Staff Appreciation Luncheon
Our first staff appreciation luncheon will be held on Tuesday, October 29th.  Parents, it's time to be creative and tap Pinterest, Etsy and YouTube for fun foodie ideas for this Spooktacular luncheon...think ghoulish soups, ghostie treats and skull deviled eggs.... Please  sign up to contribute salad bar items, soup, or desserts. We also need a few volunteers to help with setup. All food items should be dropped off at the Tillicum front office by 10 am on Tuesday, October 29th.  Thanks for your support! ... read full article
Author:
Meili Wen 
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10/16/2019-10/30/2019

Pass the Hat, the PTA's fall fundraiser
Thank you for a super successful Pass The Hat! We could not have had such a successful fund drive without the support of the staff and families. A very special Thank You to Kelli Lewis for the design of the communication and marketing materials and Sarah Keibler our VP of Fundraising. Kids will have an opportunity to vote for Mr. Peterson's Halloween costume in the Lunch Room next week. Not too late to donate  online or drop off in the PTA lock box in the office. No need to attach a form. DON'T FORGET to request matching funds from your ... read full article
Author:
Meili Wen 
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10/16/2019-10/30/2019

ASB Dance - Friday, October 18th
"School Spirit" themed ASB Dance is this Friday, October 18th from 3 - 5 pm. Tickets are $5 and available for sale at both lunches from October 14th - 18th. No ticket sales at the door! You can buy concessions (candy, pizza, and drinks), listen to music and have lots of fun! Volunteers : Please arrive at TMS on Friday, October 18th at 2:45 pm and check in with Jennifer Genoway. ... read full article
Author:
Meili Wen 
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10/16/2019-10/19/2019

BSF Clickathon
The Bellevue Schools Foundation’s Annual Clickathon event will be held October 22 nd and 23 rd . All donations over $100 made on these two days will be matched 1:1. Our goal is to raise $300,000 from parents like YOU. Public funding is not enough to fund the exceptional programming that makes Bellevue Schools the best in the Nation. Donate here or at  BellevueSchoolsFoundation.org to fund the following programs in our schools: Training for 40+ additional counselors to address student stress, anxiety and depression; Training for teachers to integrate cutting-edge Computer Science curriculum in every classroom; Libraries in our classrooms ... read full article
Author:
Meili Wen 
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10/16/2019-10/24/2019

