Save the date: Spring for Schools on May 1!

Please tie a string around your finger and mark your calendar for May 1, 2020. We can't wait to see you at the Annual Spring for Schools Benefit Luncheon at the Bellevue Hyatt Regency. Educational Showcase starts at 10:30-11:50 a.m. and Lunch and Program at 12-1 p.m. The Luncheon is the best way to experience the difference donors—just like you—make for our students and schools.

Table Captains needed ... Be a Hero!

Use your super powers for good. It's that time of year again and we need you! Spring for Schools luncheon planning is underway and we need your help as a table captain. Ambassadors and PTSA Presidents normally work together to make sure we have at least one Table Captain for every school. Larger schools usually have multiple tables and table captains, so please help spread the word!

Spring for Schools is Friday, May 1, 2020, from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Our annual benefit luncheon brings together over 1,100 parents and community members to raise more than $850,000—nearly half of the Foundation's budget.

The theme of this year's event is connectivity, celebrating the ways that we connect students to one another through technology, the arts, and emotional support for stress, anxiety and depression.

When you sign on as a 2020 Table Captain, we'll provide you instructions, training, and individualized support to easily invite and manage your guests. You are not responsible for selling tickets. Attendance at the event is free. We just ask you to invite friends and welcome them to your table on the day of the event.

Please contact Carmen Brenner at 425-456-4199 or Carmen@bsfdn.org.

Get Involved: Learn about the Bond on the Ballot this Feb. 11!

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Since 2002, the Bellevue Community has supported our students and schools by rebuilding and remodeling our school facilities to ensure that Bellevue maintains the high quality our community expects. The Bellevue School District is asking the community to consider a capital bond in the Feb. 11, 2020 election to address needs in the areas of aging schools, improving safety, and adding classroom space to accommodate our continued growth.

For more info go to bds405.org. And then be sure to VOTE on Feb. 11!

FREE! Screenagers: The Next Chapter

We are excited to announce that Dr. Don Shifrin will be speaking after our Feb. 6 showing of Screenagers: Next Chapter, at Chinook Middle School Commons.

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Filmmaker and physician Dr. Delaney Ruston takes the conversation around screens and teens to the next level with Screenagers: NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience—a film that examines the science behind teen's emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most importantly, what can be done in our schools and homes to help them build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age.

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Guest speaker following the Screenagers: Next Chapter film, is Dr. Don Shifrin, distinguished pediatrician and expert on childhood health and media issues. Dr. Shifrin has an extensive background speaking about children and screen time. He represented the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) at the national level, including testifying on its behalf before the United States Congress at a House committee hearing regarding the effect of media images on children.

Always up-to-date on the latest issues, Dr. Shifrin is a dynamic communicator with a knack for dispensing parenting advice in a memorable engaging way.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Advance registration is requested. Register Now.

Date: February 6, 2020

Time: 5:15-7:30 p.m.

Location: Chinook Middle School Commons