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Incoming Freshmen: Meet Us at Welcome-to-the-Pack Night!
Along with Eastlake HS, the EHS PTSA invites incoming freshmen and their families to ‘Welcome to the Pack’ night  on Tuesday ,  May 1  from  6-8 pm.   Come celebrate the spirit and culture of Eastlake and see the amazing aspects of our school.  Our mascot, along with our cheer and dance teams, will be welcoming everyone outside the school, where food trucks will be available 5-8 pm  (please bring cash).  Performances by the Eastlake band, choir, orchestra and drama students will be in the theater; guided tours of the school will be given throughout the evening; information will be ... read full article
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*Destination Day* for Seniors
Is your senior heading off to college or a tech school? Perhaps the military, a service organization, or a new job? We want to celebrate all seniors no matter where they are headed! Immediately after school on Tuesday, May 1 , we invite all seniors to gather in the lower gym sporting their "destination swag" to enjoy treats, sign our Destination Wall, snap pictures for the yearbook, and more! Questions? Contact EHS Career Specialist  Carol McGuigan . ... read full article
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Parent Volunteers Needed for Student Mock InterviewsEastlake PTSA4/10/20184/19/2018
Parent Volunteers Needed for Student Mock Interviews
Eastlake Personal Finance teacher Brittanie Petersen is looking for parent volunteers to help students practice their interviewing skills.  There are three classes of students doing mock interviews (held in the Eastlake library), so your help is much appreciated!  Click here  to sign up for any of the following dates/times: Wednesday, April 18 – 1 st  Period ( 7:20 - 9:05 am) Wednesday, April 18 – 5 th  Period ( 10:40 am - 12:25 pm) Thursday, April 19 – 6 th  Period ( 12:15 - 2:00 pm) Questions: Please  contact Ms. Petersen directly!  Thank you! ... read full article
Suicide Prevention Parent Information NightEvergreen Middle School3/16/20183/20/2018
Suicide Prevention Parent Information Night
Tuesday, March 20 :: 6:30-8:30 pm Evergreen Middle School Free childcare (please RSVP) [ View flyer ] ... read full article
"Hidden in Plain Sight" Interactive EventEastlake PTSA3/10/20184/16/2018
"Hidden in Plain Sight" Interactive Event
Signs of At-Risk Teen Behavior Would you see the signs of youth alcohol or drug use in your home?  Looks can be deceiving – especially if you're not sure what to look for.  The Hidden In Plain Sight initiative helps parents spot signs of at-risk behaviors using an interactive display of a teenager's bedroom. After walking through the display, participants will learn more about adolescent development and common signs of substance use, presented by professionals in treatment, law enforcement, substance abuse prevention, and other experts and parents. This exhibit educates and empower parents to communicate with their teen about at-risk behavior ... read full article
Clean Your Closets for Eastlake's Annual Textile Drive!Eastlake PTSA3/3/20183/17/2018
Clean Your Closets for Eastlake's Annual Textile Drive!
Just in time for spring cleaning!  Please consider donating your used clothing and other items to Eastlake’s Annual Textile Drive, which supports the Senior SendOff.  Acceptable donations include clothing, paired shoes, accessories, bedspreads, sheets, blankets, towels, draperies, stuffed animals, and all other cloth items in any condition.  Your donations are tax deductible. Please place your donations into clean plastic trash bags and bring them to Eastlake on Saturday, April 21 (9:00 am to 3:00 pm) or the following week on Sunday, April 29 (10:00 am to 4:00 pm).  The collection truck will be located in the front parking lot near the ... read full article
Washington State PTA Statement About Violence in SchoolsWashington State PTA3/3/20183/17/2018
Washington State PTA Statement About Violence in Schools
The Washington State PTA (WSPTA) joins with millions of students, families, school professionals, and community members across Washington in the desire for policy changes that help end the growing problem of violence in schools. [ Read full statement ] ... read full article
SNG Community Resource FairLWPTSA Council2/5/20182/20/2018
SNG Community Resource Fair
The LWPTSA Council Special Needs Group will be hosting its annual Community Resource Fair on Tuesday, February 20th at 7 pm  at the Lake Washington Resource Center (LWRC) in Redmond. This year's event will join together with the Bellevue School District, ensuring lots of programs represented. This is a great opportunity for all parents and caregivers of kids that are receiving any support services to come and learn about camps and programs available to them. While several vendors are summer-camp oriented, there are many with great programs available year round.  Children welcome. For more information contact  EHS Special Needs chairs Amy Verall or ... read full article
Not a Member? Join the PTSA Today!Eastlake PTSA1/17/20181/31/2018
Not a Member? Join the PTSA Today!
