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KiMS Intramural Sports Registration Now Open
  Registration is now open for Intramural sports season starting May 3! There will be two 2-week sessions this spring. All students, both in person and remote, may participate. Session 1 is May 3-May 14  and will feature: Volleyball, Tennis, Soccer, Cross country (and walkers), Recreation games (kickball, whiffleball, ultimate frisbee) Session 2 is May 17-May 28 and will feature: Badminton/pickleball, Tennis, Soccer, Cross country (and walkers), Recreation games (kickball, whiffleball, ultimate frisbee) Sports will take place Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3:15-4:15pm. Students attending in-person school may go home and return at 3:15 or stay on campus for ... read full article
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Seeking Nominations for 2021-22 KiMS PTSA Board
We are pleased to announce that we have a Nominating Committee to help build our board for the 2021-2022 school year: Jessica Conver, Marla Groves and Deb Subotnik. This committee will identify candidates for each elected board position. Volunteers are needed to fill a variety of open roles in a year that will be especially important as we transition back to in-person learning. Being on the board at Kirkland Middle School PTSA is a great way to get involved and stay connected in middle school and is less involved than what you may be used to in elementary school. There ... read full article
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3/22/2021-5/25/2021

KiMS PTSA Meetings 2020-2021
Here is the KiMS PTSA Member Meeting Schedule for 2020-2021. Meetings will be held virtually during Fall 2020. Meeting documents and login details will be distributed via the PantherGram newsletter. October 13 November 10 January 12, 2021 April 13, 2021 - This meeting has been cancelled as of March 30, 2021. May 25, 2021 Based on community feedback meetings will be held in the evening at 7PM. Changes will be communicated ten days in advance via the PTSA website and newsletter.   KiMS PTSA Board Meetings for the 2020-2021 year are as follows. Please contact president@kirklandptsa.org to submit business for ... read full article
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Earn Money for KiMS with Amazon Smile
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support KiMS every time you shop, at no cost to you. You can now setup AmazonSmile on your phone or tablet. Join  smile.amazon.com  on your computer. Set your account to support " Kirkland Middle School PTSA 2 8 77 ". Download or update to the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app on your phone. You can find it in the  App Store  for iOS or  Google Play  for Android. Open the app and find ’Settings’ in the main menu (?). Tap on ‘ AmazonSmile ’ and follow the on-screen instructions ... read full article
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'The Upstanders' Film InvitationSarah Rock10/5/202010/16/2020
'The Upstanders' Film Invitation
Peter Kirk PTSA , Kirkland Middle School PTSA and Lake Washington Schools Foundation have teamed up to bring you the opportunity to view The Upstanders at home the week of October 12-16. This IndieFlix documentary is about resilience and the power of connection to end bullying.  Register now to screen The Upstanders in your home the week of October 12. We have a limited number of viewings available.   Register today! ... read full article
School Photos - Moved to September 24Sarah Rock9/12/20209/26/2020
School Photos - Moved to September 24
Kirkland Middle School Photos will be taken Thursday, September 24 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm in the Commons / Cafeteria area. UPDATE 9/15/2020: KiMS Photos have been rescheduled from Wednesday, September 16 to Thursday, September 24 due to the unhealthy air in our area. Please check your email for an update from Principal Cassaro. Dorian Studio will be providing school photos and ID cards. KIMS will not have a photo makeup day or retake day. It is very important all students have a current photo taken for our school data system. Kirkland Middle School understands that some may not feel comfortable sending their student to ... read full article
Special Membership Meeting3/5/20213/16/2021
Special Membership Meeting
