Check grades weekly with your student at:
activity bus has finished running for the school year The last
Tuesday bus will be on June 4
TMS is collecting GM Boxtops and
Campbells Soup Labels.
Help our school earn extra $$$$
Turn them into your 6th period
Letter from the Principal
Dear Thunderbird Families,
We have much to celebrate as we head into this
final month of the school year. Our students have matured, gained
confidence, and made tremendous gains academically. We all should be
very proud of our students as they have developed into an inclusive
community of critical and creative thinkers who practice resiliency,
show empathy, and take initiative for learning.
We are honored that our school was recently named a
Washington State Recognized School. This is a testament to the hard
work of our staff and students as well as the incredible support of our
community. We have great families, a wonderful PTSA, an amazing
education foundation in REF, and a top-notch staff all investing in our
students. Thank you for your contributions to the lives of our
Our last day of school on Tuesday, June 25th
is a full day with our 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony that evening at
Cedarcrest HS. Expect your student to continue to work hard over these
final few weeks of school as our teachers make the most of the time
available with their students.
Over the summer, a new double portable will be
installed on the north side of our campus. We are thrilled our old
maintenance and grounds shops are currently being demolished to allow
for this additional space as our student body grows.
In early August, you will receive a mailing and
email with all the latest back-to-school information. Our first day of
school on Tuesday, September 3rd, will again be only our 6th
graders and 8th grade WEB (Where Everyone Belongs) leaders
in the morning with all students attending in the afternoon. An
outstanding group of current 7th graders has already been
selected to serve as WEB leaders next year. It is important to us to
help our incoming 6th graders to have as smooth of a
transition into Tolt as possible.
It continues to be a joy to serve in this special
community. Let's finish the year strong and on a high note!
Amie Karkainen, Principal
Moving Up Ceremony
Tuesday, June 25th @ 7pm
Students will bring home a letter similar to the
one below for parents/guardians to read with a tear-off portion to sign
and return stating your intent to have your student participate in the
Ceremony: The Moving Up Ceremony
will be held on Tuesday,
June 25th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Cedarcrest High School Gym.
This ceremony is planned by our staff to honor our 8th grade
students and their accomplishments. Every student receives a
certificate and some students will receive various recognition awards.
The ceremony is optional but we do need to know in advance about
participation as we have a seating chart for students.
Student Seating and Rehearsal: Students will be seated
alphabetically. Students will receive their seat assignment at
the mandatory rehearsal on Tuesday, June 25th
during the last part of 5th period starting at approximately
1:30 p.m. and continuing through 6th period.
Audience Seating: Along with bleacher
seating, there will be a preferential seating area for older or
physically challenged guests. One other member of the family may
accompany those sitting in the preferential area. Should you need
special seating, please sign up in the main office by Friday, June 21st with
Shann Pattee at 425-844-4601.
Criteria for Participation: The following standards MUST be met in order for a student
to participate in the Tolt Moving Up Ceremony:
1. Pay all fines
(LRC, lunchroom, textbooks, sports, etc.) by
Friday, June 7th.
and satisfactorily participate in the mandatory
excellent citizenship by not having any major
infractions/referrals resulting in suspension which may
exclude you from the ceremony.
Dress: The dress for the Moving
Up Ceremony is "dress your best." We expect students to
look their best in attire befitting the occasion, while following our
school dress code. (Please note: jeans, shorts, and t-shirts are not
appropriate for the occasion.)
Students need to be at CHS by 6:30 p.m. on June 25th.
Doors of the gym will open for seating at 6:30 p.m.
We are looking forward to honoring our 8thgrade
Grade End of the Year Events
Friday, June 7th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at
Tickets for the dance are $15 (presale) and $20 (at
the door) the evening of June 7th.
Tickets are available for purchase during lunches
at Tolt now through June 6th, on the Tolt PTSA website, and at the door the night of the
8th Graders to Wild Waves:
Our 8th graders will be going to
Wild Waves on Friday,
June 21st . The bus will leave at
approximately 9:00 a.m. and return to Tolt at 5:00
p.m. Please be here to pick your child up promptly at that
Tuesday, June 25th, 7:00 pm at CHS
Please make sure all class fees have been paid before
the end of the year. Unpaid fees will carry over to the following
Additionally, 8th graders
must have all fines and fees cleared before attending the Moving Up
If you have questions regarding class fees, please call
the main office at 425-844-4600. If you would like to request
scholarship assistance, you may contact the Counseling Center at
425-844-4607. Thank you!
