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Volunteers Needed for Mock SAT on Saturday, March 24

Eastlake is in need of 3 adult volunteers to proctor for the Mock SAT test on Saturday, March 24 at Eastlake High School.  You can bring a book to read and a snack.  Proctors simply keep time for each section in a class; instructions and training are provided.  A PTSA co-chair will also be available if any questions arise.  We have three options for choice of time:
  • 8:45 to 11 am (partial day)
  • 11 am to 1:15 pm (partial day)
  • 8:45 am to 1:15 pm (full length of test)

We appreciate your support and cannot do these tests without your help!  Please email Miglena Penev with your availability.

  Click below to register your student for Mock exams

Senior SendOff Bus Signups are Just Around the Corner

Signups for Senior SendOff bus transportation will be March 28 (12:30-1:30pm) and March 29 (during all lunches). Signups will be taken only for students with completed paperwork and payment as of Friday, March 23*.  These students will be able to choose which bus they want to ride for the event (meaning they can sit with friends).  If you aren't sure if your child is ready for signups, or if you have any other questions, please contact us ASAP! 

*Ticket sales will be held during lunch through March 23, or log in and pay online here.  Release/Permission forms will also be available to sign by student and parent (or print form here).  Permission forms and payment may also be brought in to the school office.  Cost is $165 for this all-inclusive, all-night, fully chaperoned, keep-your-grad-safe graduation party.  If cost is a hardship for your family, please contact your EHS counselor!  Please note: Tickets are non-refundable. Should a paid senior decide not to attend, the cost of the ticket will be considered a donation for another student in need. 

Donate a Gift Card for SSO prizes/giveaways!

The Senior SendOff 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 and on!!  All denominations accepted.  Please contact Michele Heidorn with questions.  Thank you!

Scholarship Applications Due March 22

Eastlake High School's Scholarship Committee is now accepting applications for the following PTSA scholarships (click associated links to open/download application): Katherine Siddoway Scholarship (2 offered), Community Service Scholarship (2 offered, grade 12), and Community Services Awards (2 per grade, levels 9-11). Applications are due no later than Thursday, March 22 at 2 pm. Questions? Please contact Susan Ossinger.
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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 member/teacher. 

Click here for award descriptions and how to submit recommendations. 

Submissions must be received by Monday, April 23. 

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 so grateful to have you!

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, please contact a member of the Nominating Committee (Jay Pulacode, Tallee Whitehorn and Michele Heidorn). Thank you!

Your PTSA Pass the Hat Donations in Classroom Action

EHS art teacher Laura Flagg was able to purchase 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 show off work from the new 3D art class. We think it's safe to say that the 3D art class is a big hit with our students!  


Your donations also helped fund eight digital cameras for Digital Photography and Video Production classes. Students who take a photography class don't always have their own camera; being able to work with up-to-date camera equipment allows students to use current technology to edit photos and learn the latest techniques. Teacher Louis Staples wrote: "Students learn the functions and mechanics of the cameras, and apply this learning to develop their own personal work in Photography and Video Production.” The cameras also "provide the opportunity for students to be creative while using technology and gaining 21st century skills.”

The photography classes have grown in popularity so much that two teachers now provide instruction for these classes. With seven periods next year, they expect to see more students taking photography.  Mr Staples hopes to be able to add additional cameras to their classroom next fall. 

EHS Community Service Spotlight

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 we actually are able to help and see our efforts appreciated by the many people who are served at Hopefest. It really makes me feel good to give others at my school an opportunity to serve.”

Thank you Beck!

Thank you Mitchell!

Suicide Prevention Parent Information Night

Tuesday, March 20 :: 6:30-8:30 pm
Evergreen Middle School
Free childcare (please RSVP)

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"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 that could lead to substance-use disorders. Please register here to attend this adults-only event on April 16, 6:30-8:30 pm @ CWU - Sammamish.

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Our Children Magazine
Published by National PTA, this digital publication was created for the parent who’s looking for the best parenting, wellness, education and PTA community info to help their child excel at school and in life.  
Click the photo to access the magazine.  To browse the latest articles, trending topics and past archives, click here.

Youth Eastside Services
Youth Eastside Services provides counseling, substance abuse treatment, education and prevention, and psychiatric services in East King County. Since 1968, we've helped children, teens and their families struggling with depression, grief, trauma, substance abuse, anxiety, gender- or cultural-identity issues, behavioral issues, ADHD, autism and so much more. We work with youth up to age 22 and their families.

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