Winter Carnival Volunteers Needed!

The Winter Carnival is next Friday, January 27th from 6-8pm at CKMS.  This is a fun filled family event for our entire community, and to make it awesome we need volunteers to help sell raffle tickets and concessions.  Please consider volunteering by signing up HERE.  Thank you for your support and making CKMS an enriching experience for our students and their families.

Winter Carnival Raffle Ticket Sales

Back by popular demand, the CKMS PTSA is hosting a Raffle during Winter Carnival. This exciting and eagerly anticipated event will be held the evening of Friday, January 27th at 7:15pm with ticket sales ending at 7:00 pm.

 Like last year, your continued generosity with our fundraising activities allows us to designate funds from the raffle to support CKMS and its variety of enriching student programs.

Tickets are $1 each and we accept cash or checks written to “CKMS PTSA”.  You do not need to be present to win!!

Winter Carnival Raffle Sales - In Person & Prepaid Ticket Order Form Purchases

The PTSA Raffle Sales table will be set up each morning and afternoon beginning Wednesday, January 18th (7:00 to 8:00am and 2:00-2:30pm) for adults* to directly purchase raffle tickets. Or, have your student drop off your completed Ticket Order Form along with your check made out to CKMS PTSA. The PTSA will process your order and your tickets will come home with your student in the afternoon.

     *     Adults (aged 18 or older) can purchase tickets 2 different ways: (1) in person (no Ticket Order Form required), or (2) via use of our Ticket Order Form for prepaid purchasing that you send in to the CKMS Office with your student.

    *     For minors (age 17 or younger), ticket purchases require that an adult complete the Ticket Order Form, CLICK HERE to get the form and send it in to the CKMS Office along with your check made out to CKMS PTSA.  The PTSA is not able to sell raffle tickets directly to minors. 

Tickets may also be purchased the night of the Winter Carnival at CKMS, but why wait? Avoid the rush and purchase your tickets now!!!

8th Grade Celebration Committee Volunteers Needed!

Eighth(8th) grade families will be invited to attend the 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony in June.  A committee of volunteers is needed to organize and plan the theme, decorations, food and chaperones for this event.   Please consider volunteering to be on this committee by signing up HERE.  Thank your for your support and for making the 8th Grade celebration a special event.

PTSA OnLine Directory Available

As an additional benefit to CKMS PTSA members all current members now have access to our useful online CKMS student directory.  Just click on the cell phone on the left side of the home screen of the PTSA website to access the directory.  If you would like to Join the PTSA, please CLICK HERE.

2017 Spelling Bee

The PTSA is proud to host the 3rd annual CKMS Spelling Bee.  This academic competition is a fun and challenging program for all students who choose to participate!

The deadline to enter is Tuesday, JAN 26th.  Permission Slips are available in the CKMS Front Office or you can CLICK HERE.  Slips must be returned to the Front Office.  Participants will be provided with a list of 450 words to study which will be used in the CKMS Spelling Bee, plus an additional 100 challenge words for extended rounds of competition.  Word lists will be emailed once a participant’s completed permission slip is received, and will also be available in the Office.

Spelling Bee event dates:

  1. PRACTICE BEE on JAN 30th at 6pm. This optional event will provide participants and parents with helpful tips in advance of competing in the School Bee. Students are encouraged to attend and learn valuable skills to prepare for success in the School Bee, and to try out some practice rounds of a typical spelling bee competition.
  2. SCHOOL BEE on FEB 13rd at 6pm. Participants will compete to become the 2017 CKMS Spelling Bee School Champion, Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place. Students must submit a signed Permission Form by the Jan 26th entry deadline in order to participate.


  • Students will be provided with a 450-word School Spelling Bee Study List that will be used in the CKMS Bee, for successive rounds of competition.  Word lists were created by the Scripps National Spelling Bee and include first grade through eighth grade words.  An additional 100-word Challenge Study List will be provided for use with extended rounds of competition. 
  • During a round of competition, each participant will be asked to spell one (1) word.  Words used during each round will be of similar grade level as determined by Scripps.  Participants that spell their word correctly during a round will continue to the next round, and so forth.

Most commonly asked question:  Do I need to study all 450 words even though this is a Middle School Spelling Bee?

Answer: Yes!  And, you should study the 100 challenge words in case extended rounds of competition using challenging words are necessary to determine our overall winner.

As part of the Scripps National Spelling Bee program, the CKMS School Champion will advance to compete in the Regional Bee at Seattle Town Hall on Sunday, MARCH 19th.

Interested in Volunteering? This is a PTSA sponsored event staffed by Parent Volunteers.  We will need volunteers to help judge spelling accuracy and/or pronounce words.  If you can help, please contact Kimberley Lobet or Renee Christensen.

For more information about the Scripps National Spelling Bee program or for extra study resources, please visit

Jan 22
6:00p Winter Carnival
Winter Carnival

Friday, January 27
6:00p - 8:00p
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