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January 18 Updates

NOTE:  This update is full of new Community and School District News, including budget news, CVAC registration, SCHOLARSHIP information, CERT training and much more!  Please scroll down to see what is happening!

* Late Start Days - Jan. 22.   School starts 8:50am.

* No School Jan. 18 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday), and 29 (Teacher Training Day).

First Semester Finals Testing Dates: Jan. 26, 27, 28, 2010.


Sample Schedule Day:

7:20 – 9:20 am Late Arrival
9:25 – 10:00 am Study Period
(not mandatory)
10:05 – 11:45 am Test Session
11:50 – 12:20 pm Lunch
12:25 – 2:03 pm Test Session

Find the full first semester finals testing schedule at http://lindbergh.rentonschools.us/Calendar_of_Events.aspx

Need information on emergency school closures due to bad weather?
The Public Schools Emergency Communications System (PSECS) web site at http://www.schoolreport.org provides a report of school schedule changes due to adverse weather conditions and other emergency situations for member school districts, colleges and private schools.
From the Renton School District's "FAQ" page.

Greetings Colleagues, Parents, Friends and Alumni-
This Thursday, Jan 21, we would like to invite you to our first ever LHS Jazz Night starting at 7PM in the LHS Commons.
This year it is a simple and informal event giving you the chance to hear the LHS Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz Ensemble.
We hope you can make it and look forward to starting what we hope will become an annual event.
Thank you!
Brian Hoskins
Choral Conductor


We are currently selling t-shirts for the choirs this week.

They will be Lindbergh Blue with a design on both front and back – The students picked this design out from a bunch of designs created in Jim Goodwin’s class (Thank you Jim!).

If you would like to support the choir program and order a shirt – please e-mail me directly for a form.  Then complete the same and return it to me by JANUARY 22nd, with your receipt of payment from the cashier’s office.

Thank you for the support!

Brian Hoskins
Choral Conductor
Lindbergh High School
Nelsen Middle School
LHS: 425-204-3291
NMS: 425-204-3076

LHS Family Night at the Seattle Mariners
          Friday June 4, 2010 7:10 pm
          LAA versus Seattle
          It’s Felix Hernandez training night! J
I would like ______ of tickets @ $15 each.  I have included a check in the amount of $_______, payable to Lindbergh High School.
Due to Ms Peterson by February 12, 2010.  Questions?  E-mail:  Joanne.Peterson@rentonschools.us or phone:  425-204-3255.

THANKS AND CONGRATULATIONS TO THE DRAMA DEPARTMENT, AND DRAMA TEACHER, GINGER MONTAGUE, for their fantastic Martin Luther King Tribute, on January 13, during 2nd period.  ALL of the Art Department were represented, as well as a slide show by Peach Khan of the Leadership class. 

Annual ELL Test
Our annual Washington Language Proficiency Testing (WLPT) window is scheduled for February 8 – March 5. According to state and federal guidelines, all English Language Learners must be assessed annually whether they are receiving direct services or not, until they reach proficiency.  This test measures students' oral language, reading, and writing skills in English. Your child will be given the test in a group setting and/or individually at your child’s school during the school day by a trained staff member. The results will be sent to parents in June.

Prueba Anual de ELL [Spanish Translation]
Nuestra Prueba Anual de Habilidad de Idioma de Washington (WLPT) está programada para Febrero 8 - Marzo 5. Según las pautas estatales y federales, todos los Principiantes de Idioma inglés deben ser evaluados anualmente ya sea si reciben los servicios directos o no, hasta que ellos logren la habilidad. Esta prueba mide a los estudiantes las habilidades del idioma oral, lectura y la escritura en inglés. A su niño se le dará la prueba en grupo y/o individualmente en la escuela de su niño durante el día escolar por un empleado entrenado. Los resultados serán enviados a los padres en junio.
Vickie Damon | Director of Categorical Programs, Renton School District | 425.204.2410

Dancing Through the Decades!

Lindbergh High School’s 2nd Annual Dance Competition
Saturday, January 23, 2010
LHS Gymnasium
A Celebration of Dance!
Competition Starts at 1:00pm

Trophies will be awarded in each competition category and awards will be handed out for the most spirited team and drill downs.  You can look forward to great food, a fun atmosphere, and various vendors!

