22 Tue Taking Care of Business Day (TCOB)
25 Fri 6th Grade Parent Orientation (8-9am, Library)
25 Fri New 7th/8th Graders Orientation (2-3pm, Commons)
25 Fri New 7th/8th Grade Parent Orientation (2-3pm, Library)
31 Thu First Day of School (7:45am - 2:30pm)
04 Mon No School - Labor Day
07 Thu 6th Grade Camp Parent Information Night (6:30pm)
08 Fri I-Connect Meeting
09 Sat PTSA Council Back to School Fair (Bellevue High, 10am-4pm)
14 Thu Curriculum Night & Intro to One to One (7-8:30pm)
21 Thu Parent University - Tools to Support Students One to One (7:00 pm)
25 Mon 1st Principal's Coffee (8:15-9:15am, Library)
25 Mon 1st PTSA General Membership Meeting (9:15am - 10:45am, Library)
05 Th I-Connect Meeting
13 Fri No School - Professional Development Day
17-20 6th Graders at Camp Orkila
Visit our CALENDAR PAGE for the complete Chinook School & PTSA calendar.
Message from the PTSA President
Hello Chinook Families!
We are very excited about our 2017-2018 school year! Welcome from your new PTSA Board. We want your PTSA to mean a connection... a place to provide your family with information and resources to better connect with your child(ren), and understand what is going on at Chinook and in the community. We want your PTSA to mean how you can support your child and the school through your ideas, time, connections and financial support.
Middle school is such a critical time in a child’s life. It is the time to instill new habits, a child learning to understand what is going on with him or herself, and learning the importance of teamwork and getting along with others. It is a time to value differences and what each person brings to our lives. We want to help build on and enhance that experience.
We hope to see you at Taking Care of Business Day on Tuesday August 22nd where we will have a table with information about the PTSA, such as some of the informative programs we have for connecting parents and students, where PTSA funds are spent to support our school, and membership forms where you can sign-up.
School begins on Thursday August 31st. You should have received a welcome packet mailed to you from the school last week where you can find more details of the first days of school. You can also visit the school website or the Chinook PTSA website for additional details. Please sign up here to help with TCOB on August 22nd. Be sure to check out the PTSA website www.chinookptsa.org for up-to-date news and information.
We are looking forward to being your community. If you haven’t signed up to be a Chinook PSTA member, you can join the PTSA here or click the blue “Join Chinook “PTSA” button about half way down on the Chinook PTSA webpage.
Nancy Huenefeld Gese
PTSA President Chinook and your PTSA Board Team
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.
Taking Care of Business Day
Tuesday, August 22 - 7:30am - 4pm
Taking Care of Business Day (TCOB) is a day where students and parents come to school to:
Students with Last Name will come in this order:
If you are unable to attend TCOB day don’t worry, everything can be taken care of the second week of school and picture makeups will be in September.
Skip the Long Line & Pay Class Fees Online
At TCOB, parents can pay for other items, such as
Class fees for books and other class material will be automatically added to student accounts in mid-September. At that time (not now), you can pay for these items online. You do not need to wait in line to pay for these items at TCOB!
Here are links for:
*TIP*: Avoid the lines, pay online BEFORE TCOB and just bring a copy of your receipt. For ASB membership, show your receipt before taking class pictures, and the ASB membership logo will appear directly on the student card.
Your Help is Needed on TCOB Day!
Tuesday, August 22
We would really appreciate having some parent volunteers to help hand out locker assignments, schedules and cards for the photographer during TCOB, so that we can have a smooth TCOB day. If you're able to help for couple of hours, please sign up here!
Health Preview Night for 7th Grade Parents
August 29, Tuesday, from 5;45-7pm
BSD ESC, Room 200
12111 NE 1st St., Bellevue WA 98005
The secondary Family Life and Sexual Health (FLASH) Curriculum Preview night for parents will be held August 29, Tuesday, from 5;45-7pm at the ESC. This evening will provide information to parents about the curriculum and answer any questions they may have as well as offer opt out options if they choose.
2017 School Supplies List
The suggested 2017 school supply list is available here. Teachers will notify students of any additional supplies for each class.
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!
6th Grade Camp at Orkila - Informational Meeting
All 6th Grade Students will have the opportunity to attend 6th Grade Camp at YMCA Camp Orkila on Orcas Island October 17-20. An informational session for families will be held Thursday, September 7 at 6pm. Additional information will be sent out at a later date.
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