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March 27th, 2024

Principal's Message

Hello Kenmore Colt Families and Friends,

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped at the dance last Friday! According to Jen Hernandez, it was the smoothest running dance in her 7 years as Assistant Principal. We appreciate the parent support for these kinds of events.

Our 4th sports season starts on Thursday (3/28) for 7th & 8th graders with tryouts for Boys Soccer and Girls Tennis. Track & Field is for all grades and also starts on 3/28. 6th grade Girls Volleyball and 6th grade Boys Soccer begins on Monday, April 1 (and that’s no joke!). These are great opportunities for students to get involved, be active, and meet other kids. It’s ideal for students to be involved in at least one activity, whether it is a sport, performance group, or club, to help build a sense of belonging at KMS. A big motivator for students to participate in a school activity is if they have a friend doing the same activity. This year, my son joined the wrestling team at his school for the first time because two of his friends were also doing it. If your child is interested in an after school sport or club but hesitating to participate, suggest encouraging a friend to join with them.

Sincerely,

Joey Robertson

School Calendar

03.27.24:  Pathways Choir Concert @IHS 6:30pm
03.28.24:  Season 4 Sports Start (Track/7-8 Boys Soccer/7-8 Girls Tennis
04.01.24:  Season 4 Sports Start (6th Boys Soccer and 6th Girls Volleyball)
04.01.24:  Spirt Day – Backwards / Inside Out Day
04.02.24:  Spirt Day – Iconic Duos
04.03.24:  Spirt Day – Dress as your younger self day
04.04.24:  Spirt Day – Decades Day
04.05.24:  Spirt Day – Monochromatic favorite color day
04.05.24:  NO Activities or Activity bus afterschool
04.05.24:  End of 3rd Quarter
04.08.24:  Spring Break (04.08.24 – 04.12.24)
04.15.24:  Return to School
05.10.24:  PTSA Sponsored – Staff Appreciation Taco Bar
05.13.24:  KMS Symphonic Choir sings anthem at the Mariners Game
05.22.24:  KMS PTSA General Meeting
05.23.24:  Season 4 Sports End
05.30.24:  Intermural Badminton - after school
05.31.24:  Intermural Badminton - after school
06.05.24:  KMS Band/Orch @KMS 6:30pm
06.10.24:  YEARBOOK SALES OPEN (limited number available)
06.12.24:  KMS Choir @KMS 6:30pm
06.20.24:  8th Grade Party-PTSA hosted
06.25.24:  Last Day of School (8AM-11AM)

Clubs

MONDAY - D&D (no club on 4/1) 
TUESDAY - Rubiks Cube (no club on 4/2) / GSA / Games / Kitchen Table / Drama 
THURSDAY - Chess / Art (2/25 - 3/28)/ Coding (2/8-3/28) / Kitchen Table
FRIDAY - Debate

ALL CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELLED ON FRIDAY APRIL 5.

Students need to check their Colt Time slides for any cancellations to club days.

Lost and Found

Is your student missing a jacket, sweatshirt, water bottle or lunchbox? It may be in the KMS Lost and Found. Please have your student check in the Lost and Found area located inside the cafeteria entrance on the right, next to the kitchen. If it’s a water bottle they’ve lost, these are usually placed in the cafeteria windowsill to the right of the entrance. Any valuable items such as jewelry, glasses, phones, and air pods, are kept in the office. 

We will be donating any items left in the Lost and Found areas on APRIL 5.

Parent Volunteers Needed!!!

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR POPCORN FRIDAY! If you can help, please sign up using the sign up genius below.  If we do not have enough volunteers, it will have to be cancelled.  There are 3 time slots needing 2 people in each.  The kids love popcorn Fridays!
(https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084BACA92EA6F9C16-44623439-popcorn#/

Season 4 Sports

SEASON 4 SPORTS REGISTRATION IS OPEN ONE MORE DAY!

SEASON 4 - Starts March 28 - MAKE SURE YOUR SPORT PHYSICALS ARE UP TO DATE and PARENT SIGNATURES ARE COMPLETE.

6/7/8 Track & Field
Boys 7/8 Soccer (tryouts) 
Girls 7/8 Tennis (tryouts)
6  Girls Volleyball - Starts April 1
6 Boys Soccer - Starts April 1


Please make sure you have an up to date sports physical on file!  Athletes are not able to participate without a current physical on file.  Zoomcare offers same day physicals for $50.  Scholarships are available.  Please contact your counselor or Ms. Bragg for more information.  rbragg@nsd.org
Payments are open for Track, 6 Grade Girls Volleyball, 6 Grade Boys Soccer.  Cut sports payments need to be made after teams have been announced.  Any payments are made through your Touchbase account or in person at the KMS Main Office.  Although fees show in Final Forms, you are not able to make a payment in this program.  Once you make a payment using your Touchbase account,  Final Forms will be updated to show the payment.  Season 4 Sport Fees are due April 5.  Please don't let the payment keep you from playing a sport.  We do have scholarships available.  Please contact your counselor or Ms. Bragg for more information.
If you have any questions regarding sports, please contact Ms. Bragg.  rbragg@nsd.org

Music News

KENMORE MS SYMPHONIC CHOIR has been selected to sing the National Anthem at the Seattle Mariners Game!  Monday May 13th 6:40pm vs. the Kansas City Royals

Attendance

We’re seeing a sharp rise in late arrivals.

