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Harbour Pointe MS HP Parent Bulletin for the week of May 6 - 10, 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!

LAST CHANCE TO TAKE PARENT SURVEY!

Tell us what you think of your child’s school. Please take a parent survey.

Mukilteo School District parents are invited each year to take part in a short survey about their child’s school. The survey asks parents a series of questions, such as whether they feel welcome at the school, if their child feels safe at school, and if they have a positive impression about the quality of education.

The results will be used by schools in developing School Improvement Plans and will help schools and the school district improve communications with parents.

Please take a few minutes and complete the parent survey by clicking on the link below:

This Week at HP - May 6 - 10

National Teacher Appreciation Week

HP PTO has a number of treats planned for National Teacher Appreciation Week but they could use some support. Please click on the link below to sign-up to help or contact PTO Staff Appreciation Chair, Diana Akopyan at Diana.a.akopyan@gmail.com You may scroll down to the PTO section for more details!

Monday, May 6

  • COLOR GUARD, 2:50-3:50, Commons
  • SPORTS CLUB (Track), 2:50-3:50
  • STEM CLUB, 2:50-3:50P, N102 STEM is looking for Knex supplies and Legos, if you are doing some spring cleaning and want to donate, please contact Ms. Hale at HalePL@mukilteo.wednet.edu
  • SWIM CLUB, 2:50-3:50P, Kamiak Pool

Tuesday, May 7

  • WEB DESSERT DAY, 6th grade lunch
  • DEBATE CLUB , 2:50-3:50, N108
  • SPORTS CLUB (Track), 2:50-3:50P
  • SWIM CLUB, 2:50-3:50, Kamiak Pool
  • UBTJ CLUB, 2:50-3:50, N211
  • 5th and 8th grade Band Night, 6:00-8:00P, Gym

Wednesday, May 8

  • Staff Appreciation Luncheon, all lunches - Can you help?
  • COLOR GUARD, 2:50-3:50, Commons
  • NO DRAWING CLUB until after May 22 - Painting sets for Newsies!
  • SWIM CLUB, 2:50-3:50P, Kamiak Pool
  • Track Meet, 3:45, @HP (vs. Heatherwood) First HOME meet. Please come! Go Hawks!

Thursday, May 9

  • LEGO/KNEX CLUB, 2:50-3:50P, W104
  • SWIM CLUB, 2:50-3:50P, Kamiak Pool
  • LOST & FOUND - All items will be bagged up after school today at 3:00P! (The piles have grown even larger since I sent home photos earlier this week!

Friday, May 10

  • LIT Dismissal, 1:30P

Next week:

Testing starts on Monday, May 13th! If you haven't read Mr. Rohrich's message about testing, please read it before Monday. Remind your student they may bring their own earbuds for testing as long as they are the "plug-in" kind.

Dress Code Reminder

As our weather improves, we start to see challenges with appropriate dress pop up. Please take a minute to review the dress code with your student and have a conversation with your student about school attire vs. weekend/beach attire. There is a difference. School is not a fashion show. We need to remember the purpose for school. We appreciate parents partnering with us to ensure that our students are wearing clothing well-suited for a school environment.

Here are some highlights of the dress code - (The complete dress code with photos can be reviewed in the Student Handbook on pages 12-13.)

  • Clothing shall cover torso, midriff* and backside, and have sleeves or straps; undergarments shall not be visible. (*Cropped tops are very trendy this year. It's okay to wear cropped tops as long as students wear something underneath to cover their midriff.)
  • No bare skin above fingertips. (This includes: shredded jeans showing bare skin above fingertips, shorts, rompers, skirts and dresses.) Myth buster: Tying a shirt around your waist doesn't make "short shorts" any longer.

A violation of the dress code will require a change of clothing.

2019 Testing at HPMS - STARTS MONDAY, May 13th
A MESSAGE FROM MR. ROHRICH

As we enter the last few months of the school year, we will start administering state assessments to see how well students have learned the English language arts, mathematics and science standards. Our teachers have worked hard to help our students learn the standards, and the state assessments will measure their progress.

There are different testing dates for each grade and subject, the dates are listed at the end of this letter. Please avoid taking your child out of school during the testing dates and remember to send your child to school each day well rested and with a mid-morning snack. Students will take the test on a computer, which is designed to adapt to a student’s responses, so it is important that students try their best on every problem. You will be sent your child’s scores in September, and scores from across the state for each school will be made public in August.

Free breakfast will be provided to all students from May 20-31.

We have headphones available for our students. However, many students prefer to use their own “earbuds”. Using personal earbuds is totally acceptable as long as the earbuds/headphones can be plugged into a computer. Earbuds/headphones CANNOT BE wireless.

