Staff Appreciation Week (May 7-11)

National Teacher Appreciation week is May 7-11. Here at Bennett, we take this time to celebrate all of the nearly 70 individuals -- teachers, administrators, instructional aides, specialists, and support staff -- who bring their best to Bennett each day. Here's what's happening during Staff Appreciation Week and how you can participate:

🌺 Monday: flowers and cards! Please have your child bring a flower stem and a handwritten note for their teachers.

🥐 Tuesday: Breakfast presented by Panera Bread
🍿 Wednesday: Make Your Own Trail Mix Station

🥔 Thursday: Baked Potato Bar Lunch featuring Dickie's BBQ

🍰 Friday: Dessert Buffet sponsored by Fred Meyer Bakery

Would you like to help make the week extra special for Bennett teachers and staff? We welcome families to bring in treats, snacks, or drinks anytime during the week. Email staffappreciation@bennettptsa.org for ideas.

Readathon Winners and Results

Related imageReadathon winners were announced! Congratulations to ALL our readers and thank you to everyone who participated in our 2nd fundraiser of the year! Thanks to your contributions we raised $42,597. 

This money will allow the PTSA to providing increased Instruction Support and Curriculum Enhancement that benefit each and every student at Bennett. Thank you for making Bennett such a great and unique school!

  • Top 30 overall Readers: entered in to a drawing for 2 Kindles
  • Top 2 Fundraisers: one Kindle each
  • Top Fundraiser in Each Grade: Signed book from Ms. Johnson 
  • Top fundraiser in each class: Gift Card to Half Price Books
  • Top minutes read in each grade: signed book from Ms. Johnson
  • Top minutes in each classroom: Extra Library Checkout Time
  • Top Total Minutes by ONE Class at each Grade Level: Extra Recess!!
Words can neither qualify nor quantify how grateful we all are for Ms. Johnson's (Librarian) and Anita White's (5th grade parent) leadership and involvement in another successful Readathon. You made it all possible! Thank you for inspiring our children and foster the love for reading. Thank you Kim Terhaar (5th grade parent and PTSA co President) for tallying and manage all those pledge forms! You rock! Anita, Kim... Bennett will sure miss you next year! 

2018 PTSA Awards Call for Nominations

It's time to recognize our amazing volunteers and teachers for their outstanding service! The PTSA is soliciting nominations for the Golden Acorn Award, PTSA Volunteer of the Year, and Educator of the Year.

Image result for golden acornPTSA Golden Acorn Award is offered by the Washington State PTA for recognition of a volunteer who has given outstanding service to students at Bennett, as well as youth in our community. It is intended to recognize volunteer service "above and beyond" a particular job description.
The Bennett PTSA Volunteer of the Year Award is designed to recognize and celebrate an outstanding volunteer, whose efforts this year have made a difference in the lives of Bennett students.
Bennett PTSA Educator of the Year Award is designed to recognize and celebrate an outstanding educator at Bennett Elementary, whose efforts this year have truly made a difference in the lives of Bennett students.
Please take a moment to nominate an educator and volunteers whom you feel meets these qualifications by filling out a nomination form available in the school office or on the PTSA website and returning it to the office or via email to scawthra@hotmail.com by the end of the school day on Friday, May 4th. Thank you! If you have questions, please reach out to Sarah Cawthra at scawthra@hotmail.com. Winners will be announced at the PTSA Volunteer Tea (June).

Eastside Baby Corner Kindness Challenge Drive

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2018 Bennett PTSA Scholarship

Did you know that one $1,000 scholarship is awarded each year to a former Bennett student who is currently a senior at one of the five Bellevue public high schools? The deadline is May 4, 2018. Found out more and apply here.