Board Position
Please submit nominations for the Spritiridge PTSA Executive Committee for 2020-2021 President Co-Treasurer VP of Fundraising VP of Programs VP of Communication VP of Volunteers Membership Chair We are looking for passionate volunteers who want to make a difference helping our school and students. Some positions may be held by two people, for example Co-VPs of Fundraising.  Here  is a Summary of Board Position Description. To be eligible for election to any of the above positions, candidates must be a parent of a student at Spiritridge next year, and have been a member of any PTA at least 30 days ... read full article
Amy Nagaichouk 
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Movie night postponedBhavna Bhargava3/6/20203/11/2020
Movie night postponed
Dear Spiritridge Community,   Thank you to all of you who were looking forward to supporting the Panther Leadership and Spiritridge PTSA’s Movie Night Fundraiser.  We have made the decision to postpone our Movie Night that was scheduled for this Friday, March 6 th  to a later date when a larger number of attendees could be expected.     Thank you for your support.   Panther Leadership Students, Coaches and Spiritridge PTSA   Thank you, Panther Leadership Coaches   ... read full article
Year Book Order UpdateCarrie Zhang1/24/20204/29/2020
Year Book Order Update
You can still order yearbook online. Deadline has been extended to April 27th for online orders through Lifetouch website. Click  HERE   to order. Spiritridge school code is 3043520.  Not sure if you've placed yearbook order before? Get details of your previous order by entering your email address HERE .  we are working with school administrators on a plan to have yearbooks delivered to school so that families can pick up safely at school. Stay tuned for more details to follow.      ... read full article
Arts & Crafts FairCarrie Zhang11/13/201912/14/2019
Arts & Crafts Fair
Join us for the annual Spiritridge Elementary Arts and Crafts Fair!! Support our school and do some holiday shopping at the same time. You will be able to purchase hand-crafted works from students and local artists. Sign up to reserve your booth today! For complete details and rules please visit  program page  When: Friday, 12/13/2019, 6:30pm - 8:00pm Where: Spiritridge MPR Reserve Booth: HERE  ( sign in required0 Questions: Email ... read full article
Spiritridge Panther Prowl Walk-A-ThonBhavna Bhargava9/20/201910/26/2019
Spiritridge Panther Prowl Walk-A-Thon
We Met Our Goal!              THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Thank you to all of our supporters and the people that made it happen! What an Pantherific Community!!  As of Friday evening we have raised $84,458 total donations and pledges. The kids will get to dump Gatorade on Mr. Hetherington!  A big  THANK YOU  to everyone who volunteered at the walkathon. Parent volunteers are essential in making the event a success!  It’s not too late to donate.  You can still donate through our website or send in cash/check payment. Kids raising $300 donation will receive a pet panther  ( ... read full article
Picture Day is Monday September 30thBhavna Bhargava9/13/20199/29/2019
Picture Day is Monday September 30th
Online ordering is easy!  O rder on-line at   The Picture Day ID:   LS119047Q0.  If you choose the on-line option, your child does NOT need to bring anything to school with them but a smile.  If you would like to pay with cash or check, a  paper order form will be coming home with your child.  Please return the order form envelope with exact payment enclosed by Picture Day, September 30th.   To make this day successful, we need some great volunteers.  Use the following SignUp Genius link to volunteer: /go/30e0c4ba8aa2ba2fe3-spiritridge1  . This is a great opportunity for new community members to meet other new and returning ... read full article
Teacher Appreciation WeekCarrie Zhang5/4/20205/10/2020
Teacher Appreciation Week
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Virtual scholastic book fairBhavna Bhargava4/27/20205/11/2020
Virtual scholastic book fair
