To our 6th Grade Class and teachers – welcome back from Camp Orkila! We hope you had a fun week and created a lot of great memories.
We celebrate Unity Week this week. The focus of the coming days is to inspire community and strive to prevent bullying. On Wednesday, please encourage your student to wear orange in recognition of National Bullying Prevention Day.
On Friday, October 27, the annual Black and Orange Student Social is taking place at school. Come join in the fun by signing up for various supervision opportunities. There are still spots to help with event entry, basketball, lawn games, carnival games, the haunted house and general assistance. Parent participation is key to the success of this event and our ASB could really use your help.
Have a great week!
Rebecca Johnston and Nancy Huenefeld Gese
15 Mon PTSA Board Meeting (8:00-9:30am)
16 Tue - 19 Fri 6th Graders at Camp Orkila
22 Mon - 26 Fri Unity Week
26 Fri Black and Orange Social and Haunted House (6:30pm)
1 Thu I-Connect (8:30-10:00am)
9 Fri - 12 Mon No School
14 Wed Chinook Jazz Night with BHS
14 Wed Japan Trip Meeting (6:30-7:30)
16 Fri Principal's Coffee
19 Tue PTSA Board Meeting (8-9:30am)
22 Thu - 23 Fri No School - Thanksgiving
3 Mon Multi-Language Principal's Coffee
Visit our CALENDAR PAGE for the complete Chinook School & PTSA calendar.
UNITY WEEK – Wear Orange
Wednesday, October 24th is National Bullying Prevention Day. To recognize this, we will have a series of activities throughout the week that are designed to inspire reflection and hopefully action in students around creating a unified community. On October 24th, we encourage all students to WEAR ORANGE as a symbol of Unity and Bullying Prevention.
Black and Orange Social and Haunted House
October 26, 2018
The Black and Orange Social will occur on Friday, October 26th. It will have a DJ, snacks, games, basketball and a Haunted house. It is an incredibly fun event, and the haunted house, a new addition last year, is expected to be much improved this year. Permission slips for students are available outside the main office. To make this event happen, however, we need some help. We need chaperones, we need snacks and we need help with the haunted house.
To sign up to Chaperone (we have about 75% of the necessary number, 50% of ideal fulfilled so far): https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EA8AE2CA1FF2-orange2
To let us know you will drop off some snacks:
Haunted House: The Haunted House will be open to all students who attend the social. Our Associated Student Body will take care of the general design of the Haunted house and all the building materials for walls, etc. We need help in a couple areas.
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If you’d like to sign up or would like more information about volunteering, email our Co-Presidents: Nancy Huenefeld Gese or
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Youth Ocean Conservation Summit Puget Sound
The 4th Annual Youth Ocean Conservation Summit Puget Sound will be held on Saturday, November 17th at the Seattle Aquarium! Together with teens from Seattle Aquarium our teens are working hard to plan this upcoming event. Students in grades 7-12 with an interest in conservation, environmental science, or marine science will learn from local experts and work with fellow youth to develop the skills necessary to plan and execute their own ocean conservation projects. After a day full of speakers, workshops, and project time, students will leave with an action plan to carry out their own conservation project in their community and the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to $200 to help fund the project. Check out www.seattleaquarium.org/yocs for more information and to register!
The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Chinook December 3-7
This is a fabulous opportunity that supports and enhances our Chinook library while bringing new books to our students. A large percentage of all sales are donated directly to our library to support the annual budget. For this event to be successful, we’ll need a PTSA Book Fair Chair. This volunteer opportunity can be co-chaired. Reach out to Rebecca Johnston at email@example.com if you are interested in leading this year's book fair. Doing so involves working with the librarian to arrange the schedule and helping to coordinate volunteers and count funds brought in. There will be no family night this year, so this is a daytime commitment only.
