Pantry Packs Fundraiser
Attention Tesla STEM Families WE NEED YOUR HELP Tesla STEM PTSA is helping Pantry Packs collect enough food to help feed kids through the summer. If you can donate in these hard times, please do. All expiration dates on food must be Oct 2020 or later. They need high protein items: Chicken, Tuna, Peanut Butter, Jerky, Nuts Canned meals like Chili, Ravioli, SpaghettiOs (7+grams protein) Shelf-Stable Individually Packaged Milk  And other kid friendly foods: Mac-N-Cheese, Chicken Noodle or Tomato Soup, Cup of Noodles or Ramen, Granola Bars / Protein Bars (no soft cereal bars), Fruit Leather / Snack-Size Dried Fruit ... read full article
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ATTENTION TESLA STEM INCOMING FRESHMAN Class of 2024
JOIN TESLA STEM PTSA   (Parent Teacher Student Association)   –   Our school’s PTSA supports the school community by facilitating programs for student success, organizing family events, coordinating volunteers, and providing funding.  Show your support by becoming a  member .   Benefits include discounts at Wild Waves , FedEx, car rental facilities, the State Fair, and much more. The membership year begins on July 1 st , and we will be updating our website in June to include the Class of 2024. ... read full article
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Final PTSA Membership Meeting - Online
Please join us for the  final PTSA Membership Meeting of the year . Emails with a link to join have been sent to all current PTSA members who are eligible to vote on PTSA business. The meeting will be held  ONLINE, Tuesday, June 2 nd  2020, 7pm. We will be presenting the Outstanding Educator Award to a Tesla STEM staff member.  We are pleased to welcome Tesla STEM high school Principal Cindy Duenas and Associate Principal, Cynthia Burt as guest speakers. During this final membership meeting of the year, we will vote on our budget, standing rules, and elect the ... read full article
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We want to hear from you
The reality of Covid-19 has greatly impacted our everyday school experience. It fundamentally changed the needs of our community.   Not only did we adapt to learn and work form home, many of you have risen to the challenge and showed us how you can be the best community member in these times.    We heard several stories, shared on social media, or personal messages, how and where our T-STEM students came to help the broader community, organizing food drives, gift card drives, helping with PPE ...   Today we want to hear from you!   Fill out the form  ... read full article
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Tesla STEM PTSA 2020/2021 Nominating Committee Report
The Tesla STEM PTSA nominating committee is pleased to place the following nomination for the Tesla STEM PTSA board members for the school year 2020-21: For office of Co-Presidents: Heidi Cooperrider and Jay Pulacode  For office of Co-Vice Presidents of Programs: Swarnima Aswinkumar and Lakshmi Unni For office of Vice President of Community Building: Elena Dumitrescu For office of Secretary: Jennifer Anker  For office of Co-Treasurers: Shen Liu and Vaithegi Punniamoorthy   The nominating committee has confirmed that all nominees have been a member of a PTA for at least 15 days prior to the election, and meet other requirements ... read full article
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LWSD & COVID-19Webmaster Ptsa3/27/20204/25/2020
LWSD & COVID-19
Lake Washington School District is working to provide services during the school closures from March 12 to April 24, 2020. For the most up-to-date information, please visit the  LWSD Coronavirus (COVID-19) website . Meals :  Grab and Go student meals  for students will be provided at six middle school sites across the district. Pantry Packs will distribute weekend packs on Fridays at the meal sites. Please check the  Pantry Packs website  for the latest information. Childcare : The district and partners are looking to continue childcare programs. Learn more about  childcare options . Education : Educational resources with supports for at-home ... read full article
Pantry Packs FundraiserWebmaster Ptsa5/29/20206/19/2020
Pantry Packs Fundraiser
