FTT, Meet & Greet with Principal Salas, Cell Phone Safety Event and more
Eagle's Nest Newsletter

* Staff Appreciation * Letter from Melisa Salas *
* Family Third Thursday + Meet & Greet with Principal Salas * Cell Phone Safety *
* Feature Articles * Save The Date Events * Programs *
* Community Events * Monthly Birthdays * Volunteer * Upcoming Events *

Staff Appreciation Week!

Some of our wonderful teachers were featured on the  BSD website this week for Staff Appreciation: Stephanie Hazen, our music teacher, and Annisa Huang, one of our 4th grade teachers! We are so proud of all our teachers and staff at PLE and appreciate everything you do for our students and families every day!

Thank you to everyone who helped make this a special week for our amazing teachers and staff at Phantom Lake! A big thank you to everyone who has donated to the PTA this year (spring auction, read-a-thon, etc) - we were able to create a wonderful "trip around the world" for our teachers and staff because of your generosity!

Letter From Melisa Salas

Dear Parents, 

I am looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. I recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. 

Once again, I am so thankful to have the opportunity to bring all that I have experienced and learned with me to your wonderful community. I look forward to getting to know you and your children. Yesterday I had the opportunity to spend time with the PTA parents, students and staff. I will be attending the upcoming May 16th, June 5th, and June 14th school events and working most days this summer to ensure a smooth transition and opening in September. Please stop by to say hello. 

In service, 

Melisa Salas 

Family 3rd Thursday

This week on Thursday, May 16th, from 8:30-9:40. 

Please sign-in at the front office and grab a visitor badge before heading to your child's classroom. Coffee and tea will be available at the front office!

On your way out, say hello to PLE's new principal, Melisa Salas, under the breezeway in front of the school! She will be there meeting & greeting families and parents!
Cell Phone Safety

Put on by our ATP Committee on Thursday, May 16th at 6:00pm in the gym. The police chief and heads of tech for BSD will be here to talk about when it's appropriate for kids to have phones, how to monitor, etc. 

Dinner (taco bar for the adults; pizza for the kids) and childcare will be provided. Please complete and return the  RSVP form to your child's teacher ASAP to ensure there is enough food for everyone!
Testing Snacks

Smarter Balance Testing for our 3rd, 4th & 5th graders is continuing the next several weeks. The PTA provides snacks for the testing kids. Jolene Hansen has provided weekly shopping lists for snacks for the students on our Facebook Page.

If you choose to pick up some snacks, you will be reimbursed! Thank you so much for your help!

The FB post has been pinned to the top of the page - if you're able, please sign up for one of the remaining weeks (5/24 and 5/30)! 



Student Placement Forms

It's that time of year again to update your students' placement profile and provide input for the Placement Teams for next year. 

A placement form was sent home with your student earlier this week - PLEASE return this form to the front office by Monday, May 13th. 

Additional copies of the form should be available at the front office if you need one.
Math Challenge

The May Math Challenge is out! Check your students' backpacks for hard copies of the challenge questions & response form. If you need additional copies, find both documents on the PTA website. CLICK HERE for challenge questions & CLICK HERE for response form. 

These are completely optional! Response forms & accompanying work is due by May 31st to their teacher.
Save The Date!
Kindergarten Lunch

Incoming Kindergartners have the opportunity to have lunch this week on Friday, May 17th with the current Kinder classes! Afterwards, they can experience recess with the kindergartners out on the playground. 

Lunch starts at 11am and they will be done with recess around noon.
Spring Sing Concert!

Thursday, May 30th starting at 6pm. 1st & 2nd grades will be singing from 6-6:30pm; 3rd & 4th grades will be singing from 7-7:30pm in the gym.

Following the concert, students can enjoy a popsicle out on the playground.

Parents should have received an email from Stephanie Hazen, the music teacher, with concert details. (Please let us know if you didn't!)
Summer Programs

Looking for summer camps & programs for your kids? The PTA website now has a page with several summer camps offered in the Bellevue & surrounding areas. The list isn't exhaustive - these are camps that requested the PTA share with parents as options for summer.
Camps includes language, exercise, math, science and others! List will expand if more info comes in!

Go to: 
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

Click HERE for more info

May 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. 

Emmy Park (PALS PreK) - May 2

Silvano Gonzalez (Lead Custodian) - May 4

Andrea Goss (3rd Grade) - May 7

Tara Afflerbach (PALS PreK) - May 11

Trang Nguyen (5th Grade) - May 20

Dawn Geffee (PALS PreK ParaEd) - May 26

Lisa Crist (SLP) - May 30

Kay Edds (OT/PT PreK) - May 31

Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering for an event or committee? 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

May 16 - Family Third Thursday + Principal Meet & Greet
May 16 - Cell Phone Safety Night Event
May 17 - Kindergarten Picnic Lunch
May 27 - No School - Memorial Day
May 30 - PLE Spring Concert
June 5 - PTA General Meeting
June 7 - Family Movie Night
June 14 - Family BBQ Lunch
June 18 - Kindergarten Graduation
June 19 - Field Day
June 21 - Last Day of School
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