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January 22nd, 2020

Semester End: Important Dates/ Info – 

Advisory teachers will distribute the 2nd semester class schedules on Tuesday, 1/28.   

Other Important Dates/Info- 

•    Semester 1 ends Fri, Jan 24th.  
•    Students' grades may be viewed through ParentVue by Fri, Jan 31st.  
Report cards should be mailed out from the district on that day as well.  
•    Mon, Jan 27th is a non-student day (no school).  Semester 2 starts Tues, Jan 28th and new schedules will be distributed during Advisory period on that day.


»    If you need ParentVue access to view your child's grades, homework, attendance, etc. please email your request to shouser@nsd.org.  Don't forget to include your child's name in the request.

Road Updates from the City of Kenmore –

The City of Kenmore has a few upcoming projects we want you to be aware of that may impact you and your students:
·         West Sammamish River Bridge Replacement
o   Project area is 68th Ave NE between NE 170th St. and NE 175th St.
o   Project Dates: March 2020 through December 2022 (expected completion)
·         Juanita Drive NE Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety (aka Walkways & Waterways project)
o   Project area is Juanita Drive NE from NE 143rd St. to NE 170th St.
o   Project Dates: Spring 2020 through Fall 2021 (expected completion)
·         68th Avenue NE Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety project (aka Walkways & Waterways project)
o   Project area is 68th Ave. NE from NE 182nd St. to 61st Pl. NE
o   Project Dates: Spring 2020 through Fall 2021 (expected completion)

Once underway, these projects will significantly impact pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle traffic in the Juanita Drive/68th Ave. NE corridor. Attached is a flyer being mailed today to all households in Kenmore, notifying of an Open House at Kenmore City Hall on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. Current information about these three projects will be available throughout construction at www.kenmoreconstruction.com, and you can sign up for email updates at this website to stay current on project news.

UW Coding Club Starts in February!

Is your student interested in coding?  Gaming?  Animation?  Then have your student sign up for the UW Coding Club!  Starting February 6th, it will be six Thursdays from 3:10 to 4:35pm in room 249.  Students from a UW Bothell computer science class, with the support of their professor, will be teaching coding concepts, some in the form of game creation and computer animation.  STEM concepts will be tucked into these engaging activities.  There will be beginner challenges as well as challenges for the more experienced coder.  Questions can be directed to Mrs. Tanner, ctanner@nsd.org.

The sign up and permission forms are in the main office.  Take advantage of this (purple and) golden opportunity!

Season 3 Sports –

-    Please see START DATES for Season 3 Sports, below:

o    7th/8th Grade Girls’ Basketball: starts after-school, Tue. January 21st 
o    Co-ed Wrestling (6th/7th/8th): starts after-school, Tue. January 21st 
o    6th Grade Girls’ Basketball: starts after school, Tue. January 28th 

-    Students are to bring athletic clothing with them to school, and meet in the Gymnasium after the final bell

-    Coaches will go over all other specifics on the first day of tryouts/practice. 

*** STUDENTS MUST BE REGISTERED ON FINALFORMS, WITH AN UP-TO-DATE PHYSICAL FORM ON FILE, IN ORDER TO PARTICPATE! ***

Practices & Games
•    Sports take place on Mon/Tue/Thurs/Fri after-school
•    Practices will conclude around 4:30/4:40pm.
•    Games start around 4:00pm. 
•    Game schedules will be provided by the coaches, but as a general rule of thumb, basketball game days should be on Monday's & Thursday’s and wrestling matches on Tuesday’s & Friday’s. 
Transportation:
For all sport games & matches hosted offsite, transportation to the event will be provided for the students by school bus. However, parents/ guardians are required to pick-up their student following all offsite games, as transportation back to KMS is NOT provided. Pick-up is also required after all home games.

Activity Buses:
Activity Buses are available for students to take home after practices. Activity buses are available on Mon/Tue/Thurs/Fri, and coaches will help students with finding the bus stop nearest to their home, as well as provide them with the required bus pass. Activity Buses do not service home game days, as games do not conclude in time. Activity Buses typically depart at 4:50pm.

Wednesdays:
There will be NO middle school practices or competitions after-school on ‘early release’ Wednesdays.

Next Yearbook Pre-Sale, Coming Soon! –

When: February 3rd – February 16th 

Where: You may pre-order a yearbook online, at schoolsales.nsd.org (using your TouchBase login) OR pay in the KMS Main Office! 

Cost: $35/ yearbook

PTSA Important Dates & Info – 

3/4/2020 - General PTSA Meeting and 2020/21 Election of Officers

Stay Connected with KMS PTSA by checking our website and following us on Facebook!
Website: www.kenmoreptsa.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/KenmorePTSA

KMS Upcoming Events –

- 1/24: End of 1st Semester 
- 1/27: Non-Student Day (no school)
- 1/28: First day of Season 3 Sports (for 6th grade girls’ basketball)
- 2/3 to 2/16: Yearbook Pre-Sale 
- 2/17 to 2/21: Mid-Winter Break
 

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