Panther Leadership Club
Panther Leadership Club is a group of 4th and 5th grade students from Spiritridge.  Here is more information about events they are planning at school. 1)     Kindness T-shirt Panther Leadership Club is selling a Spiritridge Kindness T-Shirt. The purpose of this shirt is to create a sense of community among our wonderful students, staff, and families. Any profit that is made from the t-shirt sales will benefit hurricane reliefs through the Red Cross. This shirt will be on sale from November 22 nd to December 6 th . Please follow the link to purchase yours now! Don’t forget to ... read full article
Author:
Jennifer Schultze 
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11/23/2017-12/15/2017

Arts and Crafts Fair
  CALLING ALL ARTISTS! Sign Up for the Arts & Crafts Fair   Join us for our annual Arts and Crafts Fair featuring over 30 booths selling handcrafted items and baked goods with a DIY crafting area for kids and adults. WHEN :  Fri, Dec. 8th ,  6:30-8:00PM  (artists set up at  6:00 ) WHERE:  Spiritridge Elementary MPR Sign up today and reserve a booth to sell your  original, hand-made  items. Be as creative as you would like in setting up your display (swag, signs, whatever you can think of to attract shoppers) and have fun running your own shop. This ... read full article
Author:
Jennifer Schultze 
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11/21/2017-12/9/2017

Scrip is back in time for holidays!
It's time for Scrip again!  Scrip is perfect for the holidays! Scrip is where you buy gift cards for local and online stores you already visit, and Spiritridge gets a portion back.  You can give the gift cards as gifts themselves, or use them for your shopping! You can order in a couple of ways: Download the letter and order form  here.   You can send in the completed order form and payment (cash, check, or proof of online payment) to the office with your student.  If you would like to pay online, please visit  Scrip purchasing. You can visit  ... read full article
Author:
Allison George 
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11/18/2017-12/2/2017

Sign Up for Ski Bus - 2018
Ski bus registration is now open!  Starting January 10th 2018 and finishing on February 14th, the Ski bus leaves Spiritridge after school on Wednesday and returns between 6 and 6:30 pm.   To register please print out and mail with tuition the forms attached.  Forms can be returned to: SSCS 204 165th Ave SE Bellevue WA 98008.  Information about the program and additional contact information for SSCS can be found online at www.snowsportconsultingservice.com Passes to Snoqualmie can be purchased through the mountain and instructions on how to purchase the pass will be provided once your registration is received.    Parent ... read full article
Author:
Sarah Keibler 
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11/11/2017-1/31/2018

Academic Challenge!
The Academic Challenge sign ups are ready!  The Academic Challenge is an optional program that rewards students for going above and beyond and completing challenges outside of school.  Community Service is a requirement, and there are a number of options in the Arts, Culture, Wellness, Reading, Math, and Technology.  Visit the  sign up page  to find out more information and to sign up. ... read full article
Author:
Allison George 
Show from:
11/5/2017-12/15/2017
2017 commUNITY WalkathonJennifer Schultze9/30/201710/14/2017
2017 commUNITY Walkathon
Get ready to walk, Spiritridge Panthers! Our annual  walkathon  is coming up on Thursday, October 12th! THE WALKATHON IS OUR MAIN FUNDRAISER this year!   Remember, pledges must be submitted by Tuesday , October 10th, to qualify for prizes!     Why Donate to the PTSA? With your donation this year, we will continue to help every Spiritridge student succeed!     T he funds will be used for classroom aides and reading support, as well as curriculum enhancement activities both inside and outside the classroom.  Where the money is going this year is described below: ·          Classroom Support Staff · ... read full article
Running ClubJennifer Schultze11/1/201711/13/2017
Running Club
Running Club is up and running :) Running Club has started off with a bang!!  Your child can run laps and earn prizes for every 5 miles ran and will get a marathon medal once they complete 26.2 miles. This will happen at afternoon recess from 1 to 2:45 on Tuesdays and Fridays before school from 8:10 to 8:40. If your child wants to run on Fridays they need to have a signed permission slip turned in. We need at least 4 volunteers for each time to make this happen. If we can’t get 4 volunteers, we can’t have running club. Please ... read full article
Family Fun Night - Toy Maker WorkshopSarah Keibler10/4/201710/17/2017
Family Fun Night - Toy Maker Workshop
Please Join Us - Rick Hartman "School of Toys" will host a workshop for Spiritridge students and families.  A $5 per family suggested donation is being requested.  October 17th, 2017 6:30 - 8:00 pm in the MPR (this is a drop in event, parents must stay on site) Please register in advance here ... read full article
Panther Leadership Club Jennifer Schultze11/23/201712/15/2017
Panther Leadership Club
Panther Leadership Club is a group of 4th and 5th grade students from Spiritridge.  Here is more information about events they are planning at school. 1)     Kindness T-shirt Panther Leadership Club is selling a Spiritridge Kindness T-Shirt. The purpose of this shirt is to create a sense of community among our wonderful students, staff, and families. Any profit that is made from the t-shirt sales will benefit hurricane reliefs through the Red Cross. This shirt will be on sale from November 22 nd to December 6 th . Please follow the link to purchase yours now! Don’t forget to ... read full article
Arts and Crafts FairJennifer Schultze11/21/201712/9/2017
Arts and Crafts Fair
  CALLING ALL ARTISTS! Sign Up for the Arts & Crafts Fair   Join us for our annual Arts and Crafts Fair featuring over 30 booths selling handcrafted items and baked goods with a DIY crafting area for kids and adults. WHEN :  Fri, Dec. 8th ,  6:30-8:00PM  (artists set up at  6:00 ) WHERE:  Spiritridge Elementary MPR Sign up today and reserve a booth to sell your  original, hand-made  items. Be as creative as you would like in setting up your display (swag, signs, whatever you can think of to attract shoppers) and have fun running your own shop. This ... read full article
Scrip is back in time for holidays!Allison George11/18/201712/2/2017
Scrip is back in time for holidays!