We don’t want to start the day without your student. If your student is regularly oversleeping or dawdling in the morning, why not take advantage of the new semester, which began on Tuesday, Jan. 31st to revisit your morning routine?

Remember, the first bell rings at 7:55am and students can be here as early as 7:30am. 

To excuse a late arrival or full day absence, you may either:

*Call the attendance hotline, 425-408-6410.

*Email: KMSattendance@nsd.org.

*Send your student into the office with a note excusing the absence.

*Escort your student into the office.

Library News

This time of year, many classes are embarking on research projects. I partner with staff to teach research skills to students, which includes finding credible sources, and citing your sources. 

In the age of internet research, it is more important than ever to teach research skills. Most students think they are savvy researchers because they can “google” any topic, and presto!, answers materialize. Unfortunately, what is often missing is the critical step of evaluating where the information is coming from, and if the source is credible. In Northshore, we teach the SIFT technique for identifying credible sources. 

At KMS, we begin in 6th grade with teaching students to Stop and Investigate the Source. In 7th grade, we build on the foundational skills and also Find Better Coverage. Finally, 8th graders learn to Trace Claims, Quotes and Media to the Original Context. The goal is for students to practice these skills in whichever academic setting they conduct research, as well as in their personal lives. With reminders and support, our students can become adept at distinguishing credible sources from mis- and disinformation. You can help at home! Whenever your student makes a claim, ask them “what’s your source?” and if they reply “YouTube!” or “Tik Tok!” or “Google!”, encourage them to look deeper at who is posting the content. 

Happy Reading~

Holly Herbison, she/her

Kenmore Middle School Teacher-Librarian

Counselor News

School Counseling Services

KMS PTSA News

8th Grade Party tickets are now on PRESALE!

What: 8th Grade Party!

When: Thursday, June 20th 6-8pm (check-in 5:30pm)

Where: Elevated Sportz Trampoline Park, 18311 Bothell Everett Hwy #140, Bothell, WA 98012

Purchase tickets in the link below and check out the special 8th grade party newsletter sent on 3/21/24 for more details.  

https://www.memberplanet.com/s/kenmoremiddleptsa/8thgradepartytickets_2024

Staff Appreciation Thanks & Fill the Break room in April

Thank you to everyone who donated items and time to the fun Pi Day for the March KMS staff appreciation luncheon! A special thank you to following for their generosity: Becky Dennison, Shannon Knickerbocker, George Hamasaki, Christie Lounsberry, Jill Zosel, Ashley Wilson, Joy Bracks King, Julie Vance, Lisa Batholomew, Amanda Sics, Seanna Orrison, Laura Cooley, Robin Burr, Amy Davenport, Jalonnie Whitehill, Jennifer Clarke, Esther Less, Christine Roehnelt and Cristi Christy. 

Fill the KMS Staff break room!

For April, we want to help fill the KMS staff's break room.  Our amazon Wish list is a perfect way to donate and make it possible for our staff to have a savory snack or a healthier snack option.  Also, it will be delivered directly to the school for you. 

If you want to be a part of the fun of staff appreciation, please email staffappreciation@kenmoreptsa.org.  All are welcome!

Golden Acorn Recognition Awards

Do you or your student want to recognize a KMS staff member or a volunteer?  KMS PTSA is now accepting nominations to recognize all the amazing things we have accomplished this year.  The 3 categories Outstanding Educator, Outstanding Advocate and Golden Acorn award.  The form is below and for details please check out the KMS PTSA newsletter sent out on 3/26/24.  

Nomination Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScJE5misE5ikgA05taUUSPjClbDWg0SBfPhELblj9NnBtGbzw/viewform

SAVE the DATE - MOD Dine Out

Date: Tuesday 4/15/23

Where:  Canyon Park Mod Pizza

Benefits: 8th Grade Party Sponsored by the KMS PTSA

Important Dates:

4/15/24 - Mod Dine out - 8th grade party

5/10/24 - Taco bar Staff Appreciation

5/22/24 - KMS PTSA General Meeting

6/20/24 - 8th Grade Party

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