HEROES AROUND ME
It's the 50th Anniversary of the PTA's Reflections Art Program, the perfect occasion for our students to stretch their artistic muscles and challenge themselves to participate in this art contest! Students will use this year's theme, Heroes Around Me, to get inspired to create original works in the categories of Visual Arts, Literature, Photography, Dance Choreography, Music Composition, and Film, and gain recognition from the Chinook PTA, and potentially the State and National PTA's, as well! Entries are due by Friday, November 16th. Entry forms and rules for participation can be found below, and on our website: http://www.chinookptsa.org/reflections.html.
Entry forms can be picked up at school office. Or download at:
Student Entry Form Download
Official Rules Download
Dance Choreography Rules Download
Film Production Rules Download
Literature Rules Download
Music Composition Rules Download
Photography Rules Download
Special Artist Rules Download
Visual Arts Rules Download
See our Reflections at a Glance flyer to learn more about Reflections.
Thanksgiving Basket Applications Due Wednesday,
Each year, the Families Helping Families Thanksgiving Food Drive provides meals for hard-working local families. The program provides the fixings to make a traditional Thanksgiving meal, including a turkey. If your family is in need and interested in participating in this program please fill out the attached application and turn it into Chinook’s main office by Wednesday, October 31st. Your family must be able to pick-up the basket from the Jubilee Reach Center in Bellevue on Sunday, November 18th. More information will be sent out to families who apply with pick-up instructions.
Click HERE for English applications.
Click HERE for Spanish applications.
BSD Advanced Learning Services Application Deadline Wednesday, October 31st
Please note that the application deadline for students to apply to the BSD Advanced Learning Services (formerly known as the Gifted Program) is fast approaching – Wednesday, October 31st. Applications must be received by the deadline or your student cannot take the gifted test later in the year! To find out more, please visit the Advanced Learning Services website at https://bsd405.org/services/gifted/application-process/ or call them directly at (425) 456-4136.
The Club at the Boys and Girls Club of Bellevue – After School Activities and Homework Help
The Teen Center at the Bellevue Boys and Girls Club is open for any students in grades 6-8. “The Club” is open Monday- Friday from 3pm- 6:30 pm and is free for any member. Not only that, but students can take an after school bus directly to the site that will drop them off right out front. They offer a variety of programming ranging from cooking club, art activities, Rock n Roll Club, homework help and more.
Location: 209 100th Ave NE Bellevue, WA 98004
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 3pm-6:30pm; Wednesdays: 2pm-6:30pm
For any questions please don’t hesitate to email or call the Teen Program Director, Kyle Gillam. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 425.454.6162
The PTSA generously donated 2 Keurig machines last year for our staff room. Donations of coffee pods would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Technology Teaching & Learning Family Night
The Bellevue School District is hosting four Technology, Teaching and Learning Family events at the following location from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the following locations and dates:
• Chinook on Monday, October 15
• Sammamish on Wednesday, October 17
• Odle on Monday, October 22
• Tyee on Wednesday, 24
These events are designed to support families who have students in middle and/or high school, however all families are welcome to attend. There will be a general Welcome Session and breakout sessions including:
• Digital Applications: Class Policy, OneNote, and Synergy (This information is probably most useful for people who are new to the district, new to Chinook (like 6th grade parents) or want a good overview of OneNote.)
• Digital Literacy and Citizenship: King County Library and Common
• Sense Media
• Digital Content: Discovery Math (This section is to help their student navigate the new digital online curriculum. Chinook uses this for Algebra and Geometry.)
Feel free to attend any of the events.
Staff Appreciation Lunch
Parents, please join us in celebrating our wonderful Chinook staff!! We will be hosting our 1st Staff Lunch on Tuesday, November 6th from 10:00 a.m.- 1 p.m. in the Teacher's Lounge. You can find the LINK where you can donate requested items for our Tailgate themed lunch. Please consider also volunteering for this great event!!
Any questions or concerns can be emailed to email@example.com
Thank you in advance!!!
Staff Appreciation Committee
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Middle School Students
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