Who Pays for Public School Education in Bellevue?
Taxes, Bonds & Levies, Bellevue Schools Foundation & Our PTSAs Join us for a special presentation and learn about the ins and outs of funding education in Bellevue from Melissa deVita, District Deputy Superintendent Financial Services & Operations.  Melissa will break down the roles played by the state and local   taxes   such as   levies & bonds, as well as where support organizations such as Bellevue Schools Foundation and Bellevue's PTSAs fit into the funding puzzle and how this is changing in light of the recent legislative actions. Join us for this event, co-hosted by Bellevue PTSA Council .  Please ... read full article
Author:
Cristian Molina 
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11/11/2017-11/21/2017

BSF Grants Awarded to Big Picture
Big Picture awarded four Arts, Enrichment, and Innovation BSF Grants The Bellevue Schools Foundation (BSF) awarded $2,200 to Big Picture School covering the following grants: Music Club: Students will directly hear the impact of a new Big Picture after school Music Club, being kicked off with funding from the BSF Arts, Enrichment, and Innovation grants. Middle and high school students will have the opportunity to participate, additional information coming soon. Stay tuned! Field Trips: 8th grade science class will visit the Bellevue College Planetarium and 6th grade math students will visit Tree House Point. Expanding hands-on tools available within the ... read full article
Author:
Cristian Molina 
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11/11/2017-12/31/2017

Big Picture Directories Are Here!
Check your student’s backpack for the 2017-18 Student Directory! Our PTSA provides these Student Directories to enhance school community connections. In cooperation with the school, PTSA volunteers prepare, produce and pay for this directory. A huge thank you to Rebecca Thornton, Joan Griswold, and Eric Helmer for pulling this project together for our community! Every student, teacher and staff member receives a directory. There is no requirement to be a PTSA member to get one. Also, even students that have opted out their information from being included in the directory will receive a directory. For more information, please contact Eric ... read full article
Author:
Cristian Molina 
Show from:
11/11/2017-12/31/2017

All About Pass The Hat | Support For Our Students
GIVE TO THE BBPS ANNUAL PASS THE HAT FUNDRAISER     Pass the Hat is Bellevue Big Picture’s  ONLY  fundraiser for the year! The PTSA depends on your contributions to fund our annual operations budget, and funded programs including Grants, Staff Appreciation, Reflections, Principal/Parent Monthly Coffees, Student Appreciation Breakfasts, Emergency Preparedness, Community Support, Staff /PD Curriculum Development, Directories, and Social / Emotional learning. It's easy to support all of our Big Picture students.  Bring a check and provide your donation on Curriculum Night!  Your dollars may also stretch further if your company has matching funds - just ask your HR department!  Suggested average donation ... read full article
Author:
Kelly Collins-SUNDERLAND 
Show from:
9/1/2017-11/30/2017

Looking Ahead | School Calendar
2017/2018 School Calendar  Tuesday, September 26| High School Curriculum Night - 5:45-8:30pm  Thursday, September 28 | Middle School Curriculum Night - 5:45-8:30pm Tuesday October 3 | 5 to 6 PM | Ice Cream Social  Tuesday October 3 | 6 to 7 PM | All School Tech Night Friday, October 13 | No School Thursday, November 9 & Friday, November 10 | No School Veterans Day Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November 24 | No School Thanksgiving Break Monday, December 18 thru Monday, Jan 1 | No School Winter Break Tuesday, January 2 | School Commences Monday, January 15 | No School MLK jr. Day Monday, ... read full article
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Bellevue Big Picture Ptsa 
Show from:
9/1/2017-6/30/2018
Fall Parent Dessert Social – Thurs. Oct. 19, 7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Newport Yacht ClubCristian Molina10/16/201710/30/2017
Fall Parent Dessert Social – Thurs. Oct. 19, 7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Newport Yacht Club
Join us for beer, wine, coffee, tea and yummy desserts while getting to know other Big Picture parents!  Please bring one bottle of wine ($20 or less in value) for our Instant Wine Cellar Raffle.  We will sell raffle tickets for $10/each, so you'll have the chance to win your own instant wine cellar. All proceeds go to the Bellevue Big Picture PTSA!  NOTE: This event is just for parents and adults; leave the little ones at home!  RSVP Karen? ?Andonian @ kandonian@comcast.net Dress is casual. ... read full article
Parent/Principal Coffee – Tues. Oct. 17, 6:30 pm @ Big Picture LibraryCristian Molina10/16/201710/30/2017
Parent/Principal Coffee – Tues. Oct. 17, 6:30 pm @ Big Picture Library
Please join us at our next PTSA Parent/Principal Coffee! Bethany will be providing updates on our school activities and initiatives. Get the latest information while sipping coffee (decaf available) and enjoying tasty treats! ... read full article
Welcome Panthers & Parents!Cristian Molina9/20/201710/4/2017
Welcome Panthers & Parents!
