September 5, 2018 | Issue #2
Section: School SECTION_SCHOOL
All Grades Seniors
PTSA Events
Important Laptop Distribution Information

Laptop distribution days are Thursday and Friday, September 6 and 7. There is a laptop agreement form that must be signed by all freshman and students new to the district. (Returning students have the forms on file from last year.) These forms are good for the duration of their high school career. The form is available in both English and Spanish. All students will need their ASB cards to check out laptops. 


Laptop repairs have gone up in price. The screen repairs are now $299 for all laptops (they used to be $80). Freshman will be issued a stylus with their machine. The stylus replacement cost is $30. Some parents may be interested in this option of purchasing insurance.

LWHS Library Media Specialist
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Laptop Roll Out Volunteers


The laptops will be distributed on Sept 6 & 7, 8am - 2:50pm and we could still use a few more volunteers to help.

Any questions, please contact Hae Sue Park.

Reading & Robotics

Kirkland Reads, Creating Conversations will bring Kirklanders together for conversations about Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream by Joshua Davis. As a related event, LWHS's Code Purple Robotics team has been invited to host a Robotics Expo on September 22, from 10am to 3pm, in the LW Commons. Pick up this fascinating book to join in on the conversation, and come check out our award-winning robotics team!

LWHS Robotics Team Advisor
Section: All Grades SECTION_ALL
Seniors PTSA Events
Fear Free SAT/ACT Practice Tests
Hey there Kangs! We are ready for another year of FEAR FREE SAT and ACT Practice Tests with the Princeton Review. The Fear Free tests are a great way to get comfortable with the format and style of the SAT or ACT in a stress free environment. These tests are typically taken by juniors, but are open to all students.
  • ACT on Saturday September 29th
  • SAT on Saturday, October 13th.
All tests are taken in the library from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, and will give you the complete testing simulation.

Fear Free SAT/ACT Practice Testing Chair
Go to the Galapagos
Spring Break 2019

Get Excited for a cruise like no other (yes, a CRUISE). Experience the exotic plants and animals that you can't find ANYWHERE else in the WORLD! Informational Meeting is October 2, 7:30 pm in the North Kirkland Community Center Classroom 1. EMAIL US with any questions.


Section: Seniors SECTION_ALL
All Grades PTSA Events
LWHS Class of 2019 Senior Party
Registration & Ticket Information

LWHS seniors are invited to the June 17, 2019 Senior Party - a safe and fun-filled post-graduation night party for the Class of 2019. Graduation is at 5pm at Hec Edmundsen Pavillion at UW. Graduates who are attending the senior party will board buses at LWHS at 9pm. To purchase a ticket you can either fill out a registration form and pay with a check, or simply register and pay online. See complete information on the information page online. The Senior Party is sponsored by the LWHS PTSA.


Save with Early Purchase! The earlier you purchase tickets, the less you'll pay. Tickets are non-refundable. Ticket prices:

  • $165 from now to 12/31/18
  • $180 1/1/19 through 4/30/19
  • $200 after 5/1/19

Would you like to volunteer? We'd love your help! To volunteer during the year or the night of the Senior Party, or for scholarship or registration information, please contact 2019 Senior Party Chairs: Debi Blaskovich and Mindy Lincicome

College Application Workshop

The LWHS PTSA returns with its successful program, College Application Workshop for LWHS Seniors. Now in our fourth year, trained volunteers assist 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. Seniors are invited to meet during Wednesday morning ROO and after school each Wednesday beginning mid-September through January. Please encourage your student to take advantage of our time and expertise! They are welcome to drop in as often as they'd like, there is no cost. (And we have snacks and lunch!)


Please note that starting in February, the workshops change focus to our underclassmen as they begin their college application process.  These workshops are geared toward specific topics, such as how to conduct college visits, how to select a college, information on specific college majors, etc. 


... interested in volunteering for College Application Workshop?

