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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 is March 1 each year.

More information can be found here.


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!


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 - www.photostoryx.com
Nikki Balt - Literature


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 will receive a gift for each student! $200 Gift Card toward any Revolution Prep academic or test prep tutoring program.


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 your family stay safe online. We’ll talk about how to keep private information private, how to avoid unsafe situations, and what to do if you make a mistake. Come prepared with questions!

Thursday, December 10th, 7:00-8:00 pm - Emergency Preparedness for the Family by Pattijean Hooper, PhD, City of Redmond Emergency Manager. Learn ways to keep the whole family prepared for disasters that you might experience while at home such as earthquakes, wildfires, and winter storms.
Questions or comments: emergency.prep@lwptsa.net


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 here


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.


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Youth Eastside Services

Feeling out of sorts with school closures and social/physical distancing? Getting too much family time and need to vent? Worried about a friend? Hearing mixed messages about drugs and alcohol and want to learn the facts? Visit in a confidential space for a listening ear, helpful tips, and a path forward.

Drop-in Office Hours with YES Counselor Allyse DiRe-Day - Every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30pm to 6:00pm

Register here anytime. Confirmation email will give you details.

Read here, on How to Stay Connected During Remote Learning  a  letter to parents from our on-site YES counselor.

Youth Eastside Services

 

Community Service Spotlight

 

Zoe Hesselroth is a senior who has trained with King County Explorer Search and Rescue (ESAR) as a volunteer for Search and Rescue. During her training at Camp Edward, she has learned and practiced navigation skills in the woods in dark, evidence searches, finding lost hikers, and wilderness first aid. Besides some practical skills like learning different ways to build a tarp shelter, she says her experiences taught her the importance of waterproof socks. Zoe adds that although she is not a very outdoorsy person, it was a really unique experience. She wants to finish her full training and keep learning about how to contribute as a SAR volunteer.

Please submit spotlight nominations to communityservice@ehsptsa.org