Tuesday, Sept. 25 - Curriculum night - 6:00 - 8:45 p.m. 
Wednesday, Sept. 26 - School Pool and Backpack Awareness Day
Friday, Sept. 28 - Student Recognition 1:50 - 2:50 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 30 - Registration for RMS Science Club Closes. To know more click here
Curriculum Night/Open house
Curriculum Night at 6:00 PM September 25th.Formal Program begins promptly at 6:30 PM in the Gym. This is a great opportunity to learn about upcoming events, policies, how to get involved, and most importantly – meet our wonderful teachers. Continue reading ... . Curriculum Night Invitation  
Study Lab
City of Redmond to provide students a supportive spot to get help with their school work is up and running.  On Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday’s students can stay after school and get help from City of Redmond staff in the school library from 2:40 - 3:30 p.m. On Wednesdays, students can stay from 1:10 - 3:00 p.m. and staff will support this. On Wednesday’s school is providing a shuttle bus that stops at Einstein Elementary, Avondale at the walk path (9301 Avondale) and Avondale and 180 th  Ave. If your student could use some extra support, encourage them to stay.
SBA Results
Results from Smarter Balanced Assessments available in Parent Access. Downloadable score reports for SBA are currently in Skyward Family Access. Paper copies of the reports have been received from OSPI and will be sent home via US Mail to all families by the end of September. 
Directions to access the reports:
  1. To access your child’s scores click on the Skyward Family Access link on the district website.
  2. Log in to Skyward Family Access with your username and password.
  3. Click on the PORTFOLIO tab. Note: There is also a Test Scores tab that will provides scores; however, you can view the actual full score report in Portfolio.
  4. Under a tab with your child’s first name, click on each test result that you want to view.
Science results will be posted to Skyward Family Access by the end of September. More information about state testing can be found   here .
Free Breakfast @ School in September
Lake Washington School district is offering free breakfast in September for students in grades K-8. Whose schools serve breakfast? Redmond Middle School serves breakfast so let’s make breakfast a habit this month. This includes breakfast after the bell.
Student Recognition
What could be better than honoring the kids' first month of showing Grizzly pride than
hosting a celebration during Grizzly time? Adding Otter Pops, of course!
Parents and guardians - this one is easy! We need your help to supervise and serve
students on September 28th from 1:50 - 2:50 p.m.
Please sign up by September 26th! Student Recognition Chair and parent volunteers.
Volunteers Volunteers Volunteers!!!
Volunteers are being sought for new opportunities in October!
Student recognition, Walk to School Month, staff appreciation, Vision and Hearing Screening and more...A BIG thank you to all who SIGN UP here to keep showing your support to the students and staff!

Join RMS PTSA and Win!
We’re halfway through our fall membership campaign! Thanks to the 543 members who have joined so far this year. Haven’t joined yet? Sign up online or send in your form from Griz Biz. Can’t find the form? Next week your student will bring home a 10 Reasons Why short form. If you’re not certain about the status of your membership you can log in to the website with your email address and review your order/print receipts. After you log in, please also select your student’s Grizzly Time teacher from the list.
To know about winning options and more click here .
SchoolPool October Challenge!
October is Walk to School Month   - RMS in partnership with Redmond's School Pool program is encouraging students to walk, bike and carpool to school.  To know more details click here .
Pass The Hat Fundraiser
Pass the Hat Fundraiser!! 100% of the money donated goes directly to support the Associated Student Body (ASB) of RMS. The primary goal of ASB is to build a positive, supportive school community at RMS. To learn more about it read full article
Fund the Grizzlies  –  Please donate to the Redmond Middle School Associated Student Body (ASB) to help fund student activities.
Highly Capable Program / Quest
L WSD applications for Highly Capable programs start October 1 through 4 p.m. on October 26, 2018. Parents of first-grade students attending LWSD schools should not apply during this application period. LWSD first-grade students are screened for Highly Capable Programs in November in their general education classroom. 
To learn more visit: ; call 425-936-1238; or email
Contact Accelerated Programs to access application materials in languages other than English.
LWSD + King County Library System = students online access!!
To increase student access to KCLS’s online resources, LWSD participates in the KCLS Partnership Program. The special online accounts allow students to seamlessly log in from school, home or from any computer or device to access KCLS resources. Read more..
Washington State 2018 Healthy Youth Survey
Our district is participating in the Washington State 2018 Healthy Youth Survey during fall 2018. RMS will administer on October 16, 2018.
Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous. details here
Rise Up
October is Disability Awareness Month
After losing his legs at 6 years old, Kacey has spent his life overcoming obstacles. He continually pushes himself to RISE UP turning challenges and weaknesses into strengths. 
Please join to hear Kacey McCallister speak:
Tuesday, October 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Redmond High School Performing Arts Center
To learn more about Kacey please visit his  website  
FREE College Essay Workshop
Sponsored by the Lake Washington Schools Foundation 
Join Mary Pat O'Neil at this free workshop on September 26 at Eastlake High School. This workshop is designed to help high school seniors craft a personal and compelling college application essay. It is open to all LWSD senior students.
When: September 26, 2018 1:00 p.m - 2:30 p.m.
Where: Eastlake High School Library click to attend
LWPTSA Advocacy Chair Meet-up
Let's grab a cup of coffee (or tea) and discuss advocacy issues for the 2018-19 school year. This is a great way to meet other advocacy chairs in LWSD.
Who: advocacy chairs or advocacy enthusiasts
When: October 9 at 11:00 a.m.
Where: Kitanda in Redmond Town Center
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