8-22 Mon-Fri No School - Mid-Winter Break
25 Mon PTSA Board Meeting (8:15-9:45am)
28 Thu Staff Appreciation Luncheon - Asian Themed
01 Fri I-Connect (8:15am) & PTSA General Meeting (9:15am)
04 Mon Multi-Language Parent Coffee (9-10:30am)
05 Tue Screening of Angst (7-8:30pm)
08 Fri Principal's Coffee (8:15)
12 Tue Adv Band concert at BHS (7pm)
15 Fri - 18 Mon No School (Professional Development)
20 Wed Entry/Intermediate Band concert at Chinook (7pm)
21 Thu Choir Concert (7pm)
25 Mon PTSA Board Meeting (8:15-9:45am)
28 Thu Chinook All-Heritage Night (6pm)
Visit our CALENDAR PAGE for the complete Chinook School & PTSA calendar.
PABS(Parent Alliance of Black Scholars) is hosting the American Traveling Museum of African/American American History
When: Saturday, February 23, 2 to 4 p.m.
Where: WISC (Rainier Room) This is the Wilburton Instructional Service Center 12241 Main St, Bellevue, WA 98005
The mission of the American History Traveling Museum, The "Unspoken" Truths is to re-educate learners of all ages that leads to self restoration and community healing.
Delbert Richardson, Founder, created the Museum to chronicle the rich history of Africans in Africa prior to American slavery, during slavery and through to the Jim Crow era. Additionally, the ongoing, unparalleled contributions that Africans/African Americans have had on scientific, cultural and technological innovations and inventions in the United States and around the world.
(Note: If paying online, please check the box to give permission to pass your mailing address so we can mail you your donation receipt and thank you note.
Shine on Chinook PTSA Fundraiser - Update
Dear Chinook Families,
Happy Holiday! Hope you enjoyed this unexpected snowy long break. What a short February!
Just to give you a finalized but short update about our fundraiser of “Shine on Chinook”.
• We’ve collected - via PayPal, check or cash - donation for $50,635;
• We’ve collected company matching funds for $10,089;
• We’ve collected funds dedicated for piano for $1,500;
• $40 - donation + company matching gifts are pending transfer to our bank account
• These have brought us to a TOTAL of $62,264.
SO we’re only short for $2,736 to reach our goal of $65,000.
We’re really thankful for our first 240 families who have already generously donated, especially the families who donated at Kodiak Level ($1000 or greater). We’d like to give them another shout.
Peizhu Li; Yun Li & Bin Yang; Kent & Ingrid Angier; Meghan Lewison; Encarnacion A Lopez; David & Leslie Feller; Eric Boyd; Jackie Shaw; Aimee Pierce; Matthew Bomberger
Below please find our newest donors:
Eric and Joni Ulfwengren
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 email@example.com.
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ANGST: RAISING AWARENESS AROUND ANXIETY
March 5, Tuesday, 7pm-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.
Call to Action - Support Strtegic Investments to Improve Student Outcomes
Take Action Here
Dear Washington State PTA member,
WSPTA recognizes that students deserve to learn in modern, safe school facilities. Most school districts do not have sufficient building capacity to meet the needs of state-mandated reduced class sizes and high school requirements, and often use portables lacking adequate bathroom and lunchroom facilities. Current funding is insufficient for districts to build permanent structures to provide the appropriate environment. Without local funds, districts cannot access the matching funds in the state School Construction Assistance Program.
We are asking you to contact your legislators with the following message to support legislation to address these issues, which we encourage you to customize to add your personal story. Thank you for advocating for the 1.1 million students of Washington to have the best opportunity to reach their highest potential.
Visit our website for more information on WSPTA’s legislative priorities or click here for more information specific to this issue.
Washington State PTA Advocacy Director
Please contact PTAadvocacydir@wastatepta.org with questions.
