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March 24, 2022



We Think the World of Our EMS Staff!

Staff Appreciation Lunch: International Cuisine, Thursday, March 31—Drop Off by 10:30 am

For our next staff appreciation lunch on Thursday, March 31, we want to take our amazing EMS staff on a culinary journey around the world.

Sign up here to contribute a food item, supplies or a helping hand for this international feast. Not a chef, or short on time? Not a problem! Store-bought items are appreciated. And while family recipes are always welcomed, your contributions don't need to represent your own heritage!

Please drop off all items by 10:30 am on March 31 at the front office. As always, thank you for your help. This event wouldn't be possible without our wonderful volunteers!

Additional Volunteer Opportunities

Against a background image of raised hands with hearts in their palms, the following is printed: "Volunteers needed! E-prep organization; staff appreciation week; volunteer recognition & celebration; 8th grade promotion"E-Prep Help Needed

EMS PTSA will need help organizing the E-Prep (emergency preparedness) storage containers at school this spring, once the weather permits.

If you are interested in helping out, please contact our E-Prep chair, Stephanie Justus, at


More Opportunities to Lend a Hand

We're also looking for some enthusiastic parent volunteers to help with several events occurring later this spring:

  • Staff Appreciation Week: May 2–6
  • Volunteer Recognition & Celebration: End of May or early June
  • 8th Grade Promotion: June TBD

Contact Manda Mangrai at for more information.


May 31—Full Day of School

Image of a blank calendar with a pencil resting on top

LWSD has finalized plans to make up for the one day missed due to snow on January 3. May 31 was built in as a snow make-up day, meaning that if we had a snow day this year, we would make it up by changing this no-school day to a regular school day. The 2021-22 calendar has been modified to reflect that May 31 will now be a full day of school. [printable LWSD calendar]



2nd Annual LWSD Middle School Hackathon

QR code to register for the LWSD Middle School HackathonEastlake High School's Computer Science Outreach Council invites your student to the second annual LWSD Middle School Hackathon! This is an interactive opportunity for students to work in teams or independently to design, code, and develop an app. Workshops for beginners will be hosted the week of April 11, with the Hackathon officially opening April 18. A school or personal computer and access to wi-fi are required.

Register by April 6 using the QR code shown here, or by visiting Questions? Contact Eastlake students Anya Yerramilli and Aakarsh Agrawal.

Calling All Incoming Eastlake Parents!

Eastlake High School PTSAAttention, parents of incoming Eastlake Wolves: Eastlake High School PTSA invites you to join us! We are actively looking to fill volunteer positions on our Board of Directors and Committee Chairs for the 2022-2023 school year. Volunteering for Eastlake PTSA is a great way to connect with the school, engage with the administration, give input on activities, and meet nice people! Please contact us if you have any questions, and if you want to nominate yourself or someone else for the following elected board positions:

Co-Presidents (2)       VP Membership            
Secretary       VP Volunteers            
Treasurer       VP Ways & Means            

Visit Eastlake PTSA's website for descriptions of these roles.

Parent Education Event on 3/30

Foster a Growth Mindset: Unlock Your Child's Full Potential

Thumbnail image of PDF flyer. Click to open full-sized flyer.Lake Washington PTSA Council and LWSD present a free online parent education event with parent coach and author Melissa Benaroya. Join us to learn how a growth mindset leads to increased effort, greater confidence, and willingness to take risks and learn from mistakes. Find out how parents and caregivers can model growth mindset for kids and avoid the pitfalls of rewards, bribes and punishments.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 30 at 7 pm
WHERE: Online via Zoom; register here

Questions? Please email

Happy Spring!

The word "spring" is printed in many different languages on a photo of a large field of yellow daffodils in full bloom, under a blue sky with fluffy white clouds, with mountains on the horizon.


3/31: Staff Appreciation Lunch (Drop Off Items by 10:30 am)
4/4–4/8: Spring Break (NO SCHOOL)

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Instead of sending tanks, send pens.
Instead of sending soldiers, send teachers."
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