March 13, 2022


March 13 Sunday - DST Begins: "Spring Forward" 1 hour
April 4 to April 8 - Spring Break

April 11 Monday - School Resumes
May 5 Thursday - 8th Grade WCAS Testing
May 6, 9, 10, 12 - SBA Testing All Grades


Your Help Is Needed!

This School Year 2021-2022

Join the Budget Committee: Want to help prioritize expenses that meet our PTSA mission? It is time to build the 2022-2023 budget! There will be two or three ONLINE meetings in March/April. Current committee members are the current President, Treasurer and Secretary. If you are ready to help, contact Peggy J. at

Next School Year 2022-2023

Newsletter Editor: Do you enjoy reading Bear Tracks and its articles? Do you wish you had more input on which articles are published? This is your chance to flex your creative, and journalistic muscles to curate and edit our bi-monthly newsletter. Our newsletter software is easy and manageable to pick up! Spend about 1 hour per week keeping your fellow RMS families up-to-date on the latest news!

Treasurer: This is an ESSENTIAL role and your valuable time will be highly valued by RMS students and families! You will be writing checks, making budgetary recommendations and using our accounting software. New to the role? Training can start this year, asap!

VP of Communications: Help manage PTSA communications platforms (website, MS Office, Facebook). Some setup is required at the beginning of the school year, however, most applications are self-managing after initial setup.

If you're interested in any of the roles for next year, please contact nomcomm@rmsptsa.org or easily fill out the online RMS PTSA Recommendation Form!

PTSA Robotics Club: Team 2 Wins 4th Place!

On February 26, RMS PTSA Robotics Team 2 - VEX 72727Y won 4th place in Washington State 2022 Washington VEX IQ Middle School State Championship! The team will compete at the World Championship 2022 in May at Dallas, Texas. Congratulations to Arvid S., Ryan C., Aarav A., Kris B. and Sahdah N. to a job well done!

RMS Students Win at LWPTSA Reflections!

A Reflections Belated Update: The LWPTSA Council Reflections committee announced the results from the 2021-22 PTA Reflections competition and three of our own RMS students earned the highest rankings and will advance to the Washington State PTA round of competition. Congratulations to all! View the complete list of winners!

Advait K. "Heartful Listening" | Literature: Outstanding Interpretation
Emily M. "Evolution and Eons" | Literature: Award of Merit
Aarvin R. "Change the World" | Music Composition: Award of Merit

Congrats to All Drama Participants!

Congratulations on great shows last weekend to RMS PTSA Drama production of "The Wizard of Oz" and all cast and crew participants, volunteers, coordinators and all the behind-the-scenes helpers that made this show possible! The show was completely run by the students and we are very proud of all their accomplishment!

The Reviews Are In!
"My family and I enjoyed the acting, costumes, sets, and special effects.  What a great opportunity for the students."

"It WAS AMAZING.  Did we laugh or what? And the kids … we were so awed, entertained and impressed.  B R A V O."

School & LWSD

Spring Break

Spring Break will be from Monday, April 4 thru Friday, April 8. School resumes on Monday, April 11. For a quick view of all school dates, you can view the 2021-2022 LWSD Calendar.

RMS ASB Clubs (Repeat)

Does your student love to draw or have a fascination with Podcasts? Participation in an after school ASB club might be just what they have been looking for. For a list of current ASB clubs, visit https://rms.lwsd.org/asbactivities/asb-clubs. If your student has an interest that is not represented by a club listed, encourage them to reach out to Kass Morris (kamorris@lwsd.org) to find out how to start a club.


LWPTSA Student and Staff Scholarships (Repeat)

The Lake Washington PTSA Council is pleased to roll out its 2022 Scholarship Program! Council offers several student scholarships and two $500 staff scholarships every spring. This year’s Student Scholarship Program will include 13 scholarships of $1,250 each. Applications for both staff and student scholarships are due by midnight on March 25, 2022. The Scholarship Program is funded by money raised at the Council’s annual Scholarship Auction, by annual donations from the 44 PTSAs in our Council, the LWEA, and by donations from the greater community. Send any questions to scholarships@lwptsa.net or visit https://www.lwptsa.net/scholarships for more information.

Download the Student Scholarship Application
Download the
Staff Scholarship Application

Family Education

Find Your Fit Workshops Applying to college can be confusing and lengthy process. Join Mary Pat O’Neil of True Fit College Counseling at these free and interactive Find Your Fit workshops at LWSF.org/our-work/find-your-fit. Other college webinars also available on demand
March 15, 6:30 PM: College 101 Flyer

Parent Chat Topics Twice a Month on Wednesdays 7:00 PM Presented by LWSF Balance in Mind https://www.lwsf.org/our-work/balance-in-mind | March 23: Youth Susceptibility to Extremism

LWSD/Evergreen Parent Group Join social workers to discuss different topics related to teen mental health. Select Thursdays from 6:00-7:00 PM. View Flyer | April 14:Talking with Your Teen about Healthy Relationships

Lunch and Learn Series This series consists of short presentations and discussions on topics of interest to all community members, from 12-1 PM on select Thursdays. Bring your lunch! LWPTSA.net/lunch-learn | No event in March
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