Chinook Multi-Language Principal Coffee
You are invited to the next Chinook’s “Multi-Language Principal Coffee” which will be held in the Chinook Library on Monday, March 4 from 9:00 – 10:30. Principal Russell White and Assistant Principal Leif Moe-Lobeda will share information and answer questions about the process for selecting courses for next school year. This will be both for current 6th and 7th graders who will be registering for classes at Chinook next year as well as for 8th graders who will be registering for classes at Bellevue High School.
If you have any questions: please contact Akane Itoh firstname.lastname@example.org or Christy Yan Christy.email@example.com
CAFÉ MULTICULTURAL CON EL DIRECTOR WHITE DE LA ESCUELA SECUNDARIA CHINOOK
Estimados padres de familia:
Están cordialmente invitados a nuestro próximo Café Multicultural con el Director Russell White de la escuela Chinook el cual se llevará a cabo en la biblioteca de la escuela el día cuatro de marzo de las 9:00 am a las 10:30 am. El Director Russell White y su asistente de Director
Leif Moe -Lobeda compartirán información y darán respuestas relacionadas acerca del proceso para seleccionar clases para el siguiente año escolar . Este será para los actuales grados 6o. y 7o. quienes estarán asistiendo a Chinook el próximo año escolar., así también para los de 8o. grado quienes se estarán registrando para clases en la Preparatoria Bellevue High. Les esperamos.
Si tiene alguna pregunta: por favor contacte a Akane Itoh firstname.lastname@example.org or Christy Yan Christy.email@example.com
쉬눅 교장선생님과의 다국어 커피 미팅
3월4일 월요일 오전 9시부터 10시30분까지 쉬눅 도서관에서 열리는 "교장선생님과의 다국어 커피 미팅에 당신을 초대합니다.
Russell White 교장선생님과 Leif Moe-Lobeda 부교장선생님께서 내년 학년도 수업 신청과정에 대한 정보를
제공하며 질문을 받게 됩니다.
쉬눅에서 클래스를 등록할 현재 6학년, 7학년 학생들 뿐 아니라, 내년에 벨뷰하이스쿨에서 클래스 등록을 하게 되는 현재 8학년
궁금한 사항이 있으시면 Akane Itoh firstname.lastname@example.org or Christy Yan Christy.email@example.com 으로 연락을 주십시오.
質問等がございましたら Akane Itoh firstname.lastname@example.org or Christy Yan Christy.email@example.com。
如果您有任何问题，欢迎联系Akane Itoh firstname.lastname@example.org or Christy Yan Christy.email@example.com
Asian Themed Staff Appreciation Luncheon Rescheduled
Due to recent inclement weather conditions, we have decided to move the event to the last week of February, on the Thursday of 28th! Yes, the event is still on!!
If you have already signed up and can bring the same item on 28th, that'll be great! Otherwise, please modify/delete your signup so we have an accurate count of food items. If you are having problem modifying the signup yourself, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We still have space for more food items so please keep signing up! We want to make this a warm and fun event for the teachers and staff to celebrate the passing of the cold winter and the coming spring! We need everyone’s help to make it successful!
Signup here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C044DAAAD2CA02-lunar
Staff Appreciation Committee
REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR
This Week – 8th Grade High School and Beyond and Naviance Lessons
The Chinook Counseling Team taught classroom lessons on the Thursday and Friday before mid-winter break through 8th grade students’ science classes. Students learned about their high school graduation requirements, course offerings at the high school, how to calculate their GPA, as well as planning out their four year high school course plan using Naviance. These lessons prepare students for the Bellevue High School counselor’s visit the week after break as 8th grade students start the high school registration process. Ask you 8th grade student to share the draft they started of their high school four year plan.
For Current 8th Grade Parents – 9th grade Registration for High School – BHS Registration Parent Night on February 27th
Registration for high school is handled by the high school staff. They make visits to their feeder middle schools to present and collect registration materials. They also offer a night for parents at the high school specifically about registration.
