HPMS Family Bulletin

Week of January 3, 2023

HP INFORMATION


  • Harbour Pointe Office Hours 7:30am-4:00pm
  • Doors open for students at 7:35am
  • Office phone: 425-366-5100
  • School Hours - Monday-Thursday - 8:05am-2:45pm, LIT Fridays - 8:05am-1:30pm
  • Attendance phone number is (425) 366-5105 or email HPattendance@mukilteo.wednet.edu
  • The HPMS Family Bulletin is NOW available in multiple languages. The "Translate" function can be found on the right hand side menu under "Accessibility".

IMPORTANT DATES

JANUARY


  • 02 - New Year's Day (observed), No School
  • 03 - Tuesday, Back to school!
  • 10 - Music Boosters Meeting, 7PM, Gym
  • 10 - NEW DATE!! Non-school sponsored 8th grade East Coast trip Meeting
  • 12 - All-School Party
  • 16 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School
  • 17 - 7th & 8th Girls Basketball begins today!

  • 19 - NJHS January Meeting

  • 26 - Raise some Dough! HPMS DAY at MOD PIZZA! See details at end of Bulletin!


FEBRUARY


  • 03 - Non-student day, No school
  • 03 - Mukilteo Schools Foundation Annual Breakfast Fundraiser
  • 09 - 6th, 7th & 8th Co-ed Wrestling begins today!
  • 20 - President's Day, No School
  • 21-24 - Mid-Winter Break, No School

WEEK AT A GLANCE

IMPORTANT REMINDER- The front driveway/parking lot to HPMS is CLOSED to vehicles (due to bus traffic) in the morning from 7:30A - 8:00A and in the afternoon from 2:30P - 3:00P. Please do not attempt to enter the front driveway/parking area during these times. Thank you!


MONDAY, JAN 2


  • New Year's Day (observed), No School


TUESDAY, JAN 3


  • Welcome back Hawks! Happy 2023!
  • No Crochet & Knitting Club today!
  • Game Club, 2:50 -3:50, N104
  • No Social Justice Club today!
  • Student Faith & Fellowship (SFF), 2:50 - 3:50, N211


WEDNESDAY, JAN 4


  • Drawing Club, 2:50 - 3:50, W102
  • Cooking Club, 2:50 -3:50, N108 (Group B)
  • Guitar Club, 2:50 -3:50, W117
  • Minecraft Club, 2:50 -3:50, W202
  • Boys Basketball @HP, 3:45 (7), 5:00P (8)

  • Girls Volleyball @Kellogg, 3:45 (7), 5:00P (8)


THURSDAY, JAN 5


  • Chess Club, 2:50 -3:50, N106
  • Lego Club, 2:50 -3:50, W103
  • Philosophy Club, 2:50 - 3:50, N210
  • QSA Club, 2:50 -3:50, N202



FRIDAY, JAN 6


  • Lit Dismissal, 1:30P

IT'S PARTY TIME AT HP!

It's time for our second trimester All-School Party! Students are encouraged to stay after-school on Thursday, January 12th for games in the gym, music in the commons, and board games in the great hall. All students are welcome!


Here's what our families need to know:


Is your child staying for the party? How are they getting home? If they are riding the Activity Bus home for the first time, do they know their home address? If you’re picking them up, do they know where to meet you?


All-School Party on Thursday, January 12th starts at 2:45P and ends at 4:00P. There is no cost for students.


The All-School Party is an extension of the school day; therefore, students will not be allowed to use cell phones during the party.


Activity Buses will be available for regular bus riders. Students need to know their home address. IMPORTANT: Due to the substantial number of students riding the activity buses home, the buses will run LATER than usual (some students may arrive home as late as 5:00PM or after) and most students will not be dropped off at their regular bus stop. (Drop-off locations will be more like snow route stops.)


THIS IS SOMETHING NEW!! We are asking our families to please not use the main entrance to pick-up students until ALL buses have departed campus following the party.


