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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!

To continue a high-quality public education for our students, VOTE YES three times for the Bellevue School District levies on the February ballot!

The Bellevue School District has more than 20,000 students, and every one of them benefits from the levies. From art, music, band and orchestra for elementary students, to 7th period classes and tutorial for all middle and high school students; from nurses, counselors and technology staff to smartboards, projectors and printers; from shared and individual laptops to major building repairs and buses; from language immersion to gifted and special ed programs – ALL of our students benefit. What’s more, a strong public school system attracts families and businesses creating a strong community and a thriving local economy. We hope you will VOTE YES three times!

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Jan 14

Monday, January 15
Last day to register to vote in levy election
Last day to register to vote in levy election

Monday, January 15
Medina All-City Chess Tournament
Medina All-City Chess Tournament

Saturday, January 20
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5th Grade Chinook Parent Information Night Thursday 1/18/2018
5th grade families with students considering attending Chinook Middle School next fall are invited to our Parent Information Night on Thursday, January 18. Due to the revised timeline for Open Enrollment in the Bellevue School District this year, this event has been moved up to provide families who are considering alternatives to their neighborhood school the opportunity to learn more about Chinook and the opportunities offered at this school.
The presentation starts at 6:30 PM and will conclude at 8:00. Come learn about the curriculum, different school programs, and amazing electives offered at Chinook. This is not a required event for students who are planning on attending Chinook next year but all are invited to get a brief look into the unique elective programs that are offered. Students are welcome to join families if they would like.
The agenda for the evening is:
6:00 – 6:30          Music performances in the Commons while families arrive
6:30 – 6:45          Principal introduction
Elective rotations for families to learn about various programs in Art & Drama, Music, Career and Technical Education, PE, and World Languages.
6:50 – 7:00          Rotation 1
7:05 – 7:15           Rotation 2
7:20 – 7:30          Rotation 3
7:35 – 7:45           Rotation 4
7:50 – 8:00          Rotation 5
This evening will not contain information about registering for specific classes. Once the Open Enrollment period ends and families have determined which middle school they will attend next year, the registration process will begin March 12for 5th grade students. Information will be sent out at that time.

5th Grade Odle Parent Information Night Thursday 1/25/2018
Attention 5th grade families with students who will be attending Odle Middle School next fall. We are excited to invite you to Odle Information Night on Thursday, January 25th. The evening starts at 6:00 PM in the school commons. Come learn about the curriculum, different school programs, and amazing electives offered at Odle. First, we will have an informational fair, featuring our core academic programs and community partners. At 6:25, Mr. Miller, our principal, will welcome families and present an overview of the school. Then, families will have the opportunity to visit classrooms as teachers share information about 6th grade elective courses. We look forward to meeting you and your child soon!
Please note – Parking is limited, additional parking is available at Lake Sammamish Four Square Church.

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The 12th Annual All-City Chess Tournament will be on Saturday, 1/20/2018, at Medina ElementaryCheck-in for the tournament is between 8:00 to 8:30 am, and games begin at 9:00 am. We welcome all players in grades K-6, including students who are not in the Chess Club this year. All participants must register in advance. No exceptions. You can register for the tournament HERE. Please note that Medina Chess Club members are NOT automatically registered for this tournament. If your child wants to participate, you must register for the tournament. For more information, visit the Chess Club webpage or contact Chess Club Co-Chairs, Gulin Goktepe and Yu Liu, at

Community Outreach Survey

The community outreach team developed a survey to gather some information from families about which areas of the CASEL competencies and Internet Safety they want more information on.  Could you please include the link below in your weekly newsletter.  Let parents know it will only take about five minutes to fill out the survey. Thanks for your help.

Math Club Competitions

More competition registration open, deadline is 1/15/2018

 Math is Cool
Mount Rainier High School, 22450 19th Ave S, Des Moines, WA 98198
5th grade: Friday, 3/9/2018, 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4th grade: Friday, 3/16/2018, 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Registration link:

Newport High School, 4333 Factoria Blvd SE, Bellevue, WA 98006
Saturday, 3/17/2018, 2:30 pm - 8:30 pm
registration link: 

WSMC Blaine
Blaine High School, 1055 H St, Blaine, WA 98230
Saturday, 3/24/2018, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
registration link:

Math Kangaroo Competition

Where: Medina Elementary School
When:  3/15/18 (Thursday)
Time:  2:45 - 4 pm
Who: 3rd - 5th graders at Medina

Math Kangaroo is an international math competition consisting of a 75 min. multiple choice test completed individually.  It is open to all Medina students from 3rd grade through 5th grade. Registration is open until 15 December 2017. Fee is $20 per student. If you would like to register your student, please follow this LINK

[Medina is not listed in the site drop-down menu because we are hosting Medina students only.  Please use the following private session access code to select Medina as your location:  WAMEDIN0001328] 

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