22 Tue Taking Care of Business Day (TCOB)- 8am-4pm - All Grades
25 Fri 6th Grade Orientation (morning)
25 Fri New 7th/8th Graders Orientation (afternoon)
31 Thu First Day of School
14 Thu Curriculum Night
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From PTSA Co-Presidents
As we come to our last full week of school, we just wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on what a successful year we have had and we also wanted to thank you all. As PTSA Co-Presidents, we feel our community of parents/guardians, students, and teachers & staff had another wonderful year full of learnings, memorable experiences, old & new connections, a lot of passion and dedication, tons of heart, and much more.
We had a record breaking membership drive and an award winning I-Connect program. From our fundraising efforts in the fall, to the various events throughout the year, staff appreciation lunches, student directory, reflections, the website and the weekly newsletter and board meetings and membership meeting organization to the financial book-keeping to our advocacy updates, all were executed very smoothly. The grants committee and the nomination committee also executed so well! We are tremendously proud and thankful for all the many volunteers who stepped forward to help however they could. Thank you to all those who gave to our community this past year, whether it was through time, funding, and/or knowledge. We appreciate you all for making Chinook Middle School a great place for our children!
A very heartfelt thank you, to the school adminstration and front office for all your support for the PTSA this year:
Mr. Russell White (Principal), Mr. Leif Moe-Lobeda (Assistant Principal), Ms. Kathy Myers (Assistant Principal), Ms. Linda Harter (Office Manager), Ms. Kristine Keski (Assistant Principal’s Secretary), Ms. Jamie Solid (Receptionist).
Our new school year starts August 31st, however your new PTSA board is already starting to prepare for the next year. Watch out for the open positions for the next year's PTSA board and committee chairs. Watch out for the summer editions of the Kodiak Korner and the help needed for Taking Care of Business days.
We wish everyone a safe and fun & sun-filled summer! See you again in late August!
Asako Yoshimura & Alka Manchanda
PTSA co-Presidents 2016-2017
Outstanding Educator Award Winners 2016-2017
Please join us in congratulating the following teachers in winning the Outstanding Educator award for 2016-2017! They were able to join us in our annual Community Appreciation breakfast last week where we showed our appreciation for their work and those of all of our PTSA volunteers.
Ms. Miyuki Stuart, Japanese
Dear Miyuki-Sensei, Thank you for being a great Japanese teacher. Not only do you teach the language well, but you make sure we learn and understand the Japanese culture through Suma Gakuen visit, trip to Japan, and other things you do in class. I'm so glad you're my Japanese teacher. - Your Student
Mrs. Stuart is an excellent Japanese teacher. She engages the kids in the learning process and make learning a foreign language fun! It is my son's favorite class and in just one year of taking Japanese he has already learned so much! She is always very thoughtful and caring when it comes to her students
Ms. Rebecca Brown, Math
Dear Ms. Brown, Thank you for being such a great Algebra 1 teacher! You make algebra concepts easy to understand, while making it fun, too. You really deserve this award! - Your Student
Becca Brown is an outstanding math teacher at Chinook - she taught both my daughter and son. They both rave about her as a math teacher! My daughter told me, "She is my favorite teacher out of everyone over the years." Her passion, kindness and enthusiasm for math make her the perfect choice as an outstanding educator.
Golden Acorn Volunteer Award 2016-2017
Congratulations to Peg Noblitt on winning the Golden Acorn Volunteer award for 2016-2017!
Peg Noblitt, PTSA Treasurer
Peggy has served as our PTSA Treasurer for two consecutive years now and has done an outstanding job. It is a demanding job and no matter how busy Peggy may be, she makes sure that the PTSA funds are in order and is transparent about its movements. She goes above and beyond to work with the school and communicate with the volunteers to ensure our funds are utilized responsibly and deposits and payments are made in a timely manner. She also keeps the PTSA 501(c)(3) compliant. You have done an AMAZING job, Peggy. Thank you so much!
This is Peggy's second year as Chinook's PTSA Treasurer and she has done an outstanding job! This is a position that could easily be for two volunteers, and yet, she does everything on her own. It's one of the most demanding postions, on the board, and she does it tirelessly, passionately and with a smile. Thank you, Peggy!
Chinook Camp Counselors Needed
Do you enjoy beach walk, archery, or acting as a role model for younger kids? Are you interested in earning 50 community service hours? Are you a 9th, 10th, or 11th grader? If you answered yes to any of these questions, apply to become a Camp Counselor for Chinook’s 6th grade camp!
Chinook’s 6th grade camp takes place October 17th – 20th with trainings on September 27th and September 30th/October 7th. Fill out the camp interest form to receive the application when it becomes available in the fall!
If you have any questions you can reach the Counselor Coordinator, Jocelyn Diaz, at email@example.com.
Robotics Club - End of Year 2017
The Chinook Robotics club completed our first year as an organization focused on becoming a competitive association under the FIRST Robotics national program.
With a grant from the Bellevue Schools Foundation, we were able to complete the build and operation of several student assembled robots.
The robots that our students built were able to navigate according to student input from a control device, and our students became very proficient at maneuvering their robots in a designated area similar to a competitive game field.
Next year we look forward to building on our success and taking our club to a higher level of competition among other schools, and outside of district schedules.
Our goals for the 2017-2018 year will present opportunities for parents to volunteer as coach mentors and chaperones for weekend competitions.
Till next year! Larry Matthews and Dave Boze
Thank you PTSA
Our sincere appreciation to our PTSA for the $750 Spring grant to purchase World Languages books for our library; this funds are the seed for a new World Languages collection for our schol library.
This grant will enable us to have fiction and non-fiction books in Spanish and French for our World Languages students and staff. Books have been purchased and will be available on the shelves this Fall.
Thank you for supporting our library, PTSA!
Overdue Library Books
The final due date for all library books was JUNE 2nd. As of June 16, there are still 38 books checked-out with a value of $700 that remain to be accounted for.
Please ask your student if he/she has books checked out and assist him/her in returning the books in a timely manner. If your student has an overdue book and is unable to find the book, please pay the replacement cost fine in the main office or online on the Bellevue School District website. Fines follow your student to high school, so if you are unable to locate a book and a payment is due, it is important to pay for the book now. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 425 456-6368.
Thanks for your help!
Pay Class Fees Online - We have over $1500 of outstanding fees owed!
As a reminder, class fees for workbooks and other classroom materials were automatically added to student accounts for second semester. Fees can be paid either online or at the school.
If your student has Spanish, Japanese, Art, Ceramics, Applied Engineering, Design & Production, Robotics, or Science Special Topics, there is fee to be paid. The fee will turn into a ‘fine’ in June 5. Fees and fines need to be paid prior to end of school year. Having an outstanding fee or fine can cause a delay in your student receiving a yearbook on the same day as classmates.
Fees and fines need to be paid prior to end of school year. Having an outstanding fee or fine can cause a delay in your student receiving a yearbook on the same day as classmates.
You may check online to see a record of whether you paid this fee or not.
Online Payment System (Pay Fees Online)
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SHINE ON CHINOOK
PTSA Annual Fundraiser
The Shine on Chinook campaign is officially over but you can still give a gift at any time through the end of the school year. We would be so grateful for your support! While there will no longer be weekly updates in the newsletter, we will be keeping an updated donor list on the website.
Donations can be made online or a check (made payable to Chinook PTSA) can be dropped off at the main office.
Checks (made payable to Chinook PTSA) can be mailed in the return envelope or dropped off at the main office. Don’t forget to apply with your employer’s gift matching program. Contact Val Parrish if you have any questions. email@example.com
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