Spring for Schools, Snakes and more!

Register today and join us for the Spring for Schools Benefit Luncheon

Honorary Chair, John Stanton,
Managing Partner, Seattle Mariners
Friday, May 3, 2019
Education Showcase: 10:15-11:50 a.m.
Lunch: 12-1:15 p.m.

Join your friends, neighbors, a host of community members and the Mariner Moose for Spring for Schools, our largest annual fundraiser. Start the morning at the Education Showcase for hands-on demonstrations of District programs supported by donor funds. At noon, sit down to lunch and learn how parent, resident and business donors have transformed education and supported every Bellevue public school student for 40 years.

This year we proudly welcome Honorary Spring for Schools Chair John Stanton. John is a Newport High School alumni, Managing Partner for Seattle Mariners and Chairman of Trilogy Partnerships.

We have an amazing program and showcase lined up to highlight the programs that spark YOUR passion for education. We promise you'll leave inspired and with a deeper understanding of the role you play in ensuring an exceptional education for every student.

Building Work Skills:
Through Art

Nirahn and Amelia are hard at work in their glass art internship at Bellevue School District’s Evergreen Transition Program. Nihran loves the design and creation aspects of the work he does. He is learning about work responsibilities and customer service tasks in order to be a strong team player.

Amelia loves working with people and really enjoys the business, computer, and customer service aspects of the internship. She is learning to stretch herself with the creative and glass handling tasks and continuing to build her work skills. Nihran and Amelia make a great team!

Bellevue Schools Foundation donors support the students of the Special Needs Transition Program by funding equipment such as the glass art kiln and coffee shop equipment for their Everbean Coffee Shop.

We are excited that the Glass Art interns are creating glass art pieces for our Spring for Schools and 40th Anniversary Valedictorian Sponsors. The students went beyond the project specifications of size and color to create beautiful and unique art pieces.

You Make a Difference:
Sponsor Spotlight

SpeeWest Construction returns as a Valedictorian Sponsor for Spring for Schools and celebration of Bellevue Schools Foundation’s 40th anniversary. SpeeWest specializes in school construction and currently provides general contractor services for Highland Middle School. Past school projects in the Bellevue School District include Chinook, Enatai, Sammamish, Tillicum and Tyee.

Community service and commitment is very important to SpeeWest President, Doug Spee. After all, he is a proud graduate of Renton public schools and was raised by Ricarda ‘Ric’ Spee, who passionately served the community for a lifetime, including 35 years of volunteer service at the Crisis Clinic answering calls from people in great need.

"Giving every kid the opportunity to learn is so important. The student speakers at Spring for Schools tell their stories of how the support from the Foundation made a difference in their lives and opened up choices for their futures they did not know were possible. We like being a part of this change and impact for public school students," shared Spee.

The sponsorship support the Foundation receives from area businesses underwrites Spring for Schools production costs and helps fund educational programs in our schools from high-quality early learning to computer science education. Thank you, SpeeWest Construction, for backing great public schools!

Sammamish 2019 Seniors:

Nan Campbell Leadership Scholarship is Available-Deadline is May 15, 2019

The Nan Campbell Scholarship, administered by the Foundation, is awarded each year to four Sammamish High School students who embody the leadership spirit of Campbell, Bellevue's first female mayor, whose thoughtfulness and concern for others led to a long and broad contribution to human service and community activism.

Following her death in 2016, Campbell's longtime friend Suzy Mygatt Wakefield established the scholarship fund to help Sammamish High school graduates advance on their education, and to inform Bellevue young people about the difference one person can make while keeping Nan's memory alive.

Four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded, two each to male and female Sammamish High School graduating seniors with no restriction on field of intended college study.

To apply for the scholarship, students are to submit the following:

  1. The completed application, available in the Counseling Center.
  2. Answers to the questions listed in the application,
  3. A copy of high school transcript, and
  4. SAT or ACT scores.

Students can submit their applications as follow:

  • via email to christy@bsfdn.org;
  • in hard copy to the Bellevue Schools Foundation:
  • in person to our office at the Wilburton Instructional Service Center, 12241 Main Street, Building 5. (425) 456-4199
  • or via US Mail to P.O. Box 40644, Bellevue, WA  98015-4644

Applications are due Wednesday, May 15, 2019 and will be accepted electronically until midnight, in person until 4 PM, or by US Mail postmarked on or before the deadline.

Interviews will be scheduled individually with finalists the week of May 20th and decisions will be announced by the week of June 3rd.

An Impressive Trio of Bellevue Robotic Teams

Three Bellevue School District Robotic teams traveled to Houston, Texas, for the FIRST Robotics World Championship last week.

The Sammamish High School Robotics Team made it to the Robotics World Championship in their first year ever competing together.

The Newport High School Robotics Group, along with their alliance partners, went to the FINALS of the Robotics World Championships.

Interlake High School also qualified for the World Championship competition and competed in Houston.

Thank you donors for your support of high school robotics programs and after school Innovation and Robotics clubs in our elementary schools.

A Special Visitor
Exciting & Engaging

A beautiful 12-foot python greeted students at Ardmore Elementary as part of their Science 2019 celebration.

Nearly 100 Ardmore students completed science projects and 600 students and family members attended Science Night for hours of fun hands-on science activities and a visit from The Reptile Man.

Thank you donors for supporting Arts, Enrichment & Innovation projects like this!

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