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PTSA Officer Nominations
The 2021-2022 Kirkland Middle School PTSA nominating committee hereby places the following names into nomination: For the officer of President: Kim Biddle and Co-President: OPEN POSITION For the office of Vice President #1 Communications: OPEN POSITION For the office of Vice President #2 Student Programs: Wendy  Alston and Jessica Convers For the office of Vice President #3 Ways and Means: Heidi Wong For the office of Vice President #4 Outreach: Hilary Pike and Karen  Smith For the office of Treasurer: Michelle Janson and Tricia Barendt For the office of Secretary: Cheryl Geels The nominating committee has confirmed that all nominees ... read full article
Author:
Stephen Harrison 
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5/8/2022-5/28/2022

Race To Be Human Screening
Join KiMS PTSA, Peter Kirk PTSA and Lakeview PTSA for an in-person screening of the documentary film,  Race to Be Human , on  Thursday, May 19 at 7PM . Watch the trailer at  indiefilx.com . This film is appropriate for ages 10 and up. All students and families are welcome to attend in-person. Free snacks will be provided, but please bring your own water bottle.  Download a flyer with details. Not comfortable attending an in-person screening? We have a limited quantity free virtual screening tickets for KiMS families.   Register for at-home virtual screening here .  Got a question? Please email ... read full article
Author:
VPs of Outreach 
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5/7/2022-5/21/2022

PTSA Award Nominations Wanted
There is no better way to thank a favorite teacher or volunteer than to nominate them for one of our two annual PTSA awards: Outstanding Educator and Golden Acorn. CLICK HERE FOR NOMINATION FORM   We welcome nominations from students, parents, teachers and any members of the community. It may seem like a small thing but just being nominated is a huge honor. Please submit your nominations by Thursday May 26, 2022 . If you have any questions please contact Heidi Wong . ... read full article
Author:
KiMS PTSA Board 
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5/17/2022-5/27/2022

Celebrating our 8th Graders
It is time to celebrate our 8 th  graders as they wrap up their time at Kirkland Middle School.  There will be two special events to send them off to new adventures. Drive Thru Celebration - Wednesday, June 15 – 5:30-7:00 pm. This event is for 8th graders and their families . Families should sign up here  for a timeslot to come to the school for a special celebration. Students will receive a certificate and have the opportunity to take photos and mingle with teachers. We are looking for a few volunteers to help with the event. If you are able, ... read full article
Author:
Meredith & Joelle 
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5/12/2022-6/17/2022

KiMS PTSA Meetings 21-22
KiMS PTSA General Meetings KiMS PTSA general meetings will be held virtually during Fall 2021-Winter 2022 and move to in-person if allowed in the Spring of 2022. Meeting documents and login details will be distributed via the PantherGram newsletter . All general meetings will be held in the evening at 7PM. Changes will be communicated ten days in advance via the PTSA website and newsletter. October 12, 2021 November 16, 2021 January 25, 2022 March 29, 2022 May 24, 2022  All Kirkland Middle School families, guardians, teachers, staff and students are invited to attend general member meetings; membership is not ... read full article
Author:
KiMS PTSA Board 
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9/22/2021-6/30/2022

