Newsletter

2018

Weekly Bulletin #30 - 04/16/2018

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

Today we begin the final quarter of school. It becomes a busy time of year both in and out of school. Help your student stay organized with a weekly schedule of homework/study time and activities. Report cards for 3rd quarter will be mailed home next Monday.

Next week our state assessments will begin for our 8th grade students and the following week for 6th and 7th graders. It is critical that students are in attendance for our state assessments. Please be sure to schedule any appointments or trips out of town around this schedule.

  • Thursday, April 26, 2018 State Science Assessment (8th grade only)
  • Tuesday, May 1, 2018 English Language Arts SBA (Computer Adaptive Test-Grades 6, 7, 8)
  • Friday, May 4, 2018 English Language Arts SBA (Performance Task-Grades 6, 7, 8)
  • Thursday, May 10, 2018 Math SBA (Computer Adaptive Test-Grades 6, 7, 8)
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Math SBA (Performance Task -Grades 6, 7, 8)

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA

Save the Dates!

Thursday, April 19th, Noon-1pm
LWPTSA Council Brown Bag: "Start Early, Stay Local"
Sammamish Room at the LWSD Resource Center.– Bring your lunch and listen to a free speaker. No registration required.
Dr. Eric Murray from Cascadia College & Dr. Amy Morrison Goings from LW Institute of Technology will discuss how students can earn college credits while still in high school and discuss post-high school higher education options for students on the Eastside. All are welcome, but most relevant for those with middle and high school students. See the Brown Bag Lunch flyer for more information. If you have questions, please contact LWPTSA President Liz Hedreen at president@lwptsa.net.

Monday, April 30th – May 4th RHMS PTSA Staff Appreciation week - More details soon.

Tuesday, May 22nd, 7:00 pm in the school library: RHMS PTSA General Membership Meeting
At our May General Membership meeting, we will elect officers and approve the budget for the 2018-2019 school year. Our guest speaker will be Matt Manobianco, LWSD Associate Superintendent, who will talk about the new 7-period high school day, which will go into effect next school year. Join us! Open to all RHMS families.

Saturday, May 19th, 2018
Coming soon: PTSA Community Bowling Event at Tech City Bowl - Stay tuned – more details to follow

Informational Items

Attention Math Club Members—There will be no Math Club tomorrow, Tuesday, April 17th due to the LWSD Middle School Math Olympiad held that evening.

Dress Code Reminder
Spring is in the air! Hopefully we will soon be able to leave our winter gear at home. Please remind your student that even in warm weather, their dress and appearance still must follow health and safety standards and not cause disruption to the learning environment. Students who do not follow our Dress Code Guidelines will be asked to change, cover up, or go home, if necessary.

8th Grade Girls: Are you interested in trying out for the Lake Washington High School Award Winning Dance Team? There will be an informational meeting on April 17th or April 19th at 7:00 pm in the LWHS Commons. Please see the LWHS Dance Team Flyer for more information.

8th Grade Boy and Girls: There will be an informational meeting for current 8th grade students and parents about the Lake Washington High School Robotics Team. The meeting will be held May 14th at 7:00 pm in room 332 at LWHS. The LWHS team is a FRC team and participates in the FIRST competitions. The team is a year-long activity with a class option coming up this fall. If you want information but cannot attend the meeting, please send an email to Liz Sirjani at esirjani@lwsd.org.

Calendar Items

Monday, April 16th:
Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ Room #403 (Purple Pod)
Lego/Robotics Club, 2:15-3:30 pm, Mr. Ewert’s Room #307 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Gay/Straight Alliance Club, 2:15-3:30 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Sports Practices, 2:30-4:00 pm

Tuesday, April 17th:
ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Nelson’s Room #233
Multicultural Club, 2:20-3:30 pm, Mr. Eberhardt’s Room #336 (Yellow Pod) – Guest Speaker from Y.E.S. on LGBTQ Community
Math Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Mrs. Folkman’s Room #456 (Purple Pod)Cancelled this week due to Math Olympiad Competition tonight
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Sports Practices, 2:30-4:00 pm

Wednesday, April 18th:
City of Redmond After Hours Program, 1:00-3:00 pm, Gym/Fitness Gym
Jazz Band Concert, 7:00 pm, Lake Washington High School

Thursday, April 19th:
College Gear Thursday
Homework Café, All Lunches, Room 233 (Next to the Library)
Science Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Rossman’s Room #353 (Lt. Blue Pod)
Dungeons and Dragons Club, 2:15-4:00 pm, Mrs. Becker-Brown’s Room #356 (Lt. Blue Pod)
Sports Practices, 2:30-4:00 pm

Friday, April 20th:
Pride Time: ASB Election Assemblies, 9:27-10:12 am
Homework Café, All Lunches, Room 233 (Next to the Library)
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Magic (Card game) Club, 2:15-3:00 pm, Mr. Laughlin’s Room #308 (Orange Pod)
Sports Practices, 2:30-4:00 pm

Saturday, April 21st:
District MS Solo & Small Ensemble Orchestra Ensemble, 8:00 am -3:30 pm, Kamiakin MS
WTI Field Trip – Family Fun Center, Edmonds, 5:00-9:00 pm (Drop off/Pick up here at RHMS)

Weekly Bulletin #29 - 04/09/2018

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

This Friday is the end of 3rd quarter! Make a plan with your student about finishing the quarter strong. In addition to doing work at home, your student can use Pride Time on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and Homework Café on Thursdays and Fridays. Homework Café will also be offered on Tuesday and Wednesday this week to help students finish up any missing work.

RHMS student, Bailey Dare, and her mom, Kimberly Dare, were featured speakers at the Lake Washington Schools Foundation’s annual fundraising luncheon held during the last week of March. They spoke about their involvement with Pantry Packs, a program sponsored by the Lake Washington Schools Foundation which provides weekend packs of food to more than 815 LWSD students each week who need it. If you are interested in supporting the Pantry Packs program, visit their webpage find out ways you can help, or to donate directly to the Lake Washington Schools Foundation. Thank you for supporting our students!

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA

Save the Date! May RHMS PTSA General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, May 22nd.
At our May General Membership meeting we will elect officers and approve the budget for the 2018-2019 school year. Our guest speaker will be Matt Manobianco, LWSD Associate Superintendent, who will talk about the new 7-period high school day, which will go into effect next school year. Join us! Open to all RHMS families.

Lake Washington PTSA Council Brown Bag Lunch
Thursday, April 19, 12pm-1pm, Sammamish Room at the LWSD Resource Center.– Bring your lunch and listen to a free speaker. No registration required.
"Start Early, Stay Local" Dr. Eric Murray from Cascadia College & Dr. Amy Morrison Goings from LW Institute of Technology will discuss how students can earn college credits while still in high school and discuss post-high school higher education options for students on the Eastside. All are welcome, but most relevant for those with middle and high school students. See the Brown Bag Lunch flyer for more information.

Lake Washington PTSA Council Parent Education Speaker "Kids and Race: Changing the Narrative" with Jasen Frelot Thursday, May 17, 7:00pm, Redmond Community Center.
Jasen Frelot will talk through how parents and educators can empower their children to be successful participants in an increasingly racialized world. Learn from Jasen how the stories we unintentionally tell our children can have the greatest impact on their racial identity development and steps to empower families to address racial injustice in a loving, sustainable, humble way. Learn how to seize the teachable moments that arise when we least expect them! Jasen Frelot is a father, early childhood educator, social justice advocate, and co-founder of Kids and Race Seattle, which has been featured in ParentMap magazine and on NPR. We hope you will attend this timely and insightful presentation! See the Kids and Race flyer for more information.

Informational Items

The LWSD Middle School Math Olympiad will be held Tuesday, April 17th. If your student is interested in attending, please return the permission slip that you will find on the last page of the informational document attached—2018 LWSD Math Olympiad Informationby Wednesday, April 11th. I apologize for the late notice and quick turn-around. We are able to take up to 50 students, but must have at least 12 students representing all three grades—it is a fun and exciting evening. I will submit the names to the advisor for the event on Wednesday afternoon—4/11/2018. Thank you, Mrs. Folkman cfolkman@lwsd.org

The Multicultural Club is hosting a documentary preview tomorrow, Tuesday, April 10th at 2:30 p.m. at RHMS. “Black Girl in Suburbia” is a 55 minute documentary. Everyone is welcome to attend. “Black Girl In Suburbia is a feature documentary that looks into the experiences of black girls growing up in predominately white communities. This is a different look into suburbia from the perspective of women of color.” Link to trailer: See the Black Girl in Suburbia trailer

In partnership with the cities of Kirkland, Redmond, and Sammamish, Lake Washington School District is hosting Community Safety Forums. Representatives from the cities and the district will share information on school and community safety efforts, and how the district and cities work together to keep schools and students safe.
Three forums, one in each city, are scheduled for the following dates:

  • Kirkland: Lake Washington High School Theatre – Wednesday, March 21, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Completed
  • Sammamish: Eastlake High School Theatre – Tuesday, March 27, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Completed
  • Redmond: Redmond High School Theatre – Monday, April 9, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

8th Grade Girls: Are you interested in trying out for the Lake Washington High School Award Winning Dance Team? There will be an informational meeting on April 17th or April 19th at 7:00 pm in the LWHS Commons. Please see the LWHS Dance Team Flyer for more information.

Calendar Items

Monday, April 9th:
Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ Room #403 (Purple Pod)
Lego/Robotics Club, 2:15-3:30 pm, Mr. Ewert’s Room #307 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Gay/Straight Alliance Club, 2:15-3:30 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
4th Quarter Sports Begin – All practices from 2:30-4:00 pm

Tuesday, April 10th:
ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Nelson’s Room #233
Homework Café, All Lunches, Room 233 (Next to the Library)
Multicultural Club, showing of “Black Girl in Suburbia” Documentary, 2:20-3:30 pm, Mr. Eberhardt’s Room #336 (Yellow Pod)
Math Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Mrs. Folkman’s Room #456 (Purple Pod)
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Sports Practices, 2:30-4:00 pm

Wednesday, April 11th:
WTI Meeting, 7:10 am, Auxiliary Gym
Homework Café, All Lunches, Room 233 (Next to the Library)
City of Redmond After Hours Program, 1:00-3:00 pm, Gym/Fitness Gym

Thursday, April 12th:
College Gear Thursday
Homework Café, All Lunches, Room 233 (Next to the Library)
Science Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Rossman’s Room #353 (Lt. Blue Pod)
Dungeons and Dragons Club, 2:15-4:00 pm, Mrs. Becker-Brown’s Room #356 (Lt. Blue Pod)
Sports Practices, 2:30-4:00 pm

Friday, April 13th:
Last Day of the 3rd Quarter
Guest Speaker – Bastyr Univ. Nutritionists, Health Classes, Periods 2-6
Homework Café, All Lunches, Room 233 (Next to the Library)
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Magic (Card game) Club, 2:15-3:00 pm, Mr. Laughlin’s Room #308 (Orange Pod)
Sports Practices, 2:30-4:00 pm

Weekly Bulletin #28 - 03/26/2018

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

Safety Reminder! We want to keep all students safe as they travel to and from school. Students are crossing at multiple points on NE 75th Street and there have been several near pedestrian/car collisions. Students should always use a crosswalk when crossing a street. We are reminding students of this in our morning announcements and would appreciate your reinforcement of this message at home. In addition, students should wait to be sure that oncoming traffic is stopping in order for them to cross.

The end of 3rd quarter is Friday, April 13th, the week we get back from Spring Break. This week is an excellent time to review with your student any upcoming assignments, quizzes, tests, projects and/or missing work. Make a plan with your student about when they will study and complete the work-maybe over Spring Break? In addition to doing work at home, your student can use Pride Time on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and Homework Café on Thursdays and Fridays.

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA

Summary of March RHMS PTSA General Membership Meeting
At our March General Membership meeting, the financial review committee presented the results of their mid-year financial review. The committee made some recommendations to improve record-keeping; these have been adopted by the board and are being implemented. Thank you to our Financial Review Committee members: Jorge Santos, Masha Figlin, and Rafael Castro. Thank you also to our guest speaker, RHMS School Resource Officer Kaptur, for his presentation on middle school safety issues.

Save the Date! May RHMS PTSA General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, May 22nd.
At our May General Membership meeting we will elect officers and approve the budget for the 2018-2019 school year. Our guest speaker will be Matt Manobianco, LWSD Associate Superintendent, who will talk about the new 7-period high school day, which will go into effect next school year. Join us! Open to all RHMS families.

Informational Items

4th Quarter Sports Sign up – 6th grade Girls Volleyball, Boys and Girls Track (all grades), 6th grade Boys Basketball and Girls Tennis (all grades) will begin on Monday, April 9th. The deadline for all paperwork and fees is this Wednesday, March 28th. 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!

Girls, are you interested in learning to wire code, build architectural structures, design digital graphics all while connecting with friends and expressing your creativity? We have the perfect space for you to experience all this and more at the STEM Workshop just for girls. Join us every other Thursday after school beginning March 22nd. See details and schedule in the DIVERS-TEM Flyer! We hope to see you there!

In partnership with the cities of Kirkland, Redmond, and Sammamish, Lake Washington School District is hosting Community Safety Forums. Representatives from the cities and the district will share information on school and community safety efforts, and how the district and cities work together to keep schools and students safe.
Three forums, one in each city, are scheduled for the following dates:

  • Kirkland: Lake Washington High School Theatre – Wednesday, March 21, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Completed
  • Sammamish: Eastlake High School Theatre – Tuesday, March 27, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Redmond: Redmond High School Theatre – Monday, April 9, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Calendar Items

Monday, March 26th:
7th Grade AVID Field Trip, DigiPen, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

  • Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ Room #403 (Purple Pod)
  • Lego/Robotics Club, 2:15-3:30 pm, Mr. Ewert’s Room #307 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway) Cancelled for this week only
  • Gay/Straight Alliance Club, 2:15-3:30 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
  • Regional Volleyball Practice, 2:15-3:45 pm, Gym
  • Elementary (4th Grade) Band Concert, 7:00 pm, Commons

Tuesday, March 27th:

  • ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Nelson’s Room #233
  • Pride Time: Honor Society Yearbook Picture
  • Math Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Mrs. Folkman’s Room #456 (Purple Pod)
  • Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
  • Regional Volleyball Match, 3:30 pm @ Kamiakin MS

Wednesday, March 28th:

  • 4th Quarter Sports Fees/Forms Due by 2:30 pm
  • 8th Grade Freshmen ASB Representative Applications Due by 2:30 pm
  • City of Redmond After Hours Program, 1:00-3:00 pm, Gym/Fitness Gym

Thursday, March 29th:

  • College Gear Thursday
  • Homework Café, All Lunches, Room 233 (Next to the Library)
  • Science Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Rossman’s Room #353 (Lt. Blue Pod)
  • Dungeons and Dragons Club, 2:15-4:00 pm, Mrs. Becker-Brown’s Room #356 (Lt. Blue Pod)
  • 3rd Quarter Sports Parties, 2:15-3:15 pm, Commons

Friday, March 30th:

  • Pride Time – 8th Grade Student Recognition Assembly, 9:27-10:12 am, Commons
  • Homework Café, All Lunches, Room 233 (Next to the Library)
  • Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
  • Magic (Card game) Club, 2:15-3:00 pm, Mr. Laughlin’s Room #308 (Orange Pod)

April 2nd – April 6th:

  • Spring Break – No School – All Offices Closed
Monday, April 9th:
  • 4th Quarter Sports Begin, 2:20 pm

Weekly Bulletin #27 - 03/19/2018

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

The cast and crew did an amazing job over the weekend in the RHMS PTSA play production of Cheese Louise: The Grate Cheese Caper! The messages of confidence, friendship and empathy are especially important for our students as they navigate a sometimes uncertain terrain during their middle school years. Thank you to all who helped out behind the scenes and a special thank you to Heidi Jensen and Andrew Pang.

The end of 3rd quarter is Friday, April 13, the week we get back from Spring Break. The next two weeks are an excellent time to review with your student any upcoming assignments, quizzes, tests, projects and/or missing work. Make a plan with your student about when they will study and complete the work. In addition to doing work at home, your student can use Pride Time on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and Homework Café on Thursdays and Fridays.

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA

March PTSA General Membership Meeting and School Safety Presentation

Our March General Membership meeting is tomorrow, March 20th at 7:00 pm in the RHMS BLUE Pod (moved from the library). After a short membership meeting, our guest speakers, RHMS School Resource Officer Kaptur and Sergeant Julie Beard from the Redmond Police Department, will discuss school safety and address common concerns and issues of middle schoolers. RHMS parents are welcome – PTSA membership is not required to attend.

Congratulations to the student performers of this weekend’s performance of Cheese Louise: the Grate Cheese Caper! You were fantastic!

A heartfelt THANK YOU to the production crew and all of the volunteers (adults and students alike) who made this performance possible. Special thanks to Janice Vaché and Amanda Maggiora for their many PTSA volunteer hours.

From Fundraising:
Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

The numbers are in for our Dine Out at MOD Pizza. Our first event ever at MOD, and we raised $286.00 for the PTSA. This was a great roll out at a new venue, and the feedback was great. MOD loved having us in, and we look forward to doing more events with them! Thank you for coming out, eating pizza and supporting the PTSA.

Your Co-Fundraising Chairs,
Melody French and Jeanne T. Jance

PRINCIPAL ERIN BOWSER AWARDED Outstanding Educator of the Year award!
Our very own Principal Erin Bowser was awarded Outstanding Educator of the Year award at the Lake Washington PTSA’s Founder’s Day Lunch on February 23. Nominees were taken from all of the Lake Washington School District, and she stood out above the others. Congratulations, Principal Bowser!

Informational Items

Girls, are you interested in learning to wire code, build architectural structures, design digital graphics all while connecting with friends and expressing your creativity? If you are, we have the perfect space for you to experience all this and more at the STEM Workshop, just for girls. Join us every other Thursday after school beginning March 22nd. See details and schedule in the DIVERS-TEM Flyer! We hope to see you there!

In partnership with the cities of Kirkland, Redmond, and Sammamish, Lake Washington School District is hosting Community Safety Forums. Representatives from the cities and the district will share information on school and community safety efforts, and how the district and cities work together to keep schools and students safe.

Three forums, one in each city, are scheduled for the following dates:

  • Kirkland: Lake Washington High School Theatre – Wednesday, March 21, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Sammamish: Eastlake High School Theatre – Tuesday, March 27, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Redmond: Redmond High School Theatre – Monday, April 9, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Lake Washington PTSA Council Special Needs Group (SNG)
Special Needs Web Page | Email: special.needs@lwptsa.net

JOIN US – for our Annual Community Resource Fair!
WHEN: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
TIME: 7:00 – 8:30 pm Networking with parents and Paul Vine, Director of Special Services and staff will be held 6:30 – 7:00
LOCATION: Lake Washington School District Resource Center, 16250 NE 74th Street, Redmond (at Redmond Town Center) Parking in back or on street.

Sara Gardner from Bellevue College is a behavior specialist, a certified Collaborative Problem-Solving trainer, and serves on the college’s Behavior Intervention team. She will be discussing: “Building Self-Regulation and Self-Efficacy in Children and Youth with Disabilities”

Is living a self-sufficient, fulfilling life simply a matter of learning activities of daily living and soft skills? Research suggests otherwise! How do we instill the bedrock of success in our children - ensuring that they have the emotional fortitude to face the problems that come their way? In this workshop, we'll take a look at the research behind motivation, learn how to effectively teach children to think for themselves, solve problems across settings, and, build frustration tolerance, cognitive flexibility, and self-efficacy. If you want more for your child, you'll want to join us! See the LWPTSA Special Needs Group Flyer for more information.

Calendar Items

Monday, March 19th:
Author Visit During ELA Classes, Periods 1-6, Auxiliary Gym/Yoga Room
Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ Room #403 (Purple Pod)
Lego/Robotics Club, 2:15-3:30 pm, Mr. Ewert’s Room #307 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Gay/Straight Alliance Club, 2:15-3:30 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Varsity/JV Volleyball Match, 3:30 pm @ Redmond MS
Regional Volleyball Practice, 2:15-3:15 pm, Gym
Wrestling Match, 3:30 pm @ RHMS, Gym

Tuesday, March 20th:
ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Nelson’s Room #233
Guest Speaker, Michelle Brode – Suicide Prevention, Ms. Brandenfels’ Health Classes, Periods 2 & 3
Multicultural Club, 2:20-3:30 pm, Mr. Eberhardt’s Room #336 (Yellow Pod)
Math Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Mrs. Folkman’s Room #456 (Purple Pod)
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Regional Volleyball Match, 3:30 pm @ RHMS
Varsity/JV Volleyball Practice, 2:15-3:15 pm, Gym
Wrestling Practice, 2:15-4:30 pm, Auxiliary Gym
6th/7th Grade Band Concert, 7:00 pm, Commons (Students arrive at 6:30 pm)
PTSA General Membership Meeting, 7:00 pm, Light Blue Pod (3rd Floor)

Wednesday, March 21st:
Varsity Volleyball Practice, 6:30-7:30 am, Gym
2018-19 ASB Officer Candidate Applications Due by 2:30 pm
Guest Speaker, Michelle Brode – Suicide Prevention, Mr. Laughlin’s Health Classes, Periods 4, 5 & 6
City of Redmond After Hours Program, 1:00-3:00 pm, Gym/Fitness Gym

Thursday, March 22nd:
College Gear Thursday
Homework Café, All Lunches, Room 233 (Next to the Library)
Science Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Rossman’s Room #353 (Lt. Blue Pod)
Dungeons and Dragons Club, 2:15-4:00 pm, Mrs. Becker-Brown’s Room #356 (Lt. Blue Pod)
Varsity/JV Volleyball Practice, 2:15-3:15 pm, Gym
Regional Volleyball Practice, 2:15-3:15 pm, Gym
Wrestling Match, 3:30 pm @ RHMS

Friday, March 23rd:
District MS Concert (6th Grade) Band Festival – Lake Washington High School, 9:00 am – 1:20 pm
Homework Café, All Lunches, Room 233 (Next to the Library)
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Magic (Card game) Club, 2:15-3:00 pm, Mr. Laughlin’s Room #308 (Orange Pod)
Varsity/JV Volleyball Match, 3:30 pm @ Finn Hill MS
Regional Volleyball Match, 3:30 pm @ RHMS
Wrestling Practice, 2:15-4:30 pm, Auxiliary Gym

Saturday, March 24th:
District MS Wrestling Tournament, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Kirkland MS

Weekly Bulletin #26 - 03/12/2018

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

This Wednesday, March 14th, we will be having a special Pride Time for students for several reasons:

  • We did not have school this last Friday, a day we normally have Pride Time.
  • This Tuesday during Pride Time students will be required to do some computer maintenance in order to be up to date with our network.
  • This Thursday during Pride Time there will be a fire drill.

Many students at Rose Hill Middle School have expressed a desire to participate in the #NeverAgain, #EnoughisEnough movement on March 14th. Like many schools around us, we are inspired by the courage and determination of students across the country and in our own community in response to the recent events in Florida and around our country. Given that the Lake Washington School District has policy around student freedom of expression and assembly we have responded in a way that we believe to be most appropriate. In an effort to find a balance between supporting free expression as well as maintain a safe, disruption free learning environment for our students, we have adjusted our schedule for March 14th by providing the additional Pride Time from 10:00-10:33am. This adjustment does NOT change school start/stop times.

I have had several conversations with students specifically about RHMS school safety with the focus on having a welcoming school culture. We want everyone to feel connected to our school. LWHS Principal, Christina Thomas, shared these additional suggestions in a recent newsletter to her school community to help ensure our schools remain safe:

1. Discuss school safety with your children

2. Stay connected and monitor your student’s social media activities

3. Familiarize yourself with warning signs provided by the Sandy Hook Promise

4. Follow the law and lock any firearms in an approved storage component or locker

5. Ensure your children do not have access to firearms while visiting other homes

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA

RHMS PTSA Student Play on March 16 & 17: Cheese Louise: the Grate Cheese Caper hits the stage!
Get your tickets! Tickets for Cheese Louise: the Grate Cheese Caper are available online at the Cheese Louise Website through this Thursday only. After that you must purchase at the door (cash/check to RHMS PTSA) or during lunches on Thursday, March 15. $8 per ticket.

