Pass The Hat Fundraiser
Pass the Hat Fundraiser!!   100% of the money donated goes directly to support the Associated Student Body (ASB) of RMS. The primary goal of ASB is to build a positive, supportive school community at RMS This fundraiser supports : Motivational speakers Spirit assemblies (Griz-Olympics) Athletics bussing & equipment Music programs Awesome Pawsome rewards (hot cocoa club, popcorn Thursdays, etc.) Afterschool clubs Better socials with cooler activities AND SO MUCH MORE! To learn how to donate, please check out the flyer below! Pass the Hat Fundraiser ... read full article
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Join RMS PTSA and Win!
Join RMS PTSA and Win! We’re halfway through our fall membership campaign! Thanks to the 505 members who have joined so far this year. Haven’t joined yet? Sign up online or send in your form from Griz Biz. Can’t find the form? Next week your student will bring home a 10 Reasons Why short form. If you’re not certain about the status of your membership you can log in to the website rmsptsa.org with your email address and review your order/print receipts. After you log in, please also select your student’s Grizzly Time teacher from the list. Winning options for ... read full article
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Student Bulletin September 18, 2018
Do you love reading? Do you love competition? Are you a quiz bowl whiz? Then come find out about how to participate in the 2018-2019 Battle of the Books. Maybe you just want to find out what the Battle of the Books is. Informational meetings will be held Wednesday in the library during each lunch so that anyone interested can get the information. Bring your lunch and find out what’s happening!   After School study lab in our library goes from 2:40-3:30. The city of Redmond and our staff offers free homework help and a quiet place to study Monday ... read full article
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Check out the Latest Bear Tracks!
Check out the latest Bear Tracks  for the week of September 17! ... read full article
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Company Matching Information
Do you or your spouse work for a company that will match your PTSA donation or membership fees? If you joined the Redmond Middle School Parent Teacher Student Association (RMS PTSA) at the family membership level, $25, your payment is eligible for a company match from companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Boeing and Google just to name a few. Any pass the hat donation is also eligible for matching funds. Please check with your company's HR or benefits department to find out if they match donations to a 501(c)(3). The matching process is easy to do! Using Microsoft as an example, ... read full article
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New Visitor Entry Control SystemLWSD8/31/20189/14/2018
New Visitor Entry Control System
The safety and security of students is a top priority of our school and district. One of the new safety enhancements for the 2018-19 school year is the implementation of entry control systems at all schools in the district. These controls will allow schools to keep all exterior doors locked and will require all visitors to use a video call system to request access. These types of systems are similar to how visitors gain access at many apartments or condominiums that keep all entry doors locked. The district now has Entry Control System hardware installed in all schools. The goal ... read full article
Thank You Volunteers!RMS PTSA6/22/20187/31/2018
Thank You Volunteers!
Thank you to all the family and community volunteers who supported students at Redmond Middle School this year by volunteering for RMS PTSA opportunities. The list below is only a small sample of the people responsible for over 2,000 hours of volunteer time. Thank you – Abbie C, Alison B, Alissa M, Ameeshi M, Amelia H, Amritha B, Andrew D, Angela E, Angie B, Angie C, Anya P, Archana G, Arti S, Ashley E, Aya N, Beatriz G, Beth D, Bing C, Bonnie S, Camino D, Carolyn S, Cece L, Cheryl V, Chris K, Christine L, Chun W, Cindy L, ... read full article
Pass The Hat FundraiserWebsite Admin9/17/201810/1/2018
Pass The Hat Fundraiser
Pass the Hat Fundraiser!!   100% of the money donated goes directly to support the Associated Student Body (ASB) of RMS. The primary goal of ASB is to build a positive, supportive school community at RMS This fundraiser supports : Motivational speakers Spirit assemblies (Griz-Olympics) Athletics bussing & equipment Music programs Awesome Pawsome rewards (hot cocoa club, popcorn Thursdays, etc.) Afterschool clubs Better socials with cooler activities AND SO MUCH MORE! To learn how to donate, please check out the flyer below! Pass the Hat Fundraiser ... read full article
Join RMS PTSA and Win!Website Admin9/15/201810/1/2018
Join RMS PTSA and Win!
