January 9 Events at Beaver Lake!

Tomorrow is a busy day at BLMS! 

Geography Bee

The winners of the classroom bees will take part in the BLMS final National Geographic Bee after school on Thursday, January 9th.  This will take place in the Beaver Lake library and family and friends are welcome and encouraged to come. The school bee winner will take an online test to qualify for the Washington State National Geographic Bee, and the winner of that bee will represent the state of Washington in a nationally televised National Geographic Bee. This national bee is for middle school students in grades 6 through 8. Winners of the national bee win thousands of dollars in prizes. 

Panoramic Photo

On Thursday, January 9th, Yuen Lui will be taking the 8th grade panoramic photo. This will occur during BBT. Report to BBT in the morning and your teacher will escort you down to the Main Gym for the photo.

If you would like to order a picture, please refer to the following instructions. (*A printer friendly pdf is attached at the bottom of this ENews.)

Picture Day: January 9th during BBT

Order Options
1-5x15 Poster $27
1-10x30 Poster $40
1-10x13 $27
1-10x20 $31
1-11x14 $35

Order Online:
• Go to www.yuenluischools.com
• Order Pictures > Find Your Organization
• On your school page - click on the Order button
• Click on View Gallery for your specific photo date
• Complete the online order process

Beaver Lake PTSA General Membership Meeting

DATE: Thursday January 9, 2020

TIME: 6:30pm


The ISD Replacement EP&O Levy has been approved for inclusion on the February 11, 2020 ballot.  Representatives from Volunteers for Issaquah Schools (VIS) will be on hand to share levy details and answer any questions you might have. Stay after the VIS presentation to hear what the PTSA is planning for the rest of the year at our General Membership meeting.

Additional Important Information

BLMS Festival of Cultures
Tuesday, February 4th, 2020
6:30-8:30 PM
BLMS Commons

At the Festival of Cultures, we will “go around the world” and learn more about the culture, food, music and traditions of the countries representing the rich diversity of our school.  This free event is a partnership between the school, PTSA, ASB, and Beaver Lake families for the whole community to enjoy.

We need your support!

  • Host a Table: Would you like to be a part of this multicultural event by representing your country or culture?  It is a fantastic way to meet new faces while sharing your culture through food samples, crafts and displays.
  • Perform a Talent: Would you like to perform on stage at the Festival?  We are looking for performers such as dancers, martial artists, traditional musicians and more.

If you would like to represent your culture at the Festival and/or would like to perform, please sign up here. 


Deadline to sign up is Friday, January 24th, 2020.

For questions, please contact Stacy Cho: chos@issaquah.wednet.edu

Preparing for Winter Weather

With snowflakes in the 10-day forecast, please make sure your family and child care givers are signed up for snow day closure and delay texts or emails from our Transportation Department through FlashAlert. (Only families with verified mobile numbers in Family Access will receive texts from the District.) The District and school websites will post information by 6:30 a.m. Please take a moment to locate your Emergency Transportation Bulletin (ETB) that was mailed out in October or access the ETB online. Also take a moment to use SNOW E-Link to find your emergency snow route and make sure you check the chart below to become familiar with program changes due to delays and closures. For more information, including how programs such as field trips and athletics are affected during school closures, please click here.

School closures and delays are announced early in the morning, usually between 6:00 and 6:30 a.m. If you anticipate emergency transportation conditions, please check for an announcement on the District or school websites, on social media, or sign up to receive information straight from the District.