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

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 JUNE 17-21, 2019
Tesla STEM Class of 2019   
Congratulations to the Tesla STEM HS Class 2019 graduates and their families! We are happy and excited for you and your upcoming adventures. Have a golden summer.  

Food donation needed - May/June staff birthdays celebration  
The PTSA will be celebrating May/June staff birthdays on Tuesday June 18th. Please click here and sign up to donate treats.  Thanks!
LWPTSA Council Scholarship Recipients  
Every year the Lake Washington PTSA Council awards student scholarships to graduating LWSD seniors/12 th-graders. Congratulations to two of our Tesla STEM scholars and one staff member who were selected as scholarship recipients.
Merit Scholarships
  • Christine Lee
  • Sonika Tayade
Staff Scholarship
  • Ms. Jenai Sheffels
To view a complete list of scholarship recipients, please visit the LWPTSA Council website.

Thank You to All the PTSA Volunteers  

Tesla STEM PTSA is a non-profit organization powered 100% by volunteers and donations. To all those who gave their time, energy, enthusiasm and made family contributions this year, thank you! PTSA is only able to serve our scholars and school because of you. We have an amazing volunteer community. If you would like to help out next year, please contact
Finals Week Info 

Finals Week Info.  
Please plan accordingly: June 17 th, 18th, 19th  
School Starts: 7:30 AM
School Ends: 12:05 PM
Buses depart: 12:05 PM
Last day of school is June 20 th. School starts:  7:30 AM. School ends: 10:40 AM. Buses depart: 10:45 AM. School closes at 11 AM.
Please note these 6 details:
  1. School will have brunch instead of lunch served on three days of semester finals.
  2. There are no after-school meetings, events, activities, etc. during Semester Finals. 
  3. Shuttle buses depart from T-STEM at 12:05 on June 17th - 19th. Please quickly pick up your scholars from their drop-off at their respective home high schools as they may not remain on those campuses.
  4. On June 20th, the last official day of the 2018-2019 academic year, school starts at 7:30 and ends at 10:40. Shuttle buses depart at 10:45.  School closes for summer at 11:00. There will be no adult supervision and no students remaining in the building. Please plan accordingly.
  5. The school does not give early finals.
  6. Please have your student look through the Lost & Found before June 20th.  There are lots of items looking for a home! Leftovers will be tossed or donated.
2019 - 2020 Open Chair Positions  

Our PTSA is powered by the energy, intelligence, and dedication of its volunteers! Consider using your time and talent to make an impact on our school and scholars through one of these roles:
Awards Chair
- Leads the awards committee in soliciting and evaluating nominations from the school community for the Outstanding Educator Award (Spring 2020).
Advocacy Chair
- Communicates information on the legislative process and current issues affecting education and youth. Attends WSPTA Legislative Assembly and Focus Day.
Scholarship Auction Basket Designer
- Creative individual who designs our PTSA's basket contribution for the Lake Washington PTSA Council Scholarship Basket Auction (Fall 2019).
Learn more/indicate your interest: 
Volunteers Needed for August Registration Days

PTSA planning has started for the 2019-20 school year! We are now recruiting volunteers to help with Registration Days on August 27th & 28th. The more helpers we have, the smoother this process will run for all our students! Please click on the signup below to learn more or to volunteer.
Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!  
Grad Night is looking for Help on the Committee next year

What is Grad Night-
Grad Night is an all-night celebration that starts the evening following graduation.  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.
We are looking for help from 9th and 10th grade parents. If your interested in helping us with the party for next year please email:
Thank you for you consideration.
Huge THANK YOU to Graduation Committee 
On behalf of the graduation co-chairs, Sue Gupta and Asma Sood, we would like to thank the following parents who devoted their time and hard work in making Graduation 2019 a success!!
Grace Chang
Jessica Evertt
Thury Foster
Annie Guu
Bill and Melissa Lathlean
Janice Miyoshi
Lisa Stillwell
Lynn Trinh
Kathy Wilson
As well, we would like to give thanks to the following vendors who helped to support us.
Albertsons (Redmond)
Posey's Pastries
Creative Colors Florist
Last but not least, we would like to thank our LINK Crew Volunteers, Ms. Lori Zebrack-Smith and our Student ambassadors. You were awesome!!
Youth Mental Health First Aid Workshop
Saturday, June 22nd 8:30AM-5:30PM @ LWSD Redmond (please note off-campus location).  
Take a certification course in first aid for youth mental health. This formal program 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 an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in a crisis. 
More information here.
Program through Lake Washington Schools Foundation
College Admissions - Myths & Realities

Thank you to Tesla STEM HS counselor Kelly Wescott for the college talk at the June 5th Membership Meeting. You can find the presentation slides on the  Tesla STEM PTSA home page

College Application Workshops 

Applying to college can be confusing, lengthy, and an unforgiving process. Make sure you're ready for the college application season by joining Mary Pat O'Neil of True Fit College Counseling and Lake Washington Schools Foundation at thesethree summer Find Your Fit workshops.
College Application Bootcamp - for rising seniors only
  • June 29, 2019, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM at the LWSD Resource Center
  • Topics include: The five possible parts of a college application, how to create a balanced college list and why it is important to do so, understanding the various college application platforms and more!
Apply to College 101 Workshop - for high school students and parents
  • July 30, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at the Kirkland Library
  • Learn the steps involved in applying to college, but also how to find the perfect college fit. From how to decide where to apply, why grades matter, how scholarships work, and more - this workshop explains everything you'll need to know to be college ready.
College Application and Essay Workshop - for rising seniors only
  • August 5, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00PM at the Redmond Library
  • Learn tips on how to complete a college application as well as what it takes to write a personal and compelling college essay.
All workshops are FREE to attend, but registration is required. Visit
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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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