Week of June 5, 2016 - Issue 41

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

Hello Evergreen Families -

We hope you had a wonderful weekend outside enjoying the glorious sunshine.  The school year is nearly finished and soon students will be outside enjoying the sunshine every day.  We will certainly miss learning alongside them but we also know there is plenty of eager anticipation and excitement for summer vacation to arrive. 
June usually provides us with many celebratory opportunities, as students complete summative projects and assessments and there are performances, celebrations, and other events to attend.  The school year ends with a culminating crescendo of enthusiasm and excitement and this week is no exception.  We will celebrate the Arts on Tuesday evening with a fantastic Art Show and Band Concert.  We will celebrate with WEB students and leaders on Friday afternoon as we look back on all their growth and celebrate their successes with some fun and games outside.  And we will also host a culminating event for 8th graders on Wednesday evening: the 8th grade celebration is an opportunity to smile, recognize, appreciate, and celebrate the accomplishments of our 8th graders and wish them well as they move on in the next steps of their academic journey.  Our District's Vision Statement is: Every Student Future Ready, and our 8th graders have demonstrated competency, commitment, and accomplishment and are prepared for the next steps in their academic careers. We wish them well as they head off to Eastlake and Redmond High Schools or to whatever school they may attend next.  For our 6th and 7th graders, we are excited to continue their academic journey with them at Evergreen Middle School next year. They, too, are ready for the next step in their academic journey as more mature learners. 
There are many successes at Evergreen this year and we were grateful to experience them with your students.  We saw tremendous growth in all facets of their lives: academically, behaviorally, socially, and emotionally.  We know that learning doesn't stop just because summer arrives and we look forward to all that next year holds as well.
This has been a fantastic year!  Thank you for letting us celebrate your student's successes with them.

Robert Johnson
Evergreen Middle School

Mon., 6/6 - Laptop Check-In
Tues., 6/7 - End-of-Year Band Concert; 7-8:45pm @ EMS
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
Mon., 6/13 - Locker Clean-Out
Tues., 6/14 - Yearbook Signing; 1:00-2:30pm
Wed., 6/15 - Half-Day: Last Day of School; Morning End-of-Year Recognition Assembly


The 8th Grade Fun Day and Celebration are both this Wednesday, June 8th!

Please click the button below for important information on:
  • 8th grade T-shirts
  • What to wear?
  • Food/snacks
  • Spending money
  • Bags/purses allowed?
  • Buses
  • Departure/arrival times
Community meetings are scheduled concerning the two new elementary schools and one new middle school in the Redmond area.
A meeting on the new middle and elementary schools in Redmond Ridge will take place at Rosa Parks Elementary School on Monday, June 13, from 6-8 p.m.
A meeting on the new elementary school in North Redmond will take place at Redmond High School on Tuesday, June 14 from 6-8 p.m.
Click below for more information.
The school year is almost over, so it is the time for the 1st ever Evergreen USED School Supply Drive to benefit Issaquah Food Bank, Hopelink and Sister Schools Charity*.  Boxes will be out in front of the library from June 13-15.  We will be collecting USED and NEW pencils, markers, notebooks, binder paper, binders, pencil pouches, rulers, lunchboxes and backpacks. ANYTHING you use in the classroom can be re-used!!   It is always helpful to put your donations in a ziploc bags, preferably sorted.  New pencils/pens and used markers go to Issaquah Food bank/Hopelink.  The remaining items will go to Uganda, Africa. 
Please consider donating- IT IS SUPER EASY!  Feel free to bring in any extra supplies you may have at home.  Questions?  Please contact Suzanne Lynch, [email protected]
*SistersSchools.org.  Sister Schools partners schools in Western Washington with schools and orphanages in Uganda, East Africa to provide school supplies to poor children.

Lost and Found is brimming with a variety of items. Please remind your student to check the lost and found cabinet in the corner of the commons. Items not claimed will be donated to the Hope Festival the end of June.

4th season sports ended on Friday, June 3rd. 
Have a wonderful summer break
and remember to stay active!

On Wednesday, June 1st, the EMS Awards Committee had the honor of handing out the following awards to some very deserving parent volunteers and staff members who had been nominated for their exemplary contributions to the Evergreen community.

Outstanding Advocate Award
Anne Balicki (Associate Principal)
Golden Acorn Award
Beth Waters (Office Manager)
Outstanding Educator Award
Jason Steele (Science)
Maria Perez (Lead Custodian)
Walter J. Ferguson Award
Lee Martineau (Mathmatics/P.E.)
Betty Lybeck (Consumer Sciences)
Golden Eagle Award
Kari Perry (EMS PTSA Theater Chair)
Allyson Cohen (EMS PTSA Co-VP Services)
Jume Piyaporn (Special Education)


The EMS PTSA Nominating Committee has recommended the following people to be on the EMS PTSA Board for the 2016-2017 school year:

Stephanie Hajicek
Wei Tao
Irene Dong
Heather Snow
Co-VP Services
Patricia Holcomb
Cherene Dodge
Co-VP Enrichment
Sabrina Schriner
Kelley Kwoka
VP Ways and Means
Heather Sarmast
VP Communications
Diana Brown
VP Legislation
Gregory Kovsky

Submitted by the Nominating Committee:
Allyson Cohen ­­­
Sabrina Schriner
Christie Denholm

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

Many volunteers are needed on Monday, June 6, to help with the return of over 1,000 school-issued laptops.  The more help we get the quicker and smoother this will be.  Please sign up on the link below.  (All volunteers must have a valid LWSD on file prior to the date of the event.)

Click on the titles of the programs below for more information.

June 1-Aug. 31

Wednesdays, 2-3:30pm
June 22, 29, July 6, 13, & 20

Saturdays, 10-11:30am
July 23 & 30

Sundays, 2-3:30pm
Aug. 6 & 13
Sat., June 25; 1-4pm

Thurs., June 30; 1-5pm
Redmond West Little League is now registering boys and girls ages 4-13 for the summer.  No previous experience necessary.
Register now through July 12th.
Season runs July 18th-Aug. 19th.
Weeknight practice followed by games 5:30-8:00pm.
Go to RedWestLL.org or click below for more information.

Open to boys & girls, ages 13+
July 5th-29th & Aug. 1st-26th
*Racing Experience
*Collegiate Scholarship Opportunities


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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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