Dear families, Our school is hosting a Virtual Scholastic Book Fair from   April 27 th -May 10 th .      The Virtual Fair is a fantastic way to get books in the hands of your students now to keep them reading at home. All purchases  benefit our school  and earn rewards Shop  Book Fair exclusives , best-sellers, skill-builders and more Orders ship  direct to home Book-only orders over $25* receive  FREE shipping Over 6,000 items to choose from through the Scholastic Store Online Visit our Book Fair Homepage and click “Shop Now” to get started:   *Free ... read full article
BSD family engagement surveyBhavna Bhargava3/6/20203/26/2020
BSD family engagement survey
    The Bellevue School District is conducting a survey on family engagement in order to strengthen relationships between schools and families. The survey was emailed on February 25. The last day to complete the survey is March 24, 2020. The survey is only five questions and is available in multiple languages including English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Korean and simplified Chinese. You can visit your school’s front office for more information. Survey results will be shared with all families in a   State of BSD Family Engagement Report   before the end of the school year. School administrators will receive ... read full article
The 50 th  Anniversary Celebration will be held on Friday June 12th (time TBD) at Spiritridge Elementary. All community members are welcome to attend. We are inviting all current and former students, staff and families to come celebrate 50 Years of Thoughtfulness. For many of students, staff and families, Spiritridge has served as the foundation upon which many successes have been built. The care, affirmation and support given to students and families by Spiritridge for 50 years, has produced a legacy of community and care. This was not accomplished by any one leader or person, rather by the collective efforts and ... read full article
Spiritridge Music Concert datesBhavna Bhargava1/10/20201/24/2020
Spiritridge Music Concert dates
“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” -  Pablo Picasso   Spiritridge Music Performances 2020   4 th and 5 th Grade Music Clubs*: Choir (singing) and Marimba Club (playing instruments) are extracurricular music opportunities for 4 th and 5 th graders at Spiritridge. These clubs meet BEFORE SCHOOL in the music room.   Monday, February 10 7:00 pm E ast Zone Choir* Concert at Sammamish High School GYM (Spiritridge Choir)   Wednesday, February 26 7:00 pm East Zone Band Concert at Tillicum MS GYM (5 th grade ... read full article
January updateBhavna Bhargava1/10/20202/6/2020
January update
Middle School Open House Tillicum Middle School – Wednesday January 15 th   6:30pm – 8:30pm Tyee Middle School – Thursday January 16 th 6:30pm – 8:30pm Odle Middle School – Thursday Feb 6 th 6:00pm – 8:00pm Big Picture, International, Odle – Wednesday January 15 th 6pm at Lake Hills Elementary     Seeking  Panther   Post  Editors for Next Year Join the Communications team as one of the Panther Post editors  for next year.   To help with publishing this newsletter, all you need is basic computer familiarity and an enthusiasm for sharing information a few hours every few weeks. This is a great way ... read full article
ski schoolBhavna Bhargava11/25/201912/9/2019
ski school
SKI AND BOARD Saturdays/support your PTSA! Registration Open October 1st. Join the Saturday Bellevue Ski School Community.  Give your student a full day of skiing.  All levels welcome - 2nd through 12th grade.    Transportation provided by BSD and Coach buses.  Discount pricing until Nov. 30th.   Support your school.  5% of every enrollment goes to your schools PTSA.  What a great way to fund extra school activities.  We have been Partnering w/Bellevue School District since 1958.  Info and Registration: ... read full article
MakerspaceBhavna Bhargava11/25/201912/20/2019
Makerspace Update: Our school Makerspace has been in full swing for a few months! Watching students ‘make” has been the highlight of Ms. Terry and my year so far. We have seen firsthand how Makerspaces promote critical thinking skills and encourage students to use design thinking to solve real-world problems. Thank you to everyone who has helped stock our school Makerspace with plastic lids, bottles, containers, cereal boxes, fabric, yarn, string and so much more! Our Makers have benefited and enjoyed their making each week. We would like to ask for your continued support by sending in any of the ... read full article
