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May 9, 2021

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School & LWSD

LWSD Pathway Forward Updates

No Changes to 4-day/week schedule
Per the District’s evaluation, all LWSD Schools will continue with current learning model. No changes to 4-day per week schedule. Read the full
LWSD May 7 update.

LWSD is asking all students to complete attestation, even if they do not plan to attend school in-person that day. There is no requirement on Wednesdays. Read the full LWSD April 29 update

ThoughtExchange Surveys
LWSD staff, students and families, LWSD wants to hear from you. Read the full 
LWSD May 6 update.

Read all updates by visiting lwsd.org/pathway-forward. View answers to frequently asked questions. If you have questions about LWSD's Pathway Forward, please submit them to the district using the Questions about Pathway Forward form.

RMS Library Book Return

All RMS library books will be due Friday, June 4, 2021. The last day for any check out will be Friday, May 21, 2021. Any books not returned by June 4 will be automatically marked lost. Early book return is welcome.

No School on June 1

Reminder: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 is a no-school day for students. Originally, a snow make-up day, however, there were not any district-wide snow days, so June 1 will be a non-school day.

LWSD Spring Groups

LWSD is offering support groups for both students and parents this spring. Students can join virtually on Wednesday afternoons to connect with fellow students for some extra support. Groups will be tailored to student interests based on attendees. View the flyer for more information.

RMS Families of Color Family Nights (Repeat)

You're invited to the "Redmond Middle School Families of Color" every 3rd Tuesday of the month. Please view the flyer English / Spanish for more details!  Tuesday, May 18, 6:30-7:30 PM Join the meeting: tinyurl.com/RMSFamiliesOfColor


Looking for Emergency Preparedness Chair

Interested in volunteering next school year but you don't want to overcommit yourself? Looking for a place to put your organizing talents to good use? THEN WE WANT YOU! The RMS PTSA is looking for an Emergency Preparedness Chair for the 2021-2022 school year.

This E-Prep Chair role is very flexible since there are only a few minimal obligations. Effort and time commitment is self-determined and self-initiated. Typical tasks involve counting, organizing, and purchasing our emergency supplies as well as attending quarterly e-prep committee meetings. No prior knowledge of e-prep needed! This is a great role to get involved in the RMS PTSA and the overall RMS community. If you're interested, email board@rmsptsa.org.

Donuts with Dana: May Meeting

RMS PTSA presents "Donuts with Dana", a monthly, 30-minute virtual meeting with Principal Dana Greenberg, usually on the last Tuesday of the month, alternating between morning and evening times. Parents can chat with the principal, and other parents, about various school topics from the leisure of your own home. Bring your own donuts! **Future Grizzlies are invited to join the meeting!**

Donuts with Dana: Tuesday, May 25 at 9:00 AM
Join Link on Teamshttps://tinyurl.com/Donuts-With-Dana

RMS Science Team in Nationals!

RMS made it to the National Science Olympiad for the very first time! Two of the five RMS teams participated at the Washington State level and got placed in the top five. Fifteen students from the RMS top team (Redmond Mars) will be representing Washington state virtually at Arizona State University (ASU) on May 22. Wishing Redmond Mars the best of luck! The Science Team thanks Ms. Greenberg and Ms. Nelson for all their support and guidance. RMS Science Team Chant: "Hey hey what do we say? RMS all the way! Hey hey what do we do? We win, we’re smart and we work together too!"

RMS Face Mask On Sale Again! (Repeat)

RMS Face Masks are back on sale! Keep safe with RMS Face Masks! On sale now until the end of school year at $4.00 (regularly $5.00). All proceeds go to RMS Counseling Team in support for RMS families in need.

Order Now: https://rmsptsa.org/Page/PTSA/MaskSale


COVID-19 Update: 2-Week Phase Pause

On May 4, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a two-week pause on movement in the Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan. Under the pause, every county will remain in its current phase. At the end of two weeks, each county will be re-evaluated.

Free Tutoring by Local HS Students

We are Youthtaught, a group of Redmond-area high schoolers who are looking to help out younger students. We offer tutoring for students grades K-8 in math, science, English, and social studies. We want every student to have the opportunity to succeed, which is why our services are completely free and accessible. Sign up for tutoring today! Feel free to visit our website and contact us for more information.

Sign Up   |  Website  |  Email: youthtaught@gmail.com

Advocacy Submission Process Open

Washington State PTA just uploaded a new video to the Advocacy Submission Process playlist. Check out local PTA president Mike Uehara-Bingen telling his story to encourage local leaders to step up to advocacy by submitting an issue, resolution or principle for the WSPTA legislative platform.

All you need is to care deeply about your issue, and be committed to being part of the solution. Any PTA member is encouraged to take action and submit an issue, resolution, or legislative principle that addresses concerns that affect children on a state-wide level. As a grassroots association, WSPTA relies on our members to provide the priorities that we will advocate for at the state level and within our communities. Learn more about our legislative priorities and the history of our advocacy efforts. The submission process is now open. The deadline for final submissions is June 1, 2021.

Family Education

The Journey to Becoming an Anti-Racist Family Tuesday, May 11 and 18, 7:00 PM. LWPTSA Council is hosting a two-part workshop. Register at tinyurl.com/Anti-Racism-Talks. View Flyer

Lunch and Learn: Legislative Wrap Up Thursday, May 20, 12:00-1:00 PM Featuring Legislators from the 1st, 45th, and 48th Legislative Districts. View Flyer

Self Care Series Session #5: Mindfulness and Meditation Friday, May 21, 5:00 PM. For meeting link, please contact parent.ed@lwptsa.net

Parent Chat Topics Wednesdays 7:00 PM View the comprehensive flyer with upcoming topics. Presented by LWSF Balance in Mind | May 19: Sexting | June 2: Understanding Queer Kids Today
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