Memorial Day, May 25 : RMS PTSA honors those who gave their lives in service to our country.
May 24, 2020
School & LWSD
RMS Virtual Grizzly Time PSL Now Live!
The RMS Virtual Grizzly Time page is finally ready! During this time of school closures, community and connection are more important than ever. When in school, our Grizzly Time classes serve as the vehicle for Social-Emotional skill instruction and communicating important school and community information. Our new RMS Virtual Grizzly Time page will serve this role in our online school environment. This page is loaded with RMS school information and updates and supplemental virtual SEL lessons. Everything posted to this page with be an optional resource for students and families. We are hopeful that this resource will be helpful for students and families in re-building our RMS community from afar for the remainder of our school year. We are Kind. We are Honest. We are Proud. We are Grizzlies!
RMS Library News!
Return Books
Please return any school library books or class novels that you have! (You can return textbooks if you KNOW you do not need them again--we will not be able to return them to you once you turn them in.) There are carts outside of the front doors by the benches every Monday and Thursday from 10:30 AM-2:00 PM to drop off books!

Check Out Books
You can check out library books until the end of the school year! See the Library PSL and the Library Teams for the order form. Orders in by Monday will be available for Thursday pick up, and orders in by Thursday will be available for Monday pick up!

* Please note that carts will be outside on Tuesday, May 26 due to Memorial Day closure on May 25.
PowerSchool Learning Tutorial
Need help using PowerSchool Learning? LWSD has created a video tutorial to help families navigate this online learning platform. Visit the LWSD Video Tutorials webpage to learn more about this tool. This video has been narrated in both English and Spanish.

Additional Help Resources:
Helpdesk is open! 7:00 AM – 4:30 PM M-F
Families Contact: , 425-936-1322
24x7 Parent Help email address:
Reminder for May 25, 26
•  There is no school / remote learning on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

•  Because of the changes to remote learning, LWSD will now have a regular remote-learning day on Tuesday, May 26.
Final Week of SchoolPool
Monday, May 25 starts the final week to help out RMS students by participating in the SchoolPool program! Remind your students to do homework, play outside and take lots of breaks. Fill out the form by Sunday, May 31 and your student can earn digital rewards and also help earn RMS $5 per student.

The above online form is owned by City of Redmond. By filling out the online form, you are consenting to send name, contact and school information to the City of Redmond SchoolPool program.
​Award Nominations are Open (Repeat)
To recognize the individual(s) who have achieved golden level accomplishments, we ask each of you to participate in the selection of the award recipient(s). Each year Redmond Middle School PTSA identifies a person or people, who demonstrates exemplary volunteer service to children and youth in our school community with the Golden Acorn Award. This prestigious award is recognized nationwide and acknowledges dedicated service. Past recipients have been parents, teachers, administrators and community members.

Submit your nominations by Monday, May 25, 5:00 PM by visiting the RMS PTSA Golden Acorn Award Nomination Form .

Grizzly families, the annual RMS talent show would have been held around this time of year, but because of our circumstances, we, the students from Leadership Class, have planned a virtual alternative to our tradition! We are asking students and staff to send us videos showing off their talent - anything from music, pet tricks, sports, trick shots, and more.

An email will be sent to students and staff with directions to submit their clips during the week of May 25, and submissions will be open until Friday, June 5. Then, we will compile the submissions into one virtual talent show video. We would really appreciate student participation because it is an opportunity to connect as Grizzlies. In addition, this online format opens up the talent show for family to join in! Hopefully, we will see some videos coming in soon!
Baby Picture Slideshow Photo Submissions
Hello 8th Graders and 8th grade parents! As a final HOORAY to finishing 8th grade, the Leadership 2 Class will be creating a Baby Picture Slideshow. The video will be posted in late June for the 8th grade families to watch and to celebrate.

What we ask from you is to submit an appropriate baby picture your student is comfortable sharing and a current picture . Please submit pictures by midnight, Monday, June 1. Please have your student submit the pictures through the Photo Submission Form . To be able to access the link you must be signed into a student LWSD account.
Redmond High School Spirit Program
Incoming freshman, are you interested in being a part of the Redmond High School Spirit Program for the 2020-2021 Season? Both the Cheer and Dance programs plan to host their 2020/21 season tryouts during late summer in-person. Tryout dates will be announced in the coming months via both teams' Instagram and websites. If you are interested in trying out for the 2020-2021 Cheer or Dance teams at RHS, please fill out the Spirit Program Survey Form .
Dance Team
Instagram: @RedmondDanceTeam
Cheer Team:
Free Speech/Debate Online Classes
RHS Speech and Debate Club teammates are offering FREE online speech & debate classes starting on Monday, June 1 to take your child's speech & debate skills to the high-school level. This online class is for any middle-schooler looking to learn about high-school pathways for public speaking and skills for professional communication used in the real world. Over the course of 4 weeks, students will learn types of public speaking, how to prepare for presentations and interviews, and tips for effective speaking and delivery. Enroll for free by Sunday, May 31, 5:00 PM.
Online Community Sing Along
Raise your voices and spirits with friends and neighbors from the safety of your home at the City of Redmond Online Sing Along. Join us every Monday at 7:00 PM via Zoom. Grab your musical instruments or just gather around with your family and pets and make some music together! To join and for more information, visit the City of Redmond Community Sing Along webpage .
Educational Events
Parenting Stategies for Success During COVID-19 Tuesday, May 26, 4:00-5:30 PM. Join the conversation during this time of disruption and uncertainty to help all members of your family thrive. View Flyer for online meeting details.

Youth Leadership Summit May 25-29, 4:00 PM on Facebook. Daily workshops hosted by youth from Y-WE's programs. View Flyer

Talking to Our Daughters About Puberty Tuesday, June 9, 7:00 PM Information will be provided for parents and adolescent girls to help guide them through developmental changes in both physical and emotional health and well-being during puberty. Register Now

LGBTQ Panel Hosted by LWTech Tuesday, May 26, 12:00 PM LWSD parents, caregivers and teens are invited to listen in. Sign up by May 21 for a Zoom link. (Repeat)

Balance in Mind's Teen Real Talk Tuesdays, 4:00 PM on Instagram. New topic every week. Learning with other students and a Youth Eastside Services counselor. To join, follow @bimteens on Instagram. (Repeat)

Balance in Mind's Parent Chat  Wednesdays, 7:30-8:15 PM Zoom Meeting. Discuss challenges with Remote Learning with other parents and a Youth Eastside Services counselor. Register at (Repeat)
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