SHINE ON CHINOOK
PTSA Annual Fundraiser
We are so grateful to the 201 families who have donated nearly $43,000 to Make Chinook Shine! Thank you!
BUT WE ARE NOT DONE YET! We still need to raise a minimum of $21,000 so please take a moment and make a tax-deductible gift today! A reminder that Shine on Chinook is our ONLY all-school fundraiser that supports the students in so many critical ways. A Special Edition of Kodiak Korner will be sent out this Wednesday listing all of the wonderful donors. Don’t be left out!
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on the DONATE button now to help Chinook students
(Note: If paying by credit card instead of Paypal, please check the box to give permission to pass your mailing address so we can mail you your donation receipt and thank you note.)
Why Donate to Shine on Chinook?
Message from Principal White
Good evening Chinook Parents, Guardians and Friends,
You may have already heard that our PTSA is in the midst of our annual fundraiser “Shine on Chinook.” Thank you to the 191 families who have already donated over $36,000!
Since coming to Chinook I have been completely humbled by the generous support of our families and community. I know you get asked throughout each year to support various causes. Please know that we are careful about asking for direct support only once a year and enjoy avoiding traditional fundraisers that tend to profit the companies who sponsor them instead of our students. Your donations help supplement our instructional program and provide opportunities for students like field trips, guest speakers, additional technology, books for our Library, additional resources and books for our classrooms, additional training for some of our teachers, supplies for our emergency bin, and many other items that enhance your child's experience and make time in school more pleasant. Our hope is that all 900 families contribute and that we raise a minimum of $64,000. No amount is too small.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation on the PTSA website or you can drop a check off at the main office (made payable to Chinook PTSA). Whatever is most convenient.
It is my pleasure to serve as the principal of Chinook and I look forward to many great years ahead.
Russell White, Principal
PayPAMS Student Lunch Account Information
PayPAMS is a convenient and safe place to make school meal payments. There is no charge to setup and view purchases. There is a $1.95 charge for each payment into the account.
After you create an account and login, you can:
See flyer for more information
Open PTSA Board/Committee Positions
Are you a parent who would like to become more involved with the school? Do you want to get to know other parents as well as students? Are you limited, but flexible in the time you have to volunteer? If so, we would love your help with one of the following open board or committee positions!
Please contact Alka Manchanda or Asako Yoshimura if interested.
19 - Jan 2 No School - Winter Break
16 Mon No School - Martin Luther King Day
18 Wed Principal's Coffee
30 Mon No School - Professional Development Day
Visit our CALENDAR PAGE for the complete Chinook School & PTSA calendar.
AmazonSmile For the Holidays
Coming Soon: Staff Appreciation Cookie Blizzard
Wednesday, December 14th,
On Wednesday, December 14th, we are hosting a "Cookie Blizzard" event for our wonderful Chinook teachers and staff to thank them for their dedication to our children.
We are asking parents to contribute at least three (3) dozen homemade cookies (the more the merrier!) Baked goods are always a treat, however, store bought items are welcome. Please click on the link below to sign up to donate cookies and/or time:
Cookies may be dropped off at Chinook on Tuesday, December 13th from 2:00-2:45 or on Wednesday, December 14th from 7:45-8:15.
Cookies should be packaged in a disposable container/bag that will not be returned. Please label the cookies with the following information:
*Name of parent(s) who provided the cookies
*Name or type of cookie
*Please note if there are nuts in the cookies.
Please consider baking some cookies for this special appreciation event.
Thank you for your generosity!
Linda Matsudaira and Marji Jochums, Staff Appreciation Committee
Private School Applications
This is the time of year when some Chinook families consider a private school for their student for next year. Private schools generally require input from current teachers in the form of recommendation letters or questionnaires. They also request academic records for this year and at least the last two school years.
We have prepared these Private School Application guidelines for families to make it easier and faster for Chinook staff to respond to these special requests. Don’t hesitate to contact me at email@example.com if you have questions about this process.
We have added a new button on the Chinook Website called 'Daily Announcements'. It is on the right of the Report Bullying button. This shows the announcements done each morning over the school intercom.
Pay Class Fees Online
As a reminder, class fees for workbooks and other classroom materials have been automatically added to student accounts. 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 November.
Online Payment System (Pay Fees Online)
How to Login to BSD Online Payment System
Ice Skate for Chinook
Nov. 25th – Dec. 16th, 2016 & Jan. 3rd – 8th, 2017
The Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena will be giving Chinook $3 from every paying visitor who notifies the rink staff, upon paying, that they are skating for Chinook Middle School. You must mention Chinook when buying your ticket(s).
Due to construction, its temporary home for this season will be at Ashwood Park (adjacent to the Bellevue Library). Admission to the rink is $12/person (includes skate rental) and $9/person for those eight and under. We hope to see everyone on the rink having fun and raising money for Chinook PTSA.
The dates to skate are:
Nov. 25th – Dec. 16th, 2016 & Jan. 3rd – 8th, 2017
For hours of operation, for the dates above, click here. If questions, please contact Val Parrish firstname.lastname@example.org.
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