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 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 board review.  October 6 November 1 December 1 January 5, 2021 ... read full article
Author:
KiMS PTSA Board 
Show from:
10/1/2020-6/19/2021

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
Author:
VP of Ways and Means 
Show from:
7/2/2020-6/30/2021
'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
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
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
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 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 board review.  October 6 November 1 December 1 January 5, 2021 ... 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
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