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UPCOMING DATES OF NOTE
 
For more information on upcoming events, visit the Tesla STEM PTSA calendar page.
            
Updated Calendar Items

JUNE 4 - 8 - Senior Finals
JUNE 13 - Graduation
JUNE 15, 18, 19 - Second Semester Finals (subject to
 change if we have weather-related make up days)

Please Note:  We do not give early finals.  Please plan accordingly...thank you!!

ASB Events

ASB events are advertised by students, for students.  

Please remind your student to check the ASB calendar posted in the school or look on the  Tesla STEM HS website  for the most current information. 

ASB may opt to send announcements to this newsletter for inclusion, but it is not their primary source of communication.



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WEEK OF  MARCH 12 - 16, 2018 
Attention Class of 2018: LWPTSA Council Scholarships Available

 
The Lake Washington Schools Foundation (LWSF) is funding two additional LWPSTA Council scholarships < Scholarships LWPTSA Council 2018> this year for $10,000 each! One recipient will be selected from the LWPTSA Council Perseverance or Turn Around scholarship applicants, and a second recipient will be selected from the LWPTSA Council Merit or Education scholarship applicants. This is in addition to the $1,250 scholarships funded by LWPTSA Council:
 
*             8 Merit scholarships - 2 per Learning Community*
*             2 Education scholarships
*             1 Perseverance scholarship
*             1 Turn Around scholarship
*             L.E. Scarr 2 year scholarship, technical or vocational
*             1 At-Large scholarship
 
*     NEW: 2 LWSF Scholarships for $10,000 each
 
Students may apply for more than one scholarship, but only one will be awarded per student. Click here  http://www.lwptsa.net/lake-washington-ptsa-council-2018-scholarship-program-applications/ for more information and to download an application. Completed applications are due April 18th; early applications are welcome.
 
* LWSD students not attending one of the four neighborhood high schools apply for merit scholarships based on residence; so if a you live in the boundary area for Lake Washington HS, your Tesla STEM student will be considered for one of two Lake Washington Learning Community merit scholarships.
 

Seeking Leadership in Service of Our Scholars

It's the last few years before your child is college and career-bound...how are you feeling?

Maybe you're excited, nervous, and a little sad. Maybe you're wondering how to spend some of that precious time before their send-off into the world?

Picture this: Do it BIG. Do it in a way which benefits ALL Tesla STEM scholars, teachers, staff, and families. In other words, use your talents, your skills, and your personality to leave your own legacy with our very special school. How? Become a leader in the PTSA. We are excited to announce that we are talking to some great parents and guardians, just like you, about our 2018-2019 Board elected positions. We want to talk to you, too! Contact us at nomcomm@teslastemptsa.org.

These are the open positions for your consideration:
  • Co-President
  • Secretary or Co-Secretary
  • Co-Treasurer
  • Vice-President of Programs
  • Vice-President of Community Building
Nominating Form  If you or someone you know would be amazing in one of these roles, we'd like to hear from you! Yes, you can self-nominate! Kindly submit by March 20th.

2nd Annual Pi Day Sale to Benefit Grad Night 2018 - 
Pies needed
   
2nd Annual Pi Day Pie Sale to Benefit Grad Night 2018 - Volunteers & Pies Needed
The Grad Night team will be selling slices of pie (homemade and store bought) during lunch on Wednesday, March 14 th - Pi Day. This is a fundraiser to help offset costs for the senior class's Grad Night and is a great way for our community to build a delicious tradition of helping send off our seniors with a great party. We need your help! Please sign-up to volunteer to serve pie at school or to donate a pie at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e49afa72fa0ff2-donate
 
Contact Greta Climer ( gretacl@hotmail.com) with questions.

Prom Committee Fundraiser
 
The Prom Committee is selling Brown Bear car wash tickets for ONLY $5.00! Support our seniors and use the link to reserve your tickets:
 
 
Tickets will be available for pickup during lunch, while supplies last. This is organized by the senior class and is NOT a PTSA fundraiser.
 
Volunteer opportunity
Washington Technology Student Organization serves more than 7,000 middle and high school students in the state of Washington who are interested in careers in STEM-related fields. WSTA provides opportunities for students to explore careers through hands-on competitions and interaction with industry professionals. WTSA also provides leadership training and professional development opportunities to students. You can help Washington TSA by volunteering your time as an event judge during the 2018 State Conference, held March 22-24 at the Doubletree Seatac Hotel. The complete list of students can be found at:  
 
Tissues needed

Classrooms are in need of tissues and we appreciate any donations. The boxes can be delivered to the office.  Thank you!
Staff Appreciation committee is setting up desserts to celebrate March/April staff Birthdays. 

