Volunteers Needed for Passport Club

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 volunteers to quiz the students.

Our Passport Check Day is on October 25th, in the school commons. Students should study the itinerary on their October maps.

If you’re interested in volunteering to check student itineraries, please sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F45AEAF2AA3FA7-check13

Walk & Roll This Month With Redmond SchoolPool

Wow – Walk to School Day was a huge success!  Thank you to our volunteers who helped to pass out our safety item.  Let’s keep the magic alive and keep Walking and Rolling through the rest of October! Students remember to fill out all your walk, bike, carpool, or bus trips on your SchoolPool calendar. If you misplace your calendar, you can print a new one here or pick one up in the school office.  Every tracker returned at the end of the month helps raise money for Ben Rush PTA!  Email the Redmond SchoolPool staff at RedmondSchoolPool@redmond.gov or our Health and Welfare Director at HealthWelfare@BenRushPTA.org if you have any questions!

Board Thank You

It is hard to believe that the first month of school is almost over!  It’s been so wonderful for our board to meet parents at the variety of events we’ve been at so far, including Kindergarten Orientation, Meet and Greet, Open House, and Ice Cream Social.  The parent response with Volunteer Forms, Membership Forms, and Spirit Wear forms has been wonderful to see, and we are doing our best to work through these forms and respond to all interested families.  If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email me anytime at President@BenRushPTA.org.

After-School Enrichment Registration Is Now Open

after-school-enrichmentWe are getting ready for another session of after school enrichment classes!  Most classes will begin October 7, and conclude the last week before winter break. Registration is now open for all classes at benrushpta.org. We are excited to announce a few new classes this session– from knitting to Minecraft movie making, it will be a blast! The table below provides a breakdown of the programs by day, with the recommended grade in parenthesis. To view complete details (including class description, locations, and dates) or to register, please visit the Ben Rush PTA website.

Monday Intermediate Choir* (3-5) Beginning Drama
Code Jr (k-2) Minecraft Movie Making (3-5) Running Club (1-5)
Tuesday Cartooniversity Trendy Crafters Knitting (3-5)      
Wednesday Basketball (3-5) Mad Science (1-5)        
Thursday Pass the Potatoes Please Chess4life (1-5) Intermediate Drama
Friday AM Robotics Club (grade 5) Spanish (1-5) Badminton (4-5)      


Picture Day Volunteer Signup

Ben Rush Picture Day is coming up on Tuesday, October 8th.  The PTA organizes volunteers to assist the photographers during the school day and we need about 6 volunteers across the day.  We’ve split the volunteer session into a morning and afternoon session.  If you can volunteer for one or both sessions please visit our Sign-Up.  Please email President@BenRushPTA.org with any questions.  Thanks!

Walk To School Day Is Coming – Volunteers Needed

The Redmond SchoolPool program encourages students and their families to “Walk and Roll” when traveling to their neighborhood school in October!  By leaving the car behind, we’re reducing neighborhood traffic congestion and local air pollution, and providing our students with a safe, healthy way to get to school. Whether you walk, roll, or share the ride, you can help make a difference today.  Look out for your “Walk and Roll” tracker coming home this week to record each non-drive trip, and every tracker returned helps raise money for Ben Rush PTA.

As part of the SchoolPool program, Wednesday, October 2nd is Walk to School Day!  We need about 10 volunteers to pass out a safety item provided by the City of Redmond, from 8:30am-8:50am.  If you can join us please visit our sign-Up.  Please email HealthWelfare@BenRushPTA.org with any questions.  Thank you!