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January Membership Meeting
Please join us for our January   membership meeting.  We will publish a Teams link the week of the meeting.  We will go through some procedural necessities like voting in our nomination committee, give an update on how PTSA has operated this year, and propose and vote on adjustments to our budget given what we’ve learned and observed. The school principal, Mr. Bede, will join to share updates and take questions.  The meeting will be held online January 27th, 6pm . ... read full article
Author:
Natalie Wells 
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1/10/2021-1/27/2021

WSPTA Game Development Competition
The WSPTA Game Development Competition is a STEM-based program, introduced in 2016, to encourage and support student success. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for students, either individually or in teams of up to six members, to use their creative talents and express themselves by developing a game, either a physical board game or a computer game. This year's theme is "Hope". Students’ submissions are judged in the following areas: best board game, best computer game, arts and animation, game design, programming (code), and audio design. Submission date is March 1, 2021. More details here . ... read full article
Author:
Temujin Baker 
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1/25/2021-3/1/2021

Got Questions?
Eastlake Principal, Chris Bede, will be joining our  January 27th Membership Meeting.  We are collecting your questions in advance to ensure Mr. Bede can answer them at the meeting. Please click below to submit your question, and join the meeting on the 27th to hear answers.  ... read full article
Author:
Natalie Wells 
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1/10/2021-1/27/2021

WSPTA Essay Contest
This statewide essay contest explores the important and varied influencers in the lives and education of children – from the children’s perspective. Every day children are exposed to a variety of people and each one has an opportunity to influence the path a child decides to take. Whether it is someone that sparks an interest in a new topic, helps them work through a problem, shapes the kind of person they want to become by modeling behavior, simply listens to them, or any number of other actions, this is the platform for students to share their appreciation. The application deadline ... read full article
Author:
Temujin Baker 
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11/25/2020-3/1/2021
Parent Ed: Recognizing Mental Health Symptoms in TeensNatalie Wells11/19/202012/2/2020
Parent Ed: Recognizing Mental Health Symptoms in Teens
Please join us  December 2nd, 7pm  online for an evening of learning. We all worry about our children's mental health, especially when we hear about an 'anxiety epidemic'. But when are our kids just being kids? When should we be concerned and seek help? Dr. Amy Mezulis , a clinical psychologist with years of experience in the field of adolescence mental health, will answer these questions and more. Dr. Mezulis is a licensed clinical psychologist, a professor and chair in the department of Clinical Psychology at SPU and the co-founder and chief psychologist at UpLift . Link to join available ... read full article
Election Day is November 3, 2020Natalie Wells10/20/202011/3/2020
Election Day is November 3, 2020
All Washington State ballots should have arrived in voters' mailboxes. Voting began  October 16  and ballots will be accepted until 8pm November 3 . Don't wait! Vote now by mailing your ballot or dropping it off at an official ballot box . Not registered? Register now ! ... read full article
Reflections Entries - Deadline Extended to Nov. 2Natalie Wells10/20/202011/2/2020
Reflections Entries - Deadline Extended to Nov. 2
This year's Reflections program is in full swing! Student entries in the dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts categories are due! We've extended the deadline into next week because of technical issues.  Visit our  Reflections page for information and instructions.    ... read full article
LGBTQ+ PanelTemujin Baker11/29/202012/2/2020
LGBTQ+ Panel
December 2, 7pm  online  Join for an evening of sharing and learning – find out about supports in our schools and how you can be a valuable ally! Parents, caregivers, guardians, grandparents, aunts, friends, uncles and students are all welcome to attend. Presented by the Lake Washington PTSA Council in conjunction with the LWSD. Special thanks to PFLAG for their partnership and many key inputs in coordinating this panel event. Please  RSVP here  and the webinar link will be sent to you prior to the event. View event flyer here . Got questions? Please email  parent.ed@lwptsa.net   ... read full article
American History Traveling Museum: Unspoken TruthsTemujin Baker11/29/202012/3/2020
American History Traveling Museum: Unspoken Truths
December 3 Join virtually for a special cross school and community event funded by the PTSA, this Thursday December 3 from 2-3 pm. Eastlake’s Black Student Union and 11 th  grade team presents Delbert Richardson’s award winning American History Traveling Museum: Unspoken Truths. About the Museum: “The founder of The Unspoken Truths has passionately collected and amassed an admirable assortment of artifacts that symbolizes the African experience in the Americas and Europe. They are joyful relics of family moments, and everyday products invented or patented by African Americans – the ironing board, cell phone technology, golf tees, and a pencil ... read full article
Thanks for Giving Scholarship AuctionTemujin Baker11/29/202012/2/2020
Thanks for Giving Scholarship Auction
The auction is open online until  December 2, 8pm. The Lake Washington PTSA Council began its scholarship program over 35 years ago to assist graduating seniors and district staff with the costs of continuing education. Proceeds from this auction will keep this tradition going and fund these important scholarships. All are welcome and invited to bid on an array of experiences from the comfort of your home via the online auction link . For details click here . Got a question? Please email Auction Chair Melissa Stone.  ... read full article
Holiday Bazaar - Doors are Open!Natalie Wells10/20/202011/13/2020
Holiday Bazaar - Doors are Open!