On behalf of the Bellevue Big Picture PTSA, we would like to welcome you to the 2017/2018 school year!  We are looking forward to serving as your PTSA Co-Presidents along with our enthusiastic group of board members and committee chairs. There will be many volunteer opportunities throughout the year so please let us know if you can help. We encourage all families to join the PTSA as we commit to giving 100% support to our students, teachers, and staff. Click here to join. This year marks another milestone in Bellevue Big Picture’s short tenure! This year’s Senior Class (2018) walked ... read full article
Who Pays for Public School Education in Bellevue?Cristian Molina11/11/201711/21/2017
Who Pays for Public School Education in Bellevue?
Taxes, Bonds & Levies, Bellevue Schools Foundation & Our PTSAs Join us for a special presentation and learn about the ins and outs of funding education in Bellevue from Melissa deVita, District Deputy Superintendent Financial Services & Operations.  Melissa will break down the roles played by the state and local   taxes   such as   levies & bonds, as well as where support organizations such as Bellevue Schools Foundation and Bellevue's PTSAs fit into the funding puzzle and how this is changing in light of the recent legislative actions. Join us for this event, co-hosted by Bellevue PTSA Council .  Please ... read full article
BSF Grants Awarded to Big PictureCristian Molina11/11/201712/31/2017
BSF Grants Awarded to Big Picture
Big Picture awarded four Arts, Enrichment, and Innovation BSF Grants The Bellevue Schools Foundation (BSF) awarded $2,200 to Big Picture School covering the following grants: Music Club: Students will directly hear the impact of a new Big Picture after school Music Club, being kicked off with funding from the BSF Arts, Enrichment, and Innovation grants. Middle and high school students will have the opportunity to participate, additional information coming soon. Stay tuned! Field Trips: 8th grade science class will visit the Bellevue College Planetarium and 6th grade math students will visit Tree House Point. Expanding hands-on tools available within the ... read full article
Big Picture Directories Are Here!Cristian Molina11/11/201712/31/2017
Big Picture Directories Are Here!
Check your student’s backpack for the 2017-18 Student Directory! Our PTSA provides these Student Directories to enhance school community connections. In cooperation with the school, PTSA volunteers prepare, produce and pay for this directory. A huge thank you to Rebecca Thornton, Joan Griswold, and Eric Helmer for pulling this project together for our community! Every student, teacher and staff member receives a directory. There is no requirement to be a PTSA member to get one. Also, even students that have opted out their information from being included in the directory will receive a directory. For more information, please contact Eric ... read full article
Submissions Wanted | PTA Reflections Art Program | Submit by 11/13Kevin Baldwin10/11/201711/13/2017
Submissions Wanted | PTA Reflections Art Program | Submit by 11/13
Get creative with the PTA's nationally acclaimed student recognition annual Reflections art programs.    Celebrate your artistic creativity at BPS and start planning for your Reflections artwork reflecting on the theme! The Art categories and the links for specific art rules of the program are as follow: Dance/Choreography   - original dance that you created then record the performance (Please provide 2 copies of recorded performance in 2 USBs) Film Production   - short film, documentary and more (Please provide 2 copies of the film in 2 USBs) Visual Arts   - paintings, collages, drawings, computer image. 2D only.  NO 3D wood, metal, plastic, glass or framed canvas. ... read full article
All About Pass The Hat | Support For Our StudentsKelly Collins-SUNDERLAND9/1/201711/30/2017
All About Pass The Hat | Support For Our Students
GIVE TO THE BBPS ANNUAL PASS THE HAT FUNDRAISER     Pass the Hat is Bellevue Big Picture’s  ONLY  fundraiser for the year! The PTSA depends on your contributions to fund our annual operations budget, and funded programs including Grants, Staff Appreciation, Reflections, Principal/Parent Monthly Coffees, Student Appreciation Breakfasts, Emergency Preparedness, Community Support, Staff /PD Curriculum Development, Directories, and Social / Emotional learning. It's easy to support all of our Big Picture students.  Bring a check and provide your donation on Curriculum Night!  Your dollars may also stretch further if your company has matching funds - just ask your HR department!  Suggested average donation ... read full article
