19 Mon - 23 Fri - NO SCHOOL - MID-WINTER BREAK
28 Wed Date Updated - 9th Grade BHS Registration Parent Night (7pm, BHS)
02 Fri I-Connect (8:30-10am, Chinook Stage)
05 Mon Multi-Language Principal's Coffee (9-10:30am, Library)
09 Fri Principal's Coffee (8:15-9:15am, Library)
09 Fri Chinook Musical (BHS Performing Arts Center)
10 Sat Chinook Musical (BHS Performing Arts Center)
13 Tue Orchestra concert, 7:00pm
16 Fri No school - Professional Development Day
19 Mon No school - Professional Development Day
21 Wed Band concert, 7:00pm
22 Thu Choir concert, 7:00pm
29 Thu Multi-Cultural Night (6-8pm, Commons)
9 – 13 No school (Spring Break)
20 Fri 8th Grade Field Trip (UW Engineering Days)
20 Fri Principal's Coffee - (8:15-9:15am, Library)
Visit our CALENDAR PAGE for the complete Chinook School & PTSA calendar.
Ballots Are Due Tuesday, February 13. Take 2 minutes to VOTE YES 3 times! Your vote matters to our students!
For parents who would like more information on why Levies are necessary, you can watch this video by WA State Superintendent, Chris Reykdal.
Information about the levy is also available on the Bellevue School District website.
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Submitted by Bellevue Quality Schools, supporting our children’s education.
Chaperons Needed for 8th Grade Field Trip!
Chinook needs approximately 60 parents to volunteer to chaperone for this field trip. Each chaperone will be responsible for a group of 6 to 10 students. You must be willing to manage their behavior and keep the group together at all times. Parents attend for free, but you will also need to pack and carry a lunch, snacks, and water for yourself. Additional chaperone details will be provided closer to the field trip.
Sign up to chaperone by Thursday, March 1st
If you are interested and available to attend with us on Friday, April 20th, from 7:45AM to 2:30PM, please mark the day on your calendar and email Becca Brown or Michele Perry at: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. In your reply, please include your first and last name, your cell phone number, and the first and last name of your child.
If you have not already completed a BSD chaperone/volunteer application, you will need to complete and submit that to the Chinook office as well. These applications take 1-2 weeks to be processed by the district and the approval to work its way back to us, so please be sure to submit it to the Chinook front office no later than Thursday, March 1st.
Thank you for your interest and consideration!
8th Grade Teachers - Chinook MS
Information regarding exhibits and presentations will be updated regularly on the Discovery Days website.
Yearbook pre-sale extended through February 4th. This year, for the first time ever, the yearbook will be ALL COLOR pages. 535 students out 984 have ordered so far, that is only half of the student body.
The cost is $30. You may pay online or at the office window. Your parent may have purchased one during taking care of business day so check first before you accidentally buy another one! Scholarships are available, talk to your counselor first.
Check History/Pay Online at https://touchbase.bsd405.org/
K-Cups Donations for Staff
K-Cup donations from the fall in the staff lounge have run out. If you are able to donate any K-Cups to the staff, they would be greatly appreciated!
March Staff Appreciation Volunteers Needed - Asian Buffet
Please help us prepare a fabulous Asian lunch buffet for our wonderful Chinook staff. The food can be homemade or store bought if you are short in time. We need everything from main dishes to desserts and drinks for 95 people. The staff will come at 3 different lunch periods:(1st) 10:24, (2nd) 11:22, (3rd) 12:12.
Please prepare a dish that will feed 12-15 people. All food should be dropped off at the front office or in the staff lounge no later than 9:30 am on the day of the luncheon.
Please label your container with name on the food item and food ingredients. Make sure your name is on the container if you want it back. We will have some steam warming trays to keep the food hot during the buffet.
Thank you in advance for your help and support! The Chinook staff loves this lunch buffet!
To signup, please click here http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a49a8a82da20-march
Friday, March 2, 2018, 8:30-10am, Chinook Stage
Topic: Choosing Classes for Fall 2018 - Setting up our kids for success
Come share insights and discuss with other parents how class selections impact your students in middle school, high school, and beyond. You and your students may have questions after you receive course information from the schools:
For 8th grade parents:
For 6th and 7th grade parents:
PTSA Nominating Committee - Chinook Needs You!
Are you interested in being engaged at Chinook….a position that is a short commitment but is very important? Chinook PTSA is looking for three PTSA members to form the Nominating Committee.
The Nominating Committee’s job is to identify, recruit and then nominate the best qualified candidates for the 2018-2019 school year. The elected positions are President(s), VP(s), Secretary, Treasurer, Legislative Chair and should represent the Chinook PTSA member community and be the voice for our students. Our hope is that the Nominating Committee members will have “reach” into our community to find those who will represent our students well. If you are interested in the position or know of anyone who will do a fabulous job, please contact the PTSA President, Nancy Huenefeld Gese.
PAY CLASS FEES ONLINE
PE: Second semester PE uniforms may be purchased online or at the school office. For online payments, go to the Chinook website and select the “Pay Fees and Fines” quick link at the top of the page. PE teachers will need to see the receipt and will uniforms during the first few days of the new semester.
Elective Class Fees: If your student has art, applied engineering, design and production, robotics, or science special topics, there will be an automatic fee uploaded to your student account on 1/28/17. Fees may be paid online or in the school office.
1st Semester Fees: Please check your student’s online account to verify that all fees from 1st semester have been paid. A summary of 1st and 2nd unpaid fees will be sent home with the 2nd quarter report card.
Note: Library books that were not returned by the due date show up as a fine. Once the book is returned, the fine will go away. Please make an effort to clear fines prior to the end of 1st semester, as the 2nd semester elective class fees will automatically be added to student accounts in February. Below is the link on how to check your student’s account.
Online Payment System (Pay Fees Online)
How to Login to BSD Online Payment System
Multi-Cultural Night - Mark Your Calendars!
Thursday, March 29th, 6-8pm
Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 29th, when Chinook will host a potluck for all students and families to celebrate the various backgrounds that make up our community. The night will consist of delicious food, information and activity stations, and performances. Past years have included Henna, calligraphy, Bollywood dance instruction and Kung-Fu demonstrations, plus much, much more. How can you be involved??
Chinook PTSA Thanks the Following Chinook Directory Sponsors
Shine on Chinook
2017-2018 Chinook PTSA Annual Fundraiser
Thank you to the 200 of our 900 families at Chinook who have helped raise $49,000 so far. You still have time to donate and help us raise the remaining $16,000.
If you haven’t donated, please consider a gift now before the campaign closes. If you have already donated, please encourage your friends at Chinook to contribute as well. As always, please check to see if your employer could match your contribution – we have received almost $10,000 from employer matching donations, about 20% of our total!
Thank you to all our donors for supporting these programs, our teachers, and especially our students.
Click the links below to learn more about Shine on Chinook in these different languages:
View info in Chinese (中文)
View info in Spanish (Español)
View info in Japanese (日本語)
View info in Korean (한국어)
Donor Honor Roll:
Donors will be listed weekly in the Kodiak Korner and on the donor honor roll page of our website.
Don’t forget to apply with your employer’s corporate matching program.
If you have questions, please contact Matt Bomberger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Note: For online payments, please check the box to give permission to pass your mailing address so we can mail you your donation receipt and thank you note.)
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