Plan some family entertainment this weekend and go see Rose Hill students perform this all-original story of empathy and belonging, with heroes, villains, comedy and music!

The play is produced by RHMS PTSA and MyFloss Productions. Your student and friends will want to experience these great performances at the Lake Washington High Theater:

  • Friday, March 16 at 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 17 at 1:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 17 at 7:00 pm

Email PTSA with any questions.

From Fundraising

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

We just want to say a huge thank you to the staff and parents and all our pizza eating middle school students who came out for our first Dine Out event at MOD Pizza. The event was great and the feedback was awesome. The numbers are not in, but based on the turn out, it was a huge success. Thank you for your continued support of the PTSA!

Your Co-Fundraising Chairs, Melody French and Jeanne T. Jance

SCHOOL SAFETY PRESENTATION sponsored by RHMS PTSA. Our March General Membership meeting will be on Tuesday, March 20th at 7:00 pm in the RHMS library. After a short meeting in which we will approve the minutes from the previous meeting, our guest speakers, RHMS School Resource Officer Kaptur and Seargent Julie Beard from Redmond Police Department, will discuss school safety and address common concerns and issues of middle schoolers. Everyone is welcome to join us –PTSA membership is not required to attend.

A Note from the RHMS PTSA Board

At the March board meeting last Tuesday evening, the RHMS PTSA Board of Directors discussed the recent tragic events in Florida and increasing calls to action and protest. The board decided to allow RHMS students to take the lead regarding potential protests on Wednesday, March 14.

The board agreed that student and school safety is critical, and RHMS PTSA actively supports and contributes to school safety, for example by providing Emergency Preparation supplies. But various recent proposals on dealing with gun violence in schools are politically divisive, and taking sides in a polarizing political debate does not further RHMS PTSA’s mission of enhancing the education of all RHMS students by fostering community and parent involvement.

Informational Items

Please be sure to see the email sent out on Friday or check out the LWSD website for school start time changes for next school year.

Calendar Items

Monday, March 12th:

  • Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ Room #403 (Purple Pod)
  • Lego/Robotics Club, 2:15-3:30 pm, Mr. Ewert’s Room #307 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
  • Gay/Straight Alliance Club, 2:15-3:30 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
  • Varsity/JV Volleyball Match, 3:30 pm @ RHMS
  • Regional Volleyball Practice, 2:15-3:15 pm, Gym
  • Wrestling Match, 3:30 pm @ Kirkland MS

Tuesday, March 13th:

  • ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Nelson’s Room #233
  • District 6th Grade Orchestra Festival – Redmond High School, 9:10 am – 1:40 pm
  • Math Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Mrs. Folkman’s Room #456 (Purple Pod)
  • Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
  • Regional Volleyball Match, 3:30 pm @ Kirkland MS
  • Varsity/JV Volleyball Practice, 2:15-4:00 pm, Gym
  • Wrestling Practice, 2:15-4:30 pm, Auxiliary Gym
  • Battle of the Books District Competition, 6:30-8:00 pm, Commons

Wednesday, March 14th:

  • Varsity Volleyball Practice, 6:30-7:30 am, Gym
  • Pride Time- 10:00-10:33
  • City of Redmond After Hours Program, 1:00-3:00 pm, Gym/Fitness Gym

Thursday, March 15th:

  • RHMS School Play Preview During All Lunches
  • Homework Café, All Lunches, Room 233 (Next to the Library)
  • Science Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Rossman’s Room #353 (Lt. Blue Pod)
  • Dungeons and Dragons Club, 2:15-4:00 pm, Mrs. Becker-Brown’s Room #356 (Lt. Blue Pod)
  • Varsity/JV Volleyball Match, 3:30 pm @ RHMS
  • Regional Volleyball Practice, 2:15-3:00 pm, Gym
  • Wrestling Match, 3:30 pm @ Kamiakin MS

Friday, March 16th:

  • Homework Café, All Lunches, Room 233 (Next to the Library)
  • Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
  • Magic (Card game) Club, 2:15-3:00 pm, Mr. Laughlin’s Room #308 (Orange Pod)
  • Varsity/JV Volleyball Practice, 2:15-3:45 pm, Gym
  • Regional Volleyball Practice, 3:45-5:15 pm, Gym
  • Wrestling Practice, 2:15-4:30 pm, Auxiliary Gym
  • RHMS School Play, “Cheese Louise”, 7:00 pm, Lake Washington High School Theater

Saturday, March 17th:

  • RHMS School Play, “Cheese Louise”, 1:00 pm, Lake Washington High School Theater
  • RHMS School Play, “Cheese Louise”, 7:00 pm, Lake Washington High School Theater

Weekly Bulletin #25 - 03/06/2018

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

This Friday, March 9th, there is no school for students. Our teachers will be spending the day in several professional development activities. While these non-student days can be inconvenient for working parents, it is extremely valuable for our teachers to have some time specifically dedicated to discuss and collaborate about best teaching practices and keeping up with the technology used in the classroom. This is a great day for your student to catch up on any missing work or get ahead on projects.

Mark your calendar for the 2018 Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA). It is critical that students are in attendance for our state assessments. Please be sure to schedule any appointments or trips out of town around this schedule.

  • Thursday, April 26, 2018 State Science Assessment (8th grade only)
  • Tuesday, May 1, 2018 English Language Arts SBA (Computer Adaptive Test-Grades 6, 7, 8)
  • Friday, May 4, 2018 English Language Arts SBA (Performance Task-Grades 6, 7, 8)
  • Thursday, May 10, 2018 Math SBA (Computer Adaptive Test-Grades 6, 7, 8)
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Math SBA (Performance Task -Grades 6, 7, 8)

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA

PIZZA PIZZA PIZZA!!
Don’t forget our Dine Out event at MOD PIZZA this Wednesday, March 7th at the Overlake location. ALL DAY!!! Dine in or take out. Please remember to bring your flyer or digital flyer on your phone. Super busy and cannot do either? Swing in the day of our event and grab a gift card to use another time. We can’t wait to see you there.
Your Co-Fundraising Chairs,
Melody French and
Jeanne T. Jance

PRINCIPAL ERIN BOWSER AWARDED Outstanding Educator of the Year award!
Our very own Principal Erin Bowser was awarded Outstanding Educator of the Year award at the Lake Washington PTSA’s Founder’s Day Lunch on February 23. Nominees were taken from all of the Lake Washington School District, and she stood out above the others. Congratulations, Principal Bowser!

RHMS PTSA Student Play on March 16 & 17: Cheese Louise: the Grate Cheese Caper hits the stage!
Performed by Rose Hill Middle School students, Cheese Louise is an original tale of empathy, belonging, heroes and villains with comedy and music. It’s also inexpensive entertainment for families and friends! When Ringwell High’s head lunch lady is fired after a scuffle with one of the students, she swears vengeance and dons the cheesy guise of The Evil Limburgler. It is up to superheroine Brie and her unlikely new group of friends to unite their strengths and overcome their weaknesses to thwart this new foe. But will this ragtag group of youngsters have what it takes to stop The Limburgler’s dreaded Fondoom Machine? Find out next week!

Buy tickets: Tickets are $8 each (cheaper than going to a movie) online at www.cheeselouise.wordpress.com through March 15th or at the door prior to each show. The play is produced by RHMS PTSA and MyFloss Productions. Your student and friends will want to experience these great performances on Friday, March 16th at 7:00 pm; Saturday, March 17th at 1:00 pm & 7:00 pm.

SCHOOL SAFETY PRESENTATION sponsored by RHMS PTSA. Our March General Membership meeting will be on Tuesday, March 20th at 7:00 pm in the RHMS library. After a short meeting in which we will approve the minutes from the previous meeting, our guest speakers, RHMS School Resource Officer Kaptur and Seargent Julie Beard from Redmond Police Department, will discuss school safety and address common concerns and issues of middle schoolers. Everyone is welcome to join us –PTSA membership is not required to attend.

Informational Items

Math Club will be cancelled Tomorrow, March 6th. The Multicultural Club--which meets at the time as Math Club--is having a guest speaker and Mrs. Folkman as well as some of the students would like to attend that event. Math Club will return on March 13th.

6th Grade Parents: Last week, our Counselors met with 6th grade students to present our 7th grade course choices for next year. 6th graders took home a 2018-2019 7th Grade Course Selection Form, that they must fill out and return to school, signed by a parent, by Thursday March 8th. Please remind your students to turn in their forms. Brief course descriptions can be found in our Course Catalog. (Counselors will be meeting with our current 7th grade students next week.)

Time for mid-term review of your student's progress: It is “mid-quarter grade check time” and due to the wide use of Parent Access by our families, we do not issue and mail out hard copies of student mid-quarter progress reports. Today, Monday, March 5th, marks the third quarter mid-term. Although grades can be accessed at any point through Parent Access, they are fully up-to-date at this time.

If you have not had a chance to use Parent Access and the variety of tools available there, please visit http://www.lwsd.org/help/parent-access-support and check it out. In order to get set-up, you must register your email with us first. Please contact Mrs. Pizarro at jpizarro@lwsd.org in the Counseling office to register or update your email.

A sincere thank-you from the 6th grade teachers to the RHMS PTSA for the mini-grant that funded additional Step-Up-To-Writing curriculum. This generous purchase will help ensure writing success for every sixth grader at Rose Hill Middle School!

Calendar Items

Monday, March 5th:
3rd Quarter Mid-Term – Skyward updated by 2:45 pm
Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ Room #403 (Purple Pod)
Lego/Robotics Club, 2:15-3:30 pm, Mr. Ewert’s Room #307 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Gay/Straight Alliance Club, 2:15-3:30 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Varsity/JV Volleyball Practice, 2:15-3:45 pm, Gym
Regional Volleyball Practice, 3:45-5:15 pm, Gym
Wrestling Practice, 2:30-4:30 pm, Auxiliary Gym

Tuesday, March 6th:
ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Nelson’s Room #233
ASB Election Informational Meeting for 6th/7th Graders during all lunches, Room 233 (Next to the library)
Multicultural Club, 2:20-3:30 pm, Mr. Eberhardt’s Room #336 (Yellow Pod) – Guest Speaker “Being Muslim In America”
Math Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Mrs. Folkman’s Room #456 (Purple Pod) Cancelled for this week
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Regional Volleyball Practice, 2:15-3:45 pm, Gym
Varsity/JV Volleyball Practice, 3:45-5:15 pm, Gym
Wrestling Practice, 2:30-4:30 pm, Auxiliary Gym
Regional Band Concert, 7:00 pm, Lake Washington HS Gym – (5th and 8th grade bands only from RHMS, Students should arrive by 6:30 pm)

Wednesday, March 7th:
Varsity Volleyball Practice, 6:30-7:30 am, Gym
ASB Election Informational Meeting for 6th/7th Graders during all lunches, Room 233 (Next to the library)
City of Redmond After Hours Program, 1:00-3:00 pm, Gym/Fitness Gym

Thursday, March 8th:
Signed 2018-19 Course Selection Form Due from current 6th Grade Students
College Gear Thursday
Homework Café, All Lunches, Room 233 (Next to the Library)
Science Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Rossman’s Room #353 (Lt. Blue Pod)
Dungeons and Dragons Club, 2:15-4:00 pm, Mrs. Becker-Brown’s Room #356 (Lt. Blue Pod)
Varsity/JV Volleyball Match, 3:30 pm @ RHMS
Regional Volleyball Practice, 2:15-3:15 pm, Gym
Wrestling Match, 3:30 pm @ Evergreen MS

Friday, March 9th:
Teacher LEAP Day – No School for Students

Weekly Bulletin #24 - 02/27/2018

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

Our week was cut short by a day due to that unexpected snow shower. It’s hard to tell if our winter weather is over. Always be sure to plan extra time in icy conditions and know that our drop off will take longer than usual because we will close the back part of the loop and divert traffic to the front of the school for drop off.

Now is a good time to review the district’s bad weather protocols and how to know when school is delayed or cancelled. The decision to close or delay schools is not an easy one. Conditions may vary considerably in a district of 75 square miles that reaches from the Kirkland waterfront to the Sammamish Plateau. The district recognizes that snow days often disrupt family schedules and extend the school year. At the same time, student, staff, and family safety is most important. The decision-making process is outlined on the district website. Remember that conditions in your neighborhood and even your street may vary from the rest of the district. When schools are open, parents always have the final decision as to whether or not to send their child to school if there is any question about the safety of the conditions.

LWSD notifies parents of school delays or cancellations using the SchoolMessenger calling system. Calls will begin by 6:00 am to let families know that school will be delayed or cancelled. The early calls ensure that high school students with long bus rides get the message before leaving home. The information is also posted on FlashAlert.net which lists information for all area schools and colleges. Local media will also report any closure/delay information. The district and school websites will also feature an emergency alert if school has been delayed or cancelled. You can call the district’s main phone number at 425-936-1200; an emergency message will be recorded on this system as well.
Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA

Attention PTSA Volunteers! We are hosting a Breakfast for the RHMS Staff tomorrow, Wednesday. We are in need of a few more items to really make it special. Please drop off the item(s) at the main office on Tuesday or bring in by 6:30 AM on Wednesday. Please take a look at the Sign Up Genius for details: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c49abaa2eaa8-rh...

Pizza Pizza Pizza at MOD

Please join us for our first ever Dine Out Event at MOD Pizza March 7th all day at 14309 NE 20th Street in Bellevue (not the downtown Redmond location). Plenty of parking! They are very excited to partner with RHMS PTSA for this fundraiser. Please make sure to bring your flyer or digital version of the flyer, available on our website. If you cannot make it, stop in and buy a gift card to use another time. We are hoping to make this a successful event. And really who doesn’t like pizza?! Don’t forget this is a Dine Out or Take Home event so online orders will not count towards our event.

See you there!
Your Co-Fundraising Chairs,
Melody French and Jeanne T. Jance

In last week’s LWSD Connections newsletter: “Our district Risk and Safety Manager runs a safety committee that regularly brings together local law enforcement, first responders, safety experts, building administrators and PTSA parent representatives to review and recommend safety enhancements.”

RHMS PTSA’s Emergency Preparation chair, Jennifer Malick at jmalick@malick.org works with RHMS and LWSD staff. If you have any questions or concerns about PTSA’s role in school safety, please contact her directly.

Attention parents of 8th graders: "Planning for College Success", Presented by Anne Holmdahl of Common Sense College Counseling. Lake Washington Resource Center, tomorrow night, Wednesday, Feb. 28th, 6:30-8:00pm. You will learn about how to make the college application process as smooth as possible and how to take the stress out. Anne Holmdahl will explain college admission requirements and walk you through standardized testing. She has the inside take on what college admissions offices think are important. Not to be missed! Parents of high school students and middle school welcome! Contact Irene Neumann at face@lwptsa.net Co-VP F.A.C.E., for more information or questions.

"Angst" - Documentary Viewing & Panel Discussion on Anxiety on Wednesday, March 7th, 7:00 pm, Eastlake High School. All LWSD parents are welcome to attend a viewing of "Angst", a documentary about anxiety: its causes, effects and what families can do about it, followed by a panel discussion. This event is intended for adults only. For more information and to RSVP, go to this flyer.

Informational Items

Only 2 days left in the multicultural club’s “Comfort Care Drive” for homeless youth in Redmond. Please help us collect the following items: socks, chap stick, hand warmers and rain ponchos. Bring your donated items to the main office. Please only bring the items listed.

FYI: In February, non-profit organizations experience a drastic decrease in donations; it is the hardest month of the entire year to appropriately care for people in need. Help us stand in the gap.

Looking for past Bulletin issues? Please visit https://rhms.lwsd.org/studentsfamilies/newsletter

Recycled Materials – the library makerspace will be starting a new project on Monday 3/5. We are looking for sturdy, clean, plastic bottles (Gatorade, Shampoo, Vinegar), no water bottles please. We are also looking for funnels, yardsticks or paint sticks, or string (fishing line, wire, or guitar or violin strings) if you have any of these items at home that you no longer use, they would be greatly appreciated. If your students can bring these to the library by Friday 3/2, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Calendar Items

Tuesday, Feb. 27th:
ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Nelson’s Room #233
6th Grade Registration/Career Presentation during Ms. Thompson’s and Mrs. Walter’s Social Studies Classes
Homework Café, All Lunches, Room 233 (Next to the Library) – Special Tuesday Session for this week only
Math Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Mrs. Folkman’s Room #456 (Purple Pod)
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Regional Volleyball Match, 3:30 pm @ Evergreen MS
Varsity/JV Volleyball Practice, 2:15-4:00 pm, Gym
Wrestling Practice, 2:15-4:30 pm, Auxiliary Gym

Wednesday, Feb. 28th:
Varsity Volleyball Practice, 6:30-7:30 am, Gym
Honor Society Meeting, 7:10 am, Mrs. McFarland’s Room #454 (Purple Pod)
City of Redmond After Hours Program, 1:00-3:00 pm, Gym/Fitness Gym

Thursday, March 1st:
College Gear Thursday
WTI Meeting, 7:15 am, Auxiliary Gym/Yoga Room
6th Grade Registration/Career Presentation during Mr. Deskin’s Social Studies Classes
Homework Café, All Lunches, Room 233 (Next to the Library)
Honor Society Meeting, 2:20 pm, Commons
Science Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Rossman’s Room #353 (Lt. Blue Pod)
Dungeons and Dragons Club, 2:15-4:00 pm, Mrs. Becker-Brown’s Room #356 (Lt. Blue Pod)
Varsity/JV Volleyball Match, 3:30 pm @ Inglewood MS
Regional Volleyball Practice, 2:15-3:15 pm, Gym
Wrestling Match, 3:30 pm @ RHMS

Friday, March 2nd:
6th Grade Registration/Career Presentation during Mrs. Becker-Brown’s and Mr. Eberhardt’s Social Studies Classes
Homework Café, All Lunches, Room 233 (Next to the Library)
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Magic (Card game) Club, 2:15-3:00 pm, Mr. Laughlin’s Room #308 (Orange Pod)
Regional Volleyball Match, 3:30 pm @ RHMS
Varsity/JV Volleyball Practice, 2:15-3:15 pm, Gym
Wrestling Practice, 2:15-4:30 pm, Auxiliary Gym

Weekly Bulletin #23 - 02/20/2018

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,


Thank you for your support of the LWSD Levies! We really appreciate your continued partnership in making our schools the best they can be for our students.
As we return to school this week, our thoughts are with the victims of the Florida tragedy. Please be sure to read a special edition of Connections sent this morning from our Superintendent, Dr. Pierce.
Have a great week ahead!


From the PTSA

Thank you for voting by February 13! The two levies are passing. Thank you for supporting all students in LWSD!


In today’s LWSD Connections newsletter:
“Our district Risk and Safety Manager runs a safety committee that regularly brings together local law enforcement, first responders, safety experts, building administrators and PTSA parent representatives to review and recommend safety enhancements.”


RHMS PTSA’s Emergency Preparation chair, Jennifer Malik works with RHMS and LWSD staff. If you have any questions or concerns about PTSA’s role in school safety, please contact her directly.


From Fundraising
Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

We have the numbers in from our second Dine Out at Tres Hermanos and we raised $984.00. We would like to thank all of you who helped make this a huge success, and a special thank you to Tres Hermanos for supporting our school.

Save the Date: March 7th. We are excited to host out first Dine Out event at MOD Pizza. More details to come. Stay tuned!

Your Co-Fundraising Chairs Melody French and Jeanne T. Jance


LWPTSA Council Special Needs Group Community Resource Fair February 20th, 7-8:30 pm. Parents, caregivers, families, and educators, come check out and talk to vendors offering after school, summer, and other recreational activities or services to children with special needs and their families. Children welcome. Lake Washington Resource Center: 16250 NE 74th Street, Redmond, WA 98052 – Entrance from the back parking lot. Click here to view the flyer .


February Brown Bag Lunch Speaker - "How to Navigate Disability Services in the LWSD" Thursday, Feb. 22, 12-1pm. Free; No registration required. Bring your lunch and join us! Resource Center (Sammamish Room)
The February 22nd Brown Bag will focus on disability services. Paul Vine, Director of Special Services for the LWSD, will explain and help you understand the services that the district provides and the steps to take to get your student what he or she needs. He will walk you through the ladder of support and cover the following topics: 504s and IEPs, IHPs and health services, Individual disabilities. No registration required. The Brown Bag will include a district presentation followed by a Question & Answer session (questions should be of interest for the general audience; this is not a forum to discuss individual students’ situations). Any questions, please contact LWPTSA Council President Liz Hedreen.


Attention parents of 8th graders: "Planning for College Success", Presented by Anne Holmdahl of Common Sense College Counseling. Lake Washington Resource Center, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 6:30-8:00pm. You will learn about how to make the college application process as smooth as possible and how to take the stress out. Anne Holmdahl will explain college admission requirements and walk you through standardized testing. She has the inside take on what college admissions offices think are important. Not to be missed! Parents of high school students and middle school welcome! Contact Irene Neumann at face@lwptsa.net. Co-VP F.A.C.E., for more information or questions.


Informational Items


During the month of February, the multicultural club is hosting a “Comfort Care Drive” for homeless youth in Redmond. Please help us collect the following items: socks, chap stick, hand warmers and rain ponchos. Bring your donated items to the main office. Please only bring the items listed.
FYI: In February, non-profit organizations experience a drastic decrease in donations; it is the hardest month of the entire year to appropriately care for people in need. Help us stand in the gap.

Calendar Items

Tuesday, Feb. 20th:
ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Nelson’s Room #233
Pride Time: Battle of the Books Meeting, 9:27-10:12 am, Commons
Multicultural Club, 2:20-3:30 pm, Mr. Eberhardt’s Room #336 (Yellow Pod)
Math Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Mrs. Folkman’s Room #456 (Purple Pod)
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
3rd Quarter Sports Pictures, 2:30 pm, Gym
Sports Practices – See Website for Specific Team Times


Wednesday, Feb. 21st:

City of Redmond After Hours Program, 1:00-3:00 pm, Gym/Fitness Gym
Battle of the Books School Competition, 1:00-2:30 pm, Commons
I Love Orchestra Concert, 7:00 pm, Gym


Thursday, Feb. 22nd:
Science Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Rossman’s Room #353 (Lt. Blue Pod) Cancelled for this week due to advisor scheduling conflict
Dungeons and Dragons Club, 2:15-4:00 pm, Mrs. Becker-Brown’s Room #356 (Lt. Blue Pod)
Sports Practices – See Website for Specific Team Times


Friday, Feb. 23rd:
AVID Student/Parent Breakfast, 7:45-8:32 am, Commons
Guest Speaker – Kay Larsen, (Manners), Health Classes, Periods 2-6, Room #308 (Orange Pod Hallway)
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Magic (Card game) Club, 2:15-3:00 pm, Mr. Laughlin’s Room #308 (Orange Pod)
Sports Practices – See Website for Specific Team Times

Weekly Bulletin #22 - 02/12/2018

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

This is a short school week as students and staff have Thursday and Friday off for Mid-Winter break and Monday off for President’s Day. This would be a great time for students to catch up on any missing assignments or work ahead for an upcoming project.

If you have an 8th grader, ask him/her about the guest speaker in their Social Studies class either today or tomorrow. We had many volunteer presenters in the building talking to students about what it takes to be successful in today’s “business world” and things students can do now to increase the likelihood of success in the future.

And finally, please remember to vote by Tuesday!

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA

PLEASE VOTE on the ballot measures for LWSD by Tuesday, February 13th! Ballot boxes close at 8:00 PM. More information on the RHMS PTSA website.

