Greetings from the Principals

Yusra, Kelly, and Tina



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Dear Parents and Guardians,

We wanted to take a moment to extend our gratitude and share our excitement as we concluded our first week of the new school year. It has been a fantastic start, and we are thrilled to have our students back in our classrooms, ready for a year filled with learning and growth.

During this first week, we had the privilege of welcoming our K-2 Arabic Heritage Program, a groundbreaking initiative that marks a significant milestone in our commitment to providing a diverse and enriching educational experience. We are delighted to embark on this journey, and we look forward to the positive impact it will have on our students and our community as a whole.

Additionally, we are excited to share that we are approaching Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to honor and celebrate the rich cultural contributions of the Hispanic and Latino communities. This is in line with our ongoing efforts to embrace and affirm our rich multicultural community and promote cultural awareness within our school.

We have planned themed assemblies this year to acknowledge different heritages.  For September we will be recognizing and celebrating Hispanic heritage in order  to provide opportunities for our students to learn about the history, traditions, and achievements of Hispanic cultures but also foster a sense of unity and appreciation for our multicultural community.

During September we have also been visiting classrooms and participating in read our louds highlighting different books that that elevates Hispanic culture and achievements. Our commitment to promoting diversity and inclusivity extends beyond Hispanic Heritage Month, as we strive to create an environment where every student feels valued and respected.

As we move forward in this academic year, we are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead. We remain dedicated to our goal to creating a nurturing, inclusive school for all students.


Tina Ying Bogucharova-Principal

Yusra Obaid-Assistant Principal

p.s. Please join the PTSA.  PreK parents, it’s not too early to get involved.  Welcome to the  Ardmore PTSA!


9/15 Vision and Hearing Screening for K, 1, 2, 3, 5

10/2 Curriculum Night @5:30

10/17 Picture Day (K-2nd)

10/19 Picture Day (3rd-5th)

Also, please visit the BSD Cultural Calendar and 2023-2024 Family Calendar


Student Safety

For the safety of our school, adults who enter the campus must sign in in the Main Office.  Please do not walk into school with your students in the morning.  We ask that you say goodbye to your child outside of school.  If too many adults enter without signing in we do not have the ability to monitor for strangers in the building.  If you have to visit the Office or your Teacher’s room for a meeting please sign in first and get a name tag.  If we see adults in the building without a name tag we will escort you to the Main Office to sign in.

We need your help to keep our students safe!


Text Us!

One of the ways to communicate with school is through text messages.  At Ardmore, we are happy to communicate with you using the Talking Point app.  You may receive messages from your teachers, Mrs. B or Ms. Obaid.

Please download here:

App Store

Google Play

“Talking Points” to Use New Phone Numbers

The APP will utilize new phone numbers this year. Bellevue School staff use Talking Points to send SMS text messages to families. Our vendor has let us know that this school year, the sender’s phone number will appear different to families than in the past. This means that when you receive a text from staff, it will appear to be a new sending number. If you attempt to reply to an old number, you will receive a reminder that the number has been re-assigned. We apologize for any confusion this may create. You will continue to receive all texts from BSD staff, but you may notice a new phone number.


Attendance Policy and ParentVue

All BSD families are asked to acknowledge our attendance policy. Each year families are granted 5 Excused Absences for extended vacations or appointments.  For medical or official government-related appointments we are able to excuse absences.  Otherwise, absences and tardies are Unexcused.  Please contact us if you have any questions.  Here is more information:


Parent Vue is a wonderful APP to keep track of attendance and schoolwide communication.  If your student is about to enter middle school, we highly recommend that you get familiar with this APP because you’ll be able to keep track of much more school-related messages such as Assignments and Grades.


Community Resources for Families

Do you need help with emergency financial support?

Bellevue LifeSpringis now operating two Bellevue HUBs at both Stevenson and Highland for ALL Bellevue School District families.

The days/times are:

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Monday and Tuesday: Stevenson Elementary School

Wednesday and Thursday: Highland Middle School

Please fill out the assistance request form that is on the Bellevue LifeSpring website: Emergency Assistance – Bellevue LifeSpring.

You can contact them at [email protected].

Staff member Maria Ferrari can be reached directly at 425-393-6139. That number can be communicated with by text message as well. She is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.

Our Family Engagement Specialists, Ms. Supriya Unnikrishnan at [email protected] can also put in requests for Right Now Needs Fund related support. BLS has a more flexible funding source that allows for a wider range of assistance as long as it relates to a student’s ability to be successful in the classroom. Ms. Supriya will know how to put in this request.


Vision and Hearing Screening

Kindergarteners, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th graders will receive vision and hearing screening this Friday (9/15) morning at school.

4th graders do not need to be screened because after 3rd grade the screening is only required every other year.

If we detect hearing or vision discrepancies we will report to you for follow up with your pediatrician.

For more information or if you have questions about our Health services, please contact Nurse Deborah at [email protected].


Curriculum Night:  Come hear about our classroom communities and all the cool ways they learn together!

Mark your calendars!

On Monday, 10/2, we invite you to school for Curriculum Night.  This is your opportunity to learn about our curriculum, your child’s classroom environment, and hear from your teachers.  For your convenience we are offering repeated sessions.  Please come to one of the sessions with your teacher and join the Principal session.  We look forward to sharing with you the amazing things that we observe each and every day at school.

Choose ONE of the Teacher Sessions

Teacher Session One (Classroom)  5:30-6:00

Principals Session (Cafeteria) 6:05-6:35

Teacher Session Two (Classroom)  6:40-7:10


Ardmore Daily Schedule

Safety Drills


Each month we will practice a Safety Drill.  The purpose is for students to have awareness of how they should react during an emergency.  Most importantly, to practice staying calm and build muscle memory to react during a real emergency.  The first five drills will be scheduled but the last five drills will be unannounced.

Each drill takes 5-15 minutes and after each drill we will answer students’ questions and offer further explanations to improve our procedures.  If your child has anxiety about physical safety at school please let us know so that we can assist them during the drill by providing a pre-drill warmup or alternative location to practice.

September:  Fire Evacuation

October:  Earthquake “Drop Cover Hold”

November:  Active Threat/Lockdown

December:  Shelter-In-Place

January:  Active Threat/Lockdown

February:  Earthquake “Drop Cover Hold”

March:  Lockout

April:  Fire Evacuation

May: Active Threat/Lockdown

June:  Fire Evacuation


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.