THE BYTE
Medina Elementary PTA Newsletter
Issue #19 - January 5, 2020

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Presidents' Message
 

Dear Medina Community!

Happy New Year! We hope you all are enjoying a wonderful holiday and that 2020 is full of love, laughter, and lots of fun adventures for your family! If you ordered spirit wear stay tuned, our order will be coming in soon. Also this week, look for information about Ski Bus from our Ski Bus Chairs regarding resort opening times and closures that might affect the Ski Bus schedule. 

Looking ahead to our second half of our school year, get your tickets HERE for our Auction on March 7th 2020! The theme this year is Believe Leap Achieve! This is an event you do not want to miss, so get your tickets and invite your friends to do the same. We look forward to this night every year, and this year will be no exception.

Welcome back and wishing you all the best in 2020!

Warm regards,
Marti Enke & Yan Guo
PTA Co-Presidents 2019-2020
 
What's New This Week

Family Community Service Event

Looking back to our Family Community Service Event on November 22, 2019, our community donated an amazing 148.7 pounds of canned and packaged foods for Hopelink! Thank you again to everyone who donated!

Here are a few pictures of the event. To view more pictures, check out our Facebook album.

  
  


Engage in After School Activities

Math Club

Registration for Math is Cool and WSMC Blaine is open. Please visit the math club page at http://medinapta.org/Page/StudentPrograms/mathclub for the registration link.

Math is Cool will be competing at 4th grade and 5th grade levels. WSMC Blaine will be at the 5th grade level. Lower grades can still participate, but must compete at the available levels. Both are off site competitions, and parents are responsible for transportation. Please mark your calendar after registration. Please follow the links on the math club page to their website for additional information.

Join in Our School Events

READ-A-THON

Our second reading challenge of the year is in full swing! Take a look at our December/January Book ListThis Book List includes more advanced and challenging books for higher reading levels, books from different ethnic backgrounds, as well as holiday-related books to ring in the season! All of these books are available in either the school library or the Bellevue Public Library.

To complete the current challenge, Read-A-Thon participants are asked to read at least three books (or as many as they can!) from our Book List by January 31st. Please make sure your child submits an online book report for every book that he/she reads from the Book List. This is the only way we will know how many and which books your child has read! 

If your child would like to participate in the second reading challenge (and didn't sign up for the first challenge), please register here. Registration will remain open all year, and we encourage you to sign up anytime!

To learn more about Read-A-Thon, please visit the Read-A-Thon page. Happy reading!

PTA Pulse

Join the Medina PTA. Membership dues are $14 for individuals or $27 for families. With a PTA membership, you'll receive a Medina Elementary School directory and you can sign your children up for PTA supported programs (plus much more!).

Our goal is to have 100% participation through our parent community. We are at 97% participation so far this year! Thank you to those who have joined/renewed. Volunteering is NOT required to join.

Update Your Account

We need up-to-date information for many of our families! Please sign into your account and double check that your family's information is correct, including your child's current grade and teacher. 

Calendar

January

Sun Mon Tuesday Wed Thurs Fri Sat
      Jan 1 2 3 4

 

 

 

NO SCHOOL: WINTER BREAK

NO SCHOOL: WINTER BREAK

NO SCHOOL: WINTER BREAK

 

5 6 7 8 10  11 

 

 

 

First Day of Ski Bus

 

 

 

12 13 14 15 16  17  18 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19 20 21 22 23  24  25 

 

NO SCHOOL: MLK DAY

 

 

 

 

 

26 27 28 29 30  31   

 

NO SCHOOL: NON-STUDENT DAY

 

 

 

 

 

 District Calendars 

You can find the monthly Bellevue School District calendar HERE on the district website. There is also the entire calendar for the 2019-20 school year. 

Support Our PTA

 

Did you purchase your ticket for our upcoming auction yet? 

Tickets are now available for sale here.

 

Please visit our auction’s website to learn more about the event.

Email auction@medinapta.org for any auction related questions or suggestions 


In Other News

Bellevue Gifted Alliance Events

 
High School Student Panel
High school students who attended BSD's Advanced Learning (previously the gifted) program discuss how to choose a high school.
January 8, 2020
6:30-8:00 PM
Sammamish High School Performing Arts Center
100 140th Ave SE
 

Bellevue Schools Foundation - Spring for Schools

 

Save the Date! Friday, May 1, is our annual Spring for Schools luncheon at the Bellevue Hyatt Regency. Learn how your dollars transform our Bellevue district schools and support every student, every day. Education Showcase starts at 10:15am and luncheon 11:50am -1:15pm.

Tune in to Community Events

For local area activities, events, sports, and information, visit our PTA website.

  • Registration for Bellevue Boys Lacrosse Club is open for spring season (February/March-May). Learn more and register at http://www.bellevuelacrosse.com.
  • Registration for Bellevue Wolverines Girls Lacrosse spring season (March-May) is now open. Teams for 3rd-8th grade available, for all skill levels. Please register at http://bellevuegirlslax.com/.
  • Cub Scouts Pack 435

Quick Links

Amazon Smile: You can raise money for Medina Elementary when shopping at Amazon! Make your purchases via our Amazon Smile page, and 0.5% of your purchase will go to our school.

Coorporate Match Donations: If you or your spouse’s employer matches donations made to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, your donation could be doubled or even tripled! Simply go to your company’s internal website and complete the necessary information. For more information, see HERE.

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