November 13, 2022


Beauty and the Beast
Friday, November 18th at 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 19th at 2:00 pm
Saturday, November 19th at 7:00 pm

Spelling Bee: Spelling Bee registration closes Nov 17th
RMS Staff Appreciation Potluck Luncheon: Nov 18th
See's Candies Holiday Fundraiser: Current

Mathcrafters: November 30th
Upload Year book photos: Current
Staff Amazon Wish Lists: Current 
Choice Schools: Apply now through December 2nd

Wednesday November 23rd: Half Day 
Thursday November 24th: No School, Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday November 25th: No School


Redmond Middle School PTSA & Studio East are proud to present

Come out and support our budding thespians and tech students who have been rehearsing lines and working on sets and props since October!

Enjoy a "tale as old as time" of woman who becomes a captive in the Beast's enchanted castle!

Get your tickets now! Adult tickets cost $8 and student tickets cost $5.
Tickets can be purchased online here.
Tickets will be available at the will call table 30 minutes before each performance.

Friday, November 18th at 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 19th at 2:00 pm
Saturday, November 19th at 7:00 pm

Location: Redmond Middle School Commons.

Bring cash with you to the performance for concession goodies and to purchase Star Grams for the hardworking cast and crew to say, "Well done!"

Questions? Email dramachair@rmsptsa.org.

Be One Of The First To Play Mathcrafters!

The math club will be hosting its first ever Mathcrafters event on Wednesday, November 30th after school in the Commons. (https://www.mathcrafters.com/) is a team-based math game that involves solving problems to earn resources that can be used to craft increasingly advanced items for higher scores. We’ll also have pizza and snacks, so be sure to fill out the mandatory attendance survey (https://forms.office.com/r/BiqFPPUxRq) so we can have plenty of your favorite stuff.
The game is open to all members of the math club. Not yet a member? Sign up today (http://rmsptsa.org/Packet/MathClubReg) and join us for this and more fun & challenging activities throughout the year!

Hurry up! Spelling Bee registration closes Nov 17th

Learn more about RMS Spelling Bee and Register by November 17th

Website: https://rmsptsa.org/Page/Programs/SpellingBee
Registration: https://rmsptsa.org/Packet/SpellingBeeReg 
Information Night: November 17th, 2022 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. (Click to join meeting)
Questions? Please email SpellingBeeChair@rmsptsa.org

RMS PTSA Fundraider

The Holiday season is just around the corner. Shop at our RMS PTSA See's Candies online store. Shop for your family, your favorite RMS Teacher and Staff, your neighbors and your friends. See's candies make a great gift!

Click here for more information. All profits from any items purchased go to RMS PTSA.


  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:

https://images.jostens.com/0GLrgSUjs58xHAcJ_Nae57Q 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!!!

 Interested in a Choice School?

Choice school applications open now through December 2 at 11:59 p.m.Lake Washington School District offers Choice schools and programs for students. Choice schools and programs are optional schooling alternatives, created to meet specific needs and interests.

They are designed to be smaller and use innovative approaches to education that are different from traditional public schools. Choice schools and programs are often housed within an existing school or on the same campus as another school.

See these flyers for more details on the options by grade level:Learn more about the process and curriculum at each school on the Choice schools webpage: https://www.lwsd.org/schools/choice-schools.

Each school lists information about how to attend or watch their information session.

Applications for choice schools opened Tuesday, November 1, and will close on Friday, December 2 at 11:59 p.m. 

Pantry Packs Fall Food Drive 

The Lake Washington Schools Foundation Pantry Packs Program is hosting its annual Fall Food Drive! You can help feed hungry students in our community through one of two ways: 
  • Donate food directly through our Amazon Wish List
  • Drop off your food donations on November 16 or 19, from 10am to 2pm, at our Pantry Packs warehouse located at 14816 NE 95th St - Bldg 6, Redmond, WA.

Kids Coming Together November 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.
  • Nov 17 - Eastside Baby Corner Doll Cleaning
  • Nov 21 - Bracelets for Seattle Children's Hospital
  • Nov 28 - Group Painting Project
Kids Coming Together is a program of Lake Washington Schools Foundation.

 Stress and Student-Athletes

Parent Chat Webinar on November 16 :

Having a child in competitive sports, or other competitive interests, has its own unique stresses. At the next Parent Chat on November 16, former Seahawk, D'Anthony Smith shares what supports your child needs and how to offer them in a positive manner.

Register for the Fall Parent Chat series at www.lwsf.org/parentchat  

The Parent Chat webinar is a program of Lake Washington Schools Foundation.


 Sustainable Living in Redmond

The City of Redmond is supporting community opportunities for sustainability and cost savings this winter season:

Learn about Sustainable Kitchen, Waste-Free Giving, and Holiday Recycling in FREE Sustainable Living Classes offered through November.

Discover ways to stay warm in winter, cool in summer, reduce emissions, and save money with the Energize Eastside Heat Pump Campaign's online workshops in November and December.

Explore ways to improve energy efficiency and cost savings in our homes through the Eastside Climate Challenge.

Join our RMS Green Team/Community Team or create your own green team!


  RMS Staff Appreciation Potluck Luncheon

Our Redmond Middle School Staff is AMAZING! To show them just how much we appreciate their hard work, the PTSA would like to host a November Thanksgiving Pot Luck Luncheon.

To make the luncheon a success, we need your help! Please pick out your favorite recipe to make, purchase a food item or volunteer to help with clean-up. Food can be dropped off at RMS between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Friday morning. Staff lunches begin at 11:30 a.m. so please have your food at RMS by 10:30 a.m. Please remember to label food dishes with your name and a brief description, including any potential allergens.

Sign up below to let us know how you can help! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0A4DAFA92CA6F58-rmsstaff
 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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