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Coffee with Principal Jon
Join Principal Jon Young on Tuesday, Mar. 19 th  at 9:30 am in the Redmond Middle School Library. Parents will have an opportunity to chat with the principal and other parents about the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum and State Testing (SBA) while enjoying coffee and a small treat. 
Save the Date - Griz Biz 2019
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 20, 2019, this will be the date of Griz Biz where families can pick up and complete paperwork, sign up for sports, open lunch accounts, tour the school, etc.
RMS students advance to state in The National History Day competition
Ten students from Redmond Middle School were selected as regional finalists in The National History Day competition. The Regional competition took place on March 2 and eight RMS students advanced on to the state competition that will be held on May 4 at Central Washington University. National History Day is an academic enrichment program for students in grades 6-12. Students select topics connected to an annual theme and complete their own in-depth research on the topic. This year, the annual theme is "Triumph and Tragedy." Students present their conclusions by creating museum-style exhibits, media documentaries, research papers, interactive websites, and dramatic performances. The competition cycle takes students from the school level to regional, state, and national competitions. At each level of competition students share their work with their peers, historians, educators, and professionals in related fields as they complete for special awards and the opportunity to advance to the next level of competition. Congratulations to these students that will represent RMS at the state level:

Interactive Website: "Sunset Over the Pacific: Battle of the Philippine Sea"
Tanvi Kale
Kate Pallett
Vaishi Sistla
Diya Yaga
Interactive Website: "Reform From the Ashes: Burning the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Forever into History"
Tanvi Bedekar
Payton Gergen
Cassie Knowlton
Jennifer Lo
Google Hangouts
It has recently come to our attention that some students are using “Google Hangouts” and/or Gmail on their school laptops. This is something that was blocked by the district at one point, but Google frequently changes their URLs and access methods, which causes it to not be caught by the district’s firewall.
 The district has been made aware of this, and is taking action to block it newly, but it is likely to be changed again by Google.
We are asking for help from parents to keep an eye out, and if you notice your student using Google Hangouts or Gmail on their laptop, to please alert the school or PTSA so we can alert the district.
Capital Projects Levy - Election day is April 23 rd - please vote!
RMS PTSA endorses and supports a “Yes” vote on LWSD’s April 2019 Capital Projects Levy after many thoughtful discussions and much consideration within the board and general membership. The project will help sustain rapid enrollment by creating more classroom space. It also maintains 2019 LWSD tax rate for construction with no tax rate increase. This measure authorizes a six-year levy totaling $120 million or $20 million per year for six years.
Election day is April 23rd - please vote!
For more information: Click Here!
Reflections State level winners 2018-19
For 50 years, National PTA’s Reflections program has helped students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life . We are proud to share the news that RMS has a winner at state level this year. Please join us to congratulate Jina Kim who is selected in the National level of PTA Reflections 2018-19 for Outstanding Interpretation in Visual Arts Category.
RMS PTSA seeks leaders for next year
Will you have a student at RMS in the fall? Do you have an hour a week to support, engage and advocate for our students, staff and community? 
Your RMS PTSA nominating committee is currently seeking volunteers interested in joining the PTSA leadership team for the 2019-2020 school year. RMS PTSA members are eligible to become board members and will be elected at the PTSA General Meeting on April 16. Multiple positions available. Please Download a nomination form   and submit by April 2, 2019 or   contact the nominating committee   for more information.
Not a member but interested in making good things happen at RMS?   Join the PTSA   and become eligible.
Math Club News
KPMT Competition Results
RMS Math Team participated in Newport High School's Knights of Pi Math Tournament (KPMT) on Saturday March 2nd. They brought home the following plaques and trophies:
6th Grade Teams
First Place : Team 604 (Aakarsh Balla, Alan Duan, Alon Ragoler, Ethan Li)
Second Place : Team 603 (Chujia Yang, Eva Jain, Reese Long, Sarah Wen)

7th Grade Teams
Second Place : Team 701 (Aryan Kondapally, Di Mao, Peter Xu)
Third Place : Team 703 (Alexander Wei, Harry Kaiser, Max Qu, Michael Sheng)
Fifth Place : Team 702 (Chris Ma, Lance Atienza, Rithvik Koppolu, Timason Wan)

8th Grade Teams
Fifth Place : Team 801 (Aaron Gao, Joseph Kaim, Tanvi Kale, Jacob Qian)
6th Grade Individuals
Second Place : Ethan Li
Third Place : Alon Ragoler
Fourth Place : Alan Duan
Fifth Place : Reese Long
Eighth Place :   Juwang Lee
Tenth Place : Aakarsh Balla

7th Grade Individuals
Second Place : Chris Ma
Third Place : Michael Sheng
Fourth Place : Di Mao
Sixth Place : Divij Aswinkumar

