Week of 11/11/2019
TESLA STEM High School
PTSA Newsletter
The Tesla STEM High School PTSA invites you to join us in supporting the students, families, teachers and staff of our school. By becoming a member, you are advocating for the safety, health, welfare and education of all our students. Thanks to the generous support from our Tesla STEM parents, staff, and community partners, we’ve been able to provide countless hours of volunteer time and financial assistance. Click   Join Tesla STEM PTSA   to complete your membership, along with your annual contribution online. We greatly appreciate your support!
Yearbooks are available for sale online through parent access, or at the office with cash or check (made out to LWSD), November 1-22 . The cost is $48.00. If you are uncertain if a book was purchased for your student, please look at the parent access purchase history to confirm.
Lake Washington PTSA Council Scholarship Basket Auction and Raffle
Thank you for all the generous donations to the Tesla STEM Star Wars themed basket pictured. Our basket is available to bid on at the LWSD Resource Center. You will also find a variety of amazing baskets submitted by each school in the district. Stop by anytime to bid on these baskets in the silent auction or attend the December 5th membership meeting for the completion of the basket silent auction and for a chance to win the raffle. Proceeds provide scholarships to LWSD students for continuing education. This is a terrific opportunity to buy some fun gifts for the holidays and to help out our community.
Winter Sports at Eastlake High School
If you live in the Eastlake attendance area and want to play a Winter Sport it is time to sign up!
Visit the Eastlake website – Athletics for complete information. Please be aware of all sport start dates and registration deadlines.
Please Note:
  • All registration is done through FinalForms. Choice school families need to email Amy Hill with their student’s name and sport they want to register for. She then makes the forms available for registration.
  • Your student must have a physical on file in the Eastlake Athletics office to participate.
Playing a Spring Sport at Eastlake? You can register for that now too!
If you have any questions, please contact Amy Hill .

Please Contribute to the Staff Luncheon on 11/20
On Wednesday, November 20 th the PTSA will host a Holiday Luncheon for the fantastic staff of Tesla STEM High School. Please sign up here to contribute a festive or traditional dish from your family's favorite fall or winter holiday. Food may be purchased or homemade and should be dropped off at the front office between 7 am and noon on Wednesday, November 20 th . If you have questions, email Lisa and Sunni at staffappreciation@teslastemptsa.org . Thanks for supporting staff appreciation!
PTSA Listening Session on Access and Inclusion
Please Join LWPTSA Council Special Education Group and LWPTSA Council Representatives for a PTSA Listening Session on Access and Inclusion on Tuesday, Nov 19, 6:30pm at the LWSD Resource Center. The discussion will center on ways to make local PTSA events and activities accessible for and inclusive of all students and their families. We are seeking input on families' experience with PTSAs, ideas on how PTSAs can make events more accessible and hear of any challenges PTSAs may have on doing so. See Council's Facebook Event for more information.
WA State PTA Game Development Competition
The WSPTA/Game Development Competition is a STEM-based program, introduced in 2016, to encourage and support student success. Students in grades 9-12 attending a school with a PTA in good standing may participate and share their knowledge of computer science based on an assigned theme. This year's theme is Animals .
The competition provides an opportunity for students, either individually or in teams of up to six members, to use their creative talents and express themselves by developing a computer game. Students’ submissions are judged in the following areas: game of the year, arts and animation, game design, programming (code), and audio design. 
The online intent to submit forms are due January 15, 2020, and information can be found  here .
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.