The 3 LWSD ballot measures in a nutshell:

  • The 2018 Bond will raise $299 million with no tax rate increase. It will fund building projects that address growth and overcrowding, as recommended by the Task Force.
  • The Capital Projects levy funds critical facility and technology needs not funded by the state. The 2018 levy replaces the expiring levy with no tax rate increase.
  • The Educational Programs & Operations (EP&O) levy funds program and operations needs not funded by the state. The 2018 levy replaces the expiring levy and decreases the current tax rate.
  • Total LWSD Tax Rate for all 3 measures: $2.93 per $1,000 assessed value (a decrease from $3.18 per $1,000 AV).

For additional details, the district has created an Levy and Bond Information Sheet. Printouts are also available in the RHMS main office.

From Fundraising:
We want to thank all the families and staff who made it out to our second Dine Out event at Tres Hermanos. The numbers are not in yet, but the turnout was a huge success. We will update you soon.

We do have some other great news to share with you. This year for the 2017/2018 school year RHMS PTSA has raised just over $26,500.00 for our school. Thank you so much for your support and stay tuned as there are still a few things to come.

Your Co-Fundraising Chairs, Melody French and Jeanne T. Jance

From our Nominating Committee:

Please Nominate Rose Hill Middle School PTSA Officers

PTSA Officer Elections are upon us and we need your help to find the best candidates! RHMS PTSA is looking for people who will strive to do their best to serve you, your child, and the school, all while having fun and making new friends. If you or someone you know is interested in getting involved with the PTSA use this form to nominate them! Nominees are being sought for all positions. To be eligible for election, candidates must have been a member of any PTSA in the state of Washington for at least 15 days prior to being elected.
Individuals are welcome to recommend themselves. Please send nominations to the nominating committee at NomCom@rhmsptsa.org.

Brown Bag Lunch Speaker -- Paul Vine, LWSD Director of Special Services "How to Navigate Disability Services in the LWSD" Thursday, Feb. 22, 12-1pm LWRC (Sammamish Room) No registration required. The Brown Bag will include a district presentation followed by a Question & Answer session (questions should be of interest for the general audience; this is not a forum to discuss individual students’ situations). Any questions, please contact LWPTSA Council President Liz Hedreen at President@lwptsa.net. .

LWPTSA Council Special Needs Group Community Resource Fair February 20th, 7-8:30 pm
Parents, caregivers, families, and educators, come check out and talk to vendors offering after school, summer, and other recreational activities or services to children with special needs and their families. Children welcome. Lake Washington Resource Center: 16250 NE 74th Street, Redmond, WA 98052 – Entrance from the back parking lot. Click here to view the flyer.

Attention parents of 8th graders: "Planning for College Success", Presented by Anne Holmdahl of Common Sense College Counseling. Lake Washington Resource Center, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 6:30-8:00pm. You will learn about how to make the college application process as smooth as possible and how to take the stress out. Anne Holmdahl will explain college admission requirements and walk you through standardized testing. She has the inside take on what college admissions offices think are important. Not to be missed! Parents of high school students and middle school welcome! Contact Irene Neumann at face@lwptsa.net Co-VP F.A.C.E., for more information or questions.

Informational Items

During the month of February, the multicultural club is hosting a “Comfort Care Drive” for homeless youth in Redmond. Please help us collect the following items: socks, chap stick, hand warmers and rain ponchos. Bring your donated items to the main office. Please only bring the items listed.
FYI: In February, non-profit organizations experience a drastic decrease in donations; it is the hardest month of the entire year to appropriately care for people in need. Help us stand in the gap.

Calendar Items

Monday, Feb. 12th:
“Choices” Workshop, 8th Graders Only during Social Studies Classes
Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ Room #403 (Purple Pod)
Lego/Robotics Club, 2:15-3:30 pm, Mr. Ewert’s Room #307 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Gay/Straight Alliance Club, 2:15-3:30 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Wrestling Practice, 2:30-4:30 pm, Auxiliary Gym
Varsity/JV Volleyball Practice, 2:15-3:45 pm, Gym
Regional Volleyball Practice, 3:45-5:15 pm, Gym

Tuesday, Feb. 13th:
ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Nelson’s Room #233
“Choices” Workshop, 8th Graders Only during Social Studies Classes
Pride Time: 7th Grade Royal 5 Celebration, 9:27-10:12 am
Math Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Mrs. Folkman’s Room #456 (Purple Pod)
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Wrestling Practice, 2:30-4:30 pm, Auxiliary Gym
Varsity/JV Volleyball Practice, 3:45-5:15 pm, Gym
Regional Volleyball Practice, 2:15-3:45 pm, Gym

Wednesday, Feb. 14th:
Jazz Band and Choir performing in the Commons during lunches
City of Redmond After Hours Program, 1:00-3:00 pm, Gym/Fitness Gym

Thursday, Feb. 15th:
No School – Mid Winter Break
Office Closed

Friday, Feb. 16th:
No School – Mid Winter Break
Office Closed

Monday, Feb. 19th:
No School – President’s Day
Building Closed

Weekly Bulletin #21 - 02/05/2018

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

Report Cards for our second quarter/first semester were mailed to our families today. No need to wait for their arrival in the mail, though! Your students’ grades are already available for your review online through Parent Access/Family Access. If you have not had a chance to use Parent Access and the variety of tools available there, please visit www.lwsd.org/Parents/Parent-Access/ and check it out. In order to get set-up, you must register your email with us first. Please contact Mrs. Pizarro at the Counseling office and she will gladly assist you.

Spirit Week is here! Students and staff are encouraged to have some extra fun and dress up in the theme of the day. Normal dress code expectations still apply.

Monday: Country Western Day – cowboy hats, flannel, jeans, overalls, boots
Tuesday: Great Outdoors Day – hiking, camo, explorer, skiing, fishing
Wednesday: Workout Day – leggings, tennis shoes, sporty stuff
Thursday: Super Hero Day: Grab a cape or make your own, create your own super hero identity or just wear your favorite super hero t-shirt
Friday: Blizzard Day – wear lots of white, goggles, scarves, beanies

Spirit Week will conclude with the Mid-Winter Blizzard Social on Friday after school. This is the 2nd all school social/dance of the year. There will be dancing, a movie in the library (Ice Age), snacks, and fun all around. All Rose Hill Middle School students are invited to attend. The dance starts at 2:25 and ends at 4:25 pm this Friday, Feb. 9th. Entry to the dance will close at 2:45. Tickets can be purchased from Mrs. Love in the office before and after school and during lunch through the day of the social. Tickets are $5 with ASB membership, $7 without ASB, and free if students have the Royal Pride card (crown on the card). All students attending need to bring their ASB to the social and plan to stay until 4:25. 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. *This event is for Rose Hill Middle School students only. No guests.

If you will be in town for the mid-winter break, see this flyer for an exciting opportunity for your student. We are hosting a break camp on February 15th and there are still a few spots available.

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA

THANK YOU for your donations to RHMS PTSA!
Your donations allow us to do more to support the staff and students at Rose Hill Middle School. Some employees (such as Microsoft and Boeing) match your donations, allowing your money to go further – does yours? There are tutorials for Microsoft and Boeing matching on the RHMS PTSA website under Fundraising, How You Can Help here.

Here are just some of the ways in which RHMS PTSA uses your donations to help RHMS staff and students:

Battle of the Books funds (for books and promotional materials)
Seattle Art Museum Academic Enrichment for 7th and 8th graders
New sports balls for lunchtime fun
Health Room supplies, including a new thermometer
Lego/Robotics club staff stipend
Emergency Preparation supplies
Author visit (upcoming)
AVID tutoring program launch for 7th and 8th graders

Please help us continue to support RHMS staff and students by confirming your matching through your employer today. Thank you from RHMS PTSA!

LWPTSA Council Special Needs Group Community Resource Fair February 20th, 7-8:30 pm
Parents, caregivers, families, and educators, come check out and talk to vendors offering after school, summer, and other recreational activities or services to children with special needs and their families. Children welcome. Lake Washington Resource Center: 16250 NE 74th Street, Redmond, WA 98052 – Entrance from the back parking lot. Click here to view the flyer.

Attention parents of 8th graders: "Planning for College Success", Presented by Anne Holmdahl of Common Sense College Counseling. Lake Washington Resource Center, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 6:30-8:00pm. You will learn about how to make the college application process as smooth as possible and how to take the stress out. Anne Holmdahl will explain college admission requirements and walk you through standardized testing. She has the inside take on what college admissions offices think are important. Not to be missed! Parents of high school students and middle school welcome! Contact Irene Neumann at face@lwptsa.net, Co-VP F.A.C.E., for more information or questions.

PLEASE VOTE on the ballot measures for LWSD by Tuesday, February 13th! More information on the RHMS PTSA website.

The 3 LWSD ballot measures in a nutshell:

  • The 2018 Bond will raise $299 million with no tax rate increase. It will fund building projects that address growth and overcrowding, as recommended by the Task Force.
  • The Capital Projects levy funds critical facility and technology needs not funded by the state. The 2018 levy replaces the expiring levy with no tax rate increase.
  • The Educational Programs & Operations (EP&O) levy funds program and operations needs not funded by the state. The 2018 levy replaces the expiring levy and decreases the current tax rate.
  • Total LWSD Tax Rate for all 3 measures: $2.93 per $1,000 assessed value (a decrease from $3.18 per $1,000 AV).

For additional details, the district has created a Levy and Bond Information Sheet. Printouts are also available in the RHMS main office.

Informational Items

8th Grade Families, mark your calendars. Welcome parents and students of the Lake Washington High School Class of 2022! This Wednesday, February 7th at 6:30 pm. The Counseling Center will be hosting a Parent Night Presentation for our incoming freshman class for the 2018-2019 school year. This presentation is best suited for Class of 2022 parents and will be held in the LWHS theater. A club/athletics/elective fair will be held in the commons for incoming freshman while parents are in the theater. The PowerPoint used will be available on the LWHS website after the presentation date. We hope you will be able to join us, and please visit our LWHS website for upcoming parent presentations, events, and information. Welcome to Lake Washington High School! In addition, the Lake Washington High School the Special Education department would like to invite you to an informational session specific to students with IEPs and their transition to high school. This session will be February 7th at 6:00 pm just prior to the Incoming Freshman Parent Night. Parents with students in Resource will meet in the band room. We hope you are able to attend this informational session.

During the month of February, the multicultural club is hosting a “Comfort Care Drive” for homeless youth in Redmond. Please help us collect the following items: socks, chap stick, hand warmers and rain ponchos. Bring your donated items to the main office. Please only bring the items listed.
FYI: In February, non-profit organizations experience a drastic decrease in donations; it is the hardest month of the entire year to appropriately care for people in need. Help us stand in the gap.

Magic Club and Creative Writing and Arts Club will be cancelled on Friday, Feb. 9th due to the dance.

Ecuador Enrollment Ending Soon: Is your child adventurous and do they like to help others? If so, then you will want to contact Mrs. Nelson to learn how your child can be a traveler on Mrs. Nelson’s 2018 Service and Culture Trip to Ecuador. On this trip, travelers will travel down the Napo River in the Amazon Basin to work with a local community to improve education, access to clean water, and improve agriculture. They will also learn about the rich Ecuadorian culture as they travel around the country. If you would like to learn more or have questions, please contact Mrs. Nelson at debinelson@live.com. *This is not a school or district sponsored trip.

Calendar Items

Monday, Feb. 5th:
Spirit Day – “Country Western Day”
1st Semester Report Cards Mailed Home
Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ Room #403 (Purple Pod)
Lego/Robotics Club, 2:15-3:30 pm, Mr. Ewert’s Room #307 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Gay/Straight Alliance Club, 2:15-3:30 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
3rd Quarter Sports Begin:

  • Volleyball Tryouts (for team placement), 2:25-5:00 pm, Gym
  • Wrestling, 2:30-4:30 pm, Auxiliary Gym

Tuesday, Feb. 6th:
Spirit Day – “Great Outdoors Day”
ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Nelson’s Room #233
Orchestra 5th Grade “Side by Side” Event, Period 2 will be on the Stage with RHMS orchestra class
Pride Time: 6th Grade Royal 5 Celebration, 9:27-10:12 am
Multicultural Club, 2:20-3:30 pm, Mr. Eberhardt’s Room #336 (Yellow Pod) – Guest Speaker from the African American Museum
Math Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Mrs. Folkman’s Room #456 (Purple Pod)
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Volleyball Tryouts (for team placement), 2:25-4:30 pm, Gym
Wrestling, 2:30-4:30 pm, Auxiliary Gym
5th Grade Parent Information Night, 6:30-8:30 pm

Wednesday, Feb. 7th:
Spirit Day – “Workout Day”
City of Redmond After Hours Program, 1:00-3:00 pm, Gym/Fitness Gym
LWHS Future Freshman Night, 6:30 pm, Lake Washington High School

Thursday, Feb. 8th:
Spirit Day – “Super Hero Day”
Pride Time: 7th Grade Royal 5 Celebration, 9:27-10:12 am
Science Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Rossman’s Room #353 (Lt. Blue Pod)
Dungeons and Dragons Club, 2:15-4:00 pm, Mrs. Becker-Brown’s Room #356 (Lt. Blue Pod)
Varsity/JV Volleyball Practice, 2:15-3:45 pm, Gym
Regional Volleyball Team Practice, 3:45-5:15 pm, Gym
Wrestling, 2:30-4:30 pm, Auxiliary Gym

Friday, Feb. 9th:
Spirit Day – “Blizzard Day”
Pride Time: 8th Grade Royal 5 Celebration, 9:27-10:12 am
Guest Speaker – Rachelle Lewis, (Movie Animation), AVID Classes, Period 1, Commons
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)Cancelled due to the Dance/Social
Magic (Card game) Club, 2:15-3:00 pm, Mr. Laughlin’s Room #308 (Orange Pod)Cancelled due to the Dance/Social
Wrestling PracticeCancelled due to the Dance/Social
Varsity/JV Volleyball Practice, 6:30-7:30 am, Gym
Regional Volleyball Team PracticeCancelled due to the Dance/Social
All-School Dance/Social, 2:25-4:25 pm, Commons

Weekly Bulletin #20 - 01/29/2018

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,PLEASE VOTE on the ballot measures for LWSD by Tuesday, February 13th! More information coming soon on the RHMS PTSA website.

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. It is also an excellent time to check in to see if your student is regularly using his/her student planner. Is there any correlation between the number of missing assignments, course grades and planner use (or lack of planner use)? 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 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 your 2nd period teacher)
  2. Receive laptop support in the library (blue pass required from 2nd period teacher)
  3. Check out a library book (blue pass required from 2nd period teacher)
  4. Silently and independently work on homework in their 2nd period class (no pass required)
  5. Silently read in 2nd period class (no pass required)

Though students will have time to work on homework, we strongly recommend they are not putting off homework to complete at the last minute.

If you will be in town for the mid-winter break, see this flyer for an exciting opportunity for your student.

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA

The RHMS PTSA online directory is going live this Wednesday!
We’re going digital this year! 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. The directory will go live on Wednesday, January 31st, so please check your account before then. Questions or problems? Please contact VP of Communications Clara Fernandes or RHMS PTSA President Denise Ferguson.

From Fundraising:
We would like to send out special thank you to the families and staff that came out on Thursday for our Dine Out at Tres Hermanos. It was a great turn out and fun event. Special shout out to our dancing taco Colt Jance.

PLEASE VOTE on the ballot measures for LWSD by Tuesday, February 13th! More information coming soon on the RHMS PTSA website.

Mark your calendars: Our PLAY is coming!

MS students will be performing in Cheese Louise: The Grate Cheese Caper at the Lake Washington High School Theater on Friday, March 16th and Saturday, March 17th.

At our January 23rd General Membership meeting, RHMS PTSA members:

  • Elected a Nominating Committee: Jennie Fiddimore, Anu Jaervinen, and Lindsey Allen
  • Approved a spring round of mini grants for $2,000 (RHMS Staff: more information coming soon!)
  • Listened to our Guest Speaker, Matt Manobianco, Associate Superintendent of LWSD, who presented a summary of the LWSD February ballot measures

Next General Meeting is March 20th.

Informational Items

8th Grade Families, mark your calendars. Welcome parents and students of the Lake Washington High School Class of 2022! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 7th at 6:30 pm. The Counseling Center will be hosting a parent night presentation for our incoming freshman class for the 2018-2019 school year. This presentation is best suited for Class of 2022 parents and will be held in the LWHS theater. A club/athletics/elective fair will be held in the commons for incoming freshman while parents are in the theater. The PowerPoint used will be available on the LWHS website after the presentation date. We hope you will be able to join us, and please visit our LWHS website for upcoming parent presentations, events, and information. Welcome to Lake Washington High School! In addition, the Lake Washington High School the Special Education department would like to invite you to an informational session specific to students with IEPs and their transition to high school. This session will be February 7th at 6:00 pm just prior to the Incoming Freshman Parent Night. Parents with students in Resource will meet in the band room. We hope you are able to attend this informational session.

During the month of February, the multicultural club is hosting a “Comfort Care Drive” for homeless youth in Redmond. Please help us collect the following items: socks, chap stick, hand warmers and rain ponchos. Bring your donated items to the main office. Please only bring the items listed.
FYI: In February, non-profit organizations experience a drastic decrease in donations; it is the hardest month of the entire year to appropriately care for people in need. Help us stand in the gap.

3rd Quarter Sports Sign up – 7th and 8th grade Girls Volleyball and Boys and Girls Wrestling (all grades) will begin on Monday, February 5th. The deadline for all paperwork and fees is this Wednesday, January 31st. 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!

Mark your calendars now for the Mid-Winter Blizzard Social. This is the 2nd all school social/dance of the year. There will be dancing, a movie in the library (Ice Age), snacks, and fun all around. All Rose Hill Middle School students are invited to attend. The dance starts at 2:25 and ends at 4:25 pm on Friday, Feb. 9th. Entry to the dance will close at 2:45. Tickets can be purchased from Mrs. Love in the office before and after school and during lunch through the day of the social. Tickets are $5 with ASB membership, $7 without ASB, and free if students have the Royal Pride card (crown on the card). All students attending need to bring their ASB to the social and plan to stay until 4:25. 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. *This event is for Rose Hill Middle School students only. No guests.

Magic Club will be cancelled on Friday, Feb. 9th due to the dance.

Spirit Week is coming to Rose Hill Middle School! Next week, February 5 – 9, students and staff are encouraged to have some extra fun and dress up in the theme of the day. Normal dress code expectations still apply.

Monday: Country Western Day – cowboy hats, flannel, jeans, overalls, boots
Tuesday: Great Outdoors Day – hiking, camo, explorer, skiing, fishing
Wednesday: Workout Day – leggings, tennis shoes, sporty stuff
Thursday: Super Hero Day: Grab a cape or make your own, create your own super hero identity or just wear your favorite super hero t-shirt
Friday: Blizzard Day – wear lots of white, goggles, scarves, beanies

Yearbooks are back on sale for the month of January! ASB laws say we must suspend yearbook sales several times a year making the books unavailable for purchase at certain times. We are now selling them again through January 31st. If you didn’t purchase one in August, now is a great time to buy one. Avoid the stress in June when we always sell out! If you are unsure as to whether or not you already bought one, there are 2 ways to check. Have your student check the list in the Commons area or log on to Parent Access and look in the payments section. There you should be able to click on the history of your payments and what they were for. The cost for a yearbook is $35.00. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Love at klove@lwsd.org.

Ecuador Enrollment Ending Soon: Is your child adventurous and do they like to help others? If so, then you will want to contact Mrs. Nelson to learn how your child can be a traveler on Mrs. Nelson’s 2018 Service and Culture Trip to Ecuador. On this trip, travelers will travel down the Napo River in the Amazon Basin to work with a local community to improve education, access to clean water, and improve agriculture. They will also learn about the rich Ecuadorian culture as they travel around the country. If you would like to learn more or have questions, please contact Mrs. Nelson at debinelson@live.com. *This is not a school or district sponsored trip.

Calendar Items

Monday, Jan. 29th:
1st Day of the 2nd Semester
Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ Room #403 (Purple Pod)
Lego/Robotics Club, 2:15-3:30 pm, Mr. Ewert’s Room #307 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway) - Cancelled for this week due to Mr. Ewert’s absence (Ms. Chauhan’s satellite group will meet as scheduled)
Gay/Straight Alliance Club, 2:15-3:30 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)

Tuesday, Jan. 30th:
ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Nelson’s Room #233
Pride Time - **Full Lockdown Drill** - ~9:30 am
Math Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Mrs. Folkman’s Room #456 (Purple Pod)
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)

Wednesday, Jan. 31st:
3rd Quarter Sports Fees and Paperwork Due by 2:30 pm
WTI Meeting, 7:15 am, Yoga/Fitness Gym
WEB Leader Training, 12:45-2:30 pm, Location TDB
City of Redmond After Hours Program, 1:00-3:00 pm, Gym/Fitness Gym

Thursday, Feb. 1st:
Science Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Rossman’s Room #353 (Lt. Blue Pod)
Dungeons and Dragons Club, 2:15-4:00 pm, Mrs. Becker-Brown’s Room #356 (Lt. Blue Pod)

Friday, Feb. 2nd:
Choir Field Trip, Olympia/Capitol Bldg., 9:30 am -3:45 pm
Guest Speaker – Officer Kaptur (Search & Seizure), 7th Grade LA/SS Classes, Periods 1, 4 and 6, Orange Pod
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Magic (Card game) Club, 2:15-3:00 pm, Mr. Laughlin’s Room #308 (Orange Pod)

Weekly Bulletin #19 - 01/22/2018

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

First semester ends this Friday, January 26th. Be sure to check in with your student about any final tests or projects to complete before the end of the week.

Tomorrow your student will be bringing home his or her Royal 5 Self-Assessment to complete and return on Friday. 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 on Friday. Students who receive at least 15 points in every class are eligible to participate in our Royal 5 Celebration in February. The objectives of the Royal 5 are to:

  1. Teach and encourage positive behaviors.
  2. Help students to learn behaviors/attributes that will positively affect his/her future.
  3. Put emphasis on the behavior as a choice, rather than on the person.
  4. Guide students towards appropriate and effective ways of interacting and communicating with peers and adults.
  5. Help students to be responsible for their own behavior.
  6. Maximize the home/school connection with communication regarding behaviors.

Our motto of “Strive for 100%” refers to the 5 Characteristics on the Royal 5 assessment sheet. We believe by teaching your student to succeed in these categories, they will be successful through the rest of their educational journey and beyond. If you have questions about the Royal 5, please contact Mr. Griffin at mgriffin@lwsd.org.

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA

The RHMS PTSA online directory is almost ready!
We’re going digital this year! 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. The directory will go live on Wednesday, January 31st, so please check your account before then. Questions or problems? Please contact VP of Communications Clara Fernandes or RHMS PTSA President Denise Ferguson.

DINE OUT EVENT ALL DAY LONG THIS THURSDAY, JANUARY 25th at TRES HERMANOS. Print out this flyer or use the one students are coming home with today and present it when you order. Tres Hermanos will give 30% of the food bill back to our PTSA. Dine in or Carry out! Hope to see you there!

Tomorrow evening, Tuesday, January 23, 2018, is our next General Membership meeting at 7:00 pm in the library. Please join us to elect our Nominating Committee and approve the minutes of the previous General Membership meeting. Our guest speaker is Matt Manobianco, LWSD Assistant Superintendent, who will talk about the LWSD bond and levies on the ballot in February. All are welcome to attend!

PLEASE VOTE on the ballot measures for LWSD by Tuesday, February 13th! More information coming soon on the RHMS PTSA website.

Mark your calendars: Our PLAY is coming!
RHMS students will be performing in Cheese Louise: The Grate Cheese Caper at the Lake Washington High School Theater on Friday, March 16th and Saturday, March 17th.

Informational Items

8th Grade Families, mark your calendars. Welcome parents and students of the Lake Washington High School Class of 2022! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 7th at 6:30 pm. The Counseling Center will be hosting a parent night presentation for our incoming freshman class for the 2018-2019 school year. This presentation is best suited for Class of 2022 parents and will be held in the LWHS theater. A club/athletics/elective fair will be held in the commons for incoming freshman while parents are in the theater. The PowerPoint used will be available on the LWHS website after the presentation date. We hope you will be able to join us, and please visit our LWHS website for upcoming parent presentations, events, and information. Welcome to Lake Washington High School! In addition, the Lake Washington High School Special Education department would like to invite you to an informational session specific to students with IEPs and their transition to high school. This session will be February 7th at 6:00 pm just prior to the Incoming Freshman Parent Night. Parents with students in Resource will meet in the band room. We hope you are able to attend this informational session.