If you are planning to pick-up your student at 4:00PM, please decide with your student where they should meet you immediately following the party. To avoid the after-party traffic around HP, you may want to consider an alternative meeting spot:


  • Pick-up your student in parking lot closest to the KHS gym (Students can use bridge from HP to walk over to Kamiak HS)
  • Pick-up your student at the Mukilteo Library or Boys & Girls Club
  • Pick-up you student across the street from our main entrance in the neighborhood (50th Ave)


Parents may pick-up students at our back entrance. Please be prepared for a lengthy line.
  • PLEASE DO NOT MAKE TWO LINES/LANES OF TRAFFIC ENTERING THE BACK PARKING LOT OF SCHOOL.
  • Enter the back driveway using the right lane and exit using the left lane.


Thank you for partnering with us to ensure that everyone arrives home safely after attending the All-School Party! If you have questions, please contact school at 425-366-5100.

Thank you for all the holiday sweet treats!

On behalf of the HP staff, I would like to thank all of our families who dropped off goodies for all of us to enjoy during the month of December. You really do spoil us!


I'd also like to thank our wonderful HP PTO for hosting the HOLIDAY COOKIE EXTRAVAGANZA on 12/15 and all the parents who brought in treats. A BIG thank you goes out to Allison Nelson, Rehanna Meyer and Patricia Bai for setting up and cleaning up this special event!


What a gift it was for our staff to be able to take home sweet treats to our families and friends! Thank you for all you do for our HP staff. We hope you had a terrific holiday season!

DATE CHANGE FOR MEETING!! NON-SCHOOL SPONSORED 8th GRADE EAST COAST TRIP NEWS

Those students who are going back East over Spring Break, please check Schoology for a recent letter with important information. Please also mark your calendars ~ We will have a required meeting on Tuesday, January 10th at 7:00PM in the HP Library. Any questions? Check in with one of us!

Thanks, Mr. Aitken and Mrs. Riccardo

HP PTO NEWS!

Thank you to those of you who attended the PTO meeting on Zoom. The next PTO meeting is scheduled for January 17th.


Our HP PTO could use a few more parent/guardian volunteers to work in the Hawks Nest selling freshly baked cookies and treats to students during lunch periods. If you would like to volunteer, please click on the link below. Sign-up genius link: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/60B0A4DAFAF2EA0FD0-hpms


Hawks Nest volunteers do need to be PTO members. Parents/Guardians can join via our website: www.harbourpointepto.com.


Join Harbour Pointe Middle School PTO Facebook

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Will E. Melt will be back again next year...


Thank you to all of our HP families and staff who donated toys and/or canned food to HP's Will E. Melt Toy and Canned Food Drive. We sincerely appreciate your generosity and spirit of giving during the holiday season.


All toys went to Toys for Tots of Snohomish County and our canned food items were donated to the Mukilteo Food Bank.

2022 - 2023 CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

HPMS offers a variety of after-school clubs supervised by HP staff members. All students are welcome to attend clubs. Most clubs begin at 2:50P and end at 3:50P. If your child takes the bus to and from school, they are considered a "regular bus rider" and they will be able to get a ride home on one of HP's activity buses after attending a staff supervised after-school club or activity. A bus pass will be required to ride the activity bus. Club advisors will distribute bus passes to students who participate in after-school activities. Activity buses depart from the front entrance of HPMS at approximately 4:05P. Please note: Most athletic practices end after 4:00P so the activity bus is not an option for those students participating in after-school sports teams.


CLICK HERE FOR 2022-2023 CLUB LISTING


ACTIVITY BUSSES INFO

Need to take an Activity Bus? Here is all the info you need:


  • Students must be a regular bus rider (live within the school bus boundaries)
  • There are two Activity Buses (a NORTH bus and a SOUTH bus).
  • Students need to know their address to get on the correct bus.
  • There are limited stops on the route, so it may not be your child's regular stop but somewhat close in proximity.
  • Students may ask the bus drivers to find out which bus they should take and what stop they should get off.
  • This is NOT your student's regular bus route. Your student's arrival time home will be determined by the number of stops on any given day.
  • Activity Buses leave at approximately 4:10PM from the front of the school.