Our Online Holiday Bazaar is open!  through November 13th. We are ecstatic that more than 50 of our long time (and some new) artists have opted to participate and we hope you choose local, hand made art for your holiday shopping! Visit http://bazaar.ehsptsa.org  Nov 7 - Nov 13! ... read full article
January Membership MeetingNatalie Wells1/10/20211/27/2021
January Membership Meeting
Please join us for our January   membership meeting.  We will publish a Teams link the week of the meeting.  We will go through some procedural necessities like voting in our nomination committee, give an update on how PTSA has operated this year, and propose and vote on adjustments to our budget given what we’ve learned and observed. The school principal, Mr. Bede, will join to share updates and take questions.  The meeting will be held online January 27th, 6pm . ... read full article
Got Questions about the College Application Process? The Counselor Is In!Temujin Baker11/29/202012/4/2020
Got Questions about the College Application Process? The Counselor Is In!
December 4, 4-5pm Are you wondering how COVID-19 has impacted college applications? College timeline? Need advice on college essays? Parents and high school students are welcome to bring their questions and independent college counselor Mary Pat O’Neil will provide the answers! For free registration, visit:  www.lwsf.org/findyourfit ... read full article
Ready for the school year? Natalie Wells8/20/20209/3/2020
Ready for the school year?
We are! We've been gearing up to pivot our operations for the new year. An online school year means there are new opportunities for PTSA to add value and improve the experience for our students. We are working with the school to identify these opportunities and will continue to provide the support we always have, filling in gaps where needed.  Join us! Become a member today! PTSA membership reflects a commitment to our students and our school, as well as the desire to positively impact the education of all children. Become a 2020-2021 member of the Eastlake PTSA today! p.s.  you ... read full article
Join the Eastlake PTSA!Natalie Wells8/21/202110/13/2021
Join the Eastlake PTSA!
Get all of your Back to School PTSA business done in one place! Click the button below to create an account (or to update information on your existing account), get your membership, donate, see our available mock testing options, senior events, our Eastlake Angels program, opportunities for volunteering, and our EHS Parent Pledge. PTSA membership reflects a commitment to our students and our school, as well as the desire to positively impact the education of all children. Become a 2019-2020 member of the Eastlake PTSA today! ... read full article
WSPTA Game Development CompetitionTemujin Baker1/25/20213/1/2021
WSPTA Game Development Competition
The WSPTA Game Development Competition is a STEM-based program, introduced in 2016, to encourage and support student success. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for students, either individually or in teams of up to six members, to use their creative talents and express themselves by developing a game, either a physical board game or a computer game. This year's theme is "Hope". Students’ submissions are judged in the following areas: best board game, best computer game, arts and animation, game design, programming (code), and audio design. Submission date is March 1, 2021. More details here . ... read full article
Got Questions? Natalie Wells1/10/20211/27/2021
Got Questions?
Eastlake Principal, Chris Bede, will be joining our  January 27th Membership Meeting.  We are collecting your questions in advance to ensure Mr. Bede can answer them at the meeting. Please click below to submit your question, and join the meeting on the 27th to hear answers.  ... read full article
Interested in Joining Our Scholarships Selection Committee? Temujin Baker12/6/202012/20/2020
Interested in Joining Our Scholarships Selection Committee?
