Calendar
Wednesday, Oct.3 - Disability Awareness Month Assembly
Tuesday, Oct.9 - Coffee with the Principal 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Conference Room
Tuesday, Oct.9 - PTSA Board Meeting 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct.9 - PTSA Membership Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct 10 - Walk to School Day.
Friday, Oct.19 - Leap Day / No School
Sat - Sun, Oct. 20-21 - WSPTA Legislative Assembly Register here
Friday, Oct. 26 - Grizzly Times Parade 2:30 - 3:00
Tuesday, Oct. 30 - Vision / Hearing Screening


School
Coffee with Principal
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Maintaining open lines of communication through transparency is the main goal of this event every month. Each session is specifically designed for parents to hear directly from the Principal. A sk questions and/or share concerns that will positively impact student academic achievement. So come fill up on a warm cup of coffee, and receive the latest news and events on campus.
Reminder : 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.
Reminder : SBA Result
Results from Smarter Balanced Assessments available in Parent Access.
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.
PTSA
RMS Musical
The PTSA musical production for 6-8th graders is  Oz!  Students may apply for on-stage and production team roles on October 12. To know more details click here
Volunteering!!
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!

SchoolPool October Challenge Has Begun!
October is SchoolPool Month! Walk, bike, bus and carpool to school and earn cash for Redmond Middle students! Look for the School Pool calendar coming home and mark the calendar for every time your student walks, bikes, buses or carpools, until October 31. At the end of the month, each returned calendar earns RMS PTSA $5, up to $3,000 for the school year. Join in on saving the environment and helping RMS students at the same time! Questions? Contact  schoolpool@rmsptsa.org .
Walk to School Day
Wednesday, October 10, is Walk to School Day! Start making plans with your neighbors to walk to school that morning! Be sure to stop by a PTSA volunteer to receive a special give-away! Parents, your help is needed to make this event successful!
Please  SIGN UP  now to pass out prizes to students in this short and fun event!
RMS PTSA membership
For those who have missed joining PTSA on Curriculum Night, here is an online link. A Big Thanks to all who have already joined us!!
ASB
Thank You Parents!!
Thank you to all those that donated at Pass the Hat. We have raised $5,300 so far. Donations can still be made online at  Fund the Grizzlies
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. 
Season 2 Sports
Those athletes interested in Girls Badminton or Boys Soccer need to sign up during lunch during the week of Oct. 8 th . All forms and payments are due by Oct. 18 th
Fund the Grizzlies  –  Please donate to the Redmond Middle School Associated Student Body (ASB) to help fund student activities.
Community
Reminder: Upcoming Parent Information Nights for Highly Capable Programs/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:   https://www.lwsd.org/programs-and-services/accelerated-programs ; call 425-936-1238; or email quest@lwsd.org
Contact Accelerated Programs to access application materials in languages other than English.
Young Authors Club @ Redmond Library
T eens in middle school and high school are invited invited to create writing prompts, meet with other writers and share ideas for next movie script, video game, novel, poem or short story. When - 3rd Thursday of the month 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. see the flyer
Good News!!
Lake Washington School District (LWSD) students continue to score well-above the state average in all areas tested by the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA).   Read more about LWSD students and their state scores
Reminder : 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  
Reminder : 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
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 Vadlamudi and [YOUR NAME HERE - please email communications.vp@rmsptsa.org if interested in co-editing]. Please review our communication priorities and submit articles to weekly@rmsptsa.org .