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

Feb 14-15 - no school, mid Winter break.
Feb 18 - no school, Presidents day.

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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Come and Enjoy!

Tesla STEM PTSA is working with MOD Pizza in Redmond (Bella Bottega shopping center).
Wednesday, February 6th from 10:30am - 10pm. Come Dine In or Take Out, 20% will be donated back to the Tesla STEM PTSA. It's a great opportunity to mingle with our STEM families, and eat great food.
Please show this digital flyer or bring a hard copies so we get credit for your purchase.
Thank you for your continued support!
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.
Volunteers needed - Jan/Feb staff birthdays celebration

The PTSA will be celebrating Jan/Feb staff birthdays on Wednesday Feb. 6th. Please click here to sign up for treats.  Thanks!
Popcorn volunteers   

ASB is looking for people who can help
make and sell popcorn during both lunches the first and third Friday every month. Please contact Lori Zebrack-Smith at if you are interested or for more information.
This is an ASB activity. 
Yearbooks :: Last Call  

Yearbooks are available for sale online through Parent Access, or at the office with cash or check (made out to LWSD), January 24 - February 14.  . The cost is $50.00 and this will be the last time students can purchase a yearbook. If you are uncertain if a book was purchased for your student, please look at the Parent Access purchase history to confirm .
Facial tissues needed  

With the cold weather, students are in need of more facial tissues.
Please consider donating facial tissues, and have your student bring them to the front office. Thank you!
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 
*FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) is an ASB club.
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
Click here for additional information.
Tesla STEM PTSA nominating committee 

Announcing the Tesla STEM PTSA 2018-2019 Nominating Committee, elected at the January 30 th Membership Meeting: Salima Bangur, Sangeeta Dutt, & Jay Pulacode. Thank you for your willingness to serve!
Every spring PTSA members elect new officers to serve on the Board during the following school year. The Nominating Committee helps fills the slate for the election by actively recruiting the most qualified people and interviewing nominees.
SAT Test Prep Course   

The Tesla STEM PTSA has set up after school SAT Test Prep Classes to prepare students to take the SAT in May.
The registration for SAT Test Prep is open and limited to the first 30 students. You can register your student by going to
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
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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