SHINE ON CHINOOK
PTSA Annual Fundraiser
Give a Gift Today – Help Chinook Shine
Look for Your Envelope in the Mail
Hello Chinook Parents/Guardians! Our fundraising campaign, Shine on Chinook, is going on now! We are off to a fantastic start – 52 families have donated $13,315!
We have 900 families at Chinook and hope that everyone plans to make a generous donation. Our goal is to make a minimum of $64,000 and we know that this is achievable with everyone’s support! Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today via mail (checks made payable to Chinook PTSA) or online. This is our main fundraiser – there will not be a spring campaign.
Critical funds raised will help to fund the following:
• Enrichment Fund Grant Program
• Classroom Resources including STEM items (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
• Field Trip Support
• Library Books
• Performing Arts
• Reflections (Arts) Program
• Homework Club for all Grades
• And much more!
Donors will be listed in the Kodiak Korner and on the Chinook PTSA Website . Don’t forget to apply with your employer’s generous gift matching program. Contact Val Parrish if you have any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org. See list of donors.
Thanks to our amazing community! Together we will SHINE!
(Note: If paying by credit card instead of Paypal, please check the box to give permission to pass your mailing address so we can mail you your donation receipt and thank you note.)
7th Grade Parent Happy Hour
Friday, October 28th, 7-9pm
Please join the 7th grade parents on Friday, October 28th, 7-9pm, for a fun happy hour! This is conveniently at the same day and time as the student's fall social event at Chinook. Drop off your kids at Chinook and come and hang out with 7th grade parents. This is a great opportunity to meet some new friends and re-connect with old ones. This is a casual gathering!
The event will be held at 9153 NE 25th Pl, Clyde Hill. Please RSVP via Sign up Genius. We look forward to seeing you there!
Hosted by 7th Grade PTSA Parents
Applications Due November 18
This year's theme is "What Is Your Story?"
October is National Arts & Humanities Month and we want to encourage your child to unleash their inner artist through PTA's Reflections Art Program.
Support your child's participation and grow their confidence. This year's theme, "What Is Your Story?" Encourages them to think about who they are and what they want others to know about them!
All 6-8th grade students are encouraged to tell their stories by submitting original works of art in one or more of the following categories:
Literature/ Visual Arts/ Photography/ Dance Choreography/
Musical Composition/ Film Production
Learn the program detail at Chinook Reflections Art Program. Download the application form or pick up form at the school office and encourage your child to start his/her Art story.
Dead line to submit entry : November 18, 2016
You child's story can be the National Winner.
Any questions or support, please contact Pear Sandidge and Ady Chan at Reflections@Chinookptsa.org.
Ice Skate for Chinook
Nov. 25th – Dec. 16th, 2016 & Jan. 3rd – 8th, 2017
The Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena will be giving Chinook $3 from every paying visitor who notifies the rink staff, upon paying, that they are skating for Chinook Middle School. You must mention Chinook when buying your ticket(s).
Due to construction, its temporary home for this season will be at Ashwood Park (adjacent to the Bellevue Library). Admission to the rink is $12/person (includes skate rental) and $9/person for those eight and under. We hope to see everyone on the rink having fun and raising money for Chinook PTSA.
The dates to skate are:
Nov. 25th – Dec. 16th, 2016 & Jan. 3rd – 8th, 2017
For hours of operation, for the dates above, click here. If questions, please contact Val Parrish email@example.com.
28 Fri Spooky Scary Skeleton Social (7-9pm, Commons)
28 Fri 7th Grade Parents Happy Hour (8-9pm)
3 Thu I-Connect Meeting: Social Emotional Learning for Middle Schoolers, 8:30-10:00am, Commons Stage
10 Thu No School - Prof/Teacher Conference Day
11 Fri No School
14 Mon Suma Gakuen students visits CMS from Japan
16 Wed Principal's Coffee - (Library, 8:15-9:15am)
21 Mon Multi-Language Prinipal's Coffee (9-10:30am, Library)
24 Thu No School - Thanksgiving Holiday
25 Fri No School - Thanksgiving Holiday
29 Tue Japan Trip Parent meeting (Japanese classroom #2511, 6:30 - 7:30pm)
Visit our CALENDAR PAGE for the complete Chinook School & PTSA calendar.
Spooky Scary Skeleton Social - Volunteers & Donations Still Needed
Friday, October 28, from 7-9pm, Commons
It's that time of year again! Chinook ASB is putting on an October social (with a new name!) on Friday, October 28, from 7-9pm. We are in need of volunteers anddonations to make this happen. Please sign-up to help with this fun event:http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084da4a722a1fa7-spooky/.
We are also looking for volunteers to help out with creation of a Haunted House, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have time to come work with students during the ASB class.
House Colors & Unity Week
Monday, October 24 & Tuesday October 25
Hello Chinook Students and Families! We have the final colors for Orca, Eagle, Wolf, and Raven houses.
Also, make sure you're supporting your house by wearing your house's color to the assembly on Monday, October 24th as well as next Tuesday, as part of our Unity Week Celebration.
Unity Week Bell Schedule
October 24 - 29
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Change to Upcoming Principal's Coffees
The dates for Principal Coffees throughout the year have been changed to prevent conflict with Bellevue High School. They will now be held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month (except December) in the Library from 8:15 – 9:15. The next one will be November 16.
Open PTSA Board/Committee Positions
Are you a parent who 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 Alka Manchanda or Asako Yoshimura if interested.
Multi-Language Principal's Coffee
한국어 中文 日本語 Español
November 21, 9-10:30am, Library
Please join Principal White at the next meeting and he will talk about the School Improvement Plan. He also will address some of the issues that our Chinook students may have, i.e. emotional challenges, bullying, social mediation, or more. Interpreters are available in Korean, Mandarin-Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish languages.
PayPAMS Student Lunch Account Information
PayPAMS is a convenient and safe place to make school meal payments. There is no charge to setup and view purchases. There is a $1.95 charge for each payment into the account.
After you create an account and login, you can:
See flyer for more information
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