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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!

 


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NO SCHOOL: MEMORIAL DAY
NO SCHOOL: MEMORIAL DAY

Date:
Monday, May 29
5:30p Father/Daughter Luau
Father/Daughter Luau

Date:
Saturday, June 3
Time:
5:30p - 8:30p
Where:
Medina Elementary

Dance for girls and their dad, grandfather, brother, uncle, etc. The theme this year is a Hawaiian Luau, so we encourage all to dress Hawaiian style. Tickets may be purchased at http://medinapta.org/Packet/FatherDaughterDance For more information, please contact Alicia Alibhai at programs@medinapta.org Thank you.
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Key PTA Positions Open

We need your help to make Medina an excellent school for our children with programming and opportunities for all! The PTA Nominating Committee is looking for volunteers to fill positions for the 2017-18 school year. Without parent involvement, students at Medina will not be able to enjoy all the wonderful experiences the school has to offer. There are generally four General Assembly (GA) meetings throughout the year, and there is approximately one meeting per month for those who attend Exec Committee, Board of Directors (BOD), and GA meetings. The higher priority positions that need to be filled as soon possible can be found HERE.

If you are currently in one of these positions and would like to continue next year, or if you are interested in taking on a new position, please contact the PTA Nominating Committee at nomination@medinapta.org.


2017-2018 Class Placement Parent Input Form

As we near the end of the year, our school staff will determine student placement for the next academic year. The goal of student placement is for each child to be placed in the best possible learning environment. In May and June 2017, the staff members who know your child best use available information, including the parent input form, to begin grouping students. Gender ratios, academic performance, social skills, and learning styles and needs are considered.

Creating balanced classrooms where children will be successful is a complex process, and we need the parents' cooperation to make it work. Please complete the online Parent Input Form for each of your children by Friday, 6/2. If you have questions, please contact your classroom teacher or principal.


Father/Daughter Luau

Date: Saturday, 6/3
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Place: Medina Elementary
Bring your Hawaiian shirts and hula skirts! Please join in the fun as we party Hawaiian style. There will be music, dancing, games, a photo booth, prizes, good eats and lots of treats! You can register for the event HERE. The cost is $20 per family online or $30 at the door. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help at the event, please contact Alicia Alibhai at programs@medinapta.org.


Medina's First READ-A-THON

Get ready for Medina's first ever Read-a-Thon! Beginning Monday, 5/1, students in each class will fill out reading goal sheets. New stories, genres, and characters - just for fun! It will be an exciting new way to expand students' reading and to earn extra classroom rewards. We will wrap it all up with the Book Swap on Thursday, 6/8. We hope everyone will participate! If you have any questions, please contact Dana Gribble at readathon@medinapta.org.


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utstanding Educator Award Nominations Due on Fri, 5/26

The Medina PTA is seeking nominations for its first-ever OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR AWARD. This award is presented to an individual who has made innovative and exemplary contributions that enhance the education of children. Teachers, specialists, support staff, and administrators all fall within the educator category. If you would like to nominate an educator for his or her dedicated service in support of our students, send your nomination to president@medinapta.org by Friday, 5/26. Please be sure to include a brief summary describing how this individual demonstrates professional excellence and a strong commitment to our school community.


Second Annual Book Swap on Thurs, 6/8

Our second annual Book Swap is just around the corner! This is a great opportunity for your student to “shop” for some new summer reading. To ensure this event runs smoothly, we need VOLUNTEERS to check in books and fill out swap tickets, sort books by genre, set up and help manage classes during their swap time, and keep books looking tidy. You can sign up to volunteer HERE. We would appreciate any help you can offer. If you have any questions, please contact Carrie Browne and Rebecca Johnston at library@medinapta.org.  

WHEN
- Book donations will be accepted on Thurs, Fri, and Mon (6/1, 6/2, and 6/5).
- Set up will be on Tues (6/6) from 12:15 to 2:30 pm and Wed (6/7) from 8:10 to 10:30 am
- Book swap will be on Thurs (6/8).
HOW
- Drop off bags of books to swap in the boxes at the school entryway. We will accept books in GOOD condition that are appropriate for grades K-6. We would love books printed in different languages.
- Please no workbooks, coloring books, or books with missing or torn pages or with writing in them. Please donate books that other students would want to read.
- Clearly label book swap bags with the student’s name as we will track the number of books donated by each student. 
- For every two books donated, students will get to take home one book (for a total of up to five books per student)
MORE DETAILS
- There will be a grade level competition. The grade that brings in the most books will be able to “shop the swap” first. Grades K and 1 will combine to join forces. 
- At the end of the swap, students who were not able bring in books to swap will be able to choose one book to take home. 
- Remaining books will be donated to Seattle and Bellevue schools that have requested books for their students to read over the summer.
- YES, you can donate more than 10 books. 
- Donation bags will NOT be returned.

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