Enrichment

Math Challenge
Math Challenge

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Year Round

All students K to grade 5 are invited to participate in the Math Challenge program.
There will be 9 challenges throughout the year. Spiritridge PTSA CommUNITY Newsletter will announce when the next Math Challenge is available and the due dates for the answers.

Spelling Bee
Spelling Bee

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When:
Jan/Feb 2020

Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee 2020 is open to all interested 1st - 5th grade students. Same as previous years, it consists of preliminary test (written) and final (spoken). It's a great way for your young spellers to improve and expand vocabulary and enjoy the fun of spelling! Top 5 (generally) will move on to the final oral round spelling bee.

Spelling Bee dates
Preliminary test: Early-mid Jan, 2020
Final: Early-mid Feb, 2020

For questions, please email spellingbee@spiritridge.org


Passport Club
Passport Club

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When:
Year Round

Help participating classrooms in grades 1 - 5 to test students on monthly geography tests. No more than 2 sessions per month, September - May.

Family Science Night
Family Science Night

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When:
Spring event

The Family Science Night is a fun, exciting and rewarding event, which includes a Science Fair. Its goal is to really inspire of love of science throughout the entire Spiritridge community. Scientists and guests from the community display practical applications of a variety of scientific disciplines.

Egg Drop
Egg Drop

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(none)
When:
School day event


Learn about energy, motion and the real consequences of design engineering- then watch to see whether each falling egg will survive intact or SPLAT!

The Challenge: To build an egg container/lander that will protect a raw, uncooked egg as it is launched from a 70-foot high ladder by the Bellevue Transportation Department.

How the competition works: All containers must be made at home prior to the event. Bring your unsealed, eggless landing device to school the morning of the launch with your name and grade labeled. Volunteers will collect the landers, install the egg and prep the container for launch. Launches will take place during all the lunch recesses.

Book Exchange
Book Exchange

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(none)
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Year Round

Students bring in old books to exchange for new-to-them books. Help collect, sort, and distribute books to students.

Curriculum Enhancement
Curriculum Enhancement

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When:
Year Round

Research and complete applications to secure additional funding for our school.

Fundraiser

Panther Read-A-Thon
Panther Read-A-Thon

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(none)
When:
4/15 - 5/3

2018-19 Spiritridge Read-A-Thon!
Book Fair
Book Fair

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When:
Oct 29-30, 2019

Provide help with set up, tear down, cashiering, and general sales at Scholastic Book Fairs, usually held in the fall and spring.

Spirit Wear
Spirit Wear

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We sell high quality t-shirts and sweatshirts with our school colors and logo. Parents can purchase these items and the kids can wear them on spirit days.
Walkathon
Walkathon

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When:
October 11th, 2018

Helpers for the fundraising event during the school day in October

Walk-a-thon Page

Scrip
Scrip

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When:
Order forms come out approximately

Easy fundraiser where you purchase gift cards for your favorite stores from www.shopwithscrip.com and Spiritridge gets a percentage!

Other

Library Helpers
Library Helpers

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When:
Year Round

Book check in/out, sorting, shelving, and inventory.
Volunteer sign up here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4fabaa2fa0f94-201819
Popcorn
Popcorn

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(none)
When:
Year Round

Popping in the morning and/or selling to students during lunch recess on Fridays. Please see Sign-up Genius web link for precise times.

Panther Parents
Panther Parents

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(none)
When:
Year Round

Act as liaison for teacher and classroom volunteers, coordinate classroom parties and weekly stapling of take-home packets, help promote PTSA programs.

Running Club
Running Club

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When:
Year Round

Non-competitive recess-based program.


Take Home Packet Packers
Take Home Packet Packers

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When:
usually on Thursday mornings in the school office.

Collation and stapling of weekly packets for students, usually on Thursday mornings in the school office.

Holiday Cookie Boxes
Holiday Cookie Boxes

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(none)
When:
Year Round

PTSA assembles boxes of cookies for the staff. Bakers, assistance with cookie boxing and/or distribution to staff.

Staff Appreciation
Staff Appreciation

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When:
Once or twice a year per grade level

The Teacher & Staff Appreciation Committee could use your help! Teachers love saving time in the morning when they don't have to pack a lunch and know a yummy meal will be provided for them by caring school families like YOU. We need at least 4 volunteers to organize a grade level potluck for each grade. Responsibilities include choosing a meal theme (ex. taco bar), soliciting ingredient donations from your grade level families, set up and clean up. Grab a friend and share hosting responsibilities! If interested or have questions, e-mail Amanda Johnson amanda@spiritridge.org

Field Day
Field Day

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When:
A school-day event at the end of the year

A school-day event at the end of the year with fun activities. Event coordinators and helpers, set up, clean up, planning, participate at a station.

Garden Project
Garden Project

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When:
Planting Season

Student garden project, assist in planting, harvesting, watering, and classroom help.

Book Repair
Book Repair

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(none)
When:
Year Round

Help with the maintenance and repair of books for the school and library. We apply cold laminate, tape and glue to bring books back to a usable condition, and to strengthen them for an increased life span. Training provided.

