February 27, 2022


March 4 Friday - Wizard of Oz, 7:00 PM
March 5 Saturday - Wizard of Oz, 2:00 and 7:00 PM
March 11 Friday - No school, LEAP Day
March 13 Sunday - Daylight Savings Time Begins: "Spring Forward" 1 hour
April 4 to April 8 - Spring Break


Your Support of LWSD Levies

RMS PTSA would like to thank our membership for their support of the three LWSD levies on the ballot in February. Our community responded, and all three levies have passed. Thank you! You rock!

Math Club Ranks Among Top in MIC Championships

Over sixty Math Club members competed in this year’s statewide Math Is Cool Championship round on February 9, 2022. The four-hour competition included rounds for mental math, individual exam, team exam, team multiple choice, the triple jump, and college bowl. In the end, our members performed among the best in the state.

Our school placed: 2nd among 6th grades | 3rd among 7th grades | 3rd among 8th grades

We also had several individuals who achieved trophy-level placement in their respective grade-level categories: Parthiv M. placed 8th | Anshul R. placed 11th | Ella S. placed 12th | Sophie Z. placed 6th | Iris Z. placed 12th.

Congratulations to all for a great performance!

Come See "The Wizard of Oz!" in March (Repeat)

The Wizard of Oz, performed by RMS students, is almost here! Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the RMS PTSA and Youth Theatre Northwest Production of The Wizard of Oz in the Redmond Middle School Commons! Come out and support our budding thespians and tech students who have been rehearsing lines and working on sets and props for this play since January!

Enjoy an exciting new twist on the classic favorite following Dorothy to the land of Oz where she encounters whimsical creatures and makes friends who help one another on their journey to see the great and powerful Oz. Buy tickets online by credit card up to the day before the performance, Shows are in the RMS Commons on

Friday, March 4 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 5 at 2:00
Saturday, March 5 at 7:00 PM

Tickets On Sale Now: https://rmsptsa.org/Packet/OZTickets
$5 for students and $8 for adults, scholarships available!

School & LWSD

No School on March 11

There will be no school on Friday, March 11 due to an LWSD LEAP Day. For a quick view of all school dates, you can view the 2021-2022 LWSD Calendar.

RMS Intramural Registration

RMS will host KICKBALL for the Intramural Session from March 14-March 25, M/Tu/Thu/Fr 2:50-4:30 PM. Forms are due Friday, March 4 and can be turned into the ASB window at RMS. Download the Word Document forms here. $25 Intramural fee and $25 ASB Membership fee is required and can be made online at https://payments.lwsd.org. More information can be found on the RMS Athletics webpage at https://rms.lwsd.org/asbactivities/athletics.


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.


City of Redmond Updates

Health Requirements Update
In compliance with new
Public Health - Seattle & King County regulations, Redmond will remove vaccine verification requirements, which includes showing show proof of vaccination or negative test results, for visitors in its recreational facilities and community centers starting on Tuesday, March 1. While masks are still required, Governor Inslee recently announced that indoor masking requirements will lift on March 21 in schools, gyms, recreation centers, restaurants, and grocery stores.

Share Your Thoughts on Redmond 2050
In 2021 the community shared their priorities for future housing, economic vitality, and transportation in Redmond. The City used this information to create first drafts of those chapter policies for the updated Redmond Comprehensive Plan. Now we want to hear from you again; are we on the right track? Learn more and share your thoughts by visiting the REDMOND 2050 website.

Free Online Gardening Classes
Regional gardening experts are ready to help you create beautiful gardens and landscapes that are water efficient, sustainable, and designed specifically for the Pacific Northwest’s growing season and weather. All classes are free and presented online by Redmond partners at Cascade Water Alliance. 
Learn more and register.

LWPTSA Student and Staff Scholarships

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

RHS Drama Presents Little Shop of Horrors

RHS Drama presents Little Shop of Horrors on multiple dates from February 24 through March 5. The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names. This foul-mouthed, singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps it well fed with a very specific diet of BLOOD. Over time, Seymour discovers its evil scheme, but will he be too late to put an end to the plants devious plans?

View flyer for more details | Purchase tickets

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 1, 7:00 PM: Standardized Tests: Who wants them and Who Needs them?
March 15, 6:30 PM: College 101 Flyer

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 | March 3: How Self-Harm Ties in with Anxiety and Depression

Parent Chat Topics Twice a Month on Wednesdays 7:00 PM Presented by LWSF Balance in Mind https://www.lwsf.org/parentchat | March 9: Well Body, Well 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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