PTSA Funds Program
Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families, RHMS PTSA exists to enhance the education of all students during their middle school career. PTSA funds programs and provides support through Mini-grants for classroom and/or after school clubs Events (curriculum night, 8 th grade moving up, pancake breakfast, etc.) Providing emergency preparedness supplies Staff appreciation Pantry Packs Club sponsor stipends And much more! We are grateful for all the donations we have already received and the opportunity to partner with families to benefit our students! However, we are currently at 28% of our total goal. If we are unable to raise the additional ... read full article
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Guest Speaker : Mina RizovaSusan Davis9/9/202210/18/2022
Guest Speaker : Mina Rizova
Save the date for the PTSA General Membership Meeting - October 18 at 7pm in the school Library   The meeting will be in the school library on Tuesday October 18th at 7pm.  During this meeting we will review and approve our 2022/23 budget, review and approve our Standing Rules, Principal Gorder will give any updates, and we will have a guest speaker, Mina Rizova, who will cover cyber-bullying and teen substance use trends.  Please try to attend this important meeting. Proposed changes to Standing Rules can be found here. If you would like a copy of the proposed budget ... read full article
Mini Grants AwardedSUSAN DAVIS10/13/202210/27/2022
Mini Grants Awarded
Announcement October 13, 2022: The Rose Hill PTSA is proud to announce the following Mini Grants that we are able to supply to the Rose Hill Staff for this school year: $220 for 8 th  grade Math Class STEM Puzzles and Brainteasers $300 for replacing lost library books $200 for groceries for the Multicultural Potluck $935 for 3 sets of Read Aloud books for 6 th  grade Science and Social Emotional Learning $825 for an Aquaponics Ecosystem to be used in two 6 th  grade science units: Plants & Ecosystems $850 for @SquareDancing Dave to come to Rose Hill and teach all PE ... read full article
Giving TuesdayJohn Gartner11/23/202211/30/2022
Giving Tuesday
Join us on this global day of giving by donating to our fundraising campaign to benefit programs and events at RHMS, volunteering your time with our PTSA, or providing treats and refreshments for our Cookies and Cocoa Holiday Send Off for RHMS Staff.   Make RHMS programs and events amazing by donating here . Reach out to our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@rhmsptsa.org to inquire about one of our many available volunteer opportunities! Sign up to contribute to the Cookies and Cocoa Holiday Send Off here .   Regardless of how much or what you give, we appreciate it greatly and ... read full article
Panda Express Dining FundraiserTiffany Hallisey11/23/202211/30/2022
Panda Express Dining Fundraiser
Panda Express will donate 20% of your food purchase to Rose Hill Middle School PTSA on November 29th from 11am-9pm.  ... read full article
Upcoming Performing Art EventsTiffany Hallisey11/14/202211/28/2022
Upcoming Performing Art Events
Spring drama Production Info Meeting, Room 357 - Nov. 29 Fall Performing Arts Showcase, Commons, 7-9 pm - Dec. 2 Spring Drama Production Tryouts, Room 357 - Dec. 8 ... read full article
Pass the Hat FundraiserTiffany Hallisey10/27/202211/11/2022
Pass the Hat Fundraiser
            Or by check made to RHMS PTSA Thank you for your support!   ... read full article
MOD Pizza FundraiserTiffany Hallisey10/12/202210/20/2022
MOD Pizza Fundraiser
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Scholarship Program: Basket Auction Tiffany Hallisey10/12/202211/3/2022
Scholarship Program: Basket Auction
Each year, local PTAs in the Lake Washington PTSA Council are asked to donate gift baskets for the annual basket auction. Proceeds from this auction go directly to Council’s scholarship fund to provide  scholarships  to graduating seniors and staff across the Lake Washington School District.  Last year  we were able to award academic scholarships to 15 graduating LWSD seniors. This year, we are pleased to be hosting our 2022 auction in person! Our community members are invited to come help support our next class of scholarship recipients by visiting Lake Washington School District’s Resource Center during their business hours (M-F, ... read full article
Stock the Staff Break RoomTiffany Hallisey10/5/202210/17/2022
Stock the Staff Break Room
Stock the Staff Room Event this month!  Another school year is in full swing, and the PTSA would love to shower the RHMS staff and teachers with some treats! We are stocking the staff room with some goodies to help keep them going on the days they need a pick-me-up. This is an easy way to help show our educators that we appreciate all they do! If you'd like to grab something to contribute on your next shopping trip, click the link below to sign up and for more details. Thank you for your support!   Link to sign up-  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E45AAAB29A3F58-stock1   ... read full article
Thank you! Cafe 79 Dining DonationsTiffany Hallisey10/5/202210/19/2022
Thank you! Cafe 79 Dining Donations
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Parent Chat WebinarTiffany Hallisey9/30/202210/5/2022
Parent Chat Webinar
