Tyee PTSA

School Support

School Office/Library/Event Support
School Office/Library/Event Support

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Year-round

Volunteer to help with the school office/copy room/library on a weekly basis, or at specific events (hearing test, pictures, laptop/yearbook distribution, etc.).
Book Fair
Book Fair

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Early Dec. and/or Spring

Tyee PTSA works in conjunction with the Tyee school librarian to help facilitate a Book Fair to raise funds to continually improve on the Library resources for students and staff.
Tentative Dates: Early December 2018 and/or Spring 2019.
Grants
Grants

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Fall

Each year, PTSA funds teacher grants for innovative programs that go beyond the normal classroom curriculum. Teachers
apply for grants in the fall, and the PTSA Board awards the funds in December. Previous year grants recipients include: 8th grade vocabulary enrichment, flexible seating for 7th grade health, T-Bird ticket prizes, orchestra retreat, and more.
Staff Appreciation
Staff Appreciation

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Year-round

Tyee PTSA puts together breakfast & lunch staff appreciation events. These are well-received by Tyee staff. If you are interested in helping organize or contribute food to these events, contact Irene Endow, staffappreciation@tyeeptsa.org
Walk About
Walk About

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Year-round

Walk About volunteers are chaperones who simply walk about the campus before school starts and during lunches to promote the safety and well-being of students when not in the classroom. Tyee has more than 1000 students and the more adults visible on campus while students socialize helps maintain a calm, respectful environment for the students and staff.

GO TO PROGRAM PAGE or contact wab@tyeeptsa.org

Sign up volunteer: here

Clubs

Python Bytes
Python Bytes

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Year-round

Coding club includes both Basic and Intermediate Python coding.
We will help you learn the basics of computer programming, using the popular language 'Python'. After you learn these skills (or if you already have them) and if you are excited to go further, Intermediate coding will explore applied topics: Minecraft, ocean data science, games, and math topics including fractals and probability.

First semester has both Python I and Python II tracks.
Second semester will feature applications of first semester skills to ocean data science and other topics to be announced.

Meetings: Tuesdays, 3:40 to 5:00 pm, Python I meet in classroom 1308 & Python II meet in classroom 1310
Robotics Club
Robotics Club

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Year round

This club targets the First Lego League Competition in the beginning of December. In addition to working as a team to design, build, and program the Lego Robotics for the competition, the students will practice the core value of Robotics League, and do research on how to resolve the problems and reach the goal.

Meeting time: Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 3:40 to 5:40 weekly practice until competition day
Registration close on Sep 21st midnight, and first meeting starts on Sep 28th.
Science Bowl
Science Bowl

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Tyee Science Bowl Club targets Tyee students who are interested in learning diverse topics in science. The focus will be on lectures, discussions, expert presentations and quizzes. High level topics are Chemistry, Physics, Biology and other areas. The club will participate the BPA science bowl competition at beginning of February 2019.
Competition Math Club
Competition Math Club

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The Tyee Competition Math Club aims to foster students’ interest in mathematics though preparing for and participating in various local, regional, and national math competitions. Meetings: Fridays (4:30 – 5:45)

Events:
• Parents and Students Information Meeting (late Sept.)
• AMC 8 (mid Nov.)
• MathCounts (Jan. -May)
• Knights of Pi Math Tournament (late Jan.)
• AMC 10 (early/mid Feb.)
• Math is Cool (early Feb.)
• Math is Cool Masters (late Apr.)
• Washington State Math Olympiad (late Apr.)
• Washington State Math Championship (late Mar.)
• End of Year Party (May)

Parent volunteers are encouraged to help with various tasks for the Club. Register at here

For more information, contact Nelson Ngan & Kazuki Sawanoi at mathclub@tyeeptsa.org
National Geographic - Geography Bee
National Geographic - Geography Bee

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Sept - January

This club meets one hour per week for Geo Bee prep. There are 14 sessions in the fall and 2-3 sessions in January.

The National Geographic final is in April 2019.

Programs

Student Social
Student Social

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Year-round

PTSA will hold these social events for Tyee students:
• Halloween Costume Contest & Haunted House (10/30, 6-8 pm)
• Holiday Bazaar (11/30, 5:30 -8:30 pm)
• Neon Social Dance (3/8)
• Game Night (April 26, tentative)
• Field Day (May 31)
These events are a great way for students to socialize with each other outside of the classroom.

If you are interested in organizing or helping the day of the events, contact: Loan Chen & Julie Chopra, studentsocial@tyeeptsa.org
Reflections
Reflections

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November

Reflections: 2018-2019 Theme, “Heroes Around Me"
The Reflections program is an arts program sponsored by the National PTA to promote and encourage artistic creativity both in the classroom and at home. The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for students to showcase their creative talents in a nationally acclaimed student recognition program. Membership in TYEE PTSA allows students to submit entries to be considered in this National arts competition.
REFLECTIONS ART PROGRAM invites TYEE students to submit original works of art in one or more of the following categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Musical Composition, Photography, Visual Arts (Only 2D accepted), Special Artist Division.
More details can be found here
Submission Deadline: November 8th, 2018
Musical
Musical

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Spring

The annual Spring Musical is a joint production of the Tyee PTSA and Newport High School Drama/Theater Tech. The Musical will be held at the Newport Performing Arts Center, May 16th, 17th and 18th. Audition sign-ups will take place Jan 7th-10th. This is an all-inclusive activity, if you audition you will be offered a role!

