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We support Medina Elementary School in the Bellevue School District

Together we build a feeling of community, and provide programs and activities that help enhance our children's education!

Important Announcements

  • The Annual Medina Fundraising Auction will be held on March 8th at Meydenbauer Center with an exciting new theme. Auction site is live and auction tickets are on sale! Please visit https://medinapta.ejoinme.org/auction to purchase Auction tickets, make a donation to the auction, and get the latest updates on the Auction. 
  • Our PTA membership has increased to 90%, but we are looking for full 100% parent participation! Sign up or renew your PTA membership today! School Directory will be handed out next week and only PTA members will receive a copy.

Capital Campaign 2018

 

Dear Medina Community,
 
As you know, our first major fundraiser of the year, the Capital Campaign, is officially over, though you can turn in envelopes to the office or make donations all year round. We have raised over $105,000 thanks to you and this does not include any of our corporate matching dollars! Our generous employers have contributed approximately $45K in matching contributions. Thank you for taking the time to submit those requests. As you can see, they really make a difference!
 
If you have participated, THANK YOU! We will be including families and the tiers at which they donated in our next Byte and on the website. This has taken a bit longer than anticipated but please know that we will present this and are so grateful that you chose to spend your charitable giving funds this way.
 
We will keep our Thank You list running for several Bytes and on the website so that we can honor all who are helping the PTA in its goals to give our children the best educational experience possible.
 
Thank you!
 
Please click here to see how the PTA funds from your donations are spent and for a donation form for a check payment.

Please click here for Frequently Asked Questions. Please feel free to contact capitalcampaign@medinapta.org with any questions or comments. We always want to hear from you.

 If you wish to MAKE A DONATION, please feel free to do so.

Thank you for all you do to support the excellent education for our students at Medina Elementary!

If you need a receipt for matching or tax purposes, please contact capitalcampaign@medinapta.org with your request and we will send it to you. Medina Elementary PTA's Tax ID is: 91-1328998.

 
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Buzz Bowl on Sunday, February 10th at Tillicum Middle School from 8:30am to 2:30pm.

Aum Upadhyay, a senior at Interlake High School who is a national award-winning science student. He created a game called Buzz Bowl, a cool Jeopardy-style buzzer game to make learning science and math fun for 5th-8th graders. The last four Buzz Bowl events were a big success so Bellevue Schools Foundation is organizing a fifth Buzz Bowl on Sunday, February 10th at Tillicum Middle School from 8:30am to 2:30pm.

Buzz Bowl is ideal for all 5th-8th graders interested in learning science and math. We welcome beginners, science whizzes and everyone in between. Teams will compete based on the kids’ level of knowledge.  Teams can register here.

You are encouraged to sign up early as seats are limited. Here is the attached flyer. Proceeds will help Bellevue Schools Foundation fund more programs to help our students succeed in school and in life.


Big Picture Info Nights
Bellevue Big Picture School is currently accepting applications for incoming 6th-12th graders for September 2019. Big Picture is committed to serving students throughout the District admitting approximately 75 students in each of the 6th-12 th grades. Admission spots are allocated equally to the four school attendance zones (25% each from East, West, South, and North) and consideration is given to free and reduced priced lunch status and gender. Bellevue Big Picture School is a secondary (6 th -12 th grade) school-of-choice . In partnership with the nationally recognized Big Picture Learning Network, five guiding principles provide the schools foundation and ... read full article

Math Club
The registration for the following math competitions are open, with the deadline on Jan 24
  1. Math is Cool
  2. Washington State Math Championship at Blaine
  3. Math Olympiad by Washington State Mathematics Council
 
All sign up links are on the math club webpage at: http://medinapta.org/Page/StudentPrograms/mathclub 
 

Chess Club
The Medina All City chess tournament on Saturday, January 12 was a huge success! Close to 300 young chess players from over 30 schools competed in three sections during this all day event: kindergarten, 1st to 3rd grade, and 4th to 6th grade. Medina students competed very well.
 
Team trophy:
- won the first-place trophy for 4th to 6th grade section
- won the third-place trophy for 1st to 3rd grade section.
 
Medina 4th grader Derin G and kindergartener Michael Z each archived perfect score (5 pts) and won first-place for the 4th to 6th grade and kindergarten sections, respectively.
 
Below is a list of the top four Medina players in each sections:
 
1st to 3rd Grade Section:
Haosen T (4 pts)
Kiran S (4 pts)
Michelle Z (4 pts)
Jinue K (3.5 pts)
 
4th to 6th Grade Section:
Derin G (5 pts)
Ryan M (4 pts)
Matthew H (4 pts)
Skylor C (4 pts)
 
Kindergarten Section:
Michael Z (5 pts)
Alexander S (3.5 pts)
Natalie W (3 pts)
Ryan R (2.5 pts)
 
All Medina chess players not only competed well but also showed excellent sportsmanship. We are very proud of each of them! Finally, a big thank-you to all the volunteers for making the All City tournament a big success.

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Free screening Angst Feb. 4th and 7th
ANGST: RAISING AWARENESS AROUND ANXIETY Monday, February 4, 2019, 7:00pm-8:30pm Chinook Middle School 2001 98th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 The Bellevue Schools Foundation, in partnership with Medina, Chinook and Odle I-Connect and Chinook Middle School, is hosting a screening of an important film,  Angst , created to start community conversations about ANXIETY and provide tools, resources and hope. Register  Here . IndieFlix, a leading independent online streaming platform, is sparking a global conversation about anxiety through screenings of its timely documentary,  “ Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety ”.  Chinook Middle School will host a special screening of the documentary to open ... read full article

Auctions
Our 21st annual Medina Elementary auction is coming up soon. Please purchase your tickets at https://medinapta.ejoinme.org/auction! There is no limit on the number of attendees but please reserve your ticket soon and specify who you would like to be seated with.
 
We are actively procuring items for the auction and would love your help. It is very easy to donate an item – just fill out a form online at https://medinapta.ejoinme.org/itemdonation. Some ideas for items to donate to the auction include: 
  • Timeshares
  • Vacation homes
  • Airline mileage
  • A dessert from your favorite bakery for our dessert dash
  • A wine bottle (s)
  • A private boat ride
  • An art piece
  • A jewelry item
  • Concert tickets
  • And many, many more
 
We will also gladly accept donations at the following levels:
  • Platinum level: $5,000 donation
  • Gold level: $2,500 donation
  • Silver level: $1,000 donation
  • Bronze level: $500 donation
Donors and sponsors will be thanked in our catalog.
 
Interested in volunteering but still want to enjoy our auction? We are partnering with Enatai Elementary, Somerset Elementary and Cherry Crest Elementary to swap volunteers for the day of the auction. Swapping volunteers allows our parents to enjoy the day of the auction (rather than running around handling logistics) by involving parents from other schools. In turn, we will commit to help out at these three schools' auctions. To sign up and help us obtain volunteers from other schools, please click here: 
 
Please help us make our school even better by being at the Meydenbauer for your kids on March 8th, 2019! We hope to see all of you there!
 
Please contact Svetlana Gershman at auction@medinapta.org with questions about this year’s auction.
 

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