Attention Tesla STEM Families WE NEED YOUR HELP Tesla STEM PTSA is helping Pantry Packs collect enough food to help feed kids through the summer. If you can donate in these hard times, please do. All expiration dates on food must be Oct 2020 or later. They need high protein items: Chicken, Tuna, Peanut Butter, Jerky, Nuts Canned meals like Chili, Ravioli, SpaghettiOs (7+grams protein) Shelf-Stable Individually Packaged Milk  And other kid friendly foods: Mac-N-Cheese, Chicken Noodle or Tomato Soup, Cup of Noodles or Ramen, Granola Bars / Protein Bars (no soft cereal bars), Fruit Leather / Snack-Size Dried Fruit ... read full article
ATTENTION TESLA STEM INCOMING FRESHMAN Class of 2024Webmaster Ptsa5/26/20207/5/2020
ATTENTION TESLA STEM INCOMING FRESHMAN Class of 2024
JOIN TESLA STEM PTSA   (Parent Teacher Student Association)   –   Our school’s PTSA supports the school community by facilitating programs for student success, organizing family events, coordinating volunteers, and providing funding.  Show your support by becoming a  member .   Benefits include discounts at Wild Waves , FedEx, car rental facilities, the State Fair, and much more. The membership year begins on July 1 st , and we will be updating our website in June to include the Class of 2024. ... read full article
Final PTSA Membership Meeting - OnlineWebmaster Ptsa5/23/20206/3/2020
Final PTSA Membership Meeting - Online
Please join us for the  final PTSA Membership Meeting of the year . Emails with a link to join have been sent to all current PTSA members who are eligible to vote on PTSA business. The meeting will be held  ONLINE, Tuesday, June 2 nd  2020, 7pm. We will be presenting the Outstanding Educator Award to a Tesla STEM staff member.  We are pleased to welcome Tesla STEM high school Principal Cindy Duenas and Associate Principal, Cynthia Burt as guest speakers. During this final membership meeting of the year, we will vote on our budget, standing rules, and elect the ... read full article
We want to hear from youWebmaster Ptsa5/23/20206/20/2020
We want to hear from you
The reality of Covid-19 has greatly impacted our everyday school experience. It fundamentally changed the needs of our community.   Not only did we adapt to learn and work form home, many of you have risen to the challenge and showed us how you can be the best community member in these times.    We heard several stories, shared on social media, or personal messages, how and where our T-STEM students came to help the broader community, organizing food drives, gift card drives, helping with PPE ...   Today we want to hear from you!   Fill out the form  ... read full article
Tesla STEM PTSA 2020/2021 Nominating Committee Report Webmaster Ptsa5/8/20209/30/2020
Tesla STEM PTSA 2020/2021 Nominating Committee Report
The Tesla STEM PTSA nominating committee is pleased to place the following nomination for the Tesla STEM PTSA board members for the school year 2020-21: For office of Co-Presidents: Heidi Cooperrider and Jay Pulacode  For office of Co-Vice Presidents of Programs: Swarnima Aswinkumar and Lakshmi Unni For office of Vice President of Community Building: Elena Dumitrescu For office of Secretary: Jennifer Anker  For office of Co-Treasurers: Shen Liu and Vaithegi Punniamoorthy   The nominating committee has confirmed that all nominees have been a member of a PTA for at least 15 days prior to the election, and meet other requirements ... read full article
Tesla STEM YearbookWebmaster Ptsa4/7/20205/23/2020
Tesla STEM Yearbook
Hello everyone, As we all adapt to change, one thing that remains constant is the yearbook tradition of documenting the history of our students and our school year. We are pleased to announce that our yearbook staff is working hard to complete the yearbook and make sure it is printed. But we need your help. We are looking for photos from some specific clubs and classes. If you have any photos to provide, we would really appreciate them. Here is what we are looking for: Forensics Psych CRSEF Backyard Brains Eta Beta Knowledge Bowl Glow TSA RAK Foods Around the ... read full article
Washington State PTA Recognizes Tesla STEM PTSA with Silver Membership Growth AwardWebmaster Ptsa3/27/20204/18/2020
Washington State PTA Recognizes Tesla STEM PTSA with Silver Membership Growth Award
