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June 4th, 2023

Upcoming Events at a Glance:

June 9th: Spring Social, RMS, 6-9PM
June 13th: General Membership Meeting, 7 pm, RMS Library
June 20th: 8th Grade Field Trip and Move up Ceremony 
June 22nd: All School Fun Day!!
June 23rd: Last Day of School

RMS PTSA 

 PTSA SCHEDULE ANNOUNCEMENT
The PTSA Board has added another general membership meeting to the 2022-23 calendar.
We will meet again on June 13, 2023 at 7 pm in the RMS library to vote in the last of our board members for next year and to finish all business for this year.  

All PTSA members are welcome to attend, including student members.
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 WANT TO GET INVOLVED?
We are still looking for some help for next year.

If you are interested in joining the RMS PTSA board or chairing a role, we are looking for a Staff Support Director, Vice President, Math Club Chair, and More!

Please email president@rmsptsa.org if you are interested.

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 PTSA Service Awards Nominations Needed!
Each year, the Redmond Middle School PTSA recognizes volunteers who have given outstanding service to our children and school community. We do this through three awards: the Golden Grizzly, Golden Acorn and the Outstanding Educator Award. Now is your chance to participate in the selection of our award recipients by nominating candidates for consideration by our awards committee.

Please consider nominating anyone that has helped the staff, students, or the RMS community at large! There are many people that deserve this award so let's give them a chance to be recognized! Please fill out PTSA Service Award Nomination Form RMS to nominate volunteers and staff now!
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RMS 

 END OF YEAR SOCIAL, TROPICAL PARADISE 
Friday, June 9th, 6pm-8pm
The theme is "Tropical Paradise"
Activities include dancing, sports in the gym, karaoke, party games, and a photo booth.

Tickets on sale starting Tuesday June 6th - Thursday June 8th 
Tickets are $5 with ASB membership, $7 without ASB

Friday, June 10th, Tickets are $10 for all day-of sales
Cash only, exact change please!
All tickets are pre-sale only.

  • No tickets will be sold at the door of the event
  • Students must show their Student ID card with purchased Social Sticker at the door.
  • No student will be allowed in without these two items.
  • Bring cash to buy snacks at the event
  • Students should plan to attend the entire event.
  • If a student must leave early, an authorized family member will need to enter the school and check out with Mrs. Swiftney or Ms. Hornung.
  • Finally, all students should be picked up promptly at 8pm.

If you have any questions, please contact kamorris@lwsd.org

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 SOCIAL CHAPERONES NEEDED
We need at least 12 parent chaperones to help with supervising students at the Social on June 9th to make sure they stay within the expected bounds of the event and that they are practicing appropriate behavior.

Please remember that you must be an approved LWSD volunteer.
If you're not already approved please fill out the LWSD volunteer application found here.

Volunteers are asked to arrive at 5:30pm to check-in and go over safety information.
Anyone able to stay after to help with cleanup would be greatly appreciated!

Please review the available slots in the Signupgenius and click on the button to sign up. Thank you! Link to Signupgenius:

 MATH CLUB IS LOOKING FOR CO-CHAIRS
Our current math club chair will be retiring after the 2023-24 school year.
We are looking for one of more parents of rising 6th/7th graders to co-chair with them next year with the goal of taking over the following year.

The processes have been optimized over recent years and the workload is straightforward.

We have a strong pipeline of high school coaches who manage the technical aspects of the program, so the chair role is primarily administrative and does not require any special experience with math.
Expect an average of 1-2 hours per week throughout the school year.

Please reach out to mathclubchair@rmsptsa.org if you are interested.

COMMUNITY

 REDMOND HIGH SCHOOL HACKATHON
Redmond High School's Computer Science Club is hosting their first ever Middle/High School Hackathon June 10 and 11th.
To sign up, please go to bit.ly/3KWeihE.
For more details and questions, go to bit.ly/3L2U9Xf.
 COMPLETE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS
Complete neighborhoods are neighborhoods where you can meet all your basic needs by walking or rolling close to your home.
Where can we find complete neighborhoods in Redmond now?
How can we make more of Redmond complete over the next thirty years?

