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The Eagle Express – Brought to You by EMS PTSA
October 23, 2022
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THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS:

EMS PTSA NEWS & PROGRAMS

THIS THURSDAY!

Eat at MOD Pizza on Oct. 27 to Support Our School!

Redmond Ridge Location — In Store or Online Orders

MOD PizzaSkip the meal prep and kitchen clean-up while helping our school by eating at—or ordering from—MOD Pizza in Redmond Ridge this Thursday. MOD will give our PTSA 20% of all purchases by customers who mention Evergreen PTSA, show the flyer, or enter the code below when ordering online or on the app.

WHEN: All day, Thursday, October 27
WHERE: Redmond Ridge MOD Pizza, 23423 NE Novelty Hill Road
IN STORE: Mention "Evergreen PTSA" or show this flyer (en español) to the cashier
ONLINE / APP ORDERS: Use code MODF14345

We appreciate your support and hope to see you at MOD Redmond Ridge! Not a pizza lover? You can still donate to our Pass the Hat fundraiser to help our PTSA and the important work we do to support EMS students!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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 this week! 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:

SIGN UP HERE

Please drop off all items on Tuesday 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!

October PTSA Membership Meeting Recap

General Membership Meeting RecapThank you to everyone who joined us for our first EMS PTSA membership meeting on October 18. Meeting minutes will be posted on our website within the next month. During our meeting, our members:

Thank you to these parent volunteers for serving on this committee for the 2022-2023 school year! We are still seeking three volunteers to serve on our nominating committee, as well as an executive vice president and a VP of advocacy. Please contact manda@evergreenptsa.org if you would like to learn more about these positions.

JOIN FOR A CHANCE TO WIN

EMS PTSA Fall Membership Drive — Join Us!

A graphic of a thermometer with the mercury level at 96% of our membership goalThank you to the 413 fantastic members who have already joined to support our PTSA! Not a member yet? Our goal is to exceed last year's total of 429 members. Could your membership put us over the top?

In addition to supporting all the amazing programs and services we provide to our students and school, here's another reason to be a PTSA member: Everyone who has joined or renewed their annual membership by October 31 will be entered into a prize drawing! Winners will be contacted via email and announced here in The Eagle Express—so keep an eye out in November to see if you've won!

Remember, membership never obligates you to volunteer or attend meetings. Your membership alone helps bring opportunities to our school that will directly benefit our EMS students!

SCHOOL & DISTRICT NEWS

Evergreen ASB Dance: Neon Night!

Friday, Nov. 4 — 7 to 9 pm at EMS

Eagles: Get ready to glow at the first dance of the school year! For complete details and answers to frequently asked questions, read the announcement on ParentSquare.

  • Tickets must be purchased in advance. Cost is $7 for one dance or $18 for a pass to all three (Nov. 4, Jan. 20 & May 19). Ticket sales are online until Nov. 3 or at the cashier window before school and during lunch on Oct. 31—Nov. 3 (cash payment must be exact). Students who buy tickets must pick up wristbands during lunch on Nov. 4.
  • Wear: Neon, white or colors that glow in black light! Regular school dress code applies, including shoes that won't damage the gym floor.
  • Bring: Small bills ($1/$5 preferred) if you plan to buy snacks, and phone for photos at the selfie station. Students will not have access to lockers, so they should bring only what they're willing to carry.
  • Inflatables: Students who wish to use the inflatable obstacle course must have a permission form on file for '22–'23. If you didn't sign one during Back-to-Business days in August, you can submit a form online.

Much more info is available in the Oct. 16 ParentSquare post!

LWSD Hosting Flu Shot Clinics This Month

LWSD has partnered with Seattle Visiting Nurse Association to offer flu shot clinics. Everyone age 4+ is eligible. Register here for one of the following:

  • 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 info@seattlevna.com.

COMMUNITY & PARTNER NEWS

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.