- Bellevue High School counselors will be here at Chinook on Tuesday, 2/26, to go over the high school registration materials with 8th grade students.
- The BHS parent night is on Wednesday, February 27th @ 6:00 pm
- If you are moving attendance areas, please visit the high school website where you may be moving to find the dates for the parent nights in other attendance areas in the district.
For Current 6th & 7th Grade Parents – Registration Starts on February 28th
Just a note for our current 6th and 7th grade families, registration materials will be provided to students on February 28th through classroom presentations. Families will have time to review registration materials and the BSD course catalog online. Stay tuned until then. You can start exploring the course catalog to get a head start: https://bsd405.org/wp-content/pdf/curriculum/BSD-course-catalog-19-20.pdf
Zoo Career Day at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium - March 9th
Is your child interested in a career in animal care? Students in grades 6 to 12 are invited to attend the Zoo Career Day at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium on March 9th. Participants will attend two workshops and have opportunities to interact with zookeepers and other zoo staff. Registration is $10. Space is limited, so register soon! See flyer for more information.
Registration is Open for University of Washington Summer Youth Programs
UW Summer Youth Programs are designed for curious children and teens who want to keep learning over summer break. Every summer, they offer a variety of educational camps and courses to pique your child’s interests — from astronomy to architecture and everything in between. Most programs are held at the UW campus in Seattle. Registration for summer 2019 is now open. You can view detailed information including dates, times, and fees at: https://www.summer-camp.uw.edu/. Registration fills up quickly, so don’t delay!
CHINOOK ALL-HERITAGE COMMUNITY NIGHT
(Formerly the Multi-Cultural Night)
Thursday, March 28th we invite all our families to join us in the Chinook Commons from 6PM – 8PM to share and experience family food, crafts, dance, arts and games.
The event will be a potluck, so we ask that everyone bring food to share. If you have a family or heritage based recipe, feel free to bring that.
We also invite families or community groups to bring posters, games or other items that can create a station to celebrate their heritage. While there is not a need to sign up, if you are considering doing, so please let Mr. Moe-Lobeda know, so we can plan to have enough tables set up.
Finally, part way through the night, there will be a series of performances celebrating different heritages. If you would like to take part in a performance, or are aware of a local group or individual who would be good to include as a performer, please contact Mr. Moe-Lobeda.
Some might wonder what we mean by Heritage. Heritage could be a country of origin, a country or region that your ancestors inhabited, or a region of the US that you connect to. However, identifying with as specific heritage is not required to attend. This is meant as a community event for all students and their families.
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
POSTPONED Due to Weather
Chinook Jazz Band Featured at BHS Swing Dance
The Sixth Annual Bellevue High School Swing Dance will be held on Saturday, February 9 from 7-10 pm in the BHS commons. This is a community event and all are invited. The evening will feature a dance lesson at 7 pm followed by live music performed by the Bellevue High School and Chinook Middle School jazz bands featuring soloists and musicians from the BHS choir and orchestra. Admission is $10 for Adults, $5 for Students/Seniors, or $20 for the whole family. Light refreshments will be served and proceeds will benefit the Chinook Middle School and Bellevue High School Band programs.
Please join us for an evening of fun listening and dancing to music from the 1930s and 40s. For more information, please contact Edd George, BHS Band Director, at 425-456-7136 or http://www.BellevueHighBand.com/swing.
Reflections 2018-2019 Update
Congratulations to Zihan Sun (8th grade) and Alice Wang (7th grade) for making it to the State level of Reflections this year, receiving awards for Outstanding Interpretation by the Bellevue Council. Zihan was recognized for his beautiful piano composition, Unseen Heroes, and Alice was recognized for her haunting photograph, Broken. Good luck to them in the next round!
Additionally, congratulations are in order for Sonali Dash (8th grade), who received an award from the Bellevue Council for Artistic Merit for her wonderful painting, From Germs to Stars.
Great job, students!
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