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UPCOMING DATES OF NOTE
 
For more information on upcoming events, visit the Tesla STEM PTSA calendar page.

Jan 21st MLK day.
Jan 30th General Membership meeting.

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Join the PTSA
  
Support programs for student success at Tesla STEM HS - Join PTSA today!You can fill out your membership form online and pay the membership fees and family contribution through PayPal.Sign-up here. Our students deserve our 100%!Thank you for your support!
 
 
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Carpool Connection    
Looking for a carpool to and from school?
Check-out the Tesla STEM Carpool Facebook page.
 
 
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Tesla STEM PTSA online directory   
The PTSA has created an online directory. To add/edit your family's information in the directory, please Register to our website. The directory is great for contacting other parents for parties, carpooling, etc.  Make sure to add your student's name and grade so they can be easily found!
The directory is accessible to PTSA Members only. Join PTSA today!
 
 
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Become a Volunteer
Multiple ways to serve our Scholars and School community
- Fill out the form on the  website ('volunteer') - let us know how you would like to help!
- Opportunities also posted on the  PTSA Facebook page.

 
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ASB Events
 

ASB events are advertised by students, for students.  

Please remind your student to check the ASB calendar posted in the school or look on the  Tesla STEM HS website  for the most current information. 
 
ASB may opt to send announcements to this newsletter for inclusion, but it is not their primary source of communication.
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WEEK OF JANUARY 21-25, 2019
Join us for the January 30th Tesla STEM PTSA Membership Meeting  


Pa rent Education: Guest speaker on youth mental health, Dr. Larry Wright, Forefront Suicide Prevention 
PTSA Business Includes: Nominating Committee Election, vote on proposed Budget Changes, vote on Endorsing/Supporting the April 2019 LWSD Levy 
When: Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
Time: 7 PM
Where: LWSD - Sammamish Room; 16250 NE 74th ST @ Redmond Town Center
Entry: Use doors adjacent to parking lot (doors facing the street are locked in the evenings)
Voting: All are welcome to attend the meeting. To vote you must be a PTSA member.   
Membership: Join today Online or fill out a Membership Form and mail in with payment.
Membership Benefits: discounts at Lego Land (new discount), Great Wolf Lodge, Wild Waves, Big Seattle Boat Show (new discount), various car rental companies, and much more.
 
Nominating Committee Volunteers Needed    


We are currently seeking 3 PTA members to serve on the Nominating Committee.  This short-term committee will be elected at the January 30, 2019 General Membership meeting.  Their role after the meeting is to put together a slate of elected officers for the 2019-2020 Tesla STEM PTSA.  Please contact president@teslastemptsa.org if you are able to help or have questions.
April 2019 LWSD Levy     

Tesla STEM High School PTSA will briefly discuss, looking to
endorse and support the Capital Projects Levy at our PTSA Membership Meeting on January 30 th. Meeting will be held at the Lake Washington School District from 7-9pm.
A few key points:
* Lake Washington needs more classrooms for students to support our rapid enrollment growth. 
* Our highest priorities are creating safe schools and maintaining quality classrooms.   
* The 2019 levy maintains the current tax rate with no rate increase.

Levy Info provided by the school district:https://www.lwsd.org/2019-capital-projects-levy
 
Some key dates:
* Ballots drop April 2nd     
* Ballots due April 23rd  

Attention Parents of 9 th Graders:  Volunteers Wanted!

 
LWPTSA Council in partnership with LWSD is sponsoring a Parent Education Panel on Stress and Time Management for middle school students and how to prepare for high school, hosted by Redmond MS PTSA on Jan 29 th or Feb 5 th from 6-8pm. 
If you are the parent of a 9th grade student, or a 9th grade student who has successfully navigated stress and time challenges and would be interested in being part of this panel, please email Swarnima at face@lwptsa.net.
Click here for additional information.
 
Chaperones needed on February 11th 

 
FBLA* needs parents/guardians to chaperone their winter conference at Overlake Church in Redmond.  Volunteers will help monitor students around the venue on February 11 th - no experience necessary! We are leaving STEM at 7:00am and returning at 3:15pm. You are welcome to come on the bus OR you can meet us at 7:30am at Overlake and be finished at 2:30pm. If you are available please contact Lori Zebrack-Smith at lzebrack-smith@lwsd.org 
 
*FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) is an ASB club.
 
Grad Night Tickets  

 
Attention Senior Parents!
 
Grad Night Tickets on sale now! Take advantage of early bird pricing of $175.00 through February 15th. Buy your tickets now
 
This is the last time Tesla STEM Seniors will be together as a class and this event is organized as a safe alternative to private parties. Students are whisked by bus to two separate private venues for a night they won't forget with tons of activities, dancing, entertainment, food and prizes! There are few events in a teen's life more important than graduation. Our students have worked hard to get where they are and deserve a special night. This event is only for Tesla STEM class of 2019 seniors, no guests are allowed.
MAKE SURE YOUR GRAD IS PART OF THE FUN!
 
Discounts for PTSA Members 


Did you know that by becoming a member of our PTSA, you can enjoy a variety of discounts? Here are just a few:
  • Great Wolf Lodge
  • The Nutcracker by Pacific Northwest Ballet
  • Wild Waves
  • Car Rentals: Avis, Budget, Hertz
  • And much more!
To join, visit the Tesla STEM PTSA website and click on 'join ptsa'.
Make an Impact Through Your Tax-Deductible Contribution

It is through your generosity that we can continue to give grants and scholarships to the school in support of all Tesla STEM scholars.
Make your contribution today via the PTSA website . Hover over 'join PTSA' icon then click 'donate'. Thank you to all the families who have already made their annual contribution for this year!
Thanks to past contributions, today your scholar has access to:
  • 3D printers
  • iRiS fluorescent microscope
  • Maker station
  • Subscriptions to Spanish language magazines and current events magazines
  • Kilns
  • And much more!
Lake Washington Schools Foundation News  
 
Are you looking for a way to serve your community and to also have a chance to support the Foundation?  Become an LWSF Ambassador!   Ambassadors help keep the lines of communication open between a school community and LWSF.   
View the flyer to learn more or contact Katy Philips at katy@lwsf.org
 
PTSA is here to help!

Tesla STEM PTSA believes that financial need shouldn't be a barrier to students fully participating in the Tesla STEM HS curriculum. To support that, the PTSA has partnered with the school counselors and Principal to provide scholarship funds to students in need.
  
Families who need help with fees and supplies are encouraged to contact their counselor at STEM with their requests.
  
Confidentiality of such requests is strictly maintained - requests are considered by the school and no one at PTSA knows the names of the requestors. 
  
Please don't hesitate to contact the counselors, if PTSA can help.
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