Are you new to Eastlake High School?  Did you mean to join the EHS PTSA but forgot?   The good news is that it is never too late to make a difference by joining the PTSA.  With each membership, the voice of our PTSA grows stronger; the stronger we become, the more we can support our students and the Eastlake community.  In addition,   as a Washington State PTA member, you can save money with member benefits , including Gray Wolf Lodge, car rentals, Fed Ex Office, Sylvan Learning Center, and much more.  To join the Eastlake PTSA, please  sign up right here ... read full article
Advocacy Week is January 29 - February 2!WSPTA Region 21/17/20182/2/2018
Advocacy Week is January 29 - February 2!
How do PTSA members advocate on PTA priorities?  Learn how on the Washington State PTA's blog post .  There are great ideas for advocating from your home or all the way down in Olympia, from two minutes to a few hours of your time.  Advocating is what the PTA is all about ! ... read full article
Incoming Freshmen Parent NightEastlake PTSA1/2/20181/25/2018
Incoming Freshmen Parent Night
Wed., January 24 @ 7 pm Parents, are YOU ready for high school? You will be after our Parent Night, and you'll be excited for your incoming freshman student to become part of the wolf pack! 6 - 7 pm :: Sports & Club info booths (Commons) 7 - 8:30 pm :: Parent Presentation (EHS Theatre) The school store will also be open from 6:30 to 8:00 pm to purchase Eastlake "swag". Catch the spirit! ... read full article
Scholarship Gift Basket Silent Auction & Reception ~ Thursday, Dec. 7 @ 10amLake Washington PTSA Council11/21/201712/7/2017
Scholarship Gift Basket Silent Auction & Reception ~ Thursday, Dec. 7 @ 10am
Love shopping for holiday baskets?  Don't miss the Lake Washington PTSA Council's annual Scholarship Basket Auction!  Every Lake Washington PTA/PTSA puts together a unique and amazing gift basket for this event.  All baskets are on display and on silent auction at the Lake Washington Resource Center.  ( View auction catalog  and bidding rules.)  Stop by the  Resource Center  during regular office hours, or make a final bid at the reception on Thursday, Dec. 7 (10:00-11:00 am) while enjoying free espresso drinks, desserts, a lively raffle, a bring-a-buddy door prize, gift card wall (purchase gift cards at cost), and donation opportunities ... read full article
Incoming Freshmen: Meet Us at Welcome-to-the-Pack Night!Eastlake PTSA4/24/20185/2/2018
Incoming Freshmen: Meet Us at Welcome-to-the-Pack Night!
Along with Eastlake HS, the EHS PTSA invites incoming freshmen and their families to ‘Welcome to the Pack’ night  on Tuesday ,  May 1  from  6-8 pm.   Come celebrate the spirit and culture of Eastlake and see the amazing aspects of our school.  Our mascot, along with our cheer and dance teams, will be welcoming everyone outside the school, where food trucks will be available 5-8 pm  (please bring cash).  Performances by the Eastlake band, choir, orchestra and drama students will be in the theater; guided tours of the school will be given throughout the evening; information will be ... read full article
National PTA Statement on Gun Safety and Violence PreventionNational PTA3/3/20183/17/2018
National PTA Statement on Gun Safety and Violence Prevention
Given National PTA’s history of advocacy for the safety of children and youth, National PTA supports federal efforts to protect children and youth from gun violence. National PTA also advocates restricting access to guns from persons who may endanger public safety. [ Read full statement ] ... read full article
Parent Ed: "Navigating the Path to College; From Freshman Year in HS to Freshman Year in College"LWPTSA Council2/22/20183/1/2018
Parent Ed: "Navigating the Path to College; From Freshman Year in HS to Freshman Year in College"
The Lake Washington PTSA Council is pleased to bring Anne Holmdahl of Common Sense College Counseling to the  Lake Washington Resource Center on Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 6:30-8:00 pm , or  Thursday, Mar. 1 from 12-1:30 pm (same presentation) to help you learn about how to make the college application process as smooth as possible and eliminate the stress.  Anne will explain college admission requirements and walk you through standardized testing.  She has the inside take on what college admissions offices think are important.  Not to be missed!  Parents of high school students and middle school welcome!  Contact  Irene Neumann , Co-VP F.A.C.E., ... read full article
Bellevue Ice Arena FUNdraiser for EastlakeEastlake PTSA1/2/20181/15/2018
Bellevue Ice Arena FUNdraiser for Eastlake
