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

Dec 24th / Jan 4th: Winter break.

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!

Carpool Connection    
Looking for a carpool to and from school?
Check-out the Tesla STEM Carpool Facebook page.
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!
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.

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 26-30, 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 .
College 101 Workshop 

Do you or your high school student need a little College 101? Join Mary Pat O'Neil of True Fit College Counseling and Lake Washington Schools Foundation at a free interactive workshop that will not only help students and their families understand the steps involved in applying to college, but also how to find the perfect college fit.
This class is designed for current Juniors and Sophomores and their parents. Learn more and register at 
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training  

What: training designed to teach adults how to help adolescents experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or in crisis.
The instructor for this training is Larry Wright, PhD.(click here for more info). 
When: Tuesday, December 4th, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Sammamish Conference Room, LWSD Resource Center in Redmond.
RSVP: We can register up to 22 people for this training. Please email to reserve your spot. Registration is on a first-come basis.
Other details:
There is a $20 registration fee for this training to cover the cost of the Mental Health First Aid workbook.  
Light snacks will be provided. Please bring a sack lunch.
For questions about this event, please contact 
Volunteers needed - Nov/Dec staff birthdays celebration   

The PTSA will be celebrating Nov/Dec staff birthdays on Wednesday, Dec. 5th. Please click here to sign up to bring a dessert or snack item.
Scholarship Basket Auction

The LWPTSA Council cordially invites you to our 2018 Scholarship Basket Auction on Thursday, December 6 from 10-11am at the LWSD Resource Center in Redmond. Auction baskets are currently on display in the Resource Center, and
you can bid now - all proceeds go to scholarships. Bid on a lunch with our new superintendent Dr. Jane Sevem! We have several spa and beauty experiences this year and lots of items by local artists and homegrown businesses - some well-established like the Pro Club and Salish Lodge. Bidding must be done in person, although you can view the baskets online. The morning of December 6 we host a festive event with complimentary coffee drinks, fantastic raffle items and a door prize for people who have invited and brought a friend! Do some holiday shopping, or just enjoy mingling with other people who value and support education. You don't have to be present to win, so swing by the district headquarters and bid when you are at Redmond Town Center. If you have questions, email Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you on December 6!

LWPTSA Council Auction Co-Chairs, Colette Ulloa and Debbie Ohman.

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!
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'.
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
Donations through Amazon Smile 

Do you shop at Your purchases can make a difference! AmazonSmile donates to your Tesla STEM PTSA when you shop at Thank you for your support.
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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