❤ February 13, 2022


February 17, 18 - Mid-Winter Break
February 21 Monday - No School, Presidents Day
February 22 Tuesday - Donuts with Dana, 9:00 AM
February 23 Wednesday - PTSA Panera Fundraiser, All Day!
March 4 Friday - Wizard of Oz, 7:00 PM
March 5 Saturday - Wizard of Oz, 2:00 and 7:00 PM


Support RMS By Eating at Panera on Feb 23!

Come eat, be merry, and do good all at the same time! Order at the Redmond Panera on Wednesday, February 23 and 20% of total sales will be awarded to RMS PTSA which in turns, helps RMS students and staff!

WHERE: Panera Bread, 17262 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA 98052
WHEN: Wednesday, February 23 - ALL DAY, ANY TIME from 6:00 AM-9:00 PM


ONLINE: Order online at panerabread.com and enter code PRFUND at checkout!

IN-PERSON: Use the printer-friendly flyer OR show this e-flyer on your phone to the cashier!

• Tell your family, friends, and neighbors to order online and use the code PRFUND for the work-day!
• Print out this 4-up flyer and pass out to your friends and family that day!

Come See "The Wizard of Oz!" in March

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!

Calling All Ads for "The Wizard of Oz" Program

RMS Families and Business Owners: Our RMS cast and crew are starting their 6th week of rehearsals. We are building a program (a printed booklet with production information) that will be given out for the three in-person performances of The Wizard of Oz on March 4 and 5. We expect many of the RMS families to attend, as well as friends and family from all over King County.

If you are interested in purchasing an advertisement to support our young thespians and to let the community know about your business, this is your chance! You can also purchase shout-outs to show appreciation to cast and crew! Thank you in advance as the purchase of advertisements and shout-outs are one of most direct ways our theater program is funded.

1/8 page $25  |  1/4 page $40  |  1/2 page $75  |  Full page $125
Ad Sizing Guide

Purchase Now: https://rmsptsa.org/Packet/OzProgramAd
Deadline: Friday, February 18, 11:59 PM

Be Our Next Communications Guru!

The RMS PTSA Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for VP of Communications for the 2022-2023 school year. The Vice President of Communications ensures all communication from the PTSA is effective and in working order as well as maintaining account names and passwords for web hosting, social media accounts. The RMS PTSA primarily works with the Microsoft Office Suite including Teams, SharePoint and Exchange - so if you are familiar with these apps, you are already qualified! But experience is absolutely not necessary and training can start as soon as possible!

Are you thinking of someone who loves to work with computers, Microsoft software, or IT in general, but just a little shy to recommend themselves to this role? You can recommend your friend, neighbor, fellow parent to this VP Communications role they just might love. Fill out the submission form now and we'll send them an email!

If you have any questions, contact the Nominating Committee at

PTSA Science Team Gives All at NSB!

RMS Students at NSB 2022: Congratulations to the PTSA Science Team students on their excellent performance in the National Science Bowl Regional Competition on January 29! Two teams from RMS participated and earned 5th & 7th places in this prestigious competition. Team 1: Advait B., Anvitha S., Parthiv M., Saketh M. and Siddarth S. Team 2: Adarsh P., Mehuli N., Nidhi K., Saathvik V. and Shreyas R.

Donuts with Dana, Feb 22 (Repeat)

Save the Date! 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, February 22
Time: 9:00-9:30 AM
Microsoft Teams Meeting:
Join the Meeting

School & LWSD

Join Our RMS Family Equity Team! (Repeat)

The RMS Equity team welcomes you to join our RMS Family Equity team! Monthly meetings will take place every third Tuesday of the month (February to May) from 6:30 to 7:30 PM on Teams. We will discuss racial equity concerns and solutions that impact our RMS community. If you would like a link to attend, please email Associate Principal JaLynn Montes at jmontes@lwsd.org to be sent the meeting link. Hope to see you there!

Mid-Winter Break & Presidents Day (Repeat)

Mid-Winter Break is from February 17-18. There will also be no school on Monday, February 21, in observance of Presidents Day. School resumes on Tuesday, February 22, 2022. For a quick view of all school dates, you can view the 2021-2022 LWSD Calendar.


Join the Leadership at RHS PTSA

Redmond High School is a very active and vibrant school. We are looking to build a strong PTSA board to support our school, staff and students through the 2022-2023 school year. Serving as a board member directly adds to the educational and social experience the students at RHS receive. We have a large variety of volunteer opportunities. The hours and roles are flexible, and we can match the role to the amount of time you have to give. Are you ready to join a fantastic team and take on a role at the Redmond High PTSA? Please email nominations@redmondhighschoolptsa.org.

Do Test Scores Really Matter? National PTA Podcast

National PTA Podcast The latest Notes from the Backpack podcast (episode 53) is titled "Do my child's test scores really matter?" Dr. Andrew Ho, a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, breaks down what parents and guardians need to know about standardized testing to better understand what really matters for your child’s learning and development. And check out previous episodes while you are there!

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. | February 15, 7:00 PM: Navigating the Emotional Side of the College Process Register Here Other college webinars also available on demand

Parent Chat Topics Twice a Month on Wednesdays 7:00 PM Presented by LWSF Balance in Mind https://www.lwsf.org/parentchat | February 23: Mental Wellness Across Cultures

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 | February 24: Equity Efforts

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
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