For information and link to the current math challenge, visit

Congratulations, Math Challenge 2 participants! And the lucky winners of Math Challenge 2 are… (cue the drum roll)

K: David Y. (Mrs. Sego)
Grade 1: Aiden Y. (Mrs. Choe)
Grade 2: Samaira B. (Mrs. Requa)
Grade 3: Aneesh M. (Ms. Kollman)
Grade 4: Anvitha T. (Mrs. O’Leary)
Grade 5: Manvik A. (Mr. Turner)

Parents, please confirm your student enters their name, grade and teacher’s name before submitting challenge responses. Caution: Failure to include this required info disqualifies Bobcats from winning random prizes (hiss), will not count toward winning an end-of-year trophy for completion of at least 12 sets of challenges by the deadline (hiss), and may result in a cat flight.

The Math Challenge Tournament, a national mathematics competition, provides a valuable and fun opportunity for our students to showcase their skills in a variety of math topics. Note: The Tournament is different than the biweekly Math Challenge and requires registration by Monday, November 23 at 8:00 PM.

Who: Grade 2-5 students (Grade 1 students are welcome to participate, but will be competing at a Grade 2 level)
Where: Online. You will receive details in your email after registration.
When: Saturday, December 12, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Duration: 1 hour long test.
Cost: $20 per student. Use school give back CODE: 126 when registering to give back to the Clara Barton PTSA.

Register here:

Questions? Email

Congratulations, Ana Feito! Ana was nominated for her dedication to creating an amazing 2019-2020 yearbook. She persevered through production challenges brought on by COVID-19 to deliver an awesome way for Bobcats to remember their extraordinary school year. Previously, Ana served on the Clara Barton PTSA Board as Communications VP and as a Room Parent. This year she is hard at work on the Board as Enrichment VP, bringing great choices for virtual after school enrichment classes and organizing a virtual cooking event for adults.

In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, traveling with her family, enjoying good food with friends and family, and going on long walks with Patxi, her Australian shepherd dog. She has two Clara Barton students in 4th and 5th grades. Thank you, Ana, for your hard work and commitment to students, families and our community!

If you know a Clara Barton volunteer who should be in the Spotlight, don’t hesitate, please nominate here:

Calling all Bobcat artists! Reflections is a National PTA arts recognition program where artists submit works of art with an artist’s statement to compete at the school, district, state and national levels. The 2020 – 2021 theme is, “I Matter Because…”. All Clara Barton student entries are due Friday, November 6, 2020. We’re excited to see what Bobcats create! 

For questions or to obtain an entry form and rules (please specify which categories your student would like to participate), email Please watch for updates on where entries can be submitted virtually. 

Bobcats, show your spirit! Dress up in your favorite costume (old or new), Halloween colors, dress-up clothes, or Bobcat spirit wear, take a pic, and send it to us. Teachers will share the virtual parade with classes on Friday, October 30. Email the picture to Be sure to include your student’s grade level, and if you prefer not to have included in the school yearbook, an opt-out request. All photos DUE by MONDAY, OCTOBER 26.

Clara Barton PTSA, in partnership with PCC Community Markets, announces our 1st Virtual Wine & Dine Cookalong event on Friday, November 6. First stop: Spain with Paella, Crema Catalana and Sangria!

Kick-off your weekend with this exclusive event available to the Clara Barton Community, our friends and family members. Meet virtually to create and indulge on a delicious, homemade meal. Fee: $32, or to THANK and APPRECIATE our wonderful Clara Barton Elementary Staff for their hard work during these challenging times, PCC Markets will sponsor any staff member interested in joining.

More information and registration at

National PTA is seeking a theme for the 2022-2023 Reflections program. The student who submits the winning entry will receive $100. Repeat themes will not be considered. Past themes and the entry form are here. The deadline to submit a theme entry is Sunday, November 1.

In Washington State, 12% of students ages 3 – 18 have been identified with a disability under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). More than 23% of adults in Washington have a disability. In 2008, the Washington State legislature passed a law declaring October as Disability History Month.

On Tuesday, October 20, the LWPTSA Council Special Education group will present, “Understanding Legacy: Disability Rights History in the US,” by Eric Warwick, Defending Democracy Fellow for the Western States Center. Eric is a disability rights self-advocate and paraeducator. The presentation will discuss disability history and its implications for the present-day movement to build toward disability justice.

What: Understanding Legacy: Disability Rights History in the US
When: Tuesday, October 20, 6:30 – 7:00 PM is parent networking time, 7:00 – 8:30PM is the presentation
Where: Join via GoToMeeting here

Winners of Math Challenge 1 will be contacted next week. It’s not too late to join in the fun. Math Challenge 2 will be available Friday, October 9 at 3:00 PM. Find and submit Math Challenges here. During the 2020-2021 school year there will be 15 sets of challenges released every other week. All students grades K-5 may participate. Lucky winners will be chosen from each grade for every Math Challenge and students completing 12 or more will receive a trophy at the end of the school year.

Contact Neelam Ladhani & Poornima Shankar at