Letter from PTSA President
“The Finn Hill Middle School PTSA strives to strengthen the learning environment for every student, to be a relevant resource for our families, teachers, staff and administration, and to be a staunch advocate for the education and welfare of every child.” Parents, Caregivers, Friends- The Finn Hill Middle School PTSA is a 503c non-profit organization run by volunteers whose mission is written above. According to WA State laws, to be a non-profit organization, you need a minimum of four officers: A President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The PTSA is in need. Without a full board, we can no longer ... read full article
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Why Should I Join The PTSA? What is a PTSA Even???President Fhms Ptsa8/24/20219/30/2021
Why Should I Join The PTSA? What is a PTSA Even???
PTSA FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS   Welcome to all of our new and returning families! Here are some answers to commonly asked questions. If you have additional questions, please contact Sarah Mertel, PTSA President, at president@fhmsptsa.org   What is the PTSA? The Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is the nation's largest child advocacy organization. It is a non-profit organization that is organized at the National, State and Local level and run entirely by volunteers. Our local PTSA provides many educational and social programs to benefit students and families as well as to support teachers in the classroom at FHMS.   If ... read full article
First Week Of School Volunteer OpportunityPresident Fhms Ptsa8/20/20219/3/2021
First Week Of School Volunteer Opportunity
Do you have a bit of time the first few days of school to volunteer? Our fantastic FHMS teachers are leading fun team-building activities with each grade level to welcome back students and have requested some helping hands! Please join us and sign up to help  HERE IMPORTANT: All volunteers will need to be fully vaccinated and present proof of ID and vaccination at sign in (digital photo is fine). Volunteers must also be an approved LWSD volunteer, follow the current masking and physical distancing requirements (MASKS REQUIRED), and sign-in at the school office. Volunteer approval is valid for two ... read full article
Welcome to your new website!Sarah Mertel7/2/20217/16/2021
Welcome to your new website!
Your brand new website has lots of amazing capabilities! Feel free to begin by exploring the menu system, adding an announcement, or adding an event to the calendar. Most aspects of the website are completely customizable. You can organize the menu system (blue bar to the left) however you want. You can upload your own banner photo, and even change the background imagery to reflect your school's unique spirit. Make sure you click the Admin button at the top of the page to get access to all of the settings and configuration tools. We have given you a head start ... read full article
Weekly UpdateCommunications Fhms Ptsa3/30/20226/19/2022
Weekly Update
Weekly Update for June 10, 2022   Hello Finn Hill MS families,  Our PTSA Board wishes all of you a happy and healthy summer. It’s been our pleasure working with and for all of you.  Sincerely,  FHMS PTSA Board    Needs:  A few more volunteer spots are available for the 8th grade promotion ceremony on June 14th. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d49a9a628a2f94-8thgrade2   8th grade families- not able to pick up your yard sign yet? No problem! Email communications@fhmsptsa.org to schedule your pickup. NOTE: yard signs will not be available at drop-off and pick-up, nor will they be available in the ... read full article
LWSD Volunteer GuidlinesPresident Fhms Ptsa8/20/20219/3/2021
LWSD Volunteer Guidlines
We would like to take a minute and share the NEWEST state guidelines requiring volunteers to be fully vaccinated. If you plan to help us with a volunteer opportunity at FHMS, we will contact you after you sign up on the Sign Up Genius. At that point, your vaccination card can be shown to the PTSA before your volunteer shift, or you may show it to the office staff when checking in. A digital copy or your physical card may be shown to the PTSA or school office staff. The District plan is to add vaccination status to the Raptor volunteer system, ... read full article
8th Grade Yard Sign PickupCommunications Fhms Ptsa6/6/20226/19/2022
8th Grade Yard Sign Pickup
Hello 8 th  grade families, We still have many yard signs to distribute!  Here's how to pick up your sign. Optional, but would be awesome for our volunteers: Sign up for a pickup time here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080D49A9A628A2F94-schedule Volunteers will be handing out : Tuesday-Friday 8-9am or Tuesday 2:30-3:30pm or Wednesday 6:30-7:30. Utilize any of the following to pick up your sign: Drive thru the drop-off/pick-up line walk-up  students who don't take the bus can pick up the signs themselves (at the above times) have a friend or neighbor pick them up for you Thank you all, and congratulations to your students! ... read full article
Letter from PTSA PresidentCommunications Fhms Ptsa5/31/20226/30/2022
Letter from PTSA President
“The Finn Hill Middle School PTSA strives to strengthen the learning environment for every student, to be a relevant resource for our families, teachers, staff and administration, and to be a staunch advocate for the education and welfare of every child.” Parents, Caregivers, Friends- The Finn Hill Middle School PTSA is a 503c non-profit organization run by volunteers whose mission is written above. According to WA State laws, to be a non-profit organization, you need a minimum of four officers: A President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The PTSA is in need. Without a full board, we can no longer ... read full article
2022 Nominating Committee ReportCommunications Fhms Ptsa5/8/20225/22/2022
2022 Nominating Committee Report
Please find the Nominating Committee Report here as of May 8, 2022.  We will be holding elections for the 2022-2023 Finn Hill Middle School PTSA Board on Tuesday, May 24th, during our General Meeting.  ... read full article
Falcon 5K-It's Not too Late!Communications Fhms Ptsa4/11/20224/20/2022
Falcon 5K-It's Not too Late!