The end of the year is coming quickly and students
need to make sure their accounts are clear. Students can log on to
their Destiny library account to see what is still checked out and what
fees/fines they owe. Now is the time to turn in any overdue books and
look around the house to see if there are any other wayward library
books hanging around the house. Students with damage fees can take care
of payment at the front office.
ALL textbooks are due Wednesday, June 12th.
ALL library books are due Thursday, June 13th.
County Library System summer reading program is open to
readers of all ages and allows parents to participate alongside your
children. Kirsten Edwards, the KCLS Youth Librarian will be presenting
book talks to students during ELA classes over the next few weeks,
highlighting summer events taking place at the Duvall and Carnation
For incoming 6th graders, we have the TMS Summer Reading Challenge
which will feature a space theme to coincide with the 50th anniversary
of the lunar landing. Fifth graders will receive their bingo card the
afternoon of June 6th (Transition Day) and use it over the summer to
help select great books to read. This is voluntary and students can
choose whatever books they'd like to read that fit the description in
the squares. You can finish one bingo, multiple bingos, or even go for
a black-out! Bring it back in the fall so we can have some wonderful
conversations about good books. Be ready to make suggestions to your
friends - everyone wants to know a title of a good book to check out!
Current sixth and seventh graders will receive a
different Summer Reading Challenges from their ELA teachers the last
week of school. Make your reading selections based on the guidelines on
your challenge and bring it back with you in the fall - both your ELA
teachers and your librarian look forward to seeing your reading
selections next fall!
Have a FANTASTIC
summer of reading! I look forward to hearing all about your literary
expeditions come September!
Laptops & Summer
Riverview students will take their laptop home with
them in June and return with it in September. This program allows
access to educational subscriptions, software, and learning tools for
students over the summer. Teachers are also able to provide technology-based
lessons until the very end of the school year and at the start of the
following year. We believe that this is a great opportunity for
students to continue to develop their talents, practices skills, or
create something amazing.
Please help us set your student up for success next year by encouraging
good laptop care:
- Store the laptop in a dry
spot where it won't accidentally get stepped on or
- Turn on and restart the
computer,while connected to WiFi, at least once as we start to
approach the 19-20 school year.
Research shows that students can lose up to three months of academic
progress over the summer. To help prevent the summer brain drain,
the Riverview School District has compiled some great digital learning
resources for students to use their district-issued devices to extend
learning over the summer months. All these opportunities allow
students to work at their own pace, reinforce academic skills across
various content areas, and are fun! Explore what summer learning
opportunities speak to you!
Check out the
I purchased laptop
insurance. Will we still be covered through the summer?
Yes, insurance coverage runs from September to September.
the district's web filter still be active during the summer?
Yes, but no filter is perfect. Talk to your student about what they are
doing and seeing on the internet.
I monitor my student's laptop use over the summer?
Yes, the ApParent tool is available for parents and guardians to
monitor their student device(s) from a mobile device (available on
android or iOS). Visit the link below for more
my student have to use the laptop over the summer?
No, our summer offerings are completely optional. If you or your
student chooses not to use the laptop over the summer, please keep it
in a dry, safe, place. To ensure a smooth start to the year, consider
turning on the laptop, connecting to WiFi, and restarting the computer
near the start of the next school year to allow the computer to
should I do if my student is not returning to Riverview School District
next year (Relocate or Graduation)?
return the laptop to the district office located in Duvall or
coordinate with the district IT department by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org so
it can be checked in and released from the student. If laptops are not
returned, families will be charged the full replacement fee.
For more information check out Riverview's IT page:
- Summer is just around the
corner! Summer is the perfect time to make an appointment with
your healthcare provider. We will be sending out letters this
summer asking for health updates. This is a great time to make
sure your student's immunizations are up-to-date. If you have any
questions regarding your student's immunization status, please
contact me. Please be sure to return your student's paperwork
before the first day of school!