Parent Chat Webinar on October 5: School Support When Your Child is Experiencing Mental Health Struggles   The Balance in Mind team is back with a new season of Parent Chats! On October 5, learn what Lake Washington School District resources are available to your family and how to support your child when they are struggling. Guest speakers include Shannon Hitch, Executive Director of Special Services at LWSD; and Johnny Phu, Director of Student Services at LWSD.   Register for the Fall Parent Chat series at  www.lwsf.org/parentchat   Balance In Mind is a program of  Lake Washington Schools Foundation . ... read full article
Pantry Packs Food DriveTiffany Hallisey9/30/202211/19/2022
Pantry Packs Food Drive
The Pantry Packs Program is hosting its annual Fall Food Drive! You can help feed hungry students in our community through one of two ways: Donate food directly through our  Amazon Wish List . Drop off your food donations on November 16 or 19, from 10am to 2pm, at our Pantry Packs warehouse located at 14816 NE 95th St - Bldg 6, Redmond, WA.    Pantry Packs is a program of  Lake Washington Schools Foundation . ... read full article
Kids Coming Together EventsTiffany Hallisey9/30/202210/26/2022
Kids Coming Together Events
Kids Coming Together community service events are great opportunities for children grades 3-8 to meet new friends and connect with their community. Teens in grades 9 through 12 can also volunteer as event leaders. To learn more and to register for upcoming events, visit  www.kidscomingtogether.org   October 7: No Sew Blankets for Eastside Baby Corner October 13: Birthday Dreams October 17: Litter Pickup at Lake Sammamish October 26: Pumpkin Painting Kids Coming Together is a program of  Lake Washington Schools Foundation .   ... read full article
PTSA Funds ProgramTiffany Hallisey9/30/20221/1/2023
PTSA Funds Program
Dear Rose Hill Middle School Families, RHMS PTSA exists to enhance the education of all students during their middle school career. PTSA funds programs and provides support through Mini-grants for classroom and/or after school clubs Events (curriculum night, 8 th grade moving up, pancake breakfast, etc.) Providing emergency preparedness supplies Staff appreciation Pantry Packs Club sponsor stipends And much more! We are grateful for all the donations we have already received and the opportunity to partner with families to benefit our students! However, we are currently at 28% of our total goal. If we are unable to raise the additional ... read full article
Free Screening of The UpstandersTiffany Hallisey9/29/202210/10/2022
Free Screening of The Upstanders
Free Screening of the Documentary “The Upstanders”   Reserve your free seat to watch  The Upstanders  examines cyber-bullying from the perspectives of the bully, the victim and the onlooker, providing practical tips and  resources to change the narrative – to stand up, speak out and support – and become an Upstander, not a Bystander.   Register at  www.lwsf.org/upstanders .  This free event is brought to you by Overlake Medical Center & Clinics and Lake Washington Schools Foundation.     ... read full article
In Need of Lunch Duty Volunteer(s)Tiffany Hallisey9/23/202211/30/2022
In Need of Lunch Duty Volunteer(s)
We are looking for amazing parent volunteers to help make lunch time run safely and smoothly. Being a lunch duty volunteer is one of the best ways to get to know our school and student body! Please sign up for a 1.5 hour shift as the school has 3 lunches.  All volunteers need to sign-in and out at the school office.  Please arrive by 11:05am is possible. Duties- Assist with lunch related student requests. Monitor student behavior and reinforce the lunch rules such as no electronic devices like computer or cell phone use. Appropriately intervene and address any concerns immediately. Please remember during your volunteer ... read full article
Community Event & Open HouseTiffany Hallisey9/9/20229/21/2022
Community Event & Open House
On Tuesday, September 20th, 6:00-7:50 pm, Rose Hill Middle School and the RHMS PTSA will be hosting a RHMS Community Event and Open House. The format will be different than a traditional “curriculum night”. Beginning at 6:00pm, the PTSA will be providing food and refreshments (until it runs out) in the courtyard, there will be RHMS student musical performances in the Commons, and it will be an opportunity for all members of the RHMS family to mingle and build community. In addition, we will have support and translators to help families get registered for  ParentSquare  and to assist them in ... read full article
Volunteers Positions NeededTiffany Hallisey8/18/20229/30/2022
Volunteers Positions Needed
Staff Appreciation Chair To make our appreciation events truly special for our staff, we ask for volunteers to provide food donations and their time. Staff Appreciation chairs create specific sign-ups for the needs of each event and lead the events.  Currently we have 6 events we do during the school year.  Leap day lunches -  lunch food, snacks and desserts for staff.  Current dates expected Friday October 21, 2022, and Friday March 10, 2023, and Cookies and Cocoa Staff Appreciation Event just before Winter Break Stock the Staff Room – Staff Appreciation Event in January (May )  ‘Staff Appreciation Week ‘ ... read full article
Important Upcoming DatesTiffany Hallisey8/18/20229/6/2022
Important Upcoming Dates
Back-To-School "Prep Day", 9:00 am-3:00 pm - Aug. 24 9:00 am -10:30 am – Session 1: Last names *A - G (unless you will be participating in the vaccination clinic) 11:30 am -1:00 pm – Session 2: Last names H - O 1:30 pm -3:00 pm – Session 3: Last names P - Z Vaccination Clinic, 12:00-2:30 pm - Aug. 24 School office reopens, 7:30 am -3:00 pm - Aug. 29 New Family Night, 6:30-8:00 pm - Sep. 1 Student schedules available in Skyward Student Access, 4 pm - Sep. 2 Hard copies will be distributed to students on the ... read full article