14 Fri 7th Grade Field Trip
17 Mon PTSA Board Meeting on (8:15am-9:45am)
20 Thu 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony (12:30pm)
8th Grade Party (7pm)
21 Fri Last Day of School
Visit our CALENDAR PAGE for the complete Chinook School & PTSA calendar.
ATTENTION 8TH GRADE PARENTS!
WE HAVE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE TO MONDAY, JUNE 17, TO TURN IN PERMISSION SLIPS
On Friday, permission slips were passed out to 8th grade students at lunch. If you have yet to sign and turn yours in, there is still time! Please get these in asap (it’s important for our food planning). If your student didn’t bring one home, click on this link to pull one up: http://www.chinookptsa.org/uploads/8/7/8/7/8787034/flyer___permission.pdf. No students will be admitted without a signed permission slip.
Donations are still needed and are much welcomed! Purchase directly from Amazon https://smile.amazon.com/wedding/registry/BK2OMKZUQHZ0?ref=wr_search_page_result_1 OR sign up to pick up one of our requested items when you’re out shopping https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090a45aea72ca02-8thgrade and drop it off in the Chinook office.
We are also in need of parent chaperones for the 8th Grade Graduation Party. We will need help with set up, check-in, games and overall crowd management. The actual party is from 7:00-9:00 but we will need help a little before and after. Please sign up https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4aafaa2ba7ff2-parent
Thank You to the following families for donating to the 8th Grade Graduation Party. For anyone looking to donate please follow the link above or enter Chinook Middle School for Wedding Registry at Amazon.
The Montague Family The Dattilo Family
The Ridgeway Family Sammy Chen and Family
The Zhu Zhu Family The Hyatt Family
The Evans family The Johnston Family
The Mills Family The Pledge Family
The Song Family The Heard Family
The Olivera Family The Wilwerding Family
The Frey Family The Dunphy Family
The Patout Family The Miller Family
The Matsudara Family Rachel Li and Family
The Maffei Family The Lentz Family
The Vanbreda Family The Aggarwal Family
The Yamaji Family The Dykes Family
The Yajie Xiong Family The Bailey Family
The Schneider Family The Waldher Family
The Morales Family The Hutson Family
The Farringer Family The Martin Family
The Chung Family The Knippel Family
The Hawkes Family The Tangney Family
The Chang Family The Phillips Family
The Elwell Family The Schoenberg Family
The Wong Family The Wilwerding Family
The Arnold Family The Liu Family
The Akane Family The Liao Family
The Fisher Family The Woodbury Family
The Watson Family The Caughell Family
The Day Family The Wong Family
The Tucker Family Mary, Meghan, Jeff
**We strive to recognize all donors- if we’ve missed you or have incorrect information listed please let us know.
Chinook PTSA Outstanding Educator Award
This year there are 2 recipients of the 2018/2019 PTSA Outstanding Educator Award. Nominations were submitted by students, parents, and staff. Please join us in congratulating the winners of this award: Kathy Myers and Kevin Johnson Vindiola!
In addition, we'd like to recognize the following staff for receiving accolades and nominations for the Outstanding Educator Award:
James Van Stralen
All of the nominations consistently highlighted how all of you are an asset to Chinook and especially to its students. You all make a positive difference in students’ academic experience and in many cases, you also positively impact your students’ personal lives. There were adjectives used to describe each of you such as “dedicated, supportive, fun, caring, detailed, respectful, engaging, patient etc...”. Thank you for all that you do and congratulations to all of you for being an Outstanding Educator!
Chinook PTSA Golden Acorn Award
The Golden Acorn Award is a very prestigious Washington State PTA award that is given out for exemplary and outstanding volunteerism and service to PTA, the school, and the community.
Congratulations to this year’s Golden Acorn recipient: Qiuya Rachel Li!
Rachel currently serves on the Chinook PTSA Board of Directors as Treasurer. During her time at Chinook, Rachel has been an integral part of our success and shown initiative and dedication beyond her roles to benefit the students, the school, and our surrounding community. Thank you, Rachel!
