Week of 09/16/2019
TESLA STEM High School
PTSA Newsletter
Semifinalists -- 2020 National Merit Scholarship Competition
Please congratulate Hyunjin Cho, Annie Denton, Aryo Karai, Isha Murali, Sowmya Pratipati, Devesh Sarda, Amrutha Srivastava, David Stanko, Aditi Subramanyam, Rishika Veeramachaneni, Maxwell Wang, and Callie Wharton. Well done!!
SAT Test Prep
The Tesla STEM PTSA is sponsoring a SAT Test Prep Course which will be held at Tesla STEM High School in October and November. It's targeted to Juniors and others who are taking the SAT Test this school year and want to prep for it. 
More details can be found here:  http://teslastemptsa.org/Page/Programs/SAT-Prep-Course  
Free SAT and ACT Practice Tests
The practice tests are now full. But we will be contacting people on the waitlist if space becomes available and/or if we acquire a new room. 
Details on theses tests can be found here:  http://teslastemptsa.org/Page/Programs/ACT-SAT-Practice-Tests
SAT and ACT Talk
The presentation from the SAT and ACT Talk at the Membership meeting on September 11, 2019 is available now. You can access it here:  http://teslastemptsa.org/Page/Programs/SAT-Prep-Talk  
College Financial Aid Presentation
Seniors and Juniors / Classes of 2020 and 2021 this is for you and/or your parents.

College Financial Aid Presentation
By Barbara Davisson
Student Financial Services, Seattle Pacific University
How to calculate college costs, types of aid, completing the FAFSA, types of funding, institutional and merit scholarships, and answering financial aid questions.
N. Tesla STEM West End Presentation Area
Wednesday, September 18th, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
PTSA Membership Meeting
On behalf of the Tesla STEM PTSA board we would like to thank all the parents and guest speakers – Cindy Duenas, Cynthia Burt and Ari Howard – for a terrific first PTSA membership meeting of the 2019-2020 school year. We had a great turn out and learned many things about our STEM school and SAT/ACT test preparation. Our next membership meeting will be Wednesday, January 8 th , 2020. Save the date.
Parent Social
Wow! A big THANK YOU to all the parents that joined us for pizza on Thursday night at BJ’s in Redmond. We had a full house and a great time meeting the wonderful parents of our STEM students. Hopefully everyone made some great connections, carpool options and we learned that we share common ties in how our families are handling the Tesla STEM school experience. Thank you Shital Shende and Supriya Natu for making it all happen.
Heidi Cooperrider and Jay Pulacode
Tesla STEM PTSA Presidents
Student Opportunity - Join us on an Educational Tour to Panama!
This is NOT a PTSA sponsored event.

Is your child interested in an interdisciplinary, educational tour in Central America this summer?
Join Spanish teacher Katy Allen-Schmid to learn more about the student STEM trip that she's leading with Education First Tours to Panama! From working alongside practicing scientists on a wetland conservation project to visiting a local research station on the Caribbean coast, students will learn about how the incredible engineering feat of the Panama Canal impacted the surrounding ecosystems of this Central American oasis.
Here’s what will be covered during the meeting:
● Where and when we’re going
● What we’ll see and do
● Travel logistics
● How your child can earn academic credit
● Flexible payment options that keep the trip affordable
Ms. Allen-Schmid will also share details about how to sign up (space is limited!) and answer any questions you might have. Can’t wait to see you there!
Please note: This is a private, EF tour; this is not sponsored or supported by the school or PTSA.
T issue donations needed!
Please consider donating tissues to Tesla STEM. They can be dropped off at the main office. Thank you!
Traffic, Parking, Pedestrians, and Animals
Thank you to our parent and student drivers for your patience as we educate everyone about traffic flow and parking on our school site. We appreciate your cooperation as we get traffic to slow down and as we remind our pedestrians of all ages to watch for cars before crossing the pavement. We have two new Student Resource Officers (SRO) this year assisting us with not only traffic and the parking lot but also with all safety and security at Tesla. You will see their police cars parked in areas that we are monitoring for unsafe driving and/or unsafe walking to cars. Please welcome SRO Officer Sapp and Officer Herron to Tesla. 
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.