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Harbour Pointe MS HP Parent Bulletin for the week of February 25-March 1, 2019

Remember to keep checking the weekly newsletter link that is sent on Fridays. We can make on-demand updates during the week and let you know about any cancellations or new activities if needed without re-sending the link. Thank you!

QUICK NOTES FOR PARENTS

  • 8th GRADE - World Language Proficiency Exam Form must be turned-in to Student Services by Monday, 2/25 (Forms cannot be accepted after 2/25) - Exam 2/27.
  • AUDITIONS for the Spring Musical have been re-scheduled for Monday, 2/25 and Tuesday, 2/26.
  • WRESTLING will start on Monday, February 25th
  • HPMS Multicultural Celebration - March 15th - See details under PTO section below.
  • 5th Grade FAMILY Night - Please help us spread the word - 5th Grade FAMILY Night is Tuesday, March 19th (6:00P-8:00P) for 5th graders and their parents coming to HPMS next fall. This event is for 5th grade students and their parents.

This Week at HP - Feb.25 - MAR. 1

Monday, February 25

  • 8th grade - World Language Proficiency Exam Form DUE today! (Actual exam 2/27)
  • COLOR GUARD, 2:50-3:50, Commons
  • COOKING CLUB (Group B), 2:50-3:50, N108
  • SPORTS CLUB, 2:50-3:50
  • STEM CLUB, 2:50-3:50, N102 (Permission slip required)
  • WRESTLING starts today, 3:00 -5:00P
  • Auditions for Spring Musical, 2:50-5:00P, Choir Room
  • Winter Percussion, 3:00-5:00P, Band Room

Tuesday, February 26

  • DEBATE CLUB , 2:50-3:50, N108
  • HP ROCKS CLUB, 2:50-3:50, W102 (Art Room)
  • SCRAPBOOK CLUB, 2:50-3:50, N211
  • Auditions for Spring Musical, 2:50-5:00P, Choir Room
  • Canceled - Spring Musical Cast/Parent Meeting. Moved to Date: TBA
  • 3rd Annual Unified Sports Basketball Game - Kamiak vs. Mariner, 7:00PM, KHS Gym

Wednesday, February 27

  • 8th grade - World Language Proficiency Exam
  • WEB Lessons, 6th grade Science Classes
  • COLOR GUARD, 2:50-3:50, Commons
  • DRAWING CLUB, 2:50-3:50, W102
  • MATH CLUB, 2:50-3:50, W213
  • 7/8 Girls Basketball, 3:45 @Kellogg Middle School
  • Winter Percussion Drill Rehearsal, 6:30-9:00P, Band Room

Thursday, February 28

  • Canceled! Art Field Trip
  • BUILDING CONNECTIONS CLUB, 2:50-3:50, Library
  • LEGO/KINEX CLUB, 2:50-3:50, W104 (Sign-up in Student Services)
  • QSA CLUB, 2:50-3:50, N202
  • Audition -Callbacks, 2:45-6:00P, Choir Room
  • 7/8 Girls Basketball, 3:45 @Voyager

Friday, March 1

  • LIT Dismissal, 1:30P
  • Enjoy your weekend Hawks!!
WHEN WILL THE CANCELED SCHOOL DAYS BE MADE UP?

A question on the minds of many parents as a result of the recent string of snow storms is when the canceled school days will be made up, which they must because state law requires that students attend school for 180 days. The answer to that question is unknown at this point. Here’s what we know:

• The make-up days will not be taken from Mid-Winter Break or from Spring Break. Many parents and staff members have already made commitments for those days, so we do not want to cause them to change those plans at this late date.

• When this year’s calendar was developed, we set aside two days (Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 20) as potential snow make-up days. Now, the scheduling of five additional make-up days will need to be decided.

• Winter is not over. Depending on the weather during the next several weeks, more school days could be canceled. We’ve had canceled days as late as March 1.

• The dates already established for high school graduation ceremonies will not change.

• There has been some talk that the state’s Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction may grant exceptions for some canceled school days because they occurred during a state of emergency that was declared by the governor.

• Whether exceptions are granted, or not, the school district still must provide students with a minimum number of instructional hours.

The Mukilteo School District will consider all of these factors in deciding when the canceled school days will be made up. An official announcement will be made as soon as it can be.

8th grade - World Language Proficiency Exam - FOrms DUE 2/25

The World Language Proficiency Exam is coming February 27th. This exam allows 8th grade students to get up to 4 high school credits for knowing a language besides English; in order to get credit they must be able to read, write, speak, and listen in the language they selected.

