Fall Happenings & Gratitude

Fall Happenings & Gratitude

Clickathon – BIG Thank YOU

YOU rock! Our community made a strong statement these past two days that all children deserve a better education than public funding provides. THANK YOU so much.

Clickathon shattered our goals this year:

Here are the numbers:
455 Donors -an increase of 29%.
$68,840 raised from our parent community- an increase of 46%. Employee matching not yet calculated.
$127,340 raised in total with our matching funds-an increase of 51%.

Thank you to all of our BSF Ambassadors, School PTSA Members, BSF Board Members, School Office Managers, Teachers, Principals and of course YOU the parents of Bellevue School students. Your support helps to transform education and support all students.

Education Connection – don’t miss this important event…

Deborah Kraft, the Director of K-12 Counseling for the Bellevue School District, will be leading a discussion on the Bellevue School District’s new Signs of Suicide (SOS) program. This suicide prevention program is being implemented in all of Bellevue’s public secondary schools.

Deborah will be joined by a panel that includes program staff and Middle and High School counselors. They will be discussing how the program works, how staff are trained to implement it and how it fits into the existing mental health unit. The discussion will be followed by a question and answer period.

Brunch & Conversation – Clyde Hill Elementary Parents

If you have a student at Clyde Hill Elementary, you are invited to Brunch & Conversation:

Date: Saturday, November 2nd
Time: 10:30am-12:00pm.
Place: Sagira Vora’s House

Learn how Bellevue Schools Foundation is making a difference in your student’s school life and hear the latest news at Clyde Hill Elementary from their principal, Edmund Wong. Bring a friend, children are welcome. For more info or to RSVP please contact Colleen@bsfdn.org.

Sponsor Shout Out – New Honor Roll Lender

We are excited to announce Dietrich Miklautsch, our newest Honor Roll Lender. Dietrich is a Senior Loan Officer at Guild Mortgage. He has a passion for educating his clients to make the most strategic decisions when selecting a mortgage. Not only is he our newest Lender, he is also going to give BSF a percentage back from any mortgage that an Honor Roll Realtor client receives.

Dietrich appreciates spending time with his wife and three sons, cheering for the WSU Cougs, backcountry skiing, and coaching his son’s sports teams. We are proud and grateful to count Dietrich among our family of Foundation supporters.

For more info on our Honor Roll Realtor or Lenders, contact Carmen at 425-456-4075 or Carmen@BSFDN.org.

Classroom & Music Grants – BSD Teachers answered the call

We have amazing teachers! There were 151 grant applications turned in this year from 27 schools! The Bellevue Schools Foundation offers Arts, Enrichment & Innovation Grants to teachers and schools, on a competitive basis, to support innovative projects or activities that enrich student learning.

Last year, nearly 100 grants were awarded to support projects and activities in our schools such as author visits, field trips, theater performances, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), music, and more. This year, the Foundation is investing more than $85,000 in school-based grants.

Here is the breakout of requests:

79 Elementary grant applications from 16 schools totaling requests of $115,367.14.

72 Secondary grant applications from 11 schools totaling requests of $94,016.59.

Total requests: 151 grant applications totaling $209.383.73.

Thank you to all the teachers who applied this year. Grants will be awarded in early November by Veteran’s Day.

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