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October 16, 2022
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NO SCHOOL for LWSD students this Friday, Oct. 21,
due to a scheduled LEAP Day for our teachers and staff.


THIS WEEKGeneral membership meeting

Join Us at Our First EMS PTSA
Member Meeting of the Year!

Log in and join us at the first EMS PTSA general membership meeting of the school year!

WHEN: Tuesday, October 18 at 10 am
WHERE: ZoomMeeting link

We will review and approve our standing rules and budget, elect our nominating committee, appoint our financial review committee, and update you about our various programs.

Meeting Documents:

EMS PTSA Fall Membership Drive — Join Us!

An illustration of a thermometer with the red mercury reaching up to the 93% membership goal mark.Thank you to the 400 fantastic members who have already joined to support our PTSA! Not a member yet? Our goal is to exceed last year's total of 429 members. Could your membership put us over the top?

In addition to supporting all the amazing programs and services we provide to our students and school, here's another reason to be a PTSA member: Everyone who has joined or renewed their annual membership by October 31 will be entered into a prize drawing! Winners will be contacted via email and announced here in The Eagle Express—so keep an eye out in November to see if you've won!

Remember, membership never obligates you to volunteer or attend meetings. Your membership alone helps bring opportunities to our school that will directly benefit our EMS students!

THIS WEEKPrincipal-Parent Chat

Chat With Principal Dahl

Do you have questions about your child's school? If you do, Evergreen PTSA invites you to a scheduled Zoom meeting with our EMS principal, Mr. Dahl.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 18 from 7 to 8 pm
WHERE: Zoom Meeting link

Whether you are a new or returning parent, this meeting can be beneficial. Help us plan for the meeting by answering two very quick questions. (Your responses are anonymous.) We hope to see you there!

FINAL DAYS TO ENTERNational PTA Reflections 2022-2023 Call for Entries: Show Your Voice!

Last Chance to Turn in Reflections Entries

Submissions Must Be Received By Friday, Oct. 21

Evergreen artists, this is your chance to "Show Your Voice!" in this year's Reflections program by creating your own original artwork in one or more categories:
Dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts
Entries from our school are evaluated, and finalists have a chance to advance to the district level, then to state and finally national judging.

This Friday, October 21 is the deadline for students to electronically submit artwork together with the completed and signed entry form to The 2022-2023 guidelines are available on our Reflections page. If you still have questions after reading all the information, please contact


Help Show Our Staff Some Love!

Tuesday, Oct. 25 — Drop Off Food by 9:30 am

Our next staff appreciation lunch is a football tailgate party—and it's approaching fast! We need your help in treating our fabulous teachers and Evergreen staff, so please sign up to donate a food item or lend a hand:


Please drop off all items on October 25 by 9:30 am in the front office. As always, thank you for your help. This event wouldn't be possible without our wonderful volunteers!


Eat at MOD Pizza on Oct. 27 to Support Our School!

Redmond Ridge Location – In Store or Online Orders

MOD PizzaSkip the meal prep and kitchen clean-up while helping our school by eating at—or ordering from—MOD Pizza in Redmond Ridge on October 27. MOD will give our PTSA 20% of all purchases by customers who mention Evergreen PTSA, show the flyer, or enter the code below when ordering online or on the app.

WHEN: All day, Thursday, October 27
WHERE: Redmond Ridge MOD Pizza, 23423 NE Novelty Hill Road
IN STORE: Mention "Evergreen PTSA" or show this flyer (en español) to the cashier

We appreciate your support and hope to see you at MOD Redmond Ridge! Not a pizza lover? You can still donate to our Pass the Hat fundraiser to help our PTSA and the important work we do to support EMS students!


Volunteers Needed for Vision & Hearing Screening

EMS will be conducting vision and hearing screening of the entire 7th grade during second period on Thursday, and we'll need helping hands to help this process go smoothly! District nurses will be assisting with the screenings and will provide training at the beginning of the shift.

WHEN: Thursday, October 20 from 8:15 to 10:15 am
SIGN UP: ParentSquare

LWSD Hosting Flu Shot Clinics This Month

LWSD is partnering with Seattle Visiting Nurse Association (SVNA) to offer flu shot clinics at three remaining locations this month. Everyone age 4+ is eligible. Register here for one of the following:

  • Monday, Oct. 24, 3–7 pm at Juanita High School (map)
  • Thursday, Oct. 27, 2:30–8 pm at Eastlake High School (map)
  • Friday, Oct. 28, 3–7 pm at Redmond High School (map)

Each patient needs their own individual appointment registration, with patient's legal name and date of birth. Please have your confirmation code, sent via text/email after registration, ready at the appointment.