Tesla STEM has recently been recognized by Washington State PTA as a Silver Membership Growth Award recipient!   PTAs are presented with this award for enrolling members equaling at least 105% of their previous year’s total membership. That means our PTA is growing! Thank you to everyone who has become a member so far this year: YOU are the reason our PTA achieved this award!   If you haven’t yet signed up for a 2019-2020 PTA membership, please consider joining today! By doing so, you are demonstrating your support for our PTA and all if does for Tesla STEM PTSA   Click  HERE  to join ... read full article
PTSA Membership Meeting - RescheduledWebmaster Ptsa3/27/20205/22/2020
PTSA Membership Meeting - Rescheduled
Tuesday, June 2nd at 7:00 PM - Tesla STEM High School Presentation Hall   Tesla STEM PTSA Membership Meeting has been rescheduled from April 22nd to June 2nd , due to all the school closures. We will be electing our officers for 2020-2021 and approving our budget. We hope you can all join us. The meeting will be at 7:00 pm at Tesla STEM High School.    Thanks, Your PTSA board of directors ... read full article
Lake Washington Schools Foundation NewsWebmaster Ptsa3/27/20204/18/2020
Lake Washington Schools Foundation News
Virtual Luncheon Lake Washington Schools Foundation is taking their spring fundraiser luncheon to a virtual format. The virtual event begins March 26 and will run for one week, ending on April 2. Funds from the luncheon help the foundation deliver programs to students and provide school grants.   Stay tuned for updates at  www.lwsf.org/bethebridge  on how you can still “Be the Bridge” of support for students. Please send questions to  info@lwsf.org   ALERT: There have been reports of fraudulent telephone fundraising related to Lake Washington Schools Foundation. The Lake Washington Schools Foundation is not conducting a telephone fundraising campaign at this ... read full article
Tesla STEM Board NominationsWebmaster Ptsa3/27/20205/1/2020
Tesla STEM Board Nominations
The Tesla STEM Nominating Committee is currently seeking candidates for our 2020-2021 open board elected positions.   PTSA leadership positions allow you to take a more active part in advocating at the local level for the benefit of all Tesla STEM scholars and give you the very exciting opportunity to see firsthand how your association allocates your money and works to improve the school community.   If you are interested to be part of the board or would like to learn more or know of someone who might want to join us, please email us by  April 30th :  stemnomcom2020@gmail.com ... read full article
Adulting 101 for High SchoolersWebmaster Ptsa3/10/20203/24/2020
Adulting 101 for High Schoolers
When : Saturday, March 28, 11-4 PM  Where : LWSD Resource Center Details :  Download the flyer All high school students welcome! Come learn about: Finance 101 Writing a resume Interview workshop Life skills management Register online Questions?  Email Danit Erlich , LWPTSA Family and Community Engagement VP ... read full article
PTSA Outstanding Educator AwardWebmaster Ptsa3/4/20203/28/2020
PTSA Outstanding Educator Award
Do you know of an outstanding teacher or staff member who goes beyond what’s expected to make the Tesla STEM HS learning environment fun, beneficial, and challenging? Someone who brings enthusiasm to the school and a leader who directly influences the success of their students? Nominate them for the PTSA Outstanding Educator Award! Feel free to nominate more than one staff member for this award, use multiple forms if needed. The Outstanding Educator Award will be presented at the PTSA meeting in April. Vote online ,  download the form or pick up a paper form from the school office. Please ... read full article
Tesla STEM Board NominationsWebmaster Ptsa2/28/20203/15/2020
Tesla STEM Board Nominations
The Tesla STEM Nominating Committee is currently seeking candidates for our 2020-2021 open board-elected positions.   PTSA leadership positions allow you to take a more active part in advocating at the local level for the benefit of all Tesla STEM scholars and give you the very exciting opportunity to see first hand how your association allocates your money and works to improve the school community.   If you are interested to be part of the board or would like to learn more or know of someone who might want to join us, please email us by March 13th:  stemnomcom2020@gmail.com   ... read full article
ACT Test Prep Course starting in January. Sign up today!Webmaster Ptsa1/7/20201/31/2020
ACT Test Prep Course starting in January. Sign up today!