Through January 15, head to Bellevue Downtown Park (just one block south of Bellevue Square) to its ice arena and mention you're with Eastlake High School, and the EHS PTSA will receive $3 for each paid admission!  (That is  SLICK !)   Click here  for admission times. ... read full article
WSPTA Scholarships for Graduating SeniorsWashington State PTA12/14/20172/26/2018
WSPTA Scholarships for Graduating Seniors
It's that time of year for high school seniors: applying for college and figuring out how to pay for college.  To help with college costs, the Washington State PTA offers three $3,000 scholarships and one $1,000 scholarship to graduating seniors from Washington state high schools (with active PTSAs)   who will be starting 2-year or 4-year college in the fall of 2018.  For requirements and to apply, click  here .  (To see Eastlake PTSA's scholarships, click here .) ... read full article
Reflections Open House & Art ShowLWSD PTSA Council11/22/20171/5/2018
Reflections Open House & Art Show
Friday, Jan. 5; 4 - 8 pm @ LWRC The Arts are "Within Reach" at the Reflections Open House and Art Show!   Everyone is invited to come enjoy the amazing, creative talents of our students on  Friday ,  Jan. 5 from  4:00 to 8:00 pm at the Lake Washington Resource Center .  The Art Show will f eature the outstanding  art entries that advanced from local PTAs to the Council level, and winning entries that are advancing to State will be highlighted.  Visual Arts and Photography entries will remain on display at the LWRC until  Jan. 11 .  Questions?  Please contact the  Council ... read full article
*Destination Day* for SeniorsEastlake High School4/24/20185/1/2018
*Destination Day* for Seniors
Is your senior heading off to college or a tech school? Perhaps the military, a service organization, or a new job? We want to celebrate all seniors no matter where they are headed! Immediately after school on Tuesday, May 1 , we invite all seniors to gather in the lower gym sporting their "destination swag" to enjoy treats, sign our Destination Wall, snap pictures for the yearbook, and more! Questions? Contact EHS Career Specialist  Carol McGuigan . ... read full article
March Community Service SpotlightEastlake PTSA3/26/20184/22/2018
March Community Service Spotlight
Madison Kramp was nominated for a spotlight because of her unique approach to service and for “thinking outside the box.” She is a great resource for service, so just ask her for ideas ranging from horse care to life guarding to overnight camps! We especially want to recognize her regular and long-term service commitment at  L’Arche  in Seattle, helping people with disabilities.  Madison works in the activity center and has built some incredible relationships while learning a lot about herself. Regarding working with people with disabilities, Madison says, “ you’re  most likely going to get more out of it than ... read full article
Submit Your Nominations for Eastlake's PTSA Service AwardsEastlake PTSA3/1/20184/23/2018
Submit Your Nominations for Eastlake's PTSA Service Awards
Who should receive the  Alpha Wolf ,  Silver Wolf,  Golden Acorn ,  Outstanding Service and Outstanding Educator awards? Every year, the PTSA recognizes members of our school community through its Service Awards. We are fortunate to have so many outstanding volunteers and personnel, and we wish to show them our gratitude. The PTSA Service Awards Committee is asking for your help in recommending these exceptional people. The committee makes decisions based on your recommendations, so please consider taking just a few minutes to write or email a recommendation and acknowledge the contributions of a favorite volunteer and/or an admired staff ... read full article
Eastlake Parent Receives LWPTSA Council AwardEastlake PTSA2/26/20183/19/2018
Eastlake Parent Receives LWPTSA Council Award
Congratulations to Eastlake's very own Julie Olson for receiving the Lake Washington PTSA Council Community Service Award at its Founders Day Luncheon at Sahalee Country Club on February 23. The Community Service Award is given to a member of the community who works on behalf of all children and youth while promoting high standards in education. This person believes in, practices, and encourages community involvement and service.  Julie's enthusiasm for Eastlake's community service program trickles down to our students, and the ripple effect of our student's community service reaches well beyond Eastlake. Well done, Julie!  Eastlake and its PTSA are ... read full article
Community Service Spotlights Illuminate Hope FestivalEastlake PTSA2/26/20183/21/2018
Community Service Spotlights Illuminate Hope Festival
