27 Tue 6th grade orientation (8:00 – 12:30 in Gym)
6th grade parent orientation (8 – 9 AM in Commons)
New 7th/8th grade orientation for families (2:00 – 3:00 PM in Commons)
29 Thu Student draft schedules available through StudentVUE
Note: there is no Take Care Of Business day for existing students and parents this year.
04 Wed First Day of School (regular Wednesday shortened schedule)
05 Thu Ice Cream Social (6:30-7:30pm, Chinook)
10 Tue Information Night for 6th Grade Science Camp (6:30 – 7:30 in Commons)
18 Wed School pictures will be taken during the school day
24 Tue Curriculum Night
01 Tue - 04 Fri 6th Grade Science Camp
Visit our CALENDAR PAGE for the complete Chinook School & PTSA calendar.
Join Chinook PTSA
The Chinook PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association) welcomes the entire Chinook community to the upcoming school year and invites you to join the PTSA!
Supporting Chinook PTSA makes these programs possible:
After School Homework Club
Teacher Grants for Classroom Improvements
Faculty & Staff Appreciation
Students, Parents and Family Events
Classroom Emergency Preparedness Supplies
Field Trips &
8th Grade End of Year Party
Arts and Music Program Support
As a PTSA Member You Receive
PTSA Students Directory
Automatic subscription to the PTSA Kodiak Korner Newsletter to keep you up to date on all activities and volunteer opportunities.
Enjoy great PTSA Member discounts at Selected organizations
Please click the LINK to join. You also can fill in the Membership Form HERE and submit to the main office.
Please note that this PTSA membership is annually applied, which means even you were the membership last year (2018-2919), you still need to apply for the new school year of 2019-2020.
Please contact Feng Hong @ firstname.lastname@example.org
or Sunny Shen at email@example.com.
Online Student Data Verfication for 2019-20 Reopens Aug. 21
We ask parents and guardians to verify and update their student's data annually. The Online Student Data Verification System, accessible through ParentVUE, will be available again on Aug. 21. Because ensuring accurate student data allows schools to communicate academic progress to the appropriate contacts, distribute important information and contact families in case of an emergency, it is crucial that information for each student is current, accurate and complete! Learn more and access instructions and FAQs on Bellevue School District Online Student Data Verification page.
School 2019-20 Supply List
Suggested Supplies to begin the school year. Teachers will notify students of any additional supplies needed for each class:
Binder Dividers (1 set)
Composition Books (1-2) college rule, (1-2) quad ruled
Ear Buds (1 set)
Index cards, (1 pkg.) 3 X 5
Memory Stick/Flash Drive
Notebook, (1-2) spiral, college rule
Paper, “college-ruled” notebook
Pencil pouch (3-hole punched fits in binder & is best for securing belongings)
Pencil sharpener – small, hand-held
Pencils and erasers
Pens, ball point
Pens, Sharpie (thick/thin points)
Other Supplies to Consider
Ruler (with cm/mm and inches)
Calculator, basic Math/Science [7th/8th]
Calculator, #TI-83 Plus [Algebra or Geometry—home use only, not required until high school]
King County Library Card
Download a printable version of the 2019-20 Supply List can be found HERE.
Summer is a Great Time for Reading
Our summer reading program emphasizes reading for enjoyment, learning to select motivating texts, expanding interests and developing into lifelong readers! Check out our Summer Reading page for more information. Our Summer in the District website offers additional resources for students and families, including tools to help keep math skills sharp.
Fall Ice Cream Social
For our first gathering at Chinook, we are planning a Fall Ice Cream Social. At this time, it is scheduled for Thursday, September 5th from 6:30-7:30. There will be ice cream and toppings..and a dairy free sorbet! Please come to join this fun activity. No registration needed.
To make this sweet event successful, we will need at least 16 volunteers to help with set-upm, scoop/serve ice cream and clean-up.
Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign-up https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b48afa623a4f49-fall Thank you!
Nancy and Ksenia
Save the Date! August 24, 2019
Jubilee Service Day is an annual event in August which brings together people in the eastside community to serve at local public schools and homes. Started in 2005 with one church serving at one school, this day has grown to involve over 3,000 volunteers, 22 schools and at least 25 homes in 2019.
Volunteers come from all over the community, primarily from local churches, organizations, businesses and people already partnering with Jubilee REACH.
Please register HERE https://www.jubileereach.org/serviceday
Questions? Contact Ken Carpenter at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers for 2019-20 PTSA
Dear in coming parents of Chinook,
A big welcome from Chinook PTSA.
For years Chinook PTSA has played a very important role in many aspects of Chinook Middle School. Thanks for these parents who have great passion to help in PTSA. While we are very happy to see new parents coming, we still have some open positions in PTSA.
If you are willing to involve in any way or want to know more about the positions please feel free to contact either one of the below Vice Presidents:
Fundraising: Christine Nordby email@example.com
Membership: Feng Hong firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunny Shen email@example.com
Communications: Wendy Han firstname.lastname@example.org
Jun Zhang email@example.com
Thank you so much!
Chinook Middle School PTSA
By walking around and providing additional adult presence during the lunches, Walkabout Volunteers make a tangible impact on the school culture at Chinook. They also get to see firsthand the dynamics of middle school life.
For those who are looking for ways to be involved at Chinook, please consider becoming a Walkabout Volunteer. The time commitment does not have to be large. Volunteering for just one lunch a week or every other week is a great way to go. A weekly or biweekly time slot allows for consistency with the students without being over taxing on a busy schedule. For those who can do more, great! And for those who can only get away once a month, we can make that work too!
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/FaTVkHh
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
A Message From Our Librarian, Ms. Kawaguchi
What a fantastic year of volunteerism and grants has this been!
My appreciation for the confidence from the Grants Committee in approving two grants, one for $3,000 for books and $1,000 to purchase Ozobots and 3D pens. Chinook students LOVE to use both of these during lunch at the library!
In regards the Book Fair, this was a highlight as well with over $1,700 coming into our library. Thanks to Dana Kaefer, Book Fair Chair, and her team of tiredless volunteers!
Finally, many thanks for the countless hours of volunteering from a group of wonderful ladies organized by Keiko Hutson, which includes Carrie Ruckhaber, Dana Kaefer, Reiko Yamakawa, Tomoyo Shimukura, Kayo Yamaji, Michiko Motchori, Yoko Omori, Eri Yamaguchi, Kuniko Yamamoto, Megumi Kasuga, Masako Tanaka, Ryoko Yomamoto.
If you would like to volunteer at the library in the 2019-20 school year, just send me a message and I will get back to you after summer break.
Have a wonderful summer,
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