It's time for Scrip again!  Scrip is perfect for the holidays! Scrip is where you buy gift cards for local and online stores you already visit, and Spiritridge gets a portion back.  You can give the gift cards as gifts themselves, or use them for your shopping! You can order in a couple of ways: Download the letter and order form  here.   You can send in the completed order form and payment (cash, check, or proof of online payment) to the office with your student.  If you would like to pay online, please visit  Scrip purchasing. You can visit  ... read full article
Sign Up for Ski Bus - 2018Sarah Keibler11/11/20171/31/2018
Sign Up for Ski Bus - 2018
Ski bus registration is now open!  Starting January 10th 2018 and finishing on February 14th, the Ski bus leaves Spiritridge after school on Wednesday and returns between 6 and 6:30 pm.   To register please print out and mail with tuition the forms attached.  Forms can be returned to: SSCS 204 165th Ave SE Bellevue WA 98008.  Information about the program and additional contact information for SSCS can be found online at www.snowsportconsultingservice.com Passes to Snoqualmie can be purchased through the mountain and instructions on how to purchase the pass will be provided once your registration is received.    Parent ... read full article
Academic Challenge!Allison George11/5/201712/15/2017
Academic Challenge!
The Academic Challenge sign ups are ready!  The Academic Challenge is an optional program that rewards students for going above and beyond and completing challenges outside of school.  Community Service is a requirement, and there are a number of options in the Arts, Culture, Wellness, Reading, Math, and Technology.  Visit the  sign up page  to find out more information and to sign up. ... read full article
Math Challenge TournamentJennifer Schultze10/31/201711/17/2017
Math Challenge Tournament
Spiritridge Math Club Info Math Challenge Tournament Info: When :  December 11 , 2017  at 6:45 pm  to 8 pm  Where : Spiritridge MPR Cost : $20 per child Register by :  November 17 , 2017 Register How: Need to use this link for Spiritridge registration:   http://www.ellipsisacademy.com /store/p227/Spiritridge_Elemen tary_2017_Math_Challenge_ Tournament_.html More info: For grades 2-5 (individual mental math and problem solving sections)  http://www.ellipsisacademy.com/math-challenge-tournament-fall-2017.html Math Kangaroo  registration is expected to open in late October and will close on December 10, 2017. Also, please review and bookmark these links as competition information and parent resources will be updated over time: bit.ly ... read full article
Register for the Spelling Bee!Jennifer Schultze10/24/201711/13/2017
Register for the Spelling Bee!
The Spelling Bee is open to all interested 1st - 5th grade students.   Register  online by Monday, November 13th . Once your child is registered, word lists will be sent to you via email. Students are expected to study the words in the list on their own time. Spiritridge PTSA will not be organizing any group study times.  The competition will take place in two rounds; more information about the format will be included with your word lists.   1 st -3 rd grade Preliminary Round:  Wednesday, January 10 th , 6:30-8:00pm 4 th -5 th grade Preliminary Round:  ... read full article
Walk-A-Thon ResultsWeb Master10/21/201710/30/2017
Walk-A-Thon Results
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!  WE MET OUR GOAL THE KIDS GET TO DUMP GATORADE ON MR. HETHERINGTON!!!   It’s not too late to donate if you still want to contribute to the School.   Register and Donate Here! As of Last Wed (10/18) we had the following totals: Pledged total:                   $47,608.00 Collected total:                 $42,725.00    Potential matches:          $17,111.00 Please join us on Friday October 27th from 2:45-3:15 on the Spiritridge Playground to celebrate and watch as Principal Hetherington gets doused. ... read full article
Pumpkin and a PoemWeb Master10/16/201710/26/2017
Pumpkin and a Poem
When: Thursday, October 26, 6:30pm - 8pm Where: Spiritridge MPR Please join us for our PTSA sponsored annual "Pumpkin and A Poem" event! Bring your own pumpkins (gutted at home strongly preferred), carving tools, and a dessert, fruit, or snack to share, and have fun carving pumpkins with friends, while meeting other Spiritridge families. Students are encouraged to read or sing either known Halloween poems or songs, or their own original Halloween poems or songs (optional). Come join the fun on October 26! An adult must  stay with the kids, this is not a drop-off event. Volunteers needed.  Please sign-up at  ... read full article
Please join us in the Spiritridge Library for our Fall Book Fair!Web Master10/1/201710/18/2017
Please join us in the Spiritridge Library for our Fall Book Fair!
