Jan
15

Registration Is Now Open For After-School Classes

Signups are now open for the spring session of after-school classes! We have an exciting line up with classes continuing from last session as well as several new offerings including a Dance class with Ms. Miller, video game programming, programming Dash and Dot robots, and cooking! Classes begin the week of February 5 and conclude at the end of April.

You can see all the options and sign up at: http://benrushpta.org/pta-programs/after-school-classes-and-clubs/

Registration will close on Sunday, January 28. Many classes will fill up sooner, so don’t delay, sign up today!

Jan
15

Passport Check Day Is This Friday

The Passport Club is a volunteer run geography program to help students learn the world’s countries, over the course of the school year. Each month, students are assigned to learn to locate several countries on the world map. On “Check Day”, around the end of each month, a group of parents volunteer to quiz the students.

The next Passport Check Day is Friday, January 19, in the school commons. Students should study the itinerary on their January maps. Recheck of previous months is also available.

If you’re interested in volunteering to check student itineraries, please sign up at
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F45AEAF2AA3FA7-check

(If your company matches volunteer hours, don’t forget to submit your time as a donation to Ben Rush PTA. Details at http://benrushpta.org/fundraising/corporate-match-program/)

Jan
15

Mark Your Calendars For Family Game Night!

Do you have a game you want to play but not enough players? Or perhaps you’re looking for some new games to play? Thursday January 25th 6:30-8:30pm is Game Night in the Ben Rush Commons. Bring the family and meet up with friends.

Bring a game to share, or play one of the card or dice games we’ll have set up for prizes. A pizza dinner for $5 per person as well as some other snacks will be available for purchase, free popcorn provided by the PTA. There will also be a raffle for some new board games and a gift certificate both provided by Crazy Timmy Games in Kirkland. Tickets for the raffle are $1 each, must be present to win. All proceeds from food and raffle sales go to the Ben Rush PTA. We need volunteers to help with food sales and supervising and handing out prizes for the math games.

RSVP here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d48adae29abf49-family

Volunteer here: http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0D48ADAE29ABF49-game

Jan
15

Thanks For Your Participation In Redmond SchoolPool!

We finally got the numbers from October’s School Pool and we raised $2500 for the Ben Rush PTA! Thank you for making this campaign a huge success and keep an eye out for the next opportunity in May.

Jan
08

Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly is This Friday

Hello Families of Ben Rush! Friday, January 12th @2pm is our schoolwide assembly honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. All grade levels will be performing song selections, with narrators selected from 4th grade students. We hope to see you there! Please email Mrs. Andrews the music teacher with any questions. amandrews@lwsd.org

Jan
08

Registration Coming For After-School Classes

Registration for after school enrichment classes will begin next week! We have an exciting line up with classes continuing from last session as well as several new offerings including a Dance class  with Ms. Miller, video game programming, programming Dash and Dot robots, and cooking!  Here’s a table with the list of classes by day and the grade that appropriate grade level. Classes begin the week of February 5 and conclude at the end of April.

Jan
08

Volunteers Needed For Passport Check Day

The Passport Club is a volunteer run geography program to help students learn the world’s countries, over the course of the school year. Each month, students are assigned to learn to locate several countries on the world map. On “Check Day”, around the end of each month, a group of parents volunteer to quiz the students.

The next Passport Check Day is January 19, 2017. If you’re interested in volunteering to check student itineraries, please sign up at
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F45AEAF2AA3FA7-check

(If your company matches volunteer hours, don’t forget to submit your time as a donation to Ben Rush PTA. Details at http://benrushpta.org/fundraising/corporate-match-program/)

Jan
08

Ben Rush 1st Grader Advancing To Reflections State Contest

Congratulations to Ben Rush 1st grader Neel Borate, who received an Honorable Mention in the Visual Arts category in the Council-level Reflections contest!

Neel’s artwork, “Our home in the universe,” will advance to the Washington State round of competition.

Good luck Neel!

Jan
02

Congratulations Reflections Winners!