We often get asked how the information from testing is used and what the benefits are, here are a few things I thought you would like to know:

  • Information about student learning is needed in a common format across classrooms, grades, programs, schools, and districts to inform decisions related to student placement, program evaluation, goal setting, system accountability, and monitoring student progress over time.
  • It helps school personnel in making the best decisions about the child’s instructional needs.
  • Test results are used for instructional planning and are considered when placing students in special programs designed to address individual students’ needs.
  • Student Learning Plans (SLPs) are written for students in Grade 8 to address students’ needs in areas in which they did not meet standard on the state assessment.
  • Teachers and staff can gain information about students’ progress toward meeting grade-level expectations (what students should know and be able to do) in the core academic areas of reading, writing, math, and science, and can plan instruction accordingly.
  • By taking state assessments in grades 3-8, students become familiar with the test and have several chances to get feedback on their performance before taking the test as a graduation requirement in high school. Each student’s test performance provides a profile of the student’s stronger and weaker areas in each subject area tested.
  • Because the state assessment measures students’ progress toward meeting standards, information regarding the performance of district groups of students can help district staff make decisions about the effectiveness of various instructional programs. This allows teachers and staff to have information about their instructional needs, which could lead to students receiving instructional support they might need to be successful later in school.

If you have any questions about these assessments, please contact our testing coordinator Denise Bathurst. More information about the tests can be found on the district website (www.mukilteo.wednet.edu). Thank you, Mr. Rohrich

  • Testing is from 8:05 to 11:15 on the following dates -
  • 6th grade dates: May 14, 20, 23 and 30
  • 7th grade dates: May 15, 21, 28 and June 3
  • 8th grade dates: May 13, 16, 22, 29 and June 4
DON'T FORGET... FREE BREAKFAST FOR ALL STUDENTS - MAY 20-31

The Mukilteo School District offers FREE summer school programs to students. Summer School is from July 8th - August 2nd. Click on the link below to learn more about the summer school options and to get registered:

Enroll by June 21, 2019. For any questions, please contact Annamarie Jordan, Middle School and High School Coordinator - E-mail JordanAX@mukilteo.wednet.edu

Last Day of School

The Mukilteo School Board finalized the end of year adjustments due to the 7 snow days in February. It's official... the last student day will be Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Here are a few other details:

  • Friday, June 21st will be a full day of school (2:45 dismissal)
  • Tuesday, June 25th will be a 1:30 dismissal
  • The plan enables the District to meet the 1027 hour state requirement.
End of Year Activities

Now that the last day of school has been finalized, we are able to announce dates for end of the year activities.

  • June 18: Final Band Concert
  • June 20: Final Choir and Orchestra Concert
  • June 21: Yearbook Distribution / Field Day
  • June 24: 8th Grade Assembly / 8th Grade Family Social / 8th Grade Party
  • June 25: Talent Show

The 8th grade assembly happens during the day (time TBD) and is not a “graduation” ceremony. Graduation is reserved for high school seniors. Parents of students being recognized at the assembly will be notified by June 7.

The 8th grade family social is from 6:30-7:15P. This is an opportunity for families to visit with friends and HP staff members. There is no formal program. Families move around at their own pace, visit, socialize, view the 8th grade slide show, display boards, check out party decorations, take pictures and say goodbye to your 8th grader before their party.

The 8th grade party is from 7:30-9:30P and is for HPMS 8th grade students only. The event is free and is the 8th graders final dance party together as middle school students. Food and beverage will be available, photo booth and more! This is a time for the 8th graders to come together for one final night of fun together!

News for 8th graders and their families!
PARENT COFFEE WITH KHS COUNSELOR BRYAN STELLING ON MAY 17th

MAY 17: Joint "Transitioning to High School" parent meeting with HP, OV & EX Summit at 10:00-11:00AM in the HPMS Library. Our guest speaker is Kamiak counselor, Bryan Stelling. Bryan will share some great tips and give practical advice to help make your student more successful in high school.

8th GRADE PARENT PARTY PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING - MAY 14th

The next Parent Party Planning Committee Meeting will be held TUESDAY, MAY 14th at 6:30PM in the Great Hall.  A BIG thank you to all the parents who donated. We appreciate your support!! If you would like to help make decorations and be a part of the party committee, please come to the meeting on the 14th. We have a really fun theme but we are going to try and keep it under wraps until the invitations go out in June! You have to come to the meeting to find out what we’re up to! See you on the 14th, Heather Brady, Randee Higgins, Amy Morrison and Dawn Semeraro, Class of 2023 Party Co-Chairs

College Bound Scholarship applications have been given to qualifying 8th graders. If your student brought home a bright yellow scholarship form, please fill it out and return as soon as possible as these are time sensitive. If you have any questions about College Bound Scholarship applications, please contact your student’s counselor – (A-La) Chris Owen* OwenCJ@mukilteo.wednet.edu *Chris Owen is a long-term substitute for Mrs. Francisco.(Le-Z) Mrs. Bathurst BathurstDL@mukilteo.wednet.edu

Stay Engaged at High School

Join the listserv at Mariner or Kamiak by clicking this link. Sports practices for fall will begin in August. There will be orientations scheduled for end of summer as well. Joining the listserv will ensure you are informed of upcoming dates.

