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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!

Welcome To Medina Elementary

We are so excited to start the new year! For those of you new to the community, we wanted to give you an overview of some of the exciting events that happen throughout the year. See below, or the pdf file or the Calendar on the Medina PTA website for further details.

August:

- Grade Level Playdate

- Back To School Day (August 28): Kids can meet their teacher, you can sign up for the PTA in person or online, find out about various clubs and activities around school, sign up to volunteer for PTA activities as well as class room volunteer opportunities

- First Day of School for 1st-5th Graders (August 30)

During the first weeks of school, your Room Parent will coordinate sign up for class room as well as PTA sponsored activities and volunteer opportunities. You will also be asked to contribute to class room funds for class room activities

September:

- Labor Day: No school (September 3)

- First Day of School for Kindergarteners (September 4)

First General Assembly PTA Meeting (September 11): Come find out how you can be more involved in the school and the PTA

- Meet and Greet Brunches per Grade Level for Parents: This is an opportunity to meet other parents in your child’s grade level and catch up with old friends. See Calendar and/or the Byte (the PTA newsletter) for details regarding when and where your child’s grade brunch will be

- Chess registration (Opens September 6), Chess Family Night, Chess Club starts: Enroll your child in the largest Chess Club in the State of Washington

-Ice Cream Social (September 13, 6:00-7:00pm)

- Enroll your child in Math Club, Destination Imagination (DI) or any of the other many clubs and activities (see the website for further details)

- Picture Day (September 14)

- Drama Club Registration (Opens September 16)

October:

- Tiger Tough Obstacle Course (October 12): Set your calendar for Friday, October 12th! Come join us in Medina’s first ever Tiger Tough Relay Race and Obstacle Course with your kids, and help raise money for for all the awesome programs and experiences that the school and PTA offer and fund. This year, our goal is bigger, better, and muddier!

- 4th Grade is in charge of monthly Staff Appreciation Lunch

- Walk to School Day (October 10) - Class Fall Parties

November:

- 5th Grade is in charge of monthly Staff Appreciation Lunch

- Missoula Children’s Theater (November 26-December 1): Your child can audition for and play a part in the nation’s largest children’s theater touring company. They produce a play in one week with two shows.

- Veteran’s Day: No School (November 11)

- Thanksgiving: No School (November 22 and 23)

 

December:

- 3rd Grade is in charge of monthly Staff Appreciation Lunch (December 6)

- Class Winter Parties - Winter Break (December 24 - January 4)

January:

- MLK Day: No School (January 21)

February:

- Kindergarten is in charge of the monthly Staff Appreciation Lunch

- Mid-Winter Break (February 18-22)

March:

- 2nd Grade is in charge of the monthly Staff Appreciation Lunch

April:

- 1st Grade in charge of monthly Staff Appreciation Lunch

- Spring Break (April 8-12)

May:

- Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

- Talent Show (May 18)

- Memorial Day: No School  (May 27)

June:

- Father/Daughter Dance

- Field Day

- 5th Grade Graduation and Party

- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (June 20)

 

Back to School

 
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DI registration Open
DI registration Open

Date:
Monday, September 17
9:00a Kindergarten Grade Brunch
Kindergarten Grade Brunch

Date:
Tuesday, September 18
Time:
9:00a - 11:00a
Where:
Michelle Reeves Residence

10:00a 1st Grade Brunch
1st Grade Brunch

Date:
Tuesday, September 18
Time:
10:00a - 12:00p
Where:
Julie Franck Residence
6:00p Chess Club Family Night
Chess Club Family Night

Date:
Wednesday, September 19
Time:
6:00p - 7:30p
6:00p 3rd Grade Mom’s Night Out
3rd Grade Mom’s Night Out

Date:
Friday, September 21
Time:
6:00p - 9:00p
Where:
Overlake Golf & Country Club
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6:00p First Day of Chess
First Day of Chess

Date:
Wednesday, September 26
Time:
6:00p - 8:00p
10:30a 3rd Grade Brunch
3rd Grade Brunch

Date:
Thursday, September 27
Time:
10:30a - 12:30p

5:30p Back to School Night
Back to School Night

Date:
Thursday, September 27
Time:
5:30p - 6:30p
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Library Volunteers

Calling all library volunteers!

