Newsletter #5 - September 19, 2022
Dear Medina Families and Community,
We had a busy and successful start to September! For those who celebrated Mid-Autumn Festival a little more than a week ago, we hope you enjoyed time with family and friends over delicious food and traditions. Last week, our students did a great job showing us what "Be Safe" and "Do Your Best" looked like during a smooth fire drill on Tuesday. In addition, it was standing room only during the Principals' Presentation for Curriculum Night, and many of you came back for PTA's Ice Cream Social on Thursday!
As we mentioned on Curriculum Night, we would love to engage you with our important work this year. Please provide your input in our survey link here: https://forms.office.com/r/Hdamv4QGiH. We look forward to hearing from you!
Kati & Betty
Thank You Ms. Veronica!
Curriculum Night Information
September kicks off the celebrations of our 2022-23 Cultural Calendar. These are some of the celebrations this month:
- 9/10/2022 – Mid-Autumn Festival
- 9/16/2022 – Mexican Independence Day
- 9/21/2022 – International Day of Peace
- 9/26 -9/27/2022 – Rosh Hashanah – Starts at sunset on Sept. 25
- 9/26/2022 – Sharad Navratri
In addition, Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 – October 15th.
The administration, teachers, and staff of the Bellevue School District are conscious of providing age-appropriate and developmentally appropriate lessons and activities that meet all our students where they are when addressing equity and inclusion. As a district, during the month of September, and every month, we affirm members of our school community who may identify as members of the Hispanic, LatinX and/or Chicano communities. Our goal is to work together as one community. We encourage students and families to reach out to us throughout the year if you have any questions or would like further information as we support all members of our community.
Help King County Improve Equity, Affordable Housing, Climate Resilience
King County is updating its Comprehensive Plan, a 20-year plan that guides land use in unincorporated areas (places outside of city limits). This update will focus on actions to address social equity, affordable housing and climate change in our region. There will be many opportunities for the public to provide input during this year-long planning process, starting with two surveys in September.
These short (6 and 7 question) surveys will ask for your thoughts on how King County should address affordable housing and climate change. The county would like to know:
- What types of housing make sense for our growing neighborhoods?
- How can we help residents stay in our communities as costs rise?
- How can King County help you stay cool in extreme heat?
- How can we help residents use less gasoline in their day-to-day lives?
Equinox comes from the Latin words for 'equal' and 'night'? Meaning that on the equinox, the day and night is roughly equal in length. This year, Fall Equinox is on Thursday, 9/22.
OSPI Office of Education Ombuds: Resources for Families
The Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) wants families to know about new resources explaining how the Office of Education Ombuds (OEO)can help families and WA public K-12 schools to have successful family-school partnerships throughout the new school year.