23 Mon MultiLanguage Principal’s Coffee (9:00-10:30)
24 Tue Curriculum Night (6:30 p.m.)
01 Tue - 04 Fri 6th Grade Science Camp
11 Fri No School: Professional Development Day
17 Thu Family Potluck and Information Night (6:00 - 7:50 p.m.)
18 Fri General PTSA Meeting (8:00 a.m)
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 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.
Multi-Language Parent Coffee
You are invited to Chinook’s “Multi-Language Parent Coffee.” These meetings are typically held four times each year. As a school, we value the importance of building relationships with our parent community. The purpose of these meetings is to share important information about the school, answer questions parents might have, and to listen to what parents want to share. Knowing that Chinook serves a diverse community, these meets are set up with translators in order to ensure that language is not a barrier. We will have live interpreters in Spanish, Korean, Chinese (Mandarin) and Japanese. We are also using the Microsoft Translator app for other languages.
The first Multi-Language Parent Coffee will be held in the Chinook Library on Monday, September 23 from 9:00-10:30. The topics will include:
Christy Yan: firstname.lastname@example.org Or
Naomi Okubo: email@example.com
쉬눅 중학교 다국어 커피모임
당신을 쉬눅 '다국어 커피모임'에 초대합니다.
이 모임은 일년에 4번 열립니다.
학교 측은 학부모 커뮤니티와의 연대감을 갖는데 중요성을 두고 있습니다.
이 모임의 목적은 학교의 중요한 정보를 공유하고, 학부모들의 의문사항에 답을 드리고, 학부모님들의 의견제시를 듣는데 있습니다.
언어장벽을 뛰어넘어 쉬눅의 다양한 커뮤니티를 지지하기 위해 이 모임에서는 통역이 제공됩니다.
스페인어, 한국어, 중국어, 일본어 동시통역이 이루어집니다. 또한 이들 언어 외의 언어를 위해서는 마이크로소프트 번역기를 사용하고 있습니다.
첫번째 다국어커피 모임은 9월23일 월요일 오전 9시부터 10시30분까지 쉬눅 라이브러리에서 열립니다.
이번 모임의 주제는 다음과 같습니다.
* 6학년 캠프에 관한 정보와 질의응답
이미 캠프를 보내셨던 가족들로부터 정보를 얻을 수 있습니다
* 커리큘럼 나잇에 대한 정보
귀댁의 자녀들을 지원하는 데 도움이 되는 정보들
*새학년 시작에 대한 질문
Café Multicultural para Padres en Chinook
Usted está invitado al “Café Multicultural para Padres” de Chinook. Estas reuniones suelen celebrarse cuatro veces al año. Como escuela, valoramos la importancia de construir relaciones con nuestra comunidad de padres. El propósito de estas reuniones es compartir información importante sobre la escuela, responder a las preguntas de los padres y escuchar lo que los padres quieren compartir. Sabiendo que Chinook sirve a una comunidad diversa, estos encuentros se establecen con traductores para asegurar que el lenguaje no sea una barrera.
El primer café multicultural para padres se llevará a cabo en la Biblioteca Chinook el lunes 23 de septiembre de 9:00 a 10:30. Los temas incluirán:
Chinook Spirit Gears
Chinook Spirit Gear is on sale now. Show your spirit and support to your school! To order Chinook gear, completed order forms (linked below) and money must be brought to the main office. Orders will be accepted from Sept. 15-30th. Click for a copy of the order form. Delivery will be in late October.
The Chinook 3rd Annual Fall Family Potluck and Information Night is coming up!
Thursday October 17th( 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 peopl
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!
Nichole and Kelly
BHS Jr. Cheer Clinic 2019
Hello from the Bellevue High School Cheer Booster Club:
The BHS Cheer team is holding its annual Jr. Cheer Clinic on Friday, October 4. The clinic is open to all students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Please see the detail HERE.
If you have any questions about this event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Thank you for your time,
Cerys Maring and Sandi Plenge
Bellevue Select Girls Basketball Tryouts will be held at Chinook Middle School on Sunday, September 29th from 12:00 to 4:00pm.
Tryouts are available to girls 4th grade through 8th grade who live in the Bellevue High School School district zone.
Tryouts are free. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS
Thanks in advance for considering!!
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,
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.
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