Veterans day assemblyBhavna Bhargava11/6/201911/14/2019
Veterans day assembly
VETERANS DAY ASSEMBLY: Thur,  Nov 14,  2:45-3:20 We invite all families, community members and Veterans to join us in our annual Veterans Assembly recognizing and honoring our Veterans. ... read full article
Book fair successBhavna Bhargava10/31/201911/14/2019
Book fair success
Thank you to all Spiritridge families who came out to our fall BookFair.  We hope you enjoyed visiting the bookfair.   Special thanks to our wonderful volunteers: Jennifer Bean, Jennifer Schultze, Jingwen Gao, Mary Yuhas, Zohrah Ghorishi, Amanda Johnson, Bo Yang, Jennifer McNamara, Deepti Khopkar, Betty Chempananical, Daisy Wan, Kamelia Enzler, Zixu Jiang, Zhiqing Hong,  Yulia Shtutina , Jenny Chen, April Sakchalathorn, Bhavna Bhargava, Holly Valentino, Manisha Taneja, and Ming Sysak.     Also a thank you to our wonderful librarians Kristi Rodgers and Erin Gehrke for their support running this program.   Thank you again and look forward to our next book ... read full article
Book FairBhavna Bhargava10/3/201910/30/2019
Book Fair
Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits. Every dollar spent helps earn money for our school library to use toward the purchase of additional book titles and much more.     Book Fair dates and times:  October 29 Tuesday 8:30am-4:00pm; 6:30pm-8:00pm October 30 Wednesday 8:30am-2:00pm Special activities : Toymaker Family Night on Tuesday, Oct 29th!     * NEW digital payment option: Book Fair eWallet! Now your student can shop the Fair cash-free! And it saves time for the cashiers! Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and to ... read full article
Oct 2 Walk to School DayCarrie Zhang9/27/201910/2/2019
Oct 2 Walk to School Day
Join schools in Bellevue and throughout the world to celebrate walking to school.  It’s great exercise!   It’s fun!  It’s a great way to learn safe walking tips It helps reduce traffic near schools  It shows you care for the environment   Pedbee will be visiting Spiritridge! We need 6 volunteers to help distribute Pedbee game card and activity books at entrance. Please sign up  HERE to help.    ... read full article
Pumpkin and a PoemBhavna Bhargava9/24/201910/23/2019
Pumpkin and a Poem
            Pumpkin & A Poem   When :  Wednesday October 23, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00pm Where :  Spiritridge MPR What is it?  Spiritridge families get together and each carve their own jack-o-lanterns.  Poems are recited by your kids, snacks are had by all. What Should I bring? : Please bring a gutted pumpkin, your own carving tools, a snack or treat to share. An adult must stay with the kids, this is not a drop off event.  Volunteer help needed. Please sign up  here Questions? Please email   ... read full article
Back to School BBQ - Thank You!Carrie Zhang9/6/20199/11/2019
Back to School BBQ - Thank You!
  Thanks to everyone for another fantastic Back to School BBQ!  It was great to see so many of you and your families. Lots of fun was had by all! A special shout out to Marc Chene who worked tirelessly to make this event alive!   Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers for contributing to such a successful event: Grill Masters : Ayman Elmenshawy, Joel Paston, Jon Messier, Kent Dang, Reza Borouman, Ryan McBride, Greg Taleck, Scott Chamberlin BBQ Volunteers : Ged Vanderkolk,  Amninder Randhawa , Jing Ding, Sage Wolf, Samuel Adams, Zhiming Yu, Jennifer Schiffler, Rashmi Raj, ... read full article
Vision & Hearing Screening Need VolunteersCarrie Zhang9/1/20199/11/2019
Vision & Hearing Screening Need Volunteers
  Vision & Hearing Screening will be conducted at Spiritridge Thursday, September 12th. The school nurse, Eileen Crispin, is seeking 10 -12 parent volunteers to assist with escorting students to and from classrooms, recording results, and managing students in and out of the screening. There will be ample explanation that morning to ensure all volunteers can choose a job they feel comfortable doing. Screenings will take place from 9:00am - 1:00pm.  Volunteers Sign Up Here   ... read full article
WELCOME to 2019-2020 school year!Carrie Zhang8/30/20199/13/2019
WELCOME to 2019-2020 school year!