The School MathCounts Competition will be held this Thursday January 25 from 2:30 until 3:30 in Mrs. Folkman’s room in the purple pod-456—every RHMS student is welcome to attend. We will take the top 10 RHMS scorers to the Lake Washington Chapter of MathCounts Competition on February 10th—to be held at the main Microsoft Campus in Redmond. Please respond to Mrs. Folkman by Tuesday, January 23rd if your student plans to attend the RHMS school competition. cfolkman@lwsd.org.

3rd Quarter Sports Sign up – 7th and 8th grade Girls Volleyball and Boys and Girls Wrestling (all grades) will begin on Monday, February 5th. The deadline for all paperwork and fees is Wednesday, January 31st. 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!

Yearbooks are back on sale for the month of January! ASB laws say we must suspend yearbook sales several times a year making the books unavailable for purchase at certain times. We are now selling them again through January 31st. If you didn’t purchase one in August, now is a great time to buy one. Avoid the stress in June when we always sell out! If you are unsure as to whether or not you already bought one, there are 2 ways to check. Have your student check the list in the Commons area or log on to Parent Access and look in the payments section. There you should be able to click on the history of your payments and what they were for. The cost for a yearbook is $35.00. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Love at klove@lwsd.org.

LWSD will host Community Open Houses on the Bond & Levies. Here are the details for the remaining meetings:

  • Tuesday, January 23 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Eastlake High School
  • Wednesday, January 24 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Kamiakin Middle School

For more information on the upcoming bond and levies, please click here.

Ecuador Enrollment Ending Soon: Is your child adventurous and do they like to help others? If so, then you will want to contact Mrs. Nelson to learn how your child can be a traveler on Mrs. Nelson’s 2018 Service and Culture Trip to Ecuador. On this trip, travelers will travel down the Napo River in the Amazon Basin to work with a local community to improve education, access to clean water, and improve agriculture. They will also learn about the rich Ecuadorian culture as they travel around the country. If you would like to learn more or have questions, please contact Mrs. Nelson at debinelson@live.com. *This is not a school or district sponsored trip.

Calendar Items

Monday, Jan. 22nd:
Music Dept. Field Trip, Feeder Elementary Schools Tour, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Guest Speaker in Health Classes, Michelle Brode Y.E.S. (Vaping/E-Cigarettes), Periods 2, 3, 5 and 6
CIP Meeting, 2:25-3:25 pm, Mrs. Rossman’s Room #353 (Lt. Blue Pod)Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ Room #403 (Purple Pod)
Lego/Robotics Club, 2:15-3:30 pm, Mr. Ewert’s Room #307 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway) - Cancelled for this week and next due to Mr. Ewert’s absence (Ms. Chauhan’s satellite group will meet as scheduled)
Gay/Straight Alliance Club, 2:15-3:30 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Intramurals, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym

Tuesday, Jan. 23rd:
ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Nelson’s Room #233
Math Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Mrs. Folkman’s Room #456 (Purple Pod)
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Intramurals, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym

Wednesday, Jan. 24th:
WTI Meeting, 7:10 am, Fitness/Yoga Gym
City of Redmond After Hours Program, 1:00-3:00 pm, Gym/Fitness Gym

Thursday, Jan. 25th:
Band/Orchestra/Choir Class Pictures, Periods 2, PT, 3, 5 and 6
MathCounts Competition, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Folkman’s Room #456 (Purple Pod)
Science Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Rossman’s Room #353 (Lt. Blue Pod)
Dungeons and Dragons Club, 2:15-4:00 pm, Mrs. Becker-Brown’s Room #356 (Lt. Blue Pod)
Intramurals, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym
Dine in or Carry out at Tres Hermanos Restaurant to support the RHMS PTSA

Friday, Jan. 26th:
Last Day of 1st Semester
Royal 5 Student Self-Assessment Forms signed in all periods
8th Grade AVID Field Trip, UW-Bothell/Cascadia College Campuses, 8:15 am -1:00 pm
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Magic (Card game) Club, 2:15-3:00 pm, Mr. Laughlin’s Room #308 (Orange Pod)
Intramurals, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym

Weekly Bulletin #18 - 01/16/2018

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

First semester ends next Friday, January 26th. Be sure to check in with your student about any final tests or projects to complete before the grading period ends. Today students received their class schedule for next semester. If there are any changes requested, please contact your student’s counselor.

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA

SAVE THE DATE!! DINE OUT EVENT ALL DAY THURSDAY, JANUARY 25th at TRES HERMANOS. Print out this flyer and present it when you order. Tres Hermanos will give 30% of the food bill back to our PTSA. Dine in or Carry out!

Have you donated to our Pass the Hat Fundraiser? Thank you!
Gentle reminder: If you donated to our Pass the Hat Fundraiser in the fall and your employer matches, please submit your paperwork! We appreciate your donations and love the free matching! Thank you!

Our next General Membership meeting is Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the library. Please join us to elect our Nominating Committee and approve the minutes of the previous General Membership meeting. Our guest speaker is Matt Manobianco, LWSD Assistant Superintendent, who will talk about the LWSD bond and levies on the ballot in February. All are welcome to attend!

PLEASE VOTE on the ballot measures for LWSD by Tuesday, February 13th! More information coming soon on the RHMS PTSA website.

For parents of middle and high schoolers: Lake Washington PTA Council will host a Brown Bag Lunch on Thursday, January 18th from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm at the Lake Washington School District Resource Center on Graduation Requirements for High School and Beyond. Bring your lunch and listen to a presentation by District Staff, followed by a Q&A. Please see the flyer for more information.

The RHMS PTSA online directory is almost ready!
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. The directory will go live on Wednesday, January 31st, so please check your account before then.

Informational Items

What happened to the Student Portal? On January 12th, LWSD turned off the student portal in favor of using the new For Students and Families” page on the website. This new page links students to all of the tools and resources they need that were previously found through the student portal. Visit the “For Students and Families” webpage to check out the new design.

Each year, the district invites parents and community members to provide feedback on general school and district questions. The survey is anonymous. Schools and the district use this information in planning for the future and in continuous improvement processes. This year’s survey is now open: tell us what you think! Take the survey. The survey will be open through January 19th.

The School MathCounts Competition will be held on Thursday January 25th from 2:30 until 3:30 in Mrs. Folkman’s room #456 in the purple pod. We will take the top 10 scorers to the MathCounts Competition in February. Everyone is invited to attend. Please respond by Monday, January 22nd if your student plans to attend the school competition. Please respond to Mrs. Folkman at cfolkman@lwsd.org.

Yearbooks are back on sale for the month of January! ASB laws say we must suspend yearbook sales several times a year making the books unavailable for purchase at certain times. We are now selling them again through January 31st. If you didn’t purchase one in August, now is a great time to buy one. Avoid the stress in June when we always sell out! If you are unsure as to whether or not you already bought one, there are 2 ways to check. Have your student check the list in the Commons area or log on to Parent Access and look in the payments section. There you should be able to click on the history of your payments and what they were for. The cost for a yearbook is $35.00. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Love at klove@lwsd.org.

LWSD will host four Community Open Houses on the Bond & Levies. Here are the details for those meetings:

  • Tuesday, January 16 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Redmond High School
  • Wednesday, January 17 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Lake Washington High School
  • Tuesday, January 23 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Eastlake High School
  • Wednesday, January 24 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Kamiakin Middle School

For more information on the upcoming bond and levies, visit the 2018 Bond & Levies page.

Calendar Items

Tuesday, Jan. 16th:
ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Nelson’s Room #233
2nd Semester Student Schedules passed out during 6th period
Multicultural Club Meeting, 2:20-3:30 pm, Mr. Eberhardt’s Room #336 (Yellow Pod)
Math Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Mrs. Folkman’s Room #456 (Purple Pod)
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Intramurals Session #2 Starts – Dodgeball/Badminton/Volleyball, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym

Wednesday, Jan. 17th:
City of Redmond After Hours Program, 1:00-3:00 pm, Gym/Fitness Gym

Thursday, Jan. 18th:
Science Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Rossman’s Room #353 (Lt. Blue Pod)
Dungeons and Dragons Club, 2:15-4:00 pm, Mrs. Becker-Brown’s Room #356 (Lt. Blue Pod)
Intramurals, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym

Friday, Jan. 19th:
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Magic (Card game) Club, 2:15-3:00 pm, Mr. Laughlin’s Room #308 (Orange Pod)
Intramurals, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym

Weekly Bulletin #17 - 01/08/2018

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

The Art and Digital Media classes are once again showcasing student work at the Art & DM Fest this Thursday, January 11th from 5:00-6:30 pm. Our Commons will be filled with the best of student prints, artwork and projects. Bring the entire family and come see all the great work our students are doing!

Each year, the district invites parents and community members to provide feedback on general school and district questions. The survey is anonymous. Schools and the district use this information in planning for the future and in continuous improvement processes.

This year’s survey is now open: tell us what you think! Take the survey. The survey will be open through January 19th.

The district also surveys parents on specific programs and planned strategic work: that survey will open in February.

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA

From Fundraising:
Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

Here’s some great news! We finally have the numbers in from the October School Pool, and it was a huge success! We raised $2,500 for RHMS PTSA. We have another SchoolPool campaign coming in May, and we hope it will be another success.

On a sad note, as many of you know, our neighborhood grocery store, Red Apple, is closing. We are sad to see it close, forcing many of us to look for other shopping options. We hope you’ll consider using Fred Meyer because you can raise money for RHMS PTSA as you shop. We all will still need to get groceries, and we can support our school while we do so. Here is the link to sign up or to link your rewards card: https://www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards

Save the Date..... We have our next Dine Out just around the corner on January 25th, 2018. Stay tuned.

Your Co-Fundraising Chairs, Melody French and Jeanne T. Jance

General RHMS PTSA news:
Our January Board Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the library. All RHMS PTSA members are welcome to attend!

Our next General Membership meeting is Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the library. Please join us to elect our Nominating Committee and approve the minutes of the previous General Membership meeting.

PLEASE VOTE on the ballot measures for LWSD by Tuesday, February 13th! More information coming soon on the RHMS PTSA website.

For parents of middle and high schoolers: Lake Washington PTA Council will host a Brown Bag Lunch on Thursday, January 18th from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm at the Lake Washington School District Resource Center on Graduation Requirements for High School and Beyond. Bring your lunch and listen to a presentation by District Staff, followed by a Q&A. Please see the flyer for more information.

Informational Items

I am looking for two parent/student teams to nominate to be part of the selection process for next year’s student laptops for 6th and 9th graders. The district is seeking parent/student teams to participate in a formal and guided, task-based evaluation of the finalist laptops on Thursday, January 25th, between 5:30-7:30 pm in the Sammamish Room at the Resource Center. The process will take approximately one hour to complete. If you and your student are interested in being part of the is process, please email me at ebowser@lwsd.org.

The 2nd session of Intramurals starts on Tuesday, January 16th and runs every day after school from 2:30-4:00 pm except on Wednesdays through Friday, January 26th. Sign ups are taking place now. The cost is $25.00. The students elected to have Dodgeball, Volleyball and Badminton as the activities. This is a great time to try out these sports 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. If you have questions, please contact Athletic Director, Shane O’Brien at sobrien@lwsd.org. Thank you!

The School MathCounts Competition will be held on Thursday January 25th from 2:30 until 3:30 in Mrs. Folkman’s room #456 in the purple pod. We will take the top 10 scorers to the MathCounts Competition in February. Everyone is invited to attend. Please respond by Monday, January 22nd if your student plans to attend the school competition. Please respond to Mrs. Folkman at cfolkman@lwsd.org.

Yearbooks are back on sale for the month of January! ASB laws say we must suspend yearbook sales several times a year making the books unavailable for purchase at certain times. We are now selling them again through January 31st. If you didn’t purchase one in August, now is a great time to buy one. Avoid the stress in June when we always sell out! If you are unsure as to whether or not you already bought one, there are 2 ways to check. Have your student check the list in the Commons area or log on to Parent Access and look in the payments section. There you should be able to click on the history of your payments and what they were for. The cost for a yearbook is $35.00. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Love at klove@lwsd.org.

LWSD will host four Community Open Houses on the Bond & Levies. Here are the details for those meetings:

  • Tuesday, January 16 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Redmond High School
  • Wednesday, January 17 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Lake Washington High School
  • Tuesday, January 23 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Eastlake High School
  • Wednesday, January 24 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Kamiakin Middle School

For more information on the upcoming bond and levies, visit the 2018 Bond & Levies page.

Calendar Items

Monday, Jan. 8th:
WTI Field Trip, Museum of History and Industry, 9:15 am – 1:45 pm
Guest Speaker in Health Classes, Kay Larson (Manners), Periods 2, 3, 5 and 6
BLT Meeting, 2:25-3:25 pm, Mr. Reisenauer’s Room #373 (Orange Pod)
Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ Room #403 (Purple Pod)
Lego/Robotics Club, 2:15-3:30 pm, Mr. Ewert’s Room #307 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Gay/Straight Alliance Club, 2:15-3:30 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Intramurals, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym

Tuesday, Jan. 9th:
ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Nelson’s Room #233
Pride Time – Battle of the Books Meeting, 9:27-10:12 am, Commons
Math Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Mrs. Folkman’s Room #456 (Purple Pod)
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Intramurals, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym

Wednesday, Jan. 10th:
WTI Meeting, 7:10 am, Fitness Gym
City of Redmond After Hours Program, 1:00-3:00 pm, Gym/Fitness Gym
Elementary Orchestra Concert, 7:00 pm, Commons

Thursday, Jan. 11th:
Pride Time – Career Fair (8th Graders only), 9:27-10:12 am, Various Classrooms/Red Pod
Science Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Rossman’s Room #353 (Lt. Blue Pod)
Dungeons and Dragons Club, 2:15-4:00 pm, Mrs. Becker-Brown’s Room #356 (Lt. Blue Pod)
Intramurals, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym
Art/Digital Media Show, 5:00-6:30 pm, Commons

Friday, Jan. 12th:
MLK Jr. Assembly, 8:00 am, Gym – Alternate Bell Schedule Today
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Magic (Card game) Club, 2:15-3:00 pm, Mr. Laughlin’s Room #308 (Orange Pod)
Intramurals, 2:30-4:00 pm, Gym

Monday, Jan. 15th:
No School – Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Building Closed – No custodian on site

Weekly Bulletin #16 - 01/02/2018

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 17 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.
  • Make sure your student is using his/her planner: The planner is integral to your student’s success. Ask to see your student’s planner each night this week. Are they recording their assignments for each class? If this is something your child struggles with, you may consider a reward system just for filling it out properly each week.
  • 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.

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA

Our January Board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the library. RHMS PTSA members are welcome to attend!
Our next General Membership meeting is Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the library. Please join us to elect our Nominating Committee and approve the minutes of the previous General Membership meeting. Guest speaker: TBD.

At our special General Membership meeting on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, RHMS PTSA membership voted to both endorse and support the LWSD one bond and two levy measures that will be on the ballot on February 13, 2018. Please check the RHMS PTSA website for updates. General information from LWSD about these ballot measures can be found in the 2018 Bond & Levies page.

Reflections update:
The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition. This year 17 RHMS students entered submissions into the Reflections program: Ashley Balaschak; Marika Cartier; Vada Chambers; Mason Colbert; Momo Fujii; Megan Lambert; Likitha Nanduri; Shani Pauker; Cooper Smith; Rosa Smith; Bhavik Soni; Dishita Soni; Emma Stemley; Sasha Takasaki; Aisling Thorton; Danci Underwood; Milana Veera.

The submissions of 5 RHMS students have moved on to the Council level:
Mason Colbert
Megan Lambert
Ashley Balaschak
Rosa Smith
Bhavik Soni

The LWPTSA Council Reflections Art Show and Open House will be on Friday, January 5 from 4-8 pm at the LWSD Resource Center. Come celebrate all the students, from primary grades through high school, who participated in the Council round of the Reflections Competition! All are welcome!

RHMS PTSA Board of Directors would like to thank Co-Treasurer Irma Garcia for her time and support this year. She has decided to leave the board due to other commitments. We’ll miss you!

Informational Items

Thank you for being the Hunger Champions at Rose Hill Middle School! The Pantry Packs Holiday Hunger Campaign went amazingly well at our school – We surpassed our goal of $3,497 by over $2,400! A total of $5,929 was donated, led by an anonymous donor who saw the need at Rose Hill MS and made a $5,000 donation early in the campaign. It was the largest single donation in the campaign and we are very appreciative of the support. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the campaign and thank you to Jennie Fiddimore for being the campaign chairperson for our school!

The Art and Digital Media classes are once again showcasing student work at the Art & DM Fest on Thursday, January 11th from 5:00-6:30 pm. Our Commons will be filled with the best of student prints, artwork and projects. Bring the entire family and come see all the great work our students are doing!

Calendar Items

Tuesday, Jan. 2nd:
ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Nelson’s Room #233 - Cancelled for this week
Guest Speaker in Health Classes, Officer Kaptur, Periods 2, 3, 5 and 6
Math Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Mrs. Folkman’s Room #456 (Purple Pod)
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Intramurals Begin – Indoor Soccer, 2:15-4:00 pm, Gym

Wednesday, Jan. 3rd:
City of Redmond After Hours Program, 1:00-3:00 pm, Gym/Fitness Gym

Thursday, Jan. 4th:
Science Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Rossman’s Room #353 (Lt. Blue Pod)
Dungeons and Dragons Club, 2:15-4:00 pm, Mrs. Becker-Brown’s Room #356 (Lt. Blue Pod)
Intramurals – Indoor Soccer, 2:15-4:00 pm, Gym

Friday, Jan. 5th:
Guest Speaker in AVID Classes, 1st Period
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Magic (Card game) Club, 2:15-3:00 pm, Mr. Laughlin’s Room #308 (Orange Pod)
Intramurals – Indoor Soccer, 2:15-4:00 pm, Gym

2017

Weekly Bulletin #15 - 12/11/2017

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

This is our final week before the Winter Break! 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.

Tomorrow is the last day of the ASB food drive to benefit HopeLink in Kirkland which serves families in our local area. They’ve set a goal of 1,000 pounds! The drive started Friday, December 1st and goes until tomorrow, Tuesday, December 12th. Please send in canned goods and other nonperishable food items through Dec.12th. Our local community thanks you!

Before we head out for Winter Break this Friday afternoon, encourage your student to check out a book to read over the vacation and set aside at least 30 minutes a day for him/her to relax and read. If your student has homework over the break, help them make a plan and stick to it so he/she isn’t waiting until the last minute to get it done. Procrastination can lead to increased stress for all. Try to work on getting your student back in to their regular sleeping habits 3-4 days before returning to school on January 2, 2018. It will make that first day back much smoother.

I know this is a busy time of year for everyone and I wish you all a safe, fun break ahead! See you in 2018!

From the PTSA

THANK YOU to our donors and membership! Your donations made it possible for RHMS PTSA to support Rose Hill Middle school and staff with $10,000 in “mini grants” this fall. These are grants that any RHMS staff member can apply for that support programs, activities, supplies, or learning experiences not covered by district funds. Please see the RHMS PTSA website for a list of those grants that you helped support. Many thanks to our Fall 2017 Mini Grant Committee members: Cheri Briggs, Jorge Santos, and Tania Bennett.

At our special General Membership meeting on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, RHMS PTSA membership voted to both endorse and support the LWSD one bond and two levy measures that will be on the ballot on February 13, 2018. Please check the RHMS PTSA website for updates. General information from LWSD about these ballot measures can be found here.

Our December 12th board meeting has been cancelled. Our January board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the RHMS library.

Our next General Membership meeting is Tuesday, January 23, 2018 in the library. Guest speaker: TBD.

We just want to send out a huge thank you for your continued support of RHMS PTSA. You have helped us kick off the 2017/2018 school year to such a great start. We are grateful for your amazing support which allows us in turn to support our students, teachers and school. We will have some new fundraising events in 2018 as well as some old favorites. Stay tuned!
We would like to wish all Rose Hill Middle School Families a wonderful holiday season and a terrific New Year! May your time together with your families be meaningful and special. Your Co-Fundraising Chairs, Melody French and Jeanne T. Jance

Informational Items

Time for mid-term review of your student's progress

It is “mid-quarter grade check time” and due to the wide use of Parent Access by our families, we do not issue and mail out hard copies of student mid-quarter progress reports. Wednesday, December 13th, marks the second quarter mid-term. Although grades can be accessed at any point through Parent Access, they are fully up-to-date at this time. If you have not had a chance to use Parent Access and the variety of tools available there, please visit http://www.lwsd.org/help/parent-access-support and check it out. In order to get set-up, you must register your email with us first. Please contact Mrs. Pizarro at jpizarro@lwsd.org in the Counseling office to register or update your email.

Lost and Found Items – Our lost and found bins are overflowing again. Please encourage your student to check for any missing items from the display next to the stage this week. All unclaimed items will be donated to charity over the winter break.

Science Club Members – Science Club is cancelled this Thursday. We’ll meet again after returning from the break.

Please support hungry students at Rose Hill Middle School during the Pantry Packs Holiday Hunger Campaign! Donate online from December 4-17 at http://feedwashington.org/holidayhungercampaign Did you know there are a projected 900 students in the Lake Washington School District who are food-insecure and go hungry over the weekends? The Pantry Packs program, powered by the Lake Washington Schools Foundation, is a volunteer-run food assistance program that provides weekend food for our hungry students. Over the years, it has grown to serve 43 schools in Lake Washington School District. As the district grows, so does the need.
The Pantry Packs program is supported by local food drives and general fundraisers. While immensely helpful, the need has grown so great that these will not be enough to fully support the program. Feed Washington is a local non-profit that is partnering with Pantry Packs in running the Pantry Packs Holiday Hunger Campaign . The goal of the online fundraiser, which will run December 4-17, is to raise the additional funds that are necessary to fully fund the Pantry Packs program for 2017-2018.
A donation of $25 will provide a hungry student with weekend food for a month. It is a small amount with a big impact. Our hope is that we -- as individuals and communities with so much at our disposal -- will contribute and ensure that none of the children in our schools comes to school hungry on Mondays.

For more information, click on: www.feedwashington.org/holidayhungercampaign or contact Katy Philips at katy@feedwashington.org. To learn more about the Pantry Packs program visit www.lwsf.org/pantrypacks

Calendar Items

Monday, Dec. 11th:
Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble Field Trip, Seattle Center/WinterFest, 9:15 am – 5:45 pm
Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ Room #403 (Purple Pod)
Lego/Robotics Club, 2:15-3:30 pm, Mr. Ewert’s Room #307 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway) - Cancelled for this week
Gay/Straight Alliance Club, 2:15-3:30 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Varsity/JV Boys Basketball Game, 3:30 pm, Inglewood MS
Varsity/JV Girls Basketball Game, 3:30 pm @ RHMS
Regional Boys and Girls Basketball Practice, 2:15-3:15 pm, Gym

Tuesday, Dec. 12th:
Last Day of the Food Drive
ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Nelson’s Room #233
Math Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Mrs. Folkman’s Room #456 (Purple Pod)
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Regional Boys Basketball Game, 3:30 pm @ Inglewood MS
Regional Girls Basketball Game, 3:30 pm @ RHMS
Varsity/JV Boys and Girls Basketball Practice, 2:15-3:15 pm, Gym

Wednesday, Dec. 13th:
Mid-Quarter Grades Updated in Skyward by 3:15 pm
WTI Meeting, 7:05 am, Fitness/Yoga Gym
City of Redmond After Hours Program, 1:00-3:00 pm, Gym/Fitness Gym

Thursday, Dec. 14th:
Science Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Rossman’s Room #353 (Lt. Blue Pod)Cancelled for this week
Varsity/JV Boys Basketball Game, 3:30 pm @ RHMS
Varsity/JV Girls Basketball Game, 3:30 pm @ Kamiakin MS
Regional Boys and Girls Basketball End of Season Party, 2:15-3:15 pm, Commons

Friday, Dec. 15th:
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Magic (Card game) Club, 2:15-3:00 pm, Mr. Laughlin’s Room #308 (Orange Pod)

Weekly Bulletin #14 - 12/04/2017

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

Our Superintendent, Dr. Traci Pierce, will be joining me tomorrow, Tuesday, December 5th at 9:15 am for the Principal’s chat and PTSA General Membership Meeting. Dr. Pierce will present general information about the upcoming bond and replacement levy measures. Hope you can join us!

