Greetings STMS Families,
This week, as the weather has turned much colder, the spirit of serving and taking care of others warms our thoughts and hearts. We are currently at the start of an ASB-led Toy/Gift Drive focused on collecting and distributing new, unopened items to the Maple Valley Food Bank to help and support local families. Students bring these items to the gym each morning and drop them off in containers based on their specific grade. Every day that a student donates, they will get a raffle ticket that could result in a PE fitness pass, fast pass for lunch, early pass outside, or other treat. We have had intercom announcements each morning to help remind students, but speaking directly to parents tends to be more effective.  Any gift or donation is greatly appreciated.
 
We are excited to announce plans for this school year’s Future Ready Day at the middle school level. For those familiar with this day, there are a few changes. Primarily, it will no longer be on the same day as the high school program. This year, the middle level Future Ready Day will be on January 18, 2019. What has not changed is the opportunity for students to hear from a variety of people from diverse career paths and gain a better understanding of the skills and aptitudes needed to be successful in high school and beyond.
 
For Future Ready Day, all students grades 6-8 (Maple View Middle School and Summit Trail Middle School) will participate in lessons and presentations to help them learn more about careers and planning for the future. Students will have the opportunity to listen to a variety of speakers working in different career pathways. Speakers will be asked to share their story of how they ended up in the job they are doing as well as a sense of a typical work day, skills needed to be successful and where and how to find more information about each career. Students will also work with their classroom teachers to complete a Future Ready passport and reflect on what they have learned and can do now to best position themselves for the future.
 
If you have participated as a presenter in the past, we hope you will save the date and be available this January. We are also looking for additional dynamic presenters, especially those who work in STEAM careers (Science, Technology, Math, Art & Design, and Engineering), as well as military, law enforcement, health sciences and the trades.
If you would be willing to work with our students and are available on January 18, or if you have any questions about this event, please contact: Loretta Baker, Summit Trail Middle School lbaker@tahomasd.us, 425-413-5693
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No School - Presidents Day
No School - Presidents Day

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Monday, February 18
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STMS
No School - Mid-Winter Break
No School - Mid-Winter Break

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Tue 2/19 - Fri 2/22
Where:
STMS
No School - Mid-Winter Break
No School - Mid-Winter Break

Date:
Tue 2/19 - Fri 2/22
Where:
STMS
No School - Mid-Winter Break
No School - Mid-Winter Break

Date:
Tue 2/19 - Fri 2/22
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STMS
No School - Mid-Winter Break
No School - Mid-Winter Break

Date:
Tue 2/19 - Fri 2/22
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STMS
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Mar 1
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Ice Cream Day
Ice Cream Day

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Tuesday, February 26
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