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Welcome to the Medina Elementary PTA website!

If you are a Medina parent, teacher, or staff please register on the site to be able to sign up for volunteer schedules, subscribe to Byte newsletter, make purchases, and access documents.

New to Medina for the 2014-2015 school year? We welcome you to register on the website now, be sure to check the "Byte Newsletter" check box in your account info to receive our regular email newsletter.  We look forward to meeting you and your family!


 What's New

What's New on Our PTA Website...
  • Announcements and News Items on the Home page.
  • News in one place - Byte, Announcements, Other News, and Principal Newsletters accessible under News menu icon.
  • Easy to locate Events, PTA Calendar, and BSD Calendar in one spot under Calendar menu Icon.
  • Useful School Information links updated.  Don't forget to check the School Supply Lists link for 2014-15 information!
  • Looking for things to do in the summer?  Check out the Area Activities menu Icon for a list of offerings.
  • Updated Programs page.

Remember to check back regularly for updates!


 

Questions about the Medina PTA website? send email to Lucille Tam at webmaster@medinapta.org
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Committee Chair Openings - Step Up For Leadership
WANTED: Enthusiastic parents to chair committees on our school's PTA next year. Would you like to meet other parents and make a difference at our school? We still have a few roles for the 2014-2015 school year: Directory Ad Sales, Arts/Assemblies Chair, Emergency Preparation/Forms Chair, World Cultures Week Co-Chair and Ski Bus Chair (did you know if you do this and chaperone the bus, your child rides for free?) For information on the positions, please visit Open PTA Committee Positions Page.

Thank you to those parents who have already reached out to help. Please contact Rebecca Johnston or Lauren Ridgeway at president@medinapta.org to hear about the different roles available for the upcoming year. We can't wait to hear from you!

School supplies for 2014-2015 school year
We will not be offering pre-ordering of school supplies for the 2014-2015 school year through EPI. Please visit Bellevue School District website for a complete list of school supplies for each grade level: Medina Elementary 2014-15 School Supply Lists.

Newcomer's Social/Back to School Day on August 28th, 2014
Taking Care of Business for Returning Families
11:00-12:30 pm
This is an opportunity for parents to handle back-to school paperwork, learn about volunteer opportunities and after school activities, join the PTSA and enjoy a popsicle outside!

New Family Welcome & School Tour
12:30-2:30 pm
New students (including Kindergartners) and families are invited to tour the school and meet the principal and staff. Parents can turn in back-to-school paperwork, join the PTSA, learn about volunteer opportunities and after school activities. Students will also have an opportunity to ride the school bus and enjoy some popsicles outside!

Kindergarten Meet & Greet
1:30-2:30 pm
Kindergartners will meet their teacher and visit their classroom.

VOLUNTEERING AT CHINOOK MIDDLE SCHOOL
VOLUNTEERING AT CHINOOK MIDDLE SCHOOL

Chinook Parents! Are you looking for a way to volunteer at Chinook next year? Consider this…

Starting in the fall with the opening of the new school building, Chinook will initiate a new volunteer program. The name of the program is still to be determined, but the idea is to bring teams of parents into the school during lunchtime to provide additional adult presence, supervision and support. These adults would encourage student success by helping to maintain a safe, supportive and positive environment at school.

Parent involvement in their children’s education has consistently been shown to contribute to academic achievement. What a great way to support your own child’s success, as well as have a window into their middle school world!

Parents can sign up to volunteer every week, every other week or once a month. All volunteers will need to have a completed BSD volunteer application on file, you can find information Here. There will be an orientation meeting in late summer or early fall.

Please contact Annie Roth if you would like more information or if you would like to sign up to participate.

Sign up for Incoming Kindergartener Summer Playdates
Do you have an incoming kindergartener or know someone who does? We will be coordinating play dates during the summer so the newest Medina Tigers can get to know each other. If you are interested in being included, please sign up on our website.

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Summer Book Recommendations from Medina Staff!
Want some good book recommendations for your Medina Tiger? The Medina Staff has made book recommendations—in video form! Please click HERE to see what books the Medina staff recommends you READ this summer. ... read full article

2014-15 Bellevue School Foundation Ambassadors
A great way to be more involved and learn more about the Foundation is to volunteer to be a school-based Foundation ambassador. Ambassadors facilitate two-way conversations between individual schools and the Foundation that serves them all. They help Foundation staff and board members to learn how each school's PTSA, principals, and teachers can be supported. Throughout the year, ambassadors work closely with Foundation staff to raise awareness of the Foundation and the difference our donors make for Bellevue students.Their volunteer role is essential in enabling the Foundation to fulfill its mission.  The following schools have open positions next year: Bennett, Chinook, Eastgate, ... read full article

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