Calendar
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; also Season 1 sports registration deadline
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.
School
Traffic Control Volunteers Needed
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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 BSNteamsports.com and purchase RMS Spirit Gear till September 21st (this is an ASB activity). Access code REDMS18. Click here to view the flyer .
New Social Studies Learning Standards - Public Review is now open!
Washington State is moving towards the adoption of new Social Studies K-12 Learning Standards! 

The Social Studies Cadre of Educators representing Social Studies, Civics, Economics, Geography, and History has been working to carefully review these standards and provide additional content with “Enduring Understanding” and sample questions that will support these standards.  

To view the draft standards and provide input, please go here:  Standards Public Comment .

The online comment portal will be open until September 14. 
PTSA
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 Volunteers@RmsPTSA.org to inquire.
August Membership Drive Winner
Congratulations Carlos B. is the winner of the set of three books for our August membership raffle. It's not too late to join and take advantage of all the benefits for your family while you demonstrate support for students at the school. Remember, votes at the state level are representative of the number of members our school has. With more members our voice in support of middle-school students carries more weight.

Stay tuned for information about our next contest next week! Join now to be eligible to win!
ASB
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.
Fees can be paid online, go to the Parent Access Site parent.lwsd.org and log in. Then select online payments on the right, next choose your student and shop for items at your students school. You will want an ASB card and the athletic fees item.
Fund the Grizzlies  – Please donate to the Redmond Middle School Associated Student Body (ASB) to help fund student activities.
Community
Homework Help with Tutor.com
One of the benefits students receive from the district's partnership with the King County Library System is access to tutor.com through their online library account. Tutor.com provides one-on-one, real-time assistance for students in grades K-12, entry level college, and adult learners.
Bear Tracks weekly is produced by RMS PTSA as a benefit to the Redmond Middle School Community. Articles are due on Thursdays for publication the following Monday. Bear Tracks is edited by Ekta & Ommama. Please review our communication priorities and submit articles to weekly@rmsptsa.org .