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PTSA Support - Progress
Author:
Natalie Wells 
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11/27/2021-2/11/2022

'Tis the Season of Giving
We are  THANKFUL  and humbled by your ongoing support for our Eastlake PTSA. Everything our PTSA is able to do for our students, our school, and our community is thanks to the generosity and participation of our members.   We know, this year is another challenging year for so many, in different ways. This year, we find our PTSA is behind on both our fundraising and membership goals compared to last year (when we were fully remote) and the year prior. Our largest annual fundraiser was again modified and at reduced-capacity this year and did not generate our usual income. Therefore, ... read full article
Author:
Lakshmi Lakshmanan 
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11/28/2021-12/10/2021

LWPTSA Council Scholarship Auction
The annual LWPTSA Council Auction supports the council's scholarship program for LWSD graduating seniors and continuing education for LWSD staff. Browse and bid on over 50 auction experiences or make a direct donation to the scholarship fund. Support our students and get some holiday shopping done at the same time! The auction will be live from 5 am on Monday, November 22 and bidding will close at 8 pm on Friday, December 3. Join the bidding here!   ... read full article
Author:
Natalie Wells 
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11/19/2021-12/3/2021

Reflections Competition - Entries Moving to Council Level
Congratulations to our students whose entries have been selected to advance to the next round of competition at the Washington PTSA Council level! Details here. https://ehsptsa.org/Page/Programs/Reflections ... read full article
Author:
Lakshmi Lakshmanan 
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11/28/2021-12/6/2021

Volunteers Needed: Mid- Year Financial Review Committee  
Do you want to help your PTSA but are short on time? This may be the opportunity for you. As an incorporated non-profit, your EHS PTSA is operating according to rules and regulations determined by the IRS and our affiliation with WA State PTA. Twice yearly, we ask neutral parties to perform a review of our financial records and conduct to ensure that we are in compliance with these regulations. The  mid-year review is a template-based question & answer process that takes 2-3 volunteers about 2 hours to complete. No accounting or other financial background needed! To sign up or ... read full article
Author:
Sabeet Sidhu 
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11/12/2021-1/26/2022

WA State PTA Student Competitions
March 1, 2022 The  WSPTA Essay Contest  explores the important and varied influencers in the lives and education of children. The Essay Contest is open to all students in K-12 across the state. The application deadline is March 1, 2022. Find guidelines, application forms and more on the  WSPTA website. The  WSPTA Game Development Competition  is open to students in grades 9-12 attending a school with a PTA in good standing. No prior knowledge of programming is required. This year's theme is  Changing the world . The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2022, and  information can be found here. ... read full article
Author:
Lakshmi Lakshmanan 
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11/20/2021-3/1/2022

