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2019

Weekly Bulletin #24 - 03/11/2019

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

We have 4 full weeks until the end of the 3rd quarter.  Be sure to check your student’s grades with him/her present and make a plan for any improvements needed in the remaining weeks of the quarter.  Your student can get help from his/her teacher during Pride Time on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  You can also encourage your student to see a teacher before or after school.  Teachers have their available office hours posted in the Commons and on their classroom doors.

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA               

Save the Dates!

Our next General Membership meeting is Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the library. Guest speaker: Michelle Brode, RHMS Behavioral Support Specialist from YES (Youth Eastside Services), will be talking about vaping among middle school students. Michelle gives an interesting and informative presentation that you won't want to miss!

RHMS PTSA's 2019 Student Musical – Disney's Mulan Jr. 
The Huns have invaded, and it's up to the misfit Mulan and her mischievous dragon sidekick, Mushu, to save the Emperor!

Based on Disney’s Oscar-nominated film, Disney's Mulan JR. is a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor, and the fighting spirit. With hit songs and a story packed with action, humor, and heart, Disney's Mulan JR. brings ancient China to life with a modern sensibility. Join us Friday, March 22nd, 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, March 23rd, 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm at the Lake Washington High School Theater.

Purchase advance tickets here: http://www.tinyurl.com/mulantickets

Volunteer opportunity at LW High School: Parents of 8th Graders: Lake Washington High School PTSA is seeking Board Members for 2019-20. Connect and Be A Part of the Lake Washington HS Community. Put your skills to good use. Get a greater insight into your student’s school. Join the Board.

Open positions:
Treasurer
Ways and Means
FACE (Family and Community Engagement)

See Job Descriptions here.  Note: Positions can be shared by more than one person.

Other opportunities for involvement available. For more information, contact LWHS Nominating Committee karentipp@gmail.com

We are pleased to announce that, at our next LWPTSA Council SNG Monthly Meeting, we will be also showing a short video on service animals that was produced by our school district! The video will be shown at 6:55pm.


GENERAL MEETING INFORMATION:
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 19, at LWSD Resource Center. Meeting opens at 6:30pm with coffee, cookies and networking- don’t miss this chance to meet and chat with Dr Shannon Hitch, Director of Special Services, and her Associate Directors- and continues at 6:55pm with a presentation of a short service animal video. Carrie Griffin Basas, Director of the Office of Education Ombuds (OEO), will then present on IEPs and 504s and the process.

Carrie is a former civil rights and labor law attorney, and a former law professor, specializing in disability rights, criminal justice, and ethics. Carrie identifies passionately with the work of the OEO as a woman with a disability, the mother of a child with disabilities and English language-learning needs, and a first-generation college graduate. 

The District offers complimentary student care for our meeting attendees. If you would like to sign up for this service, please email smcenroe@lwsd.orgInclude your child’s name(s) and age(s) at least a week before the meeting date. For our March meeting, please RSVP by/before March 12th..Please use the email subject line: Student care at PTSA meeting.

 Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have questions about access may email us at special.needs@lwptsa.net in advance of the meeting.

 If you would like to request an interpreter, please let us know at special.needs@lwptsa.net

We look forward to seeing you there!_,_._

Informational Items

State testing starts soon - Each spring, all Washington public school students in grades 3-8 are assessed in English Language Arts (ELA) and math using Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA). Students in grades 5 and 8 are also assessed in science using the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS). Results from these assessments provide meaningful feedback and data that teachers and other educators can use to help students succeed. In addition, the results provide data to help evaluate school-level and district-wide instructional strategies, initiatives and other programs.

Students at Rose Hill Middle School and Stella Schola Middle School will be tested on the following dates:

ELA (Computer Adaptive Test)                     Tuesday May 7th
ELA (Performance Task)                               Thursday May 9th
Math (Computer Adaptive Test)                     Tuesday May 14th
Math (Performance Task)                               Thursday May 16th
8th Grade Science                                            Tuesday May 21st

Learn more about the state assessments on the district website: LWSD State Assessments

Author, Christine Grabowski, will be visiting Rose Hill Middle School on April 18th. Students will listen to her presentation, Life of a Book, during their language arts period.

If you are interested in ordering a signed copy of her book, Dickensen Academy, at a special school discounted price, please order by March 22nd to guarantee delivery on the day of the event. Orders will be taken until the day of the event although delivery may be delayed.

Books are $17 each ($15.45 + $1.55 tax) To order a copy, please either fill out the form sent home with your student or send an envelope with the following information and return it to the school library:
~ Student Name
~ LA Teacher & Class Period
~ Name you would like written in the book (optional)
~ Cash or check (made payable to Christine Grabowski)

Free English Classes – Improve your English, leadership and computer skills for social change in your community. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00-8:30 pm, March 12th – June 6th. See flyer for more information.

Calendar Items

Monday, March 11th:

  • Lego/Robotics Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mr. Ewert’s Room #307 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
  • Bridge Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Library
  • Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ Room #403
  • GSA Meeting, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
  • Wrestling, 2:30-4:30 pm, Auxiliary/Upper Gym
  • Varsity/JV Basketball Game, 4:00 pm @ RHMS
  • Regional Basketball Practice, 2:30-3:30 pm, Gym

Tuesday, March 12th:

  • ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Voet’s Room #404
  • 8th Grade Orchestra Field Trip – LWSD Middle School Orchestra Festival, 9:15 am – 2:00 pm, Redmond HS
  • Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
  • A+ Production Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Walter’s Room #337 (Yellow Pod)
  • Math Club, 2:35-4:00 pm, Mrs. McFarland’s Room #454 (Purple Pod)
  • Wrestling Match 4:00 pm @ Redmond MS
  • Varsity/JV Basketball Practice, 2:30-3:15 pm, Gym
  • Regional Basketball Game, 3:30 pm @ RHMS

 

Wednesday, March 13th:

  • Muffin Morning Wednesday Writing Workshop – 6th Graders ONLY, 7:00-7:45 am, Mrs. Walter’s Room #337 (Yellow Pod)
  • Room (Yellow Pod)
  • City of Redmond After Hours Program, 1:00-3:00 pm, Fitness Gym/Gym

Thursday, March 14th:

  • College Gear Thursday
  • WTI Meeting, 7:30 am, Auxiliary Gym/Yoga Room
  • Homework Café – All lunches, Room 333 (Yellow Pod) Cancelled for this week
  • Crochet/Knitting Group, 11:48-12:18 (C Lunch), Ms. Chauhan’s Room #473 (Red Pod)
  • Wrestling, 2:30-4:30 pm, Auxiliary/Upper Gym
  • Varsity/JV Basketball Game, 3:45 pm @ Finn Hill MS
  • Regional Basketball Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym

Friday, March 15th:

  • Choir Field Trip – LWSD Middle School Choir Festival, 9:15 am – 1:00 pm, Redmond HS
  • Homework Café – All lunches, Room 333 (Yellow Pod) Cancelled for this week
  • Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
  • Magic (Card game) Club, 2:30-3:45 pm, Mr. Sarra’s Room #475 (Red Pod)
  • Wrestling Match 4:00 pm @ Kamiakin MS
  • Varsity/JV Basketball Practice, 2:30-3:30 pm, Gym
  • Regional Basketball Game, 4:00 pm @ RHMS

Weekly Bulletin #23 - 02/25/2019

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

A belated thank you to our PTSA and all volunteers who went out of their way to provide the wonderful breakfast for staff on Friday, February 8th.  Staff really enjoyed the special treats before heading out for one of the biggest snowstorms in Washington history. Thank you again!

RHMS is hosting an all-school Luau Social on Friday, March 1st from 2:30pm - 4:30pm! There will be dancing, a movie in the library, snacks, and fun all around. All Rose Hill Middle School students are invited to attend. Entry to the social will close at 3:00. When the social ends at 4:30, students will exit out the gym doors.  Please plan to meet your student in that area. Tickets can be purchased from Mrs. Love in the office all this week before and after school through lunch time on Friday, March 1st. Tickets will not be sold at the door or afterschool on Friday. Tickets are $5 with ASB membership, $7 without ASB, and free if students have the Royal Pride card (crown on the card). If you notice your student doesn’t have the crown on their card, but you paid for the Royal Pride Package, have your student come to the office and a new card will be printed. All students attending need to bring their student ID card to the social and plan to stay until 4:30. Students are not permitted to leave early without a parent coming to the door to request them. Smaller bills are appreciated if students bring cash for snacks. The snacks will be sold for $1-$2 each. Tickets and snacks cannot be purchased with money on a lunch account. For additional information, please email Mrs. Voet at mvoet@lwsd.org   *This event is for Rose Hill Middle School students only. No guests.

If you are available to volunteer, please sign up at the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0C4EA9AB2AA3F58-rhms8. (You must be approved through the district in order to volunteer.) 

At the LWSD School Board Meeting last week, we had two staff members recognized for recently receiving their National Board Re-Certification.  National Board Certification is an advanced teaching credential. It complements, but does not replace, a state’s teacher license. National Board Certified Teachers are highly accomplished educators who meet high and rigorous standards set by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).  Mr. Ewert was recognized for receiving his National Board Certification renewal, meaning he has gone through and successfully completed the certification process two times. Mr. Charouhas was recognized for receiving his 2nd National Board Certification renewal, meaning he has gone through and successfully completed the certification process three times. He is also in the first group of LWSD teachers to have earned the National Board Certification.  Join me in congratulating Mr. Ewert and Mr. Charouhas!

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA

Save the Dates!

All are invited:
What:  Annual LWPTSA Special Needs Group Community Resource Fair
When:  Tomorrow - Tuesday, February 26th - 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Where: LWSD Resource Center

Children are welcome to attend!  Vendors offering after school and/or summer recreational activities/camps that offer services to students on IEPs, 504s and IHPs.  

Our next Dine Out Fundraiser is at Tres Hermanos on Thursday, March 7th.

Our next General Membership meeting is Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the library. Guest speaker: Michelle Brode, RHMS Behavioral Support Specialist from YES (Youth Eastside Services) will be talking about vaping among middle school students.

General Membership meeting recap:

At our January General Membership meeting on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, RHMS PTSA membership voted to both endorse and support the LWSD Capital Projects Levy measures that will be on the ballot in April 2019. Please check the RHMS PTSA website for updates. General information from LWSD about these ballot measures can be found here.

Due to a lack of nominees, the election of a Nominating Committee was tabled until the March General Membership meeting.

Award winner:
Congratulations to Jennifer Malick! She was recently awarded the Golden Acorn Award from the LW PTSA Council for her years of dedicated service to Emergency Preparation at the elementary, secondary, and council PTA levels. Golden Acorn awards are given to volunteers for exemplary and outstanding service to PTA. Jennifer Malick has served as our Emergency Preparation volunteer here at RHMS PTSA for many years. Well done, Jennifer!

Informational Items

LEGO/Robotics Club begins next Monday, March 4th! LEGO Club meets every Monday from 2:30-3:30 pm in Mr. Ewert’s room #307 across from the Lt. Blue Pod.  Students must be a member of the RHMS ASB and turn in a permission slip to participate. Lego/Robotics Club Permission Slip.

A Samsung Cell Phone was found in the parent drop-off lane last week. If you think it might be yours, please contact Mrs. Love in the main office to identify it.

Wednesday, February 27th: ALL staff and students are encouraged to wear a Black Lives Matter shirt OR a black shirt.

Please encourage your student to participate in this peaceful social justice advocacy movement. Contact Danielle MacDonald at dmacdonald@lwsd.org with any questions. Here are some resources if you would like to know more about the National Black Lives Matter at School:

Update: Thank you Rose Hill! We recycled 96 phones and received $162.24  - POW!
We will apply those funds to our subscription service to Royalty Free Video and Audio to support the Video and Photography classes.

Stay tuned for our May collection month. As always, we can accept your cell phones at any time – Thanks! Mr. Charouhas

Calendar Items

Monday, February 25th:

  • 7th Grade Registration:
    •    Periods 1-3: Mr. Miller’s Class
    •    Periods 4-6: Ms. Chauhan’s Class
  • Bridge Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Library
  • Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ Room #403
  • GSA Meeting, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
  • Wrestling, 2:30-4:30 pm, Auxiliary/Upper Gym
  • Varsity/JV Basketball Practice, 4:00-5:30 pm, Gym
  • Regional Basketball Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym

Tuesday, Feb. 26th:

  • ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Voet’s Room #404
  • Multicultural Club Field Trip – Africa Town & Wing Luke Museum, 9:30 am – 1:45 pm
  • Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
  • A+ Production Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Walter’s Room #337 (Yellow Pod)
  • Math Club, 2:35-4:00 pm, Mrs. McFarland’s Room #454 (Purple Pod)
  • Wrestling, 2:30-4:30 pm, Auxiliary/Upper Gym
  • Varsity/JV Basketball Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym
  • Regional Basketball Practice, 4:00-5:30 pm, Gym

 

Wednesday, Feb. 27th:

  • JV and Regional Girls Basketball Practice, 7:00-7:45 am, Gym – Note Day/Time change for this week due to Friday’s social
  • Honor Society Meeting, 7:20 am, Mrs. McFarland’s Room #454 (Purple Pod)
  • Muffin Morning Wednesday Writing Workshop – 6th Graders ONLY, 7:00-7:45 am, Mrs. Walter’s Room #337 (Yellow Pod)
  • City of Redmond After Hours Program, 1:00-3:00 pm, Fitness Gym/Gym

Thursday, Feb. 28th:

  • College Gear Thursday
  • Equity Team Meeting, 7:10 am, Ms. Straight’s Room #474 (Red Pod)
  • WTI Meeting, 7:25 am, Fitness Gym/Yoga Room
  • 7th Grade Registration:
    •    Periods 1-2: Mr. Reisenauer’s Class
    •    Periods 3-5: Mrs. Nelson’s Class
  • Guest Speaker on Post Disaster Inequity, 7th Grade AVID Class, 8:54-9:44 am, Mrs. Sierer’s Room #477 (Red Pod)
  • Emergency “Shelter in Place” Drill – 9:50-9:55 am
  • Pride Time: “Battle of the Books” Team Meeting, 9:44-10:18 am, Library
  • Homework Café – All lunches, Room 333 (Yellow Pod) Cancelled for this week
  • Crochet/Knitting Group, 11:48-12:18 (C Lunch), Ms. Chauhan’s Room #473 (Red Pod)
  • Wrestling, 2:30-4:30 pm, Auxiliary/Upper Gym
  • Varsity/JV Basketball Practice, 4:00-5:30 pm, Gym
  • Regional Basketball Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym

Friday, March 1st:

  • Varsity Basketball Practice, 7:00-7:45 am, Gym -  Note Time change for this week due to social
  • Homework Café – All lunches, Room 333 (Yellow Pod) Cancelled for this week
  • Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod) - Cancelled due to the social
  • Magic (Card game) Club, 2:30-3:45 pm, Mr. Sarra’s Room #475 (Red Pod) - Cancelled due to the social
  • All School Luau Social, 2:30-4:30 pm, Commons
  • Wrestling, 2:30-4:30 pm, Auxiliary/Upper Gym

Weekly Bulletin #22 - 02/19/2019

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

Welcome back after the extended break!  We appreciate everyone’s patience and caution during drop-off and pick-up.  We will let you know as soon as a decision has been made about the make up days we missed due to the weather.

Snow Day Make-Up of the Multicultural Club’s display highlighting that Black Lives Matter:  

February 4th – February 8th, was National Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action. Seattle Public Schools led the charge nationally by making a public statement about racial disparity in 2016. In 2018, the Lake Washington Educators Association followed suit by offering us teaching materials entitled "Black Lives Matter at School." The Rose Hill Middle School Multicultural Club will be doing the following to support the nationwide movement #BlackLivesMatter and invite all students to join them:

  • Friday, February 22nd: The Multicultural Club is displaying a series of posters outlining the history and significance of Black Lives Matter, for all students to view, reflect and talk about.
  • Wednesday, February 27th: ALL staff and students are encouraged to wear a Black Lives Matter shirt OR a black shirt.

Please encourage your student to participate in this peaceful social justice advocacy movement. Contact Danielle MacDonald at dmacdonald@lwsd.org with any questions. Here are some resources if you would like to know more about the National Black Lives Matter at School:

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA

Our next General Membership meeting is tonight, Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the library. Guest speaker: Michelle Brode, RHMS Behavioral Support Specialist from YES (Youth Eastside Services) will be talking about vaping among middle school students.

All are invited:
What:  Annual LWPTSA Special Needs Group Community Resource Fair
When:  Tuesday, February 26th - 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Where: LWSD Resource Center

Children are welcome to attend!  Vendors offering after school and/or summer recreational activities/camps that offer services to students on IEPs, 504s and IHPs.  

Informational Items

LEGO/Robotics Club begins Monday, March 4th! LEGO Club meets every Monday from 2:30-3:30 pm in Mr. Ewert’s room #307 across from the Lt. Blue Pod.  Students must be a member of the RHMS ASB and turn in a permission slip to participate. Lego/Robotics Club Permission Slip 

Friday, March 1st is the second Dance/Social of the year. There will be dancing, a movie in the library, snacks, and fun all around. All Rose Hill Middle School students are invited to attend. The social starts at 2:30 and ends at 4:30 pm. Entry to the social will close at 3:00. When the social ends at 4:30, students will exit out the gym doors.  Please plan to meet your student in that area. Tickets can be purchased from Mrs. Love in the office beginning Monday, Feb. 25th before and after school through lunch time on Friday, March 1st. Tickets will not be sold at the door or afterschool on Friday. Tickets are $5 with ASB membership, $7 without ASB, and free if students have the Royal Pride card (crown on the card). If you notice your student doesn’t have the crown on their card, but you paid for the Royal Pride Package, have your student come to the office and a new card will be printed. All students attending need to bring their student ID card to the social and plan to stay until 4:30. Students are not permitted to leave early without a parent coming to the door to request them. Smaller bills are appreciated if students bring cash for snacks. The snacks will be sold for $1-$2 each. Tickets and snacks cannot be purchased with money on a lunch account. For additional information, please email Mrs. Voet at mvoet@lwsd.org   *This event is for Rose Hill Middle School students only. No guests.