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Spiritridge Elementary, a THOUGHTFUL commUNITY.  Spiritridge PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association) is a membership based, all-volunteer non profit 501(c)-3 organization. By joining the PTSA and becoming a member, you get involved and stay connected with school and community. By volunteering with us, you help support programs and community events. Together we can do more. Research has shown that parental involvement is a leading predictor of student success. It results in better grades, better social skills and a positive attitude towards school.  Our goal is to reach  100% membership  - where each child at the school has ... read full article
Back to School BBQ - Info UpdateCarrie Zhang8/22/20199/5/2019
Back to School BBQ - Info Update
Please join us for the annual PTSA-sponsored  Back-to-School BBQ !   When: Friday, September 6th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Where: Spiritridge Playground/Covered Area   This event is a great time to meet teachers and staff and catch up with friends old and new! The PTSA will provide burgers, veggie burgers, and hot dogs. Families are invited to bring a dish to share. To make sure we have enough food for everyone,please note the change - If your last name begins with the letters A - S bring a side dish T - Z bring a dessert              ... read full article
Update your student's informationCarrie Zhang8/19/20199/11/2019
Update your student's information
The Online Student Data Verification process for the 2019/2020 school year will start on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.  This is only for students in grades K through 12. Pre-school students are not included in this process. On Aug. 21, you can: Update your address online and provide the required proofs of address electronically. Update your student’s demographic data. Manage your student’s emergency contact list. Update your student’s photo permissions. How can I update my student’s information on Aug. 21? Log on to  ParentVUE  to update information. Upon your first login, you will be directed to Data Verification. Questions:  Please contact ... read full article
School Supply Drop Off August 29th 12:30 - 2:00pmCarrie Zhang8/19/20198/29/2019
School Supply Drop Off August 29th 12:30 - 2:00pm
  Class assignments will be emailed to families on Wednesday August 28th  in the afternoon. Please be checking your email to ensure that you have received that notification. If you have not received an email by Thursday August 29th, please contact the school office and we can assist you. You can find copy of the 2019-2020 School Supply List  HERE Or you can skip the stress of back to school shopping and take advantage of our supply kits! Order online from   -->  Type Spiritridge in the school search box.  Please note order processing and shipping time is 15 days.  On ... read full article
Amazon Prime Day - Support Spiritridge ElementaryCarrie Zhang7/14/20197/17/2019
Amazon Prime Day - Support Spiritridge Elementary
You can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on July 15 & 16. Simply shop at  and AmazonSmile donates to Spiritridge Elementary PTSA. Thank you for your support!  ... read full article
Reflections Art CompetitionBhavna Bhargava10/4/201910/30/2019
Reflections Art Competition
Reflections is a National PTSA arts competition. Enter for a chance to win prizes and scholarships at the National level. A student may submit an entry in any of six arts areas. Only original works of art are accepted. Click here for more information.  Students may enter in the appropriate division for their grade (Primary: K-Grade 2; Intermediate: Grades 3-5)   Complete entire entry form   Submit artwork and entry form on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29th AND WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30th before school in front of the Spiritridge office. (NO entries will be accepted after this date) ... read full article
Family Fun Night - Toy Maker Workshop Oct 29th Bhavna Bhargava9/13/201910/28/2019
Family Fun Night - Toy Maker Workshop Oct 29th
Please Join Us - Rick Hartman "School of Toys" will host a workshop for Spiritridge students and families.   October 29th, 2019  6:30 - 7:45 pm in the MPR (this is a drop in event, parents must stay on site)   Please register for the event   HERE  . A suggested donation of $10 per child will help offset the costs.   ... read full article
We need Chairperson for programs and events at Spiritridge!Carrie Zhang9/12/201912/20/2019
We need Chairperson for programs and events at Spiritridge!