Ice Skating, Anyone?
The Bellevue Ice Rink is here! 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
Author:
Natalie Wells 
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11/19/2021-1/9/2022
PTSA Support - ProgressNatalie Wells11/27/20212/11/2022
PTSA Support - Progress
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Parent Ed Opportunity: Supporting Whole Child DevelopmentNatalie Wells11/19/202111/22/2021
Parent Ed Opportunity: Supporting Whole Child Development
Please join LWPTSA Council and LWSD on Monday November 22 at 7pm in exploring how academic and social/emotional successes are two sides of the same coin and how we might support our students’ journeys. Presenter Jerry Blackburn, M.Ed., SUDP is a community educator and consultant around the broad topics of youth behavioral health, wellness, and student emotional success as well as an adjunct faculty member in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Seattle University. View event flyer  here .  Click  here  to register. Questions? Contact parent.ed@lwptsa.net ... read full article
Volunteers Needed--Annual PTSA Holiday BazaarNatalie Wells10/21/202111/5/2021
Volunteers Needed--Annual PTSA Holiday Bazaar
The PTSA is seeking both student and adult volunteers for its annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 6th.  The event will be outside this year on the CWU Sammamish campus.  Volunteers need to be prepared to be outside rain or shine.  Please help us make this event amazing for our vendors and community, sign up for shifts as soon as possible!  Sign Up Here Please contact Nikki Balt ( nikki@ehsptsa.org ) with any questions about volunteering. ... read full article
Calling all Bakers - Holiday Bazaar Bake SaleNatalie Wells10/21/202111/4/2021
Calling all Bakers - Holiday Bazaar Bake Sale
Do you love baking? Do you want to help raise funds for the PTSA? The Holiday Bazaar has a long standing tradition of a Bake Sale that both raises funds for the PTSA (all proceeds) and also brings joy to those who purchase the goods. If you are interested in baking for the Bake Sale, Please sign up here . ... read full article
Reflections Entries - Deadline is October 25Natalie Wells10/10/202110/24/2021
Reflections Entries - Deadline is October 25
This year's Reflections program is in full swing! We have all the information you need on our  Reflections page including instructions on how to submit entries.    ... read full article
Help Needed! Staff Appreciation LuncheonNatalie Wells10/7/202110/18/2021
Help Needed! Staff Appreciation Luncheon
We’re back! It’s time for the First Staff and Teacher Appreciation luncheon since spring 2020. We’ll host the Fall Harvest Luncheon on Wednesday, October 20 th , and we’re going to need a lot of help! Please sign up to bring food or help with set-up or clean-up on our Signup Genius . You can contribute in a big or small way; it all counts. The staff and teachers appreciate it enormously! Please note: When you drop off your food item or come to volunteer, you need to wear a mask and come in through the school office by the main ... read full article
Parents Supporting Parents - Take the Parent PledgeNatalie Wells9/29/202110/3/2021
Parents Supporting Parents - Take the Parent Pledge
In conjunction with The National PTA Alcohol and Drug Free Resolution and the Washington State PTA, the EHS PTSA participates in the Parent Pledge Program to achieve the following goals: Build a communication network to reduce the use of alcohol and other drugs among teens in our school and community. Host only alcohol-, tobacco- and drug-free parties for teens. Not allow teens to possess or consume alcohol, tobacco or other drugs at their homes; and Discourage their teens from attending unsupervised parties. By signing this Parent Pledge , you are showing other EHS families that you intend to supervise your ... read full article
Back to Business Days - Volunteers NeededNatalie Wells8/20/20218/31/2021
Back to Business Days - Volunteers Needed
Each grade is invited to a Back to Business day to pick up laptops, text books, get their photo taken and grab their ASB/ID cards. August 26, 27, 30, 31 is for freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors respectively, from 9am to 2pm each day. If you're unable to make your designated day, just come at one of the others. All the details can be found on the  school's back to school page . Volunteers Needed!  - Office staff can use a few volunteers to pass out forms, IDs and PE Shirts. Sign up here .  - The school bookkeeper needs ... read full article
September Membership MeetingNatalie Wells8/18/20219/22/2021
September Membership Meeting
Mark your calendars! The first Membership meeting  is on Wednesday, September 22 at 6pm, and it will be an online event.     We will share our mission and values, our budget for the upcoming year and plans across all our activities. We will also vote in new board members who joined since our last meeting.  Visit our Meeting Page for information.  ... read full article
'Tis the Season of GivingLakshmi Lakshmanan11/28/202112/10/2021
'Tis the Season of Giving
We are  THANKFUL  and humbled by your ongoing support for our Eastlake PTSA. Everything our PTSA is able to do for our students, our school, and our community is thanks to the generosity and participation of our members.   We know, this year is another challenging year for so many, in different ways. This year, we find our PTSA is behind on both our fundraising and membership goals compared to last year (when we were fully remote) and the year prior. Our largest annual fundraiser was again modified and at reduced-capacity this year and did not generate our usual income. Therefore, ... read full article
LWPTSA Council Scholarship AuctionNatalie Wells11/19/202112/3/2021
LWPTSA Council Scholarship Auction
The annual LWPTSA Council Auction supports the council's scholarship program for LWSD graduating seniors and continuing education for LWSD staff. Browse and bid on over 50 auction experiences or make a direct donation to the scholarship fund. Support our students and get some holiday shopping done at the same time! The auction will be live from 5 am on Monday, November 22 and bidding will close at 8 pm on Friday, December 3. Join the bidding here!   ... read full article
Register to Vote!Natalie Wells10/19/202110/25/2021
Register to Vote!
Your voice counts!  King County Elections mailed out ballots on October 13. You should have received your ballot by Monday, October 18. If you do not receive a ballot call 206-296-VOTE (8683). October 25 is the last day to update your voter registration! Update your  Voter Registration here.  For questions about elections, address changes, to update your signature, and more, click here:  King County Elections .  ... read full article
Pass the Hat Helps Fund School GrantsNatalie Wells9/29/202110/13/2021
Pass the Hat Helps Fund School Grants
