Tiger Tales

Newsletter #35 - May 15, 2023

Hello Medina Families & Community,

We hope you enjoyed the warm weather this weekend, celebrating the mothers in your family and those who took on the role of "mothering".

To continue along these lines, we would like to express our gratitude for PTSA (especially Michelle Guo and Hongkai Chen) and all of you for the flowers, notes, bubble tea, and delicious lunch last week. You made Staff Appreciation Week such a uplifting and heart-warming experience - we are very lucky to partner with you to raise these amazing kids!

In addition, a big thank you goes to the parent team (Maria Barrios, Hongkai Chen, Eunice Kim, and Noreli Dominguez Acosta), Dr. Aramaki, and the district MHAT Team of counselors for putting together an informative and thought-provoking Family University Night last Thursday. If you weren't able to come or would like access to the resources that were shared, please click here.

We have another packed week coming up, with the Volunteer Appreciation event on Wednesday and PTA Talent Show on Friday! Hope to see many of you there!


Kati & Betty

Upcoming Dates

May 17: Volunteer Appreciation Lunch, Library, 12:30-1pm (Drop off childcare in the gym)

May 19: PTA Talent Show, 5:30-7pm

May 29: Memorial Day, No School

June 19: Juneteenth, No School

June 22: 5th Grade Promotion, 8:30-9:30am, Gym

June 22: Last Day of School, 8:05-10:05am

Jewish American Heritage Month

In addition to Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Month, May is also Jewish American Heritage Month. We recognize and celebrate the many contributions of Jewish Americans in shaping American culture, history, and government. For many Jewish Americans, the month of May is time to be in community and reflect with one another. At a time when anti-Semitism is on the rise, Jewish American Heritage Month provides a great opportunity to work with students and teach about the important history of Jewish Americans. Here are some resources to learn more:

Kids Heart Challenge Completed!

Thank you to families who registered and/or donated toward Finn's challenge. While we did not have a fundraising goal, through your generosity, we met the minimum level to receive PE equipment and a small portion of funds back to the school. Thank you! In addition, about 112 students registered which means that all students will have the opportunity to vote this week on Spirit Week ideas! Way to go Medina Tigers!

Don't Forget! Stop by to enjoy Volunteer Appreciation on May 17th!

If you have volunteered at school in any way, in the classroom, on a field trip, or for the PTA, we invite you to stop by the library between 12:30-1pm to pick up some treats provided by Medina staff. If your child is not doing chess club, you can drop them off in the cafeteria during this time. Our GSAs will be in the cafeteria supervising and providing options such as a movie or board games to play. Please stop by and mingle with staff and other volunteers as we celebrate YOU!

Community Notice: Annual Budget

The district is preparing the 2023 Annual Budget for constituent review and school board approval. Funding supports our learning community and ensures that students, staff, and families receive the support necessary for the 2023-24 school year. This is an annual process, and the dates below are when our school community can hear more specific information and hear from administrators and school board members about how we will continue vital programs and services as we manage through declining enrollment.

  • May 18: Presentation to the board
  • August 3: Full budget review
  • August 17: Board vote

Policy 6000 Budget Preparationrequires notice and conduct of a budget hearing before approval. A proposed budget must be available to the public by July 10. The annual budget must be adopted by August 31. Legal notifications for certificated staff must be completed by May 15.

Learn more about this annual process.

Complete Health Forms for 2023-2024 School Year

Want your student to start school on time next year? Make an appointment now to complete:

  • Vaccinations– Sign up for MyIR(My Immunization Record) to see if your student needs any school required immunizations.
  • Individual Health Plans(IHP) for asthma, diabetes, life-threatening allergies, seizures and other life-threatening conditions (complete yearly)
  • Medication authorizationpaperwork for medicine taken at school (complete yearly)
  • Sports physicalsif your student will play high school sports (complete every two years)

Make your appointment NOW.Clinics are booked MONTHS in advance.

Many clinics charge $20 or more to complete paperwork outside an appointment.