Questions?  Contact Celeste Blay at Celeste.Blay@Rentonschools.us
Phone Number: 425-204-3177

Grad Night 2010 News

Please see ticket information below.  We encourage you to submit your $200 payment as soon as possible to assure your spot for this memorable evening!  Please look for bus schedules that will be posted in the main hallway.  Take the opportunity to sign up for a bus so that you can be sure you’re with your group.


Attention Parents of Seniors:
The All-Night Senior Grad Party is an event that the senior class parents organize and is not a school-sponsored event.  The goal is to provide a fun, safe, supervised, and sober graduation celebration with all-night entertainment.  
The event takes place on the night of graduation beginning at about 10:00 p.m. with organized bus transportation picking up students, traveling to surprise destinations with entertainment, food, and music, and then returning them early in the morning of the following day.  The party is designated as drug and alcohol free.  For security reasons, no "in and out" privileges are extended.
How big an event, where it is held, and what is offered is totally up to US – the senior parents!
·                         Attend a meeting.  (Held the first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Room 210A.  Next Meeting:  Feb. 1, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 210A at LHS)
·                         Support our ongoing fundraisers.  (Currently selling Lindbergh logo jersey pants and flip-flops.)
·                         Purchase your student’s ticket.  Please pay in full or send the remainder due to Cathy Sheridan.

___Yes, I would like to sign up my future grad to participate in the Class of 2010 All-Night Grad Party to be held Tuesday, June 15, 2010!  Please complete form and mail to our treasurer with your check:
Cathy Sheridan
4759 Shattuck Place S., Unit B102,
Renton, WA  98055.
  e-mail: nowepnwp@msn.com
Telephone: 425-226-4063 H

Student Name ________________________________

City, Zip_____________________________________


Total Amount Enclosed $___ [Checks payable to “LHS Grad Night 2010”]
__ Full ticket price: $200


Dealing for Dollars

West Coast Entertainment offers an opportunity to pay down the ticket price.  They are in need of Blackjack Dealers for their party events this holiday season, and are willing to train Grad Night parents to work at these parties.  For each night, you will receive a $50.00 credit, which will pay down your total ticket price.  Kids 16 years and over can train with their parents/guardians.

The biggest benefit for participating in "Dealing for Dollars" is that you can have the entire ticket paid off, with no cost to you.  Training is free.  For example, one couple worked together at the holiday events.  At $50 per person, per event, they paid off their child's ticket in just two events!  To sign up, or for more information, contact Carrie at sidekik@msn.com.

PTSA News.

The next PTSA meeting is Tuesday, February 2, 6:00pm, in the school library.  [Note time change due to Reflections Ceremony.]  Everyone is welcome to attend!

PTA Reflections Update

We will honor our Reflections students, and their families, with a reception on Tuesday, February 2nd, 7:00pm, in the school library (immediately after the PTSA meeting).  Please contact Linda Kawamura at tkawamu@msn.com, if you can attend, or for any questions.

There were 200 art entries from 12 local PTA units that qualified to compete at the PTA district level.  The top 50 entries were displayed at the Reflections Award Ceremony held on 1/7/10.

Lindbergh had 9 entries this year.  Four entries won and are going onto the PTA state level of competition, and one entry received honorable mention.  The results are as follows:

Visual Arts:
·         Sarah Coble  senior 2nd
·         Monica Mendoza sophomore 1st & Outstanding interpretation

·         Anh Ta sophomore 2nd
·         Anna Tatelman Junior Honorable mention
·         Kristine Chambers Junior
·         Alyssa Adwell sophomore 1st & Outstanding interpretation

Music:    *  David Bowman Senior

·         Kristina Batschi Junior
·         David Batschi Senior

Let’s congratulate these winners and wish the four state entries best of luck in the PTA state level of competition!
Next year’s PTA Reflection’s theme will be “Together We Can…”, so start thinking about what you might create to enter next year’s competition.



Thank you so very much to all the parents and staff who have joined!!!  If you still have not joined yet, please contact Carrie Wong at sidekik@msn.com, for a membership form - just type "Send LHS PTA Membership Form" in the subject line, and one will be forwarded to you.  Thank you for your continued support!!!

PTSA LHS Guide for Parents

If you are a new (or even returning) parent to LHS, the PTSA has a "2009-10 Guide for Parents" available.  The Guide is a brief summary of the structure of parent organizations, along with a list of sports, clubs and activities offered at Lindbergh.  If you would like the Guide e-mailed to you (Word document), please e-mail Carrie at sidekik@msn.com, with "Send LHS Guide" in the subject line.  The Guide will also be available at Parent-Teacher Conferences in November.

