February 5th, 2023

Feb 6-10: National School Counseling Week

Feb 16th-17th: Mid Winter Break. NO SCHOOL

Feb 20th: Presidents' Day. NO SCHOOL


 Thank you, RMS Counselors!

Feb 6-10 is National School Counseling Week.

The Redmond Middle School Counseling Department provides a comprehensive and equitable professional school counseling program supporting the academic, career, and personal/social development of each student to prepare them for success in high school, other future educational opportunities, the global workplace and in their personal lives.

The RMS PTSA wants to thank all our counselors for their dedicated, hard work to all the students in our community.
Thank you!
Families, please encourage your students to drop their counselor a note and let them know how much we all appreciate their support.

RMS Counseling Team:
Renee Hesky, Counselor (A-Co)
Jordan White, Counselor (Cr-Hu)
Wendy Bertram, Counselor (Hw-Pap)
Ann Nguyen, Counseling Department Head, Counselor (Par-Z)
Randy Neish, Y.E.S.

For more information about RMS Counseling, please visit RMS Counseling
and here for Counselor directory.


 Kids Coming Together February Events 

Kids Coming Together February 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 

February 7th - No Sew Blankets for EBC, Sammamish Library
February 14th - Valentine's Day For YWCA 
February 22nd - Make Dog Toys for The Humane Society

Kids Coming Together is a program of Lake Washington Schools Foundation.


 WSPTA Focus on Advocacy!

Advocacy Week February 6-10 starts tomorrow!
Sign up to receive Action Alerts for quick and easy online actions to advocate for bills that will advance WSPTA's
Top 5 legislative issues.  

Advocacy Day will be held in Olympia on Monday, February 20, 2023 (President's Day). All students and families are invited to attend.

There will be a tour of the capitol, speakers, activities for kids, and opportunities to meet with legislators.

Please register in advance.


  Join the Eastside Climate Challenge!

Did you know that 40% of U.S. climate emissions come from basic household activities?
The great news is that now more than ever, there are simple ways for us to take action, save money, and make a real difference.

Learn more and take the Eastside Climate Challenge today! Explore actions on your own, start a team, or join other RMS families in the "Redmond Middle School" community group run by our Grizzly Green Team!  

Take a free 45 minute ECC 101 workshop on how to get started (offered on 2/7 @ 1pm or 2/9 @ 5pm)


 Redmond 2050 at the Library

Join the Redmond 2050 planning discussion at the Redmond Library on Wednesday, February 15th from 4-6pm.

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, planning staff will share the latest updates with the community, and attendees can provide feedback on upcoming topics and policies.


 Congratulations RMS Science Teams

Redmond Middle School science club, NSB Team One, placed 2nd at the 31st BPA Regional Science Bowl held at the University of Portland on January 28th, 2023.

Congratulations to team members:
Advait Badrish, Katherine Liu,
Parthiv Mothipati, Shreyas Rathi, and Siddarth Shankar.

Redmond Middle School sent a total of three teams to the tournament. 


  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.

  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.

 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!

 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 that 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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