April 11, 2021

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School & LWSD

Spring Break Ends / RMS Schedule

• School resumes from Spring Break on Monday, April 12. For a quick view of all school dates, you can view the 2020-2021 LWSD Calendar.

• Monday April 12: Remote asynchronous learning with LWSD Secondary Asynchronous Learning Plan

• April 13-16: Remote asynchronous learning with lessons and resources via individual teacher's Teams sites.

• Monday, April 19: In-person learning begins. School will begin at 8:10 AM and end at 1:25 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday for all students. Wednesday is an asynchronous day.

• For more information:
  1. View the latest email from Principal Greenberg sent on April 9.
  2. Visit https://rms.lwsd.org/studentsfamilies/2021-return-to-in-person-learning
  3. View the latest Grizzly Gram from Principal Greenberg
  4. Keep an eye out for more information sent by RMS the week of April 12

RMS School Tour

RMS welcomes you to sign up for a tour of RMS. Tours will take place on 4/14 (6th grade), 4/15 (6th grade), and 4/16 from 1:00 to 7:00 pm (all grades). Please limit visitors to ONE adult per student.

Grizzly Spirit Wear is Here!

This year students participated in designing spirit wear for this year’s fundraiser! Student Voting is over, and we have our winners! You can get either a t-shirt for $20, or a hoodie for $35, so you can show your Grizzly Pride. Buy your white or red spirit wear by Monday, April 12!  Buy Grizzly Spirit Wear Now!

RMS Families of Color Family Nights (Repeat)

You're invited to the "Redmond Middle School Families of Color" every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 7:30 PM (4/20 & 5/18). Please view the flyer English / Spanish for more details!


Staff Appreciation: Buy Lunch!

In-person school is back on April 19 and our RMS staff is hard at work making this a reality, as well as continuing remote learning for all students. Staff Appreciation Week is coming up May 3-7, and RMS PTSA would love to do something nice for them.

Unfortunately, safety precautions prevent us from offering our traditional potluck lunches that the staff absolutely raves about. Instead, we are hoping you will help the PTSA provide catered box lunches for the staff. Each lunch will provide a main entrée, side, and drink for approximately $10. Please consider contributing to this worthy cause. Please donate by April 30 so we may have enough time to plan the event!

Enjoy the New Fence Message!

In appreciation of the amazing people that work at RMS, the fence message was updated on Wednesday, March 31. Take a look at all of the images of changing messages to our wonderful staff by visiting the RMS PTSA Fence Messages webpage! Consider buying a staff member a box lunch for Staff Appreciation Week May 3-7!

RMS Student Toolkit (Repeat)

Attention new and incoming 6th Grade families! Do you have questions about how middle school is different from elementary? Do you want to know who your counselor will be? Ready to hear what Awesome Pawsomes are all about?

We invite you to read the RMS PTSA's toolkit to help you transition smoothly from your current school to RMS next year! It has helpful information to answer some of the most-frequently asked questions from families. If you have any questions not addressed in our tool-kit, feel free to send us an email at support@rmsptsa.org. Download and share this toolkit with friends, family, neighbors who have future RMS students! Go Grizzlies!

RMS Family Toolkit for Incoming and New Students


Celebrate Earth Day and Month!

Earth Day Videos Wanted!
April 22 is Earth Day! It’s a reminder for us to come together and celebrate something we all have in common - our wonderful world as our home, our playground, our teacher. Lake Washington PTSA Council's Sustainability Committee is creating an Earth Day Video and is looking for 10-second videos from any and all LWSD students. Learn more about our Sustainability Committee | Email Sustainability Chair Stephanie L. and earthday@lwptsa.net with questions.

• Students: submit your video on Flipgrid by April 15. (Note: link is limited to LWSD students.)
• Parents & Guardians: please fill out this permission form
Download a flyer and share with your school communities!

Green Home Challenge! 
For Earth Month, we are invited to join the City of Kirkland with an online challenge to help make your household better for our planet, our community, and you! Complete one-week challenges to earn badges and level up your home's sustainability. Choose your own adventure of activities that are right for you. Read more info and to join in! 

Redmond Conserves Water!
Join Redmond's Mayor Birney [watch YouTube video] in reducing water consumption and energy usage – and help earn the title of the “Most Water Wise” in the nation. Participants in winning cities are eligible to win big prizes! Learn more and take the pledge at mywaterpledge.comRedmond teachers and students are also encouraged to participate in the challenge to conserve water by taking a classroom pledge: https://mywaterpledge.com/classroom-edition. Additionally, our partners at Cascade Water Alliance will be hosting free online gardening classes to learn how to use water efficiently in your landscaping: Cascade Gardener Classes.

LWSF "Be The Bridge" Benefit

The Lake Washington Schools Foundation’s annual Spring Benefit "Be the Bridge" is April 29, 7:00-8:00 PM and you are cordially invited to attend this inspirational and entertaining virtual event, with some very special guests! Register now! Table Captains are essential to the success of this event. If you appreciate and support the work the LWSF does in our community, please consider stepping up to bring a group from your school together. You can do this solo or team up with a friend and invite as many guests as you like. Email tena@lwsf.org to learn more.

Family Education

Wednesday Wellness Series: Virtual Strengthening Workout Wednesday, April 14, 6:00-7:00 PM. Presented by LWPTSA View Flyer

April Lunch and Learn: Helping Families to Navigate School Transitions Moving from elementary to middle school and from middle school to high school. Thursday, April 15 12- 1PM. Free registration required. View Flyer 

Creating Healthier Indoor Environments Wednesday, April 21, 7:00-8:30 PM. Presented by LWPTSA Sustainability Committee. Join a panel of experts to explore how our environment affects learning, behavior, and health. View Flyer

Parent Chat Topics Wednesdays 7:00 PM View the comprehensive flyer with upcoming topics. Presented by LWSF Balance in Mind | April 21: Reimagining Success for Kids' Mental Health | May 5: Social Media and Mental Health
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