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Free Screening of  "Most likely to Succeed "& Panel Discussion

Please join us for a community-wide event, which will feature the Sundance-selected documentary Most Likely to Succeed. Following the screening, there will be an interactive panel discussion about re-imagining our schools for the 21st Century.  

The event will take place at romp in Bellevue on Monday, September 25, 2017 @ 7pm.   Reserve your spot here. See flyer.

About The Film (Trailer):
Most Likely To Succeed examines the history of education in the United States, revealing the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in today’s innovative world. The film explores compelling new approaches that aim to revolutionize teaching as we know it. After seeing this film, the way you think about “school” will never be the same.

13500 bel red road, Suite 7A
Bellevue, WA 98005

Camp Kindness Counts - "Super Heroes"
Schedule: Wednesdays:  12:20-1:20pm
Fall:  Oct 4 - Dec 6, no class Nov 22 (10 classes)
Winter: Jan 3- March 14, no class Feb. 21 (10 classes)
1 Semester Fee: $165
2 Semester Fee: $305
Camp Kindness Counts empowers kids to feel that their thoughts, voices, and actions matter and can make a positive impact in their communities and the world. In the after school class, students will practice mindfulness and work together on team building games and community service projects to develop the problem solving, collaboration, and critical thinking skills that they need to be change-makers. This fall the students will make an impact in their school through a School Kindness Project and work with partnered non-profits to think creatively about solving homelessness and finding solutions to spread kindness. Camp Kindness Counts believes that no one is too young to know their powerful ability to make a difference! 

Film & Panel: Angst: Breaking the Stigma Around Anxiety

angst-webWednesday, October 25 | 7 pm

SJCC – 3801 E Mercer Way, Mercer Island
Ages 10+

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This documentary and post-film panel of experts from Mercer Island Youth and Family Services and Children’s Hospital explores its causes, effects, and what we can do about Angst. Parents, tweens, and teens welcome. Learn more at

Bellevue Boys Youth Basketball Tryouts

BYBA Basketball, Basketball, Point, CourtBellevue Boys Youth Basketball Association (Bellevue High School’s feeder program).  The tryout dates are September 24th and October 1st.   Signups are on the website

Bellevue Green Clean At Home Free Workshops

cid:image001.jpg@01D290F9.151CEF80The City of Bellevue is pleased to offer six special green clean workshops this fall. All events are free!  Please email us at or call 425-452-6932 to register.  Spaces are limited to 20 people per session.  First come, first served.
Fun, hands-on classes that cover information on avoiding toxic cleaners and resources for making your own green cleaners.  Attendees will receive a free green cleaning kit to take home.  Adults and children over 7 are welcome to attend. If you would like to attend, registration is required.
See HERE for dates and location.

Smart with Art Fall Classes 

Fall Visual Art Classes
Class Dates: Thursday, 10/5 - 12/7
No Class: 11/9, 11/23
Time: 2:35pm-3:50pm
Room: tbd
Grades: K-5
Price: $174
  See flyer

Minecraft Mania Classes
Class Dates: Monday 10/2 - 11/20
Time: 2:35pm - 3:50pm
Room: tbd
Grades: 3-5
Price: $208
 See flyer

Bellevue High School Jr Cheer Clinic
The Bellevue High School Cheer squad is holding their annual Jr Cheer clinic on Friday October 13 from 10-2 (there is no school that day). Jr Cheerleaders will be invited to cheer at the Homecoming game on Oct 27th. For more information and the flyer see here or go to and click on the jr cheer clinic button.

Sponge Classes

Tue-Thu 2:35 - 3:35
10/3(Tue)- 5/24(Thu) K-5 $300X4

Tue-Thu 2:35 - 3:35
10/3(Tue)- 5/24(Thu) K-5  $300X4

Tue-Thu 2:35 - 3:35
10/3(Tue)- 5/24(Thu) K-5  $300X4

To register, visit Sponge sign up page. Tax form can be found HERE.

