School & LWSD
No School on Friday, Mar. 13
RMS Introduces Reusable Utensils at Lunch
RMS goes green! The lunch room at RMS now has reusable utensils instead of disposable plastic ones! It all started with a group of Leadership students proposing this change to Sodexo and RMS administration. Sodexo was gracious enough to supply the utensils for the lunch room. Our leadership students have given speeches in each lunch period to all RMS students informing the school of the new silverware and the expectations when done using them. What a great accomplishment for our student leaders and Sodexo and a win for sustainability!
PTSA Membership Meeting Recap
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our PTSA Membership Meeting on Tuesday, February 25. We approved grants, discussed PTSA programs and hosted Catherine Cruz, MSW from LWSD who spoke on the new Family Engagement and Community Outreach department. If you were not able to attend, you can watch the streamed video online on PTSA Facebook . For draft meeting minutes, please contact .
6th Grade Musical Information Night (Repeat)
6th Grade Musical Parent Information Night:
Monday, March 2, 6:30-8:00 PM in the RMS Commons

If your student would like to participate in the "The Lion King, Jr" production (cast: 6th graders only; crew: all grades) , then a parent or guardian must attend tomorrow's Parent Information Night . Details about the musical, including registration and audition information, along with parent volunteer expectations and sign-ups, will be presented. Please contact Rose Mayeda at for more information. Please view *UPDATED* flyer (in English & Spanish) for more information.
PTSA Discounts and Savings
Submit Entries for the NEW RMS Art Magazine! (Repeat)
Submit entries for the RMS art magazine! Students will be able to submit a variety of arts including: essays, pictures of artwork, photos of sculptures, short stories, and more! Be aware that written submissions should be no more than 2 pages long. View all magazine guidelines . You can request anonymity if wished. A free copy of the magazine to anyone who submits! Be aware that EDITORS CAN VETO any entries that do not follow guidelines.

Students can submit online using  this form which can only be accessed with a student login. This form is also located on the Library PowerSchool page.
LWSD Career Fair
Looking for a job? Check out the LWSD Educator and Administrator Career Fair on Saturday, March 14 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. Please view the flyer for more information.
RHS Presents "Anything Goes"
You're invited to come and experience RHS's musical "Anything Goes" on March 5, 6, 7 at 7:00 PM at the RHS Performing Arts Center. Please view the flyer for more information.
Washington State Teacher of the Year Nomination
Any Washington public school teacher who has a current certificate, works directly with students for at least 50% of their time, has not already been recognized as a Regional or State Teacher of the Year, and plans to continue teaching through 2021 - 22 is eligible for Washington State Teacher of the Year. Hurry, nominations close today, March 1 . Nominate a teacher now .
Queer Cafe and Board Games
Join LGBTQ+ teens and allies to meet new friends, play board games or just hang out on Saturday, March 14, 2:00-5:00 PM at the Bellevue Library. For Grades 6-12. View the flyer for more information.
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
Mental Health Talks in Spanish March 9-20, 6:00-8:00 PM at RHS. View Flyer

 Safety & E-Prep Night Wednesday, March 25 from 5:30-8:00PM at RHS. A fun and educational event for all LWSD families to learn how to be prepared for emergencies and to learn about safety. For questions please contact .
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.