8th Grade T-Shirts
What a memorable finish to the 2019-2020 school year!  Help your "quaran-teen" commemorate this year of online learning, social distancing, hand sanitizer and face masks with a limited edition 8th grade class Tillicum t-shirt.  The heather gray short-sleeved shirts will have an orange Tillicum  tiger  wearing a face mask on the front and names of the entire 8th grade class printed on the back.  These shirts will only be available until  May 29th !, so order today:   8th Grade Shirt Order . Suggested donation $10 - scholarships available. You will need to log in with your existing account or create a new ... read full article
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Jennifer Topel 
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April Online Principal Forum Video
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Maina Tran 
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2021 8th Grade Trip to Washington, DC!
Attention current 7 th  graders! You are cordially invited to join your class next year on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Washington, DC. This trip will be during Spring Break of 2021. If you are interested in joining your classmates, fill out a registration form and submit it to Ms.Dyson in the front office. If you have any questions about the trip, please email Mrs. Jimenez at  jimeneza@bsd405.org ... read full article
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Meili Wen 
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2/5/2020-6/19/2020
8th Grade T-ShirtsJennifer Topel5/20/20205/30/2020
8th Grade T-Shirts
What a memorable finish to the 2019-2020 school year!  Help your "quaran-teen" commemorate this year of online learning, social distancing, hand sanitizer and face masks with a limited edition 8th grade class Tillicum t-shirt.  The heather gray short-sleeved shirts will have an orange Tillicum  tiger  wearing a face mask on the front and names of the entire 8th grade class printed on the back.  These shirts will only be available until  May 29th !, so order today:   8th Grade Shirt Order . Suggested donation $10 - scholarships available. You will need to log in with your existing account or create a new ... read full article
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
April Online Principal Forum VideoMaina Tran5/1/20208/31/2020
April Online Principal Forum Video
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A Message from the PTA BoardMeili Wen4/28/20205/12/2020
A Message from the PTA Board
Tillicum Family - We want to reach out with an update on fundraising and funds for the School Year. We're grateful to all of you for your support and although we are sad that we won't be able to have Walk-a-Fun in person this year we are financially sound as a PTA. We have been responsibly funding our reserves and also had a successful fall. During this time we encourage you to support your community, schools and charities that reflect your personal choices. BSD has a page where you can see how to support those who are working during the ... read full article
Online Principal ForumMaina Tran4/27/20205/11/2020
Online Principal Forum
Save the Date:  April 30, 3:00 PM.   The PTA and Tillicum administration are working jointly to provide an online Principal Forum on April 30 th at 3:00 PM to review our current learning plan and to look ahead to the future. Help us make this as relevant as possible and submit questions ahead of time here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PrincipalCoffeeQuestions Join the meeting on April 30 via: This link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/669561341 To remain anonymous, you may use just your initials upon logging in. There is no need to show your video cam. You can also dial in using your phone and join by ... read full article
Information on COVID-19Maina Tran3/15/20204/30/2020
Information on COVID-19
The situation continues to evolve daily, there is a lot of information coming at us about COVID-19. Here are two helpful links to monitor the most current guidance from the Washington State Department of Health and the Bellevue School District: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus https://bsd405.org/coronavirus   ... read full article
Recorded Virtual Principal Coffee - Topic: COVID-19Maina Tran3/8/20205/13/2020
Recorded Virtual Principal Coffee - Topic: COVID-19
Missed the Virtual Principal Coffee? No worries. While you will not see Mr. Peterson live, you can listen to the presentation, slides, and Q&A session. Several great questions were asked by parents which may also be of interest to you. Keep Calm and Learn On!     Please check your emails from Tillicum on future sessions.  Would you like to see more of these sessions? Submit comments or feedback here .     ... read full article
Breakfast is here!Meili Wen2/17/20203/14/2020
Breakfast is here!
Starting March 2, Tillicum will begin offering breakfast from 7:20 – 7:40 am. Free for those that qualify for free or reduced priced meal; $2.50 for others. Payment method is same as lunch using PayPams lunch account pin. This will be on a trial basis and will be discontinued if there is not enough daily participation. Unlike a lunch period with a set time, students are welcome to arrive at anytime and purchase their breakfast but will need to be done eating by bell time for first period. The breakfast period should accommodate most of the bus drop off times but unfortunately not for the ... read full article
Into the Woods Jr.Meili Wen2/17/20202/24/2020
Into the Woods Jr.
Congratulations to the Cast, Crew and production team of Into the Woods, Jr.! What a fabulous show it was. Next year the Tillicum Drama Department is proud to bring you The Lion King, Jr. ... read full article
8th Grade Graduation Party Volunteers NeededMeili Wen2/17/20204/27/2020
8th Grade Graduation Party Volunteers Needed
Sign-Up Genius for volunteering for the 8th Grade Grad Party in now available at:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040d4daeab2fa64-8thgrade ... read full article
Staff Appreciation Breakfast: Volunteers Needed!Meili Wen2/5/20202/12/2020
Staff Appreciation Breakfast: Volunteers Needed!
Help the PTA show our love for our amazing Tillicum staff with a contribution to our Valentine-themed breakfast, Tuesday, February 11.  Sign up  here  to donate breakfast items.  Questions?  Contact Jennifer -  treasurer@tillicumpta.org ... read full article
2021 8th Grade Trip to Washington, DC!Meili Wen2/5/20206/19/2020
2021 8th Grade Trip to Washington, DC!