  Be part of  our  panel  to ensure all qualifying students get a chance at the 2021 Eastlake High School PTSA scholarships.   It ’ s only  for a  3 week   commitment starting in April 2021. Very simple and easy requirements  -   be a member of our PTSA and a parent of  a  non-senior  student(s) . What do you have to do?? R eading  and evaluating  applications  with  integrity and fairness according to criterions set by the Scholarships Committee.  To learn more about our Scholarships program, click here  Scholarships .  To volunteer for the sel ection panel, please ... read full article
WSPTA Essay ContestTemujin Baker11/25/20203/1/2021
WSPTA Essay Contest
This statewide essay contest explores the important and varied influencers in the lives and education of children – from the children’s perspective. Every day children are exposed to a variety of people and each one has an opportunity to influence the path a child decides to take. Whether it is someone that sparks an interest in a new topic, helps them work through a problem, shapes the kind of person they want to become by modeling behavior, simply listens to them, or any number of other actions, this is the platform for students to share their appreciation. The application deadline ... read full article
Senior Apparel – Last chance for Holiday Orders!Temujin Baker11/25/202011/26/2020
Senior Apparel – Last chance for Holiday Orders!
For class of 2021 – place your orders by November 26 to guarantee holiday delivery. What a nice gift for your senior for this holiday! Place your order  here . We will notify you when your order arrives and have a pick-up event at the school. ... read full article
Fall Community Service Awards ListTemujin Baker11/25/20201/4/2021
Fall Community Service Awards List
Congratulations to students who made our Fall Community Service Award List! Click  here for the list of Service Award recipients. Students in all grades who complete at least 50 service hours are included on the Fall and Spring Award Lists. These lists will be published twice- in Fall before college application deadlines and in Spring before graduation. Huge thanks to Key Club for tracking the hours and compiling this list for EHS students! ... read full article
Reflections Competition Winners!Temujin Baker11/25/202012/31/2020
Reflections Competition Winners!
Congratulations to the following Eastlake students whose entries have been selected to advance to the next round of competition at the Washington PTSA Council level! Film Production Audrey Liv Gruian, Gr 11 Literature Shrimayee Narasimhan, Gr 10 Avni Rao, Gr 10 Music Composition Jaeden Kapur, Gr 11 Richie Uthaisombut, Gr 11 Photography Yajat Deshpande, Gr 9 Visual Arts 2D Yan Zhu, Gr 10 Kaitlyn Liu, Gr 10 Jennifer Yuan, Gr 10 Sambutha Babu, Gr 10 A big thank you to the following volunteers for dedicating their time to score the the reflections participants- Rinna Mai  -   www.soundsync.academy Amy Friedman -  www.smartwithart.net Marissa Corona ... read full article
Learn Which Test Is Best For You - ACT or SAT?Temujin Baker11/25/202012/9/2020
Learn Which Test Is Best For You - ACT or SAT?
The ACT® and SAT® can be crucial parts of the college application. So which one’s better for your child? Well, it depends. Learn the differences, the similarities, and how to choose the test that’s best for your student. This webinar, will be presented by Tessa Selch of  Revolutionprep , our community partner and will cover the following topics- • The different challenges each exam presents • What makes a test right for each student • How colleges look at and compare each exam • Tips for developing a great test prep plan Register  here  to save a seat! All attendees ... read full article
Safety Night WebinarsTemujin Baker11/25/202012/10/2020
Safety Night Webinars
The LWPTSA Emergency Preparedness Committee is taking the COVID-cancelled district-wide Safety Night Event from last Spring online into a webinar series for parents, students and staff. Join us for several webinars throughout the year on a variety of safety and emergency preparedness topics. Please RSVP for the first two webinars here . Links to join the meetings will come in the reminder email 2 days prior. Tuesday, December 1st, 7:00-8:00 pm - Safety & Privacy Online by Sarah K. Miller, Emergency Management Professional & Crisis Manager. This session will cover the basics of cyber hygiene, designed to help you and ... read full article
Eastlake Senior Apparel and Masks Are HereTemujin Baker11/9/202011/10/2020
Eastlake Senior Apparel and Masks Are Here
If you’ve ordered shirts, hoodies or face masks for your senior (class of 2021), or regular Eastlake face masks, your order may have arrived. We will be handing out all orders up to October 9 order date this coming Tuesday, November 10th from 3:30pm to 5pm at the school. If your order is included, you should have an email in your mailbox. Haven’t yet placed your order? It’s not too late. Purchase your Senior Apparel and masks (class of 2021) or regular Eastlake face masks now to get them before the holidays! ... read full article
An Opportunity to fill your College Fund JarTemujin Baker11/9/202011/30/2020
An Opportunity to fill your College Fund Jar
The College Bound Scholarship application deadline has been extended to November 30. The College Bound Scholarship is a state-funded program offered by the Washington Student Achievement Council. Students who meet one of these requirements can apply. The students family meets the income requirements, or the student is in foster care or a dependent of the state, or the student’s family receives basic food or TANF benefits. For more information, visit EHS Scholarships Program . ... read full article
SMILE – Amazon Smile is available on the Mobile app!Temujin Baker11/9/202011/23/2020
SMILE – Amazon Smile is available on the Mobile app!
