Kulshan Connect

October 2019

In our Kulshan Community, we are courageous, kind, and committed!

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Annual Middle School Fundraiser!

Did you know? Our annual fundraiser runs Sept 27 through October 11. This fundraiser helps pay for field trips, classroom supplies, and more. Envelopes came home with your student on Friday, September 27th. Donations may be returned to the school or made online until Friday, October 11th. Tax deductible donations may be made online at www.bellinghamschoolsfoundation.org or just place your donation in the envelope and return to our main office. Raffle prizes for class participation winners!

Calendars for KMS Fall Sports

Are you looking for Track or Soccer information? Check out our KMS Fall Sports Page!

Is your student interested in participating in a Pre-Winter sport? Our registration deadline is November 4. There are 3 steps parents need to take for sports registration: 1) Final Forms online registration 2) Sports Physical 3) ASB fee. We offer the following Pre-Winter sports: Dance & Tumbling (grades 6-8) and Boys Basketball (grades 7/8). If you have any questions, please email our Athletics Registrar at lisa.scott@bellinghamschools.org or call 360-676-4886 x4708.

Kulshan Club Photo Schedule

Is your student in a Kulshan Club? Our amazing volunteer, Kat Hendricks, will be taking photos of all Kulshan Clubs for our yearbook. Please check this link here to find the date and time of your student's club photo session.

Celebrating 150 years!

The year 2019 has been designated as the International Year of the Periodic Table . Join us at a community event from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Spark Museum, 1312 Bay Street, in downtown Bellingham. Admission is free. Activities include: Wizards of Western show, a historical portrayal of scientist Dmitri Mendeleev and his international colleagues. See you at the Spark Museum on Oct. 12!

Parent Volunteers Needed

Our student artists at Kulshan have begun their clay masterpieces. We are looking for family members who would like to volunteer in the Art room to help with the extra prep, management, and upkeep that clay demands. Please email Emily Carey if you are able to help out on any B Day at Kulshan. Thank you!

AAUW STEM Celebration

Our Bellingham Branch of American Association of University Women celebrated opportunities for young women in the STEM fields. Our 2019 Tech Trek camp scholarship winners, Sydney Wolfson and Angelica Khizhnyak from Kulshan Middle School attended the meeting and celebrated with Ms. Laurie Mueller, one of our amazing KMS Science teachers!

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

The 2019-2020 application is available online or can be found in the back of the Family Handbook and Calendar mailed to families in August. Printed applications are also available in our school office. Families only need to fill out one application for all children in a household. Questions? Please contact Food Services at (360) 676-6504.

Kulshan Food Pantry

Thank you for all of your donations to help get our food pantry up and running. Our food pantry was started last year as a resource to send home some easy to prepare food on the weekends for students in need. We are starting to identify students who are in need of this service and we would not be able to support them without all of you. We are still in need of items so that we have enough backstock to send students with food each weekend as needed. Please click this link to support. If your student would be helped by this service, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Jen Newbauer, school counselor, at: jennifer.newbauer@bellinghamschools.org

Gardening with Common Threads

Fall is such an exciting season in the garden: Kids are harvesting, seed-saving, and learning about different ways to build healthy soil. If you are interested in volunteering during fall gardening or winter cooking please contact: ruby@commonthreadsfarm.org Save the date: Make a Difference Day is October 26 and we will be hosting school garden work parties around Whatcom County. Check the Common Threads Farm Facebook page for more details.

KMS Parent Teacher Conferences

Our Kulshan Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held October 31, November 1, and November 6. Your child brought home a Parent-Teacher conference form that allows you to check your preference. These forms are due back to LINK teachers by Wednesday, October 2. If you have questions about scheduling your Parent-Teacher conference please reach out to your student's LINK teacher or email our registrar Viry Ferreira. Thank you!

Lost and Found Lunch Boxes

Parents and Students: Please write your name clearly on the outside or inside of your lunch box. Are you missing a lunch box? If lunch boxes remain in our lunch bin past the end of the school day, we place them in our Lost and Found Area in the Commons. (Along with all of our Lost & Found clothing) We donate Lost and Found items to local charities at the end of each month. If you cannot find your lunch box in the Lost and Found, please report this to our main office.

Oct. 30 - Nov. 1: Kulshan Book Fair!

Our Book Fair will be open to parents on the afternoon of Oct 31 and all day on November 1 during parent-teacher conferences times. If you have a conference those days, please stop on by! If you don't have a conference those days, stop on by anyway! We definitely need some parent help to make sure the fair runs smoothly. Please visit this SignUp Genius if you are able to volunteer during the fair! If you have any questions, please contact Adam Shaffer .

Oct. 9: Beyond the Birds and the Bees

Bellingham Public Schools will host Beyond the Birds and the Bees: Talking to Children about their Bodies, Sex and Relationships from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9 in the District Office Board Room, located at 1306 Dupont Street. This event is geared for families with children in grades 5 to 12. School staff and health professional guests will share with parents and guardians what schools teach about puberty and human sexuality and will discuss how to talk to teens about bodily changes, responsibility and respect. The HIV/AIDS (human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome) curriculum will also be previewed on this same evening. Families are the first and best teachers for children. Talking to children about building healthy relationships, healthy communication, and the role sex plays in healthy relationships is important for lifelong well-being. This evening will support families in having important conversations with their children about sex and relationships. Please contact your school office if language interpretation services are needed. For more information, contact the wellness program at 360-676-6470, ext. 6533.

Now Hiring in Bellingham Public Schools!

Are you interested in any of our substitute positions? We are interviewing and hiring substitutes custodial, food service and bus drivers. We encourage you (and people you know) to apply! Please tell your neighbors, friends, and family. You are our best recruiters!

Oct. 8: Vaping Information Night at SHS

Parents, students, and community members are invited to join us on Tuesday, October 8th at 6:00 PM in the Sehome High School Theatre to learn about vaping from Meghan Lever, one of our district Prevention and Intervention Specialists. Learn how we can support people who want to quit vaping and how we can prevent people who have not started using. There will be an update on the vape devices and vapewear, along with current research on vaping and effects vaping has on the body and brain. We will share strategies that we use in our schools to help students understand the effects of vaping.

Kulshan Office Hours

Main office 8:45 AM - 4:30 PM

Attendance 8:45 AM - 4:30 PM

Counseling 8:45 AM - 4:00 PM

Kulshan Middle School 1250 Kenoyer Drive Bellingham, WA 98229 360-676-4886