Feb
21

Family Game Night Rescheduled For This Thursday, February 22nd

Do you have a game you want to play but not enough players? Or perhaps you’re looking for some new games to play? This Thursday, February 22nd from 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 math dice and card 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 and raffle sales as well as setup and cleanup. RSVP below so we have an estimate of how many pizzas to buy.

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

We need more volunteers to help with this fun event! Please sign up to volunteer here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d48adae29abf49-game
(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/)

Feb
21

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 this Friday, February 23, in the school commons. Students should study the itinerary on their February maps. Recheck of previous months is also available.

We need volunteers to help check students’ itineraries. Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f45aeaf2aa3fa7-passport7

(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/)

Feb
21

Save the Date for the Ben Rush Talent Show

The Ben Rush Talent Show will take place on Friday, March 2nd @1:30pm. You are invited to come out and see all the amazing skills our students are ready and eager to share! It should be a really entertaining 90 minutes. Please contact music teacher Amanda Andrews with any questions. amandrews@lwsd.org

Feb
12

After School Enrichment Update

After school enrichment programs began last week! Students are enjoying their classes. Please remember to pick up your student promptly after class.

If you are still interested in signing your student up for after school enrichment, we have some options for you! There is still space for 2nd-5th graders in Nature Vision (Wednesdays), 3-5 graders in Dance (Tuesdays), and all grades for Spanish (Fridays). We will prorate tuition to compensate for the one missed class. Send a message to our after school coordinator for more information (afterschool@benrushpta.org)

For more information about Nature Vision, check out this link! https://naturevision.org/school-programs

For more information about the Spanish class taught at Ben Rush click here https://spongeschool.com/program-overview/elementary-school-k-5th-grades/#1493401864108-0f85f4bd-6336

Feb
05

International Night Planning Committee Volunteers Needed

Ben Rush International Night will be on Thursday, April 26th. To have a successful event we need volunteers for the planning committee. Experienced as well as new Ben Rush families welcome, give as much or as little time as you are able.

Please email Special Events Coordinator, Amanda Howell specialevents@benrushpta.org

Feb
05

Family Game Night Rescheduled For February 22nd

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, February 22nd 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 math dice and card 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 and raffle sales as well as setup and cleanup. RSVP below so we have an estimate of how many pizzas to buy.

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

Volunteer here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d48adae29abf49-game
(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/)

Feb
05

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 Friday, February 23. We need volunteers to help check students’ itineraries. Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f45aeaf2aa3fa7-passport7

(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
29

Registration Extended For After-School Classes

Don’t forget to sign up for after school enrichment classes! Registration has been extended through Wednesday, January 31. We still have space in our robotics programming class offered by Tech Venture Kids. Students will be able to program robots to play games, tell jokes, navigate obstacle courses, and more!

If you are looking for an activity on Wednesday afternoons, sign your 2-5th grader (YES, NOW OPEN TO SECOND GRADERS!) up for Nature Vision! Subjects include:

Feathered Friends: Observe our large collection of bird mounts to get familiar with the identifying features these amazing animals have. Learn about bird adaptations that help them survive in ways no other animals can.
Bats: Discover why bats are more beneficial than most people think. See why their scientific name means “winged-hand”, and play games to help you understand how they are able to eat 1,000’s of insects each night.
Apex Predators :Play games to understand why there are only a few animals at the top of the food web. Discover what happens when we don’t have these animals around to keep our ecosystems in balance, and learn what you can do to help them.

Sign up today at http://benrushpta.org/pta-programs/after-school-classes-and-clubs/

Jan
29

Shop at Crazy Timmy Games and Support Ben Rush PTA!

Shop at Crazy Timmy Games in Kirkland and support your Ben Rush PTA! Crazy Timmy Games is a small locally owned business that is family friendly. Specializing in board games, Magic, Pokemon, and D&D needs — there are lots of tables to try games before you buy. Through the end of February, bring this flyer and Crazy Timmy Games will donate 20% of your purchase to Ben Rush PTA. Come in today!

Jan
29

Ben Rush Passport Club Program Recognized by LWSD

The Ben Rush PTA-sponsored Passport Club Program was featured on LWSD’s website this week! Check it out at http://www.lwsd.org/about-us/district-news/~board/elementary-schools/post/traveling-the-world-right-from-home

Thank you to all the students and parent volunteers who make this program such a success!

Jan
29

Conference Week Lunch

Thank you to PTA Hospitality for putting on an amazing conference week lunch for our teachers and staff!

Jan
25

Family Game Night Is This Thursday!

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: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0D48ADAE29ABF49-game

Jan
25

Looking For Music Volunteers

Music classes are starting the recorder (flute) unit for 3rd grade this week! Yay! We need some parent volunteers who can come in and help test individual students on their recorder playing February 20th-23rd. It is preferred, but not required, that parent volunteers have some background in music (ie piano, violin, voice). Mrs. Andrews and Mr. Robbe will train each volunteer the morning of your shift. Volunteers will only be needed in the mornings for 30 minutes to an hour. Please contact Mr. Robbe at grobbe@lwsd.org if you are available. Here is our schedule:

Tuesday 2/20
Mrs. Yu 8:30-9:00

Wednesday 2/21
Mrs. Allen and Banas 8:30-9:00

Thursday 2/22
Mrs. Erickson 8:30-9:00
Mrs. Yu 9:03-9:33

Friday 2/23
Mrs. Banas and Erikson 8:30-9:00

Jan
25

Yearbook Coordinator Needed

The PTA is looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to help assemble our yearbook. If interested please contact Cristin McClellan at president@benrushpta.org

Jan
25

Registration Continues For After-School Classes

Signups continue 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, and programming Dash and Dot robots! 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

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

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