13-17 Mon - Fri College Week and Spirit Days
20 Mon Multi-language Coffee (9-10:30am)
PTSA Board Meeting (8:15-9:45am)
27 Mon No School - Memorial Day
4 Tue Spring Orchestra Concert (7pm-9pm)
5 Wed Spring Band Concert (7pm-9pm)
7 Fri General PTSA Meeting (8:15am-9:45am)
Spring Choir Concert (7pm-9pm)
14 Fri 7th Grade Field Trip
17 Fri PTSA Board Meeting on (8:15am-9:45am)
20 Thu 8th Grade Party (7pm-9pm)
21 Fri Last Day of School
Visit our CALENDAR PAGE for the complete Chinook School & PTSA calendar.
College Week and Spirit Days (May 13-17)
This is Spirit Week and College Week! Celebrate by participating in the following spirit days:
Monday, if you see someone looking very casual today, they are participating in our first day of Spirit week which is lounge day!
Tuesday is Career Day. Dress up like the career you would like to have one day.
Wednesday is Summer day. Where your favorite summer attire and gear…please keep mind your attire needs to be appropriate for school.
Thursday is Group Spirit Day. Wear your favorite gear from an organization, sports team, band or anything else you feel prideful about.
Friday is College Spirit Day. Wear your favorite college gear or college colors.
Preparing For College - Four Workshops
Bellevue PTSA Council, Bellevue Gifted Alliance, and Transcend Academy present a series of four exciting NEW workshops geared toward students in grades 8 to 11. Workshops will be led by Transcend Academy CEO Tina Tran Neville and BSD Counselors.
FREE to any BSD student with student ID CARD
$20 for BSD adults
$40 for out of district attendees
I. Top 10 Things Colleges Look for in Admissions and How to Get There
II. Rocking Standardized Tests
III. How to Write an Unforgettable Essay
* Uncovering an Authentic Story for Each Student
* Reflect on Events, Accomplishments, and Goals
* Working with Friends and Family to Get Feedback
* Using Words to Paint a Beautiful Story
Newport High School
4333 Factoria Blvd SE, Bellevue
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
IV. How to Find Your Passion
* Life is a Journey. Appreciate the Journey.
* Who You Are Will Change Through High School and College
* Craft a Personal Resume that Works for You
* How Joining Activities Can Help You Find Your Passion
Wilburton Instructional Service Center
12241 Main St., Bellevue
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Coding Workshop for Middle School Girls
She Codes Art is a Bellevue-based nonprofit that was founded by students from the greater Seattle area last year to combat the lack of diversity in tech fields by increasing interest in computer science. Our upcoming workshop, a Website Design & Art Workshop in the She Codes Art workshop series, targets girls from grades 6th-8th. Girls will learn about website design by coding their own websites in HTML/CSS regarding art-related themes and needs, and will then present their final websites. No prior coding experience is necessary!
The Website Design & Art Workshop will take place on April 13th at Microsoft Building 30, and students can register at https://shecodesartworkshop.eventbrite.com. Also see our flyer for more information.
Computer Science Competition
Computing For All is very pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Washington State Middle School Computer Science Competition will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Microsoft West Campus in Redmond, Washington. This competition is for 5th thru 8th graders.Please save the date and spread the word. Registration is now open. We are organizing several workshops in Seattle and the Eastside to help students prepare for the competition.
The competition includes timed team and individual challenges and students can demo their projects in our Original Design Project category. Projects will be judged on creativity, technical merit and programming style. All this followed by pizza, awards, and a fun 'jeopardy round” of computing trivia!
For more details about the competition please visit our website http://www.computingforall.org/2019-year/
For latest updates on the 2019 competition info and logistics please join our FB group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/399582783932422/?source_id
Congregations for Kids Good Start Back to School Program to Provide Backpacks and School Supplies for Students
Due Date for Applications is May 17th!
Do you have children attending Chinook or Bellevue High next school year who will need school supplies at the beginning of next school year? If you qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch, you may be eligible to receive these free supplies. Congregations for Kids, a group of Bellevue congregations and area organizations, are donating these supplies.
To apply, please fill out the form and return it to Chinook’s main office by May 17th. Only one form is needed for all of the children in your family attending Bellevue Public Schools. Backpacks and school supplies will be picked up at the school where each child will attend in September 2019. No backpacks will be given to continuing BSD students in September if you do not submit an application. You must submit an application now. Families will not be able to request supplies in August.