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 
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7/2/2020-7/31/2022
PTSA Officer NominationsStephen Harrison5/8/20225/28/2022
PTSA Officer Nominations
The 2021-2022 Kirkland Middle School PTSA nominating committee hereby places the following names into nomination: For the officer of President: Kim Biddle and Co-President: OPEN POSITION For the office of Vice President #1 Communications: OPEN POSITION For the office of Vice President #2 Student Programs: Wendy  Alston and Jessica Convers For the office of Vice President #3 Ways and Means: Heidi Wong For the office of Vice President #4 Outreach: Hilary Pike and Karen  Smith For the office of Treasurer: Michelle Janson and Tricia Barendt For the office of Secretary: Cheryl Geels The nominating committee has confirmed that all nominees ... read full article
Celebrate KiMS StaffKiMS PTSA Board4/25/20225/6/2022
Celebrate KiMS Staff
KiMS Staff Appreciation Week: May 2-6 Please join us in celebrating KiMS staff and teachers for giving their all this school year. There are several ways you can participate: Share your favorite salads for a teacher lunch on  Monday, May 2 .  Sign up to contribute . Shower our teachers with sweet treats in a Dessert Buffet on  Friday, May 6 .  Sign up to contribute . For some extra adventure, the school administration is hosting a Survivor-themed  game show  with fun challenges and prizes each day. To support the game, the PTSA is seeking many small “grab bag” prizes, ... read full article
Race To Be Human ScreeningVPs of Outreach5/7/20225/21/2022
Race To Be Human Screening
Join KiMS PTSA, Peter Kirk PTSA and Lakeview PTSA for an in-person screening of the documentary film,  Race to Be Human , on  Thursday, May 19 at 7PM . Watch the trailer at  indiefilx.com . This film is appropriate for ages 10 and up. All students and families are welcome to attend in-person. Free snacks will be provided, but please bring your own water bottle.  Download a flyer with details. Not comfortable attending an in-person screening? We have a limited quantity free virtual screening tickets for KiMS families.   Register for at-home virtual screening here .  Got a question? Please email ... read full article
PTSA Award Nominations WantedKiMS PTSA Board5/17/20225/27/2022
PTSA Award Nominations Wanted
There is no better way to thank a favorite teacher or volunteer than to nominate them for one of our two annual PTSA awards: Outstanding Educator and Golden Acorn. CLICK HERE FOR NOMINATION FORM   We welcome nominations from students, parents, teachers and any members of the community. It may seem like a small thing but just being nominated is a huge honor. Please submit your nominations by Thursday May 26, 2022 . If you have any questions please contact Heidi Wong . ... read full article
Celebrating our 8th GradersMeredith & Joelle5/12/20226/17/2022
Celebrating our 8th Graders
It is time to celebrate our 8 th  graders as they wrap up their time at Kirkland Middle School.  There will be two special events to send them off to new adventures. Drive Thru Celebration - Wednesday, June 15 – 5:30-7:00 pm. This event is for 8th graders and their families . Families should sign up here  for a timeslot to come to the school for a special celebration. Students will receive a certificate and have the opportunity to take photos and mingle with teachers. We are looking for a few volunteers to help with the event. If you are able, ... read full article
Nominations Open for PTSA BoardKiMS PTSA Board4/24/20225/6/2022
Nominations Open for PTSA Board
We are pleased to announce that we have a Nominating Committee to help build our board for the 2022-2023 school year: Kim Biddle, Elysia Heller and Michelle Janson. 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
Earth Month Tip from the Sustainability ChairStephen Harrison4/20/20225/4/2022
Earth Month Tip from the Sustainability Chair
Our kids care about the planet and April is global Earth Month. Small changes can make a big difference. Trying a change this month away from single use plastic sandwich bags to a paper sandwich bag can be a change for the better – they are also a great way to slip a person message to your Panther, perhaps a reminder for something or a message of encouragement! These paper sandwich bags such as those from the ‘If You Care’ brand can be found at local retailers and are compostable.  Find out more about events in Kirkland during Earth Month ... read full article
Washington State PTA Recognizes Kirkland Middle School PTSA with the Gold Membership Growth Award Stephen Harrison1/23/20224/24/2022
Washington State PTA Recognizes Kirkland Middle School PTSA with the Gold Membership Growth Award 
Kirkland Middle School PTSA has recently been recognized by Washington State PTA as a Gold Membership Growth Award recipient! PTAs are presented with this award for enrolling at least 10% more members this year than all of last year. That means our PTA is growing! Thank you to everyone who has become a member so far this year: YOU are the reason our PTA achieved this award! If you haven’t yet signed up for a 2021-2022 PTA membership, please consider joining today! By doing so, you are demonstrating your support for our PTA and all it does for Kirkland Middle ... read full article
