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Monthly Acknowledgement: Indigenous People’s Month

Monthly Recognitions: Filipino American History Month, Dyslexia Awareness Month, Learning Disabilities Awareness Month, National Principals Month, Czech Heritage Month, Italian American Heritage and Culture Month, Polish American Heritage Month

Oct 3– LTI Family Info Night and PTSA General Meeting – 5:30 pm

Oct 4– Picture Retake Day

Oct 6- BP Robotics Open House and PTSA Stem Night -4:00-7:30 pm

Oct 11- Super Wednesday- HS PSAT and SAT testing (11th and 12th grade), Naviance lessons and High School and Beyond Planning (9th and 10th grade). Healthy Youth Survey (10th grade)

Oct 12– Healthy Youth Survey- 6th and 8th graders

Oct 13- Non-student day- staff professional development

Oct 18– AP Environmental Science Field Trip

Oct 18– Healthy Youth Survey- 12th grade

Oct 19- Family/Principal Coffee: PBL Focus- 6:00 pm

Nov 9- End of 1st Quarter

Nov 10– No School- Veteran’s Day


Wednesday Oct 4th – Picture Retake Volunteers needed!

We need 2-3 volunteers to help with picture retake day on Wednesday Oct. 4th. Please contact Beth Orr at [email protected] for more information and to volunteer!


PTSA Movie Night and Ramen Robotics Open House!

Join the PTSA in the Library for a showing of Wall-E at 6pm on Friday, October 6th. The Ramen Robotics Team will host their Open House from 4:00-7:30 pm. Families of the team, students, and people interested in Robotics are welcomed and appreciated to come.  We want to let parents know that Robotics is a great way to explore new opportunities and skills. Not limited to but do include team building, communication, advertising, engineering and programming. Robotics is an environment that can utilize your student’s talents. It’s a way to explore new horizons and create positive relationships with others, learn how to take advantage of their learning and applying their acquired knowledge to resolve real life situations, and make great connections in the workforce.



Our school is one of 20 schools participating in Bellevue SchoolPool’s Walk & Roll to SchoolPool campaign during the week of Oct. 2-6!

Bellevue SchoolPoo lis a program that encourages families and students to explore sustainable transportation options for their commute to and from school and alleviate congestion at drop-off and pickup times and locations. During the campaign, students and families are encouraged to walk, bike, carpool or take the bus to and/or from school. This fall, the campaign is centered around International Walk & Roll to School Day on Wednesday, Oct 4, but SchoolPool encourages students to try a new way to school any time during week! SchoolPool also provides students with blinking lights and a backpack flyer with travel safety tips, and participating helps raise money for our school. For resources including how to set up a bike train or walking school bus and carpooling tips, visit www.BellevueSchoolPool.organd look under “Resources for Students and Families.”

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From the PTSA

Please check out the PTSA Oct 1st newsletter here –

Please join us for the first General Meeting of the year held after the Learning Through Internships (LTI) information night on Tuesday October 3rd. The LTI meeting starts at 5:30pm and we will meet right afterwards, likely around 6:10pm



From the District

Apply Now -Students, family members, community members and staff are encouraged to express their interest in serving on one or more of BSD’s 2023-2024 Community Advisory Groups by completing the Community Advisory Group application form.


From the Community

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is a great opportunity for 6th-12th graders to learn how to start and run their own businesses.  The program is taught by entrepreneurs and experts in the fields of marketing, business accounting, product development, as well as students will have mentors to assist them with their pitch for the investor panel.  The class will start on Monday, October 24th.  Classes will be held on Monday and Thursday from 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the Bellevue Chamber office in downtown Bellevue.  The deadline for applications is Friday, October 6th. Don’t miss this opportunity!  Apply now by clicking here!  The deadline is Friday, October 6th.  Please contact Kim Fredericks, [email protected] with any questions.

Bellevue School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups.

The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Civil Rights, Racial Discrimination, and Gender Expression or Identity Discrimination:

Civil Rights/Nondiscrimination Compliance Coordinator Nancy Pham, (425) 456-4040 or [email protected]

Sex-based Discrimination, including Sexual Harassment: Title IX Coordinator: Jeff Lowell, (425) 456-4010 or [email protected]

Disability Discrimination: Section 504/ADA Coordinator: Heather Edlund, (425) 456-4156 or [email protected]

Mailing address for all three: 12111 NE 1st Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.

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.