You're invited to the LWPTSA Council Scholarship Program Silent Auction: Now through Nov. 3, 2022. Silent bidding is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 to 4:30, at the LWSD Resource Center, 16250 NE 74th St., Redmond WA 98052. Come bid on fun, themed baskets donated by our local PTAs and community partners! 100% of the proceeds will directly fund our annual scholarship program. Last year we awarded academic scholarships to 15 graduating LWSD seniors. Join us at our auction reception and prize raffle on Nov. 3 at 7:30 pm as we close out bidding and raffle off prizes. Bring a friend and wear pajamas to enjoy cocoa, cookies and winning! For more info, visit lwptsa.net/auction, or email auction@lwptsa.net.
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Lake Washington Schools FoundationWill You Go ALL IN FOR KIDS?

If you care about students, schools and families, you can make a big difference in the lives of local kids by supporting the Lake Washington Schools Foundation. Last year, thanks to funding raised from the community, LWSF:

  • distributed 25,000 weekend meals to food-insecure students
  • added 1,100 diverse books to help build inclusive library collections
  • trained 160 students in Teen Mental Health First Aid
  • supported 1,600 students and parents with the college application process
  • provided 1,300 hours of mentoring to local students
  • and much more!

Your contribution will enable LWSF to continue this work. Please go ALL IN FOR KIDS and make a donation today.


The Lake Washington Schools Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that gathers and deploys community resources to enhance academic access and to nurture all students' emotional well-being in the Lake Washington School District.

Vote!Your Voice Counts!

King County Elections mailed out ballots for the November 8 general election to registered voters last week on October 19. If you do not receive yours, please call 206-296-VOTE (8683).

New voters can register online, by mail or in person. You can update your address here. October 31 is the last day to register or update your voter registration online or by mail. Election Day, November 8, is the last day to register in person at a vote center or the King County Elections office in Renton and vote in the general election. For complete election and voter information, visit King County Elections.

WSPTA Legislative Assembly Recap

Each year, Washington State PTA hosts Legislative Assembly, an event for advocates from across the state to participate in a true grassroots advocacy program. PTA delegates have the opportunity to take classes to improve their skills and to debate and vote on WSPTA's legislative priorities. This year's assembly took place Oct. 15-16. Based on delegates' votes, these five top-ranked issues will serve as WSPTA's legislative platform for the next two years:

WSPTA 2022-2024 Top 5 Legislative Priorities: (1.) Addressing the student mental health crisis (2.) Addressing critical gaps in education funding (3.) Preventing and reducing gun violence and suicide (4.) Addressing funding, inclusion and supports in special education (5.) Building and maintaining safer school facilities
Read more about these and the other supported issues

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.

Two New Opportunities from WSPTA

Washington State PTA's annual Game Development Competition and Essay Contest are now open! Entries for both are due February 15, 2023.

Washington State PTA Game Development CompetitionGame Development Competition

Students may participate in this competition either individually or in teams of up to five, using their creative talents to develop a computer game or a board game. This year's theme is Curiosity. Visit WSPTA's Game Development Competition page for details.
 

Essay ContestWashington State PTA Essay Contest

Every day, kids are exposed to a variety of people, and each one has an opportunity to influence the path a child decides to take. This contest is a platform for students to share their appreciation for the important influencers in their lives and education. The student must personally know the influencer they write about. Visit WSPTA's Essay Contest page for details.

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 this upcoming event:

  • October 25: 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.

IMPORTANT DATES

10/25: Staff Appreciation Lunch (Drop off food by 9:30 am)
           School Picture Retakes
10/27: MOD Pizza Fundraiser Day
10/31: Spelling Bee Registration Closes
           EMS PTSA Membership Prize Contest Ends
11/4: EMS ASB School Dance (7 to 9 pm)
11/8: Election Day
         Spellnig Bee Informational Meeting (3–3:50 pm, EMS Library)
11/11: NO SCHOOL (Veterans Day)

Full EMS PTSA Calendar | EMS Calendar | LWSD Calendar

SCHOOL CONTACT INFO
EMS Website
EMS Staff Directory
Main Office: 425-936-2320
Attendance Line: 425-936-2321
Attendance Email: evergreenattendance@lwsd.org
LWSD Website
 
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