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10/28/2019
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Cougar Connections
Your Clyde Hill Elementary PTA Newsletter
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Calendar

10/30: Last Walk to School Day
11/07: Veterans' Day Assembly 
1:05 p.m. 

11/11: NO SCHOOL
11/28 & 11/29: NO SCHOOL

12/23 - 01/03 Winter Break
01/10: PTA General Assembly Meeting 
*3:30 p.m. @ Clyde Hill Elementary*

04/03: PTA General Assembly Meeting 
*3:30 p.m. @ Clyde Hill Elementary*
06/05: PTA General Assembly Meeting 
*3:30 p.m. @ Clyde Hill Elementary*


Every Wednesday is a Walk to School Day
Download the 2019/20 PTA Events Calendar
A Note from Clyde Hill Office

 
There has been an increase in speeding and cell phone use in the parking lot. Please keep car speed BELOW 5 miles per hour, and don’t use cell phones in our parking lot. IT CAN WAIT. Thank you for helping to keep everyone safe!
Our last Walk to School Day is this Wednesday, October 30th!
 
There will be prizes passed out to students as they get to school but please remind your student to fill out their SchoolPool trip log calendar for the month (CLICK HERE to download one) and return them to their teacher or the front desk by Friday November 8th.  Tips to remember with the trip log calendar:
  • Students need to indicate if they walked, biked, rode the bus, or carpooled at least once during the challenge;
  • Student name, grade, school and teacher name are present on card;
  • The calendars are filled out by the student, not by parents or staff.

RECAP

 
440 Clyde Hill Cougars returned their envelopes to school for a return rate of 84% during the Annual Fund Envelope Drive!   

The Envelope Drive has raised over $110,000 so far. Donations are still being made and matching dollars should arrive in the coming weeks.  THANK YOU!

The winning class from each grade is....
K - Homa and Kwan 95%
1st grade - Anderson 91%
2nd grade - Probert-Baker 100%!
3rd grade - Cowling 91%
4th grade - Jones and Helmers 85%!
5th grade - Hartmann 96%

Receipts for donations are going home via kid mail. Some were sent home last week, and the remaining batch will go home this week.  Thank you for your patience. Please remember to submit your receipts for matching!
 
Winners were notified today if they won a gift card in the Envelope Drive drawing. Thank you again to everyone that returned an envelope!


Questions? Click here to email us.
THANK YOU FOR AN AMAZING

 
To everyone who took the time out of their busy schedules to decorate a trunk, hand out treats, donate candy, or came out to enjoy the evening - THANK YOU! Community events can all be this great; we just need YOU! Amazing photos of the attendees, their cool cars, and our kids are posted in our Clyde Hill Elementary Facebook Group; join today! In order to be admitted to the group, you MUST answer the screening questions.
Veterans in the Community

We will be celebrating and honoring veterans at our annual Veterans Day Assembly on Thursday, November 7 at 1:50 p.m. in the Gym/Cafeteria.  Students will be presenting and singing songs. We would like to recognize veterans past and present in person or via a slide show.  Please send us your name, photo, your service branch, connection to our school community and any other pertinent information about your service. Pictures may be sent to Ms. Garcia’s email at garciab@bsd405.org
Have You Registered for Ski Bus?
Registration deadline is Tuesday, November 19, 2019
 
Who: Open to All Clyde Hill 2nd through 5th grade students
What: Join the Clyde Hill Ski Bus and learn how to ski or refresh your skills on the powder!
When:  Wednesdays January 8, 2020 - February 12, 2020 (six consecutive weeks finishing on February 12, unless weather forces postponement).  If a cancellation occurs, we automatically extend the program the number of trips missed.
 Where: Bus loads at Clyde Hill Elementary and goes to Summit Central Ski Area at Snoqualmie. The bus loads at school at 12:30 PM and returns at approximately 5:30 PM in the evening. Classes begin at 2:30 PM and are 2 1/2 hours long. 
How:
  1. Download the registration form
  2. Complete the form and mail it with $340 tuition and check payable to:
SSCS
204 165th Ave SE
Bellevue, 98008-4627
DO NOT DROP OFF FORMS AT SCHOOL OR SEND THEM WITH YOUR STUDENT.
IF YOU DO, YOUR CHILD WILL NOT BE REGISTERED FOR SKI BUS.

