Week of 09/09/2019
TESLA STEM High School
PTSA Newsletter
Tesla STEM PTSA Membership Meeting
Join us at the PTSA Membership Meeting on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 7:00 PM, LWSD Resource Center at Redmond Town Center. Agenda items include:
·       Approve PTSA 2019-20 Standing Rules
·       Approve PTSA 2019-20 Budget
·       Learn more about our school and its offerings from the Principal
·       Paragon Tutoring will present on SAT prep course, test taking, and prep work
SAT Test Prep Course at Tesla STEM High School - Begins Oct 5th - Limited to 30 students
Information Session on September 11
Tesla STEM PTSA is going to work with Paragon Tutoring to run a SAT Test Prep Course October-December 2019. Ari Howard from  Paragon Tutoring  will be at the PTSA Meeting on September 11 to talk about what the Prep Course covers, what kind of improvements students should expect, and when is the right time to sign up for a Test Prep Course. He will also answer many questions parents and students have about the SAT, Test Taking and Prep work. 
Students and parents of Students are encouraged to come hear. We will also open registration for the SAT Test Prep Course after this meeting. All registrations will be online.

Registration link will be shared on PTSA site on Sept 11th 2019, right after the "SAT and ACT Talk" by Ari Howard at the  September 11th PTSA Membership meeting .
Tesla STEM Parents Fall Social - Thursday, Sept 12 th  at 7pm
BJ's Restaurant  in Redmond Town Center
Parents and guardians of Tesla STEM students – are you new to the school and want to meet other parents/guardians? Or do you want to catch up with the parents/guardians you do know? Or maybe you just want a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card? Then come to our Fall Social! We’ll have appetizers and a no host bar. You are also welcome to purchase additional menu items. This is your opportunity to meet others in your school community and share experiences, and you DO NOT need to be a PTSA member to attend! 
If you like any of the following, this event is for you!
·   Enjoying free food!
·   Entering to win a $50 Amazon gift card
·   Meeting other parents/guardians
This is for adults only; please DO NOT bring STUDENTS OR THEIR SIBLINGS! Questions?  Please email  vp.community@teslastemptsa.org .
T issue donations needed!
Please consider donating tissues to Tesla STEM. They can be dropped off at the main office. Thank you!
FREE SAT and ACT Practice Tests
Tesla STEM PTSA has arranged to have students sign up for free SAT and ACT practice tests through Princeton Review. These are scheduled for:
·        ACT - Sunday, Sept 22nd 9 am – 1:15 pm
·        SAT - Saturday, Sept 28th 9 am – 1:15 pm (see Note below)
at the LWSD Resource Center at Redmond Town Center (16250 NE 74th Street Redmond WA 98052)
These practice tests are free, but a please consider a donation to the PTSA if you are able (suggested donation $20 cash or check at the testing site).
Note: Freshman Conflict with Practice SAT
There is a known conflict between the SAT Practice Test date (Saturday, Sept 28th) and the Freshman Camp. Freshman should attend the Camp. They will have the opportunity to take the Practice SAT in their Sophomore or Junior Year. 
As an alternative, if your Freshman student wants to take the Mock SAT test (SAT Practice Test) in this school year, it is offered at Eastlake High School in the Spring. See details for February 22nd 2020, at Eastlake High School.  
Join PTSA!
PTSA is the largest national child advocacy association. Demonstrate the importance you place on education and supporting our school community by joining today! Click here to learn more.
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.