Two busy weeks ahead! 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.

Movie Night is this Friday. See more information below.

Finally, please read below in the “Information” section for information about winter weather.

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA

December Special General Membership Meeting at the Principal’s Chat
Tomorrow - Tuesday, December 5th, 9:15 am. All RHMS parents/guardians welcome!
This month's Principal Chat will also be a special PTSA General Membership meeting – open to all RHMS parents! The LWSD School Board has voted to put one bond and two replacement levies on the February 13th, 2018 ballot. LWSD Superintendent, Dr. Tracie Pierce, will present general information about these upcoming bond and replacement levy measures at the December Principal's Chat, tomorrow, Tuesday, December 5th at 9:15 am in the Commons. After the presentation, the PTSA membership will vote on whether to support and endorse these ballot measures. Light Refreshments will be provided. Please see RHMS PTSA’s website for more information.

From Fundraising:
Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,
We just wanted to update you on the October School Pool event. We do not yet have the final numbers. We have been advised about delays getting the totals from the City of Redmond, but we are optimistic it will be worth the wait. Please know we will share the update with you once we have it.

Please remember this busy season that you can still raise money for the PTSA by shopping at Fred Meyer through Fred Meyer Community rewards linked up with your rewards account and by shopping on AmazonSmile. It is amazing that by making a choice of these two things, you can support the school just by doing what you were going to do anyway and no SignUpGenius needed!! Make it a great shopping week for the Royals!
Your Co-Fundraising Chairs, Melody French and Jeanne T. Jance

LWPTSA Scholarship Basket Auction, Thursday, Dec. 7th, 10-11:00am, LWRC Lobby. Support our students and get some holiday shopping done at the same time!
Join us for the close of the LWPTSA Council Basket Auction and Reception!

  • Beautiful and creative themed gift baskets
  • Free espresso drinks
  • Fun raffle
  • "Bring a buddy" door prize
  • Gift card wall
  • Donations opportunities starting at $15

Preview our beautiful selection of baskets here. (RHMS PTSA basket is “Snow Day.”)All proceeds go to scholarships for LWSD graduating seniors and continuing education scholarships for staff. Supporting our graduating seniors for over 35 years!
Thank you to our generous community partners: our wonderful LW PTAs, LWSD, LWSF, LWEA and individual donors. All are welcome, open to the public! Invite a friend!
Questions? Contact auction Chairs Debbie Ohman & Mindy Lincicome at auction@lwptsa.net

Informational Items

The ASB sponsored All School Movie Night is this Friday, December 8th and the movie is The Incredibles. This is a movie about a whole family of superheroes who are forced to hide their powers and try to live a quiet suburban life. But will Mr. Incredible’s desire to help people lead to a new mission? Students can find out this Friday. Doors will open at 6:15 pm to allow students time to check their bags and get a snack before the movie starts at 6:30 pm. Entry to the Movie Night will close at 6:45. There is no fee to attend this event. All students attending need to bring their ASB to the movie and plan to stay until 8:30 when the movie is over. Students will be dismissed from the movie at 8:30, and they will exit from the entrance by the office. Parents should arrange to pick up their students at 8:30. Students are not permitted to leave early (before 8:30 pm) without a parent coming to the door to request them. The snacks will be sold individually for $1-$2 each. A fun snack combo tray will be available for purchase for only $3 (popcorn, 1 candy item, and 1 drink). Pizza will be available for $2 per slice. Smaller bills are appreciated if students bring cash for snacks.
*This event is for Rose Hill Middle School students only. No guests. No outside food or drink is allowed.

The Rose Hill ASB is hosting a food drive to benefit HopeLink in Kirkland which serves families in our local area. They’ve set a goal of 1,000 pounds! The drive started Friday, December 1st and goes until Tuesday, December 12th. Please send in canned goods and other nonperishable food items through Dec. 12th. Our local community thanks you!

Are you ready for winter weather? Know what to expect as winter weather approaches. With winter quickly approaching, it’s a good time to review the district’s bad weather protocols and how to know when school is delayed or cancelled. The decision to close or delay schools is not an easy one. Conditions may vary considerably in a district of 75 square miles that reaches from the Kirkland waterfront to the Sammamish Plateau. The district recognizes that snow days often disrupt family schedules and extend the school year. At the same time, student, staff, and family safety is most important. The decision-making process is outlined on the district website. Remember that conditions in your neighborhood and even your street may vary from the rest of the district. Parents always have the final decision as to whether or not to send their child to school if there is any question about the safety of the conditions. LWSD notifies parents of school delays or cancellations using the SchoolMessenger calling system. Calls will begin by 6:00 am to let families know that school will be delayed or cancelled. The early calls ensure that high school students with long bus rides get the message before leaving home. The information is also posted on FlashAlert.net which lists information for all area schools and colleges. Local media will also report any closure/delay information. The district and school websites will also feature an emergency alert if school has been delayed or cancelled. You can call the district’s main phone number at 425-936-1200; an emergency message will be recorded on this system as well.

Please support hungry students at Rose Hill Middle School during the Pantry Packs Holiday Hunger Campaign! Donate online from December 4-17 at www.feedwashington.org/holidayhungercampaign.
Did you know there are a projected 900 students in the Lake Washington School District who are food-insecure and go hungry over the weekends? The Pantry Packs program, powered by the Lake Washington Schools Foundation, is a volunteer-run food assistance program that provides weekend food for our hungry students. Over the years, it has grown to serve 43 schools in Lake Washington School District. As the district grows, so does the need.
The Pantry Packs program is supported by local food drives and general fundraisers. While immensely helpful, the need has grown so great that these will not be enough to fully support the program. Feed Washington is a local non-profit that is partnering with Pantry Packs in running the Pantry Packs Holiday Hunger Campaign . The goal of the online fundraiser, which will run December 4-17, is to raise the additional funds that are necessary to fully fund the Pantry Packs program for 2017-2018.
A donation of $25 will provide a hungry student with weekend food for a month. It is a small amount with a big impact. Our hope is that we -- as individuals and communities with so much at our disposal -- will contribute and ensure that none of the children in our schools comes to school hungry on Mondays.

For more information, click on: www.feedwashington.org/holidayhungercampaign or contact Katy Philips at katy@feedwashington.org. To learn more about the Pantry Packs program visit www.lwsf.org/pantrypacks

Calendar Items

Monday, Dec. 4th:
Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ Room #403 (Purple Pod)
Lego/Robotics Club, 2:15-3:30 pm, Mr. Ewert’s Room #307 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Gay/Straight Alliance Club, 2:15-3:30 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Varsity/JV Boys Basketball Game, 3:30 pm, @ Redmond MS
Varsity/JV Girls Basketball Game, 3:30 pm, @ RHMS
Regional Boys and Girls Basketball Practice, 2:15-3:15 pm, Gym

Tuesday, Dec. 5th:
ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Nelson’s Room #233
Principal’s Chat/PTSA Meeting, 9:15-10:00 am, Commons Topic: Levy/Bond Information – Dr. Pierce presenting
Math Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Mrs. Folkman’s Room #456 (Purple Pod)
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Multi-Cultural Club, 2:20-3:30 pm, Mr. Eberhardt’s Room #336 (Yellow Pod)
Varsity/JV Boys and Girls Basketball Practice, 2:15-3:15 pm, Gym
No Regional Boys or Girls Basketball Practice
Winter Music Concert, 7:00 pm, Gym

Wednesday, Dec. 6th:
**Alternate Schedule Today** - Attached
Winter Music Assembly, 8:00-9:00 am, Gym
Varsity Boys Basketball Practice, 6:30 am, Gym - Cancelled
City of Redmond After Hours Program/Bridge Club, 1:00-3:00 pm, Gym/Fitness Gym

Thursday, Dec. 7th:
Science Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Rossman’s Room #353 (Lt. Blue Pod)
Varsity/JV Boys Basketball Game, 3:30 pm @ Finn Hill MS
Varsity/JV Girls Basketball Game, 3:30 pm @ RHMS
Regional Boys and Girls Basketball Practice, 2:15-3:15 pm, Gym

Friday, Dec. 8th:
ASB Representative Candidate Forms Due to Mrs. Nelson by 2:15 pm
Guest Speaker in AVID Classes, Lindsay Elston, Former UW/Seattle Reign Soccer Player, 1st Period
Parent/Guest Meal, Foods Classes, Periods 2 and 4, Mrs. Thirtyacre’s Room #405 (Red Pod Hallway)
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Magic (Card game) Club, 2:15-3:00 pm, Mr. Laughlin’s Room #308 (Orange Pod)
Regional Boys Basketball Game, 3:30 pm @ Finn Hill MS
Regional Girls Basketball Game, 3:30 pm @ RHMS
Varsity/JV Boys and Girls Basketball Practice, 2:15-3:15 pm, Gym
Movie Night, 6:30-8:30 pm, Commons – “The Incredibles”, Doors open at 6:15 pm - FREE!

Weekly Bulletin #13 - 11/27/2017

It is likely a busy 3 weeks ahead for you and your students 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 next week and the week after. If your student is unsure or keeping this information from you, you can always check out teachers’ Haiku 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 Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:27-10:12 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. Receive laptop/netbook support in the library
  3. Check out a library book
  4. 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.
  5. Silently read in 2nd period class

All a student needs to do is to get a Pride Time pass from his/her teacher in advance. If your student is having a hard time selecting a good book to read, encourage him/her to talk with Mrs. Steirer, Mrs. MacRae or Mrs. Wishart in the library for suggestions - there is something for everyone!

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,
We hope you all enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday. The numbers should be in—hopefully this week—for the School Pool event, and we should be able to report how our Royals did for this fundraising event. Stay tuned on the numbers and to find out when we do the next one.

Did you happen to start any holiday shopping this weekend? Melody and I did—at Fred Meyer—and while we did, we raised money for Rose Hill Middle School PTSA through the Fred Meyer Community rewards.

Do you prefer to skip the crowds? Did you know you can raise money for the PTSA from the comfort of home? Shop Smile.Amazon.com. On your first visit you are prompted to select a charitable organization from our list of eligible organizations. For more information about the AmazonSmile program, please go to http:// smile.amazon.com/about.

Do what you are going to do anyway and benefit the kids, staff and school! Shop ’til you drop!

Your Co-Fundraising Chairs,
Melody French and Jeanne T. Jance

THANK YOU to Hearing and Vision Chair Jennifer Malick and to RHMS School Nurse Tammura Hargrove for organizing the Hearing and Vision Screening on November 14.

December Special General Membership Meeting at the Principal’s Chat
Tuesday, December 5th, 9:15 am. All RHMS parents/guardians welcome!
This month's Principal Chat will also be a special PTSA General Membership meeting – open to all RHMS parents! The LWSD School Board has voted to put one bond and two replacement levies on the February 13th, 2018 ballot. Principal Erin Bowser will present general information about these upcoming bond and replacement levy measures at the December Principal's Chat, on Tuesday, December 5th at 9:15 am in the Commons. After the presentation, the PTSA membership will vote on whether to support and endorse these ballot measures. Light Refreshments will be provided.

The 3 LWSD ballot measures in a nutshell:

  • The 2018 Bond will raise $299 million with no tax rate increase. It will fund building projects that address growth and overcrowding, as recommended by the Task Force.
  • The Capital Projects levy funds critical facility and technology needs not funded by the state. The 2018 levy replaces the expiring levy with no tax rate increase.
  • The Educational Programs & Operations (EP&O) levy funds program and operations needs not funded by the state. The 2018 levy replaces the expiring levy and decreases the current tax rate.
  • Total LWSD Tax Rate for all 3 measures: $2.93 per $1,000 assessed value (a decrease from $3.18 per $1,000 AV).

For additional details, the district has created an Levy and Bond Information Sheet. Printouts are also available in the RHMS main office.

LWPTSA Scholarship Basket Auction, Thursday, Dec. 7th, 10-11:00am, LWRC Lobby. Support our students and get some holiday shopping done at the same time!
Join us for the close of the LWPTSA Council Basket Auction and Reception!

• Beautiful and creative themed gift baskets

• Free espresso drinks

• Fun raffle

• "Bring a buddy" door prize

• Gift card wall

• Donations opportunities starting at $15

Preview our beautiful selection of baskets here. (RHMS PTSA basket is “Snow Day.”)All proceeds go to scholarships for LWSD graduating seniors and continuing education scholarships for staff. Supporting our graduating seniors for over 35 years!
Thank you to our generous community partners: our wonderful LW PTAs, LWSD, LWSF, LWEA and individual donors. All are welcome, open to the public! Invite a friend!
Questions? Contact auction Chairs Debbie Ohman & Mindy Lincicome at auction@lwptsa.net

Informational Items

Tomorrow, Nov. 28th is #givingtuesday. If you are looking for ways to support the RHMS library, purchase a book off our Amazon Wish List or support one of our DonorsChoose Projects, either Round the World Research or Dazzling Displays! Thank you to the families that have already supported us this year!

Band Fund Raiser Cookie Dough & Popcorn will be delivered on Friday Dec. 1st. Pick up is after school on Friday from 2:15 to 3:00 pm. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Laulainen at alaulainen@lwsd.org.

Multicultural families are invited to join the Natural Leaders program at Rose Hill Middle School. Natural Leaders are families that speak English as a second language. The goal is to build a bridge between multicultural families and RHMS. We are meeting at 9:00 am on Thursday, November 30th. We have many friends that come and help interpret. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

The Rose Hill ASB is hosting a food drive to benefit HopeLink in Kirkland which serves families in our local area. They’ve set a goal of 1,000 pounds! The drive starts this Friday, December 1st and goes until Tuesday, December 12th. Please send in canned goods and other nonperishable food items starting this Friday. Our local community thanks you!

Calendar Items

Monday, Nov. 27th:
Guest Speakers in Health Classes, Periods 2, 3, 5 and 6Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ room #403 (Purple Pod)
Lego/Robotics Club, 2:15-3:30 pm, Mr. Ewert’s Room #307 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Basketball Practices – See Schedule/Website for specific team time

Tuesday, Nov, 28th:
ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Nelson’s Room #233
Math Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Mrs. Folkman’s Room #456 (Purple Pod)
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Regional Boys Basketball Game, 3:30 pm @ RHMS
Regional Girls Basketball Game, 3:30 pm @ Kamiakin MS
Varsity/JV Boys and Girls Basketball Practice, 2:15-3:15 pm, Gym

Wednesday, Nov 29th:
Modified Lockdown Drill, 10:00 am
Varsity Boys Basketball Practice, 6:30 am, Gym
City of Redmond After Hours Program/Bridge Club, 1:00-3:00 pm, Gym/Fitness Gym

Thursday, Nov. 30th:
WTI Meeting, 7:15 am, Fitness Gym
Science Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Rossman’s Room #353 (Lt. Blue Pod)
Varsity/JV Boys Basketball Game, 3:30 pm, RHMS
Varsity/JV Girls Basketball Game, 3:30 pm @ Kirkland MS
Regional Boys and Girls Basketball Practice, 2:15-3:15 pm, Gym

Friday, Dec. 1st:
Food Drive Begins (through Dec. 12th)
Guest Speaker in AVID Classes, Period 1
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Magic (Card game) Club, 2:15-3:00 pm, Mr. Laughlin’s Room #308 (Orange Pod)
Regional Boys Basketball Game, 3:30 pm @ Redmond MS
Regional Girls Basketball Game, 3:30 pm @ RHMS
Varsity/JV Boys and Girls Basketball Practice, 2:15-3:15 pm, Gym

Weekly Bulletin #12 - 11/20/2017

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

Please be sure to follow our morning drop-off procedures. C.S. Lewis once said “Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.”

Once in the designated drop-off area on the west side of the building, 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 5 mph. The loop will make a left turn and take you to a stop sign in order to exit the campus.

A few Safety Reminders:

  • Limit your speed to 5 mph
  • 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 or picking up in the “Bus or Parking Loop" (Yellow and Blue lines in the traffic flow graphic )
  • 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.

We have a short week ahead! Students will be dismissed at 10:45 am on Wednesday, November 22 for the Thanksgiving Break. No lunches will be served.

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

From the PTSA

Dear Rose Hill Families,
How did we get here? Is anyone else amazed that it is almost the end of November? Are you still trying to grab a few last minute things before Thanksgiving? Tackle your to-do list and shop at Fred Meyer while at the same time raising money for Rose Hill PTSA. You are able to link your rewards account to the Rose Hill Middle School. Are you a Black Friday shopper when kids are out and you can go shopping? Make Fred Meyer one of your first stops. You can cross things off your holiday list and help your kid’s school at the same time. Here’s the link so you can sign up: https://www.fredmeyer.com/asset/comm_rewards_flyer_12_27_16

Again, don't forget matching matters! Don't miss out on a chance for your company to match your donation for the Rose Hill Middle School PTSA.
We can all be thankful that our kids go to such a great school.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Your PTSA Co- Fundraising Chairs,
Melody French and Jeanne T. Jance

Thank you to our Hearing and Vision volunteers!
These volunteers stepped up to make sure our Fall 2017 Hearing and Vision screening for the 7th graders ran smoothly: Jennifer Grimes, Jenny Li, Jeff Gerwin, Liz Parr, Tzipi Butnaru, Nicholas Trahan, Suzanne Yeung, Caroll Pohl-Ferry, Irum Shafaqat, Bubbal Malhotra, Summer Truswell, Becky Seiler, Monica Rodriguez, Jorge Santos, Maria Goncalves, Liliane Rouhana, Sharlene Jones, Stella, Liz Parr, Maria Goncalves, Kari Tai

December Special General Membership Meeting at the Principal’s Chat
Tuesday, December 5th, 9:15 am. All RHMS parents/guardians welcome!
This month's Principal Chat will also be a special PTSA General Membership meeting – open to all RHMS parents! The LWSD School Board has voted to put one bond and two replacement levies on the February 13th, 2018 ballot. Principal Erin Bowser will present general information about these upcoming bond and replacement levy measures at the December Principal's Chat, on Tuesday, December 5th at 9:15 am in the Commons. After the presentation, the PTSA membership will vote on whether to support and endorse these ballot measures. Light Refreshments will be provided.

The 3 LWSD ballot measures in a nutshell:

  • The 2018 Bond will raise $299 million with no tax rate increase. It will fund building projects that address growth and overcrowding, as recommended by the Task Force.
  • The Capital Projects levy funds critical facility and technology needs not funded by the state. The 2018 levy replaces the expiring levy with no tax rate increase.
  • The Educational Programs & Operations (EP&O) levy funds program and operations needs not funded by the state. The 2018 levy replaces the expiring levy and decreases the current tax rate.
  • Total LWSD Tax Rate for all 3 measures: $2.93 per $1,000 assessed value (a decrease from $3.18 per $1,000 AV).

For additional details, the district has created an Levy/Bond Information Sheet. Printouts are also available in the RHMS main office.

Informational Items

8th Grade Families, mark your calendars. Welcome parents and students of the Lake Washington High School Class of 2022! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 7th at 6:30 pm. The Counseling Center will be hosting a parent night presentation for our incoming freshman class for the 2018-2019 school year. This presentation is best suited for Class of 2022 parents and will be held in the LWHS theater. A club/athletics/elective fair will be held in the commons for incoming freshman while parents are in the theater. The PowerPoint used will be available on the LWHS website after the presentation date. We hope you will be able to join us, and please visit our LWHS website for upcoming parent presentations, events, and information. Welcome to Lake Washington High School!

Calendar Items

Monday, Nov. 20th:
2nd Quarter Sports Pictures, 2:30 pm, Gym – Practices to follow (see website)
Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ room #403 (Purple Pod)
Lego/Robotics Club, 2:15-3:30 pm, Mr. Ewert’s Room #307 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)

Tuesday, Nov, 21st:
ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Nelson’s Room #233
Math Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Mrs. Folkman’s Room #456 (Purple Pod)
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Multi-Cultural Club, 2:20-3:30 pm, Mr. Eberhardt’s Room #336 (Yellow Pod)
Regional Boys Basketball Game, 3:30 pm @ RHMS
Regional Girls Basketball Game, 3:30 pm @ Kirkland MS
Varsity/JV Boys and Girls Basketball Practice, 2:15-3:15 pm, Gym

Wednesday, Nov 22nd:
Half Day – Student Dismissal at 10:45 am (No lunches served)
Varsity Boys Basketball Practice, 6:30 am, Gym
City of Redmond After Hours Program/Bridge Club, 1:00-3:00 pm, Gym/Fitness GymCancelled due to early dismissal

Thursday, Nov. 23rd:
Happy Thanksgiving!
No School – Building Closed – No Custodian on site

Friday, Nov. 24th:
No School – Building Closed – No Custodian on site

Weekly Bulletin #11 - 11/13/2017

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

Last Thursday Rose Hill and Stella Schola Middle Schools celebrated our veterans at an assembly planned and led by our leadership class. Their hard work and dedication planning this event was appreciated by their peers, and our students demonstrated great respect for our presenters, performers and guests. We were honored to hear from Stella Schola parent, Christopher Coy, a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy Reserve, Officer Kaptur, Staff Sergeant in the US Army, and school nurse, Tammura Hargrove, an Aircrewman in the US Navy. A huge thank you to Lieutenant Commander Coy, Officer Kaptur and Nurse Hargrove for their service and for being our guest speakers at the assembly on Thursday.

Students will be bringing home First Quarter Report Card this Friday. Be sure to ask your student for his/her progress report on Friday afternoon.

This week is Spirit Week. See the calendar below for specifics!

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA

December Special General Membership Meeting at the Principal’s Chat
Tuesday, December 5, 9:15 am. All RHMS parents/guardians welcome!
This month's Principal Chat will also be a special PTSA General Membership meeting – open to all RHMS parents! The LWSD School Board has voted to put one bond and two replacement levies on the February 13, 2018 ballot. Principal Erin Bowser will present general information about these upcoming bond and replacement levy measures at the December Principal's Chat, on Tuesday, December 5 at 9:15 AM in the Commons. After the presentation, the PTSA membership will vote on whether to support and endorse these ballot measures. Light Refreshments will be provided.

The 3 LWSD ballot measures in a nutshell:

  • The 2018 Bond will raise $299 million with no tax rate increase. It will fund building projects that address growth and overcrowding, as recommended by the Task Force.
  • The Capital Projects levy funds critical facility and technology needs not funded by the state. The 2018 levy replaces the expiring levy with no tax rate increase.
  • The Educational Programs & Operations (EP&O) levy funds program and operations needs not funded by the state. The 2018 levy replaces the expiring levy and decreases the current tax rate.
  • Total LWSD Tax Rate for all 3 measures: $2.93 per $1,000 assessed value (a decrease from $3.18 per $1,000 AV).

For additional details, the district has created an Levy/Bond Information Sheet. Printouts are also available in the RHMS main office.

From Fundraising:
Dear Rose Hill Families,

We have turned in all the School Pool calendars to the City of Redmond. Sometime in November we will receive the donation resulting from all the kids’ hard work. Great job, Royals!

Are you trying to figure out how to tackle your holiday to-do list? We have a great idea. If you shop at Fred Meyer, you can link your rewards account to the Rose Hill Middle School PTSA and raise money for the PTSA. Do what was on your to-do list anyway and raise much needed money for the PTSA. Win, win! Learn more and sign up here.

