Principal Message:                                          
Hello wonderful Ardmore Families,

 

It’s so hard to believe we are completing our last week of school, with only 4 days left in our 2021-22 school year.  It has been such a pleasure serving our Ardmore community.  The students and families are phenomenal.  Everyone has been extremely welcoming and supportive through such a complex year as we navigated COVID and a full return to school after two years.  Our students re-learned and build stamina to be back in school for all day learning.  We saw tremendous growth in our students from establishing key social skills for making new friends to attaining new academic skills in an accelerated manner.

 

Last week, teachers engaged in reflection by sharing bright spots this year, which gave us so much joy and inspiration.  Our first graders made significant gains in reading and many of them were so proud to meet reading standards.  To the point, we had one 1st grader come to the office to share he had reached his reading goal! We’ve had student make gains in their math learning and embraced our new way of doing math via Illustrative Math.  In many classes, we saw students jump in and share their thinking with classmates, taking educational risks and smiling while learning math! It was also so wonderful to see the growth of our 5th graders as leaders in student council.  We went from not sure why I’m here to them asking if we can meet every week.  During our weekly meetings, students came up with innovative ideas to build the culture of our school.  All students worked so hard to be great role models of our Ardmore 4 every day.  Towards the end of this year, I saw many students holding each other accountable and explaining to each other why it is important to Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe and Be a Learner.  Next year, we will begin by really emphasizing our Ardmore 4.

 

It wasn’t a perfect year, yet all our community persevered and got through some of the most challenging times.  I’m proud to close out this year strong and look forward to resetting this summer and continue serving this extraordinary community! Our families have been the key to success, and we are so grateful for our partnerships with you!  It’s such an honor to be here and partner with our wonderful staff and families to offer the best education our eagles deserve.

 

Warmly,

Principal Arroyo

arroyob@bsd405.org

Announcements
Wednesday  June 15 Early Dismissal at 12:20 pm

 

 

Thursday    June 16  Preschool Graduation:

Ms. Shahid Class 10 am

Ms. Lirio Class 12:30 pm

Friday

June 17

Ardmore Field Day from 12:45-2:15

More volunteers needed, see below how to sign up!

Monday

June 20

Last full day of school

5th Grade promotion Ceremony at 1:30 pm (5th grade families welcome to attend)

Tuesday         June 21 Last day of school-Early Dismissal 8:05-10:05 am

End of Year Assembly at 9:00 am (Families welcomed to attend)

End of Year Assembly on June 21, 2022 at 9:00 am
This will be a time to celebrate and reminisce about the successes we experienced this year.  Teachers will share their memorable moments and guide students through celebrating their transition to the next grade level.  We will also celebrate our 5th graders and spend our time giving our final PBIS awards of the year.  Families are welcomed to join us.  We ask that you check in at the front office and enter the cafeteria then walk to the section designated for families.  We will begin sharp at 9:00 am.  Please reach out to your student’s teacher to arrange dismissal (bus, car pick up or walker).  Our school day will conclude at 10:05 am. We look forward to an end of year celebration.
Field Day Volunteers
Field day is set for June 17th from 12:45-2:15.

We need all the volunteers we can get! Please consider signing up and join us for a fun afternoon with students at Ardmore! Dress for the weather, but most importantly let’s have fun!

 

To sign up, please click on the link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080445AAAC22A7F85-field

New PTSA Officers
A big shout out to our nomination committee who supported the process to recruiting our new PTSA members.  We are so excited to announce that PTSA will continue at Ardmore under the leadership of the following 2022-2023 board members:

President-Ludwig DeLeon

Vice-President-Snehalatha Anumala and Sheena Barretto

Treasurer-Ryan Sugden

Secretary-Pritha Das and Lydia DeLeon

 

Looking forward to working with our PTSA in 2022-23!

 

Also thank you so much for all the hard work of our PTSA board members this year.  You have been an incredible partner and we are so thankful for all your wonderful contributions to helping us run our school.

2021-2022 PTSA board members:

President-Stephen Wallace

Vice-President-Ashli Rasmussen

Treasurer-Ryan Sugden

Secretary-Robin Buckmiller

 

PTSA is open to everyone, and it is a great way to get involved with your child’s education.  We hope you will consider joining and consider volunteering in the future.  Help and support is always welcomed!

Parking during School Day Activities
Please avoid parking on the bus lane and car pick up lane unless you plan to leave by 1:50 pm.  Busses and Cars picking up students at the end of the day begin to arrive at 2:15 (sometimes earlier).  If you park there when busses arrive, you may find yourself stuck or create congestion.  Please be mindful of this and utilize the side streets, parking lot spaces or consider walking if you live nearby.

 

*Also, please notify your student teacher if you plan to take your child home after concluding an activity and make sure to sign the student out.

Right At School Program 2022-2023 School Year
Right At School (RAS) program announce that Fall Registration is now open.  And even more exciting – they are giving away After School for Life!  Please see the attached flyer giving more information on that.
Kindergarten Enrollment
Kindergarten Enrollment is Open Now!
Don’t wait until fall, sign up today for the 2022-23 school year! Learn more about the Bellevue School District Kindergarten programs, including our dual language and immersion K-12 programs, and enroll today! More information available on the Kindergarten Enrollment webpage.
Dual Language and Immersion Program Enrollment
Dual Language and Immersion Program Enrollment – Spaces Still Available 
We are excited to announce we still have some space in our Spanish Immersion and Spanish Dual Language programs for incoming kindergarteners. If you have an incoming kindergartener and are interested, please make sure to complete the application form found below. Apply at your earliest convenience. Spaces are limited, and students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.Spanish Dual Language Application
Spanish Immersion Application
Free Summer Meals
Children 18 and younger are welcome to participate in the free summer meal program offered by Nutrition Services. The summer meal program provides free, nutritious meals to help children get the nutrition they need to learn, play and grow. Summer meals will be offered at Lake Hills Elementary and Sammamish High school.

Learn how to access summer meals through BSD and other providers in our region.

Summer Laptop Collection is 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

Nutrition Services
Nutrition Services Updates 2022-2023 
As we prepare for the reopening of school on September 1, 2022, families should anticipate that free meals will no longer be available for all students attending a BSD school. With the expiration of USDA waivers at the end of this school year, Nutrition Services will return to traditional methods of payment for school meals (free, reduced price or paid).Look for the 2022-2023 application for school meal benefits online on the Free & Reduced Price Meals webpage by August 15, 2022.

New: Students determined to be eligible for reduced price school meals will be able to receive lunch for free. Due to new state funding, the $0.40 copay for a reduced price lunch will no longer be collected. Students eligible for reduced price school meals will continue to receive breakfast for free in schools that offer the program.

 

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.