Coronavirus Concerns and Resources
Dear Rose Hill Middle School families. RHMS PTSA understands that these are uncertain and unprecedented times that can lead to heightened anxiety and stress for our students and families. For that reason RHMS PTSA has collected a group of links to websites to keep you informed and link you to relevant resources. Please know that RHMS PTSA has been working year-round, using your generous donations to ensure that all our students (including students from families in need) are provided for through: supplemental fresh fruit for RHMS students' Pantry Packs, our mini grant program, our scholarship assistance fund, emergency preparedness supplies, student planners and ... read full article
Author:
Denise Ferguson 
Show from:
3/17/2020-5/27/2020

Curriculum Night videos
What is PTSA and what does PTSA do at RHMS? See our  informational video (first aired at Curriculum Night). RHMS Teachers showing their appreciation for PTSA mini grants Mr Ewert Ms Ghassemi Mr McShane Ms Wood ... read full article
Author:
Yumna Green 
Show from:
9/10/2019-6/18/2020

Nominating Committee seeks nominations
We’d like to hear from you! The Nominating Committee needs your help to find the best candidates for the RHMS PTSA Board of Directors! If you or someone you know may be interested, please nominate them using  this form  and either drop it off at the main office or  email it to the committee . Nominees are being sought for the offices of President, Secretary, Treasurer, VP of Programs and VP of Fundraising. We’d also like to hear from anyone interested in getting involved as a committee chair. ... read full article
Author:
Denise Ferguson 
Show from:
1/10/2020-5/4/2020

PTSA Mini Grants
RHMS PTSA awarded over $11,300 in mini grants for 2019-20. Grant awards funded a Gaga Pit for the PE department, Art club materials, STEM Puzzles and Brainteasers for Math classes, a Farm-to-Plate pilot program for culinary classes, foreign language library books and more ! Many thanks to the RHMS staff members who submitted mini grant applications and special thanks to our Mini Grant Committee - Conni Irias, Jorge Santos and Becky Stansell - who evaluated each application and made funding recommendations to the PTSA Board. ... read full article
Author:
Denise Ferguson 
Show from:
3/6/2020-4/3/2020

Thank you to our Staff Appreciation Breakfast volunteers!
Thank you to the volunteers who donated time, supplies, and/or goodies to make our February Staff Appreciation Breakfast a success!   Alessandra Arosio Heather Buchholz Hao Chen Afnan Dallasheh Susan Davis Jeannine Gilmer Anu Gopalam Joanna McKay Sarah Stone Kari Tai Trisha Tripathi Naomi Urban Purnima Vasudevan Irina Zakhareyev A special thank you to Colleen Rutherford for her frittatas and generous donations of extra supplies and goodies, to our Volunteer Coordinator, Andrea Knott , for organizing and coordinating, and to Denise Ferguson for general organization, set up, and cleanup.  ... read full article
Author:
Denise Ferguson 
Show from:
2/28/2020-4/3/2020

From our Play Co-Producers
Thank you to everyone who came to see Disney's Lion King Jr.!  The students worked incredibly hard and delivered great performances.   Congratulations to all our performers and stage crew – you did a fantastic job!  Thank you to former RHMS students Ashley Locke and Max Fanning  for returning to provide guidance and mentorship to our cast. Thank you to all our parent volunteers.  A program like this is impossible without your support.   Finally, a huge thank you to My Floss Productions, specifically Heidi Jensen, Andrew Pang, Stephanie Locke, and Molly Hall . Your direction and hard work insured a successful production and experience for our students.   Plans for next ... read full article
Author:
Denise Ferguson 
Show from:
2/28/2020-4/4/2020
Coronavirus Concerns and ResourcesDenise Ferguson3/17/20205/27/2020
Coronavirus Concerns and Resources
Dear Rose Hill Middle School families. RHMS PTSA understands that these are uncertain and unprecedented times that can lead to heightened anxiety and stress for our students and families. For that reason RHMS PTSA has collected a group of links to websites to keep you informed and link you to relevant resources. Please know that RHMS PTSA has been working year-round, using your generous donations to ensure that all our students (including students from families in need) are provided for through: supplemental fresh fruit for RHMS students' Pantry Packs, our mini grant program, our scholarship assistance fund, emergency preparedness supplies, student planners and ... read full article
Don't miss the RHMS PTSA production of Disney's Lion King Jr. starting TONIGHT!Denise Ferguson2/21/20202/22/2020
Don't miss the RHMS PTSA production of Disney's Lion King Jr. starting TONIGHT!
