Evergreen Eagle Express
Week of October 25, 2015 - Issue 12

 

EVERGREEN MIDDLE SCHOOL 

6900 208th Ave. NE, Redmond, WA 98053 | 425.936.2320 

 

 
IN THIS ISSUE
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
IMPORTANT DATES
SCHOOL NEWS
EVERGREEN ATHLETICS
PTSA
EXTRACURRICULAR
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Assistant Principal
Katy Rudolph    

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425.936.2326
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
 
Hello Evergreen Families - 

This is the last week of October and it is amazing to think that nearly two months of the school year have transpired.  Our 1st Quarter closes on November 4 and students and staff have been working hard in classes.  When Associate Principals Balicki, Rudolph, Westra and I have been in classrooms, we have seen students diligently working and engaged in learning.  This is a testament to our hard working staff for creating engaging and appropriate learning experiences for our students.  And it is also a testament to our students for their eagerness in acquiring new learning.  We will continue to support students in their learning and offer supports if and when they struggle.
 
In addition to supporting students academically, we are also supporting students in their social, emotional, and behavioral needs.  The feedback we received from our Parent and Student Needs Assessments have been analyzed and evaluated and we are starting conversations for how we can best use this data to support our student and parent community.  We recognize the importance of supporting the whole child and want to create a safe space for them socially, emotionally, and behaviorally so they can thrive academically.  One of the ways we do that is through Spirit Weeks and having light-hearted moments at school.  This week will be a fun way for us to finish the 1st Quarter as we have dress up days all week and a Spirit Assembly on Friday.  Our students and staff are very excited to participate and it will be another fantastic opportunity to see our school community come together as Eagles.
 
We look forward to this week and every week at EMS.  It is a fantastic school with an amazing staff and outstanding students!  Disneyland is not the Happiest Place on Earth; Evergreen Middle School is!  Friday's Spirit Assembly and this week's dress up days will be a great way to celebrate all the hard work and accomplishments from this 1st Quarter.
 
As always, please let us know what questions you have and how we can best support you and your student.
 
Take care and have a great week and GO EAGLES!

Robert Johnson

Principal
Evergreen Middle School

425.936.2320


"A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty."

IMPORTANT DATES
 
Mon., 10/26-Fri., 10/30 - Spirit Week
 
Tues., 10/27 - EMS Music Concert 7-8:30pm/ Poinsettia Sales Begin

Wed., 10/28 - Reflections Art Entries due by 1pm

Thurs., 10/29 - Intramural Soccer Starts

Fri., 11/6 - 2nd Season Sports Paperwork Due

Wed., 11/11 - NO SCHOOL: Veterans Day

SCHOOL NEWS
THIS WEEK IS SPIRIT WEEK AT EVERGREEN! *new*
Monday, October 26th is Comfy Cozy day.  Wear pj's, sweats, or anything comfy.
Tuesday, October 27th is Twin (or multiples) Day. Match your outfit with another student or a group of friends.  Spirit wear or solid color t-shirts are an easy way to go.  Just find a friend or group and dress alike.
Wednesday, October 28th is Crazy Hat and Hair Day.  Hats are allowed as part of this spirit day.  Show your school spirit by wearing a silly hat, visor, bandana, or making your hair crazy. 
Thursday, October 29th is Sports Day.  Dress in clothing from your favorite sport or team.  It can be a uniform, or just fan gear.  You can wear clothing from any sport at any level.  Wear something from a team you play on, or any clothing from EMS sports, high school teams, college teams or professional teams. 
Friday, October 30th is Costume Day.  Wear your Halloween costume or dress festive for Halloween.  All costumes must be school appropriate and follow school dress code.  Hats are allowed as part of your costume.  NO masks and NO full face paint.  No weapons or replicas of weapons.  Short skirts, spaghetti straps and mid-drift tops are still not appropriate on this day. 
Please remember, School Dress Code applies for ALL Spirit Days.
 
 
EVERGREEN MUSIC DEPARTMENT CONCERT AND POINSETTIA SALE KICK-OFF
Tuesday, October 27th, 7-8:30pm, Evergreen MS Field House         
 
Come hear great music, some Happy, some Scary, some Fun, some Dangerous: ALL Entertaining.
We look forward to our first Music Presentation of the year!
 
Eric T. Peterson, Director of Bands; Head Cross Country and Track Coach
[email protected]; 425 936-2330 (Music Office)
Evergreen Middle School (Redmond); 425 936 2320

 
VETERAN'S DAY IS COMING SOON! *new*
We are looking for photos of family members and friends who are currently serving or have served in the armed forces.  Please send a digital version of your photo to Evergreen ASB at:  [email protected]
In the email message please include:
    * The full name of the person in the photo
    * The branch of military and years of service
    * The full name of the EMS student or staff member that the Veteran is related to (or friends with)
 

VISUAL ARTS   
Be sure to look at the display case by the front door of EMS.  There you will find all the wonderful art that was shown throughout the Western Washington State fair.  This year we brought back SEVEN ribbons which include both a first and a second place.  This art was created by the 6th, 7th and 8th grades.  It is definitely worth a look!
 
 
YEARBOOK
The yearbook is on sale now, but that will only last until December 18thAfter December 18th the yearbooks will not be available for purchase. The book is $30 and can be purchased at Ms. Nilson's window before school and during all lunches.  Do not wait to buy a book.  They will not be for sale any other time of the year!  
 
