Week of 10/28/2019
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!
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 or h ere https://www.wastatepta.org/events-programs/reflections/
- 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

Please consider submitting to this nationally recognized arts contest!
Staff Appreciation Birthday Desserts Needed
Help celebrate the September/October birthdays of our amazing staff members on Thursday, 10/31. To make the day extra special, we’re going to have a Halloween theme. So feel free to bring some fun Halloween inspired treats. Please sign up here . Desserts need to be dropped off by 10:00am Thursday, 10/31. If you have any questions, please email Lisa at staffappreciation@teslatemsptsa.org . Thanks for supporting staff appreciation! 
Lost & Found
The Lost and Found located in the office is already overflowing with lunch boxes, coats, water bottles, etc. Please have your student stop by to see if anything belongs to them, or drop in and have a look yourselves.
Anything remaining on October 31 st will be donated or tossed.
Thank you!
Interested in Robotics?
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 .

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 .
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!
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.