Performances are today, February 21 at 7pm, and tomorrow, February 22 at 2pm and 7pm. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for students/children, and can be purchased at the door. We hope to see you there! ... read full article
Membership Meeting and FREE MovieDenise Ferguson10/18/201910/22/2019
Membership Meeting and FREE Movie
RHMS PTSA Membership Meeting Our first PTSA membership meeting for 2019 is on  Tuesday,   Oct 22 at 6:00 pm in the Lake Washington High School Common s (12033 NE 80th St. Kirkland). There will be a free screening of the movie  Angst  in the high school's theater at 6:30 pm that evening so RHMS PTSA decided to move the location and time of our membership meeting to make it easy for parents to attend the movie and vote on our budget and standing rules that evening. We look forward to seeing you there. If you have any questions, please ... read full article
Curriculum Night videosYumna Green9/10/20196/18/2020
Curriculum Night videos
What is PTSA and what does PTSA do at RHMS? See our  informational video (first aired at Curriculum Night). RHMS Teachers showing their appreciation for PTSA mini grants Mr Ewert Ms Ghassemi Mr McShane Ms Wood ... read full article
Volunteer Opportunity for ParentsDenise Ferguson1/24/20202/7/2020
Volunteer Opportunity for Parents
RHMS ASB is hosting a Movie Night on Friday, February 7th from 6-8PM . District approved PTSA volunteers who would like to assist the RHMS ASB with supervision, concessions, etc. can sign up below. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0C4EA9AB2AA3F58-rhms11   ... read full article
LWPTSA Council Reflections Art Show and Open HouseDenise Ferguson1/10/20201/11/2020
LWPTSA Council Reflections Art Show and Open House
The LWPTSA Council Reflections Art Show and Open House will take place tonight , January 10, 2020 from 4-8 pm at the LWSD Resource Center . Come and celebrate LWSD students, from primary grades through high school, who participated in the Council round of the Reflections Competition! All RHMS PTSA entries that advanced to Council will be featured. All are welcome! Many thanks to our Reflections chair, Trisha Tripathi, for her excellent leadership of the RHMS PTSA Reflections program. ... read full article
Nominating Committee seeks nominationsDenise Ferguson1/10/20205/4/2020
Nominating Committee seeks nominations
We’d like to hear from you! The Nominating Committee needs your help to find the best candidates for the RHMS PTSA Board of Directors! If you or someone you know may be interested, please nominate them using  this form  and either drop it off at the main office or  email it to the committee . Nominees are being sought for the offices of President, Secretary, Treasurer, VP of Programs and VP of Fundraising. We’d also like to hear from anyone interested in getting involved as a committee chair. ... read full article
Family Dine Out at Tres Hermanos! Denise Ferguson2/21/20203/5/2020
Family Dine Out at Tres Hermanos!
Save the Date! Join us for a Dine Out event on Thursday, March 5 th at Tres Hermanos from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm. A portion of your purchase will be donated back to RHMS PTSA. This dine out event is all day long so you are not limited to specific hours! If you can't make it in, you can order a meal to go! A   flyer is required - please print one out and bring it in!  ... read full article
Don't miss the RHMS PTSA production of Disney's Lion King Jr.!Denise Ferguson1/31/20202/22/2020
Don't miss the RHMS PTSA production of Disney's Lion King Jr.!
