11 Mon No School: Veterans Day
21 Thu Principal's Coffee
28 Thu - 29 Fri No School: Thanksgiving Day
30 Sat Bookfair (10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
10 Tue Orchestra Concert
Visit our CALENDAR PAGE for the complete Chinook School & PTSA calendar.
Chinook Book Fairs
Our Book Fair will kick-off at the Barnes & Noble – Bellevue store onSaturday, November 30!
Shop for the Holidays and Barnes & Noble will Donate to the Chinook Library
Barnes & Noble is hosting the Chinook Book Fair this year and will give the Chinook Library 5% on all books, games, toys, puzzles and merchandise purchased from November 30 through December 7!
Come show your support and bring your holiday shopping list to our Kick-Off Event at the Bellevue Barnes & Noble store on Saturday, November 30 from 10-6 pm.
Do you need book ideas for your Middle School student? We have got you covered! Our very own Librarian, Ms. Kawaguchi, will have a table with all of her book recommendations!
Don’t like to wrap? Chinook students and families will be on hand for complimentary wrapping!
Please help us raise $1000 for the Chinook library! All you need to do is provide the Chinook code at check-out!
If you cannot make it to our Kick-Off Event, the school code is valid for in-store and online purchases from November 30 through December 7 and applies to books, toys, games, puzzles and merchandise (excluding video games, gift cards, magazines and text and audio books).
If you’re interested in volunteering at our Kick-Off event on November 30, we would love to have your help! Please contact Dana Kaefer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year's Reflections Theme is "Look Within".
Show the world your creativity, your inner artist, your passion ...
Categories Include: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts, Special Artist. For complete rules, entry forms and other information, please visit: https://www.wastatepta.org/events-programs/reflections/
Please fill in forms completely and accurately, and also verify that your submission follow all the rules listed. Only complete and accurate entries will be considered and moved to judging process.
Entry Submission due date: 11/18 8:00am at Chinook Main Office.
Contact email@example.com with questions.
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 in English or Spanish, 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.
Staff Coffee Donation
Chinook staff loves the coffee and tea brought in for our midday and afternoon pick-me-ups. They are running very low. If you have any k-cups not being used or feel like bringing in a whole box, the staff would be so grateful.
Bellevue Ski School
Registration is now OPEN
To sign up your student please start at the website for this year’s information (www.bellevueskischool.com).
Remember that you will need; a digital photo, the name of your student’s medical insurer, and a credit card (or Paypal account) to start this process.
Donate to Chinook with AmazonSmile - It's Free and Easy to Setup
When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.
All you need to do is:
1) Start your shopping each time at smile.amazon.com
2) On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), select Chinook Middle School PTSA 2 3 115 as the charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping.
3) Shop as you normally would.
That's it! Just remember that you must start your shopping at smile.amazon.com for your purchase to be eligible for donations.
For more information, visit smile.amazon.com/about
Thanksgiving Meal Bags Update: Families who submitted a Thanksgiving Meal application by the deadline (10/29) will receive Thanksgiving Meal Bags. These will include several food items (spaghetti, sauce, muffin mix, hot chocolate), traditional Thanksgiving sides, and a voucher that can be used to purchase meat and/or produce. Thanksgiving Meal Bags will be delivered to Chinook on Monday, Nov. 25th and will be available for families to pick up before Thanksgiving break on Tuesday, 11/26 or Wednesday, 11/27 between 8am-2:30pm.
Thanksgiving Dinner: If you missed missed the application deadline to receive Thanksgiving Meal bags, the Crossroad Community Center and Aldersgate United Methodist Church invites you and your family to attend an Annual community Thanksgiving Dinner. This event is on Tuesday, November 26 at the Crossroads Community Center at 16000 NE 10th Street. Dinner is Free and all ages are welcome. Before dinner there will be a coat distribution and family crafts.
Kids Care Coat Distribution 4:30-6 p.m.
Family Crafts 5-6 p.m.
Dinner 6-7 p.m.
See attached flier or call 425-452-4874 for more information.
Jubilee Elves Holiday Program: Jubilee Elves is a Christmas holiday program that provides assistance to the Bellevue School District families during Christmas. Jubilee REACH matches families with community sponsors to provide Christmas gifts. Families may sign up to receive holiday assistance or sponsor a family this holiday season. If you are interested to sign up and your student qualifies for the free and reduce lunch program, are experiencing economic hardship, and you do not participate in other holiday program like: Life Spring, Hopelink, Salvation Army , etc., you are welcome to participate in Jubilee Elves Program. Contact Chinook’s Family Services Coordinator, Vanessa Sanchez, at 425.456.6688 to apply and for additional information.
Jubilee Elves: Si sus hijos califican para el programa de almuerzo gratis o reducido o si esta pasando por una necesidad economica, y NO ESTA PARTICIPANDO en otro programa de Navidad, usted puede ser elegible para participar del programa de JUBILEE ELVES, de regalos para las fiestas de Diciembre. Por favor cheque la informacion que viene con este email. Llame a Vanessa Sanchez a 425.456.6688 si quiere participar.
Garden d’Lights Tickets: Bellevue Botanical Garden, operated in partnership between Bellevue Parks & Community Services and Bellevue Botanical Garden Society, hosts the Garden d’Lights holiday lights exhibit. This year the event runs from November 30 - December 31. They are transitioning from “free nights” to providing free tickets, for use any night, to those who may not otherwise have the option to attend. We have a limited number of free tickets available to families. Please come to the Main Office at Chinook to pick up tickets or reserve tickets through Anne Marie Jones by email at firstname.lastname@example.org today.
A few important details to note:
PTSA Volunteers for 2019-2020
Dear parents of Chinook,
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 our Presidents:
Matt Millen and Leslie Feller email@example.com
Thank you so much!
Chinook Middle School PTSA
Bellevue Gifted Alliance Events
Gifted Graduates on College Student Panel
Current college students and graduates of BSD's Gifted High School Program (now Advanced Learning) discuss how to choose a college. This is a POPULAR event and Free to BSD students and staff with BSD Card. $5 for parents and $10 for non-Bellevue residents.
The panel will be joined by:
*Tina Neville, Yale graduate and CEO of Transcend Academy, on college entrance success factors
*Dr. Richard Repass, Psychiatrist and expert on student mental health and stress management.
*Moderated by Melissa Lloyd, Bellevue Gifted Alliance
December 19, 2019 6:30-8:00 PM
Bellevue High School Performing Arts Center
10416 SE Wolverine Way
High School Student Panel
High school students who attended BSD's Advanced Learning (previously the gifted) program discuss how to choose a high school.
January 8, 2020 6:30-8:00 PM
Sammamish High School Performing Arts Center
100 140th Ave SE
On Mondays starting October 28th, there will be a brand new rocketry camp (3-2-1 Blastoff!) for students in grades 5-8 at Odle Middle School from 5-6:30 p.m. for 6 weeks (skipping 11/11 since there is no school that day) with the last session taking place on a Saturday at 9 a.m. (Rocket launch day!). The cost is $175 which includes all of the rocket-building supplies.
On Monday, November 11th, there is no school due to Veteran's Day. We are offering a fun day of STEM activities at Newport High School for students in grades 3-6 (and have a Red, White & Blue chemistry demonstration to honor Veterans!). The day camp will take place from 8:30-3:30 p.m. with drop off beginning as early as 7:30 a.m. and pick up by 4:30 p.m. The cost is $150.
More details please click HERE and registration at www.wisecamps.org.
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