Tiger Tales

Newsletter #3 - Sep 5, 2022

Upcoming Events

September 7: First Day of Kindergarten

September 7: PTSA General Membership Meeting @ 8:10am

September 14: Curriculum Night, 5:30pm - 7pm

October 4: School Picture Day

October 14: All Day PD for Teachers, No School for Students

Important Topics and Reminders

Arrival Procedure

Thank you for a smooth start to the school year. Here are a few reminders to maintain student safety.

  • School supervision starts at 7:45am. Please do not drop off students before that time as there is no staff to supervise them.
  • If you are in the car loop, please make sure to pull all the way up to close any gaps between cars. This will expedite the drop off process and reduce the number of cars waiting to come into the Medina School lot. Students will meet you further up the loop once you stop.
  • Starting Wednesday 9/7, there will be kindergarteners and their families joining us. That means the arrival area will be busier and a few more younger kids out and about. Please carpool if you can and drive slowly through the neighborhoods and Medina parking lots.
  • To support student safety and independence, we ask that families say their good byes to students at the entrance of the school and refrain from coming into the building, unless there is a pre-arranged appointment with a staff member. Please see below for procedures for all visitors and volunteers.
  • Before 8:05am, please remind students to go to their designated entrance areas (2nd and 5th grade at the undercover recess area, K and 1st by their exterior classroom door, and 3rd and 4th graders by the 4th grade wing exterior stairs).
  • After 8:05am, all students should go through the main front entrance.

Volunteers and Visitors

We are grateful for the many ways that the families and community continue to support our staff and students. One key way families support us is by volunteering in the school and classroom. During the first few weeks, our teachers and students take this time to learn systems, settle into school routines, and build a class community. If your child's teacher is seeking volunteers, they will reach out to you when they are ready for the extra help in the classroom. All visitors and volunteers must be pre-arranged and confirmed with the teacher before arriving to the school.

  • Please note that all employees, volunteers, and indoor contractors in educational settings are required to be fully vaccinated or have a medical or religious exemption per Governor’s proclamation 21-14.3. : Visit HERE for info.
  • All Volunteers need to sign in with Lobby Guard at the Main Office.

Help Wanted

General School Assistants

We are currently looking to hire for 2 openings for the General School Assistant position. Our GSAs provide student supervision and instructional support in the classroom. Please refer to this link for more information and to apply: https://bsd405.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=5238

Kitchen Assistant

Nutrition Services is recruiting for a 3.25 hour/day assistant to help with lunches. Please check this link for more information and to apply: https://bsd405.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=5307

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Family Resources

Family Engagement Specialist

Israel Perez joins the Medina Family as our Family Engagement Specialist. He also supports families at Wilburton Elementary, Chinook Middle School, and Bellevue High School. His role is to connect families with district and community support services, provide guidance on navigating the school system and help them engage in the education of their children. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please contact him at perezi@bsd405.org.

Introducing Bellevue Family Hub

The Bellevue School District welcomes families from across the district to the new Bellevue Family Hub located at Highland Middle School. Beginning August 22, families are invited to visit the HUB to meet with trained volunteers who can connect them to resources for clothing assistance, rent assistance, and BSD school support. The Bellevue Family Hub located at Highland Middle School (15027 NE Bel-Red Road) is a joint partnership between the Bellevue School District and Bellevue LifeSpring.

Families are welcome to drop by the Bellevue Family HUB during the following open hours:
Tuesdays: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Learn more about the Hub and this partnership.

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Bellevue Schools Foundation

Welcome Back + Block Party with BSF

October 1, Saturday @ Bellevue Downtown Park

BSD Families,

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2022—2023 school year at kick-off events in the coming weeks. We have been eagerly awaiting your return!

Bellevue Schools Foundation is thrilled to announce its support for the upcoming year: $800,000 in funding, available to all 30 school communities.

Blocks of 2022-2023 Funding:

  • College Credit Tuition Assistance
  • Strong Start Summer Math

We invite you to join us in celebrating the 2022—2023 School Year with a gift in honor of your students, the entire school community, and BSF’s programming by clicking here. Our Block Party on October 1 at Bellevue Downtown Park will also offer us all a chance to gather and support the blocks of funding provided by BSF. Stay tuned for more information or contact info@bsfdn.org.

If you are interested in getting more involved with BSF, and/or becoming a BSF Ambassador, please contact Michael@bsfdn.org. Not sure exactly what BSF is, or what we do? Our award-winning film is a great way to learn more!

2022-2023 Official District Notices for Families

Find linked below the 2022-23 BSD Official Notices including our Weapons Policy, Truancy Notice and Student Video/Photo Form preventing the use of photographs and/or videotapes of students. Per district policy these notices and documents must be shared with all district families. https://bsd405.org/about/resources/notices

PTA News and Information

General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, September 7th, at 8:10 am.

Join us at our first General Membership meeting of the year on Wednesday, September 7th in the cafeteria at 8:10am. Come and learn more about the PTA's activities and plans for the school year. We hope to see you there! Meeting docs are posted here on the PTA Website.

Update Family Information on Medina PTA account

Please update the Family Information in your account with your child's teacher, so we can send items home with your student, such as the directory when it becomes available. Remember- directories will only be distributed to PTA members. Purchase your PTA membership here. Our goal is 100% membership among our parent community! Please also consider sponsoring a teacher/staff's PTA membership for $10.