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February 24, 2022


EMS Robotics Teams Power Through & Pitch In

Help Build Our '22-'23 PTSA Board

We Still Need You for This Year's Board!

A puzzle with one unplaced piece resting just outside its right edge. To the right are the words, "Could YOU be our missing piece?"

Our current PTSA Board still needs a VP of Advocacy. With less than half the school year remaining, this is a great way to dip your toes into serving our school community and to get involved in your student's educational enrichment! To learn more, email

Community News

Free Screening of 'Far From the Tree' Documentary

Image description: A photograph of a young boy sitting on a sofa in the foreground, facing front. In the background are a father and a young child sitting at a dining room table, and behind them, a mother and another small child at the kitchen counter. Bold text across the image reads, 'Far From the Tree.'LWSD and LWPTSA present a free movie at home: Far From the Tree is a moving documentary about families raising kids whom society deems different. Tracking their challenges and triumphs, the film asks viewers to rethink what it means to be "normal." (For more on content and age recommendations, visit Common Sense Media.)

WHEN: Registered viewers will receive a link to access the film for a 72-hour window starting Friday, February 25 at 12 am
A discussion will follow on Tuesday, March 1 at 6 pm via Zoom. Questions? Email

WSPTA Enrichment Opportunities

The Washington State PTA (WSPTA) is offering these free student programs:

  • WSPTA Essay Contest (grades K–12) — Students are invited to write about a real-life role model who has had a profound impact on their lives. [details here]
  • WSPTA Game Development Contest (grades 6–12) — Individuals or teams of students are invited to develop either a computer game or a board game. This year's theme is Changing the World. [details here]

Submit entries soon! The deadline for both contests is Tuesday, March 1.

February Is Black History Month

Image description: Across the bottom of the image, against horizontal stripes of red, yellow and green, it reads, "Honoring the past, inspiring the future: Black History Month." Above this is an illustration of a young Black girl, sitting cross-legged on the floor, holding an open book in her hands. On both sides of her are stacks of books in the three pan-African colors, bearing the names of Black leaders and figures, including: Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, Harriet Tubman, Barack Obama, Billie Holiday, Martin Luther King, Shirley Chisholm, Maya Angelou, Mae C. Jemison, Dred Scott, Nat Turner, and more.

Important Dates

3/11 — LEAP Day (NO SCHOOL)
3/17 — Deadline for 2022-2023 PTSA Board Nominations
"When everyone in the classroom, teacher and students, recognizes that they are responsible for creating a learning community together, learning is at its most meaningful and useful."
— bell hooks
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