December 12, 2018 | Issue #9
School
A Christmas Carol
Join us for a modern take on A Christmas Carol ! Ms. Scrooge is challenged to discover the true wonder and meaning of Christmas before it's too late. Family-friendly and appropriate for all ages.

Performances are December 14th (7:00 pm) and December 15th (2:00 pm and 7:00 pm) at the LWHS Theater. Ticket costs are $10 for Students with ASB, Seniors (60+), Military, and Children under 10; $15 for General Admission. You can purchase tickets at the door or click the button below to purchase online via Brown Paper Tickets.

LWSH Theatre Booster President
LWHS Calm Café Now Open! Lunchtime Volunteers Needed!
Exciting News! The Calm Café  pilot program began on Monday, December 10th. In order to make this quieter lunch space available for students, we need an LWSD-approved volunteer to be present in the room during both A and B lunches Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. You may volunteer for one or both lunches, on a regular or occasional basis. If you volunteer for both lunches on the same day, you will have a lunch break during the time the students return to class.

You can review the school bell schedule here . Click the button below to sign up!
Thank you for making this "Calm" space for our students possible!

Questions? Contact Jeannine Dougherty
Scholarship Market Workshop December 18th at 6:30 pm 
Mark your calendars for December 18th, 6:30 pm in the Theater at LWHS! The College and Career Center is pleased to host a Scholarship Market Workshop with guest speakers from the College Planning Network. This workshop is designed to help students and parents identify scholarship sources and develop scholarship application techniques. The Washington State resource, theWashBoard.org will be fully reviewed and the process of matching students with scholarship characteristics will be discussed. This presentation will be especially helpful for Senior students and parents; however all grade levels are welcome.

We hope you will be able to join us!

College and Career Specialist
From The Counseling Center
NCAA Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse
Juniors and seniors considering participating in intercollegiate athletics need to register online with the NCAA Clearinghouse. This registration certifies the eligibility of student athletes to participate in sports during their freshman year in college. Go to http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future/how-register to register.
 
Worth a Second Look
Students will be able to view their 2nd semester schedule on January 9th. If they would like to change a semester elective, they need to download the "Schedule Change Request Form" (available on the LWHS website at 3:30 pm on January 9th). Completed forms should be turned in to the Counseling Center anytime between January 9th and January 15th. If the Counselor can make the change, your student will be able to view the new schedule online. As always, schedule change requests based on teacher choice, teacher style, or lunch assignments will not be considered.

LWHS Counseling
Loyalty Club Food Drive
The LWHS Loyalty Club is holding its annual Holiday Baskets drive. This year, the drive will be a competition between pods, based on students' first period class.

Each pod will have a large donation box, as will the hallway near music/front office and the gym. Students without a first period class can place their donations in the pod of their choice. All school-collected donations will go to Hopelink .

The following donations would be appreciated:
  • Canned Meals (chili, ravioli - pop top preferred)
  • Canned Meat (tuna, chicken, salmon)
  • Cereal and Oatmeal
  • Dry Beans
  • Fruit (canned, fresh, or dried)
  • Grains (pasta, rice, quinoa, barley, etc.)
  • Healthy Pre-Packaged Snacks (not in bulk preferably)
  • Hearty Soups and Stews (pop top preferred)
  • Nut Butters (peanut butter, almond butter, etc.)
  • Vegetables (corn, carrots, and peas preferred)
  • Baby diapers/formula

Thank you for your support!
LWHS Loyalty Club Advisor
Seniors
Winter Break Fast Approaches!
Encourage your Senior to wrap things up before break so they can have a stress free vacation! College Application Workshop provides trained volunteers to assist with essay and personal statement editing in the College and Career Center.

  • Wednesday during ROO (sign up via FlexiSched)
  • Wednesdays after school
  • Thursdays after school

Enjoy your holiday and remember we are here to help in January!

College Application Workshop Chair
LWHS Class of 2019 Graduation Group Order Discount Deadline
Does you senior still need to order their cap and gown, announcements or other graduation keepsakes? Don’t miss the group discount order deadline! Order by December 15th to take advantage of the Class of 2019 Group Discount.

Click the button below to place your order. Questions? Call 1-800-JOSTENS (567-8367)
Senior Party: Early Bird Ticket Price
Ends Dec 31st!
Consider a gift for your Senior that says: “Way to go, your applications are in” or Happy Holidays! Buy tickets online or during lunch on Tuesday, December 4th (will be accepting Checks with completed Registration Form). Tickets are non-refundable.

Ticket prices are:
  • $165 from now to 12/31/18 **BEST PRICE**
  • $180 1/1/19 through 4/30/19
  • $200 after 5/1/19

Contact us regarding scholarship information.
This an opportunity for your student to celebrate with friends and classmates at a safe, fun-filled, all-night celebration sponsored by the LWHS PTSA. Lots of great activities, entertainment and food.

When: Monday, June 17, 2019 after Graduation Ceremony
Start Time: 9:00 pm check-in begins at LWHS
End Time: 5:30 am on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at LWHS

See information page for details and Registration Form.

LWHS Senior Party Co-Chairs
PTSA
We Need YOU! Join the PTSA Board for 2019-2020
Hey, Kang Families! We are looking for volunteers to join the LWHS PTSA board for the 2019-2020 school year. Have a look at the LWHS PTSA Officer and Committee Job Summaries for descriptions of each board position.

We also have opportunities to help plan a variety of activities throughout the school year -- Senior Party, Senior Salute, community building and outreach events, and more! Contact any of this year's leadership to find out more about how you can get involved.
 
If you are interested in helping to serve our school and community, have questions, or would like to recommend board nominees, please contact one of the Nominating Committee members for more details:

A big thank you to all the board members who have served this past year. We appreciate your contribution to our kids!

LWHS PTSA Nominating Committee  
Staff Appreciation Committee Cookie Exchange
Do you like to bake or make sweet treats? Our Staff Appreciation Committee is hosting a cookie exchange on December 19th for LWHS Staff at the school. We would love to have a variety of cookies and gluten-free items for them.

To participate, sign up here!

Thank you!
Colette Ulloa & Julie Tribolet
LWHS PTSA Staff Appreciation Co-Chairs
Have a Shout Out to Share?
Want to share stories of your student's individual or team accomplishments representing LWHS? We're happy to post them on our LWHS PTSA Facebook page !

We would be delighted to include your student's photo as well. For team or event photos, all photos must be pre-approved by LWSD, per district policy. Group photos should be sent to Jim Crouch . Please provide the names of all the students in the photos as well as where you are planning to have it published. Once permission is confirmed, you can submit your posting to social@lwhsptsa.org .
Community News
Help Hungry Students with Feed Washington
Did you know that roughly 10-15% of students attending LWHS often go hungry on weekends and school breaks? Feed Washington is fundraising for Pantry Packs, which provides weekend packs of food for more than 850 Lake Washington School District students struggling with reliable access to food. Please do your part by donating to Feed Washington. Every bit helps. A $25 donation can provide a month's worth of packs for a hungry student.

Additional information can be found on the Feed Washington website .

Thank you!!!
Feed Washington Hunger Warrior
LWHS PTSA Family and Community Engagement Chair
Events
LWHS Drama A Christmas Carol - Dec 14th - 15th
LWHS Scholarship Market Presentation - Tues Dec 18th
No School: Winter Break - Dec 24th - Jan 4th
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