Principal Message:                               
Hello wonderful Ardmore Families,


May flowers are here as April showers are ending (Kind of 😊)! As we begin the month of May, we start with a celebration our educators during Teacher Appreciation Week.  We have an incredible team of educators that are truly dedicated to their practice.  They are hardworking, compassionate, and innovative teachers.  It’s been a real privilege getting to know each of them this year and learning from all.  They inspire me each day and know they do the same for our students.  Throughout this week, many activities have been planned to demonstrate our appreciation of all they do for our students.  Families are welcomed to show their appreciation for their child’s education this school year.  Below are suggested ideas and ways students and families can share their appreciation:

Monday-Students can bring a flower or bouquet or a special drawing for their teacher!

Tuesday-Students can offer their teachers help to clean the classroom, organize, or do other tasks!

Wednesday-Students can wear their teacher’s favorite color.  You can find out what it is at the bottom of this newsletter.

Thursday-Students have been writing thank you notes to teachers all week, we will deliver them this day!

Friday-Students can bring a special treat for their teacher.

All of these are suggested options, but not required.  Families may select to send a special note, email, or do something else if they would like.  Thank you in advance for helping us celebrate the phenomenal work of our Ardmore Educators!


Principal Arroyo

Announcements: May 2-6, 2022


May 9-13, 2022
Monday       May 2 May 1st begins Asian American and Pacific Islander Month in USA

Students can bring a flower or bouquet to their teacher!

Monday       May 9  
Tuesday         May 3  PTSA Board Meeting at 6 pm


Students can offer to help their teacher clean or pick up in the classroom!

Tuesday         May 10  
Wednesday  May 4 Early Dismissal at 12:20 pm


Students wear their teacher’s favorite color!

*See attachment*

Wednesday  May 11 Early Dismissal at 12:20 pm



Thursday      May 5 Cinco De Mayo Celebration!


Thank you notes will be delivered to teachers from students!

Thursday      May 12  
Friday            May 6 Students can bring a special treat for their teacher!


Friday            May 13  
PTSA nominations
Kindergarten Registration
It is time to enroll new students 
New student enrollment (including incoming kindergarteners) for the 2022-2023 school year is now open at While you may enroll your students later, enrolling now helps the district ensure we have the correct staffing to support your students with the smallest classes possible.

If your student is already enrolled in a BSD school, you do not need to submit a new enrollment. They will automatically move up to the next grade.

Thank you.

Access this message in Spanish and Chinese.


Preschool community fair
 Preschool is hosting a community fair at Lake Hills for families with children ages 2-5 years old on Saturday May 14! We would love if you would share the Spring into Action with ELP fliers with your families. Thank you!

Spring Into Action Flyer – English
Spring Into Action Flyer – Spanish

Right At School Summer Camps
The RAS Summer Camp is open to all elementary school students (including those not currently enrolled in RAS) and ranges from incoming Kindergartens who will be 5yrs old to graduating 5th graders who will be 12yrs old or younger. Consider joining one of their camps this summer! Attached is a flyer with more information.

  • Dates/Times: June 27th-Aug 26 from 7am-6pm
  • Discounts: Families who receive DSHS assistance are eligible to receive assistance for the summer camp program as well, but must update their information with DSHS. Sibling discounts are also available to families.


If families have questions, please email or phone 425.495.6093.

Superintendent Search – Board Listening Sessions
The Directors of the Bellevue School Board welcome the community to join in a series of engagement opportunities that seek to center community voice, help shape district direction, and inform the leadership profile for the next district superintendent.
What are Listening Sessions?
Listening sessions are conversations for students, staff and community members to engage directly with BSD’s School Board Directors.
Who Should Participate?
Everyone is invited ― students, staff, families, and community members. Some of the session will be held in-person and some are virtual. The session on May 5 will be a large community session with all five board members in attendance. The remaining sessions will be smaller group sessions with two Board Directors in attendance.

Why should I participate?
Participants can expect to talk with Board members on important topics that help shape district direction and inform the profile for the next district superintendent.
Registration is required for all sessions, and attendance links will be sent to participants prior to each session date. Session dates and times are listed on the Spring BSD Board Listening Sessions webpage. Registration is also available through the district website or by clicking here.


Teacher’s Favorite Colors
Kindergarten: Second Grade: Fourth Grade:
Sheryl Elrod-Pink Hana Roberts-Pink Julie Anderson-Green
Sarah Mendenhall-Green Sherry Gaines Bahar Anjaz
Ana Lopez Third Grade: Fifth Grade:
Cassie Espinoza-Teal Sophi Becker-Pink Lisa Symonds-Blue
First Grade: Katie Korver-Pink Alissa Zaghian
Melina Marulis-Purple Carrie Engstrom-Green or Orange Preschool:
Shannon Chancellor-

Any color with Glitter

  Shamima Shahid-Purple
Emily Amadon-Blue   Lirio Silva-Green
Specialists or Support Teachers-If students want to wear their Colors Ryan Wahlberg (MLL Teacher)-Blue  
Griff Johnson (PE Teacher)- Eve Chan (MLL/SPED Teacher)-Olive Green Yifan Fu (SPED Teacher)-Mint Green
Emily Thomas (Computer Science Teacher)-Seafoam, Lavender, Glitter Maria Manca (co-teacher)-Purple Diane Peterson (SPED Teacher)-Green
Mary Bena (Art Teacher)-Green Mireya Frederick (co-teacher)-Navy Blue  
Miriam Estrada (Music Teacher)-Purple Alicia Rowe (Literacy Teacher)-Yellow  
Shira Katsman (Orchestra Teacher)-Yellow Bev Doleac (Literacy Teacher)-Burgandy  
Jolyn Danielson (Library Teacher)-Pink    


The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.