Eastgate Elementary Eagle Sighting

May Pelto, Principal

Mary Colón, Assistant Principal

April 17, 2021

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Upcoming Dates

Coffee House – Every Friday, 10:15-10:45

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Spring Break – April 12-16

K-5 Remote Week – April 19-23

K-5 Hybrid In-Person 4 Days a Week – April 26



Attendance is taken daily – if your student is absent please contact our attendance office at 425-456-5104 or Eastgateattendance@bsd405.org


Reminder – the Week of April 19 will be a Remote Learning week for ALL Eastgate students. There will be no in-person instruction this week. We will see our hybrid learners in person again the week of April 26.



Grades 3-5 Return to In-Person Information

We are excited to share that at our most recent Hybrid Safety Team meeting the team voted to have hybrid classes in grades 3-5 return to in-person instruction 4 days/week immediately following our remote week. Beginning April 26th, students will come in their AM or PM cohort group for instruction Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Wednesday will remain a remote day.



UPDATED Out-of-State Travel for Students

All BSD schools are following current guidelines for out-of-state travel by requiring that students quarantine following travel. Students may self-quarantine for as little as 7 days after travel if they get tested for COVID-19 3-5 days after returning, and receive a negative test result. If students traveling out of state do not get tested, the self-quarantine must be 10 days after travel. In addition, we ask that all families follow all state and local recommendations and requirements for travel (click here).



Eastgate PTA is Looking for Members for is Executive Board!

Eastgate PTA is looking for anyone who are interested in supporting students, staff, and the Eastgate Elementary Community by serving on the Eastgate PTA Executive Board for the 2021-2022 school year. Your leadership will have a direct impact on the amazing programs, supports, and activities that our school PTA can bring to Eastgate Elementary. If you are interested or know of someone who would be a great leader for our PTA, please complete the nomination form below.

Eastgate PTA Executive Board Nomination Form

This is only an interest form, no obligation by completing. The Eastgate PTA nomination committee will then reach out to those whose names we have received directly to find out if they are further interested in pursuing a position on the board. Thank you. Stay well and stay healthy!

BSD Free and Reduced-Price Lunch:  Now is an Ideal Time to Sign up for Free and Reduced-Price Lunch (FRL)

If you think you might be eligible for free and reduced-price lunch, but haven’t yet signed up, here is the application:  https://bsd405.org/services/nutrition-services/free-reduced/   Why the urgency now?  There will likely be some government funds made available to families that have FRL status. If you aren’t sure if you have signed up for FRL, please call BSD’s Nutrition Services office at (425) 456-4507 to confirm.



Bellevue Schools Foundation Spring For Schools

Join us at Bellevue Schools Foundation’s Spring for Schools virtual event on Friday, April 30th at 12:00 PM.  BSF provides critical resources for our district and students, positioning BSD at the forefront of education with new tools including but not limited to:

  • Lightbox eBooks subscriptions for all Elementary students
  • Digital Makers for all Middle School students to create engaging web content
  • Music software apps designed to help all Secondary students practice independently during remote learning

Our theme is: Engaging Hearts, Enriching Minds. Our 30-minute engagingfprogram will showcase initiatives helping students with social/emotional health and wellness and programs that interject joy in the online learning process.  Please join us and our special keynote speaker and local celebrity, Duff McKagan, founding member and bassist from Guns ‘N Roses. Duff will be sharing, through personal stories, why your support is so vital to our students.

Please register online at www.SpringforSchools.com. If you are not able to make it to Spring for Schools, please consider making a donation online.



BSD Wellness and Resilience Group

Our Mental Health Assistance and Middle School Counselor Team invite our middle school students to join us in our weekly group sessions to support you in building your resilience tool kit. Some of the topics we will be covering are: managing strong emotions, building healthy relationships, coping with stress, and more. I highly recommend this program to all students as we continue to navigate this unprecedented year. Mondays 1:00pm – 1:50pm. CLICK HERE to sign up for Middle School Wellness and Resilience Group.




The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish Peoples. We honor with gratitude the land itself and the Coast Salish Peoples of our region, past, present and future.