College Application Workshop Chair
Volunteer with College Application Workshop


Volunteers are needed for the 2018-19 school year as we continue this successful program and we would love to have you join us! Workshops meet Wednesdays during ROO and after school beginning at 12:55pm. We ask for a once-a-week commitment from September through January. PTSA training is provided. View more details and/or contact Judy Shedd to volunteer.

All Grades Seniors Events
Come One, Come All!
First PTSA Membership Meeting:
Wednesday Sept.19, at 7:30pm

All parents & staff are invited to join us for our first PTSA meeting of the school year on Wednesday, Sept.19, at 7:30pm in the library. Following the approval of our annual budget and other necessary PTSA business & updates, we'll hear a bit about the College Application Workshop and get the latest LWHS news from Principal Thomas. Come connect with other LW parents and ask questions about student life and activities, both academic and social. LWHS PTSA meetings occur every other month throughout the year (Nov. 14, Jan. 16, March 20 and May 22 - typically starting at 7pm), so mark your calendars and plan to come connect with other parents!
LWHS PTSA President
What is PTA/PTSA all about, and why should you join?

PTSA, the Parent Teacher Student Association, is all about  CHILD ADVOCACY. Our organization aims to influence decisions that impact the well-being of children within political, economic, and social systems, as well as institutions. Did you know that the PTA, within its 100+ year history, played a major role in the establishment of:
  • Universal Kindergarten classes
  • Child labor laws
  • Public health service
  • Hot and healthy lunch programs
  • Juvenile justice system
  • Mandatory immunization
  • Arts in Education
  • School Safety
This rich history continues today at the national, state and local level, as we continue to advocate for our children in important & impactful ways. Every member's voice amplifies our message and makes a difference.  Becoming a LWHS PTSA member means taking a stand on the side of children.

Please join us!

Speaking of advocacy ...

If Child Advocacy is something that you feel passionate about, we are looking for a volunteer to fill the Advocacy Chair position on our Board of Directors. Want to learn more about what that position entails? CHECK THIS OUT

If this seems like just the position for you, please  contact Tere Kaulfus.
Please donate to support the LWHS PTSA programs!

The only active PTSA fundraiser of the year, " Pass-the-Pouch" generates the income necessary to finance our outstanding student and school support programs. We strive to make every dollar count!

Here's where you can donate:

LWHS PTSA Ways & Means
Support PTSA with Amazon Smile and Fred Meyer
Amazon will donate a percentage of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to  LWHS PTSA whenever you shop through the  this link. If you are new to LWHS, bookmark the above link so that LWHS PTSA receives your contribution.

Link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Lake Washington HS PTSA and help us earn donations from Fred Meyer. Please visit and go to "Are you a Fred Meyer Customer?" Click on the button "Link your Rewards Card Now." If you have not registered your Fred Meyer Rewards Card, you will need to create an account first before you can link Lake Washington HS PTSA to it. If you already have an account, you can link Lake Washington HS PTSA to your Rewards Card by looking up  "Lake Washington High School PTSA" or finding us by our assigned non-profit number  " NJ904" Once you have registered your card online, you'll get an email with a link to click on to activate your online account. Thank you for your continuing support of all of our LWHS students!

LWHS PTSA VP of Ways & Means
Section: Events SECTION_EVENTS
All Grades Seniors
Picture Day
Wed Sep 5

Laptop Distribution
Thu Sept 6 & Fri Sept 7

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

PTSA Membership Meeting
Wed Sep 19 @7:30pm

Robotics Expo
Sat Sep 22 @10am to 3pm

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

LWHS Beautification Day
Sat Sep 29 @9am to Noon

Four Year College Application Process
Wed Sep @ 6:30pm | Presentation by the LWHS Counseling Team

Galapagos Information Meeting

Coffee With Christina
Wed Oct 3 @9:00am

No School: LEAP Day
Fri Oct 19