Volume 7 | October 15, 2018
Key Dates
  • October 15-October 19: Box Top Collection Week

  • Tuesday, October 16: Ski Bus Registration Opens

  • Friday, October 19: Mom's Night Out

  • Friday, November 2: Picture Re-Take Day

  • Friday, November 16: Deadline for Entries to the Reflections Art Program

  • Saturday, January 12: Medina All City Chess Tournament

  • Saturday, March 2: Regional Destination Imagination Tournament

  • Saturday, March 9: Queen's Quest All-Girls Chess Tournament

  • Wednesday, April 24: STEM Night
Reflections Art Program
The Reflections program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition providing an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works. This year is the 50 th year of Reflections program. It calls for your entries!

Spark your imagination and creativity, show your talent on Visual Arts, photography, Literature, Music Composition, Dance Choreography, or Film Production, follow this year’s Reflections Program theme - “Heroes Around Me” , and express yourself through your own original works.

Everyone from preschool–5th grade is welcome to participate. More information and participation guidelines can be found here . Student Entry Form can be picked up in the school office or download it here .

Deadline for entries is Friday, November 16 th at the school office!

For questions please contact Su Su or Yi Jin at reflections @medinapta.org .
Snow Sports
Ski bus re gistration will open Tuesday, October 16 at 8:00 am. Registration will be online at this link http://medinapta.org/Page/StudentPrograms/SkiBus . We are looking forward to another great season! Ski Bus dates are Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 and Feb 6 and 13

Please click on the following link for ski bus information.  http://medinapta.org/Page/StudentPrograms/SkiBus

Your ski bus chairs,

Manda, Paul and Mette 
Box Top Collection Week is October 15-October 19th
- This is a great competition to raise funds for our school just by looking at products you already purchase! Bring in the box tops of those participating products you already use (e.g. Ziploc Bags, Progressive Soup, Motts Apple Juice, Kleenex tissues, several cereal brands, etc)

-Bags will be distributed to the teachers (mailboxes). 

-Each child should bring their Boxtops to their classroom. Or they can drop them off in the Boxtops collection box in the office.

-Please trim the Boxtops and place them in a baggie, noting the teachers name .

-The class collecting the most Boxtops in each grade level will win an extra recess!
For more information or questions please contact Tracy Mayclin at  tracy@mayclingroup.com  or click on the Box Top for Education link  http://www.boxtops4education.com
Library Volunteers
The School Library is looking for volunteers! Sign up here if interested: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XraSq430Ngnz3kzVr-JJmgYP2o0ROG7_hApsgasIBdg/edit?usp=sharing
Girls Basketball - Bellevue High School
Mom's Night Out
Medina Mom's Night Out will take place on October 19 from 6:30pm-9:30pm at Lauren Ashton Cellars. We hope you can come join other Medina moms at the event!

Runners' Club
Please join us every Wednesday and Friday morning from 7:30-8:00am. You do not need to sign up please just show up before school and walk or run. Many studies show that children who regularly exercise score higher on tests and have lower signs of ADHD. We track the laps the children run and give them small foot tokens for every 5 miles run.  

Runners' Club will start September 12 and we will try to run until early November. PLEASE NOTE: We do not run in the rain.   

If you have any questions please email me at   cjmonty72@gmail.com
Missoula Children's Theatre
Save the Date for Missoula Children's Theater -- December 1st, 2018 and Call for host families!

We are excited to welcome Missoula Children's Theater  back. This year’s performance will be the unique interpretation of the treasured children’s classic, The Secret Garden

The week starts off with auditions at 2:35-5pm on Monday 11/26, culminating in performances on 12/1 at 3pm and 5:30pm. Rehearsals are every day during the week from right after school to 7pm. Once your child is cast, please commit to have your child present at rehearsals every day.
This year Missoula Children's Theater Audition is on the Monday right after Thanksgiving, which poses special challenges for planning. We'd really appreciate it if you could  pre-register for the audition . It will greatly help us plan for the audition and rehearsals.
We are also calling for two host families for the touring directors from 11/25 afternoon to 12/2 . It's a great opportunity for your child to have artistic and cultural exchange with the directors, plus your child is guaranteed a part in the play and waived participation fee. We need your help to pull this event off! If you have any questions or if you are interested in being a host please contact Liang Sun at  programs@medinapta.org
MCT is sponsored by the Medina PTA, and you must be a PTA member to enroll your child in this activity. For those of you who are new to our school, the Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) is the Nation’s largest touring children’s theatre. You may find more information at MCT page  on PTA website.
BYTE Submissions
Publication of the Byte will be on Sundays. To publish in the Byte, you must submit your information by  5:00 PM ON THURSDAYS . This deadline is firm, and submissions are subject to PTA approval. Send your information in plain text, with an image or icon if possible. You can also include a link to further information or registration forms. Questions and submissions should go to   Byte@medinapta.org .
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