School & LWSD
Thanksgiving Break Coming Up
Thanksgiving Break is from November 28-November 29. Please note Wednesday, November 27 is a half day and RMS students will be dismissed at 11:10 AM. School resumes on Monday, December 2.
Choice School Applications Due December 13
A reminder that Choice School applications are available online and are due Friday, December 13 at 4:00 PM. All 8th Grade families should have received the High School options postcard in the mail.
PTSA Membership Cards
Attention PTSA members: Membership cards that give you access to PTSA benefits and discounts were emailed to you recently. If you didn't see it in your inbox, please check your spam folder for an email with subject "Your member card". If you haven't received one at all, kindly contact Winston Lei at .
Green Tip of the Week: Don't Idle
12 million gallons of fuel are wasted every day by idling cars. If you wait for more than 10 seconds, turn off your car and reduce idling pollution while you are waiting at school, in driveways, malls, parking lots. Vehicle exhaust is the leading source of toxic air pollution in the state of Washington. If you get cold in your car, put on a coat or keep a blanket for extra warmth. Go to for more eye-opening information about what happens when cars are kept idling.
Science Club - YBTC Competition (Repeat)
YBTC competition will be held after school on Tuesday, November 19 at 2:45 PM in RMS Room 234 for about one hour. Students will test individually, but scored by team where the winning team will advance to the next level. Students turning 15yrs before July 1 cannot participate and must email us ASAP. Please read all the YBTC competition rules .
Call for Entries for Geography Bee (Repeat)
RMS will be having the Geography Bee on Saturday, January 25. If you’re interested in signing up or for more information, please email by Friday, December 20.
November Brown Bag Lunch
All are invited to the Brown Bag on School Choice on Thursday, November 21 at 12:00 PM at the LWRC Board Room with Dr. Jon Holmen, LWSD Deputy Superintendent. Bring your lunch and learn! View the full 2019-2020 Brown Bag Schedule .
Food Box Donations For Thanksgiving Break (Repeat)
The Redmond Food Box program will once again be collecting boxes of foods for our families who need a little extra help. Students who receive free and reduced lunches at school don't receive this nutrition when school is on break. We provide healthy food for families to help close this gap. Please sign up to donate a box with items from the grocery list provided. We will hold the donation collection on Tuesday, November 26 at Redmond Presbyterian Church, from 7:00-10:00 AM.
Parent Education Events (Repeat)
" Nurturing Your Child to Independence " November 18, 7:00-8:30 PM at Twain EL View Flyer
" Common Sense College Counseling " November 19, 12:00-1:30 PM at LWRC View Flyer
" Angst " November 21, 6:30 PM at Peter Kirk EL Visit Site
" Screenagers: Next Chapter " November 21, 7:00 PM at Finn Hill MS View Flyer
" Screenagers " December 5, 6:30 PM at Blackwell EL View Site
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