 
Enrollment is secured on a first come, first served basis, up to 40 students and registration must be accompanied with payment to secure your space. 
Cost is $340.00 for 6 weeks of lessons and bus transportation. Make checks payable to SSCS.**Equipment rental and season passes are not included in cost.**
 Questions? Email Dan Kronmal
 

The Snow Sports program is not affiliated with or operated by the Bellevue School District, Clyde Hill Elementary or the Clyde Hill PTA. Lessons are provided by Snow Sports Consulting Service LLC (SSCS) with 36 years of teaching experience in the greater Seattle area.

Community News
 
Little Wolverines Girls Basketball
Grades K – 4
Dates: Saturdays: 11/23, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/28, 1/4 , 1/11, and 1/18
Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $150
The Bellevue High School Girls Basketball players and coaches will lead K – 4 grade players in skills, drills and scrimmages in the BHS gym! Join the fun!
Register at http://www.bellevuegirlsbasketball.com
Questions? Click to Email Coach Nick Crossan
 
Bellevue Gifted Alliance Events
College Student Panel
College students from BSD's Advanced Learning (previously the gifted) program discuss how to choose a college.  Tina Neville will speak about the “Essay Dos and Don’ts”
December 19, 2019
6:30-8:00 PM
Bellevue High School Performing Arts Center
10416 SE Wolverine Way
 
High School Student Panel
High school students who attended BSD's Advanced Learning (previously the gifted) program discuss how to choose a high school.
January 8, 2020
6:30-8:00 PM
Wilburton Instructional Services Center (WISC)
Rainier Room
12111 Main St.


Cub Scout Pack 600 serves West Bellevue including Medina, Clyde Hill, Sacred Heart, Woodridge and Enatai schools. Cub Scouting involves the whole family and teaches invaluable lessons that help the Cubs progress in the program and in life. We meet twice a month, and hold our meetings at Bellevue Presbyterian Church. We also host a number of events throughout the year such as educational field trips, day camps, service projects, hikes, and campouts. Contact us to learn more (jpacem@gmail.com), or stop by one of our meetings to see what Scouting is all about!

Bellevue Wolverines Girls Lacrosse
Please join BWGL for youth fall ball Sundays from 2:00-4:00 in October-November! We are excited to announce that we are investing in our youth program in the following ways:
  • Developing a youth coaching curriculum, all coaches will be trained on it
  • Recruited new board members to focus on the youth program
  • Recruiting a new Director of Youth Lacrosse
  • Recruiting another paid Head Coach for our 7th/8th grade teams
  • Bringing back youth fall ball, coached by our high school coaches being assisted by parent coaches and varsity players
REGISTER HERE
Dates: October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17
Time: 2:00-4:00pm
Where: Bellevue High School
Cost: $125
Who: 3rd to 8th grade girls


Eastside Children’s Academy offers the highest caliber of support as an early childhood educational program and focuses on the needs of individual students. We provide bilingual education and daycare services for preschoolers aged 6 weeks thru pre-kindergarten and have been open since Jan 2019. We believe in the value of community, and we are dedicated to making sure that Eastside Children’s Academy is not just a school in Bellevue, but a school for Bellevue. We have a wonderful team who speaks English and Chinese. Please call or email for a tour today at www.eastsidechildrensacademy.com
 
Earn money for Clyde Hill Elementary by shopping as you normally do! 



Also, keep an eye out for these Box Tops on the items that you normally buy!

Cut out the pink clippings on products that you are already purchasing and turn them into your child's teachers.
Click here to download forms to attach them to or send them to school in envelopes.
HELPFUL LINKS

PTA Website

Attendance Email

School Website

Lunch Menus

Email the Newsletter Editor

PTA Forms 


District Website
Did you know?...
There is a Facebook group which serves Clyde Hill Elementary families! Parents communicate with one another about all things CHE. Please join us!
This is a closed group and requires you to answer screening questions. If you do not answer the questions, you will not be added to the group!
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