If you have any questions or would like to be involved with this year's production, please contact this year's Tyee Musical Co-Chairs: Erica Halford & Jennifer Klenetsky, tyeemsmusical@gmail.org.
Directory
Directory

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Fall

Directory As a PTSA member you will receive an annual Tyee Student Directory.
8th Grade Party
8th Grade Party

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June

Tyee PTSA holds an evening party for 8th grade students to celebrate their final year at Tyee. If you are interested in helping plan the party (looking for a co-chair) or help the day of, contact Janine Le, graduateparty@tyeeptsa.org

Community

Bellevue Schools Foundation Ambassador
Bellevue Schools Foundation Ambassador

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Year Round

The BSF Ambassador is our PTSA's liaison with the Bellevue Schools Foundation. The ambassador champions fundraising efforts such as the annual Spring for Schools luncheon and "All in for Kids" campaign.
PTSA Membership
PTSA Membership

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Year-round

Donate
WHY SHOULD I JOIN THE TYEE MIDDLE SCHOOL PTSA?

When parents are involved with their child’s education, the child is more likely to succeed. Joining the PTSA demonstrates your support of the mission and goals of the PTSA and entitles you to “voice and vote”. Each year, we aspire to attain 100% membership which means we have an adult PTSA member for every Tyee Middle School student. 100% membership gives credence to our PTSA voice in advocating for our children with the Legislature and sends a message to Olympia that our school and district are made up of parents who are concerned and involved. Membership does not require you to volunteer - but we'd love it if you did!
Adovocacy
Adovocacy

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October

The advocacy chair represents Tyee PTSA at the Washington State PTA Legislative Assembly in October. The chair votes on our PTSA's behalf regarding the WSPTA's legislative platform (https://www.wastatepta.org/focus-areas/advocacy/). The chair reports back to our members on the outcome of the meeting.
Awards
Awards

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(none)
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May-June

The Awards Committee coordinates the nominations and voting for Tyee PTSA's awards, including the Golden Acorn, Outstanding Educator, Outstanding Advocate, Outstanding Student Advocate, Honorary Lifetime Membership/Achievement, and the Thunderbird Award.
Educational Seminars for Parents
Educational Seminars for Parents

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(none)
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Year-round

Tyee PTSA hosts educational seminars for parents. We are looking for a person to chair these events. Contact Joann Oshima, president@tyeeptsa.org.
Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Coordinator

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If you are interested in a program chair position, helping on a regular basis with a program or only occasionally when special events arise. Add your name to our volunteer list. Indicate your interest and availability.

We are looking for a Volunteer Coordinator Co-Chair.

Volunteer here
Cyber Safety
Cyber Safety

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(none)

The Cyber Safety committee arranges educational events for parents about online safety, social media, video game use, etc. The goal is to help families better manage the benefits and risks of digital technology in their children's lives. We are looking for a chair to lead this committee.

Fundraising

Goodwill Fundraising
Goodwill Fundraising

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10/28/18 & 5/5/2019

Goodwill will set up a truck drop off at Tyee Middle school on 10/28 & 5/5 from 2 - 5pm to accept donations of used goods.

Donation for the drive include items such as clothing, shoes, books, household items, linens, small electronics, exercise equipment, rugs, bed frames, toys, lamps, and furniture. As part of the E - cycle Washington program, Goodwill also collects televisions, computer monitors, desktop computers, and laptops.

Please show your support by participating in this fundraising donation drive. Clean up your basements, organize your garages, and straighten your closets... it’s time to bring your treasures to the Tyee PTSA Goodwill donation drive. Tax receipts will be made available by Goodwill for donations.
Tyee Bucks
Tyee Bucks

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Year-round

Donate
Your donation will help us to fund the PTSA programs and activities designed to support the students, staff and community. These include:
• Tyee field trips (e.g. Camp Orkila, 7th & 8th grade field trips)
• Teacher grants (e.g. 8th grade vocabulary enrichment, flexible seating for 7th grade health, T-Bird ticket prizes, etc.)
• Tyee PTSA social events (Field Day, Neon Dance, Holiday Bazaar, Halloween Party)
• Tyee PTSA programs (Walkabout Program, Reflections, Staff Appreciation, 8th Grade Party, Spiritwear, Volunteer Coordination)
• Tyee PTSA clubs (Math, Coding, Geography Bee)
• Classroom supplies & equipment
• And more!

All PTSA programs are run by PTSA volunteers. The bulk of fundraising is achieved through your donations to the Tyee Bucks campaign. We recommend $100 per student per year for donation. All donations are tax-deductible and are eligible for company matching.
Spiritwear
Spiritwear

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We sell high quality t-shirts and sweatshirts with our school colors and logo. Parents can purchase these items at the beginning and throughout the school year and are encouraged to wear them on spirit days. If you have any questions, please email spiritwear@tyeeptsa.org