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Medina PTA supports Medina Elementary School in the Bellevue School District

We help build a feeling of community and provide programs, activities, and personnel that help enhance our children's education!

 

THANKS TO ALL THAT SUPPORTED OUR AUCTION!  

WE HAD A FANTASTIC TURNOUT AND A FUN NIGHT! 

We are striving for 100% Medina participation in our fundraising efforts. If you were unable to attend the auction, you still have a chance to show your support by donating ONLINE TODAY!

 


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Questions about the Medina PTA website? send email to Lucille Tam at webmaster@medinapta.org

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NO SCHOOL: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY
NO SCHOOL: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

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Monday, March 20
Math WSMC Blaine
Math WSMC Blaine

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Saturday, March 25
Where:
Blaine High School, 1055 H St, Blaine, WA 98230

see Math Club program page.
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PTA General Assembly Meeting

Please join us for an evening PTA General Assembly meeting on STEM Night! We will be meeting on Tuesday, 4/4, at 4:30 pm in the school library. We will provide childcare (for ages 5 and up) and a movie in the Music Room so you can take your kids straight to STEM Night when we are done. Come and learn about all of the great PTA programs and events we have planned for the rest of the school year and also what we are planning for next year. Get updates from the principal, teacher representatives, and various PTA committees. This meeting will be great opportunity for parents to contribute ideas on how to enrich and enhance the next school year for students, parents, and teachers. We hope to see you there!

Agenda
1) Call to Order
2) Approve Minutes from January 2017 Meeting
3) School Report: Beth Hamilton and Hunter Sissom
4) Teacher Representatives' Report: Amie Ptak and Anna Hatlestad
5) Executive Report: Priscilla McAughan and Eileen Foley
6) Treasurers’ Report: Brandon Bede and Tracy Mayclin (this is your chance to provide input on our budget for next year!)
7) Fundraising Update: Liz Quinn
8) Nominating Committee Update (we have PTA volunteer opportunities for the 2017-18 school year!)
9) Programs Update: Alicia Alibhai (Drama Club, Father/Daughter Dance, Mother/Son Sports Day, World Culture Night, Read-A-Thon, Math Adventures)
10) Committee Reports (Chess, DI, Math Club, and more!)
11) New Business/Announcements (open to the floor)


Medina Family Game Day: Mariners 2017

Spring is in the air and you know what that means...it's time to watch the Mariners play ball! Check out the Seattle Mariners as they take on the Chicago White Sox at Safeco Field on Saturday, 5/20, at 7:10 pm as part of Family Game Day for Medina Elementary. Special group seating has been reserved for Medina Elementary families. Tickets are $13, and you must purchase them by Wednesday, 5/3. You can purchase the tickets HERE. See the flyer for more information, or if you have any questions, please contact Alicia Alibhai at programs@medinapta.org.


Math Adventure is Coming to Medina

Math Adventure will be coming back to Medina Elementary on Friday, 4/21, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. This year’s theme is the Medina School of Magic! Math Adventure is a nonprofit organization that blends puzzles, math, and the arts into a night of fun, non-competitive learning and teamwork. Teams work together to solve puzzles that reveal clues, which then unlock theatrical adventures. To learn more, visit the Math Adventure website. Tickets are $25 per student, and you must register for the event by Friday, 4/14. You can purchase the tickets HERE. If you have any questions, please contact info@mathadventure.org.


Register for New Drama Program


Medina's new after school drama program in conjunction with Studio East will run from 4/24 to 6/5, and the classes will be on Mondays from 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm at Medina Elementary. Class sizes are limited to 30 students per class. Registration, which will close at midnight on Sunday, 4/2, will be on a first come, first served basis. There is a $75 fee per student. You must be a Medina PTA member to register your child for this activity. You can register for the classes HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Alicia Alibhai at programs@medinapta.org. The following programs will be offered:

Broadway Kids (grades K-2)
A musical theater extravaganza! Students will learn a song, add movement, and create their own scene. This class will focus on building creativity through the vocal and physical exploration of music. 
Story Drama One Act (grades 3-5)
Starting from scratch, students will use their imaginations to create a spectacular story anything goes! They will put their story on stage, creating new characters and bringing them to life. Students will work together as writers, directors, actors, and costume and set designers.

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Medina STEM Week from April 3-7

STEM Week is coming to Medina! Students will have opportunities to participate in exciting STEM related activities during the school day. STEM Family Night will be on Tuesday, 4/4, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Medina Elementary. Bring the whole family to see students' science projects along with advances in 3D printing, robotics, and aeronautics! Come and participate in the always popular, annual egg drop competition. It will be a night of hands-on learning and fun with STEM related activities for all ages. If your child would like to work on a science project at home to share at school and during STEM Family Night, please see the science project guidelines and instructions. If you have any questions, please contact Abha Bhatia and Olivia Chang at stemweek@medinapta.org. Important Dates
Friday 3/24
: Science Project Slip for Poster Registration Due
Friday 3/31: Tri-Fold Poster Due
April 3-7: STEM Week
Tuesday 4/4: STEM Family Night

Medina Math Club Update

Congratulations to the students who participated in the 5th grade Math Is Cool Competition on Friday, 3/10. Our Medina team placed FIRST overall! The following students placed in the top 15 in their division. Fantastic work, Medina Mathletes! 

Owen L. Z. (2nd) David D. (6th)
Lucas T. (9th) Owen J. Z. (13th)

 


Volunteers Needed for Other Schools' Auctions
Every year, we have parents from other BSD elementary schools volunteer at the Medina auction. At this year's auction, we had parent volunteers from Cherry Crest (6), Newport Heights (8), and Somerset (7). These volunteers are a huge source of help and allow more Medina parents to enjoy their time at the auction. Cherry Crest, Newport Heights, and Somerset all have auctions coming up in March and April. These volunteer agreements between schools are critical to ensuring not only the future success of our own auctions and fundraisers, but also demonstrating that we support other local PTAs with the same ... read full article

Chess Club Update

Calling all Medina female chess players! Queen's Quest, the largest ALL-GIRLS elementary chess tournament in the nation, will be held on Saturday, 3/25, at 8:00 am at Medina Elementary. You can register for the tournament HERE. You can also sign up to volunteer on the Chess Club webpage. Even though this is a girls-only tournament, boys' parents are more than welcome to volunteer at the tournament. Thank you, and we hope to see you at Queen's Quest! If you have any questions, please contact Yi Jin and Raafia Khan at chessclub@medinapta.org.


Bellevue School Foundation: Spring for Schools

It’s time! Bellevue Schools Foundation’s biggest fundraiser of the year, “Spring for Schools,” is right around the corner. It will be on Friday, 3/24, at noon. Reserve your spot today and list me (Kea Rensch), Medina Ambassador for Bellevue Schools Foundation, as your table captain. You can learn more about the event or sign up to register HERE
Here are just some of the programs that the Bellevue Schools Foundation funds: Vibes, National Board Certification for Bellevue teachers, STEM programs, and early literacy programs. The Foundation raises and donates over one million dollars annually to help ALL students in the Bellevue School District thrive! Questions? Please don’t hesitate to ask! Kea Rensch. Thank you!


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