January 30, 2022


February 8 Tuesday - Deadline to Vote
February 10 Thursday - Teacher Valentines Deadline
February 17, 18 - Mid-Winter Break
February 21 Monday - No School, Presidents Day
February 22 Tuesday - Donuts with Dana, 9:00 AM


Support the LWSD Levies!

Grizzlies, let’s show our support – VOTE YES! Together with our members, your RMS PTSA is very proud to support our school district, our community, and our students. Please join us in VOTING YES on February 8 for all three levies. Check out the information at the links below or reach out to us anytime with further questions.

LWSD Website:
LW Citizens Levy Committee Website:

Volunteer to talk to others about the levy (scripts provided; doorbelling on weekends; phone banking happens from your own home, but with a Zoom call to offer support!) Sign up for opportunities here:
Volunteer Signup Genius - Lake WA School Levies

Be Our Next PTSA Treasurer!

The RMS PTSA Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for Treasurer for the 2022-2023 school year. Oversee book-keeping, banking, financial records, keep an eye on cash flow and act as joint signatory on bank accounts. Make a difference and volunteer!

Are you thinking of someone who loves to work with numbers but just a little shy to recommend themselves to this role? You can recommend your friend, neighbor, fellow parent to this Treasurer 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
[email protected]!

PTSA Math Club Tests Their Skills

Around 50 RMS PTSA Math Club students met in the gym after school on January 19 to take a proctored exam on their laptops. This challenge, known as the AMC 8, is one of several competitions Math Club takes part in throughout the year, providing opportunities to test and grow students' skills. Math Club students also participate in online and in-person (when possible) coaching sessions with adult volunteers and high school age coaches. Kudos to our math competitors and volunteers!

Save the Date: Donuts with Dana, Feb 22

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

PTSA General Meeting Recap

Thanks to everyone who joined the online General Meeting Tuesday, January 18! There were a great many agenda items accomplished including providing our support to the February8 Levies!

The membership also voted to adopt changes to the Standing Rules and revisions to the budget. Please view the January 18 General Meeting Minutes, to see what was discussed. Please remember, 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! (Repeat)

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

Join Our RMS Family Equity Team!

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 [email protected] to be sent the meeting link. Hope to see you there!

Mid-Winter Break & Presidents Day

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.

Season 3 Middle School Sports Cancelled

LWSD has cancelled Season 3 middle school sports. More information can be found on the latest issue of the Grizzly Gram.

Photos for Yearbook Requested

RMS needs your help with pictures for the Yearbook. Please see the categories below and send any digital photo(s). Please email Yearbook Advisor Robert Johnson ([email protected]) and include your student’s name and grade with the picture(s).

• Snow Day or Snow pictures
• Holiday/Cultural Traditions
• 8th grade Baby/Toddler Photos (1-3 years old)


Send a Teacher a Valentine

Teachers and staff have been working incredibly hard. This Valentine's Day, let them know how much you appreciate them. For a limited time, when you make a donation to Lake Washington Schools Foundation in a teacher or staff member's honor, we'll put their name on our Virtual Wall of Love, send them an inspirational postcard, or even include a special-edition enamel pin. Your donation supports our work and brightens their day! Make someone feel special by ordering today at LWSF.org/valentine. Deadline for orders is February 10. View Flyer

Redmond Sustainability Updates

Free Virtual Sustainable Living Classes
The City of Redmond is hosting free virtual classes about living more sustainably. All classes are interactive with a live instructor and last about an hour each. Attendees will receive guides with resources related to each topic. Classes are free but registration is required. Register at

Take the Redmond Climate Action Challenge!
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. The Redmond Climate Action Challenge makes it easy and fun to reduce your environmental impact. You select the actions specific to your journey, track your progress, and watch your carbon footprint decline as you make changes at home. You can collaborate with your neighbors, share ideas and resources, and work towards your goals together. Learn more and join the Redmond Climate Action Challenge today! RedmondClimateChallenge.org

Electronics Recycling Event at RHS
RHS Fastpitch Boosters are hosting an e-cycling event on Saturday, February 5, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM at Redmond High School. Recycle desktops, monitors, laptops, cell phones, etc. are all accepted. Donations welcome. View More Details on Flyer

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 | February 3: Connecting Your Student with Mental Health Support

Parent Chat Topics Twice a Month on Wednesdays 7:00 PM Presented by LWSF Balance in Mind https://www.lwsf.org/parentchat | February 9: Cancel Culture

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

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
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