RHMS PTSA is pleased to announce that the 2020 school play will be Disney's The Lion King Jr. with performances: Friday Feb 21 at 7 pm, and Saturday Feb 22 at 2 pm & 7 pm Location: Lake Washington High School Performing Arts Center Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students/children Purchase your tickets online until Feb 20 here on our website. Just click on "Programs" and then "Play" or follow this link: http://rhmsptsa.org/Page/Programs/Play%20-%20Lion%20King Tickets will also be available to purchase at the door 30 minutes prior to show start (cash/check only).  Disney’s Lion King Jr.  is brought to you by ... read full article
City of Redmond Emergency Prep EventDenise Ferguson1/10/20201/11/2020
City of Redmond Emergency Prep Event
Rest assured, students and teachers are well prepared for the unexpected, especially as it pertains to weather or emergency situations. Thanks to PTSA funds, each teacher has a backpack (stocked with first aid supplies, water, food) at the ready for quick departure. The district has supplied our school with enough water and food bars for 3 days. Are you prepared at home? Please feel free to message me, Colette Moss, RHMS PTSA Emergency Prep chair ( colemoss@gmail.com ), for ideas and references. Include your children in gathering supplies and making a plan so they can also feel at ease and ... read full article
RHMS PTSA December membership meetingDenise Ferguson11/22/201912/10/2019
RHMS PTSA December membership meeting
The next PTSA membership meeting will be a short one to elect our Nominating Committee. The meeting will take place right before the orchestra/band/choir concert at 6:40pm on Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019 in the hallway outside the RHMS gym. If you have any questions, or would like to serve on the Nominating Committee, please contact president@rhmsptsa.org ... read full article
Back To School Fiesta and Taco BarDenise Ferguson8/29/20199/20/2019
Back To School Fiesta and Taco Bar
Mark your calendars! Come celebrate the beginning of the school year! RHMS PTSA is hosting a Taco Bar TONIGHT from 5 to 7 PM . We will have tasty food, beverages, a photo booth, a cake walk, and RHMS Jazz Band performance! Click  here for the flyer. We'd love your help! Click  here to sign up for a volunteer shift or to bring a goodie for our cake walk.  ... read full article
PTSA Mini GrantsDenise Ferguson3/6/20204/3/2020
PTSA Mini Grants
RHMS PTSA awarded over $11,300 in mini grants for 2019-20. Grant awards funded a Gaga Pit for the PE department, Art club materials, STEM Puzzles and Brainteasers for Math classes, a Farm-to-Plate pilot program for culinary classes, foreign language library books and more ! Many thanks to the RHMS staff members who submitted mini grant applications and special thanks to our Mini Grant Committee - Conni Irias, Jorge Santos and Becky Stansell - who evaluated each application and made funding recommendations to the PTSA Board. ... read full article
Tres Hermanos Family Dinner NightDenise Ferguson3/6/20203/13/2020
Tres Hermanos Family Dinner Night
Special thanks to Tres Hermanos for partnering with RHMS PTSA for last night's fundraiser and many thanks to everyone who supported this fundraiser by placing a to-go order or dining at Tres Hermanos last night! Your support is greatly appreciated! ... read full article
Thank you to our Staff Appreciation Breakfast volunteers! Denise Ferguson2/28/20204/3/2020
Thank you to our Staff Appreciation Breakfast volunteers!
Thank you to the volunteers who donated time, supplies, and/or goodies to make our February Staff Appreciation Breakfast a success!   Alessandra Arosio Heather Buchholz Hao Chen Afnan Dallasheh Susan Davis Jeannine Gilmer Anu Gopalam Joanna McKay Sarah Stone Kari Tai Trisha Tripathi Naomi Urban Purnima Vasudevan Irina Zakhareyev A special thank you to Colleen Rutherford for her frittatas and generous donations of extra supplies and goodies, to our Volunteer Coordinator, Andrea Knott , for organizing and coordinating, and to Denise Ferguson for general organization, set up, and cleanup.  ... read full article
From our Play Co-ProducersDenise Ferguson2/28/20204/4/2020
From our Play Co-Producers
Thank you to everyone who came to see Disney's Lion King Jr.!  The students worked incredibly hard and delivered great performances.   Congratulations to all our performers and stage crew – you did a fantastic job!  Thank you to former RHMS students Ashley Locke and Max Fanning  for returning to provide guidance and mentorship to our cast. Thank you to all our parent volunteers.  A program like this is impossible without your support.   Finally, a huge thank you to My Floss Productions, specifically Heidi Jensen, Andrew Pang, Stephanie Locke, and Molly Hall . Your direction and hard work insured a successful production and experience for our students.   Plans for next ... read full article
Two upcoming eventsDenise Ferguson2/21/20202/25/2020
Two upcoming events
