person. Building a strong community is our goal and we kindly ask you to send us your student's first day of school picture. We would love to share these photos on our Somerset Facebook, Website and Newsletter. Please email photos to  communications.somersetptsa@gmail.com  by September 7. ... read full article
Yearbook Pick-up and for SalePeggy8/25/20219/11/2021
Yearbook Pick-up and for Sale
Somerset families, all pre-ordered yearbooks for last school year were delivered to the classroom. If you ordered a 2020-2021 yearbook online last year but have not gotten your yearbook, please come to the school office to get one. If you missed the chance to order one, you can still purchase one during ice cream social time ( Sep 17th 5-7 pm ). $25 per yearbook and cash or check only. The yearbooks for non-returning students are available for pick-up at the school office. ... read full article
Back to School SuppliesPeggy8/19/20219/6/2021
Back to School Supplies
School Supplies Basic school supplies have been purchased for all students and will be available in their classroom prior to the first day of school. Each grade level and/or classroom might have a few additional items for families to consider donating to the class. School supply list can be found on our school website  https://bsd405.org/somerset/2021/06/school-supply-list-2021-22/ ... read full article
Popsicles with Principal & Yearbook pick upPeggy8/19/20218/24/2021
Popsicles with Principal & Yearbook pick up
Students with an adult are invited to come to the playground for a fun scavenger hunt and tasty treat. We have assigned the following times to encourage students in similar grades to come and reconnect with familiar faces and make new friends. Regardless of your vaccination status, please wear a mask to help us stop the spread of Covid-19. K-August 23rd 9:00-9:45 1st -August 23rd 9:30-10:15 2nd -August 23rd 10:00-10:45 3rd-August 25th 9:00-9:45 4th-August 25th 9:30-10:15 5th-August 25th 10:00-10:45  PTSA would like to offer all grade yearbook pick up during this event. If you have pre-ordered a yearbook, you can pick ... read full article
Jubilee Reach Service DayPeggy8/19/20218/31/2021
Jubilee Reach Service Day
Jubilee Service Day is an annual event in August which brings together people in the eastside community to serve at local public schools and homes. Started in 2005 with one church serving at one school, this day has grown to involve over 3,000 volunteers, 22 schools and at least 25 homes in 2019. Volunteers come from all over the community, primarily from local churches, organizations, businesses, and people already partnering with Jubilee REACH. We are looking for volunteers to support Somerset on August 28th from 8:00-12:00 . If interested, please register online at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b094daeaf2fa6fc1-jubilee Volunteers are assigned a classroom on ... read full article
Meet and Greet Peggy8/19/20218/31/2021
Meet and Greet
Our classrooms will be open, and our teachers will be present to meet and welcome your child to their new classroom on August 30th . This brief connection is intended to help ease anxieties of the first day of school by knowing where to go and who their teacher will be. Please limit your stay to under 15 minutes. Students will be notified of class placement by end of day Friday, August 27th . Regardless of your vaccination status, please wear a mask to help us stop the spread of Covid-19. Time will be announced when our Professional learning schedule is solidified.  ... read full article
Parent Principal Connect on August 24thPeggy8/19/20218/25/2021
Parent Principal Connect on August 24th
Thank you for the many families who joined parent principals connect.   For families unable to attend the sessions today, here are the recording of the afternoon session and the power point presentation for you to review.  Recording of session:  Somerset - Principal/Parent Back to School Info Session – 2021-22 Power point Slides:  2021-22 Back to School Parent Presentation.pdf ... read full article