SHINE ON CHINOOK
PTSA Annual Fundraiser
We have reached 78% of our goal but need to keep moving! Donations from families are necessary to keep Chinook exceptional for all the “extras.” Thank you to the 238 families who have donated over $50,000! For the 662 families who have not yet donated, we’d love for you to join us to support all of our students.
Shine on Chinook is our only all-school fundraiser that supports the students in so many critical ways. Classroom resources, field trips, scholarships, Homework Club and more are at risk if these funds are not raised.
Thank you in advance to our amazing community!
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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(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.)
New Years Greetings from Japanese Class
Greetings from Japanese class…
Nengajō are postcards sent as a greeting for the New Year, similar to Holiday cards in the West. The New Year holiday (oshogatsu) is the most important holiday to the Japanese, and they send many nengajō every year. Nengajō are used to express gratitude, or maintain friendships on this special occasion.
Nengajō often use the New Year’s zodiacal animal as the design, and 2017 is the year of the rooster. The post office stocks nengajō mailed in late December, and delivers them on January 1st all at once. Unlike Holiday cards, nengajō shouldn't arrive before New Year's Day.
These are some nengajō designed for you by the Chinook MS students studying Japanese.
Happy New Year!
Miyuki Stuart (Chinook Middle School Japanese Teacher)
Thursday, January 19th 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Chinook Commons
Battle of the Lizard vs. Wizard: Developing Executive Functioning Skills
Dr. Aisha Simon, Chief Research Officer, Axiom Learning
Harvard University Center of Child Development defines Executive function and self-regulation skills as "the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully. Just as an air traffic control system at a busy airport safely manages the arrivals and departures of many aircraft on multiple runways, the brain needs this skill set to filter distractions, prioritize tasks, set and achieve goals, and control impulses."
Please join us to hear Dr. Simon's impactful talk on executive functioning skills and how building these skills will help your child in their planning and prioritizing skills, and overall time management. Students who develop executive function will improve self control, working memory and mental flexibility.
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.
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18 Wed Principal's Coffee
19 Thu I-Connect Meeting (6:30pm-8pm, Commons)
27 Fri End of 1st Semester
30 Mon No School - Professional Development Day
31 Tues 2nd Semester Begins (students pick up final schedule before school)
02 Thu 5th Grade Info Night (6:30)
15 Wed Principal's Coffee
20-24 No School - Mid-Winter Break
02 Thu BHS 9th Grade Registration Information Night (at BHS)
09 Thu Chinook Parent Registration Information Night (6:30)
30 Thu Chinook Multi-Cultural Night
Visit our CALENDAR PAGE for the complete Chinook School & PTSA calendar.
YEARBOOK ORDER DEADLINE IS EXTENDED
The Chinook yearbook club is putting together a fantastic yearbook for 2016-17. Be sure to secure a book for your student by paying online or in the school office. Cost is $30 and is available for purchase through January 17. If you don’t know whether you ordered one during taking care of business days, go to your student’s account online to see prior purchases (this shows all purchases in student BSD History).
Lost & Found
There are many lunch and small items, books, glasses and clothing in our lost and found. Please have your student check the lost & found for any lost/missing items.
First Semester Fees From Electives Due Now
If your child has any Art, Applied Engineering, Design & Production, Robotics, Japanese, Spanish or Science Special Topics, there is a supply fee attached to that class. Please pay online or in the office by check/cash.
How to make a payment Online:
1. Go to www.bsd405.org or www.bsd405.org/Chinook
2. Hit the little round button: Pay Fees
3. Enter student information:
Username: enter your student’s school ID number
Password: enter your student’s last name
User Name: 1234567
Password: Jones (case sensitive)
4. Click on your child’s name.
Any outstanding fees/fines will automatically pop up at the top of the page.
Fees for 2nd semester elective classes will be posted on your student’s account on 1-30-17.
7th Grade Vision Screening Volunteers Needed
Tuesday, January 17th, 4 shifts starting 7:45am
Our wonderful school nurse, Deborah Baker RN, needs our help with the 7th grade vision screenings on Tuesday, January 17th. Please take a look www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0845A9A92AAAF49-7thgrade and sign-up to volunteer.
Feel free to contact Betsy at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Thank you!hair. Please attend the General Membership meeting on January 10th to vote them in!
January Staff Appreciation
Thursday, January 25th
JANUARY STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCHEON is on Thursday, January 26th. It’s our 7th annual Asian Lunch Buffet and we need everything from main entrees (sushi, noodle dishes, bulgogi, etc.) to desserts and drinks.
Show how much you appreciate the Chinook staff by donating a food or drink item to one of their favorite lunches. SIGN UP HERE! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a49a8a82da20-january
Questions? Jungyeol Kim :English(email@example.com), Vivian He :Chinese (firstname.lastname@example.org Hyojin Kim :Korean (email@example.com, Jamee Ma :Japanese (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2nd Semester Schedule Handout - Volunteers Needed
Tuesday, January 31: 7:10am - 7:45am
Please help our wonderful office staff hand out 2nd semester schedules to students. You will need to report to the front office for your shift and will be given instructions on where to go to help.
Thank you! Please contact Betsy at email@example.com with any questions.
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
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