BSF Spring Campaign
The school year is almost over and the Bellevue Schools Foundation still needs to raise $40,000 to support technology curriculum and teacher training. Donations will support innovative programs such as Rocketry, Robotics and Maker Spaces in our schools. Every gift made before the end of the school year will be matched by The Dean Witter Foundation, up to $10,000. The kids would love your support, please donate here http://www.bellevueschoolsfoundation.org/donate/
Might your child want to start a Bridge Club at Chinook? There is a group of expert bridge players who want to help start a club at Chinook. Strategy, tactics, teamwork, and fun. Bridge is a game played by all ages, an excellent social sport, and all the tools needed fit in your pocket making it even more portable than chess or cribbage. Build the basic skills now and continue to hone them with a lifetime of play and relationship building. If so, please contact Nancy at email@example.com
Teachers, students and staff are rounding the bend for the final weeks of school. The need for coffee at a high level. The staff would appreciate a donation of coffee or tea pods for the PTSA donated Keurig machine in the staff room. Thank you.
Lost and Found
The end of the school year is near and the Lost and Found is full! Please check for and claim your lost items. Remaining items will be donated to charity at the end of the semester.
Laptop Turn-in / Yearbook Distribution / Emergency Bag Check Volunteers
With just a few more weeks remaining in this school year, we are needing several volunteers to help our Chinook students with Laptop Turn-in and to label and distribute the Yearbooks. Also, there is an opportunity for volunteers, adults and students to help with checking the Classroom Emergency Bags.
Laptop Turn-In June 2019
On Monday, June 17th and Tuesday, June 18th, we need volunteers to help with checking in the student laptops. If you’re able to help out, please follow the link below:
Yearbook Labeling and Distribution
It is always so exciting for the students to get their Yearbooks. Please consider helping out to label yearbooks and/or with distribution to the students.
Preparation/labeling: Mon, June 17 and Tuesday, June 18
Distribution: Wednesday, June 19th for 8th grade students
Thursday, June 20th for 6th/7th grade students
Please click on the link below to sign-up to volunteer:
Emergency Bag Check -July 16 and 17
We are asking for 10 volunteers to help check and replenish necessary items in the Classroom Emergency Bags. This is also a great opportunity for community service credits. If you’re able to help with this task, please do follow the link below and sign-up. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0B48AFA623A4F49-emergency
If you have any questions, please contact Linda Harter, Chinook Office Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or (425) 456-6300
7th Grade Naviance Lessons
Last week, the Chinook Counselors taught classroom lessons to all 7th grade students in their science classes using the college and career readiness tool, Naviance. Counselors have already taught Naviance lessons to all 6th and 8th grade students earlier this school year.
Naviance is a web based career and college exploration tool that students will use throughout middle and high school to explore their strengths, career interests, and colleges that may be a good fit. Last week, 7th grade students completed a multiple intelligences inventory called MI Advantage to help students identify areas of strength and challenges. Students also received suggestions for how to develop all their intelligences and explored related career pathways. Ask your child to show you their Naviance account so you can talk more about their results and explore Naviance!
By walking around and providing additional adult presence during the lunches, Walkabout Volunteers make a tangible impact on the school culture at Chinook. They also get to see firsthand the dynamics of middle school life.
For those who are looking for ways to be involved at Chinook, please consider becoming a Walkabout Volunteer. The time commitment does not have to be large. Volunteering for just one lunch a week or every other week is a great way to go. A weekly or biweekly time slot allows for consistency with the students without being over taxing on a busy schedule. For those who can do more, great! And for those who can only get away once a month, we can make that work too!
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/FaTVkHh
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
Call to Action - Support Strategic 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.
REGISTER NOW FOR BBLC SUMMER LAX CAMPS!
Dates have been set for the 2019 Summer Camps! Sessions run Monday - Thursday from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. All sessions are open to players starting K-8th grade in Fall 2019:
Share with your friends! Summer camps do NOT have school/residence eligibility constraints and are open to age appropriate players from ALL areas.
Summer camps are designed to improve individual skills and they are a fun way to meet more lacrosse players. The camps are specifically geared toward fundamental individual skills and the introduction to team concepts. Our outstanding staff will focus on teaching the skills each player needs. If your player is learning the game for the first time or looking to take his game to the next level, this is a great camp for your player.
Learn more here...
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