If you have questions, please call school at 425-366-5100

National Junior Honor Society and UPDATE

THANKS to the members who came to the meeting on December 14th. We shortened it due to the outbreaks of sicknesses. The students contributed over 75 cards to the members of our student body who need resources over the holiday season. They also contributed a similar number of Holiday cards to Soldiers on the USS Ronald Reagan off the East Coast of Virginia.


Our next meeting is on January 19th.

Many thanks! Mrs. Giddens and Mrs. Riccardo

MUSIC PROGRAM NEWS

MUSIC BOOSTERS MEETING - Tuesday, January 10th at 7:00PM in the Choir room. All music program parents/guardians invited and encouraged to attend meeting.


SPECIAL BAND FUNDRAISING PRESENTATION MEETING -MONDAY, FEB. 6 at 7:00PM, GYM - Please come to a special presentation about our band fundraiser! Choir and Orchestra families are welcome too! Questions, please contact Jodi Poissant, President Music Boosters


Don't forget 7th & 8th Grade Band Families...


Mr. Moody is requesting parent/guardian volunteers/chaperones for a variety of band events happening in March, April, and June 2023. If you did not receive the email, please email Mr. Moody at MoodySJ@mukilteo.wednet.edu know. We hope you will consider joining the fun!

The 2023 HP Spring Musical will be . . .

THANK YOU to all students who took the time to cast votes for the upcoming 2023 Spring Musical. The top two choices were close, but one beat the other! “Peter Pan” was a popular choice, but “Beauty and the Beast” won hands down. I am excited to announce that “Beauty and the Beast” will be the 2023 Spring Musical, to be produced at the Kamiak PAC in late May.


This extra-curricular activity is open to anyone in the school, grades 6, 7 or 8, with passing grades, and with the desire to be involved in drama, learn lines, music and dance and become friends with other cast members. I am looking for a cast of about 25 to 30 students who are willing to make the commitment for three months of hard work.


I will be holding a couple of classes towards the end of January for anyone interested in learning the music ahead of time, getting to know the characters and the story line, and filling out the audition packet. Some of the main characters include Belle, the Beast, Narrators, the Enchantress, Gaston, Maurice, Lefou, Lumiere, Cogsworth, Chip, the Madame and Babette. Not interested in a large part? The cast list requires servants and villagers. Songs that are popular include “Belle”, “Into the Forest”, “Be our Guest” and of course, “Beauty and the Beast”.


All the information about the Spring Musical can be found on the Drama Bulletin board outside the Student Services. Pictures, flyers, audition dates etc., can be seen on that bulletin board, after the Holiday Break, plus announcements will be posted on HPTV.


Questions? Stop in so I can meet you in W210.


I’m excited! I hope you are pleased with YOUR choice for the 2023 Spring Musical of “Beauty and the Beast”. Mrs. Riccardo


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Participation in DRAMA BOOSTERS is a very important part of what makes our HP Spring Musical so successful!


Q: Who participates in Drama Boosters?

A: Parents/Guardians of our cast members!


This year, DRAMA BOOSTERS needs someone to serve as President (possibly a 7th or 8th grade parent who has some experience with Drama Boosters). If this is something you would consider, please let me know.


Students, if you have questions, please stop in and see me in W210. Parents, if you have questions, please email at riccardoae@mukilteo.wednet.edu


Thank you,

Mrs. Riccardo

Director, HPMS Spring Musical & 8th grade Social Studies teacher

HPMS ATHLETICS

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HP 3rd Season Sports Information

Girls Basketball

  • Coaches: Cheryl Hastings (8th) and Tony Davis (7th)
  • Turn-out starts Tuesday, January 17th 3:00-5:00PM, Gym
  • Practice Monday - Friday 3:00-5:00PM
  • 7th & 8th grade girls, team selection process


