15 Wed CANCELLED: Principal's Coffee (8:15-9:15am, Library)
15 Wed 8th Grade Party Meeting (9:30am, Correction: Mtg is in Main Office Conference Room not Library)
20-24 No School - Mid-Winter Break
02 Thu I-Connect Meeting (8:30-10am, Commons Stage)
02 Thu BHS 9th Grade Registration Information Night (7pm at BHS)
09 Thu Chinook Parent Registration Information Night (6:30)
13 Mon Multi-Language Principal's Coffee (9-10:30am, Library)
28 Tue Japan Trip Family Meeting, (6:30pm, room 2511)
30 Thu Chinook Multi-Cultural Night (6-8pm, Commons)
Visit our CALENDAR PAGE for the complete Chinook School & PTSA calendar.
Cancelled: Principal's Coffee - February
Wednesday, February 15 - 8:15-9:15am, Library
** Mr. Moe-Lobeda is unavailable, so we are cancelling this month's Principal's Coffee. **
Mr. Moe-Lobeda will talk about activities at Chinook Middle School.
Chinook PTSA 2017-2018 Nominations
Do you like to be involved with your child’s school and up-to-date with school events and activities? If so, please consider joining other parents in the PTSA Executive team to help all students at Chinook. The Chinook PTSA Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for the PTSA Officer Slate for the 2017-2018 School Year.
Positions under consideration include:
• Vice Presidents of Communications, Fundraising, and Membership
• Legislative Chair
Click here for Job Descriptions.
• Nominees will be contacted upon receipt of their nomination.
• You may nominate yourself.
• You may also nominate more than 1 person.
Please send any questions about the nomination process to the Nominating Committee at email@example.com.
SHINE ON CHINOOK
PTSA Annual Fundraiser
The Shine on Chinook campaign is officially over but you can still give a gift at any time through the end of the school year. We would be so grateful for your support! While there will no longer be weekly updates in the newsletter, we will be keeping an updated donor list on the website.
Thank you to the generous families who have donated nearly $55,000! We are closer to our goal but still need to raise $9,000 by June to fund critical items and programs at Chinook. Don’t forget to apply for corporate matching as this will get us to our goal sooner!
Donations can be made online or a check (made payable to Chinook PTSA) can be dropped off at the main office.
FROM THE PTSA BOARD, THANK YOU TO ALL THE FABULOUS SHINE ON CHINOOK DONORS!
Checks (made payable to Chinook PTSA) can be mailed in the return envelope or dropped off at the main office. Don’t forget to apply with your employer’s gift matching program. Contact Val Parrish if you have any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on the DONATE button now to help Chinook students
(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.)
Multi-Language Principal's Coffee
Monday, March 13, 9-10:30am, Library
Our next principal coffee meeting will go over March Registration for next year’s classes for current 6th and 7th graders. Principal White will also provide information for the 8th graders on what to expect for their registration into high school. Interpreters are available in Korean, Mandarin-Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish languages.
Reminder for other registration related events:
March 2 Thu: Registration Kit hand out for current 7th and 8th graders
March 2 Thu: Bellevue High School Registration Information Night at BHS
March 9 Thu: Chinook Registration Information Night (6:30pm)
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.
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Registration Timeline for 2017-2018 School Year
Incoming Middle School Students (Current 5th Graders)
Returning Chinook Students (Current 6th – 7th Grade Students)
8th Graders Transitioning to High School
8th Grade Party - Volunteers Still Needed - Updated Meeting Date/Time
Wednesday, February 15 - 9:30am, Correction: Conference Room Main Office (not in Library)
Attention 8th grade parents
The 8th grade end-of-year graduation celebration will be held on Thursday, June 22, 7:00 to 9:00 evening at the school gym.
We are looking for volunteers to help us plan this event. If you are interested in helping us plan the event and being a volunteer, please attend our meeting on February 15, Wednesday at 9:30 am (after the Principal Coffee) in the school conference room in the main office. If you are unable to come, please send us an email with your name and contact number and we will contact you.
Let’s work together to give our kids a celebration!
Any questions, email Ady Chan, and Rachel Li,
Co-chairs of the committee, at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I-Connect Meeting - March
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 8:30am-10am, Chinook Stage
Drinks, Drugs, and Rock & Roll: What is the social scene like for Chinook students and what can we do as parents to keep them safe?
Speaker: Officer Jeff Borsheim, School Resource Officer at Bellevue High School
Please join us to share and learn what our Bellevue middle school and high school students are experiencing/facing regarding alcohol and drug use, smoking, "ships" (as in relationships), etc.
Officer Borsheim can shed more light from his perspective as the School Resource Officer at Bellevue High School. Please spread the word and bring your friends to share insights and questions and have a discussion on what we, as parents, can do to provide the best support for our children.
Chinook I-Connect Organizers 2016-17: Mary Kim, Christine So, Sandi Plenge, Asako Yoshimura
~ Provided by Chinook PTSA ~
Chinook Multi-Cultural Night - Save the Date
Thursday, March 30th 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Save the Date!!!
CHINOOK MULTI-CULTURAL NIGHT
Thursday, March 30th 6:00 – 8:00 PM
POTLUCK – We ask that all who attend bring food
STATIONS/TABLES – We will have tables available for volunteers to set up stations/displays about cultures.
PERFORMANCES – We are looking for students, family members or community groups that would like to perform at the event.
If you are interested in helping coordinate, performing, know of a good group to invite to perform, or would like to help out in another way, e-mail Leif Moe-Lobeda at email@example.com.
Pay Class Fees Online
As a reminder, class fees for workbooks and other classroom materials have been automatically added to student accounts. Fees can be paid either online or at the school. If your student has Spanish, Japanese, Art, Ceramics, Applied Engineering, Design & Production, Robotics, or Science Special Topics, there is fee to be paid. The fee will turn into a ‘fine’ in November.
Online Payment System (Pay Fees Online)
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