There are several important Big Picture events

 this week!  See below for specific details!


Tues. May 14th, 6:30 pm: PTSA General Meeting - (immediately before the College Planning Event), BP Library

Please attend our PTSA meeting to find out about our upcoming "end of year" activities and to approve next year's budget! Learn about the BP Spring PIE Night (Tues. June 4th), our BP Parent Social (Fri. June 14th), and more! After the meeting, stay for the College Planning event!



Tuesday May 14th, 7:00PM in the BP Library: College Planning Panel

Internships! Project-Based Learning! 21st Century Skills!  Gain insights into effective ways to describe your unique Big Picture educational experience to your colleges of choice.
The BP PTSA is hosting a panel speaker event on Tues. May 14th at 7:00 pm in the library. Our panel will consist of several college planning professionals who understand the Big Picture learning model and have experience working with students from Big Picture schools. In addition, college admissions reps from WSU and UW will be on hand.
ALL STUDENTS: bring your questions, concerns, hopes and fears about the college application process! Our speakers are looking forward to engaging with our students to offer their expertise & experience to help make the college application process less stressful. All grade levels welcome to attend. The more you know in advance, the better prepared you are!
Jamie Ginter will moderate our panel discussion with lots of insights for our students!
Panel Participant Bios:

Claire Nold-Glaser has worked with adolescents her entire career, in residential as well as in school settings. She has been an independent counselor since June of 2002 and loves guiding students and their parents through the exciting process of post-high school planning. There are great options for all students, especially if one has an open mind. 
Kirsten Keller, M.S. - With years of experience in adolescent education, I listen to the needs of each student and family to answer your questions about college. I guide students to reach for their collegiate goals by researching, applying to and enrolling in a college that fits and supports their potential for academic success. My students and families are more confident having individualized support through the transition from high school to college.
 Dr. Mark Hofer is a certified educational planner and founder of Your College Matters in Seattle. He has been a leader in the field of adolescent leadership development for nearly two decades, including ten years developing and facilitating high school leadership programs for the Bezos Scholars Program. As a college admissions counselor for the Bezos Family Foundation, Mark has significant experience working with high school students from across the United States and many countries in Africa.
Carmen Garcia - Admissions Counselor
Office of Admissions & Recruitment
Washington State University
Alishia Ruff – Admissions Counselor 
Office of Admissions 
University of Washington

If you have questions, please contact We're looking forward to seeing you at the event!



Wed. May 15th: MOD Pizza Fundraiser for Grad Night Party

Mod Pizza - 14309 NE 20th St, Bellevue
Support our grads with dinner from MOD Pizza!  
Mention "Big Picture"  during checkout



Fri. May 17th: School-wide Day of Service

All Big Picture students off-campus for volunteering



Additional dates to remember: 

Mon. May 27th: Memorial Day (no school)
Tues. June 4th: Spring PIE Night Event, 6:30 pm, BP Cafe 
Fri. June 14th: 8th Grade Party, 1:30 - 3:15 pm
Fri. June 14th: PTSA Spring Parent Social, Bellevue Botanical Garden, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Mon. June 17th: BP High School Graduation!
Fri. June 21st: Last Day of School
SOS!! Support Our Seniors!
SOS !!! Support Our Seniors!  Grad Night Party Donations Here.  Graduation from high school is a momentous accomplishment, and the Grad Night Party is the not-to-be-missed, PTSA sponsored celebration for graduates immediately following Commencement.  Please support our Seniors, current and future, by donating here. All donations are tax deductible and will be used to fund present and future Grad Night Parties for BBP graduating Seniors.     There are three ways to donate:   Drop a check off at the BBPS Office made payable to BBPS PTSA and clearly note on the check that it is for “Grad Night Donation”; or Place ... read full article

BPS PTSA Sharing Closet
BPS PTSA Sharing Closet Members of the PTSA have worked to create a clothes “Sharing Closet” that students can access for SLC’s, Exhibitions or internship interviews. It’s both for kids who can’t afford professional attire, and for those who have outgrown their professional attire and don’t want to purchase new attire for one or two times use. The Sharing Closet is located in the storage room in the Great Room in the 400 building. ... read full article

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May 19
Jun 1
No School: Memorial Day
No School: Memorial Day

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