Tuesday, Sept. 4 - 1st Day of School - 8:00 arrival time with 8:10 start time for 6th grade & new 7th/8th graders; Returning 7th/8th grade = 10:30 arrival time with 10:50 start time. Schedules are handed out on arrival, report to the commons.
Wed. Sept. 5 - Laptop rollout for 6th & NEW 7th & 8th graders
Thurs. Sept. 6 - Laptop rollout for 7/8 graders NOT at Griz Biz -
Fri. Sept. 7 - Picture Day
Fri. Sept. 7 - All Tech Day (mini lessons in class so students are set up with their computers)

Save the date for Curriculum Night on Tuesday 25 September from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Traffic Control Volunteers Needed
Most of our back-to-school volunteer spots have been filled. There are a few remaining opportunities for traffic control. Can you help get the new year off to a great start next week?

Spirit Gear on Sale Until September 21st
 Interested families can go to and purchase RMS Spirit Gear till September 21st (this is an ASB activity). Access code REDMS18. Click here to view the flyer .
And the Winner Is . . .
  Students! Students win when we work together to support them. One of the ways we do this is through our Family and Community Engagement (FACE) outreach. Read the latest update and see what there is to look forward to. The update includes results from the vote on Parent Education Topics at Griz Biz.
Chairperson positions open for a few more programs:
Fundraising, 6 th Grade Musical, 8 th Grade Celebration, Walk to School Month and Nominating Committee are the biggies. Please email to inquire.
Join RMS PTSA in August and Win!
As of August 26th we have 242 members, thanks for joining! Remember your membership comes with great benefits such as discounted tickets to the Washington State Fair. Email if you need the login for the discounts page.

As an added bonus if you renew or add a new PTSA membership in August you will be entered in a drawing to win a set of books to help your student succeed in middle school. Books will be awarded by random drawing from all the paid memberships received before September 1st. Memberships paid by scholarship are also eligible to win.
Thank you Griz Biz Volunteers!
Please thank the following volunteers who expedited the laptops getting checked out: Laura L, Chi T, Gabe N, Darron T, Jeanne A, Deborah C, Joseph H, Michelle O, Florinda G, Wendy G, Glenda A, Heather C, Lindsey F, Sylvie W, Laura D’, Grace K, Shaohua L, Ekta and Aaron K. Add the ASB and staff to your accolades! Condensing Griz Biz to one day was a success due to all hands on deck.

Speaking of volunteering – WOW! This is going to be a powerful year for our kids. Participation in this year’s Two Hour Power Pledge has been impressive, but there are lots of opportunities awaiting helpers. I encourage you to visit the PTSA website to learn more, print out a pledge form AND sign up to volunteer!
ASB  stands for Associated Student Body and it represents the interests and goals of the entire Redmond Middle School Student Body. At our school ASB is responsible for student clubs, sports, music, student government, the annual yearbook, and many other social and cultural activities.
Season 1 Sports Registration is Open!
Season 1 runs from September 10th - October 26th. Any athlete interested in Season 1 sports (Boys Basketball, Boys Tennis, and Cross Country) needs to have the forms and payment in by September 6th.
Fund the Grizzlies  – Please donate to the Redmond Middle School Associated Student Body (ASB) to help fund student activities.
New interactive map shows ADA-accessible recreation options
Washington State Parks recently launched an online interactive map to help people with disabilities find state parks with ADA features important to them.
The map features more than 60 state parks and will be updated as more ADA facilities and features become available. Access the map at: .
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