The Washington State PTA will be conducting a listening tour in our district on Feb 25, 2020 (9-10:15 AM or 10:30-11:45 AM) . Come and join Washington State PTA Executive Director, Andrew Estep, along with WSPTA state board members and regional local PTA leaders, and share your thoughts and ideas on how WSPTA can help support our local PTA and programs. This Listening Tour is THE time to share your ideas and inspiration and help to inform the direction and planning of PTA in our state for the next two years. Results from this Listening Tour will help to inform ... read full article
Parenting a Middle Schooler WebinarDenise Ferguson2/8/20202/10/2020
Parenting a Middle Schooler Webinar
Join Balance in Mind for their next webinar about how to raise tweens and teens in today's modern world with founder of Teen Wise, Sheri Gazitt, M.A. When : Monday, February 10 at 7:30PM Where : your computer! Registration : http://tinyurl.com/BIMFeb10 Sponsored by Balance in Mind/Lake Washington Schools Foundation . Find videos of past events on the Balance in Mind Facebook page . ... read full article
RHMS PTSA thanks you for your supportDenise Ferguson1/17/20201/24/2020
RHMS PTSA thanks you for your support
To all our families that purchased a meal from MOD Pizza on Thursday evening to support RHMS PTSA fundraising, we'd like to extend a hearty and sincere thank you! Your support makes a difference. ... read full article
Dine Out at MOD Pizza!Denise Ferguson1/10/20201/16/2020
Dine Out at MOD Pizza!
Please join us at the Bella Bottega MOD Pizza on Thursday, January 16 ALL DAY ! Enjoy a delicious pizza meal and 20% of your bill will be donated to RHMS PTSA! Please mention RHMS PTSA at check out so that your donation can be registered. This fundraiser does not apply to online orders, so please order in-store. Thank you for your support! MOD Pizza Redmond: 8900 161 st Ave. NE, Redmond, WA 98052 (425) 497-5104 ... read full article
Suicide Awareness and PreventionDenise Ferguson1/10/20201/16/2020
Suicide Awareness and Prevention
A Parent Education talk on Suicide Awareness with Peter Loft from  UW's Forefront Center.  Download a  flyer to share . Download a  flyer in Chinese. When : Thursday, January 16th, 7 - 9PM Where : Redmond High School Questions about this event? Please Contact Irene Neumann at  parent.ed@lwptsa.net Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 | Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 888-628-9454 ... read full article
Family Welcome Event - for new and international familiesDenise Ferguson1/10/20201/18/2020
Family Welcome Event - for new and international families
All new and international families are invited to a free welcome event to learn about navigating LWSD, resources and support available from the district, what is PTA and how to be involved and more.  Tickets are free . Translation service is available on request, please email Danit Erlich at  FACE@lwptsa.net . When : Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 9AM - 12:30PM Where : Lake Washington Resource Center, 16250 NE 74th St, Redmond, WA 98052 Free RSVP ... read full article
News for Friday, December 20Denise Ferguson12/25/20191/10/2020
News for Friday, December 20
Mini Grants One of the most influential ways that RHMS PTSA supports student learning at RHMS is through our mini grant process. Over $7,500 has already been awarded in mini grants so far this year - many thanks to the 12 RHMS staff members who applied for those mini grants! The applications for the second round of mini grants are due January 9, 2020 and RHMS PTSA hopes to exhaust its mini grant budget of $12,000 for the year. Special thanks to our dedicated mini grant committee - Conni Irias, Jorge Santos and Becky Stansell.  Please Support PTSA Wondering how you can support ... read full article
News for Friday, December 13Denise Ferguson12/13/201912/20/2019
News for Friday, December 13
Mini Grants One of the most influential ways that RHMS PTSA supports student learning at RHMS is through our mini grant process. Over $7,500 has already been awarded in mini grants so far this year - many thanks to the 12 RHMS staff members who applied for those mini grants! The applications for the second round of mini grants are due January 9, 2020 and RHMS PTSA hopes to exhaust its mini grant budget of $12,000 for the year. Special thanks to our dedicated mini grant committee - Conni Irias, Jorge Santos and Becky Stansell.    Please Support PTSA Wondering how you can ... read full article
Reflections Art Competition UpdateDenise Ferguson12/6/201912/13/2019
Reflections Art Competition Update
Reflections Art Competition Update:  This year RHMS PTSA had submissions from 15 students in the categories of Literature, music composition, and visual arts. Congratulations to all our Reflections participants! (C = this denotes that a student’s entry has advanced to the Council level of the competition!) Brinda Arun- C Claire Benincasa - C Jessie Kang – C Payton Hall - C Adrian Cossy- C Annika Shinoda - C Emily Unger Paige Christensen Jacqueline Joyce Tavishi Gupta Geethika Burugupally Omkar Page Mojan Abdollahi Kaelyn Strom Madeline Edgar The LWPTSA Council Reflections Art Show and Open House will take place on Friday, January 10 th  from ... read full article
Support RHMS PTSA with your holiday shopping – at no extra cost to you!Denise Ferguson11/26/20191/10/2020
Support RHMS PTSA with your holiday shopping – at no extra cost to you!