March/April staff Birthdays desserts setup:
Please sign up to bring an item to help celebrate the birthdays of our valuable staff members. We appreciate your kind donations in helping us setup the treat for all the staff.
 
 
-Staff Appreciation Committee

Grad Night tickets still available

Grad Night is an all-night celebration which starts immediately following graduation in June. It is the last time our Tesla STEM High School students will be together as a class and is intended as a safe alternative to private parties.  Students are whisked by bus to two separate private venues for a night they won't forget with tons of activities, dancing, entertainment, food and prizes.
 
MAKE SURE YOUR KID GETS TO BE PART OF THE FUN!
 
Note that Grad Night is sponsored by Tesla STEM PTSA. It is not an official school or ASB activity.
 
PRICING:
Early Bird: $175.00 (extended to February 19, 2018)
Regular:     $195.00 (after February 19, 2018)
Note: These prices apply, if paid by check. There is a small processing fee for online sales to cover our costs: $4 for Early Bird tickets (for a total of $179) and $5 for Regular Tickets (for a total of $200).
 
IMPORTANT: Scholarships are available.  Please contact your student's counselor if you would like to request assistance.   We don't want the expense to be an issue for any student.
 
SIGN UP TODAY!
 
HOW TO BUY TICKETS
Two ways to purchase:
Online: Tickets can be purchased online OR
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By check:  You can bring a check to the school office or mail it to:
 
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Tesla STEM High School
4301 228th Ave N.E.
Redmond, WA 98053
 
The envelope should be marked "Attn: Grad Night". Make checks payable to "Tesla STEM PTSA". Please put your student's name, phone and email on the check.
 
DONATIONS/SPONSOR A STUDENT
If you would like to make a donation to support Grad Night or to sponsor a student scholarship, visit the Grad Night site and donate via PayPal.
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For more information, email us at gradnight@teslastemptsa.org
Last chance to order yearbooks - order now!

The final window for yearbook orders began January 31. Purchase available online on parent access or at the office by cash or check made out to LWSD. ($50)
Tesla STEM PTSA Contributions
 A huge THANK YOU to everyone who submitted a monetary contribution to Tesla STEM PTSA!  Your donations made it possible for PTSA to grant almost $20,000 to Tesla STEM HS for the following:
 
  • Iris fluorescent microscope which allows students to visualize fluorescent protein tags on cells
  • Spanish periodicals to enhance student learning
  • Books for the counseling resource center
 
Your contributions also helped fund events such as the BBQ/Movie Night and Reflections art contest as well as provide support for students in need due to financial hardship.
 
Tesla STEM PTSA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  Donors may use their canceled check and/or  PayPal verification as a receipt for their tax records; please confirm with your tax advisor.  If you require a receipt from Tesla STEM PTSA, please contact  treasurer@teslastemptsa.org.
Represent Tesla STEM PTSA at the LWSF Luncheon
You are invited!
 
Please join the Tesla STEM community for Lake Washington Schools Foundation's annual benefit luncheon. The 2018 LWSF "Bridge The Gap" luncheon will be held at the Marriott Redmond Town Center on Tuesday, March 27 at 11:30am.
 
*RSVP online on the LWSF website: http://www.lwsf.org/bridgethegap.html
*To join a STEM table please note "Greta Climer, Tesla STEM High School" when registering.
 
Your meal is complimentary. The luncheon is indeed a benefit, so please bring a giving spirit. 
 
Not able to attend? Not a problem! You can still support the children of our school district with a Virtual Attendee gift made online at https://lwsf.salsalabs.org/bridgethegapgiving/index.html.
 
Thanks in advance for being part of the Tesla STEM community and extending our support to the Lake Washington Schools Foundation. Please contact Tesla STEM parent Greta Climer ( gretacl@hotmail.com) if you have any questions.
March 28th PTSA Membership Meeting Canceled
 
Since we do not have business to conduct, the March 28th PTSA Membership Meeting is canceled. Please mark your calendars for our final PTSA Membership Meeting of the year on Wed, May 30th at 7:00pm which will include 2018-19 officer elections, 2018-19 budget approval and a presentation on "Students and Stress".
 

PTSA is here to help!

Tesla STEM PTSA believes that financial need shouldn't be a barrier to students fully participating in the Tesla STEM HS curriculum. To support that, the PTSA has partnered with the school counselors and Principal to provide scholarship funds to students in need.
  
Families who need help with fees and supplies are encouraged to contact their counselor at STEM with their requests.
  
Confidentiality of such requests is strictly maintained - requests are considered by the school and no one at PTSA knows the names of the requestors. 
  
Please don't hesitate to contact the counselors, if PTSA can help.
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