BVL Family News

Edition 14 - Friday, May 28th, 2021

Principal's Corner

Dear BVL Families,

As I am heading into a three day weekend I am thinking of the number 3:

3 more weeks of school….wow!

3 opportunities to show gratitude and grace.

3 times I will likely shed tears.

3 times I intend to laugh!!

3 times I will think about those I will miss.

3 times I will honor this crazy year we have shared and be thankful that we did it together!

Thank you BVL!

Hugs from afar, k

Children's Art Walk

Thanks to all who contributed to the Children's Art Walk this year!

If you haven't already, you may pick-up your art show submissions at BFPP during normal materials pick-up hours on Wednesdays: 9-10am and 4:30-5:30 pm

Friends of the Family Resource Center: Spring Fundraiser

Thank you, Caring Hearts, for helping with our Spring Fundraiser!

Our main goal is to cover new shoes and clothing for 500+ Bellingham Public Schools students who have returned to in-person learning with outgrown shoes/clothes. Can you help? Any donation makes a difference.

You can donate at

or mail a check directly to Friends of the Family Resource Center, P.O. Box 24, Bellingham, WA 98227.

Questions? Email us at Thank you for lifting up local families during their time of need.

Kindergarten Registration

Registration for kindergarten is underway in Bellingham Public Schools. All children who will be 5 before Sept. 1, 2021 can be registered for kindergarten. Families can register their kindergartner online on our kindergarten webpage.

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**RSVP for Wednesday, June 2nd @ 11:00am Bread Lab reading here. Here is the Zoom link!**

Virtual YA Author Event: Tahereh Mafi in conversation with Marie Lu

Wednesday, June 2nd from 2:00-3:00pm

Bellingham Public Library and Village Books are pleased to co-present bestselling YA authors Tahereh Mafi and Marie Lu in an online event, Wednesday, June 2, 2 - 3 p.m.

Tahereh Mafi's new book An Emotion of Great Delight is a searing look into the world of a single Muslim family in the wake of 9/11. It’s about a child of immigrants forging a blurry identity, falling in love, and finding hope—in the midst of a modern war.

Marie Lu is the New York Times bestselling author of the Legend trilogy and The Young Elites trilogy.

For more details and to register for the event click here.

More Community Summer Opportunities

Padilla Bay is offering a number of kid and family opportunities this summer, including Junior Ecologist classes, the perennial favorite Mud Flat Safaris, Letterboxing trail passports, and more.

Regal Cinemas $1 summer kid movies are back on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, starting June 15th.

WMBC has Youth Trail Corps mountain biking and trail building opportunities for middle schoolers.

The YMCA has rock climbing programs for kids ages 3 to 13.

BAAY Theater has summer classes and camps for thespians, singers, dancers, songwriters, costumers and more.

The Community Boating Center has sailing camps for kids and teens.

Newsletter Contributions!

Hello BVL families! Do you have something you would like to submit or share in the newsletter? Please email Principal Kate with your celebrations, resources, stories, and ways to connect. We are happy to receive your submissions!

Contact Information

Kate Baehr

360-676-6470 ext. 6424

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