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Getting involved at Chinook Middle School

Chinook’s PTSA is looking for parents/family members of incoming 6th graders to join our Board. We have a variety of positions including Co-President, Co-Vice President of Communications, Legislative Chair, and Co-Secretary available. Middle school is a critical time for kids to know their parents/families are involved and to see them being active at Chinook. Middle school PTSA is less time intensive than elementary PTSA’s can be. We have most of our PTSA positions for 2018-2019 split into Co-leadership positions. Our hope is to continue the tradition of teamwork, overlapping years of service for stability and shared knowledge, and to have fun while service our community. A core of our Board members are returning to serve next year. We still need about 6 or 7 new Board members. We’d love your involvement! If you have interest in exploring how you might be a part of the Chinook PTSA Board, please contact Nancy Huenefeld Gese at president@chinookptsa.org


 


Are you interested in joining Triangle Pool or being a part of the Tigershark swim team this summer? Join now and save on "Early Bird" membership through April 30th. Triangle Pool is a wonderful community outdoor heated Pool just down the street from Enatai Elementary.  Triangle Pool provides swim lessons for members and non members.  

Triangle Tigershark Swim Team registration is OPEN!  (*You MUST first purchase a Triangle Pool membership prior to signing your swimmer up for swim team.)  Triangle Tigershark swim team has both year-round swimmers and "just in the summer" swimmers on the team.  Tigersharks do not have to be fantastic swimmers to join, but by the end of the summer, the improvement is phenomenal! 
For more information on our Junior Tigershark program and swim team please visit: www.trianglepool.org/swim-team/


 

Titans FC is the #1 youth soccer club on the Greater Eastside, providing top quality coaching to over 1,000 players and prioritizing player development at all levels. The Medina After School Titans program is an excellent way for players at Medina Elementary to learn about the game we love, as well as get a feeling for our program in a fun, safe, and engaging environment. Our coaches will run a game based sessions that will ensure players of all levels will have a great experience.

Our coaches are looking to provide a fun, engaging, beginner soccer class for all students, but are in need of a few more female players so that we can host a female-specific group during training sessions! Please be sure to spread the word about this fantastic soccer program, and don't hesitate to invite any interested students to register.

Please text 'Medina' to 345345 to receive a registration link, and contact Keenan@npsatitans.com for any questions. Medina families will receive a 10% discount. Use code "Titans10" at Checkout to receive the discount. We hope to see you out on the field, and Go Titans! 


Image with Fashion: See Flyer

Explore the creative world of Fashion Illustration! Students will receive a sketchbook to use daily while learning how to draw clothing illustrations from head to toe. Please click the flyer for details.

Thursday, 4/5-5/30

No class: 4/12

Time: 2:35pm-3:50pm

Room: TBD

Grades: 1-5

Price: $192


Coder School
Founded in Silicon Valley, the Coder School aims to promote and encourage coding between the ages of 7-18. Whether coding is an established passion or a new found hobby, the Coder School offers a uniquely fun service for either beginners or the experienced. Rather than using static one-size-fits-all curriculum's, our core program uses an immersion and mentoring approach in a super-small student to teacher ratio (typically 2:1). Instead of linear learning of concepts from a curriculum, we immerse the kids in coding by building stuff and then building more stuff! Here at the Coder School, we offer free 30 minute trials for all those interested! 

 Kindly, 

 Darrell Fortin (425) 998-7007 www.thecoderschool.com darrell@thecoderschool.com


 

City of Bellevue presents: Greener Living Class Series

See flyer here.

City of Bellevue Utilities is pleased to partner with King County Library System to offer FREE environmental classes:

Green Cleaning Classes, Learn how to

o   Avoid products that harm your health and our environment

o   Choose and make green cleaners

Take home a green cleaning kit that includes recipes to make your own green cleaners

Zero Waste Hero Classes, Learn how to

o   Reduce food waste

o   Properly sort recycling, organics and garbage

o   Recycle unusual items like batteries

Take home a reusable recycling collection bag, a recycling kit with posters of how to sort and a composting container for your kitchen.

CLASS SCHEDULE

**Registration for all classes is required.  Email us at recycle@bellevuewa.gov or call 425-452-6932 to register.  Spaces are limited.  First come, first served.  Adults and children over 7 are welcome to attend.

