School & LWSD
Mid-Winter Break Coming Up
Mid-Winter Break will be from Thursday, February 13 thru Monday, February 17 (in observance of President's Day). School resumes on Tuesday, February 18. 2019-2020 LWSD Calendar .
Healthy Habits to Help Prevent Flu
According to the CDC, the single most important thing you can do to prevent the spread of germs is to wash your hands often : vigorous scrubbing of the hands with warm, soapy water for at least 20 seconds, then rinsing with clear water and drying with a clean towel. Visit the LWSD "Tips for Staying Well" webpage for more information.

Other tips:
Coffee with the Principal, Feb. 11
Join us for a 30-minute check-in for "Coffee with the Principal" on Tuesday, February 11 at 9:30 AM at RMS. Parents can chat with the principal, Jeff DeGallier, and other parents about various school topics while enjoying coffee. Please check in at the attendance office and get a visitor badge upon arrival.
PTSA Membership Meeting Feb. 25
Save the Date! Come join the RMS PTSA for their second Membership Meeting of the year on Tuesday, February 25 at 7:00 PM in the library. We looking forward to see you there!
Green Tip: Shopping Better
You have the purchasing power in your hands. Make easy, green choices when you are grocery shopping at your local store or big-box stores. Opt to buy that have less packaging and make a statement to companies with your wallet!

  • Buy bulk for products bought repeatedly
  • Skip the plastic produce bags
  • Purchase raw and deli meats directly from the counter
  • Don't buy pre-packaged or wrapped veggies or fruit
  • Buy fresh rather than canned if possible
  • Shop at the local farmer's market when available
  • Plan your shopping trip with your other errands
Shopping at Amazon for Valentine's Day?
Are you thinking of buying your loved ones something special for Valentine's Day? If you shop at Amazon, don't forget that by purchasing your gift items through this special Amazon link , you would be gifting the Associated Student Body (ASB) as well!
Free Teen Movie Night
Join City of Redmond Parks and Recreation for a free teen movie night on Friday, February 14 from 6:30-9:00 PM to watch the Tom Hanks classic " That Thing You Do "! The movie room at the Redmond Community Center at Marymoor Village is reserved for teens ages 13-18 every second Friday of the month. Popcorn, snacks, and sodas are available for purchase. Register for free ahead of time to reserve your seat. View the flyer .
LWPTSA Scholarships Available (Repeat)
The Lake Washington PTSA Council is pleased to roll out its 2020 Scholarship Program! Each year in the spring, Student applications and certificated staff applications for scholarships are due by 12:00 PM noon on April 2, 2020. For more information, contact .
Parent Education Events
Video of Opioid Awareness & Prevention Panel If you missed the Opioid Awareness and Prevention Panel in December at RMS, you can watch a video from the event courtesy of LWSD. They cover topics of drugs, alcohol and opioid addiction. Watch the video online .

Child Internet Safety Thursday, February 6, 7:00 pm Juanita PTA invites you to hear internet safety expert Stephanie Thomas. She educates parents and children about cyberbullying, social networking, online gaming, sexting, internet tips and more! Juanita Elementary: 9635 NE 132th St, Kirkland 98034

FLASH/HIV Parent Information Night Tuesday, February 11, 7:00-8:00 PM at LWRC Attend this district presentation to preview the materials. For more information, visit the LWSD FLASH/HIV webpage .
Bear Tracks weekly is produced by RMS PTSA as a benefit to the Redmond Middle School Community. Bear Tracks is edited by Neeta Check and Rose Mayeda. Please review the communication priorities and submit articles via the online submission form . Articles are due on Thursdays, by 5:00 PM for publication the following Sunday.