Remember, matching matters! Don't miss out on a chance for your company to match your donation for Rose Hill Middle School PTSA!

Your Co-Fundraising Chairs
Melody French and Jeanne T. Jance

LWPTSA Council Brown Bag Lunch: “Neighborhood and Choice School Options in LWSD”
Thursday, Nov. 16th, 12-1pm, LWRC Board Room
Speaker: Dr. Jon Holmen, LWSD Deputy Superintendent
All are welcome, but the presentation is most relevant for those with middle and high school students. Please click here for more information. Questions? Contact Liz Hedreen at president@lwptsa.net .
Brown Bag Lunches: “Helpful Information for the entire community! You bring your lunch, we’ll provide the information.”

Informational Items

Special Winter Edition Hoodies are on sale now! There are 4 designs to choose from. Please note: The sweatshirts are made of a polyester/fleece material that is similar to Under Armour. They are not the traditional 100% cotton material of regular sweatshirts. This will be the last chance to order a RHMS sweatshirt this school year. Please fill out Special Winter Edition Sweatshirt Order Form and send it along with a check (made out to RHMS) or cash to the school by Wednesday, Nov. 15th. The sweatshirts will be available before the winter break. If you would like to order one for your student as a Christmas gift and not have it given to your student upon delivery, please contact Shane O’Brien at sobrien@lwsd.org.

Math Club: There will be no Math Club held this week—11/14/2017—because Mrs. Folkman will be proctoring The AMC 8 Test during that time. Thank you so much to all of the Math Club parents that have been sending in snacks for the kids. The snacks are greatly appreciated!

AMC 8 Math Test: The AMC 8 math test will be given on Tuesday, November 14th to the students who paid the fee to register. Students who are taking the test need to arrive at Mrs. Folkman’s room by 2:25 PM. (room #456 in the Purple Pod) The students should be finished by 3:30—and will be released to leave room 456 at 3:30 to go home.

8th Grade Families, mark your calendars. Welcome parents and students of the Lake Washington High School Class of 2022! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 7th at 6:30 pm. The Counseling Center will be hosting a parent night presentation for our incoming freshman class for the 2018-2019 school year. This presentation is best suited for Class of 2022 parents and will be held in the LWHS theater. A club/athletics/elective fair will be held in the commons for incoming freshman while parents are in the theater. The PowerPoint used will be available on the LWHS website after the presentation date. We hope you will be able to join us, and please visit our LWHS website for upcoming parent presentations, events, and information. Welcome to Lake Washington High School!

Calendar Items

Monday, Nov. 13th:
Spirit Day – Comfy Day
Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ room #403 (Purple Pod)
Lego/Robotics Club, 2:15-3:30 pm, Mr. Ewert’s Room #307 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway) Cancelled due to Mr. Ewert’s absence
Varsity/JV Boys and Girls Basketball Jamboree, 3:30 pm, RHMS
Regional Boys and Girls Basketball Practice, 2:15-3:15 pm, Gym

Tuesday, Nov, 14th:
Spirit Day – Tie-Dye Tuesday
ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Nelson’s Room #233
Vision and Hearing Testing, 7th Grade Only, Periods 1, 2 and PT
Math Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Mrs. Folkman’s Room #456 (Purple Pod) Cancelled due to AMC Test
AMC Math Test, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Folkman’s Room #456 (Purple Pod)
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Regional Boys Basketball Game, 3:30 pm @ RHMS
Regional Girls Basketball Game, 3:30 pm @ Evergreen MS
Varsity/JV Boys and Girls Basketball Practice, 2:15-3:15 pm, Gym
Honor Society Induction Ceremony, 7:00 pm, Commons

Wednesday, Nov 15th:
Deadline for Special Winter Edition Hoodie Order, 2:30 pm
Spirit Day – Crazy Hat/Crazy Hair Day
Varsity Boys Basketball Practice, 6:30 am, Gym
City of Redmond After Hours Program/Bridge Club, 1:00-3:00 pm, Gym/Fitness Gym
Beginning String Orchestra Demo Concert, 7:00 pm, Commons

Thursday, Nov. 16th:
Spirit Day – Fuzzy or Crazy Sock Day
College Gear Thursday
Art Field Trip, Seattle Art Museum, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Science Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Rossman’s Room #353 (Lt. Blue Pod)
Varsity/JV Boys Basketball Game, 3:30 pm, RHMS
Varsity/JV Girls Basketball Game, 3:30 pm @ Evergreen MS
Regional Boys and Girls Basketball Practice, 2:15-3:15 pm, Gym

Friday, Nov. 17th:
1st Quarter Report Cards Sent Home with Students
Spirit Day – Twin Day
Guest Speaker in Health Classes, LWIT Dental Hygienists, Periods 2-5
AVID Students and Parents Breakfast, 7:45-8:32 am, Commons
Creative Writing and Art Club, 2:15-3:15 pm, Ms. Ackerman’s Room #306 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Magic (Card game) Club, 2:15-3:00 pm, Mr. Laughlin’s Room #308 (Orange Pod)

Weekly Bulletin #10 - 11/06/2017

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 7th 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 come out after November 14th. 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 stay on top of things as we start the second quarter. 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.

Our recent snow is 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, visit the School Closures and Late Starts page.

A huge thank you to our PTSA for providing a staff appreciation breakfast on Friday, October 27th! Everyone enjoyed the delicious food and opportunity to catch up with their colleagues before the day began. Thank you to everyone who donated items and time to provide this special treat!

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA

Please remember to vote! Ballots are due tomorrow, Tuesday, November 7th. Three candidates are running for positions on the Lake Washington School District Board of Directors.

RHMS PTSA welcomes you! We currently have 453 members! Members and non-members alike: please visit us on our website (www.rhmsptsa.org) for up-to-date information on PTSA news and events.

THANK YOU for your donations to RHMS PTSA! Your donations allow us to do more to support the staff and students at Rose Hill Middle School. RHMS PTSA offers an annual “mini-grant” program. At the October 10th board meeting, funding for 12 “mini-grants” to school staff were approved.

Our annual PTSA General Membership meeting was held on Tuesday, October 17th. Updates to the Standing Rules and budget were approved. The general membership generously voted to approve a $4,000 increase to our “min-grant” program, bringing the total for the 2017-2018 budget to $10,000. These grants allow RHMS PTSA to financially support stipends, entrance fees for field trips, equipment purchases and more. This addition to the mini-grant budget will allow us to increase that financial support.

From Fundraising:

Dear Rose Hill Families,
We just want to thank you for a great month of supporting the PTSA in October. We had a great Dine Out at Tres Hermanos, and the kids did a great job at getting the School Pool calendars in. Way to go Royals!! There will be another School Pool coming in the spring.
More great opportunities for you to help support the PTSA are coming soon. Stay tuned and stay warm. Melody French and Jeanne T. Jance PTSA Fundraising Co-Chairs

Special PTSA General Membership meeting at the December Principal’s Chat: The LWSD School Board has voted to put one bond and two replacement levies on the February 2018 ballot. Principal Erin Bowser will present general information about these upcoming bond and replacement levy measures at the December Principal’s Chat, on Tuesday, December 5 at 9:15 am in the library. This month’s Principal Chat will also be a special PTSA General Membership meeting. After the presentation, the PTSA membership will vote on whether to support and endorse these ballot measures.

Informational Items

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 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 should remain at home (Too Sick For School? ) Students who have been vomiting, had diarrhea or fever must stay home for 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!

Tonight (Monday, November 6, 2017) is the last parent enrollment information meeting for Mrs. Nelson’s Culture and Service Trip to Ecuador this coming summer. There are only a few spots left so please plan to attend if you are interested in learning how your child can be a part of this enriching experience. The meeting is at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse from 7:30 – 8:30 pm. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Nelson at debinelson@live.com . *This is not a district or school sponsored trip.

Special Winter Edition Hoodies are on sale now! There are 4 designs to choose from. Please note: The sweatshirts are made of a polyester/fleece material that is similar to Under Armour. They are not the traditional 100% cotton material of regular sweatshirts. This will be the last chance to order a RHMS sweatshirt this school year. Please fill out Special Winter Edition Sweatshirt Order Form and send it along with a check (made out to RHMS) or cash to the school by Wednesday, Nov. 15th. The sweatshirts will be available before the winter break. If you would like to order one for your student as a Christmas gift and not have it given to your student upon delivery, please contact Shane O’Brien at sobrien@lwsd.org.

Support the Digital Media Cell Phone Recycling Program!
Hello Rose Hill Families –!
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 will responsibly recycle them for funds that will be used to support the Digital Media program. Last year we recycled 42 phones for a total of $69.14 – Pow! 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 you student drop off the phone(s) at Mr. Charouhas’ classroom – 403 – and he will take care of the rest. We currently have 1 phone, and it’s kind of lonely, to be recycled – can you help out? Email Mr. Charouhas at tcharouhas@lwsd.org. if you have any questions. Let’s get recycling!

On Thursday, November 16th, 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 “STEAM: The Geometry of Perspective”. 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.

Calendar Items

Monday, Nov. 6th:
Guest Speaker in Health Classes, Periods 2-5 – Nutritionist from Bastyr University
Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ room #403 (Purple Pod)
Lego/Robotics Club, 2:15-3:30 pm, Mr. Ewert’s Room #307 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
Basketball Practice – See Website for Schedule

Tuesday, Nov, 7th:
End of the 1st Quarter
ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Nelson’s Room #233
Math Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Mrs. Folkman’s Room #456 (Purple Pod)
Basketball Practice – See Website for Schedule
Orchestra/Choir Concert, 7:00 pm, Commons

Wednesday, Nov 8th:
WEB Leader Meeting, 12:45-1:30 pm, Commons
City of Redmond After Hours Program/Bridge Club, 1:00-3:00 pm, Gym/Fitness Gym

Thursday, Nov. 9th:
**Altered Schedule Today**
College Gear Thursday
Wednesday Lunch Schedule Today
WTI Meeting, 7:10 am, Fitness Gym
Veteran’s Day Assembly, 1:25-2:00 pm – Dismissal via Intercom beginning at 1:16 pm
Science Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Rossman’s Room #353 (Lt. Blue Pod)
Basketball Practice – See Website for Schedule

Friday, Nov. 10th:
No School for Students and Staff – Veteran Day’s Holiday
Building Closed – No Custodian or Staff on site

Weekly Bulletin #9 - 10/30/2017

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

The end of the 1st quarter is next Tuesday, Nov. 7th. Please be checking your student’s grades on Parent Access so there are no surprises when report cards come out after Nov. 14th. 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.

All students who scored a 15 or above in all their classes on the Royal 5 Self Assessment Sheet will participate in a Royal 5 celebration this week during one of the Pride Time sessions. Hopefully your student shared their self-assessment sheet with you after they completed it. The objectives of the Royal 5 are to:

  1. Teach and encourage positive behaviors.
  2. Help students to learn a behaviors/attributes that will positively affect his/her future.
  3. Put emphasis on the behavior as a choice, rather than on the person.
  4. Guide students towards appropriate and effective ways of interacting and communicating with peers and adults.
  5. Help students to be responsible for their own behavior.
  6. Maximize the home/school connection with communication regarding behaviors.

Our motto of “Strive for 100%” refers to the 5 Characteristics on the Royal 5 assessment sheet. We believe by teaching your student to succeed in these categories, they will be successful through the rest of their educational journey and beyond. If your student didn’t qualify this time, talk with them about why they didn’t qualify and what they can do to improve for next time. Mr. Griffin also personally met with each student who did not qualify so they know what kept them from participating. It’s a learning experience and we hope that our next Royal 5 celebration will include those who couldn’t participate this time.

One final thing about Halloween tomorrow. 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

Reflections: National PTA Arts Competition Submissions due on Wednesday, November 1! 2017-2018 Theme – Within Reach
Do you have an artistic and creative student? Here is an opportunity for them to showcase their talents in any of six categories: visual arts, music composition, photography, literature, film production or dance choreography. There is also a special artist division.
The deadline for entries is November 1st. All grades and abilities are encouraged to participate. Details and Rules on how to enter can be found on the RHMS PTSA website (www.rhmsptsa.org) and in the school entry on the PTSA Bulletin Board.

Auditions call for RHMS’s Spring 2018 play!
RHMS’s spring play “Cheese Louise! The Grate Cheese Caper” is completely original – script, music and fun! Auditions will be held next week, during the evenings of Monday, Nov. 6th and Wednesday, Nov. 8th at school. All students auditioning for a role must sign up online after reviewing the complete play instructions. Signups close this Friday, Nov. 3rd unless all spots are filled earlier. No experience is necessary, and the play will be a great theater learning experience!
Rehearsals will be held starting Nov. 27th on Mondays from 2:30–5:00 pm and Wednesdays from 1:00– 4:00 pm. Performances are March 16th & 17th at the Lake Washington High School Theater. The school play returns to RHMS courtesy of directors Heidi Jensen and Andrew Pang and the RHMS PTSA. Contact rhmsplay@gmail.com with questions

Dear Rose Hill Families,
We just want to give another special thank you to everyone who joined us for our Dine Out at Tres Hermanos two weeks ago. The numbers just came in, and we raised $900.00 from this event. Wow!!! Amazing!!!! Don't worry if you missed it, because we will be doing another one later on in the school year. Hope to see you there!
Parents, please remind your students to turn in the School Pool calendars this Monday or Tuesday. Please make sure they fill out the front and back and bring them to the office. Please remind them that there was no school on Friday, October 20th. Please get those calendars turned in. Thank you so much.
Melody French and Jeanne T. Jance PTSA Fundraising Co-Chairs

Parenting 101: Middle School
Come learn what every parent should know about their growing middle schooler! Join us Saturday, November 4, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the LWSD Resource Center, 16250 NE 74th St, Redmond. Three experts in their fields will give dynamic presentations on Parenting the Middle School Brain (Sheri Gazitt of Teen Wise), Mental Health & Anxiety (Jennifer Kennett of Eastside Family Counseling), and Digital Parenting for Digital Kids (Jo Langford, therapist and author at Be Heroes). These experts will offer insights and reassurance to parents who are navigating the wild and wonderful middle school years. This is a free, open event and no registration is required. Sponsored by LWSD and organized by LWPTSA Council.

Informational Items

There will be no Math Club next week on Tuesday, October 31st because of Halloween. We will continue Math Club on Tuesday, November 7th.

RHMS Magic (card game) Club - Students are invited to attend the RHMS Magic the Gathering Club on Fridays from 2:20-3:00 in Room 308. The first meeting is this Friday, November 3rd, and is an open house to see what it’s like. After the initial meeting, students need to sign up to participate. Starter decks will be available to use for free and there will be experienced players to help beginners. This will be a great chance to play Magic for free in a healthy environment and we hope to see you there! Magic Club Permission Slip . Advisor-Mr. Laughlin.

Support the Digital Media Cell Phone Recycling Program!
Hello Rose Hill Families –!
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 will responsibly recycle them for funds that will be used to support the Digital Media program. Last year we recycled 42 phones for a total of $69.14 – Pow! 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 you student drop off the phone(s) at Mr. Charouhas’ classroom – 403 – and he will take care of the rest. We currently have 1 phone, and it’s kind of lonely, to be recycled – can you help out? Email Mr. Charouhas at tcharouhas@lwsd.org if you have any questions. Let’s get recycling!

Is your child adventurous and do they like to help others? If so, then you will want to come to the final informational meeting to learn how your child can be a traveler on Mrs. Nelson’s 2018 Service and Culture Trip to Ecuador. On this trip, travelers will canoe down the Napo River in the Amazon Basin to work with a local community to improve education, access to clean water, and improve agriculture. They will also learn about the rich Ecuadorian culture as they travel around the country. If you missed the last meeting this is your final chance to learn all about the trip and adventures ahead reserve a spot for your child. The information meeting is Monday, November 6th at 7:30 pm at the Old Redmond School House. If you have questions, you may contact Mrs. Nelson at debinelson@live.com. *This is not a school or district sponsored trip.

Calendar Items

Monday, Oct. 30th:
Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ room #403 (Purple Pod)
Lego/Robotics Club, 2:15-3:30 pm, Mr. Ewert’s Room #307 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
2nd Quarter Sports Begin;

  • Girls Basketball Tryouts, 2:30-4:00 pm
  • Boys Basketball Tryouts, 4:00-5:30 pm

Tuesday, Oct. 31st:
Pride Time: 7th Grade Royal 5 Day, 9:27-10:12 am
Mix-It-Up Day During All Lunches
ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Nelson’s Room #233
Math Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Mrs. Folkman’s Room #456 (Purple Pod) – Cancelled this week due to Halloween
Girls Basketball Tryouts, 4:00-5:30 pm
Boys Basketball Tryouts, 2:30-4:00 pm

Wednesday, Nov 1st:
Reflections Entry Deadline
City of Redmond After Hours Program, 1:00-3:00 pm, Gym/Fitness Gym

Thursday, Nov. 2nd:
College Gear Thursday
Skyward Training for Non-Native English Speakers, 8:30-10:00 am, Digital Media Lab, Room #403
Pride Time: 8th Grade Royal 5 Day, 9:27-10:12 am
Science Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Rossman’s Room #353 (Lt. Blue Pod)
Basketball Practice – Athletes will receive a team specific schedule following the tryouts on Tuesday afternoon

Friday, Nov. 3rd:
Deadline to Sign up for the School Play
Pride Time: 6th Grade Royal 5 Day, 9:27-10:12 am
Magic (Card game) Club begins, 2:15-3:00 pm, Mr. Laughlin’s Room #308 (Orange Pod)
Basketball Practice - Athletes will receive a team specific schedule following the tryouts on Tuesday afternoon

Weekly Bulletin #8 - 10/23/2017

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

This Friday, October 27th is the Balloon Dance/Social. This is the 1st all school social/dance of the year. There will be dancing, balloons galore, a movie in the library, snacks, and fun all around. All Rose Hill Middle School students are invited to attend. The dance starts at 2:25 and ends at 4:25 pm. Entry to the dance will close at 2:45. When the dance ends at 4:25, 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 and during lunch through the day of the social. Tickets are $5 with ASB membership, $7 without ASB, and free if students have the Royal Pride card (crown on the card). All students attending need to bring their student ID card to the social and plan to stay until 4:25. 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. Nelson at dnelson@lwsd.org. *This event is for Rose Hill Middle School students only. No guests.

As we get closer to the end of 1st quarter, a quick reminder about Pride Time.

What is Pride Time? Pride Time occurs every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:27-10:12 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. Receive laptop/netbook support in the library (blue pass required from 2nd period teacher)
  3. Check out a library book (blue pass required from 2nd period teacher)
  4. Silently and independently work on homework in their 2nd period class (no pass required)
  5. Silently read in 2nd period class (no pass required)

All a student needs to do to get tutoring help from a teacher is get a Pride Time pass from his/her teacher in advance. If your student is having a hard time selecting a good book to read, encourage him/her to talk with Mrs. Steirer, Mrs. MacRae or Mrs. Wishart in the library for suggestions - there is something for everyone! Though students will have time to work on homework, we strongly recommend they are not putting off homework to complete at the last minute.

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA


Dine Out Fundraiser: We just want give a special shout out to everyone who joined us last Thursday for our Dine Out at Tres Hermanos. It was a dark and stormy night, but so many of you came out to support the PTSA. The numbers are not in yet, but based on those who braved the weather, it was a great community event. Thank you for coming!! If you missed it this time, do not worry. We already have another one planned.

Just a reminder for your kids to get in their School Pool calendars this Friday. It is a great way for the PTSA to be supported by the City of Redmond. We will be collecting them this Friday at all lunches. Kids can be eligible for prizes. Please remember to get them in.
Your PTSA Fundraising Co-Chairs,
Jeanne T. Jance and Melody French

Reflections: National PTA Arts Competition
2017-2018 Theme – Within Reach
Do you have an artistic and creative student? Here is an opportunity for them to showcase their talents in any of six categories: visual arts, music composition, photography, literature, film production or dance choreography. There is also a special artist division.
The deadline for entries is November 1st. All grades and abilities are encouraged to participate. Details and Rules on how to enter can be found on the RHMS PTSA website (www.rhmsptsa.org) and in the school entry on the PTSA Bulletin Board.

Auditions call for RHMS’s Spring 2018 play!
Auditions will be held the evenings of Monday, Nov. 6 and Wednesday, Nov. 8 at school. All students auditioning for a role (play script to be announced soon!) must sign up online after reviewing the complete play instructions. Signups close Nov. 3 unless filled earlier. No experience is necessary, and the play will be a great theater learning experience! Rehearsals will be held starting Nov. 27 on Mondays from 2:30 – 5 pm and Wednesdays from 1 – 4 pm. Performances are March 16 & 17 at the Lake Washington High School Theater. The school play returns to RHMS courtesy of directors Heidi Jensen and Andrew Pang and the RHMS PTSA.

New and International Families Welcome Event
Have you just moved to the United States? Are you new to the Northwest area or to Lake Washington School District (LWSD)? The Lake Washington PTSA Council, in partnership with LWSD, welcomes you to the community! Join us TONIGHT, Monday, Oct 23rd, 6:30-9:00 pm or Saturday, Oct 28th, 9:30am-12:00pm at the LWSD Resource Center, 16250 NE 74th St, Redmond, WA 98052

You will learn about

  • navigating the LWSD school system
  • resources and support available from the school district and PTSA and how you can be involved
  • extracurricular activities in the area
  • relocation tips
  • “America 101” for international families

Please follow this link to register for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-and-international-families-welcome-event-tickets-38264813086

Informational Items

LEGO/Robotics Club begins today! LEGO Club meets every Monday from 2:15-3:30 pm in Mr. Ewert’s room #307 across from the Lt. Blue Pod. Students must be a member of the RHMS ASB to participate. Lego/Robotics Club Permission Slip

Our 2nd quarter sports season will be starting soon! This season, which runs from Oct. 30th – Dec. 15th will offer Girls Basketball for all grades and Boys Basketball for boys in 7th and 8th grade. 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. 25th 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. 25th 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.

RHMS Magic (card game) Club - Students are invited to attend the RHMS Magic the Gathering Club on Fridays from 2:20-3:00 in Room 308. The first meeting is November 3rd, and is an open house (our original date of 10/27 has been pushed back due to the dance). After the initial meeting, students need to sign up to participate. Starter decks will be available to use for free and there will be experienced players to help beginners. This will be a great chance to play Magic for free in a healthy environment and we hope to see you there! Magic Club Permission Slip . Advisor-Mr. Laughlin.

RHMS will be hosting the AMC 8 test this year. This national test will be given after school on November 14th. The test period will be approximately one hour long. The deadline for registration for all students will be Monday October 30th. There is a $3.00 fee to cover the cost of the test, which you will need to pay in the student office. Once the fee is paid, Mrs. Folkman will register the student for the test. For details on the AMC 8 Test—please click on the following link: https://www.maa.org/math-competitions/amc-8. Please email Mrs. Folkman at cfolkman@lwd.org if you have additional questions.

