HPMS Family Bulletin

Week of November 7, 2022

Harbour Pointe Office Hours

7:30am-4:00pm

Doors open at 7:35am

Office phone: 425-366-5100


School Hours

Monday-Thursday - 8:05am-2:45pm

Friday - 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".

DO YOU NEED HELP AFTER FRIDAY NIGHT'S WIND STORM?

If you or you know of any HP families that need food after Friday night's wind storm, please reach out to us so we can help with resources. Thank you!


Raylin Lucey, Student Support Advocate

Email: Raylin Lucey


Diane Weaver, Family Engagement Liaison

Email: Diane Weaver

IMPORTANT DATES

November 6 - Standard Time Begins - Fall Back 1 Hour

November 11 - Veterans Day, No School

November 14 - AM Assembly: Veterans Day Assembly

November 17 - Advanced Orchestra Field Trip, All day

November 24 - Thanksgiving, No School

November 25 - Native American Heritage Day, No School

December 2 - End of Trimester One

December 13 - All Bands Concert, 7PM, Gym

December 15 - Choir and Orchestra, 7PM, Gym

February 3 - Mukilteo Schools Foundation Annual Breakfast, See details below

SCHOOL SAFETY

The Mukilteo School District, in consultation with safety experts, has decided that all external school doors will be locked during the school day.


Ring the dark pink doorbell to gain access to our building. Thank you for your patience.

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WEEK AT A GLANCE

MONDAY, NOV. 7


  • Boys Basketball Turn-out starts today, 6:30-8:00AM, Gym
  • Sports Club, 2:50 - 3:50, PE Portable - Rollerblading
  • Volleyball Turn-out starts today, 3:00-5:00PM, Gym



TUESDAY, NOV. 8


  • WEB Dessert Day, 6th grade lunch
  • Game Club, 2:50-3:50, N104
  • Social Justice Club, 2:50 - 3:50, W105
  • STEM Club, 2:50 -3:50, N212
  • Student Faith & Fellowship (SFF), 2:50 - 3:50, N211


WEDNESDAY, NOV 9


  • Cooking Club, 2:50-3:40, Group A
  • Drawing Club, 2:50-3:50, W102
  • Guitar Club, 2:50-3:50, W117
  • Minecraft Club, 2:50-3:50, W202


THURSDAY, NOV. 10


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


FRIDAY, NOV. 11


  • Veterans Day - No School
  • Enjoy your three-day weekend!
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FIRST ALL SCHOOL PARTY IS ENJOYED BY MANY STUDENTS!!

We cannot remember an All-School Party with so many students in attendance! This place was hopping! It looked like everyone was having a fun time dancing and playing games.


As successful as the party was, we do recognize that we need to streamline the pickup portion of the party and better communicate party procedures with our families. Whether you were waiting to pick up your student or waiting for your student to arrive home on the Activity Bus, we appreciate your patience.


A BIG thank you to our popcorn popping parents Emmi Brant-Zawadzkin, Nicki Kanegae and Adrienne Sheth! You did an awesome job! Thank you for volunteering.


Mark your calendar for our next All-School Party - Thursday, March 30, 2023.

NEED HELP THIS HOLIDAY SEASON?

Please fill out the SSA Referral Form and our SSA or one of our counselors will contact you. Thank you.

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.

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Attention 8th graders! BABY PHOTO TIME!

It's time to find your favorite photo of YOU when you were a baby, toddler or young child and submit it to the yearbook staff. (This is optional for 8th graders.) Photos are DUE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16th. Share photos to Yearbook Snap. Our School Code: gohawks or send your digital photo to Mr. Entler's email at entlerjt@mukilteo.wednet.edu .


Questions, contact Mr. Entler

Thank you to those families who have sent in donations. Your generosity is very much appreciated!!

Nonperishable snacks needed. Can you help?


If you can help, your donations of nonperishable snacks would be appreciated. Many of our teachers and staff having been providing snacks to students who are hungry during the day but we could use some help.


Here are some ideas:


  • Granola bars
  • Individually wrapped crackers with cheese
  • Individually wrapped crackers with peanut butter
  • Individually wrapped Trail Mix
  • String cheese (we can refrigerate individually wrapped string cheese)


Donations may be dropped off at our Main Office. Thank you!

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DO YOU PLAN ON VOLUNTEERING AT HPMS THIS YEAR?

If you answered YES, 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!

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SPRING MUSICAL NEWS

Five possible options for HP's Spring Musical:


In alphabetical order:

Annie

Beauty and the Beast

Bye Bye Birdie

Oliver

Peter Pan


The “notice of interest” will be passed out and posted next week. -Thank you, Mrs. Riccardo


Questions? Please check in with me, Mrs. Riccardo. riccardoae@mukilteo.wednet.edu


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

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.



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

CHESS CLUB

Mr. Aitken is delighted to offer Chess Club again this year in N106 on Thursdays from 2:50-3:50P. Chess is a great game for developing problem-solving skills. Regardless of ability level, come along and have a good time with students across all grade levels.


COOKING CLUB

Learn kitchen safety, research recipes for ease & time, create delicious treats, snacks, appetizers & meals, and have fun. Join Ms. Rhoads on Wednesdays in room N208 from 2:50 -3:50. Due to the limited space in the kitchen area, each Cooking Club session will be limited to 8 students. A permission slip signed by a parent/guardian is required for participation. The first 16 students to return their permission slip to Student Services will be assigned to group A (8) or group B (8). Group A and B will alternate Wednesdays. Group A started on Oct. 5.


