After School Enrichment Registration Opens This Week

Welcome to 2020! We are looking forward to more fun in our after school enrichment program.  Winter classes will begin the first week of February. We have some great new offerings this session– drones, cooking, green club, and more. You can view descriptions for each class on the Ben Rush PTA website. Registration opens this Wednesday, January 15.

Monday Beginning Choir (k-2) (Starts 3/28) Code Junior (k-2) Running Club (1-5) Beginning Drama (k-2)
Tuesday Creative Writing (2-5) Green club (3-5) knitting (3-5) All about Drones! (3-5)
Wednesday mad science (1-5) Game Time! (k-2)    
Thursday Stop-motion animation with Minecraft (k-2) Chess Club
cooking (k-5) Int. Drama (3-5)
Friday Spanish (1-5) trendy crafters (k-5) Badminton (4-5) AM Robotics Club  5th graders

Calling All Performers! Talent Show Auditions Are Coming!

We are proud to announce that Ben Rush will be putting on a Talent Show on April 20, 2020!

Details about auditions and permission forms can be found in the Music Room as well as the school office.

First grade through fifth grade students may audition. If your student is in Kindergarten, they may participate in 2022 as we put on the talent show every two years.

~The Talent Show Committee

Gordon Robbe, Robyn Hodges, Aaron Lotz, Cat Romero, Jared Nelson , , , ,

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 parent volunteers to quiz the students.

Our Passport Check Day is on January 24th, in the school commons. Students should study the itinerary on their January maps.

If you’re interested in volunteering to check student itineraries, please sign up at:

Open House for Westside Park Redesign This Monday

Westside Park will be renovated beginning in 2020 and the City of Redmond is seeking community input on the priorities for park improvements. The city is holding an open house to review design concepts this Monday, January 13, from 7-8:30pm at Ben Rush Elementary. Please stop by to share your thoughts, or fill out the online survey at

For more information, please visit