Microwave Donated!
The PTA would like to thank those who so generously offered to donate a microwave or to purchase one. The Tillicum community was so quick to respond and we received many offers! THANK YOU! This will definitely help cut the wait time for heating up lunches. Sincerely, the Tillicum PTA Board ... read full article
Author:
Maina Tran 
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10/8/2019-11/28/2019
Pass the Hat, the PTA's fall fundraiser, starts next week! Meili Wen9/24/201910/8/2019
Pass the Hat, the PTA's fall fundraiser, starts next week!
Pass the Hat, the PTA's fall fundraiser, starts next week!  September 27th - October 4th.  There is a gap in State and District funding for essential educational programs and classroom support for teachers. All Tillicum students benefit from these extra programs that would not be possible without contributions from our community.  Last year Pass The Hat proceeds were used for: Classroom equipment (microscopes, cameras) Guest speakers, authors, & artists 6th grade camp Parent education events Music groups field trips & competitions Books & periodicals for the library. Every family who donates any amount, whether it is one dollar or ten ... read full article
Staff Appreciation LuncheonMeili Wen10/16/201910/30/2019
Staff Appreciation Luncheon
Our first staff appreciation luncheon will be held on Tuesday, October 29th.  Parents, it's time to be creative and tap Pinterest, Etsy and YouTube for fun foodie ideas for this Spooktacular luncheon...think ghoulish soups, ghostie treats and skull deviled eggs.... Please  sign up to contribute salad bar items, soup, or desserts. We also need a few volunteers to help with setup. All food items should be dropped off at the Tillicum front office by 10 am on Tuesday, October 29th.  Thanks for your support! ... read full article
Pass the Hat, the PTA's fall fundraiserMeili Wen10/16/201910/30/2019
Pass the Hat, the PTA's fall fundraiser
Thank you for a super successful Pass The Hat! We could not have had such a successful fund drive without the support of the staff and families. A very special Thank You to Kelli Lewis for the design of the communication and marketing materials and Sarah Keibler our VP of Fundraising. Kids will have an opportunity to vote for Mr. Peterson's Halloween costume in the Lunch Room next week. Not too late to donate  online or drop off in the PTA lock box in the office. No need to attach a form. DON'T FORGET to request matching funds from your ... read full article
ASB Dance - Friday, October 18thMeili Wen10/16/201910/19/2019
ASB Dance - Friday, October 18th
"School Spirit" themed ASB Dance is this Friday, October 18th from 3 - 5 pm. Tickets are $5 and available for sale at both lunches from October 14th - 18th. No ticket sales at the door! You can buy concessions (candy, pizza, and drinks), listen to music and have lots of fun! Volunteers : Please arrive at TMS on Friday, October 18th at 2:45 pm and check in with Jennifer Genoway. ... read full article
BSF ClickathonMeili Wen10/16/201910/24/2019
BSF Clickathon
The Bellevue Schools Foundation’s Annual Clickathon event will be held October 22 nd and 23 rd . All donations over $100 made on these two days will be matched 1:1. Our goal is to raise $300,000 from parents like YOU. Public funding is not enough to fund the exceptional programming that makes Bellevue Schools the best in the Nation. Donate here or at  BellevueSchoolsFoundation.org to fund the following programs in our schools: Training for 40+ additional counselors to address student stress, anxiety and depression; Training for teachers to integrate cutting-edge Computer Science curriculum in every classroom; Libraries in our classrooms ... read full article
Microwave Donated!Maina Tran10/8/201911/28/2019
Microwave Donated!
The PTA would like to thank those who so generously offered to donate a microwave or to purchase one. The Tillicum community was so quick to respond and we received many offers! THANK YOU! This will definitely help cut the wait time for heating up lunches. Sincerely, the Tillicum PTA Board ... read full article
Tillicum and the PTA are partnering to find Traffic control volunteersMeili Wen9/24/201910/8/2019
Tillicum and the PTA are partnering to find Traffic control volunteers
Are you concerned about parking lot safety and have time to volunteer? Please contact us at volunteers@tillicumpta.org Do your part! Please do not: Drop kids on the street in front of Tillicum Stop on the sidestreet corners and impede traffic Drive against the arrows Exceed 5 mph in the lot Use a handheld device OUR KIDS are worth slowing down for!! Hate the front lot? Consider dropping at Phantom Lake Elementary where kids can walk on the sidewalk or down the stairs to the Tillicum side door! ... read full article
You Screamed for Ice Cream!Meili Wen9/24/201910/8/2019
You Screamed for Ice Cream!
Thanks for coming out to hang with your friends and have fun at the PTA sponsored Ice Cream social. We served over 400 people who danced to DJ Greg's awesome tunes and played until dark. Special thanks to Anne Hill for chairing the event and our WEB Leaders who served ice cream and helped with contests! Congrats to our raffle winners and to Carson W in 6th grade who guessed 478 tootsie rolls. The winning number was 482!! ... read full article
Education ConnectionMeili Wen9/24/201910/10/2019
Education Connection
The Community Engagement Committee (a joint venture of BSF, PTSA, and BSD) is excited to announce our first Education Connection of the 2019-2020 school year. Hear our resident expert, Melissa deVita, Deputy Superintendent for Finance and Operations of the Bellevue School District, discuss state funding, the impact on the Bellevue School District, and your property taxes. Two sessions are available for this special program. Join us Thursday, October 10th, from 11:30am to 1:00pm or Monday, October 14 from 7:00pm-8pm. Both sessions are in the Rainier Room at WISC. A lite lunch is offered at the October 10 th session at ... read full article
Seeking Microwave for CafeteriaMeili Wen9/15/20199/29/2019
Seeking Microwave for Cafeteria
A third microwave will be added to the school cafeteria in order to shorten wait times during lunch. We are seeking for a donation of a small to medium used microwave. If you or anyone you know has one to donate, please contact Maina Tran at tillicumMSpta@gmail.com . ... read full article
School Picture Day is Thursday 9/12!Meili Wen9/10/20199/13/2019
School Picture Day is Thursday 9/12!
Get out those combs and choose your wardrobe for your school picture! Dorian will be coming to take pictures for student IDs, attendance, and purchases. Want to help? Tillicum is seeking volunteers for 2-hour shifts from 8 am to 2 pm on Sept. 12th to help with crowd control and class fetching.  Click here for Picture Day Signups ... read full article
Back to School Ice Cream Social and PTA General Membership MeetingMeili Wen9/10/20199/23/2019
Back to School Ice Cream Social and PTA General Membership Meeting
Please join us 6:15 pm - 6:30 pm on Sept 19th in the Tillicum cafeteria for a brief kick-off PTA General Membership meeting.  Then, stay for the annual back to school ice cream social until 7:30 pm to meet the new PTA Board members and other parents. Students can play games and enjoy ice cream. TMS parent DJ Greg Lowder will be spinning the tunes while you meet new families and reconnect with old friends!  ... read full article
Volunteers Needed on First Day of SchoolMaina Tran9/3/20199/6/2019
Volunteers Needed on First Day of School
Tillicum needs eight volunteers for the first day of school to help hand out schedules before 1st period -- 7:20 to 7:45. If you are able to help, please email the office manager at MurphySu@bsd405.org.   Also please stop by the PTA table to meet other parents and enjoy some hot coffee! ... read full article
Taking Care of Business Day Now OnlineMaina Tran8/28/20199/9/2019
Taking Care of Business Day Now Online
Taking Care of Business Day will be online only this year. No need to visit the school and wait in lines! View Details . ... read full article
Volunteers Needed 8/30 and 9/4 and 9/5Maina Tran8/27/20199/9/2019
Volunteers Needed 8/30 and 9/4 and 9/5
Volunteers are needed for Friday, August 30th and the first day of schoo l to help provide students directions to classes and lockers. Contact Tillicummspta@gmail.com if you are are available. Several volunteers are also needed for laptop distribution on Thursday, September 5.  Sign up here. Volunteer Roles: 7th and 8th Grade Distributors -  12 Spots - You will help hand out labeled computer bags to science classes, and having students initial receipt of the computer. Location- 1st Floor Hallway 6th Grade Distributors -  6 Spots - You will help hand out laptop bags, computers, and cords, as well as help attach name ... read full article