21 Mon No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
25 Fri End of First Semester
28 Mon No School - Professional Development Day
04 Mon I-Connect Screening of Angst (7pm)
07 Fri Staff Appreciation - Asian Themed Luncheon (10:00-1:00)
18-22 Mon-Fri No School - Mid-Winter Break
25 Mon PTSA Board Meeting (8:15-9:45am)
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Shine on Chinook PTSA Fundraiser - Update
Dear Chinook Families,
Believe it or not, we’ve achieved 95% of our fundraising goal; we are only short $3,021 of our $65,000 target. Can you help get us to our goal? This is REALLY an easy goal for us to achieve, right?
1. If you haven’t yet donated, please consider doing so ASAP! The funds we raise are used to support a broad range of student activities and academics needs.
2. If you have donated, don’t forget to submit your corporate match! There are so many generous businesses that have very generous matching programs(They match 1x, 2x, or even 3x)
3. Please spread the word to your neighbors and friends and help us push to the finish of this year’s fundraiser! We plan to conclude our efforts at the end of this month.
Here is the breakout of what we’ve collected,
• Via PayPal, check or cash - donation for $49,076;
• Company matching funds for $8,690;
• Funds dedicated for piano for $1,500;
• $2,713 from donation + company matching gifts are pending transfer to our bank account
• TOTAL - $61,979.
Below please find our newest donors:
Again and again, ANY size of donation is appreciated. Thank you for your support.
Donors will be listed weekly in the Kodiak Korner and on the Donor Honor Roll page of the PTSA website.
Don’t forget to apply with your employer’s corporate matching program.
If questions, please contact Joanne Yin Yin Wong & Lily Yuhong Li at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Chinook Spirit Gear is on sale now.
Show your spirit and support to your school! To order Chinook gear, completed order forms and money must be brought to the main office. You may pay online via credit card at
https://touchbase.bsd405.org/ . If you do pay online, the order form and a printed receipt must still be turned into the main office. The school will submit all orders on January 25th with an approximate 3 week turn around for orders to arrive at school. Click for a copy of the order form.
ANGST: RAISING AWARENESS AROUND ANXIETY
Monday, February 4, 2019, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Chinook Middle School
2001 98th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
The Bellevue Schools Foundation, in partnership with Medina, Chinook and Odle I-Connect and Chinook Middle School, is hosting a screening of an important film, Angst, created to start community conversations about ANXIETY and provide tools, resources and hope. Register Here.
IndieFlix, a leading independent online streaming platform, is sparking a global conversation about anxiety through screenings of its timely documentary, “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety”. Chinook Middle School will host a special screening of the documentary to open up a dialogue between local families, community leaders and experts. The event will feature a viewing of the 56-minute film, followed by an informative panel discussion. Children over age 10 are welcome to attend with an adult.
Thursday, February 7, 2019, 12:00pm-1:00pm (lunch will be served at 11:30am, a panel will discuss afterward from 1:00 pm-1:30pm)
12241 Main Street, Rainier Room
Bellevue, WA 98005
The Bellevue Schools Foundation, in partnership with Medina, Chinook and Odle I-Connect, is hosting a screening of an important film, Angst, created to start community conversations about ANXIETY and provide tools, resources and hope. Register Here.
IndieFlix, a leading independent online streaming platform, is sparking a global conversation about anxiety through screenings of its timely documentary, “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety”. The Bellevue Schools Foundation, and Medina, Chinook and Odle I-Connect, will host a special screening of the documentary to open up a dialogue between local families, community leaders and experts. The event will feature a viewing of the 56-minute film, followed by an informative panel discussion. The film is not recommended for children under age ten.
We Need Your Cleats!
Soccer is beloved by people around the world. Unfortunately, many kids around the world cannot afford the soccer gear such as cleats. You can help! When you donate your used cleats to Kleats for Kids, you are giving the gift of soccer to kids who love the sport but cannot afford to buy cleats. Kleats for Kids is a non-profit organization that collects used cleats and donates them to children in Peru. We are working with the Peru consulate to help the kids in Peru. We will be delivering our first batch of cleats around the beginning of February, and we hope that we can collect as many cleats as possible. There will be a box in front of the main office until January 31st. Please put your used cleats to a good use. Thank you!
ParentMap Camp Fairs
Bring the kids to ParentMap's free community Camp Fair events to explore hundreds of ideas to keep 'em busy all summer long with camps and classes they'll love. Find adventures, enrichment and fun of every possible variety for preschoolers to teens, both close to home and across the country.
