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

Dec 24th / Jan 4th: Winter break.

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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 DECEMBER 10-14, 2018
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.
Holiday Helping Hands 

 
Dear Tesla STEM families - we are we are launching a Holiday Helping Hands Gift Card Drive to help families in our community cover their needs over the winter break, and we respectfully request your support.
Using this link, please select item(s) on the list you wish to donate. You can either purchase directly on the link provided and send to us electronically (instructions included), or you can purchase a physical card from either Target or Fred Meyer and leave it in the designated box at the Tesla STEM High School office.
Thank you in advance for your generosity!
 
Winter Ball   


Saturday, December 15 at Bellevue Arts Museum.  8 - 11pm.
   
Tickets will be on sale Monday - Friday, Dec. 10th - 14th during both lunches.  Tickets are $20 pre-sale, $25 at the door.  Guest forms are available in the office and are due no later than 2:20 Friday, December 14th, NO EXCEPTIONS.  No guests may purchase tickets at the door.  
 
PARENTS: PLEASE PICK YOUR STUDENTS UP ON TIME.  CHAPERONES ARE VOLUNTEERS AND WOULD LIKE TO GO HOME.  THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE UNTIL ALL STUDENTS ARE PICKED UP.  IF STUDENTS ARE NOT PICKED UP ON A TIMELY BASIS, THEY MAY NOT BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND OTHER DANCES THIS YEAR.
 
This is an ASB event. 
Facial tissues needed 

 
 
With the cold weather, students are in need of more facial tissues.
 
Please consider donating facial tissues to the front office. Thank you! 
Donations through Amazon Smile 


Do you shop at Amazon.com? Your purchases can make a difference! AmazonSmile donates to your Tesla STEM PTSA when you shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/45-5566941. Thank you for your support.
The Giving Tree   

 
The Giving Tree is a wonderful opportunity for Tesla STEM families to give back during the holidays. This season we would greatly appreciate your help sponsoring a family in need. Please ask your student to take a tag from the Giving Tree, purchase the gift, and return the gift unwrapped with the tag to the office by Tuesday, December 18.  
 
This is coordinated by the school and is not a PTSA activity.
 
Reflections 2018-2019 - Winners moving to Council 


Congratulations to all the students who participated in Reflections this year! 
 
Below are the winners moving to Council:
 
Visual Arts 
Lina Chai - Outstanding Interpretation - "A Cape of Heroes"
Jeremy Yang - Award of Excellence - "The Graveyard Shift"
 
Literature 
Leonardo Ribeiro de Brito - Outstanding Interpretation -  "The Educator, a Paintbrush, and a Hero"
Ankita Menon  - Award of Excellence - "Unknown Heroes"
 
Music
Caitlin Lam  - Outstanding Interpretation - "Unseen Heroes"
Samarjit Kaushik  - Award of Excellence - "Hope" 
Evan Klansnic  - Award of Merit  -"The Savior"
Lost & Found  

 
The Lost and Found (located in the office) will be cleaned out again before winter break.  Anything left behind on December 21st will be donated or thrown out.
 
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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