Help Stock The Sharing ClosetKelly Collins-SUNDERLAND9/1/201710/31/2017
Help Stock The Sharing Closet
Introducing the Big Picture School SHARING CLOSET.  We are putting together a donation collection of DRESS CLOTHES ONLY for students to borrow needed items for their Student Led Conferences or Internship Interviews. We are collecting dresses, skirts, dress shirts, suits, jackets, dress slacks, ties, dress socks, belts, hose/ tights and dress shoes for boys and girls.  We have established a locked space on campus with a portable closet, shoe rack and mirror to accommodate said items.  How it works: Clothing will be donated to "the Closet" by dropping items off with Karen Penewell in the office. The closet will be ... read full article
PTA Reflections Art Program | Within ReachKelly Collins-SUNDERLAND10/10/201710/10/2017
PTA Reflections Art Program | Within Reach
  The theme for the 2017-2018 school year is Within Reach? Get ready for PTSA’s annual Reflections Program!  Each year, students are encouraged to create their own art project based around a theme. This year’s theme is “ Within Reach. Just imagine how creative you can be with this theme. The Art categories are: Dance/Choreography - original dance that you created then record the performance Film/Video - short film, documentary and more Visual Arts - paintings of all kinds, collages, drawings, wood, clay, metal, computer work, fiber etc. Music - original score with or without songs Literature- writing, poetry, opinions, short ... read full article
Submissions Wanted | PTA Reflections Art ProgramKelly Collins-SUNDERLAND9/1/201710/10/2017
Submissions Wanted | PTA Reflections Art Program
The theme for the 2017-2018 school year is "Within Reach" Get creative with the PTSA's annual Refection art programs.    Celebrate your artistic creativity at BPS and start planning for your Reflections artwork! The Art categories are: Dance/Choreography - original dance that you created then record the performance(Please provide 1 copy of recorded performance in USB) Film Production - short film, documentary and more(Please provide 1 copy of the film in USB) Visual Arts - paintings of all kinds, collages, drawings, wood, clay, metal, computer work, fiber etc.( Please provide one copy of artwork, must be flat and must not exceed 18x24" no thicker than ... read full article
Did you Know? Absence FormBellevue Big Picture Ptsa1/1/20183/3/2018
Did you Know? Absence Form
Planned Absences Form Reminder – If you plan to take your student out of school for a vacation or family event you need to fill out a Pre-Planned Absence Form and have your student get his/her teachers to sign off on the absence then return the form to Attendance at least 1 week prior to the absence. There are two different forms that may be picked up at the main office.  Pulling your student out for a vacation or family event without this form could result in the vacation being marked as unexcused. ... read full article
Have You Joined The PTSA For This School Year?Bellevue Big Picture Ptsa9/3/201711/10/2017
Have You Joined The PTSA For This School Year?
WE NEED YOU! Please Join the Bellevue Big Picture School PTSA   Your annual PTSA membership keeps you current and connected on school PTSA functions, as well as giving you a voice and a vote on important PTSA matters affecting our children at Bellevue Big Picture School. In addition, membership dues and PTSA fundraising help to fund the many curricular supports, enrichments, grants and events that help make BBPS an extraordinary public school. Remember that together we can make a difference. PTSA membership is available to parents and guardians of any student enrolled in the school as well as administration, and staff, and any community ... read full article
Looking Ahead | School CalendarBellevue Big Picture Ptsa9/1/20176/30/2018
Looking Ahead | School Calendar
2017/2018 School Calendar  Tuesday, September 26| High School Curriculum Night - 5:45-8:30pm  Thursday, September 28 | Middle School Curriculum Night - 5:45-8:30pm Tuesday October 3 | 5 to 6 PM | Ice Cream Social  Tuesday October 3 | 6 to 7 PM | All School Tech Night Friday, October 13 | No School Thursday, November 9 & Friday, November 10 | No School Veterans Day Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November 24 | No School Thanksgiving Break Monday, December 18 thru Monday, Jan 1 | No School Winter Break Tuesday, January 2 | School Commences Monday, January 15 | No School MLK jr. Day Monday, ... read full article