8th Grade Graduation
The 2018-2019 8 th Grade Ceremony will be held on June 20, at 12:15 PM at Tillicum.  Tickets are not required. Students are expected to attend morning classes and participate in the rehearsal activities that morning. There will be an 8 th grade lunch prior to the ceremony with celebratory activities for the students. 8th Grade Graduation All Tillicum 8 th grade students will participate in the promotion ceremony, walk across the stage and receive a certificate. The 8 th grade team will select two 8 th grade speakers. There are many great programs, clubs and activities at Tillicum, all ... read full article
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Taste of TillicumSara Cook3/24/20193/29/2019
Taste of Tillicum
“Tillicum” means Friends, Family and Relations, Tribe, Common People.  We come from many different backgrounds, but when we join together, we are what makes Tillicum Middle School special!  Come celebrate our rich diversity with a shared meal at the first annual TASTE OF TILLICUM on Thursday, March 28, 6:00-8:00 p.m.   Bring a food item (main or side dish, appetizer, soup, salad, or dessert) to share potluck-style.  Please bring enough to feed your family x 2.  To RSVP or request more information, please email info@tillicumpta.org .  ALL ARE WELCOME, even if you don’t bring food!  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B054BAFAF2EA4FE3-taste1 ... read full article
Tillicum Community Open House Tuesday Oct. 9thSara Cook9/7/201810/10/2018
Tillicum Community Open House Tuesday Oct. 9th
Come celebrate our beautiful new Tillicum Tuesday Oct. 9th! All Tillicum families and greater community are welcome!! Student Led- Tours 5:00 pm -7:00 pm Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - 6:15 pm PTA Annual Back-to-School Ice Cream Social - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (Outside) ... read full article
Walk-a-Fun June 14, 2:30-4:30 pmMaina Tran5/13/20196/15/2019
Walk-a-Fun June 14, 2:30-4:30 pm
Join the fun for the Spring PTA Color Walk-a-Fun fundraiser Friday, June 14 th from 2:30-4:30pm.  This event is for all Tillicum students and parents.  Bring your WHITE t-shirt, then run, walk, hop, skip or dance around the track four times to raise funds for the PTA.  Navigate beach ball obstacles and get sprayed with Tillicum blue and orange chalk. Compete in the timed Madrona Mile to kick start the fun.  The fastest students will have their names engraved on a plaque in the school office. Enjoy DJ music, hotdogs, snacks and games – including a teacher dunk tank!  This ... read full article
8th Grade GraduationSara Cook4/21/20196/21/2019
8th Grade Graduation
The 2018-2019 8 th Grade Ceremony will be held on June 20, at 12:15 PM at Tillicum.  Tickets are not required. Students are expected to attend morning classes and participate in the rehearsal activities that morning. There will be an 8 th grade lunch prior to the ceremony with celebratory activities for the students. 8th Grade Graduation All Tillicum 8 th grade students will participate in the promotion ceremony, walk across the stage and receive a certificate. The 8 th grade team will select two 8 th grade speakers. There are many great programs, clubs and activities at Tillicum, all ... read full article
Preparing for CollegeSara Cook3/31/20195/28/2019
Preparing for College
Preparing for College - Four Workshops Bellevue PTSA Council, Bellevue Gifted Alliance, and Transcend Academy present a series of four exciting NEW workshops geared toward students in grades 8 to 11. Workshops will be led by Transcend Academy CEO Tina Tran Neville and BSD Counselors. Registration at the door.   FREE to all BSD students with student ID CARD $20 for BSD adults $40 for out of district attendees   IV. How to Find Your Passion * Life is a Journey. Appreciate the Journey. * Who You Are Will Change Through High School and College * Craft a Personal Resume ... read full article
Tillicum Choir at Seattle Mariners GameMaina Tran3/18/20195/31/2019
Tillicum Choir at Seattle Mariners Game
June 5th is your chance to watch the Tillicum Choir sing the national anthem as the Seattle Mariners take on the Houston Astros. Game time is 7:10pm but arrive early to hear and see the choir! Tickets are $15 for view level seats and all tickets purchased through this offer will be in the same couple of sections. If you want to sit with friends, please combine orders. We will be accepting the order forms with cash or checks made out to Tillicum PTA. Please turn the order form and payment into the PTA lockbox in the main office. The deadline ... read full article
Community EngagementSara Cook3/10/20193/27/2019
Community Engagement
  On March 26, 2019, the Community Engagement committee (a joint venture of the Bellevue Schools Foundation, PTSA, and Bellevue School District) would like to offer a lite lunch and program to educate parents about the different programs, as well as the difference between programs, that are available for Bellevue School District Students.   The following programs will be discussed:  Advanced Learning, AP (Advanced Placement) and IB (International Baccalaureate), AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), CTE (Career and Technical Education) and WANIC (Washington Network for Innovative Careers), Dual Language—Spanish, Dual Language—Mandarin and the International Spanish Academy.  This is a great opportunity ... read full article
Adolesco Youth ExchangeSara Cook3/10/20194/29/2019
Adolesco Youth Exchange
We offer a two-way exchange program that gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a new language and new culture AND to host your carefully matched exchange partner in turn.   At ADOLESCO YOUTH EXCHANGE we will match you with a student about your own age in France, Germany, Italy, or Spain (your choice), you will decide exactly WHEN (whatever’s best for your schedule), and for HOW LONG (between 6 to 12 weeks) you want to go on exchange and host as part of our flexible and affordable nonprofit language immersion and cultural exchange program for qualifying students between ages ... read full article
ANGST: Raising Awareness Around AnxietySara Cook2/24/20193/5/2019
ANGST: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety
ANGST: RAISING AWARENESS AROUND ANXIETY Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 7:00pm-8:30pm Chinook Middle School Commons 2001 98th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 The Bellevue Schools Foundation, in partnership with Medina, Chinook and Odle I-Connect and Chinook Middle School, are hosting a screening of an important film, Angst , created to start community conversations about ANXIETY and provide tools, resources and hope.  IndieFlix, a leading independent online streaming platform, is sparking a global conversation about anxiety through screenings of its timely documentary,  “ Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety ”.  Chinook Middle School will host a special screening of the documentary to open up ... read full article
TMS Choir California Pizza Kitchen FundraiserSara Cook2/3/20192/11/2019
TMS Choir California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser
TMS Choir California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser Join California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) in supporting the Tillicum Middle School Advanced Choir in attending the Heritage Festival in New York City.   CPK Pizza with a Purpose donates back 20% of all purchases.  Let’s have some good ole fun with a fierce and friendly competition between the 8th, 7th and 6th graders along with our faculty and staff. Grab your friends, family and neighbors and come support your grade.  The grade (or faculty) with the highest proceeds will win a fun prize.  If you can’t come on the day that corresponds with your grade, ... read full article
Buzz BowlSara Cook2/3/20192/11/2019
Buzz Bowl
Buzz Bowl Learning Math and Science can be Fun too! Join us @ Tillicum Middle School February 10, 2019 ~ 8:30am — 2:30pm My name is Aum Upadhyay. I’m an accomplished national award-winning science student at Interlake High School. I created Buzz Bowl, a buzzer game to make Math and Science learning fun for 5th-8th graders. My previous events were a huge success. See what the parents from my past Buzz Bowl events have to say about their experience. As always, we make the questions much easier for kids who are beginning to learn sci-ence and more challenging for Advanced ... read full article
In Search of PTA Nominating Committee MembersMaina Tran1/16/20191/30/2019
In Search of PTA Nominating Committee Members
We are seeking three people to be on Tillicum PTA's Nominating Committee for this year. Please consider. Requirements below: While it would be nice if you can attend the General Meeting this Thursday, Jan 17 th at 6:30 pm at the school, it is not necessary . We just need an email from you stating that you are willing to serve on the Nominating Committee for the rest of this school year. This is somewhat of a temporary position , only serving until the end of this school year. First task is to get together with the other two members ... read full article
PTA General MeetingMaina Tran1/14/20191/28/2019
PTA General Meeting
Our next General PTA Meeting is this Thursday, January 17th at 6:30 pm in the Tillicum Middle School Library. Immediately following the meeting will be the Parent Education Panel Discussion on VAPING ... read full article
Parent Education - VAPINGMaina Tran1/14/20191/28/2019
Parent Education - VAPING
Thursday, January 17 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Come learn what vaping is and why you should be talking to your kids about it now.   ... read full article
The BOOM ExperienceMaina Tran11/27/201812/14/2018
The BOOM Experience
The pre-conference session for students for the BOOM event is on Thursday, November 29 th at 12:50 in the Library . Please be aware that registration is already open online. You will need to register online as well as get a permission slip signed by a parent/guardian. This pre-conference session is not required , however, it is a great opportunity to learn more information about the event. There will be permission slip forms will be available in the counseling center. Also if you need help registering online, please come see your school counselor. REGISTER ONLINE Learn more about the BSD ... read full article
Family Technology NightMaina Tran11/15/201812/12/2018
Family Technology Night
December 6 th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM Tillicum's first annual Family Technology Night is an interactive event with many hands-on activities. Several volunteers will be needed to make this event a success. Read full article to access volunteer signup link.  Some activities include: Step Academy will help students explore Lego Mindstorms EV3. Arduino Robots and CTE teachers (Jeff Hunsberger and Marti Nelson) will showcase some of their student work. Rose Racicot, the District Assistive Technology Coordinator, will teach about tech tools that make life easier. Bob Cerelli, Tech Specialist will work with students on programming guitar music.  DigiPen Institute ... read full article
ReflectionsSara Cook10/15/201811/29/2018
Reflections
Encourage your student to submit their own original artwork in this year’s Reflections art competition.  Categories include visual arts, literature, photography, dance choreography, music composition and film production.  This year's theme is: “Heroes Around Me”             Entry forms are available in the office and artwork deadline is Thursday, November 29 th .  More information can be found at wastatepta.org . You may also contact Anne Hill, Reflections Chair at anne-hill@live.com .   ... read full article
Backpack Meals for KidsSara Cook9/23/201810/31/2018
Backpack Meals for Kids
Maggie Rader the volunteer coordinator for Backpack Meals for Kids supports a program providing  weekend  meal packs for children in the Bellevue School District. The counselors at each district school determine what children could best be supported by having extra food over the weekend. They are a volunteer run program supported by donations. Maggie is looking for volunteers to help get the packs from the district warehouse (12037 NE 5th St.) to the individual schools. At this time they do not have a delivery driver for Tillicum Middle School. The packs need to be picked up Thursday morning around 9:15 ... read full article