18 Fri General PTSA Meeting (8:00 a.m)
22 Tue Family Potluck and Information Night (6:00 - 7:50 p.m.)
24 Thu Principal's Coffee (8:15-9:15 a.m)
11 Mon No School: Professional Development Day
Visit our CALENDAR PAGE for the complete Chinook School & PTSA calendar.
General PTSA Meeting (8:00am Thursday Oct. 18)
We, your Chinook PTSA, are giving notice that the following people are running for Chinook PTSA for the 2019-20 school year. They have been appointed by the current Vice Presidents and have the skills, enthusiasm, and commitment to do the job well. Matt Millen and Leslie Feller for Co-Presidents. Bin Bin Hu for Co-Treasurer.
Please come to the General PTSA meeting at Chinook at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday October 18th to vote in our new officers, to share your wants and needs, to learn, and to be apart of our vibrant Chinook community.
Your PTSA Board
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 @ email@example.com
or Sunny Shen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chinook 3rd Annual Fall Family Potluck and Information Night is coming up!
Tuesday October 22nd( 6:00 - 7:50 p.m.)
Come build community, have fun, eat great food, be a part of Chinook, and learn about community resources and Chinook activities. We will have an interactive activity to help you meet people. There will be a free raffle to earn gift baskets and lots of prizes.
So, please join us for a fun evening and bring something to share! Please bring something based on your last name.
Last name starting with:
A through F - please bring dessert for 8 to 10 people
G through M - please bring an appetizer/salad/fruit for 8 to 10 people
N through Z - please bring a main dish for 8 to 10 people
We still need some help with setting up for the potluck and/or to help during the potluck with raffle prizes, ice breaker bingo, keeping the tables picked up, etc. please click here to sign up. Thank you for being a host for this event!
This is for students who missed picture day in September. It is for an ID card and the yearbook.
Parents may purchase portrait packages for an extra fee online at ios.mydorian.com. If you are unhappy with the first purchased portrait package, your student may get their picture retaken on retake day and you must return the portrait package to the photographer. ID pictures are not retaken on this day.
We still need 3 volunteers, please either call or email the office: Linda 425-456-6303 email@example.com. Thank you in advance for your willingness to help at Chinook!
Bellevue Special Needs PTA (BSNPTA) General Meeting
Please join us for our first 2019-2020 Bellevue Special Needs PTA (BSNPTA) general meeting!
When: Monday Oct 21st from 6:30 to 8:30
Where: Phantom Lake Elementary Gym
Special Guest Speakers: Bellevue Superintendent Dr. Ivan Duran and
Executive Director of Special Education Heather Edlund
You won't want to miss this opportunity to learn more and connect with other parents and staff! You do not need to be a member to attend, but we are always looking to grow our membership (see below).
We know you are busy and only hold three general meeting each school year. Our tentative dates for our next two meetings are Jan 22 and April 22. Pencil in these dates and watch for updates.
PTSA Volunteers for 2019-2020
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership: Feng Hong email@example.com
Sunny Shen firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications: Wendy Han email@example.com
Jun Zhang firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much!
Chinook Middle School PTSA
Walk About is back for the 2019/2020 school year and ready for all you wonderful Chinook volunteers!
Those new to Chinook you might ask, “What is Walk About anyway?” Those of you who have been at school for one or more years might ask, “I have heard about Walk About but what is it really and why is it important and what do I really have to do?"
To support student success by helping to maintain a safe, supportive and positive environment at school. Volunteers walk the lunchroom to encourage positive behavior, remind students to clear their tables, help solve problems, and are a positive adult presence at lunch!
Greater feeling of connectedness to the school
Increased understanding and awareness of middle school dynamics
Actively supporting the idea that “it takes a village to raise a child”
Flexible!! ….your choice: 1 X week, 1 X every other week, or 1 X month
M TU TH FW
1st lunch (7th and 8th)10:24-10:549:54-10:24
2nd lunch (7th and 8th)11:18-11:4810:38-11:08
3rd lunch (6th)12:12-12:4211:22-11:52
How do I sign up??
Send an email to the Walkabout Co-Chairs, Kelly Olerud and Nichole Heidrick at email@example.com
Nichole and I hope this year is your year to join Walk About! Please email us with any questions! We are happy to help get you signed up and ready to be a wonderful addition to our community at Chinook! It really is as easy as 30minutes a week just being a positive presence in the lunch room. Please join today! Thanks!
Nichole and Kelly
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.
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.
Fentanyl Crisis: Community Information Session
With the tragic deaths of three students in our neighboring school districts of Issaquah and Seattle from the deadly opioid fentanyl, the Bellevue School District is hosting two community information sessions to help our community respond.
The information sessions – held with our partners the Bellevue Police Department and Youth Eastside Services – will allow parents, students, and community members to learn what is being done to protect our children and in turn what actions we can all take.
Information Session Dates:
• Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Sammamish High School Performing Arts Center, 100 140th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98005
• Wednesday, Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Bellevue High School Performing Arts Center, 10416 SE Wolverine Way, Bellevue, WA 98004
Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions. The following is just a sample of what participants came expect to learn.
• Bellevue School District:
o Hear from nurses on what fentanyl is and what safety measures are being taken
o Learn about what is being taught to students
• Bellevue Police Department:
o Get the latest information about the drug problem and what police officers are seeing on a daily basis
o Learn what enforcement measures are being taken to protect our community
• Youth Eastside Services:
o Learn firsthand what drug and alcohol counseling specialists are doing in our schools
o Learn what the signs and symptoms of drug abuse look like
For questions or more information please call 425-456-4000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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