Monday, Oct. 29 - Pajama Day (stuffed animals and cuddly blankets are also welcome)
Tuesday, Oct. 30 - Sports Day
Tuesday, Oct. 30 - Reflections Program Deadline
Tuesday, Oct. 30 - Orchestra/Choir Fall Concert @ 7 pm - RMS Gym
Wednesday, Oct. 31 - Costumes at School
Wednesday, Oct. 31 - Deadline to send pictures for Veteran's day slides
Thursday, Nov. 1 - Superhero Day
Friday, Nov. 2 - Fall social 2:40 - 4:30 pm
Friday, Nov. 2 - Black Out (wear all black) Coordinates with the Spooky theme of the social that afternoon
Tuesday, Nov. 6 - Election day! Make your voice heard.
Friday, Nov. 9 - Veterans Day Assembly
Monday, Nov. 12 - Veterans Day - No School 
Tuesday, Nov. 13 - Coffee with the Principal - 9:30 a.m. - Redmond Middle School Library
Thursday/Friday Nov. 22/23 - Thanksgiving Break - No School
Reminder : CALLING ALL RMS ARTISTS – REFLECTIONS PROGRAM is HERE!! Show us your Artistic Genius!
The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition. The theme for our 2018-2019 National Reflections Competition is “Heroes Around Me”. We want to see
how well you can creatively interpret this theme. You may submit your original entry in up to six art areas.
Deadline: October 30th , 2018
Artistic Divisions:
  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts
  • Film/Video
  • Choreography/Dance
Did you know that 10% of the Washington State winners come from OUR district??!!! We have talent!
For more information - Contact Kim Dearman -
RMS Orchestra/Choir Fall Concert
Come hear the RMS Orchestra and Choir Classes show what they know. Each ensemble will be featured in a few different pieces, many of which are “fall themed.” Tuesday October 30, 2018 at 7 p.m. RMS Gym
Costumes at School
If your student would like to wear a costume to school on October 31, please remind them that all costumes must fit within the school dress code. For safety reasons, we also require that no student wear face masks or face paint as well as no fake weapons at school .
RMS Fall Social
Our Fall Social is scheduled on Friday November 2, 2018. The event runs until 4:30 PM. Students who choose to attend must remain at the event the whole time. Music, games, activities in the gym, and snacks will be available. 
Tickets are $3 for ASB Members and $5 for Non-ASB members. Tickets will be sold during lunch next week (Oct. 22nd – 26th). Last minute tickets can be bought the day before Nov. 1st for $5. Tickets will not be sold the day of the event.  Read more..
Reminder : Immunizations
All students must be in compliance with the immunization requirements. A letter to those not in compliance was sent out on October 8. An email was then sent on October 19. Due to state law, students not in compliance by November 5 will be sent an exclusion from school letter. Please contact our nurse with individual questions and concerns; .
Spirit Week
Will be coming up corresponding to our 1 st  School Social of the year! Students are encouraged to dress up and show their RMS pride! A reminder that spirit themed hats are allowed on spirit days, but masks or full face paint are not allowed for safety reasons. Details here. .
Veteran’s Day Assembly
Our Veteran’s Day assembly will be held the morning of Friday November 9 th . If families in our community have loved ones who have served in the armed forces, we would like to honor them at this assembly. Please send pictures including name of person pictured, branch of military, and relation to student to  by October 31 st . We will include images in a slideshow during the assembly. Questions regarding the assembly may be directed to Leadership teacher Kassandra Morris at .
 Lost and Found is overflowing
The weather is changing and our lost and found is overflowing. Can't remember what you did with your coat? Try looking for it on the racks at school.
Election News 2018 from LWPTSA Council
The election is fast approaching and your vote matters. Make your voice heard - Please vote by Nov 6th. Read more.. Election News 2018 from LWPTSA Council
Volunteers Needed for Social Chaperones
Volunteers Needed for Social Chaperones - Our first social of the year is quickly approaching. We are in need of chaperones for the event on Friday November 2 nd  from 2:40-4:30. Socials are held on campus in the great hall, commons and gym. We need help supervising students in all areas, including the monitoring games in the gym, supervising the dance floor, serving sentry in hallways and exits as well as roving supervision to keep kids safe. Please email Kassandra Morris at  if interested in volunteering.
Cookies & Milk Contest Starts Soon!
Beginning November 1st we are running a Cookies & Milk contest for the Grizzly Time classes. Each class that has 100% of their students represented by PTSA memberships in their household will receive cookies. If their teacher is also a member they will receive milk. Winning classes will be recognized on the school display as well. To make this work, we need your help! Please sign up to provide cookies when requested using this link. T he sign up runs through December 31st, however, cookies will be requested weekly on Thursday as each class reaches their goal.
'The Snuggery'- RMS Initiative for students in need
Redmond Middle School is creating a food pantry/clothing closet for students in need of these extra resources during the school day or at home during the week. They have dubbed this room “The Snuggery”.
The Snuggery is scheduled to open in November, but first we need to stock it with non-perishable food items and gently used (or new) clothing.
 Redmond Middle School has asked us members if they'd like to help contribute to this initiative by donating items below so that they're available all throughout the year. Read More..
Reminder : Family & Community Survey
The best way to make sure every student in our school succeeds is to build a strong partnership between families, the school, and the community. The survey below gives you the opportunity to tell us what our school is doing well to support this partnership and what we can do better. If you would like to help tally and analyze the results, please let us know. This survey is completely anonymous. Please complete this survey as soon as possible and before  November 8
The Family Involvement Action Team email :
Reminder : Turn In SchoolPool Calendars in the Drop-Off Box
Parents, did you know your students can earn RMS ASB up to $1,500 just by turning in their SchoolPool Calendar? The  SchoolPool program  encourages students and families to walk, bike, bus or carpool to school to reduce traffic and pollution. Remind your students to mark their SchoolPool trips on their 1/2 page calendar and return it to school by Tuesday, November 6. Each returned calendar with at least one SchoolPool trip earns RMS ASB $5! Join in on saving the environment and helping RMS students at the same time! Contact .
Wreath and Poinsettia Sale!!
Please support the RMS ASB by purchasing Holiday Wreaths and Poinsettias. Orders need to be turned in by Friday Nov. 16 th . Items can be picked up at RMS on Tuesday Dec. 11 th  from 2 - 6 p.m.
Redmond ASB earns money on Amazon purchases you make when you shop via our unique Amazon URL. Please click on the link and bookmark it. 
Fund the Grizzlies  –  Please donate to the Redmond Middle School Associated Student Body (ASB) to help fund student activities.
Brown Bag Lunch
November Brown Bag Topic: School Choice
Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 12 PM - 1 PM

Bring your lunch and learn. All are welcome to attend. Questions? Contact:
Cookies for Kids
For every Chocolate Chunk Cookie sold during the month of October,  Chick-fil-A Totem Lake  will donate $.25 to support the  Lake Washington Schools Foundation . This is only valid at the Totem Lake location during October 2018.
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