Last General Membership Meeting of the School Year!

Please join us on Tuesday, June 6th at 6:30pm-7:00pm, for our last Tillicum Middle School PTA General Membership meeting for the 2022-2023 school year!

We'll be going over end of year events and voting in our 2023-2024 TMS PTA Board.

We'll be in person at the Tillicum Middle School Library and also on ZOOM
Meeting ID: 898 3154 7612
Passcode: 379449

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Meeting ID: 898 3154 7612
Passcode: 379449

Click the here to view our 2023-2024 TMS PTA Board Nominees.

8th Grade Graduation Events


Monday, May 29th
Slideshow Submission Deadline
by email (student's full name in subject line)
Friday, June 9th
Grad Party Volunteer Set Up
6:00pm - 7:00pm
8th Grade Grad Party
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Grad Party Volunteer Clean Up
9:00pm - 9:30pm
Sammamish High School Cafeteria
Tuesday, June 20th
Volunteer Set-up for Promotion Ceremony
Tillicum Middle School Gym

Wednesday, June 21st
8th Grade Promotion Ceremony
*11:30am (Approximately 2 hrs)
Tillicum Middle School Gym

  • All students (6th through 8th grade) will attend first period as normal. 7:45am is the start time for ALL students.
  • 8th graders should come to school in their promotion attire.
  • 8th graders will follow a modified schedule that will be explained to them on 6/21.
  • Parents should arrive in enough time to park and get seated in the gym. Seating will be between 11:10 – 11:30am. With the Ceremony starting at 11:30.
  • There will not be tickets being handed out. We don’t anticipate problems with seating but families should be mindful of how many people will attend if it is over 2. There is no need to email Ms. Nash or Ms. Williams.
  • TMS 6th and 7th grade siblings may attend but please follow all
  • TMS attendance procedures to pull them out of class.
  • We will have a Teams live stream link that we will send out as we get closer to the event.
  • Parents should park in the front lot, back lot, you could use parking at Lake Hills Park and street parking. We CANNOT park in the bus zone area since the end of promotion is very near the time when buses arrive for the end of the day.
  • Since we have a quick turn around time between the end of promotion and the end of the day, we encourage all 8th grade families to gather their promoted 8th grader and enjoy the rest of their day. 😊

*If you have any further questions about the promotion ceremony, please email 8th grade coordinators: Carin Nash: and Tracey Williams:




The Tillicum Middle School PTA is organizing the 8th Grade Graduation Party on June 9th.


Consider donating to help fund the 8th Grade Graduation Party! The more donations they get, the better food, goodies and fun they can have:


A few more spots left needing to be filled for volunteers (only parents who volunteer may attend the party):


Join The 2022-2023 TMS PTA BOARD!

Rumor has it

consolidating schools might be coming to the middle school level next year!

Now, more than ever, is the time to be involved! We are in search of a new PRESIDENT, SECRETARY and VP of PROGRAMS for the 2023-2024 school year. Parent/Guardian involvement is what keeps our community going!

  • Do you want to advocate for your children?
  • Do you enjoy the fun and educational opportunities that your kids get to experience?
  • Do you want to have a hand in controlling where donated school funds go?

Consider joining the 2023-2024 TMS PTA Board!

The Tillicum Middle School PTA Board is comprised of a small group of volunteer parents/guardians, but anyone in our TMS community can join. We are a separate governing body from that of the Bellevue School District in which we advocate for, support, coordinate, facilitate, and serve the needs of the parents, staff, and students at Tillicum Middle School. We promote inclusion and equity in our initiatives and strive to build a strong school community.

Join our AWESOME team of nominees for the 2023-2024 Tillicum Middle School PTA Board:

Treasurer: Aly Cohen Droker

VP of Communications: Kaili Baker

VP of Fundraising: Paul Tsai

VP of Grants: Alicia Wong

VP of Membership: Simone Jackson

VP of Volunteers: Amy Thompson

Email for more information or if you're interested.




So far we have raised $9080... almost half way to our goal of $20K!
Thank you everyone for your continued support! We really want our TMS students to earn a school wide party so we have extended our November fundraiser til November 27th.
Follow the link to donate to our November PASS THE HAT Fundraiser:
We also accept cash or checks made payable to TILLICUM MS PTA. You can turn in this donation form with your payment to the Tillicum PTA lockbox in the front office.
As a reminder… Tillicum Middle School PTA qualifies for corporate gift matching! Notify your employer of your donation to Tillicum PTA's November PASS THE HAT fundraiser and please also send a notification to the PTA at If you need help getting the PTA set up with your company's matching gift program, feel free to email us with any questions.

