School & LWSD
Mr. Hagerman Honored
One of RMS's very own, Scott Hagerman, was honored last week by the LWSD Superintendent, Dr. Stavem, as part of the district's "Elevating Excellent Staff Program". He was nominated by a former student now at RHS. Please read the nomination . Congratulations to Mr. Hagerman and thank you for your hard work and dedication to our students!
Snuggery Donations Needed (REPEAT)
The Snuggery is running low on supplies and is need of donations from you, the RMS community. Read more about the Snuggery ! Donations can be dropped in the main office during school hours. Students can also help by bringing in the donations for their family. The current greatest need is snacks for during the school day. Thank you for your donations!
* Granola bars (nut free varieties as well)
* Apple sauce pouches
* Individual servings of trail mix
* Raisins
* Individual bags of goldfish
* Peanut butter crackers/cheddar crackers
* Cracker/cheese packages
* Individual serving packs of crackers 
* Fruit snacks
Coffee with the Principal, December 10
Join us for a 30-minute check in for Coffee with the Principal on Tuesday, December 10 at 9:30 AM at RMS. Parents will have an opportunity to chat with the principal, Jeff DeGallier, and other parents about various topics while enjoying coffee.
Science Club's YBTC Competition Results (REPEAT)
The YBTC School Level competition was held on November 19 at RMS, administered by Ms. Nelson. 52 students participated and everybody did great! Hurray RMS! View the score sheet and full details page to see your team’s average score and rank. The top-ranked team will advance to the Regional Level. The second-ranked team may be allowed as well, but the timeline for this decision is unknown at this time.
Green Tip of the Week: Say NO to Plastic Straws
Plastic straws are really sucking the life out of the planet. They are EVERYWHERE. Nearly 8 million tons of straws are dumped into the ocean every year. 500 million straws are used everyday in the US alone. We use them for about 20 minutes but they can spend hundreds of years clogging up our waterways or landfills and causing problems for wildlife! Next time you go out, tell your server that your table doesn't want straws with your drinks. Read more now !
Intramural Sports
Interested students should sign up for intramurals during lunch the week of December 2 and have payment and forms in by Friday, December 6. For more information, please visit the RMS Athletics webpage .
FINAL Yearbook Sale
Don’t miss out! Yearbooks are $35 and can be purchased from December 2-13, through end of C lunch - no exceptions. Payment can be made by check (payable to RMS) or exact amount in cash. 
Please note: Yearbooks will not be sold at any other time during the rest of this school year.
  • If you are unsure if you purchased a yearbook in August or September, you can view your child's purchase history online or students can check the list available at the ASB/Attendance office.
  • Yearbooks are not available for purchase online; but if you prefer to purchase with a credit/debit card, please contact Ms. Poblete.
  • There are no refunds on yearbooks. 
  • Please confirm the correct amount of yearbooks desired. If an additional yearbook is purchased in error, it can be donated to a student in need.
Call for Entries for Geography Bee (REPEAT)
RMS will be having its second annual Geography Bee on Saturday, January 25. If you’re interested in signing up or receiving more information please email  by  December 20.
Eastside Native American Education Program
The Eastside Native American Education Program (ENAEP) is a consortium of students of Native descent. Students come together every Monday night at LWHS at 6:30 PM to learn about their tribes and cultures from elders in the community. To join in or learn more, please download the flyer.
LWSF Scholarship Basket Auction (REPEAT)
LWPTSA Council's annual Scholarship Basket Auction is on Thursday, December 5 from 10:00-11:00 AM at LWRC. All proceeds support LWSD students and staff. Browse the Auction Catalog online . Baskets are available for in-person bids at the LWRC now through December 5.
Parent Education Events
" Vaping 101 " December 3, 6:30 PM at Kirkland Library View Site
" Screenagers " December 5, 6:30 PM at Blackwell EL  View Site
" Opioid Awareness and Prevention Panel " December 12, 6:30 PM at RMS Download Flyer This unique panel of experts include representatives from Kirkland Fire/EMS, Police, LWSD SROs, a Clinical Psychologist and a parent who has experienced the loss of his daughter to opioid abuse.
December Brown Bag Presentation - "LWSD Equity Efforts" December 19, 12:00PM at LWSD Resource Center Board Room, hosted by LWPTSA. Click here to see future monthly schedule.
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