Important Phone Numbers
7:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Mon., Weds, Thurs. bus leaves Tolt @
Tues. bus leaves Tolt @ 4:30
is Stillwater Church
2nd stop is
3rd stop is
2nd & Stephens
Letter From the Principal
Dear Thunderbird Families,
We've had such a strong start to our
year here at Tolt. I continue to hear from individuals who step onto
our campus that they can feel positive vibes. Our incoming 6th graders
look like they've gotten into the swing of middle school life and are
walking around campus with increased confidence. We've had a successful
PBIS launch in introducing The
Thunderbird Way. Our students have quickly adjusted to our
"Away for the Day" cell phone policy. As we move through the
year, we will continue to be intentional about creating an environment
where students feel connected to school and can focus on
Our high turn-out at Curriculum Night
reminded me once again how grateful we are to have such supportive
families. I enjoyed connecting with so many of you and hearing about
your student's experiences at Tolt. Our teachers valued the opportunity
to share how you can partner with them. Please do reach out throughout
the year if there is ever anything we can do for your student.
We hope to once again see many parents
and guardians at our upcoming conferences. This is an excellent
opportunity to talk with teachers about your student's
progress early in the year . Our arena-style conferences will
be in the MPR from 4:30-7 pm on Wednesday, October 9th and from 8-11 am
on Thursday, October 10th. More information about conferences is below.
Thank you for your support of our
school and for sharing your incredible students with us.
Amie Karkainen, Principal
- Arena-Style Conferences
from 4:30-7 PM in our MPR: All parents/guardians welcome.
- There will be
a Spanish speaking interpreter available during evening
- No School for Tolt
- Arena-Style Conferences
from 8-11 AM in our MPR: All parents/guardians welcome
Conferences from 12-3 PM: By invitation only
- Parents and
guardians will be notified in advance if they are invited to
attend a conference with their student's team of
teachers. This afternoon is only for conferences
scheduled by our teachers.
All parents and guardians are welcome to
attend our arena-style conferences during the evening of Wednesday,
October 9th and in the morning of Thursday, October 10th. Since
conferences will end on time, please arrive early enough to have
plenty of time to both wait in line and talk with your student's
teachers. Teachers will keep conversations relatively brief so
they can talk with all their families.
Making it a priority to attend conferences is a
great way to get personalized feedback about how your student is
doing at Tolt. We hope to see you at conferences!
- Alternate bus
arrangements will only
be allowed with a signed
note or email from a parent or guardian.
- Students need
to bring their notes to the Attendance
Office before noon on the day they need their bus
Basketball and Boys' and Girls' Wrestling begin on Monday, October
Are you ready for
Season 2 to start?
There will be a parent meeting on October 17th
at 6:00 pm in the Tolt Library to gear up for Girls
Basketball and Wrestling. We will have general information to
share about the upcoming season and can answer questions that may
arise. We will see you there!
Season 2 Sports
If your student wants to play girls
basketball or wrestling, registration is open from September 30th to
October 18th. In order for your student to participate on the
first day of practice, all forms must be turned in by Friday, October 18th.
- If your student has already
participated in a sport this year & their phyiscal is still
you only need to submit the Informed Consent season
- More details can be found
on the Tolt
- Questions? Please
call the main office at 425-844-4600
This is a friendly reminder that
yearbooks are currently selling for $32 and can be purchased in person
at Tolt or through eFunds.
Ordering early will ensure that your
students receive their yearbook and will also allow you to pay
less! After February 3rd, the price of the yearbooks will
increase to $34.
to another great year of reading!
Sometimes nightly reading can be a
struggle - here are a few things you could try.
- Strategy to help with time
spent reading: Just like playing a sport or an instrument takes
practice, so does reading. If your student struggles to spend
20-30 minutes each night reading, know that it takes time to build
that stamina. It is okay to start with shorter time periods - but
please don't set a timer. Help your student find a comfy spot to
settle down and let them read for what they can. Each week
encourage them to increase their time.
- Strategy to help with
reading choice: It is okay for your student to read magazines,
newspapers, or comic books in addition to their chapter books for
their reading time.
The Book Fair runs from Monday, October 7th through
Thursday, October 10th. Please stop by the fair during
parent-teacher conferences to catch up on new titles for middle
schoolers. This is a library fundraiser and helps us purchase items for
your students. If you'd like to volunteer, we'd love to have you!
Please contact us at the library or through the PTSA if you are
interested in helping. We could use one parent volunteer Monday -
Wednesday for an hour and a half during lunches.
