Evergreen Eagle Express

   Week of August 12, 2015 - Issue 1

  

EVERGREEN MIDDLE SCHOOL  6900 208th Ave. NE, Redmond, WA 98053 | (425) 936-2320  

 

 
IN THIS ISSUE
IMPORTANT DATES
SCHOOL NEWS
EXTRACURRICULAR
NON DISCRIMINATION POLICY
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LWSD WEBSITE

 

EMS PTSA   

 


SCHOOL LUNCH 


TANDEM CALENDAR

 


REPORTING A SCHOOL ABSENCE
CONTACT INFORMATION
Principal                    Robert Johnson

Assistant Principal        Katy Rudolph 

Assistant Principal          Anne Balicki

Office Manager               Beth Waters

Secretary to the  Assistant Principal
                                  Kathleen Nilsen
  
Counselor (A-Hi)        Sarah Parnell   

Counselor (Hj-Mc)      Katie Bunyard

Counselor (Md-Z)           Denise Ozeri

Counseling/ Secretary/ Registrar                                                  Traci Baird
  
 
Main Phone Line           425.936.2320

Attendance Line            425.936.2321

Counseling Office         425.936.2326
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

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Hello Evergreen Families - We hope you are having a fun and sun-filled summer!

 

See below for some new information about our Back to Business Days and the beginning of the 2015-16 school year.

 

If you no longer have a student with us at Evergreen, feel free to unsubscribe at the bottom of this newsletter.

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

 

8/18 & 8/19 - Back to Business Days:
Tues., August 18, 12pm - 7pm and
Wed., August 19,  7 am - 2 pm  

9/1 - First Day of School: staggered start with the 6th graders in the morning and the 7th and 8th coming for the afternoon.

9/2 - 1.5 Four Early Release Schedule Begins

9/3 - School Pictures (for those who missed B2B Days)

9/3 - LWSD PTSA Council General Meeting

9/7 - No School:  Labor Day

9/17 - LWPTSA Council Brown Bag Lunch


SCHOOL NEWS
NEW FOR AUGUST - CHANGE YOUR CONTACT/EMERGENCY INFORMATION ONLINE!  
Are you tired of filling out your contact information on the emergency form every year? Wouldn't it be nice to just review your students' information and submit changes online, at your convenience? This August, you will get your chance to do just that.  You will be able to log in to Parent Access, click on Family Access, and verify your student's information. Make any needed changes then click submit and be done.  More information on the Online Student Information Verification process will be posted on the district website in July. 

If you don't have a Parent Access account, now would be a good time to set one up.  Just go to the Parent Access page on the district website for more information. Then you will be ready in August to take care of your emergency information online.

BACK TO BUSINESS DAYS!
Evergreen Middle School Back to Business Days 2015-2016
August 18, 12 - 7 pm and August 19, 7 am - 2 pm
What you will be able to take care of:
  • Pictures will be taken for identification and/or ASB cards and for school picture packets (If you miss BTB days, pictures will be taken Thursday, September 3 with retakes in October).
  • Volunteer pictures can be taken for badges.  These will be ready the first week of school for those who have updated their LWSD volunteer status.
  • Try out a locker with the combination lock
  • Pay for Yearbook and first season sports
  • Order Spirit Wear
     
    School will begin on Tuesday, September 1. Evergreen Middle School will have a staggered start with the sixth graders in the morning with the seventh and eighth in the coming for the afternoon.
    Students will receive their schedule the first day of school.
    Lockers will be assigned on September 2, 2015.
    If you missed Back to Business, pictures will be taken on Thursday, September 3. Retakes in October.
     
    New to Evergreen Middle School and in grade seven or eight? There will be two opportunities for orientation with the counselors. One is Wednesday, August 19th, 2-3 pm and the other will be Thursday, August 25th, time to be determined. Check back to the EMS website. 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR BACK TO BUSINESS DAYS
 
Want to help with pictures for Back to Business Days?  Click here to sign up to volunteer with SignUpGenius.
 
 
NEWS FROM THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
The Boys & Girls Club will no longer offer a drop-in program at Dickinson Elementary after school.
 
We will be providing a van shuttle after school from Evergreen Middle School to the Sammamish Teen Center. The van will pick students up at 2:30pm every day, 1:00pm on Wednesdays. The students will need to be picked up at the Sammamish Teen Center.  

Parents can register their teens for the shuttle online at: https://register.kidtrax.com/MemberPortal/ProgramDirectory.aspx
 
Register after June 30th, 2015 $80/month
 
Scholarships will be available for childcare and the van shuttle if needed for families.

EVERGREEN ATHLETICS

 

If you have any questions regarding EMS Athletics, please contact EMS School Office at 425-936-2320.

 

PTSA
JOIN EMS PTSA FACEBOOK PAGE
EMS PTSA invites you to join our discussion on Facebook.  Click here for up-to-date notices about school activities and communicate with other Evergreen families.



