January 16, 2022


January 17 Monday - No School, MLK Day
January 18 Tuesday - PTSA General Meeting and Levy Speaker, 7:30 PM

February 17, 18 - Mid-Winter Break
February 21 Monday - No School, President's Day


LWSD Guest Speaker and General Meeting, Jan 18

Please join us for the second PTSA General Meeting of the 2021-2022 school year, Tuesday, January 18 at 7:30 PM, online, from the comfort of your own home! (Due to recent COVID restrictions, this meeting will only take place online.)

Tuesday, January 18, 7:30 PM
Microsoft Teams Meeting Link: Click Here to Join the Online Meeting

EXCITING NEWS: LWSD GUEST SPEAKER! Part of our agenda will include a presentation on the LWSD Levy! On February 8, 2021, LWSD will be placing 3 levies on the ballots. LWSD will send a guest speaker to share with us information about these levies. This is your chance to learn more about how your tax dollars will be used and have your questions answered! The RMS PTSA Membership will then vote on if you want our PTSA organization to support the February Levies. Come make your voice heard!

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.

Drop your Minecraft and Try Some Stagecraft!

Learn how to build a magical world filled with castles, flying monkeys and a yellow brick road! Join the stage crew and support your friends performing on stage in the RMS production of “The Wizard of Oz”! Bask in the gratitude of the actors and director! Many positions available to fit your schedule.

We need students (and parents) to help us make this production take shape to entertain us all during our first live performance in 2 years! Crew meets afterschool Wednesdays and then every day the week of performance (Feb 28-Mar 5) 

Register to join the crew: https://rmsptsa.org/Packet/DramaReg
For more information: https://rmsptsa.org/Page/Programs/Drama

School & LWSD

No School on Jan 17

There will be no school on Monday, January 17 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For a quick view of all school dates, you can view the 2021-2022 LWSD Calendar.

Volunteers Needed for RMS Booster Clinic

LWSD is partnering with Seattle Visiting Nurses to have a Booster Vaccination Clinic on January 22, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM at RMS. LWSD is in of need just a few extra people to help with crowd control. Please remember that volunteers have to be Background-Approved and Cleared for Entry regarding vaccine status by LWSD for this event. Use the link below to sign up to volunteer for a shift. Your help will be greatly appreciated!

Sign Up to Volunteer:

2022-23 Course Catalogs

January marks the beginning of planning for the 2022-23 school year. You can access the online catalogs to help your students plan and input their preferences.

2022-2023 RMS Course Catalog
2022-2023 RHS Course Catalog

January Intramurals Cancelled

Intramurals in January have been cancelled due to rising number of COVID cases. More information regarding Season 3 sports will be provided in upcoming Grizzly Grams.


Ways to Be Environmentally Friendly!

Help Prevent Flooding and Pollution by Adopting a Storm Drain
Sign up to Adopt-a-Drain today! It takes about 15 minutes, twice a month, to remove leaves, trash, and other debris from the top of the grate. This helps to minimize flooding and keeps pollutants out of local waterways. To adopt a drain in your neighborhood, visit https://wa.adopt-a-drain.org.

Free Curbside Holiday Tree Collection
If you are a residential customer with Waste Management, you can recycle your holiday tree at no cost. During the first two weeks of January, place unflocked trees up to six feet tall next to your yard waste cart (flocked trees must go in the garbage). After the first two weeks of January, trees must be cut into four-foot, or smaller, segments and placed fully inside your yard waste cart to be collected at no additional cost. For more information visit https://www.wmnorthwest.com/redmond.

Free Styrofoam, Plastic Bags, and Holiday Lights Recycling Pick-up
In partnership with Ridwell, the City of Redmond is offering all Redmond residents the opportunity to recycle Styrofoam, holiday lights, plastic bags and plastic film from your doorstep. Plastic film includes bubble wrap, some Amazon Prime shippers, clean Ziploc bags and more. This offer is open to all residents living in houses, condos, and apartments. Pickup for Saturday, January 29 is free with sign-up at https://ridwell.com/redmond-styro

Recycle Used Cooking Oil
Did you know the City of Redmond has a convenient disposal site for cooking oils and grease on the City campus? The collection tank is located at the edge of the parking lot at 8703 160th Ave NE. Don't pour FOG (fats, oils, grease) down the drain! Cool it, can it, and trash it at home, or bring your used oil to this easy-access collection site.

City of Redmond Survey

How Do You Feel About Issues in the City of Redmond? The City is interested in the thoughts and opinions of those who live, work, and play here. Please complete Redmond’s annual survey conducted by an independent research organization. All responses will remain confidential, and the results will provide invaluable help in shaping the budget to match the priorities of our community. Complete the survey by January 28.

Family Education

Parent Chat Topics Twice a Month on Wednesdays 7:00 PM Presented by LWSF Balance in Mind https://www.lwsf.org/parentchat | January 26: Your Family at Its Best
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