ANNOUNCEMENT "Bear Tracks" is moving to a bi-monthly publication. Starting in October, the PTSA newsletter will be published every other Sunday. We encourage you to keep informed by also reading the new RMS newsletter "Grizzly Gram" published on the alternate weeks.

September 20, 2020

RMS Calendar

School & LWSD

RMS Curriculum Night, Sept. 29

Join RMS live at 6:30 PM for an online Curriculum Night. Please watch for an email from Associate Principal Stuart Prince on Monday, September 28 that will have the link to the Live Teams event as well as a list of links that correspond to your student's schedule. If you have any questions please connect with Mr. Prince at stprince@lwsd.org.

RMS "Grizzly Gram"

Redmond Middle School has introduced the "Grizzly Gram" newsletter! It will contain fun facts about RMS, articles about teachers, staff, and students, as well as information regarding upcoming events. The "Grizzly Gram" will be published twice each month. View the "Grizzly Gram" latest edition.


Mask Design Contest Winner!

We have a winner, Design #3! The winning design is titled "Grizzly Pride." This student writes "My design depicts a student's pride of being a Grizzly and following the Grizzly way." The contest winner will receive $20 and a free mask!

Thank you to ALL the students who participated in this fun contest and thank you to all that voted! We received more than 160 votes from families, staff, community members! The winning design will be used on the “official” 2020-21 RMS masks for sale. The proceeds will help supplement hygiene kits to be distributed to RMS families in need. Keep an eye out for promotions related to the sale of the masks via the website soon!

Math Club Registration and Parent Night

RMS PTSA Math Club registration is now open at http://rmsptsa.org/Packet/MathClubReg.

Informational Videos
New to the Math Club? Learn about our program in the overview video at https://youtu.be/HP58Q_IAsq8. We’ve published a virtual parent night video covering this year’s plans for Mathcounts, the AMC series, and more at https://youtu.be/3r6sB6Tdlic.

Parent Night Live Event
Join us for a live parent night on Tuesday, September 22 at 6:00 PM.
Microsoft Teams Link: https://tinyurl.com/MathClubParentNight

Science Team Info Night, Sept. 24 (Repeat)

Join us for the Science Team Info Night! Please mark the date, timing, and meeting link for the virtual meeting this year. This will be your chance to learn more about various Science Team activities planned this year and join the RMS PTSA Science Team.

Science Team Info Night: Thursday, September 24, 6:00-7:00 PM
Microsoft Teams Link: https://tinyurl.com/RMS-Science-Team-Info-Night

RMS PTSA Board Meeting, Sept. 21 (Repeat)

The RMS PTSA Board of Directors meeting will take place on Monday, September 21, 7:00 PM on Microsoft Teams. It is open to all. Please visit the RMS PTSA Meetings webpage for details on how to join and other meeting dates.

Last Chance for Reflections (Repeat)

RMS PTSA needs a Reflections chairperson to head up the program for the 2020-2021 school year. Because the orientation meeting for chairpersons that will outline new changes to the process is Monday, September 21, please contact enrichment@rmsptsa.org ASAP if you are willing to help out! If no one comes forward, RMS PTSA won't be able to support the program this year.

Last Week to Enroll for Enrichment! (Repeat)

The RMS and Horace Mann PTSAs have teamed up to offer some exciting online Enrichment Classes this Fall - Morning Dance/Fitness, Roblox Game Programming, Drama, Cartooniversity, and Dinner Club! Enrollment will be open September 11-25 and classes will start the week of September 28. Age requirements are listed on the website for each class. Class chaperones get free tuition for their child and a guaranteed spot in the class. Click here to volunteer to be a chaperone.

Class Offerings: http://mannptsa.org/Page/Enrichment/afterschoolclasses
Enrollment Closes: Friday, September 25, 11:59 PM

Questions? Contact enrichment@mannptsa.org


Parent Education Events

Creating Closeness: Simple Steps to Increase Closeness in Families with Teens Tuesday, October 6 and Tuesday, October 13, 7:00-8:30 PM View Flyer

LWSD Microsoft Teams: Classroom Basics for Parents and Office Hours Multiple Days at 12:00 or 4:30 PM
View Flyer and View Website

Virtual Welcome Event (Repeat)

LWSD and LWPTSA Council invite you to the 4th annual Welcome Event for new and international families. This year we will hold two shorter online sessions on September 16 (passed) and September 23, both from 4:00-6:00 PM. To review the topics and obtain Microsoft Teams "Join" links, please view the agenda.
Bear Tracks Weekly 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 weekly@rmsptsa.org.
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