"How to Talk with Your Teen" - PTA Parent Education EventMaina Tran3/1/20213/24/2021
"How to Talk with Your Teen" - PTA Parent Education Event
Did you miss our Parent Ed night on talking with your Teen?   View Recording When they were young, they talked all the time.  But now that they are teens, it can be challenging to get them to open up.  Developmentally, teens are facing physical, mental and emotional challenges.  Find out what you can say, and when to say it as your teen tackle these challenges.  Let's learn about ways we can encourage good communication with our teens.   Cora Collette Breuner, MD, MPH, is member of the Division of Adolescent Medicine and the Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Department at Seattle Children’s ... read full article
Holiday Sweater Contest WinnersMaina Tran1/3/20212/28/2021
Holiday Sweater Contest Winners
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Gingerbread House Entries and WinnersMaina Tran1/3/20212/28/2021
Gingerbread House Entries and Winners
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Students--Time to vote for Ugliest/Favorite Holiday SweaterMaina Tran12/21/20201/16/2021
Students--Time to vote for Ugliest/Favorite Holiday Sweater
Click below to view entries and link to form for voting. Deadline to vote extended to 12/24. https://tillicumpta.org/Page/Pta/2020 Holiday Ugly Sweater Contest ... read full article
Staff Around the World Ugly Sweater ContestMaina Tran12/2/20203/31/2021
Staff Around the World Ugly Sweater Contest
View flyer . 1) Staff  (includes nutrition, bus drivers, janitors, substitute teachers etc.) - take a photo of you wearing the gaudiest, t he ugliest, the wackiest Holiday sweater. All holiday themes included (Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Diwali, etc.) 2) Submit photo to contact@tillicumpta.org by 11:59 pm, December 15 -- EXTENDED TO Dec. 18.  One entry per staff. 3) Students - vote for the ugliest Holiday sweater (link to view entries will be posted on tillicumpta.org). Voting begins 12/19 and ends 11:59 pm 12/22  - EXTENDED 12/24 . Details on how to vote will be announced that week. ... read full article
PTA Gingerbread Decorating ContestMaina Tran11/23/20201/31/2021
PTA Gingerbread Decorating Contest
One entry per student. All entries will receive a small gift. Three winners per grade will receive a $20 gift card.  View flyer. DEADLINE: 11:49 pm, Tuesday, December 22 Submit 1-2 photos of each entry to contact@tillicumpta.org . Include name and grade. ... read full article
Pumpkin Decorating Contest WinnersMaina Tran11/3/202012/11/2020
Pumpkin Decorating Contest Winners
Prizes were also awarded to second place winners in the Carved category. All winners will receive a $15 gift card. Congratulations! View all entries . (Click on image for larger view.) NON-CARVED 6 th  grade - “Black & White” – P. D. 7 th -  “Candy corn- Nemo”  - Suhani S. CARVED 6 th -  “Ghost” - Anthony A.          Runner up :  “Monster Inc” - Ceren G. 7 th TIED–  “Headless Horseman”  - Eric M.  and “Man’s Face”  Christian I.         Runner up:  “Castle” – Iris F. 8 th –  “Dios de la ... read full article
Pumpkin Decorating Contest -- PhotosMaina Tran10/31/202011/30/2020
Pumpkin Decorating Contest -- Photos
Click on below to view photos. https://tillicumpta.org/Page/Pta/PTA%20Pumpkin%20Decorating%20Contest   ... read full article
Pass the Hat Fundraiser 2020Maina Tran10/28/202011/30/2020
Pass the Hat Fundraiser 2020
This year, our Pass the Hat Fundraiser will be taking place the week of November 2nd. However as always, we will be accepting donations throughout the school year.  2020-21 Fundraising Goal:  $10,000 Why should I donate?  PTA funds essential educational programs and classroom materials that is not covered by state or district funding. Tillicum students benefit from these extra programs that would not be possible without contributions from the Tillicum community. Pass-the-Hat is the main PTA campaign to help fund programs and events. The following items have been funded since 2018: Books and periodicals for the library Books for Spanish, ... read full article
