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MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
ALL After School Activities CANCELLED on Wednesday, Nov. 27
All after school clubs, athletics, and activities are cancelled on Wednesday, Nov. 27.
There will be no activity bus. Please get home via your usual mode of transportation as soon as school releases at 3:30 PM.
Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 - No school for students and staff.
We are so thankful for our students, staff, families, and community!
Happy Thanksgiving, Bulldogs!
Holiday Gift Barn - Register by November 29
Each year Holiday Gift Barn serves children in the Issaquah School District. The Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank turns Pickering Barn into a huge department store where parents choose gifts and stocking stuffers for each of their children. They also have
a wrapping station and child care so gifts can stay a surprise until Christmas morning.
Register now through November 29!
Families residing in the Issaquah School District can register online starting November 4th - November 29th. This year's shopping days are Wednesday and Thursday, December 4th and 5th, 2019. For those living outside the Issaquah School District,
but within our clothing bank service area, holiday shopping will be available for parents at the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank beginning Monday, December 9th.
*NEW THIS YEAR: All participants need to either be active, registered clients of the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank or provide documentation of residency within our food bank service area (98027, 98029, 98075, 98059), OR documentation that
their children attend an Issaquah School District school.
For more information and important program details, and to register for Holiday Gift Barn, please see our client registration toolkit!
Parking Lot Safety – Keep Crosswalks Clear
When picking up your child at the end of the day, please be mindful of our crosswalks. Please keep the crosswalks clear of vehicles at all times. If you are waiting in line to turn in to the school, do not ever block the crosswalk. Your cooperation will
greatly assist our paraprofessionals to safely cross our students. We appreciate your attention to this important safety matter.
As a reminder, the front drop off loop is intended for quick student drop off and pick ups. You should never leave your vehicle unattended while in our front loop, as it is a fire lane.
In the back parking lot, please watch for, and yield to, our buses. They have the right of way.
Jamba Juice Fundraiser for FIRST Robotics
Date: Tuesday 12/10 during both lunches
Cost: $5 (Must preorder)
Payments can be made
online or at bookkeeper's window
Final day to preorder and pay is 12/5
To help support our FIRST Robotics club Jamba Juice will be coming to Beaver Lake on Tuesday December 10th during lunch. To preorder your $5 Razzmatazz Jamba Juice, pay online under ASB or at the bookkeepers window by Thursday December 5th.
No payments can be taken after December 5th so don’t miss out. Order now!
A Note from our PBSES Coach – Nicole Perriella-Rehmke:
This week we taught our sixth lesson from our Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum, Second Step. These lessons are taught during Bulldog Bonus Time and after each lesson we will provide a short summary and a family question to help you continue the
conversation at home. To learn more,
Musical Auditions Update
Due to a staffing shortage at YouthTheatre, we will be moving the audition dates for this year’s musical, Disney’s
Beauty and the Beast Jr.
Auditions will move to the week of January 6. Please see the updated dates below.
Auditions: January 6 & 7: 2:40 - 5:00 PM (*Please note - Students only need to sign up for
one audition day.)
Callbacks: January 8: 3:35 - 5:20 PM, January 9: 2:40-5:00, or as arranged
Rehearsals will begin the week of January 13.
Activity Bus leaves at 4:20 on M, T, Th and 5:07 on Wednesdays. Please make alternate arrangements to get home after auditions and callbacks.
Trimester 2 Schedules
The first day of Trimester 2 is Thursday, December 5. Schedules will not be handed out to students at school. Log in to Family/Student Access on Wednesday evening, December 4, and print your student’s new schedule to bring to school on
Thursday. If your student has any questions about their schedule, please direct them to the Counseling Center.
Early Release Grading Day - Friday, December 6
On Friday, December 6, we will start at our normal 8:10 AM, but release at 10:55 AM.
To see the
full schedule for this day, please check our website.
Attention 6th Grade Parents:
To help celebrate the end of Trimester 1, WEB is putting on a FREE movie night. On Friday, December 13, all sixth graders are invited to come to a movie night in the commons from 6:30pm to 9pm with their WEB leaders. WEB leaders will be providing pizza!
We will be watching the Disney animated movie, Frozen.
Students are encouraged to wear “comfy cozy” clothes to this PJ and Pillows movie night.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email WEB coordinators, Mrs. Sundt, Mrs. Tiemeyer, or Ms. Smith.
As we are heading into a busy holiday period, please remember we need to know before an absence, if your child will not be at school for any reason.
If your student will miss 1 or 2 days of school, please email Attendance at
email@example.com with the following information:
If you’re going to be gone for 3 or more schools days, please download this
form. Blank hard copies are also available for pick up in the office. Your student will have every teacher initial the form and then turn it in to the office
at least one week prior to the first day of the absence. Please check our website for
more information about absences.