DRAMA BOOSTERS INFORMATION
KAMIAK DRAMA PRESENTS HELLO DOLLY

The drama students at Kamiak will present the musical Hello Dolly, a block-buster Broadway hit that bursts with humor, romance, high-energy dancing, and some of the greatest songs in musical theatre history. The story follows the romantic and comic exploits of Dolly Gallagher-Levi, turn-of-the-century matchmaker and “woman who arranges things.” Performances get underway tonight at 7 p.m. and will continue at 7 p.m. tomorrow night and next Friday, and will conclude with performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. next Saturday, May 11. All performances will be held at the Kamiak Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens and can be purchased at the box office or by calling the Kamiak bookkeeper at 425-366-5428.

UPCOMING HP MUSIC EVENTS
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
  • May 4 - SKMEA Solo Ensemble Festival, College Place
  • May 7 - 5th & 8th grade Band Night, 6:00-8:00P, HP
  • May 14 - Music Boosters Meeting, 7:00-8:00P, HP
  • June 8 - Music in the Parks @Wild Waves, All day! (7th & 8th grade)
  • NEW DATES! For end of the year concerts...
  • June 18 - All Bands concert, 7:00P, Gym
  • June 20 - Choir and Orchestra concert, 7:00P, Gym
Volunteer Paperwork - It's good for two years!

Field Day is just around the corner and we are going to need many parent volunteers! Is your volunteer paperwork current? Stay tuned for more information about Field Day.

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.
Track Season

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Each week the coaches award an athlete on the team who shows one or more of the following attributes:

  • Hard Work - 100% effort
  • Team Dedication
  • Improvement
  • Sportsmanship
  • Enthusiasm
  • Role model for fellow athletes

Congratulations to the Athletes of the Week:

Track

  • 7th grade - Bella Hasan and Michael Barton
  • 8th grade – Kiley Mueller and AJ Winsor
TRACK
  • Coaches: Mrs. Lawrence, Mr. Simon, Ms. Schamens, & Mr. Davis
  • Practice starts Monday, April 1 3:00-5:00 PM
  • Practice Monday-Thursday 3:00-5:00/Friday 7:00-8:00 AM
  • 7th & 8th – compete, 6th grade – practice only

Meet 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.

FREE! SPORTS PHYSICALS AT EVERETT HIGH SCHOOL - JUNE 1
NEW DATE!!! Kamiak Sports Physical Night - June 4- $25.00

NEW DATE!! Kamiak will be hosting our annual Physical Night on June 4 from 6-8pm in Kamiak's Main Gym complex. Student-Athletes will receive a comprehensive sports physical that is valid for 24 months for the low cost of $25.00. All proceeds go to support the Kamiak Training room.

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
National Teachers Appreciation Week is May 6-10 , 2019

Lets celebrate our wonderful Teachers/Staff and show them how much we appreciate what they do for our children. There are few activities planned but mostly we need donations of food for May 8 or your help with few tasks during the week.

We plan to create a Taco Bar during all three lunches on Wednesday, May 8th. We need tacos, fillings and toppings to serve 100+ teachers and staff.

Please click on the button below and select which items you can donate on May 8th!

Contact Diana Akopyan, PTO Staff Appreciation Chairperson, with any questions you may have at 425 772-6644 ( Prefer text) or emails diana.a.akopyan@gmail.com