Do you shop at amazon.com? Your purchases can make a difference! AmazonSmile donates to Rose Hill Middle School PTSA – at no extra cost to you! Click this link to get started https://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1102671 -  or go to our  fundraising page for more information. Thank you for your support. ... read full article
News for Friday, November 22Denise Ferguson11/22/201912/6/2019
News for Friday, November 22
RHMS PTSA December membership meeting The next PTSA membership meeting will be a short one to elect our Nominating Committee. The meeting will take place right before the orchestra/band/choir concert at 6:40pm on Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019 in the hallway outside the RHMS gym. If you have any questions, or would like to serve on the Nominating Committee, please contact president@rhmsptsa.org ... read full article
Scholarship Basket Auction and RaffleDenise Ferguson11/22/201912/5/2019
Scholarship Basket Auction and Raffle
Scholarship Basket Auction & Raffle Thursday, December 5th at 10AM at the Lake Washington Resource Center at the Redmond Town Center Participation in the LWPTSA Council Basket Auction and Raffle is a great way to support LWSD students and get some holiday shopping done at the same time. All are welcome, so  invite a friend !  You can view the  Auction Catalog online  – can you spot the RHMS PTSA basket? The baskets are on view and available for bids at the LWSD Resource Center until December 5. All proceeds go to scholarships for LWSD graduating seniors and continuing education scholarships for staff.  Questions? ... read full article
Events on Tuesday, November 19Denise Ferguson11/15/201911/19/2019
Events on Tuesday, November 19
RHMS PTSA Board meeting The next PTSA board meeting is on Nov 19 at 7pm in the RHMS library. PTSA members who are not board members but would like to see how the board conducts business are welcome to attend. If you have any questions, please contact president@rhmsptsa.org Listening Session on Access & Inclusion The LWPTSA Council Special Education Group and LWPTSA Council will be hosting a PTSA Listening Session on Access and Inclusion. The discussion will center on ways to make local PTSA events and activities accessible for and inclusive of, all students and their families.  Continue reading .  ... read full article
Parent Education Opportunities on Thursday, November 21Denise Ferguson11/15/201911/21/2019
Parent Education Opportunities on Thursday, November 21
Parent Education opportunities:   FREE Showing of the “ Screenagers ” Film series: November 21 st   at 7:00 PM:   Screenagers: Next Chapter   at Finn Hill Middle School (8040 NE 132nd St, Kirkland, WA 98034 ) There will be a discussion panel after the viewing. Tickets are free but required – reserve them  here .  Download a flyer to share   All are invited to a screening of  Angst  on Nov. 21 from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Peter Kirk Elementary Commons (1312 6th St, Kirkland, WA 98033). Michelle Brode, behavior support health specialist from Youth Eastside Services, will lead a ... read full article
News for Friday, November 15Denise Ferguson11/15/201911/22/2019
News for Friday, November 15
From Fundraising: Thank you to all the students who turned in the City of Redmond’s October Walk to School calendar. RHMS PTSA collected 212 calendars, which equates to $1,060 that will be used for PTSA-sponsored events at the school. Our next fundraiser will be a dining out event in January. Details will follow at the beginning of the new year. ... read full article
News for Friday, November 8Denise Ferguson11/9/201911/15/2019
News for Friday, November 8
Thank you volunteers! Many thanks to our volunteers Jill Dean and Amy Lettice for putting together a beautiful "Griller's Delight" basket for the LWPTSA scholarship program's fundraiser. Each year PTSAs in our district donate themed baskets which are auctioned in the first week of December to help support scholarships for graduating LWSD seniors. Putting together RHMS PTSA's basket is just one way you can volunteer. If you would like more information about RHMS PTSA volunteer opportunities, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Andrea Knott at volunteer@rhmsptsa.org   Matching your donations Did you donate to PTSA's Pass the Hat fundraiser and/or to the ASB's ... read full article
News for Friday, November 1Denise Ferguson11/1/201911/8/2019
