2021-22 Service Awards Recipients!
Congratulations to recipients of this year's RMS PTSA Service Awards! Your time and dedication are appreciated, and we celebrate your efforts! Descriptions of all three awards are available at the end of this article!
Emily Johnson - for her outstanding work on behalf of students and enrichment chairs to keep programs running during and after the pandemic and implementing and communicating necessary policies
Nomita Yadav - for her enthusiasm in creating exciting fundraisers that celebrate and bring together the RMS community
Jay Lippe - for her enthusiasm in creating exciting fundraisers that celebrate and bring together the RMS community
Richard Van Bibber - for his dedication of time and energy to the Track and Field Team, sharing his expertise and staying late into the evening during meets
Dave Raasch – for his dedication of time and energy to the Track and Field Team, sharing his expertise and staying late into the evening during meets
Neeta Check – for jumping into 2020 as temporary co-president and wearing a minimum of 14 PTSA hats since! She excelled at her primary role of VP Communications, but additionally took on VP Volunteers this year and is the backbone of PTSA.
Peggy Joanou – for working tirelessly to meet the needs of students, for taking on the time-consuming role of treasurer during a pandemic, and for advocating, updating, and upgrading our budget so that it makes sense.
Heidi Knable – for her positive energy and enthusiasm throughout this year and for integrating into the classroom kids required to access class remotely
Special thanks to Principal Dana Greenberg for leading RMS through this unusual time.
Special thanks to previous Golden Acorn and Golden Grizzly recipient Tracey Gauthier for her continued support of RMS and PTSA as staff appreciation chair and so much more.
Golden Grizzly Award
In 1996, Redmond Middle School PTSA established the Golden Grizzly Award to recognize excellent volunteers and members of staff at Redmond Middle School. A book is donated to the school library in each recipient’s name.
Golden Acorn Award
Each year, our PTSA gives the Golden Acorn Award to recognize a volunteer who has given outstanding service to our children and our school community. The Golden Acorn Award is very special and is given for continued and dedicated service to only one or two recipients a year. A Golden Acorn recipient receives a certificate and pin, his/her name is added to the recognition plaque, and a contribution in the person’s name is made to the Washington State PTA Scholarship Program. This foundation provides scholarships each year to high school graduates entering college and vocational school.
Outstanding Educator Award
The Outstanding Educator Award is awarded to an outstanding teacher, assistant, custodian, bus driver, administrator, or community member who has gone beyond the normal expectations of their jobs to make the learning environment fun, beneficial, and challenging for our students. The PTSA awards up to two Outstanding Educator Awards a year. An Outstanding Educator recipient receives a certificate and pin, his/her name is added to the recognition plaque, and a contribution in the person’s name is made to the Washington State PTA Scholarship Program. This foundation provides scholarships each year to high school graduates entering college and vocational school.
Thank You, 2021-22 PTSA Leadership!
A very special thank you goes to those on the RMS PTSA Board, Committee Chairs, and volunteers who do amazing work. We are a stronger and better community because of the time and support you give. In a year like no other, parents stepped up to continue RMS PTSA's mission to support, engage, and advocate for our students, staff, and community. Thank you to our Leadership Team and Committee Chairs, and volunteers!Also, take a look at some of the pictures from our Volunteer Appreciation Party held this past Friday, June 10. All of us had a lot of fun! For those who could not attend, we missed you!
|Allan R.||President, Budget Committee|
|Julie A.||Secretary, Budget Committee, Financial Review|
|Neeta C.||VP Communications, VP Volunteers, Nom Comm|
|Jay L.||VP Fundraising|
|Nomita Y.||VP Fundraising|
|Kelly O.||VP FACE, Financial Review|
|Emily J.||VP Enrichment|
|Ana F.||VP Enrichment|
|Joyce L.||Membership Director|
|Elaine H.||Staff Support Director, Nominating Committee|
|Jennifer M.||Grants Chair|
|Ashley M.||Facebook Chair|
|Tricia H.||Pantry Packs Chair|
|Ed K.||Math Club Chair|
|Vinit K.||Spelling Bee Chair|
|Shalu B.||Science Team Co-Chair|
|Prachi M.||Science Team Co-Chair|
|Denny W.||Robotics Club Chair|
|Jay R.||Robotics Club Chair|
|Tracey G.||Staff Appreciation|
|Karen H.||Nominating Committee, Financial Review|
|Kiran B.||Nominating Committee|
|Bilyana S.||Financial Review Committee|
|Shawna C.||Financial Review Committee|
|Sarah K.||Financial Review Committee|
|Aspen W.||Financial Review Committee|
|Sujatha P.||Financial Review Committee|
|Julie L.||Staff Representative|