Boosters News


The LHS Boosters Club will be planning its annual fundraiser, scheduled for FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2010, at Lindbergh High School.

The fundraiser is for the benefit of ALL groups, sports teams, clubs, etc.   If you would like to help, in any way possible, please contact Kristie Morgan at Kristie@clanmorgan.us.

Our first planning meeting will be Thursday, January 21, 2010, 6:30pm.  If you can attend,please e-mail Carrie at sidekik@msn.com, and she will send you directions for the meeting location.


FUTURE BOOSTERS MEETING DATES.  All meetings are the second MONDAY of each month, 7:00pm, in the LHS Library.  Everyone is welcome to attend!

    *  Next Meeting:  February 8, 2010

    *  March 8, 2010
If you would like to join, please e-mail Carrie for a Boosters membership form!

Volunteers Needed!  Concessions Home Games at Lindbergh!

We are in need of HELP with our concession table during the Winter Sports Season.  The Winter Season entails Home Games/Meets for Girls and Boys Basketball.  If you work a shift / game, you get in to that event for free.  You must sign up prior to the event.

If you are interested, please contact Julie Downen at 206-550-9981 , or e-mail jctdownen@q.com.

Please come help, even if it is just once during the sports season!!!  Thank you in advance!


Boosters will also be selling Spirit Wear at the HOME Basketball Games.  Show your spirit and purchase Eagle wear, or e-mail Carrie at sidekik@msn.com, to reserve your item(s).

Reserving a Space at LHS

If you have an activity, event, or meeting planned at Lindbergh, please contact Laurene Hood at laurene.hood@rentonschools.us, or Amelia Clark at Amelia.Clark@rentonschools.us, so they can put it on the master calendar, notify the custodians and administrations, and reserve the room or space for you.  The school is utilizing the calendar at Highschoolsports.net for most events, and will also include it in there.

LHS After-School Tutorial

Lindbergh has after-school tutorial in the library, Monday –Thursday.  Tutorial runs from 2:15 – 3:15.  Student are to sign in when they come to tutorial, and sign out when they leave.

We vouch for them being at tutorial when their name is on the sign-in sheet.  When they do not sign in, we cannot vouch for them being at tutorial.

Questions?  Contact:  Susan Ormbrek at Susan.Ormbrek@rentonschools.us

Learning Gateway

Learning Gateway is up and running. Thank you for your patience. Learning Gateway can be found at: http://gateway.rentonschools.us Lindbergh parents, please contact Rita Baccus, Registrar, (rita.baccus@rentonschools.us), if you need to register to use Learning Gateway for the first time, or if you’ve forgotten last year’s logon information.



Boys’ Soccer
Clearance Days for Sports: February 8 - 12
First Day of Practice: March 1, 2010
(Physical MUST be on a Renton School District Physical Form)
· See the Bookkeeper in the Commons to pay your Sports Fee ($75.00) ASB ($30.00) and clear any Fines.
· If you get free/Reduced lunch – sports Fee ($37.50)
· Take receipt to the Athletic Office. Any questions please call 425-204-3171
· Pick up Renton School District Physical Form in Athletic Office or in Commons
· See the Bookkeeper in the Commons to pay for Sports Fee (75.00), ASB (30.00) and clear any Fines.
· If you get free/Reduced lunch – sports Fee ($37.50)
· Return Completed Renton School District Physical Forms, and receipt to Mrs. Clark in Athletic Office. Any Questions Please call 425-204-3171


Below is information on how to access the athletic schedules and forms that are on district athletic web pages.

Here is the link to the forms page for high school sports clearance forms (including the new head injury/concussion form), as well as all sport specific warning letters:


Here is the link to the sport schedules page:


All RSD schools will now link to these pages. As we update the schedules or forms, the school page will be current as well.