Attention current 7 th  graders! You are cordially invited to join your class next year on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Washington, DC. This trip will be during Spring Break of 2021. If you are interested in joining your classmates, fill out a registration form and submit it to Ms.Dyson in the front office. If you have any questions about the trip, please email Mrs. Jimenez at  jimeneza@bsd405.org ... read full article
Reflections PTA Art Contest UpdateMeili Wen2/5/20202/29/2020
Reflections PTA Art Contest Update
Congratulations to all the students that entered this year's Reflections Art Contest themed "Look Within".  The artwork entered by TMS students is currently on display in the third floor glass bookcase. Special recognition to Daniela M's fun film production "A Dogs Perspective" that has been selected to go on to the state level.  Good luck! Eighth grader Ellen H. received an Award of Excellence for her visual art entry and Andy R. received an Award of Merit for his visual arts entry.  Well done! ... read full article
Into the Woods Jr.Meili Wen1/21/20202/9/2020
Into the Woods Jr.
Mark your calendars to join your TMS thespians for a journey Into the Woods...and home before dark! Performances February 7th and 8th at 7:30 pm and February 9th at 2:00 pm. Tickets on sale Monday February 3rd to Thursday February 6th both lunches and Monday February 3 after school from 3-3:30! Cash or check only in the commons. Tickets also available at the door, Festival Seating. Adults $10, Students $7. ... read full article
8th Grade Graduation CommitteeMeili Wen1/15/20202/28/2020
8th Grade Graduation Committee
We are seeking co-chairs and volunteers to help plan 2020’s 8 th  grade graduation and class party. Volunteer for a small task or as a co-chair to help plan the party. Kick off meeting will be in January.  Sign up here   to include your name in an email list to receive planning information from the kick off meeting up until the day of the event. ... read full article
New Tillicum Middle School Chess ClubMeili Wen1/15/20201/29/2020
New Tillicum Middle School Chess Club
Is your student interested in hanging out with new friends, improving pattern recognition, and learning to play a new game? If so, come check out the NEW Tillicum Chess Club and play the centuries old strategy game on Thursdays from 3:00-4:00 pm in Room 309.  ... read full article
Buzz BowlMeili Wen1/15/20201/25/2020
Buzz Bowl
Learning Math and Science can be Fun! Join us @ Odle Middle School January 25, 2020 ~ 8:30am — 2:30pm Buzz Bowl is a buzzer game of multiple-choice and short answer questions. Teams challenge each other to buzz faster and answer the questions. Whether your kid is a beginner, intermediate or a whiz, it offers fun and challenge to everyone! We offer reading material guidance and play all difficulty levels separately to provide an exclusive and level appropriate experience. Buzz Bowl uses middle school level study material. Kids just need to pick a subject, study the recommended material, come have fun and ... read full article
Tillicum Book Fair at Barnes and NobleMeili Wen12/3/201912/8/2019
Tillicum Book Fair at Barnes and Noble
Tillicum Book Fair at Barnes and Noble in Issaquah this Saturday, Dec 7 Save this date for our annual Parent Teacher Association (PTA) fundraiser to support the library collection! Perfect time to purchase books as gifts for the upcoming holidays AND support the school library at the same time! Click here  for the vouchers to forward to family and friends! Tillicum’s school book fair # is 12548095.     OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS TO VOLUNTEER ! Tillicum students are needed to volunteer at the book fair at the at Barnes and Noble in Issaquah on Saturday, Dec. 7. (This store is located by ... read full article
Screenagers: Next ChapterMeili Wen12/2/201912/14/2019
Screenagers: Next Chapter
Worried about Screens and Social Media? The Bellevue Schools Foundation and the Sammamish High School PTSA invite you to join us December 13th at 6:30 pm, in the Sammamish PAC for a special screening of the new documentary Screenagers: Next Chapter . Filmmaker and physician Dr. Delaney Ruston takes the conversation around screens and teens to the next level with  Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience —a film that examines the science behind teen’s emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most importantly, what can be done in our schools and homes to help them build crucial skills to ... read full article
Join us at the Downtown Bellevue Ice Rink!Meili Wen12/2/20191/21/2020
Join us at the Downtown Bellevue Ice Rink!
Tillicum Middle School FUNdraising Opportunity Mention "Tillicum" for each paid admission and a $3 donation will be made to your PTA during the 2019-2020 season. Fundraising Dates : November 29, 2019 - January 20, 2020 Location : Bellevue Downtown Park (100 100th Ave NE, Bellevue)  ... read full article
Student Survey on Breakfast Program and After-School ActivitiesMaina Tran11/17/201912/1/2019
Student Survey on Breakfast Program and After-School Activities
The PTA conducted a student survey to gather feedback on whether students were interested in a breakfast program and the types of additional after-school programs they would be interested in. We received more than 300 anonymous responses and would like to share the results with the Tillicum community. We hope to use the results to hopefully start a breakfast program at Tillicum and offer additional after-school activities that students have indicated an interest in. VIEW SURVEY RESULTS In order to have the Bellevue School District support a breakfast program, we need to ensure that a minimum number of students will ... read full article
Breakfast Program + PTA Activities Parent SurveyMeili Wen10/21/201911/30/2019
Breakfast Program + PTA Activities Parent Survey
Tillicum PTA wants to hear from you! Give us your input on a school breakfast program and various PTA activities by taking this brief 3-minute survey. Your input will help us focus on Tillicum community interests and needs. Thank you! TAKE SURVEY at  https://www.surve ymonkey.com/r/BSKBVH2   ... read full article
SKI AND BOARD Saturdays and Support Your PTA!Meili Wen10/21/201912/15/2019
SKI AND BOARD Saturdays and Support Your PTA!
Registration Opened October 1st. Join the Saturday  Bellevue Ski School  Community. Give your student a full day of skiing. All levels welcome - 2nd through 12th grade. Transportation provided by BSD and Coach buses. Discount pricing until Nov. 30th. Support your school. 5% of every enrollment goes to your schools PTA. We have been Partnering w/BSD since 1958.  Info and Registration:  www.bellevueskischool.com ... 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