Pumpkin Decorating ContestMaina Tran10/20/202011/1/2020
Pumpkin Decorating Contest
New this year! PTA is holding our first pumpkin decorating contest for students. Two winners will be selected from each grade – one for “Best Carved Pumpkin” and one for “Best Decorated (Non-Carved) Pumpkin”. Prizes include Tillicum spirit wear or a $15 gift card. View flyer here .   Deadline for submission: Friday, October 30 at 9:00 PM Send 1-2 photos of entry to contact@tillicumpta.org with student's name and grade. We will feature photos on our website and in the Tiger Tales each week of November! ... read full article
BSF Seeking a New Donor Relations ManagerMaina Tran9/9/202010/14/2020
BSF Seeking a New Donor Relations Manager
The  Donor Relation s  Manager  is a very important role because you are primarily involved in building and cultivating relationships with parent donors, one of our key constituencies. If you are passionate about ensuring that our children receive the world-class education they need and deserve and would jump at the opportunity to encourage BSD parents to support the cause, we encourage you to apply.   The  Donor Relations Manager  works 25 hours per week and the hours are flexible. To apply, please send your resume to Colleen Turner, Development Director to  colleen@bsfdn.org  and tell us why this job has your ... read full article
September 9 is a Week 1 Schedule with Periods 1-4Maina Tran9/8/20209/22/2020
September 9 is a Week 1 Schedule with Periods 1-4
Please note tomorrow, 9/9 is a Week 1 schedule with Periods 1-4.   http://tillicumpta.org/Page/School/BellTimes   ... read full article
Open PTA PositionsMaina Tran9/7/202011/25/2020
Open PTA Positions
We are still seeking for volunteers to help with the following areas. If interested, please contact Maina Tran, president@tillicumpta.org . Reflections Staff appreciation Membership Advocacy ... read full article
Missed Pickup for Class Materials?Maina Tran9/7/202010/2/2020
Missed Pickup for Class Materials?
No worries. Another opportunity to pick up classroom materials will be announced. Art supplies have not yet been distributed and another pick-up schedule will be announced soon. Please look for emails from Mr. Peterson’s Friday Newsletter. ... read full article
Rising 9th Graders Maina Tran8/27/202012/31/2020
Rising 9th Graders
A reminder for rising 9th grade families. Remember to sign up for your child's high school's PTA Newsletter. PTAs do not receive new family email addresses until after school starts (usually in October.) To begin receiving important news and updates from the high school PTA, visit the school's PTA website to sign up for their newsletter now. Also remember to join the PTA at the new school! Sammamish PTSA  WEBSITE    NEWSLETTER SIGN-UP Newport HS PTSA  WEBSITE   NEWSLETTER SIGN-UP   Big Picture PTSA WEBSITE   NEWSLETTER SIGN-UP International PTSA WEBSITE   NEWSLETTER SIGN-UP ... read full article
Welcome Incoming 6th Grade and New FamiliesMaina Tran7/28/20209/30/2020
Welcome Incoming 6th Grade and New Families
New to Tillicum?   Subscribe to the PTA's newsletter Tiger Tales to receive information on events, announcements, and news about PTA activities. The PTA normally takes a hiatus in the summer but we will continue providing important news for the upcoming year due to our "new normal." ... read full article
Community Facebook GroupsMaina Tran7/28/202010/31/2020
Community Facebook Groups
A great place to connect with other parents and join discussions on school reopening is on Facebook. Even if you don’t have an account, creating one to join in on these conversations and sharing information is worth it. These are closed groups which means you will have to make a request to join and be invited. Tillicum Middle School Community : for Tillicum former and current families only Bellevue School District Parent Discussion Group : Not a BSD sponsored group. This was created by BSD parents and does include parents who are also BSD staff but is a forum for ... read full article