Save the Date for A Family Discussion: Healthy Habits with Technology and Social Media

Ben Rush PTA is happy to host speaker John Holifield, Eastlake Learning Community BECCA Coordinator, for a discussion on healthy family habits with technology and social media. This event is open to all caregivers in the Lake Washington School District so feel free to invite other parents you may know. This will take place in the Ben Rush Commons at 7pm on Thursday, February 27th. We hope to see you there!

Biweekly Math Challenge Update

Congratulations to the WINNERS of Math Challenge #8!

Reminder: MC#10 will be available this Friday at


Winner Grade Teacher
Ankit Dhariwal K Mrs. Gryder
Isabella Neal K Mrs. Cook
Rohan Singhi K Mrs. Gryder
Victor Bondarionok K Mrs. Ogden
Aryan Thind 1st Mrs. Fleming
Keerthi Srisiri Battuta 1st Mrs. Fleming
Nethanel Alon 1st Mrs. Reynoso
Parithiezhilan Harikrishnan 1st Mrs. Reynoso
Dhanvanth Saravana Kumar 2nd Mrs. Gorman
Rita Liu 2nd Mrs. Gorman
Rudra Singh 2nd Ms. Brandow
Smriti Vivek 2nd Mrs. Gorman
Ahan Agarwal 3rd Mrs. Rane
Daniel Bondarionok 3rd Ms. Banas
Devika Pillai 3rd Ms. Banas
Zoey Liu 3rd Ms. Banas
Mohammed Dahodwala 4th Ms. LunBeck
Valentina Zhong 4th Ms. Oh


Registration Is Open For Primary Choir

This year, Primary Choir (grades K-2) starts on Monday, March 23rd. Students participating in other Monday after-school classes that end in March can participate in Primary Choir starting in April. Unfortunately, students participating in after-school classes that run into April cannot participate in Primary Choir as well; they will miss too much rehearsal time. You can register for Primary Choir here, or contact with any questions.

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 February 28th, in the school commons. Students should study the itinerary on their February maps.

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

Westside Park Open House On February 24th

The final open house for the Westside Park redesign is from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., Monday, February 24th, at Ben Rush Elementary. We will present the preferred design based on feedback from the two rounds of community involvement. We will have a short presentation at 7:00pm.

For more information, contact Jeff Aken, Senior Park Planner, at or 425-556-2328, or go to

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