Principal Message:                               
Hello wonderful Ardmore Families,

 

Its’s been a wonderful week of celebrations! Starting with Teacher Appreciation Week, students, staff and families participating in many activities to celebrate the work and dedication of our amazing Ardmore educators.  Throughout the week, we acknowledge the years of commitment and fun facts about our teachers.  Students loved learning a little bit of each teacher and were so amazed by the years they have dedicated to our community.  Thank you to everyone that contributed this week to show our appreciation.  We are most thankful of our PTSA, who provided our educators with many treats, a luncheon, lattes and more!!! On behalf our school, we thank you PTSA!!!

Us, principals, also received some very special tokens of appreciation from students.  May 1st was principal appreciation day and our students may Ms. Lo, Assistant Principal and I feel extremely loved.  Thank you!

Lastly, today we celebrate our School Lunch Heroes. We share our appreciation for all the waork they do on Friday, May 6, during School Lunch Hero Day. School nutrition employees must balance many roles and follow numerous federal, state and local regulations to ensure safe and healthy meals are available in schools. We are so grateful for Ms. Har and Ms. Maria for their extraordinary work and care!

Learn more about how BSD’s Nutrition Services staff go the extra mile to support our schools and students.

Everyone is very important and valued member of our community.  Our school would not be the same place without them!

Warmly,

Principal Arroyo

Announcements:

May 9-13, 2022

May 16-20
Monday       May 9   Monday       May 16 Spirit Day: Mismatch Day
Tuesday         May 10   Tuesday         May 17 Spirit Day: Sports Day
Wednesday  May 11 Early Dismissal at 12:20 pm

 

 

Wednesday  May 18 Early Dismissal at 12:20 pm

Spirit Day: Favorite Color Day

 

Thursday      May 12 PTSA Board Meeting at 6 pm

 

 

Thursday      May 19 Spirit Day:

Superhero Day

Friday            May 13   Friday            May 20 Spirit Day: Superhero Day
May 16-20 Spring Scholastic Book Fair
The annual Scholastic Buy One Get One Free Book Fair is happening in the Ardmore Library from May 16th – May 20th. Please see Flyer attached for all the information!

 

PTSA nominations
Nominations for the 2022-2023 PTSA Officers are now open! If you are interested in getting involved and running for office or volunteering, please contact volunteer@ardmoreelementary.org.

If you are passionate about getting involved in your child’s school, find out how you can make a difference! Please see the attached flyer and contact us for more information.

Our school benefits greatly from the contributions of our PTSA! Without officers in place, we can’t continue PTSA and we lose many of the benefits our school receives for our students.  This includes Learning Materials, Learning Field Trips, Learning Activities, Grants for Teachers, Books, Supplies, Coordination of Families Events and much, much more! Please sign up, the commitment is short term, but the investment is invaluable!!!

Thank you!!!

Change of Address
 

Have you moved in the past year? Are you planning to move over the summer? 
In the event of an emergency, it is important that the school district have an up-to-date address for your student(s). If you have moved, please submit a change of address form to SPResidency@bsd405.org  Please include the documents needed to establish residency.

If you will be moving over the summer, please submit the change of address information, within 5 days of your move, to SPResidency@bsd405.org .  Student Placement will work with you regarding your student’s school.
Thank you!
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Say Yes to the Test
Say Yes! COVID Test. Two times a month, WA State Dept. of Health

The Say Yes! COVID Test portal (SYCT) allows up to TWO (2) orders per household EVERY month, while supplies last. Each order/kit contains 5 tests – 10 tests per month for people in Washington state.

Family Classroom Input for Next year

We highly value your input! As we begin to think about next year and creating classes for each grade level, we would love to learn a little from you.  Please share with us what you believe is important to consider as we create classroom communities.  We will begin this process at the end of this month.  Please take a moment to fill out the family input survey and submit by May 22nd, 2022. You can complete by the survey by clicking on the following link:

 

Classroom Input Survey for My Child

 

Questions-

What is the most important thing your student will need next year to have a positive experience at school?

 

What do you believe is the best teaching approach for your child? Or My child learns best when…

 

What is a strength you feel your child contributes to a classroom community?

 

 

May Spirit Week is May 16-20
Summer Laptop Collection in coming!
We are collecting laptops at the end of the school year.

Students in 5th grade will receive a new laptop when they go to middle school.

Our returning students will receive their current laptop back when we begin school.

If any student is attending summer school, the technology department will prioritize returning these students laptops before it summer school begins.

Please reach out to your student’s teacher if you have any concerns regarding your child not having a school laptop over the summer.  We might be able to provide support!

Help students prepare for laptop collection:

  • Please remind students to save the files they want to keep for next year in their OneDrive and NOT their Desktops. Student Desktops are not linked to OneDrive. The taskbar cloud icon should be blue.
  • Do not remove any BSD Barcode labels.
  • Offensive and excessive amounts of stickers will need to be removed.

 

Technology Responsible Use Pledge

Technology Responsible Use Pledge link

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.