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


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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 MAY 6-10, 2019
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.
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 face@lwptsa.net
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.
 
Grad Night Tickets on sale now  
 
It is the last time students will be together as a class and is intended 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 students, no guests are allowed.
MAKE SURE YOUR GRAD IS PART OF THE FUN!
 
Juniors and Sophomores,Classes of 2020 and 2021  
this is for you and/or your parents

College Financial Aid Presentation by Kimberly Shephard
Student Financial Services, Seattle University
 
TOPICS:
How to calculate college costs, types of aid, completing the FAFSA, types of funding, institutional and merit scholarships, 
and answering financial aid questions.
 
LOCATION:
N. Tesla STEM - West End Presentation Area
Tuesday, May 21st, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
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 (s-clee2@lwsd.org) to volunteer or ask questions.
 
Seeking 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 position Co-Treasurer. If you are interested in this role, or know of someone who might be interested, please email us- nomcomm@teslastemptsa.org. Bring your skills and enthusiasm! We would love to hear from you.
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 Melody.gradnight@gmail.com
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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