Communications

Weekly Newsletter
Weekly Newsletter

Chair:
(none)
When:
August-June

Subscription to the PTSA electronic weekly newsletter is free and content is accepted from the school, ASB, PTSA, and school district. Subscribers do not need to be PTSA members to receive the newsletter.

Website
Website

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year-Round

The PTSA Website is a great resource to the school community. Parents and students can learn about PTSA programs, join PTSA and sign up for PTSA programs and events and pay safely online.
Online Directory
Online Directory

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year-Round

The online directory is available to website registered users who are paid PTSA members.
Social Media
Social Media

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year-Round

PTSA currently has a Facebook page and a Facebook Carpool Group.

Enrichment

Free ACT/SAT Practice Test
Free ACT/SAT Practice Test

Chair:

This year Tesla STEM High School PTSA is partnering with Revolution Prep to provide our students with the opportunity to practice taking college admissions exams while remaining safely at home. A proctored practice exam is the best way to get a real-time snapshot of testing performance in order to create a testing plan.

SAT and ACT Preparation
SAT and ACT Preparation

Chair:
When:
September 2019

Options for SAT and ACT Test Prep

Reflections
Reflections

Chair:
(none)
When:
Fall

The PTA Reflections program challenges students to create art inspired by a specific theme, and to submit their art in six arts areas (dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and visual arts).

PTSA Support

Financial Review
Financial Review

Chair:
When:
June

Assist the Tesla STEM PTSA to meet best practices by auditing the books and financial records of the PTSA semi-annually and presenting a written audit report to the Executive Board. The financial review is a guided process and takes approx. 2-3 hours. (January & July)
Membership
Membership

Chair:

This committee handles the PTA membership drive at the beginning of the year. We are striving for 100% membership!
Nominating Committee
Nominating Committee

Chair:
When:
February-May

The Nominating Committee seeks out nominees for the elected board positions and presents a slate of candidates to the membership at the March (or May) PTSA membership meeting. Members of the nominating committee must be elected by the STEM PTSA membership. Must be a member of the PTSA. (February to May)

Service Awards
Service Awards

Chair:
(none)
When:
April-May

The Tesla STEM PTSA recognizes volunteers and educators who have given outstanding service to our children and school community. We do this through three awards: the Golden Acorn, the Honorary Life Membership and the Outstanding Educator Award. The Awards Committee selects recipients based on nominations submitted by PTSA members, Tesla staff and parents from our school community.
Volunteer
Volunteer

Chair:

Our PTSA is powered by the energy, intelligence, and dedication of its volunteers! Consider using your time and talent to make an impact on our school and scholars through volunteering.

Community Support

Fall Parent Social
Fall Parent Social

Chair:
When:
Fall

PTSA will be hosting a parent social in late September or early October, following guidelines from LWSD. Join us to connect with your Tesla STEM community! This event is free and open to all Tesla STEM parents/guardians.
Advocacy
Advocacy

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year-Round

Ask president@teslastemptsa.org how you can help Tesla STEM PTSA advocate for our children.
Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Preparedness

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year-Round

This committee ensures supplies are organized and available to support the school administration’s emergency plan. Includes optional participation with LWSD PTSA Council Emergency Preparedness group.
Special Needs
Special Needs

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year-Round

The Lake Washington PTSA Special Needs Group is made up of parents in Lake Washington School District whose children receive special services (IEPs) and accommodations (504s). The group also includes interested staff and students. The group meets every school month except for December and June. We hear from speakers, have an extensive lending library, learn about resources in the community, network with other parents and keep updated on district and PTSA issues affecting children with disabilities.

LWSF Ambassador
LWSF Ambassador

Chair:
(none)
When:
As needed

Promote the Lake Washington Schools Foundation and share information with the Tesla STEM Community. Serve as a Table Captain and recruit attendees for the spring fundraiser. (Ongoing)

Fundraising

Your Family Contribution
Your Family Contribution

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year-Round

Time spent on fundraising is time NOT dedicated to volunteering for the benefit our students. For this reason, PTSA asks for tax-deductible cash donations. The suggested donation per family is $200 (before matching funds).

Tesla STEM PTSA recognizes not all families can contribute equally, but every family is encouraged to consider donating the suggested minimum or more to continue enhancing the educational environment for all our students.

Double Your Gift! Tesla STEM PTSA is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Ask your employer if they match donations and/or membership fees.
Amazon Smile
Amazon Smile

Chair:
(none)
When:
Year-Round

How to Sign up for Amazon Smile:
1) Go to https://smile.amazon.com and sign in using your Amazon account.
2) Type Tesla STEM PTSA in the charitable organization search box and select ‘Tesla Stem Ptsa 2-8-105’.

School Support

Grants
Grants

Chair:
(none)
When:
Fall, sometimes Mid-Year

Thanks to your generosity and Tesla teachers' creativity and commitment to improving their students' education, PTSA is able to fund multiple projects a year with the largest awards being given in the Fall. Working together towards our common goal of improving our children's lives through better education, parents and teachers have made a significant contribution to giving our students' a high quality academic environment.

Staff Appreciation
Staff Appreciation

Chair:
When:
September-June

PTSA supports staff by providing refreshments once per month to celebrate birthdays and to show how much we appreciate the very important role of Tesla educators in our children's lives.