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For more information on upcoming events, visit the Tesla STEM PTSA calendar page.


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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 NOVEMBER 13-16, 2018
ACT Prep Course

Tesla STEM PTSA is excited to offer an ACT preparation course for students registering for the ACT exam on February 9 th, 2019.
What Paragon Tutoring  course includes 8 2-hour group sessions, 4 proctored full length ACT practice exams, study materials, and coaching
Who : Recommended for 11th graders
When :  First practice exam is Sat, Nov 17 at 9:00 am; first group session is Tues, Dec 4 at 2:45pm
Price : $385 per student, due by Nov 9th.
Why : Main goal of the course is confidence. Your student will learn the format of the ACT, what the ACT covers, and how to approach exam questions.
Registration link is available on the  Tesla STEM PTSA website .  Please note, this course  does not include  registration for the ACT .
Internship Experience  (*)

The Problem Based Learning Internship-Experience Program is an important aspect of the Tesla STEM High School experience. Scholars have access to these unique opportunities during their junior year. The school is reaching out to parents/guardians for their help in keeping the program updated and robust.
If you are interested in providing internship experiences or have contacts who can, you are invited to attend the Internship Experience Committee meeting: Wednesday, November 14th at 7 PM, LWSD Resource Center: 16250 NE 74th Street at Redmond Town Center. Note: use the doors adjacent to the parking lot as the doors facing the street are locked in the evenings.

(*) Please note, this is a school committee which PTSA is helping to promote.
College-Related Talk for Parents/Guardians:  The scoop on Financial Aid - Don't Pay the Full Price
 


Are you mystified by the college funding process? You are in good company! LWPTSA Council in partnership with LWSD is pleased to sponsor a parent-education talk on college financial aid by Peg Keough, Way to the Quad:
  • Receive clarification on the college funding process.
  • Learn how financial aid works.
  • Learn how colleges are discounting the cost for families.
  • Learn how you can receive these discounts.
  • This a free seminar and is open to all parents of LWSD.
  • Tuesday, November 13th @ 6:30 PM - 8 PM.
  • Venue: Lecture Hall, Redmond Community Center @ Marymoor Village: 6505 176th AVE NE, Redmond 98052.
ASB Poinsettia Holiday Fundraiser 

Please support our students and purchase poinsettias to benefit their senior prom!
  • 6.5" poinsettias available in four colors
  • $20 each
  • Orders due Tues, Nov 20th, pick up on Tues, Dec 4th
Order forms available in the school office or click here to print from home.

Staff Appreciation Holiday Luncheon 

Volunteers needed - Holiday themed staff appreciation luncheon Wed, Nov 14 th.

The holiday season is approaching and the PTSA is excited to host a Holiday Themed Luncheon for the staff. Please CLICK HERE to sign up to bring an item for our first luncheon of the year on November 14th.

Lost & Found  


The lost and found has accumulated lots of water bottles, lunch bags, and clothing. Please have your students look through the mass and claim their items by Wednesday, November 21 st. Anything left at the end of school on the 21 st will be tossed or donated to charity. Thanks!
You Are Invited! Scholarship Basket Auction


You Are Invited! Scholarship Basket Auction & Raffle Fundraiser by the Lake Washington PTSA Council
  • December 6, 2018
  • Time: 10 - 11 AM
  • LWSD Resource Center - 16250 NE 74th Street; Redmond Town Center
Come grab a free latte and peruse and bid on the creative baskets donated by all PTAs in our district. In addition to the silent auction, there will be a lively raffle and an awesome gift card wall. Hint: our favorite baskets are the two donated by our very own Tesla STEM PTSA: 1) The Kindle & Tech Basket and 2) Coffee & Chocolate Nibbles Basket. All proceeds from the event support post-high school learning opportunities for Lake Washington students and continuing education opportunities for our staff.
Thank you to our volunteer parent Asma Sood for her creative efforts in designing the beautiful Tesla STEM PTSA baskets. And thank you to the parents who generously donated items for the basket!
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!
Yearbooks   
 
Yearbooks are available for sale online through parent access, or at the office with cash or check (made out to LWSD), November 1-22. The cost is $48.00. If you are uncertain if a book was purchased for your student, please look at the parent access purchase history to confirm.
 
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
 
 
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'.
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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