  October 17th  8:00am - 4:00pm  6:30pm - 8:00pm   -  October18th  8:00am - 1:30pm Every dollar spent helps earn money for our school library to use toward the purchase of additional book titles, and much more. * PLEASE NOTE : An adult must accompany all students attending the book fair before and after school.Hallways and classrooms are closed during after school hours. Parents must use marked parking and should not leave cars in the drop off area. Calling all volunteers ! Does your student love the Book Fair? Without volunteers we can’t make this event happen, so please visit  ... read full article
Picture Day is Thursday, September 28th. Web Master9/17/20179/28/2017
Picture Day is Thursday, September 28th. 
Please return the order form envelope with payment enclosed, or you may order on-line at  www.mylifetouch.com   The Picture Day ID:   LS117093Q0.    If you choose the on-line option, please print the confirmation and send it to school with your student on September 28th. To make this day successful, we need some great volunteers.  Use the following Sign Up Genius to volunteer:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050844A8A62DA64-spiritridge1  .  If you have any questions, please contact Betsy Vo at  bmv329@gmail.com . ... read full article
Help Spiritridge with Scrip!Allison George9/11/20179/20/2017
Help Spiritridge with Scrip!
You still have time to help Spiritridge and order Scrip!  Scrip is where you buy gift cards for local and online stores you already visit, and Spiritridge gets a portion back.  You can order in a couple of ways: Download the letter and order form  here.   You can send in the completed order form and payment (cash, check, or proof of online payment) to the office with your student.  If you would like to pay online, please visit  Scrip purchasing. You can visit www.shopwithscrip.com,  set up an account, order your gift cards, and print out your order.  Submit this ... read full article
Volunteer OpportunitiesJennifer Schultze9/5/20179/19/2017
Volunteer Opportunities
Looking to be involved at Spiritridge?  Volunteers are the lifeblood of our commUNITY!  PTSA programs and events wouldn't be possible without the dedication of our many wonderful volunteers.  Take a look at the variety of volunteer needs and get involved today.  Thank you for your support!  Key Needs: Library Helpers:  volunteer during a classroom library time each week.  This position can be shared between multiple parents.  Popcorn:  pop and fill popcorn bags or sell popcorn during second recess on Fridays.  A student favorite! Visit https://spiritridgeptsa.ourschoolpages.com/Packet/Volunteer/VolunteeringPacketPage/1 for more information or to signup or email volunteers@spiritridge.org with questions. Background Check Required for ... read full article
Back to School BBQJennifer Schultze9/2/20179/9/2017
Back to School BBQ
Your family is invited to join us for our annual Back to School BBQ Potluck.  Friday, September 8th 5:30-7:30pm   FOOD PTSA WILL PROVIDE: Beef and garden burgers, hot dogs and drinks at no charge!   FAMILIES, PLEASE BRING A DISH TO SHARE.   IF YOUR LAST NAME BEGINS WITH THE LETTERS:   A – S Bring a salad or side dish T – Z  Bring a dessert   Don’t forget to mark your dishes and serving ware with your last  name.   WANT TO HELP?? Volunteers are needed to work a short shift for setup, cooking, serving or clean-up here ... read full article
School Supply Drop OffJennifer Schultze8/22/20178/29/2017
School Supply Drop Off
Easy the heavy load of school supplies on the first day by dropping off items early! Come by Spiritridge on Tuesday, August 29th from 11:30am-12:30pm to drop off your school/class supplies outside your classroom. Then join the PTSA on the playground for popsicles and fun!! This is an opportunity to meet other families and peers and not have to carry all those supplies on the first day of school.     ... read full article
Summer PlaydatesWeb Master8/13/20178/29/2017
Summer Playdates
 Mark your calendars! The Spiritridge PTSA has set some    dates  for summer  playdates .  Current and new  families are invited to come connect with friends and  make new ones. If you have Spiritridge shirts, please  wear them to help locate each other.  We hope to see you there! Incoming Kindergartners - Contact  Sarah Keibler June 30th  at Spiritridge Park @  6:15 pm July 14th  at the "boat park" (Lake Hills Park) @  6:15 pm  (Susie Pietz coordinating) July 28th  at Spiritridge park @  6:15pm Aug 7th  at the boat park @  6:15 pm Aug 21st  at the boat park @  6:15 pm ... read full article
PTSA Survey from Last YearWeb Master8/13/20178/22/2017
PTSA Survey from Last Year