As we approach the holidays (or stock up on more toilet paper), a reminder about Amazon Smile.  When you use Smile, 0.5% of your eligible purchase dollars go to Eastlake PTSA. Go to https://smile.amazon.com , click “Get Started”, and look for Eastlake High School PTSA.  On the mobile app, go to the “hamburger” at the bottom right (three horizontal bars), scroll to Programs & Features, select AmazonSmile.  From there select Eastlake High School PTSA,  and moving forward every mobile Amazon-app based purchase will donate money to our PTSA. ... read full article
Financial Education for SeniorsNatalie Wells11/8/202011/18/2020
Financial Education for Seniors
We are partnering with  Financial Beginnings of Washington  to offer seniors the Financial Foundations course. The course covers key financial concepts and is held in five 1-hour online sessions. Five topics are covered, one per session, and include: Banking, Budgeting, Credit, Investing and Risk Management. This course is offered  free of charge , but registration is required. Sign up here ! Classes start November 10th.    ... read full article
Advocacy - What are Your Priorities?Natalie Wells9/24/202010/8/2020
Advocacy - What are Your Priorities?
Each year, ahead of the Legislative Assembly, the WA state PTA collects input and feedback from membership about legislative priorities to focus on. At the assembly, delegates from all state PTAs vote on the priorities for the next two years.  Please share your input in this  online survey and lend your voice to advocating for our students! The survey closes October 9.  ... read full article
Double your Impact! Natalie Wells9/24/202010/8/2020
Double your Impact!
Did you make a donation to the PTSA? Did you know many companies in our area will match your donation? Check to see if your employer is on the list . Matching donations make up a big part of our income and directly contribute to funding grants and school activities the PTSA supports. It only takes a few minutes!  ... read full article
Donations Needed for Eastlake AngelsNatalie Wells8/29/20209/12/2020
Donations Needed for Eastlake Angels
Eastlake Angels is a collaboration between the PTSA and Eastlake High School that provides immediate and confidential assistance to students whose families are experiencing financial hardship. Eastlake Angels is 100% funded by donations, any dollar amount is appreciated. Donations are tax-deductible, and you can double your impact if your  employer matches donations !  Requests are already coming in from students who are falling short financially with home or back-to-school necessities. We need your help to keep up! Whether it’s for toiletries, clothing, school supplies, or class fees-donations are urgently needed! You can donate funds online  or schedule a drop-off f or gently used ... read full article
Seeking EHS PTSA Committee Chair for 2020-2021Natalie Wells7/14/20208/31/2020
Seeking EHS PTSA Committee Chair for 2020-2021
The EHS PTSA is gearing up for next school year and we are pleased many of our chair and board positions are filled. We are looking for a few more volunteers to fill critical roles, please visit our  Open Positions page to see what the needs are, details about the roles and how to contact us.  ... read full article
Community Service at EastlakeNatalie Wells9/24/202010/8/2020
Community Service at Eastlake
Eastlake PTSA in collaboration with Eastlake High School offer a  Community Service Program that enables all EHS students to participate. Here's what you need to know: 1. Need ideas of how to serve? Click here .  2. Need to log hours? We have a new system! Check it out at http://www.ehs-service.org 3. Want to nominate a student for the Community Service Spotlight award? Click  here to submit your nomination.  4. Want to see past award winners? Visit our Community Service page .   ... read full article
Equity Book Club for studentsTemujin Baker1/11/20211/22/2021
Equity Book Club for students
Register by January 22   All students at EHS are invited to join the EHS Equity Book Club. Students will gain awareness and insight into the societal and political constructs of racism in America by reading and discussing the book Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds. Jason Reynolds begins this book: This is not a history book. This is a book about the here and now. A book to help us better understand why we are where we are. A book about race. If you are interested in exploring more about why we are where we are, about ... read full article
Mock Testing - Sign Up NowNatalie Wells10/20/202011/2/2020
Mock Testing - Sign Up Now
Mock tests (ACT and SAT) give students the opportunity to experience the tests and learn how they did on them. EHS PTSA is partnering with  Revolution Prep  to deliver these tests online for Eastlake students. Please see our  Mock Testing page for information about the process and how to sign up.  ... read full article