The Eagle Express – Brought to You by EMS PTSA
October 9, 2022
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NEWPrincipal-Parent Chat

Save the Date for a Chat
With Principal Dahl

Do you have questions about your child's school? If you do, Evergreen PTSA invites you to a scheduled Zoom meeting with our EMS principal, Mr. Dahl.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 18 from 7 to 8 pm
WHERE: Zoom (meeting link will be shared in next Sunday's newsletter and on our website)

Whether you are a new or returning parent, this meeting can be beneficial. Help us plan for the meeting by answering two very quick questions. (Your responses are anonymous.) We hope to see you there!


Help Show Our Staff Some Love!

Tuesday, Oct. 25 — Drop Off Food by 9:30 am

Our next staff appreciation lunch is a football tailgate party—and it's approaching fast! We need your help in treating our fabulous teachers and Evergreen staff, so please sign up to donate a food item or lend a hand:


Please drop off all items on October 25 by 9:30 am in the front office. As always, thank you for your help. This event wouldn't be possible without our wonderful volunteers!

AGENDA NOW AVAILABLEGeneral membership meeting

Join Us at Our First EMS PTSA
Membership Meeting of the Year!

Tuesday, Oct. 18 @10 am — Online via Zoom

Join us at the first EMS PTSA general membership meeting of the school year! We will review and approve our standing rules and budget, elect our nominating committee, appoint our financial review committee, and give you updates about our various programs.

Check next Sunday's Eagle Express for the Zoom link. Review the minutes from our last membership meeting here.


Not a Member Yet?Click or scan the QR code to join or renew

You're just in time! Join or renew your yearly membership, and you'll be giving the PTSA a stronger voice in advocating for your student, and helping to support our school and activities.

PTSA members are never obligated to volunteer or attend meetings—although we'd love to have you! Your membership does give you the chance to vote in PTSA elections and on matters that impact our operations and offerings. You'll also automatically receive membership in the Washington State PTA and National PTA, which includes many useful discounts.
National PTA Reflections 2022-2023 Call for Entries: Show Your Voice!

Calling All Eagle Artists: Show Your Voice!

Submissions Must Be Received By Oct. 21

Reflections is back at Evergreen for another inspiring year! Students, you have a chance to "Show Your Voice!" by creating your own original artwork in one or more categories:
Dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts
Entries from our school are evaluated, and finalists have a chance to advance to the district level, then to state and finally national judging.

Friday, October 21 is this year's deadline for students to electronically submit artwork together with the completed and signed entry form to The 2022-2023 guidelines are available on our Reflections page. If you still have questions after reading all the information, please contact

Explore Our Many Enrichment ProgramsReminders

EMS PTSA invites your student to participate in our enrichment clubs and programs, which are now open for registration or RSVP:

There's Still Time to Pass the Hat!

Illustration of coins dropping into an upside-down black top hatIt's quick and easy to support your school! Every dollar contributed to Pass the Hat, Evergreen PTSA's primary fundraiser, goes directly to support the services and programs we provide that benefit your child.

Our suggested donation is $100 per student, but we are grateful to receive donations of any amount. Don't forget corporate matching, if your employer participates! Every dollar counts, and we greatly appreciate all contributions!

Your donations to Evergreen Middle School PTSA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, are tax-deductible.


LWSD Hosting Flu Shot Clinics This Month

LWSD is partnering with Seattle Visiting Nurse Association (SVNA) to offer flu shot clinics at four locations this month. Everyone age 4+ is eligible. Register here for one of the following:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 12, 3–7 pm at Lake Washington High School (map)
  • Monday, Oct. 24, 3–7 pm at Juanita High School (map)
  • Thursday, Oct. 27, 2:30–8 pm at Eastlake High School (map)
  • Friday, Oct. 28, 3–7 pm at Redmond High School (map)

Each patient needs their own individual appointment registration, with patient's legal name and date of birth. Please have your confirmation code, sent via text/email after registration, ready at the appointment.