To find these pages without the above links, you do the following:

1)     Go to the Renton School District home page at www.rentonschools.us
2)     In the menus near the top, just under the photo bar, click on “District Departments”
3)     Scroll down to Extracurricular and click on “Activities and Athletics”
4)     Once on the Activities and Athletics main page, choose the appropriate menu from the left side—Sport Schedules or Athletic Forms

The African Community Economic Development (ACED) is hosting a culturally relevant and responsive Youth Development Program which aims to assist students with SAT preparation, college essays, and homework tutoring for Math and Sciences.  We have professional tutors with Bachelor’s Degree or better, who will mentor students and give them one-on-one help.  Our Youth Development Program was created to enable the students to become leaders in their community, using individualized programs tailored to each student's needs.
For more information, contact:  Hanne Makhani
The 2010 Tutoring Service begins on: January, 9th 2010
Saturdays: 12pm to 4pm
The Matt Griffin YMCA
3595 South 188th St.
Seatac, WA 98198


There is another way to to view games, scrimmages, practices, etc.   For a comprehensive schedule of Fall, Winter, and Spring Sports, scrimmages, practices, clubs (e.g., International, Rocket, Deca, Key, Speech, Chess), parent group meetings, Class events and sales, and much more, go to HighSchoolSports.net.  The direct link is:  http://www.highschoolsports.net/

Click on the tab "My School", and type in Lindbergh High School.   Pick LHS in Renton (NOT the St. Louis one!).  You can view the schedule for two days, the week, month, or the entire season!  This is the most comprehensive schedule yet!  You can also sign up to receive e-mails or text messages, alerting you to changes in the schedule, cancelled games and meets, and scores.

Lindbergh Website Information.

Lindbergh parents and students are encouraged to become familiar with Lindbergh's website at http://lindbergh.rentonschools.us/

At this site, you will find a staff directory, bell schedules, District calendars, student and parent links to Learning Gateway, eFolio and Career Cruising, Career Center and Counseling information, the Daily Bulletin, volunteer parent group information, clubs and sports information, parent resources including online payments and lunches, and much, much more.

Please also check out the school's Calendar of Events, for school activites, events, and meetings: 

If you have questions regarding the website or if you find a link that's not working properly, please contact the LHS webmaster, Terri Simone, at terri.simone@rentonschools.us.

Below is information from the Lindbergh Website's Daily Bulletin.
The information is posted daily, under "Lindbergh News", then "Newsletters/Bulletins".
The direct link for today's information is at http://lindbergh.rentonschools.us/SchoolPage.aspx?PageName=

Daily Bulletin

Find updated sporting event schedules here

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


 Boys' JV/Varsity Basketball - Highline @ Lindbergh - 5:15/7:00
Girls' JV/Varsity Basketball @ Highline - 5:15/7:0


International Club - 250D - 2:10
BSU - 310C - 2:05
Rocket Club - 205 - 2:15   



Congratulations to all of our DECA qualifiers who will be attending the State competition early in March.  There will be over 2,500 students at that conference.  They will be competing to attend International convention in Louisville, Kentucky where there will be over 14,000 competitors! Here are our qualifiers: Victoria Carcillar, Preet Kaur, Alex. P., Tyler Waterer, Anh Ta, Casey P., Jammy Hoang, Isabel Duong, Andrew Nguyen, Kimly L., Tal S. and Gabby Postma.


If you ordered class Spirit Wear, it is now available to be picked up in Ms. Laliberte’s room, Portable 2. Please stop by during lunch or after school to pick it up.


We are currently enrolling students for the second semester Traffic Safety program.  Classes will be held from 8:00 a.m. to approximately noon on Saturdays from Jan. 23  through June 12 at Sartori Education Center.   Students 15-19 years of age may enroll.  Payment of a $400 class fee is due at the time of registration.  Students may pick up a registration form in the Main Office or find one online in the Career and Life Skills section of the Renton School District website.

TAs NEEDED - for second semester

Are you interested in being a TA in the Attendance Office?  We have openings in all periods for second semester.  You must have a good discipline record and good attendance to be a TA.  See Mrs. Luttrell in the Attendance Office for details.

FBLA ROSE PRE-SALES - Jan. 19 - 25

Buy a rose for your friends or for that special someone!  Pre-Sales are during lunches on Jan. 19 - 25.  Roses are just $2 each, and they'll be delivered on Feb. 12 to the recipients during their second period class.


In room 250D on Wednesday, Jan. 20 from 2:05 to 3:00, there will be a presentation done by International Club on Taiwan.  Don’t miss out on this fun chance to learn about the culture.  Earn culture credit for second semester for Ms. Peterson or this semester for Ms. Raji.

