August 8, 2021

RMS Calendar       Grizzly Gram Archive

From the Editor

First Issue of 2021-2022!

Welcome to the first issue of Bear Tracks for the 2021-2022 school year! We hope you had a great summer! We are looking forward to an exciting year for the students and families of Redmond Middle School. Throughout the school year, please be sure to check out this newsletter, our PTSA website at rmsptsa.org, and the RMS Facebook page - all of which will be updated with the latest PTSA news, programs and information. From all of us at RMS PTSA, we hope you have a wonderful school year!

Please view our
2021-2022 RMS PTSA Board of Directors. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, send an email to us at board@rmsptsa.org. We would love to hear from you!

Bear Tracks Links

New Families - Subscribe!
Do you know families or friends that might benefit from receiving the Bear Tracks Newsletter? It's easy for them to subscribe! Simply copy the link below and send it to them. They can sign up anytime! Bi-weekly Bear Tracks has loads of information pertaining to PTSA, RMS, LWSD, COVID updates, and the City of Redmond!

No Longer Attending RMS? - Unsubscribe!
Need to be removed from RMS PTSA mailing list? Unsubscribe from our mailing list. The PTSA does not keep track of which families have left RMS, so if your student will be attending a school other than RMS this year and you no longer want to receive email from us, you can easily remove your email address by unsubscribing from our mailing list.


Join RMS PTSA in 2021-2022!

The RMS PTSA would like to welcome our new families to Redmond Middle School. We are excited to have you join the RMS community! To our returning families, welcome back! We hope you all had a great summer. Redmond Middle School PTSA’s mission is to support, engage, and advocate for our students, staff, and community. We are dedicated to creating a welcoming and accessible academic community through our programs, activities, and financial support.

Help us fulfill this mission by signing up EARLY for PTSA membership, indicating your volunteer interest, and more, all online. Many companies also offer employees match program. If you or your spouse work for one of these generous employers, you may be able to DOUBLE your donations. Companies that participate in this program include: Boeing, Expedia, Hornell Anderson Design, Microsoft, Starbucks, UBS, United Way, Wells Fargo

Not sure whether you'd like to become member?

• Read 10 Myths About Joining the PTSA
• Read about the benefits and discounts that come with being a PTSA Member!
*RMS PTSA is a 501(c)(3) organization. Membership fees and donations are tax deductible. 

Scholarships for Membership
We provide membership scholarships to families and staff members facing financial hardship. Scholarships are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis with NO APPLICATION PROCESS. Simply choose the "Scholarship" product during the "Join" process. We want to remove financial barriers to you being more engaged in your students’ school and PTSA!

RMS Students Need a Reflections Chair!

As school starts, many students will be looking for the opportunity to express their artistic creativity this year. The Reflections Program, a National PTA arts competition, is a great way to give students of all ages and abilities that chance with this year's theme being "How Will You Change The World". However, RMS PTSA does not have a chairperson to head up the program this school year. If you are passionate about art, or have a student that wants to participate, or just want to help out, contact enrichment@rmsptsa.org to volunteer for the position or to get more information. This position can be shared by more than one person!

School & LWSD

"Welcome Back to RMS" Events

RMS will be hosting "Welcome Back to RMS" events at the end of August. These events are a way to have your student familiarize themselves with RMS. Help your student practice opening their locker and walking from class to class so the first day of school is a bit less daunting. Currently each event will be held from 6-8pm at RMS (COVID-related updates will be provided closer to events):

6th grade: Thursday, August 26, 6:00-8:00 PM
7th grade: Friday, August 27, 6:00-8:00 PM
8th grade: Monday, August 30, 6:00-8:00 PM

If you are a family that has more than one students here at RMS (in different grade levels) please send Principal Dana Greenberg (dgreenberg@lwsd.org) an email with the date that you would like to attend so your family can attend all at once.

For more information, please read the school newsletter, "Grizzly Gram", sent on July 30.

RMS Summer Office Hours

The RMS office will reopen the office on August 9. If you have questions over the remainder of the summer, please email Principal Dana Greenberg at dgreenberg@lwsd.org.

RMS Fall Sports

Families can sign up for Season 1 of 2021-2022 After School Athletics at Redmond Middle School via Final Forms. For fees, dates, and the list of sports offered, please visit the RMS Athletics website.

Season 1 (9/13-10/29): Boys Basketball, Boys Tennis, Co-ed Cross Country

Skyward Family Info Due Aug. 16

LWSD asks families to confirm student information and emergency contacts, while also filling out with other school forms, through the online process called Student Information Verification. This Student Information Verification process is open through August 16. Please log in to Skyward Family Access to complete this process for your student.


City of Redmond Updates

Learn from Recycling Experts
Join the City of Redmond and Waste Management for a free virtual recycling workshop on August 12 at 7 p.m. or August 16 at 7 p.m. You'll learn what items go in your recycle, compost, and garbage, and have the opportunity to ask the experts all your recycling questions.
Learn more and register.

Prepare for the Possibility of Wildfire Smoke
Conditions remain very dry in Washington, and smoke from wildfires is already impacting the Puget Sound area. With several weeks of summer's dry weather ahead, it's a good time to prepare for a possible increase in poor air quality from current or future fires in our region. 
Discover air quality resources and tips

Redmond Pool is Open
Warranty work at the Redmond Pool is complete and the pool is open! Visit
Wave Aquatics for more information on lap swim and programs.

Community Reminders
• Please Don’t Feed the Ducks: Feeding wild ducks may seem helpful, but it can be harmful to the animals and their habitat. Providing an unnatural food supply such as bread and even birdseed can make the animals sick, create overcrowding of habitats, and increase aggression towards other birds and humans as they compete for access to the food.

• Please Close the Dumpster Lid: Forgetting to close a lid on a dumpster is more than just unsightly – it attracts pests and creates foul odors. The rainwater that pools inside can also be a problem for local waterways if it becomes contaminated and seeps into drains when the dumpster is emptied. Learn more ways to protect our water sources.
Bear Tracks Newsletter is produced by RMS PTSA as a benefit to the Redmond Middle School Community. Bear Tracks is edited by Neeta C. Please submit articles via the Bear Tracks Online Submission Form. Articles are due on Thursdays, by 5:00 PM for publication the following Sundays. If you have any questions, please email beartracks@rmsptsa.org.
You received this email because you are part of the Redmond Middle School Community. You may unsubscribe at any time. Unsubscribe from this list

Redmond Middle School PTSA 2.8.80
10055 166TH AVE NE, Redmond, WA, 98052, United States of America