Hot Drinks and Hot Topics, Holiday Nights Celebration, Family Third Thursday
Eagle's Nest Update

* HOT Drinks and HOT Topics * Gifted Alliance Panel * R-A-T Pizza Party *
* BSD Bus Camera Update * Mrs King Out Of Office * Family Third Thursday *
* Holiday Night Celebration * PLE Concert at Crossroads * Upcoming Events * 
HOT Drinks and HOT Topics

Join us this week on Wednesday, December 5th from 6:30-8pm in the library on the 2nd floor! Childcare and pizza are provided along with hot drinks and snacks for the adults.

We have some HOT topics on the agenda for the night along with brainstorming ideas for events like Multicultural Night and Science Fair!

We're looking forward to seeing you there! 
Bellevue Gifted Alliance presents:

What I Know Now That I Wish I Knew Then
A panel of college students from Bellevue School District discuss how to choose a college
Monday, December 17, 2018
6:30 PM
Interlake High School Performing Arts Center (16245 NE 24th St)
Suggested donation of $5
Read-A-Thon Pizza Party!

Students who had 5 or more sponsors during the Read-A-Thon will be invited to a lunch pizza party in a couple weeks! Next week, those who qualify will receive an invitation via kid-mail. The lunch will take place during normal lunch-time on Friday, December 14th. 

**We are looking for several volunteers to help with the pizza party (11am-12). If you are able to help, please email or Jessa Teel at**

School Bus Stop Paddle Camera Update

Last week the Bellevue School District sent out an email to BSD families regarding the update to the School Bus Stop Paddle Cameras. The following is from their email:

As you know student safety stop paddle cameras were installed on 20 percent of our buses in October.  The district continues to work with King County on the implementation of the bus stop paddle cameras and together we have determined that the grace period for violators will be from Dec. 3 – Dec. 21.  During this time, drivers who do not stop will receive a warning letter by mail.

Enforcement will begin when students return from Winter Break on Jan. 7 and drivers who illegally pass a school bus will be issued a $419 ticket.

Visit the  Student Safety Stop Paddle Camera Program page for frequently asked questions and to refresh your knowledge on when it is and is not legal to pass a stopped school bus.

The safety of our students and staff has been and continues to be a focus area for the district and is highlighted as part of the student well-being priority in our new strategic plan.  We thank you for your continued support and partnership in efforts to keep our students safe.

In partnership, 

Bellevue School District

Erin King Out Of Office

Last week, our principal, Mrs King, sent out an email to all our PLE families letting us know that she would be out of the office until after Winter Break. In her absence, the district has appointed a substitute principal, Kellea Taylor. Please be assured that Mrs King will be just fine! Below you can read some information about our substitute principal, Mrs Taylor: 

Hello! I am excited to work with Phantom Lake this December and support the wonderful things you are doing for kids! A little bit about me...

I graduated from SPU and did my student teaching at Clyde Hill Elementary. After working in Northshore for 2 years I came back to Clyde Hill to team teach with my mentor teacher. I worked on my Masters Degree at the UW and then went through the Danforth program to become an administrator. My first principal job was at Bennett Elementary. I then worked at Tillicum, Stevenson and Spiritridge before taking time off to be with my kids. Just last year I came back to BSD to sub for principals and now work on managing projects at the district level. 

I am married to my best friend and we celebrated our 26th anniversary last summer. I have three kids. Alex is a sophomore at UW, Annie is a freshman at UW and Sam is a sophomore at Skyline High School. I also have 2 black cocker spaniels named Gus and Gunner who keep me walking every day.

My passion other than my family and working with kids has been raising money for Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center. Four years ago, my son Sam was diagnosed with cancer and after a year of chemotherapy his cancer is in remission and he is doing well. We started the Strong4Sam Foundation and have raised over half a million dollars for pediatric cancer research.

I look forward to meeting you all!

Kellea Taylor

Family Third Thursday

Save the date for this months' Family Third Thursday! December 20th from 8:40-9:30am - coffee will be available at the front office as you sign in!
Holiday Night Celebration!

Join us to learn about the different holidays celebrated by our community! Share your own special holiday by bringing your favorite food, activities, dances, decorations, posters, games, etc, for everyone at PLE to enjoy and celebrate! The holiday doesn't have to be in December, just your favorite one to share. 

To sign up to share your favorite holiday, CLICK HERE for the printable form or go to our SignUp Genius Form to sign up online. 

Phantom Lake Choir Concert

Come support our PLE Choir students as they give a concert at Crossroads Mall on Monday, December 10th at 7pm! 
December Teacher and Staff Birthdays

We want to wish a very Happy Birthday to the staff & teachers who have birthdays in December! See the list below for days and dates! (IF you want to gift anything, a lot of our teachers and staff have wish lists available on the  PTA website)

Lisa Wood (EL Assistant) - Dec 11

Paula Cruz (IA/Para Ed) - Dec 17

Happy Birthday and Best Wishes from the PTA!

Volunteer Opportunities

A separate e-newsletter came out this weekend for December's volunteer opportunities! If interested in volunteering in any way, please fill out our volunteer form online
Upcoming Events

Dec 5 - PTA General Meeting
Dec 20 - Family Third Thursday
Dec 20 - Holiday Night Celebration
Dec 24-Jan 4 - Winter Break
Jan 17 - Family Third Thursday
Jan 21 - No School - Martin Luther King Jr Day
Jan 24 - Multicultural Night
Jan 28 - No School - Professional Day
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