2022-2023 School Supply Lists

It's that time of year again for the scramble for school supplies! We have great news for PLE parents, though! Thanks to the generosity of our amazing PLE parents & community, the PTA has been able to purchase most of the school supplies for each K-5th Grade student at Phantom Lake Elementary. Each school supply list for each grade has been reduced to 1-6 suggested items.
The supply list can be found below in English, Spanish, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Turkish and Arabic. Please contact the PTA if you need the list translated into another language.

**If you need assistance with backpacks and school supplies please reach out to Judy Hunsberger (hunsbergerju@bsd405.org) ASAP for private, confidential assistance!

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Phantom Lake Families,

This is Judy Hunsberger or Ms. Judy, your Family Engagement Specialist for Phantom Lake.  I also support: Tillicum, Spiritridge, Eastgate, Clyde Hill, and Big Picture.  Many of you are familiar with the Welcome Form, but this year we have a NEW RESOURCE APPLICATION.  PLEASE COMPLETE the form FOR EACH ACTIVE BSD STUDENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE (even if you think you may not qualify for Free and Reduced Meals).

Thank you very much!!!!

NEW!!!! MEALS ARE NO LONGER FREE FOR EVERYONE!!!!! ALSO PLEASE REMEMBER TO DO YOUR FREE & REDUCED MEAL FORM IN AUGUST AND TO COMPLETE PART 5 (FEE WAIVER).  The 2022-23 application for school meal benefits will be available by August 15, 2022. For questions or assistance, contact Nutrition Services at (425) 456-4507 during our normal business hours (7:00-3:30 p.m.).

Ms. Judy
Family Engagement Specialist / FES District Lead Support/Truancy Board/AAPI/PLE ATP/PLE E-Team/City of Bellevue DOJ Community Advisory Board 

Now Available! 2022-23: Family Connections Annual Resource Application!

If your student qualifies for free and reduced lunch and/or if your family is facing financial hardship there are several community programs that may be able to help.

If you are interested, please complete the online form for each BSD student so that your family can be added to the appropriate community program list.  Please select your home school when completing this form.  

Note: Being on a program list does not guarantee participation as these programs are funded and managed by our community partners (Bellevue LifeSpring, Backpack Meals, Jubilee REACH, Assistance League of the Eastside, Eastside Baby Corner, Congregation for Kids and more!).

To access in English, please click here.

Para acceder en español, haga clic aquí.

用中文填寫, 請鍵入此處.

Click on each event in the calendar to view a link to add to your calendars!

Upcoming Events

Connect with Principal Marcus Johnson

Our new Principal, Marcus Johnson, is hosting some events this summer to get to know parents & families before the school year starts! Feel free to attend one or all and children are welcome unless otherwise stated. ALL events will be held in the PLE Gym.

  • Thursday, August 18 @ 6-7:30pm - PM Parent Listening Session - Discuss upcoming programming for the new school year and give your input as a parent & community member! Share your ideas and feedback as PLE moves forward with planning for the upcoming school year.
  • Saturday, August 20 @ 10-11:30am - AM Parent Listening Session - Discuss upcoming programming for the new school year and give your input as a parent & community member! Share your ideas and feedback as PLE moves forward with planning for the upcoming school year.

CLICK HERE to RSVP for one or all of these events! 

Last Playdate at the Park & a Dinner Fundraiser!

Join us for a fantastic last Eagles Summer Playdate ... at PLE! We will be on the playground and field at PLE and will also feature a yummy Mexican dinner! Teachers & staff at PLE will be invited out to connect with families as well!

This is a great last chance to connect with other PLE families before school starts! 

Families MUST order ahead from the Down Under Restaurant Bar from a delicious vegan-friendly, gluten-free Mexican menu. The food will be delivered at PLE between 4:30-5:30pm during the playdate. Families are welcome to eat at PLE or take their food home to eat!. ORDER HERE today! PLE will receive 20% of the proceeds of each order!

Order online and pay in advance:
DEADLINE TO ORDER IS 11:59 PM Tuesday, 8/23

  • Go to http://www.itsallgoodcatering.net
  • Order your meals, drinks and dessert
  • Click on My Bag & Ready to Check Out
  • Select PICK UP ORDER (you will pick up at Phantom Lake 4:30-5:30 PM)
  • Select the Date 8/25/22 and a time between 4:30-5:30 PM
  • Enter your Guest Count, Name and Cell Number
  • Under Delivery/Pickup: Select Pick Up - School/Fundraiser
  • Proceed to Pay
  • PecadoBueno will send you a secure payment link and a receipt

We hope to see you there!

Jubilee Reach Service Day

Save the date for Saturday, August 27th for Jubilee Reach Service Day! 

Every year, Jubilee Reach organizes a massive community outreach day to clean and make ready every school in the Bellevue School District! Parents & families are welcome (and encouraged!) to help out from 8am-12pm. There are a wide variety of things to do including cleaning, decorating halls & classrooms, helping teachers prep for the beginning of school, stuffing welcome folders, and much more! Please sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/jsd2022teams and scroll down to Phantom Lake PTA! Hope you will be able to help us make PLE ready for another amazing school year!

First Day of School

Mark your calendars for the first day of the 2022-2023 school year! The first day of school for 1st-5th grade is September 1st. The first day of school for Kindergarten is September 7th. Be on the lookout for more info for school supplies, important information and the 2022-2023 school calendar soon!

August Teacher & Staff Birthdays

Birthdays and teacher gifts are a great way to show extra appreciation for our amazing teachers and staff at PLE! Help us celebrate these amazing teachers & staff this month!

Aug 1 - Eric Landgraf (Art Teacher)
Aug 8 - Chelle Swim (3rd Grade)
Aug 11 - Carly Fisher (5th Grade)
Aug 12 - Darci Niemann (1st Grade)
Aug 16 - Krysta French (LAP)
Aug 19 - Rachel Merta (SLP PreK, K, 1st, 2nd, Childfind)
Aug 26 - Sarah Pallat (2nd Grade)
Aug 29 - Erynn Udris (Nurse)

Please know that no one is obligated to gift anything, unless you want to; note that gifts should not be elaborate or unduly expensive.

24/7 Crisis & Support Lifeline

Call or text 988 or go to https://988lifeline.org/ and click on the chat box at the top right corner to connect to compassionate care and support for mental-health-related distress.

The #988Lifeline will offer 24/7 access to trained counselors who can help people experiencing suicidal, substance use and other mental health crises. If you or someone you know needs support, call or text 988 or chat https://988lifeline.org/.

The Bellevue School District website has also been updated to include a Mental Health Services section, which expands mental health resources for students and families. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3o5SZiu