Library volunteer sign up Google doc for the 2018-2019 school year:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XraSq430Ngnz3kzVr-JJmgYP2o0ROG7_hApsgasIBdg/edit?usp=sharing


Destination Imagination
  I am Emily Ching, and along with Brandon Wang and Qi Zhang, we are this year's Medina DI co-chairs! We would like to welcome you to the Medina DI 2018-2019 season (DI Info Night is scheduled at 9/13 7-8pm @ Medina Café) and introduce DI at high level .   DI stands for Destination Imagination . Medina DI is a self-funded program that provides a framework with parents and DI alumni in empowering Medina kids in a 4 months long journey that build kids ‘creativity, presentation, negotiation and team work skills.   We are hosting a Medina DI Information Night on ... read full article

Chess Club
We have an amazing Chess Club at Medina Elementary. Chess Club starts this year on Wednesday, 9/26 . We welcome students from all grades and of all experience levels. The 2018-19 season will run from September to May with 26 sessions through the school year. Classes are after school on Wednesdays. Registration for year 2018-2019 is open. All registration and payment must be received by Wednesday 9/12 . No late registration will be accepted. Space is limited and registration will be on a first come, first served basis. For more information, please check the   PTA Chess Club webpage .  If you ... read full article

Runners' Club
Please join us every Wednesday and Friday morning from 7:30-8:00am.  You do not need to sign up please just show up before school and walk or run. Many studies show that children who regularly exercise score higher on tests and have lower signs of ADHD. We track the laps the children run and give them small foot tokens for every 5 miles run.     Runners' Club will start September 12 and we will try to run until early November. PLEASE NOTE: We do not run in the rain.      If you have any questions please email me at   cjmonty72@gmail.com ... read full article

Snow Sports
  Ski bus registration will open  Tuesday, October 16 at 8:00 am.  Registration will be online. We are looking forward to another great season! Ski Bus dates are Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 and Feb 6 and 13 .   Much more information is to follow in the coming weeks!   Your ski bus chairs, Manda, Paul and Mette    ... read full article

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Dad's Night Out
The Medina Men’s Malt March (original name for Dad’s Night Out) will be held October 5th at the homes of (in order)
 
Ian and Julie Olsen – 5pm to 7:30pm
 
John and JulieFranck - 7:30pm to 9pm
 
Colin (the Godfather) Hawkes – 9pm until Tuesday
 
 
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School Picture Day on September 14

This year’s picture day is Friday, September 14th — please save this date and remember to dress your best and bring your brightest smiles! 

Picture packet order forms have been distributed. Families can choose to order their photos online or bring the form and a check made payable to Lifetouch Photography on picture day. 

If you have any questions please email Karyn O’Hara at karyn.ohara@me.com

Online Orders-mylifetouch.com

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Join Cub Scouts!

All kids grade K-5 and their parents are invited to an informational meeting and fun activity on Thursday, September 20th at 6:30pm at Medina Elementary School cafeteria. Email John Franck at johnf123@gmail.com for more information or questions. www.pack435.org


Tiger Tough Relay Race and Obstacle Course
  Dear Medina Families,   As many of you may remember, we had a wonderfully successful fundraiser in the Dance-A-Thon last year, with hundreds of people in attendance for the party on that Friday evening. I was thrilled to see so many of you involved on the night of the party as well as during the week. There must have been at least a few dozen parent volunteers helping to make this such a huge success, raising over $60,000.00.   This year, our goal is bigger, better, and muddier !!! Over the past few months we have been planning an event to challenge ... read full article

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