Register NOW to participate in the Falcon 5K! https://runsignup.com/Race/WA/Kirkland/FHMSPTSAFALCON5k Are you wondering why PTSA is hosting ANOTHER fundraiser this year? The answer is simple. We have not raised enough money to cover our budget for next year. So, it's raise the money, or make a BIG budget cut. Can you please help our school out by participating in the Falcon 5K? The cost is $40, and all of it goes directly to the PTSA.  The race is virtual, and can be completed over a two-week period, which means no 5am wake up in the chilly, rainy dark. And no driving ... read full article
Volunteer Opportunities for 2022-2023 School YearCommunications Fhms Ptsa3/7/20225/11/2022
Volunteer Opportunities for 2022-2023 School Year
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Falcon 5KCommunications Fhms Ptsa3/7/20223/26/2022
Falcon 5K
A re you ready to run, walk, or roll your way to helping the Finn Hill Middle School PTSA meet their fundraising goal this year? This event is open to ALL! Whichever way you wish to run/walk/roll your way through the 5K is up to you. Not really into fitting a 5K into your plans right now? No worries!! You can donate on our 5K website! Each participant that registers before 3-25-2022 will receive an official race bib, t-shirt, medal, and event sticker to show off your FHMS PTSA pride! After 3-25-2022, you will still get some race goodies, but ... read full article
Volunteer Opportunities - Sign Up Today!School Services Fhms Ptsa2/25/20226/19/2022
Volunteer Opportunities - Sign Up Today!
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Weekly Update Communications Fhms Ptsa2/23/20223/1/2022
Weekly Update
Weekly Update 2/23/2022 Hi FHMS community!  We hope you had a fun and relaxing winter break! Here are this week's updates. Needs : Please consider volunteering on the PTSA board for the 2022-2023 school year. You can even volunteer with a friend, as all board positions can be shared by two people.  We really need members to step up and take a leadership role. Without your help, PTSA cannot exist. To nominate yourself or someone else, go to  Nomination Form . For questions, contact Kristen Dorwin at kdorwin@gmail.com .  Book donations: Sandburg/DCS Elementary is asking for used 4th &5th grade reading ... read full article
Fostering Resilient Learners Book DiscussionCommunications Fhms Ptsa2/7/20223/8/2022
Fostering Resilient Learners Book Discussion
Finn Hill Middle School, in partnership with FHMS PTSA invites you to join a book discussion. We will be reading Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma Sensitive Classroom , by Kristin Souers and Pete Hall.  Each month, our group will review a section of the book. Our discussions will be moderated by our associate principal, Dr. Stacy Mehlberg. This discussion series is free and open to all FHMS parents and caregivers. Dr. Mehlberg is concurrently discussing this book with the staff at FHMS. This will be a great chance for our families to understand the culture we are ... read full article
Weekly Update February 3-9, 2022Communications Fhms Ptsa2/3/20222/9/2022
Weekly Update February 3-9, 2022
Communications Preference Survey:  The FHMS PTSA wants to hear from you ALL ( not just PTSA members )- specifically how can we best communicate with you. If you have not already, could you please take a minute to complete our survey?  Thank you in advance!  Survey can be found here:  https://forms.office.com/r/0e3UcU5xKq Time to Vote:  Please vote by February 8th! We hope you can join us in supporting the LWSD levies. For more information, go to  www.lwsd.org/education-levies Parent Chat Workshop:  Cancel Culture: What does it mean to be canceled? On February 9, Jo Langford, therapist and sex educator, returns to Parent ... read full article
We Support LWSD LeviesCommunications Fhms Ptsa1/18/20222/3/2022
We Support LWSD Levies
FHMS PTSA endorses and supports the upcoming levies for our   fantastic students. Click here to learn more about how they will help our   Falcons continue to soar!    Vote by 2/8! Click to listen to Dr. Holmen speak about the upcoming levies. ... read full article
6th Grade Information NightCommunications Fhms Ptsa1/18/20221/26/2022
6th Grade Information Night
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Virtual Painting Night!Communications Fhms Ptsa1/11/20221/17/2022
Virtual Painting Night!
