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

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 APRIL 22-26, 2019
T-Stem PTSA Outstanding Educator Award - Nominations Open!  

Every year, the PTSA recognizes our educators through our award. We are fortunate to have many outstanding teachers, and we wish to show them our gratitude. The PTSA  Awards Committee is asking for your help in recommending these exceptional people for this award. Click here for award descriptions and how to submit recommendations. Submissions must be received by April 26th.
Registered Voters: Call to Action  

Ballots for the LWSD Capital Projects Levy were mailed on April 3 rd. Please vote 'YES' for the Levy and return your ballots before April 23 rd. No stamp is needed. You may also submit your ballot at a drop box location. Every vote is needed to support scholars in our district.
Why vote YES?
  1. The levy will help address critical capacity needs. LWSD has increased 26% over the past decade. We are now the third largest district in the state. LWSD needs more classrooms for students now.
  2. District-wide safety enhancements at schools, including exterior cameras at all elementary schools and entrance modifications at high schools.
  3. The levy maintains the current tax rate with no tax increase.
To learn more about levy details, visit the LWSD levy website or the LWCLC website.
Seeking a Co-Secretary and a Co-Treasurer for 2019-2020   

We are thankful for the support of our community and the willingness to serve our Tesla STEM community. 

We are still looking to fill the positions of Co- Secretary and Co-Treasurer. If you are interested in these roles, or know of someone who might be interested, please email us- Bring your skills and enthusiasm! We would love to hear from you.
Helping Students Find Post-Graduation Paths   

Meet and Learn from the district's High School College and Career Specialists (CCSs). Get tips for success and learn about post-secondary options for students.
When : Tuesday, April 23 from Noon - 2PM
Where : LWSD Resource Center at Redmond Town Center.
NO RSVP required!
Staff Appreciation Week, May 6 th-10 th

Our fabulous Tesla STEM staff have been working hard all school year. To show our appreciation please join the PTSA Staff Appreciation Committee the week of May 6 th- 10 th to thank them for their outstanding contributions. We've planned a fun week of activities and we need your help with food donations. Our theme for the week is picnic/camping. Please sign-up below to participate in one of our fun events.
Thank you all for your generous donations to staff appreciation throughout the year! The staff always loves the amazing food that is provided and we really appreciate every donation. We are looking forward to the fun foods that you provide for this special week.
Stress & Time Management Rescheduled    

LWPTSA Council, LWSD and Redmond Middle PTSA are pleased to sponsor a parent-student education panel on Stress and Time management. 
This will be a panel discussion including high school parents, teachers and high school students which will be facilitated by middle school students.  
The event is open to all LWSD students and parents but is primarily geared for middle school and high school families.
When : April 25th, 6:00 pm to 8:00pm 
Where : Redmond Middle School 10055 166th Ave NE, Redmond ,WA 98052 
For more information, contact Swarnima Aswinkumar FACE VP, LWPTSA Council at  
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training -   REGISTER TODAY!     

Youth Eastside Services (YES) is hosting a 2-day Youth Mental Health First Aid Training. The 8-hour certification course will be split into two 4-hour sessions: Monday, May 6 & 13 @ 4 - 8 PM @ YES Bellevue location.
The course is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help youth who are experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge or crisis.
The training introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.  REGISTER TODAY! 
If you have any questions or issues with registering, please contact  Suzanne Peterson.
Learn more about  Youth Eastside Services.
Suicide Awareness & Prevention Presentation   
18% of LWSD high school students have contemplated suicide. Suicide is preventable. Come listen to speaker Peter Loft and learn how to help your child or friend through a suicidal episode. This talk is open to all LWSD families.
When : Tuesday, May 7, 7 - 9 PM
Where : Lake Washington High School Library
Sponsored by the LWPTSA Council in conjunction with Lake Washington School District.
For questions contact
Facial tissues needed 

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! 
Senior Movie/Game Night - Volunteers Needed  
As the year is winding down, Seniors would like to have a bonding event to make more memories before the end of high school. Seniors are having a Movie/Game Night on Friday, May 17 from 6-9 PM at Tesla STEM High School. We are so excited for this event and we need your help! If you are able to volunteer to be a parent chaperone please let us know!
Please contact Christine Lee ( to volunteer or ask questions.
Request for Parent Volunteers For Graduation 2019 

Looking for parents of freshman or sophomore students to help with graduation on Wed. June 12th. Volunteers are needed to help set up for the graduation ceremony. If you are interested or have questions, contact Sue Gupta 
Graduation Co-Chair. 
Parents of Freshman, Sophomore & Junior students - Chaperones Needed for Senior Party 2019

Chaperones are needed for this once-in-a-lifetime evening where graduates celebrate with their classmates at fun, safe, alcohol-and drug-free venues. 
JUNIOR parents get a sneak preview before you have a Senior next year.
We need 15 volunteers to be apart of this Tesla STEM tradition and spend time with a great group of students before their next journey begins.
If interested or need more information, contact: Melody French email
STEM'S Senior Party Co-Chair
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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