Kirkland Middle School PTSA is holding a special membership meeting on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 7PM.  We need to elect a nominating committee to start the process of selecting next year's board candidates. We are also seeking three members to serve on our financial review committee. This is a time-limited but extremely important volunteer opportunity. Please send questions to president@kirklandptsa.org  . School Resource Officer John Ness will be join as our special guest. Haven't meet Officer Ness yet? Watch this introductory video introducing the Kirkland SROs . This meeting will be held virtually and you can attend from the ... read full article
KiMS Photo RetakesSarah Rock10/25/202011/5/2020
KiMS Photo Retakes
The KiMS photo retake day/photo day for new students is Tuesday, November 3 from 4 – 6 pm. We recommend families attend at the following times (by last name). If your designated time doesn’t work, please arrive any time between 4 and 6. Please wear a mask! 4:00 - 4:30 A - F 4:30 – 5:00 G – L 5:00 – 5:30 M – R 5:30 – 6:00 S – Z If your student did not get their photo taken last month, we encourage them to come on Nov 3 so we can have a current school picture in our ... read full article
Reflections 2020-2021VP of Programs7/2/202011/3/2020
Reflections 2020-2021
KiMS students are invited to work on the 2020-2021 Reflections Art Program. The theme for 2020-2021 is " I Matter Because... " Students may create original art work one or more of the following categories: Dance Choreography Film Production Literature Music Composition Photography Visual Arts (no 3D in our district) See our Reflections page  for entry form and requirements. ... read full article
KiMS Intramural Sports Registration Now OpenSarah Rock4/24/20215/13/2021
KiMS Intramural Sports Registration Now Open
  Registration is now open for Intramural sports season starting May 3! There will be two 2-week sessions this spring. All students, both in person and remote, may participate. Session 1 is May 3-May 14  and will feature: Volleyball, Tennis, Soccer, Cross country (and walkers), Recreation games (kickball, whiffleball, ultimate frisbee) Session 2 is May 17-May 28 and will feature: Badminton/pickleball, Tennis, Soccer, Cross country (and walkers), Recreation games (kickball, whiffleball, ultimate frisbee) Sports will take place Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3:15-4:15pm. Students attending in-person school may go home and return at 3:15 or stay on campus for ... read full article
KiMS Giving Tree12/3/202012/17/2020
KiMS Giving Tree
The KiMS Giving Tree allows the community to show they care by helping families share in the joy of gift giving and receiving during the holiday season. Maddie Granston, our school counselor, confidentially facilitates gathering the wishes from our Giving Tree families and delivering the gifts to them. KiMS students and their families may select one or more wishes to fulfill.   Now through Friday, December 11: Sign up to give wish list items Bring all items unwrapped to the school office drop box labeled GIVING TREE on or before 4PM on December 14.  Please return all gifts clearly labeled with the wish list ... read full article
Yearbooks for SaleSarah Rock12/1/20202/13/2021
Yearbooks for Sale
Why order so early? KiMS will place an order for yearbooks in February ! Only a few extras will be ordered. Do not miss out remembering this unique year, distribution will be in June. How do you purchase? Go to  payments.lwsd.org Log in and choose “Items at Student’s School”, “Yearbooks”. Rather pay by check? Please make payable to KiMS and mail to KiMS at 430-18 th Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033 or drop off at main office. Payment Questions? Need a scholarship? Want to donate a yearbook? Contact Mrs. Parker at kparker@lwsd.org   ... read full article
Be Part of the Yearbook!Sarah Rock12/1/20202/28/2021
Be Part of the Yearbook!
WE NEED YOUR HELP - to submit photos for the KiMS yearbook! Upload photos at https://images.jostens.com/415474155   or log on to:  Images.jostens.com  enter Login ID: 415474155. Browse to select the photos you wish to upload, click on “Select My Images” Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information Click “upload Chosen Images” Would you like to help with the yearbook process? Help encourage your classmates to send in photos? Contact Ms. Parker at hparker@lwsd.org ... read full article
8th Grade Families - You Get a Sign!Sarah Rock4/24/20215/1/2021
8th Grade Families - You Get a Sign!