If you have an approved insurance plan, including Medicare and Medicaid, you must provide this information during registration. SVNA will bill your insurance. You will not be charged a copay. Questions? Email



LWPTSA Council Special Education Group Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 18 — 6:30 to 8:30 pm

LWPTSA Council's Special Education Group (SEG) invites you to our first meeting of the school year. LWPTSA Council Special Education GroupThe meeting will kick off with family networking and refreshments at 6:30 pm. At 7 pm, we'll have SEG and school district introductions, followed by time for families to connect in groups based on school communities. Finally, we welcome speaker Melanie Miller, counselor at Peter Kirk Elementary, to discuss strategies for navigating stress and anxiety at the beginning of the school year.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 18 from 6:30–8:30 pm
WHERE: LWSD Resource Center (16250 NE 74th St., Redmond)
CONNECT WITH SEG: Website | Facebook | SEG newsletter

Questions? Email We look forward to seeing you!

LWPTSA's Special Education Group aims to connect and support families with students who receive special services in LWSD through an IEP, 504 or IHP.

"EMS 2023 Ski Bus!" Image of a bald eagle with skis soaring in the air

Wondering About Ski Bus 2023?

Stay tuned! This after-school program is for Evergreen Middle School students and is scheduled to begin this coming January 2023. Sign-up begins in November.

Watch later this month for information to be shared here, as well as on EMS PTSA's website and Facebook page, regarding the required parent information meeting in November.

This program is run privately and independently through Webbski and a volunteer parent, and is not affiliated with Evergreen Middle School, LWSD or EMS PTSA.

Help Support Graduating Seniors & District Staff!

You're invited to Lake Washington PTSA Council's scholarship fundraising auction! Come place bids on fun, themed gift baskets during the silent auction:

  • AUCTION DATES: Open NOW until the closing reception on November 3 at 7:30 pm
  • WHERE: LWSD Resource Center (16250 NE 74th St., Redmond)
  • BUSINESS HOURS: Monday–Friday, 7:30 am–4:30 pm

Bring your friends to the pajama party reception and raffle on November 3, when bidding ends. One hundred percent of the proceeds from this event will fund scholarships for LWSD seniors and staff seeking continuing education.

View in full size as a PDF

Reflections Theme Search for '24–'25

Students are invited to enter ideas for the Reflections theme for the 2024-2025 season. The student who submits the winning theme will receive a $100 prize from National PTA!

To enter, students should complete this form by November 1. (EMS students should enter "Evergreen Middle School PTSA" as the PTA name, and our PTA ID number: 00023166.) Past themes and duplicate submissions will not be considered. Each student may submit up to three theme ideas, but each idea needs a separate form.

Upcoming Opportunities for Kids

Kids Coming TogetherKids Coming Together is a program that provides opportunities for local youth in grades 3-8 to make friends and connect with their community through service events led by high school students. Register for upcoming events:

  • October 13: Birthday Dreams
  • October 17: Litter Pickup at Lake Sammamish State Park
  • October 26: Pumpkin Painting

The Kids Coming Together program is sponsored by Lake Washington Schools Foundation, a nonprofit organization that gathers and deploys community resources to enhance academic access and to nurture all students’ emotional well-being in LWSD.

More Community OpportunitiesPeachjar: Click this image to view Evergreen's approved e-flyers for community opportunities in a new window

Find LWSD-approved events and opportunities for students and families via Peachjar. View Evergreen's e-flyers here.


10/11: Science Olympiad Club Registration Closes
10/12: Chess Club Registration Closes
10/15: Coding Club Registration Closes
10/18: EMS PTSA General Membership Meeting (10 am) — Zoom
           Principal-Parent Chat (7 pm) — Zoom
10/19: Coding Club Begins (6 pm)
10/21: NO SCHOOL (LEAP Day)
           Reflections Entries Due
10/25: Staff Appreciation Lunch (Drop off food by 9:30 am)
           School Picture Retakes

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Attendance Line: 425-936-2321
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