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8:15a PTA General Assembly & Back to School Coffee
PTA General Assembly & Back to School Coffee

Date:
Tuesday, September 2
Time:
8:15a - 9:15a
Where:
Medina Elementary
10:00a 1st Grade Brunch
1st Grade Brunch

Date:
Thursday, September 4
Time:
10:00a - 12:00p
Where:
Gerron Residence
All School Welcome Back Assembly
All School Welcome Back Assembly

Date:
Friday, September 5
Where:
Medina Elementary
Medina Tiger Spirit Day
Medina Tiger Spirit Day

Date:
Friday, September 5

Everyone should wear their Orange and Blue to show their School Spirit!!
6:30p Ice Cream Social
Ice Cream Social

Date:
Friday, September 5
Time:
6:30p - 7:30p
Where:
Medina Elementary
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8:15a ELL Coffee
ELL Coffee

Date:
Monday, September 8
Time:
8:15a - 9:15a
Where:
Music room at Medina Elementary

Ms. Zsuzsanna and Medina Moms for ELL will be at the school to answer any
questions you may have about Medina Elementary.

10:00a Kindie Brunch
Kindie Brunch

Date:
Monday, September 8
Time:
10:00a - 12:00p
11:00a 4th Grade Brunch
4th Grade Brunch

Date:
Tuesday, September 9
Time:
11:00a - 1:00p
Where:
Mangone Residence
Curriculum Night
Curriculum Night

Date:
Thursday, September 11
Where:
Medina Elementary

5:30-6:00 K-2classroom presentations
6:15-6:45 Principal Presentation (multipurpose room)
7:00-7:30: 3-5 classroom presentations
**: 5:45-6:15 Specialists will be available to meet/greet in the library
Picture Day
Picture Day

Date:
Friday, September 12
Where:
Medina Elementary
10:00a 3rd Grade Brunch
3rd Grade Brunch

Date:
Friday, September 12
Time:
10:00a - 12:00p
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Pre-order your yearbook now!
Don't miss this great opportunity to invest in a beautiful quality yearbook for your child for just $18 per yearbook. The memories will last a life time. Pre-order now to guarantee your copy!

Student Placement Notifications
You will receive a postcard announcing your child's placement late this week. Postcards will be mailed on Thursday, August 28th.

If you do not receive your postcard by Saturday, please email our principal, Beth Hamilton.

PTA First General Assembly Meeting
Our first general assembly meeting and welcome back coffee for all parents will be held on the first day of school, September 2nd, right after drop off, around 8:15 am. This first meeting is a great way to learn about the year's school calendar, hear from our Principal, Beth Hamilton, become a PTA Member, have some great coffee generously donated by Medina's own Callie's Coffee and see old friends and make some new ones. We look forward to seeing you there!

Family Ice Cream Social
Please help us celebrate back-to-school on Friday, September 5th at the Family Ice Cream Social! Scooping begins at 6:30-7:30 pm at the covered playground. We welcome the whole family.

We are grateful for donations of non-nut toppings. A collection box will be located near the office one week prior to the event.

Questions can be directed to Renee Hawkes .

Room Parents Needed
If you want to be a Room Parent no matter what teacher your child gets, please email our Room Parent Coordinator, Trinity McDermott, to sign up NOW! Include your child's name and grade level. Follow up with teacher placement information when you receive it.

If you decide after you know your child’s teacher placement, you may sign up by clicking on Room Parents Sign Up link at the “Volunteer” tab. There will be a maximum of TWO ROOM PARENTS PER CLASS, although one is fine if you would like to do it solo. Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Room Parent Kick-off Meeting is Friday, September 5 at 9:30 am The location will be posted at the school entrance that morning.

Would you like to know more about being a room parent? Trinity will be at the Back to School Day on August 28 to answer any questions you may have. Kindergarten parents may sign up at the Back to School Day next to where class lists are posted. Please contact Trinity McDermott at roomparentrep@medinapta.org with additional questions. Thank you!

Back to School Brunches
Please come to the back-to-school brunches and fifth grade cocktail party to meet new parents or catch up with familiar faces! Just $25 - purchase online now:

K – Frey Residence (with Ragan-Price) on 9/8 from 10 am-12 pm

1st – Gerron Residence on 9/4 from 10 am-12 pm

2nd – Ghosh Residence on 9/15 from 10 am-12 pm

3rd – Neff Residence (with Harvey & Masters) on 9/12 from 10 am-12 pm

4th – Mangone Residence on 9/9 from 11 am-1 pm

5th - Cocktail Party on 10/3 at the Souders Residence (with Aigner). Details to come.

Dad's Night Out - "Man's Malt March" on Saturday 10/11

Mom's Night Out - Cheers Moms! Food, Wine, and Fall Fun on Saturday 10/4

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.

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Author Marc Barnett Coming To Medina
On Monday, September 15th, Medina is thrilled to welcome acclaimed author Mac Barnett. Mac has written over 15 picture books including the Coldecott Honor title,  Extra Yarn. He will be visiting a group of Medina 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade students to share his passion for reading and writing.  His newest picture book,  Telephone, will be one of many titles featured.  All Medina students can pre-order his book and have them personalized and signed. Please click here  for the order form. Visit Mac's website at www.macbarnett.com  for details about each of his books.  A big THANK YOU to University Bookstore ... read full article

Back to School Paperwork
There will be NO paperwork sent  home with your student on the first day of school this year.  Required school district forms are available to complete in advance online at  Medina Elementary Back To School Online Packet  page and click on the "Back to School On-line Packet" link. The PTA Taking Care of Business (TCOB) form, which allows you to purchase a PTA membership, yearbooks, attendance to back-to-school brunches, and the moms' and dads' night out, will be available to pick up or you can take care of it online  now! Click Here to download and find out what to do with ... read full article

ELL Coffee on Monday, September 8th
Ms. Zsuzsanna and Medina Moms for ELL will be at the school to answer any questions you may have about Medina Elementary. This is an informal gathering for anyone interested in talking about settling into the school year, resources that are available, and perhaps putting you in touch with a “buddy” for any questions that may come up during the school year. Here are the details: • When: Monday, September 8 th • Time: 8:15-9:15am (right after drop-off) • Where: Music room at Medina Elementary • How to sign up: Just let Wady, Asako, Sujin, or Min know you’re interested! Here’s the info about ... read full article

Support and Help on the Playground-all year round!
Safety and fun are high priorities here at Medina. We have 3-4 fabulous educational assistants supervising recess each day to make sure our students are having a fun and safe break. But, as always, more adults who can play with the students, help solve minor conflicts, and support students during recess are always helpful! PTA parents along with our Dean of Students will help to coordinate our Playground Support from parents for each recess. You will see emails coming home from your room parents about the times your class parents are asked to support our playground starting in late September ... read full article

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