THE BYTE

Medina Elementary PTA Newsletter
Issue #17 - December 17, 2017

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Presidents' Message

 

 

Happy Holidays from the Medina PTA! We want to take this opportunity to thank you for all you do to enrich the elementary school experience for our children. We appreciate your volunteering of time and money so that we can continue to offer the special additions that make Medina the great school it is.

Our General Assembly meetings are a great opportunity for you to see where your funds are spent and vote on any business at hand. There are only 3 more meetings this year (January, April and June). Our next meeting will be Friday January 5th at 6:30 pm. We will have a movie night with a volunteer who will be watching our children so they will be entertained. We will also be providing free pizza and popcorn so dinner is taken care of! Our principal, Dr. Harvey will be attending and we will be voting on some important items. Please participate. We try to keep them as short as possible as we value everyone's time, while still making the information about our programs and events available to everyone.

Thank you again. Enjoy your vacations or staycations! We look forward to seeing you "next year"!

Tracy and Anita

Co-presidents, Medina Elementary PTA 

PTA General Assembly Meeting

While your child(ren) are enjoying the movie in the Multipurpose Room, please join us for the General Assembly Meeting in the school Library
Pizza will be available at 6:00pm and the movie will start at 6:30pm. 
The General Assembly meeting will also start at 6:30 pm in the Library. 
Join in our School Events

    Wrap-up your holiday shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1328998 

and Amazon donates to Medina Parent Teacher Association.

 

 


Let's go ice skating!!  Enjoy this fun winter activity at the south end of Downtown Park in Downtown Bellevue, just south of Bellevue Square and help Medina!!  Mention you are from Medina Elementary when you purchase your tickets and they will make a donation to our PTA for our school!!
The ice rink is a temporary structure at the Bellevue Downtown Park in Downtown Bellevue, just south of Bellevue Square. It features the region’s largest covered open-air ice (real frozen water) skating experience, a tent covers the rink surface for those days when it is raining. In addition, there is a heated tent adjacent to the rink for those who would like to visit without skating can enjoy watching while keeping warm. A concession stand offers hot chocolate, along with other treats, to keep your hands warm.

Admission to the rink is $14/person (includes skate rental), $10/person for ages eight and under.

Interested in learning how to skate? Visit the ice arena December 12-14, January 2-4 and 9-11 between 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. courtesy of Overlake Medical Center, to learn how to skate from the pros! Skating instructors will be on-site to give complimentary skating lessons. Normal admission rates apply for each skater.
 
The rink is open from now until December 15, 2017 and again from January 2-15, 2018.

November 24-December 15, 2017 & January 2-15, 2018
 
More information about the Bellevue Magic Season can be found here.

 

 Medina Wine Club

Are you a wine lover who enjoys discovering rarer wines from the NW? Would you like Medina Elementary PTA to receive a donation when you purchase something you already enjoy?

Medina Wine is offering Medina families either a 4 or 6 bottle monthly wine club. The wine selection is curated from exclusive releases not available in stores. They have committed to making a sizable donation per wine club membership. While you can purchase this as a gift as well, all deliveries must be in the Medina/downtown Bellevue areas. Thanks to Medina Wine for this commitment to their community. Please fill in Wine Club Medina Order From to submit your order !  


 New Laptop or iPad for the Holidays?

Please consider donating your old working laptop, iPad or tablet to our school's tech program! It will be wiped clean of everything but the operating system. If interested in making this generous donation, please contact Shafiqa Darani at daranis@bsd405.org.


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)

Calendar

 December

Mon  Tuesday Wed Thurs Fri
Dec 4 5  6 7 8
   

3rd Grade Staff Appreciation Lunch

                               

Movie Night

6:30pm Despicable Me 3

 11  12 13  15  16 

Spirit Week

Tiger Day

 

 Spirit Week

Hat Day

 Spirit Week

Animal Da

 Spirit Week

Festive Sweater

 Spirit Week

Pajama Day

18  19 20 21 22   

No School

Winter Break           

 No School

Winter Break

 

 No School

Winter Break

 

 No School

Winter Break

 

 No School

 Winter Break

 

25  26 27 28 29

No School

Winter Break    

 No School

Winter Break       

 

 No School

Winter Break

 

 No School

Winter Break

 

 No School

Winter Break

 

Jan 1  2 3 4 5

No School

Winter Break 

 Back to school

 

 

PTA General Assembly meeting @6:30pm Library

Movie Night

         

 District Calendars 

You can find the monthly Bellevue School District calendar HERE on the district website. There is also the entire calendar for the 2017-18 school year. 

Engage in After School Activities

  

12th ANNUAL ALL-CITY CHESS TOURNAMENT

The 12th Annual All-City Chess Tournament will be on Saturday, 1/20/2018, at Medina Elementary. Check-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. If your child plays in only one tournament this year, let this be the one!?It is a wonderful learning experience, and the students have a great time. 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 (http://medinapta.org/Page/StudentPrograms/ChessClub) or contact Chess Club Co-Chairs, Gulin Goktepe and Yu Liu, at chessclub@medinapta.org.

Chess Club Information

Medina Chess Club meets every Wednesday after school from 12:15 - 1:25 (1:50 for our Advanced class). The 2017-2018 season begins WEDNESDAY ......


 

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

 Math is Cool: http://www.academicsarecool.com/

 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: http://medinapta.org/Packet/MathClubMIC

 

 KPMT: http://www.newportmathclub.org/kpmt/

 Newport High School, 4333 Factoria Blvd SE, Bellevue, WA 98006

Saturday, 3/17/2018, 2:30 pm - 8:30 pm

 registration link: http://medinapta.org/Packet/MathClubKMPT

 

WSMC Blaine: http://www.blaine.wednet.edu/mathchamps/Middle_School/Home.html

 Blaine High School, 1055 H St, Blaine, WA 98230

 Saturday, 3/24/2018, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

 registration link:   http://medinapta.org/Packet/mathclubWSMC

 

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] 

Tune in to Community Events

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

New Update:

Registration for the 2018 Bellevue Girls Lacrosse spring season for grades 3rd-8th is now open!

Quick Links
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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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