Sign up for ACT Test Prep Course. It is open to the first 30 students to register. First practice test is on January 11th and after school classes begin on January 28th. See details here . ... read full article
Holiday Gift Card DriveWebmaster Ptsa12/10/201912/16/2019
Holiday Gift Card Drive
Dear Tesla STEM families – an integral part of the Tesla STEM PTSA is to promote the well-being of kids in our community. To this end we turn to you and respectfully ask for your support in covering essential needs of families in our Tesla STEM High School community facing hardship over the winter break. We ask for your participation in the Holiday Gift Card Drive.   Here's how you can help: Donate a Fred Meyer* or Target* card: Purchase card at the appropriate store and drop it off in the designated box at the Tesla STEM High School office by ... read full article
Nominating Committee Volunteers Needed Webmaster Ptsa11/22/20191/10/2020
Nominating Committee Volunteers Needed
We are currently seeking 3 PTSA members to serve on the Nominating Committee. This short-term committee will be elected at the January 8, 2020 Membership Meeting. The committee’s role after the meeting is to put together a slate of candidates for the 2020 – 2021 Tesla STEM PTSA Executive Board. Please contact  president@teslastemptsa.org  if you are able to help or if you have questions. ... read full article
Parent Survey: Tesla STEM PTSA ACT/SAT ProgramsWebmaster Ptsa11/22/201912/21/2019
Parent Survey: Tesla STEM PTSA ACT/SAT Programs
Please help us by taking a survey about ACT and SAT options offered by the  Tesla STEM PTSA Programs   Team.  The PTSA supports our students who prepare to take the SAT and ACT test in the following ways: We put together  SAT and   ACT Mock Practice Tests  in September. We also set up an 8 week long  SAT Test Prep Course (Fall)  and  ACT Test Prep Course (Spring)  held on Tuesdays after school. This includes four practice tests on weekends as part of the course. The companies we hire to teach the prep courses are excellent. We make ... read full article
Scholarship Basket Auction & RaffleWebmaster Ptsa11/11/201912/6/2019
Scholarship Basket Auction & Raffle
Thursday, December 5th at 10AM Join us for the close of the LWPTSA Council Basket Auction and Raffle. All are welcome,  invite a friend ! Complimentary coffee drinks start at 8am. Auction and Raffle are at 10am immediately after the December General Membership meeting. The baskets are on view and available for bids at the LWSD Resource Center now until Dec. 5th.   All proceeds go to scholarships for LWSD graduating seniors and continuing education scholarships for staff. Support our students and get some holiday shopping done at the same time!   Thank you to our generous community partners: our wonderful PTAs, ... read full article
Screenagers Film Series ScreeningsWebmaster Ptsa11/10/201911/22/2019
Screenagers Film Series Screenings
Sandburg/DCS PTSA, Thoreau Elementary PTSA and Finn Hill MS PTSA are collaborating to offer FREE of charge the Screenagers Film series. Each screening will host a discussion panel after the viewing. November 21 at 7PM:  Screenagers: Next Chapter  at Finn Hill Middle School Tickets are free but required.  Download a Screenagers flyer to share Blackwell PTSA and McAuliffe PTSA are hosting a  screening in December . ... read full article
Parent Education EventsWebmaster PTSA11/10/201911/19/2019
Parent Education Events
LWPTSA Council is sponsoring two parent education events in November: Common Sense Answers on College Admissions Presented by Anne Holmdahl This talk will cover standardized tests, extracurricular activities, summer plans and the difference between high school graduation requirements and college admission requirements. This presentation will also focus on how to research colleges, what the application process looks like, and a basic overview of financial aid.  Same talk on both dates; no RSVP required. When : November 15, 6-8PM  OR  November 19, Noon – 2PM Where : Lake Washington Resource Center (16250 NE 74th St, Redmond) Download a flyer for this ... read full article
Listening Session on Access & InclusionWebmaster Ptsa11/10/201911/20/2019
Listening Session on Access & Inclusion
Please join LWPTSA Council Special Education Group and LWPTSA Council for a PTSA Listening Session on Access and Inclusion. The discussion will center on ways to make local PTSA events and activities accessible for and inclusive of all students and their families.  Download a flyer to share . Do you have ideas on what your PTSA could do to make events more accessible? What challenges has your family experienced trying to access PTSA activities? We want to hear from you! Please email us at  specialeducation@lwptsa.net  and use the subject line ‘PTSA experience’.  We are looking for a few families that would ... read full article
All Aboard the Advocacy Bus!Webmaster Ptsa11/10/20191/21/2020
All Aboard the Advocacy Bus!
