August 22, 2018 | Issue #1
Section: School SECTION_SCHOOL
All Grades Seniors
PTSA Events
Welcome to the Kang'dom

The PTSA would like to welcome all families, students and our fabulous LW staff to the 2018-19 school year! We are looking forward to a great year of learning, connecting and building a supportive and engaged community. Please read this newsletter and check out our website ( to know what's happening at LW! We look forward to meeting you at the Welcome Back Picnic on Wednesday, Aug 29, from 5-7pm in the LW Commons, or at Curriculum Night on Sept. 26, where special topic sessions begin at 6pm and classroom visits at 7pm.

LWHS PTSA President
New Student Orientation
Wed. Aug 29 from 9am to 11am

Incoming Freshmen and other students new to LWHS are encouraged to attend this New Student Orientation. Parents, this is event is intended only for students. If you have questions or want to connect with other parents, please come back that same evening for our family-friendly Welcome Back Picnic. We would love to meet you then!
Welcome Back Picnic

Wed Aug 29 from 5pm to 7pm


Our PTSA leadership and LWHS administrators team up to welcome Kang families back to our school community. Stop by and enjoy a free dinner while you catch up with old friends or meet some new. Take a tour of the school with student guides who will share their perspectives about life at LW. Principal Thomas and our 3 new associate principals will be on hand to meet & greet you. Our dinner fare will be updated from previous years to provide much more variety and healthier options, including vegan and gluten free. All LW students and families are welcome!

Section: All Grades SECTION_ALL
Seniors PTSA Events
Fall Sports Information

All you need to know to participate in LWHS sports is posted online, with access to the new online registration process. A $200 participation fee, current $50 ASB card and any outstanding fines must be paid before participation. Fees and fines can be paid online or at the ASB cashier's window. Each sport also has a specific form which must be submitted.

Kang School Supplies: Keeping it Light
Have you been searching the LW website for a school supply list and been unable to find one? That's because there isn't one. Mystery solved! Your students will get their supply lists from each of their teachers during the first week of school. Remember there are no lockers at LWHS, and it's safest to keep backpack weight no more than 10-15% of bodyweight. Here is  more info on why paying attention to backpack weight is important.
And some helpful tips for your Kang to keep in mind while shopping:
  • Buy your backpack IN PERSON so that you can make sure it fits properly.
  • Avoid large binders/composition books when possible. Small plastic binders/folders or accordion files are great alternatives.
  • Water bottle- keep it small and lightweight and refill it during the day.
  • Only carry what you need (not a ream of paper or 47 pencils)
  • Set 10 minutes aside to clean out your backpack every week
Looking for more  info or tips on backpack safety? Check  here to learn more.

KiMS PTSA Wellness / Backpack Committee
Section: Seniors SECTION_ALL
All Grades PTSA Events
Volunteer with College Application Workshop

PTSA's award-winning College Application Workshop provides our seniors with college application essay and personal statement support. We also answer questions about the college process and steer students in the right direction for any additional support they may need.  This is a great way to connect with students and learn updates about the college admission process!


Volunteers are needed for the 2018-19 school year as we continue this successful program. Workshops meet Wednesdays during ROO, 9:25-10:05am and after school at 12:55pm. We ask for a once-a-week commitment from September through January.


Training is being held on August 28 at 10:00am in Kirkland. View more details or contact Judy Shedd to volunteer.

College Application Workshop Chair
All Grades Seniors Events
Please join our LWHS PTSA!

Thank you so much, parents and staff, for your continued support of the Lake Washington High School PTSA. Your membership truly makes a difference in the lives of our students and all kids throughout our state thanks to the extraordinary work of the Washington State PTA which advocates every day for our kids.

  • Become part of a team that makes a significant difference for LWHS students, teachers & staff.
  • Make your voice heard by joining the largest child advocacy organization in our state, the WA State PTA.
  • Gain access to the LWHS online student directory and receive discounts to FedEx Office, Great Wolf Lodge, Wild Waves and more.
  • Get to vote on key decisions that guide our PTSA, including budget, programs, grants and officer elections.
Please donate to "Pass-the-Pouch" fundraiser

This is it! " Pass-the-Pouch" is our only fundraiser and generates the income necessary to finance our outstanding student and school support programs. We strive to make every dollar count! With your help, we will reach our goal of $23,000. Here are just some of the programs for which your donations provide essential support:
  • Staff, classroom and club grants totaling $14,500 for equipment, supplies and activities.
  • After-school college application workshops with hands-on support for your student.
  • Our online parent newsletter, Students-In-Need fund, and Emergency Preparedness supplies.
  • $4,000 in scholarships to outstanding graduating seniors.
  • Senior Salute and Senior Party events that celebrate our graduating class.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Karen Tipp and Dan Olson.

Volunteers Needed:
Picnic, Photo Day, Laptop Roll Out
  • The 'Welcome Back Picnic' is Aug 29 Wed, 5-7pm
  • PHOTO DAY is Sept 5, 8am - 2:50pm
  • LAPTOP ROLL OUT is Sept 6 & 7, 8am - 2:50pm
Volunteers for PHOTO DAY receive a FREE photo package - what a great perk!

Any questions, please contact Hae Sue Park.

Join our team!

We always welcome new faces to help bring joy to LW students through volunteering. It is a new school year and we have open spots that might be perfect for you or someone you know to be part of our team:

  • Advocacy
  • Awards Committee
  • Fundraising
  • Parent Education
  • Special Needs Liasion
No experience necessary! You can read about the job duties for each these online, or feel free to contact our VPs of Communications with any specific questions and they will get you in touch with the right person.

Get the news to our new Kangs

The Kang Crier newsletter is the primary communication method that LWHS PTSA uses to provide information to LWHS families. Unfortunately, the district does not update distribution lists until late October, so the families that need this news the most are missing out. Could you do us a solid and pass along the information to any incoming families that they can subscribe by visiting our PTSA website at or forward them this email so they can click and subscribe? Thank you!


You can find all issues of the Kang Crier newsletter along with the distribution schedulesubmission instructions and a form for sending in your own articles on the Kang Crier page of the LWHS PTSA website.


Kang Crier Editor
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Section: Events SECTION_EVENTS
All Grades Seniors
Counseling Office Opens
Thu Aug 23

Fall Sports Parent Meeting
Thu Aug 23 @7pm | Main Gym

New Student Orientation
Wed Aug 29 @9-11am

Welcome Back Picnic
Wed Aug 29 @5-7pm | In Front of LWHS

First Day of School
Tue Sep 4 @8am | Freshman
Tue Sep 4 @10am | Sophomore, Junior Senior

Picture Day
Wed Sep 5

Laptop Distribution
Thur Sept 6 & Fri Sept 7 (Forms with parent signatures required!)

Wed Early Release Schedule Begins
Wed Sep 12 | Students Dismissed 1.5hrs Early

PTSA Membership Meeting
Wed Sep 19 @7pm

Curriculum Night
Wed Sep 26 @6pm (Special Topic Sessions), @7pm (Class Visits)

No School: LEAP Day
Fri Oct 9