Calendar Items

Tuesday, Feb. 19th:

  • ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Voet’s Room #404
  • 6th Grade Registration through Science Classes
  • Guest Speaker in the 7th Grade AVID Class – “Disaster preparedness for those living in poverty”, 8:54-9:44 am, Mrs. Sierer’s Room #477 (Red Pod)
  • Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
  • A+ Production Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Walter’s Room #337 (Yellow Pod)
  • Math Club, 2:35-4:00 pm, Mrs. McFarland’s Room #454 (Purple Pod)
  • Wrestling, 2:30-4:30 pm, Auxiliary/Upper Gym
  • Girls Basketball Tryouts, 2:30-4:30 pm, Gym

Wednesday, Feb. 20th:

  • Muffin Morning Wednesday Writing Workshop – 6th Graders ONLY, 7:00-7:45 am, Mrs. Walter’s Room #337 (Yellow Pod)
  • “Battle of the Books” School Competition, 1:00 pm, Commons
  • City of Redmond After Hours Program, 1:00-3:00 pm, Fitness Gym/Gym

Thursday, Feb. 21st:

  • College Gear Thursday
  • 6th Grade Registration through Science Classes
  • Crochet/Knitting Group, 11:48-12:18 (C Lunch), Ms. Chauhan’s Room #473 (Red Pod)
  • Wrestling, 2:30-4:30 pm, Auxiliary/Upper Gym
  • Varsity/JV Girls Basketball Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym
  • Regional Girls Basketball Practice, 4:00-5:30 pm, Gym


Friday, Feb. 22nd:

  • Guest Speaker in 8th Grade AVID Class – Activity Coordinator at Peters Creek Assisted Living Home, 8:00-8:50 am, Mrs. Sierer’s Room #477 (Red Pod)
  • Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
  • Magic (Card game) Club, 2:30-3:45 pm, Mr. Sarra’s Room #475 (Red Pod)
  • Wrestling, 2:30-4:30 pm, Auxiliary/Upper Gym
  • Varsity/JV Girls Basketball Practice, 4:00-5:30 pm, Gym
  • Regional Girls Basketball Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym

Weekly Bulletin #21 - 02/06/2019

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

It is great to see all the students today and hope you enjoyed the snow days.  We appreciate everyone’s patience and caution during drop-off and pick-up.  

A reminder for 8th grade families that Lake Washington High School will be hosting its Future Freshman Night TONIGHT, February 6th at 6:30 pm.  While parents are attending a presentation in the theater, there will be an elective and club/activity fair in the commons with tours for students. Parents will also be able to visit the elective fair following the counselor presentation in the theater.  See this flyer for more information.

This week is National School Counseling Week. Join me in thanking our counselors for all that they do to support our students.  Consider writing a note or an email to your student’s counselor and/or encourage your student to do so.

                Mr. Thompson (Students with last names beginning with A-F) tthompson@lwsd.org
                Mrs. MacDonald (Students with last names beginning with G-M) dmacdonald@lwsd.org
                Mrs. Stelling ((Students with last names beginning with N-Z) cstelling@lwsd.org

This week, February 4th – February 8th, is National Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action.  Seattle Public Schools led the charge nationally by making a public statement about racial disparity in 2016. In 2018, the Lake Washington Educators Association followed suit by offering us teaching materials entitled "Black Lives Matter at School." The Rose Hill Middle School Multicultural Club will be doing the following to support the nationwide movement #BlackLivesMatter and invite all students to join them:

  • Thursday, February 7th: The Multicultural Club is displaying a series of posters outlining the history and significance of Black Lives Matter (2:30 pm in room 336 – all students are welcome). We are also making Black Lives Matter t-shirts (2:30 pm- all students are welcome – bring a black shirt).
  • Monday, February 11th:   The posters outlining the history and significance of Black Lives Matter will be displayed in the Commons for all students to view, reflect and talk about.
  • Tuesday, February 12th: ALL staff and students are encouraged to wear a Black Lives Matter shirt OR a black shirt.

Please encourage your student to participate in this peaceful social justice advocacy movement. Contact Danielle MacDonald at dmacdonald@lwsd.org with any questions. Here are some resources if you would like to know more about the National Black Lives Matter at School:

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA

General Membership meeting recap: At our General Membership meeting on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, RHMS PTSA membership voted to both endorse and support the LWSD Capital Projects Levy measures that will be on the ballot in April 2019. Please check the RHMS PTSA website for updates. General information from LWSD about these ballot measures can be found here.

Save the Dates!
Our February board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the library.

Our next General Membership meeting is Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the library. Guest speaker: Michelle Brode, RHMS Behavioral Support Specialist from YES (Youth Eastside Services) will be  talking about vaping among middle school students.

Informational Items

Mid-Winter Break is coming next week.  There will be no school on Thursday, Feb. 14th  and Friday, Feb. 15th due to Mid-Winter Break and no school on Monday, Feb. 18th in observance of President’s Day.  School will resume at 8:00 am on Tuesday, Feb. 19th.

Calendar Items

Wednesday, Feb. 6th:

  • City of Redmond After Hours Program, 1:00-3:00 pm, Fitness Gym/Gym
  • Future Freshman Night at Lake Washington High School (students and parents), 6:30 pm, Lake Washington High School
  • 8th Grade Parent Night/Registration for Juanita High School, 5:45 pm, Juanita High School

Thursday, Feb. 7th:

  • College Gear Thursday
  • Pride Time: “Battle of the Books” Meeting, 9:44-10:12 am, Library
  • Crochet/Knitting Group, 11:48-12:18 (C Lunch), Ms. Chauhan’s Room #473 (Red Pod)
  • Homework Café – All lunches, Room 333 (Yellow Pod)
  • 3rd Quarter Sports Begin:
  •    Wrestling, 2:30-4:30 pm, Auxiliary/Upper Gym
  •    Girls Basketball Tryouts, 2:30-4:15 pm, Gym

Friday, Feb. 8th:

  • LWHS Registration in 8th Grade Social Studies Classes
  • Homework Café – All lunches, Room 333 (Yellow Pod)
  • Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
  • Magic (Card game) Club, 2:30-3:45 pm, Mr. Sarra’s Room #475 (Red Pod)
  • Wrestling, 2:30-4:30 pm, Auxiliary/Upper Gym
  • Girls Basketball Tryouts, 2:30-4:15 pm, Gym

Weekly Bulletin #20 - 01/28/2019

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

The start of Semester 2 is a great time for students to reflect on their prior academic performance and get ahead on upcoming assignments and projects.  A great way for your student to get extra help during the school day without missing instructional time is to go to our Homework Café on Thursdays and Fridays.  Teachers can assign students to Homework Café or students can choose to go there on their own. 

In addition, we also have Pride Time on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  Students can do the following during Pride Time:

  1. Work with a teacher for support/tutoring (pass required if it is a teacher other than their 2nd period teacher)
  2. Silently and independently work on homework in their 2nd period class
  3. Silently read in 2nd period class
  4. Receive laptop support in the library
  5. Check out a library book
  6. Though students will have time to work on homework, we strongly recommend they are not putting off homework to complete at the last minute. 

Designate a Study Time and Place: Work with your student to pick a time and place where school work should be completed each day. If students do not have homework, they should read for at least 30 minutes. Study areas should be as free from distractions as possible.

A reminder for 8th grade families that Lake Washington High School will be hosting its Future Freshman Night on Wednesday, February 6th at 6:30 pm.  While parents are attending a presentation in the theater, there will be an elective and club/activity fair in the commons with tours for students. Parents will also be able to visit the elective fair following the counselor presentation in the theater.  See this flyer  for more information.

Have a great week ahead!

 

From the PTSA

General Membership meeting recap:
At our General Membership meeting on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, RHMS PTSA membership voted to both endorse and support the LWSD Capital Projects Levy measures that will be on the ballot in April 2019. Please check the RHMS PTSA website for updates. General information from LWSD about these ballot measures can be found here.

Due to a lack of nominees, the election of a Nominating Committee was tabled until the March General Membership meeting.

Save the Dates!
Our February board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the library.

Our next General Membership meeting is Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the library. Guest speaker: Michelle Brode, RHMS Behavioral Support Specialist from YES (Youth Eastside Services) will be talking about vaping among middle school students.

Informational Items

3rd Quarter Sports Sign up –Girls Basketball (all grades) and Boys and Girls Wrestling (all grades) will begin on Monday, February 4th.  The deadline for turning in all paperwork and fees is this Wednesday, January 30th.  If you are unsure if you’ve turned in everything, please confirm with our Athletic Director, Shane O’Brien at sobrien@lwsd.org.  Don’t delay….take care of business today!

Do you have a current 5th grader who will be attending RHMS in September?  If so, you are invited to our 5th grade Parent Information Night on Tuesday, February 5th from 6:30-8:30 pm.  Parents will start in the gym for a general overview of the evening and then rotate through 3 different informational sessions, including the Electives Fair, Registration and Navigating a successful transition to middle school. Due to space constraints, we ask that parents do not bring their student with them to this event.  They will have an opportunity to visit the school and tour the building during the school day in June.

ALEKS PARTY – This Friday, February 1st - 2:30 to 3:30 pm.  After school on Friday, Rose Hill 6th grade teachers are hosting an ALEKS party for 6th grade students!  It is a celebration involving food, music, and of course many, many math problems!  All your student needs to bring is their laptop.  Everything else is provided and the event is FREE!  It is a great Rose Hill tradition that combines math with friends, food and music!  Hope to see your student there! Not sure what ALEKS is?  Ask your student to explain.

AWARE is coming to RHMS! AWARE is a club that is striving to make all high schools and middle schools as inclusive as possible for ALL students, both those in general education and those in special education, including the transition classroom students. The club focuses on Inclusion, Equity and Acceptance for all. The first club meeting will be during C lunch this Thursday, January 31st in Room 220. Students must register with club advisor, Ms. Wood, in order to attend the meeting.  If your student missed the informational meeting last week but would still like to be involved, please remind them to see Ms. Wood before Wednesday, January 30th to be included in the free pizza lunch.  Questions can be directed to Ms. Wood at chwood@lwsd.org.

Calendar Items

Monday, January 28th:

  • 1st Day of 2nd Semester
  • Pride Time: AVID team from LWHS meeting will all 8th graders in the Commons
  • Bridge Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Library
  • Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ Room #403
  • GSA Meeting, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
  • Intramurals, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym

Tuesday, Jan. 29th:

  • ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Voet’s Room #404
  • Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
  • A+ Production Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Walter’s Room #337 (Yellow Pod)
  • Math Club, 2:35-4:00 pm, Mrs. McFarland’s Room #454 (Purple Pod)
  • Intramurals, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym
  • LWSD Band/Orchestra/Choir Honor Concert, 7:00 pm, Evergreen Middle School

Wednesday, Jan. 30th:

  • All 3rd Quarter Sports Fees and Paperwork Due by 2:30 pm
  • Muffin Morning Wednesday Writing Workshop – 6th Graders ONLY, 7:00-7:45 am, Mrs. Walter’s Room #337 (Yellow Pod)
  • City of Redmond After Hours Program, 1:00-3:00 pm, Fitness Gym/Gym

Thursday, Jan. 31st:

  • College Gear Thursday
  • WTI Meeting, 7:20 am, Fitness Gym/Yoga Room
  • AWARE Meeting, C lunch, 12:12-12:42 pm in Ms. Reed’s Room #220 – Must have checked in with Ms. Wood in order to attend
  • Crochet/Knitting Group, 11:48-12:18 (C Lunch), Ms. Chauhan’s Room #473 (Red Pod)
  • Homework Café – All lunches, Room 333 (Yellow Pod)
  • Intramurals, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym


Friday, Feb. 1st:

  • LWHS Registration in 8th Grade Social Studies Classes
  • Pride Time: WEB Leader/6th Grade Activity, 9:44-10:12 pm, Gym & 6th Grade Classrooms
  • Homework Café – All lunches, Room 333 (Yellow Pod)
  • 6th Grade ALEKS Party, 2:30-3:30 pm, Light Blue Pod
  • Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
  • Magic (Card game) Club, 2:30-3:45 pm, Mr. Sarra’s Room #475 (Red Pod)
  • Intramurals, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym 

Saturday, Feb. 2nd:

  • MathCounts Regional Competition, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, Microsoft Main Campus


Weekly Bulletin #19 - 01/22/2019

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

It is the final week of the semester. Be sure to check in with your student about any final tests or projects to complete before the end of the week. 

Students will start their second semester schedule next Monday, January 28th.

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA

Meeting tonight! Our next general membership meeting is tonight, Tuesday, January 22nd at 7:00 pm in the RHMS library. The district has decided to place a capital projects levy on the ballot in April. LWSD Associate Superintendent Matt Manobianco will give an overview about these measures. We will then elect our Nominating Committee and vote whether or not to endorse and support this ballot measure. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome!

If it passes, this levy will fund classroom additions at LWHS, including auxiliary gyms and commons, as well as enhanced security. It will also fund permanent classroom additions at Franklin, Twain and Rose Hill Elementaries.

From Fundraising:
Rose Hill Royals,

Thank you so much for all of your hard work fundraising. We wanted to update you on what your help has brought in so far this year.

  • Pass the Hat: $12,400
  • Corporate Matching: $9,100
  • School Pool: $1,600
  • Tres Hermanos: $350
  • Grant: $1,000
  • Retail Fundraising: $230

Thank you to all of you who continue to support our school through RHMS PTSA.

Informational Items

3rd Quarter Sports Sign up –Girls Basketball (all grades) and Boys and Girls Wrestling (all grades) will begin on Monday, February 4th.  The deadline for turning in all paperwork and fees is Wednesday, January 30th.  If you are unsure if you’ve turned in everything, please confirm with our Athletic Director, Shane O’Brien at sobrien@lwsd.org.  Don’t delay….take care of business today!

8th grade families, mark your calendars. Lake Washington High School will be hosting its Future Freshman Night on Wednesday, February 6th at 6:30 pm.  While parents are attending a presentation in the theater, there will be an elective and club/activity fair in the commons with tours for students. Parents will also be able to visit the elective fair following the counselor presentation in the theater.

Do you have a current 5th grader who will be attending RHMS in September?  If so, you are invited to our 5th grade Parent Information Night on Tuesday, February 5th from 6:30-8:30 pm.  Parents will start in the gym for a general overview of the evening and then rotate through 3 different informational sessions, including the Electives Fair, Registration and Navigating a successful transition to middle school. Due to space constraints, we ask that parents do not bring their student with them to this event.  They will have an opportunity to visit the school and tour the building during the school day in June.

6th Grade Muffin Morning Wednesday Writing Workshops:  6th grade LA/SS teacher Katie Walter is hosting the workshops where a different writing skill will be emphasized each week.  Any 6th grade student is invited to attend on Wednesday mornings from 7:00-7:45 am in Mrs. Walter’s room #337 in the Yellow Pod.  Questions can be directed to Mrs. Walter at juwalter@lwsd.org.

8th grade teacher Ms. Chauhan is starting a crochet/knitting group in her classroom during C lunch on Thursdays. If you have any yarn, crochet or knitting needles you’d like to donate to her, she would gladly accept them. Items can be dropped off in the main office with her name attached.  Thank you!

AWARE is coming to RHMS! AWARE is a club that is striving to make all high schools and middle schools as inclusive as possible for ALL students, both those in general education and those in special education, including the transition classroom students. The club focuses on Inclusion, Equity and Acceptance by promoting friendships and education through lunch time opportunities where students from both populations can mix, do activities, eat some food, and most of all, have fun!  The first club meeting will be during C lunch on Thursday, January 31st in Room 220. Students must register with club advisor, Ms. Wood, in order to attend the meeting.  If your student missed the informational meeting last week but would still like to be involved, please remind them to see Ms. Wood before next Tuesday, January 29th.  Questions can be directed to Ms. Wood at chwood@lwsd.org.

Calendar Items

Tuesday, Jan. 22nd:

  • ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs.Voet’s Room #404
  • Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ Room #403
  • Multicultural Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mr. Eberhardt’s Room #336 (Yellow Pod) – Topic: Guest Speaker on Undocumented Students
  • Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod) Cancelled for this week
  • A+ Production Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Walter’s Room #337 (Yellow Pod)
  • Math Club, 2:35-4:00 pm, Mrs. McFarland’s Room #454 (Purple Pod) Cancelled (see next line)
  • MathCounts School Competition, 2:40-3:45 pm, Mrs. McFarland’s Room #454
  • 2nd Session of Intramurals start (Indoor Soccer), 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym
  • PTSA General Membership Meeting, 7:00 pm, Library

Wednesday, Jan. 23rd:

  • Muffin Morning Wednesday Writing Workshop – 6th Graders ONLY, 7:00-7:45 am, Mrs. Walter’s Room #337 (Yellow Pod)
  • WEB Leaders Meeting, 1:00-2:15 pm, Commons
  • City of Redmond After Hours Program, 1:00-3:00 pm, Fitness Gym/Gym

Thursday, Jan. 24th:

  • College Gear Thursday
  • Crochet/Knitting Group, 11:48-12:18 (C Lunch), Ms. Chauhan’s Room #473 (Red Pod)
  • Homework Café – All lunches, Room #333 (Yellow Pod)
  • Intramurals, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym
  • LWSD Elementary Orchestra Concert, 7:00 pm, Gym


Friday, Jan. 25th:

  • Last Day of the 1st Semester
  • AVID Breakfast, (parents and AVID students) 8:00 am, Commons
  • Homework Café – All lunches, Room #333 (Yellow Pod)
  • Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod) Cancelled for this week
  • Magic (Card game) Club, 2:30-3:45 pm, Mr. Sarra’s Room #475 (Red Pod)
  • Intramurals, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym


Weekly Bulletin #18 - 01/14/2019

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

I am happy to announce that we now have a crossing guard from 7:35-7:55am on the corner of NE 75th Street and 132nd AVE NE to make the crossing safer for our students.  If you notice her waving her flag in the air, it indicates you should slow down.

There are only two weeks left in the semester. Take time early this week to sit down with your student and find out if he/she has any tests or projects due before the end of the semester and make a plan to study and/or work on the project without waiting until the last minute. If your student is unsure or keeping this information from you, you can always check out teachers’ PowerSchool sites.

On Friday students received their class schedule for next semester. If there are any concerns about your student’s schedule, please contact your student’s counselor.

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA

Save the date!
Our next general membership meeting is on Tuesday, January 22nd at 7:00 pm in the RHMS library. The district has decided to place a capital projects levy on the ballot in April. LWSD Associate Superintendent Matt Manobianco will give an overview about these measures. We will then elect our Nominating Committee and vote whether to endorse and support this ballot measure. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome!

