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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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
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 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
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
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