- Medications at school:
Students who must take prescription or over-the-counter
medications or have rescue medications at school because of
life-threatening conditions - are required to have an updated
medication authorization form (available at school or on the RSD
website) with written instructions and a signature from their
licensed health care provider on file at school EACH school year.
Please be sure to return your student's paperwork before the first
day of school!
- Individual Health Plans:
According to Washington State Law, students with life-threatening
conditions are to have medication and/or treatment orders and an
Emergency Care Plan in place prior to the first day of school. Due
to growing children and changing treatments, we must create a new
plan for your student each school year. If your student has an
Individual Health/Emergency Care Plan in place this school year,
you will receive a copy in the mail during the summer. Please
review the plan with your student's healthcare provider, make
updates as needed, and either mail it to Tolt Middle School ATTN:
School Nurse or bring it to registration in August with your
student's medication (if needed) and signed medication paperwork.
Please be sure to return your student's paperwork before the first
day of school!
- Vaccinations: All middle
school age students should receive a Tdap booster prior to
entering 6th grade or have a signed waver on file. Meningococcal
vaccinations are also recommended for middle school age students.
Talk with your health care provider.
- Health Point Vaccine
Clinic: Please see the flyer below for free Measles Vaccine Clinic
offered through Health Point at various locations. HealthPoint now
has expanded free, walk-in Measles vaccination service at the
Redmond & Bothell locations. Additionally, children can also
get all vaccines required for school at no cost. You do not need
to be a current HealthPoint patient. More
- Stay smoke-free this
summer! "Youth use of tobacco products in any form is unsafe,
irrespective of whether it is smoked, smokeless, or
electronic," (CDC website). The CDC has declared the use of
e-cigarettes (JUUL, Vape, etc.) a national health care crisis.
Recent data shows 11% of 6th graders are using an e-cigarette
device. Help our students stay away from nicotine products! https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/youth_data/tobacco_use/index.htm
wonderful, healthy summer!
Summer break is right around the corner.
Just a couple of reminders:
- Please return track and
field uniforms to coach as soon as possible.
- All sports fees need to be
paid before school year ends.
feel free to contact Claire Wallace 425-844-4600 or email email@example.com with any questions.
wonderful and safe summer!
FIRST LEGO League Robotics at
This April, Cedarcrest's Stealth Robotics team
competed at the robotics
world championships in Houston, Texas. This was an amazing
experience for Riverview students! The road to opportunities like this
could start in middle school with FIRST LEGO League at Tolt Middle
School. Students who participate work in teams of about 5 to 7 to
design and program a LEGO Mindstorms robot and complete a project that
solves a real-world problem. The season runs from September 9th through
mid-December and meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 to 5
For FIRST LEGO League to run, each team needs at
least one dedicated parent volunteer that will attend the meetings and
help to mentor the team. No technical experience is required. Mr.
McFarland, Tolt's technology teacher, will be there to help! This is a
great way to make a difference in the lives of young problem
For more information, questions, or to express you
or your child's interest in participating, please contact: Erik
McFarland Tolt Middle School Technology Teacher firstname.lastname@example.org
Mental First Aid
Snoqualmie Valley Community Network is excited to offer...
Mental Health First Aid
Valley Community Network Office
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach
parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers,
neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens
how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental
health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.
Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed
for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces
common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent
development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young
people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include
anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may
occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating
This workshop is being offered for free and lunch
will be provided.