Congratulations to our Reflections Winners ! The following entries proceed to council level.

Visual Arts (Primary)
Neel Borate – Outstanding Interpretation Award
Shrinidhi Anand – Award of Excellence
Shrinidhi Anand – Merit Award
Mitali – Merit Award

Visual Arts ( Secondary)
Anushka Oka – Outstanding Interpretation Award
Jessica Kang – Award of Excellence
Karen Zhen – Merit Award

Literature (Secondary)
Mahima Iyer – Merit Award

Music Composition (Primary)
Neel Borate – Outstanding Interpretation Award

Music Composition (Secondary)
Tanmay Kulkarni – Outstanding Interpretation Award

Dec
13

Passport Check Day Is This Friday

The Passport Club is a volunteer run geography program to help students learn the world’s countries, over the course of the school year. Each month, students are assigned to learn to locate several countries on the world map. On “Check Day”, around the end of each month, a group of parents volunteer to quiz the students.

The next Passport Check Day is December 15, 2017, in the school commons. Students should study the itinerary on their December maps. Recheck is also available on check day.

If you’re interested in volunteering to check student itineraries, please sign up at
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f45aeaf2aa3fa7-passport6

(If your company matches volunteer hours, don’t forget to submit your time as a donation to Ben Rush PTA. Details at http://benrushpta.org/fundraising/corporate-match-program/)

Dec
13

Sign Up For The Holiday Cookie Party!

We are still looking for 75 parents who are willing to bake two dozen cookies or other sweet treats to bring to our 8th annual holiday cookie party for our wonderful staff. The cookies can be dropped off anytime between 8-11 AM this Wednesday, December 13 in the Preschool Room.

Please bring cookies on disposable plates and we will have cards to attach recipe/list of ingredients in case of allergies.

Please contact Erin Zipfel at hospitality@benrushpta.org or sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0C49ABAC2BA64-8thannual if you’re able to bake cookies/treats for the cookie party.

(If your company matches volunteer hours, don’t forget to submit your time spent baking as a donation to Ben Rush PTA. Details at http://benrushpta.org/fundraising/corporate-match-program/)

Please help us continue this festive cookie party for the teachers. Thank you very much for your much needed support!!

Dec
13

Talent Show Signups

This year’s Ben Rush Talent Show will take place on Friday, March 2nd, 2018. Students in grades 2-5 are invited to participate. Yellow forms were sent home with interested students before Thanksgiving. These forms are due back to the main office by THIS Wednesday, December 13th @3:30pm– NO EXCEPTIONS! Your student may pick up extra informational packets in the main office as needed. Please contact Mrs. Andrews with any additional questions- amandrews@lwsd.org Thanks for your support!

Nov
29

PTA Fundraising: BRAG

BRAG (Ben Rush Annual Giving)
Last Week (4 more days to go!)

HELP US:  we stand to fall short of our budgeted goal since
we have only raised $15.3K (31% of our $50K goal).

This is our last week with 4 more days to go, so don’t forget to Donate NOW!

Some Incentives this week:
– donate this week to enter into the Daily Stikbot Prizes every morning this week
– the 7 highest donation this week will get your kid a gift card announced on Thursday morning.

Send the donation link to Grandparents and Family with your kid’s name and Teacher/Grade: http://benrushpta.org/fundraising/donate/
More Information? http://benrushpta.org/BRAG

Nov
22

BRAG (Ben Rush Annual Giving)

Week 3 Update (2 weeks to go!)

We have raised $9.7K (20% of $50K goal) so far…
The next prizes will be on the last week of November. Donate now to be in the drawings.

Our goal to raise $50,000 means an average donation of $125 per student.
However we strive for 100% participation, and don’t forget to use Company Matching (if you have it) to double our donation!
Don’t Wait, Donate NOW!

“BRAG Board” is at the school lobby where Parents, Students, Teachers & Staff can brag on what they love about Ben Rush, their classes, enrichment activities, teachers/staff & your kids.