News for Friday, November 1
Thank you volunteers! PTSA would like to extend sincere thank yous to all of our volunteers that made a difference and ensured that the Hearing and Vision Screening (October 29) and the Staff Appreciation event (October 25) ran smoothly. Special thanks to our volunteers Michela Casazza and Denise Ferguson for chairing the Hearing and Vision and Staff Appreciation events respectively. If you would like to volunteer or would like more information about volunteer opportunities, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Andrea Knott at volunteer@rhmsptsa.org   Matching your donations Did you donate to PTSA's Pass the Hat fundraiser and/or to the ASB's Fun Run fundraiser ... read full article
Turn in SchoolPool Calendars on MondayDenise Ferguson11/1/201911/4/2019
Turn in SchoolPool Calendars on Monday
October is Walk to School Month and the Redmond SchoolPool Program is challenging families to drive less. Every calendar that gets turned in with at least 1 bike, walk, bus, or carpool trip logged raises money that goes straight to RHMS PTSA. Students who participate will receive a coupon for a free cookie at Hoffman's bakery. RHMS PTSA will be collecting calendars on Monday, November 4 during the lunch periods. ... read full article
Free Film Screenings: Screenagers SeriesDenise Ferguson11/1/201911/21/2019
Free Film Screenings: Screenagers Series
FREE Screening of the Screenagers Film series.  Each screening will host a discussion panel after the viewing. November 7 at 7PM:  Screenagers  at Sandburg Elementary (12801 84th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034 )   November 21 at 7PM:  Screenagers: Next Chapter   at Finn Hill Middle School (8040 NE 132nd St, Kirkland, WA 98034 ) Tickets are free but required .  Download a flyer to share ... read full article
Reflections Entries due in less than a week!Denise Ferguson10/26/201910/31/2019
Reflections Entries due in less than a week!
Reflections is a National PTA art competition that provides students with an opportunity to express themselves creatively based on their interpretation of the current year's theme. Students may submit original entries in any of 6 categories. There is also a Special Artist division for students with disabilities. Entries are judged by a panel of local professionals, on guidelines given by National PTA. Top entries will advance to represent RHMS PTSA at the LWPTSA Council competition and may go on to state and nationals! For more information on the categories, the rules, and the entry forms please visit the RHMS PTSA ... read full article
News for Friday, October 25Denise Ferguson10/26/201911/1/2019
News for Friday, October 25
Matching your donations Did you donate to PTSA's Pass the Hat fundraiser and/or to the ASB's Fun Run fundraiser this year? Does your employer match the charitable donations of its employees? If you answered yes to both questions, then please remember to complete the necessary paperwork with your employer to ensure that PTSA and ASB receives the matching dollars. You will need to match the donations to RHMS PTSA 2.8.85 and RHMS ASB in two separate matching requests because PTSA and ASB are two separate organizations. If you have questions about ASB donations please contact lwade@lwsd.org . If you have ... read full article
News for Friday, October 11Denise Ferguson10/11/201910/18/2019
News for Friday, October 11
RHMS PTSA Board Meeting The next PTSA board meeting is on Tuesday, Oct 15 at 7pm in the RHMS library . PTSA members who are not board members but would like to see how the board conducts business, are welcome to attend. If you have any questions please contact president@rhmsptsa.org Audition call for RHMS’s Spring 2020 play:  Disney’s Lion King Jr.   We’re excited to announce that our school play this year is  Disney’s The Lion King Jr.,  with performances February 21 & 22, at the Lake Washington High School Theater.  Auditions will be held on October 28 and 29 at the school.  All students auditioning for an acting or stagehand role must  sign up online  after reviewing the ... read full article
LWPTSA Council Brown BagDenise Ferguson10/6/201910/10/2019
LWPTSA Council Brown Bag
All are invited to the first "Brown Bag" of the year on Thursday October 10, 2019 . Matt Gillingham, LWSD Associate Superintendent of Student and Community Services, will discuss what the district is doing to address the social and emotional needs of our students. Bring your lunch and learn!  Topic: Social and Emotional Learning When: Thursday, October 10 at 12PM Where: LWSD Resource Center Board Room Find the 2019-2020 Brown Bag schedule on the LWPTSA website. ... read full article
