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Week of June 10th, 2018- Issue 41

Mon, June 11th 8th Grade Celebration
7:00-8:15 EMS Gym
Wed, June 13th 8th Grade Fun Day
Thurs, June 14th
Mon, June 18th 6th Grade Greek Olympics Field Day
Wed, June 20th Full day - no early dismissal
Thurs, June 21st Half day
Thursday June 14th
24 Volunteers Needed!

Laptops will be collected throughout the day for every student at Evergreen Middle School. We will need a lot of help for this to run smoothly, so please sign up to help out!

12 volunteers- 7:45-11:00
12 volunteers- 11:00-2:15

(We especially need 6th & 7th grade parent volunteers!)

We'd love for our 8th grade parents to be able to attend the 8th grade Celebration as guests and be able to watch from the audience as their students celebrate moving on to high school. That means we need some 6th and 7th grade parents to do the volunteering - can you please help?
We're looking for parents to help with setup, organizing refreshments, and cleanup on Monday June 11th. Then on Wednesday June 13th, we need some parents to hand out 8th grade T-shirts over the 3 lunch periods, before the kids go to the Family Fun Center. Please sign up below!

Monday, June 18th

It will take a Herculean Effort, but with your help, the 6th grade teachers will be holding a GREEK OLYMPICS FIELD DAY for the ENTIRE GRADE on June 18th. Be a Hero and sign up below (togas not required). More details in the signup link.   


We appreciate all that you do for the school and the students!!!

Golden Eagle Award
Diana Sparks
Karen Spencer
Branda Andrade
Allyson Cohen

Walter J Ferguson Award
Jean True

Outstanding Educator
Andi Pomerinke

Golden Acorn Award
Jan Wilson
Brenda Swanson

Student Advocate Award
Leslie Lewis

8th Grade Celebration and Fun Day 

Important Info and Reminders for 8th Grade Celebration:

  • The 8th Grade Celebration will take place in the EMS Fieldhouse at 7pm on Monday, June 11th.
  • Due to the large number of students in this year's 8th grade class, the 8th Grade Celebration is for immediate family only (parents and siblings). Parents and siblings will be sitting in the bleachers for the celebration, which is approximately 45-60 minutes long. The program will include student speakers, six different 8th grade talent acts, a staff speaker and a baby picture slide show. Light refreshments (cookies and juice) will be served afterward. The event is scheduled to end around 8:15pm.
  • This is a casual event. Students are encouraged to wear EMS colors and dress comfortably. School dress code still applies.
  • Please remember that parking can be a challenge at EMS during large events such as this. Please plan accordingly for parking, so you have time to get in and seated before the Celebration begins at 7:00pm.
We are looking for 2-3 parent volunteers to help set up (from 2:45pm - 5:30pm), and 2 parent volunteers to organize refreshments and clean up (from 6:30pm-8:30pm). In the past, this has usually been taken on by 6th or 7th grade parents, so that 8th grade parents can enjoy the celebration with their child. Are you a 6th or 7th grade parent willing to pay it forward and help with this event? For info, or to volunteer, email Trish Miller at trimiller@lwsd.org , or sign up on the SignUp Genius below.
Important Info and Reminders for 8th Grade Fun Day:
  • 8th Grade Fun Day will take place on Wednesday, June 13th from 1:00pm -5:30pm.
  • 8th grade students will be receiving their 8th Grade T-shirt during lunch on Wednesday, June 13th and putting them on before they get onto the bus for Fun Day.
  • Students should remember, on Wednesday, to wear whatever pants or shorts they would like to wear with their new 8th grade t-shirt. All bottoms (pants, shorts, skirts) must be school appropriate. Skirts, white shorts and white pants are not recommended because of the bumper boats (they will get wet)! If clothing is inappropriate, students will be asked to change before leaving EMS. If the student does not have anything appropriate to change into, they may not be allowed to go to Fun Day.
  • Students may choose to bring spending money to the Family Fun Center to purchase extra game tokens, ride tickets, or snacks from the snack bar.
  • Backpacks, drawstring bags and shoulder bags are not allowed. Girls are allowed to bring small purses if necessary, but please remember that purses are not allowed on rides, and there really isn't anywhere safe to leave them. The Fun Center is still open to the public while we are there. It will not likely be crowded, but there may be people there that are not part of our group. All personal items should be left at school in a student's locker. We will keep personal items in the Library, locked up, for those students who do not have a locker. Students may retrieve their items from the Library upon returning to school. Students are responsible for keeping track of phones, wallets, small purses, and any other items, if they choose to bring them to the Family Fun Center.
  • All students will be assigned a bus and they must ride the same bus to and from the Fun Center. Chaperones will be checking students onto and off the buses one at a time by name.
  • We will be departing school by 1:15pm. We should arrive at the Family Fun Center around 2:00pm. Students have 2.5 hours to play from 2:00pm - 4:30pm. Buses will depart the Fun Center at 4:35pm and bring students back to the school around 5:30pm (depending on traffic). Parents should plan to be at EMS no later than 5:30pm to pick up their child.  
We are also looking for 3-4 parent volunteers to hand out 8th Grade Class T-shirts during all three lunches on Wednesday, June 13th. Volunteers would need to be at school from 9:50am-12:00pm on Wednesday. For info, or to volunteer, email Trish Miller at trimiller@lwsd.org , or sign up on the SignUp Genius below.

