17 Tue - 20 Fri 6th Graders at Camp Orkila
23 Mon Multi-Language Principal's Coffee (9-10:30am, Library)
27 Fri ASB Orange & Black Social (6:30-8:30pm, Commons)
03 Fri I-Connect Meeting (8:30am-10am, Chinook Stage)
09 Thu No School - Professional Development Day
10 Fri No School - Veterans Day Observed
23 Thu No School - Thanksgiving
24 Fri No School - Thanksgiving
06 Wed Band Concert (evening)
07 Thu Choir Concert (evening)
18 Mon - Jan 1 Mon - Winter Break
Visit our CALENDAR PAGE for the complete Chinook School & PTSA calendar.
ORANGE AND BLACK SOCIAL (Information AND Help Wanted)
Friday, October 27th, 6:30-8:30pm
October 27th from 6:30-8:30pm, Chinook will host a Social for all Chinook students. To participate, students must turn in a permission slip and pay for a ticket by Thursday, October 26th. This can be done at the main office before school or during lunch.
We are also looking for parent/family support inputting on the social. We still need a number of volunteers for different roles during the social.
Sign ups can be found here: http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0D4EA8AE2CA1FF2-orange
Also we are looking for some supplies through donations (or in some cases lending), any and all of which would help us create the beset atmosphere possible. If you may be able to donate or lend please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org:
A few students have contacted the school wondering about starting a math club. If students are interested in being part of a math club, they should e-mail Mr. Moe-Lobeda, email@example.com.
The week of October 23rd is Unity week. Each day, students will participate in activities meant to develop a sense of community, engender kindness and build empathy. On Wednesday, October 25th, students are invited to WEAR ORANGE, in conjunction with National Bullying Prevention Day.
The Chinook PTSA has had a wonderful tradition of showing appreciation for our amazing teachers and staff members throughout the school year. Our themed luncheons are a way to treat our Chinook staff a special meal. What a great way to show them how much we value their dedication to our students!
Please do consider helping us to recognize our amazing stuff at Chinook by taking the responsibility to plan and organize one of the lunches planned for this school year. Please click on the following link for more details and to sign-up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0B48AFA623A4F49-staff3
We appreciate your help! Thank you for volunteering and supporting our Chinook staff!
Staff Appreciation Co-Chairs:
Linda Matsudaira firstname.lastname@example.org
Gina Datillo email@example.com
Multi-Language Principal's Coffee - Special Edition
Monday, October 23rd - 9 - 10:30am, Chinook Library
You are invited to a special edition of Chinook’s “Multi-Language Principal Coffee.”
This special edition of the Multi-Language Principal Coffee will be held in the Chinook Library on Monday, October 23 from 9:00 – 10:30. This session will include representatives from Microsoft who will be filming the session as we continue to utilize Microsoft Translator as a tool to provide access for parents and students.
The topic of this session will be our new technology tools being utilized for this year: OneNote for curriculum delivery and Synergy for student progress information.
We do hope that you would be willing to be part of this partnership we have with Microsoft. If you have not already done so, you are encouraged to download the Microsoft Translator application to your smartphone. If you are willing to be part of the filming, Microsoft representatives will have release forms for you to sign to give permission for you to be in the filming. If you choose not to participate in the filming, you are still invited to attend.
Click Here to read this invitation in other languages
Open PTSA Board/Committee Positions
Would like to become more involved with the school? Do you want to get to know other parents as well as students? Are you limited, but flexible in the time you have to volunteer? If so, we would love your help with one of the following open board or committee positions!
Please contact Nancy Gese at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested!
Why Should You Join the PTSA?
Last year, we parents and students at Chinook helped create a strong community with:
Family commitment to Chinook is an integral part of enriching our children's academic and social development. Your participation is critical to our success. Join us to continue our goal to create a strong Chinook community.
Reflections Arts Program: Within Reach
Entries Due Friday, November 17, 2017
Stretch your artistic muscles and participate in the National PTA's REFLECTIONS program!! This year's theme is "Within Reach." Entries are due by Friday, November 17th.
PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2017-2018 theme: Within Reach.
The 6 art areas for entry are:
See the video below or visit our website to learn more: http://www.chinookptsa.org/reflections.html
Friday, Nov 3, 2017 8:30am-10am, Chinook Stage
Topic: The Latest on Social Media, Texting, and the Impact on Our Kids
Guest Speaker: Ms. Kathy Myers, Assistant Principal
The battle to manage balancing social media, texting, and online content for our children rages on.
Chinook I-Connect organizes monthly meetings for parents/guardians to share information and discuss topics that are of interest to our middle school families. We hope that by sharing our thoughts and experiences with each other, we foster parent engagement and strengthen our Chinook “village.” Please view our webpage for the meeting schedule and past meeting notes (http://www.chinookptsa.org/i-connect.html).
Here are some useful links:
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