December 17, 2022


Reflections Contest Winners
Amazon Smile
Pantry Packs
Winter Weather Prep
Redmond 2050
Help Others this Holiday Season
Yearbook Photos Upload Info
Staff Amazon Wish Lists
Donate to the Bear Paw Fund


Congratulations to Reflections Contest Winners
Congratulations to all participants! This year 12 students submitted 17 artworks in 4 categories: Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. It was extremely difficult for the judges to choose the winners, as all the entries were high-skilled, creative, and inspirational. According to the results, the places were distributed as follows:

Literature: 1st Advait Badrish (passed) 2nd Kirill E. Kadach (passed) 3rd Advait Krishnaan (passed) Honorable Mention - Marharyta Zvarydchuk
Music Composition: 1st Aarvin Roshin (passed) 2nd Advait Krishnaan (passed)
Photography: 1st Kirill E. Kadach (passed) 2nd Khushi Garg 2nd Marharyta Zvarydchuk Visual Arts: 1st Marharyta Zvarydchuk (passed) 2nd Khushi Garg (passed) 3rd Gaurangi Gupta (passed)
Honorable Mention - Adhrith Vutukuri (passed) Participants: Izzy Peters, Trishaa Khanna, Raghav Kaarthik, Niharika Vutukuri

10 artworks passed to the Council level. We cross our fingers for their luck to the next levels! Thanks to RMS PTSA for supporting this Program!
Amazon Smile
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School and LWSD

School Counselors appreciate the support that the community provides to our Redmond Middle School families. One area where we are currently seeing the biggest need is Invest Ed. Invest Ed allows us to buy needed supplies, clothing, & other resources for our students such as: coats, glasses, inhalers, shoes, uniforms, ASB cards, folders, notebooks, water bottles, hygiene kits, athletic programs, etc. If this is an area you are interested in helping support for Redmond Middle School, here is a link for where to donate: Redmond Middle School - InvestED

Please make sure you select Redmond Middle School so the donation is able to directly help our community. Thank you for your generosity.
 Pantry Packs
Redmond Middle School is looking for some volunteers to help out with our Pantry Packs. This program provides additional weekend food for students and the packs are packed with kid-friendly meal and snack items. Volunteer day and time will be on Fridays from 2-2:45 p.m. to help with packs distribution.

For more information or questions, please reach out to Wendy Bertram: wbertram@lwsd.org Thank you for your consideration and support.


Be Prepared for Winter Weather

With our recent snow and continued cold temperatures, now is the time to prepare. 
- Stock up on food, water, and medications for you, your family, and your pets 
- Have flashlights, new batteries, and a snow shovel on hand 
- Pack emergency supplies in your vehicle (warm clothes, blankets, flashlight, jumper cables, and water) 
- Put new batteries in your smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarms 
- Clear storm drains around your home or business to reduce flooding 
- Follow city updates on social media, @CityofRedmond, and the city's Weather Alert Updates webpage

Redmond 2050 at the Library

Redmond 2050 will be at the Redmond Library on the third Wednesday every month from 4 - 6 p.m. starting on Dec. 21. It will be an opportunity for staff to share the latest updates in the planning process with the community, and attendees can provide feedback on upcoming Redmond 2050 topics and policies.

Help Others This Holiday Season

Are you looking for ways to give back? The City of Redmond partners with many wonderful organizations serving individuals and families right here in Redmond. Consider helping meet the needs of families, youth, and others in the community. Learn more about giving opportunities.


  Upload Yearbook Photos

The RMS Yearbook is in production, and we need your help. We are looking for the following:

1. First day of school photos, taken at home or at school
2. Photos of any school event on our campus, including PTSA clubs
3. Halloween or Spirit Day photos
4. Eighth Grade only: Baby photos

Here is the link to upload pictures to the yearbook:

USER ID: 0GLrgSUjs58xHAcJ_Nae57Q
(It's the same as the last part of the URL or copy & paste) You will need to give your name and email address, as well as the name(s) in the photo, grade level, and a brief description.

Only adults should submit photos.
Thank you!!!
 Staff Amazon Wish Lists
Do you need Holiday shopping ideas??!!! Shop our AMAZING RMS 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.

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