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Ice Skating, Anyone?
The Bellevue Ice Rink is open! From November 18 until January 8! Mention "Eastlake" when you go enjoy the rink and they will donate to our PTSA. Ever known a cooler way of helping our PTSA? More details here . ... read full article
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Staff Appreciation Lunch Oct 26 - Volunteers NeededNatalie Wells10/25/202210/25/2022
Staff Appreciation Lunch Oct 26 - Volunteers Needed
Our teachers and staff at Eastlake love the PTSA luncheons because of the amazing parents that sign up to bring delicious food! Please help us keep up the tradition and throw our Fall Feast for them! Let's shower our teachers and staffs with your delicious dishes and love on Wednesday, October 26th (drop off at 11am, lunch at 12pm) Sign Up Here   ... read full article
Parenting for Emotional Wellbeing WorkshopsKate Gordon10/2/202210/12/2022
Parenting for Emotional Wellbeing Workshops
Don’t miss an upcoming workshop hosted by Lake Washington Schools Foundation for parents of school-aged kids: Parenting for Emotional Wellbeing . This three-session virtual workshop will provide a friendly space for you to cultivate advanced social and emotional awareness and skills that can help you clarify your parenting identity, improve relationships in your family and help you raise resilient kids. The first session starts on October 12. Spaces are limited, so register early !   You can also register for Balance in Mind's newsletter to learn about opportunities throughout the year. ... read full article
AmazonSmile—Support the PTSA through your online shoppingKate Gordon9/25/202210/9/2022
AmazonSmile—Support the PTSA through your online shopping
  Did you know that purchases you make at  smile.amazon.com  can benefit the Eastlake PTSA?  Simply select Eastlake PTSA as your designated donation recipient, and we will receive 0.5% of the purchases you make throughout the year.  All of these funds go directly back to the programs sponsored by the PTSA .  Be sure to sign up with AmazonSmile, and choose the Eastlake High School PTSA as your designated charity. It works on the mobile Amazon app as well!  ... read full article
Join the Eastlake PTSA!Natalie Wells8/10/20229/1/2022
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 and opportunities for volunteering. 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 2022-2023 member of the Eastlake PTSA today! Click here for membership benefits and discounts. ... read full article
Scholarship Program Auction - LW PTSA CouncilNatalie Wells10/31/202211/3/2022
Scholarship Program Auction - LW PTSA Council
Support the LWPTSA Council's scholarship program ! Amazing baskets up for grabs in the auction. Silent Bidding is available from  noon on Thursday, October 6  until  Thursday, November 3 during the closing reception (see below), at the LWSD Resource Center  ( 16250 NE 74th St., Redmond WA 98052 ).  LWSD’s business hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. Join the Auction Reception & Raffle on  Thursday, November 3 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm  at the  LWSD Resource Center . Bring a friend and  wear pajamas! Enjoy cocoa, cookies and fun while supporting the scholarship program. You’ll ... read full article
Seeking Holiday Bazaar VolunteersNatalie Wells10/25/202211/3/2022
Seeking Holiday Bazaar Volunteers
We are beyond excited to hold our 29 th Holiday Bazaar *IN PERSON* again - Saturday, November 5th.  We are looking for both student  and  adult   volunteers  to help make this event amazing for vendors and our shoppers! Most volunteer opportunities are on Friday, 11/4 and/or Saturday, 11/5.  We also need donations of baked goods for the Bake Sale.  Students can earn volunteer hours for the baking. Please click here to sign up to volunteer and/or click here to sign up to bring baked goods. Please contact  bazaarvolunteers@ehsptsa.org  with any questions about volunteering. ... read full article
November Mock TestsNatalie Wells10/25/202211/11/2022
November Mock Tests
Eastlake PTSA is delighted to offer mock SAT and ACT tests to students via our community partner, Revolution Prep. Tests are held in person at Eastlake, and students received feedback on their work. Upcoming dates: ACT - Nov 12 SAT - Nov 19 Sign up here ... read full article
Advocacy UpdateKate Gordon9/25/20229/27/2022