Questions? Email Ms. Miller at the address above. We are looking forward to celebrating this amazing group of 8th graders! Thank you!

The President's Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals who are committed to providing service to their community and to encourage all citizens to improve their communities.  Awards can be earned by volunteering a minimum of 50 hours in a 12-month period and providing documentation of the commitment.   The service Period is between June 1st - May 31st.  We love to recognize the hardworking students at Evergreen Middle School! 

There are three levels of awards: 
  • Bronze level for a minimum of 50 hours
  • Silver level for a minimum of 75 hours
  • Gold level for a minimum of 100 hours. 
Why volunteer?
The basic answer to this question is because community service is required for a class or club. In middle school, this is often the case. However, search for other reasons of why you should volunteer. For example:
  • You want to help others.
  • You enjoy new challenges.
  • You want to try new skills.
  • You want to gain leadership experience.
  • You want to hang out and meet new people.
  • You want to learn more about a specific service area or need.
  • You want to demonstrate a commitment to a cause/belief.
  • You want to keep busy.
  • You want to honor someone close to you.
  • You want to explore a possibly career.
  • You want to feel proud, gain confidence, and feel needed.
When you volunteer because you want to volunteer, it becomes part of who you are as a person. Then, you will realize the other benefits:
  • You have experience you can put on a job application or resume.
  • You have experience you can put on a college application or write about in an essay.
  • You can show a commitment or passion by earning awards or recognition for your volunteer efforts.
  • You can show you have been able to make an impact on your community.
Articles on the benefits of volunteering:

More info available on PowerSchool.


August 21 to 24 for those in grades 1st through 8th, hosted by the RHS Dance Team Booster Club. Check out the event flyer below .

Presented by The Eastlake Dance Boosters
August 13 to 17, 2018

  • Fun-filled week of Dance! No experience necessary!
  • Work on Dance Technique and Learn a New Routine!
  • Play Fun Games & Activities with the 2018-2019 EHS Dancers!
  • Middle School Students: Prepare for EHS Team Tryouts! Learn what it would be like to be on the team!
  • Receive a Eastlake Dance Camp T-shirt. 
  • Parent Show on Friday the 17th at 11:30! 
Who: Grades K - 8th Invited! Dancers will be divided into Different Age Groups. Middle School Dancers will be in their own clinic. 
What: Summer Dance Camp taught by EHS Dance Team & Hosted by the Dance Boosters 
Where: Eastlake High School, 400 228th N.E., Sammamish, WA 98074 
When: 8/13/18 to 8/17/18, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Sign-in begins at 8:30 AM on the first day of camp. Show: Friday (August 17th) from 11:30 to noon at Eastlake High School. Friends & Family Welcome! 
Bring: Snack & Water Bottle. 
Wear: Comfortable gym or dance clothes with jazz or tennis shoes. Wacky dress up days optional. Cost: $130.00 Early Registration Fee IF postmarked on or before July 15th , 2018 $150.00 if postmarked between July 16 and August 1st. Aug 1st is guarantee T-shirt Deadline.

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