Kulshan Connect

September 2019

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

Attendance 360-647-6877


Main Office 360-676-4886 x2

Counseling 360-676-4886 x3

Si desea esta información en español llame al 676-6456.

September Lunch Menu (English)

September Lunch Menu (Spanish)

Bellingham School District Calendar

Bellingham MS and HS A/B Calendar

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Register for KMS Fall Sports

Is your student interested in participating in a Fall sport? We are extending our registration deadline due to our new program, Final Forms. 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 sports for all grade levels: Track & Field, Boys Soccer, and Girls Soccer. If you have any questions, please email our Athletics Registrar at lisa.scott@bellinghamschools.org or call 360-676-4886 x4708. The first day of practices is Monday, September 9 at 3:45 pm.

Sept. 19 Open House at Kulshan

Mark your calendars! We are inviting all parents to attend our Kulshan Open House on Thursday, September 19 from 6:30-8:00 PM. This fun, informative evening is a time for parents to rotate through their student's classes, learn about our courses, and meet other parents. We are so excited to see you at our Open House! This event is one of the highlights of our year.

Before-School Choir at Kulshan

Did you know we have a Before-School Choir? This choir will be held in our Orchestra Room from 8:00-8:45 AM every B Day for any student grade 6th-8th. No experience required! We offer city WTA bus passes for free. Sign up forms are available in our Main Office.

Sept. 11 School Picture Day at Kulshan

On Wednesday, September 11, O'Connor Photography Studio will be here for student photos. All students will have their photo taken, as these photos are used for our yearbook and our ASB cards. If families would like to order photos, they can pre-order online here or they can pick up the order form in our main office at Kulshan.

Kulshan Yearbook Club

Are you interested in becoming a member of our Kulshan yearbook staff? Starting September 13, our Yearbook Club meets every Friday morning from 8:00-9:00 AM. Yearbook club sign up forms are available in our Main Office.

Sept. 18 Kulshan PTSA Meeting

Welcome Thunderbird Parents! Come and join us for the first PTSA meeting of the year! Come meet your PTSA board and learn about some of the awesome projects PTSA is working on this year including the Kulshan food pantry, clothing closet, volunteer opportunities and our upcoming Fundraiser! Join us Wednesday, September 18 in our Kulshan Library from 6:15 - 7:15 PM. We hope to see you there! E-mail any questions to our PTSA President, Cathy Beecham. You can also “like” our KMS PTSA Facebook page.

Kulshan Food Pantry

Hello Kulshan Families! Last year we were able to support students in need with some non-perishable food items on the weekends. We were able to stock our food pantry primarily from donations from our Kulshan Families! We depleted our pantry at the end of the year and are in need of donations to get this going again. When the pantry gets low, we will send this link out but we will accept donations at any time. If you can help, please sign-up! Also, if you are a family in need, please reach out to Jen Newbauer- school counselor- and she will coordinate with you to get food items for your student. All donations can be dropped off at Student Services in the 100 Hallway. Please email Jen Newbauer or Cathy Beechum (our PTSA President) with any questions.

Gardening with Common Threads

Hello! My name is Ruby Spring. I’m delighted to join the Kulshan community as the new Common Threads AmeriCorps Food Educator. Feel free to say hi if you see me around, I’m wearing a Common Threads T-shirt! This fall, students in 8th (and some in 6th) grade will explore and learn in the garden classroom as they help build healthy soil, save seeds, plant cover crop, and enjoy/share the harvest! A huge THANKS to all who helped care for the garden during the summer! If you’d like to volunteer in the garden (for lessons or garden maintenance) please let me know: ruby@commonthreadsfarm.org

KMS Parent Teacher Conferences

Our Kulshan Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held October 31, November 1, and November 6. More information will be coming from our teachers and counselors. Thank you!

Lost and Found Lunch Boxes

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) Please stop by and check out our Lost & Found before the last day of each month. We donate Lost and Found items to local charities.

Operation School Bell

Do you need assistance with school clothes or shoes? The Assistance League of Bellingham is sponsoring a sign up event on Friday, Sept. 20 from 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM at Carl Cozier and Shuksan. For more information, contact Roxana Parise at 360-676-6523 or Emily HK at 360-676-6524.

Requesting Peonies and Irises

The Kulshan community garden is interested in donations of peony and iris flower starts. Keep us in mind in the fall if you divide or separate plants. You can drop off the starts in room 304, in our Garden, or you can email Julie.Bennett@bellinghamschools.org

2019 Youth Peace Poetry Contest

Students can submit poems through our website www.whatcomdrc.org/youth-peace-poetry-contest or send their poem through the mail to 206 Prospect St, Bellingham WA 98225 using our printable submission form on our website. The contest ends September 27th, but please encourage students to start writing and even submitting poems now!

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