Puma Info | January 12th, 2020
Save the Date

January 14th 7am- January 27th 12am: After School Registration
January 17th: MLK Jr. Assembly
Now- January 27th: TAC Blanket Drive
Please join us at the LWSD Resource Center for our Rosa Parks presentation to the school board TOMORROW, Monday at 7pm! Principal Doering, Associate Principal Spaulding, Ms. MacLean and students will be sharing lots of great information about our school. Hope to see you there!
TAC- Blanket Drive
The Take Action Club is holding a blanket drive now - January 27. We are collecting NEW blankets of any size. Our goal is to collect 200! Blankets will be given to locals experiencing homelessness (125) and refugees overseas (75). Boxes will be outside the main office.
After School Programs:
Registration Opens on Tuesday!
Registration opens on 1/14 at 7am and closes on 1/27 at midnight. Follow this link to register http://rosaparksptsa.org/Page/Programs/Spring%20Programs

Registrations are on a first come first served basis. There will be no lotteries held. When programs are full, registrations will no longer be accepted.

Ensure you have purchased  Individual/Family Membership  before 1/14.
PTSA Membership is recommended for registering for after school programs for insurance reasons.

If you have alternate arrangements for program chaperone and want to bypass purchasing membership, email RosaParksPTSA@live.com for exceptions to registration

Scholarships are available, reach out to the school counselor - lmaclean@lwsd.org

Here is a list of programs that will be offered. Classes will run February 10-May 21. Please note, individual classes may start later. Please check the schedule before registering your child. Also, be aware that parents will need to volunteer to chaperone at least one class per semester. Classes without a parent chaperone will be cancelled and no refunds will be given.
 
Mondays:
Mad Science grades 1-5
Cricket Academy grades 3-5
 
Tuesdays: 
Redmond Academy of Theatre Arts, Drama grades 3-5
Redmond Academy of Theatre Arts, Drama grades K-2
Lego JR engineer, grades K-2
 
Wednesdays:
Overtime Sports, grades K-5
Chess for Life, grades K-5
Art Naturally, grades 1-5
 
Thursdays:
Skyhawks Basketball, grades 1-4
Video Game Creation, grades 3-5
Art Club, grades 1-5
Puma Choir, grades 2-5
 
Fridays: 
Overtime Sports, grades K-2
Clay, grades 3-5
Coding, grades 3-5
 
Questions? Send an email at programs@rosaparksptsa.org
PTSA Membership Updates
Calling all PUMA families!
 
Consider becoming a PTSA member and help Rosa Park win the PTSA membership awards. We are very close to winning the Bronze Award. Each and every membership counts. Contest ends February 14.
 
 
Membership Cards
 
We have sent out new PTSA membership cards with login and passwords. You can login, explore and enjoy your membership benefits.
Gift a Membership
Thinking about what to get your child’s teacher for Valentine’s day? Think about sponsoring a teacher with a PTSA membership.
 
 
Just choose “Sponsor a PTSA membership for a teacher”.
Lake Washington School District 2019-20 Inclement Weather Procedures
As the winter storm season is upon us, we have prepared this message to explain Lake Washington School District’s procedures and expectations during inclement weather and school closures. Below you will find guidelines to make this process easier, and an explanation of how weather closure decisions are made.

Delay or Closure Decisions:

  • Collecting information - To help make the best possible decision, the district gathers a lot of information first. A meteorologist is on contract to provide pinpoint predictions for the specific microclimates around our area. He helps the district understand which areas may be affected by upcoming weather and which may not.
  • Examining conditions - Predictions are one thing. Actual conditions are another. That’s why the transportation department staff is on the roads around the district at 3 a.m. if it looks like a school closure might be in order. They report real road conditions. Custodians may be asked to report to work early at schools so they can report on conditions at the schools themselves.
  • Analyzing the data - Once all the information is collected, the support services staff forwards it to the district’s administration, based on their best analysis of the situation. There are three options available:
  • Leave schools open/follow normal schedule
  • Start late
  • Close schools

Late start is used when conditions are borderline. The extra time and daylight make it easier for students to get to school safely.

  • Determining what's best for the whole district - For communication and administrative reasons, it is not possible to close just some schools in the district while leaving other schools open for districtwide weather events. So the decision has to be the best one for the safety of students in all areas of the district while at the same time avoiding unnecessary disruption.
  • Superintendent makes final decision - Once the administrative staff gets the information from support services, they make a recommendation to the superintendent, who makes the final decision. If there is a closure or a late start, the staff begins the communication system to get the word out to parents, students and teachers.

You can learn more about School Closure and Late Start Decisions here:  https://www.lwsd.org/programs-and-services/safety/school-closures-and-late-starts

Types of Communication:
  • The SchoolMessenger® System notifies all staff and parents within 30 minutes by phone, text, and/or email.
  • Emergency weather procedures can be found on the Lake Washington School District website at www.lwsd.org. If there is a closure/delay, there will be a pop-up notice on this website.
  • Lake Washington School District's main information line can be reached at 425-936-1200.
  • Sign-up for FlashAlert notifications – http://flashalert.net – this is the service that LWSD uses to alert media of changes to schedules. You can sign up to receive email or text alerts directly from this service as well.
  • Local TV and radio stations will provide timely updates.
  • Bad Weather Bus Routes (Snow Routes) Postcards were mailed to all households that qualify for services in November. For questions regarding your child’s inclement weather bus route visit: https://www.lwsd.org/programs-and-services/transportation and click on the red “2019-20 Snow Routes” link. Please note: Not all routes change in inclement weather. It is possible that your snow route bus stop is the same as your regular bus stop.
  • Download the Versatrans My Stop App to view estimated arrival times for buses during winter weather events. The My Stop app that allows you to view the estimated time of arrival for your student’s bus can now be used to monitor changes to arrival times during winter weather events. GPS technology allows families to view estimated times of arrival for buses at bus stops. (Data on the app is updated every 5 minutes.) Visit the My Stop App page for information on how to download and use the app. 

Please remember the district has a large geographical size and weather conditions may vary greatly from area to area. This may warrant a closure or late start for the entire district due to conditions impacting only limited areas. Student and employee safety is our highest priority.
E-Prep Corner
Winter Weather is Here! Be Prepared

Make sure you and your family are ready for winter weather and any emergency before they hit. Build an emergency kit, prepare for power outages, stay warm, and be up-to-date with emergency alerts. Here are some useful links to help:
 
Make your own emergency kit and plan:
 
Sign up for emergency alerts via King County:
 
Track and report power outages with Puget Sound Energy:
 
Sign up for FlashAlert notifications—the service LWSD uses to notify media of schedule changes:
 
Track school bus estimated times of arrival through the GPS App, My Stop:
 
General winter weather tips:
 
 
Stay safe!
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at Fred Meyer
Register your Rewards card online at www.fredmeyer.com . Just update your Kroger Community Rewards card on your digital account.
 - Sign in to your account.
 - Select “My Account.”
 - Scroll down to the Community Rewards” section of your account page.
 - Select “Enroll Now” or “Edit.”
 - Enter Rosa Parks PTSA.
 - Select the appropriate organization from the list and click “Save.”
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