Congratulations to 2 RHMS students!
Two Reflections entries from RHMS PTSA are moving on to the state competition! Congratulations to:

Wyatt Dear, Award of Excellence for "The Crusader" (Visual Arts)
Nico Fujii, Award of Excellence for "My Hero Inside Me" (Film Production)

RHMS PTSA sends a BIG THANK YOU to our Reflections Co-chairs Mako Guest and Joann Smith!

Parent education opportunity:
What: Intelligent Lives Screening
When: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Where: LWSD Resource Center at Redmond Town Center (Parking and entrance in the back of the building) 

Join the LWPTSA Council Special Needs Group on Tuesday, January 15th for a screening of Intelligent Lives, a documentary by award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib. The meeting opens at 6:30 pm with coffee, cookies and networking with LWSD Special Services Director Shannon Hitch and Associate Directors. The screening starts at 7:00 pm. Following the screening there will be a facilitated audience discussion.

LWSD offers complimentary child care for meeting attendees. If you would like to sign up for this service, please email smcenroe@lwsd.org. Include your child's name(s) and age(s) at least three days prior to the meeting date. Please use the subject: "Childcare at PTSA meeting"

If you need accommodations or would like to request an interpreter, please contact the Special Needs group at special.needs@lwptsa.net        

Informational Items

8th grade families, mark your calendars. Lake Washington High School will be hosting its Future Freshman Night on Wednesday, February 6th at 6:30pm.  While parents are attending a presentation in the theater, there will be an elective and club/activity fair in the commons with tours for students. Parents will also be able to visit the elective fair following the counselor presentation in the theater.

Sign ups are taking place now for the 2nd session of Intramurals. Indoor Soccer starts on Tuesday, January 22nd and runs through Friday, February 1st. Participants will meet every day after school from 2:30-4:00 pm in the gym for those 2 weeks except on Wednesdays. The cost is $25.00 and students must also purchase an ASB card for $25.00 if they don’t already have one. This is a great time to play and have fun in a low-key yet structured setting.  The Intramural Participation Form can be found on the RHMS Website at the bottom of the Athletics Page. If you have questions, please contact Athletic Director, Shane O’Brien at sobrien@lwsd.org. Thank you!

The AMC 8 Math Competition/Test results are in.  Beginning Thursday, January 17th, students may stop by Mrs. Folkman's room #456 in the purple pod to pick up their results, certificate and test booklet.  We congratulate all 55 students who took the AMC 8 Test in November!

The School MathCounts Competition will be held on Tuesday January 22nd from 2:40 until 3:45 in Mrs. McFarland’s room #454 in the purple pod-—every RHMS student is welcome to attend.  We will take the top 10 RHMS scorers to the Regional MathCounts Competition on February 2nd —to be held at the main Microsoft Campus in Redmond. Please respond to Mrs. McFarland by Friday, January 18th if your student plans to attend the RHMS school competition. lmcfarland@lwsd.org

6th Grade Muffin Morning Wednesday Writing Workshops started last week.  6th grade LA/SS teacher, Katie Walter, is hosting the workshops where a different writing skill will be emphasized each week.  Any 6th grade student is invited to attend on Wednesday mornings from 7:00-7:45 am in Mrs. Walter’s room #337 in the Yellow Pod.  Questions can be directed to Mrs. Walter at juwalter@lwsd.org.

8th grade teacher, Ms. Chauhan, is starting a crochet/knitting group in her classroom during C lunch on Wednesdays. If you have any yarn, crochet or knitting needles you’d like to donate to her, she would gladly accept them. Items can be dropped off in the main office with her name attached.  Thank you!

AWARE is coming to RHMS! AWARE is a club that is striving to make all high schools and middle schools as inclusive as possible for ALL students, both those in general education and those in special education, including the transition classroom students. RHMS is good at including all students in classes and activities. We want to continue this by promoting friendships and education through lunch time opportunities where students from both populations can mix, do activities, eat some food, and most of all, have fun.  There will be an AWARE interest meeting for our students during Pride Time soon. We will announce the specific date over our daily announcements.  If this sounds like something your student would like to be involved in, please encourage them to attend the interest meeting.  Questions can be directed to Ms. Wood, the club advisor, at chwood@lwsd.org.

Calendar Items

Monday, Jan. 14th:

  • Music Field Trip – Elementary Feeder Schools, 9:00 am – 2:45 pm
  • 8th Grade AVID Field Trip – Meow Cat Rescue in Kirkland, 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
  • Bridge Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Library
  • Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ Room #403
  • GSA Meeting, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
  • Intramurals, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym

Tuesday, Jan. 15th:

  • ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Voet’s Room #404
  • Pride Time – All 8th Graders meet with LWHS Counselors, 9:44-10:18 am, Commons
  • Multicultural Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mr. Eberhardt’s Room #336
  • Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
  • A+ Production Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Walter’s Room #337 (Yellow Pod)
  • Math Club, 2:35-4:00 pm, Mrs. McFarland’s Room #454 (Purple Pod)
  • Intramurals, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym

Wednesday, Jan. 16th:

  • Muffin Morning Wednesday Writing Workshop – 6th Graders ONLY, 7:00-7:45 am, Mrs. Walter’s Room #337 (Yellow Pod)
  • Crochet/Knitting Group, 11:48-12:18 (C Lunch), Ms. Chauhan’s Room #473 (Red Pod)
  • City of Redmond After Hours Program, 1:00-3:00 pm, Fitness Gym/Gym

Thursday, Jan. 17th:

  • College Gear Thursday
  • Honor Society Meeting, 7:20-7:50 am, Mrs. McFarland’s Room #454 (Purple Pod)
  • WTI Meeting, 7:30 am, Fitness Gym/Yoga Room
  • Homework Café – All lunches, Room 333 (Yellow Pod)
  • Intramurals, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym


Friday, Jan. 18th:

  • MLK Jr. Assembly, 9:40-10:25 am, Gym
  • Homework Café – All lunches, Room 333 (Yellow Pod)
  • Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
  • Magic (Card game) Club, 2:30-3:45 pm, Mr. Sarra’s Room #475 (Red Pod)
  • Intramurals, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym 

Monday, January 21st:

  • No School – Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - Building Closed

Weekly Bulletin #17 - 01/07/2019

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

Happy New Year!  It was great seeing our students today. This week may be a little tough getting everyone back on track and in to school mode. There are only 14 school days until the end of the semester. Here are some tips to help make the coming weeks easier for your student as he/she re-establishes or begins new habits and routines. The more you do something, the more it will become routine (this applies to both negative and positive behaviors):

  • Get back to a regular “school night” bedtime and continue it over this first weekend and all of next week.  This may not be popular with your student, but it sure will help those early morning wake-ups.
      
  • Designate a Study Time and Place: Work with your student to pick a time and place where school work should be completed each day. If students do not have homework, they should read for at least 30 minutes. Study areas should be as free from distractions as possible.
     
  • Lastly, be consistent: Establish a routine and stick to it as much as possible.  Give your student some ownership in creating the routine, one that you can both agree to and stick with, including study times, bed time, etc.

Come one, come all to the Digital Media and Visual Art show this Thursday, January 10th from 5:00 - 6:30 pm in the Commons. See all the wonderful work 7th and 8th grade students have created this semester. Videos, photographs, drawings, and paintings will be on display. Awards will be presented. Don’t miss it!

Remind your student to always use marked crosswalks, to look both ways when crossing the street and to stay on the sidewalk when waiting to be picked up by the bus in the morning.  In addition, it’s always a good idea to make sure your student has visible clothing and/or reflective gear when waiting for the bus, walking or biking to school. 

From the PTSA

Save the date!
Our next general membership meeting is on Tuesday, January 22nd at 7:00 pm in the RHMS library. The district has decided to place a capital projects levy on the ballot in April. Our guest speaker from LWSD will give an overview about these measures. We will then elect our Nominating Committee and vote whether to endorse and support this ballot measure. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome!

Parent education opportunity:
What: Intelligent Lives Screening
When: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Where: LWSD Resource Center at Redmond Town Center (Parking and entrance in the back of the building) 

Join the LWPTSA Council Special Needs Group on Tuesday, January 15th for a screening of Intelligent Lives, a documentary by award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib. The meeting opens at 6:30 pm with coffee, cookies and networking with LWSD Special Services Director Shannon Hitch and Associate Directors. The screening starts at 7:00 pm. Following the screening there will be a facilitated audience discussion.

LWSD offers complimentary child care for meeting attendees. If you would like to sign up for this service, please email smcenroe@lwsd.org. Include your child's name(s) and age(s) at least three days prior to the meeting date. Please use the subject: "Childcare at PTSA meeting"

If you need accommodations or would like to request an interpreter, please contact the Special Needs group at special.needs@lwptsa.net        

Informational Items

8th grade families, mark your calendars. Lake Washington High School will be hosting its Future Freshman Night on Wednesday, February 6th at 6:30pm.  While parents are attending a presentation in the theater, there will be an elective and club/activity fair in the commons with tours for students. Parents will also be able to visit the elective fair following the counselor presentation in the theater.

A couple of times a year we have different groups spreading their messages after school on the sidewalks around the school. Typically they show up unannounced at the last minute. We had one such group the last week before break. While I do not agree with the method they are using to spread their message, legally they can be on public property, but not on school district property.  Generally, individuals/groups like this do know where they can and cannot be and what they can and cannot do.  Sometimes they hand out pamphlets or other literature.  Your student is under no obligation to talk to the people or take what they are handing out. You may want to communicate with your student how you would like him/her to handle this type of encounter as it will happen in many public settings throughout their lives.

8th grade teacher, Ms. Chauhan, is starting a crochet/knitting group in her classroom during C lunch on Thursdays. If you have any yarn, crochet or knitting needles you’d like to donate to her, she would gladly accept them. Items can be dropped off in the main office with her name attached.  Thank you!

AWARE is coming to RHMS! AWARE is a club that is striving to make all high schools and middle schools as inclusive as possible for ALL students, both those in general education and those in special education, including the transition classroom students. RHMS is good at including all students in classes and activities. We want to continue this by promoting friendships and education through lunch time opportunities where students from both populations can mix, do activities, eat some food, and most of all, have fun.  There will be an AWARE interested meeting for our students on Tuesday, January 15th during Pride Time. If this sounds like something your student would like to be involved in, please encourage them to attend the interest meeting next week.  Questions can be directed to Ms. Wood, the club advisor at chwood@lwsd.org.

Calendar Items

Monday, Jan. 7th:

  • Bridge Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Library
  • Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ Room #403
  • GSA Meeting, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
  • 1st session of Intramurals start, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym

Tuesday, Jan. 8th:

  • ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Voet’s Room #404
  • Multicultural Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mr. Eberhardt’s Room #336
  • Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
  • A+ Production Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Walter’s Room #337 (Yellow Pod)
  • Math Club, 2:35-4:00 pm, Mrs. McFarland’s Room #454 (Purple Pod)
  • Intramurals, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym

Wednesday, Jan. 9th:

  • City of Redmond After Hours Program, 1:00-3:00 pm, Fitness Gym/Gym

Thursday, Jan. 10th:

  • College Gear Thursday
  • WTI Meeting, 7:25 am, Fitness Gym/Yoga Room
  • Pride Time – “Battle of the Books Meeting, 9:44-10:18 am, Library
  • Crochet/Knitting Group, 11:48-12:18 (C Lunch), Ms. Chauhan’s Room #473 (Red Pod)
  • Homework Café – All lunches, Room 333 (Yellow Pod)
  • Intramurals, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym
  • Digital Media/Art Festival, 5:00-6:30 pm, Commons

Friday, Jan. 11th:

  • Homework Café – All lunches, Room 333 (Yellow Pod)
  • Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
  • Magic (Card game) Club, 2:30-3:45 pm, Mr. Sarra’s Room #475 (Red Pod)
  • Intramurals, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym 

2018

Weekly Bulletin #16 - 12/17/2018

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

This is our final week of school for 2018! When we return from break, there will only be 3 weeks until the end of the semester. Help your student get caught up before the break so he/she can enjoy the break and start the new year all up to date. If you have questions about a particular class, please email the individual teacher(s).

A huge thank you to our PTSA members for supporting our teachers with mini-grants! Your donations help teachers and students experience things they may not be able to otherwise. In all, 13 mini-grants were funded and reach all students in some way.  Thank you for your generosity!

Enjoy the Winter Break ahead!  School is out at 2:30 pm this Friday and resumes on Monday, January 7, 2019.

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA            

From Fundraising:

Do you shop at amazon.com? Your purchases can make a difference! AmazonSmile donates to Rose Hill Middle School PTSA – at no extra cost to you! Click this link to get started https://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1102671. Thank you for your support.

(Please note: The RHMS PTSA listed in Tacoma is us – that’s the mailing address of the WA State PTA home office.)

Membership updates:
We now have 490 members. Thank you for your support!

Your donation dollars at work: RHMS PTSA has awarded over $6,000 in “mini grants” so far this year to school staff for extras not funded by the school budget. This is possible only with the support of our donors. Thank you!

Membership discounts: Your RHMS PTSA membership can help you save money at select businesses and associations! Follow this link to the Washington State PTA website for details: https://www.wastatepta.org/get-involved/member-benefits/

Save the date!
Our next general membership meeting is on Tuesday, January 22nd at 7:00 pm in the RHMS library. We will elect our Nominating Committee. Stay tuned for news about our guest speaker.

Informational Items

A huge thank you to everyone who donated food and items to this year’s food drive! We have a very large donation to take to the Renewal Food Bank from our Rose Hill community. Thank you!

Thank you to everyone that attended and helped at our all school movie night last Friday! We loved seeing everyone! 

Please encourage your student to check our lost and found. We have lots of unclaimed coats, sweatshirts and other clothing items. Anything that is still unclaimed on Friday afternoon will be donated to a local charity. Thanks!

The 1st session of Intramurals starts on Monday, January 7th and runs through Friday, January 18th. Participants will meet every day after school from 2:30-4:00 pm for those 2 weeks except on Wednesdays .  Sign ups are taking place now.  The cost is $25.00 per session and students must also purchase an ASB card for $25.00 if they don’t already have one.  The students elected to have Dodgeball as their activity for Session 1.  This is a great time to play and have fun in a low-key yet structured setting.  The Intramural Participation Form can be found on the RHMS Website at the bottom of the Athletics Page.  If you think your student might be interested in participating in Session 2, please sign up as soon as possible so we can make sure we have enough coaches.  Session 2 will feature indoor soccer and run from Tuesday, January 22nd through Friday, February 1st. If you have questions, please contact Athletic Director, Shane O’Brien at sobrien@lwsd.org. Thank you!

Yearbooks are on sale again – Last chance to guarantee one for this school year! State regulations state that we can only sell our RHMS yearbooks during limited times of the school year.  Now through December 21st will be the final time to purchase a yearbook that guarantees a book when they are delivered in June.  The cost for a yearbook is $35.00. Students can bring cash or a check to Mrs. Love in the main office any time before Dec. 21st. To pay online using a credit card, please contact Mrs. Love at klove@lwsd.org. After Dec. 21st, we will have a very limited number of extra books available in June.  We always sell out so don’t delay…make sure your student reserves their book now!

Do you want to support the Rose Hill Digital Media program and save the environment?
Well -  do we have a deal for you! Mr. Charouhas’ DM program accepts all smart and cell phones and is working with a vendor that will pay/recycle each phone. Last year we recycled 42 phones for a total of $69.14 – Wow! That paid for our subscription to our royalty free audio and video site called Video Blocks. We recycle any make, any model and in any condition – outdated phones command a Kingly price of .10 each while other models can be worth up to $350! You can have your student drop off the phone(s) at the Main Office or Mr. Charouhas’ classroom #403 and he will take care of the rest.
Thanks,
Mr. Charouhas, Digital Media Teacher
Update: Elvis has left the building! Actually, I sent off over 60 phones last Friday to our recycling company in Florida. It takes about two weeks to get a full accounting of all the phone types and prices that we will receive in the form of a check. I will dutifully report our results upon our return to school in January.
Thank you parents and students for supporting the Digital Media program – truly overwhelming! Of course, we still accept all phones/ipods/ipads -  regardless of condition, in anticipation for our final recycle drive of the year in May. Questions? Feel free to contact Mr. C at tcharouhas@lwsd.org.  Have a great break everyone!

Calendar Items

Monday, Dec. 17th:
Bridge Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Library
Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ Room #403
GSA Meeting, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
Regional Soccer Game - Team Lotz, *4:00 pm, Lake Washington High School
Regional Soccer Game – Team Styner vs. Team Lindner, *5:00 pm, Lake Washington High School

*Games could start a little earlier if both teams are ready to go

Tuesday, Dec. 18th:
ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Voet’s Room #404
Pride Time: 6th Grade Royal 5 Celebration, 9:44-10:18 am
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
A+ Production Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Walter’s Room #337 (Yellow Pod)
Math Club, 2:35-4:00 pm, Mrs. McFarland’s Room #454 (Purple Pod)
Regional Soccer Teams End of Season Party, 2:30-3:15 pm, Commons
Regional Soccer Teams Uniform Turn-in to Mr. O’Brien (clean uniforms only, please)

Wednesday, Dec. 19th:
City of Redmond After Hours Program, 1:00-3:00 pm, Fitness Gym/Gym

Thursday, Dec. 20th:
College Gear Thursday
Guest Speaker in 8th Grade AVID Class – Animal Control Officer – 1st Period Only
Pride Time: 7th Grade Royal 5 Celebration, 9:44-10:18 am
Homework Café – All lunches, Room 333 (Yellow Pod)

Friday, Dec. 21st:
Pride Time: 8th Grade Royal 5 Celebration, 9:44-10:18 am
Homework Café – All lunches, Room 333 (Yellow Pod)
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
Magic (Card game) Club, 2:30-3:45 pm, Mr. Sarra’s Room #475 (Red Pod)

Monday, Jan. 7th:
School Resumes
Session 1 Intramurals start, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym

Weekly Bulletin #15 - 12/10/2018

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

This is the last week of the ASB Food Drive to support the Renew Food Bank in Bellevue. Items needed most are tuna and canned meats, canned fruit, boxed pasta meals, Top Ramen, canned vegetables, chili, soup, toilet paper and baby wipes. Renew Food Bank serves over 300 families weekly. Drop off your donations in the office through this Friday, December 14th! Thank you for giving during this holiday season! 

Join us tomorrow night for the Winter Music Concert, Tuesday, Dec. 11th at 7:00 pm in our school gym. Members of the RHMS band, orchestra and choir will be performing holiday selections that are sure to delight all in attendance.  Come listen to the amazing musical talent of our students!

