Dear Parents,

We had a wonderful first two days of school and we’re eagerly anticipating meeting the kindergarteners next week. 我们很高兴快看到我们的幼儿园小朋友!

As you know, we have a new recess lunch schedule this year and I’m happy to report that we’re seeing improvements already! Kids are eating more of their lunch and they have plenty of time to socialize while they eat. 今年的午餐时间比去年多了五分钟加上十分钟的进出时间。 看的出来学生们吃的比去年多也有足够的时间和朋友聊天。

In recognition that you are getting a lot of emails from various staff members, Principal Newsletter will be sent every three week from now on.  Time sensitive announcements will be sent home via classroom newsletters.  I will also include a Mandarin-language YouTube video that explains some of the highlighted announcements.  Even if you do not speak Mandarin, watch the video and you’d be surprised how much you can understand! 校长报告会在每三星期Email给他家。重要的情报会使YouTube的中文影片报告。

校长报告中文版 (学校交通)



Mrs. B



Extreme Heat

Our building does not have air conditioning and we will be in the 90’s next week.  Please dress your child in light and loose clothing and make sure they have their water bottles.  You might consider putting ice cubes in their bottles and pack hydrating snacks such as frozen grapes, berries, oranges, etc. 下星期会非常热。请给小朋友穿薄一点的衣服,水瓶, 和清爽的点心比如冰冻葡萄,橙子,等等。

Parking, Foot Traffic, and Student Safety (请看上面的Youtube影片)

Please remember to use the parking area directly in front of the school on the street.  The lower parking lot is now reserved for staff; parents and visitors can continue to use the upper overflow parking lot as necessary. While on campus use sidewalks and stay clear of the bus and emergency vehicle lane.  DO NOT use the bus loading zone as a drop-off or pick-up spot.

Finally, we will once again reinforce our rule of keeping adults off campus during drop-off and pick-up times; when you see the signs that indicate adults should stay off campus please respect the sign and know that this is our way of ensuring student safety. Due to our open campus, we need to have a good visual of the kids and that means keeping adults from weaving in-and-out of the kid lines.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Gifted Testing

Applications for gifted testing for students in grades 1 – 11 will be available online beginning September 1, 2017. District families interested in applying for testing should submit an application before the October 31, 2017 deadline at Parents of BSD Kindergarten students and 2nd grade students at Ardmore, Clyde Hill, and Woodridge do not need to apply, as these students will be considered for gifted services through the Kindergarten evaluation process.

To learn more about Gifted Program, please visit


Principal Tea and Volunteer Training 9/6

On Wednesday 9/6 at 9:00, please join me in the library for a Welcome Back Principal Tea. This will be a good time for us to get reacquainted and for me to answer any of your back-to-school questions.  Following the Tea at 10:00 I will be hosting a 30-minute volunteer training session for anyone who wishes to volunteer at school.  If you’ve attended a training in the past you do not need to attend.  If you can’t make it to this session I will host others in the future.  Date/time for future sessions TBD.

In order to volunteer at Jing Mei you will also need to submit an application.  Download or pick up at the office.

九月六号早上九点欢迎家长参加校长茶时(Principal Tea)。我可以回答问题和解释学校的程序, 等等。  如果您想要在学校做志愿者工作请您参加十点到十点半的培训。

Curriculum Night 9/19 6:30-8:00

Parents are invited to Curriculum Night to learn more about our instructional program this year.

6:30- 7:00  Classroom Presentation in grades 3rd-5th

7:05 -7:25 Whole Group Presentation by PTSA, BSF, and Principal for all families in MPR.

7:30-8:00 Classroom presentations in grades K-2nd

If you have any questions or can’t attend please contact your classroom teacher. We will upload our presentation and other curriculum related information on our website after the event.


Breaktime/Mealtime Programs

Grace Kuan is Jing Mei’s Family Services Specialist.  She can connect you with various community outreach programs that assist families such as the “Weekend Food Bag” and “Break Time Meal Time” programs that ensures children have access to meals when school is out. Applications are linked below.

Grace’s office is at Sherwood Forest Elementary and her hours are 7:30-2:00. Office: (425) 456-5734


SF weekend food backpack

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如果您需要周末和学校放假的食物支持请通知Ms. Kuan 或是景美办公室。

School Counselor

The role of a School Counselor is to support students’ social emotional health and learning. Our wonderful Ms. Maggie has prepared an introduction letter explaining her service to our students.  Ms. Maggie knows our students well and will be working closely with the classroom teachers to be proactive in educating the students.  There are times when your child might confide in you a friendship situation that bothers them at school or maybe you know that your child could benefit from talking to an adult at school who has the training to guide students through a rough patch.  Please do not hesitate to contact her directly.

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Ms. Maggie 老师是学校的辅导员。如果您的孩子需要在友情或情绪上的支持请通知Ms. Maggie.