Eastgate Elementary Eagle Sighting

May Pelto, Principal

Mary Colón, Assistant Principal

May 2, 2021

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Upcoming Dates

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

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

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


Staff Appreciation Week

May 3-7 is staff appreciation week! There are many ways you can show your appreciation for our Eastgate staff. The PTA is encouraging students to participate in the following theme days:


Monday – Make a Movie Monday – send a quick movie/video to a teacher, recess teacher, specialists, or support staff letting them know how much you appreciate them for all they do.

Tuesday – Typetastic Tuesday – Type up a poem or letter

Wednesday – Wonderful Wednesday – create a wonderful piece of art

Thursday – Thoughtful Thursday – send a small token of appreciation

Friday – Funny Friday – send a funny joke or picture


Additionally, the Bellevue School District invites you to show your gratitude to our educators on Thursday, May 6, by sharing your appreciation through social media with the #ThankaTeacher campaign. From virtual stickers to digital certificates, click here to find all the resources you need to share your appreciation with educators.


Elementary Tech Center Updates
The Tech Center at Highland Middle School permanently closed on April 7. Expanded in-person technology support is conveniently available at individual schools, online, and via phone. Virtual elementary students needing in-person support may visit the new Elementary Student Tech Center at the Wilburton Instructional Service Center (WISC) – building 6. It is located at 12241 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98005, which is across the street from Wilburton Elementary School. They are open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact your school or visit https://bsd405.org/techsupport for details.




Resources from Mrs. Verschueren

Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund is accepting applications for funds now.

Visit www.immigrantreliefwa.org to learn more and submit your application today, you can also visit the list of amazing partners who can offer support here at Application Help or dial  1-844-724-3737 from 6 am to 9 pm to receive application assistance over the phone.

To apply for the relief fund, you must

  • Live in Washington
  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • You must have been significantly affected by the pandemic (such as losing work, contracting the virus, or caring for a family member who contracted it)
  • You must not be eligible to receive federal stimulus funds or unemployment insurance because of immigration status. Refugees, asylum seekers, COFA migrants, and DACA applicants are not eligible for the fund, since they can usually receive federal funds and unemployment benefits.
  • Your household must be low-income. This means that your household has an annual income that is below 250% of the federal poverty line. The maximum income to qualify for the fund depends on the size of your household.



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.



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.