ASB is hosting a FREE all school movie night this Friday, December 14th in the Rose Hill commons. This is an event for all Rose Hill students. The doors will open at 6:15 pm with the movie, “Jumanji”, starring Robin Williams starting at 6:30 pm. Pizza, popcorn, candy and beverages (soda and water) will be sold for $1 - $2 each. If possible, please send smaller bills (smaller than $20) as we have limited change. We hope to see everyone there! Parents should plan to pick up their child by 8:45pm. *This event is only for Rose Hill students.

Again, it is a busy time of year- be sure to check the calendar section below!

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA       

From Fundraising:
Do you shop at amazon.com? Your purchases can make a difference! AmazonSmile donates to Rose Hill Middle School PTSA – at no extra cost to you! Click this link to get started https://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1102671. Thank you for your support.

(Please note: The RHMS PTSA listed in Tacoma is us – that’s the mailing address of the WA State PTA home office.)

Membership updates:
We now have 490 members. Thank you for your support!

Your donation dollars at work: RHMS PTSA has awarded over $6,000 in “mini grants” so far this year to school staff for extras not funded by the school budget. This is possible only with the support of our donors. Thank you!

Membership discounts: Your RHMS PTSA membership can help you save money at select businesses and associations! Follow this link to the Washington State PTA website for details: https://www.wastatepta.org/get-involved/member-benefits/

Save the date!
Our next general membership meeting is on Tuesday, January 22nd at 7:00 pm in the RHMS library. We will elect our Nominating Committee. Stay tuned for news about our guest speaker.

Informational Items

Do you want to support the Rose Hill Digital Media program and save the environment?
Well -  do we have a deal for you! Mr. Charouhas’ DM program accepts all smart and cell phones and is working with a vendor that will pay/recycle each phone. Last year we recycled 42 phones for a total of $69.14 – Wow! That paid for our subscription to our royalty free audio and video site called Video Blocks. We recycle any make, any model and in any condition – outdated phones command a Kingly price of .10 each while other models can be worth up to $350! You can have your student drop off the phone(s) at the Main Office or Mr. Charouhas’ classroom #403 and he will take care of the rest. We currently have 8 phones. Our goal is to have 35 cell phones by December 21st. Can you help us reach this goal?
Thanks,
Mr. Charouhas, Digital Media Teacher
Update: Update: A MASSIVE week for saving the environment and supporting the Digital Media program. We now have a total of 83 phones to send off on Wednesday of next week. Bravo Rose Hill, as we say in the teaching game – Exceeded Expectations! Of course we are still collecting phones and iPads but we met our stated goal – Thanks!
Special Tip-of-the-Hat to the person who sent in the box of Blackberries, iPhones and Tablets – Wow! I’ll post the complete breakdown of the models and numbers that we recycled when we come back for the new year.
Thanks Rose Hill, you are really a 4.0 community!

Yearbooks are on sale again – Last chance to guarantee one for this school year! State regulations state that we can only sell our RHMS yearbooks during limited times of the school year.  Now through December 21st will be the final time to purchase a yearbook that guarantees a book when they are delivered in June.  The cost for a yearbook is $35.00. Students can bring cash or a check to Mrs. Love in the main office any time before Dec. 21st. To pay online using a credit card, please contact Mrs. Love at klove@lwsd.org. After Dec. 21st, we will have a very limited number of extra books available in June.  We always sell out so don’t delay…make sure your student reserves their book now!

Calendar Items

Monday, Dec. 10th:

  • Royal 5 Self-Assessment Sheets handed out during 6th period
  • Bridge Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Library
  • Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ Room #403
  • GSA Meeting, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod) - Cancelled Due to Ms. Ackerman’s Absence
  • Badminton Match, 4:00 pm @ RHMS
  • Varsity Soccer Game, *4:00 pm @ Lake Washington High School
  • JV Soccer Game, *5:00 pm @ Lake Washington High School
  • Regional Soccer Practice – Team Styner only, 2:45-4:00 pm, Grass Lawn Park
  • Regional Soccer Practice – Team Lindner, 2:30-4:00 pm, RHMS
  • Regional Soccer Practice – Team Lotz, 2:30-4:00 pm, RHMS

*Games could start a little earlier if both teams are ready to go

Tuesday, Dec. 11th:

  • Regional Soccer Practice – Team Lindner, 6:30-7:30 am, RHMS – Note Time Change
  • ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Voet’s Room #404
  • Multicultural Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mr. Eberhardt’s Room #336 – Topic: Anti-Semitism and Intolerance
  • Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
  • A+ Production Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Walter’s Room #337 (Yellow Pod)
  • Math Club, 2:35-4:00 pm, Mrs. McFarland’s Room #454 (Purple Pod) Cancelled for this week
  • Badminton End of Season Party, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym – (Bring clean uniform, please)
  • Varsity/JV Soccer Uniform Turn-in to Mr. O’Brien (clean uniforms only, please)
  • Regional Soccer Practice – Team Styner only, 2:45-4:00 pm, Grass Lawn Park
  • Regional Soccer Practice – Team Lotz, 2:30-4:00 pm, RHMS
  • Winter Music Concert, 7:00 pm, Gym

Wednesday, Dec. 12th:

  • ***Alternate BELL Schedule Today *** 
  • 2nd Quarter Mid Term – Gradebook updated by 3:00 pm
  • Winter Music Assembly, 8:00 am, Gym
  • City of Redmond After Hours Program, 1:00-3:00 pm, Fitness Gym/Gym
  • Varsity/JV Soccer Uniform Turn-in to Mr. O’Brien (clean uniforms only, please)

Thursday, Dec. 13th:

  • College Gear Thursday
  • WTI Meeting, 7:20-7:50 am, Auxiliary Gym/Yoga Room
  • Honor Society, 7:20-7:45 am, Mrs. McFarland’s Room #454 (Purple Pod)
  • 7th/8th Grade Band Field Trip – Winterfest/EMP, 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
  • Homework Café – All lunches, Room #333 (Yellow Pod)
  • Varsity Soccer End of Season Party, 2:30-3:15 pm, Mrs. Hart’s Room #308 (Orange Pod Hallway) – Last day to turn in uniform
  • JV Soccer End of Season Party, 2:30-3:15 pm, Mr. Deskins’ Room #334 (Yellow Pod) - Last day to turn in uniform
  • Regional Soccer Game - Team Styner, *4:00 pm, Eastlake High School
  • Regional Soccer Game – Team Lotz, *5:00 pm, Eastlake High School
  • Regional Soccer Practice – Team Lindner, 2:30-4:00 pm, RHMS

*Games could start a little earlier if both teams are ready to go

Friday, Dec. 14th:

  • Regional Soccer Practice – Team Lindner, 6:30-7:30 am, RHMS – Note Time Change
  • Guest Food Lab in Mrs. Thirtyacre’s Room #405, Periods 2 and 3 only
  • Homework Café – All lunches, Room #333 (Yellow Pod)
  • Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
  • Magic (Card game) Club, 2:30-3:45 pm, Mr. Sarra’s Room #475 (Red Pod)
  • Regional Soccer Practice – Team Styner only, 2:45-4:00 pm, Grass Lawn Park
  • Regional Soccer Practice – Team Lotz, 2:30-4:00 pm, RHMS
  • Movie Night, 6:30-8:30 pm, RHMS Commons

Weekly Bulletin #14 - 12/03/2018

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

Our ASB is holding a Food Drive to support the Renew Food Bank in Bellevue. Items needed most are tuna and canned meats, canned fruit, boxed pasta meals, Top Ramen, canned vegetables, chili, soup, toilet paper and baby wipes. Renew Food Bank serves over 300 families weekly. Drop off your donations in the office between December 3rd through December 14th! Thank you for giving during this holiday season! 

I had the opportunity to attend the Lake Washington Learning Community Choral Concert last week at Lake Washington High School.  It was great to hear and see the RHMS choir perform for our community, wonderful to see former RHMS students shine as part of the LWHS choral program and exciting to see future Royals sing with enthusiasm as part of their elementary school choirs.

It is a busy time of year and as evidenced by my classroom visits, there is a lot of important learning happening in classes before the Winter Break.  Here are some tips to help make this time less stressful for your student (and you):

  1. Take time early this week to sit down with your student and find out if he/she has any tests or projects due before the break and make a plan to study and/or work on the project without waiting until the last minute. Repeat this at the beginning of the next two weeks.  If your student is unsure or keeping this information from you, you can always check out teachers’ PowerSchool sites.
  2. Keep your schedules as consistent as possible.  If the calendar is becoming too full, establish your priorities. While it might be difficult for your student, it is okay to say ‘no.’
  3. Schedule some “down” time together and individually.

To help with time management, your student can also take advantage of Pride Time every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:44-10:18 am - at the end of 2nd period. During Pride Time students can:

  1. Work with a teacher for support/tutoring (pass required if it is a teacher other than your 2nd period teacher)
  2. Silently and independently work on homework in their 2nd period class- Though students will have time to work on homework, we strongly recommend they are not putting off homework to complete at the last minute
  3. Silently read in 2nd period class
  4. Receive laptop/netbook support in the library
  5. Check out a library book

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA    

From Fundraising:
We want to thank you for helping us get closer to our goal of $20,000 for this year. In October, we raised $1,155 from the calendars turned in for the School Pool program. And a big thanks to all that came out last week to Tres Hermanos, helping to support our efforts.

From Lake Washington PTSA Council:
The LWPTSA Council cordially invites you to our 2018 Scholarship Basket Auction this Thursday, December 6 from 10:00-11:00 am at the LWSD Resource Center in Redmond. Auction baskets are currently on display in the Resource Center, and you can bid now - all of the proceeds go to scholarships. Bidding must be done in person; you can view the baskets here  http://www.lwptsa.net/auction-catalog/  The morning of December 6th, we host a festive event with complimentary coffee drinks, fantastic raffle items and a door prize for people who have brought a friend! You don't have to be present to win. Questions? Email auction@lwptsa.net. We look forward to seeing you on December 6!

RHMS PTSA’s basket theme is “Holiday Baking Kit” and a picture of it is on page 40 of the online auction catalog. A BIG THANK YOU to Amy Lettice and Jill Dean for putting it together!


Informational Items

Do you want to support the Rose Hill Digital Media program and save the environment?
Well -  do we have a deal for you! Mr. Charouhas’ DM program accepts all smart and cell phones and is working with a vendor that will pay/recycle each phone. Last year we recycled 42 phones for a total of $69.14 – Wow! That paid for our subscription to our royalty free audio and video site called Video Blocks. We recycle any make, any model and in any condition – outdated phones command a Kingly price of .10 each while other models can be worth up to $350! You can have your student drop off the phone(s) at the Main Office or Mr. Charouhas’ classroom #403 and he will take care of the rest. We currently have 8 phones. Our goal is to have 35 cell phones by December 21st. Can you help us reach this goal?
Thanks,
Mr. Charouhas, Digital Media Teacher
Update: Big week for phone recycling @ Rose Hill - 10 phones came in for a total of 29 of our stated 35 goal. Pow! Thank you so much for saving the environment and supporting the Digital Media program. Keep digging into those drawers and send us your used/broken or just plain out-of-fashion phones. Is it possible that we will exceed our goal?
Stay tuned!
Mr. C

Yearbooks are on sale again – Last chance to guarantee one for this year! State regulations state that we can only sell our RHMS yearbooks during limited times of the school year.  Now through December 21st will be the final time to purchase a yearbook that guarantees a book when they are delivered in June.  The cost for a yearbook is $35.00. Students can bring cash or a check to Mrs. Love in the main office any time before Dec. 21st. To pay online using a credit card, please contact Mrs. Love at klove@lwsd.org. After Dec. 21st, we will have a very limited number of extra books available in June.  We always sell out so don’t delay…make sure your student reserves their book now!

Our Winter Music Concert will be Tuesday, Dec. 11th at 7:00 pm in our school gym. Members of the RHMS band, orchestra and choir will be performing holiday selections that are sure to delight all in attendance.  You're invited to join us for an evening of fun and wonderful musical talent!

Calendar Items

Monday, Dec. 3rd:
Guest Speaker in PM Health Classes - Michelle Brode from Y.E.S. (vaping), Periods 5 and 6
Bridge Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Library
Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ Room #403
GSA Meeting, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
Badminton Match, 4:00 pm @ RHMS
Varsity Soccer Game, *4:00 pm @ Lake Washington High School
JV Soccer Game, *5:00 pm @ Lake Washington High School
Regional Soccer Practice – Team Styner only, 2:45-4:00 pm, Grass Lawn Park
Regional Soccer Practice – Team Lindner, 2:30-4:00 pm, RHMS
Regional Soccer Practice – Team Lotz, 2:30-4:00 pm, RHMS

Tuesday, Dec. 4th:
Varsity/JV Soccer Practice, 6:30-7:30 am, Gym – Note Time Change
ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Voet’s Room #404
Guest Speaker in AVID Classes – The Max Mobile with homeless pets, 1st Period
Multicultural Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mr. Eberhardt’s Room #336
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
A+ Production Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Walter’s Room #337 (Yellow Pod)
Math Club, 2:35-4:00 pm, Mrs. McFarland’s Room #454 (Purple Pod)
Badminton Practice 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym
Regional Soccer Practice – Team Lindner, 2:30-4:00 pm, RHMS Rescheduled to tomorrow morning
Regional Soccer Game - Team Styner, *4:00 pm, Eastlake High School
Regional Soccer Game – Team Lotz, *5:00 pm, Eastlake High School

Wednesday, Dec. 5th:
Regional Soccer Practice – Team Lindner, 6:30-7:30 am, Gym – Note Date/Time Change
City of Redmond After Hours Program, 1:00-3:00 pm, Fitness Gym/Gym

Thursday, Dec. 6th:
College Gear Thursday
Guest Speaker – Michelle Brode from Y.E.S. (vaping) – AM Health Classes, Periods 1-3
Natural Leaders Meeting, 9:00-11:00 am, Stage Area – Topic: Clubs and Athletics
Homework Café – All lunches, Room 333 (Yellow Pod)
Badminton Match, 4:00 pm @ Inglewood MS
Varsity Soccer Game, *4:00 pm @ Eastlake High School
JV Soccer Game, *5:00 pm @ Eastlake High School
Regional Soccer Practice – Team Styner only, 2:45-4:00 pm, Grass Lawn Park
Regional Soccer Practice – Team Lindner, 2:30-4:00 pm, RHMS
Regional Soccer Practice – Team Lotz, 2:30-4:00 pm, RHMS

*Games could start a little earlier if both teams are ready to go

Friday, Dec. 7th:
Homework Café – All lunches, Room 333 (Yellow Pod)
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
Magic (Card game) Club, 2:30-3:45 pm, Mr. Sarra’s Room #475 (Red Pod)
Badminton Practice 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym
Varsity/JV Soccer Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm, Grass Lawn Park
Regional Soccer Game - Team Styner, *4:00 pm, Lake Washington High School
Regional Soccer Game – Team Lindner, *5:00 pm, Lake Washington High School
Regional Soccer Practice – Team Lotz, 2:30-4:00 pm, RHMS

*Games could start a little earlier if both teams are ready to go

Weekly Bulletin #13 - 11/26/2018

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

It is likely a busy 4 weeks ahead for you and your student with additional activities and obligations at school and at home before the Winter Break.  Here are some tips to help make this time less stressful for your student (and you):

  • Take time early this week to sit down with your student and find out if he/she has any tests or projects due before the break and make a plan to study and/or work on the project without waiting until the last minute. Repeat this at the beginning of the next three weeks.  If your student is unsure or keeping this information from you, you can always check out teachers’ PowerSchool sites.
  • Keep your schedules as consistent as possible.  If the calendar is becoming too full, establish your priorities. While it might be difficult for your student, it is okay to say ‘no.’
  • Schedule some “down” time together and individually.

To help with time management, your student can also take advantage of Pride Time every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:44-10:18 am - at the end of 2nd period. During Pride Time students can:

  1. Work with a teacher for support/tutoring (pass required if it is a teacher other than your 2nd period teacher)
  2. Silently and independently work on homework in their 2nd period class- Though students will have time to work on homework, we strongly recommend they are not putting off homework to complete at the last minute. 
  3. Silently read in 2nd period class
  4. Receive laptop/netbook support in the library
  5. Check out a library book

If your student is having a hard time selecting a good book to read, encourage him/her to talk with Ms. Buoy, Ms. MacRae or Ms. Wishart in the library for suggestions - there is something for everyone!

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA    

From Fundraising:
Come enjoy delicious Mexican food and help our PTSA earn money at the same time. Dine Out this Thursday, Nov. 29th at Tres Hermanos in Kirkland from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Bring the attached flyer and let them know you’re with the Rose Hill Middle School PTSA. If you forget your flyer, we will have some available at the host’s desk at the front.
Tres Hermanos Flyer 

From Lake Washington PTSA Council:
The LWPTSA Council cordially invites you to our 2018 Scholarship Basket Auction on Thursday, December 6 from 10-11am at the LWSD Resource Center in Redmond. Auction baskets are currently on display in the Resource Center, and you can bid now - all of the proceeds go to scholarships. Bidding must be done in person; you can view the baskets at  http://www.lwptsa.net/auction-catalog/  The morning of December 6th we host a festive event with complimentary coffee drinks, fantastic raffle items and a door prize for people who have brought a friend! You don't have to be present to win. Questions? Email auction@lwptsa.net. We look forward to seeing you on December 6th!


Informational Items

Do you want to support the Rose Hill Digital Media program and save the environment?
Well -  do we have a deal for you! Mr. Charouhas’ DM program accepts all smart and cell phones and is working with a vendor that will pay/recycle each phone. Last year we recycled 42 phones for a total of $69.14 – Wow! That paid for our subscription to our royalty free audio and video site called Video Blocks. We recycle any make, any model and in any condition – outdated phones command a Kingly price of .10 each while other models can be worth up to $350! You can have your student drop off the phone(s) at the Main Office or Mr. Charouhas’ classroom #403 and he will take care of the rest. We currently have 8 phones. Our goal is to have 35 cell phones by December 21st. Can you help us reach this goal?
Thanks,
Mr. Charouhas, Digital Media Teacher
Update: We are making progress in our Phone Recycle goal. We currently have 19 of the 35 phones that we want to send out for recycling (and of course, a few dollars to support the Digital Media program! ) Last week we received three more phones. By the way, we recycle iPods too – thanks!

