Monday, February 12, 2018
New Bike Racks Installed 
New bicycle racks were installed this month courtesy of a grant from the City of Redmond which we applied for and were awarded this fall. Students are encouraged
to use either the racks by the gym entrance or the new ones near the flagpole. 

As always, remember to lock your bicycle, wear a helmet, and walk your bike when on the sidewalk in front of the building.

Thank you Go Redmond for the new bike racks!
RMS Spirit Gear Ordering
Families can order RMS spirit wear through Wednesday, February 14th. Please click here  for selection and ordering instructions. If you have any questions, please contact RMS Athletic Director Rathan Mahendran.

Deadline Extended for International Night!
RMS is holding its first International Night on TuesdayMarch 27th  from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm . If you would like to be involved then click on this  Signup Genius link You can put your choice of participation in the comments section so we can plan accordingly.  If you have any questions, please contact Ommama Hassan
Deadline to enter is now February 23rd 2018

We Love Our Parent Volunteers!
Without you, our programs could not happen.   Thank you to Amritha Bhat, Laura Drover, Bonnie Schott, Jennifer Myrick, Malia Kawaguchi, Alison Brandon and Kristian Aasgaarden for helping at the Winter Social on January 26th!   
RMS students were able to have a fun time thanks to your help.
February  Brown Bag:  How to Navigate Disability Services in the LWSD  
When: Feb 22nd, 1:00 - 2:00pm
Where: LWSD Resource Center

The February 22nd Brown Bag will focus on disability services. Paul Vine, Director of Special Services for the LWSD, will explain and help you understand the services that the district provides and the steps to take to get your student what he or she needs. He will walk you through the ladder of support and cover the following topics:  504s and IEPs, IHPs and health services, Individual disabilities.
The Brown Bag will include a district presentation followed by a Question & Answer session (questions should be of interest for the general audience; this is not a forum to discuss individual student's situations).  No registration required.

Any questions, please contact LWPTSA Council President  Liz Hedreen.
RMS PTSA Nominating Committee Opening
Our wonderful PTSA has an opening on the nominating committee that puts together the slate of officers for 2018-2019. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity (most tasks are performed remotely) please contact [email protected] . A new committee member needs to be appointed at the February 13th board meeting.
Regional Science Bowl Winners
Congratulations to the RMS team Blue who advanced in the top 16 among the 64 participating teams at the Regional Science Bowl.  
Congratulations also to RMS MindBenders team for 2nd place in the SciClips video contest! Here is the  MindBenders video.  Do take a look and leave comments!
Sayan Bhatia , Sohil Bhatia, Aaryan Jain, Evan Kim, Rohan Rammanohar
Coach: Mandakini Bhatia

RMS MindBenders 
Eshan Rathi, Kriti Sharma, Manav Balakrishnan, Aakash Banerji
Coach: Jay Rathi

RMS Flash
Adyant Manchanda, Lance Atienza, Avinash Padhye, Aryan Kondapally
Coach: Parul Manchanda

RMS Mathletes Advance To MATHCOUNTS State Competition
10 Mathletes from RMS (Aaron Gao, Andrea Wu, Alexander Wei, Conor Kennedy, Evan Kim, Joseph Kaim, Julia Liu, Krish Jain, Maya Alderette, and Michael Shengcompeted at the MATHCOUNTS event in Redmond, held on Feb 10, 2018.  Our mathletes performed well with a team score of 58.75 against the competition average score of 47.95.

RMS team of Conor Kennedy , Michael Sheng , Krish Jain , and Evan Kim  secured 3rd position amongst 25 tea ms and these students will advance to the Mathcounts State competition in March.
Congratulations to all the RMS mathletes and best wishes in future competitions! 

Redmond High School PTSA 2018-19 Executive Board Openings
Are you interested in being "in-the-know" at the high school?
Redmond High School PTSA supports the staff and students at RHS with financial and volunteer support. The Nominating Committee is looking to fill slots on the 2018-2019 Executive Board. The Executive Board consists of Co-Presidents, VP of Communications, VP of Programs, VP of Services, Secretary, and Treasurer. We are specifically looking to fill vacancies for Co-President, VP of Communications, and Secretary. The commitment includes monthly evening meetings that where you will hear information presented by one of the RHS principals. Aside from these meetings, the majority of the work can be done from home. 
If you are interested in being more involved in your student's high school experience by volunteering for the PTSA, please contact one of the members of the Nominating Committee:   Joy ArnquistLisa Seeley or  Deb Zimmerman
Bear Tracks

Bear Tracks Weekly is RMS PTSA's electronic newsletter, sent each Monday to RMS families and staff via e-mail. You DO NOT need to be a PTSA member to subscribe to Bear Tracks, it is FREE to all families and staff in the Redmond Middle School community.

Submissions from the school and community should be sent to [email protected] by 5pm on Thursday for publication the following Monday.  Bear Tracks weekly newsletter is edited by Sara Buckley and Karen Brooks.

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