If you have an approved insurance plan, including Medicare and Medicaid, you must provide this information during registration. SVNA will bill your insurance. You will not be charged a copay. Questions? Email



LWPTSA Council Special Education Group Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 18 — 6:30 to 8:30 pm

LWPTSA Council's Special Education Group (SEG) invites you to our first meeting of the school year. LWPTSA Council Special Education GroupThe meeting will kick off with family networking and refreshments at 6:30 pm. At 7 pm, we'll have SEG and school district introductions, followed by time for families to connect in groups based on school communities. Finally, we welcome speaker Melanie Miller, counselor at Peter Kirk Elementary, to discuss strategies for navigating stress and anxiety at the beginning of the school year.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 18 from 6:30–8:30 pm
WHERE: LWSD Resource Center (16250 NE 74th St., Redmond)
CONNECT WITH SEG: Website | Facebook | SEG newsletter

Questions? Email We look forward to seeing you!

LWPTSA's Special Education Group aims to connect and support families with students who receive special services in LWSD through an IEP, 504 or IHP.

Help Support Graduating Seniors & District Staff!

You're invited to Lake Washington PTSA Council's scholarship fundraising auction! Come place bids on fun, themed gift baskets during the silent auction:

  • AUCTION DATES: Open NOW until the closing reception on November 3 at 7:30 pm
  • WHERE: LWSD Resource Center (16250 NE 74th St., Redmond)
  • BUSINESS HOURS: Monday–Friday, 7:30 am–4:30 pm

Bring your friends to the pajama party reception and raffle on November 3, when bidding ends. One hundred percent of the proceeds from this event will fund scholarships for LWSD seniors and staff seeking continuing education.

You're invited to the LWPTSA Council Scholarship Program Silent Auction: Now through Nov. 3, 2022. Silent bidding is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 to 4:30, at the LWSD Resource Center, 16250 NE 74th St., Redmond WA 98052. Come bid on fun, themed baskets donated by our local PTAs and community partners! 100% of the proceeds will directly fund our annual scholarship program. Last year we awarded academic scholarships to 15 graduating LWSD seniors. Join us at our auction reception and prize raffle on Nov. 3 at 7:30 pm as we close out bidding and raffle off prizes. Bring a friend and wear pajamas to enjoy cocoa, cookies and winning! For more info, visit, or email
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Reflections Theme Search for '24–'25

Students are invited to enter ideas for the Reflections theme for the 2024-2025 season. The student who submits the winning theme will receive a $100 prize from National PTA!

To enter, students should complete this form by November 1. (EMS students should enter "Evergreen Middle School PTSA" as the PTA name, and our PTA ID number: 00023166.) Past themes and duplicate submissions will not be considered. Each student may submit up to three theme ideas, but each idea needs a separate form.

Two New Opportunities from 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.

Upcoming Opportunities for Kids

Kids Coming TogetherKids Coming Together is a program that provides opportunities for local youth in grades 3-8 to make friends and connect with their community through service events led by high school students. Register for upcoming events:

  • October 17: Litter Pickup at Lake Sammamish State Park
  • October 26: Pumpkin Painting

The Kids Coming Together program is sponsored by Lake Washington Schools Foundation, a nonprofit organization that gathers and deploys community resources to enhance academic access and to nurture all students’ emotional well-being in 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.


10/18: EMS PTSA General Membership Meeting (10 am) — Zoom
           Principal-Parent Chat (7 pm) — Zoom
10/19: Coding Club Begins (6 pm)
10/21: NO SCHOOL (LEAP Day)
           Reflections Entries Due
10/25: Staff Appreciation Lunch (Drop off food by 9:30 am)
           School Picture Retakes
10/27: MOD Pizza Fundraiser Day
10/31: Spelling Bee Registration Closes

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"October is the month of painted leaves.
Their rich glow now flashes round the world.
As fruits and leaves and the day itself
acquire a bright tint just before they fall,
so the year near its setting.
October is its sunset sky;
November the later twilight."
— Henry David Thoreau, Autumnal Tints
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