PTSA RUNS BEST WITH VOLUNTEERS
FIND YOUR PERFECT PTSA ROLE HERET’S
If you’d like to sign up or would like more information about volunteering, email our Co-Presidents: Nancy Huenefeld Gese or
Private School Applications
Every year at this time, several Chinook families launch the private school application process for the following school year. This process generally asks for input from the Registrar, a Counselor, and/or teacher(s). We have developed some simple guidelines to help families request this input from Chinook staff. The key point is to ask for our assistance well in advance of the private school deadlines. You can find the guidelines here.
Student Date Verification
Starting in early August, parents were asked to verify their student’s data on the Synergy parent portal – ParentVUE. The ability to update data is available throughout the year. You will see the link at the top of the ParentVUE home page:
Use this tool to change phone numbers, email address, emergency contacts, privacy settings, etc. If you move, you may enter the new address but will still need to complete a Change of Address form and re-establish residency in the Chinook attendance area.
Chinook Vision Screening
On Tuesday, November 20th, our School Nurse is asking for 4 volunteers to assist with the Vision Screening session for all Chinook students. If you can help, please sign-up by following the link below:
Thank you for the generosity of you time in support of Chinook Middle School.
Youth Ocean Conservation Summit Puget Sound
The 4th Annual Youth Ocean Conservation Summit Puget Sound will be held on Saturday, November 17th at the Seattle Aquarium! Together with teens from Seattle Aquarium our teens are working hard to plan this upcoming event. Students in grades 7-12 with an interest in conservation, environmental science, or marine science will learn from local experts and work with fellow youth to develop the skills necessary to plan and execute their own ocean conservation projects. After a day full of speakers, workshops, and project time, students will leave with an action plan to carry out their own conservation project in their community and the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to $200 to help fund the project. Check out www.seattleaquarium.org/yocs for more information and to register!
9 Fri - 12 Mon No School
14 Wed Chinook Jazz Night with BHS
14 Wed Japan Trip Meeting (6:30-7:30)
16 Fri Principal's Coffee
19 Mon PTSA Board Meeting (8-9:30am)
22 Thu - 23 Fri No School - Thanksgiving
3 Mon Multi-Language Principal's Coffee
Visit our CALENDAR PAGE for the complete Chinook School & PTSA calendar.
Chinook Classroom Fees
Chinook Classroom Fees for 1st Semester are past due now. Chinook will be sending home fee/fine statements with the quarterly grade progress reports. Please go to https://touchbase.bsd405.org/ to clear these before Monday, November 12th.
November CTE Spotlight -BSD
This month the CTE Spotlight focuses on our WANIC and Skill Center programs at Interlake and Sammamish High School. Next month, we will focus on the programs located at Bellevue and Newport. Take a look at the many opportunities available for all students in our district. There will also be a STEM/CTE Career Showcase on December 10, from 6-8:00 p.m. at Bellevue High School. This is a great opportunity to see the many programs CTE has to offer and talk to our teachers and students who will be presenting their work. STEM activities and courses from grades K-12 will also be presenting. This is open to the entire family--mark your calendars and come join us! Please find more details HERE.
Crossroads Community Center’s Annual Thanksgiving Dinner, November 20th
The Crossroads Community Center is hosting their annual Thanksgiving dinner on Tuesday, November 20th. This free Thanksgiving dinner is provided to our neighbors in need. Come early to enjoy holiday arts and crafts at 5:30PM. Dinner is served at 6PM. All ages are welcome. No registration is needed. Please see the flyer for more information.
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!
HEROES AROUND ME
It's the 50th Anniversary of the PTA's Reflections Art Program, the perfect occasion for our students to stretch their artistic muscles and challenge themselves to participate in this art contest! Students will use this year's theme, Heroes Around Me, to get inspired to create original works in the categories of Visual Arts, Literature, Photography, Dance Choreography, Music Composition, and Film, and gain recognition from the Chinook PTA, and potentially the State and National PTA's, as well! Entries are due by Friday, November 16th. Entry forms and rules for participation can be found below, and on our website: http://www.chinookptsa.org/reflections.html.
Entry forms can be picked up at school office. Or download at:
Student Entry Form Download
Official Rules Download
Dance Choreography Rules Download
Film Production Rules Download
Literature Rules Download
Music Composition Rules Download
Photography Rules Download
Special Artist Rules Download
Visual Arts Rules Download
See our Reflections at a Glance flyer to learn more about Reflections.
National Charity League
Mothers and Daughters Serving Communities Together
Moms - are you interested in spending time with your daughters in a more meaningful way? If so, consider joining the Emerald City Chapter of the National Charity League (NCL) serving the greater Bellevue, Redmond and Kirkland area. We are committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. Information sessions are in January.
We are recruiting to fill classes for girls graduating in 2023, 2024 and 2025.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: https://emeraldcity.nationalcharityleague.org/ to learn more today
Backpack Meals for Kids
Childhood hunger is a fact of life in Bellevue. One in five students in the Bellevue School District qualifies for free and reduced price meals at school. For some of these kids, school meals represent the bulk of their weekly nutrition.
On weekends, they used to go hungry.
Since March of 2012, Backpack Meals for Kids has been working to eliminate the tragedy of weekend hunger. We started in two schools, providing weekend meals for 20-30 students weekly. Today, we serve 28 schools, all grades, and provided 72,654 meals in the 2017-2018 school year. The Muslim Community Resource Center now provides for Sherwood Forest Elementary School exclusively, packing food for 2 months and funding the rest of the school year, a value of approximately $10,000.
Learn More: http://backpackmeals.org/
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Bellevue Ski School
Who Is Eligible?
Bellevue School District
Middle School Students
6th thru 8th grade
Programs for Everyone!
• Recreational Skiing
• Recreational Snowboarding
• Park and Pipe Program
• Ski Racing
Ready for the 2019 season?
Registration is now OPEN!
Here are some useful links:
JOIN CHINOOK PTSA
See the many benefits of joining the PTSA.
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