Check grades weekly with your student at:
Mon./Wed./Thur. bus leaves Tolt @ 5:00
1st stop: Stillwater Church
2nd stop: CHS
3rd stop: 2nd & Stevens
Tues. bus leaves Tolt @ 4:30
Bus #1: Duvall
2nd stop: CHS
3rd stop: 2nd
Bus#2: South Carnation
Travels south on Hwy 203 as far as NE 8th.
TMS is collecting GM Boxtops and Campbells Soup
Help our school earn extra $$$$
Turn them into your 6th period teacher.
Letter from our Principal
As we approach the
second half of the school year, it is encouraging see the growth our
students have made since the start of the year. Not only have
they grown physically, but they have matured socially while progressing
academically. Our staff considers it a privilege to walk
alongside our students as they develop into young adults.
I want to take a
moment and give a big thank you to our community for your incredible
support. I was blown away by the generosity shown at the last
weekend's REF (Riverview Education Foundation) auction, our recent
dance was a fun and safe experience for our students in part due to our
many parent volunteers, our first-ever Family Hispanic Night was a huge
success, and music concerts continue to have high attendance. Our
students are so fortunate to be in a community that values education
and looks for ways to support them at school.
Our students will
attend two powerful assemblies during the month of February. On
Thursday, February 8, students will hear a presentation entitled
"The Right to Dream" by Living Voices to honor Dr. Martin
Luther King and Black History Month. On Thursday, February 22,
John Norlin from CharacterStrong will speak to students about serving
others and showing kindness. Both assemblies will give our
students opportunities to think about the type of impact they want to
have on other people.
As it will soon be
registration time, we are starting conversations as a staff about
courses for next year. At the PTSA General Meeting on Thursday,
February 8, I will share current thinking about changes to our
non-music elective course offerings for next year and provide an
opportunity for parent feedback. I hope you can attend and then
stay for PTSA's Family Bingo Night.
Our Moving Up
Ceremony will be on Monday, June 18 at 7 pm in the Cedarcrest HS
gym. While this event has been at Tolt in the past, we are moving
it to Cedarcrest so we can better accommodate 8th grade family
members. Last year, we had a packed house with many family
members standing because there weren't enough seats. Having the
ceremony at Cedarcrest, where students will literally move up to,
seemed like a natural solution so we don't have to start limiting how
many family members may attend.
Thank you for
sharing your children with us and allowing us to be inspired by them,
teach them skills to lead productive lives, and challenge them to be
their best selves.
Drop Off Information
Morning Drop off
starts at 8:10 am.
Please do not drop
off students earlier than this. We do not have sufficient supervision
before this time of the morning and the students will be waiting
If dropping students
off for Jazz Band prior to school starting please drop kids off at the
baseball field and not the staff parking lot. We want to avoid
cars pulling in and kids walking across the lot at the same time.
Grade Parent Night at CHS
Parents of current 8th grade students are invited to join
Cedarcrest administrators and staff representatives on Tuesday,
February 27th, to hear information about the high school
experience. Staff will discuss the class registration process in
preparation for the high school counselors visiting Tolt Middle School
on February 28 and March 1. Other information such as, graduation
requirements, support services, extra-curricular opportunities and
participation/eligibility requirements for athletics will also be presented.
All parents are encouraged to attend this important meeting.
Reminder: This meeting is for parents/guardians
Cedarcrest High School counselors will
be at Tolt at the end of February to talk with our 8th graders about
high school registration. If you have a soon-to-be freshman, make
sure you talk with your child on February 28th and March 1st about
their high school course sections. Students will register for
their 2018/2019 Freshman classes using an online program called Career
Cedarcrest Honors Class Information for 8th Graders
2018-2019 CHS HONORS
The opportunity for current 8th grade students to apply
for high school honors classes will be available on-line on the CHS
Website starting Friday, February 9. Applications are
due on or before Friday, March 9.
Grade Dance.... Save the Date
Save the Date for
the Tolt 8th Grade Dance!
This year's dance
will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 7 pm at Riverview School
District Assembly Hall!