Currently, Lake Washington School District has several open positions for Registered Nurses in Health Services. You may apply to work as a school Health Services Specialist—1:1 with a medically fragile student or as a substitute nurse. If you are a registered nurse who is interested in a rewarding position working in the school district, please contact Health Services Supervisor, Molly Houtchens for more information or apply online at: https://ats4.searchsoft.net/ats/job_board_frame?COMPANY_ID=00013612&APPLICANT_TYPE_ID=00000002

Calendar Items

Monday, Oct. 23rd:
Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ room #403 (Purple Pod)
Lego/Robotics Club Begins, 2:15-3:30 pm, Mr. Ewert’s Room #307 (Lt. Blue Pod Hallway)
JV Tennis Match – Team Wood, 3:30 pm @ RHMS
JV Tennis Practice – Team Kaptur, 2:20-3:00 pm
All Other Sports Team Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm

Tuesday, Oct. 24th:
ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Nelson’s Room #233
Math Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Mrs. Folkman’s Room #456 (Purple Pod)
Badminton Match, 3:30 pm @ Redmond MS
Varsity Tennis Match, 3:30 pm @ Redmond MS
JV Tennis Match – Team Kaptur, 3:30 pm @ RHMS
Cross Country JV District Finals, 3:30 pm, Kamiakin MS
Band Concert (all RHMS bands), 7:00 pm, Commons

Wednesday, Oct. 25th:
2nd Quarter Sports Fees/Paperwork Due by 2:30 pm
Unity Day – Wear Orange to Support Anti-Bullying
WTI Meeting, 7:10 am, Fitness Gym
City of Redmond After Hours Program/Bridge Club, 1:00-3:00 pm, Gym/Fitness Gym

Thursday, Oct. 26th:
College Gear Thursday
Science Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Rossman’s Room #353 (Lt. Blue Pod)
Cross Country Varsity District Finals, 3:30 pm, RHMS
Badminton Singles District Finals, 3:30 pm, Inglewood MS

Friday, Oct. 27th:
Return completed School Pool Calendar - Collected at lunch
All School Dance/Social, 2:25-4:25 pm, Commons (students will exit via gym doors after the dance)
Badminton Doubles District Finals, 3:30 pm, Redmond MS

Saturday, Oct. 28th:
WTI Field Trip, Tech City Bowl, 9:30-11:30 pm – Parent Drop off and Pick up

Weekly Bulletin #7 - 10/16/2017

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

This Thursday your student will be bringing home his or her Royal 5 Self-Assessment to complete and return on Monday. 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 on Monday. Students who receive at least 15 points in every class are eligible to participate in our Royal 5 Celebration during the week of October 30th. If you have questions about the Royal Five, please contact Mr. Griffin at mgriffin@lwsd.org.

This Friday there is no school 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.

And finally, we have 2 new afterschool clubs starting up this week. The Multicultural Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, beginning, tomorrow, Oct. 17th. Permission slip and more information on the Multicultural Club can be found here. The Science Club meets every Thursday from 2:30-3:30 pm in Mrs. Rossman’s room starting this Thursday, Oct. 19th. Science Club Permission slip can be found here. Look for information on 2 more clubs starting in the next 2 weeks below. Students must have a completed permission slip filled out before attending any after-school club. Here at RHMS, we strive to provide enriching opportunities for our students in addition to their regular classwork. Some of the stipends to pay for the club advisors are provided by the PTSA. Thank you for supporting us by supporting them!

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA

There will be a RHMS PTSA General Membership Meeting this Tuesday, Oct. 17th from 7:30*-8:30 pm in the school library. Please join us for our annual fall meeting. We will approve the 2017-2018 budget and updates to our Standing Rules. Light refreshments provided. As it will be two days before the annual Great Shake Out Day (earthquake awareness and preparedness day) our guest speaker will be our Emergency Prep Chair, Jennifer Malick, who will talk about emergency preparedness for students at RHMS. Please see https://www.shakeout.org/washington/faq/ for more information on Great Shake Out Day.

*The October PTSA GM meeting will start at 7:30 PM to accommodate the WTI meeting, spaghetti dinner, and auction.

Dine Out Fundraiser
Hey Rose Hill Families, Don't forget to join us this Thursday, Oct. 19th for our Dine Out Fundraiser at neighborhood favorite Tres Hermanos Mexican Restaurant. Eat, enjoy and raise money for the school. So easy, right? If you can’t stay, don't forget you can do a to-go order at 425-827-4422. Tres Hermanos will donate 20% of the proceeds to RHMS PTSA. Yum and see you there. Don't forget your flier, but we will have extras in the main office just in case.

Match! Match! Please remember most companies will match your charitable giving to the PTSA, and that is a great way to stretch your donation to our school. Melody French and Jeanne T. Jance, Your PTSA Fundraising Chairs

Reflections: National PTA Arts Competition
2017-2018 Theme – Within Reach
Do you have an artistic and creative student? Here is an opportunity for them to showcase their talents in any of six categories: visual arts, music composition, photography, literature, film production or dance choreography. There is also a special artist division. The deadline for entries is November 1st. All grades and abilities are encouraged to participate. Details and Rules on how to enter can be found on the RHMS PTSA website and in the school foyer on the PTSA Bulletin Board.

Auditions call for RHMS’s Spring 2018 play!
Auditions will be held the evenings of Monday, Nov. 6th and Wednesday, Nov. 8th at school. All students auditioning for a role (play script to be announced soon!) must sign up online after reviewing the complete play instructions. Signups close Nov. 3rd unless filled earlier. No experience is necessary, and the play will be a great theater learning experience!

Rehearsals will be held starting Nov. 27th on Mondays from 2:30–5:00 pm and Wednesdays from 1:00– 4:00 pm. Performances are March 16th & 17th at the Lake Washington High School Theater. The school play returns to RHMS courtesy of directors Heidi Jensen and Andrew Pang and the RHMS PTSA.

New and International Families Welcome Event
Have you just moved to the United States? Are you new to the Northwest area or to Lake Washington School District (LWSD)? The Lake Washington PTSA Council, in partnership with LWSD, welcomes you to the community! Join us on Monday, Oct 23rd, 6:30-9:00 pm or Saturday, Oct 28th, 9:30am-12:00pm at the LWSD Resource Center, 16250 NE 74th St, Redmond, WA 98052

You will learn about

  • navigating the LWSD school system
  • resources and support available from the school district and PTSA and how you can be involved
  • extracurricular activities in the area
  • relocation tips
  • “America 101” for international families

Families can register here.

Informational Items

Mark your calendars now for the Balloon Social/Dance on October 27th. This is the 1st all school social/dance of the year. There will be dancing, balloons galore, a movie in the library, snacks, and fun all around. All Rose Hill Middle School students are invited to attend. The dance starts at 2:25 and ends at 4:25 pm. Entry to the dance will close at 2:45. Tickets can be purchased from Mrs. Love in the office before and after school and during lunch through the day of the social. Tickets are $5 with ASB membership, $7 without ASB, and free if students have the Royal Pride card (crown on the card). All students attending need to bring their student ID card to the social and plan to stay until 4:25. 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. Nelson at dnelson@lwsd.org. *This event is for Rose Hill Middle School students only. No guests.

LEGO/Robotics Club begins next Monday, October 23rd! LEGO Club meets every Monday from 2:15-3:30 pm in Mr. Ewert’s room #307 across from the Lt. Blue Pod. Students must be a member of the RHMS ASB to participate. Lego/Robotics Club Permission Slip

The Rose Hill Library is working on getting middle school level books written in other languages for our students that are new to our country. On October 18th and 19th (this Wednesday and Thursday!) all donations through DonorsChoose will be doubled. Check out the Literature for Language Learners project and consider supporting the project. Even $5 can make a difference as it becomes $10 on 10/18 and 10/19!

Tomorrow is the big night! You are invited to the WTI Pasta Feed and Auction to benefit WTI, our drug awareness and prevention program. Can’t make it? Think of making that last minute donation? Maybe a financial contribution? Go here for monetary donation: https://payments.lwsd.org/lite/ Choose Rose Hill Middle School / Washington Teen Institute /Your Name. Admission is free, Pasta tickets are $8 each. Come listen to our great Jazz band, enjoy some good food, and support a great cause. We hope to see you there!

Some of the auction items donated so far include RHMS Principal for a day, Michael Jordan framed quote, Eminen framed quote, Sat. Evening Post blanket, Clearview home window wash, The Hobbit book, Subway gift card, 2 Amazon gift cards, 4 tickets to the Seattle Great Wheel, 3 Acropolis Pizza certificates, DKY Café@ RH coupon book, Seafair Sunday Hydro Package, Mountain Bike, Athletic Gear, Uber gift card, Ipic Movie theater certificate, 2 Cold Stone gift cards, Tea Pot and several Gift Baskets.

Our 2nd quarter sports season will be starting soon! This season, which runs from Oct. 30th – Dec. 15th will offer Girls Basketball for all grades and Boys Basketball for boys in 7th and 8th grade. 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. 25th 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. 25th 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.

RHMS Magic (card game) Club - Students are invited to attend the RHMS Magic the Gathering Club on Fridays from 2:20-3:00 in Room 308. The first meeting is November 3rd, and is an open house (our original date of 10/27 has been pushed back due to the dance). After the initial meeting, students need to sign up to participate. Starter decks will be available to use for free and there will be experienced players to help beginners. This will be a great chance to play Magic for free in a healthy environment and we hope to see you there! Magic Club Permission Slip. Advisor-Mr. Laughlin.

Currently, Lake Washington School District has several open positions for Registered Nurses in Health Services. You may apply to work as a school Health Services Specialist—1:1 with a medically fragile student or as a substitute nurse. If you are a registered nurse who is interested in a rewarding position working in the school district, please contact Health Services Supervisor, Molly Houtchens for more information or apply online at: https://ats4.searchsoft.net/ats/job_board_frame?COMPANY_ID=00013612&APPLICANT_TYPE_ID=00000002

Calendar Items

Monday, Oct. 16th:
Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ room #403 (Purple Pod)
Cross Country Meet, 3:30 pm @ Finn Hill MS
JV Tennis Match – Team Kaptur, 3:30 pm @ Evergreen MS
All Other Sports Team Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm

Tuesday, Oct. 17th:
ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Nelson’s Room #233
Math Club, 2:30-4:00 pm, Mrs. Folkman’s Room #456 (Purple Pod)
Multi-Cultural Club Begins, 2:20-3:30 pm, Mr. Eberhardt’s Room #336 (Yellow Pod)
Badminton Match, 3:30 pm @ RHMS
Varsity Tennis Match, 3:30 pm @ RHMS
JV Tennis -Teams Kaptur and Wood – No practice or match today
Cross Country Team Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm
WTI Pasta Feed and Auction, 6:00-7:30 pm, Commons

Wednesday, Oct. 18th:
City of Redmond After Hours Program/Bridge Club, 1:00-3:00 pm, Gym/Fitness Gym

Thursday, Oct. 19th:
College Gear Thursday
Earthquake Drill, 10:05 am
Science Club Begins, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mrs. Rossman’s Room #353 (Lt. Blue Pod)
JV Tennis Inter-squad Match – Team Kaptur vs. Team Wood, 2:30-4:00 pm
All Other Sports Team Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm

Friday, Oct. 20th:
All Day LEAP Day – NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Monday, Oct. 23rd:
Royal 5 Student Self-Assessment Sheets Due

Weekly Bulletin #6 - 10/09/2017

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. A huge thank you to all of our parent volunteers who helped out on the course. We raised just over $14,000. Thank you for your support. If you would still like to donate, it is not too late to do so. Please see Mrs. Love in the main office.

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA

There will be a RHMS PTSA General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17th from 7:30*-8:30 pm in the library. Please join us for our annual fall meeting. We will approve the 2017-2018 budget and updates to our Standing Rules. Light refreshments provided. Guest speakers, to be announced.

*The October PTSA GM meeting will start at 7:30 pm to accommodate the WTI meeting, spaghetti dinner, and auction

Please check with your kids and make sure the School Pool Calendar made it home this week. Please have your students fill it out all month long and turn it in at the end of the month. RHMS PTSA gets $10.00 for each card, and your student will receive a giveaway from the City of Redmond that will be mailed to your home address.

Match! Match! Match! It’s that time of year for the Benevity and United Way campaigns. Many great companies will match your charitable giving. Your charitable donations can be directed to benefit the PTSA because we are a qualifying 501 (c) 3 organization. Please consider the RHMS PTSA when you are making those donation fund selections.

SAVE THE DATE! Join us for a great Dine Out Event at neighborhood Mexican Restaurant Tres Hermanos. It is all day long, from opening to closing, on October 19th. Come, eat, enjoy, and raise money. Tres Hermanos will donate 20% of receipts back to RHMS PTSA. Can't make it that day? No problem. A to-go order will work, too. Hope to see you there.

Thank you for your support! Jeanne T. Jance and Melody French, RHMS Fundraising Co-Chairs

RHMS PTSA is seeking a Volunteer Coordinator. Please contact PTSA President Denise Ferguson (denise@macfergus.com) for more information.

Reflections: National PTA Arts Competition: 2017-2018 Theme – Within Reach

Do you have an artistic and creative student? Here is an opportunity for them to showcase their talents in any of six categories: visual arts, music composition, photography, literature, film production or dance choreography. There is also a special artist division. The deadline for entries is November 1st. All grades and abilities are encouraged to participate. Details and Rules on how to enter can be found on the RHMS PTSA website and in the school entry on the PTSA Bulletin Board.

CANDIDATE FORUM for the 45th Legislative District and LWSD School Board. Whether you're a parent, a business leader, or a community member, the decisions our State Senators and School Board Members make regarding education issues in the coming years will have an impact on all of us. Help advocate for over 30,000 kids in a single evening.

Co-Sponsored by Lake Washington PTSA Council and Redmond High School PTSA. Any questions? Please contact: Melissa Stone, VP of Advocacy, LWPTSA Council (advocacy@lwptsa.net.)

New and International Families Welcome Event
Have you just moved to the United States? Are you new to the Northwest area or to Lake Washington School District (LWSD)? The Lake Washington PTSA Council, in partnership with LWSD, welcomes you to the community! Join us on Monday, Oct 23rd, 6:30-9:00 pm or Saturday, Oct 28th, 9:30am-12:00pm at the LWSD Resource Center, 16250 NE 74th St, Redmond, WA 98052

You will learn about

  • navigating the LWSD school system
  • resources and support available from the school district and PTSA and how you can be involved
  • extracurricular activities in the area
  • relocation tips
  • “America 101” for international families

Please follow this link to register for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-and-international-families-welcome-event-tickets-38264813086

Informational Items

6th grade movie night is this Friday, October 13th from 6:30-8:30. It’s a fun annual event designed to let sixth graders have some fun and meet new friends. Our movie is Spy Kids, the story of two young kids who become spies in order to save their parents, who are ex-spies, from an evil mastermind. Using high tech gadgets and out-of-this world transportation, the kids go on a thrilling adventure that takes them around the globe. Our WEB leaders will be there to add to the fun build community and engage all students. Students need to bring their ASB card to get in. Wear comfy clothes—even PJs . No backpacks, please. There is no cost to attend the movie night, but concessions will be available for $1.00. Other than water bottles, outside food and drinks are not allowed.

In conjunction with National Cyber Safety Awareness month, the district is hosting an event for parents and community members at Lake Washington High School’s Theatre on October 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Presenting will be Stefanie Thomas, an internet safety expert that has worked with law enforcement for the past 8 years regarding the exploitation of children online. She uses this experience to educate parents and children about internet safety and has reached over 30,000 community members and parents in the greater Seattle area.

Picture Retake Day is this Friday, Oct. 13th.Lifetouch photographers will be back at our school for a couple of hours Friday morning for picture retakes or first time pictures for students who were absent on picture day in September. Retakes are only for students who bought a picture packet the first time around. Students wanting a retake need to return their complete original picture packet to give to the photographer at the time of the retake. Students who are unhappy with the picture on their school ID card but did not buy a picture packet will not be allowed a retake.

It’s time for our second annual Rose Hill WTI Pasta Feed and Auction. It will be Tuesday October 17th, 6:00-7:30 pm. Rose Hill WTI is our Drug Awareness and prevention program at Rose Hill. Stop by, eat some food and hear our great Jazz band. If you have anything you would like to donate, WTI will appreciate it. We accept everything from gift cards, themed baskets, tickets, apparel, jewelry, electronics, and athletic gear. If you have it, we will accept it. Just use your imagination. Nothing to donate?...... but have a sack full of extra cash? WTI accepts financial donations. We are 501(c) qualified for employer matching programs as well. Hope to see some of you locals soon.

What is WTI (Washington Teen Institute)? WTI is a prevention and modeling program at Rose Hill Middle School. It is open to all students. The primary purpose is to lead by example. The biggest focus is in the area of drug abstinence. We accomplish this by hosting meetings where students learn about drugs and how to cope with peer pressure. We sponsor school wide assemblies to spread drug awareness. WTI has sponsored events in the past such as dances, fairs, walks, lunch time information sessions, signing drug free pledges, posting certificates of drug free parties, visiting 6th grade pods and elementary feeder schools to make presentations, and the tri yearly Lock-in at Rose Hill. WTI goes on field trips creating a safe, pressure free environment for students to have fun and interact. Some events over the years have included, Washington State Ferry, Pike Place Market, Quest & Safeco Fields, Whirlyball, Family Fun Center, Tech City Bowl, Skating, (ice & wheels), Sounders, Traxx Cart Racing, Sky High, The Puyallup Fair, and the yearly trip to Wild Waves, sometimes via Amtrak . WTI is open to all Rose Hill Students. WTI meets on Wednesday mornings once or twice a month. The Advisor is Mr. Thornley

Math Club will begin on Tuesday, October 10th in Mrs. Folkman’s room #456 (purple pod)—beginning at 2:30 and ending at 4:00. Everyone is welcome to attend. An ASB card is required and also this completed Permission Slip or your student can pick up one from Mrs. Folkman in room 456. Questions—please email Mrs. Folkman: cfolkman@lwsd.org.

Calendar Items


Monday, Oct. 9th:

Robotics Club, 2:15-3:30 pm, Mr. Ewert’s Room #307 (Lt. Blue Pod)

Yearbook Club, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ room #403 (Purple Pod)

JV Tennis Match – Team Wood, 3:30 pm @ RHMS

JV Tennis Practice – Team Kaptur, 2:20-3:00 pm

All Other Sports Team Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm

Tuesday, Oct. 10th:

ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Nelson’s Room #233

Math Club begins, 2:30-4:00 pm, Mrs. Folkman’s Room #456 (Purple Pod)

All Other Sports Team Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm

Wednesday, Oct. 11th:

WTI Meeting, 7:15 am, Fitness Gym

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

Thursday, Oct. 12th:

Cross Country Meet, 3:30 pm @ RHMS

All Other Sports Team Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm

Friday, Oct. 13th:

Picture Retake Day, 7:55-10:00 am

JV Tennis Match – Team Kaptur vs. Team Wood, 2:30 pm @ RHMS

All Other Sports Team Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm

6th Grade Movie Night, 6:30-8:30 pm, Commons

Weekly Bulletin #5 - 10/02/2017

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

Thank you to the RHMS PTSA for hosting the Family BBQ last week! It was a fun time for all and we appreciate all the volunteers who made it happen.

If your student has a 504 plan or an IEP, we would like to invite you to a coffee chat that we will be hosting tomorrow, Tuesday, October 3rd at 9:15 am in our Commons. This is an opportunity to connect with our school support team, which includes administrators, counselors, special education teachers and psychologist, to learn more about the services offered at our school. During the chat, you will have the opportunity to share your thoughts and ask questions you may have about the services offered. Additionally, this provides an opportunity for you to connect with other parents who may be on a journey similar to your own. If you attended the meeting last May in the library, the meeting tomorrow will be almost exactly the same.

The last turn in day for the RHMS Fun Run is this Thursday, October 5th. Our goal is to raise $25 per student for a total of $22,000. To date we have raised $2,900, which is 13% of our goal. A reminder that 100% of donations go to support the RHMS ASB. Thank you for your support!

The RHMS Fun Run is on Friday, October 6th in the afternoon rain or shine.

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA

RHMS families, did you blink and miss where September went? October is here already, leaves are changing, and there is a chill in the air. We hope your students are off to a great start with the first month of the school year. We are off to a great start toward our goal of raising $20,000 for the PTSA. So far we have raised $12,540 which means we are more than half way there!

There will be a RHMS PTSA General Membership Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17th from 7:00-8:30 pm in the library. Please join us for our annual fall meeting. We will approve the 2017-2018 budget and updates to our Standing Rules. Light refreshments provided. Guest speakers, to be announced.

October 4th is Walk to School Day. On Wednesday of this week, we will be handing out goodies to those who walk to school. This is a great way for our kids to get to school and one that allows us to help promote walking safety. It’s also is a good lead-in to another great October fundraiser, one that partners with the city of Redmond School Pool. This event encourages kids to walk, bike, carpool, and take the bus to school. This will provide our students with many safe options for getting to school while at the same time reducing neighborhood traffic congestion and local air pollution. A flyer will come home with students asking them to keep track of how many times they walk, bike, carpool, and ride the bus to school during the month of October. Forms turned in at the end of the month will be eligible for prizes. In exchange for the forms, the City of Redmond will donate money to the school. That makes this a real win win! One more reminder, please keep in mind that if your company has charitable giving that they match, this is a great way to get more money into your student’s school. We are so appreciative of all your support for the PTSA. It’s good for your students, and it’s good for the school. From Your Fundraising Co-Chairs Jeanne T. Jance & Melody French.

The PTSA would like to thank the following volunteers for donating their time and talents in making our Back to School BBQ a huge success: RHMS Jazz Band, Kimberly Dare, Irma Garcia, Ather Kidwai, Cecilia Prokop, Guadalupe Acoltzi, Maria Amador, Renee Olson, Anna Henke-Gunvaldson, Evelyn Chamber, Xi Peng, Debbie Erickson, Teodoro Diaz, Adriana Robledo, Margarita Duran Lopez, Sara Jensen, Adriana Robledo, Martha Rodriquez, Nadia Urquieta, Evelyn Chambers, Heather Buchholz, Maria San Juan, Conni Irias, Beth Benincasa, Stacy Piedmonte, Denise Ferguson, Melody French, Jeanne T. Jance and Clara Fernandes.

CANDIDATE FORUM for the 45th Legislative District and LWSD School Board. Whether you're a parent, a business leader, or a community member, the decisions our State Senators and School Board Members make regarding education issues in the coming years will have an impact on all of us. Help advocate for over 30,000 kids in a single evening.

Co-Sponsored by Lake Washington PTSA Council and Redmond High School PTSA. Any questions? Please contact: Melissa Stone, VP of Advocacy, LWPTSA Council (advocacy@lwptsa.net.)

Informational Items

In conjunction with National Cyber Safety Awareness month, the district is hosting an event for parents and community members at Lake Washington High School’s Theatre on October 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Presenting will be Stefanie Thomas, an internet safety expert that has worked with law enforcement for the past 8 years regarding the exploitation of children online. She uses this experience to educate parents and children about internet safety and has reached over 30,000 community members and parents in the greater Seattle area.

We are still looking for a few more parent volunteers to help with counting the donations for the fun run this Thursday, October 5, from 8:30 AM to maybe 1:00 PM. Once all the donations have been collected and counted, volunteers will be done. The more volunteers we have working, the quicker the work will be done. You can register to volunteer by going to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c49abaa2eaa8-rose1 . Thank you for helping. We couldn’t do it without you!

VERY IMPORTANT REMINDER: If your student brought a yellow pre-filled Emergency Notification form home last week, please remember to review this form carefully, update as needed, sign and send back to school by this Wednesday, Oct. 3rd. After Wednesday, we will print the information for our emergency disaster plan. Please make sure we have your correct information in the event of an emergency.

It is “mid-quarter grade check time” and due to the wide use of Parent Access by our families, we do not issue and mail out hard copies of student mid-quarter progress reports. Wednesday, October 4th, marks the first quarter mid-term. Although grades can be accessed at any point through Parent Access, they are fully up-to-date at this time.

If you have not had a chance to use Parent Access and the variety of tools available there, please visit http://www.lwsd.org/help/parent-access-support and check it out. In order to get set-up, you must register your email with us first. Please contact Mrs. Pizarro at the Counseling office to register your email.

We have 2 after school clubs starting this week at RHMS: The yearbook club meets every Monday from 2:30-3:30 pm. Students in this club take photographs and design the pages for the RHMS yearbook. Mr. Charouhas is the club advisor. Please email him with any questions at tcharouhas@lwsd.org. The other club starting this week is the Bridge Club, which is part of the Redmond After Hours program that meets every Wednesday from 1:00-3:00 pm. Students will learn the basics and strategy of the card game Bridge from experienced community players. No experience necessary. Please direct any questions regarding the After Hours program to afterhours@redmond.gov

Math Club will begin on Tuesday, October 10th in Mrs. Folkman’s room #456 (purple pod)—beginning at 2:30 and ending at 4:00. Everyone is welcome to attend. An ASB card is required and also this completed Permission Slip or your student can pick up one from Mrs. Folkman in room 456. Questions—please email Mrs. Folkman: cfolkman@lwsd.org.