Click for the application and the flyer
College Bound Scholarship
Established by the Washington Legislature in 2007, the College Bound Scholarship program provides financial assistance to low-income students who want to achieve the dream of a college education. This early promise of financial aid is intended to alleviate the financial barriers that prevent low-income students from considering higher education as a possibility. The scholarship is available to 7th and 8th grade students whose family income meets the guidelines or who are in foster care. Students must apply for the scholarship by the end of their 8th grade year. If you think your child may qualify for the scholarship, please apply at the following website: http://readysetgrad.org/college/college-bound-scholarship-program. This is an amazing scholarship opportunity for students and their families so don’t delay!
PTSA RUNS BEST WITH VOLUNTEERS
FIND YOUR PERFECT PTSA ROLE HERE!
PTSA is the Parent, Teacher, Student Association. We are a community who work together to support each other and make student lives better. We are filling in the PTSA volunteer roles for next year. Chinook’s PTSA is set up to have many Co-leader roles. That means, you help out while a part of a team…meaning it is not too much work for anyone. We have many returning leaders and still need people to fill in the final roles. We currently have Co-President, Co-Vice President of Membership, Co-Vice President of Communications, Co-Vice President of Fundraising, and Co-Volunteer Coordinator positions open.
Please consider joining the team, you can find the details about the positions on the Chinook PTSA website and/or contact Nancy Huenefeld Gese at firstname.lastname@example.org to connect to talk about the positions. You can also find the emails for people currently in those positions and talk to a current leader about their role. We hope you’ll join us!
By walking around and providing additional adult presence during the lunches, Walkabout Volunteers make a tangible impact on the school culture at Chinook. They also get to see firsthand the dynamics of middle school life.
For those who are looking for ways to be involved at Chinook, please consider becoming a Walkabout Volunteer. The time commitment does not have to be large. Volunteering for just one lunch a week or every other week is a great way to go. A weekly or biweekly time slot allows for consistency with the students without being over taxing on a busy schedule. For those who can do more, great! And for those who can only get away once a month, we can make that work too!
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/FaTVkHh
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
No better way to start your day than a hot cup of coffee! The staff would greatly appreciate donations of coffee pods to use with the Keurig machines in the staff lounge. Thank you!
Road Construction - Alert
Be prepared for possible traffic delays
Clyde Hill NE 24th Street Overlay Project
Start date: Monday, April 22- May 17th (approx.)
Time: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Location: 84th Ave NE to 92nd Ave NE
92nd Ave NE to 96th Ave NE
Construction is taking place in phases along NE 24th St. At times, traffic might go down to a single lane.
Call to Action - Support Strategic Investments to Improve Student Outcomes
Take Action Here
Dear Washington State PTA member,
WSPTA recognizes that students deserve to learn in modern, safe school facilities. Most school districts do not have sufficient building capacity to meet the needs of state-mandated reduced class sizes and high school requirements, and often use portables lacking adequate bathroom and lunchroom facilities. Current funding is insufficient for districts to build permanent structures to provide the appropriate environment. Without local funds, districts cannot access the matching funds in the state School Construction Assistance Program.
We are asking you to contact your legislators with the following message to support legislation to address these issues, which we encourage you to customize to add your personal story. Thank you for advocating for the 1.1 million students of Washington to have the best opportunity to reach their highest potential.
Visit our website for more information on WSPTA’s legislative priorities or click here for more information specific to this issue.
Washington State PTA Advocacy Director
Please contact PTAadvocacydir@wastatepta.org with questions.
REGISTER NOW FOR BBLC SUMMER LAX CAMPS!
Dates have been set for the 2019 Summer Camps! Sessions run Monday - Thursday from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. All sessions are open to players starting K-8th grade in Fall 2019:
Share with your friends! Summer camps do NOT have school/residence eligibility constraints and are open to age appropriate players from ALL areas.
Summer camps are designed to improve individual skills and they are a fun way to meet more lacrosse players. The camps are specifically geared toward fundamental individual skills and the introduction to team concepts. Our outstanding staff will focus on teaching the skills each player needs. If your player is learning the game for the first time or looking to take his game to the next level, this is a great camp for your player.
Learn more here...
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