Stop by an upcoming event with Redmond 2050 staff to learn, share, and play games to plan for the future of Redmond.
A kids entertainment area and snacks will be available.
Learn more about Redmond 2050 here.
  • Monday, June 12, 4:30 – 6:00 pm Redmond Middle School 10055 166th Avenue NE
  • Thursday, June 15, 6:30 – 8:00 pm Rush Elementary School 6101 152nd Avenue NE
  • Wednesday, June 21, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Redmond City Hall 15670 NE 85th Street
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 MONEY TALKS: FROM THE STATE TO THE DISTRICT, HOW SCHOOL FUNDING WORKS IN WASHINGTON WEBINAR
 Are you curious about how school funding works in Washington State? Join us for this free informational webinar on June 12 at 7:00 PM, hosted by the WSPTA, featuring JoLynn Berge who is Deputy Superintendent of ESD 113, and incoming Deputy Superintendent of Northshore School District. 

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REPEAT

 8TH GRADE MOVING UP CEREMONY AND 8TH GRADE FIELD TRIP
Dear 8th Grade Students and Families,

The following information was shared in paper form with 8th graders Friday 6/2nd through their Social Studies classes.

As the year draws to a close, our 8th graders are ready to move forward to the next level in their education. We are excited to announce two events on Tuesday, June 20th, just for our 8th graders: the 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony and the 8th Grade Field Trip.

The Moving Up Ceremony recognizes students’ passage from middle school to high school and will take place on Tuesday, June 20th from 6:30-7:30pm in the Redmond Middle School gymnasium.  

Earlier on the same day, Tuesday, June 20th, in celebration of our class the 8th grade students will be having a field trip. This will fill most of the school day. Students will be bused to Bella Bottega for a private screening of the new PG rated Pixar movie “Elemental.” Upon our return to school, there will be a catered luncheon from Agave. 
 
These will be two enjoyable events filled with fun, laughter, and lasting memories. 
 
Please read the following information about these events carefully.
 
8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony: All 8th graders will be honored at a ceremony on Tuesday, June 20th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in the RMS Gymnasium. This event will recognize and celebrate the 8th grade class. It’s hard to see such a fun group of kids move on, but we are proud of all they have accomplished here at RMS.
  • The ceremony will last approximately one hour.
  • It has been a tradition for students to dress up for this event, though this is not a requirement.  
8th Grade Field Trip: Bella Bottega & Luncheon: Tuesday, June 20th. Field trip to Bella Bottega for a private screening of the Pixar movie, “Elemental”, followed by catered luncheon from Agave at RMS.
  • The price for the field trip is $40 per student and includes bus transportation, movie ticket, concessions (drink and popcorn), and lunch catered by Agave. Payment is due by Wednesday, June 14th, and can be made online by going to the Online Payment Portal: https://wa-lakewashington.intouchreceipting.com/. Cash or a check made payable to Redmond Middle School is also acceptable. Bring these to Ms. Tsognyi at the ASB/Attendance window. Scholarships are available. Please reach out to your student’s counselor to request support.
  • TIME/DATE: The field trip will be Tuesday, June 20th.  The buses will depart from RMS in two groups, with the first group leaving at 9:45am. We will be back on campus by 12:45pm with lunch to start upon our return.
  • We will rehearse for the Moving Up Ceremony prior to departing for the movie.
  • DRESS: Students are asked to dress casually and comfortably for the field trip. Students should not bring backpacks or large bags. Backpacks will be left secured in locked classrooms at school. 
  • PERMISSION SLIP: A copy of the Field Trip Permission form is attached.  This must be signed and returned to your student’s Social Studies teacher by Wednesday, June 14th. There will be no extensions beyond this date.  
  • Eligibility: Students are required to come to school ON TIME on June 20, 2023 for attendance purposes. Students must ride bus transportation to and from the event.  Attached is a copy of the informational letter and the field trip permission slip. This slip needs to be completed and returned to your student's Social Studies teacher. 
  • Any 8th grader who demonstrates conduct in violation of the Redmond Middle School Student Handbook may be uninvited for the field trip. Refunds will not be given. These events will be a great deal of fun, and it is a very special opportunity to get together and celebrate. Students, plan now to join us for an exciting and memorable time! 
 
Thank you, The RMS Eighth Grade Team.
 IT'S NEVER TOO LATE FOR HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA
                    
 **CORRECTED MEETING DATE-JUNE 12TH**
Calling all future 8th grade parents interested in or just curious about RHS Drama next year!

The parent support club, AKA Drama Boosters, invites you to our upcoming meetings. They are held at the RHS library, and streamed on zoom.
More info about the RHS drama department can be found here.

If you have a kid interested in drama, this parent meeting will help you be ready for summer and fall activities.RHS Drama Boosters Meeting: (If you have trouble logging in, please text Rachel at 206-383-6589) For information about this or any future drama events, we encourage you to sign up for the Drama parents newsletter.
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 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
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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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