Week of May 15, 2016 - Issue 38

EVERGREEN MIDDLE SCHOOL  ǀ  6900 208TH Ave. NE, Redmond, WA 98053  ǀ  425-936-2320 

Hello Evergreen Families -
We successfully navigated the first week of SBA Testing and our students demonstrated their knowledge and skills as they completed the tests.  Even though Teacher Appreciation Week was in early May, we can always say thank you to our teachers for going above and beyond on a daily basis and preparing students for success.  Thank you Teachers for preparing our students for success on the SBA as well as all of the standards and requirements needed to be a successful student.  While the test may have felt hard, that's OK because it meant students were successfully answering the questions and the test was trying to fully determine how much they know.  We do not have any SBA testing this week and all days will have a normal schedule.  We will revisit the SBA on Tuesday, May 24 (Math CAT) and Thursday, May 26 (Math Performance Task).
Student behaviors and expectations 
We continue to support students in their academic, social, and emotional growth.  We also continue to remind them about behavioral expectations and finishing the year well.  We continue to use discipline as a teachable moment and remind students about making good choices.  We appreciate your partnership as we support students in all facets of their education.  With warmer weather and sunshine early this year, we are providing frequent reminders about dress code, especially shorts that extend past finger tip length.  As the father of three tall teenage daughters, I fully understand and can appreciate finding shorts that extend past their finger tips.  I frequently remind my daughters that there are clothes for different settings and occasions; shorts appropriate for the beach are not necessarily appropriate for school.
Important Dates
We are nearing the end of the school year and there are some important upcoming events.  Students will take final assessments in June and teachers are busily preparing them for success.  Teachers will keep their Haiku pages up to date with assignments, assessments, and important dates.  Please check Haiku or email teachers for any individual questions.  Students will also turn in their laptop on Monday, June 6.  If your student's computer has any difficulty, please see Kevin Olson before the turn in date so repairs can be made in time for final assessments.  We will also distribute Yearbooks on Tuesday, June 14 and have our final assembly on Wednesday, June 15.
Final Thoughts
We've had an outstanding year and we look forward to these final weeks as we observe and celebrate growth in your student's education.  We've appreciated your support all year and we look forward to partnering with you over the final month of the year.  Please let us know if there are additional ways we can support your student.
Thanks and take care and have a great week.

Robert Johnson
Evergreen Middle School

Thurs., 5/19 - 8th Grade Fun Day Permission Slips Due By Lunch 
Tues., 5/24 - Math SBA Test
Thurs., 5/26 - Math SBA Test
Mon., 5/30 - NO SCHOOL: Memorial Day
Tues., 5/31 - 8th Grade Celebration Photos Due
Wed., 6/1 - EMS Volunteer Tea/Awards; 3pm @ EMS Library
Thurs., 6/2 - Science SBA Test (8th grade only)
Wed., 6/8 - 8th Grade Celebration (Family Fun Center & 5:30pm Parent Celebration in the Gym)
Thurs., 6/9 - EMS PTSA General Membership Mtg.; 9:30am

8th Grade parents, please note that all paperwork and fees for the 8th Grade Fun Day are due to Ms. Nilsen (ASB Secretary) at the cashier window, by lunchtime on Thursday, May 19th
All 8th graders who wish to attend Fun Day (on June 8th) need to turn in the following 3 things by May 19th:
1.      Permission Slip
2.      T-shirt order form
3.      $30 fee (cash, or check made out to Evergreen Middle School)
*All three items must be turned in at the same time to Ms. Nilsen.
The cashier window is open before school every day from 7:15am-7:55am and during all three lunches.  The cashier window closes at 12:15pm, so NO payments may be made after school.
If your 8th grade student wants to go to Fun Day on June 8th, they must have the 3 things listed above turned in by lunchtime on Thursday, May 19th! 
Don't miss out!  Get your paperwork in to Ms. Nilsen TODAY!