Sign up to ride in style and comfort  with fellow LWPTSA advocates to Olympia for  Focus Day  on Martin Luther King Jr. Day , Monday, January 20th, 2020!  Members meet with legislators, tour the capitol, and demonstrate advocacy in action. Note : Children are welcome on the bus as long as they are accompanied by a parent. Send questions to Advocacy VP, Sarah Kimsey at  advocacy@lwptsa.net ... read full article
WSPTA Game Development CompetitionWebmaster Ptsa11/10/20191/21/2020
WSPTA Game Development Competition
The WSPTA Game Development Competition is open to students in grades 9-12. Individuals or teams of up to six members use their creative talents and develop a computer game.  The online intent to submit forms are due January 15, 2020, and information can be found  on the WA State PTA website .   This year's theme is  Animals . ... read full article
Donations NeededWebmaster Ptsa10/8/201912/6/2019
Donations Needed
Please help Tesla STEM create an amazing Star Wars themed basket for the annual Lake Washington PTSA Council's scholarship basket auction. Every PTSA in the Lake Washington School District submits a basket for the auction to help raise scholarships for the graduating seniors. This is a silent auction that runs from November 7th through December 5th at the Lake Washington School District Resource Center. Everyone is welcome to visit the resource center to bid on the baskets. This year, Tesla STEM PTSA, is submitting a Star Wars themed basket in honor of the end of the Star Wars saga. The ... read full article
Important Changes to the AP Exam Ordering Deadlines & FeesWebmaster Ptsa10/8/20192/28/2020
Important Changes to the AP Exam Ordering Deadlines & Fees
The College Board recently announced changes to the Advanced Placement (AP) exam ordering deadlines, late fees and cancellation fees that will be in effect for all students taking AP Exams in the 2019-2020 school year. To meet the new College Board ordering deadlines, LWSD students will register and pay for AP exams from October 14, 2019 through the end of the last lunch period at their school on October 25, 2019. Prior to this year, students registered and payed for exams in the spring. Late registration will be held from February 18, 2020 through end of the last lunch on ... read full article
National PTA ReflectionsWebmaster Ptsa9/23/201911/2/2019
National PTA Reflections
National PTA Reflections Calling all creatives!  Reflections is an National PTA arts recognition program that helps students explore their own thoughts and ideas, develop artistic literacy, and discover a love for learning.  Students may submit their works of art in one or more of the following 6 categories listed below:  - Theme: LOOK WITHIN  - Categories: Visual Arts, Photography, Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, and Music Composition  - Entry Forms and Rules/guidelines can be found on the Reflections board near the office  - Submit entries to Ms. Schaeffer’s room #220  - Deadline is Friday, November 1st Winning entries advancing to ... read full article
Tesla Scholars deserve our 100%! Join PTSA TodayAdmin7/7/20193/2/2020
Tesla Scholars deserve our 100%! Join PTSA Today
Support valuable PTSA events and programs! Sign up for the 2019-2020 school year is open! Your support provides those extras that make Tesla STEM High stand out as one of the best high schools in Washington State.  Join PTSA ... read full article