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Office Hours

7:30a.m. - 3:45p.m.





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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

1st stop: Stillwater Church

2nd stop: CHS

3rd stop: 2nd & Stevens 


Bus#2: South Carnation

Travels south on Hwy 203 as far as NE 8th.  


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A Letter from our Principal

Dear Thunderbird Families,


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.




Amie Karkainen, Principal




Morning 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 outside.


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.      




8th Grade Parent Night at CHS

8th grade parent night

Tuesday, February 27

6:30-8:00 PM CHS Theater

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 only.


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 Cruising.




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.





8th 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! 


We are also looking for volunteers, if you are interested, please contact Selena Knievel at    




Multi-Age Applications


Multi-Age 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 at Tolt.






6th Grade School Supplies


6th graders....  Please make sure you are stocked up on your supplies for school.    


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.   




Random 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 leadership:


  • Patience
  • Kindness
  • Humility
  • Respect
  • Selflessness
  • Forgiveness
  • Honesty
  • Commitment.


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 (




New Activity Bus 

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.




Students of the Month

Congratulations to our December Students of the Month!!


Aria Amador                         Kenneth Koster

Luke Amble                          Cole Linder

Aric Backman                       Jared Linerud

Jason Bean                          Juuso Luoto

Olin Blycker                          Haley Marsh

James Buchert                     Kaleigh Morton

Megan Buelna                      Lauren Nguyen

Samual Chase                     Kylee Palmer

Sarah Cyr                             Alyssa Rothlisberger

Erin Dalton                           Anastasia Rothlisberger

Logan Dice                          Kellen Scott

Jillian Edwards                    Tyler Scott

Samantha Ellsworth            Brendan Senkeresty

Elyn Franson                       Annabelle Senn

Kila Fridenvalds                  Olivia Smith

Sarah Gutmann                  Nick Straub

Emily Hansen                      Akshya Subbaraman

Parker Holden                     Conor Taplin

Alex Hoyer                           Taylin Tierney

Cassidy Isaacson                Bryanna Vazquez Espinoza

Jessica Juenemann            Megan Walker

Sarah Kaldestad                  Riley Warden

Andrew Kevin                      Waylon Zeigler


Our next Student of the Month Ceremony will be Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 8:45am 




Geography Bee 


Congratulations to the 2018 Tolt Geography Bee Champion

Nikolai Decneut!!





National 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. 


Applications  for the 2018 - 2019 school year will be accepted through March 1. Application packets are available in the main office and on the NJHS blog at


If students or parents have questions about membership, please contact Katie Switaj, the adviser, at




Counseling Center 

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.  


Summer Challange:

Summer 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. 

(Visit for more information.)


Summer Stretch:

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, 2018

(Visit 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




Free Homework Help

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:





Nurse's Notes 

Stop Germs in February!


  • 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.
  •  Please 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.
  •  Get plenty of sleep, eat healthy foods, and drink plenty of fluids!
  •  Stop the spread of germs.  Here are some actions you can take to stop the spread of germs.
    • Frequently wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub.
    • Try to avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth since germs tend to spread in this way.
    • When coughing and/or sneezing try to cover your nose and mouth with the crook of your arm or a tissue.  Then throw the tissue away!
    • Disinfect surfaces and objects that may contain germs.


Thank you for helping us keep everyone at school healthy!

Christie Hanson, RN






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 - Julianna White


Literature Finalist - Chloe Berry


Special Artist Finalist in Visual Arts - Tucker Crossland


Photography Finalist - Charlotte Locke


Visual 2D Finalist - Aleea Piel



Congratulations to these students for their hard work and success!      




Tolt PTSA!

Mark your calendars!!  


General 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! 

New 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




Fairytales & Frosting

The CHS Choir program presents the 4th annual Fairytales and Frosting Concert.


This year there will be 3 performances:

  • Friday, Feb 2nd @ 6pm
  • Saturday, Feb 3rd @ 2pm
  • Saturday, Feb 3rd @ 6pm.  

Tickets are available at the door.




Festival of Lights at Cedarcrest

Celebrate these dark nights at...

Cedarcrest High School's

 2nd Annual Festival of Lights!


Thursday, February 22 


6 PM - 8 PM 


Glow-in-the-dark games galore


Fun for all ages




Choice Transfer Applications 


The 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 district
  • 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.



Calendar of Events

2/1               Last Day of 1st Semester

2/2               No School 

2/5               1st Day of 2nd Semester

2/8               Assembly regular schedule
2/9               Early Release @ 1:27 pm

2/16-2/20     No School - Mid-Winter Break

2/22             Assembly schedule: 1,2,4,3,5,6

2/23             Full Day Friday

2/23             Student of the Month Ceremonoy

2/27             8th Grade Parent Night at 6:30 @ CHS




For any 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 Board Policy





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.