Week of 10/21/2019
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 Telsa 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!
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!
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.
Thank you!
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 .
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.