Join RMS PTSA and Win! We’re halfway through our fall membership campaign! Thanks to the 505 members who have joined so far this year. Haven’t joined yet? Sign up online or send in your form from Griz Biz. Can’t find the form? Next week your student will bring home a 10 Reasons Why short form. If you’re not certain about the status of your membership you can log in to the website rmsptsa.org with your email address and review your order/print receipts. After you log in, please also select your student’s Grizzly Time teacher from the list. Winning options for ... read full article
Family & Community Engagement UpdateSwarnima Aswinkumar8/26/20189/9/2018
Family & Community Engagement Update
Dear RMS Family members, Family and Community Engagement (FACE) is a means to achieving the PTSA’s goal of advancing the education, health, and well-being of our children. THE RMS PTSA strives to do this through the following approaches: Parent Education – Talks, Discussions, and Seminars will be held during the year so that parents can learn about topics related to their students’ success, safety and wellbeing. Parents attending Griz Biz have voted on the topics that are interesting or matter most. Results of the voting: Personal safety and/or bullying 102 Internet safety 98 Career/college readiness 79 School success 65 Student ... read full article
Student Bulletin September 18, 2018Website Admin9/18/20189/19/2018
Student Bulletin September 18, 2018
Do you love reading? Do you love competition? Are you a quiz bowl whiz? Then come find out about how to participate in the 2018-2019 Battle of the Books. Maybe you just want to find out what the Battle of the Books is. Informational meetings will be held Wednesday in the library during each lunch so that anyone interested can get the information. Bring your lunch and find out what’s happening!   After School study lab in our library goes from 2:40-3:30. The city of Redmond and our staff offers free homework help and a quiet place to study Monday ... read full article
Student Bulletin September 17, 2018Website Admin9/17/20189/18/2018
Student Bulletin September 17, 2018
Do you love reading? Do you love competition? Are you a quiz bowl whiz? Then come find out about how to participate in the 2018-2019 Battle of the Books. Maybe you just want to find out what the Battle of the Books is. Informational meetings will be held Wednesday in the library during each lunch so that anyone interested can get the information. Bring your lunch and find out what’s happening!   After School study lab in our library starts today from 2:40-3:30. The city of Redmond and our staff offers free homework help and a quiet place to study ... read full article
Student Bulletin September 14, 2018Website Admin9/14/20189/17/2018
Student Bulletin September 14, 2018
Boys basketball players please don’t forget that your practice times are now 2:50 to 4:00 for regional basketball and 3:50 to 5:00 for Varsity and JV. If you have any questions, please see Coach Mahendran in portable 1.   We saw many students this morning rocking their Red, White, and Black Grizzly spirit! We can’t wait to see you filling the stands at this afternoon’s Back to School Assembly!   RMS library will be open at lunch time starting today! If you have any questions, see Ms. Metcalf.   Hey Grizzlies, Last call for textbooks. If anyone would like a ... read full article
Curriculum Night September 25, 2018Website Admin9/13/20189/14/2018
Curriculum Night September 25, 2018
Curriculum Night!   See what your Grizzly will be learning this year, meet the Principal, learn your way around the school, and get a feel what the school year will be like! Date: September 25, 2018 Place: Redmond Middle School Time: 6:00pm: Doors Open 6:30pm: Welcome in the commons by Principal Jon Young 6:45 -8:05pm: Curriculum Night 8:10 –8:45pm: Open house to look at what’s being offered, in the Commons!       We encourage you to attend and look forward to seeing you there! ... read full article
Student Bulletin September 12, 2018Website Admin9/12/20189/13/2018
Student Bulletin September 12, 2018
Grizzlies, our first assembly will be THIS Friday. To celebrate our Grizzly Pride, we will be having our first spirit day on Friday as well! This Friday’s theme is Red, White, and Black. So, dress up in your school colors and Grizzly sprit gear to show your Grizzly spirit! A reminder that spirit themed hats are allowed on spirit days, but masks or full-face paint are not allowed for safety reasons. We look forward to a spirited back to school assembly on Friday!   Boys basketball players please don’t forget that your practice times are now 2:50 to 4:00 for ... read full article
Student Bulletin September 11, 2018Website Admin9/11/20189/12/2018
Student Bulletin September 11, 2018
Season 1 sports please report to the gym after school and sit in your designated area. Please let your parents know that Cross Country practice goes till 4:15, Boys Tennis will practice till 4:45, and Boys Basketball will have tryouts will 5pm.  Please make sure you know what time your practice ends, and that you have arranged to be picked up on time.    Grizzlies, our first assembly will be THIS Friday. To celebrate our Grizzly Pride, we will be having our first spirit day on Friday as well! This Friday’s theme is Red, White, and Black. So, dress up ... read full article
Student Bulletin September 10, 2018Website Admin9/10/20189/11/2018
Student Bulletin September 10, 2018
Attention Season 1 athletes. Please make sure you have turned in all your forms and payment.  Season 1 starts today, please report to the gym after school and sit in your designated area.             Please let your parents know that Cross Country practice goes till 4:15, Boys Tennis will practice till 4:45, and Boys Basketball will have tryouts will 5pm.  Please make sure you know what time your practice ends, and that you have arranged to be picked up on time.         Students, we want you all to arrive at school safely. There are ... read full article
Check out the Latest Bear Tracks!Website Admin9/4/20186/24/2019
Check out the Latest Bear Tracks!
