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 DECEMBER 17-21, 2018
Holiday Gift Card Drive  

Dear Tesla STEM families - an integral part of the Tesla STEM PTSA is to promote the well-being of kids in our community. To this end we turn to you and respectfully ask for your support in covering essential needs of families in our community facing hardship over the winter break. We ask for your participation in the Holiday Gift Card Drive.
How you can help, 2 ways:
  1. Donate a Target* e-card: Please select and sign-up for a Target gift card(s) on the list in the amount you wish to donate (denominations in $10, $20, $25, $50, $100). See instructions. Copy and paste web address into your browser. Follow instructions to have it emailed to the PTSA by December 17th. Donate here.
  2. Donate a Fred Meyer* or Target card: Please select and sign-up for the gift card(s) on the list in the amount you wish to donate (denominations in $10, $20, $25, $50, $100). Purchase card at the appropriate store and drop it off in the designated box at the Tesla STEM High School office by December 17th. Sign-up here.
*We have selected Fred Meyer and Target as they carry food, clothing, and other essentials.
PTSA will help get the cards distributed in time for the winter break. We sincerely appreciate your generosity. Thank you. 
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 if you are able to help or have questions.
SAT Test Prep - Information meeting    

Please save the date for...
SAT Test Prep - Information Meeting - January 16th, 2019 (7 p.m.)
Tesla STEM PTSA is organizing a talk for SAT Test Prep and SAT Subject Tests. 
You have your PSAT scores, what's next? Even if you are not a Sophomore or Junior, come learn about SAT Test Prep and SAT Subject Tests. The PTSA will be organizing after school SAT Test Prep classes at Tesla STEM in March/April - ask questions you might have about that as well. 
No RSVP required. 
Where:  Lake Washington Resource Center
16250 NE 74th Street
Redmond WA 98052
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 Your purchases can make a difference! AmazonSmile donates to your Tesla STEM PTSA when you shop at 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.
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'.
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.
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
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!
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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