Tyee: Upcoming Dates
  • April 26: Tyee PTSA Makers Market (7pm)
  • May 6-15: Smarter Balanced Assessments
  • May 21-24: 6th Grade Camp
  • May 31: PTSA 7th Grade Carnival (info below)
  • June 7: Textbooks & Library Books Due
  • June 14: Laptop Return
  • June 14: PTSA 8th Grade Party (time TBD)
  • June 17: 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony (4pm)
Tyee: Smarter Balanced Assessments (May 6-17) In May, your student will be participating in the state Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) testing.  The schedule for Tyee MS will be as follows:

  • May 6-8: Math (in Math Classes)
  • May 13-15: English (in Language Arts Classes)
  • May 10 & 17: SBA Make Up Tests (in Library)
  • May 22-24: 8th Grade Science (in 8th Gr Science classes)
  • May 27: SBA & Science Make-up Testing (in Library)


If students are absent any of the testing days, we will do our best to have them attend a make up session. All testing will take place during the regular school day.


It’s important that students bring WIRED headphones to school to use on testing days because Bluetooth connectivity for wireless earbuds or AirPods will not work with the testing secure browser.  We have a limited number of wired headphones at school we can lend.  Also, please have your student restart their laptop the week leading up to May 6.  This will allow for a faster login to the test site.

BSD: Transportation Forum Register for the BSD Transportation Forum. There will be an online and in-person session to collaborate with BSD and City leaders about solutions to local transportation challenges. April 25 from 4-6pm at Sammamish HS, or May 1 from 6-8pm online. See the attached flyer for more info.


Tyee PTSA: Makers Market Event 4/26 On April 26th Tyee will hold our first Makers Market.  Students can register for tables to sell handmade items, or food or drinks they have created.  Each product should have at least 4 items or 4 ingredients the students have together to create their own unique product, unless it’s individually crafted, such as origami, crochet, face painting, caricatures, pottery, photography, braiding, etc.  There will be a rental fee of $30.00 (deducted from their sales) which will go towards Redecorating The Staff Lounge.  Each vendor will also choose a charity of their choice to donate a percentage of their sales.  We encourage students to hold tables in groups of 2 or 3.


Students can also showcase their talents on the Performance Stage during the Makers Market. You can play an instrument, sing, perform magic or juggle, a comedy routine – or other!  You can receive donations just like a busker at Pike Place Market. Each slot is 10 minutes long.  You can also have a vendor table at the event, just have someone to cover your table during that time.  Those playing musical instruments must be in groups of 2-4.

Students have been sent a Sign Up via Microsoft Teams.  Please have your students check their Teams to see the sign up for both the Student Table Sales and the Student Performances. 

We are holding workshops for students to prepare them for the Makers Market.  They will be held in the library the last 15 minutes of each lunch in the library.

  • Friday, April 5th at 11:25am, 12:20pm and 1:15pm focusing on discussing profit and price point, as well as choosing a charity of each student’s choice, and specific planning for food and drink sales.
  • Friday, April 19th at 11:25am, 12:20pm and 1:15pm to discuss marketing and advertising the products around school.
Tyee PTSA: 7th Grade Carnival Planning The PTSA is looking for parents to help plan the 7th Grade Carnival event May 31st from 6:30 – 8:00pm.  Most of the work is already done so time commitment is low, but the joy of helping in your student’s big event is high!  Please email:  [email protected].
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