Calendar Items

Monday, Nov. 26th:
Milan Jr. Play Rehearsals Begin, 2:45-5:15 pm, Commons
Milan Jr. Parent Meeting, 5:15 pm, Commons
Bridge Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Stage Area
Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ Room #403
GSA Meeting, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
Badminton Practice 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym
Varsity/JV Soccer Practice, 2:45-4:00 pm, Grass Lawn Park
Regional Soccer Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm, RHMS

Tuesday, Nov. 27th:
ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Voet’s Room #404
Natural Leaders Meeting, 9:00-10:15 am, Mr. Charouhas’ Room #403 (Purple Pod Hallway)
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
A+ Production Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Walter’s Room #337 (Yellow Pod)
Math Club, 2:35-4:00 pm, Mrs. McFarland’s Room #454 (Purple Pod)
Badminton Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym
Varsity/JV Soccer Practice, 2:45-4:00 pm, Grass Lawn Park
Regional Soccer Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm, RHMS

Wednesday, Nov. 28th:
Regional Soccer Practice – Team Lindner ONLY, 7:00-7:45 am, Gym - Note Day/Time change for this week only
City of Redmond After Hours Program, 1:00-3:00 pm, Fitness Gym/Gym

Thursday, Nov. 29th:
College Gear Thursday
Homework Café – All lunches, Room 333 (Yellow Pod)
Badminton Match, 4:00 pm @ RHMS
Varsity Soccer Game, *4:00 pm @ Lake Washington High School
JV Soccer Game, *5:00 pm @ Lake Washington High School
Regional Soccer Practice – Team Styner only, 2:45-4:00 pm, Grass Lawn Park
Regional Soccer Practice – Team Lindner, 2:30-4:00 pm, RHMS – Cancelled due to Mr. Lindner’s absence
Regional Soccer Practice – Team Lotz, 2:30-4:00 pm, RHMS

*Games could start a little earlier if both teams are ready to go

Friday, Nov. 30th:
Varsity Morning Soccer Practice, 6:30-7:30 am, Gym
Homework Café – All lunches, Room 333 (Yellow Pod)
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
Magic (Card game) Club, 2:30-3:45 pm, Mr. Sarra’s Room #475 (Red Pod)
Badminton Practice 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym
JV Soccer Practice, 2:45-4:00 pm, Grass Lawn Park
Regional Soccer Game - Team Lindner, *4:00 pm, Lake Washington High School
Regional Soccer Game – Team Styner vs. Team Lotz, *5:00 pm, Lake Washington High School

*Games could start a little earlier if both teams are ready to go

Weekly Bulletin #12 - 11/19/2018

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

First quarter report cards are coming home with your student today, Monday, November 19th.   If you have questions about your student’s grades, contact the teacher directly to set up a time to meet.

We have a short week with no school this Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving Break.  Students will be dismissed at 11:00am on Wednesday, November 21st.   We are thankful to have your student at RHMS!

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA

Mark your calendars! Our November board meeting has been rescheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, November 20 at 7:00 pm in the school library.

From Fundraising:
Save the Date! We are having a dine-out event at Tres Hermanos in Kirkland on Thursday, November 29th .

PTSA Directory:
The directory is now available to all  PTSA members. If you're not a member yet, you can still become one at www.rhmsptsa.org and then you, too, will have access to the directory! Please contact Directory Chair Clara Fernandes or PTSA President Denise Ferguson if you have any questions.

Reflections Program Update: 
The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition. This year 14 RHMS students entered submissions in film production, music composition, and visual arts. (C = this student’s entry has moved on to the Council level)

Mojan Abdollahi - C
Wyatt Dear – C
Nico Fujii - C
Lavanya Garre
Kendan Guest – C
Kylen Guest
Tanmay Kulkarni
Megan Lambert - C
Arjun Satheesh - C
Sharya Singh
Kobe Smith - C
Aisling Thornton
Nicola Tzenov
Stella Weber

The LWPTSA Council Reflections Art Show and Open House will be on Friday, January 11th from 4-8 pm at the LWSD Resource Center. Come celebrate all the students, from primary grades through high school, who participated! All entries moving on from RHMS will be featured. Everyone welcome!

From Lake Washington PTSA Council:
The LWPTSA Council cordially invites you to our 2018 Scholarship Basket Auction on Thursday, December 6 from 10-11am at the LWSD Resource Center in Redmond. Auction baskets are currently on display in the Resource Center, and you can bid now - all of the proceeds go to scholarships. Bidding must be done in person; you can view the baskets here  http://www.lwptsa.net/auction-catalog/  The morning of December 6 we host a festive event with complimentary coffee drinks, fantastic raffle items and a door prize for people who have brought a friend! You don't have to be present to win. Questions? Email auction@lwptsa.net We look forward to seeing you on December 6!

Informational Items

Oregon Shakespeare Festival actors are here tomorrow, Tuesday, November 20th, for our sixth grade.  Students will be presented with excerpts from Macbeth, All's Well that Ends Well and As You Like It.  Additionally, the literature presentation is based on the famous Jaques speech about The Seven Ages of Man and will include poetry from Shel Silverstein, Maya Angelou and Molliere. This is a fantastic opportunity for both our sixth graders and our speech and debate students; providing important insights into our culture and society.

Lost and Found: Our lost and found items are starting to overflow again.  Please encourage your student to check for any missing items during their lunch or before or after school.  All unclaimed items will be donated to charity after November 21st.

Do you want to support the Rose Hill Digital Media program and save the environment?
Well -  do we have a deal for you! Mr. Charouhas’ DM program accepts all smart and cell phones and is working with a vendor that will pay/recycle each phone. Last year we recycled 42 phones for a total of $69.14 – Wow! That paid for our subscription to our royalty free audio and video site called Video Blocks. We recycle any make, any model and in any condition – outdated phones command a Kingly price of .10 each while other models can be worth up to $350! You can have your student drop off the phone(s) at the Main Office or Mr. Charouhas’ classroom #403 and he will take care of the rest. We currently have 8 phones. Our goal is to have 35 cell phones by December 21st. Can you help us reach this goal?
Thanks,
Mr. Charouhas, Digital Media Teacher
Update: We received three (3) phones this week – Kazow! And thanks. Keep bringing them in!

The LWPTSA Council Special Needs Group (SNG) hosts its November Monthly Meeting:  
WHEN:  Tuesday, November 20, 2018
TIME:  6:30 – 7:00  -  Networking with other parents and the Special Services staff with refreshments and cookies 
TIME:   7:00 – 8:30 pm   Attorney Andrea Kadlec with the office of Developmental Disabilities Ombuds will speak about DDA, eligibility, and the role of DD Ombuds. For more information please click on this link.
LOCATION:    Lake Washington School District Resource Center, 16250 NE 74th Street, Redmond (at Redmond Town Center). Parking in back or on street. Please note that you must enter the building from the parking lot via the back entrance. There is no entrance through the main entrance. The door will be locked.

The District offers complimentary child care for our meeting attendees. If you would like to sign up for this service, please email smcenroe@lwsd.org. Include your child's name(s) and age(s) at least three days prior to the meeting date. Subject line of your email: "Child Care at PTSA  / meeting". Last minute drop-ins accepted only when space is available as determined at the meeting time. No food or drinks are permitted in the child care area.

 Interpreter services are available, please submit a request to special.needs@lwptsa.net

Calendar Items

Monday, Nov. 19th:
Bridge Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Stage Area
Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ Room #403
GSA Meeting, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
Badminton Practice 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym
Varsity/JV Soccer Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm, Grass Lawn Park
Regional Soccer Practice – Team Lotz, 2:30-4:00 pm, RHMS
Regional Soccer Game - Team Styner, *4:00 pm, Juanita High School
Regional Soccer Game – Team Lindner, *5:00 pm, Juanita High School
Elementary Band Concert, 6:30 pm, (4th grade band) and 7:30 pm, (5th grade band), Commons

*Games could start a little earlier if both teams are ready to go

Tuesday, Nov. 20th:
ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Voet’s Room #404
OR Shakespeare Festival Performances, 8:00-10:15 am, Commons
Multicultural Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mr. Eberhardt’s Room #336
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
A+ Production Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Walter’s Room #337 (Yellow Pod)
Math Club, 2:35-4:00 pm, Mrs. McFarland’s Room #454 (Purple Pod)
Badminton Match, 4:00 pm @ Finn Hill Middle School
Varsity Soccer Game, *4:00 pm, Juanita High School
JV Soccer Game, *5:00 pm, Juanita High School
Regional Soccer Practice – Team Styner, 2:30-4:00 pm, RHMS
Regional Soccer Practice – Team Lindner, 2:30-4:00 pm, RHMS
Regional Soccer Practice – Team Lotz, 2:30-4:00 pm, RHMS- Cancelled due to Mr. Lotz’s absence

*Games could start a little earlier if both teams are ready to go

Wednesday, Nov. 21st:
Half Day – Student Dismissal at 11:00 am - (No lunches served)
City of Redmond After Hours Program, 1:00-3:00 pm, Fitness Gym/Gym - Cancelled due to early dismissal

Thursday, Nov. 22nd:
No School - Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, Nov. 23rd:
No School – Thanksgiving Holiday

Monday, Nov. 26th:
Mulan Jr Play Rehearsals Begin, 2:45-5:15 pm, Commons
Mulan Jr. Parent Meeting, 5:15 pm, Commons

Weekly Bulletin #11 - 11/13/2018

Weekly Bulletin #10 - 11/05/2018

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 6th is the end of our first quarter.  Be sure to check your student’s grades on Parent Access so there are no surprises when report cards are finalized on November 13th.  Again, if you have specific concerns in a particular class, please contact the teacher directly.  Sixth grade students who are in the Royal Exploratory elective will change their elective class this Wednesday.  Not to worry- it is the same period as their current elective and teachers will be sure they get to the right class.

As we head in to November, the possibility of inclement weather increases. A  reminder that school closures will be communicated at http://www.lwsd.org/, through http://www.flashalert.net/, through TV and radio stations.  LWSD will use the School Messenger automated calling system to let parents know if school will be delayed or cancelled.  Calls will begin at 6:00 am.  For more information about how decision are made, visit the School Closures and Late Starts page.

Too Sick for School?  Cold and flu season is here and we are definitely seeing an increase in the number of students making their way to the office.   Cleaning is a regular part of the school day and our custodial staff works hard after hours to sanitize.  That being said, students work, learn and play in close quarters, so illness spreads quickly. If you wonder, “is my child too sick for school?” visit the following link for symptoms that indicate he/she should remain at home (Too Sick For School? )  Students who have been vomiting, had diarrhea or fever must stay home until they have been symptom free for 24 hours.  Anything that we can do to minimize the spread of illness among the RHMS community is worth the effort!  Should you decide that it is best to keep your child home, you can call the Safe Arrival/Attendance line at 425.936.2461.  You can access this line 24/7.  Should you choose to email the school, please email Brenda Andrew at bandrew@lwsd.org. Thank you for doing your part to keep everyone healthy!

Have a great week ahead!

Please remember to TURN IN YOUR BALLOT by Tuesday, November 5.

From the PTSA

From Fundraising:
There’s still some time to turn in the School Pool Calendars – get them into the front office before Friday, November 9th. If you need a copy of a calendar, one can be found here. Parents, please be sure to sign the back. Remember, students only need at least ONE non-drive alone trip and their completed calendar to earn RHMS PTSA $5.00 and receive a prize!

Our online Directory is almost ready!
The RHMS PTSA online directory is going live on Wednesday, November 14th.  Please visit our website (www.rhmsptsa.org) for instructions on how to check your directory information. Please log in to check what contact information in the directory you want to make visible to others. PTSA membership is not required to make an account on our website; however, only PTSA members will have access to the online directory. Questions or problems? Please contact our Directory Chair Clara Fernandes at poxino@gmail.com or RHMS PTSA President Denise Ferguson at president@rhmsptsa.org.

Parent Education opportunities:
Parent Ed Talk: Financial Aid - Don't Pay Full Price
November 13, 2018 6:30 to 8PM
Lecture Hall, Redmond Community Center at Marymoor Village

LWPTSA Council in partnership with LWSD is pleased to sponsor a Parent Ed talk on The scoop on Financial Aid – Don’t pay the full price by Peg Keough, Way to the Quad. This talk will demystify the college funding process. You will learn how financial aid works, how colleges are discounting the cost for families and how you can receive these discounts. This a free seminar and is open to all parents of LWSD. Read the flyer here.

Brown Bag Lunch: School Choice (Note: this presentation is not about specific choice schools)
Free!  You bring the lunch and we’ll provide the speaker. Sponsored by the Lake Washington PTSA Council. Download the flyer for more information.
Thursday, November 15, 12 - 1PM
Redmond Community Center at Marymoor Village (November Brown Bag only)

Come learn about:  

  • Differences between neighborhood and choice schools
  • Similarities and differences in school options
  • Rationale for offering neighborhood and choice schools


Informational Items

Tuesday at 6:00 pm is the WTI pasta & Auction, with entertainment by the RH Jazz Band.  Items to bid on include, Kenmore Air 30-minute Scenic Flight, 1 month of voice lessons, a night at Jazz Alley including tickets and food, Seattle date night, including VIP tickets to the great Wheel, Wings over Washington, Crab Pot Gift Certificate, and a Washington coffee table book. We have 3 days/2 nights Memorial Day weekend at a Long Beach resort, Window cleaning, House Cleaning, Make your own Monopoly game, Mountain. Bike, Mini Vac, 2 Seahawk themed baskets, Kang gift basket, Starbucks gift basket, Capital Genealogy session, Lunch in Woodinville Country, Smoked Salmon, Amazon, Olive Garden & $150 Schwartz Brothers gift cards, Passes to Pump It Up and Elevated Sports, Home teeth whitening kit and Principal for a day. Should be a great time.  Free entry. $8.00 per plate. (Not required).

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you and your student to the District Insights to STEAM Career pathways. This evening is organized by the EMTAC (Engineering, Manufacturing, Technology, Advisory Committee). The focus for this evening is to give students an opportunity to make connections with potential careers and employers. The evening will have 4 guest speakers and then will transition to a time when students can speak with technology high school teachers across the district, many different engineering related companies and post-secondary education institutions. There will also be fun technology problem solving competitions. This will all happen on Wednesday, November 14th at Lake Washington High School with the speakers beginning at 6:30. We will also have some snacks provided by the LW culinary program.  There is a more information on this flyer.

Do you want to support the Rose Hill Digital Media program and save the environment?
Well -  do we have a deal for you! Mr. Charouhas’ DM program accepts all smart and cell phones and is working with a vendor that will pay/recycle each phone. Last year we recycled 42 phones for a total of $69.14 – Wow! That paid for our subscription to our royalty free audio and video site called Video Blocks. We recycle any make, any model and in any condition – outdated phones command a Kingly price of .10 each while other models can be worth up to $350! You can have your student drop off the phone(s) at the Main Office or Mr. Charouhas’ classroom  #403 and he will take care of the rest. We currently have 8 phones. Our goal is to have 35 cell phones by December 21st. Can you help us reach this goal?
Thanks,
Mr. Charouhas, Digital Media Teacher

We’re going to China in 2019 – Only a few spots left
Is your child ready for an adventure of a lifetime? If so, there is an exciting service learning opportunity for the summer of 2019. Over the last 3 summers, Mrs. Debi Nelson has traveled with students to Ecuador, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic where the children had opportunities to work alongside local communities performing meaningful service and exploring the culture of amazing countries. The next service and culture trip is China for summer 2019. This will be a remarkable opportunity to bring your child’s ancient civilizations studies to life. They’ve seen it in books, but now they can experience the art, history and culture of China firsthand. Not only will they be able to see the sites they’ve read about like the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and the Summer Palace, they will work alongside locals in rural China as they perform meaningful service in a WE Villages community. A quick 30-minute information meeting for parents and students who are interested in learning more about being a part of this immersive experience will be held at 7:30 pm on November 6th in the meeting room at Panera Bread – Bear Creek location (17262 Redmond Way Redmond, WA 98052). If you are interested in learning more, please RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/China2019-Nelson. Please email Mrs. Nelson at debinelson@live.com  if you have any additional questions.  

There are no plans for a 2020 service and culture trip, so don’t wait if you want your child to participate in this amazing cultural experience.
*This is not a district or school sponsored trip.

Calendar Items

Monday, Nov. 5th:
Bridge Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Stage Area
Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ Room #403
GSA Meeting, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
Badminton Practice 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym
Varsity/JV Soccer Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm, Grass Lawn Park
Regional Soccer Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm, RHMS

Tuesday, Nov. 6th:
Remember to Vote – Ballot must be postmarked by today
Last Day of the 1st Quarter
ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Voet’s Room #404
Multicultural Club begins, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mr. Eberhardt’s Room #336
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
A+ Production Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Walter’s Room #337 (Yellow Pod)
Math Club, 2:35-4:00 pm, Mrs. McFarland’s Room #454 (Purple Pod)
Badminton Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym
Varsity/JV Soccer Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm, Grass Lawn Park
Regional Soccer Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm, RHMS
WTI Pasta Feed and Auction, 6:00-7:30 pm, Commons

Wednesday, Nov. 7th:
WEB Leaders Training, 1:00-2:15 pm, Commons
City of Redmond After Hours Program, 1:00-3:00 pm, Fitness Gym/Gym

Thursday, Nov. 8th:
College Gear Thursday
Pride Time – “Battle of the Books” Meeting, 9:44-10:18 am, Library
2nd Quarter Sports Pictures, 2:30 pm, Gym
Badminton Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym
Soccer Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm, RHMS

Friday, Nov. 9th:
Pride Time – Veteran’s Day Activity, 9:44-10:18 am
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
Magic (Card game) Club, 2:30-3:45 pm, Mr. Sarra’s Room #475 (Red Pod)
Badminton Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym
Varsity/JV Soccer Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm, Grass Lawn Park
Regional Soccer Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm, RHMS

Saturday, Nov. 10th:
Varsity Basketball End of Season Party, Dinner/Family Fun Center, 5:00-9:45 pm

Monday, Nov. 12th:
No School – Veteran’s Day (Observance)

Weekly Bulletin #9 - 10/29/2018

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

The end of the 1st quarter is a week from Tuesday on Nov. 6th.  Please be checking your student’s grades on Parent Access so there are no surprises when report cards come out on Nov. 19th.  If you have specific concerns in a particular class, please contact the teacher directly.  This is also a good time to have your student practice their self-advocacy skills to make a plan with their teacher(s) to get missing assignments or make up tests completed.

