October 31, 2021 🎃


November 1 Monday - Theme Search Entry for Reflections Due

November 2 Tuesday - Science Testing for 6th Graders
November 2 Tuesday - Last Day to Vote
November 3 Wednesday - Parent Education Event, "Weathering Change Well", 6:30 PM
November 5 Friday - Reflections Submissions Due, 3 PM
November 11 Thursday - No School, Veteran's Day
November 11 Thursday - RMS Day for "Alice in Wonderland", 2 PM
November 17 Wednesday - Chipotle Fundraiser, 4-8 PM

November 24 Wednesday - Last Day for PTSA Spelling Bee Registration
November 24 Wednesday - Half Day Before Thanksgiving
November 25 & November 26 - No School for Thanksgiving Holiday
November 30 Tuesday - Last Day for PTSA Robotics Club Registration


Upcoming Parent Education Event

"Weathering Change Well" with Christy Keating

RMS PTSA is partnering with our neighboring schools to bring you a wonderful parent education speaker opportunity with renowned parent coach, Christy Keating, to help us all learn more about how to support our students and each other. Learn tips and tools for supporting your student in this ever-changing pandemic world. This workshop is FREE for all parents, caregivers, and staff at Redmond Middle School. We look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, November 3, 6:30-8:00 PM
Online Event: 
Register Now

RMS Day for "Alice in Wonderland", Nov 11

RHS presents "Alice in Wonderland" and you're invited! RHS will hold an "RMS Day" on Thursday, November 11, for the 2:00 PM show. (November 11 is no-school day.) If you're interested, purchase your tickets for November 11, 2:00 PM and then register to meet the cast and crew, and take a tour!

RHS is also happy to offer discounted ticket pricing for all RMS students. Tickets are only $5 and applies to ALL showtimes. Enter discount code "rmsstudent" during purchasing! Visit https://rhsalice.brownpapertickets.com to purchase tickets.

Watch the Show, Meet the Cast, and Get a Tour
STEP 1: Purchase Tickets for Nov. 11, 2:00 PM with discount code "rmsstudent"
STEP 2: Register here to get a tour and meet the cast

Your Donations at Work!

Thanks to generous donations to the Bear Paw Fund from RMS families like you and the community, the RMS PTSA is able to make good things happen! Read on about what you are helping us accomplish!

SBA Snacks - Take a look at the pic!
With help from our community and "Haggen Food and Pharmacy - Woodinville", RMS PTSA was able to provide snacks during SBA testing to our hard-working students! Thank you for helping us provide a healthy snack for our loved ones! A shout-out goes to out to our Fundraising VPs, Nomita Y., and Jay L., and Board Members, Peggy J. and Neeta C.!

Halloween Treats for RMS Staff - Take a look at the pic!
Know that you're helping making the day a little bit brighter for our beloved staff at RMS! All staff members were treated to some Halloween goodies last week. We just wanted to say "Have a BOOtiful Day!!" A shout-out goes to our Staff Appreciation Chair, Tracey G!

Pantry Packs/Fresh Fruit Program
PTSA provides fresh fruit and helps with supplementing LWSF Pantry Packs service to those in need. We also provide items beyond fruit such as bins, staples like rice and peanut butter. A shout-out goes out to our newest team member, Pantry Packs Chair, Tricia H.!

Staff Grants
Our grants season has started and we will be funding staff requests soon. Examples of previous awarded grants are providing jump ropes, CPR mannequins, library gift items and walk-talkie radios! A shout-out goes to our Staff Grants Chair, Jenn M.!

It's not too late to donate to RMS PTSA to help us doing more good! Donate to the Bear Paw Fund. You don't have to be a member or have a PTSA account!

Reflections Deadline is Soon, Nov 5!