Wrestling

  • Coaches: Bryan Stelling and Travis Hickox
  • Practice starts Thursday, February 9th 3:00- 5:00PM at KHS
  • Practice Monday-Friday 3:00-5:00PM
  • 7th & 8th grade - compete, 6th grade - practice only

Guidelines and Expectations for HPMS Home Game Attendance

With the start of basketball games and volleyball matches, please help us remind students the following guidelines and expectations for Home Games:


  • Rides home must be prearranged before attending the game
  • Once student enters the gym, they must remain in the gym until a ride home arrives or the game is over
  • Students must remain seated in the bleachers during the game unless attending to personal needs
  • There is no food or drinks in the gym
  • Always remember positive cheering for all. Go Hawks!
  • Parents, if you're coming to the game, please park in the back parking lot and enter through the rear doors. Game entrance (back doors) will be open at 3:30PM. The front entrance to school will be locked.
  • Questions, please call school at 425-366-5100.
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Athletes of the Week

HP Coaches select "Athletes of the Week" based on student-athletes demonstrating the following attributes on and off the field:

  • Hard working
  • Demonstrates Leadership
  • Team commitment
  • Positive attitude
  • Coachable
  • Helps make their teammates better players


CONGRATULATIONS HAWKS!


Week of December 12:

Soccer - Jocelyn Boonsripisal, Evelyn Boudon, Ashton Bullock and Jackson McKenzie

Volleyball - Olivia Hamilton and Madeline Soltau

Basketball - Nick Cipriano and Conor Hickey


Week of December 5:

Soccer - Lexi Johnson and Manny Guzman-Bello

Volleyball - Kylie Villareal (7) and Gianna Amador-Garcia (8)

Basketball - Ali Suliman (7) and Ethan Hood (8)


Week of November 28:

Volleyball - Jazmyn Kaestner (7) and Vania An (8)

Basketball - Caleb Morgan (7) and Connor Maxwell (8)


Week of November 21:

Soccer - Sarah Dyer and Ian Angel-Cortez

Volleyball - Annika Hastings (7) and Leah Santos (8)

Basketball - Marco Linares (7) and Isaac White (8)


Week of November 14:

Soccer - Emma Silva and Miller Warme

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Week of October 31:

Football - Ridha Almonan and Annika Hastings


Week of October 24

Cross Country - Chris Lee, Oleg Kaduce, Max Del Rio, Yeji Park, Mia Bettencourt & Evelina Gad

Softball - Olivia Harris and Evelyn Boudon

Football - Cristiano Linares and Conner Maxwell


Week of October 17:

Cross Country - Caleb Kwon, Helia Kim, Andrew Estes and Sofia Czech

Softball - Pricilla Hansen

Football - Philip Onishchuk and Diego Hernandez

HP FAMILIES - ALWAYS CHECK SPORTS SCHEDULES FOR DAY OF MEET/GAME LOCATION CHANGES OR CANCELLATIONS

We are no longer using wescoathetlics.com. The new online scheduler is Arbiter. Sport schedules are available at Arbiterlive.
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INCLEMENT WEATHER PLANS

Winter is coming - are you prepared?


School may be delayed or canceled because of weather conditions or other events. Bus routes may also be affected by unsafe travel conditions. We communicate school closures and delays in a variety of ways including phone calls, emails and text messages to families. Visit the inclement weather webpage for details.

ACTIVITY BUSSES INFO

Need to take an Activity Bus? Here is all the info you need:


  • Students must be a regular bus rider (live within the school bus boundaries)
  • There are two lines of Activity Buses (a NORTH bus and a SOUTH bus).
  • Students need to know their address to get on the correct bus.
  • There are limited stops on the route, so it may not be your child's regular stop but somewhat close in proximity.
  • Students may ask the bus drivers to find out which bus they should take and what stop they should get off.
  • This is NOT your student's regular bus route. Depending on when your student's stop is, they could arrive home after 5:00PM.
  • All Activity Buses leave at 4:10PM from the front of the school.

