Good Evening Tyee Families,

Hope you had a restful and reflective Memorial Day Weekend. The Monday holiday serves as a final “breather” for our students before the final push to the end of the year. We’re continuing our Spring Theme of “Finish Strong” and will continue positive messaging about arriving to class on time, minimizing distractions like phones, and safely transitioning in the hallways and lunchroom. Thank you for connecting with your students about what a successful finish looks like to them, and the steps they need to take to see this vision become a reality!

Please take a look at each update below. Especially for our 8th graders – there are several key events taking place from here to the end of the year.

Byron Lillie, Principal

Important Dates
  • June 10: Tyee PTSA 8th Grade Party (6:30pm)
  • June 17: 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony (1:00pm)
  • June 17 & 20: Student Laptop Collection
  • June 21: Last Day of School (10:30am dismissal)
Tyee: Textbook, & Laptop Return


In the coming weeks, Tyee students will prepare for the summer by returning of checked out textbooks, library books, borrowed instruments and uniforms, and laptop devices.

Teachers will begin checking in textbooks the week of May 31, all Library Books are due June 13, and Laptops will be returned June 17 (8th grade) and June 20 (6th & 7th grade) for re-imaging  over summer. Music teachers and Jubilee Reach Coaches will contact students and families about instruments and uniforms.

Unreturned items could result in fines placed on student accounts, so thank you for working with your student to ensure everything is returned to the school this month!

Tyee: All Visitors Report to Main Office If ever you are visiting our school, please only attempt to enter the building through our front entrance off Allen Road. Staff in the office can assist you with your question or need. Visitors needing to go beyond the Main Office are required to sign-in at our LobbyGuard vestibule and wear a badge at all times.

We’ve had reports this year of family members trying to enter side or rear doors to meet their students or drop off items. Please understand this is highly unsafe for you and our students. Thank you for reporting to the Main Office when you visit our school.

A reminder we have the capacity to accept deliveries for students for ONLY emergency items (such as medication).  We will continue reminding families of this should they attempt to drop off items. If you stop by, thank you for please working with our office staff who can help to explain the change.  It can be quite stressful to forget something for school, but thank you for working with us as we seek to keep students in class, teach them to remember their belongings, and support them with problem-solving strategies when they forget.

Tyee PTSA: 8th Grade Party! Friday, June 10 All Tyee 8th Grade students are invited to join our PTSA Carnival Extravaganza Friday, June 10th, from 6:30-9pm in the Tyee commons & gym. Tickets are $40 and on sale online  here and in-person during 2nd and 3rd lunch on Thursday, May 26 & and Friday, May 27. Please buy your tickets online now so we can get a gauge of how much food and supplies to prepare! 8th graders will enjoy entertainers, carnival games, tattoos, music, dancing, photo booth, Italian sodas, food and much more! We are going all out! They have already received a paper invitation with a permission slip, event guidelines, payment information etc. Be on the lookout for it! This will be a wonderful way to celebrate their time at Tyee together!

We want to ensure the party is available for every 8th grade Tyee student. For assistance covering the cost, please contact your student’s counselor – scholarships are available. (last names A-Hs, Michael Johnson (; Hu-Q, BobiJo Hatch (; R-Z, Beth Hannibal (

If you feel you could donate a ticket for another student as well as your own, or even part of a ticket, please do that here

Alternatively, please consider making a donation to the PTSA specifically to help towards the cost of the party (which is really going to be Awesome!) here and if your company matches donations then that would be wonderful too. Checks can be made out to Tyee PTSA and sent to the PTA box in the school’s main office

Finally, we also need parent volunteers to help make this fun event happen for our kids – we can’t do it without your help! Please sign up here and be a part of the fun. You don’t need to be an 8th grade parent to sign up – come and see what’s in store for your kids next year! Any questions, contact us at

Tyee: 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony  Friday, June 17


Tyee 8th Grade students will be honored as the outgoing class of 2022 in a Promotion Ceremony featuring inspiring messages from student speakers and performances from talented musicians. Every 8th grade student (we have over 350!) will be presented a certificate recognizing the successful completion of Middle School. For the first time since 2019, the event will be hosted in-person at Tyee Middle School.  A live streaming option will also be available to share with those not joining us in person. Following the ceremony is an outdoor reception in our west courtyard for photo opportunities with friends, family, and favorite teachers.

Date: Friday, June 17

Time: 1:00pm. Doors open at 12:30. Run Time: approx.90 mins. Reception to follow.

Location: Tyee MS Gymnasium (please enter through north entrance on back side of campus) & West Courtyard (reception)

Parking: Tyee is limited to 100 parking spaces. Parking ushers will close lots when they’ve reached capacity. We strongly encourage attendees carpool, walk, or take public transit such as Metro or Uber/Lyft. Our neighborhood has extremely limited street parking. Please be respectful to our neighboring residences by avoiding illegal parking such as blocking driveways. Bellevue Police’s Traffic Division will be notified of this event in advance to support enforcement, and Edgebrook Swim & Tennis Club will have vehicles towed.

Newport HS: Athletics & Activities Showcase 6/2 Welcome to Newport! Please join us to preview our athletic teams and more than 70 clubs and activities. Thursday, June 2nd at 5:00pm. There will be a meet and greet with advisors, coaches, and students, followed by  a presentation from the athletics and activities director from 6 – 6:30. If you have questions please contact Athletic Director Jesse Snyder: or the athletics assistant Jennetta Blake:
Newport HS: Cooking Classes for grades 3-8! 6/2 & 6/7 Newport HS is holding two fun cooking classes for new chefs grades 3-8! Enjoy a night out while your kids have a blast in our ‘Baking Basics’ and ‘Pasta Party’ cooking classes! Young chefs attending our Baking Basics class on Tuesday June 2nd will learn how to make a chocolate chip cookies and cupcakes and learn many skills throughout the process. Dinner will be provided, and they will even be taking boxes of their treats home! Those attending our Pasta Party class on Thursday June 7th will learn how to make homemade pasta and sauce from scratch. In addition to enjoying their fabulous Italian meal, the young chefs will be creating a personalized apron to take home. Classes are $55 separately, but are $100 if parents sign up for both!

Please complete the following Microsoft Form to complete registration for your student!

Pay online through under “Newport High School” then “ASB Fundraisers”. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our club advisor Dalanie Church at

BSD: Moving? Have you moved in the past year? Are you planning to move over the summer?  In the event of an emergency, it is important that the school district have an up-to-date address for your student(s). If you have moved, please submit a change of address form to  Please include the documents needed to establish residency.   If you will be moving over the summer, please submit the change of address information, within 5 days of your move, to Student Placement will work with you regarding your student’s school.
City of Bellevue: Transportation Survey The City of Bellevue is seeking travel data on how students travel to and from school and we need your help in distributing this survey to the parents at your school. This annual survey will help us evaluate our strategies for the Bellevue SchoolPool program, which aims to reduce drop-off and pick-up congestion at schools.  I encourage families participate using this survey link. The short, five-question survey is live until Wednesday, June 8, 2022.
Community Mental Health Resources and Crisis Numbers for Summer When classes move to Summer Break June 21st, like our Teachers, our Counselors are similarly on break until August. To discuss possible needs and supports for your child over summer, please contact their counselor before summer! Below are resources to share with families that can be directly contacted.

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.