DRAWING CLUB

A time to free draw, experiment with drawing materials, and learn about your own style. This club is independently led by students, so you can really focus on where you want to grow as an artist! Join Ms. Graeber on Wednesdays from 2:50 - 3:50 in room W102.


GAME CLUB

Close those Chromebooks, unplug from your electronic devices and join Mrs. Gjertsen for Game Club. Hosted every Tuesday in room N104 from 2:50-3:50, we will play various card and board games like Happy Little Dinosaurs, Yahtzee, Apples to Apples, Jenga, and many more! All grade levels are welcome so head to the north hall, first floor, and come play some classic and new games!


GUITAR CLUB

A club for guitar fans to try some instruments, learn some basic skills and enjoy guitar related activities. Join Mr. Craggs in room W117 on Wednesdays from 2:50 -3:50.


LEGO CLUB

An inclusive place to build with Legos, learn to interact and communicate with others, access to play and social opportunities with other students. Join Ms. Douglas in room W103 on Thursdays from 2:50 -3:50.


MINECRAFT CLUB

Come to play some Minecraft with fellow builders. Defeat the Ender Dragon while making some new friends! Past years we have done build battles, PvP, Survival, and Free play! The options are endless. Worlds are hosted on local servers and are only accessed during club time. All players welcome, just bring your school computer and imagination! Every Wednesday from 2:50-3:50P, W202. Advisor: Mr. Hickox


PHILOSOPHY CLUB

A club focusing on questions posed by great philosophers and discussing their relevance and application to today; using Socratic seminar-style discussion. Join Mrs. Giddens on every other Thursday in room N210.


UPDATED! QSA CLUB

The HP Queer Straight Alliance is a club for everyone who cares about making our school and the world safe for our LGBTQ community. All are welcome. Join us for conversations, snacks, and games. QSA Club meets every Thursday in Ms. Pearlman’s classroom N202 from 2:50-3:50P.


SOCIAL JUSTICE CLUB

Are you interested in learning about and promoting equity, participation, diversity, and human rights? If so, the Social Justice Club is the right place for you. Meetings will be on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month in room W105. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Cook at cookvl@mukilteo.wednet.edu or in room W105.


SPORTS CLUB

A variety of sports will be offered throughout the year for all students. Activities include rollerblading, table tennis, soccer, football, basketball, ultimate, and swimming. Sports Club will meet on Mondays from 2:50-3:50. Listen for announcements on HPTV about where to meet after-school. Our meeting place will be determined by the activity.


STEM CLUB

The purpose of after school STEM Club is to provide opportunities for students to collaborate with their peers in fun activities involving science, technology, engineering, and math. Our goal is to be inquisitive, solve problems and have fun! Join Ms. Zugel on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month in room N212, 2:50 –3:50.


STUDENT FAITH & FELLOWSHIP (SFF) CLUB

Mrs. Grayson & Mr. Aitken are delighted to offer Student Faith & Fellowship (SFF) Club this year at Harbour Pointe. This club will meet on Tuesdays in N211 from 2:50 -3:50P. This club is for any student who wishes to grow in their faith and have a weekly opportunity to have prayer and fellowship with others


WATCH FOR MORE CLUBS TO BE ADDED TO THE LIST.

HPMS ATHLETICS

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HP Season 2 Sports Information

SOCCER


  • Coaches: Grace Martinez (girls) and Jim Beirne (boys)
  • Turn-out starts Wednesday, November 2, 3:00-5:00PM, Field
  • Practice Monday - Thursday 3:00-5:00PM/Fridays 1:30-3:30PM
  • 7th & 8th grade boys and girls, team selection



BOYS BASKETBALL


  • Coaches: Jason Entler (8th) and Tony Davis (7th)
  • Turn-out starts Monday, November 7th 6:30-8:00AM, Gym
  • Practice Monday - Friday (6:30-8:00 AM or 3:00-5:00PM)
  • 7th & 8th grade boys, team selection


VOLLEYBALL


  • Coaches: Patty Lawrence (8th) and Lexi Beach (7th)
  • Turn-out starts Monday, November 7th 3:00-5:00 PM, Gym
  • Practice Monday - Friday (6:30-8:00 AM or 3:00-5:00PM)
  • 7th & 8th grade girls, team selection
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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 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 and 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.

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)

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IMPORTANT REMINDERS

  • The HPMS employees who direct traffic in the morning and afternoon are State of Washington Certified Flaggers. Therefore, drivers must adhere to their directions.
  • The FRONT ENTRANCE/DRIVEWAY to HPMS is CLOSED to vehicles in the morning and afternoon. Please do not enter from 7:30A - 8:00A and 2:30P - 3:00P. THESE TIMES ARE FOR BUSES ONLY.
  • Please DO NOT allow your child to exit your vehicle on Harbour Pointe Blvd. Consider turning into the neighborhood across from the main entrance (50th Avenue) to allow your student to exit your vehicle safely. Crossing guards stop traffic to allow students to safely cross the street.
  • The HPMS Library is OPEN after-school Monday - Thursday from 2:45 - 3:55P for students who wish to read or work on homework. The HP Library is closed on Fridays at 1:30P.

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.

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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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 Holiday Fair at Mariner HS Nov. 5
Poster advertising Mukilteo Foundation Breakfast on February 3, 2023

IMPORTANT LINKS

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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.