Eastgate Elementary Eagle Sighting

May Pelto, Principal

Mary Colón, Assistant Principal

May 10, 2021

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Upcoming Dates

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

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PTA Walk-a-Thon, May 15th

PTA Family Game Night, May 21st

Young Author’s Week May 24 – 28


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


Now Enrolling – Kindergarten!

If you have or know of a student who will be 5 years old by Aug. 31, they can now enroll in kindergarten. Learn how to enroll a student here: https://bsd405.org/schools/kindergarten/

BSD is also enrolling for our in-person preschool programs for children ages 3-5. BSD offers full and half day options for students. Research has shown that high-quality preschool programs boost the kinds of learning, social and thinking skills needed for later achievement. Preschool registration forms and more information is at https://bsd405.org/programs/boost/preschool/



Young Author’s Week

Young Author’s Day is a many year tradition at Eastgate and is a time to celebrate our students’ as writers. This year there will be published author presentations during specialists, opportunities for students to share their writing on a FlipGrid, and a chance for our 4th and 5th grade students to be in a Drama Club and present writing in a reader’s theater format. All this will happen the week of May 23rd.


4th and 5th grade students – Readers Theater for Young Author’s Day this year will be virtual! We will be rehearsing and filming (via TEAMS) the video for the drama portion of Young Author’s Day.

If you interested in helping with the Reader’s Theater for Young Author’s Day this year, would like to an actor/actress, helping with animation or presentation, please complete this form https://forms.office.com/r/QHh8bSYMWG due Friday May 14th. Scripts, rehearsals, and taping will happen the week of May 17th during lunch and/or after school.

Questions? Contact Ms. Angela at andersona@bsd405.org



Eastgate Walk a Thon!

One week to go!!! Walk-a-Thon Spring 2021 is May 15th – sine we can’t all walk together this year, here are some suggested routes around the Eastgate area.


Get your steps in Saturday morning and then walk by/drive by Eastgate Elementary between 11am-1pm on May 15th for prizes or to drop off any collected cash/checks.

Each student can create and access a personal webpage at https://eastgateelementary.walkstarter.org  Follow the link and click on “My Walkstarter” to set up an account for your student. The Walk-a-Thon is our primary annual fundraiser that helps over 30 programs the PTA sponsors each year. This is an excellent opportunity for the students to be directly involved in raising funds that benefit their school while engaging in a fun, healthy, safely-socially-distanced activity.

For more information, contact the Walk-a-Thon Committee at fundraising@eastgatepta.org


BSD Mathematics – Philosophy and Evolution
Please join us on May 19 to hear about the work in BSD to modernize and enhance our current P-12 math system and to have your voice shared. We will be joined by Dr. Ivan Duran, Superintendent of Bellevue School District; Dr. Phil Daro, leading international mathematics education researcher and one of the main authors of the Common Core State Standards; and Dr. Paul Conley, Mathematics Curriculum Developer in Bellevue School District.

The over-arching theme of our conversation together will be:

  • Why we need to modernize and enhance our current P-12 math curriculum and program
  • How other high-performing countries and school districts have made changes in mathematics to put students at the forefront and how BSD can lead the country in mathematics
  • How BSD can give each and every one of our students a global and national advantage to make them more competitive for college and career aspirations
  • The work happening right now in BSD and work moving forward to continue to modernize and enhance our P-12 math system

There will be time at the end of the meeting for Q&A.

Parent and community voice and support will be critical to the success of ensuring EVERY student in BSD is equipped to reach their college and career aspirations they want. This is meant to be the first of many opportunities to strengthen our shared vision and collaboration between our Bellevue Community and Bellevue School District. Click here to learn more.



Previous Announcements


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.




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.