Our wonderful PTSA provided a fantastic breakfast to our staff last Friday.  A big THANK YOU to everyone who donated food or was involved with the set up and clean up. It is such a treat to start our day with an array of delicious food. We truly appreciate your generosity and thoughtfulness!

And finally, a reminder about Halloween on Wednesday.  Students are allowed to wear a costume if they choose as long as the costume is not a distraction to themselves or others.  Costumes should not include any blood, gore or be scary in nature, include weapons, or involve masks or face paint.  Remember, the school dress code still applies as far as body parts being covered!

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA

School Pool Calendars are due this Wednesday! Turn calendars in at the front office or at the stage during lunch. If you need a copy of a calendar, one can be found here.  Remember, students only need at least ONE non-drive alone trip and their completed calendar to earn our school $5.00 and receive a prize!

~Audition call for RHMS’s Spring 2019 play: Disney’s Mulan Jr.~
The audition signup for the spring play is open for one more week! Disney’s Mulan JR. is packed with action, humor and heart! All students auditioning for a role must sign up online after reviewing the complete play instructions.  No experience is necessary, and the play will be a great theater learning experience! Auditions will be held the evenings of Monday, Nov. 5 and Wednesday, Nov. 7 at school. More information at the links above or on our website at: School Play Information.

REFLECTIONS ENTRIES DUE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST: 2018-2019 THEME: “HEROES AROUND ME” Reflections is a National PTA art competition based on an annual theme. Students may submit original entries in any of 6 categories: Visual Arts, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Dance Choreography, and Film Production. There is also a Special Artist division for students with disabilities. Entries are judged by local professionals, and top entries will advance to represent RHMS at the LWSD PTA Council competition and maybe on to state and nationals!  More information, rules, and entry forms can be found online at the RHMS PTSA website (http://rhmsptsa.org/Page/Pta/Reflections) and in the school lobby. All entries are due to the main office by THIS Thursday, November 1st. Be creative and have fun! If you have questions, email Joann Smith at joannbalance@yahoo.com.

Informational Items

Only 7 days until the WTI Auction: Tuesday November 6th, 6:00-7:30 pm.  Tickets are $8.00/person.  Come celebrate the end of the campaign season with some pasta, bidding and the RH Jazz Band.   Some of the items to bid on so far are: Window cleaning, Mt. Bike, Mini Vac, 2 Seahawk themed baskets, Kang gift basket, Capital Genealogy session, Lunch in Woodinville, Smoked Salmon, various gift cards and Principal for a Day.  Should be a great time.  WTI is still accepting Auction donations. Thank you for considering our very worthy program. Mr. Thornley, Advisor

ALEKS PARTY – This Friday, November 2nd - 2:30 to 3:30 pm.  After school on November 2nd, Rose Hill 6th grade teachers are hosting an ALEKS party for 6th grade students!  It is a celebration involving food, music, and of course many, many math problems!  All your student needs to bring is their laptop.  Everything else is provided and the event is FREE!  It is a great Rose Hill tradition that combines math with friends, food and music!  Hope to see your student there! Not sure what ALEKS is?  Ask your student to explain.

Our first quarter of study ends on Tuesday, November 6th.  Our teachers have until November 13th to complete 1st quarter grades. Report cards for first quarter will be sent home with your student on November 19th. No need to wait for the paper copy, though. Your student’s grades are always available online through Skyward Family Access.

If you have not had a chance to use Skyward Family Access and the important information available there, please visit our Students and Families page and check it out.  In order to get set-up, you must have an email address on file with us.  Please contact Mrs. Pizarro at jpizarro@lwsd.org in the Counseling office to provide or update your email. If you do not know your login and/or password, you can follow these instructions to get a password reset by email.

After checking your student’s Gradebook in Skyward Family Access, please take a moment to navigate to the “Student Info” Tab to review your student’s emergency contact information. You can email updates to Mrs. Pizarro at jpizarro@lwsd.org. Please note that address changes require that you send to school an address verification document.

We’re going to China in 2019 – Only a few spots left
Is your child ready for an adventure of a lifetime? If so, there is an exciting service learning opportunity for the summer of 2019. Over the last 3 summers, Mrs. Debi Nelson has traveled with students to Ecuador, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic where the children had opportunities to work alongside local communities performing meaningful service and exploring the culture of amazing countries. The next service and culture trip is China for summer 2019. This will be a remarkable opportunity to bring your child’s ancient civilizations studies to life. They’ve seen it in books, but now they can experience the art, history and culture of China firsthand. Not only will they be able to see the sites they’ve read about like the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and the Summer Palace, they will work alongside locals in rural China as they perform meaningful service in a WE Villages community. A quick 30-minute information meeting for parents and students who are interested in learning more about being a part of this immersive experience will be held at 7:30 pm on November 6th in the meeting room at Panera Bread – Bear Creek location (17262 Redmond Way Redmond, WA 98052). If you are interested in learning more, please RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/China2019-Nelson. Please email Mrs. Nelson at debinelson@live.com  if you have any additional questions.  

There are no plans for a 2020 service and culture trip, so don’t wait if you want your child to participate in this amazing cultural experience.
*This is not a district or school sponsored trip.

Calendar Items

Monday, Oct. 29th:
Bridge Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Stage Area
Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ Room #403
GSA Meeting, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
2nd Quarter Sports Begin
   Badminton Practice 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym
   Soccer Practice, 2:30-4:30 pm, Soccer/Football Field

Tuesday, Oct. 30th:
ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Voet’s Room #404
Vision/Hearing Screening – 1st/2nd/PT – 7th Grade Students Only
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
A+ Production Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Walter’s Room #337 (Yellow Pod)
Math Club, 2:35-4:00 pm, Mrs. McFarland’s Room #454 (Purple Pod)
Badminton Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym
Soccer Practice, 2:30-4:15 pm
Band Concert, 7:00 pm, Commons

Wednesday, Oct. 31st:
City of Redmond After Hours Program, 1:00-3:00 pm, Fitness Gym/Gym

Thursday, Nov. 1st:
Reflections Entries Due to the Main Office, 2:30 pm
College Gear Thursday
Badminton Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym
Soccer Practice, 2:30-4:15 pm

Friday, Nov. 2nd:
WTI Meeting, 7:35 am, Fitness Gym/Yoga Room
Pride Time – WEB Leader/6th Grade Activity, 9:44-10:18 am
6th Grade ALEKS Party, 2:30-3:30 pm, Lt. Blue Pod
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
Magic (Card game) Club, 2:30-3:45 pm, Mr. Sarra’s Room #475 (Red Pod)
Badminton Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym
Soccer Practice, 2:30-4:15 pm

Weekly Bulletin #8 - 10/22/2018

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

This Friday, October 26th is the first Dance/Social of the year. There will be dancing, a movie in the library, snacks, and fun all around. All Rose Hill Middle School students are invited to attend. The dance starts at 2:30 and ends at 4:30 pm. Entry to the dance will close at 3:00. When the dance ends at 4:30, students will exit out the gym doors.  Please plan to meet your student in that area. Tickets can be purchased from Mrs. Love in the office before and after school through lunch time on Friday. Tickets will not be sold at the door or afterschool on Friday. Tickets are $5 with ASB membership, $7 without ASB, and free if students have the Royal Pride card (crown on the card). If you notice your student doesn’t have the crown on their card, but you paid for the Royal Pride Package, have your student come to the office and a new card will be printed. All students attending need to bring their student ID card to the social and plan to stay until 4:30. Students are not permitted to leave early without a parent coming to the door to request them. Smaller bills are appreciated if students bring cash for snacks. The snacks will be sold for $1-$2 each. Tickets and snacks cannot be purchased with money on a lunch account. For additional information, please email Mrs. Voet at mvoet@lwsd.org   *This event is for Rose Hill Middle School students only. No guests.

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA                                                            

Auditions call for RHMS’s Spring 2019 play: Disney’s Mulan Jr.
Auditions will be held the evenings of Monday, Nov. 5 and Wednesday, Nov. 7 at school. All students auditioning for a role must sign up online after reviewing the complete play instructions.  Signups close Nov. 2 unless filled earlier. No experience is necessary, and the play will be a great theater learning experience!

More information at the links above or on our website at: School Play Information

The school play returns to RHMS courtesy of directors Heidi Jensen and Andrew Pang and the RHMS PTSA.

REFLECTIONS ART PROGRAM: 2018-2019 THEME: “HEROES AROUND ME” Reflections is a National PTA art competition that provides students with an opportunity to express themselves creatively based on their interpretation of the current year's theme. Students may submit original entries in any of 6 categories: Visual Arts, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Dance Choreography, and Film Production. There is also a Special Artist division for students with disabilities. Entries are judged by local professionals, and top entries will advance to represent RHMS at the LWSD PTA Council competition and maybe on to state and nationals!  More information, rules, and entry forms can be found online at the RHMS PTSA website (www.rhmsptsa.org) and in the school lobby. All entries are due to the office by Thursday, November 1st. Be creative and have fun!

General Membership Meeting summary:
Our first General Membership meeting of the year was held on Tuesday, October 16 in the school library. RHMS PTSA membership approved the annual budget and Standing Rules. LWSD Director of Student Services, Matt Gillingham, spoke about the Healthy Youth Survey which was administered to 6th and 8th graders last week at RHMS. More information on this survey is here  

From Fundraising:
Walk to School Day has passed, but SchoolPool continues through the end of the month! Help our school earn money by walking, biking, carpooling, or riding the bus to school, and logging your trips on the SchoolPool Calendar. At the end of the month, calendars can be submitted to receive a prize for the student, and $5 for our PTSA!

Informational Items

Our 2nd quarter sports season will be starting soon!  This season, which runs from Oct. 29th – Dec. 21st, will offer Girls Badminton and Boys Soccer. All fees and paperwork, including a physical form signed by a physician and an athletic participation form signed by both the student athlete and his/her parent or guardian, are due this Wednesday, Oct. 24th at 2:30 pm.  We need to have an accurate number of participants by this time to secure the coaching staff, so late sign-ups will not be accepted unless special arrangements have been made with our athletic director, Shane O’Brien PRIOR to the Oct. 24th deadline.  If you have any questions or are unsure if your student’s physical is still valid, please contact Mr. O’Brien at sobrien@lwsd.org. Your student can also check their status by finding their name on the sign-up list during their lunch time.  If their name is in red, something is missing, and they are not cleared to participate yet. More information and printable forms can be found on the Athletics page of the RHMS website.

Rose Hill Middle School will be hosting our first student social afterschool on Friday, October 26th. Leading up to our social is our first Spirit Week of this year! Below are the dress up themes for each day.  Please remember that the school dress code still applies to Spirit Day attire:

Monday 10/22: Pajama Day – Start off your week in comfort by wearing pajamas to school.
Tuesday 10/23: Sports Day – Wear your favorite jersey.
Wednesday 10/24: Unity Day - Wear Orange to support Anti-Bullying.
Thursday 10/25: Pair Day – Dress up as a twin with someone or dress up as your favorite duo! (Batman & Robin, Spongebob & Patrick, etc.).
Friday 10/26: Neon Day – Dress up in bright neon colors.

This Wednesday, October 24th is Unity Day across the nation. This is a day everyone can come together and send one large ORANGE message of support, hope, and unity to show that we are united against bullying and united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. Wear ORANGE this Wednesday and encourage your student to do so, too, in an effort to support bullying prevention throughout our school, district and community.

WTI (Washington Teen Institute) is our anti-drug and self-esteem organization at Rose Hill Middle School. We like to lead by example. We sponsor various events throughout the school year including guest speakers for the entire school, field trips, training sessions on drug abstinence, refusal skills and drug pharmacology.  We visit our feeder elementary schools to deliver our message to our incoming students.  We meet one or two times a month at 7:30 in the morning.  The organization is open to all of our students in grades 6 thru 8.

 WTI has been an integral part of Rose Hill since 1988. WTI has been a leader in our district and the community.

We conduct a yearly fund raiser to support our activities. This year the students are doing a school wide pasta feed with a silent and live Auction.  We would like to ask for an item to be donated to our Auction. It could be a gift card, a service, food items, themed baskets, electronics, tickets, special trips, accommodations, games, music and anything else you might think worthy for our cause. The date of our Auction is Tuesday November 6th.  6:00-7:30 pm.  Thank you for considering our very worthy program.   You are welcome to attend. Tickets are $8.00.  Come and enjoy an evening at Rose Hill and listen to the Rose Hill Jazz band and make a few bids.

 For further questions or information, please contact Mr. Thornley rthornley@lwsd.org.

Calendar Items

Monday, Oct. 22nd:
Spirit Day – Pajama Day
Bridge Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Stage Area
Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ Room #403
GSA Meeting, 2:30-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod) Cancelled for this week
Varsity/JV Basketball Game, 4:00 pm @ RHMS
C Teams Basketball Practice, 2:40-3:30 pm, Gym
Varsity Tennis Match, 4:00 pm, RHMS
JV Tennis Practice, 2:40-3:30 pm, RHMS
Cross Country Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm

Tuesday, Oct. 23rd:
Spirit Day – Sports Day
ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Voet’s Room #404
“Mix-it-Up” Day at all lunches
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:30 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod) Cancelled for this week
Varsity/JV Basketball Practice, 2:40-4:15 pm, Gym
C Teams Basketball Game, 4:00 pm, @ Evergreen MS
JV Tennis Match – Team Kaptur, 4:00 pm @ RHMS
JV Tennis Match – Team Heimdahl, 4:00 pm @ Evergreen MS
Cross Country JV District Finals Meet, 4:00 pm @ Kirkland MS
No Varsity Cross Country Practice (Light practice on their own)
Orchestra/Choir Concert, 7:00 pm, Commons

Wednesday, Oct. 24th:
2nd Quarter Sports Fees and Paperwork Due by 2:45 pm
Spirit Day – Unity Day
Unity Day – Wear ORANGE to support Anti-Bullying
City of Redmond After Hours Program, 1:00-3:00 pm, Fitness Gym/Gym

Thursday, Oct. 25th:
Spirit Day – Pair Day
College Gear Thursday
Pride Time – Battle of the Books Informational Meeting, 9:44-10:18 am, Library
Varsity/JV Basketball Game, 4:00 pm @ Evergreen MS
Varsity Tennis Match, 4:00 pm, Evergreen MS
Cross Country Varsity District Finals Meet, 4:00 pm, RHMS

Friday, Oct. 26h:
Spirit Day – Neon Day
WTI Meeting, 7:30 am, Fitness Gym/Yoga Room
All School Student Social, 2:30-4:30 pm
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway) Cancelled for this week
Magic (Card game) Club, 2:15-3:00 pm, Mr. Sarra’s Room #475 (Red Pod) Cancelled for this week

Weekly Bulletin #7 - 10/15/2018

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

Thank you to the PTSA for hosting the Family Fall Fest BBQ last Friday. It was great to see so many families come together for an evening of food, photos and other fun activities. We appreciate your efforts to bring our RHMS community together.

This Friday there is no school for students due to an All Day LEAP (Learning Enhancement and Academic Planning) day. Teachers will be engaged in professional development related to technology, curriculum, instruction, assessment and safety. Friday is a great day for your student to catch up or get ahead on any big projects or assignments.

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA

General Membership meeting and Guest Speaker
Tuesday, October 16th from 7:00-8:30 pm in the RHMS library – free! All are welcome.

We will first approve the budget for the 2018-2019 school year in a short business meeting. Then Matt Gillingham, Director of Student Services at LWSD, will discuss the Healthy Youth Survey, which is being given to all 6th and 8th graders in the district. There will be time for questions afterward.

BBQ Thank You
A very heartfelt thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make our Family Fall Fest BBQ a success!

REFLECTIONS ART PROGRAM: 2018-2019 THEME: “HEROES AROUND ME” Reflections is a National PTA art competition that provides students with an opportunity to express themselves creatively based on their interpretation of the current year's theme. Students may submit original entries in any of 6 categories: Visual Arts, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Dance Choreography, and Film Production. There is also a Special Artist division for students with disabilities. Entries are judged by local professionals, and top entries will advance to represent RHMS at the LWSD PTA Council competition and maybe on to state and nationals! More information, rules, and entry forms can be found online at the RHMS PTSA website (www.rhmsptsa.org) and in the school lobby. All entries are due to the office by Thursday, November 1st. Be creative and have fun!


Informational Items

Kirkland College and Career Night October 16th, 2018 starting at 5:45pm at Lake Washington High School. You’re invited to attend the first ever Kirkland College and Career Night. Starting at 5:45 pm, students and their families are invited to attend a presentation held in the LWHS Theater by local college representatives on how to maximize your college fair experience. Following the presentation at approximately 6:30-8:00 pm, they will be hosting a college and career fair in the LWHS gymnasium with 60+ colleges and post-secondary opportunities. Please contact mkristjanson@lwsd.org if you have any questions. See you there!

Our 2nd quarter sports season will be starting soon! This season, which runs from Oct. 29th – Dec. 21st, will offer Girls Badminton and Boys Soccer. All fees and paperwork, including a physical form signed by a physician and an athletic participation form signed by both the student athlete and his/her parent or guardian, are due by Wednesday, Oct. 24th at 2:30 pm. We need to have an accurate number of participants by this time to secure the coaching staff, so late sign-ups will not be accepted unless special arrangements have been made with our athletic director, Shane O’Brien PRIOR to the Oct. 24th deadline. If you have any questions or are unsure if your student’s physical is still valid, please contact Mr. O’Brien at sobrien@lwsd.org. More information and printable forms can be found on the Athletics page of the RHMS website.

Math Club will begin tomorrow, Tuesday, October 16th in Mrs. McFarland’s room #454 (purple pod)—beginning at 2:40 and ending at 4:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. An ASB card is required and also this complete math club permission slip. Your student can also pick up one from Mrs. McFarland in room 454. Questions?? Please email Mrs. McFarland @ lmcfarland@lwsd.org.

Rose Hill Middle School will be hosting our first student social afterschool on Friday, October 26th. Leading up to our social will be our first Spirit Week of this year! Below are the dress up themes for each day. Please remember that the school dress code still applies to Spirit Day attire:

Monday 10/22: Pajama Day – Start off your week in comfort by wearing pajamas to school.
Tuesday 10/23: Sports Day – Wear your favorite jersey.
Wednesday 10/24: Unity Day - Wear Orange to support Anti-Bullying.
Thursday 10/25: Pair Day – Dress up as a twin with someone or dress up as your favorite duo! (Batman & Robin, Spongebob & Patrick, etc.).
Friday 10/26: Neon Day – Dress up in bright neon colors.