A Note from our Counselors
The Beaver Lake Counseling team would like to share information about this free event to those who may be experiencing grief and loss. Please click on the link to the event flyer below for more information:
Resiliency after Grief and Loss
Reminder - School Policy on Deliveries to Students
If your student forgets their lunch or other important items including homework, parents may leave it at our Drop-Off Bookshelf in our office vestibule. Please label the item with your child’s name. If the item is valuable or anything you’re not comfortable
leaving on the bookshelf, please place it in the trustworthy hands of our office staff.
It is the student’s responsibility to check the bookshelf during non-classroom hours (before or after school, passing time, or lunch time).
To preserve valuable classroom time and minimize interruptions to instruction, the Main Office will not send notices to students, nor deliver items to them.
This is a valuable “teachable moment” in the area of responsibility – students coming to school prepared, as well as students taking the initiative to check for their forgotten item during appropriate times.
If your student’s after school transportation arrangements or activities have changed during the day, call the office as early as possible to inform us of the change and we will do our best to deliver the message to your student.
Winter 1 Sports Season Information + Wrestling Manager Needed
Some helpful information about after school athletics:
Wrestling Team Manager
Wrestling is still looking for a Team Manager (or two!) Team Managers are students who do not wrestle, but are available to help at matches and tournaments. You would assist with scorekeeping and time clock. If you are interested or have questions, please
see Ms. Lee in the office.
Beaver Lake Middle School Twitter Account
We now have a Twitter account for our school. Mrs. Cho is starting to tweet about our bulldogs and you are all encouraged to follow along.
Volunteer at Beaver Lake
All volunteers must complete the
online registration and be approved each school year.
If you were approved to volunteer last year, you will need to sign into the system, go to your check-off list and make sure all information is updated and current, then submit for approval for this new school year. New volunteers will need to complete the
entire approval process before being able to volunteer.
Online volunteer registration applies to all parents and community members who are on campus before, during, or after school. High school students can get a volunteer form from our office.
School District News:
Thanksgiving Holiday – Preparing for Winter Weather
We hope that everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday! We have been watching the weather predictions and want to remind everyone to take precautions for winter weather coming throughout the season. Please make sure your family and child care givers are
signed up for snow day closure and delay texts or emails from our Transportation Department through FlashAlert. (Only families with verified mobile numbers in Family Access will receive texts from the District.) The
District and school websites will post information by 6:30 a.m. Please take a moment to locate your Emergency Transportation Bulletin (ETB) that was mailed out in October or
access the ETB online. Also take a moment to use
SNOW E-Link to find your emergency snow route and make sure you check the chart below to become familiar with program changes due to delays and closures.
For further information on school delays and closures, please click here.
Middle School Social Studies Curriculum Adoption Survey
The Issaquah School District invites you to take part in the below surveys as it plans for the adoption of new curriculum for middle school social studies. The survey will take 5-10 minutes total and closes on Friday, December 13. We thank you in advance
for your time and insight:
Middle School Online Learning Registration
Interested in taking a high school course online? ISD offers online learning courses to 7-12th grade students who attend ISD high schools and middle schools. We provide students with an opportunity to take high school level courses online. There are several
reasons why online learning may be advantageous to a student: acceleration, credit deficiency, credit recovery, enrichment, grade improvement, graduation requirement, learning style and/or course is not offered at their school. Students have the option
of participating in 1-2 semester long online learning course(s) during the fall, spring, and summer terms. Students who would like to complete a yearlong course will need to take the first and second semester of the course in separate terms (Fall/Spring or
Spring/Summer). Registration for the spring term opens on October 31, 2019 and closes on January 29, 2020. Please visit the
online learning website to learn more about Online Learning for middle school students!
The VOICE Mentor Program needs you!
Volunteers of Issaquah Changing Education (VOICE) is an in-school, volunteer mentoring program that pairs caring community members with Issaquah School District students. VOICE mentors work one-on-one with students throughout the school year. Some students
may need academic help; others may need emotional support or a friend and role model. All benefit from a positive, supportive relationship with an adult role model.
VOICE currently has 200+ students on the wait list. We need mentors! Can you help?
Here's what’s involved:
“I have come to learn that I only need to be a caring human being who enjoys spending time with kids. These are relationships that enrich my life as much or maybe more than my mentees’ lives”
~ Recent quote from a long-time VOICE Mentor with 3 mentees
If you would like to become a VOICE mentor, please
To learn more:
View our VOICE Website
Call us @ 425.827.7222
Issaquah Schools Foundation News:
Cultural Bridges Magazine
The new Cultural Bridges magazine is available and can be viewed here:
City of Issaquah News:
Did you know that the Issaquah Community Center always has a basketball court reserved for middle schoolers every day after school? $4 daily drop-in fee. Call Issaquah Parks & Recreation at 425-837-3300 with questions.