Girls Basketball Tryouts

Calling all 5th- 8th grade Girls! Do you love to play basketball? Tryouts for Bellevue Girls Select Basketball will be held on September 23rdPotential players need to live within the Bellevue High School boundary (but don’t need to attend Bellevue public schools). For tryout times and locations, and to register, visit the website 

Bellevue Boys Lacrosse Fall Ball - Registration Open

Bellevue Lacrosse, Lacrosse, Goal, FieldLacrosse is a fast-paced sport that has grown exponentially over the past decade.  Bellevue Boys Lacrosse Club serves boys in grades K-12 within the Bellevue High School boundary area and we have a fun, development-focused Fall Ball program starting in September. Players practice and play games/scrimmages on Sundays only. This is great time for new players to give lacrosse a try! We think you’ll grow to love the game!  Visit our website at for more information and to register.

Music Tutoring for 5th Graders

Interlake High School students are starting a free music tutoring program this September. The program will take place at Interlake HS and go from 10:30 to 11:30 AM every Saturday. The program will begin on September 16th and finish with a recital on December 9th.

This is a perfect opportunity for those who will continue to play their instruments next year in middle school. Certified tutors will help students polish basic playing techniques in preparation for the more vigorous music program in middle school.

Parents can sign their students up using this link.

Please share this information with current 5th grade parents and encourage students to sign up!

If students or parents have any questions, please ask them to contact

WOW Academy - Preschool and Specialized Classes

WOW Academy will be offering STEM and English Literacy Classes for Preschool to Fifth Grade Students starting in May. Our unique STEM curriculum combines play-based, hands-on activities and balances them with strong academic instruction.  For our Literacy Classes, we do require a 30 minute individual assessment session with your child.  This assessment session is free of charge and will give us a better idea of your child’s skills and abilities.  We will then be able to customize the class to suit your child’s learning needs.Our class sizes are small, so space is limited and filling up fast. Please take a look at our website, or contact Olivia Chang (Medina Elementary PTA STEM Co-Chair) at (425) 296-6978 for information on free trial classes and free 30 minute educational assessments.

Bellevue Wolverines Girls Lacrosse Club
Come join the excitement and play the fastest game on two feet. The Bellevue Wolverines Girls Lacrosse Club offers more than just opportunities to develop lacrosse skills and to compete in this fun sport, the fastest growing in the US; it also promotes teamwork, exercise and lasting friendships. Interested in becoming a well rounded athlete? Being a multi sport athlete allows you to learn how to compete from a variety of coaches, and learn different skill sets. If you have not registered yet, consider doing so soon.   
Comprehensive IT Education and Visual Art from STEP Computer Academy

New after-school program on Comprehensive IT Education and Visual Art from STEP Computer Academy located in Bellevue (transportation from school will be provided). The program is a combination of comprehensive IT (programming, game development, graphics design, hardware, 3D graphics and printing, web development, etc.) plus comprehensive visual art program – all in one solution."

Age: 3rd-5th Grades

Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday shuttle bus will pick up kids from the school, and parents will pick them up from STEP Computer Academy(5-10 minutes from Medina) at 7.00pm.

Information on the program:

Detailed curriculum:

Tuition: $480/month + $60 transportation fee(optional)

To sign-up or ask any questions: e-mail:, or call 425-598-9697


Last year, Cub Scouts from Medina Elementary School built and raced cars, rockets, and boats, built models, practiced archery, hiked, camped, biked, swam, practiced first aid, visited a fire station, helped distribute food to the needy, had a sleepover at the zoo, scooted around in a giant hamster ball, went fishing, and much more. And this year will be even better.

Best of all, our Pack welcomes all boys. There are no tryouts. No cuts. We encourage boys to try new things, meet new friends, and push their limits in a supportive, no-bullying environment. The Cub Scout motto is “Do your best” and we strive to help our Scouts fulfill this promise.

You can join anytime during the school year. Check out our calendar at and join us for a meeting, event, or adventure. Go places. Do stuff. Be part of the fun and adventure of Cub Scouts. For more information, visit, or contact Jonathan Kagle (



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