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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 - Final Day Today!
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!
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.
Math Club News
Tuesday, Dec.10th - No Math Club
Wednesday, Dec 11th - MOEMS , Olympiad 2 at 9 am BLMS Library. Only for students participating in the competition.
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.
Student Arrival and Dismissal Times - Regular Days
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. 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.
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.
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.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
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.
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:
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:
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.