Health and Safety

Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Preparedness

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When:
Year-round

This committee ensures supplies are organized and available to support the school administration’s emergency plan. Includes optional participation with LWSD PTSA Council Emergency Preparedness group.

Special Needs
Special Needs

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year-Round

The Lake Washington PTSA Special Needs Group is made up of parents in Lake Washington School District whose children receive special services (IEPs) and accommodations (504s). The group also includes interested staff and students. The group meets every school month except for December and June. We hear from speakers, have an extensive lending library, learn about resources in the community, network with other parents and keep updated on district and PTSA issues affecting children with disabilities.

Hearing and Vision Screening
Hearing and Vision Screening

Chair:
When:
Tuesday October 17th, 2017

The PTSA assists Redmond Middle School in conducting hearing and vision tests for the student body.

PTSA Support

Become a PTSA leader
Become a PTSA leader

Chair:
When:
Year-round

Take your support of PTSA to the next level, by volunteering for one of our open leadership positions. Take an active role in our organization, and take personal pride in having a first hand role in making good thing happen!
Financial Review
Financial Review

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When:
January-February 2017, and/or July 2017

Three or more volunteers go through a checklist to check the PTSA financial documents. No financial background needed, just two or three hours and a bit of patience to browse through papers.
Membership
Membership

Chair:

Every voice counts to advocate for students in WA State. Join YOUR voice to those of over 6 million advocates in the United States. We are striving for 100% membership!

Enrichment

Drama
Drama

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When:
Auditions Nov (7th & 8th grade) or Feb (6th grade)

The Redmond Middle School PTSA Drama program is open to RMS students in grades 6-8. Auditions for the 7th & 8th grade production take place in November 2017, and performances are February 1-3 at the Redmond High School performing arts center. Auditions for the 6th grade production take place in February 2018 and performances take place on March 24th at Redmond Middle School Commons stage.

Grants
Grants

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When:
Fall 2016 and Winter 2017

Thanks to your generosity and RMS teachers' creativity and commitment to improving their students' education, PTSA is able to fund multiple projects a year with the largest awards being given in the spring. In the last five years, PTSA has granted over $65,000 to Redmond Middle School. Working together towards our common goal of improving our children's lives through better education, parents and teachers have made a big difference. THANK YOU!

Math Team
Math Team

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When:
Year-round

The RMS PTSA Math Team provides students who love math the opportunity to compete a number of math competitions throughout the school year. Enrollment is typically in September with competition beginning in October and continuing through May.

National Geographic Bee Team
National Geographic Bee Team

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When:
Fall - Spring

The National Geographic Bee is an annual competition organized by the National Geographic Society, designed to inspire and reward students' curiosity about the world.

It is a trivia about earth, animals, geography and science. And, we are forming the RMS team…

Reflections
Reflections

Chair:
When:
October

The PTA Reflections program challenges students to create art inspired by a specific theme, and to submit their art in six arts areas (dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and visual arts).

Science Team
Science Team

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When:
Year-round

RMS PTSA Science Team provides students an opportunity to enhance their skills in science through practical projects, theoretical study and guides them to compete in a number of science competitions throughout the school year.

School Support

Hearing & Vision Screening Assistant Shift 2
Hearing & Vision Screening Assistant Shift 2

Chair:
(none)
When:
Tuesday October 17th 2017

Need a few more assistants for Hearing and Vision Screening on Tuesday, October 17th from 11:30-2pm
8th Grade Celebration
8th Grade Celebration

Chair:
When:
June 2018

Help with set up, manning the booths, serve the food and clean up during the end of year celebration for 8th graders
Battle of the Books
Battle of the Books

Chair:
(none)
When:
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

RMS students have fun and compete in the Battle of the Books!
Fall Schedule Handout
Fall Schedule Handout

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When:
September 5, 2017

Volunteers hand out student schedules and agendas on the first day of Fall semester. Approximately 20 volunteers needed each shift.
Field Day
Field Day

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When:
June 2018

PTSA support the school for end of the year field day. It is an unstructure fun to celebrate the end of the school year.
Library Helpers
Library Helpers

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When:
Year-round

Volunteers help RMS librarian with projects and shelving books during library hours.
Photo Make-Ups/Retakes
Photo Make-Ups/Retakes

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When:
Fall

Assist with forms and organizing students on Photo Make-Up Day plus one day for additional students and re-takes.
School Dance Chaperones
School Dance Chaperones

Chair:
When:
Three times per year

Volunteers help with supervision at one or more ASB-sponsored dances (Friday evenings, usually 3 dances per school year)
Textbook Roll out/in
Textbook Roll out/in

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When:
September & June

The PTSA helps to support the school library as they check out text books to the entire student body at the beginning of the year and then again at the end of the year when the text books are checked back in.
Griz Biz Days
Griz Biz Days

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When:
Wednesday, August 23 & Thursday, August 24, 2017

During Griz Biz Days, students can have their free picture ID photos taken, buy a Yearbook, become ASB members, take a tour of the school, open/charge their lunch account, practice opening their lockers and meet other incoming RMS students. Parents can pay for ASB fees and products, fill out athletics forms and other school paperwork, and join PTSA.
Laptop Roll Out
Laptop Roll Out

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When:
September 7, 2017

Volunteers help the school with checking laptops out to students at the beginning of the school year.
Laptop Roll In
Laptop Roll In

Chair:
When:
June 2018

Help school staff accept laptops back from all students. This is one of the PTSA's biggest jobs each year.

School Community

Community Support
Community Support

Chair:
When:
Year-round

Help support families at the school by working with the Pantry Packs program and any other outreach program for families that enters into an agreement with the school or district.
Staff Appreciation
Staff Appreciation

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When:
Year-round

Volunteers help setting up themed events during the year, with special attention during Teacher/Staff appreciation week in May.
Hospitality
Hospitality

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When:
Year-round

Volunteers help with procurement, setup or hands-on tasks during events where PTSA provides refreshments, including: PTSA meetings, Coffee with Kelly, Curriculum Night, Health Screening and others.

Communications

Bear Tracks News
Bear Tracks News

Chair:
When:
Year-round, weekly

The Bear Tracks is the weekly newsletter sponsored/assembled by the PTSA. Subscription to the newsletter is free and content is accepted from the school, ASB, PTSA, and school district. Subscribers do not need to be PTSA members to receive Bear Tracks.

Student Directory
Student Directory

Chair:
When:
October

PTSA publishes the RMS Student Directory for distribution to all its members. The directory is sent to members typically in late October. The directory is sent via USPS mail.
Website
Website

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When:
All Year

PTSA offers website as a service to its members.

Staff Appreciation

Staff Holiday Lunch
Staff Holiday Lunch

Chair:
When:
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The PTSA will provide, serve and clean up after a coffee and pastries treat in appreciation for the school's teachers and staff. These treats are in honor of the winter holidays.

Other

ASB Fundraiser Fund Run 10/31/2017
ASB Fundraiser Fund Run 10/31/2017

Chair:
(none)
When:
12:30 - 2:00pm

Assisting with handing out treats and supervision during the student procession around the school.