JAZZ NIGHT - Jan. 21

Come to the first ever LHS Jazz Night starting at 7:00 this Thursday in the LHS Commons!  This year, Jazz Night will be a simple and informal event that gives everyone a chance to hear the Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz Ensemble.  We're hoping this event will become an annual night of great jazz!

CHOIR SHIRTS - order deadline extended to Jan. 22

Find all the information you need here, on the order form! Contact Mr. Hoskins if you have questions.


Come watch Lindbergh's Second Annual Dance Competition on Saturday, Jan. 23 in the gym. T his will be a celebration of dance and will include performances of dance, hip-hop, drill, kick, production and pom.  The program will run from 1:00 to approximately 5:00.  Admission is $8 for adults, $5 with an ASB card from ANY school and children under 5 years of age are free!  Currently, eleven schools from throughout the State are set to perform - 220 dancers!  Trophies will be awarded in each competition category and awards will be handed out for the most spirited team and drill downs.  You can look forward to great food, a fun atmosphere, and various vendors!  Questions? Contact Celeste Blay - phone: 425-204-3177.

LHS MARINERS NIGHT - order tickets by Feb. 12

Get all the details here, on the order form. The game is on Friday, June 4 vs. the Los Angeles Angels!


Are you struggling in any of your classes?  Ignite mentors will be available in the library on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after school to help you with your homework.  Freshmen!  Please take advantage of this great opportunity to step up your GPA.


Students, you may only be in the cafeteria, commons or library during lunch.  You may not wander the halls or hang out by the mirrors.  Lockers must be visited after lunch.  Please remain in the proper location to avoid receiving detentions.


This is a reminder for students to check the detention lists posted around the building.  A new list is posted by the end of each Tuesday afternoon (students will note a color change).   Also remember  that not serving detentions will result in an automatic assignment to Saturday school. Questions? Visit the Attendance Office.


Do you need your ID card?  Do you need your ID card reprinted?  Please come to the Main Office during lunch and see Mrs. Hood.


Congratulations to Kaitlyn O. for being chosen as Renton Rotary Youth of the Month for January! Way to go, Kaitlyn!


Visit here for General Information regarding our Career Center. This includes College Visits, the Junior Handbook, a Volunteer Guide, and much more!
Visit here to view Career Center - Events related to visits by College Reps, Apprenticeships, Colleges, Campus Days, Career Days, Job Seeking and more! Includes information about the Parent and Student Math Advisory Night, "Making College and Career Count," Microsoft BAM Field Trip and more!
Learn more about the SAT/PSAT/ACT tests here.
Need information about scholarships and financial aid? Visit here. Find facts about FAFSA, a current scholarship list and more.
Interested in the Work-Site Learning Program? Visit here or contact Mrs. Derrig in room 220G.

Important Upcoming Dates

Late Starts - Jan. 22, Feb. 5, 12, 26
Advisory Schedule - Jan. 21, Feb. 4, 25
First Semester Finals, Late Starts all 3 days:
 Jan. 26 - periods 1 and 2
 Jan. 27 - periods 3 and 4
 Jan. 28 - periods 5 and 6
No school - Jan. 29
Presidents' Day/no school - Feb. 15
Mid-Winter Break - Feb. 16 - 19

Lindbergh High School's Leadership Students
Brave Weather to Help with 'Walk & Knock'

Article from the Fairwood Community News:  http://www.fairwoodcommunitynews.com/2010/1.10Jan/1.11.09Lindbergh

On Saturday, December 12, Lindbergh High School's Leadership class participated in a "Walk and Knock" Food Drive in local Fairwood neighborhoods, and the partnership with the communities was a success.
The results were impressive:

  • 420 Pounds Collected
  • 14 People Participated
  • Two Hours Invested

Students knocked on doors in Fairwood Greens, Fairwood West and Pebble Cove Apartments to collect the non-perishible food and supplies that were donated to the Salvation Army's Renton Food Bank.
According to Lindbergh's Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher and ASB Advisor Christina Allen, students selected this form of food drive rather than the typical in-school student food drive for a dual reason.
"We chose the Walk n Knock method because we didn’t want to pressure students in such a tough economy and to involve the community," said Allen.

In addition to the Walk and Knock event, students engaged local businesses and organizations by placing donations boxes at Pebble Cove Apartments and the Fairwood Library, and some students collected goods from shoppers at Safeway during the two-hour activity.

