Category Archive: General News

May
17

Math Enrichment Update

Winners from MC 15 Kindergarten: Olivia Henaire 1st grade: Dhanya Peshkar 2nd grade: Malcolm Rahlf 3rd grade: Daisha 4th grade: Ashutosh Subudhi 5th grade: Enzo Mensah Great work by the following students who completed all 4 Math Challenges. Look out for your Math Challenge certificate and awards next week!! Kindergarten: Juhita Duvvuru, Olivia Henaire, Sritan …

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May
17

Field Day Volunteers Needed

Field Day is on June 13th from 8:45-10:50am (Wednesday). We are very excited to have some fun in the sun, but this event can only happen with the help of our wonderful volunteers! If you would like to help with this fun event or if you have any questions, then please email Mr. Johnson (bjohnson@lwsd.org) …

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May
17

Seeking Golden Acorn Nominations

There are many people in our school who go above and beyond for our children at Ben Rush. We would like to recognize those individuals for ongoing and outstanding volunteerism with the Golden Acorn. This award is presented yearly to volunteers who have given exemplary volunteer service to our school community. It is to recognize …

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May
07

It’s Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week!

Teachers provide so much to our students –inspiration, motivation and, ultimately, their futures. From May 7-11, 2018, the PTA would like to show our thanks and gratitude by treating them like a V.I.T. — VERY IMPORTANT TEACHER. There is NO expectation that kids need to bring individual gifts that week; however they are more than …

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May
07

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 …

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May
07

Participate In The Kite STEM Challenge

Did you know that Google is giving away $40,000 to LWSD schools?! The Lake Washington Schools Foundation is teaming up with Google and Kirkland Parks Foundation to encourage students to use their STEM skills outside of the classroom by answering STEM questions via an iOS or Android app. Not only can you win money for …

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May
07

Become a FAN of Summer School Scholarships

Lake Washington Schools Foundation wants to ensure that ALL students have an equal opportunity for academic and personal enrichment. That’s why we’re sponsoring need-based scholarships for LWSD’s newly expanded core summer school programming. With courses and camps ranging from STEM, drama, art and animation to music and more….there’s something for everyone. But unfortunately, not every …

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May
02

YOU Are Invited To The PTA General Meeting This Thursday

PTA General Meeting – Thursday, May 3, at 7:00 p.m. All parents, teachers, PTA members and non members are welcome to our next PTA General Meeting, where we will be voting in our 2018/2019 Executive Board Nominees! This is the second of three PTA General Meetings planned for the 2017-2018 school year. Please consider attending!

May
02

Math Enrichment Update

The final math challenge for this school year, MC15, is now available and is due back Thursday, May 3. For more info and details, visit http://www.mathinaction.org/ben-rush.html Congratulations to the winners of MC14! Kindergarten: Sritan Mankala 1st grade: Srikant Chokshi 2nd grade: Samprita Mittur 3rd grade: Karen Zhen 5th grade: Bhuvan Banala

May
02

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week Is May 7-11

Teachers provide so much to our students –inspiration, motivation and, ultimately, their futures. From May 7-11, 2018, the PTA would like to show our thanks and gratitude by treating them like a V.I.T. — VERY IMPORTANT TEACHER. There is NO expectation that kids need to bring individual gifts that week; however they are more than …

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May
02

Sign Up Now For Art Night II! May 10th

We will be having another Art Night with Cookies and Canvas joining us for a guided painting on Thursday, May 10th in the Ben Rush Commons. Just in time for Mother’s Day, these paintings will make a great gift for Mom or Grandma, or just a fun family activity. Parents as well as kids can …

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May
02

Great Turnout For International Night!

Thank you to everyone who came out for International Night. We had 30 performers, over 13 countries represented at the Table Displays, and a large table of food to choose from. The night would not have been a success without our great Ben Rush community; volunteers, performers, audience, teachers, staff, and especially our planning committee …

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Apr
24

International Night Is This Thursday

6:45 – Children’s Parade of Flags 7:00 – Performances begin on Main Stage and Pods Stage. Display Tables and Food open. 8:30 – Close April 26th is International Night at Ben Rush. There will be over 30 performances plus display tables and food representing 12 different countries. There will also be a world knowledge game …

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Apr
24

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 …

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Apr
24

FINAL DAYS! Donate Clothing To Help Support Our 5th Graders’ Upcoming Camp!

The 5th grade classes at Ben Rush will be hosting a clothing drive from April 11th to April 25th to raise money for camp. Bins will be placed outside the school in our parking lot to collect donations. We will be collecting items like used clothing, shoes/boots, linens bedding, towels, etc. They will even accept damaged textiles or …

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Apr
24

Math Enrichment Update

The final math challenge for this school year, MC15, will be available this Friday, April 27, and due back Thursday, May 3. For more info and details, visit http://www.mathinaction.org/ben-rush.html

Apr
16

Kindergarten Musical Is This Thursday

We are so excited for our upcoming Kindergarten Musical “Go Fish” on Thursday, April 19th @6:30pm! Kindergarten students should arrive at 6pm, which is 30 minutes prior to the evening performance. You will need to bring them through the main entrance and to their classroom and then go find a seat in the auditorium. Students …

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Apr
16

Donate Clothing To Help Support Our 5th Graders’ Upcoming Camp!

The 5th grade classes at Ben Rush will be hosting a clothing drive from April 11th to April 25th to raise money for camp. Bins will be placed outside the school in our parking lot to collect donations. We will be collecting items like used clothing, shoes/boots, linens bedding, towels, etc. They will even accept …

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Apr
16

Math Enrichment Update

Congratulations to the winners of MC13! Kindergarten: Sritan Mankala 1st grade: Skanda Prasad 2nd grade: Ishanvi Agrawal 3rd grade: Daisha Janjani 4th grade: Sanjana MC14 is now available and due Thursday, April 19. For more info and details, visit http://www.mathinaction.org/ben-rush.html

Apr
16

There’s Still Time To Register For International Night

We still have several spots available for display tables and for performances on the Pods Stages, as well as a few spaces left on the Main Stage. The deadline for registration is this Wednesday, April 18th. Ben Rush celebrates International Night each year to honor the international and regional diversity of our school community. It’s …

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