The LWPTSA Council Special Needs Group (SNG) hosts its First Monthly Meeting:
WHEN: Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Networking TIME: 6:30 – 7:00 pm Parent networking & opportunity to meet our new Director of Special Services, Dr. Shannon Hitch and Associate Directors

Meeting TIME: 7:00 – 8:30 pm Dr. Shannon Hitch, LWSD Director, will give an overview of the LWSD Special Services Department, including an introduction of the administrative team that supports all the schools.

LOCATION: Lake Washington School District Resource Center, 16250 NE 74th Street, Redmond (at Redmond Town Center) Parking in back or on the street.

The District offers complimentary child care for our meeting attendees. If you would like to sign up for this service, please email smcenroe@lwsd.org. Include your child's name(s) and age(s) at least three days prior to the meeting date. Subject line of your email: "Child Care at PTSA / meeting". Last minute drop-ins accepted only when space is available as determined at the meeting time. No food or drinks are permitted in the child care area.

WTI (Washington Teen Institute) is our anti-drug and self-esteem organization at Rose Hill Middle School. We like to lead by example. We sponsor various events throughout the school year including guest speakers for the entire school, field trips, training sessions on drug abstinence, refusal skills and drug pharmacology. We visit our feeder elementary schools to deliver our message to our incoming students. We meet one or two times a month at 7:30 in the morning. The organization is open to all of our students in grades 6 thru 8.

WTI has been an integral part of Rose Hill since 1988. WTI has been a leader in our district and the community.

We conduct a yearly fund raiser to support our activities. This year the students are doing a school wide pasta feed with a silent and live Auction. We would like to ask for an item to be donated to our Auction. It could be a gift card, a service, food items, themed baskets, electronics, tickets, special trips, accommodations, games, music and anything else you might think worthy for our cause. The date of our Auction is Tuesday November 6th. 6:00-7:30 pm. Thank you for considering our very worthy program. You are welcome to attend. Tickets are $8.00. Come and enjoy an evening at Rose Hill and listen to the Rose Hill Jazz band and make a few bids.

For further questions or information, please contact Mr. Thornley rthornley@lwsd.org.

Calendar Items

Monday, Oct. 15th:
Bridge Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Stage Area
Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ Room #403
GSA Informational Meeting, 2:30 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
Varsity/JV Basketball Game, 4:00 pm @ Finn Hill MS
Varsity Tennis Match, 4:00 pm, Finn Hill MS
All Other Sports Practices, 2:30-4:00 pm

Tuesday, Oct. 16th:
ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Voet’s Room #404
Pride Time: Healthy Youth Survey for 6th and 8th Graders Only
Guest Speaker in Health Classes – Michelle Brode from Y.E.S. (Suicide Prevention) – Periods 5 and 6

Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:30 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #476 (Red Pod)
Math Club Begins, 2:35-4:00 pm, Mrs. McFarland’s Room #454 (Purple Pod)
Varsity/JV Basketball Practice, 2:40-3:30 pm, Gym
C Teams Basketball Game, 4:00 pm, @ Rose Hill MS
JV Tennis Match – Team Kaptur, 4:00 pm @ Rose Hill MS
JV Tennis Practice – Team Heimdahl, 2:40-3:30 pm
All Other Sports Practices, 2:30-4:00 pm
PTSA General Membership Meeting, 7:00 pm, Library – Guest Speaker is Matt Gillingham

Wednesday, Oct. 17th:
Varsity Basketball Practice, 6:50-7:30 am, Gym
City of Redmond After Hours Program, 1:00-3:00 pm, Fitness Gym/Gym

Thursday, Oct. 18th:
College Gear Thursday
Honor Society Applications Due, 3:00 pm
Guest Speaker in Health Classes – Michelle Brode from Y.E.S. (Suicide Prevention) – Periods 1-3
Earthquake Drill, 10:18 am
Cross Country Meet, 4:00 pm @ Evergreen MS
Other Sports Practices, 2:30-4:00 pm

Friday, Oct. 19th:
Full Day LEAP for Teachers – No School for Students

Weekly Bulletin #6 - 10/08/2018

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

Thank you for your support of our ASB through our annual RHMS Fun Run! Friday was the Fun Run and students were full of school spirit and energy for the event despite the rain. A huge thank you to all of our parent volunteers who helped out on the course. To date we have raised almost $14,500. Thank you for your support. If you would still like to donate, it is not too late to do so. Please contact Mrs. Love in the main office.

Today is marks the midterm for 1st Quarter. Grades will be up to date in Skyward by the end of the day today and you can check your student’s progress in each class. If you have questions about your student’s grade(s), please contact the teacher directly.

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA

From Fundraising
Walk to School Day is this Wednesday, October 10th!

PTSA BBQ!
Please join us in celebrating the new school year and the arrival of fall at our RHMS Family Fall Fest BBQ this Friday, October 12th from 5:00-7:00 pm. Hosted by your PTSA! We will have a cake walk, photo booth, and other fun activities!

The cost is free, so bring your family! See the flyer in this week’s Peachjar and on the homepage of our website: www.rhmsptsa.org.

General Membership meeting and Guest Speaker
Tuesday, October 16th from 7:00-8:30 pm in the RHMS library – free! All are welcome.

We will first approve the budget for the 2018-2019 school year in a short business meeting. Then Matt Gillingham, Director of Student Services at LWSD, will discuss the Healthy Youth Survey, which is being given to all 6th and 8th graders in the district. There will be time for questions afterward.

REFLECTIONS ART PROGRAM: 2018-2019 THEME: “HEROES AROUND ME” Reflections is a National PTA art competition that provides students with an opportunity to express themselves creatively based on their interpretation of the current year's theme. Students may submit original entries in any of 6 categories: Visual Arts, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Dance Choreography, and Film Production. There is also a Special Artist division for students with disabilities. Entries are judged by local professionals, and top entries will advance to represent RHMS at the LWSD PTA Council competition and maybe on to state and nationals! More information, rules, and entry forms can be found online at the RHMS PTSA website (www.rhmsptsa.org) and in the school lobby. All entries are due to the office by Thursday, November 1st. Be creative and have fun!

Thank you to all of our generous donors! If your company matches your donation, please confirm the donation to double your donation at no cost to you! Step-by-step instructions for confirming matching donations are on our website here: Matching Donations Instructions.

New! A Spanish language volunteer response form is now available on our website here: Volunteer Form in Spanish and in the school main office. Thank you to Vanessa Aguiar for translating!

Informational Items

On Thursday, October 11th, Rose Hill Middle School Visual Art classes will be going to the Seattle Art Museum for a tour and workshop. This interactive program will focus on the topic “Artistic Choices”. This will be a very exciting day for our Rose Hill art students. The kids will be leaving school at 9:30 am on district buses and will be back to school at 1:30 pm. This field trip is made possible with generous support from the PTSA.

Time for mid-term review of your student's progress: It is “mid-quarter grade check time” and due to the wide use of Skyward Family Access by our families, we do not issue and mail out hard copies of student mid-quarter progress reports. Monday, October 8th marks the first quarter mid-term. Although grades can be accessed at any point through Skyward Family Access, they are fully up-to-date at this time.

If you have not had a chance to use Skyward Family Access and the important information available there, please visit our Students and Families page and check it out. In order to get set-up, you must have an email address on file with us. Please contact Mrs. Pizarro in the Counseling office to provide or update your email. If you do not know your login and/or password, you can follow these instructions to get a password reset by email.

After checking your student’s Gradebook in Skyward Family Access, please take a moment to navigate to the “Student Info” Tab to review your student’s emergency contact information. You can email updates to Mrs. Pizarro at jpizarro@lwsd.org . Please note that address changes require that you send to school an address verification document.

Lake Washington School District (LWSD) will accept applications for Highly Capable programs from October 1 until 4 p.m. on October 26, 2018. Any student can apply/be recommended for Highly Capable programs each year. Students must live in Lake Washington School District to apply. 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. Information nights are available for families each fall. Attendance is not required to apply. To learn more visit: LWSD Accelerated Programs; 425-936-1238; or quest@lwsd.org. Contact Accelerated Programs to access application materials in languages other than English.

Parents of students currently in grades 5-7 are invited to attend the:
Middle School Highly Capable Information Night
Monday, October 8, 2018, 6:00–7:30 p.m.
Lake Washington High School: 12033 NE 80th St., Kirkland, 98033

Kirkland College and Career Night October 16th, 2018 starting at 5:45pm at Lake Washington High School. You’re invited to attend the first ever Kirkland College and Career Night. Starting at 5:45 pm, students and their families are invited to attend a presentation held in the LWHS Theater by local college representatives on how to maximize your college fair experience. Following the presentation at approximately 6:30-8:00 pm, they will be hosting a college and career fair in the LWHS gymnasium with 60+ colleges and post-secondary opportunities. Please contact mkristjanson@lwsd.org if you have any questions. See you there!

Math Club will begin on Tuesday, October 16th in Mrs. McFarland’s room #454 (purple pod)—beginning at 2:40 and ending at 4:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. An ASB card is required and also this complete math club permission slip. Your student can also pick up one from Mrs. McFarland in room 454. Questions?? Please email Mrs. McFarland @ lmcfarland@lwsd.org

The LWPTSA Council Special Needs Group (SNG) hosts its First Monthly Meeting:

WHEN: Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Networking TIME: 6:30 – 7:00 pm Parent networking & opportunity to meet our new Director of Special Services, Dr. Shannon Hitch and Associate Directors

Meeting TIME: 7:00 – 8:30 pm Dr. Shannon Hitch, LWSD Director, will give an overview of the LWSD Special Services Department, including an introduction of the administrative team that supports all the schools.

LOCATION: Lake Washington School District Resource Center, 16250 NE 74th Street, Redmond (at Redmond Town Center) Parking in back or on the street.

The District offers complimentary child care for our meeting attendees. If you would like to sign up for this service, please email smcenroe@lwsd.org. Include your child's name(s) and age(s) at least three days prior to the meeting date. Subject line of your email: "Child Care at PTSA / meeting". Last minute drop-ins accepted only when space is available as determined at the meeting time. No food or drinks are permitted in the child care area.

Calendar Items

Monday, Oct. 8th:
Foods Class Field Trip – Carnation Farms, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Bridge Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Stage Area
Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:15 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ Room #403
Honor Society Informational Meeting, 2:35-3:00 pm, Mrs. McFarland’s Room #454 (Purple Pod)
1st Quarter Sports Pictures, 2:40 pm, Gym
Sports Practices, 2:30-4:00 pm

Tuesday, Oct. 9th:
ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Voet’s Room #404
Varsity/JV Basketball Practice, 2:40-4:15 pm, Gym
C Teams Basketball Game, 4:00 pm, @ Finn Hill MS
JV Tennis Match – Team Kaptur, 4:00 pm @ Finn Hill MS
All Other Sports Practices, 2:30-4:00 pm

Wednesday, Oct. 10th:
Varsity Basketball Practice, 6:50-7:30 am, Gym
WEB Leader Meeting, 1:00-2:15 pm, Commons
City of Redmond After Hours Program, 1:00-3:00 pm, Fitness Gym/Gym

Thursday, Oct. 11th:
College Gear Thursday
Art Field Trip – Seattle Art Museum, 9:35 am – 1:30 pm
Varsity/JV Basketball Game, 4:00 pm @ RHMS
C Teams Basketball Practice, 2:40-3:30 pm, Gym
Varsity Tennis Match, 4:00 pm, RHMS
JV Tennis Practice, 2:40-3:30 pm, RHMS
Cross Country Meet, 4:00 pm @ RHMS

Friday, Oct. 12th:
Picture Retake Day, Library, 7:15-10:00 am
Magic: The Gathering Club Begins, 2:30-3:15 pm, Mr. Sarra’s Room #475
Sports Practices, 2:30-4:00 pm
PTSA Sponsored Family BBQ, 5:00-7:00 pm, Commons – FREE!

Saturday, Oct. 13th:
WTI Activity – Tech City Bowl, 9:00-11:00 pm

Weekly Bulletin #5 - 10/01/2018

Weekly Bulletin #4 - 09/24/2018

Weekly Bulletin #3 - 09/17/2018

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

Today your student will be bringing home his or her Royal 5 Self-Assessment to complete and return tomorrow, Tuesday, September 18th.  Students should score themselves in our five “Striving for 100%” components for each class.  This is an opportunity for students to reflect on their behavior at school using a rubric for each component. Teachers will review and sign off for each student during each class. Students who receive at least 15 points in every class are eligible to participate in our first Royal 5 Celebration. If you have questions about the Royal Five, please contact Mr. Griffin at mgriffin@lwsd.org. The documents are attached for your convenience:  Royal 5 Self Assessment Sheet and Royal 5 Assessment Rubric.

Now that your student has a laptop, here are some ideas to help support you with your student’s laptop use at home.

  1. Remind your student that the laptop is for school related work only.
  2. Require your student to use the laptop in a public area (dining room table, kitchen counter, etc).
  3. When your student goes to bed, so does the laptop, but in another location.  Have your student charge his/her laptop overnight in the kitchen, NOT in his/her bedroom.
  4. If/when your student gets upset with you because you are setting limits on use at home, feel free to share this email with him/her so he/she knows we are working together.

A huge thank you to all our volunteers who helped with laptop distribution- we couldn’t have done it without you!

Join us next Tuesday, September 25th, at 6:30 pm for Curriculum Night.  This will be an opportunity to meet your student’s teachers and hear more about each class. More information will be in next week’s newsletter.

As the school year gets underway you may have a question about a particular class or need to meet with your student’s teacher(s) and/or counselor. Please contact the teacher or counselor by email or phone to set up a meeting during a time that will work for you, your student and the teacher/counselor.  It is extremely difficult for teachers and counselors to hold drop in conferences before or after school.  Teachers work hard to communicate in a timely fashion and have limited time within the work day to respond to parent emails and phone calls.  If you contact a teacher by email or phone, please know that it may take 2 business days for a response.  Another great way to find out about what is going on in your student’s classes is to check out each teacher’s PowerSchool page.  You can access a staff member’s email address on the staff directory page of our website.

I wanted to be sure that you were aware of our RHMS Late Work Policy.   Turning in work on time is important and doing so will allow students the chance to earn full credit for their work.  However, we also know that we all have days when circumstances or distractions prevent the timely completion of work.  We don’t want students to take a “0” for the assignment and miss a crucial concept when the learning contained in those assignments is still valuable.  Therefore, the entire RHMS staff has committed to accepting late work for partial credit.  In order to receive partial credit for an assignment, any late work must be turned in no later than the first Monday after it was due. For example, if the original due date for an assignment is this Wednesday, September 19th, a student has until Monday, September 24th to turn in the assignment for partial credit.  After that date, the assignment will no longer be accepted.  Teachers will have their Skyward gradebook up to date before they leave work on Friday.  Please note that assignments may not have a score/grade reflected each Friday, but it will be indicated if an assignment has been turned in or not. Students who have an excused absence have 2 days to every 1 day they are out to make up missing work for full credit as a result of the absence. For additional information about the late work policy, please refer to the syllabus from your student’s class.   

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA   

Thank you, PTSA volunteers!

Thank you to our Picture Day volunteers: Sujatha Bhoomireddygari, Michela Casazza, Mary Clare, Janice Dannenberg, Sharlene Jones, Michael Knott, Andrea Knott, Stephanie Locke, and Laura Mair.

Thank you to our Laptop Distribution Day volunteers: Beth Benincasa, Sujatha Bhoomireddygari, Heather Buchholz, Michela Casazza, Katie Citron, Mary Clare, Carrie Creek, Denise Ferguson, Sandra Gillespie, Megan Hayton, Michelle Hsu, Bjorg Johannsdottir, Karin Keith, Michael Knott, Jody Lallas, and Amber Wood

From Fundraising:
Rose Hill Middle School Parents,

Please help the PTSA in our main fundraiser for the year - our Pass the Hat.  Flyers will be coming home with your students.  Thank you in advance for supporting your PTSA! 

Your donation dollars at work! Where do your donations go? They stay right here at Rose Hill Middle School to enrich school activities and support the staff and students. Here are just some of the things that your donations funded last year:  Library books, Emergency Preparation supplies, Art Museum field trip, Satellite Club activities, fruit supplements for Pantry Packs.

Parent Education opportunities:
Free! Disability Awareness Event on Tuesday, October 2 at 7:00 pm at the Redmond High School Performing Arts Theater. Sponsored by LWPTSA Council.
Kacey McCallister lost both legs when he was a child but has not let that stop him from doing anything he wants to – come to hear his inspiring story!

LWPTSA Council Brown Bag Session (free) in the Lake Washington Resource Center (in Redmond Town Center).  Helpful Information for the entire community. “You bring your lunch, we’ll provide the information.” Thursday, Oct. 18th, 12-1pm Social and Emotional Learning with Matt Gillingham, LWSD Director of Student Services

Mark your calendars!
Our fall BBQ is on Friday, October 12th from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Commons. Come enjoy dinner, the ever-popular cake walk, and other activities. More information coming soon.

Informational Items

Our 8th grade students will be going on a field trip to the Washington State Fair this Friday, September 21, 2018. A permission slip is available here and hard copies are available in the main office.  Please have your 8th grade student turn in signed permission slips as soon as possible, but no later than Wednesday, September 19th.   We will depart on school buses at 9:35am and return to RHMS by 2:00pm.  Students should bring a sack lunch or money to buy lunch.  Entry to the fair is free, but if your student wants to play games or go on rides, he/she should bring spending money.  To find out more about the fair, including ride ticket prices, click here.   If you have any questions about the field trip contact Mr. Griffin at mgriffin@lwsd.org.

New visitor entry control system increases security for our schools 

The safety and security of students is a top priority of our school and district. One of the new safety enhancements for the 2018-19 school year is the implementation of entry control systems at all schools in the district. These controls will allow schools to keep all exterior doors locked and will require all visitors to use a video call system to request access. These types of systems are similar to how visitors gain access at many apartments or condominiums that keep all entry doors locked. The district now has Entry Control System hardware installed in all schools. The goal of the system is to:

  1. Maintain control of access to the building interior, and
  2. Maintain knowledge of persons entering the building interior.

Rose Hill Middle School began using the new entry control system last week.   Here’s what to expect:

  • All exterior doors will be locked.
  • Visitors will need to use the entry control system video unit to request permission to enter the building.
  • Visitors will be asked their name and the purpose of their visit. 
  • Visitors must then proceed to the office to show picture identification and sign in.