 PT
SA PASS THE HAT FUNDRAISER  
Thanks to those of you who donated to our 2014-15 EMS PTSA Pass the Hat campaign. Our goal is to have Pass the Hat as our primary fundraiser each year.  Please look forward to our 2015-16 Pass the Hat efforts so that many wonderful programs supporting Evergreen students and staff can be continued. In the fall, you can write a check at Back to Business days or send in a donation to the front office with your student.  We are fortunate that many companies will match your donation ... please check with yours to see if they have a matching program.
 
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Buying party supplies? If you shop at Everything Party in Redmond, Everything Party will donate 10% of your purchase price to the PTSA general fund. Please tell the cashier at the beginning of your transaction to ring it up under Evergreen Middle School. What an easy way to help us raise money to support the staff and students at Evergreen!

ATTENTION SAFEWAY & FRED MEYERS SHOPPERS! 
Safeway donates a % of all your purchases to EMS PTSA. Easy $$.  Please visit www.escrip.com for more information.  Here is a direct link to the secure escrip sign up page to register your Safeway Club Card.  EMS Group #8562326. In addition, Fred Meyers shoppers can now support the Evergreen PTSA through their community rewards program! Link your Fred Meyers rewards card to EMS PTSA and they will donate a percentage of your purchase to the PTSA. Go to Fred Meyers - My Account, Add Evergreen PTSA as your charitable organization or 87519 to select Evergreen PTSA.
 
SHOPPING WITH AMAZON SMILES BENEFITS EVERGREEN
Please use Amazon Smiles when doing your online shopping!
Amazon gives 0.5% of your purchases to the charity of your choice ... so choose the Evergreen PTSA!   Use http://smile.amazon.com as the URL to get to Amazon.com. When you "Select Charity", choose "Evergreen Middle School PTSA" (Tacoma, WA) and it will remember us as your selected charity for next time.  It's easy to earn money for Evergreen by shopping with Amazon Smiles!

MESSAGE FOR FUTURE EASTLAKE PARENTS
As the Administrator of the Eastlake High School PTSA Facebook Page, I would like to invite all of the 2015-16 incoming 9th grade families to "LIKE" our Facebook Page.  Now is a good time to start receiving information from EHS PTSA, as we will be providing important information over the summer about registration dates, times, etc.    

This is where parents will receive up-to-date information about EHS PTSA and other reminders that are pertinent to all students.  We also post occasional announcements that are not available on our website or in our weekly Wolf Tracks newsletter.  Here is the link to our EHS PTSA FB Page: 

Please let me know if you have any questions.  Thank you!
Marisa Lee
Social Media Chair
EHS PTSA
 
FUTURE REDMOND HIGH PARENTS
You are invited to "Like" the Redmond High School PTSA Facebook Page.
 
PTSA MEMBERSHIP BENEFIT
The WSPTA is pleased to announce another exciting member benefit -- with the WSPTA and Silverwood Theme Park.  PTA members can use the Silverwood Theme Park website to purchase tickets, using your own credit cards, and get the special arranged for members of the Washington State PTA. Go to the Silverwood home page (URL below), click on the 'BUY TICKETS NOW' graphic in the upper right-most corner of the page, then type in the code WASHPTA15 as the Promotion Code: http://www.silverwoodthemepark.com/

 
EXTRACURRICULAR

REDMOND PARKS AND REC SUMMER CAMPS AND CLASSES

Registration for Summer Camps and Classes for teens is open! There is a summer program for everyone choose between Parkour, Rock School, Film Making, Skateboarding, Video Game Design, and More! Check out the details in the Summer Recreation Guide

http://www.redmondrecreationguide.com/i/473194-spring-summer-2015-april-august/36
 
FALL BALL REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 
            REDMOND LACROSSE
Redmond Lacrosse is registering all 3-8 grade boys in the Redmond Learning Community (Dickinson Elementary, Einstein Elementary, Mann Elementary, Redmond Elementary, Rockwell Elementary, Rosa Parks Elementary, Explorer Community School, Wilder Elementary, Evergreen Middle School, Redmond Middle School & Redmond High School) to play Fall Ball for the Redmond Lacrosse Club. Click here for registration information.  Or visit  www.redmondlacrosse.com.  Come try out a new sport or grab your stick and get ready to make some new memories! Any questions? Please email [email protected]

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS 

The Eagle Express newsletter can only post a few of the many opportunities available to our students and families.  The LWSD maintains a community events bulletin board that provides a list of additional activities and programs that might be of interest.  Click here to find more details about wonderful groups and events in our neighborhood!

NON DISCRIMINATION POLICY

The Lake Washington School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, gender, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran, military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  

 

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:

Director of Human Resources
16250 NE 74th Street
Redmond Washington, 98052
(425) 936-1266
Eagle Express is published by parent volunteers of Evergreen Middle School. Click here to contact us about the newsletter. Click here to contact the PTSA. For more information about the PTSA, you can also visit the Evergreen Middle School website.