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Scholarship Basket Auction & Raffle
Thursday, December 5th at 10AM Join us for the close of the LWPTSA Council Basket Auction and Raffle. All are welcome,  invite a friend ! Complimentary coffee drinks start at 8am. Auction and Raffle are at 10am immediately after the December General Membership meeting. The baskets are on view and available for bids at the LWSD Resource Center now until Dec. 5th.   All proceeds go to scholarships for LWSD graduating seniors and continuing education scholarships for staff. Support our students and get some holiday shopping done at the same time!   Thank you to our generous community partners: our wonderful PTAs, ... read full article

Screenagers Film Series Screenings
Sandburg/DCS PTSA, Thoreau Elementary PTSA and Finn Hill MS PTSA are collaborating to offer FREE of charge the Screenagers Film series. Each screening will host a discussion panel after the viewing. November 21 at 7PM:  Screenagers: Next Chapter  at Finn Hill Middle School Tickets are free but required.  Download a Screenagers flyer to share Blackwell PTSA and McAuliffe PTSA are hosting a  screening in December . ... read full article

Parent Education Events
LWPTSA Council is sponsoring two parent education events in November: Common Sense Answers on College Admissions Presented by Anne Holmdahl This talk will cover standardized tests, extracurricular activities, summer plans and the difference between high school graduation requirements and college admission requirements. This presentation will also focus on how to research colleges, what the application process looks like, and a basic overview of financial aid.  Same talk on both dates; no RSVP required. When : November 15, 6-8PM  OR  November 19, Noon – 2PM Where : Lake Washington Resource Center (16250 NE 74th St, Redmond) Download a flyer for this ... read full article

Listening Session on Access & Inclusion
Please join LWPTSA Council Special Education Group and LWPTSA Council for a PTSA Listening Session on Access and Inclusion. The discussion will center on ways to make local PTSA events and activities accessible for and inclusive of all students and their families.  Download a flyer to share . Do you have ideas on what your PTSA could do to make events more accessible? What challenges has your family experienced trying to access PTSA activities? We want to hear from you! Please email us at  and use the subject line ‘PTSA experience’.  We are looking for a few families that would ... read full article

All Aboard the Advocacy Bus!
Sign up to ride in style and comfort  with fellow LWPTSA advocates to Olympia for  Focus Day  on Martin Luther King Jr. Day , Monday, January 20th, 2020!  Members meet with legislators, tour the capitol, and demonstrate advocacy in action. Note : Children are welcome on the bus as long as they are accompanied by a parent. Send questions to Advocacy VP, Sarah Kimsey at ... read full article

WSPTA Game Development Competition
The WSPTA Game Development Competition is open to students in grades 9-12. Individuals or teams of up to six members use their creative talents and develop a computer game.  The online intent to submit forms are due January 15, 2020, and information can be found  on the WA State PTA website .   This year's theme is  Animals . ... read full article

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 ... read full article

Important Changes to the AP Exam Ordering Deadlines & Fees
The College Board recently announced changes to the Advanced Placement (AP) exam ordering deadlines, late fees and cancellation fees that will be in effect for all students taking AP Exams in 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 ... read full article

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Tesla Scholars deserve our 100%! Join PTSA Today

Support valuable PTSA events and programs! Sign up for the 2019-2020 school year is open! Your support provides those extras that make Tesla STEM High stand out as one of the best high schools in Washington State. Join PTSA

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