March 27, 2022


March 18 to April 8 - Orchestra Bakery Fundraiser
March 21 to April 3 - ASB Spirit Wear Fundraiser

March 28 to April 1 - RMS Spirit Week
April 4 to April 8 - Spring Break
April 11 Monday - School Resumes

April 16 Saturday - Sneakers Fundraiser @ RHS
May 5 Thursday - 8th Grade WCAS Testing
May 6, 9, 10, 12 - SBA Testing All Grades


No Treasurer = No PTSA

No Treasurer = No PTSA. That's right everyone, without a PTSA Treasurer next year, there can be no PTSA. Washington State requires all registered organizations to have a President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The RMS PTSA is still in need of a nominee for Treasurer for the 2022-2023 school year. Save the PTSA by recommending yourself or someone else for the role of Treasurer!


No previous experience necessary!
• Training can be provided ASAP

Existing budget is easy to understand!
• The PTSA budget has been thoroughly vetted and well organized by the current Treasurer and Budget Committee

You will become a hero to all RMS families!

• Save the PTSA and all its programs for the next year!

As Treasurer, you give input on how PTSA funds are allocated and used. You will be writing checks, making budgetary recommendations and using our accounting software to provide monthly budget reports. As Treasurer, you make a big impact at RMS!

Save programs like Reflections, Spelling Bee, Science Team, Math Club, Staff Grants and Staff Appreciation, and so many more that help and shape our students' school experience! Help keep our PTSA organization running as we bring families, students, staff and Redmond community closer together!

If you're interested, please contact nomcomm@rmsptsa.org or easily fill out the online RMS PTSA Recommendation Form!

RMS PTSA Spelling Bee Member Wins at Regionals!

On Saturday, March 19, Sirjana K. represented RMS at the Spelling Bee Regionals competition which was held in person at Town Hall in Seattle. She won the competition and will go on to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. in June! Way to Go, Sirjana!

PTSA Robotics Club: Team Wins 2nd Place at State!

RMS PTSA Robotics Club Update: Aditya S., Anshul R., Arnav J., and Rohan V. in the "Vex Team 97220A-VR Inevitable" win 2nd place in Washington State Championship! In addition, the team won the 'Innovate Award' and qualified for Vex World 2022, to be held in Dallas, TX in May. The team is also competing in US Open Robotics Championship, to be held in IOWA in April. They are currently ranked 14th in the Middle School World Rankings! Congrats to all! Here is more information about the event and winners on LWSD news website!

School & LWSD

RMS Spirit Week

RMS Spirit Week is this week, March 28- April 1! Leadership has a great spirit week lined up for you beginning Monday! Encourage your student to participate! View Flyer for details!

ASB Spirit Wear Sale Has Started!

Hello Grizzlies! This year, Redmond Middle School Leadership II Class will be selling spirit wear. You might have seen the lopsided posters hanging around our school. If you read them, you would know we were selling spirit wear. If you didn't, now you do. The sale will begin on March 21 and end on April 3.

Buying spirit wear is a great way to support our school and celebrate this crazy year, and we hope you make our school better by buying some. This is a fundraiser, so all of the money collected will go to making our school the best it can be. There are multiple design and color choices, available in short sleeve ($20), long sleeve ($25) or hoodie ($35).

You can scan the QR code on the posters around the school to look at the spirit wear or click on this link: https://customink.com/fundraising/rms-spirit-wear-2022. So, make sure to buy your favorite spirit wear before the sale ends on April 3! Thank you, Leadership II

LWSD Hackathon

The Eastlake HS CS Outreach Council is back and is hosting its 2nd Annual LWSD Middle School Hackathon! This year too, we will be an ONLINE event. This is a FREE opportunity open to ALL middle school students in LWSD. View Flyer

Snow Make-Up Day Announced

LWSD has finalized plans to make up for the one day missed due to the January 3, 2022 snow day. Tuesday, May 31 has been changed from a non-school day to a full day for students.

Spring Break (Repeat)

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.


Orchestra Bakery Fundraiser

Butter braids, cookie dough & coffee for brunch! Redmond Region orchestra students are selling delicious treats March 18–April 8 for $13-18. Click the fundraising link, find a student (listed in alphabetical order by last initial). If you don't know a student, but want to order, use "Stacy H".

Butter braids, cookies & coffee are the perfect addition to weekend, Easter or Mother’s Day Brunch. Stock your freezer, you will want these on hand for Father’s Day, too! Delivery will be on April 12 and must be within RMS boundary. Questions? Email president@RedmondOrchestras.org.

Got Unused Sneakers?

Donate brand new or used sneakers to do some spring cleaning and support the RHS Sophomore Class fundraiser! This is a community collection event on Saturday, April 16, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. Drive thru @ Redmond High School and donate! View the PeachJar flyer for more information.

City of Redmond Updates

Derby Days Returns this Summer
Redmond’s signature summer festival, Derby Days, returns on July 8 and 9 at Redmond’s City Hall campus, featuring live music, parades, local food, a beer and wine garden, and more. Learn more about the event!

Attend the 2022 State of the City Address
Mayor Birney will present her 2022 State of the City address at a hybrid meeting on Thursday, March 31, at 9:00 AM. Free registration through OneRedmond is required to attend either in-person at Redmond City Hall or virtually through Teams. To Register:
In-Person | Virtually

Future of Police and Fire Services
Share Your Feedback on the Future of Police and Fire Services. Help inform how Redmond continues to fund a community safety system that keeps pace and enhances police and fire services in our growing community now and into the future. Take the Questionnaire and Learn More

Family Education

Fostering a Growth Mindset: Unlocking Your Child's Full Potential Melissa Benaroya, LICSW, strives to challenge outdated ways of thinking about raising children by sharing evidence-based tools and strategies. Wednesday, March 30, 7:00 PM FlyerRegister


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

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.

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

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
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