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The Eagle Express – Brought to You by EMS PTSA
November 6, 2022
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THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS:

EMS PTSA NEWS & PROGRAMS

Bellevue Ice Rink Fundraiser'Tis (almost) the season!

Starting November 18, you can help raise money to support EMS PTSA when you skate at the Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink. Just mention Evergreen Middle School PTSA when you pay admission at the rink, and a $3 donation will be made to our PTSA, which will help fund our services and programs that benefit our school and our students!

The Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink, with more than 9,000 square feet of real ice, is located at 100 100th Ave. NE, Bellevue WA 98004. Visit bellevueicerink.com for directions and parking info, pricing, special events and more.

October PTSA Membership Meeting Recap

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first EMS PTSA membership meeting on October 18. Meeting minutes are now available. DuGeneral Membership Meeting Recapring 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.

SCHOOL & DISTRICT NEWS

Photo of the EMS lost & found closet with many water bottles, lunch containers, jackets, PE shirts and other clothing and other items overflowing. A speech bubble on the photo is saying, "Bring us home!" Photo courtesy of Nathalie Lehoux.Find Your Student's Lost Items!

Evergreen Middle School's lost and found closet is full of misplaced and forgotten clothing, lunch bags and containers (bonus: unfinished lunch!), water bottles, umbrellas and much, much more!

If your student has come home missing any of their belongings, please have them make a trip to the office to check the lost and found, or parents may also come take a look as well. [Click photo to enlarge if you'd like to take a sneak peek at the treasures you might find.]

Lunch Volunteers NeededVolunteers needed

Are you looking for a quick volunteer opportunity and curious about what goes on during lunch period? Our principals are seeking parent help to supervise both A and B lunches. There's no sign-up. Parents can simply show up and sign in at the front office. Make sure to grab a visitor's badge and a vest! Volunteers must be LWSD-approved and COVID-vaccine-verified.

The daily lunch schedule is as follows:

  • M, T, TH, F10:59 to 11:29 am and 11:52 am to 12:22 pm
  • W10:40 to 11:10 am and 11:25 to 11:55 am

COMMUNITY & PARTNER NEWS

Illustration of a lightbulb made up of green foliageSustainability Opportunities

Shared by EMS PTSA's Sustainability Chair, Aspen Richter

The City of Redmond is offering free sustainable-living sessions. Most sessions will run online, but the game night will take place at the Redmond Library.

  • Sustainable Living Game Night: November 9 (at Redmond Library)
  • Sustainable Kitchen: November 16
  • Waste-Free Giving: November 30
  • Recycling and Disposing of Unusual Items: December 5

Full details and sign-up can be found here. Questions may be directed to recycle@redmond.gov.

Pantry Packs Fall Food DrivePantry Packs powered by Lake Washington Schools Foundation

The Pantry Packs program is hosting its annual fall food drive! You can help feed hungry students in our community through one of two ways:

For more information, contact pantrypacks@lwsf.org.

Students! Showcase Your Creativity With 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.

An eagle with outstretched wings wearing skis on its feet soars against the blue sky. The words "SKI BUS" appear across the image.Evergreen Ski Bus:
Mandatory Parent Info Meeting

Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7 pm — EMS Library

Ski Bus is returning to EMS for the winter 2023 season. ALL Evergreen parents interested in learning more about this incredible opportunity must attend this informational meeting. Owners of WebbSki will be in attendance to answer all questions. Has your student never skied before? Just curious? This meeting is for you! Parents of returning students: You need to come, too.

WebbSki will explain the whole program and will have sign-up and payment available for those wanting to commit that night. Not ready to commit? Sign-ups continue through December or until all spots are filled. Absolutely cannot make the meeting? Contact Webbski directly: webbski.com.


Ski Bus is a private program operated by WebbSki, run independently from and not affiliated with EMS PTSA, Evergreen Middle School and 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.

In Celebration of …

Native American Heritage Month

IMPORTANT DATES

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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