More Information? http://benrushpta.org/fundraising

Nov
22

Save the Date for Cookies and Canvas Art Night

Thursday November 30th, 6:30, 7:15, 8:00

An artist from Cookies and Canvas will be coming to our school to instruct participants step-by-step to create an acrylic painting on a real stretched 8×10 canvas. All materials are supplied: paint, brushes, canvas, apron, and cookies; and you’ll go home with a finished piece. The paint is washable same day but we still recommend wearing clothes you don’t mind getting a little messy. Parents are welcome to sign up as well, and there will be coloring sheets and crayons for younger siblings. There are three thirty minute sessions starting at 6:30, 7:15, and 8:00. Cost is $11 per painter in advance, or $12 at the door. Space is limited for each session, so signing up in advance is strongly recommended.

Volunteers are needed to help set up for each session and cleanup at the end of the night.

Register at: https://cwsclients.wufoo.com/forms/mlfjt2319be66j/

Volunteer here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0548A8AF2EA4F49-cookies

Here is an example of what we will be painting:

Nov
22

PTA Special Session – Election of Nominating Committee

Please join us Thursday November 30th at 7pm in the Commons. The Nominating Committee members are integral to the PTA infrastructure and will work closely with the Executive Board to source candidates for any open roles on the PTA Board including executive and director level positions. If you have any questions about the Nominating Committee and how to get involved, please email our president Cristin McClellan at president@benrushpta.org

Nov
22

Sign Up For The Holiday Cookie Party!

We are still looking for 75 parents who are willing to bake two dozen cookies or other sweet treats to bring to our 8th annual holiday cookie party for our wonderful staff. The cookies can be dropped off anytime between 8-11 AM on Wednesday, December 13 in the Preschool Room.

Please bring cookies on disposable plates and we will have cards to attach recipe/list of ingredients in case of allergies.

Please contact Erin Zipfel at   hospitality@benrushpta.org or sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0C49ABAC2BA64-8thannual if you’re able to bake cookies/treats for the cookie party.

Please help us continue this festive cookie party for the teachers. Thank you very much for your much needed support!!

Nov
13

BRAG (Ben Rush Annual Giving)

Week 2 Update (3 weeks to go!)

We have raised $7.9K (16% of $50K goal) with less than 90 participants so far…
Daily participant prizes were really excited about their “Stikbots” & the next prizes will be on the last week of November. Donate now to be in the drawings.

Our goal to raise $50,000 means an average donation of $125 per student.
However we strive for 100% participation, and don’t forget to use Company Matching (if you have it) to double our donation!

Don’t Wait, Donate NOW!

“BRAG Board” is at the school lobby where Parents, Students, Teachers & Staff can brag on what they love about Ben Rush, their classes, enrichment activities, teachers/staff & your kids.
Here are some love from the kids in week 2. Please participate: How LOUD will you BRAG?

More Information? http://benrushpta.org/fundraising

Nov
13

This Week! Usborne Books & More Fall Book Fair

Monday, November 12th – Friday, November 17th

With over 1,500 titles Usborne Books & More has something for every age & interest! Covering such topics as science, nature, music, arts & crafts, puzzle adventure stories, classic tales & much more! We have the books that make both reading & learning FUN!

Family Night – Thursday, Nov. 16 – 5:30-7:30 PM
Or Visit our Book Fair Online Sale anytime this week at:
www.UsborneBooksRFun.com
(Choose “Ben Rush Book Fair” as your event!)

Nov
08

BRAG (Ben Rush Annual Giving) Has kicked off 1st November.

Daily participant prizes will be announced daily this coming week!
We have raised $2.6K (5% of $50K goal) with only 24 participants so far…
We need all YOUR help us reach our $50K goal so we can help our school.
Don’t Wait, Donate!

“BRAG Board” is at the school lobby
where Parents, Students, Teachers & Staff can brag on what they love about Ben Rush, their classes, enrichment activities, teachers/staff & your kids.

Here are some pictures of Week 1. Please participate: How LOUD will you BRAG?

More Information? http://benrushpta.org/fundraising

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