THE BYTE
Medina Elementary PTA Newsletter
Issue #43 - May 19 2018

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Presidents' Message

Hello Medina Community,

Our nominating committee has been working hard to fill all the PTA positions for the next school year, and there are still a few spots open. See the message below from the nominating committee for details. If you’d like to volunteer, please let us know. 

Be sure to order yearbooks by June 1st to guarantee a copy. 

Nominations for the Golden Acorn Award is due by this Friday, May 24th. Please include a brief summary of the volunteer work done by the candidates that you are nominating. 

Have a great week!

Jessica Shao

President, Medina Elementary PTA  

Join in our School Events

 

Golden Acorn Award Nomination

The Golden Acorn Award is presented by local PTAs to volunteers in recognition of their exemplary and outstanding service. The Medina Elementary PTA awards this honor to volunteers who are “graduating” from Medina Elementary with their 5th grade students. Recognizing individuals who go above and beyond in supporting our children is a great way to acknowledge how much their service matters. If you would like to nominate a volunteer for his or her dedicated service in support of students, send your nomination to president@medinapta.org by Friday, 5/24. Please be sure to include a brief summary of why you believe the volunteer should be recognized and any PTA positions they may have held. 


Spring Yearbook Sale

Have you ordered your yearbook yet?  Now is the time!  Be sure to order by June 1st to guarantee your copy!  This is your last chance to order your Medina Elementary Yearbook for $18.  Click HERE to place an order now!

Not sure if you have purchased a yearbook?  You can check by signing in on the Medina PTA Website and looking under “My Account.”  If there is not an order shown for “Yearbook” then you have not purchased a copy.

If you have any questions, contact Daana Denzel at yearbook@medinapta.org


Medina PTA Board and Chair Positions

Our Medina PTA has is still looking for several positions for next year. We have been fortunate to have so many parents already volunteer for next year but are still looking for some assistance in the following events: World Culture Night and The Talent Show. These two fabulous programs are some of our most attended and popular events. We are also seeking parents to participate with our VP of Programs. While we do have a VP of Programs, we would always appreciate another Co-VP of Programs or at least some volunteers willing to assist our VP of Programs. We are fortunate to have our VP of Programs return next year so much of the work is done, but we are asking parents to please assist, especially if you child participates in one of our many programs.

We are also seeking a Co-President Elect. While sitting on the board this year, Co-President Elect would be President for the 2020-21 school year.

Thank you!!!

The Nominating Committee


Every kid's favorite day of school is just around the corner. Field Day is June 7th from 1pm-2:15 pm. Below is the sign up for volunteers.....we still have several spots open and would love to see parents from each grade sign up.

FIELD DAY PARENT VOLUNTEERS 2019


 


  BGA Spring Event - updated event details

Aisha Simon of Axiom Learning

“Boosting Executive Function Skills to Succeed in Middle School”

Free!

Join us for an interactive workshop to learn about and develop executive function skills such as planning, prioritization, working memory, and cognitive flexibility.  This session is designed for current 4th, 5th, and 6th graders plus a parent.  You will be working in parent-child teams (1:1 is best).  Reserve your spot here:

https://forms.gle/6rmRpAKVkeBHbwUX8

June 3, 6:30-8:00 PM

Doors open at 6:15 PM

Wilburton Instructional Service Center

12241 Main St., Bellevue

Rainier Room


 Preparing for College - Four Workshops

Bellevue PTSA Council, Bellevue Gifted Alliance, and Transcend Academy present a series of four exciting NEW workshops geared toward students in grades 8 to 11.   Workshops will be led by Transcend Academy CEO Tina Tran Neville and BSD Counselors.

FREE to any BSD student with student ID CARD

$20 for BSD adults

$40 for out of district attendees

Tickets can be purchased online:

https://squareup.com/store/bellevue-ptsa-council-2-dot-3

I. Top 10 Things Colleges Look for in Admissions and How to Get There

   April 15 

II. Rocking Standardized Tests

  April 29

III. How to Write an Unforgettable Essay

  May 14 

IV. Build Your College Resume (updated title)

 * Life is a Journey. Appreciate the Journey.

 * Who You Are Will Change Through High School and College

 * Craft a Personal Resume that Works for You

 * How Joining Activities Can Help You Find Your Passion

    May 28

Wilburton Instructional Service Center

12241 Main St. Bellevue

Rainier Room

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


 

Do you have any gently used items that your child no longer fits in?

Medina school nurses are happy to take them away for you. 

We are in need of children’s clothing, primarily pants/leggings between size 5T-8 (XS-M)

Please drop them at the Medina front office.    

Thank You!-  Nurse Sarah and Deb

Calendar

 May

Sun Mon Tuesday Wed Thurs Fri Sat
Apr 28 29 30 May 1 2 3 4
                                          

   

        

     

                                                

 
5 6 7 8 9 10 11

 

Bring 2 flowers to school

Bring a small treat for your teacher

Lunch will be provided by the PTA

Bring in a card or note for their teacher(s)

Class Gifts 

Math Adventure 

 

              

12 13 14 15 16 17 18
     

Last Day of Chess Club - Ice Cream Party

 



 
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
 

 

 

 

 

Gold Acorn Award Nomination deadline

 
26 27 28
29  30 31
1
   NO SCHOOL Memorial 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 2018-19 school year. 

Tune in to Community Events

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

Update : 

--- Bellevue Lacrosse Summer Camp

---You are invited to perform on grand piano in the BHS performing arts center

---Support SplashForward for new aquatic facilities in our communities.

--- Language Immersion summer camp

--- The Bellevue Girls Basketball Team, along with Coach Nick Crossan and his coaching staff, will be running a basketball program at Bellevue High School for girls in grades 3rd-8th to learn basketball skills through drills and scrimmages. 

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