Included in this E-News:

  • Mark Your Calendar
  • Parking Lot Safety - Drop Off Loop
  • Friday 12/13 AM Assembly Schedule
  • ASB Spirit Week - Winterfest
  • Attention 6th grade parents: WEB Movie Night
  • Lost & Found
  • Student Arrival and Dismissal Times
  • A note from our PBSES Coach
  • Geography Bee
  • Musical Auditions Update
  • Attendance
  • BLMS Twitter Account
  • Volunteer at BLMS
  • PTSA News: General Membership Meeting January 9 at 6:30 PM
  • School District News: Annual Community Report for 2018-19 School Year, Preparing for Winter Weather, Paraprofessional Recruitment
  • Issaquah Schools Foundation News: Cultural Bridges
  • City of Issaquah News: Community Center Basketball Court

 CalendarMARK YOUR CALENDAR!

  • December 13 - Schedule Change Alert - AM Assembly Schedule for Holiday Assembly
  • December 13 - WEB Movie Night 6:30 PM
  • December 16-20 - ASB Spirit Week
  • December 16-20 - Lost & Found items displayed on stage
  • December 16 - ASB Spirit Day: Holiday hat day
  • December 16 - Site Council Meeting 2:45 PM in B-3
  • December 17 - ASB Spirit Day: Holiday sock day
  • December 18 - ASB Spirit Day: Ugly sweater day
  • December 19 - ASB Spirit Day: Comfy cozy day
  • December 19 - Locker cleaning during BBT
  • December 20 - ASB Spirit Day: Flannel Friday
  • December 20 - Lost & Found items will be donated at end of day
  • December 21-January 5 - First Winter Break; No school for students and staff
  • January 6 or- Musical Auditions after school - Students pick one day to audition
  • January 7 - Student Store during lunches
  • January 8 & 9 - Musical Callbacks after school
  • January 9 - 8th Grade Panoramic Photo
  • January 9 - Geography Bee after school in Library
  • January 9 - PTSA General Membership Meeting, 6:30 PM in Library
  • January 13 - First day of Musical rehearsals

Parking Lot Safety – Front Drop Off Loop

This is just a reminder that our front drop off loop can get very congested in the morning.  We need your help making the traffic flow. If you are pulling into our front drop off loop, please pull all the way forward before allowing your students to get out of the car.  Do not stop your car at the front door of the school if there is space in front of you. 


Friday, December 13 - Schedule Change Alert

We will be on AM Assembly Schedule this Friday, December 13. We will have a morning holiday assembly. Please be mindful of the change in class times.


ASB Spirit Week - Winterfest

Monday 12/16: Holiday hat day

Tuesday 12/17: Holiday sock day

Wednesday 12/18: Ugly sweater day

Thursday 12/19: Comfy cozy day

Friday 12/20: Friday flannel day


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.

SundtS@issaquah.wednet.edu

TiemeyerM@Issaquah.wednet.edu

SmithA@issaquah.wednet.edu


Lost & Found

Lost and found jacket glove glasses

Is your student missing a lunch box, water bottle, or coat?

Lost and Found items will be displayed on the stage from

Monday, December 16th – Friday, December 20th.

On Friday afternoon 12/20, all unclaimed clothing items will be donated to a local Charity.

All unclaimed water bottles and lunch boxes will be thrown away.


Student Arrival and Dismissal Times

Our doors open at 7:40 AM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and at 9:50 AM on Wednesdays. Please do not drop off your student prior to these times. We do not have adult supervision available before these times so students will be waiting outside the building in the cold. If you or your student have a meeting with a staff member that starts before these times, please meet that staff member at their wing door. Only Music students should enter our music wing door for morning rehearsals and clubs. All other students should arrive at 7:40 or 9:50 when our Commons doors open.

We dismiss at 2:35 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and at 3:30 PM on Wednesdays. Students should head home immediately after school is dismissed. Only students with a supervised afternoon activity (clubs, athletics, !MPACT, arranged teacher meetings, etc.) should remain on campus after dismissal. The Activity Bus is available with limited stops for students participating in clubs and athletics.


A Note from our PBSES Coach – Nicole Perriella-Rehmke:

This week we taught our seventh 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, click here.


Geography Bee

The National Geographic Geography Bee will be held this year in social studies classes the week of Dec. 9th to 13th. The winners of the classroom bees will take part in the BLMS final National Geographic Bee after school on January 9th.  This will take place in the Beaver Lake library and family and friends are welcome and encouraged to come. Notification of the time of the final bee will be announced in January. The school bee winner will take an online test to qualify for the Washington State National Geographic Bee, and the winner of that bee will represent the state of Washington in a nationally televised National Geographic Bee. This national bee is for middle school students in grades 6 through 8. Winners of the national bee win thousands of dollars in prizes.


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.


Attendance

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 blmsattendance@issaquah.wednet.edu with the following information:

  • Student name
  • Grade
  • Date(s) of absence
  • Reason for absence

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.


Beaver Lake Middle School Twitter Account

BLMS_Bulldogs @BlmsBulldogs

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.


PTSA News: MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Plan to attend our next Beaver Lake PTSA General Membership Meeting: 

DATE: Thursday January 9, 2020

TIME: 6:30pm

LOCATION: BLMS Library

The ISD Replacement EP&O Levy has been approved for inclusion on the February 11, 2020 ballot.  Representatives from Volunteers for Issaquah Schools (VIS) will be on hand to share levy details and answer any questions you might have. Stay after the VIS presentation to hear what the PTSA is planning for the rest of the year at our General Membership meeting.


School District News:

Annual Community Report for the 2018-2019 School Year

The Issaquah School District invites the community to view our annual report online for the 2018-2019 school year. The report contains an interactive scorecard along with links to take a deeper dive into student performance data on state assessments. Because student achievement is also demonstrated through extra-curricular activities, the arts, community service, leadership, and citizenship, the report connects to our snapshots page celebrating these accomplishments. Information and links are also provided to learn about programs and services designed to assist students in accomplishing the ISD School Board’s Ends for Students. An overview of the District’s finances including revenues and expenditures is reported along with a comprehensive guide to understanding the 2018-2019 budget. For more information regarding the community report, please contact Executive Director of Communications, L. Michelle at michellel@issaquah.wednet.edu or 425-837-7004.

Important Note:

The Issaquah School District is committed to providing access to all individuals visiting our district website, including persons with disabilities. If you cannot access content on our website or this annual report because of a disability, please call L. Michelle at 425-837-7004 or email webmaster@issaquah.wednet.edu and describe the nature of the accessibility needs and your contact information. We will make every effort to provide the information requested in an accessible format and seek to correct any accessibility issues on our website.

Preparing for Winter Weather

Please 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.

Paraprofessional Recruitment

Join our outstanding team of paraprofessional staff! Review our openings on our career site for more information. A flyer is attached at the bottom of this ENews.


Issaquah Schools Foundation News:

Cultural Bridges Magazine
The new Cultural Bridges magazine is available and can be viewed here: http://isfdn.org/cultural-bridges-magazine/


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.

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