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Wednesday June 1st, 2022

Happy June!  I hope you are enjoying this warm and dry stretch of weather.  We have 12 days left of the 2021-22 school year.  Please encourage your students to finish strong and talk to their teachers and do what is in their control in their classes.  Please remember that each teacher can set their own deadlines for accepting late work and the opportunity to do retakes.  Here are some important dates for you to be aware of for end of the year activities.

  • Kitchen Table will run June 2, 7, and 9.  A great time to catch up on missing work!
  • June 9 all library books due, last Activity Bus
  • June 10 all textbooks turned in.
  • June 13 and June 14 Fines paid online or in the office, clean out lockers
  • June 15 – Full Day - Locker clean out, yearbooks and 8th Grade Moving Up Assembly.  (The assembly is only open to students due to NSD assembly regulations.)
  • June 16 Classes in the morning, grade level lunches, and field day activities in the afternoon
  • June 17 is a 2-hour school day and last day!

We are happy to announce the return of Colt Round-up on August 22.  This is an opportunity to come on campus, get pictures taken, sign-up for sports, and get locker assignments.  More information will come out at the beginning of August regarding the times for this event.  There will also be an opportunity for students who cannot attend this day to get their pictures taken once the school year starts. 

Jennifer Hernandez  
Assistant Principal   

YEARBOOK PRE-SALE: LAST CHANCE TO BUY A YEARBOOK!

Yearbook pre-sales OPEN! For those of you who did not have a chance to purchase your student a yearbook during the previous pre-sale dates, we will now be opening up a third & final pre-sale.

YEARBOOK SALES: June 1st – June 21th 

COST: $35

PAYMENT OPTIONS: Students may bring exact cash or check (made payable to “KMS” – No payments can be accepted before June 1st.) into the Main Office to reserve a yearbook in their name. Or, parents may stop by the office and make a purchase via cash, check or credit card. Lastly, we also have an online payment option. Visit schoolsales.nsd.org & use your ‘touchbase’ login to purchase a yearbook online. Please note that all online purchases do have a $1.95 processing fee.

NOT SURE IF YOU’VE ALREADY PURCHASED ONE? Please call or email Mrs. Bragg in the Main Office, if you are uncertain as to whether or not you purchased a yearbook earlier in the year! (425) 408-6404 or rbragg@nsd.org. Thank you!

BHS COUGAR GARAGE SALE

Have an incoming BHS student?  Or, want to be part of the Bothell Blue crowd?  Maybe you want to outfit your "crew" in Bothell attire?  Any of these are reasons to come to the BHS Commons on June 1 to pick up some "vintage" athletic gear!  Prices are LOW!     Adults and future BHS students can come to purchase from 1:30 to 4:00. Cash only.

CPMS Alum Isaac Tran and Kenmore Alum Caroline Valley are modeling some of our looks that will be avail

COUNSELING

YEARBOOKS:

Yearbooks are on sale!

  • Scholarships are available.  Fill out this form if you need a scholarship please fill this out by FRIDAY JUNE 3:  

Yearbook Scholarship Application (CLICK HERE)

School Counseling Services:

The KMS school counselors would like to let you know how we can serve our students.  We help students and families with:

  • Social-Emotional Concerns
  • Academic Support
  • Career and College Instruction

If you have concerns about your students’ academics or emotional well-being, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.  

School counselors are assigned by the student's last name.

A-Gn  Michael Sauer                         425-408-6421 msauer@nsd.org

Go-N  Heather Warme-Stead           425-408-6424 hwarmestead@nsd.org

O-Z    Lorie Bettelyoun                      425-424-6420 lbettelyoun@nsd.org

Please refer to our website to find out more about our program and contact information.  https://kenmorems.nsd.org/counseling

ATTENDANCE

PLEASE HELP REDUCE EARLY DISMISSALS AND LATE ARRIVALS - When possible, please schedule doctor and dentist appointments outside of school hours.

Early dismissals require a parent/guardian signature. To arrange an early dismissal, you may either: 

  • Have your student bring a signed note into the office the morning of the early dismissal. We pre-sign out your student and provide them with a pass to get out of class at the time indicated on the note. (preferred method)
  • Come into the office with ID and sign your student out. Please allow extra time for us to retrieve your student.

Lunch Duties will be assigned for unexcused tardies to school.

Unexcused Tardies to school (less than 15 minutes) will be assigned a lunch duty. Missing more than 15 minutes of school is considered an absence (arriving after 8:05am) and you will be assigned a 1.5 hour detention.

If your student has 3 unexcused tardies in a month, your student will be assigned a 1.5 hour detention.

To excuse a late arrival, you may either:

  • Call the 24-hour attendance hotline: (425) 408-6410
  • Send you with a written note that is dated and signed by your parent/guardian 
  • Have your parent/guardian walk into the office with you to excuse your tardy.

NURSE NEWS

IS IT COVID-19 OR SEASONAL ALLERGIES?

With spring here, allergy season is in full swing and many people wonder if the symptoms they are experiencing are seasonal allergies or COVID-19. Also, as mentioned in last week’s newsletter, flu cases are on the rise in Washington state. With COVID-19, seasonal allergies and the flu all circulating in our community right now, how can we tell the difference when we aren't feeling well? With seasonal allergies, a person is likely to experience sneezing, itchy eyes/nose/ears, a runny/stuffy nose, and sometimes a dry cough. When infected with COVID-19, common symptoms include fever, wet cough, muscle aches, nausea/vomiting, and diarrhea. Although not every person who gets COVID-19 experiences these, they are not associated with seasonal allergies. According to the Mayo Clinic, seasonal allergies are also not known to cause difficulty breathing or shortness of breath (unless you have a respiratory illness that is triggered), while COVID-19 often does.

It's much harder to tell the difference between COVID-19 and the flu, as almost all of the symptoms are the same. One small distinction is that people with COVID-19 frequently lose their sense of taste and smell, whereas flu sufferers do not. Aside from this, testing is the only way to determine if someone has COVID-19 or influenza. For more information on this topic, check out these resources.

Symptom Check:  COVID-19 or Seasonal Allergies?

COVID-19, cold, allergies, and the flu:  What are the differences?

Attention 6th grader parent or guardian!

Your student needs a new immunization to enter 7th grade.  In order to start school in September, your child must have a Tdap shot (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis).

Don't wait, schedule it now!  If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse, mmayer@nsd.org.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

  • 6/1 to 6/21: Yearbook Sales Open
  • 6/1: Orchestra Concert 6:30pm KMS Gym
  • 6/8: Choir Concert 6:30pm KMS Gym
  • 6/9: Library books due
  • 6/9: Last Kitchen Table/Last Activity Bus
  • 6/10: Textbooks due
  • 6/10: PTSA 8th Grade Party (8th Grade Students only) 6pm-9pm @ KMS
  • 6/15: Wednesday – Full Day
  • 6/15:  8th Grade Moving Up Assembly (8th Grade Students only)
  • 6/15: Yearbook Distribution/Locker clean out
  • 6/16: Colt Day for students @ 11:45am
  • 6/17: Last Day of School 7:50am – 9:45am

PTSA IMPORTANT DATES & INFO

8th Grade Party tickets are on sale now! Save the Date for 6/10/2022 and plan for your 8thgrader to attend.  For more info visit: https://www.kenmoreptsa.org/8th-grade-party-2022.  To purchase tickets directly online visit: https://bit.ly/3v054dG  

  • 5/28 – 6/9    $35 
  • At the Door $40

We need parent volunteers to make the 8th Grade Party a success. Please check out our sign-up genius and volunteer for a time slot. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c4ba8a92ca4f58-8thgrade

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