Applications will be open for acceptance starting February 2th and
close on March 30th.
Parent night will
be in E505 on March 21st immediately following 5th grade parent night
graders.... Please make sure you are stocked up on your supplies
This is a reminder
to keep notebook paper in your backpack, as well as plenty of pencils
for class. Earbuds are another item that many
students seem to forget to pack to school, so please remember to have
those with you. More and more classes are using technology
and some of your testing requires earbuds for your use. Please
have earbuds with you at school every day.
Acts of Kindness Program
Tolt Middle School
is proud and happy to announce the introduction of a Random Acts of
Kindness (RAK) program to its host of after school programs. This will
be a fantastic opportunity for all students at Tolt Middle School to
serve others, while truly living out the eight essentials of
This RAK program is designed to help students focus on
performing intentional acts of service. Don't miss out on this new and exciting
opportunity to build a long-lasting legacy at Tolt Middle School, and
deeply impact the lives of others.
The RAK program will be held from 3:05-4:25pm on Tuesday's
after school in room E-555. The first after school club meeting will be
held on February 6th, 2018.
If you would like to find out more about the RAK program,
please direct your questions to Mr. Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thanks to the
generosity of the Riverview Education Foundation (REF), we have
added a 2nd activity bus on Tuesdays.
The second bus will
leave Tolt at 4:30, and travel south on HWY 203 to NE 8th.
This bus will only
run on TUESDAYS.
our December Students of the Month!!
Ellsworth Brendan Senkeresty
Juenemann Megan Walker
Our next Student of
the Month Ceremony will be Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 8:45am
Congratulations to the
2018 Tolt Geography Bee Champion
Junior Honor Society
Students in 6th & 7th grade who have a cumulative GPA
of 3.4 or higher can apply for membership in Tolt Middle School's
chapter of the National Junior Honor Society beginning Feb. 5.
If students or parents have questions about membership,
please contact Katie Switaj, the adviser, at email@example.com.
Summer Opportunities Highly Capable Students
Are you looking for
exciting summer opportunities for your highly capable student?
Now is a great time to check out the Summer Challenge and Summer Stretch programs
through the University of Washington Robinson Center.
Challenge is an academically advanced summer camp for children who
have completed the 5th or 6th grade. Its goal is to provide
motivated students with an intensive, hands-on, fun educational
experience in areas outside of the traditional school curriculum.
The program runs for three weeks July 9-27. There will be some
homework, because of the breadth and depth of material
covered. Registration is from March 1- June 1, 2018.
for more information.)
Summer Stretch is a
program offered for students currently in 7th-9th grades. This program
offers accelerated courses (e.g. Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry,
Precalculus, Chemistry) and courses for enrichment (American
Literature, Debate, Physics of Robotics) which can provide high school
credits depending upon the school district (please inquire with the
high school counselor before applying to see if credits can be
granted). What all of these courses provide is an in-depth,
intensive learning experience. Courses run for five weeks this
summer on the University of Washington campus. Classes are small, and
instructors are all specialists in their field. Students must be
committed to a substantial homework load; courses are graded and final
transcripts are provided. Registration is from Feb. 1 - June 1,
for more information.)
In addition, you can
learn about other highly capable student opportunities through the
Institute for the Gifted Day Program at the Overlake School in
Redmond. More information on this program can be found at www.giftedstudy.org/day/overlake
Study Zone is
offered at both the Carnation and Duvall branches of the King County
Library System. Study Zone is free and kids can drop in anytime
during a session.
For more information
about Study Zone or to check the Study Zone calendar please go to: kcls.org/study-zone
- Flu season
is here. According to the CDC the flu is currently
widespread in most of the U.S. It is not too late to get
your flu vaccine if you have not yet. There are still weeks
of flu activity to come. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/
keep all sick students home to rest. Just a reminder, you should
keep your student home for at least 24 hours if they have a fever
of 100 degrees F or higher, and they should not come back to
school until they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of
fever-reducing agents. Students having vomiting and/or
diarrhea should also remain home until symptom free for 24 hours.
plenty of sleep, eat healthy foods, and drink plenty of fluids!
the spread of germs. Here are some actions you can take to
stop the spread of germs.
wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand
to avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth since germs tend to
spread in this way.
coughing and/or sneezing try to cover your nose and mouth with
the crook of your arm or a tissue. Then throw the tissue
surfaces and objects that may contain germs.