This is the last call for entries from our RMS students! RMS families; encourage your student(s) to finish their project soon and celebrate this year’s theme of: I Will Change the World By… Contact reflections@rmsptsa.org if you have any questions or visit the RMS PTSA Reflections website for more information.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Friday, November 5, 3:00 PM

ENTRY FORM2021-2022 Entry Form
(Downloadable / Fillable / Printable PDF)

Physical Submissions: Drop off projects at the RMS attendance office along with entry form.
Digital Submissions: Email project and electronic entry form to reflections@rmsptsa.org.

Want to Help Grant Money to RMS Staff?

The RMS PTSA budget includes funds to sponsor grants to Redmond Middle School for special projects that support ongoing curriculum that advances student learning. Current PTSA Grants Chair, Jenn M., is parent to an 8th grader and will not continue next school year.

We need a volunteer to learn the process from Jenn this year with the intention of volunteering as Grants Chair in 2022-23. Are you ready to help with Grants? Have questions? Email board@rmsptsa.org. Visit the PTSA Grants Program website for examples of past grants!

Save the Date: Eat at Chipotle on Nov 17!

Wednesday, November 17, 4:00-8:00 PM

Eat delicious food and help out RMS PTSA and RMS students at the same time! Eat at Chipotle at the Whole Foods Shopping Center on Wednesday, November 17 and 33% of your meal prices will be donated back to Redmond Middle School PTSA. Put this awesome fundraiser on your calendar now!

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PTSA General Meeting Recap

Thanks to everyone who joined the online General Meeting Tuesday, October 19! Congratulations to the new Nominating Committee members who were elected by the Membership: Kiran B., Karen H., Elaine H., Neeta C.

The membership also voted to adopt the Standing Rules and revisions to the Budget for 2021-2022. Please view the
October 19 General Meeting Minutes, to see what was discussed. Please remember, everyone is welcome, members and non-members to all of our meetings! If you'd like to learn more about PTSA meetings, please visit the RMS PTSA Meetings webpage.

School & LWSD

Veterans Day Assembly Photos

During this year’s veterans’ day assembly, the Student Leadership Team wants to include pictures from former veterans to show our appreciation. If you have any pictures of family members and/or friends that you are willing to be a part of the assembly, then please follow the instructions provided on the latest Grizzly Gram on Friday, October 22.

Changes to Season 2 Sports

Due to the large number of students and to provide a safe and fun experience for students, RMS will shift and create competitions within the school. Students will not be traveling to other schools in the district. RMS will however create teams and have them compete here at Redmond against other Redmond teams. The other change is RMS will be dividing up the athletes into two groupings (Red and Black). Please see the RMS Athletics website for a full schedule to have a clear picture of when your student will have athletics each week.

High School Options

As a reminder, the Choice School application process begins on Monday, November 1 and closes on Friday, December 3 for incoming high schoolers. Here is the most up-to-date copy of the flyer (Spanish). Included is information regarding each school choice.

No School on Nov 11

There will be no school on Thursday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day. For a quick view of all school dates, you can view the 2021-2022 LWSD Calendar.


Reminder: Vote by Nov 2

Don't forget to vote! Your voice counts! King County Elections will mailed out ballots on October 13. If you do not receive a ballot call 206-296-VOTE (8683). Last day to register in person, vote or turn in your ballot is Tuesday, November 2. There are multiple ways to return your ballot!

City of Redmond Updates

Redmond Lights 2021
Redmond Lights 2021 returns to Downtown Park as a month-long celebration of art and light. Enjoy the illuminated installations any day of the week December 1, 2021, through January 5, 2022, and take a self-guided tour of light displays to Redmond Town Center. Other features of this year’s Redmond Lights experience include decorating contests, a kids’ coloring contest, and more!
Learn More!

Dia de Muertos Celebration
Join Centro Cultural Mexicano on Tuesday, November 2, from 6-8 PM for a FREE, all-ages celebration of Día de Muertos! This year’s festivities will feature a community art exhibition, free tamales and hot chocolate, live music, prizes, and much more! 7945 Gilman Street in Downtown Redmond. Learn More
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