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The Eagle Express: Brought to You by EMS PTSA. Every child. One voice.
June 5, 2022
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THIS ISSUE'S HIGHLIGHTS:
* OPEN HOUSE THIS WEEK!
* President's Service Awards
* Volunteer Appreciation Event
* 8th Grade Yard Signs
* 8th Grade Promotion News
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
* Traffic Supervision
* Laptop Roll-In
* Staff Appreciation Lunch
* Enrichment Club Chairs
* 8th Grade Fun Day

EMS PTSA NEWS & PROGRAMS

Join Us This Tuesday!

EMS & EMS PTSA OPEN HOUSE: Tuesday, June 7 from 6:30 to 8:40 PM. Evergreen Music Student Performances: Ensemble mini-concerts every 20 minutes starting at 7 pm and small groups playing throughout campus. PTSA Clubs Showcase: Robotics demos, chess matches, and Math, Science & Coding Club Highlights. EMS Electives Showcase: Art & wood shop exhibits and musical instrument demos. Food Trucks: Philly This (Cheesesteak), El Gran Taco (Mexican), and dessert. Join us for this celebration of our Evergreen Middle School community! Current & incoming EMS families welcome!

Download a PDF Flyer to Share

NEW

Celebrating Our President's Service Award Winners!

Congratulations! These students earned the President's Volunteer Service Award! Gold Award: Tanisha Karthikeyan – 118 hours; Rachel D’Souza– 105 hours; Misha Singh – 103.5 hours. Bronze Award: Satvik Desai – 52 hours. Earning these awards are a huge achievement! Keep up the good work!
More about the President's Volunteer Service Awards

VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED!

Morning Traffic Help Needed This Week

Volunteers neededHelp keep our students safe and on time! While drop-off and pick-up has improved over the past months, we could still use some help directing traffic in the lower lots.

Please sign up to help

Volunteers will direct cars to pull forward to the last crosswalk before letting students out, not to stop as soon as they enter the lot. These are very short shifts that will make a big difference.

VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED!

Summer Send-Off Staff Appreciation Lunch

It's time for our last staff appreciation lunch of the school year for our incredible EMS staff, and we'd love your help! Click the image to sign up:

Welcome Summertime! Thursday, June 9 Staff Appreciation Luncheon

THANK YOU to everyone who has signed up to help so far! Drop off items in the main office by 10 am on June 9.

This event wouldn't be possible without your help! Thank you very much, and have a wonderful and safe summer break!

STILL AVAILABLE

Order Your 8th Grade Promotion Yard Sign!

Congratulations Class of '26 Evergreen Middle SchoolCelebrate your graduating EMS 8th grader by displaying a yard sign in their honor, designed by one of our own 8th graders, Brooke Lin. Signs are available to purchase through our PTSA website for $6.50 (plus PayPal fees). We have a limited supply available on a first-come, first-served basis. We'll contact you once they are ready for pick-up.

PTSA account-holders: Order here
No account: Order here

RSVP for Next Week's Volunteer Appreciation Event

PTSA Volunteers: Coffee's on us! Join us after drop-off next Tuesday, June 14 from 8:30 to 9:30 am in front of the main entrance of the school for coffee and doughnuts so we can thank you for your contributions to our school community! RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/emsptsacoffee

PTSA Volunteers Needed for Next Year!

Seeking chairs for '22-'23 enrichment programs: Reflections art contest, theater, creative writing, debate & public speaking, or start a new club! Email enrichment@evergreenptsa.org for more info.

SCHOOL & DISTRICT NEWS

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Help Us Send Off Our Graduating Eagles (6/15)

Calling all volunteers: Help our EMS 8th graders celebrate the completion of their middle school journey! We need district-approved volunteers with proof of vaccination to help us supervise 8th Grade Fun Day during school hours on Wednesday, June 15. Some light set-up and clean-up is included.  Please click the image to sign up.

We welcome ALL district-approved volunteers to help with 8th Grade Fun Day, not just 8th grade parents. THANK YOU for helping make this day special for our departing Eagles!