CHS Athletic Camps
CEDARCREST HIGH SCHOOL
ALL CAMPS WILL
BE HOSTED AT CEDARCREST HIGH SCHOOL
CHS RED WOLVES BOYS BASKTBALL
June 27th & 28th , July
1st & 2nd
SESSION I: Boys Grades 7th through 9th - 8:00
to 9:45 AM
SESSION II: Boys Grades 4th through 6th - 10:00 to
SESSION III: Boys Grades 1st through 3rd - 12:00 To
CHS RED WOLVES GIRLS BASKETBALL
June 27th & 28th , July
1st & 2nd
SESSION I: Girls Grades 1st through 5th -
2:30 to 4:30 PM
SESSION II: Girls Grades 6th through 9th -
4:30 to 6:30 PM
CHS RED WOLVES VOLLEYBALL CAMP
Monday July 22nd through Wednesday July 24th
Grades 6th through 8th 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Grades 2nd through 5th 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
CHS RED WOLVES WRESTLING CAMP
Monday July 8th through Wednesday July 10th
Open to Boys and Girls Grades K - 8th 9:00 AM
to 12:00 PM
CHS RED WOLVES CHEER CAMP
Friday September 20th 4-8pm
Open to Grades K through 5th
CHS RED WOLVES FOOTBALL CAMP
Monday July 15th through Thursday July 18th
SESSION I: Ages 7-11 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
SESSION II:Â Ages 12-15 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
CHS RED WOLVES SOCCER CAMP
Monday July 8th through Wednesday July 11th
Open to Boys and Girls Grades K through 8th
General Membership PTSA Meeting
Thursday, June 5th at 3:15pm in the
MPR/Cafeteria. We will be voting for the next year's Executive Board
and the 2019-20 budget. Please join us!
2019-2020 PTSA Executive Board
This year's Nominating committee submits the
following candidates for the Tolt PTSA Executive Board 2019-2020:
President: Sean Rynders
We do have many open volunteer positions, if you
would like to help with Tolt PTSA next year, please contact
Leigh-Ann Gutmann email@example.com
PTSA Volunteer Appreciation - June 13th at 7pm - Valley House
TMS STUDENT STORE
The TMS Student Store will close for the school year on Friday, June
21st. As we approach the end of the year, please note that we may
run low on certain items. Depending on inventory, we will likely
have sales during our last week. Come and check us out!!
Eighth graders - Please remember to use up your pre-paid punch cards by
the end of the year.
Jenn, Susan, and Kristen would like to say a big THANK YOU to our
amazing volunteers. You have brightened the days of our students
with your smiles and kindness while working at the store. Your
generosity is much appreciated!
If you are interested in volunteering at the Student Store next school
year, please contact Kristen Federico at Kristen_Federico@hotmail.com.
RIVERVIEW PTSA COUNCIL
REFLECTION CO-LEAD NEEDED
This past year I partnered with Amy Pitt to co-lead the Reflections
program for the Riverview PTSA Council. This is the level of the
competition AFTER individual schools run their fall programs and
advance winners. While Amy will continue in her role as behind the
scenes admin taking care of judging for the district level of the
competition, I am stepping down from my role of gala event planner. We
are looking for someone to partner with Amy to plan the gala next year
(takes place in January 2020). If you or someone you know would be
interested, please contact Amy Pitt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The theme of for the 2019-2020 competition is
"Look Within," and National PTA has already released images
and fliers in English and Spanish that can be used for promoting the
program. I have them attached to his email. Summer is a great time for
students to work on Reflections entries, so feel free to start promoting
it now! I also included a 1 page flier I used at Tolt last year that
lists all the categories with key rules at a glance. If this is
helpful, feel free to use and edit with new graphics and formatting. We
don't know that all the category criteria will remain the same, but it
has been pretty consistent the past 2 years.
WSPTA will update their website,
usually in late summer, with the Reflections materials for the fall,
including category rules and requirements, entry forms, and judging
information. Check back regularly for that information.
WSPTA Reflections: https://www.wastatepta.org/events-programs/reflections/
If you are on Facebook, join
these groups to stay up to date on Reflections information. If you have
any trouble joining, let me know and I will get you in!
6/6 5th grade Transition Event - 3:00-5:15
6/7 Early Release at 1:27 p.m.
6/7 8th grade dance @ ESC - 7:00-9:30 p.m.
6/14 Early Release at 1:27 p.m.
6/14 CHS Graduation, Overlake Church at 7:00 p.m.
6/21 8th grade Wild Waves Trip
6/21 Full Day Friday Dismissal at 2:57 p.m.
6/25 8th grade Moving Up Ceremony - 7:00 p.m.
6/25 Last day of school - dismissal at 2:57
note date and time change from original calendar.**