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FINAL WEEK!  Community Service Hours Due Wednesday, May 23

Students who would like to be included on our Spring 2018 Community Service Award List or seniors looking to receive the Community Service Honor Cord for graduation need to turn in all documentation by Wednesday, May 23Click here for forms and instructions.  Questions? Check the EHS Community Service webpage or email PTSA Community Service Chair Julie Olson

PTSA Awards Celebration and End-of-Year Membership Meeting

A message from PTSA co-president Deb Knaus: "We sure hope you can attend our awards celebration and final membership meeting for the 2017/2018 school year.  We will be voting in next year's board members, reviewing our accomplishments for the year, and approving the 2018/2019 budget.  Both events will be held Wednesday, May 23rd @ 5:30 pm in the Eastlake Commons.  This is our chance to thank you, our wonderful parents and volunteers, and get a little business taken care of so that we can begin working on things for next year!  We look forward to seeing you!"

Join Our Award-Winning Team!

The Eastlake PTSA is looking for parents to join our team for the 2018-19 school year.  Roles can be split between multiple volunteers.  Please contact Jay Pulacode for job descriptions and/or if you are interested in any of the following roles: 
  • Baccalaureate Chair(s)
  • Financial Review members
  • Legislative Chair
  • Parent Education
  • Reflections Co-chair
  • Special Projects Chair(s)
  • Senate Representative (1 of 2)
  • Senior Send-Off Chair(s)
  • Staff Appreciation Chair                   

Prom is Perfect for Taking the Parent Pledge

With spring in the air and prom quickly approaching, please consider joining the EHS PTSA Parent Pledge program to show your support in keeping our kids safe from drugs and alcohol.  By signing the annual Parent Pledge, you are letting other parents know that any gatherings in your home will be supervised as well as drug- and alcohol-free.  See our list of EHS parents who have already taken the Parent Pledge; to join them in this important program, click here

RSVP for Baccalaureate!

Click here to let us know if your senior will or will not be participating and, if yes, how many guests will be attending. 

Help Us Get Ready for Baccaluareate and Senior Send Off! 

It's hard to believe that our seniors are graduating next month.  This is an exciting and busy time for everyone, yet it requires a team of volunteers to make it happen!  There are many ways to lend a hand -- whether it's your talent, your time, your smile at a door, or even a gift card for SSO -- it's all explained below.  Please take a look!

Volunteers Needed for the 2018 EHS Baccalaureate

The Baccalaureate is a non-denominational spiritual event that celebrates the successes of our seniors and blesses them as they move on to the next phase of their young adult life.  Volunteers are critical for the success of this special event.  We need help with parking flow, ushers, stage hands, refreshments, photos, and more!

Take a look at our SignUpGenius and let us know where you can help!
Be a Senior-Send-Off Chaperone

Senior Send Off (SSO) provides graduating Eastlake seniors with a fun, memory-filled evening, and to ensure our seniors have a safe, drug-free, alcohol-free event, we need a few more adult chaperones!  The kids have a great time and it really is a fun event to be a part of!  SSO is Monday, June 18buses leave directly from Key Arena immediately after the 8pm ceremony and return to EHS by 6am the following morning.  Chaperones must be at least 21 years old.  For more information or to join the fun, please contact our SSO team.

Donate a Gift Card for Our SSO Giveaways – Our Goal is 75 (We're at 53)!

The SSO team is procuring gift cards to give to our seniors as prizes throughout the SSO evening.  It's another way to add fun to graduation night!  Great gift card ideas include Game Stop, Amazon, Ulta Beauty...Chipotle, MOD, Metropolitan Market, Starbucks...prepaid Visa and MasterCard...Regal Cinemas, Lucky Strike, Seattle Mariners...Chevron, Shell...the list goes on!!  Any denomination accepted.  Please contact Michele Heidorn with questions.  Please send all gift cards to the EHS office, clearly marked for SSO.  Thank you!

WANTED!  Fun Photos for the Baccalaureate Slideshow!

Community Service Updates 

Annual Day of Service is May 19

The annual Day of Service is one of the community-service capstones of the year because there is such a huge variety of projects, opportunities and participants!  Click here to sign up, and scroll across the tabs at the top to see all of the choices that fit your time and interests.  Sign up early for the best selection, and invite your whole family and other community members to help, too!  This will be your last major opportunity to complete service hours before the end of the year (and before graduation if you are going for an honor cord.)  Questions?  Email PTSA Community Service Chair Julie Olson.


Service Spotlight: Eastlake Girls Basketball Team

Want a great idea for team bonding and sportsmanship while having a positive impact on our community?  Our EHS girls basketball team organized a shopping event and broke into smaller groups to buy gifts for families in need at the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank’s Holiday Gift Barn.  This event serves approximately 1,200 children in the Issaquah School District each year. 

