October 30, 2022


Reflections Submissions Due: 10/31 8:00 p.m.
Spirit Week: 10/31-11/4
BJ's Fundraiser: 11/3

Fall Social: 11/4 6-8 p.m.
Spelling Bee Info Night: 11/17 6:30-7:30 p.m.


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

RMS Spelling Bee Registration

Learn more about RMS Spelling Bee and Register Soon!

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

Chaperones Needed for After-School Social

RMS will be be having an After School Social on Friday, November 4th from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.! We need at least 12 parent chaperones to help with supervising students 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, please fill out the LWSD volunteer application found here: https://www.lwsd.org/get-involved/volunteering-in-lwsd

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

Please view the available slots below and sign up! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4CAAAD2BA7F8C52-chaperones

BJ's Dinner Fundraising Event

No need to cook dinner on Thursday November 3rd. Stop by BJs restaurant at Redmond Town Center for Dine in or take out and help raise funds for RMS PTSA. 

 RMS Reflections - Show Your Voice!

Theme: Show Your Voice!
Digital Submissions Only: Email project and electronic entry form to reflections@rmsptsa.org by 8:00 p.m.

For all entries:
  • Please make sure that you have read and complied with all of the rules for the category to which you are submitting.
  • Please make sure that your artist’s name/initials are NOT INCLUDED ANYWHERE on the artwork (unless instructed by category specific rules) or the entry will be disqualified.
  • Please make sure that the entry form/consent form are filled out COMPLETELY.
  • Only one student may submit an entry (no collaborations).
  • A student can submit a maximum of one entry per category, but a student may enter multiple categories.
  • If people other than the artist are featured in the entry, assure that completed PTA Reflections Consent Form is attached to it.

Steps for submission entries:
Dance Choreography
Musical Composition 
Film/Video Production 
Visual Arts 

1. Complete RMS PTA Reflections Art Entry Submission Form. 2. Assure that digital files are in the appropriate format as specified in category rules. 3. We do accept ONLY 2D Visual Art entries.

For entries in Special Artists Category: Please submit artwork per method described in categories above depending on the type of artwork. Please also note Special Artist in the category. If you have any questions regarding submission, please email: reflections@rmsptsa.org

For Theme Search https://www.lwptsa.net/reflections/24-25-reflections-theme-search/ Students should complete and submit this online form by November 1, 2022 (use information about school from Entry Submission Form). Past themes and duplicate submissions will not be considered. Each student may submit up to 3 theme ideas, but each idea needs a separate form. Questions about this contest? Email ptaprogdir@wastatepta.org


  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 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!!!!

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

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  

  Spirit Week

This week is Spirit Week! Please encourage your student to dress up and show their RMS Pride!

Monday 10/31 – Halloween – Wear your Halloween Costumes
Tuesday 11/1 – Tropical Tuesday – Wear something befitting a tropical island vacation
Wednesday 11/2 – Disney Day – Wear an outfit inspired by your favorite Disney character
Thursday 11/3 – Culture Day – Wear an outfit that celebrates your culture
Friday 11/4 – Neon Day – Wear your brightest neon colors

A note about costumes: please note that blood, gore, and weapons of any kind are not permitted due to safety. Additionally, please no full masks, make-up, or costumes which obscure the face.

 Season Two Sports

Season 2 Sports is rapidly approaching. RMS are excited to offer to our students Badminton and Co-Ed Soccer.  

Speaking of soccer, RMS is in need of soccer coaches!!! The season runs from October 21st – December 15th. Practices are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. If you, or someone you know, might be interested in coaching for RMS, please email our Athletic Director Rathan Mahendran @rmahendran@lwsd.org.

  Fall Social

Hello families! We would like to inform you all about the Fall Social which is right around the corner. Students must show their Student ID card with purchased Social Sticker at the door. No student will be allowed in without these two items. 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.

Fall Social Friday, November 4th, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. The theme is Neon! Activities include dancing, sports in the gym, karaoke, party games, and a photo booth. Tickets are $5 with ASB card, $7 without ASB, cash only, exact change please! Tickets on sale Tuesday 11/1-Thursday 11/3 during lunches. All tickets are pre-sale only. No tickets will be sold day of, or at the door of the event. Bring cash to buy snacks at the event.


 Scholarship Program Basket Auction

Council's Scholarship Program Basket Auction will run from October 6 to November 3. All proceeds from the auction benefit the Council’s scholarship fund to provide scholarships to graduating seniors and LWSD staff members.

More information at

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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