8th Grade Individuals
Seventh Place : Aakash Banerji
Congratulations to Math Club students!!!
AMC 10A Results and AIME Qualification
33 students participated in AMC 10A at RMS on Feb. 07. Two of RMS students qualify for AIME:
Evan Kim
Alan Duan
The following students receive awards/honors:
Please use the guide below to see which certificates and honors the students have earned:
 • W - Winner: Student with the highest score at your school.
 • T - Team Member: Placed in the top 3 scores at your school.
 • C - Certificate of Achievement: Students in grade 8 and below who scored 90 or above on the AMC 10, and students in grade 10 or below who scored 90 or above on the AMC 12.
 • H - Certificate of Distinction: Awarded to students that meet the threshold placed with the cut-off.
 • D - Honor Roll of Distinction: Awarded to high scoring students based on the cut-off.
 • A - AIME Qualifier: Awarded to students who qualify for the AIME.
RMS International Night
Join us to celebrate 40+ cultures represented at RMS! PTSA is
hosting a colorful and entertaining International Night
on Tuesday, April 23rd from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. There will be
cultural booths, crafts and samples of ethnic foods at our Cultural
Bazaar, located throughout the main hallways. Students and their
families can also join our international community for Live
Performances on the RMS stage in the commons from 7 pm- 8 pm. It
will be a fun night!
RMS students and their families or friends can now sign up to represent a culture (no, it does
not have to be just their culture, any culture…) at this event! There are many exciting ways to
- Set up a cultural booth with info about a country
- Perform on the stage – sing, dance, play an instrument or do martial arts
- Crafts – bring them to share or teach others to create crafts at the event
- Share ethnic food (bite size samples)
Sign up online here. Reserve your spot now, it is first come/first serve! Applications are due by
Friday, March 29th.
Award Committee Volunteer Needed
Each year our PTSA presents awards to volunteers and staff members. One more person is needed for this year's committee. Sign up to participate . Most "work" can be done outside of the school day and at the committees convenience. Help determine who should receive the Outstanding Educator, Golden Acorn, and Golden Grizzly awards for 2018-2019.
Spring Volunteers Needed
Keep checking this link for volunteer needs to help our spring programs grow. 
Current need: Food Box donations and drop off. April 4th.
Up next: Spring social, International Night, Staff Appreciation, Grizzly Olympics, Field day, 8th grade promotion.
We will need many volunteers in June - have you fulfilled your two hours of power yet? No? Pick up a pledge form from the office and look for an online form next week.
It’s hard to believe but Daylight Saving time is just around the corner. Why not spring forward into savings and pick up a PTSA membership before summer? Members receive discounts on car rentals, at FedEx Office & Office Depot as well as multiple theme parks. We also printed 20 extra student directories –  join now  before they melt away like the snow.
'The Snuggery'- RMS Initiative for students in need
Redmond Middle School has created 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”. It is updated on January 20th to reflect the current Individual Food Needs! Read More..
Season 4 sports: Girls Tennis, Boys and Girls Track, Girls Volleyball
Sign ups will be during lunch ( A, B, and C ) on  March 18 and 19 .
  • If your student have not participated in sports this school year, paperwork (available at RMS ASB/Athletics office or RMS website) should be turned in at the office no later than March 29th.
  •  Fees can be paid Online via Parent Access (if this is your student’s 1st or 2nd sports this school year, then $75 participation fee is due. If Season 4 sports is your student’s 3rd or 4th sports this school year, then no fee is due.)
  • ASB membership $25 (paid once during the school year) is required for all after school activities, including athletics.
 Any questions please contact Mr. Mahendran ( ) or Ms. Poblete ( ).
RMS dines out at MOD Pizza on Thursday April 18 th . Please support RMS ASB by eating at MOD Pizza and either showing them the attached flyer, or letting them know that you are with RMS. MOD Pizza will donate 20% of your bill to RMS ASB. 
A reminder that purchases made on Amazon using this link help RMS ASB.
Help RMS ASB by donating used clothing and shoes. The bin is located in the parking lot by the portables.
Fund the Grizzlies  –  Please donate to the Redmond Middle School Associated Student Body (ASB) to help fund student activities.
Special Needs Group March Meeting
This Tuesday, March 19 th , the LWPTSA SPECIAL NEEDS Group meeting offers both networking opportunities and lots of information of interest to parents. The session begins with an informal opportunity to speak with Special Services staff, followed by the public PREMIERE of a district-produced video SERVICE ANIMALS IN SCHOOLS. 
At the conclusion of the video Carrie Griffin Basis, Director of the Governor’s Office of Education Ombuds offers a presentation on IEPs and 504s.
          WHEN: Tuesday, March 19 th , 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
         WHERE: LWSD Resource Center Board Room ( 16250 NE 74th St, Redmond, WA 98052)   
Cheer tryouts at RHS
There will be a MANDATORY Parent meeting for all those interested in trying out for the 2019-2020 season on Tuesday, March 26th @ 6 pm in the Career Center at Redmond High School.
It is not necessary for the students to attend. However, they are welcome to come if they like.
 Cheer tryout packets are now available in the Athletic Office at Redmond High School (they will also be available at the Parent Meeting.) 
 Tryout dates are April 15-19 (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15 - 5 and Wednesday 1:30 - 3:30)
 Any questions can be directed to
Redmond High School PTSA Seeks Leaders for Next Year
RHS PTSA is seeking adult family members who would be interested in a PTSA leadership position for the 2019 - 2020 school year. Multiple positions available. Contact us at  or visit  to learn more.
Screenagers! Ever wonder what to do about the endless screen time our kids are doing now? Join Bell PTSA for a screening of the acclaimed film; Screenagers on Friday, March 29th at 7:00 pm at Bell Elementary  11212 NE 112 th  St Kirkland, WA 98033. Tickets can be purchase at
Thank you for your support!
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