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November 13, 2022
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EMS PTSA and Studio East Proudly Present: Beauty and the Beast Jr.: March 24 & 25, 2023 live on stage at Redmond High School's Performing Arts Center. Mandatory parent meeting on January 24.

Our Theater Program Is Open for Registration

Curtain up! Light the lights! EMS PTSA is thrilled to welcome our theater program back to Evergreen! Along with Studio East's ArtReach program, we are excited to bring the classic story of Beauty and the Beast to the stage.

The cost of this program is $200. The first 50 students to register in this no-cut program will be cast in either a main role, a supporting role or in the ensemble. Registration is required to audition. For more details and to register, please visit our Theater Club page. Parents are expected to volunteer for a committee (costumes, concessions, etc.) as well as chaperone two rehearsals minimum.

  • Mandatory parent information meeting: Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 7 pm
  • Auditions: After school on Monday, Feb. 6 and Tuesday, Feb. 7
  • Visit Theater Club page for all rehearsal dates and performance dates

If you have questions after reviewing the information on our Theater Club page, please email Manda Mangrai.


EMS PTSA Membership Drive Prizewinners!

Image of clapping hands with a heart above themCongratulations to the winners of our PTSA membership drive prize drawing:

  • Rebecca Marcy
  • Divya Muralidhar
  • Prerna Gupta

You will be contacted directly via email by our VP of membership, Swati Das, in the next week with details about your prize, including how to pick it up. Thank you to all of our members for joining and supporting our PTSA!

Not a member yet? It's not too late. Visit our website and join today!

Illustration of a black hat resting upside-down with gold coins falling into itPass The Hat for Another Chance to Win!

This giving season, please don't forget your PTSA!

Evergreen PTSA's fundraising drive is live from now until the end of the year. Everyone who makes a donation by December 31 will be entered into a prize drawing. We will award $25 Starbucks gift cards to three lucky winners! Winners will be announced the week of January 3.

How does our PTSA use donations? The majority of donations go to support school, student and family engagement, which includes things such as classroom grants; teacher stipends (for Eagle Time planning); scholarships and InvestED; student planners; WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) leadership; emergency preparedness; 8th grade celebration; advocacy and so much more!

STARTS THIS WEEK'Tis the season!

Bellevue Ice Rink Fundraiser

Starting this Friday, 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 services and programs that benefit 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 for directions and parking info, pricing, special events and more.


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


NEW OPPORTUNITY: JUNE 2023A Puerto Rican flag in the shape of Puerto Rico, with a circle of hands reaching toward one another

Puerto Rico Service-Learning Trip
for 8th Grade Students

This six-day trip to Puerto Rico is an amazing opportunity for your student to learn more about our country, gain new perspectives, get out of their comfort zone, and build skills for the future through service learning. The trip includes:

  • Sightseeing
  • Environmental service-learning work, including removal of invasive species, and reforestation of mangroves or construction of greenhouses
  • Salsa-dancing lesson
  • Cooking lesson
  • Kayak tour
  • Educational program at Hacienda 8A, and more

Students can earn high school volunteering credit. Affordable payment options are available. View this trip flyer and slides (PDF files) for details and to enroll. Any questions? Please contact Ms. Kesler at

This is an indepedent travel opportunity organized by a teacher, and is not sponsored by EMS PTSA, Evergreen Middle School or LWSD.

Lake Washington PTSA Council Special Education GroupKids Do Well If They Can—
A Special Opportunity for Parents

Lake Washington PTSA Council's Special Education Group invites you to join the Seattle Special Education PTSA, Arc of King County, and other local nonprofits for an evening with clinical psychologist and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Ross Greene.

Dr. Greene will explain Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS) as a way of supporting all learners so they can access their education. CPS provides an alternative to discipline practices that often create barriers for students in our schools. A Q&A will follow Dr. Greene's presentation. This event is free.

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 6–8 pm
WHERE: Online via Zoom (Register)

Questions? Email LWPTSA Council's Special Education Group co-chairs.


Donate to Pantry Packs Fall Food Drive

Pantry Packs powered by Lake Washington Schools FoundationThe 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

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. Sessions take place online.

  • 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

Parent Chat Webinar: Stress & Student-Athletes

Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 7 pm — Online via Zoom

Parent ChatHaving a child in competitive sports, or other competitive interests, has its own unique stresses. At the next Parent Chat, former Seahawk D'Anthony Smith shares what supports your child needs and how to offer them in a positive manner. Register here for the fall Parent Chat series.

The event is organized by Balance In Mind, a program of Lake Washington Schools Foundation.

Lake Washington PTSA Council Lunch & Learn: Bring your lunch, and learn with us!LWPTSA Council Lunch & Learn:
Stress Management for Parents

Join Lake Washington PTSA Council and LWSD's director of student services, Johnny Phu, for a lunchtime conversation on stress management for parents and guardians.

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 17 from 12–1 pm
WHERE: LWSD Resource Center Board Room (map of location)

If you have any questions, please contact Brandi Comstock, LWPTSA Council's executive vice president.

Community Service Opportunities for Kids

Kids Coming Together community service events are great opportunities for students in grades 3–8 Kids Coming Togetherto meet new friends and connect with their community. Teens in grades 9 through 12 can also volunteer as event leaders. To learn more and to register for upcoming events, visit

  • Nov. 17: Eastside Baby Corner Doll Cleaning
  • Nov 21: Bracelets for Seattle Children's Hospital
  • Nov. 28: Group Painting Project

Kids Coming Together is a program of Lake Washington Schools Foundation.

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:

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.


11/13: Theater Club Registration Opens
11/23: HALF-DAY OF SCHOOL (Dismissal at 11:25 am)
11/24: NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving)
11/25: NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving Break)

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