Dear Spiritridge Community, Spiritridge PTSA provides support, both financial and through event planning, for many of the fabulous program at school.  Some of our events are in jeopardy because the chairpersons have children who are moving on to middle school soon or are moving out of district, for example.  PTSA is seeking new chairpersons to help continue the tradition of these fine events.  Previous experience is not needed; we can train and support you.  Questions, please email    Have an idea for a new event, please let us know! Family Science Fair   - The annual community Science Fair is a ... read full article
Join PTSACarrie Zhang8/19/20198/29/2019
  The number one reason to join the PTSA is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help your school . Our goal is to reach  100% membership  - where each child at the school has an adult advocating for him/her.  You can sign up to purchase membership by visiting our website  Why join the PTSA? 1. Join one of the largest volunteer organizations that advocate for our kids.  2. Build partnerships with teachers, administrators and staff 3. Have a voice in our school's direction by being able to vote on issues as well as decide on our next year's board.  4. Enjoy special member-only discounts locally ... read full article
Jubilee Service DayCarrie Zhang8/19/20198/24/2019
Jubilee Service Day
  Our community partners at Jubilee REACH are organizing a service day Saturday August 24th  (8am - noon) to help get Spiritridge ready for the new school year. There are  LOTS  of teachers looking for help setting up their classrooms. If your family would like to join in the fun, click  this link  to register. Please select “ Spiritridge Families " as the team you want to join.   ... read full article
School Supply ListCarrie Zhang6/22/20198/17/2019
School Supply List
  You can find copy of 2019-2020 School Supply List  HERE   Skip the stress of back to school shopping and take advantage of our supply kits! Order online from   -->  Type Spiritridge in the school search box.  Please note order processing and shipping time is 15 days.      ... read full article
Last Call for Corporate Matching!Carrie Zhang6/19/20198/18/2019
Last Call for Corporate Matching!
  Thank you to all families who have submitted for a Corporate Match through your employers this school year! We are fortunate to live in an area where so many local companies generously offer this benefit. The ISPTSA is a grateful beneficiary of these gifts which make your donations go further—doubling, or in some cases, tripling your support.     If your employer offers a Corporate Matching Program, please be sure to submit a request to match your tax-deductible donation. Spiritridge PTSA is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Local companies such as Microsoft, Boeing, Google, T-Mobile, and Expedia will "match" the charitable contributions made ... read full article
Board PositionAmy Nagaichouk5/11/20205/25/2020
Board Position
Please submit nominations for the Spritiridge PTSA Executive Committee for 2020-2021 President Co-Treasurer VP of Fundraising VP of Programs VP of Communication VP of Volunteers Membership Chair We are looking for passionate volunteers who want to make a difference helping our school and students. Some positions may be held by two people, for example Co-VPs of Fundraising.  Here  is a Summary of Board Position Description. To be eligible for election to any of the above positions, candidates must be a parent of a student at Spiritridge next year, and have been a member of any PTA at least 30 days ... read full article
Spiritridge Lip SyncAmy Nagaichouk4/1/20204/5/2020
Spiritridge Lip Sync
It's Lip Sync time!   Friday, May , 6:30-8:30 .  Start practicing your moves and style!  Students may sign up, individually or with a group, at the main office.  Students will need to submit their music by May 8th, 2020 with a designated 90 second clip that they want to perform.  If you have questions, contact Amy Nagaichouk at Nagaichouk@outlook . com     We can't run this favorite event without parent/teen help!  Sign up to volunteer!  Lip Sync Volunteers ... read full article
After school soccerBhavna Bhargava3/6/20203/20/2020
After school soccer
               “After Skool Soccer is the #1 athletic enrichment program in Washington State, and we are back at Spiritridge Elementary! Our professional soccer coaches will provide students with a fun, safe, and engaging session that will help the build both soccer and life skills. Our curriculum is game based, and designed for players of all backgrounds. We pride ourselves on being the best soccer program available to students and would love to have your student out on the field with us. Please visit for more information and registration. Please contact with any ... read full article
Orange Wand Magic Course - Seattle Magic AcademyBhavna Bhargava1/10/20201/24/2020
Orange Wand Magic Course - Seattle Magic Academy
