High School "Physics of the Universe" Project

Throughout the year Big Picture kids work on many engaging projects that also offer great learning experiences. Here is one of the projects in high school:

Students are working in teams to design a colony on a moon or planet in our solar system and have a plan for how to generate electricity for that colony using specific features of their celestial object. Students will present these ideas to a panel of experts who will decide which colonization plans should be (theoretically) funded. 

You're invited to attend and participate (i.e. help decide which groups have the strongest plans) in the students' sales pitches on Wednesday, April 18th (10:45a - 12:00p) and Friday, April 20th (1:21p - 2:19p).  

30th annual benefit luncheon for Bellevue Schools Foundation
Would you join me at  Spring for Schools  on  April 27th ? This is the 30th annual benefit luncheon for Bellevue Schools Foundation and highlights how vital  your role is as part of our  whole community  working together to  advance excellence  for our students, from preschool through high school, and every day in between. E ducation Showcase:  11-11:55 a.m   Luncheon:  12-1:15 p.m. 30th Anniversary Honorary Chair  Robbie Bach,  former President & Chief Xbox Officer,  Microsoft Corporation Emcee  Joyce Taylor,  King 5 News   Learn  about the Bellevue School District and Bellevue Schools Foundation partnership Hear  from students whose lives ... read full article

Scholarship for High School Seniors Attended Phantom Lake Elementary
The Phantom Lake PTA is pleased to offer a scholarship opportunity to high school seniors in the Bellevue School District who attended Phantom Lake Elementary. To apply for the scholarship, students must complete the provided scholarship application form and submit additional information such as a personal statement, transcript, and letters of recommendation. The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, May 4th, 2018

You can find the scholarship application form on the Phantom Lake PTA website:

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Bennett PTSA Elementary Scholarship for High School Seniors

Bennett PTSA Elementary Scholarship

After School Music Classes

Calling for Volunteers for PTSA Nominating Committee

Be Part of the Big Picture

PTSA Nominating Committee!
Would you like to serve our school in a MAJOR way? Do you know some people who you think would be a great addition to our PTSA leadership? Please sign up for the Nominating Committee! Made up of 3-4 people, the committee provides the invaluable service of recognizing and recruiting qualified people for our elected PTSA positions for the 2018-2019 school year. Positions to be filled are: Co-President, Co-Vice President, Co-Treasurer, Secretary.

The charge of the Nominating Committee is to recognize and recruit the most qualified people available for our elected PTSA positions. It is the most important committee in PTSA. Once the Nominating Committee has recruited a slate of candidates, there will be a General Election of those candidates this spring. Having qualified people step into leadership positions in our PTSA will ensure success for the future of Big Picture students, their families, and staff. The work of this committee is paramount to fulfilling our mission as a PTSA.

A helpful tip for the Nominating Committee members: Mention to your potential recruits that all positions are (or can be) assumed in a Co-Leadership role. Teaming up with another person (in most cases, already experienced in the role) to fill these co-leadership positions encourages great ideas, collaboration, teamwork, and more fun overall!

If you have questions or would like to be on the Nominating Committee, or if you would like to submit your name for consideration for any of the open PTSA elected positions, please contact Hillary MacDonald at hsalmieri@msn.com. Thank you for volunteering to help with this important job!

Big Picture PTSA Pass the Hat Fundraising

Please help us meet our goal for 2017-2018 Campaign. Donating is easy! Credit cards, Paypal or Check all accepted. Donate Here!

The donations directly support our students throughout the entire school year:

  • Provide financial assistance for all grade levels to engage in off-site learning experiences and filed trips that enhance Big Picture's project-based learning model.
  • Enable our teachers and staff to attend Diversity Training that positively impacts all 370 middle and high school students.
  • Fund grade-specific resource materials across subject matters that allow all students access to timely and relevant learning material. 

From math to language arts, science to social studies, every student in our school benefits from the generosity of our families. If we do not meet our funding goal, our students will not receive these valuable programs and resources. Please help us provide these valuable resources to Big Picture students!


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