It is with heavy hearts that we report that Sandy Seigel, wife of Superintendent Tom Seigel, has passed away.

Since arriving in the district in 2001, Sandy has been a huge part of our community, giving back to our underserved families with gifts that came directly from her hands and her heart. 

From hand-making hundreds of blankets over the years to delivering thousands of loaves of donated bread to schools, Mrs. Seigel gave endless hours of her time and energy making a difference in the lives of Bethel's students.

"Many families in our school community are in need," Mrs. Seigel once said. "I could get 1,000 loaves of bread a week and that still wouldn't be enough."

Mrs. Seigel's incredible volunteer efforts were recognized by the Washington Association of School Administrators, and by our own School Board. Our district was better for her being here. Her presence and generous spirit will be missed.

Tom and Sandy were married for 47 years and have three children (David, Amy and Shauna) and eight grandchildren. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their family during this time of loss and grief. 

A B.E.S.T. Scholarship was created in Sandy's name to support underserved Bethel kids. If you would like to donate, please follow this link to DONATE.

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If you would like to mail a check send to: 

Payable to: BEST 

Note the donation is for the: Sandy Seigel Scholarship Fund

Mail to: BEST, PO Box 2154, Tacoma, WA 98401


Congratulations to the 2020 Quilt Raffle Winner Juan!

The B.E.S.T. Board (Bethel Education Scholarship Team) raffles off a quilt every year.  All proceeds go towards a new scholarship. 
The scholarship rotates between our 4 Bethel School District high schools.

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2020 Graham Business Auction for B.E.S.T

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The B.E.S.T. Promise Scholars 

Our Promise Scholars Program for 5th Grade at risk students is very popular. Students are nominated by their teachers because they are at risk for going on to post secondary education. If chosen (one from each elementary school in the Bethel district or more if funded by PTA or other groups), the student is given a promise that he/she will receive a $500 scholarship upon graduation from a Bethel District high school. Jay Brower and Harriet Miller are the coordinators along with Dodie Raden, of course!

Click here for Obituary for Leila Antoinette "Toni" McClung Reifel  Mother of Jay Reifel, a long time supporter of BEST