Diana Sparks Ba ART, MaED             
UW
ART/Yearbook/Pottery


HOW TO CHECK YOUR STUDENT'S GRADES IN SKYWARD
Attached are PDFs outlining the steps parents need to take so they can access their student's grades in Skyward.  Also included is a PDF if you would like to receive email notifications about missing assignments.
 
EMS passed out these instructions at Curriculum Night and we wanted you to have an electronic copy of them for your files.
 

EVERGREEN ATHLETICS

1ST SEASON SPORTS *updated*


 

Girls' Badminton


 

10.26.2015  RMS, EMS, RHMS @ IMS Varsity Singles Badminton

10.27.2015  IMS, RHMS, EMS @ RMS Varsity Doubles Badminton Tournament


 

Boys' and Girls' Cross Country
 
 

10.26.2015  EMS, FHMS, KaMS, KiMS, RMS, RHMS @ IMS JV District Finals Cross Country

10.27.2015  IMS, RMS, EMS, RHMS, RHMS, KiMS, KaMS @ Hartman Park Varsity Cross Country 

 


 

INTRAMURAL SPORTS
Intramural soccer starts on 10/29 and runs through 11/10.  It is after school from 2:45 - 4:00pm every day except Wednesdays.  Please see Ms. Nilsen or Mr. Dowling if you have any questions. 
2ND SEASON SPORTS
2nd Season sports (Boys' basketball - 7th & 8th and Girls' basketball - 6th, 7th & 8th) start on November 12th.  All paperwork must be filled out and submitted to Kathleen Nilsen by Friday, November 6th.  Any athlete whose paperwork is not submitted by this date will be ineligible for the first practice. The last day paperwork will be accepted to participate in 2nd season sports will be November 19th.  After this date sign-ups will be closed.


PTSA
PTSA MEMBERSHIP UPDATE   
I would like to thank all of those who have sent in their membership forms. To date we have 557 members!  There is still time to become an Evergreen Middle School PTSA member.   Just follow the link to the EMS PTSA All in One Form, complete your form, and return to the Evergreen Office.  A big THANK YOU to the parents of our 6th graders who are overwhelmingly are our biggest supporters to date!

Please check your email for your PTSA card and welcome email from our EMS PTSA Co-President, Stephanie Hajicek.  Remember there are discounts and benefits available to our members.  (See below.)  Just show your card!

Finally, because of you we have reached 100% Staff membership. The number of families that sponsored a staff membership this year was the highest we have ever had here at Evergreen MS.  THANK YOU!

Please continue to check back for membership updates and discounts.

Deb Knaus
Evergreen MS Membership Chair

 
2015-2016 PTSA MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS 
Member benefits are available to all WSPTA members. 
Have your electronic member card available when taking advantage of benefits.
 
Great Wolf Lodge
PTA members can save up to 20% on available rates now-December 30!  Upon check in, please provide your valid PTA member card.  Click here for more information or call (866) 925-WOLF (9653).  Promo code:  WSPTA984A
 
Key Arena/McCaw Hall
Get priority access to some of the best sports and entertainment in Seattle!  From discounted tickets to a family event or a private suite for your friends, Key Arena/McCaw Hall has what you're looking for!  Visit the WSPTA designated ticket page for more information.

Xfinity Arena at Everett 
October 17, 2015: EnduroCross
November 18-21, 2015: Disney on Ice: Frozen
 
FedEx
Local PTAs and individual members can receive B&W copies at 4 each (single sided), color copies at 39 each (single sided), and 15% off all other production services. Members can use these special rates for all printing needs.  Click here for other FedEx discounts through the month of October.

 
PTA REFLECTIONS ART CONTEST
Each year, the PTA Reflections Program challenges students to create art inspired by a specific theme.  Themes are selected from hundreds of ideas submitted by students across the country. The 2015-2016 theme is "LET YOUR IMAGINATION FLY".
 
Students are encouraged to participate in the Reflections Program by submitting entries to the front office on or before Wed., October 28, 2015 at 1pmLate entries will be returned. The program has the following categories:  special artist division, dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography and visual arts.   
  
Specific guidelines for art submissions (rules) are available here.  3-Dimensional artwork is not accepted.  You can find the Student Entry Form here.  Hard copy entry forms are in the front office.  For specific questions, please contact Chitra Srikumar at [email protected].

 
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!

 
EVERGREEN PTSA WEBSITE
The Evergreen Middle School PTSA website is up and running!  For the latest news on EMS happenings, please visit http://evergreenptsa.org.
 
  
JOIN THE 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.

EXTRACURRICULAR
REDMOND HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL *updated*
Hey Mustang Football fans!   We had an exciting week of football last week. Our JV team beat Inglemoor in an overtime game right here at Redmond High School.  
 
This week they play an Away game at Eastlake at 6pm on Monday, October 26.  
 
That will be followed up by a Home game with the C team playing Eastlake at 6pm on Wednesday, October 28.  
 
The last game for our Senior players will be Friday night at 7pm, October 30, at Issaquah.  
 
Please come and show your support for these great players!!

GIRLS UNLIMITED: STEM & PROFESSIONAL CAREER FOCUS *new*
Sat., Nov. 7, 10am-2:30pm @ Redmond City Hall
For more information, or to register, call 425-556-2320 or email [email protected].


INSIGHTS TO ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NIGHT *new*
Wed., Nov. 18,  6:30-8:30pm @ Lake Washington High School
Learn about courses and opportunities at LWSD Middle & High Schools.  Talk with industry professionals.

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


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