Check out the latest Bear Tracks  for the week of September 17! ... read full article
Volunteer Opportunities for Back to School and the School YearWebsite Admin8/16/20188/29/2018
Volunteer Opportunities for Back to School and the School Year
The 2 Hour Pledge  As parents, we appreciate the value of time, workload and balance. We certainly want to ensure these values are reciprocal for volunteers, too. This year we are asking for more parents/guardians to lend a hand and share the power of doing amazing things; pledge two hours of volunteer time during the school year because we are all in this together. If you are interested in pledging 2 hours of your time for the following year or on a continual basis please fill out this form  and either scan and email it to volunteers@rmsptsa.org  or you may ... read full article
What to Expect At Griz Biz Tuesday, August 21RMS PTSA8/12/20188/22/2018
What to Expect At Griz Biz Tuesday, August 21
Families enter through the door by the gym and pick up the info packet by student name. Your next stop is the gym where there are a number of stations to visit (don't forget to bring your school supplies for drop off.) After completing your paperwork, you will stop in at the attendance office to turn in paperwork, pay fees, and make purchases. It's time to visit the PTSA table to vote on Parent Education topics for the year, check out upcoming volunteer opportunities, and join the PTSA. 7th and 8th grade students will pick up their laptops while 6th grade ... read full article
School Supply List Now on RMS WebsiteWebsite Admin8/2/20189/4/2018
School Supply List Now on RMS Website
The School Supply List for the 2018-2019 school year is listed on the RMS website! Please click  here  for further details! Hope you're enjoying your summer! ... read full article
Summer registration available at LWSD Resource Center President PTSA7/10/20188/10/2018
Summer registration available at LWSD Resource Center 
If you need to register your student for the 2018-19 school year while the school office is closed for the summer, the district can help. Summer registration is available at the district’s Resource Center from  July 16 – August 10  during the following hours: July 16 – 27 Monday / Wednesday / Friday : 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Tuesday /Thursday:  12:30 - 4 p.m. July 30 – August 10 Monday - Friday :  7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Resource Center is located at  16250 NE 74th Street , Redmond, in Redmond Town Center. ... read full article
2018-2019 Board ElectedPresident Ptsa5/9/20189/3/2018
2018-2019 Board Elected
Elections for the 2018-2019 school year were held at Tuesday’s general meeting. The incoming Executive Board is: Ashley Epstein & Laura Drover, Co-presidents; Stacy Hatch, 1 st Vice President (Volunteers); Sujatha Patra, 2 nd Vice President (Communications); Manjari Kanungo, Secretary; and Christine Li, Treasurer. The new board which includes the Drama, Emergency Prep, Family & Community Advocacy, Legislative Advocacy, & Membership chairs takes office on July 1, 2018. If you’re interested in any position next year please contact president@rmsptsa.org. ... read full article
Company Matching InformationRMS PTSA9/26/20169/26/2020
Company Matching Information
Do you or your spouse work for a company that will match your PTSA donation or membership fees? If you joined the Redmond Middle School Parent Teacher Student Association (RMS PTSA) at the family membership level, $25, your payment is eligible for a company match from companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Boeing and Google just to name a few. Any pass the hat donation is also eligible for matching funds. Please check with your company's HR or benefits department to find out if they match donations to a 501(c)(3). The matching process is easy to do! Using Microsoft as an example, ... read full article
Important Start of the School Year Information from the DistrictLWSD8/15/20189/15/2018
Important Start of the School Year Information from the District
Welcome to the 2018-19 school year in Lake Washington School District! We look forward to welcoming your child(ren) back to school this fall. Here are a few important reminders/processes for the start of the school year: Changes to school start/end times for 2018-19: School start and end times will change for the 2018-19 school year as a seven-period day is implemented for high school students. We acknowledge any change has an impact to families’ current schedules. This change takes effect starting on the first day of school, Tuesday, September 4, 2018.  Read more about the changes to school start/end times ... read full article