Topics:

  • Family Bingo Night
  • Chinook Mariners Day
  • 8th grade Blue and Gold Bash
  • PTSA Needs
  • Jubilee Sports Update
  • Immunizations
  • Free Drop-In Tutoring
  • Care Solace
  • Bellevue Transportation Forum
  • In Case You Missed It

Important Dates

 

Greetings Chinook Middle School Community,

This is the final week of the 3rd quarter, and it’s hard to believe we have less than 11 weeks left in the school year- let’s continue our journey of learning and growth with enthusiasm!

A quick reminder: there will be no school next week, from April 8th to April 12th.

Wishing you all a wonderful and rejuvenating Spring Break!

In Partnership,

James Peterson

Principal

[email protected]

Family Bingo Night at Chinook!

Join us April 19th for Family Bingo Night! Our PTSA is hosting Bingo night starting at 6:30pm. We will have prizes for all ages and snacks! We will also have food trucks and an ice cream truck available starting at 5:30pm. We are really excited to host this fun filled event!! Please RSVP here as seating is limited!


Chinook Mariners Day: Mariners vs. Angels!

Enjoy a day at the ballpark with your Chinook community! May 31st join us in cheering on the Mariners vs. the LA Angels at our Chinook/Mariners Family night!!! We are very excited to have our families all gathered together and enjoy a night game for what looks to be an exciting season for the Mariners!

Tickets are only $20…You can RSVP and then purchase tickets on our website. Please contact Debbie at [email protected] for more information!


8th Grade Blue and Gold Bash!

Calling all 8th grade caregivers!! The PTSA is hosting the 8th grade end of the year party! Mark your calendars for June 14th starting at 6pm. We hope to celebrate our students with a night to remember. Please visit our website page for more information as well as donation asks. While we have a budget from the PTSA, we’d like to raise more funds to make sure all our students have a great time. If you have any questions, please reach out to Danielle or Kim at [email protected]


PTSA Needs

Our PTSA is already planning for the next year and need some community support. We have a few roles we are looking to fill next. Our priorities our filling the roles of a Co-Treasurer and Vice President. Those are the main needs we have right now for next year. We also have fun chair positions like Staff Appreciation Chair and Social Chair. Please consider reaching out to Debbie at [email protected] for more information!!!!


Jubilee Sports Update

Our 6th grade flag football team’s game was rescheduled from last week to this week due to the opposing team not having enough players to play, they are looking to get their first win this week as they face Highland in the last game of the season on Wednesday (4/3) 3:15pm at Chinook on the small soccer field.

Our 7th/8th grade flag football team faced off against Highland in the sun, rain, and hail on Wednesday (3/27). It was a back-and-forth game; each team took turns scoring touchdowns. A turnover late in the game by Chinook turned the tide for Highland and they ended up winning by one touchdown, the final score being 42-35 Highland. Our 7th/8th flag football team faces off against Odle for the final game of the season this week on Wednesday (4/3) 3:15pm at Chinook.


Immunizations

Bellevue School District partners with the Washington State Department of Health to monitor and support student immunizations. Now is the time to catch up on immunizations!

Talk with your health care provider to find out which vaccines your child needs. Use yearly checkups and other visits, such as sports physicals, to make sure your children have all the immunizations they need.

Request a copy of your child’s immunization record from your health care provider so you can keep track of their immunization history. Or sign up for https://MyIRmobile.com , which gives you online access to your own and your family’s immunization records. Learn more at https://doh.wa.gov/immsrecords

Children under 19 years of age in Washington are provided with all recommended vaccines at no or low cost at one of Washington state’s Childhood Vaccine Program providers.

Health care providers may charge an office visit fee and a fee to give the vaccine, called an administration fee. If you can’t afford the administration fee, you may ask for it to be waived.


Free Drop-In Tutoring

Bellevue High School’s Science Olympiad has started a program called Tutor Time. They are hosting free drop-in tutoring sessions for students K-12 in all subjects. Sessions are held every Saturday at various KCLS libraries. In addition, if you need help with the STEM/Science Fair, they can offer guidance on all aspects of your project. If you would like more information, please reach out to them at [email protected] or visit their website: https://tutortime.my.canva.site/

Here is their schedule for the next couple of weeks:

  • April 6th: Bellevue Library Meeting Room 1 from 2-4pm
  • April 20th: Mercer island Library Meeting Room from 2-4pm

Care Solace Offers Mental Health Resources During Spring Break

As Spring Break approaches, we encourage students to fully embrace this time for relaxation and rejuvenation. Take a break from screens, reconnect with loved ones, and indulge in activities that bring joy. Should BSD students, staff or families need support during this time or any other, Care Solace is here to provide confidential mental health care coordination 24/7/365.

Learn about other mental health resources at BSD.


Bellevue Transportation Forum

What can the district, City of Bellevue or Metro Transit do to engage and encourage parents to choose environmentally sustainable transportation options such as riding the bus, walking, biking or carpooling? Attend the Transportation Forum to collaborate with district and city leaders in creating solutions for transportation challenges.

In Person Event

  • Date: Thursday, April 25, 2024
  • Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Sammamish High School
  • Address: 100 140th Ave. SE Bellevue, WA 98005

Online Event

  • Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2024
  • Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Online via Microsoft Teams

Register now.

Registration for these events is suggested but not required. You may also request interpretation/translation support for the events through the registration form.


In Case You Missed It


Course Selection for 2024-2025 Due

Last chance to select courses for next year.

See our Registration Hub for more information.


ROCKStore Donations Request

As part of our school’s Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) system, students schoolwide earn Behavior Points which can be redeemed at our ROCKStore. ROCKS stands for:

R- Respect

O- Ownership

C- Compassion

K- Kindness

S- Scholarship

We are looking for community donations to spice up our prizes/awards. We are looking for things like:

  • fun school supplies
  • board games
  • movie tickets
  • museum passes
  • cooking lessons
  • escape rooms
  • game and event tickets
  • Museum of Flight,
  • Zip Lining
  • Gift cards

Please contact [email protected] Thank you!


Life Threatening Allergies

Within our school community there are students who have a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis).  Some common life-threatening allergens are foods such as peanuts, tree nuts (e.g., almond, cashew, hazelnuts, pistachio), eggs, and fish, bee or other insect stings, latex, lilies, and some medications. We have a comprehensive Procedure for Anaphylaxis Prevention and Response.  While it is not possible to achieve a completely allergen-free environment, Chinook takes reasonable measures to reduce the risk of exposure to allergens for all students, particularly students with potentially life-threatening allergies. This includes:

  • Fully implementing Individual Health Plans for students.
  • Annual staff training to reduce the risk of exposure to allergens, and to respond appropriately if a
  • student exhibits symptom of anaphylaxis.
  • Available allergen aware and peanut/tree nut free areas in the cafeteria.
  • Latex balloons are not permitted at school.

We also ask for your support in limiting the allergens that are brought to school. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.