KiMS Giving TreeSarah Rock12/1/202112/18/2021
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. KiMS counseling staff confidentially facilitates gathering the wishes from our Giving Tree families. KiMS students and their families may select one or more wishes to fulfill.   Now through Sunday, December 12: Sign up to give wish list items NOTE: Gift cards will be collected in the drop off before school the week of December 6-10 and December 13-14. Bring non-gift card items unwrapped to the school office on or before 4PM on ... read full article
KiMS PTSA Recognized for Membership AwardStephen Harrison11/22/202112/6/2021
KiMS PTSA Recognized for Membership Award
Washington State PTA Recognizes Kirkland Middle School PTSA with the Silver Membership Growth Award Kirkland Middle School PTSA has recently been recognized by Washington State PTA as a Silver Membership Growth Award recipient! PTSAs are presented with this award for enrolling 105 percent as many members as last year. That means our PTSA is growing! Thank you to everyone who has become a member so far this year: YOU are the reason our PTSA achieved this award! If you haven’t yet signed up for a 2021-2022 PTSA membership, please consider joining today! By doing so, you are demonstrating your support ... read full article
KiMS PTSA Meetings 21-22KiMS PTSA Board9/22/20216/30/2022
KiMS PTSA Meetings 21-22
KiMS PTSA General Meetings KiMS PTSA general meetings will be held virtually during Fall 2021-Winter 2022 and move to in-person if allowed in the Spring of 2022. Meeting documents and login details will be distributed via the PantherGram newsletter . All general meetings will be held in the evening at 7PM. Changes will be communicated ten days in advance via the PTSA website and newsletter. October 12, 2021 November 16, 2021 January 25, 2022 March 29, 2022 May 24, 2022  All Kirkland Middle School families, guardians, teachers, staff and students are invited to attend general member meetings; membership is not ... read full article
Back-to-School SocialSarah Rock8/21/20218/31/2021
Back-to-School Social
All students and families are invited to stop by the PTSA table for a sweet treat during the KiMS Open Houses at the end of August. Monday, August 30 from 2 - 6pm Tuesday, August 31 from 9am - 12pm Got questions? PTSA volunteers and veteran parents will be on hand to help! ... read full article
Welcome & New Family ToolkitSarah Rock8/20/202110/31/2021
Welcome & New Family Toolkit
Welcome to the 2021-2022 year at Kirkland Middle School! Whether you are new to KiMS or returning we are glad to "see" you. Got questions? We've created a  New Family Toolkit to help with some frequently asked questions. And we also have a Facebook group just for Kirkland Middle School families:  www.facebook.com/groups/kimsquestions Backpacks & School Supplies What are the recommended school supplies? See the official supply list from KiMS . An overweight backpack can cause  health problems . Get tips for buying school supplies for middle school. Join the PTSA Annual memberships start at $15  and by joining you are making ... read full article
Join Our Team - Co-Chairs Wanted!Sarah Rock6/15/20219/30/2021
Join Our Team - Co-Chairs Wanted!
We also have several key and program chair positions to fill this summer. VP of Communications - leader for all communications efforts including newsletter, website and social media. Newsletter Editor - edits and publishes a newsletter twice a month Staff Appreciation  Co-Chair - coordinates monthly staff appreciation  activities and Staff Appreciation Week held annually in May. Reflections Chair or Co-Chairs - coordinates the  Reflections Art competition for students. Backpack Awareness Day  Chair or Co-Chairs - coordinates  Backpack Awareness Day on September 22 or 29, 2021. E-Prep Chair or Co-Chairs - this is a district-wide committee with great support from our ... read full article
Earn Money for KiMS with Amazon SmileVP of Ways and Means7/2/20207/31/2022
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
KiMS Attendance ProceduresStephen Harrison11/3/20213/31/2022
KiMS Attendance Procedures
ABSENCES: Is your student going to be absent or late? Call the attendance line: 425-936-2421 Email:  KirklandMSAttend@lwsd.org Online: Skyward Family Access Please include the following in your message: Student’s first and last name Student’s grade If late or leaving early – the time of arrival/early dismissal Reason for the absence Examples of EXCUSED absences: illness, medical appointments, family emergency, religious holiday, school-related field trips, pre-arranged absences Examples of UNEXCUSED absences: overslept, missed bus, traffic, homework, forgot something, parent was running late LEAVING EARLY: Is your student leaving early or do they have an appointment during the school day? Have student bring ... read full article
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