Included in this E-News:
Spelling Bee Results
1st Place—Anushka Shah
2nd Place—Winter Chiu
3rd Place—Ethan Go
Kindness Week - Feb 10-14
Monday: Smiley Monday, smile to make someone’s day brighter
Tuesday: Talk Tuesday, talk to someone new
Wednesday: RAK day, perform a random act of kindness
Thursday: Blue Thursday, wear blue to support bullying prevention
Friday: Valentine’s Colors Day - Wear red, pink, white, and/or purple
GIVE DRIVE - Tomorrow is the last day to donate!
Tukwila Elementary School is a sister school of Beaver Lake. Many of the students attending Tukwila Elementary do not have all the essential needs, such as food and clothes met. ASB would like to make sure that families get some
of what they need for winter this year by hosting a “Give Drive”. We are looking for donations of WINTER HATS/BEANIES, GLOVES/MITTENS AND SOCKS that will be given directly to Tukwila students, while blankets, jackets and other winter wear (NEW OR GENTLY USED)
items will be given to the school to distribute based on their needs.
Tukwila Elementary has almost 550 students that we are trying to serve. We are loving all of the donations that have come in so far, but are still pretty far from our goal of giving a pair of gloves, socks and hat to each student.
Our current numbers are…
Hats – 150 of 550
Gloves – 225 of 550
Socks – 428 of 550
ASB and Tukwila Elementary need your support. Please donate to our Give Drive! Thank you to everyone who has already donated!
Lost & Found
Is your student missing a lunch box, water bottle, or coat?
Lost and Found items will be displayed on the stage until Friday, February 14th.
All unclaimed clothing items will be donated to a local Charity on Friday afternoon.
Beaver Lake Families – our yearbook purchase cut off is the end of the day on Friday February 14th. If you haven’t yet purchased a yearbook for your student either online or with the bookkeeper, now is the time. A list
of students who have made the purchase will be available during lunch. Your student is welcome to check the list to verify purchase or as always feel free to reach out to the bookkeeper with any questions. Yearbooks will be distributed in June and the cost
Lunch for the Break
Many children in our community struggle with food insecurity when school is not in session. Lunch for the Break is working to make sure all Issaquah School District students have enough to eat, even when students are out of school over a long break.
Do you need extra help over the mid-winter school break? Families can shop for Lunch for the Break food during pick up times on Thursday, February 13 at each of the IFCB’s three partner sites:
For information or to donate to the program, please visit:
8th Grade Baby Pictures for Yearbook
Attention parents of 8th graders,
Please submit your student’s baby picture by emailing Jaime Richards at
firstname.lastname@example.org by March 9th.
Please do the following:
Subject: Baby Picture and First, Last Name
Attach picture- If you are scanning pictures, make sure to scan them at 300 dpi. There will be a setting in your scanner, and sometimes it defaults to 72 dpi. If you scan at 72 dpi, the photos won’t be a high enough quality to print
nicely, and they won’t work.
Skyline Incoming 9th Grade Night - March 5
A printer friendly pdf is attached at the bottom of this enews. Please print or take a screen shot of the agenda for Skyline's Incoming 9th Grade Night. Parking will be tight, so arriving an extra 10-20 minutes early would be recommended.
Spring Musical Tickets
Beaver Lake’s Spring musical, Beauty and The Beast, Jr. tickets are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased at BLMS any time, or you can buy them on line by logging into your pay fees and fines access – choose ASB and then one or more of the three show times.
Tickets can then be picked up at the bookkeepers window at BLMS or at will call before your chosen show. Ticket prices are $8 and show times are Friday, March 20th at 7:00 PM and Saturday, March 21st at 2:00 and 7:00 PM.
End of Trimester 2 - March 20 (Updated Date)
Because of the missed school days in January due to snow, Trimester 2 will now end on Friday, March 20 (instead of March 18.) Friday, March 20 will still remain as the half day grading day - early release at 10:55 AM.
Gibson Ek High School Applications
Gibson Ek High School is now accepting applications from current 8th graders for the 2020-2021 school year. Gibson Ek is a project based, real world learning school where students personalize their learning through projects, design labs, and internships
in a vibrant and supportive environment.
Applications are open now until Monday, February 24, 2020 followed by a lottery for admission on February 27th at 4:30 pm.
Learn more about Gibson Ek on the
About Us page.
Apply on the Application page.
Parent Project Course
Are you a frustrated parent trying to get your child to complete their homework and/or chores? Is there a little too much "drama" in your home? The Issaquah Police Department is hosting a series of 10 Week Parent Project courses
as a tool for parents to learn and practice specific prevention and intervention strategies. For information or to register, please visit the following site:
http://issaquahwa.gov/2937/Parent-Project-Course. The next class begins Feb 27th.
BLMS Festival of Cultures
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
We wanted to let everyone know that we are going to postpone our Festival of Cultures because we would like a little more time to plan and promote and prepare. This winter storm has impacted our timeline a little bit. Our ASB
students voted and the new date will be March 31st. Thank you so much to everyone that already signed up to represent a culture or volunteered to perform! I will be reaching out to you Individually to make sure that you are aware of the new date and hopefully
it still works for your family. We are looking forward to celebrating our diversity and welcoming the entire community to Beaver Lake for our Festival of Cultures.
For questions, please contact Stacy Cho:
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.
Attention Parents of 5th Graders Transitioning to Middle School in 2020-21
March 9: 5th Grade Parent Night at BLMS, 6:30 PM (parents and guardians only)
March 11: 5th Grade Visit to BLMS, 10:30 AM (students only)
Do you have a 5th grader who will be attending Beaver Lake Middle School next school year? Information will be coming home from their elementary school soon about the 5th Grade Visit to BLMS and 5th
Grade Parent Night.
