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The Eagle Express – Brought to You by EMS PTSA
December 4, 2022
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THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS:

EMS PTSA NEWS & PROGRAMS

THIS TUESDAY

Spelling Bee Study Session #1

Spelling BeeAll registered Spelling Bee participants are invited to the first study session, this Tuesday, December 6, from 3 to 3:50 pm at the EMS library.

Visit the Spelling Bee page for resources and info, and contact club coordinators Swati Das or Heidi Nguyen with any questions.

URGENT!Volunteers needed

Three Volunteers Needed

Are you interested in a way to volunteer mostly from home? EMS PTSA has an opportunity for three volunteers who will make a big impact on the future of the PTSA programs and services that benefit our school and our students!

By serving on our nominating committee, you would help identify and recruit other volunteers as candidates for the 2023-24 EMS PTSA board of directors. This work can primarily be done online and by phone, and the duration is just January to March.

For details or to volunteer, please contact manda@evergreenptsa.org. Current PTSA board members and chairs are absolutely eligible to serve. Thank you!

A red mug of hot chocolate with a marshmallow snowman floating on topTHIS TUESDAY

Entrées Needed for Our Dec. 6
Staff Appreciation Lunch

Hello, everyone! We would love your help again in treating our fabulous EMS teachers and staff. Let's bring in the holiday season with your family's favorite holiday dishes.

  • HOW TO HELP: More entrées are needed! Sign up here.
  • WHEN: Drop off items at the front office by 10 am, Tuesday, Dec. 6.

Happy holidays and thank you for all your continuous effort! This event wouldn’t be possible without your help. Questions? Contact Elena Luican.

MORE IDEAS FOR SHOWING APPRECIATIONIn the background is a pink rose with water droplets on its petals. Overlaid on the picture are a gray kitten with white whiskers, a copper kettle, a pair of red and white woolen mittens, and a package wrapped in brown paper and tied with string

These Are a Few of Their Favorite Things

Need some ideas to say "thanks" or show your gratitude toward an EMS teacher or staff member?

Check out our Teachers & Staff Favorites survey results!

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.

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

This giving season, please don't forget your PTSA! Evergreen PTSA's fundraising drive is live until the end of the year. Everyone who makes a donation by December 31 will be entered into a prize drawing for one of three $25 Starbucks gift cards. 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!

NOW THROUGH JAN. 8'Tis the season!

Bellevue Ice Rink Fundraiser

From now until January 8, 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 bellevueicerink.com for directions and parking info, pricing, special events and more.

Support Your PTSA While Shopping This Season

AmazonSmile: You shop. Amazon gives. Make sure to select Evergreen Middle School PTSA as your charitable organization of choice with AmazonSmile, and every time you shop on Amazon, a percentage of your eligible purchases will be donated to our PTSA. To take advantage of this, enter smile.amazon.com into your browser to shop, instead of just amazon.com.
Fred Meyer Community Rewards: Where shopping & giving unite Support your PTSA while shopping for household essentials and holiday groceries at Fred Meyer! Sign into your Fred Meyer account and select Community Rewards, then add Evergreen Middle School PTSA as your charitable organization, or input 87519 to select our PTSA. Every time you use your Fred Meyer Rewards card, you'll be earning money for our PTSA!

COMMUNITY & PARTNER NEWS

Parent ChatWhy Kids Aren't Talking to Parents—
And How to Change That

At the heart of every conversation is trust. When you can build this trust, this keeps the lines of communication open between you and your teen. In this Parent Chat, we'll discuss how to create this trust.

WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 7 pm
WHERE: Online via ZoomRegister

Parent Chat, hosted by Balance in Mind, features experts in youth mental wellness with interactive discussions around topics such as anxiety, depression, social media and more. Balance in Mind is powered by Lake Washington Schools Foundation.

Families Helping Families

Families Helping Families is a new program that was started to help address food insecurity in the Lake Washington School District. Through this program, LWSD families experiencing food insecurity are provided with food vouchers before each school break that they can use at local grocery stores. Click the image below to open a PDF flyer to share, and visit this website to make a donation if you're able.

Families Helping Families - a partnership between Nourishing Networks and Lake Washington School District: No family should go without food. Help us provide food security by donating what you can. To donate, you can (1) use the QR code on this flyer, (2) visit this link: https://www.nourishingnetworks.net/families-helping-families (3) Write a check to: Nourishing Networks Consortium, 2275 116th Ave NE, Suite 100, Bellevue WA 98004 Memo line: Families Helping Families

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.

IMPORTANT DATES

12/6: Staff Appreciation Lunch (Drop off items by 10 am)
          Spelling Bee Study Session (3 pm, EMS Library)
12/19–1/2: Winter Break (No School)
1/3: School Resumes

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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