As school counselors at Tolt Middle
School, we support students with personal/social concerns, academic
challenges and career/college awareness. Starting October 1st we
will be presenting to students how to access their counselor if they
need to meet. We will be following up with lessons to help foster
resiliency and growth mindset.
We encourage you to check with your
child to find out what they learned from our classroom presentations
and how these skills will help them in middle school and beyond!
Also we will be starting small groups
this fall. Along with meeting with counselors on-on-one, students
can take part in groups where students working on similar skills and
concerns. These groups will include: School Motivation,
Family change, Friendship/Social skills, Loss/Grief, and
Email your child's counselor, if you
are interested in having him or her participate in one of these
Thank you to each of you who brought
emergency medications and immunization paperwork to registration and
during these first weeks of school. If you have not turned in your
paperwork yet - please do so As Soon As Possible!!
Immunizations: All K-12 students
are required to show proof of receiving 2 varicella vaccinations or
immunity to chickenpox and all incoming 6th grade students are required
to have a Tdap booster. Notification of students with non-compliant or
incomplete records will be mailed out in early October and by state
law, all students must be in full compliance (or have a signed
exemption, cosigned by their health care provider) by the end of
Paperwork: Please turn in an annual
health concerns update form (In Spanish) so we have the most up-to-date
health information for your student. If your student has a significant
health condition, talk with Nurse Rachel about the need to have an
Emergency Care Plan or Individual Health Plan on file for your
Each school year the Superintendent of
Public Instruction asks our district to send out a Student Housing
Questionnaire to each family in our district.
Please find the attached printable link
to the questionnaire in both English and Spanish. Please return
the completed form to the Main Office at Tolt.
If you have any questions, please
contact Mardi Rezoski, Tolt Registrar at 425-844-4607.
Thank you in advance for taking to time
to complete and turn in this form.
Tolt PTSA invites
all students to enter the Reflections Art Competition for
2019-2020! Students may enter original works based on the
Students can enter in the following six art categories: Visual Arts,
Photography, Literature, Music, Dance, and Film. Students can enter in
multiple categories, but only one entry per category per student,
due on October 23, 2019.
Each entry must have a completed entry form and comply with contest
rules. You can get a packet with detailed rules and forms at the school
office, by emailing Ivonne Scheumann at Ivonne@scheumaenner.com or by visiting www.wastatepta.org/events-programs/reflections
All entries will be displayed and celebrated. Top scoring pieces will
advance to compete at the Riverview PTSA Council competition.
Volunteers needed! Interested in helping with the Reflections Art
Program? Contact Reflections Chair Ivonne at Ivonne@scheumaenner.com.
Thank you to all who
have joined the Tolt PTSA thus far! Have you joined yet?
Membership does not require you to volunteer or attend meetings
(although we welcome that). Your membership does give you voting
eligibility at meetings, provides you access to state and national
benefits at a variety businesses and events, and shows your support for
programs offered by PTSA at Tolt. Please join today online
at: Tolt PTSA
Tolt PTSA has a
Facebook Page! Come follow up to receive announcements and updates in
your daily feed:
Tolt Student Store is open for business every day from
11:15am-1:15pm during the 3 lunch periods. We sell snacks,
school supplies, and spirit wear socks. Kids can shop
at the store using cash, Tolt Tickets, and pre-paid punch
cards. Punch cards are $5 or $10 and can be purchased at the
store or online at the PTSA Website. All punch cards
are kept at the Student Store.
Store volunteers will have the Tolt Concession Stand open for the
October 16th cross country meet at TMS. Come cheer on
our Thunderbirds and check us out!
you would like to volunteer at the Tolt Student Store, please contact
Kristen Federico at Kristen_Federico@hotmail.com.
Looking for a motivated person to take
over Fundraising and/or Game Night (in March).
Youth Success! Mentoring at Tolt Middle School!
To learn more aobut
becoming a mentor in our district, please contact BeAMentor@svcn.info or 425-333-6614
Early Release @ 1:27pm
Arena style Parent/Teacher conferences 4:30 - 7pm
Arena style Parent/Teacher conferences 8am - 11am
Teacher scheduled conferences by invitation ONLY 12pm - 3pm
Student of the Month Celebration
Athletic paperwork for Wrestling and Girls' Basketball due
Early Release @ 1:27pm
Early Release @ 1:27pm
Wrestling and Girls' Basketball begins
Early Release @ 1:27pm
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 and Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 15510 1st
Ave. NE, Duvall, WA 98019.