The Spiritridge PTSA Board ( Link for this years board members ) would like to thank all our members who took the annual survey that was sent out at the end of last year.  We reviewed the feedback in our summer meeting earlier this month, and plan to use that feedback to guide our decisions as the year progresses.  We greatly appreciate all of you who took the time to submit a survey response and want to remind everybody that we always welcome more member involvement/feedback at our monthly meetings.  Those meeting dates haven't been put on our  calendar  quite ... read full article
Back To School Supply ListWeb Master8/8/20179/10/2017
Back To School Supply List
Back to school supply list's for each grade is now available at the following link. http://www.bsd405.org/spiritridge/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/06/Supply-List-2017-2018-Gen-Ed-and-GESP.pdf ... read full article
Calling All Artists! Reflections!Web Master10/16/201711/13/2017
Calling All Artists! Reflections!
The  Reflections program  is a National PTA and WSPTA cultural arts competition as well as the first Academic Challenge. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for all students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works. This year's theme is: "Within Reach".  All participants will be eligible for a pizza party and be able to see all artwork on Gallery Night on Monday, November 13th.  Winners at this school level will have their work forwarded to a competition among students from the Bellevue School District and possibly onto the state and national finals. Contest details and ... read full article
First Day CoffeeWeb Master8/30/20179/5/2017
First Day Coffee
      Kindergarten Parents:  After your kids are settled in for the first day of school, please join the PTSA for our First Day Coffee on Tuesday, September 5th.  Swing by the flagpole area for a cup of coffee and conversation!  ... read full article
Back to School FairWeb Master8/30/20179/13/2017
Back to School Fair
New Back to School Fair Means Back to Fun! Start off the new school year right. Come to the 2017 Back to School Fair, featuring family fun, resources, prizes, and food trucks: Saturday, Sept. 9 . 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at  Bellevue High School Bellevue PTSA Council 2.3 , in partnership with the  District  and  Bellevue Schools Foundation,  is hosting this event to welcome ALL district families back to school. From optional educational sessions for parents on a variety of topics and a resource fair with 60+ community organizations to an introduction to our new District Superintendent Dr. Duran, ... read full article
Sync your Calendar with Spiritridge's CalendarWeb Master8/8/201710/1/2017
Sync your Calendar with Spiritridge's Calendar
Did you know that you may be able to access the Spiritridge PTSA's calendar with your personal calendar.  You can find directions on how to do that here:  http://spiritridge.org/Event/ViewElsewhere ... read full article
Sammamish High School’s Grand Opening EventWeb Master9/24/20179/29/2017
Sammamish High School’s Grand Opening Event
The community is invited to tour the district’s newest high school rebuild   BELLEVUE, Wash. – Sammamish High School welcomes the community to join in a grand opening celebration of the new school building on the evening of Sept. 29.  The event will commence with a ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by guided tours given by Sammamish marketing students and then the evening will close with a reception.  The grand opening events will be followed by a varsity football game against Ingraham, with kickoff at 7 p.m. that is open to the public.  Ticket prices for the football game are:  Adults ... read full article
Bellevue Schools Foundation & Your PTSA—the BEST CombinationWeb Master9/17/201710/1/2017
Bellevue Schools Foundation & Your PTSA—the BEST Combination
Thank you for supporting high-quality education for every Bellevue student by supporting both your school PTSA and Bellevue Schools Foundation. With parent support, the Foundation invests upward of $1 million annually in innovative programs that benefit every Bellevue student, like STEM, Computer Science, early literacy intervention, and volunteers in our Bellevue schools (VIBES). Every Bellevue student benefits. The Foundation funds districtwide programs while PTSA provides funds for individual school-based programs as well as student advocacy. Both are vital to take public education from basic to BEST!    Watch for exciting things happening at your school because of PTSA- and Foundation-funded ... read full article
Seeking Panther Post EditorsWeb Master8/13/20179/9/2017
Seeking Panther Post Editors
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 every few weeks. This is a great way to volunteer behind the scenes with a rotating turn at publishing the newsletter. Email  communications@spiritridge.org  if you would like to participate or want to learn more. ... read full article

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