September 10, 2019 | Issue #2
School
LWHS Fall Sports Athlete Meeting
Tomorrow, Wednesday September 11
All students participating in a fall sport at LWHS are expected to attend the Fall Sports Student Athlete Meeting in the LWHS Main Gym tomorrow, Wednesday September 11 at 1:10 pm in the main gym. Students should plan on sitting with their team as important aspects related to athletic eligibility and participation are discussed. The meeting should conclude around 1:30 pm.

LWHS Athletic Director
Theatre at LWHS
Have you heard? The LWHS Theatre fall production is Disney Newsies ! Performances will be held December 5 -14.

Attention Newsies Cast: The Newsies Parent Meeting is tonight, September 10, in the LWHS Theater from 7:00-8:00 pm.
 
Does your student love theatre, but not acting? Are they interested in helping behind the scenes as a Theater Tech? E-mail Theater Manager Mr. Staiff to get an application for tech training. Hurry, applications must be turned in by September 12 !
 
To learn more about all the exciting theatre opportunities for students at LWHS this year, or to join the LWHS Theatre Boosters at our monthly meetings, check out the LWHS Theatre website .
 
LWHS Theatre Booster Co-Producers
LWHS College & Career Center News
Fall is an exciting (and often stressful) time for students, but the College and Career Center is here to help! The College and Career Center presents many options for students to explore as they develop their future plans. We provide information that will assist students though graduation, college admissions, financial planning, scholarships, job searches and other aspects of post-secondary planning.
 
Important Reminders:
  • The College and Career Center already has OVER 80 College Visits scheduled this Fall!
  • During college visits, students get to meet with college admissions representatives, learn about different college experiences and explore which college may be best for them.
  • Visits are held before and after school as well as during Wednesday and Thursday Roo times in the College and Career Center. ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME!
  • For more information and a list of colleges set to visit this year, please visit our the College and Career Center PowerSchool Page or email Mrs. Conroy.
 
College and Career Specialist
Calm Café Returns to LWHS
Many LW students seek a smaller, quieter, more peaceful place to eat lunch and recharge their inner batteries than the experience the LW cafeteria can offer. The Calm Café was started by volunteers last school year to meet those needs, and it has launched again for this year. Currently, the Café is located on the second floor during first lunch. We would like to offer it during both lunches so it can be available to all students. A volunteer must be present for the Café to be in service. If you can help in the Calm Café for any amount of time, be it one day, several days a week, or a few days a month, we'd love to hear from you! Click below to sign up.

Questions? Contact Jeannine Dougherty
Seniors
Do You Have a Senior Applying to College?
Beginning September 25, College Application Workshop provides trained volunteers to assist with essay and personal statement editing every Wednesday during ROO time and after school (12:55 pm). NEW this year, we're adding Thursdays after school (2:50 pm). Location is just outside the College and Career Center. Encourage your student to join us for editing support and a snack! This is a FEE FREE program.

Click here  for more College Application Workshop details. 

College Application Workshop Chair
LWHS Class of 2020 Senior Party
Registration and Ticket Information
Your Senior is invited to a safe and fun-tilled post-graduation all-night party sponsored by the LWHS PTSA.

When: Monday, June 15, 2020
Start Time: check-in begins right after Graduation at Alaska Airlines Arena at UW
End Time: 6:00 am on Tuesday, June 16, at LWHS

Where: It's a secret! There will be lots of great activities, entertainment and food at two cool venues.

How do I sign up my Senior? See details on the information page .

Would you like to volunteer? To have a safe and well-organized event, volunteers are needed to chaperone the night of the party. If interested, contact the Senior Party Chairs .

Save with early purchase! The earlier you purchase tickets, the less you'll pay. Tickets are non-refundable. Prices are:
  • $165 from now to 12/31/19
  • $185 1/1/20 to 3/31/20
  • $200 4/1/20 to 6/8/20
  • Scholarships are available - contact Senior Party Chairs

Questions? Contact Pam Hay and Christy Hentges
LWHS Senior Party Co-Chairs
PTSA
Kickoff LWHS PTSA Meeting on September 25
6:30 pm social, 7:00 pm business meeting and guest speaker
You're invited to join us for our first PTSA meeting of the year! It will be held in the LWHS Library starting with a social time at 6:30 pm. A brief business meeting will begin at 7:00 pm, followed by our guest speaker, LWHS Principal, Christina Thomas . Our meetings are open to everyone, although only members can vote. We will be approving our budget for the new fiscal year and also discussing the future of our scholarship program . Our PTSA currently funds four $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors and we will be discussing eliminating that program so those funds can benefit many more students. If you have ideas about this, one way or the other, come join the discussion! Principal Thomas will share what's new at the school and answer questions. Hope to see you there!

Have thoughts or suggestions and can't attend the meeting? Please email us with your opinion or ideas.

LWHS PTSA Co-Presidents
District Special Education Parent Meeting
When: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm social, 7:00 pm meeting
Where: Lake Washington Resource Center, 16250 NE 74th St, Redmond, WA 98052

The LWPTSA Special Education Group is a district wide committee to support and provide resources to any student/family receiving services through IEP's, 504 plans or IHP's (individual health plans). The group also includes interested staff and students and holds monthly meetings.

At the September meeting, LWSD Superintendent, Dr. Jane Stavem will introduce the district’s new strategic plan, followed by Dr. Shannon Hitch, LWSD Director of Special Services who will talk about what is happening with LWSD Special Services in 2019-2020 and introduce the administrative team that supports all the schools.

Student care (under 21) available. Click here for instructions and more information .

Questions? Contact Gwen Alharbi and Lisa Earl , LWHS PTSA Special Needs Chair
New and International Families Welcome Event
When: Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 9:30am–12:00pm
Where: Lake Washington Resource Center, 16250 NE 74th St, Redmond, WA 98052

Please help spread the word! All new and international families are invited to a free welcome event to learn about navigating LWSD, resources and support available from the district, what is PTA and how to be involved and more. Translation service is available on request, please email  FACE@lwptsa.net . Please indicate your name and choice of language.

Additional information is available:

Questions? Contact  Hae Sue Park , FACE VP, LWHS PTSA
Join the 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. By being an active PTSA member, you get to:
  • Become part of a team that makes a significant difference for LWHS students, teachers and 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. Click here for more information.
  • Get to vote on key decisions that guide our PTSA, including budget, programs, grants and officer elections.

Memberships need to be renewed each year, so renew yours today!
Please Donate to the "Pass-the-Pouch" Fundraiser
This is it! " Pass-the-Pouch " is the  only  PTSA 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.
  • Our online parent newsletter, Students-In-Need fund, and Emergency Preparedness supplies.
  • Senior Salute and Senior Party events that celebrate our graduating class.
  • After-school College Application Workshops with hands-on support for your student.

Questions? Contact Jody Lallas , LWHS PTSA Ways and Means Chair
Get the News Out to Our New Kangs
The Kang Crier Newsletter is the primary communication method used by LWHS PTSA 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. If you know of a family new to LWHS, please have them subscribe to this newsletter by visiting lwhsptsa.org or forward this newsletter so they can click here to subscribe .

Thank you!
Kang Crier Editor
Events
Wednesday Early Release Begins - September 11
Special Education Monthly Meeting - September 17
Curriculum Night - September 18
New and International Families Event - September 21
PTSA Membership Meeting - September 25
LWHS Homecoming Football Game - September 27
LWHS Homecoming Dance - September 28
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