April 24, 2022


April 26, Tuesday - Donuts with Dana, 7:00 PM
April 27 Wednesday - RHS Extravaganza, 6:30 PM
April 28 Thursday - LWSF Be the Bridge Benefit, 12 PM
May 5 Thursday - 8th Grade WCAS Testing
May 6, 9, 10, 12 - SBA Testing All Grades
May 16, Monday - Final PTSA General Meeting, 7:30 PM
May 27 Friday - No School, LEAP Day
May 30 Monday - No School, Memorial Day


Save the Date: General Meeting May 16 & Mayor Birney

General Meeting: Monday, May 16, 7:30 PM

Please join us for the final PTSA General Meeting of the 2021-2022 school year from the comfort of your own home, or in-person, at RMS!

NEW THIS MEETING! We will be conducting the meeting in a HYBRID format, both in person and virtually via Microsoft Teams. Come learn more about what the PTSA is doing for your students at RMS and get to know your fellow RMS parents! More details such as the meeting link and location within school will be provided soon on Bear Tracks, our website and Facebook page.

⭐ GUEST SPEAKER MAYOR BIRNEY will be joining us for the first part of the meeting to discuss Redmond issues and answer any questions! Everyone is welcome, members and non-members, to all of our meetings! If you'd like to learn more about PTSA meetings, please visit the RMS PTSA Meetings webpage.

2022-2023 Nominated Slate of RMS PTSA Officers

The 2022 RMS PTSA Nomination Committee is pleased to submit the following slate of nominees for the 2022-2023 RMS PTSA Board. Elections will take place at the May 16, 2022 RMS PTSA General Membership meeting.

Co-President – Julie Akhter
Co-President – Aspen White
Secretary – Karen Hernan
VP Volunteers – CJ Jimenez
Co-VP Fundraising – Nomita Yadav
Co-VP Fundraising – Jay Lippe
Staff Support Director – Kelly O'Brien
*Treasurer – Open*
VP FACE – Open
VP Enrichment – Open
VP Communications – Open
Membership Director – Open

All current PTSA members are eligible to become board members and are invited to recommend themselves or anyone else for any position at or before the next RMS PTSA General Membership Meeting. For information about a board position or to recommend someone, please contact the Nominating Committee at nomcomm@rmsptsa.org.

We encourage anyone who is interested to go for our most needed position: TREASURER
Recommend yourself or others by using our easy to fill out Recommendation Form. Have questions about Treasurer or other positions. Check out the job descriptions (PDF)!

3 Ways To Celebrate RMS Staff!

Tell Us What You LOVE About Our RMS Staff!
Staff Appreciation Week is coming up on May 2-6 and we want to show our AMAZING staff just how much we appreciate them! We would like to fill the office with 100 balloons with happy thoughts, compliments and words of affirmation written on them. We would love students, parents and families to take a moment to follow the link and send us your positive thoughts about our RMS Staff and school. Please make the thoughts general (please don't name specific staff) and feel free to write more than one! Tell Us Now: RMS PTSA Positive Thoughts Form

Sweet Treats for our Wonderful Staff
We’d love to treat our Staff to some sweet indulgences. Please use the sign up below and volunteer to bring in some yummy goodies. At this time, we are only accepting store-bought treats. Thanks for your understanding. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094BACA82BA02-sweet

Wall of Gratitude for RMS Staff (Repeat)
Calling all parents, guardians, students, and peers: Please help fill our Wall of Gratitude with encouraging messages to RMS staff as we round the corner towards the end of the 2021-22 school year. This is just like writing a quick sticky note and posting it on our digital “wall” for all to see. Feel free to post more than one message. Navigate to: https://padlet.com/mtgauthier/j07qtm5t2qarj5io and follow the instructions at the top.

Donuts with Dana, Apr 26

Save the date this upcoming Tuesday! 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!

Donuts with Dana: Tuesday, April 26
Time: 7:00-7:30 PM
Microsoft Teams Meetin
Join the Meeting

A Thank You to Our SBA-Snack Donors!

A big THANK YOU to our community partners, Mathnasium of Redmond, Fred Meyer and PCC Community Market, for their donation that will make purchasing of snacks possible for our RMS students during SBA testing coming up in early May. Our students, families and staff appreciate your generosity!

Foosball, Air Hockey, Giant Chess, Oh My!

Do you have a gently used foosball table, air hockey table or giant chess set laying around the house that you would like to donate to RMS? We would LOVE IT! Now that the lunch tables are open again at lunch, RMS is looking to add some fun activities for the students during lunchtime. Please email Kelly O., at face@rmsptsa.org with any donations or questions.

PTSA Service Awards Nominations Needed! (Repeat)

Each year, the Redmond Middle School PTSA recognizes volunteers and educators who have given outstanding service to our children and school community. We do this through three awards: the Golden GrizzlyGolden Acorn and the Outstanding Educator Award

Now is your chance to participate in the selection of our award recipients by nominating candidates for consideration by our awards committee. Please consider nominating anyone that has helped the staff, students, or the RMS community at large! There are many people that deserve this award so let's give them a chance to be recognized! NOMINATE NOW!

NominateRMS PTSA Service Award Nomination Form
Deadline: Friday, April 29

School & LWSD

RHS Mustang Extravaganza

Calling all 8th Graders: On April 27, from 6:30-9:00 PM, Redmond High School is inviting future freshmen to campus. Students and parents are welcome to this open-house style event featuring teachers from each department, representatives from our athletic teams, tables highlighting RHS clubs, and members of our ASB leadership group. Future freshmen will be able to tour RHS, either a formal tour led by a Leadership student or just tour themselves around the buildings and grounds. Maps will lead visitors through the building and to different wings where departments will be sharing displays, information on curriculum, etc. Students can explore sports or clubs, or just walk around and get the feel for RHS.

No School on May 27 & May 30

Friday, May 27 is a no-school day for students due to LEAP Day. Monday, May 30 is a no-school day in observance of Memorial Day. Tuesday, May 31 has been changed from a no-school day to a full day for students to make up for the one day missed due to inclement weather. For all LWSD dates, please review the LWSD 2021-2022 Calendar available on the district website.


Take the Eastside Climate Challenge for Earth Day!

Did you know that 40% of U.S. climate emissions come from basic household activities? The great news is that now more than ever, there are simple ways for you to take action, save money, and make a real difference. Learn more and take the Eastside Climate Action Challenge today!

Explore actions on your own, start a team, or join other RMS families in the "Redmond Middle School" community group run by our Grizzly Green Team!

To learn more about protecting our life-sustaining home on Earth Day and everyday, please visit:

FREE STEM K-8 Series: Meet Boeing Professionals

FLY and Boeing Familia are sponsoring a free STEM series for K-8. For two weeks, multi-lingual professionals from Boeing will be giving 15-minute talks and open up a 10-minute Q&A about their STEM work at Boeing and how language and culture broadened their skills.

April 25 – May 7
Monday-Friday 5:00-5:25 PM
Saturday 10:00-10:25 AM

12 free online seminars featuring voices from Boeing Familia. Come meet the multi-lingual people that build planes for Boeing. Fun for the whole family. All ages welcome. Hear their stories. Learn about their languages and work. Ask questions. Speakers are from a variety of STEM disciplines.

Register and save your spot here: https://www.foreignlanguageforyouth.org/fly-parents/boeing-familia
For more information, please contact FLY at 425-420-2854

Family Education


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

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 Talk with mental health professionals and other parents in a safe and supportive environment. https://www.lwsf.org/events/parent-chat

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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