22 Mon Multi-Language Parent Coffee (9am, Library)
23 - 25 University Bookstore Bookfair in Library & Online
25 Thu Showcase Chinook (6-8:30pm Commons/Gym)
26 Fri Golden Acorn Award & Recognition Nominations Due
29 Mon NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
6 Tue Community Appreciation Breakfast (8:15-9:15am, Library)
9 Fri Jubilee Reach Awards Ceremony
22 Thu 8th Grade graduation (Commons)
22 Thu 8th Grade Party (Commons, 7-9pm)
27 Tue Last Day of School
Visit our CALENDAR PAGE for the complete Chinook School & PTSA calendar.
Pay Class Fees Online
As a reminder, class fees for workbooks and other classroom materials were automatically added to student accounts for second semester.
We have over $2000 of outstanding fees owed. Fees can be paid either online or at the school. If your student has Spanish, Japanese, Art, Ceramics, Applied Engineering, Design & Production, Robotics, or Science Special Topics, there is fee to be paid. The fee will turn into a ‘fine’ on June 5.
Fees and fines need to be paid prior to end of school year. Having an outstanding fee or fine can cause a delay in your student receiving a yearbook on the same day as classmates.
You may check online to see a record of whether you paid this fee or not.
Online Payment System (Pay Fees Online)
How to Login to BSD Online Payment System
Multi-Language Principal's Coffee
한국어 中文 日本語 Español
Monday, May 22nd, 9-10:30 a.m., Library
At our last principal coffee of this school year, we will discuss the transitioning of students to the new school year. Also, all students will receive laptops for their classes and homework. Mr. White will give an overview of the expectations and impacts to the students and families from the new tools.
Interpreters are available in Korean, Mandarin-Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish.
Click Here to read this message in other languages.
UBookstore Book Fair - Volunteers Also Needed!
May 22-26 At UBookstore Seattle and Online (thru 28th at UBookstore)
"The Ubookstore Book Fair is coming to Chinook May 22-26 at the library and through May 28 at the Ubookstore Seattle and online. Students and parents can shop a great selection of books to take on summer vacation, to say Thank you to your favorite teachers and staff members, or just for the love of reading!
Shop during lunches and tutorial Monday through Friday, and in the evening during Showcase Chinook on Thursday, May 25.
We need adult and student volunteers to help set-up, keep the fair running, and atake-down. Please, sign-up on Sign-Up Genius http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0449abad2ba3ff2-chinook1http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0449abad2ba3ff2-chinook1
Please, share this information with your family and friends: If you would like to shop online or at any Ubookstore Seattle, remember to use code: CMS at check-out May 22-28.
Thank you for your support!
8th Grade Party - Permission Slips, Volunteer & Donations
Attention 8th grade parents,
The 8th graduation party will be held on Thursday, June 22nd 7 to 9pm at Chinook Middle School. Huge thank you to the Chinook PTSA for sponsoring this event and helping us make it free to all 8th graders.
Permission Slips - Required:
Please download the permission slip here or get a copy at the office. For planning purposes, please turn in the Permission Slips to the office as soon as possible. Permission Slips are due on June 8th and no one will be admitted without one.
Volunteer & Donations
We also need a lot of volunteers and a lot of donations. Please use the below links to sign up to donate or volunteer.
Volunteers! Pick one or more time slots here.
Donations! Pick one or more slots here:
We need your help in order to make this party as memorable as it can be for our kids.
Thank you for your contributions!
Download Chinese translation here.
Donate to Chinook for Free with AmazonSmile
When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.
All you need to do is:
1) Start your shopping each time at smile.amazon.com
2) On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), select Chinook Middle School PTSA 2 3 115 as the charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping.
3) Shop as you normally would.
That's it! Just remember that you must start your shopping at smile.amazon.com for your purchase to be eligible for donations.
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Chinook I-Connect Wins WSPTA Gold!
During the Washington State PTA Convention from April 28-30, 2017, Chinook PTSA was recognized for its program, Chinook I-Connect (along with Medina I-Connect and Odle I-Connect), and was awarded the GOLD Level Award for PTAs Taking Significant Action 2016-2017.
This award recognizes the accomplishments of local PTAs across the state that present programs, projects, and activities that show originality, involvement, usefulness, and results. The award also highlights programs that other schools may want to replicate.
We would like to thank the dedicated I-Connect Organizers whose contributions this year made this award possible and the Chinook administration for their support in making Chinook I-Connect a success. Thank you, I-Connect Organizers, Mary Kim, Sandi Plenge, Christine So, and Asako Yoshimura, and school administration, Mr. White, Mr. Moe-Lobeda, and Ms. Myers! And thank you, Chinook parents, for attending the I-Connect meetings and building community!
Celebrate & Showcase Chinook - Volunteers Needed
May 24th & 25
We'd love to have some help with Celebrate & Showcase Chinook! Please sign-up to volunteer for shifts on May 24th & 25th. Thank you!
Thursday, May 25th, Commons/Gym
This event is a family evening highlighting the work accomplished by our Chinook students. The event includes a Pizza/Caesar Salad/Cookie dinner for $5.00.
The music department will feature student performances, the art department will feature art projects, and the academic and world language departments will feature some of their classroom projects.
Last but not least, the students and staff will be competing in a 'friendly' basketball game. This is an event not to be missed.
Golden Acorn & Outstanding Educator - Online Submissions Now Available
Friday, May 26
Do you know an outstanding volunteer or educator?
If so, now is the time to nominate that person to be recognized by the Chinook Middle School PTSA. Every year, your PTSA honors two individuals with the Outstanding Educator Award and an individual with the Golden Acorn Volunteer Award.
You can now submit a nomination online for both the Golden Acorn Volunteer Award as well as the Outstanding Educator Award. You can also download the nomination form and additional information and submit forms to the main office or email them to Allison Frey or Alka Manchanda.
Parents and Chinook students are welcome to submit nominations. Nominations are due next Friday, May 26th.
Submit an Online nomination for Golden Acorn
Submit an Online nomination for Outstanding Educator
Allison Frey (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Alka Manchanda (email@example.com)
Yearbook Readiness & Handout - Volunteers Needed!
June 5-9, June 21 & 22
Yearbook Readiness, week of June 5-9
Please come help place labels on our yearbooks at the CMS office. Thank you!
Yearbook Handout, June 21 & June 22
Please come help pass-out yearbooks before school starts. Thank you!
PTSA Community Appreciation Breakfast
Tuesday, June 6
At the Community Appreciation Breakfast we will show our appreciation and give thanks to all the volunteers this past school year. We will also give awards for the Golden Acorn Volunteer and the Outstanding Educator. Please come and join us!
SHINE ON CHINOOK
PTSA Annual Fundraiser
The Shine on Chinook campaign is officially over but you can still give a gift at any time through the end of the school year. We would be so grateful for your support! While there will no longer be weekly updates in the newsletter, we will be keeping an updated donor list on the website.
Donations can be made online or a check (made payable to Chinook PTSA) can be dropped off at the main office.
Checks (made payable to Chinook PTSA) can be mailed in the return envelope or dropped off at the main office. Don’t forget to apply with your employer’s gift matching program. Contact Val Parrish if you have any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
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