Category Archive: General News

Jun
06

Thank You Passport Club Volunteers!

Huge thank you to Ipsita Das and all the amazing volunteers for another successful year supporting our Passport Club geography enrichment program! We are thrilled to continue this program next school year and, with your support, many years to come.

Jun
06

Yearbook Update

Yearbooks will arrive soon! For those who pre-ordered, yearbooks will be distributed to classrooms and sent home with students. Yearbooks will be available to purchase for $17 (cash or check only) after school week of June 11th. If you are unable to make it up to school, payment can be left in the PTA box in …

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May
28

Math Game Night Is This Thursday

Please join us next Thursday evening for Math Game Night. Students in kindergarten through 2nd grade can bring the math games that were sent home this year to play with friends and staff. We will also have other math games for students to play together. Students and families from all grades are welcome! When: Thursday, …

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May
28

Save The Date For The Next PTA General Meeting

PTA General Meeting – Thursday, June 7, at 7:00 p.m. All parents, teachers, PTA members and non members are welcome at our next PTA General Meeting. This is the last PTA General Meeting planned for the 2017-2018 school year. Please consider attending!

May
22

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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May
22

Thank You For Your Teacher and Staff Appreciation Donations!

A huge thank you to everyone who donated food and their time during Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week. You helped us show our thanks and gratitude to all our amazing Ben Rush teachers and staff.

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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