Student Comments
Overall, students gained positive impressions with this type of food drive, and they hope the communities they visited also felt a sense of partnership through this effort. Student comments follow.

  • Sarah Reiter: “It allowed everyone to participate; it was fun to see how much food we could collect.”
  • Brenna Healy: “It was cold – My hands were numb, but the people were nice and gave us lots of food.”
  • Tien Nguyen-Le: “The method [walk n knock] was new and I didn’t expect the community to be so open and involved. We were helping out the whole community with the drive, but we also got to connect with individual members.”
  • Andrew Sadettanh: “It was cold, but you felt gratification when it was all over.”
  • Adrian DeJesus: “I liked it.”
  • James Cornell: “It was a really good thing for the community and needs to happen more often.”
  • Elizabeth Leonard: “I had a lot of fun and I was helping people at the same time, which made it more fun!”

Excerpts from Renton School District's "Good News".  The full articles are at:

and  http://www.rentonschools.us/FILES/DISTRICT/Community%20Relations/

Distributive Education Club of America (DECA) students in Gene Kolczynski’s Business Education class at Lindbergh High School have started their 2nd annual Giving Tree program where 100 wrapped gifts will be purchased and distributed to local elementary schools. DECA student Adrian Villanueva is working with elementary principals and counselors at four schools to gather names of 25 students from each school for the gift-giving program.

Lindbergh High School offensive/defensive lineman Nick Anderson has been selected as one of four finalists for the National Football Foundation’s Scholar-Athlete Lineman of the Year Award. Nick, a senior, also named to first team offense by the Seattle Times, will learn if he’s the winner of the award on Dec. 13. The award comes with a $2,000 scholarship. Lindbergh head football coach Pat O'Grady nominated Anderson for the award based on his stellar athletic ability and leadership.   [After the release of this article, Nick has officially won the Award.]

Lindbergh High School recently held its third annual Trades Fair to present students with information and options for future employment. Nearly all Lindbergh High students attended the event, along with groups of students from other district high schools and middle schools. Careers represented at the event included building trades, carpenters, engineers, land and water resources management, electricians and marine construction. Area community colleges presented information on cosmetology, medical and culinary programs. Students in the Culinary Arts program at Lindbergh provided lunch and snacks for those in attendance.

Lindbergh High School students in Natalie Kolczynski’s Careers in the Community class hosted a Health Fair for fourth- and fifth-graders at nearby Tiffany Park Elementary School. The Lindbergh students created presentations that relate to the district’s elementary school health curriculum and sets a good example for younger kids to lead a healthy lifestyle. Health Fair stations included dentistry, CPR, first aid, nutrition and exercise, anti-smoking, anti-drug, and careers in healthcare. The Health Fair also counted as a culminating project for high school seniors.

Governor’s proposed 2010 budget cuts deeper into education, services
State’s estimated $2.6 billion shortfall means further reductions for school district programs, staffing
January 14, 2010―Governor Chris Gregoire recently released her 2010 budget to balance a projected state shortfall of $2.6 billion. The governor is required by law to draft a balanced budget by the end of the calendar year using existing revenue.
The governor’s budget is estimated to cut about 8,000 teaching positions in the state and all funding for:

  • all-day kindergarten for low-income families,
  • preschool for 3-year-olds,
  • gifted education (Discovery program in the Renton district), and
  • and would cut funding that allows districts to lower class sizes in kindergarten through fourth grade.

Renton School District loss could total $4.3 million
Renton School District could lose as much as $4.3 million under the governor's proposal. Although it will not be clear how deep the cuts to the district’s budget will be until the Legislature and the governor adopt a budget expected in early spring, Renton Schools Superintendent Dr. Mary Alice Heuschel has begun work to prepare the district’s budget for next school year that includes the governor’s cuts. Every department and school budget is being audited to find efficiencies.

Read more at http://www.rentonschools.us/Home.aspx

Randy Matheson | Executive Director, Community Relations | Renton School District | 300 SW 7th Street Renton, WA 98057 | p: 425.204.2345 c: 206.375.0632

Nominations sought online for annual Ahead of the Class teacher appreciation awards
January 14, 2010—Local business leaders are looking for your help in recognizing Renton teachers as part of the annual Renton Chamber of Commerce "Ahead of the Class" awards.

