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Panthers Youth RugbyPanthers Youth Rugby Club Winter Registration

Join Panthers Youth Rugby Club, and practice in a co-ed Touch or Contact division 3 times a week until the end of the school year wearing the club branded practice and game jerseys. Free sessions to give rugby a try in November. Rugby is made very affordable by the Panthers Youth Rugby Club with a yearly membership fee of $170 for Touch 1st-4th graders, $200 for 5th-6th graders, and $280 for 7th-8th graders. Fees include a player kit with a practice jersey, a short, socks and a rugby ball. Practices this Winter:

- Tue & Thu 5:30pm at Grass Lawn Park, Redmond WA
- Sat 11am at Highland Middle School, Bellevue WA 

Onboarding new players - All skill levels welcome - November through January. 

To contact: info@PanthersYouthRugby.com
To register: www.PanthersYouthRugby.com
To follow: https://www.facebook.com/panthersyouthrugby


Image result for free clip art images grand pianosBellevue High School Piano Recital

Monday, November 20th, 2017, 7:30pm

Students and Staff from Bellevue High SchoolChinook Middle SchoolMedina Elementary, Enatai Elementary, Clyde Hill Elementary and Woodridge Elementary Schools are invited to perform on our lovely grand piano in the BHS Performing Arts Center.

All performers must audition by sending a video of the piece you intend to perform.  All qualified auditions will get to perform!  The deadline to apply is Monday, November 13th, 2017.

Please contact Natalie Littrell via email at natalie.littrell@gmail.com or Edd George, Bellevue High School Band Director, via email at georgee@bsd405.org  or Chase Chang, Bellevue High School Orchestra Director, via email changc@bsd405.org for more information. 

In person auditions available to BHS students and staff only.


Free Friday Art Activity by Bellevue Honor Society NAHS

Bellevue Arts Museum from 4-6pm, first Friday of each month.

For the past four years, NAHS has been hosting Free Friday Art Activities (FFAAs) at the Bellevue Arts Museum from 4-6pm to provide children with access and the opportunity to enhance their artistic skills and interests. We have also reached out to our local elementary schools and public libraries to provide more ways for children to participate in our events. Through our cooperative efforts, we could provide children with even more spaces to cultivate innovation and ingenuity, as well as providing art education that is otherwise diminishing in local programs.


Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert 

Benaroya Hall 
Sunday, November 19, 2017 | 3:00pm
Special group offer at only $5 per general admission (regular price between $32 and $54).

Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra (SYSO) is the largest youth orchestra in the U.S.  This Fall Concert features SYSO’s four training orchestras (Prelude, Symphonette, Debut, and Junior) that are comprised of young musicians from greater Seattle’s elementary, middle and high schools, including Medina Elementary! To make your reservation, please text your name and number of tickets required to 425-898-3868 before Nov 3rd, 2017. 

Tickets will be available for pick-up on Nov 8 (Wed) either before school (8am) or after school (12:30pm), near the school main office.  Tickets must be picked up on this day, with cash payment.  Tickets not picked up on this day will be released to others. For more information, visit https://syso.org/concerts-tickets/   If you have any questions, please contact lnjyan@hotmail.com 


Free Kindering Class

Kindering will be offering a free parenting class beginning on Monday, November 20th.  The class will meet each Monday from 6 until 8 for ten weeks at Kindering in Bellevue.  We will not meet the two weeks of winter break.  Unfortunately child care will not be provided.

The class is aimed at parents of typically developing children from 2 to 12.  It is taught by Lois Ralph who has been teaching parent classes at Kindering for almost 27 years. See attached flyer. Parents must pre-register, either by email, fax or mail.


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! 

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 recycle@bellevuewa.gov 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


Sponge Classes

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

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

French
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.


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 www.bellevuelacrosse.com for more information and to register.


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, www.wow-academy.org 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: http://seattle.itstep.org/news-slider/visual-arts-program-for-kids-9-12-years-old/

Detailed curriculum: http://seattle.itstep.org/study-programms/Academy-ART.pdf

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

To sign-up or ask any questions: e-mail: office.seattle@itstep.org, or call 425-598-9697


CUB SCOUT PACK 435

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 www.pack435.org 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 www.pack435.org, or contact Jonathan Kagle (jonkalist@hotmail.com)


 

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