Beck Latham and Mitchell Johnson serve on the Hope Festival leadership team. Why did they choose to get involved?  In Beck’s words, “It was pretty impactful the first time I attended the Hope Festival, and I knew I had to get more involved. I really liked the mission of Hopefest to provide more than just goods but also hopeful messages and an uplifting spirit. Sometimes I wonder where donations are going in other organizations, but here it’s nice to meet the individuals we are serving.” Mitchell says, “So many times we talk about helping the homeless, and through this event ... read full article
Get Involved with Eastlake through the PTSAEastlake PTSA2/19/20183/21/2018
Get Involved with Eastlake through the PTSA
2018-2019 Board Positions Available Would you like to be "in the know" at Eastlake? The Eastlake High School PTSA supports staff members and students with financial and volunteer support. The PTSA Nominating Committee is looking to fill the following slots on the 2018-2019 Executive Board: Co-President, Treasurer, Ways and Means, and Membership.The commitment includes monthly board meetings, where you hear information presented by one of the EHS principals. Aside from these meetings, the majority of other tasks can be done from home. If you are interested in being more involved in your student's high school experience by volunteering for the PTSA, ... read full article
Your "Pass the Hat" Donations in ActionEastlake PTSA2/19/20183/16/2018
Your "Pass the Hat" Donations in Action
EHS art teacher Laura Flagg purchased two new pottery wheels and stools for her students who work with clay. With these two new wheels, students get more practice throwing pottery (it's not as easy as it looks) and creating 3D pieces for their art portfolios. Pictured is senior Colton Wimberly trying out one of the new wheels for the first time. Next time you're at Eastlake, check out the student creations in the art display case (located in the Commons by the staircase near the auditorium entrance). Last year Mrs. Flagg used grant funds to purchase the display case to ... read full article
Community Emergency Response Team Certification & Community Service OpportunityEastlake PTSA2/5/20182/19/2018
Community Emergency Response Team Certification & Community Service Opportunity
The Sammamish Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is taking registrations for certification classes that teach about community emergencies, including disaster preparedness, fire safety, and light search-and-rescue.   The Sammamish CERT program begins in March and runs for 8 weeks at Sammamish Fire Station 82.  Classes are 2½ hours each Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm for a total of 20 hours.  Teachers can apply for 20 clock hours, and students can receive 20 community service hours. Classes missed can be made up for complete credit.  Click here  for more information and to register.   ... read full article
Give Your Senior a Gift of CelebrationEastlake PTSA12/8/201712/21/2017
Give Your Senior a Gift of Celebration
Senior SendOff makes a perfect gift for the holidays!  Instead of more "stuff," give your Senior an experience they'll remember while encouraging them toward their final push towards graduation!  Senior SendOff is a super fun and safe all-night party that follows the graduation ceremony;  read more details  about this event, or  log in and purchase a ticket . If you would like a "special gift" certificate mailed to you, please send an  email with your name, mailing address, and your student's name.  If you have any questions about this spectacular event,  contact our Senior Sendoff chairs! ... read full article
Help Feed Eastlake with the Pantry Packs Holiday Hunger CampaignEastlake PTSA12/4/201712/17/2017
Help Feed Eastlake with the Pantry Packs Holiday Hunger Campaign
With a goal to raise enough money to fully fund Pantry Packs throughout the LWSD  for the rest of the school year, Pantry Packs is holding its very first Holiday Hunger Campaign from Dec. 4 through Dec. 17.   Eastlake's goal is $2,102 ; this goal is based on our projected number of students that will need weekend food, how many dollars it takes to supply the packs to those students, and funds from previous fundraisers that have already been credited to Eastlake. Go directly to Eastlake's fundraising page  to donate and to watch our progress in meeting our goal!  [ More info ... read full article
$35,000 in Grants Awarded to EastlakeEastlake PTSA11/27/201712/27/2017
$35,000 in Grants Awarded to Eastlake
The EHS PTSA 2017-18 Fall Grants cycle is now complete.  We are pleased to grant $35,000 to support 15 different programs and learning opportunities at Eastlake.   Click here  to see where your generous donations are impacting our students!  THANK YOU for your wonderful support! ... read full article
Supreme Court McCleary Ruling Summationthe Washington State PTA11/15/201712/1/2017
Supreme Court McCleary Ruling Summation