Family Events

Carnival
Carnival

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When:
June
Toy Maker Workshop
Toy Maker Workshop

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When:
October 29th, 2019

Rick Hartman "School of Toys" will host a workshop for Spiritridge students and families. A $5 per family suggested donation is being requested.

This year date is set at Oct 29th, 2019 6:30 - 7:45 pm in the MPR (this is a drop in event, parents must stay on site)
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Back to School BBQ
Back to School BBQ

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When:
Friday, September 6th, 5:30pm

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Kindergarten Noodle Night
Kindergarten Noodle Night

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(none)
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October
Arts and Crafts Fair
Arts and Crafts Fair

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(none)
When:
winter event



Pumpkin and a Poem
Pumpkin and a Poem

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When:
School-wide evening event held in October

School-wide evening event held in October where families bring their pumpkins to carve with friends. Event helpers, advertising event, set up, clean up.

Gingerbread Night
Gingerbread Night

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When:
evening event held in December

School-wide evening event held in December where families decorate their gingerbread houses with friends. Event helpers, advertising event, set up, clean up.

Multicultural Night
Multicultural Night

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An evening event in the spring

An evening event in the spring celebrating our diverse cultures featuring student performances. Event helpers for night and for activities during week, clean up, set up, organizing representation of different countries including finding performances and arranging displays.

Lip Sync
Lip Sync

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When:
usually in February

A fun evening, usually in February where students showcase their lip sync skills and dance moves. Event helpers, set up, clean up, stage assistance, decorating for event.

Spring Carnival
Spring Carnival

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(none)
When:
School-wide evening event

School-wide evening event for families to socialize, eat, and play carnival games. Event planning and assistance at the carnival, supervise games, advertising, set up, clean up.

Game Night
Game Night

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When:
Usually a couple times a year in the evening

Usually a couple times a year in the evening, an opportunity for families to play games with other families. Help teach families new games, concession sales, set up, clean up.

Community Relations

Yearbook
Yearbook

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When:
Year Round

Help with sales, photographing PTSA events, and creating page layouts.

Membership
Membership

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(none)

This committee handles the PTA membership drive at the beginning of the year. We are striving for 100% membership!
Health & Wellness
Health & Wellness

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(none)
When:
Year Round

Event helpers and coordinators, assistance with bike-to-school month, ideas for ongoing wellness-focused events.

School Function

Picture Day
Picture Day

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When:
09/30/2019


Picture Day is Monday, September 30.
Online ordering is easy! Order on-line at www.mylifetouch.com 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: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4ba8aa2ba2fe3-spiritridge1 .
This is a great opportunity for new community members to meet other new and returning volunteers and interact with teachers and students of all grade levels.

If you have any questions,
please contact Amanda Johnson at amanda@spiritridge.org
Vision & Hearing Screening
Vision & Hearing Screening

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When:
Thursday September 13th 8:45am - Noon/1:00pm

Volunteers are needed for hearing screenings. Screening will be conducted at Spiritridge Thursday Sep 13th. The school nurse, Eileen Crispin, is seeking 20 parent volunteers to assist with screenings, 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 be taking place from 8:45am - Noon/1:00pm

Contest

Reflections
Reflections

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When:
lunchtime art workshops

Reflections is a National PTSA arts competition and part of the Spiritridge Academic Challenge. Organize and display student projects, assistance with lunchtime art workshops.
For 2019 Reflection Contest flyer please click this link

Walk-A-Thon

Walk to School Day
Walk to School Day

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When:
October 2, 2019

Join your neighbors and head to school!

community building

Bike to School Month
Bike to School Month

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When:
May

May is National Bike Month, a time for people of all ages across the country to engage in active transportation through bicycling. In addition to being enjoyable, bicycling can lead to lifelong healthy habits. During Bike to School month, and throughout the year, we encourage all students to begin their school day with a safe and active commute, helping them arrive to school ready to learn! Can’t ride all month long? Celebrate on Bike to School Day!

Extra Curricular

Small Hands On Art
Small Hands On Art

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(none)
When:
each quarter

Small Hands on Art is a not-for -profit organization that instructs students in the performing arts. Everyone who enrolls gets a part of the production. They will go through the whole process from a simple audition to learning characterization, singing ability, and simple dance. It is a very fun learning environment. Most students feel like they are going to have a great time with friends or make new ones, little do they know they are coming away with some amazing instruction and stage presence.

Each play runs 4 weeks including rehearsals.

After School Program

Ski Bus
Ski Bus

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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.  
Information about the program and additional contact information for SSCS can be found online at www.snowsportconsultingservice.com
Parent coordinators for the 2018 program: Sarah Keibler slkeebs@gmail.com and Sarah Pak-Lin (253) 509-3779 sjpak20@gmail.com
 
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Ski Bus Registration
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PSS Ski Pass Pricing

Here is a list of companies that provide season ski rentals. More are listed on our website.
Ski Mart  Bellevue  425-637-8958
Gerks Ski & Cycle Issaquah 425-270-3061
Woodinville Ski and Sport Woodinville 425-483-2453
Pacific Bike and Ski Sammamish 425-836-3911
Thank you,  Ed Kiser

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