Green Cleaning Classes:

Wednesday, March 7th

12:00-1:00PM

Lake Hills King County Library

15590 Lake Hills Blvd.

Monday, April 2nd

6:30-7:30PM

Lake Hills King County Library

15590 Lake Hills Blvd.

Tuesday, April 3rd

7:00-8:00PM  

Newport Way Library

14250 SE Newport Way

Saturday, April 14th

1:00-2:00PM

Newport Way Library

14250 SE Newport Way

Tuesday, April 17th

7:00–8:00PM

North Bellevue Community Center Room D

4063 148th Ave NE

Monday, April 30th

7:00-8:00PM

Lake Hills King County Library

15590 Lake Hills Blvd.

Zero Waste Hero Classes

Monday, March 5th 

7:00–8:00PM

North Bellevue Community Center Room D

4063 148th Ave NE

 

Thursday, March 22nd

7:00-8:00PM

Newport Way Library

14250 SE Newport Way

 

Tuesday, March 27th

7:30-8:30PM

Lake Hills King County Library

15590 Lake Hills Blvd.

 

Thursday, April 12,

12:00-1:00PM

Newport Way Library

14250 SE Newport Way

 

Monday, April 23rd

7:00-8:00PM

Newport Way Library

14250 SE Newport Way

 

Wednesday, May 2nd

7:00-8:00PM

Lake Hills King County Library

15590 Lake Hills Blvd.


 

Chinook Musical “ Seusical’ 
Mark you calendar for Seussical!
 
Two nights only! Friday, March 9, and Saturday, March 10, at 7:00PM
 
Bellevue High School Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $10, available starting March 7 at Chinook and at BHS the night of the performances
 
Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  Although Horton faces ridicule, danger and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!
 
Bellevue Boys Lacrosse Club

TRY LACROSSE DAY JANUARY 20th

BBLC is hosting a Try Lacrosse Day for youth players K - 8th grade on January 20th from 12:00pm - 1:00pm at Bellevue Downtown Park. This is a great opportunity for boys to try the game before committing to the whole season. This event is free and requires no equipment. Sign up here!

All youth families are also welcome to attend our Youth Kick-off Meeting, 6:30pm on Thursday, January 11th @ Medina Elementary to learn more about our youth program and the coming season.

Lacrosse is a fast-paced sport that has grown exponentially over the past decade.  Bellevue Boys Lacrosse Club serves boys in grades K-12 who reside within the Bellevue High School boundary area.  We are dedicated to developing players at every age. Learn more here.  Youth practices start in February (March for K-2) and high school tryouts start February 26th.  

Visit our website at www.bellevuelacrosse.com to register for spring season - just click on the orange REGISTER NOW button. Registration closes January 22nd.


Smart with Art

Visual Arts: American Artists See flyer.

This exploratory art course enables students to work with a wide variety of art materials, develop art skills, and learn art historical content. We will explore art from a variety of American artists while creating both 2d and 3d works of art.

Mondays, 1/8-3/26

No class: 1/15, 1/29, 2/19 & 3/19

Time: 2:35pm-3:50pm

Room: TBD

Grades: K-5

Price: $176 ($22/class - 8 classes)


Bellevue Wolverines Girls Lacrosse

Registration for the 2018 Bellevue Girls Lacrosse spring season for grades 3rd-8th is now open!  Practices will begin February 26th. Please register via our website at http://bellevuegirlslax.com/. In addition, there is an "Introduction to Lacrosse" clinic available on Sundays in the spring for girls in 1st and 2nd grade.  Come play one of the fast growing sports in the country!


Bellevue Boys Lacrosse Club - Spring Registration

Bellevue Lacrosse, Lacrosse, Goal, FieldBellevue Boys Lacrosse Club serves boys in grades K-12 who reside within the Bellevue High School boundary area.  The Bellevue Lacrosse program is dedicated to developing players at every age and preparing them for a successful high school experience -  for more information about our programs click here.  Over the past 8 years the BHS Varsity team has played in the state championship 7 times and won the state title 6 times.  Visit our alumni page to see where our athletes are playing in college. 

Visit our website at www.bellevuelacrosse.com to register for spring season now - just click on the orange REGISTER NOW button!  Early bird discounts available through Dec. 31, 2017. Registration closes January 15th. 

Not sure if you want to play?  Check our website for details about our free TRY LAX days coming up in December and January. All youth families are also welcome to attend our Youth Kick-off Meeting on January 11th to learn more about our youth program and the coming season. Youth practices start in February (March for K-2) and high school tryouts start February 26th. High school players must also complete the BHS Athletics Department sports packet and be cleared to participate.


Camp Kindness Counts  
Mid-winter break camp Feb. 20-23rd 

Highland Community Center (Bellevue)

Early Bird (until 12/15/17) - $270 / Regular Price - $300

See flyer.


Panthers Youth RugbyPanthers Youth Rugby Club Winter Registration

Join Panthers Youth Rugby Club, and practice in a co-ed Touch or Contact division 3 times a week until the end of the school year wearing the club branded practice and game jerseys. Free sessions to give rugby a try in November. Rugby is made very affordable by the Panthers Youth Rugby Club with a yearly membership fee of $170 for Touch 1st-4th graders, $200 for 5th-6th graders, and $280 for 7th-8th graders. Fees include a player kit with a practice jersey, a short, socks and a rugby ball. Practices this Winter:

- Tue & Thu 5:30pm at Grass Lawn Park, Redmond WA
- Sat 11am at Highland Middle School, Bellevue WA 

Onboarding new players - All skill levels welcome - November through January. 

