Monday, April 23, 2018
Monday, April 23rd
LWSD - Sexual Health Curriculum Parent Info & Input Session
6:30 - 7:30pm
LWSD Resource Center
Tuesday, May 8th
Final RMS PTSA Meeting
7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Commons, RMS
RHS Open House Event for Future RHS Parents!
On  Wednesday, April 25, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm  Redmond High School will be hosting their annual  Mustang Extravaganza . This is an open house event for future Mustangs and their parents to tour the school.  Guided tours will be available every 15 minutes from posted locations throughout the school, or feel free to grab a map and walk through the school at your leisure.  Be sure to stop and check out our department and club presentations along the way.   
  • Clubs & Sports: Cafeteria/Gym
  • Visual Arts: Downstairs B Wing
  • Foreign Language: Upstairs B Wing
  • Music: Choir Room and/or outside the Performing Arts Center (PAC)
  • Math: Downstairs C Wing
  • English: Upstairs E Wing
  • Science: Downstairs E Wing
  • History: Downstairs E Wing
This is an open house event.  Drop by anytime between 7:00 and 9:00 pm.  
Support RMS Staff & Students with #2 Pencil Donations  
As we head towards the end of the year teachers are finding that their supply of #2 pencils is running low. If you're able to, please donate regular #2 pencils to Redmond Middle School.  There is a collection box in the office. Bonus points if the pencils are pre-sharpened!

KITE STEM Challenge @ RMS  
We have the opportunity to win cash for our school's STEM programs and students are eligible to win individual awards. Learn more and download the app to participate in the challenge here

Staff Appreciation Week May 7th - 11th
Our kids couldn't learn what they learn and have the experiences they have without our amazing RMS Staff. In two weeks, we will spoil, celebrate and thank our teachers and staff for all they have done for our kids and families. We have a different activity planned each day that we need your help to pull off! 
Please sign up to volunteer, make or bring food and/or sponsor coffee for your favorite staff member.  Click here for more information and to sign-up .

Nominations are Still Open!  
We still have a few remaining open positions for RMS PTSA leadership for the next school year 2018-2019.  The greatest need is for President and Secretary position. 
  • President - OPEN 
  • Treasurer - Christine Li 
  • 1st VP - Ommamma Amjad
  • 2nd VP - Sujatha Patra
  • Secretary - OPEN

Anxiety in Teens: What is Actually Helpful?
Please join us for a presentation on "Anxiety in Teens: What is Actually Helpful?" with Dr. Kristy Ludwig, on  Wednesday, May 2nd, 7:00pm at Eastlake High School
EHS's YES Counselor will do a brief presentation on vaping and other self-medication choices teens make, then introduce Dr. Ludwig to address the topic of anxiety in teens.  Click here for more information. There is no cost for  admission and no RSVP is required.

Kids and Race: Changing the Narrative  with Jasen Frelot

Thursday, May 17th, 7:00 - 9:00pm, Redmond Community Center

We are excited to welcome a new speaker to our LWPTSA Council/LWSD Parent Ed program this year on the topic of kids and race! Jasen Frelot will address how parents and educators can empower their children to be successful participants in an increasingly racialized world. 
Learn from Jasen how the stories we unintentionally tell our children can have the greatest impact on their racial identity development and steps to empower families to address racial injustice in a loving, sustainable, humble way. Learn how to seize the teachable moments that arise when we least expect them! 
Jasen Frelot is a father, early childhood educator, social justice advocate, and co-founder of Kids and Race Seattle, which has been featured in ParentMap magazine and on NPR. We hope you will attend this timely and insightful presentation!
Questions? Contact  Rachel Dahl,  Parent Ed. Chair, or Co-VPs of FACE, Swarnima Aswinkumar & Irene Neumann.

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 by 5pm on Thursday for publication the following Monday.  Bear Tracks weekly newsletter is edited by Sara Buckley.

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