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

DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR

  • 5/7 - 5th & 8th grade Band Night, 6:00-8:00P, HP
  • 5/9 - Lost and Found bagged and donated after school
  • 5/14 - Music Boosters Meeting, 7:00-8:00P, HP
  • 5/14 - 8th grade Parent Party Planning Meeting, 6:30P, GH
  • 5/21 - Moved to JUNE 4th -Kamiak Sports Physical Night - $25
  • 5/23 - Spring Musical - Opening Night!
  • 5/24 - Spring Musical
  • 5/25 - Spring Musical
  • 5/27 - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
  • 6/1 - FREE Sports Physicals at Everett HS
  • 6/3 - LAST DAY to turn-in Community & Service hours!
  • 6/4 - New Date! Kamiak Sports Physical Night - $25
  • 6/07 - Blizzard Day!
  • 6/8 - Music in the Parks @Wild Waves, All day! (7th & 8th grade)
  • 6/14 - ALL LIBRARY BOOKS DUE!
  • 6/17 - New date! NJHS End of the year banquet, 7:00P, Commons
  • 6/18 - New date! All Bands Concert, 7:00P, Gym
  • 6/20 - New date! Choir and Orchestra Concert, 7:00P, Gym
  • 6/21 - Friday - Full day, dismissal, 2:45P - Lost & found items bagged up & donated
  • 6/21 - Yearbook Distribution, lunches (Must have any outstanding fines paid)
  • 6/21 - Field Day
  • 6/24 - 8th grade Awards Assembly
  • 6/24 - 8th grade Family Social
  • 6/24 - 8th grade Party (Students Only)
  • 6/25 - Talent Show
  • 6/25 - Last day of school! Dismissal 1:30P
COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS
MARINER COMMUNITY CAMPUS

Exciting things are in the works for the Mariner neighborhood and we need your ideas! Come shape the future of the Mariner community. Do you live, work, go to school, or receive services in the Mariner Neighborhood? If so, we’d love to hear from you! Please join us on SATURDAY, MAY 11th from 2:00 - 4:30 pm at MARINER HIGH SCHOOL GYM (200 120th St SW, Everett, WA 98204.

International food, childcare, and Spanish, Russian, and Vietnamese translation provided.

The Vision:

• Build a safe and accessible community campus

• Provide a community benefit meeting the basic needs of all residents

• Support the Mariner area through integrated and high-quality services and amenities that reinforce healthy families and a strong community

The project’s guiding principles include: Free and equal access to resources and technology, community opportunities, connection to community and social equity.

For additional information, please visit https://marinercommunity.org/. This information is also available in different languages on the above Mariner community link.

Mark your calendars! Kamiak Color Guard Workshops are coming next week!

Kamiak will be hosting a 3 day workshop on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 13, 14 & 15th from 5:30 – 8:30 pm in the Band room. Everyone is welcome and NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY!! Come in comfortable clothes that you can move around in—please no jeans (be prepared for cooler temperatures because if it’s not raining, we’ll spin outside). Join us for a fun filled evening of spinning flags, mock sabres and rifles, meet existing Guard members and see why this is a program you will love!! All students are eligible to participate - incoming Freshmen / 9th - 12th grade and we also encourage students that will be in 8th Grade next year to attend as well.

Rookie Parent Meeting – June 18, 6:30pm the Kamiak band room. The Kamiak Color Guard liaisons Liza Hanses & Jean Center) will be on hand to answer all questions about the upcoming season.

SUMMER SWIM LEAGUE - PRACTICES AT KAMIAK
Explore all different types of trucks and vehicles on May 11th!
TOUCH A TRUCK EVENT IS NEXT SATURDAY, MAY 11th

The City of Mukilteo is hosting the annual Touch a Truck event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 in the lower parking lot at the Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Avenue. This is a free event and a great opportunity for children and their family members to explore all different types of trucks and vehicles such as fire trucks, PUD trucks, buses, and more. Bring a non-perishable food item to support the Mukilteo Food Bank.

MUKILTEO LIBRARY TEEN ACTIVITIES

Teen Volunteer Hour, first Saturday of month, 10:30am - 11:30am, Mukilteo Library

Middle school and high school students (grades 6-12) can earn Community Service credit by helping out at the Mukilteo Library. No need to sign up -- all are welcome! We will prepare crafts for library programs, pick up and clean up, sort books, and more. Come to the teen area of the library at 10:30 am on the first Saturday of each month, September through May.

Questions about Mukilteo Library Teen Activities, contact: Melleny Thomasson, Teen Services Librarian, Mukilteo Library, 425-493-8202 x3231 mthomasson@sno-isle.org

IMPORTANT LINKS
MAKE IT A GREAT WEEK HAWKS!

Mukilteo School District 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 trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator Bruce Hobert (425-356-1319), hobertbl@mukilteo.wednet.edu, Section 504 Coordinator Lisa Pitsch (425-356-1277), pitschla@mukilteo.wednet.edu, and the ADA/Access Coordinator Karen Mooseker (425-356-1330), moosekerkw@mukilteo.wednet.edu. Address: 9401 Sharon Drive in Everett, WA. Inquiries regarding ADA/Access issues at Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center should be directed to Maggie Bagwell, Director (425-348-2220), bagwellmm@mukilteo.wednet.edu. Address: 9001 Airport Road in Everett, WA 98204.

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