This will be a change for everyone in our community, yet we believe this is a crucial step towards enhancing the safety and security of our school campus. Please allow for extra time if you need to pick your child up early due to a medical appointment, or if you plan to volunteer in the classroom.

Thank you in advance for your patience as we implement this new system. 
For more information about safety in LWSD, visit the safety webpage: www.lwsd.org/safety.

Is your student interested in a locker?  If so, have your student come to the main office to see Mrs. Love for a locker request slip.  She will assign your student a locker within the next two weeks.  Given we do not have a locker for every student, some students may be assigned a locker partner.

Online Student Information Verification Reminder- closes TODAY: It is very important for your student’s safety that you please keep us updated of any changes to your family’s contact information. All registered families can go online to complete the Online Student Information Verification Process through Skyward Family Access. The online process opened August 15 and closes on September 17. Address changes require that you bring to school a supporting address verification document. After September 17th, any changes to your family’s contact information must be made in person at the Counseling Office.  Find more information about the online information verification process in the Skyward Family Access support page

Is your student interested in learning how to play the card game Bridge?  Contract bridge, or simply bridge, is a trick-taking card game using a standard 52-card deck. In its basic format, it is played by four players in two competing partnerships, with partners sitting opposite each other around a table. Millions of people play bridge worldwide in clubs, tournaments, online and with friends at home, making it one of the world's most popular card games. Use math skills, develop higher level thinking and have fun all at the same time!  Bridge Club starts today, Monday, Sept. 17th from 2:30-4:00 pm in the library.  It’s not necessary to sign up, just have your student come to the library afterschool today.  Bridge Club will meet every Monday from 2:30-4:00 pm or as player attendance dictates.

The AMC (American Mathematics Competition) Test is coming to Rose Hill Middle School Tuesday, November 13th. All students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades are invited to participate.  This a great voluntary and optional opportunity. Please see the competition description below:

The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. The AMC 8 provides an opportunity for middle school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. Students apply classroom skills to unique problem-solving challenges in a low-stress and friendly environment.

Students will need to register for the competition by paying a $3.00 fee in the student office—Ms. Love will take the fee for the competition. The deadline for paying the fee is Wednesday, September 26th. Unfortunately, there will be no late registration, so students will have to register no later than September 26th if they want to participate. The competition will be held at Rose Hill in a place yet to be determined but will begin promptly at 2:45 PM and end between 3:40 and 3:45 PM. If you would like to know more, please follow this link: https://www.maa.org/math-competitions/amc-8  Proctor and organizer for the competition is Katie Folkman (Algebra/Geometry teacher) cfolkman@lwsd.org . We are happy and excited to offer this opportunity for our students! 

Travel to China in 2019
Is your child ready for an adventure of a lifetime? If so, then they may be interested in an exciting service learning opportunity available for the summer of 2019. Over the last 3 summers, Mrs. Debi Nelson has traveled with students to Ecuador, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic where they have worked alongside the local community doing meaningful service and exploring the local culture. She is currently planning a service and culture trip to China for summer 2019. This will be a remarkable opportunity to bring your child’s    ancient civilizations studies to life. They’ve seen it in books but now they can experience the art, history and culture of China firsthand. Not only will they be able to see the sites they’ve read about like the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, and the Summer Palace, they will work alongside locals in rural China as they perform meaningful service in a WE Villages community. A quick 30-minute information meeting for parents and students who are interested in learning more about being a part of this immersive experience will be held at 7:30 PM on October 4 at the Redmond Community Center – Marymoor Village (6505 176th Ave NE, Redmond). If you are interested in learning more please RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/China2019-Nelson. Please email Mrs. Nelson at debinelson@live.com if you have any additional questions.  

*This is not a district or school sponsored trip.

Calendar Items

Monday, Sept. 17th:
Pride Time – Fire Drill with full evacuation, 10:00 am
Royal 5 Assessment Sheets passed out to students during 6th period – Due Tomorrow
Bridge Club Begins, 2:30-4:00 pm, Location TBD
C Teams Basketball Practice, 2:40-4:15 pm, Gym
Varsity/JV Basketball Practice, 4:15-5:45 pm, Gym
All Other Sports Practices, 2:30-4:00 pm

Tuesday, Sept. 18th:
ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Voet’s Room #404
Pride Time – Intervention Help Begins, 9:44-10:18 am
Varsity/JV Basketball Practice, 2:40-4:15 pm, Gym
C Teams Basketball Practice, 4:15-5:45 pm, Gym
All Other Sports Practices, 2:30-4:00 pm

Wednesday, Sept. 19th:
8th Grade Field Trip to the Fair Permission Slips Due
Varsity Basketball Practice, 6:50 am, Gym
City of Redmond After Hours Program Begins, 1:00-3:00 pm, Fitness Gym/Gym
Elementary Orchestra Information Night, 6:30 pm, Commons

Thursday, Sept. 20th:
College Gear Thursday
Varsity/JV Basketball Practice, 2:30-4:15 pm, Gym
C Teams Basketball Practice, 4:15-5:45 pm, Gym
All Other Sports Practices, 2:30-4:00 pm

Friday, Sept. 21st :
8th Grade Field Trip to the WA State Fair, Puyallup – 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Royal 5 Celebration for 6th/7th Graders, 1:00-2:30 pm
Magic: The Gathering Club Begins, 2:30-3:15 pm, Mr. Sarra’s Room #475
C Teams Basketball Practice, 2:40-4:15 pm, Gym
Varsity/JV Basketball Practice, 4:15-5:45 pm, Gym
All Other Sports Practices, 2:30-4:00 pm

Weekly Bulletin #2 - 09/10/2018

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

It was a great first week of school.  A huge thank you to our volunteers who helped out with picture day on Friday!

This week please review and discuss the RHMS Student Handbook and the LWSD Student Rights and Responsibilities with your student.  We are doing several presentations with students to review the documents and next week your student will be taking an open book quiz to demonstrate their understanding.

Online Student Information Verification Reminder: It is very important for your student’s safety that you please keep us updated of any changes to your family’s contact information. All registered families can go online to complete the Online Student Information Verification Process through Skyward Family Access. The online process opened August 15 and closes on September 17. Address changes require that you bring to school a supporting address verification document. After September 17th, any changes to your family’s contact information must be made in person at the Counseling Office.  Find more information about the online information verification process in the Skyward Family Access support page.

Our 8th grade students will be going on a field trip to the Washington State Fair on Friday, September 21, 2018. A permission slip is available here and hard copies are available in the main office.  Please have your 8th grade student turn in signed permission slips as soon as possible, but no later than Wednesday, September 19th.   We will depart on school buses at 9:35am and return to RHMS by 2:00pm.  Students should bring a sack lunch or money to buy lunch.  Entry to the fair is free, but if your student wants to play games or go on rides, he/she should bring spending money.  To find out more about the fair, including ride ticket prices, click here.   If you have any questions about the field trip contact Mr. Griffin at mgriffin@lwsd.org.

A reminder that this Thursday, September 13, your student will receive a district-owned laptop to enhance his or her academic experience this year.  There is more information on the district website at: Student Technology including a list of Frequently Asked Questions. Because of the value of these devices, we must have a signed/initialed agreement form from you and your student before issuing a laptop. A copy of the agreement is available here  (Español) Please print and have your student return the laptop agreement to his/her Social Studies teacher on or before September 13, 2018.

From the PTSA                                                                                   

RHMS PTSA welcomes you (back) to Rose Hill!

RHMS PTSA’s mission is to enhance the education of all students at RHMS and support RHMS students, staff, and families. You can help us fulfill our mission in three ways:

  • Become a member – it’s easy! You can join through our website (www.rhmsptsa.org) and pay by credit card, or fill out the RHMS PTSA paper membership form in the First Day Packet and return it to the RHMS main office anytime with a check.
  • Donate – only a few dollars of your membership dues stay at RHMS PTSA. Most of it goes to on to the state and national levels to fund training and advocacy.
  • Volunteer – return the pink volunteer response form in the First Day packet to the RHMS main office anytime, or complete it on our website (www.rhmsptsa.org).

From Fundraising:
Welcome Back RHMS!  We have our annual Pass The Hat fundraiser going on. Money raised will benefit our amazing school. Flyers are going home with students this week.

Mark your calendars!
Our PTSA Back To School BBQ is on Friday, October 12th from 5:00-7:00 pm. Come enjoy dinner, the ever-popular cake walk, and other activities. More information coming soon.

Informational Items

Is your student interested in a locker?  If so, have your student come to the main office to see Mrs. Love for a locker request slip.  She will assign your student a locker within the next two weeks.  Given we do not have a locker for every student, some students may be assigned a locker partner.

FIRST SEASON SPORTS start TODAY, September 10th: Families do need to make transportation arrangements for all after-school athletic participation. Practices and games are held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Please note that there are no athletic practices or events on Wednesdays after school. If you have any questions, please contact Shane O’Brien, Athletic Director at sobrien@lwsd.org.

There will be a parent meeting for ALL sports this Thursday, Sept. 13th at 6:00 pm in the Commons.  It is highly recommended that you attend this meeting if your student is playing an afterschool sport this year, even if they played last year.  If you have any questions, please contact the RHMS athletic director, Shane O’Brien at sobrien@lwsd.org.

Is your student interested in learning how to play the card game Bridge?  Contract bridge, or simply bridge, is a trick-taking card game using a standard 52-card deck. In its basic format, it is played by four players in two competing partnerships, with partners sitting opposite each other around a table. Millions of people play bridge worldwide in clubs, tournaments, online and with friends at home, making it one of the world's most popular card games. Use math skills, develop higher level thinking and have fun all at the same time!  Bridge Club is starting up next Monday, Sept. 17th from 2:30-4:00 pm in the library.  It’s not necessary to sign up, just have your student come to the library afterschool next Monday.  Bridge Club will meet every Monday from 2:30-4:00 pm or as player attendance dictates.

The AMC (American Mathematics Competition) Test is coming to Rose Hill Middle School Tuesday, November 13th. All students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades are invited to participate.  This a great voluntary and optional opportunity. Please see the competition description below:

The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. The AMC 8 provides an opportunity for middle school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. Students apply classroom skills to unique problem-solving challenges in a low-stress and friendly environment.

Students will need to register for the competition by paying a $3.00 fee in the student office—Ms. Love will take the fee for the competition. The deadline for paying the fee is Wednesday, September 26th. Unfortunately, there will be no late registration, so students will have to register no later than September 26th if they want to participate. The competition will be held at Rose Hill in a place yet to be determined but will begin promptly at 2:45 PM and end between 3:40 and 3:45 PM. If you would like to know more, please follow this link: https://www.maa.org/math-competitions/amc-8  Proctor and organizer for the competition is Katie Folkman (Algebra/Geometry teacher) cfolkman@lwsd.org. We are happy and excited to offer this opportunity for our students! 

Calendar Items

Monday, Sept. 10th:
1st Quarter Sports Begin, 2:30-4:00 pm

Tuesday, , Sept. 11th:
ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Voet’s Room #404
AVID Classes Pancake Breakfast, 8:00-8:50 am, Commons
Sports Practices, 2:30-4:00 pm

Wednesday, , Sept. 12th:
Early Release (LEAP) Wednesdays Begin – Students dismissed at 1:00 pm

Thursday, , Sept. 13th:
Laptop Distribution Day – Laptop Agreement Form Needed
College Gear Thursday
Varsity/JV Basketball Practice, 4:15-5:45 pm, Gym
C Teams Basketball Practice, 2:30-4:15 pm, Gym
All Other Sports Practices, 2:30-4:00 pm
All Sports Parent Meeting, 6:00 pm, Commons

Friday, Sept. 14th:
Pride Time - Fire Drill, 9:44 am
Varsity/JV Basketball Practice, 2:30-4:15 pm, Gym
C Teams Basketball Practice, 4:15-5:45 pm, Gym
All Other Sports Practices, 2:30-4:00 pm

Monday, Sept. 17th:
Bridge Club Begins, 2:30-4:00 pm, Library

Tuesday, Sept. 25th:
Curriculum Night, 6:30-8:30 pm

Weekly Bulletin #1 - 09/04/2018

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

Welcome to the start of the 2018-2019 school year!  I want to welcome both new and returning families to our school community. It was a busy first day of school for students and staff alike and we were excited to see all of our students.  Today students were given a back to school packet that includes important information - be sure to ask your student for the BIG white envelope.  On the first day of each week, I will be sending out an email to all families to keep you up-to-date on important information and events at school.  This message is especially long because there is a lot to share at the start of school.

School pictures are this Friday, September 7th.  Picture packet information was mailed home to you. In case you missed it, an order form is attached here. The retake day for student photos will not be until mid-October so be sure your student is at school on Friday to ensure that your student has their ID/ASB card for the start of the year. 

Next Thursday, September 13, your student will receive a district-owned laptop to enhance his or her academic experience this year.  I wanted to make sure you are aware of some key information about this program.  The goal of the program is to help students meet the district’s mission and vision of every student future ready: prepared for college, prepared for the global workplace, prepared for personal success. Providing a computer to each student gives them tools to learn that they will likely use in college and/or in their career later on. You may have additional questions about the laptops. There is more information on the district website at: Student Technology including a list of Frequently Asked Questions. Because of the value of these devices, we must have a signed/initialed agreement form from you and your student before issuing a laptop. A copy of the agreement is available below. 

Please print and have your student return the laptop agreement to his/her Social Studies teacher on or before September 13, 2018.  Check-out will take place in our library during your student’s Social Studies class.  Students will receive a laptop, power supply and battery for their laptop. Students will also be filling out a Checkout Review Form where they will be able to record any damages to the device upon checkout. A schedule of fines for damaged, lost or stolen equipment is included in the handbook. Because of these potential costs, parents may wish to buy optional insurance. Information about insurance options is included in the student laptop handbook  (Espanol). When my own children are old enough for a 1:1 device, I plan on purchasing an insurance option. Again, we are excited about this learning opportunity for your student(s)!  Thank you for supporting your student’s academic experience here at RHMS.

How will your student get to and from school?  

BY BUS: If you live on a bus route, be sure your student knows the ROUTE number for both the morning and after school ride as some route numbers do change.  If you have any questions about your student’s bus route, please be sure to check out the district website for detailed information or call the transportation department at 425-936-1120.  Buses do leave 7 minutes after school is out so it is important for students to head to the bus loop immediately after dismissed from 6th period.

BY FOOT OR BIKE: Remind your walker or biker to only cross streets in marked crosswalks and to checking for oncoming cars before entering the crosswalk. Bikers should wear a helmet and light colored, visible, reflective clothing and to be aware of the traffic around them. There are plenty of bike racks on campus for your student to safely lock his/her bicycle.

BY CAR: Make a plan with your student about where you will be picking them up so they know where to look for you.

Please be sure to watch for pedestrians at all crosswalks. 

Stay to the right and follow the signs and staff directions to the student drop-off and pick-up.

Once in the designated drop-off area, students should exit your vehicle on the right side only. Be sure your students have what they need in the car and are ready to exit once your vehicle stops next to the sidewalk.  Once you have dropped off your student you can carefully merge in to the through lane of traffic, limiting your speed to 5mph.  The loop will make a left turn and take you to a stop sign in order to exit the campus. 

The drop-off loop will be open from 7:00am to 8:00am Monday-Friday.  The loop will reopen for pick-up at 2:25pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and at 12:55 pm on Wednesdays. When you are waiting for your student, please turn off your engine.

A few Safety Reminders

  • Limit your speed to 5mph
  • Slow down and watch for pedestrians at all crosswalks.
  • No opening car doors unless you are stopped in the “Drop off/Pick up Zone”
  • No dropping off or picking up in the “Thru Traffic Lane”
  • No dropping off, picking up in the bus or parking loop
  • Drivers must remain in cars
  • This is for your student’s safety!

While driving on campus, it is important that you continue to follow all rules of the road AND that you bring your patience. 

I hope your student had a great first day!  Wishing you and your families a smooth start to the year.  We look forward to working with you and your students in the year to come!

From the PTSA                                                                               

RHMS PTSA welcomes you (back) to Rose Hill!

RHMS PTSA’s mission is to enhance the education of all students at RHMS and support RHMS students, staff, and families. You can help us fulfill our mission in three ways:

  • Become a member – it’s easy! You can join through our website (www.rhmsptsa.org) and pay by credit card, or fill out the RHMS PTSA paper membership form in the First Day Packet and return it to the RHMS main office anytime with a check.
  • Donate – only a few dollars of your membership dues stay at RHMS PTSA. Most of it goes to on to the state and national levels to fund training and advocacy.
  • Volunteer – return the pink volunteer response form in the First Day packet to the RHMS main office anytime, or complete it on our website (www.rhmsptsa.org).

Mark your calendars!
Our PTSA Back To School BBQ has been rescheduled for Friday, October 12 from 5-7 PM. Come enjoy dinner, the ever-popular cake walk, and other activities. More information coming soon.

Informational Items

FIRST SEASON SPORTS start next Monday, September 10th: If your student is interested in playing a 1st quarter sport - Boys’ Tennis, Boys’ Basketball, or Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country, you may sign him/her up in the main office. Don’t forget your student’s physical if we do not have one on record here at the school.  Physicals are good for 2 years. If your student is in 8th grade, his/her physical may need to be updated.  If you are interested in participating in athletics, you will need to fill out the necessary forms for parent permission, insurance, and a doctor’s physical verification.  The clearance forms are available from the main office or on our website and they must be completed before your student is allowed to participate.  In addition to the $75 fee to play a sport, your student will need to purchase an ASB card for $25.00 prior to turning out. Families do need to make transportation arrangements for all after-school athletic participation. Practices and games are held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Please note that there are no athletic practices or events on Wednesdays after school. If you have any questions, please contact Shane O’Brien, Athletic Director at sobrien@lwsd.org.

There will be a parent meeting for ALL sports tomorrow evening, Sept. 13th at 6:00 pm in the gym.  It is highly recommended that you attend this meeting if your student is playing an afterschool sport this year, even if they played last year.  If you have any questions, please contact the RHMS athletic director, Shane O’Brien at sobrien@lwsd.org .

Calendar Items

Wednesday, Sept. 5th:
Student Dismissal at 2:30 pm – No Wednesday Early Release

Friday, Sept. 8th:
Picture Day, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Monday, Sept. 10th:
1st Quarter Sports Begin, 2:30-4:00 pm

Thursday, Sept. 13th:
All Sports Parent Meeting, 6:00 pm, Gym

Tuesday, Sept. 25th:
Curriculum Night, 6:30-8:30 pm