Week of 10/07/2019
TESLA STEM High School
PTSA Newsletter
Donations needed!
Please help Tesla STEM create an amazing Star Wars themed basket for the annual Lake Washington PTSA Council's scholarship basket auction. Every PTSA in the Lake Washington School District submits a basket for the auction to help raise scholarships for the graduating seniors. This is a silent auction that runs from November 7th through December 5th at the Lake Washington School District Resource Center. Everyone is welcome to visit the resource center to bid on the baskets. This year, Tesla STEM PTSA, is submitting a Star Wars themed basket in honor of the end of the Star Wars saga. The final Star Wars movie is being released this December. Please consider donating Star Wars themed items such as Lego sets, toys, games, DVD movies (Blu-ray preferred), mugs, movie passes or gift cards to see the final movie, etc. Any Star Wars themed item would be fantastic! Donations need to be dropped off at the Tesla STEM front office by October 25 th . If you have any questions, contact Lisa Stillwell at  ldstillwell@hotmail.com . Thank you for your donations!
SAT/ACT & College Admissions Test presentation
When: October 9 th
6-7pm (10 th  graders and parents)
7:30-8:30pm (11 th  graders and parents)

Where : Tesla STEM High School
This event is run by Tesla STEM High School. Please contact your Counselor with any questions. 
Tesla 10 th  and 11 th  grade families are invited to attend a presentation  by Compass Education Group’s Senior Director, Matt Steiner, to learn about the use of standardized tests in the college admission process. Topics will include:  test scores’ role and weight in college admissions, why colleges’ testing policies vary so widely, debunking the most pervasive myths about testing and admission, the relevance of Subject Tests at elite colleges, and sane and successful calendaring of testing and test prep.   Please note that 10 th  and 11 th  grade presentation times are staggered in order to give relevant and specific exam timelines per grade level.   Our school’s invitation and a copy of Compass’ comprehensive Guide to College Admissions Testing are available at:    https://www.compassprep.com/schools/tesla-stem/
2019-2020 National PTA Reflections program
Calling all creatives!  Reflections is an National PTA arts recognition program that helps students explore their own thoughts and ideas, develop artistic literacy, and discover a love for learning. Students may submit their works of art in one or more of the following 6 categories listed below:
- Categories : Visual Arts, Photography, Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, and Music Composition
- Entry Forms and Rules/guidelines can be found on the Reflections board near the office
- Submit entries to Ms. Schaeffer’s room #220
- Deadline is Friday, November 1st
Winning entries advancing to the District level will receive special recognition and have the chance to advance to the State and National PTA rounds. Last year we had 6 entries advancing to State. Let's try to top that this year!
Questions? Contact Carol Lelivelt  reflections@teslastemptsa.org
Important Changes to the Advanced Placement Exam Ordering Deadlines and Fees for the 2019-2020 School Year

To meet the new College Board ordering deadlines, LWSD students will register and pay for AP exams from October 14, 2019 through the end of the last lunch period at their school on October 25, 2019 . Prior to this year, students registered and payed for exams in the spring.

Late registration will be held from February 18, 2020 through end of the last lunch on February 27, 2020. Students who register during this time will incur a $50 late fee per exam.

Students who choose to cancel an exam or do not take the exam will be able to request a refund minus the cancellation fees listed in the chart below. The late fee is subtracted from the on-time exam fees.

AP Exam Registration materials will be distributed to AP students in their AP classes and available to students and parents in high school counselling offices starting October 7.
Lake Washington School District Fees for May 2020 AP Exams are as follows:

For more information, please visit the LWSD website at: https://www.lwsd.org/programs-and-services/accelerated-programs/high-school-highly-capable .
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Carpool Connection
Looking for a carpool? Check out the Tesla STEM Carpool FB page .

*This is NOT a PTSA or school sponsored program. The Tesla STEM Carpool FB page is a bulletin board for families looking for a carpool to connect.
ASB Events
Remind your student to check the ASB calendar posted in the school or check the Tesla STEM HS website for student organized activities.

ASB announcements are included in this publication if submitted by the students with staff approval.