School Pool Program benefits RHMS PTSADenise Ferguson10/4/201910/11/2019
School Pool Program benefits RHMS PTSA
In October and May, RHMS PTSA partners with the City of Redmond to participate in their School Pool program. This program encourages kids to walk, bike, carpool or bus to school. Calendars are going home with the students this week for them to keep track of how they get to and from school every day during that month. Completed calendars need to be turned in by October 31st to be eligible for prizes. In exchange for every completed calendar turned into the school, the City of Redmond will donate $5 to RHMS PTSA. This is a great way to help ... read full article
News for Friday, September 27Denise Ferguson9/27/201910/4/2019
News for Friday, September 27
Thank you, volunteers! Thank you so much to all of the volunteers for helping with the RHMS PTSA Back to School Fiesta! The jazz band added the perfect ambiance over dinner. The kids all seemed to have an absolute blast, especially with the photo booth, as well as the cake walk - powered by those beautiful treats that everyone donated.  If you would like digital copies of your family's photo booth pictures, please contact our VP of Programs Susan Davis . Thank you.   Reflections 2019-2020 Theme: “Look Within” Reflections is a National PTA art competition that provides students with ... read full article
School PoolDenise Ferguson9/27/201910/4/2019
School Pool
From Fundraising: In October and May, RHMS PTSA partners with the City of Redmond to participate in their School Pool program. This program encourages kids to walk, bike, carpool or bus to school. Calendars are going home with the students next week for them to keep track of how they get to and from school every day during that month. Completed calendars need to be turned in by October 31st to be eligible for prizes. In exchange for every completed calendar turned into the school, the City of Redmond will donate $5 to RHMS PTSA. This is a great way ... read full article
New and International Families Welcome Event - SOLD OUTDenise Ferguson9/20/20199/21/2019
New and International Families Welcome Event - SOLD OUT
New and International Families Welcome Event - SOLD OUT Our 3rd annual Welcome Event for new and international families is at capacity! Please contact LWPTSA VP of Family and Community Engagement at FACE@lwptsa.net regarding wait list availability. When : Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 9:30am – 12:00pm Where : Lake Washington Resource Center, 16250 NE 74th St, Redmond, WA 98052 Downloadable Flyers : English | Chinese  |  Spanish  |  Russian  |  Portuguese  |  Japanese Questions : Danit Erlich at FACE@lwptsa.net ... read full article
News for Friday, September 13Denise Ferguson9/13/20199/20/2019
News for Friday, September 13
Curriculum Night Video Special thanks to Mr. Charouhas, the RHMS Digital Arts and Media teacher, for his help and expertise in putting together a PTSA informational video for curriculum night. If you were unable to attend Curriculum Night this year, the PTSA video along with the teacher videos (thank you to Ms. Wood, Mr. McShane, Ms. Ghassemi and Mr. Ewert for their starring roles) can be found here on our website. Matching - Double your Donation Dollars! Thank you to everyone who has made a donation towards our Pass the Hat fundraiser so far this year. This is just a friendly reminder that ... read full article
RHMS PTSA welcomes you (back) to Rose Hill!Denise Ferguson8/31/20199/8/2019
RHMS PTSA welcomes you (back) to Rose Hill!
It was great to see so many smiling faces at our Prep Days in August. Special thanks to our Prep Day PTSA volunteers Andrea Knott, Conni Irias, Michela Casazza, Susan Davis, Mahruma Siddiqua, Denise Ferguson and Yumna Green for taking the time to collect PTSA payments and answer parent questions. Many thanks to those families that have already joined, donated and signed up to volunteer! If you still need to do any of those, you can do so conveniently through our website or you can complete and return the PTSA forms found in the First Day Packet. Forms and checks can ... read full article
Picture Day Volunteers Needed!Denise Ferguson8/31/20199/6/2019
Picture Day Volunteers Needed!