Advocacy Update
Do you have questions about legislative priorities involving education for our representatives in Olympia? What do you want to know more about when it comes to promoting public education in Washington? Our Eastlake PTSA Legislative Advocate is here to help you feel more connected to legislative decisions that affect all our kids. Questions can be emailed to advocacy@ehs ptsa .org Another great way to stay on top of the news and get involved is to sign up for the Action Network - a newsletter primarily during the Washington State Legislative Sessions, that includes action alerts and informational broadcasts to. These ... read full article
Eastlake Library Says Thank YouKate Gordon9/22/20229/30/2022
Eastlake Library Says Thank You
Kathleen Story, Eastlake High School Librarian The EHS Library Staff wants to thank the PTSA volunteers for helping us with the laptop roll out. We checked out 2100 laptops in two days. We could not have done it without you. We are also grateful for the grants over the past 5 years to increase the diversity of our collection. Our current display for Hispanic Heritage Month is already up and there are so many books they won't fit on the display so we can replenish with a wide variety of choices. Another exciting contribution from PTSA that continues to be ... read full article
Welcome Back Staff Lunch - Volunteers NeededNatalie Wells8/16/20228/28/2022
Welcome Back Staff Lunch - Volunteers Needed
We are throwing a "Welcome Back" lunch for Eastlake staff,  Monday August 29th . Check out how you can help at the sign up below, all the information is there.  Sign Up To Help ... read full article
Volunteers Needed -- Back to Business DaysNatalie Wells7/1/20228/31/2022
Volunteers Needed -- Back to Business Days
Mark your calendars! Eastlake's  Back to Business Days for the school year 2022-2023 are August 30th and August 31st. These are the days where Eastlake Students will come by the school to pick up laptops, get their picture taken for their ASB card, pick up parking passes if relevant and more - all so they are ready to roll for the first day of school, Sept. 6, 2022.  Our hardworking Eastlake staff is asking for parent volunteers to help on these Back to Business Days so students can easily get through the process. If you can help, please sign up  ... read full article
Got Tiles? We do! Natalie Wells11/8/202211/18/2022
Got Tiles? We do!
Have you seen the amazing wall of tiles at the entrance to Eastlake? PTSA has been offering these for years as a fundraiser and a great way for families to commemorate their student and family at Eastlake for years to come. Place your order for the 2022-2023 school year by  November 18, 2022  and your tile will be included in the first order, installed around mid-winter break, weather permitting.  Click  here  to order! ... read full article
Last chance to Order Class of 2023 Senior ApparelNatalie Wells10/25/202211/25/2022
Last chance to Order Class of 2023 Senior Apparel
Senior apparel orders are back open with a new deadline of November 25th.  If you missed our first order, this is your last chance to order.   Senior apparel makes a great holiday gift for your soon-to-be graduates! **Please note, these items are only meant for the current class of Eastlake seniors.   Order your apparel here .   Questions?  Contact nikki@ehsptsa.org ... read full article
College Planning EventsKate Gordon10/2/202210/26/2022
College Planning Events
Q&A- The College Application Process- Sun., October 26th Join Find Your Fit’s college counselor Mary Pat O’Neil for office hours. This is an opportunity for  high school students and parents to sign up for a 10-minute session where they can ask their questions about the college application process. Click here to register for a 10-minute session between 3 and 4:30 pm. ... read full article
Thank You for Donating!Kate Gordon9/22/20229/30/2022
Thank You for Donating!
A big thank you goes to our members who have joined their company's corporate matching program! This program works because of your participation. Many companies will match dollar for dollar your contributions, whether monetary or through volunteerism. Does your company have a matching program but you're not sure how to get started? Visit our Corporate Matching page to learn more!   ... read full article
Work With Us!Kate Gordon9/9/20229/16/2022
Work With Us!