Each year the PTSA’s Pass the Hat Fundraiser provides thousands of dollars in grants that are given back to the school to enrich student experiences and learning. Over the past few years these grants have helped support almost every learning department including Humanities, Science, Music, Business, Transition Room, and the Library. When choosing the recipients of each grant cycle, PTSA ensures that the funds reach as many students as possible, and that they have lasting benefits for years to come. Furthermore, our PTSA wants parents to know that their donations are being put to use immediately making Eastlake an even ... 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 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 2021-2022 member of the Eastlake PTSA today! Click here for membership benefits and discounts. ... read full article
Reflections Competition - Entries Moving to Council LevelLakshmi Lakshmanan11/28/202112/6/2021
Reflections Competition - Entries Moving to Council Level
Congratulations to our students whose entries have been selected to advance to the next round of competition at the Washington PTSA Council level! Details here. https://ehsptsa.org/Page/Programs/Reflections ... read full article
Volunteers Needed: Mid- Year Financial Review Committee  Sabeet Sidhu11/12/20211/26/2022
Volunteers Needed: Mid- Year Financial Review Committee  
Do you want to help your PTSA but are short on time? This may be the opportunity for you. As an incorporated non-profit, your EHS PTSA is operating according to rules and regulations determined by the IRS and our affiliation with WA State PTA. Twice yearly, we ask neutral parties to perform a review of our financial records and conduct to ensure that we are in compliance with these regulations. The  mid-year review is a template-based question & answer process that takes 2-3 volunteers about 2 hours to complete. No accounting or other financial background needed! To sign up or ... read full article
Recognize Students' Community ServiceNatalie Wells11/8/202111/12/2021
Recognize Students' Community Service
If your student is giving their time for community service, please make sure they report their hours here. Students who serve 50 hours or more are recognized on our  Community Service Award List.  Inclusion on this list can be specified as an award on job, college, scholarship and other applications.  The deadline for reporting hours for the  Fall 2021 Community Service Award List  is  November 12 .  Students can enter their hours  here . Check the  EHS community services webpage  for more information. Please  email for any questions. ... read full article
Seeking Nominating Committee VolunteersNatalie Wells10/19/202111/20/2021
Seeking Nominating Committee Volunteers
Each year, a committee of 3-4 volunteers works on identifying candidates to serve on the PTSA board for the following school board. Serving on the Nominating Committee is a great opportunity to network in our school community, learn about the various roles on the board, and locate those volunteers who can make our PTSA great by serving on the board. The committee's working timeframe is February to April. If you are interested in serving on the Nominating Committee , please contact us .  ... read full article
Got Tiles? Natalie Wells10/19/202111/2/2021
Got Tiles?
The wall tiles on the front entrance to the school commemorate your student and family at Eastlake for years to come. Tiles are available in 1-line, 2-line and 3-line versions.   Place your order here! Orders received by November 15 2021 will be installed during mid-winter break.   ... read full article
Parents Supporting Parents: Helping Teens Make Safe & Healthy ChoicesTemujin Baker10/13/202110/13/2021
Parents Supporting Parents: Helping Teens Make Safe & Healthy Choices
In conjunction with The National PTA Alcohol and Drug Free Resolution and the Washington State PTA, the EHS PTSA participates in the Parent Pledge Program to achieve the following goals: Build a communication network to reduce the use of alcohol and other drugs among teens in our school and community. Host only alcohol-, tobacco- and drug-free parties for teens. Not allow teens to possess or consume alcohol, tobacco or other drugs at their homes; and Discourage their teens from attending unsupervised parties. By signing this Parent Pledge , you are showing other EHS families that you intend to supervise your student's social ... read full article
Seeking EHS PTSA Committee Chairs for 2021-2022Natalie Wells7/14/20218/31/2021
Seeking EHS PTSA Committee Chairs for 2021-2022
The EHS PTSA is gearing up for the coming 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
PTSA Award Winners 2020-2021Natalie Wells6/17/20217/15/2021
PTSA Award Winners 2020-2021
The EHS PTSA is pleased to award outstanding volunteers, staff or students that are recognized by the community. Please join us in congratulating this year's winners, and visit the  Award Winners  page to read how each of them earned this honor. Silver Wolf Award: Dina Jay Alpha Wolf Award: Jennifer Simon Outstanding Educator Award: Gregory Emerson and  Suzanne Chamberlin Continued Connection Award:  Akshai Srinivasan Look for the Helpers Award:  Karen Guinasso, Lori Rowe, Cathy Kilborn - Eastlake High School Main Office  ... read full article
Summer SAT & ACT Prep Online CoursesTemujin Baker6/4/20217/31/2021
Summer SAT & ACT Prep Online Courses
From our community partner: SAT Prep For SAT Online Course Preparation for the SAT Course: Mondays- June 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26, August 2 Time- 9:00am to 11:45am Course Reg. Deadline: June 18, 2021 The SAT Prep Course - 6 sessions including textbook and all materials: $389 For ACT Online Course Preparation for the ACT Course: Mondays- June 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26, August 2, Time- 1:00pm to 3:45pm Course Reg. Deadline: June 18, 2021 The ACT Prep Course - 6 sessions including textbook and all materials: $389 Please register online at www.SATPrep.org E-Mail: office@SATPrep.org Phone (425) 305-7269 ... read full article
WA State PTA Student CompetitionsLakshmi Lakshmanan11/20/20213/1/2022
WA State PTA Student Competitions
March 1, 2022 The  WSPTA Essay Contest  explores the important and varied influencers in the lives and education of children. The Essay Contest is open to all students in K-12 across the state. The application deadline is March 1, 2022. Find guidelines, application forms and more on the  WSPTA website. The  WSPTA Game Development Competition  is open to students in grades 9-12 attending a school with a PTA in good standing. No prior knowledge of programming is required. This year's theme is  Changing the world . The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2022, and  information can be found here. ... read full article
Ice Skating, Anyone? Natalie Wells11/19/20211/9/2022
Ice Skating, Anyone?
The Bellevue Ice Rink is here! 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
Become an Approved LWSD Volunteer!Natalie Wells8/2/20219/16/2021
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