January 22nd, 2023

Jan 24th: How to select High School classes, 7-8pm, over Zoom

Jan 29th: Kids Coming Together Events

Feb 3rd: RMS Activity Day, Volunteers needed

Feb 16th-17th: Mid Winter Break. NO SCHOOL
Feb 20th: Presidents' Day. NO SCHOOL

Shop See's Candies for Valentine's Day, PTSA Fundraiser
Support RMS Health Room with food donations


 Congratulation to our Reflections Contest Winners (Council level)

Congratulations to our 4 advancing Reflections artists whose winning entries across 3 art categories are moving on to Washington State PTA level judging!

1. Marharyta Zvarydchuk, Visual Art, "Voices of innocent victims from ghost city Mariupol", Award of Merit
2. Advait Krishnaan, Music Composition, "Shades of a Voice", Award of Excellence
3. Aarvin Roshin, Music Composition, "Renegade", Award of Merit
4. Kirill E. Kadach, Photography, "Surfing Sound Waves", Outstanding Interpretation.

Find this year's list of winners here.

The Council PTSA was pleased to receive more than 250 excellent works of art from 36 local PTAs for judging at the LWSPTA Council level this year.

The Council Reflections Open House, Jan. 20 at the LWSD Resource Center (16250 NE 74th St, Redmond, WA 98052)!

You can visit the Resource Center during the week to look at the all of 250 artworks advanced to the Council.

 Student Directory

Members of the RMS PTSA have access to a student directory.

Check it out here.

Join the PTSA to receive access to the student directory and other great benefits!

 Shop Sees candies for Valentine's day!

Shop Sees Candies for Valentine's day!

Shop Sees Candies for Valentine's Day and help raise money for RMS PTSA.
Your order gets delivered directly to you or your valentine.

Click here to order.

Last day to order is January 27.


  Activity Day, Volunteers Needed

The entire school will be participating in an Activity Day on Friday, February 3rd!

We need volunteers to help supervise this fun event.
We're looking for 15 chaperones, or more if there's interest ;), to volunteer from
1:30 - 2:15pm on that afternoon.

In order to chaperone, remember that you must be an approved LWSD volunteer.
If you're not already, please fill out the LWSD volunteer application found here.

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up.
Sign up here: Sign up genius

  RMS Health Room Needs Your Support!

Our health room needs snacks and other supplies to help support our students during the day.

Please visit our RMS Health Room Amazon Wish List found here to purchase needed items.

Alternatively, you can also purchase individually wrapped supplies from Costco.

The health room is in need of snacks such as Goldfish, protein bars, granola bars, and fruit snacks.

You can ship directly to the school or drop them off at the front office.

Thanks for your support! These supplies help ensure that our children are able to focus and be comfortable during the day.


  Children's Film Festival

The 18th Annual Children’s Film Festival Seattle comes to Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave, Seattle) and streams virtually from February 3–12, 2023!

Family passes & tickets are available.

Click HERE to learn more.


How to Select Classes in High School 

For Middle and High School Families: How to Select Classes in High School 
Save the Date! On January 24.

Independent college counselor Mary Pat O’Neil will be teaming up with LWSD school counselor, Taylor Reuhl, to give students and families guidance on how to pick classes in high school. 

More details to come! Stay tuned at find-your-fit .
Find Your Fit is a program of Lake Washington Schools Foundation

 Kids Coming Together January Events 

Kids Coming Together January Events 
Kids Coming Together community service events are great opportunities for children grades 3-8 to meet new friends and connect with their community. Teens in grades 9 through 12 can also volunteer as event leaders. To learn more and to register for upcoming events, visit www.kidscomingtogether.org 
·       Jan 29 – International Cooking Event 
Kids Coming Together is a program of Lake Washington Schools Foundation. 

 Staff Amazon Wish Lists
Pease help our wonderful staff get the supplies and items they need to make this year a success for our students!!! Please go to the links below to purchase items from Amazon that each department has added to their wish lists. Purchased items will be delivered and distributed to the appropriate staff members and departments!! Thanks so much for supporting our amazing staff and students at RMS!!!!

Buy something from the Admin, Office, and Support Staff Wish List 
Buy something from the Counselors and Library Wish List  
Buy something from the ELA Wish List  
Buy something from the Electives Wish List  
Buy something from the IAs and Paras Wish List 
Buy something from the Interventionists Wish List  
Buy something from the Languages and Music Wish List 
Buy something from the Math Wish List  
Buy something from the PE and Health Wish List  
Buy something from the Science Wish List  
Buy something from the Social Studies Wish List  

If you have any questions please contact Kelly O'Brien at staffappreciation@rmsptsa.org.

Donate to the Bear Paw Fund

Did you know anyone can donate directly to our "Bear Paw Fund"? You, your family, friends, and neighbors can all donate to help our students; membership to the RMS PTSA is not required. Please share the link below! Thank you to do those that have donated already this year to the RMS PTSA!

Direct Donation Link: https://rmsptsa.org/Page/PTSA/Donate
Corporate/Employer Matching DOUBLE your donations too if your company offers employer matching! Don't forget to go to your company's giving website and report your RMS PTSA donation.

Bear Tracks Newsletter is produced by RMS PTSA as a benefit to the Redmond Middle School Community. Bear Tracks is edited by Lisa G.  Please submit articles via the Bear Tracks Online Submission Form. Articles are due on Thursdays, by 5:00 PM for publication the following Sunday. If you have any questions, please email beartracks@rmsptsa.org.
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