Calendar Items


Monday, Oct. 2nd:
Yearbook Club Begins, 2:30-3:30 pm, Mr. Charouhas’ room #403 (Purple Pod)
1st Quarter Sports Pictures, 2:30 pm - Gym
JV Tennis Match – Team Kaptur vs. Team Wood, 3:30 pm at RHMS
All Other Sports Team Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm

Tuesday, Oct. 3rd:
ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Nelson’s Room #233
Principal’s Chat, 9:15-10:00 am, Commons Topic: IEP’s and 504 Health Plans
Badminton Match, 3:30 pm @ RHMS
Varsity Tennis Match, 3:30 pm @ RHMS
JV Tennis Match – Team Wood, 3:30 pm @ Kirkland MS
JV Tennis Practice – Team Kaptur, 2:20-3:00 pm
Cross Country Team Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm

Wednesday, Oct. 4th:
Walk to School Day
WTI Meeting, 7:10 am, Fitness Gym
City of Redmond After Hours Program/Bridge Club, 1:00-3:00 pm, Gym/Fitness Gym

Thursday, Oct. 5th:
2nd/Final Fun Run Turn-In Day – Envelopes collected at the start of 2nd Period
Cross Country Meet, 3:30 pm @ RHMS
All Other Sports Team Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm

Friday, Oct. 6th:
Fun Run, 1:00 pm
Badminton Match, 3:30 pm @ Inglewood MS
Varsity Tennis Match, 3:30 pm @ Inglewood MS
JV Tennis Match – Team Kaptur, 3:30 pm @ RHMS
JV Tennis Practice – Team Wood, 2:20-3:00 pm
Cross Country Team Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm

Weekly Bulletin #4 - 09/25/2017

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

Last Thursday we kicked off our annual ASB fundraiser. Our 3rd annual Fun Run, which funds our ASB extra-curricular and culture building activities, is coming up soon. This will be a school wide spirit and community building event that every student will participate in on Friday, October 6th. 100% of donations go to support the RHMS ASB. The ASB funds our culture and extra-curricular events that help make Rose Hill a supportive and exciting school to attend. Some examples include athletic transportation, dances, movie nights, after school clubs, and assemblies. Students can turn in their collection envelope and donations on Thursday, September 28th and Thursday, October 5th. Every student who turns in an envelope to participate is eligible for prizes regardless of the amount raised.

Our ASB is looking for some small items to be donated for raffle prizes. If you can donate a small item such as a gift card (less than $5 - $10) to a local store that students like such as Starbucks, Dairy Queen, bowling, movies, or frozen yogurt, we would be very grateful. All students at Rose Hill will be entered into the raffle and can win a prize. The more prizes we have, the more winners we will have that day. Please drop-off your donations in the office with a note saying that they are for the ASB Fun Run. Donations for the raffle are due by Tuesday, October 3rd. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Nelson at dnelson@lwsd.org .

Research shows that students do better when their parents are informed and involved in their education. Parent Access is a Web-based tool to help parents stay informed and engaged with their students' education. Parent Access allows parents to view their students' attendance as well as customized contact lists for their students' teachers, beginning the second week of school. The Parent Access home page lists your student or students. One log-in links parents to all students in their family. The home page lists all of your student’s teachers and provides email links to contact those teachers. If those teachers have websites, links are provided. There is an easy way for you to be notified if your student has a missing assignment. First, you need to make sure you have a Parent Access account. Once you have your Parent Access account, you can opt in to receiving automatic emails when your student is missing an assignment. If you have questions about Parent Access or need help logging on for the first time, please call the school office at 425-936-2460.

Have a great week ahead and hope to see you at the PTSA BBQ tomorrow night!

From the PTSA

Join PTSA! Visit the RHMS PTSA Website

Please join us in celebrating a new school year and come to our RHMS Family BBQ tomorrow night, Tuesday, September 26th from 5:00-7:00 pm. Hosted by your PTSA! We will have a special performance from our RHMS Jazz Band, a cake walk, and fun courtyard games! The cost is free so bring your family!

Informational Items

VERY IMPORTANT REMINDER: If your student brought a yellow pre-filled Emergency Notification form home last week, please remember to review this form carefully, update as needed, sign and send back to school by Friday, September 29th.
If you verified your student’s information online, thanks! no form was sent home, and no action is required on your part.

Wash your hands, stay healthy!
Flu season is around the corner, and we are looking for ways to reduce illness in our school. There are a number of practices that will reduce the chances of getting sick and spreading germs to others. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the single most important thing you can do to prevent the spread of germs is to wash your hands often. Other good practices: don’t share personal items, cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, stay home when you are sick, and contact your doctor if symptoms don’t improve. Please share this information with your student.

When is your child too sick for school? Click Here to see what symptoms are serious enough to keep your student from school

Math Club will begin on Tuesday, October 10th in Mrs. Folkman’s room #456 (purple pod)—beginning at 2:30 and ending at 4:00. Everyone is welcome to attend. An ASB card is required and also this completed Permission Slip or your student can pick up one from Mrs. Folkman in room 456. Questions—please email Mrs. Folkman: cfolkman@lwsd.org.

The library is looking for parent volunteers to help on a weekly basis for two different projects. First, we are looking for parent volunteers on Mondays and Thursdays to help with shelving books from about 9:30-10:30. We are looking for volunteers to help on Mondays with our Makerspace area where students would be creating different projects from 10:45-12:15. Parents would need to help manage students and supplies as well as encourage students to clean up their projects before leaving. If interested in either of these volunteer opportunities, please contact the RHMS librarian, Bethany Steirer at bsteirer@lwsd.org.

Middle School Quest Parent Information Night on Sept. 28th: Current Grades 5-7
Middle School Quest serves highly capable students in grades 6-8. The middle school Quest program allows the most highly capable students to engage in rigorous and challenging curriculum with their academic peers. The program meets the needs of students who have been identified as having exceptional cognitive and academic ability by accelerating and enriching the district curriculum. Classes include greater breadth and depth of subject matter and a wide variety of learning processes and teaching methods. There are high expectations for student work and achievement.

To learn more about the program and the application process, the parent information session for parents of students in grades 5-7 is Sept. 28th, 7:00-8:30 pm at Lake Washington High School Performing Arts Center, 12033 NE 80th ST, Kirkland, WA 98033

Information about the application process is also available on the district website.

Is your child ready for an adventure of a lifetime? If so, then you may be interested in an exciting opportunity available this coming summer. Over the last two years, Mrs. Debi Nelson has traveled with students to 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 Ecuador for summer 2018. There will be an information meeting for parents and students who are interested in learning more about being a part of this immersive experience this coming summer. Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 28 at 7:30 PM and come to the Old Redmond School House (16600 NE 80th St, Redmond, WA 98052) to learn more about how your child can be a part of this life changing experience. Please email Mrs. Nelson at debinelson@live.com if you are interested in attending the meeting. *This is not a district or school sponsored trip.

Calendar Items

Monday, Sept. 25th:

BLT Meeting, 7:05-7:35 am, Location TBD

JV Tennis Match – Team Kaptur, 3:30 pm at Redmond MS

All Other Sports Team Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm

Tuesday, Sept. 26th:

ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Nelson’s Room #233

Badminton Match, 3:30 pm @ RHMS

Varsity Tennis Match, 3:30 pm @ RHMS

JV Tennis Match – Team Wood, 3:30 pm @ Evergreen MS

JV Tennis Practice – Team Kaptur, 2:20-3:00 pm

Cross Country Team Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm

PTSA Sponsored Back-to-School BBQ, 5:00-7:00 pm, Commons/Courtyard – FREE!

Wednesday, Sept. 27th:

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

Thursday, Sept. 28th:

1st Fun Run Turn-In Day

Cross Country Meet, 3:30 pm at Redmond MS

All Other Sports Team Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm

Friday, Sept. 29th:

Badminton Match, 3:30 pm @ Finn Hill MS

Varsity Tennis Match, 3:30 pm @ Finn Hill MS

JV Tennis Match – Team Kaptur, 3:30 pm @ RHMS

JV Tennis Practice – Team Wood, 2:20-3:00 pm

Cross Country Team Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm

Monday, Oct. 2nd:

1st Quarter Sports Team Pictures, 2:30 pm – All athletes will need their clean uniform for the picture

Weekly Bulletin #3 - 09/18/2017

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

Be sure to join us tomorrow night, Tuesday, September 19, at 6:30 pm for Curriculum Night. We will begin at 6:30 pm in the gym and will conclude at 8:35 pm. After a brief presentation in the gym, you will have the opportunity to follow your student’s schedule, attending each class for 10 minutes. You will be able to meet your student’s teachers and hear what they will be learning this year. Use this schedule link to write down your student’s class periods. Given the short time allotted for each class, there is not time to ask individual questions about your student. If you do have questions about your student’s progress, be sure to get the teacher’s contact information and send an email with your questions and/or set up a time to meet at a later date. Students should not attend with their parents. Parking will be tight so you may want to consider carpooling, walking or biking to the event.

What is Pride Time? Pride Time occurs every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:27-10:12 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. Receive laptop/netbook support in the library (blue pass required from 2nd period teacher)
  3. Check out a library book (blue pass required from 2nd period teacher)
  4. Silently and independently work on homework in their 2nd period class (no pass required)
  5. Silently read in 2nd period class (no pass required)

All a student needs to do is to get a Pride Time pass from his/her teacher in advance. If your student is having a hard time selecting a good book to read, encourage him/her to talk with Mrs. Steirer, Mrs. MacRae or Mrs. Wishart in the library for suggestions - there is something for everyone! Though students will have time to work on homework, we strongly recommend they are not putting off homework to complete at the last minute.

SBA results will be coming home with your student this week. We will send a short email message on the day they are coming home so you know to look for it.

Have a great week ahead!

From the PTSA

Join PTSA! Visit the RHMS PTSA Website

Please join us in celebrating a new school year and come to our RHMS Family BBQ Tuesday, September 26th from 5:00-7:00 pm. Hosted by your PTSA! We will have a special performance from our RHMS Jazz Band, a cake walk, and fun courtyard games!

We do have a few volunteer openings and cake walk donations still needed. See our SignUpGenius for our requests: Volunteer Requests

Thank you, PTSA Volunteers!

We couldn’t have done it without you! It was a busy first week of school, but many of you stepped up to help out with Netbook Distribution Day and Picture Day.

Many thanks to the volunteers who helped with Netbook Distribution Day: Cheri Briggs, Danielle D'Agostino, Kimberly Dare, Megan Hayton, Tanya Hebert, Anja Mancano, Julie Nelson, Cathy Schwartz, and Stacy Piedmonte.

Many thanks to those who helped out with Picture Day: Lindsey Allen, Stasi Benbow, MaryLee Berthon, Susan Burianek, Tzipi Butnaru, Linda Cheyne, Carrie Creek, , Janice Dannenberg, Anu Jarvinen, Hilary Laney, Suzanne Lovas, Anja Mancano, Briana Mann, Connie Ozeki-Chinn, and Xi Peng.

Are you interested in volunteering for upcoming events? Please sign up on the RHMS PTSA website or complete a pink volunteer sheet or contact RHMS PTSA President Denise Ferguson at denise@macfergus.com

Click here for a message from the PTSA fundraising chairpersons.

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.

Math Club will begin on Tuesday, October 10th in Mrs. Folkman’s room #456 (purple pod)—beginning at 2:30 and ending at 4:00. Everyone is welcome to attend. An ASB card is required and also this completed Permission Slip or your student can pick up one from Mrs. Folkman in room 456. Questions—please email Mrs. Folkman.

The library is looking for parent volunteers to help on a weekly basis for two different projects. First, we are looking for parent volunteers on Mondays and Thursdays to help with shelving books from about 9:30-10:30. We are looking for volunteers to help on Mondays with our Makerspace area where students would be creating different projects from 10:45-12:15. Parents would need to help manage students and supplies as well as encourage students to clean up their projects before leaving. If interested in either of these volunteer opportunities, please contact the RHMS librarian, Bethany Steirer.

The Rose Hill Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society will be having an informational meeting for interested students after school this Thursday from 2:20 till 3:00 in the commons. The National Junior Honor Society is an organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students who excel in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. For RHMS, the Honor Society is a way for students to build leadership skills and help their community through service learning activities. Students need to be in 7th and 8th grade to be a part of the Honor Society, and they must have a 3.5 or above cumulative GPA. If you are interested in joining the Rose Hill Honor Society, more information will be given at the Thursday meeting, or contact Mrs. McFarland if you are unable to attend. Current NJHS members should not attend the meeting, but please check your student account email this week for information about upcoming Honor Society activities.

Our 3rd annual Fun Run, which funds our ASB extra-curricular and culture building activities, is coming up soon. This will be a school wide spirit and community building event that every student will participate in on October 6th. Our ASB is looking for some small items to be donated for raffle prizes. If you can donate a small item such as a gift card (less than $5 - $10) to a local store that students like Starbucks, Dairy Queen, bowling, movies, or frozen yogurt, we would be very grateful. All students at Rose Hill will be entered into the raffle and can win a prize. The more prizes we have the more winners we will have that day. Please drop-off your donations in the office with note that they are for the ASB Fun Run. Donations for the raffle are due by Tuesday, October 3rd. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Nelson at dnelson@lwsd.org .

Middle School Quest Parent Information Night on Sept. 28th: Current Grades 5-7
Middle School Quest serves highly capable students in grades 6-8. The middle school Quest program allows the most highly capable students to engage in rigorous and challenging curriculum with their academic peers. The program meets the needs of students who have been identified as having exceptional cognitive and academic ability by accelerating and enriching the district curriculum. Classes include greater breadth and depth of subject matter and a wide variety of learning processes and teaching methods. There are high expectations for student work and achievement.

To learn more about the program and the application process, the parent information session for parents of students in grades 5-7 is Sept. 28th, 7:00-8:30 pm at Lake Washington High School Performing Arts Center, 12033 NE 80th ST, Kirkland, WA 98033

Information about the application process is also available on the district website.

Is your child ready for an adventure of a lifetime? If so, then you may be interested in an exciting opportunity available this coming summer. Over the last two years, Mrs. Debi Nelson has traveled with students to 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 Ecuador for summer 2018. There will be an information meeting for parents and students who are interested in learning more about being a part of this immersive experience this coming summer. Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 28 at 7:30 PM and come to the Old Redmond School House (16600 NE 80th St, Redmond, WA 98052) to learn more about how your child can be a part of this life changing experience. Please email Mrs. Nelson at debinelson@live.com if you are interested in attending the meeting.

*This is not a district or school sponsored trip.

Calendar Items

Monday, Sept.18:

All Sports Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm

Elementary Band Information Night, 6:30-7:45 pm (Drop-in)

Tuesday, Sept. 19th:

Elementary Music Begins – Morning Traffic will be a bit hectic so allow extra time for arrival

ASB Meeting, 7:00 am, Mrs. Nelson’s Room #233

Pride Time Tutoring Begins, 9:27-10:15 am

All Sports Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm

Curriculum Night, 6:30-8:35 pm, Beginning in the Gym

Wednesday, Sept. 20th:

Elementary Orchestra Information Night, 6:30, Commons

Thursday, Sept. 21st:

National Junior Honor Society Student Informational Meeting, 2:20-3:00 pm, Commons

All Sports Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm

Friday, Sept. 22nd:

All Sports Practice, 2:30-4:00 pm


Tuesday, Sept. 26th:
PTSA Sponsored Back-to-School BBQ, 5:00-7:00 pm, Commons

Weekly Bulletin #2 - 09/12/2017

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

We’ve had a busy start to the school year! On Friday students had school pictures taken and received laptops. A huge thank you to all our volunteers who helped with pictures and laptop distribution - we couldn’t have done it without you!

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 know we are working together.

Join us next Tuesday, September 19, 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/Haiku page. You can access a staff member’s email address on the staff directory page of our website.

Take time this week to check your student’s planner. Is your student filling it out for each class? Is your student bringing home the necessary materials to complete the assignments? Is your student checking his/her planner each night? If your student isn’t filling out the planner daily help him/her get in the habit this week. If your student is filling out the planner daily let him/her know they are doing a great job and to keep it up. It typically takes 20 times of doing something for it to become a habit- good or bad- so this week is critical to reinforce good habits and put a stop to any bad habits that may be forming as the school year gets underway.

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 13th, a student has until Monday, September 18th 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

Join PTSA! Visit the RHMS PTSA Website

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! Hey there, Rose Hill Middle School families. We all made it successfully through the first week of the school year. We are off to a great start with our goal of raising $20,000. So far we have raised $5,000 towards that goal. Thank you to all those who have contributed so far. Thank you for helping us be off to such a strong start. If you missed how to support the PTSA in the chaos of all the back to school paperwork, do not worry. We have another great opportunity for you to support your child's school through the PTSA at Curriculum Night on Tuesday, September 19th. If you already did so, once again we say thank you. If your child came home this first week of school so excited about school and you want to do more, this is another opportunity to support the school. In case you are not sure about what the PTSA does, here are a few highlights:

Emergency Prep Supplies
Community Building Events
Scholarship Assistance
Staff Morale Boosters
Academic Mini Grants
After School Enrichment
Reflections
Staff Appreciation
Health Screenings
8th Grade Moving Assembly

Let's continue to invest in our kids. GO ROYALS!!

If you would like to donate your time, please contact PTSA President Denise Ferguson at denise@macfergus.com



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.

Do we have the correct contact information to reach you in the event of an emergency or illness? Parents can update their information online through Parent Access by clicking here, then select “Family Access” on the right hand side of the page. This feature will be open for our school until September 15th. If you have any questions, please contact our registrar, Janitzia Pizarro at jpizarro@lwsd.org

FIRST SEASON SPORTS start TODAY, September 11th: If your student is interested in playing a 1st quarter sport - Boys’ Tennis, Girls’ Badminton, 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. Please see the Athletic Handbook for additional information and student expectations. 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.

Math Club will begin on Tuesday, October 10th in Mrs. Folkman’s room #456 (purple pod)—beginning at 2:30 and ending at 4:00. Everyone is welcome to attend. An ASB card is required and also this completed permission slip or your student can pick up one from Mrs. Folkman in room 456. Questions—please email Mrs. Folkman: cfolkman@lwsd.org.

Middle School Quest Parent Information Night on Sept. 28th: Current Grades 5-7

Middle School Quest serves highly capable students in grades 6-8. The middle school Quest program allows the most highly capable students to engage in rigorous and challenging curriculum with their academic peers. The program meets the needs of students who have been identified as having exceptional cognitive and academic ability by accelerating and enriching the district curriculum. Classes include greater breadth and depth of subject matter and a wide variety of learning processes and teaching methods. There are high expectations for student work and achievement.

To learn more about the program and the application process, the parent information session for parents of students in grades 5-7 is Sept. 28th, 7:00-8:30 pm at Lake Washington High School Performing Arts Center, 12033 NE 80th ST, Kirkland, WA 98033

Information about the application process is also available on the district website.

Calendar Items


Monday, Sept. 11th:
1st Quarter Sports Begin
All Sports Practice – 2:30-4:00 pm

Tuesday, Sept. 12th:
All Sports Practice – 2:30-4:00 pm
AVID Informational Night, 6:00-7:15 pm, Commons

Wednesday, Sept. 13th:
Early Release Wednesdays Start – Student Dismissal at 12:45 pm

Thursday, Sept. 14th:
All Sports Practice – 2:30-4:00 pm

Friday, Sept. 15th:
All Sports Practice – 2:30-4:00 pm

Tuesday, Sept. 19th:
Curriculum Night, 6:30-8:30 pm, beginning in the gym

Tuesday, Sept. 26th:
PTSA Sponsored Back-to-School BBQ, 5:00-7:00 pm, Commons

Weekly Bulletin #1 - 09/05/2017

Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families,

Welcome to the start of the 2017-2018 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 their planners along with 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 parents 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.

Ask to meet your student’s new best friend, aka their Student Planner. All students received a planner today. This planner will be integral to your student’s success and we will intentionally teach them how to use it. If you haven’t already, be sure to meet your student’s new best friend. Please be sure to write down your email address on the first page in your student’s planner. There should already be a space there waiting for you. If not, go ahead and write it down. We will be including your student in the communication process this year and would like them to have your contact information readily available.

School pictures are this Friday, September 8th. Picture packet information is included in the white back to school envelope. Checks should be made payable to Lifetouch. 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. You can also order pictures online within 48 hours of your student’s picture. Go to MyLifetouch.com for more information.

Also on Friday, September 8th, 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, for you and your student. 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 in case you have not yet signed one.

Please print and have your student return this signed laptop agreement (Español) to his/her Social Studies teacher on or before Friday. 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 (Español). 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. We do have a crossing guard in the mornings at the intersection of NE 74th Street and 140th Avenue. 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.

If you are driving your student to and from school, please refer to the graphic for the traffic flow plan for the drop off and pick up procedures at Rose Hill and Stella Schola MS:

Traffic Flow at RHMS and SSMS

The red line shows the traffic flow for student drop off and pick up. Redmond Police, school staff and ample signage will help direct you on the first several days of school.

If you are heading eastbound on NE 75th street you will drive past the reader board and take the second right following the parent drop off and pick up signs posted. If you are heading westbound on NE 75th you will be taking the first left onto campus - as you near the top of the hill - following the parent drop off and pick up signs posted. 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 6:30am to 7:50am Monday-Friday. The loop will reopen for pick-up at 2:10pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and at 12:40 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 “Bus or parking loop (Yellow and Blue lines) in the graphic)
  • 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.

Please help us to continue to be safe and good neighbors. All student drop-off and pick-up should occur in our designated drop-off loop. The gate in the southwest corner is locked before school due to the unsafe conditions created by drivers last year not following the drop off procedures.

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

Join PTSA! Visit the RHMS PTSA Website

Are you interested in volunteering at RHMS? We need you! Please look for volunteer opportunities in our newsletter and through PTSA. A reminder that all volunteers in the LWSD need to go through the application process. Once approved your application is good for two years. To complete the volunteer application or check your status use the following link: Volunteering at LWSD.

Looking for Volunteers for Friday, Sept 8th
This Friday, September 8th, will be a busy day at Rose Hill Middle School. The students will be issued their Netbooks and getting their school pictures taken! They are asking for several volunteers. If you can help please click on the links to choose a shift. Thank you so much! Your Rose Hill Middle School PTSA!

Netbook Distribution Volunteer Shifts:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c49abaa2eaa8-netbook1

Picture Day Volunteer Shifts:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c49abaa2eaa8-picture1

Informational Items

Do we have the correct contact information to reach you in the event of an emergency or illness? Parents can update their information online via the Parent Access Online Student Information Verification page. This feature will be open for our school until September 15th. If you have any questions, please contact our registrar, Janitzia Pizarro at jpizarro@lwsd.org.

FIRST SEASON SPORTS start next Monday, September 11th: If your student is interested in playing a 1st quarter sport - Boys’ Tennis, Girls’ Badminton, 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. Please see the Athletic Handbook for additional information and student expectations. 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. 7th 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.

Looking for Volunteers for Friday, Sept 8th
This Friday, September 8th, will be a busy day at Rose Hill Middle School. The students will be issued their Netbooks and getting their school pictures taken! They are asking for several volunteers. If you can help please click on the links to choose a shift. Thank you so much! Your Rose Hill Middle School PTSA!

Netbook Distribution Volunteer Shifts:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c49abaa2eaa8-netbook1

Picture Day Volunteer Shifts:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c49abaa2eaa8-picture1

Calendar Items


Wednesday, Sept. 6th:
Student Dismissal at 2:15 pm – No Wednesday Early Release
All Sports Parent Meeting, 6:00 pm, Gym

Friday, Sept. 8th:
Picture Day, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Laptop Distribution Day - *Signed User Agreement Needed*

Monday, Sept. 11th:
1st Quarter Sports Begin, 2:30-4:00 pm

Tuesday, Sept. 19th:
Curriculum Night, 6:30-8:30 pm