The exam is entirely free and will be taken at HPMS during the school day. If students are interested they can pick up and turn-in a registration form to Student Services. Forms are due by February 25th to take the exam. Students who do not turn-in their form by 2/25 will not be able to take the exam on 2/27. Thank you!

8th GRADE PARENTS - ArE you ready to plan a party?

After mid-winter break, we will schedule a meeting for 8th grade parents and guardians who are interested in volunteering for the 8th grade Party Planning Parent Committee. But until then, be thinking about party themes and decorations. Ask your student what they think would be a fun theme. (Remind your student that the theme is all about the decorations. It's not a costume party.) Past party themes have included: Hollywood, Beach, Masquerade, Night on the Pier, Candy land, etc. Try googling 8th grade/teen party themes and be sure to check-out Pinterest too! Stay-tuned for meeting date. Thanks!

It is with great pleasure and a lot of excitement that I announce the 2019 Harbour Pointe Spring Musical will be “Newsies”. ~Mrs. Riccardo

Auditions will be held after mid-winter break- Monday, 2/25 and Tuesday, 2/26.

  • AUDITIONS - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25 and TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 (First Monday and Tuesday following mid-winter break!)
  • CALLBACKS – THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28
  • The cast list will be posted in Mrs. Riccardo’s classroom on the morning of Friday, March 1st
  • Saturday, March 2 - "Getting to know you," History lesson and Script "read-through" - Cast members will get more information closer to the date.
  • UPDATE!!! CAST/PARENT MEETING - Date "To be announced" @7:00PM in the library. (Just realized the West Side Choir Festival at KHS is on March 5th.)
  • Please help your student prepare for their audition over mid-winter break. Your student selected either Monday or Tuesday for their audition. We look forward to seeing them on their audition day. Thanks!
UPCOMING HP MUSIC EVENTS
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
  • March 2 - HP Winter Percussion competition in McMinnville, Oregon
  • March 5 - West Side District Choir Festival, Kamiak HS
  • March 12 - West Side District Orchestra Festival, Kamiak HS
  • March 12 - All Bands Concert, HPMS
  • March 13 - SKMEA Large Group Choir Festival, Trinity Lutheran Church
  • March 21 - SKMEA Large Group Orchestra Festival, Edmonds Center for the Arts
  • March 19 - HP Winter Percussion performs at HP 5th Grade Family Night
  • March 29 - HP Winter Percussion - Kamiak Show, Kamiak HS
VOLUNTEER PROCEDURE

The procedure for processing volunteer paperwork is now done at the district office. You will need to allow ONE WEEK for processing BEFORE you may start volunteering at HPMS.

Ms. Gardner, located in Student Services, is our coordinator for HP Volunteer paperwork. Volunteers can pick up and turn in their paperwork with her. She will forward everything to the District Security Specialist.

  • Step #1 Click link below for MSD Volunteer Paperwork
  • Step #2 Complete the volunteer paperwork process by stopping by Student Services with your PHOTO ID.
  • Please do not send volunteer paperwork to school with your student.
  • Once on file at the district office, your volunteer paperwork is good for two years.
  • Any questions, please call Ms. Gardner at 425-366-5100.
WHO ARE WATCH D.O.G.S.?

WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) are dads, step-dads, grandfathers, uncles and other father-figures who volunteer at least ONE DAY during the school year. WATCH D.O.G.S. work right along-side teachers as they observe and/or work with students, eat lunch with students, watch the school entrances and hallways and engage with students where assigned. WATCH D.O.G.S. are identified by the WATCH DOG t-shirt they wear while on campus.

There are two primary goals of the WATCH D.O.G.S. program -

  1. To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.
  2. To provide extra sets of eyes and ears on campus.
for HP Dads, Step-Dads, Grandfathers and Uncles...Volunteer to be a Watch Dog for ONE DAY this year at HPMS!

It’s time to get some Watch D.O.G.S. on campus at HPMS! To schedule our “Watch D.O.G.S.” we use an online “sign-up” program called SIGN-UP GENIUS. It takes a few minutes of your time to create a “Log-in” but once you've done it, you're good to go!

Next step - Once you’re logged-in to Sign-up Genius, you will have three options from which to choose -

Option #1 – Wednesday, Thursday or Friday – From 8:00A-12:45P. This option includes time in classrooms and all three lunch periods.

Option #2 – Wednesday or Thursday – From 10:00A-12:45P. This option includes all three lunch periods only.