To contact: info@PanthersYouthRugby.com
To register: www.PanthersYouthRugby.com
To follow: https://www.facebook.com/panthersyouthrugby


Free Friday Art Activity by Bellevue Honor Society NAHS

Bellevue Arts Museum from 4-6pm, first Friday of each month.

For the past four years, NAHS has been hosting Free Friday Art Activities (FFAAs) at the Bellevue Arts Museum from 4-6pm to provide children with access and the opportunity to enhance their artistic skills and interests. We have also reached out to our local elementary schools and public libraries to provide more ways for children to participate in our events. Through our cooperative efforts, we could provide children with even more spaces to cultivate innovation and ingenuity, as well as providing art education that is otherwise diminishing in local programs.


Camp Kindness Counts - "Super Heroes"
Schedule: Wednesdays:  12:20-1:20pm
Fall:  Oct 4 - Dec 6, no class Nov 22 (10 classes)
Winter: Jan 3- March 14, no class Feb. 21 (10 classes)
 
1 Semester Fee: $165
2 Semester Fee: $305
 
Camp Kindness Counts empowers kids to feel that their thoughts, voices, and actions matter and can make a positive impact in their communities and the world. In the after school class, students will practice mindfulness and work together on team building games and community service projects to develop the problem solving, collaboration, and critical thinking skills that they need to be change-makers. This fall the students will make an impact in their school through a School Kindness Project and work with partnered non-profits to think creatively about solving homelessness and finding solutions to spread kindness. Camp Kindness Counts believes that no one is too young to know their powerful ability to make a difference! 

Sponge Classes

Spanish
Tue-Thu 2:35 - 3:35
10/3(Tue)- 5/24(Thu) K-5 $300X4

Mandarin
Tue-Thu 2:35 - 3:35
10/3(Tue)- 5/24(Thu) K-5  $300X4

French
Tue-Thu 2:35 - 3:35
10/3(Tue)- 5/24(Thu) K-5  $300X4

To register, visit Sponge sign up page. Tax form can be found HERE.


WOW Academy - Preschool and Specialized Classes

WOW Academy will be offering STEM and English Literacy Classes for Preschool to Fifth Grade Students starting in May. Our unique STEM curriculum combines play-based, hands-on activities and balances them with strong academic instruction.  For our Literacy Classes, we do require a 30 minute individual assessment session with your child.  This assessment session is free of charge and will give us a better idea of your child’s skills and abilities.  We will then be able to customize the class to suit your child’s learning needs.Our class sizes are small, so space is limited and filling up fast. Please take a look at our website, www.wow-academy.org or contact Olivia Chang (Medina Elementary PTA STEM Co-Chair) at (425) 296-6978 for information on free trial classes and free 30 minute educational assessments.


Bellevue Wolverines Girls Lacrosse Club
Come join the excitement and play the fastest game on two feet. The Bellevue Wolverines Girls Lacrosse Club offers more than just opportunities to develop lacrosse skills and to compete in this fun sport, the fastest growing in the US; it also promotes teamwork, exercise and lasting friendships. Interested in becoming a well rounded athlete? Being a multi sport athlete allows you to learn how to compete from a variety of coaches, and learn different skill sets. If you have not registered yet, consider doing so soon.   
Comprehensive IT Education and Visual Art from STEP Computer Academy

New after-school program on Comprehensive IT Education and Visual Art from STEP Computer Academy located in Bellevue (transportation from school will be provided). The program is a combination of comprehensive IT (programming, game development, graphics design, hardware, 3D graphics and printing, web development, etc.) plus comprehensive visual art program – all in one solution."

Age: 3rd-5th Grades

Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday shuttle bus will pick up kids from the school, and parents will pick them up from STEP Computer Academy(5-10 minutes from Medina) at 7.00pm.

Information on the program: http://seattle.itstep.org/news-slider/visual-arts-program-for-kids-9-12-years-old/

Detailed curriculum: http://seattle.itstep.org/study-programms/Academy-ART.pdf

Tuition: $480/month + $60 transportation fee(optional)

To sign-up or ask any questions: e-mail: office.seattle@itstep.org, or call 425-598-9697


CUB SCOUT PACK 435

Last year, Cub Scouts from Medina Elementary School built and raced cars, rockets, and boats, built models, practiced archery, hiked, camped, biked, swam, practiced first aid, visited a fire station, helped distribute food to the needy, had a sleepover at the zoo, scooted around in a giant hamster ball, went fishing, and much more. And this year will be even better.

Best of all, our Pack welcomes all boys. There are no tryouts. No cuts. We encourage boys to try new things, meet new friends, and push their limits in a supportive, no-bullying environment. The Cub Scout motto is “Do your best” and we strive to help our Scouts fulfill this promise.

You can join anytime during the school year. Check out our calendar at www.pack435.org and join us for a meeting, event, or adventure. Go places. Do stuff. Be part of the fun and adventure of Cub Scouts. For more information, visit www.pack435.org, or contact Jonathan Kagle (jonkalist@hotmail.com)


 

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