Ahead of the Class award is truly a unique and wonderful opportunity to honor Renton teaching staff that work to nurture and prepare children for a productive future.

This year’s main sponsor for the award is the Seattle Seahawks.

Teachers selected will receive a cash award of $500 and be honored at a community gala on May 11, 7 p.m. at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center at Renton High School.

Nominations due online (http://civildialogues.org/aoc/) by Wednesday, February 5.

Randy Matheson | Executive Director, Community Relations | Renton School District | 300 SW 7th Street Renton, WA 98057 | p: 425.204.2345 c: 206.375.0632


January 8, 2010

County funding to operate pool at Lindbergh runs out this year

2010 is first year district would have to find funds to operate pool at Lindbergh High.  Funding the pool at Lindbergh High School will become the responsibility of the district this year.  Even though the pool is located at Lindbergh High, it was, until recently, the property of King County.  The pool at Hazen High School is district property, maintained and funded by the district.

Read more at:  http://www.rentonschools.us/Home.aspx


Focus Day:
Thank you to Kathleen, Jerry, and Nick Sidwell (Dimmitt MS PTSA), and Jim Grossnickle (Hazelwood PTA) who joined Ray Kusumi, Maureen Monson, and Annie Hetzel, at PTA Legislative Focus Day in Olympia on January 18, 2010.  There were over 800 PTA members and children there  demanding that state government fulfills its paramount duty to fully fund public education. Governor Christine Gregoire and many Representatives addressed the crowd.

Our Renton delegation met with Marcie Maxwell of the 41st district and she tells us that legislators want to hear from all of you personally. The rally on the Capitol steps was covered briefly on the 5 o'clock news!

Even if you cannot go to Olympia, take a few minutes to pick up the phone and call or write a note to your Representatives and Senators.  Tell them that cutting education hurts all kids!

For contact information, go to http://apps.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/Default.aspx


Ahead of the Class:
Have you nominated a teacher for an Ahead of the Class award yet? If not, go to http://gorenton.com/ and do it right now!


Request for volunteers:
We have a math task that could be done by parents if we had some volunteers.  In the elementary math program, there are (thick) books of unit by unit activity sheets and from each book, certain sheets need to be removed (to be used by another grade level).  There are several hundred books which need pages pulled. I would need volunteers to come to the district office on the day(s) I set up and work until about 2:30.  Depending on how many volunteers we get, it might not take more than one day.

Lisa Wilson, Math TOSA
KEC, Second Floor
300 SW 7th Street
Renton, WA  98057

Dear Scholarship Seeker:

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TheWashBoard.org is a free, web-based non-profit scholarship clearinghouse for Washington students seeking college scholarships.

TheWashBoard.org makes scholarship searching easy!

There are over 50 scholarship providers from across the state registered on theWashBoard.org. These providers have over $4 million in scholarship funds available and anticipate making over 1,700 awards for the 2010-2011 academic year. New scholarships are added each day to theWashBoard.org.

In addition, you will also find other financial aid resources and information on theWashBoard.org.

Unlike other web-based scholarship search tools, theWashBoard.org is advertising and spam-free. Your personal information is safe and will never be sold.

Ready to Get Started?

TheWashBoard.org makes scholarship searching simple. In one stop, you can search and apply for verified scholarships specific to your academic interests, college or university, or other criteria.

 Here's how it works:

  • Go to theWashBoard.org.
  • Complete your student profile.
  • Explore scholarships that match your profile.
  • Apply and submit your application by the due date.
  • Need assistance getting started? We have set up a help desk to assist you with any issues you may encounter. Please email help@theWashBoard.org or call (888) 535-0747, option 8.

Help Us Spread the Word!

Word is spreading about theWashBoard.org but we need your help to ensure that scholarship seekers across Washington know about this new free resource. Help spread the word:

  • Forward this email to your friends
  • Become a Facebook fan
  • Follow us on Twitter

And don't forget -- new scholarships are added every day, so be sure to check back!

Best wishes with your scholarship search.


The Washington Scholarship Coalition                                 

Who We Are

College Planning Network · College Spark Washington · College Success Foundation · Independent Colleges of Washington · Northwest Dollars for Scholars · Northwest Education Loan Association (NELA) · The Seattle Foundation · Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB)


Registration is now open for spring Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training beginning on Wednesday March 31st.   Registration is through the City of Renton Recreation Department.  You can view the “What’s Happening?” catalog here:


If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact me and thank you for your interest in Renton’s CERT program. 