St. Thomas School (Eastside) CampFair 2019
Saturday, Feb. 2
St. Thomas School, Medina
Check more 2019 Dates and Locations HERE
PTSA Staff Appreciation - Asian Themed Luncheon
Thursday, February 7th from 10:00-1:00
It is the year of the Boar! The Chinook Middle School PTSA Staff Appreciation Committee is hosting an Asian themed luncheon to celebrate the Lunar New Year with our awesome teachers and staff!
If you would like to contribute food items or help with the event, please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044daaad2ca02-lunar
First lunch shift starts at 10:24 a.m. We would like any food donations to be in the teacher's lounge Thursday by 10 a.m. If your dish is to be served warm or hot, please have that heated and ready to go as lunch for our staff starts at 10:24. Any donations of water or fizzy water can be dropped off the day before if it's more convenient. Any dishware that needs to be collected can be done anytime after 1:00 p.m.
Please also label your item with name of food item, main ingredients and if it contains nuts.
Thank you for your support and have a prosperous Year of the Boar!!
End of Semester and Schedule Correction Requests
Students will receive their second semester schedules before school on January 29th, the first day of second semester. As a friendly reminder, schedule correction requests will follow the same process as in the past. Schedule correction forms will be available in the counseling and main office during the first week of the semester, January 29th—February 1st.
In order to be considered, the form must be fully completed and returned to the main office as soon as possible, but no later than within the first week of the new semester. Please keep in mind that corrections will only be considered if your student is placed in the incorrect level of a class, the course was not on your student’s original class selection sheet as first choice OR an alternate, or your suggested change will help level class sizes. In BSD, all schools build the master schedule from scratch every year based upon student requests – which is why changes aren’t made unless they fit the criteria above.
Kids Care Coat Drive!
The Kids Care Coat Drive will be held on Tuesday, January 22nd from 5-7PM at the Crossroads Community Center. If you know of some children that could benefit from this generous opportunity, please plan on attending. See flyer for more information.
Community Education Resource Series – College & Career Ready
The Bellevue School District Special Education department and Bellevue Special Needs PSTA is offering a community education resource series for families. On January 24th at 5:30PM, the first presentation at Sammamish High School is about how students with disabilities can be college and career ready. There will be a panel of community members from various colleges and organizations that serve individuals with disabilities. Please see flyer for more information and for the full list of upcoming community events.
College Bound Scholarship
Established by the Washington Legislature in 2007, the College Bound Scholarship program provides financial assistance to low-income students who want to achieve the dream of a college education. This early promise of financial aid is intended to alleviate the financial barriers that prevent low-income students from considering higher education as a possibility. The scholarship is available to 7th and 8th grade students whose family income meets the guidelines or who are in foster care. Students must apply for the scholarship by the end of their 8th grade year. If you think your child may qualify for the scholarship, please apply at the following website: http://readysetgrad.org/college/college-bound-scholarship-program. This is an amazing scholarship opportunity for students and their families so don’t delay!
Day of Advocacy in Olympia
Bellevue PTSA Council invites all students, parents, staff and community in BSD to join us for a day of advocacy in Olympia on January 21st for " Bellevue Goes for Olympia" day. This day will be an amazing opportunity to bring all of our voice together as one community to relay our priorities regarding education in Bellevue.
The Council are providing two information nights to introduce the PTSA top issues and BSD priorities for two years:
January 9th 6:00pm - 8:00pm at Rainier Room of WISC
January 15th 6:00pm -8:00pm at Sammamish High School ( Classroom TBD)
Bus transportation is available for $10 per person. The bus will leave from SHS at 8:00am promptly and return at 3:00pm. The student hours will be counted as volunteer hours. Please join us and register through the link below.
We have done the student advocacy training session 1 and 2 for the registered middle school and high school students. We are adding a new class for Student Self Advocacy Session 3 on January 16th. During the session 3, the student needs to choose one of the top issues and write his/her own story. We hope all students who registered session 3 will attend either 1/9 or 1/15 information night. To register 1/16 training, please click the link below.
Thank you for your interest in student self advocacy training. Any questions, please feel free to contact us.
With Warm Regards,
Lily Yin and Jess Garcia
Advocacy Chair of
Bellevue PTSA Council
PTSA RUNS BEST WITH VOLUNTEERS
FIND YOUR PERFECT PTSA ROLE HERE!
Are you outgoing with lots of connections within the Chinook community? Are you good at asking people to help? Is a PTSA role that allows you to volunteer on your own schedule ideal?
Chinook PTSA is looking for three PTSA members to form our Nominating Committee.
The Nominating Committee’s job is to identify, recruit and then nominate qualified candidates for the 2019-2020 school year. for the following elected positions: President(s), VP(s) of Fundraising, Secretary, Treasurer and Legislative Chair. Elected officers should represent the Chinook PTSA member community and be the voice for our students.
If you are interested in the position or know of anyone who is the perfect fit, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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