September 18, 2020
Zoom Class Engagement
Free Online Cooking Classes
Free YMCA Wifi!
Free Wifi for parents and students to assist with online learning. To reserve a spot, call the YMCA at 360-733-9630 or reserve your spot online. All are welcome, no YMCA membership required.
Did you know that we take attendance for all classes every Wednesday? Students will be marked present if they at least log in and check their MS Teams page. Please remind your students to do this every Wednesday for periods 1-4. Thank you!
KMS Library Book Checkout
Do you want to check out some fun books this coming week? Students can use this link to look at the online catalog. If you see something you want that is unavailable, you can log into Destiny and place a hold (same login as for your laptop). To request books, use this form. Mr. Shaffer and Ms. Stephanie will get your books ready for pickup. Books will be available to be picked up every Wednesday from 4:00 - 5:30 PM. Please enter your requests by the Tuesday before. Requests received after Tuesday may not be ready for next-day pickup (but we'll do our best). As always, email Mr. Shaffer for book recommendations, or any other questions!
Working 1:1 on Zoom
Thanks for all your continued partnership with us as we keep rolling in this brave new world. Our teachers are continuing to support your students as much as they can, which sometimes includes helping students 1:1 right after class or arranging to meet with students either in small groups or 1:1 on Zoom or Teams videoconferencing. Our teachers will work to inform you when meeting with students 1:1. If you have any questions about that, please reach out to a KMS administrator, counselor, or teacher.
Teen Summer Prizes!
We are so excited that we found a contact-free way to get tweens/teens their Summer Reading prize books! We will be mailing prize books to kids. They will fill out a form here. On the form they will fill out contact information along with their choice of prize book from the list of 20 options. The list of 20 books to select from can be found here. Thank you! Jennifer Lovchik, Teen Services Librarian, Bellingham Public Library, 360-778-7231. Facebook/ Instagram @bplconnects
Whoops! PTSA link
We are so sorry! We had some technology kinks at our September PTSA meeting. We are working on this and things should be much smoother for our November PTSA meeting. Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 10 at 6:30 PM. We will email the correct Zoom link to all KMS parents on the day of the meeting. And remember, you don't have to be a member to come to our meetings! See you there! Si necesita un intérprete para esta reunión, llame al 360-676-6456 para programarla.
Do you need Tech Support?
If students are unable to see the Zoom invites in their MS Teams or Outlook, here are some ways you can get your questions answered:
Wednesdays 4:00-5:30 PM: Meal Boxes
You can walk, bike, WTA bus, or drive to any of our 21 sites every Wednesday anytime from 4:00-5:30 PM for your 14-meal/7-day box. Si desea esta información en español llame al 360-676-6456 o via email.
Reminder: meal boxes are free for all children 0-18. Any family can go to any location and pick up a meal box. We are shifting to incorporating more Central Kitchen made-from-scratch items in meal boxes in the weeks to come, and really want to encourage families to pick up and try out meal boxes. School sites: Alderwood, Birchwood, Carl Cozier, Cordata, Geneva, Happy Valley, Northern Heights, Roosevelt, Wade King, Fairhaven, Kulshan, Shuksan, Whatcom, Bellingham, Sehome. Community sites: Sterling Meadows, Eliza Court, Villa Santa Fe, Evergreen Ridge Apartments, Regency Park, Sudden Valley Community Center.
Do You Need Personal Care Items?
Please reach out to our counselor, Jen Newbauer, if you or someone in your family are in need of any personal care items. This might include: shampoo/conditioner, soap, toothpaste/brush, deodorant, laundry detergent, tampons, pads etc. She will work on getting these items together and will work with you to determine a pick up plan. On that note, if you are able to donate any of these items, please click on this Sign Up Genius to help support your Kulshan Community.
Sixth Grade News!
Hello 6th grade families! Welcome to Kulshan! We wish we could have hosted an in-person orientation for our incoming 6th grade students this year. Unfortunately, that can't happen right now, although we will do our best to host an in-person orientation when we are allowed to do so prior to any return to the building. We did want to resend out a link to some videos that we filmed in the Spring. These videos contain helpful information about life as a student at Kulshan Middle School, just keep in mind that when we filmed these videos we were hopeful that we would be meeting in person for school this fall. We also have a couple of videos from 6th grade teachers introducing themselves so you can match faces to the names you see on your schedule! If you have Band, Orchestra, Music, or Choir, here is a video of Ms. Barrett! We are so excited to have you with us for this exciting school year! We are excited for this school year and looking forward to seeing you Tuesday morning!
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
KMS Student Artwork
2020-2021 Kulshan PTSA
KMS Counselor Corner
We are super excited to welcome all of you back to school and can’t wait to meet all of our new families. Please feel free to reach out with any student or family specific needs and we will see how we can help. As always, our goal is to support the social and emotional needs of all our students. Take care and see you soon!
Aaron Tiger - Counselor (cell 360-739-3991)
Jen Newbauer - Counselor (cell 360-739-4138)
Viry Ferreira - KMS Registrar
Saturday, September 19: Co-Op Shopping Day
This Saturday, September 19th is the Co-op Shopping day! When you shop at either Co-op location, 2% of sales will be donated to Common Threads' food education and food access efforts. Please help us spread the word!
NEW! Thursday Location - -
The Bellingham Food Bank schedule:
Tuesdays: Shuksan Middle School from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: Christ the King on Meridian from 3:00-6:00 p.m.
(NEW!) Thursdays: Bellingham High School from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Check out the Bellingham Food Bank to learn more or to make a donation.
District Resources Website
We Miss You and We Love You!
We love you and we miss you and we hope you are staying safe and healthy!
Kulshan Middle School 1250 Kenoyer Drive Bellingham, WA 98229 360-676-4886