The KiMS PTSA board wanted to recognize our 8th grade students and has purchased yard signs for all 8th graders! Signs will be distributed Wednesday, April 28. If you can't make this date please contact Yvonne Holecek at president@kirklandptsa.org  to make alternative arrangements Please sign up for a pick up slot here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0549a5a92ba20-8thgrade Additional plans are underway to recognize 8th grade students and will be announced in the future.   ... read full article
KiMS Spirit Wear On Sale Through May 2Sarah Rock4/3/20215/2/2021
KiMS Spirit Wear On Sale Through May 2
Show your Panther Pride! Panther Spirit Wear is now on sale. Place your orders for Panther gear by May 2 here:  https://kirklandmiddleschool2021.itemorder.com/sale   Orders will be delivered to school 3-4 weeks after the sale closes.   Please send questions about spirit wear to Ms. Lovas at sulovas@lwsd.org ... read full article
Volunteers Wanted4/3/20214/23/2021
Volunteers Wanted
Kirkland Middle School is requesting volunteers to help during the first few weeks of in-person learning, starting on April 19, 2021.  All volunteers must be LWSD-approved volunteers . Get approved or check your status here:  https://www.lwsd.org/get-involved/volunteering-in-lwsd/volunteer-application-process The role would involve directing students to the attestation stations and into the building. All volunteers will work outside, so dress for the weather Masks are required even though we’re outside and all volunteers will have to go through the attestation process themselves (temperature check & attestation questionnaire). Volunteers will meet outside the front office entrance where they will be assigned to their positions by a ... read full article
Book Club for KiMS Parents and CaregiversSarah Rock4/3/20215/4/2021
Book Club for KiMS Parents and Caregivers
On April 13 we will kick off a  4-week book club discussing the book "Building Resilience in Children and Teens" by Kenneth Ginsburg, presented by KiMS YES Counselor Mina Kirilov.   You are welcome to attend any or all  of meetings on a drop-in basis. For each session, there will be a short presentation on ideas and material from the book, followed by a discussion and Q&A. It is not required to have read the book beforehand. The purpose of this book club is to provide information and facilitate discussion around the topic of resilience and is not intended to ... read full article
Seeking Nominations for 2021-22 KiMS PTSA BoardPTSA Board3/22/20215/25/2021
Seeking Nominations for 2021-22 KiMS PTSA Board
We are pleased to announce that we have a Nominating Committee to help build our board for the 2021-2022 school year: Jessica Conver, Marla Groves and Deb Subotnik. This committee will identify candidates for each elected board position. Volunteers are needed to fill a variety of open roles in a year that will be especially important as we transition back to in-person learning. Being on the board at Kirkland Middle School PTSA is a great way to get involved and stay connected in middle school and is less involved than what you may be used to in elementary school. There ... read full article
Smartphone Photography Workshop - April 123/17/20214/12/2021
Smartphone Photography Workshop - April 12
Did you know that your smartphone can take amazing photos? Join us for a special Family Education session hosted in partnership with Mark Twain Elementary PTSA on Monday, April 12 at 7PM. Local photographer Dana Berenson will teach tips and tricks for taking awesome photos! This event is open to any Kirkland Middle School family. You don't need to be a PTA member to attend but if you'd like to join it only takes 5 minutes ! Register for this event . You will receive a Zoom link a few days prior to the event. What : Smartphone Photography 101 ... read full article
KiMS Book Fair - March 18-313/4/20213/31/2021
KiMS Book Fair - March 18-31
We are excited to host a virtual AND a drive-through book fair with Scholastic! Every dollar spent will benefit our KiMS library directly (25% back in rewards!). Our virtual book fair will run from March 18 - 31 . Visit  scholastic.com/fair  to shop the fair. Our drive-through fair will take place on Tuesday, March 23 from 2:30-5:30PM . Students and their families can drive through the KiMS parking lot to purchase books. Books available to purchase at the drive-through include any packages  on the flyer below or  this catalog Send questions to PTSA Secretary Joelle Harrison at secretary@kirklandptsa.org ... read full article
Audition for the Spring PlaySarah Rock2/25/20213/27/2021
Audition for the Spring Play
Two Gentlemen of Corona Kirkland Middle School's own Panther Playhouse is searching for actors to have fun performing in our online adaptation of Shakespeare's  Two Gentlemen of Verona .   No experience is necessary! We will all be learning together.   All of the information about the show can be found at  pantherplayhouse.org . Fill out the  online application  by Friday, March 26, 2021.     Key dates : A Parent meeting will be held on March 29. An Actor meeting will be held on March 30. Auditions will be held on March 31 with call backs on April 1. ... read full article
Reducing Plastic Waste is a Win-WinSarah Rock1/19/20212/1/2021
Reducing Plastic Waste is a Win-Win