Mindi Mattson
Emergency Management Coordinator
City of Renton
1055 South Grady Way, 7th Floor
Renton, WA 98057
(425)430-7041 office
(206)276-4908 cell


 2010 SAMMY Awards
25 $7,500 College Scholarships for Student Athletes
Milk refuels and rewards high school senior student athletes with a $7,500 college scholarship.  High school student athletes are encouraged to applyfor the college scholarship - which includes a chance to star in a Milke Mustache ad and a trip to Disney World.  Student athletes that are milk drinkers, who excel in academics, sports and community service shouldapplynow  (https://www.sammyapplication.com/)  for the Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY) Awards Scholarship!

Visit the 2010 SAMMY Awards Scholarship sitefor more information:  http://www.bodybymilk.com/sammy_scholarship.php


The Cascade Vista Athletic Club (CVAC) is a local PONY affiliated baseball and softball league.  We provide excellent programs for all
youth 5-18 in the Renton, Kent, South King County area.

Registration for CVAC Baseball and Softball will be on the following dates and times:

01/09/10 Play It Again Sports – Renton 12p-4p
01/16/10 Play It Again Sports – Renton 12p-4p
01/23/10 Play It Again Sports – Renton 12p-4p
01/30/10 Play It Again Sports – Renton 12p-4p
02/06/10 Play It Again Sports – Renton 12p-4p

Registration forms should be available online at www.cvac.org  beginning 01/07/10.
Due to new Washington State Legislation there will be new forms required for registration.  It is highly recommended that you register
in person and not through the mail.  Feel free to print out the forms once they are available, fill them out at home, and bring them with
you when you register.

If you have any questions please feel free to email them to cvac.president@gmail.com.


Fairwood News in Real-Time, Any Time
Fairwood Community News, Inc. (www.fairwoodcommunitynews.com) is an established, comprehensive and FREE News Source for the greater Fairwood area.   Fairwood Community News covers news about our neighborhood schools, organizations, businesses and developments in our area.  If it has something to do with our community, FCN is interested in sharing it with the greater Fairwood area.

Features: Check out the site; you'll find information about everything: Lindbergh, Nelsen and feeder elementary schools; A Community Calendar is well-used and updated regularly - add your own group's events by emailing FCN;  Homeowners Associations have dedicated pages; and Classified advertising is also FREE.
If you have news to share, let Fairwood Community News know about it.  They want to hear from you.
To view the site, click http://www.fairwoodcommunitynews.com/index.html
Contact Information
Tami Tedrow-Howard
Fairwood Community News
PO Box 58843
Renton, WA 98058
e: info@fairwoodcommunitynews.com

Six Period Schedule

Period 1 7:20 - 8:15
Period 2 8:20 - 9:20
Period 3 9:25 - 10:20
1st Lunch
Lunch 10:25 - 10:55
Period 4 11:00 - 11:55
2nd Lunch
Period 4 10:25 - 11:20
Lunch 11:25 - 11:55
Period 5 12:00 - 1:00 Period 6 1:05 - 2:03


Principal, Tres Genger                    425-204-3200
Asst. Principal, Anna Horton         425-204-3210
Asst. Principal, Charles James     425-204-3210
Attendance Office                            425-204-3210
Career Center                                   425-204-3225
Counseling Office                           425-204-3159
Library                                                425-204-3206
Main Office                                       425-204-3200
Registrar                                            425-204-3214
Security Office                                  425-204-3211

Lindbergh Website                    http://lindbergh.rentonschools.us/Home.aspx
Renton District Website            http://www.rentonschools.us/Home.aspx

E-mail updates are provided as a courtesy via Lindbergh's PTSA, and are not intended to replace regular U.S. mail, or written material sent through the kids. The updates merely serve as either an additional notice, or a precursor of things to come, and helps rally parents and promote camaraderie.  Please remember to ask for hand-outs from school, and read them!
Please remember to support the PTSA and Lindbergh Boosters Club - they are the main vehicles by which parents can keep informed and in contact with the school and each other!
If you want to be removed from the e-mail list, please e-mail me at sidekik@msn.com.  Please feel free to forward this to other Lindbergh parents, so they will know what is going on!!!
Thanks, everyone!!

Carrie L. Wong
Lindbergh PTSA Vice-President