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Week of June 6, 2022

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This Week

  • June 7, Band Concert, FHMS Gym, 7:00 PM
  • June 9, Community Equity Team Meeting, FHMS Conference Room/Teams, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • June 10, Eighth Grade Family Fun Center Field Trip

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who purchased a book for the Finn Hill library from our Diversity gift registry! Thanks to your generosity, we were able to add 68 new books to the collection.

Thank you to everyone who submitted pictures for our eighth grade honor wall! It looks fantastic, and students and staff alike are having so much fun looking at the pictures. They will be displayed at the promotion ceremony, and you'll be able to take your student's photo home at the end of the evening.

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Looking Ahead

  • June 13, Laptop Roll In, All Day
  • June 14-Eighth Grade Promotion Ceremony, 6:30 PM-8:00 PM, Gym
  • June 15-Locker Clean Out
  • June 15-Eighth Grade Clap Out, 1:20-1:35 PM (note time change!)
  • June 16-Yearbook Distribution
  • June 16-Field Day, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
  • June 17-Last Day of School (Half Day)

Parking for EOY Events

We are able to park at the LDS church during the promotion ceremony on Tuesday, June 14 and the afternoon of Wednesday, June 15 for the clap out. Parents of 8th graders are welcome to join the clap out outside of the building in front of the school.

Yearbooks on Sale

Yearbooks will be back on sale starting Monday, May 23, 2022, until Friday, June 10, 2022. The cost is $35.00 and can be purchased online or at the cash register window with check or cash. If you are using a check, please make it out to FHMS. If you are unsure if you have purchased a yearbook this year, please email me at and I will check and let you know.

A Letter from the PTSA

“The Finn Hill Middle School PTSA strives to strengthen the learning environment for every student, to be a relevant resource for our families, teachers, staff and administration, and to be a staunch advocate for the education and welfare of every child.”

Parents, Caregivers, Friends-

The Finn Hill Middle School PTSA is a 503c non-profit organization run by volunteers whose mission is written above. According to WA State laws, to be a non-profit organization, you need a minimum of four officers: A President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

The PTSA is in need. Without a full board, we can no longer operate as a non-profit organization by the WA state law. By July 1, 2022, we need to elect a President first and foremost. We also have two Vice President positions that need to be filled, but without a President, that will be a moot point.

What happens if we don’t have a President for the 2022/23 School year?

I’m so glad you asked! The PTSA supports the school in many ways, but here are some of the main things that would go away:

  • Student planners
  • Field Day
  • Staff classroom grants
  • Library grants
  • Staff volunteer support
  • Staff appreciation
  • School play support
  • Alumni Scholarships

There are other community helping opportunities that would also go away including needs drives, pantry pack support, and Reflections art competition. We would also lose committees such as Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Special Education committee, sustainability/beautification, and emergency preparation.

On the surface, these may not seem like a big loss all on their own. However, if you get down to the nuts and bolts of it, your student’s day will look very different without the resources PTSA provides.

What do I get out of participating in the board?

You will be able to enhance your resume. A non-profit board position is valued as an employment opportunity. Even though it is a volunteer position, it is still a working position that is appreciated as a work commitment by a hiring individual. I have personally given recommendations that have led to employment opportunities for former board members.

Another main benefit to being a board member is the ability to decide how the PTSA continues to support the students and staff. You also will be the first to know what the goings-on at the school may be. You will have a significant working relationship with the administration, and you will also have a close working relationship with staff members.

The time commitment is a significant decrease compared to elementary school. This means that often our board is comprised of working adults and members who serve in other ways at the elementary or high school.

We ask you to sincerely consider how you can actively help the FHMS PTSA. If you or another of your student’s caregivers can offer your gift of time and join our board, we ask that you reach out ASAP for more information.

Thank you for your time and consideration-

Sarah Mertel

End of the Year PTSA Volunteer Needs


We have a few short and sweet volunteer needs before the end of the school year. Please see each description for the link to sign up. Thanks in advance!


Cookie and water bottle donations, as well as server volunteers are needed for 8th grade promotion ceremony. Traditionally, donations and service were donated by 7th grade families; however, anyone is welcome to contribute. Servers must be approved LWSD volunteers. Find details and sign up at:

Volunteers are needed to help at stations during the FHMS Field Day. Stations include: cotton candy, popcorn, sno-cones, games, face painting, and supervision. Find details and sign up at:

A few more volunteers are needed to help our school librarians with laptop return on June 13th. Find details and sign up at:

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