We have a few open board and chair positions. Joining the PTSA as a board member or chair means you are joining a dedicated and passionate group of people that work together to enrich our students' experience at Eastlake. We hope you consider joining us!   Open PTSA Positions ... read full article
General Membership MeetingKate Gordon9/9/20229/21/2022
General Membership Meeting
It is our pleasure to invite you to our first *IN PERSON* membership meeting of the 2022-2023 school year, September 21, 6pm We will meet in the upper commons and before the school's curriculum night. Join us and score premium parking! Details and links will be posted to our Meetings Page  on our site. While everyone is invited, only  members  can vote on PTSA business items.  ... read full article
Become a Member TodayKate Gordon9/8/20229/16/2022
Become a Member Today
The National PTA is the largest and oldest  advocacy  organization for students. When you become a member, you lend your voice to thousands of other families and help ensure our message is heard. When you  donate  to Eastlake PTSA, your donations go right back into our Eastlake High School to benefit and  support our students  and their learning. It enables us to offer experiences and close funding gaps that improve and enhance our school directly. The Eastlake PTSA is ready to step up in these ever-changing times and identify new ways in which we can continue to contribute and support students. Please join ... read full article
2022-2023 Open Board Position: VP of CommunicationsLakshmi Lakshmanan7/3/20227/30/2022
2022-2023 Open Board Position: VP of Communications
We are still looking for a VP of Communications for the 2022-2023 PTSA year. As the Communications Team Lead, the VP produces the weekly newsletter, Wolf Tracks, and coordinates with a team of volunteers that together drive our digital outreach and operations. These include our web site, newsletter, social media presence and internal Office365 tools. An ideal candidate feels comfortable with technology and is willing to learn the platforms.  If you or anyone you know may be interested in the  VP Communications position, please contact volunteer@ehsptsa.org . We are looking for additional Communications team members, you can find a list ... read full article
YES Resources During the SummerNatalie Wells7/1/20229/3/2022
YES Resources During the Summer
" Welcome to Summer!  As your Youth Eastside Services’ Prevention Intervention Specialist, I have enjoyed supporting Eastlake students and families during this school year, and look forward to coming back to EHS in the Fall. Click here  to check out our Community & Summer Resource list for many activities to do this summer and where to reach out for help & support.  See you in the Fall " - Andrea Frost Andrea can be reached at- 425 747 4937 ext. 2721   youtheastsideservices.org facebook.com/YouthEastsideServices   twitter.com/YouthEastside Your membership with EHS PTSA allows us to partner with EHS and Youth Eastside Services (YES) ... read full article
Ice Skating, Anyone? Natalie Wells11/19/20221/8/2023
Ice Skating, Anyone?
The Bellevue Ice Rink is open! From November 18 until January 8! Mention "Eastlake" when you go enjoy the rink and they will donate to our PTSA. Ever known a cooler way of helping our PTSA? More details here . ... read full article
Community Service for StudentsNatalie Wells11/8/202211/18/2022
Community Service for Students
Hours Reporting   is due by November 18th to qualify for the Fall Community Service Award List. Students may report their service hours here . Inclusion on this list can be listed as an award on job, college, scholarship, and other applications. Award lists are posted twice a year so all students can double check their hours, and seniors can use them in the fall for college apps and spring for graduation. Seniors submitting 200 or more hours by the end of the school year will be eligible for the Honor Chord. Need More Hours?   High School Volunteers Needed for ... read full article
September Membership Meeting RecapNatalie Wells9/21/202210/10/2022
September Membership Meeting Recap
We finally had an IN-PERSON membership meeting! Thank you to all who attended, we had a good crowd and it was great to see so many new faces. Here's what we accomplished reviewed and voted to approve our key operating documents. Our standing rules, mission and goals, and budget, all of which can be found here voted to add a budget line item to contribute $500 to the Lake Washington PTSA Council's Equity Fund got an update from our Ways and Means VP about or Pass the Hat Fundraiser had a Q&A session  with our EHS principal, Todd Apple, who ... read full article
LWSD School Start Time Committee OpportunityKate Gordon9/23/20229/30/2022
LWSD School Start Time Committee Opportunity
Lake Washington School District is looking for parents of students to join a working committee about school start times. This group will be making a recommendation to Superintendent Dr. Jon Holmen for high schools to start no earlier than  8:00 a.m. The group will also make a proposal to adjust preschool start/end times. Seven meetings have been scheduled on Thursdays between September and January.  This committee will include parents from multiple perspectives across the different high school feeder areas. Therefore, members of the group will be chosen based on their location in the district. If you are interested,  please fill ... read full article
Become an Approved LWSD Volunteer!Natalie Wells8/2/20229/16/2022
Become an Approved LWSD Volunteer!
You never know when you will have a sudden urge to help out. Make sure to visit the  LWSD Volunteer page to check your volunteer status and if needed, apply to become an approved volunteer online! This application is good for two years and any school in LWSD.  ... read full article