In addition, the team raised funds to purchase needed supplies for Tent City Residents at the Mary Queen of Peace location.  They delivered several cases of water, ground coffee, batteries, soup and flashlights. 

Thank you to our EHS team for being a fantastic example of community service!

EHS PTSA 2018-2019 Officers Announced for Election

The EHS PTSA Nominating Committee respectfully submits its report and recommends the following members for 2018-2019 to the office of:

  • Co-President: Beth Knapick
  • Co-President: Jen O’Donnell
  • Secretary: Nikki Balt
  • Treasurer: Leanne Brodzinski
  • Co-VP Membership: Jen Fowler
  • Co-VP Membership: Amy Wells
  • VP Volunteers: Jay Pulacode
  • Co-VP Ways and Means: Ajay Chakrapani
  • Co-VP Ways and Means: Olga Pechuk

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 as stated in the WSPTA Uniform Bylaws.

Respectfully submitted,
Jay Pulacode, Michele Heidorn and Tallee Whitehorn

EHS Senior Awarded Washington State PTA Scholarship
Congratulations to Tyler Zangaglia for earning a $3000 scholarship from the Washington State PTA!  Each year the WSPTA offers scholarships to graduating seniors from Washington state public high schools with an active PTA, who will be starting college (either two-year or four-year) in the fall.  Tyler was one of only four recipients selected this year.  Tyler, we are so proud of you!

Seniors: Submit Your Photos for Baccalaureate's "Carpe Diem" Slideshow

Seniors are invited to submit photos for the Baccalaureate “Carpe Diem (Seize the Day)” slideshow.  Photos do not have to be from just your senior year or just school events, but they DO have to be tasteful and appropriate.  The Baccalaureate Committee has sole discretion to select photos.  Email us your photos by Thursday, May 31 with the *full name* of the student submitting the photo and *full names* of persons in the photo. 

Senior Checklist for Library Items, Textbooks and Laptops

EHS librarian Ms. Dunbar is visiting all senior classes this month to review important information for turning in library items, textbooks and laptops.  Parents can refer to the Senior Checkoff page on the EHS Library Power School site for more information; meanwhile, here are some important dates to be aware of:

  • During May: Students check their own Destiny account to see what must be turned in
  • June 8: Goal date for turning in items they are no longer using and resolving any unpaid fines
  • June 11: Signups (through Flexi Sched) for laptop roll-in time 
  • June 14: Turn in laptop before 3pm

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Resources to Support Teens with Anxiety
The PTSA-sponsored parent education night on May 2 included a main presentation by licensed psychologist Dr. Kristy Ludwig.  Dr. Ludwig discussed causes of teen anxiety, how it affects them physiologically and emotionally, and how parents can support their teens.  Listed below are websites and books that Dr. Ludwig recommends to help you support your teen.

  anxietybc.com   //   worrywisekids.org   //   aboutourkids.org

  • Freeing your Child from Anxiety: Powerful, Practical Solutions to Overcome Your Child’s Fears, Worries, and Phobias by Tamar E. Chansky, Ph.D.
  • Growing Up Brave: Expert Strategies for Helping your Child Overcome Fear, Stress, and Anxiety by Donna B. Pincus, Ph.D.
  • Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents
  • Getting Your Child to say “Yes” to School: A Guide for Parents of Youth with School Refusal Behavior by Christopher Kearney

Many thanks to EHS counselor Corrine Immel for compiling this list of resources!

Summer SAT and ACT Courses by SATPrep

EHS PTSA Community Partner SATPrep is offering the following summer courses for the SAT and ACT.  For additional courses in the Bellevue/Seattle area, visit their website.

SAT Courses

Eastlake High School - Register by June 23
  • Practice Test - June 25 (Mon8:30am to 12:30pm
  • Classes - June 26, 27, 28, July 2, 3, 5 (Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu8:30 to 11:15am
Skyline High School - Register by July 14
  • Practice Test - July 16 (Mon8:30am to 12:30pm
  • Classes - July 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 (Tue/Wed/Thu8:30 to 11:15am
Redmond High School - Register by July 28
  • Practice Test - July 30 (Mon8:30am to 12:30pm
  • Classes - July 31August 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 (Tue/Wed/Thu8:30 to 11:15am

ACT Courses

Redmond High School - Register by June 23
  • June 26, 27, 28, July 2, 3, 5 (Mon/Tues/Wed/Thu11:30am to 2:15pm
Skyline High School - Register by July 14
  • July 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 (Tue/Wed/Thu11:30am to 2:15pm

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