Blue and green balloonsUPDATE

8th Grade Celebration News

 

Virtual Celebration This Wednesday (6/8)

All 8th grade EMS students and their families are invited to join us on Teams this Wednesday, June 8 at 6 pm for our virtual celebration. The video link will be available afterward for all 8th grade families.
 

8th Grade Fun Day Next Wednesday (6/15)

The long-awaited 8th Grade Fun Day is after lunch Wednesday, June 15 from 11 am to 1:25 pm. Students go home at the usual Wednesday dismissal time.

Fun Day will include an inflatable obstacle course*, inflatable ninja light battle* an ice cream truck (with gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options) provided by the ASB, more games and activities, and snacks provided by the PTSA.

*Permission form required to participate in inflatable games.

To help with costs, we ask that families who are able please pay a $10 donation through the online school payment system.

Complete info about payment
and all of our 8th grade events

VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED!

Lend a Hand at Laptop Roll-In (6/13)

Our Evergreen library team needs assistance collecting students' laptops! This is a great opportunity to help at EMS and interact with lots of students. If you are an LWSD-approved volunteer, we would appreciate your help making this big task a success.  When: Monday, June 13 — two shifts available Where: EMS Library How: Sign up for a shift here! https://tinyurl.com/laptoprollin

Questions? Please email kolson@lwsd.org. Take care, keep smiling, and stay healthy and happy! —Mr. Olson, Ms. Dunn & Ms. Moe

COMMUNITY & PARTNER NEWS

NEW

Virtual Film Screening & Suicide Prevention Panel

My Ascension: A film to spread hope and fight suicide. Open a full-sized PDF flyer about this special event by clicking this image.LWSD and LWPTSA Council invite families of middle and high schoolers to a special event on youth suicide prevention. Register for a free online screening of the powerful documentary film "My Ascension," with a virtual discussion following.

Viewing Dates: Friday, June 3 to Tuesday, June 7
Zoom Panel Discussion Date: Tuesday, June 7 at 7 pm
Register: https://tinyurl.com/MyAscensionLWSD

Find out more about the film, or view the event flyer (PDF) here.

NEW

Parent Chat Webinar: How to Motivate Your Kids Without Losing Your Mind

Balance in Mind powered by Lake Washington Schools FoundationHave you noticed that the pandemic has decreased your child's motivation and wonder what you can do about it? At Balance In Mind's next free Parent Chat webinar, educator and counselor Mari Stevens will discuss four key factors in boosting your child's motivation.

When: Wednesday, June 8 at 7 pm
Where: Online via Zoom; register here

Eastlake High School PTSAIncoming Eastlake Parents:
EHS PTSA Needs You!

Eastlake High School PTSA is seeking volunteers to serve on their board and leadership team for the upcoming school year. View open positions and descriptions here. Questions? Email volunteer@ehsptsa.org.

Incoming Redmond HS Parents: Join RHS PTSA's Team

Redmond High School PTSARedmond High School PTSA is looking for volunteers for the upcoming school year. All positions can be done from home.

  • Newsletter Editor
  • Webmaster
  • Server Admin

Please email volunteers@redmondhsptsa.org if you're interested in helping.

More Community Opportunities

Peachjar: Click this image to view Evergreen's approved e-flyers for community opportunitiesFind LWSD-approved events and opportunities for students and families via Peachjar. Click to view Evergreen's e-flyers:

June Is Pride Month!

Be-YOU-tiful! A progress pride flag flies against a blue sky

IMPORTANT DATES

6/7: EMS & EMS PTSA Open House (6:30–8:40 pm)
6/8: 8th Grade Virtual Celebration (6 pm)
6/9: Staff Appreciation Lunch (Drop off items by 10 am)
6/13: Student Laptop Roll-In Day
6/14: Volunteer Appreciation Coffee (8:30–9:30 am)
6/15: 8th Grade Fun Day (11 am–1:25 pm)
6/17: Last Day of School (HALF-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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— Laverne Cox
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