Cougar Connections Your Clyde Hill Elementary PTA Newsletter
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10/10: Yellow Envelopes Come Home 10/11:No School
10/14 - 10/16: Early Release Days
10/14 - 10/25: Envelope Drive
10/23: School Dedication Ceremony
10/25: Trunk or Treat 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
The ENVELOPE DRIVE is coming - check your backpacks!
On Thursday, October 10 your child will bring home a yellow envelope and donation form for the PTA Annual Fund Envelope Drive.
Why An Envelope Drive?
The Envelope Drive is the main fundraiser for Clyde Hill Elementary PTA and takes place October 14-25. Instead of door-to-door sales, the Clyde Hill PTA holds this cost-friendly fundraiser. 100% of money raised enhances the education of every child at Clyde Hill Elementary. Last year the Envelope Drive raised $137,000!
How Do I Participate?
Get the yellow envelope and donation form from your child’s backpack, decide on your gift amount, complete your donation form, and return it along with your yellow envelope to school by October 25. You can donate online or with a check payable to Clyde Hill Elementary PTA. There will be a black donation drop-box outside of the PTA office in the main hallway.
What Should I Donate?
In order to fund programs, staff, and curriculum enrichment that our PTA currently subsidizes, we are asking for a donation of $450 per child. $450 is the amount we need to raise per student this year. Don’t forget to check if your company has a program that matches donations!
Community and Fun!
Our goal is to have every yellow envelope returned by October 25. Last year, 89% of envelopes were returned to school!
The classroom from each grade with the highest return rate of envelopes, not donation money, will receive a prize. Help your child’s class win!
The PTA understands that not every family can donate $450 per child, but please return your envelope even if no donation is included. Every returned envelope counts towards the classroom competition!
Bonus! Every returned envelope is an entry to win a Burgermaster gift card. And every donation of $450 or more, before matching, is entered in a drawing for a gift card to SkinSpirit, John Howie Steak, Whisk, and more!
The Bellevue Schools Foundation’s Annual Clickathon event will be held October 22nd and 23rd. All donations over $100 made on these two days will be matched 1:1. Our goal is to raise $300,000 from parents like YOU. Public funding is not enough to fund the exceptional programming that makes Bellevue Schools the best in the Nation. Donate here or at BellevueSchoolsFoundation.org to fund the following programs in our schools:
Training for 40+ additional counselors to address student stress, anxiety and depression;
Training for teachers to integrate cutting-edge Computer Science curriculum in every classroom;
Libraries in classrooms with characters and narratives that reflect our District’s global culture; and,
Mentoring programs that provide one-on-one support for students in need, plus so much more!
Join a Girl Scouts Troop
If you are looking for friendships and skills that will last you a lifetime, join the Girl Scouts of Western Washington! Youcan find Girl Scouts troops online in our Opportunity Catalog - our website for viewing open troops in your area. Troops in formation are in the process of gathering full rosters and/or leaders, and you can secure you daughter's place in one right now! Click here to start your registration. If you don't see anything, select "Unsure" when you register, and we will contact you about placement as soon as a troop is available.
Cub Scout Pack 600serves 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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
SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY OCTOBER 26th
Bellevue High School Lower Parking Lot
Saturday, October 26th, 9am – 12pm
Help the Bellevue High School Band Boosters raise money by cleaning out your closets and garage. Goodwill is bringing a truck to BHS to accept donations of used goods. Normally, Goodwill does not pay when you donate your stuff, but they have a special program for schools. The more trucks we can fill, the more money to support the Bellevue High Band (and you'll get a donation tax receipt).
You can bring almost everything (OLD TVs, COMPUTERS, SMALL ELECTRONICS, RIPPED CLOTHING, BROKEN TOYS, etc. - what Goodwill can’t sell to the public, they sell to scrap dealers). Please note that items CANNOT be any bigger than an end table. Click here for additional exclusions.
Do you need a weekend ski school program?
Join the SaturdayBellevue Ski School Program. Give your student a full day of skiing. All levels welcome - 2nd through 12th grade. Transportation provided by Bellevue School District and Coach. Discount pricing until Nov. 30th. Support your school. Up to 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. Registration starts Oct 1st. Info and Registration: www.bellevueskischool.com
The Bellevue High School Cheer team is holding its annual Jr. Cheer Clinic on Friday, October 4. A flyer with the pertinent information is attached. The clinic is open to all students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. If you have any questions about this event, please contact us at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Boys' Basketball Tryouts for the Bellevue Select Basketball feeder program on 9/22 and 9/23. Registration can be found at www.bybahoops.org. Open for grades 4-8.
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 hereto download forms to attach them to or send them to school in envelopes.