FAMILY CONNECTIONS CENTERS                                                     

The Bellevue School District has a number of Family Connections Centers to help families find and receive the services they need to send their children to school ready to learn. These services range from emergency food boxes to a student’s first new pair of sneakers to English classes for parents. In addition, the Centers provide information and referral services such as connecting families with counselors, putting them in touch with food and utility assistance programs, or sharing information about free flu shots, low-cost dental care, tutors, holiday programs, parenting classes and more.  The centers have:

  • Human Services Specialists - link families to services and community resources for basic needs such as food, clothes and shelter.
  • Family Involvement Liaisons - Link families to academic programs and support/facilitate communication between families and the school.
  • Wrap Around Coordinators - Link families to community support and focus on school readiness and family involvement.

Bellevue Big Picture's Family Connections contact* is at Sammamish High School: Rosy Mendoza, 425-456-7610

ALL Bellevue School District families are eligible for the services provided by the Family Connection Centers.  Click here for more information.

* updated 5/14/2020


Study Zone @ Lake Hills Library

Drop-in FREE tutoring: Tuesdays, 6-8pm | Wednesdays, 2-4pm 

Need a place to study or get homework help?  Drop in any time during Study Zone hours.  Available for students grades K-12 and anyone preparing for the GED test.  Bring study materials, worksheets, notes, practice materials, assigned reading or other instructions needed to complete your assignment.  Volunteer tutors work only in a group setting.  We cannot guarantee intensive, private one-on-one tutoring.

Visit for more information about other locations and times.  Online study help offered as well!  Click the link for more info!



Classes, Support Groups and Events

YES offers a number of programs throughout the year to educate and support youth, parents and those who care about them.  For more information on their current offerings, please visit their website:







We raise funds to improve student learning through district wide academic initiatives, curriculum material, training opportunities for teachers, and an array of programs that meet students' special needs. Our donors help bridge the gap between the basic funding provided by the State of Washington and what Bellevue students need to truly excel.





Club Jubilee provides after-school activities and middle school sports at schools across the Bellevue School District, including Bellevue Big Picture.  Visit their website for more information:




TeenTix was founded in 2004 by Seattle Center and partners with 45 arts organizations throughout the Puget Sound region, including Seattle Symphony, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle International Film Festival, and ACT Theatre. To date, TeenTix has facilitated the sale of over 40,000 arts tickets to teens.

Any teenager (13-19 years old) can sign up for a free Teen Tix pass. The pass entitles them to purchase $5.00 day-of-show tickets at any of our partner organizations.