Student pictures for the 2019-20 student ID cards will be taken at school on Friday, September 6th , 2019. Adult volunteers are needed to assist on Picture Day. Shifts are available so if you cannot volunteer all day, that is fine. If you are interested in volunteering of have questions, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Andrea Knott, at volunteer@rhmsptsa.org   ... read full article
Back to School Prep Days for familiesDenise Ferguson7/2/20198/29/2019
Back to School Prep Days for families
From the RHMS website: For our returning families, you will receive back-to-school information via email in early August. You can always check our website for the most up-to-date information. RHMS will have a “prep day” in August to take care of back-to-school business. It is not required to attend, but if it works for your schedule, we hope to see you there. Thursday, Aug. 22 nd : 9:00-10:30 – 7 th /8 th Grade Drop in 10:30-12:00 – 6 th graders from Twain/Rush/Franklin 1:00-3:00 – 6 th graders from Audubon/Rose Hill EL. Tuesday, Aug. 27 th : 4:00-6:00 pm – ... read full article
RHMS Student Summer Reading RequirementsDenise Ferguson7/2/20199/3/2019
RHMS Student Summer Reading Requirements
From the RHMS website: Rose Hill supports literacy by providing a summer reading program for all students. Our students get a head start in the fall by coming prepared to discuss books they have read over the summer, and can immediately begin the process of literary analysis. Specific grade level requirements are provided through the links below. Reading lists for 6th-8th graders have been broken into three categories, depending on grade level. Books at the "standard level" are at the grade level equivalent for the grade that they represent. Any book listed as "approaching standard" will be at an easier ... read full article
RHMS PTSA board meetingDenise Ferguson1/17/20201/21/2020
RHMS PTSA board meeting
The next PTSA board meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 7pm in the RHMS library. PTSA members who are not board members but would like to see how the board conducts business, are welcome to attend. If you have any questions please contact PTSA President Yumna Green . ... read full article
Audition call for RHMS’s Spring 2020 play: Disney’s Lion King Jr. Denise Ferguson10/18/201910/29/2019
Audition call for RHMS’s Spring 2020 play: Disney’s Lion King Jr.
We’re excited to announce that our school play this year is  Disney’s The Lion King Jr.,  with performances February 21 & 22, at the Lake Washington High School Theater.  Auditions will be held on October 28 and 29 at the school.  All students auditioning for an acting or stagehand role must  sign up online  after reviewing the complete  play instructions . Slots are limited, and signups will close when all slots are filled. No experience is necessary, and the play will be a great theater learning experience!  The school play returns to RHMS courtesy of directors Heidi Jensen and Andrew Pang and the RHMS PTSA. Questions? Contact  rhmsplay@gmail.com ... read full article
Reflections 2019-2020 Theme: “Look Within” Denise Ferguson9/20/201910/31/2019
Reflections 2019-2020 Theme: “Look Within”
Reflections is a National PTA art competition that provides students with an opportunity to express themselves creatively based on their interpretation of the current year's theme. Students may submit original entries in any of 6 categories. There is also a Special Artist division for students with disabilities. Entries are judged by a panel of local professionals, on guidelines given by National PTA. Top entries will advance to represent RHMS PTSA at the LWPTSA Council competition and may go on to state and nationals!  For more information on the categories, the rules, and the entry forms please visit our Reflections webpage ... read full article
New and International Families Welcome EventDenise Ferguson9/13/20199/19/2019
New and International Families Welcome Event
All new and international families are invited to a free welcome event to learn about navigating LWSD, resources and support available from the district, what PTSA is, how to be involved and more. Translation services are available on request. Please email FACE@lwptsa.net. When: Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 9:30am – 12:00pm Where: Lake Washington Resource Center, 16250 NE 74th St, Redmond, WA 98052 Free RSVP ... read full article
Doing some online holiday shopping? Support RHMS PTSA at no cost to you!Denise Ferguson12/6/20191/10/2020
Doing some online holiday shopping? Support RHMS PTSA at no cost to you!
Do you shop at amazon.com? Your purchases can make a difference! AmazonSmile donates to Rose Hill Middle School PTSA – at no extra cost to you! Click this link to get started https://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1102671 -  or go to our  fundraising page for more information. Thank you for your support. ... read full article