DO YOU PLAN ON VOLUNTEERING AT HPMS THIS YEAR?

Please be sure that you have current MSD Volunteer paperwork on file. Click on the link below to go to the MSD website. There you will be able to read and complete the necessary forms (available in multiple languages). If you have questions, please contact Karen Howard in Student Services. Thank you!

Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase at HPMS for the 2022-2023 school year.

Students are welcome to bring a lunch from home or purchase breakfast and/or lunch at school.


To add money to your student's meal account, you will need to do so using My School Bucks. My School Bucks is a third party payment system used by Mukilteo School District. To create an account you will need an email address and your student's district ID number.


Visit MySchoolBucks.com to get started!


You may also send a check to school made payable to: MSD Nutrition Services in the amount you would like added to your child's account. Your student will need to bring the check directly to our Food Service Staff in the cafeteria when they arrive to school.


FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH APPLICATION

Click HERE to go to the MSD website for Free & Reduced Lunch Application.

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PACKS FOR KIDS!

Packs for Kids, a non-profit program to feed children in the Mukilteo School District on the weekends during the school year. Packs for Kids is designed for students to receive a backpack or bag filled with non-perishable food on Friday to support their families through the weekend. If you are interested in signing up for Packs for Kids please sign up online at this link: SSA Referral Form.

Counselors' Corner

Our counselor's move with their students each year.


ParentSquare - NEW COMMUNICATION TOOL


We are excited to announce that we adopted a new form of school-to-home communication called ParentSquare. This unified communications platform is designed to keep you informed and encourage greater engagement and connection with your school and district.


Click HERE to go to MSD website for detailed information about ParentSquare

REVOLUTION PREP Homework Help tutoring services for middle and high school students are available now!

The Mukilteo School District is providing tutoring services for our students at no charge! (FREE - No fees!) Encourage your student to take full advantage of this resource.


Watch the five-minute instructional video below to get started, or simply go to the orange Revolution Prep icon in the student portal.


Check out this student video promoting the benefit of having access to REVOLUTION PREP!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/133LRWaatzFo6pDWnczrz_KyGVxHiOTHj/view?usp=sharing

MEET HP's NEW STUDENT SUPPORT ADVOCATE!

Hello!

My name is Raylin Lucey, and I am the Student Support Advocate for HPMS.

I connect students and families to resources and support within their school and community.

Each one of us has numerous needs (Basic Needs, Safety & Security, Love & Belonging, Emotional Well-being), and when these needs are unmet, it often impacts our learning, our behavior, and every other area of our lives.


I'm here to advocate for you and support you in any way that I can.

Please reach out to me if you have any questions or need help!


Raylin Lucey He / Him

Student Support Advocate | Harbour Pointe Middle School

Office 425.366.5128 | Cell 425.231.2603

Office Hours Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri @ 7AM-3:30PM, Tue @ 10AM-6:30PM


Email: Raylin Lucey

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Poster advertising Mukilteo Foundation Breakfast on February 3, 2023

IMPORTANT LINKS

Mukilteo School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator Simone Neal (425-356-1319), nealsr@mukilteo.wednet.edu, Section 504 Coordinator Lisa Pitsch (425-356-1277), pitschla@mukilteo.wednet.edu, and the ADA/Access Coordinator Karen Mooseker (425-356-1330), moosekerkw@mukilteo.wednet.edu. Address: 9401 Sharon Drive in Everett, WA. Inquiries regarding ADA/Access issues at Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center should be directed to Wes Allen, Director (425-348-2220) allenwr@mukilteo.wednet.edu. Address: 9001 Airport Road in Everett, WA 98204.

HOW DO I SIGN MY STUDENT UP FOR SPORTS AT HPMS?

HOW DO I SIGN MY HP STUDENT UP FOR SPORTS?

1. Register online

2. Sports Physical

  • Submit a sports physical (good for 2 years) - FORM HERE

3. Purchase ASB card -WAIVED THIS YEAR (2022-2023)