Thank you for helping us keep everyone at school healthy!
In early January,
the Riverview School District held their Reflections Gala. With
the theme of "Within Reach", the following students won
"Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme" and will now move
forward to compete at the state level.
Dance Finalist -
- Chloe Berry
Finalist in Visual Arts - Tucker Crossland
- Charlotte Locke
Visual 2D Finalist -
these students for their hard work and success!
Mark your calendars!!
Meeting and BINGO Night: February 9th
Please join us for
the general PTSA meeting at 5pm with Anthony Smith to talk
about the school levy and our principal, Amie Karkainen speaking and
taking questions on the new WEB program.
Also, we will be
having Family Bingo Night starting at 6pm. $5 for a packet of
bingo cards and $1 blackout cards. We have great prizes like Steven's
lift passes, $100 Winco gift cards, McMenimans gift card, Seattle Art
Museum passes, MoPop passes, Silverwood passes, coffee basket, Oriental
Trading Company gift card, and many more spectacular prizes!
Concessions will be available for purchase.
Please join our
Facebook page for updates!
Board Members Needed for 2018-2019!
If you are
interested in finding out more about a position or interested in
joining the board please contact Stacy Reddy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CHS Choir
program presents the 4th annual Fairytales and Frosting Concert.
This year there
will be 3 performances:
Feb 2nd @ 6pm
Feb 3rd @ 2pm
Feb 3rd @ 6pm.
available at the door.
of Lights at Cedarcrest
dark nights at...
Cedarcrest High School's
2nd Annual Festival of Lights!
6 PM - 8 PM
Riverview School District will open Choice Transfer and Interdistrict
Agreement applications starting Thursday, February 1st.
On Fridays, applications will be sent out to building
Principals for their consideration. You will receive an e-mail from the
school district when a decision has been made.
Applications received after Friday, March 30th will be
held until the 2nd week of September so the buildings can assess their
student load. You will be notified by e-mail when a decision has been
made. Your student should remain in their neighborhood school until a
decision has been made.
To transfer into our district:
- Go to your residential
- Get that district's Choice
Transfer form (most districts have them on their websites)
- Submit it to your residential
School District for approval
- That district will send us
their request and the parent/guardian will be notified by e-mail.
Last Day of 1st Semester
1st Day of 2nd Semester
Assembly regular schedule
2/9 Early Release
@ 1:27 pm
No School - Mid-Winter Break
Assembly schedule: 1,2,4,3,5,6
Student of the Month Ceremonoy
8th Grade Parent Night at 6:30 @ CHS
information about Tolt sporting events please refer to our website
at Sports Calendar
State Law (RCW
28A-600.420 and School District Policy 3200 prohibit the possession of
firearms and weapons at school. This law pertains to guns,
knives, clubs, firecrackers, and explosives. Dangerous weapons
also include toy or "dummy" or look-alike objects. The
full text of the law and the definitions of dangerous weapons, as
provided RCW9.41.250 and RCW 9.41.280, are on file in the school
office. Possession of firearms on school property will result in
a one year mandatory expulsion, subject to appeal with notification to
parents and law enforcement. Any violations of these guidelines
by students constitutes grounds for expulsion from the Riverview School
District and the public schools of the State of Washington, in
accordance with the due process provisions of Washington State Law and
The Riverview School
District complies with all federal and state statutes and regulations
and does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of
sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or
military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity,
disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, and
provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth
groups. This holds true for all district employment and student
opportunities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance
procedures may be directed to the school district's Title IX/RCW
28A.640 Officer (Janet L. Gavigan, 425-844-4500) and Section 504/ADA
Coordinator (Dr. Ken Heikkila, 425-844-4500) at 15510 1st Ave. NE,
Duvall, WA 98019.