Age s 7 - 12 Learn magic and life skills in the Seattle Magic Academy’s "Orange Wand” magic course (different courses offered can be taken in any order). All materials provided, including custom magic tricks, 8 "secret" file folders, access to secret online video vault, graduation certificate, orange magic wand, and more surprises! For Students of this school only.   Prerequisites: No prerequisites, different wand color courses can be taken in any order. Remember to Bring: Students are welcome to bring a snack.   1/13/2020 – 3/23/2020 (except 1/20/2020, 1/27/2020, 2/17/2020) Mo (8 days total) 3:35pm - 5pm Spiritridge Elementary ... read full article
January 27 School Day OffBhavna Bhargava1/10/20201/24/2020
January 27 School Day Off
Wizards & Magic Kids Camp                                      When: Monday, January 27, 2020, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm Where: Westminster Chapel, 13646 NE 24th St , Bellevue Cost: $50 per camper, $25 for sibling What: Slime Making Fun Games Snacks provided, bring sack lunch Crafts & Activites   See flyer for details: Day Camp Flier   To register: To pay online: : Supporting Girl Scout Troop 40333, BSD 9 th grade students & parents. Questions or help? Contact: Melanie at     STOP DATE: January 24, 2020 Girl Scouts is non-profit organization ... read full article
Arts and Crafts FairBhavna Bhargava11/25/201911/25/2019
Arts and Crafts Fair
JOIN US FOR THE   ANNUAL SPIRITRIDGE ELEMENTARY FRID A Y , DEC. 13 th 6:30-8:00pm     Hand-crafted works from students and local artists. Sign up to reserve your  booth today @ Support our school and community and do some holiday shopping. Questions: SEE  flyer FOR MORE DETAILS AND RULES ... read full article
VapingBhavna Bhargava10/11/201910/22/2019
Vaping: How is your school community impacted? Finding solutions to student Vaping is an ongoing concern of the district as well as local PTSAs.  Last Spring the Bellevue School District created a District Vaping Steering Committee to work on addressing the current and future needs of the BSD community. If you have any questions, concerns, needs and suggestions on the topic of Vaping, please email to by Monday October 21, 2019 . We will forward to Bellevue PTSA Council liaison to be brought to the attention of the District Vaping Steering Committee at their next meeting.   Vaping is not ... read full article
Bellevue SchoolPoolBhavna Bhargava10/3/201910/31/2019
Bellevue SchoolPool
This year, Spiritridge is participating in  Bellevue SchoolPool City of Bellevue program that encourages the use of alternative transportation modes to and from school in order to alleviate congestion at drop-off and pick-up times and locations. During the month of October, each student will receive a paper SchoolPool trip log calendar. This is where students will record their walking, biking, carpooling, and bus trips. Calendars that show students have taken at least one alternative trip will raise money for our school! Too far to walk or bike? Your student can still walk or bike—try “park & go”! Park within walking ... read full article
we need volunteers for Popcorn Friday!Bhavna Bhargava9/14/20193/23/2020
we need volunteers for Popcorn Friday!
  This is one of many reasons that makes Friday happy for our students!  For this program to continue to run, we need your help!  We need volunteers to help pop and bag popcorn in the morning and to sell during recess in the afternoon.  This is a great and easy way for family members to get involved and EVERYONE will love!   Please follow the signup links for:   1st & 4th Popcorn Friday SignUp: K & 5th Popcorn Friday SignUp:   2nd & 3rd Popcorn Friday SignUp:   ... read full article
Membership DriveBhavna Bhargava9/14/201911/15/2019
Membership Drive
When your child comes home excited about participating in the Walk-A-Thon, attending an assembly, enjoying a special Art day, reading with a volunteer or hired tutor, or inviting the whole family to Book Fair/Toymaker Event/Science Fair/Carnival — just to name a few — you have made a difference in your child's life through your commitment to Spiritridge PTSA. The number one reason to join the PTSA is to benefit your child! Our kids are worth the investment and a strong PTSA illustrates our community’s support to our school and children. You can sign up to purchase membership by visiting our ... read full article
Family Science Night and Science Fair are coming!Bhavna Bhargava 3/13/20204/5/2020
Family Science Night and Science Fair are coming!
SF 2020 is Wed., April 22nd. 6:30-8pm Come and have science-related fun! This is a school-wide event!  P rizes! Scavenger Hunt! Hands-on Science and Engineering Kits!    In addition to the display boards by  Spiritridge   s cientists, we will have several community STEM organizations on display.   All stud ents are welcome to participate!   M andatory for  all  5 th  grade general education  students .  O ptional   fun for all others .   Even if you have registered separately for the Academic Challenge program, you  must  register for this event. Ribbons and certificates will  only  be given ... read full article

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