Newsletter #37 - May 30, 2023
Memorial Day is a day where we honor and remember the the sacrifices of US military personnel who died while serving our country. While it is a somber day, it reminds us to appreciate the opportunities made possible by those who came before us and to realize our responsibilities to do our very best. Post Memorial Day weekend also signifies the sprint ahead to the finish of another school year. In the remaining weeks ahead, we look forward to Band and Orchestra music concerts, Field Day, and the culminating promotion event for our 5th graders and their families. Our students and staff have worked hard to wrap up a majority of our Smarter Balanced testing last week, and our staff are starting to plan for next year with class and leadership team configurations.
As we look toward June, we are continually grateful for everyone's support to achieve a successful school year.
Kati & Betty
Field Day is Scheduled for June 16
Many volunteers are needed to make this a fun and safe event. Thank you in advance to Li-Tan Hsu and Dora Chan for collaborating with us to organize the logistics and volunteers. Please consider signing up when the link becomes live. There will be stations with different activities from bean bag toss to origami to engage all of our students in a fun way to celebrate the year.
Class Projections for 2023-2024
Based on district projections, we are expected to have an increase in classes for next year, including the addition of Pre-school at our school.
Pre-school: 2 classrooms
Kindergarten: 3 classrooms
1st Grade: 3 classrooms
2nd Grade: 4 classrooms
3rd Grade: 4 classrooms
4th Grade: 4 classrooms
5th Grade: 4 classrooms
As student numbers change, the configuration of classes can change over the summer. Changes in student numbers may mean a reduction or addition of a class, or blended grade class(es). It is important to let us know as soon as your plans change for next year so that we can proactively respond to changes in student enrollment.
To plan for next year, we strive to create balanced classrooms from social-emotional to academics. When staff return in August, we revisit student placements prior to families being notified of placements. Please know that even if you see a teacher’s name attached to your child(ren)’s profile in applications such as ParentVue for Synergy or Clever over the course of the summer, this is not a finalized placement until you have been contacted by your child(ren)’s new teacher(s). As in the past years, classroom teachers will contact families on August 30th.
Community Opportunity: Bellevue Youth Theatre Performance
The Bellevue Youth Theatre invites students to join them for this summer’s presentation of Alice in Wonderland. No pre-registration required; simply attend one of the audition dates.
- Audition dates: Tuesday, June 6 or Wednesday, June 7
- Times: Anytime between 5-6:30 p.m. (drop-in)
- Location: Bellevue Youth Theatre, 16051 NE 10th Street.
The Bellevue Youth Theater is dedicated to providing theater arts opportunities for all young people, regardless of income or ability. The theatre stages quality productions that are both entertaining and socially relevant. Learn more by visiting BYT Auditions.
Community AAPI Heritage Month Event: Applaud to the Chinese Transcontinental Railroad Workers
In honor of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Chinese American Civic Association presents "Applaud to the Chinese Transcontinental Railroad Workers" exhibition. The exhibition is free and open to the community through June 2. Exhibition hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.