Please spread the word and let's make sure we can keep our wonderful programs at our school. If we don't reach our fundraising goals:
  • Reduced support for 8 grade graduation party
  • Significantly reduced after school programs - cooking club, math club, tutoring, Tiger points and prizes, 6th grade camp, etc..  
  • Reduced teacher appreciation
  • Less resources for music, arts, and drama programs at school
  • Less resources for library - less books, poorer equipment
  • Less support for WEB program
  • Less fun programs such as ice cream social




Ice Cream Social

Ice Cream Social 2022

Pass the Hat Fundraiser
DONATE HERE   Our goal is to reach 20K... if the goal is met, the PTA will hold a fun party for the whole school!   Thank you everyone for your continued support! Every little bit helps. We have two more days for our students to earn their school wide party. Tell your friends and family and keep the momentum going! Follow the link to donate to our November PASS THE HAT Fundraiser: We also accept cash or checks made payable to TILLICUM MS PTA. You can turn in this donation form with your payment to the Tillicum PTA ... read full article

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Game Donations Needed


The 6th Grade Camp Team is asking for your help...

We are looking for donations of intact and complete board games for Game Night at 6th Grade Camp. If you have games to donate, please drop them off in the main office by next Tuesday, May 30th, for this year's camp (although we are happy to accept donations later of future use).


Wednesday, May 31 - Leaving Tillicum
  1. Students need to arrive at school between 7:00am and 7:20am with their luggage packed and clearly marked with their first and last name, and their cabin number
  2. Students need to drop their luggage off with a Tillicum staff member or Camp Counselor by the luggage truck located along the front of the parking lot
  3. Students need to proceed to 1st period as usual. Students should NOT bring their school supplies or laptop to school…They won’t need them!
  4. Buses will be loaded by 2nd period teachers. We’ll depart for camp around 9:15am
Friday, June 2 - Returning to Tillicum
  1. Buses should arrive at Tillicum around 1:45 p.m. Students are allowed to leave as soon as we arrive at Tillicum. Students may get a ride home with family or friends, or wait in a designated location until 2:30 and ride the bus home
  2. When we are on our way, a message will be sent out to parents.
  3. Have a plan in place for a ride (parent, carpool, etc.). Phones will be available for students upon return. Please refrain from calling the office to ask about return time. As you can imagine, so many calls can clog the phone system.
  4. School will not be over when we return, so students will need to leave or stay in designated areas until they are picked up or can take the bus home

8th Grade Grad Party Slideshow

Please submit a current photo and a baby photo of your 8th grader so it can be used in a slideshow during the 8th grade grad party. Photos can be emailed to Christine at Include your student's full name in the subject line of the email (i.e.: TMS 8th Grad Slideshow: John Smith). Please submit your photos no later than May 29th. Thank you!


It's time to put your decorating skills to the test!

Our 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony is fast approaching, and we need your help to transform the gym so that our scholars could graduate. If you have props to share too, that would be greatly appreciated. We'll have a tight schedule this year due to the stage arriving on the day of the ceremony, but we have faith in your speedy & slay decorating abilities. Let's help our scholars graduate in style! 

DATE: Wednesday, June 21st
TIME: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
LOCATION: Tillicum Middle School Gym

***This is not limited to 8th-grader guardians. Please feel free to bring along the kids to help decorate. THANK YOU! 

Walk, Bike, Carpool or Take The Bus...

We are one of 16 schools that are participating in the Spring 2023 SchoolPool Challenge during the week of May 1-5!

Bellevue SchoolPool is a program that encourages families and students to explore sustainable transportation options for their commute to and from school and alleviate congestion at drop-off and pickup times and locations. During the Challenge students and families are encouraged to walk, bike, carpool or take the bus to and/or from school.

This year, students are encouraged to participate in the SchoolPool Challenge Art Contest. Students may draw a picture of their trip to or from school in an art contest brochure that will be provided. Students may return their drawings to the school office with parent/guardian signature. The Bellevue SchoolPool team may select a drawing for future posters, signs or web postings.

SchoolPool also provides students with fun items such as pens, erasers and lenticular stickers, and participating helps raise money for our school.

For maps of walking and biking routes in our schools attendance area, visit the Routes to School web map. Click on our school to find a printable map for your route.

If you would like to sign up for the quarterly editions of the Bellevue SchoolPool newsletter, click here.



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May 28
Jun 1

Monday, May 29

6:00p 6TH Grade Camp
6TH Grade Camp

Wed 5/31 - Fri 6/2
6:00p - 8:00p
Camp Sealth on Vashon Island

Important Info for 6th Grade Families here...
6:00p 6TH Grade Camp
6TH Grade Camp

Wed 5/31 - Fri 6/2
6:00p - 8:00p
Camp Sealth on Vashon Island

Important Info for 6th Grade Families here...
6:00p 6TH Grade Camp
6TH Grade Camp

Wed 5/31 - Fri 6/2
6:00p - 8:00p
Camp Sealth on Vashon Island

Important Info for 6th Grade Families here...
7:00p PTA General Meeting
PTA General Meeting

Tuesday, June 6
7:00p - 7:30p
Tillicum Middle School Library / Zoom
7:00p Spring Band Concert
Spring Band Concert

Wednesday, June 7
7:00p - 8:00p
Tillicum Middle School Gym
7:00p Spring Orchestra Concert
Spring Orchestra Concert

Thursday, June 8
7:00p - 8:30p
Tillicum Middle School Gym
6:00p 8th Grade Party
8th Grade Party

Friday, June 9
6:00p - 8:00p
Sammamish High School Gym

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