The Supreme Court order on the McCleary case did three things: (1) It unanimously rejected the State’s claim that the 2017 legislature satisfied the court orders in the McCleary case; it unanimously rejected the State’s claim that lawmakers cured their ongoing contempt of court; it unanimously rejected the State’s claim that sanctions should be lifted; and it unanimously rejected the State’s claim that the Court should relinquish jurisdiction and terminate the McCleary case.  (2) It unanimously ordered the State to provide the additional $1 billion of salary funding that the State, by its own admission, acknowledged would be required to fully fund ... read full article
Fall Community Service AwardsEHS PTSA11/13/201711/20/2017
Fall Community Service Awards
Check out our Fall Community Service Award recipients! Students in all grades reach award levels with 50, 100, 150, and 200+ service hours. These hours can be accumulated through individual service, local organizations, EHS service clubs, and more. Community service award recipients are updated every fall (before college application deadlines) and spring.   Students who have completed service hours but have not turned them in yet can do so using the link at the top of the EHS Community Service Program webpage . (If you do not see your name on the list but you know you have done service ... read full article
Tell Us: Who Should We Spotlight?EHS PTSA11/13/201711/20/2017
Tell Us: Who Should We Spotlight?
Help us celebrate (and "brilliantly illuminate") our volunteers, teachers and staff members!  Submit your nominations of whom we should " spotlight " in Wolf Tracks for their valuable contributions at Eastlake!  Just  send an email  to our Awards and Recognition chair with this information:   Subject:  Wolf Tracks  Spotlight  Submission; name (and position, if known) of person you are nominating; specific details of why you are nominating them; your name and email.  We hope to shine the spotlight on at least one volunteer and one teacher/staff member per month.  So pleaase tell us who you think already shines at EHS! ... read full article
WSPTA Game Development CompetitionWashington State PTA11/22/20171/14/2018
WSPTA Game Development Competition
The WSPTA Game Development Competition is a STEM-based program introduced just last year.  Students in grades 9-12 attending a school with a PTSA in good standing (yes, that's Eastlake) may participate and share their knowledge of computer science based on an assigned theme (see below).  The purpose is to provide an opportunity for students -- individually or in a team up to six members -- to use their creative talents and express themselves by developing a computer game.  Students’ submissions are judged in the following areas: game of the year, arts and animation, game design, programming (code), and audio design. The theme ... read full article
January Community Service SpotlightEastlake PTSA1/8/20181/31/2018
January Community Service Spotlight
Our PTSA service spotlights are Caitlyn and Cassidy Nye.  These sisters, along with their younger brother, used their musical talents to brighten the holidays for residents of Providence Marionwood in Issaquah.  Thank you, Caitlyn and Cassidy, for this great idea to combine developing talents and serving our community! ... read full article
December Community Service SpotlightEastlake PTSA12/11/20171/13/2018
December Community Service Spotlight
Many thanks to Olivia Harris (left) and Priti Das (right) for their outstanding contributions to Eastlake's own Community Service program!  Olivia is Key Club president, and she along with other Key Club officers organized our fall EHS Community Service Fair.  Priti created the new  online hours tracking form , and she pulled together our  Fall Award list .  This was no small task, and it is a service for all EHS students who complete and report service hours.   Thank you both!   ... read full article
WSPTA Student Essay Contest: Men Making a DifferenceWashington State PTA11/20/20172/24/2018
WSPTA Student Essay Contest: Men Making a Difference
The Washington State PTA holds a yearly statewide essay contest that explores the important and varied contributions that men make in the lives and education of children –- from the child’s perspective.  All men involved in a child’s life –- fathers, uncles, grandfathers, brothers, step-fathers, mentors, neighbors, pastors, coaches and friends –- impact the children they care about.  Research clearly shows that male involvement positively influences academic success at all levels of schooling –- preschool through college.   Click here  for contest guidelines, divisions, and to read last year's winning entries.  Deadline is March 1, 2018. ... read full article