We are looking for baby and current photos of this year's 8th grade students to be included in a slide show at the 8th Grade Celebration.  Parents may submit one or two photos.  The two photos should consist of one baby photo (usually between the ages of 12 months and 5years old), and one more recent photo of your child that showcases some sort of talent or activity they enjoy.  Photos should be in electronic form and emailed to [email protected]. If 2 photos are submitted, they will be shown side by side (split screen).  If you can place the photos side by side in one document before sending, please do so. If not, please rename each photo with your child's full name and number them 1 & 2.
The deadline for submission of any photos is Tuesday, May 31st. This deadline is firm because there are 301 eighth grade students who each submit up to 2 photos.  We need to have time to put all the photos into the slideshow.
If everyone waits until May 31st to submit, we will have 600 photos to manipulate in a week.  We really need parents to submit their photos NOWWe greatly appreciate you taking this into consideration and getting pictures submitted early if possible, but at the very least, by May 31st.  Any photos received after May 31st will NOT be entered into the slide show.
Thank you!
Evergreen ASB

The district's new online payment system for student meal accounts, "MySchoolBucks", is now available. 
Detailed sign up instructions are located on the district website or click below.
April 18 - June 3



Boys & Girls






6th Grade Boys



6th Grade Girls

To view schedules for meets/games, please click on the links below.
A huge "Thank You" to all of the following parents who helped make the last dance of the school year a success by handing out wristbands, selling concessions and chaperoning.

Alena Novakova
Allison Butcher
Allyson Cohen
Anu Ramanath
Bharathi Munagala
Brenda Swanson
Heather Snow
Jaime Ellestad
Jennifer Miller
Lavanya Venkateswar
Lisa Huycke
Lisa Mahar-Wieser
Lisa Seeley
Maggie Xiaoyu Yao
Mamta Dhingra
Manjari Kishore
Natalie Wells
Pallavi Linga
Sanjana Gupta
Savitha Karuhatty
Sonya Connolly
Sudha Alampallam
ZhenYu Zhao

Volunteers are needed to assist students for bathroom breaks (walking them to/from the classroom and bathroom to make sure they are not talking and/or getting distracted).  Please click the link below for more details.

Next year's EMS PTSA Board will be voted in at our General Membership Meeting on June 9th at 9:30am.  Please join us!
Wild Waves

Another fun summer with Wild Waves is here! In addition to substantial savings, Wild Waves offers "print and go" ticket purchases. Visit the member designated page for tickets. 
Username: WSPTA | Password: summer2016.
Birch Bay Waterslides

Memorial Day through Labor Day, members and their families can enjoy $3 off full day admission. Download the coupon here (coupon for at-gate ticket purchases). 
Silverwood Theme Park

WSPTA  has collaborated with Silverwood Theme Park for another unforgettable summer of fun! Members can save up to $9 off front gate pricing.                                    
Calling all K-8 students: nominate Washington's best teachers for the 13th annual contest. The top two teachers will be awarded $500 and a classroom party.  Plus, the nominating students of the grand prize winners will receive either an Ivar's Kids Meal - including a visit by Ivar's famous Dancing Clam - or a Kidd Valley Kids Meal for every student in their class.
All entries must be received by May 20, 2016.  Learn more below.
Tues.-Thurs., July 19-21st; 9am-noon @ Redmond High School
Open to: Girls ages 7-12
Cost: $55 early registration (postmarked by June 1st); $60 after (until July 1st)
Skills covered during camp will be passing & receiving, dribbling & fun moves, shooting, agility, mini tournaments for game like experience and much, much more!

Cost Includes: Camp T-Shirt, Water Bottle & Instruction by Stang Players and Coaches.

Campers should bring water and a soccer ball.  Click below for more info. and registration form.

Monday-Thurs., June 27-30th; 9am-12pm @ Redmond High School
Open to: Girls entering 3rd-8th grade
Cost: $120 early registration (by June 1st); $140 after June 1st

Redmond High School Girls Basketball Head Coach Ashley Graham, and her Redmond Mustang players will host this four day event.
Please click below for more information or to register.
Monday-Thurs., June 27-30th; 12:30-3:30pm @ Redmond High School
Open to: Boys entering 3rd-8th grade
Cost: $160 early registration (by June 12th); $185 June 13th or after
RHS Varsity Coach Todd Rubin and RHS Varsity Players will host this four day summer camp at the RHS Gymnasium.

Click on the link below for more information or to register. 
Thurs., June 16 & Fri., June 17; 9am-3pm @ Redmond High School
Open to: Boys & Girls entering 4th-9th grade
Cost: $100
Join Redmond High School's head boys basketball coach, Todd Rubin, and RHS head girls coach, Ashley Graham for two days packed full of skill development! 
For more information, or to register, please email Coach Rubin at [email protected].

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