We are thrilled to welcome all of our new families and share a little bit of what Beaver Lake Middle School is all about.
Summertime = Sports Physical Time
Will your student be participating in the ISD sport programs offered at middle school? If so, mark your calendar and schedule their sports physical during the summer after June 1. Students entering 6th grade that plan to play sports are required
to have a physical dated after June 1. A physical date in June, July or August is valid for the entire school year.
If you normally schedule your child’s physical around their birthday, we suggest you consider postponing until summer.
Fifth grade students planning to play ISD sports who get their physical prior to June 1 will be required to get a second physical at parent expense. For more information on middle school sports and the required physical form check out the
ISD Middle School Sports webpage at
https://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/family/sports/MSsports or call the middle school office. The office team will answer all your questions.
For more information about
Bulldog Athletics, please check out our webpage!
School District News:
Thank you for Voting and Renewing the Educational Programs and Operations Levy!
Thank you to our community for renewing our two-year Educational Programs and Operations Levy! Your support for ISD schools ensures
local kids will continue to receive a high quality education in a safe learning environment. Early election returns show the levy passing by 61.5%. To pass, levies in Washington State must receive more than 50% approval by voters.
STEMposium is here!
The 3rd annual STEMposium will take place this Thursday, February 13 from 5:30-7:30pm at Issaquah High School.
Sponsored by the Issaquah Schools Foundation, STEMposium brings together students from across the district to share through interactive booths and demonstrations how they learn STEM skills and knowledge during classroom projects,
afterschool clubs, and student competitions. In addition to teacher/student booths, there will be various STEM related industries sharing their work in the area of STEM; including the King County AFIS team, Salmon Hatchery, and Minecraft!
See you Thursday!
February 13, 2019 - 5:30-7:30pm, Issaquah High School Commons
More information and event program can be found here
While the immediate risk to the general public in Washington and the United States is still considered to be low, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all travelers from China, including school
students, staff, and volunteers arriving in the U.S. AFTER February 2, 2020 at 2 pm stay at home away from others and monitor their health for 14 days. If you get a fever or develop a cough or difficulty breathing during this 14-day period,
avoid contact with others. Call your doctor or healthcare provider to tell them about your symptoms and your recent travel.
There is no recommendation for people showing no symptoms arriving before this time to restrict their activities. All travelers from China who arrived BEFORE February 2, 2020 at 2pm can continue to attend school.
The normal precautions during cold and flu season to prevent the spread of germs apply.
You can find more about coronavirus at the links below or call the Washington State Department of Health at 1-800-525-0127 and press the # key.
Guidance for Travelers, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Open Enrollment Begins February 1
ISD Regulation 3131 regarding In-District Student Transfers, students and their parent(s)/guardian(s) may apply to transfer to any District school other than their neighborhood school during open enrollment through the month of February for the following
For complete information on the open enrollment process, including applications, please click here.
Secondary Summer School Registration Opens February 3
Registration for Summer School 2020 opens February 3 at 8:00am. Additional information, including live registration links, will be available at that time. For more information about secondary summer
course offerings, please visit the Secondary Summer School webpage.
Issaquah Schools Foundation News:
Spread the Love 2020: Make a Contribution in Your Teacher's Name!
The Issaquah Schools Foundation loves to support our teachers! The Foundation began by providing grants to educators in the Issaquah School District, and because of YOUR donations we are able to continue this great work! This February, share the love
by expressing our appreciation for the teachers of the Issaquah School District! Donate in honor of a teacher and what they give to us every day. Make your contribution here (https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=issaquahsf&id=35
)and include your teacher’s name and personal message. We will let them know of the gift you made in their honor. You can view the list of all teachers honored here! (http://isfdn.org/spread-the- love-2020/)
Dining for Kids: March
Next month's Dining for Kids partner is Big Fish Grill. Join us on Wednesday, March 4th from 11AM-10PM and Big Fish Grill will donate a portion of your bill to Issaquah Schools Foundation. These funds go to programs and resources for Issaquah School
District students, including food & snack support during the school day. More info:
Please Join the Issaquah Schools Foundation for Our Annual Fundraiser and Celebration!
Student success is personal. The Issaquah Schools Foundation recognizes the unique needs of students and works in partnership with the Issaquah School District to offer a variety of programs that give opportunities
to every student at every school. From leading-edge STEM curriculum and arts programs to after-school tutoring and food for students in need, the funds you donate to the Foundation ensure( that kids of all abilities have the support they need to navigate
their own unique path to success. More info:
Nourish Every Mind 2020:
Luncheon - Friday, May 8th
Breakfast - Tuesday, May 19th
Both Events Held at Eastridge Church, Issaquah
Parent Wiser, Parent Education Events
Help! My Teen is Dating! Real Solutions to Tough Conversations.
When: Monday Feb 27th, 7-8:00 pm
Where: Issaquah High School theater
The Issaquah Schools Foundation is providing funding for a parent education seminar around dating safety. Gain essential skills and strategies for addressing awkward and yet vitally important discussions with your child.
This interactive seminar is changing the way parents and their children are approaching, discussing, and handling decision-making regarding dating, intimacy, parties, and safety. In one hour, parents will discover essential
steps for helping their sons and daughters with making safer choices. (Parents Only)
The UPSTANDERS film about resilience, ending bullying and providing tools on March 25th at 7:00pm at Issaquah
City of Issaquah News:
The next District-Wide Middle School Dance is set for Friday, March 27, 7:00-10:00pm, at the Issaquah Community Center. $5 at the door. This is the
place to be on a Friday night! All youth, grades 6-8, are welcome to attend this DJ’d dance provided they have a photo ID (ASB card works great!). $1 concessions are available. Parent volunteers are always needed! Please call 425-837-3300.
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.