Spring Auction, FTT + Principal feedback, Book Fair, Community Events and more
PTA Spring Auction
Our Spring Auction is THIS Saturday, April 20th from 7-11pm! You won't want to miss this great event and chance to raise money for the school year next year! It's a great chance for you to have an adult date night out with other PLE parents as well as PLE teachers and staff! Or have a girl's (or guy's!) night out! We have a really fun evening planned with drinks and delicious appetizers, games, dancing plus great conversations!

Click HERE to buy your tickets!

Funds raised at our annual auction go towards after-school program scholarships, classroom grants, school supplies, field trip costs, social events and so much more! 

Some of our auction items include:
American girl dolls                                             Family Photo Sessions
Bagels for a year                                         Fine Dining Gift Certificates
Principal for a Day                                                 Themed Gift Baskets
Housecleaning                          Staycations and Out-of-town Getaways
Wine & wine tastings                    Tutoring, Lessons, Camps & Classes
Jewelry                                                 Doughnuts With a Police Officer
Seattle sports tickets                                                    Shopping Sprees
Outdoor excursions                                                        Museum Tickets
Zoo membership                                                             Theater Tickets
Family Fun Nights                                                           Day Excursions
Signed Mariners Baseball                  
Signed Seahawks Practice Jersey
...and much more!

A HUGE Thank you to our sponsors! Scroll down to view our main sponsors!

Click the button below to buy your tickets!
Family Third Thursday
Family Third Thursday is this week on the 18th from 8:30-9:40! Parents, grandparents, siblings are all welcome! Visitors, please sign-in at the front-office and grab a visitor sticker. There will be coffee & tea available. 

Before (8-8:30a) and after (9:30-10am) FTT this month, parents have the opportunity to meet with Dr Kelly Aramaki, the Executive Director of Schools for the BSD, to discuss your thoughts and recommendations for PLE's next principal. If you're unable to attend the meeting, please fill out & submit the online survey:  https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4928448/Phantom-Lake-Elementary-School
Spring Book Fair
Next week is the Spring Scholastic Book Fair from Monday, April 22nd-Friday, April 26th. We need volunteers to help with set-up and tear-down Monday and Friday as well as volunteers throughout the week (2 shifts each day from 2:45-4:15pm split into 45-minute shifts) as cashiers.

Please click on the Sign-up Genius link below!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054aaaad22a7fa7-spring
Community Events
BGA Survey

For parents of students in BSD's Gifted/AL programs, please take a few minutes to send your candid feedback on your children's experience in the programs; whether positive or suggestions for changes to the programs. BGA will share aggregated responses with the school district, but no identifying information will be shared with the district. Please post your comments on the survey link here:  https://goo.gl/forms/Kt2VWLrEFfem8cWp2.

The survey will close April 21, 2019. 
Preparing for College Workshops

Bellevue PTSA Council, Bellevue Gifted Alliance, and Transcend Academy present a series of four workshops geared toward students in grades 8-11. Workshops will be led by Transcend Academy CEO Tina Tran Neville and BSD Counselors.

 

FREE to any BSD student with student ID CARD

$20 for BSD adults

$40 for out of district attendees

Visit the link below for more info:  http://www.bellevueptsacouncil.com/student-workshops-for-college-prep.html

Spring For Schools Luncheon

Join Us In Celebrating BSF's 40th Anniversary

 

Friday, May 3, 2019 
Hyatt Regency Bellevue 
900 Bellevue Way NE 
Education Showcase: 10:15-11:50 a.m. 
Benefit Luncheon: 12-1:15 p.m.

 

Spring for Schools  Benefit Luncheon Honorary Chair: John Stanton, Mariners CEO and Bellevue School District alum invites you to the event.   You will  ....

  • Hear inspirational speakers who've benefitted from donor-funded investments.
  • Discover why private investment in our public schools are necessary and how it impacts educational opportunities for all students.
  • See and be Seen with more than 1,000 like-minded people who share your passion for providing our students the best education, every day!

Reserve your seat today and join us, along with a host of students and educators who will show you how you change lives and advance excellence by investing in Bellevue students. Register now and prepare for a great time with friends who are as passionate about education as you are.

Can't attend? You can still help out by  donating today.

Click here to register to attend!

A HUGE Thank You to all of our Spring Auction Sponsors!

Especially our main sponsors:  EraGem, Simma Restoration Group LLC, Lake Hills Orthodontics,  Mansfield Group RE, and Bellevue LifeSpring!

(Click on the logos below to go to each company's website!)
April Birthdays

If you have a chance, send these amazing staff and teachers a hearty Happy Birthday! Several of our teachers and staff have Wish Lists; the links for these are in their names, if available (please note, no one is obligated to gift anything unless you want to!). If you choose to gift anything, please note gift cards should be no more than $25 and gifts should cost no more than $50, per school policy. 

Link to Master PDF List of Staff & Teacher Birthdays

Sierra Barrett (ELP Lead) - Apr 4

Stacey Kwon (- Apr 4

Misuk Lee (PALS/PreK ParaEd) - Apr 6

James Thompson (Custodian) - Apr 12

Sadean Al-Ali (5th Grade) - Apr 14

Lichen Chien (PALS ParaEd) - Apr 19

Katherine Legros - Apr 20

Anna DeBoer (2nd Grade) - Apr 20

Kelsey Voight (2nd Grade) - Apr 20

Michelle Preston (ELP Lead) - Apr 24

Elizabeth Toba (PALS/PreK Coordinator) - Apr 26

Kelsey Zachary (GSA) - Apr 29

Volunteer Opportunities

If interested in volunteering in any way, please fill out our  volunteer form online

Also, view our  Volunteer Page on the PTA website for current volunteer positions.

Check out the Bellevue PTSA Council's FAQs on Volunteering.  http://www.bellevueptsacouncil.com/faq-on-volunteering.html
Upcoming Events

Apr 18 - Family Third Thursday
Apr 20 - Spring Auction Fundraiser
Apr 22-26 - Book Fair
May 6-10 - Staff Appreciation Week
May 16 - Family Third Thursday
May 16 - ATP Event on Cell Phone Use
May 17 - Kindergarten Picnic Lunch
May 27 - No School - Memorial Day
May 30 - PLE Spring Concert
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