Option #3 – Friday – From 10:30A-12:45. This option includes all three lunch periods only.

All volunteers at HPMS must complete Mukilteo School District volunteer paperwork. This paperwork must be completed and turned-in to our main office at least one week before you volunteer at HP. Please scroll up to "Volunteer Procedure" for step by step instructions. If you have any questions, please reply to this e-mail or call me at 425.366.5137. Thanks!

GIRLS BASKETBALL AND WRESTLING

3rd season SPORTS INFORMATION

THIRD SEASON SPORTS - GIRLS BASKETBALL AND Wrestling starts February 25th

NEW DATE! Wrestling starts Monday, February 25th

In order to participate in athletics, all students must complete the following requirements:
  • Sports Physical on file (good for 2 years) - Click on link below
  • RankOne on-line registration - Click on link below
  • Purchase an ASB card $15 - See Ms. Gish in Student Services

Game schedules are online at WESCO Athletics:

Click on the sport and it will pull up that schedule.

Parents, please register for Wesco Athletics. By registering, you will get up-to-date schedule changes.

2018-2019 STUDENT CALENDAR

Below is the link to the 2018-2019 student calendar. Please note that on Fridays students will be released 75 minutes early (1:30PM for middle schools). Lunch will be served on these days.

The Mukilteo School District and Harbour Pointe Middle School use different communication tools throughout the year to connect with families in addition to this HPINFO list-serv.

Please be sure to sign up for the MSD List-Serv and Flash Alert to stay informed or in case of an emergency situation.

@HarbourPointeMS

For the purpose of showcasing all the great things that are happening at HPMS, we are very excited to announce that we are entering the world of social media this year. Follow us on TWITTER (@HarbourPointeMS).

Multicultural celebration coming to HPMS - March 15 Participates needed!
MARCH 15 - PTO Staff Appreciation Luncheon aNd multicultural event

Message from Marina Stiranka, Multicultural Chair.

I'm in need of volunteers for the Multicultural celebration. The event is scheduled for March 15th during all three lunches. As in the past years, there will be tables in the Great Hall representing different cultures. If you would like to have your culture represented during this fun event - please contact me directly at intra20@gmail.com . Thank you, Marina Stiranka

PTO Staff Appreciation Luncheon will also be happening for the teachers and staff on March 15th. Can you donate a dish or be at school to help in the staff lunchroom? More details to come for the Staff Appreciation Committee.

For up to date information - Check out Harbour Pointe Middle School PTO Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/groups/HPMSPTO

DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR

  • 2/11 - 2/12 Spring Musical Auditions
  • 2/25 - 8th grade - World Language Proficiency Exam Form due
  • 2/18 - NO SCHOOL - Presidents Day
  • 2/19-22 NO SCHOOL - Mid-Winter Break
  • 2/25 - Wrestling begins (Boys and Girls)
  • 2/27 - 8th grade World Language Proficiency Exam
  • 3/15 - PTO sponsored Multicultural Day during lunches
  • 3/15 - PTO hosted Staff Appreciation luncheon
  • 3/15 - Official Grand Opening of the Boys & Girls Club (Harbour Pointe)
  • 3/19 - 5th Grade Family Night
  • 4/8-12 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS
VAPING AND OUR KIDS
AN invitation to HP PARENTS FROM KAMIAK HIGH SCHOOL PTO

Hello Middle School Parents,

  • Kamiak PTO would like to invite you to our General PTO Meeting
  • THE TOPIC "VAPING"
  • What’s happening in our schools, how it’s changing and how can we help our kids navigate this epidemic.
  • Our Speaker will be Juliet D’Alessandro - Healthy Communities Specialist from the Snohomish Health District
  • Date: TO BE RESCHEDULED
  • Time: 7-8pmWhere: Kamiak Library (Located upstairs on the 3rd floor)
Everyone's invited to the 2019 wellness fair
Mark your calendar! Wellness Fair May 4, 2019
IMPORTANT LINKS
MAKE IT AN AWESOME WEEK HAWKS!

Mukilteo School District complies with federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individuals have been designated to handle questions or complaints of alleged discrimination: Title IX Officer: Bruce Hobert (425-356-1319), Section 504 Coordinator: Lisa Pitsch (425-356-1277), and the ADA/Access Coordinator: Karen Mooseker (425-356-1330). All located at 9401 Sharon Drive in Everett, WA 98204. Inquiries regarding ADA/Access issues at Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center should be directed to Maggie Bagwell, Director (425-348-2220) at 9001 Airport Road in Everett, WA 98204.

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