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April 28, 2022



Save the Date: May 12 General Membership Meeting

General Membership MeetingWe invite you to join us online for our final EMS PTSA General Membership Meeting of the school year. We will be electing our board, approving our budget, and approving our standing rules for 2022-2023.

WHEN: Thursday, May 12 at 6:30 pm
WHERE: Online via Zoom


Seeking PTSA Club Chairs for '22–'23

EMS PTSA Now Seeking 2022-2023 EMS Club Chairs. Contact us at  Theater Producer(s): Oversees all program activities, which includes chaperoning rehearsals, handling costumes & props, ticket sales, cast parties, etc. Reflections Program. Creative Writing Club: In production. Debate & Public Speech Club: In production. We need your help to lead our children. Don't hesitate to join our team and start a new club if the clubs or programs above do not align with your interests. Please feel free to contact us. Together, we can achieve so much more.
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Volunteers Still Needed: Staff Appreciation Week

Hello, everyone! Staff Appreciation Week is coming up from May 2—6, and we have some wonderful things planned. The Staff Appreciation Committee budget will be providing some of the items, but we still need your help.

A submarine sandwich with meat and veggie toppings on a baguette. On the sandwich it says, "Sandwich Bar: Tuesday, May 3."

On Monday, May 2 (DATE CHANGE), we want to treat our amazing EMS staff to a sandwich bar, and on Friday, May 6, home-baked goods. Please sign up to help:

Drop off items at the front office by 10 am on the days of the events. Also, please consider donating your time for set-up and clean-up—it's always needed and appreciated. To do this, you must be an approved LWSD volunteer.

A wooden rolling pin printed with the words "Friday, May 6: Home-Baked Goods."

This event wouldn't be possible without your help! If you have any questions, please contact Elena Luican at or 773-517-0382. Thank you very much!

We Need Your Award Nominations!

Evergreen PTSA Awards
Has an Evergreen staff member made
a real difference for you or your student?
Do you know a PTSA volunteer
who goes above and beyond?
Let's recognize their dedication and hard work
by honoring them with an award!
Each year, Evergreen PTSA recognizes volunteers and educators who have given outstanding service to our children and school community by presenting them with honors such as the Golden Acorn, Outstanding Advocate and Outstanding Educator awards. [read descriptions of the types of awards]

Being nominated by peers to receive an award is a huge testament to our volunteers' and educators' contributions, so we invite you to participate in this special tradition by submitting a nomination form.

If you have questions or wish to email your nomination, please email Nominations are due by May 13.

First School Dance in 2+ Years—Volunteer With Us!

EMS Dance: Friday, May 20 from 7 to 9 pm. Free for all students! Dance chaperons & concessions stand volunteers needed. A pile of colorful confetti with colored lights beaming in the dark background.

Dances are returning to EMS after more than two years! Evergreen's ASB is holding its first school dance this year on Friday, May 20 from 7–9 pm.

Volunteers, please join us for an exciting and entertaining night! No set-up or clean-up duty—just show up for quick instructions and rotate around the chaperone stations, or sign up to work the PTSA's concession stand. We also need volunteers during lunch to distribute wristbands to students who plan on attending the dance that evening.

Sign up here to help!

Volunteers must be approved by LWSD and vaccine-verified. Need more info? Contact Trish Miller at

EMS Students' Reflections Art Featured in School Exhibition and Online Galleries

I Will Change the World By ... 2021-22 EMS Reflections Program Exhibition: The exhibition takes place between April 21, 2022 and May 17, 2022 at the EMS Library. E-gallery: students' entries in the 2021-2022 Reflections contest are on exhibition in the EMS Library until May 17. Also, check out our talented artists' pieces in our e-gallery.

Additionally, artwork by four EMS student artists whose Reflections entries were honored at the Lake Washington PTSA Council level of judging is now available to enjoy in LWPTSA's online Reflections art gallery. You can find our Evergreen artists' work there as follows:

  • Ankita Datta's "Wonder World" in Film Production
  • Anika Bhadra's "Life in a Vase" in Photography
  • Maanya Ramanujan's "Inspire to Change" in Visual Arts
  • Devaki Sawant's "A Gift" in Visual Arts


School Lunch Hero Day—May 6

A comic illustration of five nutrition services staff members in superhero poses. School Lunch Hero Day: May 6, 2022Between preparing healthful food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating food allergies, and offering service with a smile, LWSD's nutrition professionals have a lot on their plates. To recognize School Lunch Hero Day on Friday, May 6, LWSD invites you to take a moment to show our Nutrition Services team members how much they're appreciated! [more about School Lunch Hero Day]

Some ideas to help make this day special for Evergreen's lunch heroes:
  • Ask your student to personally tell their lunch heroes how much they appreciate them.
  • Write a thank you note, or make a card, poster or banner.
  • Download printable thank you cards. [English | Spanish]
  • Donate a book to your school library in their honor. [printable bookplate]
  • Promote School Lunch Hero Day on your social media. Scroll down to the bottom of this page for shareable images.


Executive Functioning Skills Webinar—May 5

"Lake Washington Schools Foundation" logo, a simple illustration of a tree with multicolored leavesThe past two years have not been easy for students. Many have come out of remote learning with a loss of executive functioning skills: organization, planning, prioritization, time management, self-assessment, maintaining focus and study efficiency.

Lake Washington Schools Foundation invites middle and high school students and parents to a webinar to discuss strategies to improve these skills.

WHEN: Thursday, May 5 at 7 pm
WHERE: Online via Zoom; register here

Although this webinar is free, a suggested $10 donation can help support LWSF's programs that serve the LWSD community. Donations may be made during the registration process.

Today Is Yom HaShoah—Holocaust Remembrance Day

Holocaust Remembrance Day: A Star of David is shown against a background of glowing lights

Blessed Eid al-Fitr to All Who Celebrate (May 2)

Eid Mubarak: A silhouette of a mosque with the crescent moon above in the night sky


Week of 5/2–5/6: Staff Appreciation Week
5/2: Staff Appreciation Event: Sandwich Bar
5/6: Staff Appreciation Event: Home-Baked Goods
5/6: School Lunch Hero Day
5/12: EMS PTSA General Membership Meeting (6:30 pm)
5/13: EMS PTSA Award Nominations Due
Week of 5/16–5/20: SBA Testing
5/20: EMS Dance (7–9 pm)
Week of 5/23–5/27: SBA Testing
5/27: LEAP Day (NO SCHOOL)
5/30: Memorial Day (NO SCHOOL)
5/31: Full Day of School

Full EMS PTSA Calendar | EMS Calendar | LWSD Calendar

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Main Office: 425-936-2320
Attendance Line: 425-936-2321
Attendance Email:
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