Hello Finn Hill! Do you want to paint a snowman? Join friends and family for a Virtual Paint Night, as one of our own FHMS parents lead us in painting an adorable snowman. Naming your snowman Olaf is optional!  When: Sunday January 23rd at 5pm Where: via Microsoft teams Cost: $25 for members, $35 for non-members C lick here to sign up ... read full article
FREE Family Tech TalkCommunications Fhms Ptsa1/11/20221/26/2022
FREE Family Tech Talk
  You are invited!  The FHMS PTSA would like you to join us in a conversation about inspiring digital responsibility. The talk is moderated by Trend Micro. We will be discussing social media, online safety, screen time, and more. Here are the details: When: Tuesday January 25th at 7pm Cost: FREE!   Meeting link: https://trendmicro.zoom.us/j/97488686785?pwd=TFVEWXFhQ3ZvTXU2dXI0T2RwNEtCdz09 Questions? Contact president@fhmspts a.org   ... read full article
Holiday HelpSchool Services Fhms Ptsa11/19/202112/15/2021
Holiday Help
This holiday season PTSA is partnering with the school to support FHMS families in need. If you would like to donate, please sign up at by going to  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080D49A9A628A2F94-holiday1   Families were given a choice of receiving gift cards or requesting specific gifts. If you are interested in giving a gift card, please give in increments of $25 so it is easier to equitably distribute the gifts. If you are interested in giving a specific requested gift, please sign up, then contact Kirstin Doughty ( kdoughty@lswd.org ) for details. There is also a third option of donating grocery store gift ... read full article
Nothing Bundt Love for FHMS Staff! School Services Fhms Ptsa11/1/202111/16/2021
Nothing Bundt Love for FHMS Staff!
FHMS PTSA has partnered with Nothing Bundt Cakes in Kirkland to offer a Bundtlet fundraiser for students and teachers! Sweeten your student's day and the day of a FHMS Teacher or Staff member* by ordering them a cupcake size Bundtlet for $5. Choose from up to eleven delicious Bundt flavors crowned with their signature cream cheese frosting. Bundtlets must be purchased in advance HERE and will be distributed to students and staff during lunchtime on Monday, 11/22. 30% of all proceeds from this fundraiser will be donated to FHMS PTSA, so you can feel good about gifting an extra sweet ... read full article
Calling All Student Artists! The Reflections Art Program is Here!School Services Fhms Ptsa10/4/202111/1/2021
Calling All Student Artists! The Reflections Art Program is Here!
The Finn Hill PTSA and school administration want to invite you to participate in this year's Reflections art contest. The Theme this year is "I Will Change the World By..." You are invited to submit your completed works of art to the front office by Friday, October 29th in one or all of the available art categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts (note: only 2D art will be accepted). You can find the entry form, including the rules and more detailed information HERE . Entry forms are also available in the front office. Please read ... read full article
Reflections Art Competition President Fhms Ptsa7/19/20219/23/2021
Reflections Art Competition
Reflections Art Competition Link   Explore the Arts and  Express Yourself   National PTA's  Reflections  program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boost student confidence and success in the arts and in life. Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. This 50+ year-old program helps them explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life. The 2021–2022 Reflections theme is  I ... read full article