Does hearing about plastic pollution make you feel too overwhelmed to take action? Are your kids having to educate YOU about the plastics crisis and what to do about it? This month we want to help your family take small steps to have a big collective impact on our planet by reducing plastic waste at home. Next month, we’ll look at what our PTAs can do to reduce their reliance on plastic!   To get started: Sit down with your family and watch a brief video about the WHY. Is there really a crisis around plastic pollution? Here are a ... read full article
ASB's Hopelink Fundraiser12/3/202012/16/2020
ASB's Hopelink Fundraiser
Looking for a way to give back this winter? Hopelink, a local community based food bank and service center, is not currently accepting any food or mask donations. However, they are encouraging virtual donations to purchase gift cards for families during these difficult times! Staff, students and families can give back to their community by donating here:  https://app.mobilecause. com/vf/LAHH/team/ KirklandMiddleSchool Our goal is to raise $2,000 by December 14th. This is a great opportunity for students to safely make a meaningful impact directly in their community! Please contact Mr. Roth ( rroth@lwsd.org ) or your grade level ASB representative if you ... read full article
Membership DrawingMembership Director11/10/202011/30/2020
Membership Drawing
Congratulations to the following three KiMS PTSA members who won our October membership drawing: Ganesh S. Fanming L. Juli S We have decided to hold another drawing! Any member who joins before November 30, 2020 will be entered for a chance to win cool gear for you or your student!   Join KiMS PTSA Today Got questions? Please contact Membership Director at membership @ kirklandptsa.org ... read full article
Navigating Screen Time in the Age of Distance LearningVP of Outreach11/2/202011/11/2020
Navigating Screen Time in the Age of Distance Learning
Join us for a parent education discussion with Michelle Brode, YES Behavioral Health Support Specialist at KiMS. This will start immediately after the KiMS PTSA General Membership meeting on November 10, 2020 (you are welcome to attend both!). Please RSVP here .  Got a question? Please email VP of Outreach, Maya Chen at outreach@kirklandptsa.org ... read full article
Panther Way Announcement10/12/202011/19/2020
Panther Way Announcement
Kirkland Middle School is proud to announce we will be recognizing Kirkland students for demonstrating The Panther Way! Teachers will recognize students by sending certificates home via email to students and parents at the end of each week.   Kirkland students embody the Panther Way by being: Kind Respectful Responsible   At the end of the month, we are holding a drawing with all students who have received certificates and picking 9 winners to receive Panther Swag Bags! There will be one winner in each category (kind, respectful, and responsible) for each grade level.   Please send questions to Principal ... read full article
WSPTA Essay ContestSarah Rock1/19/20213/1/2021
WSPTA Essay Contest
This statewide essay contest explores the important and varied influencers in the lives and education of children – from the children’s perspective. Every day children are exposed to a variety of people and each one has an opportunity to influence the path a child decides to take. Whether it is someone that sparks an interest in a new topic, helps them work through a problem, shapes the kind of person they want to become by modeling behavior, simply listens to them, or any number of other actions, this is the platform for students to share their appreciation. Students may consider ... read full article
About AnxietyMichelle Brode, YES Counselor at KiMS10/25/202011/11/2020
About Anxiety
So many teens and their families are understandably experiencing heightened levels of anxiety these days. In this article, I give some background information on anxiety, how to spot it, and when to reach out for help.  Read the full article on anxiety. For more information, register for the Balance in Mind Parent Chat on November 4 . I’ll have more information about how parents can support their tweens and teens who are experiencing anxiety in future issues of the PantherGram . Please know that you can reach out to me through my  Zoom office hours to talk about any concerns ... read full article
KiMS PTSA Meetings 2020-2021KiMS PTSA Board10/1/20206/19/2021
KiMS PTSA Meetings 2020-2021
Here is the KiMS PTSA Member Meeting Schedule for 2020-2021. Meetings will be held virtually during Fall 2020. Meeting documents and login details will be distributed via the PantherGram newsletter. October 13 November 10 January 12, 2021 April 13, 2021 - This meeting has been cancelled as of March 30, 2021. May 25, 2021 Based on community feedback meetings will be held in the evening at 7PM. Changes will be communicated ten days in advance via the PTSA website and newsletter.   KiMS PTSA Board Meetings for the 2020-2021 year are as follows. Please contact president@kirklandptsa.org to submit business for ... read full article
Earn Money for KiMS with Amazon SmileVP of Ways and Means7/2/20206/30/2021
Earn Money for KiMS with Amazon Smile
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support KiMS every time you shop, at no cost to you. You can now setup AmazonSmile on your phone or tablet. Join  smile.amazon.com  on your computer. Set your account to support " Kirkland Middle School PTSA 2 8 77 ". Download or update to the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app on your phone. You can find it in the  App Store  for iOS or  Google Play  for Android. Open the app and find ’Settings’ in the main menu (?). Tap on ‘ AmazonSmile ’ and follow the on-screen instructions ... read full article
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