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May 5, 2022

EMS PTSA NEWS & PROGRAMS

NEW

Mark Your Calendars for an Exciting Event!

EMS & EMS PTSA Open House: Tuesday, June 7 from 6 to 8 pm. Evergreen music student performances, PTSA Clubs showcase, and food trucks! Current and incoming EMS families welcome! Additional info coming soon.

Come enjoy EMS Music Department performances, check out the outstanding work our PTSA clubs have done this year, and enjoy delicious meals from on-site food trucks. Spread the word and stay tuned for details!

NEW

EMS Robotics Club Crowns Sumo Bot Champions


The EMS Robotics Club recently hosted the Sumo Bot Challenge Competition among the club teams. Teams 47M and 47P tied in the final round, and both won the title of Sumo Bot Champions.

EMS Robotics Team 47M and Team 47P holding their awards

Congratulations to Tycho Green, Yan Levin & Iyan Golla from Team 47M, and Cael Weber & Aiden Vanhaltren from Team 47P!

NEXT WEEK

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

NEW

WA State PTA Convention—Be Our Voting Delegate!


Be the Change: WSPTACon 2022, May 20-22The Washington State PTA is hosting its annual convention and conference in person from May 20–22 in Lynnwood. WSPTACON includes speakers, seminars, workshops, discussions, social events and much more.

If you are an EMS PTSA member and you are interested in being one of our voting delegates at WSPTACON, email president@evergreenptsa.org. The convention registration deadline is next Thursday, May 12 at noon.

Seeking PTSA Club Chairs for '22–'23


EMS PTSA Now Seeking 2022-2023 EMS Club Chairs. Contact us at enrichment@evergreenptsa.org.  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.
Quick Links: Email Us | Download a PDF to Share

Award Nominations Due Next Week!


2021-2022
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. [award descriptions]

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 president@evergreenptsa.org. Nominations are due by May 13.

EMS Students' Reflections Exhibit Open Until May 17


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: https://evergreenptsa.org/Page/Enrichment/ReflectionShowRoom2021Evergreen 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 students whose Reflections entries were honored at the Lake Washington PTSA Council level is available to enjoy in LWPTSA's Reflections e-gallery. You can find these EMS 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 & DISTRICT NEWS

NEW

EMS 8th Grade Celebration 2022


A bunch of blue and green balloonsTo honor our excellent Evergreen 8th graders, we will hold a virtual celebration on Wednesday, June 8 at 6 pm via Teams. A link will be sent to 8th grade families as we near this date. We are excited to celebrate with you!

Parents, watch your email in the coming weeks for info about class T-shirts, student talent act submissions for the celebration video, and the photo slideshow (see below). We will share details about 8th Grade Fun Day as well!

 

Submitting Baby & Current Photos for Slideshow

Students are invited to submit one baby photo (from birth—age 5) and one current/special interest photo to be included in the celebration slideshow.

  • To submit, you must be logged into your student's LWSD account.
  • Confirm with your child that the photos are OK to share in the slideshow.
  • Name each photo file as LAST NAME_FIRST NAME followed by 1 or 2 (example: Miller_Trisha1.jpg and Miller_Trisha2.jpg).
  • Submissions are due Friday, May 27. This is a firm deadline.
  • Upload photos here: https://forms.microsoft.com/r/WknGRH6Yrx

More info: https://ems.lwsd.org/8th-grade-end-of-year-info
Questions? Email Evergreen ASB at EMSASB@lwsd.org.

School Lunch Hero Day—TOMORROW, May 6


A comic illustration of five nutrition services staff members in superhero poses. School Lunch Hero Day: May 6, 2022To recognize School Lunch Hero Day tomorrow, Friday, May 6, LWSD invites you to take a moment to show our Nutrition Services team members how much they're appreciated! [more on 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.

COMMUNITY & PARTNER NEWS

NEW

Parent Chat Webinar: Understanding Anger


Balance in Mind powered by Lake Washington Schools FoundationBalance in Mind, powered by Lake Washington Schools Foundation, invites you to its next Parent Chat, "Understanding Anger: Strategies for Parents." Identify myths about anger, reflect on the messages we received and those we convey to our kids about anger, and learn anger control and conflict resolution strategies.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 11 at 7 pm
WHERE: Online via Zoom; register here

NEW

Special Education Resource Fair—May 17


Save the Date: Lake Washington PTSA Council's Special Education Group's Annual Special Education Resource Fair. WHEN: Tuesday, May 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. WHERE: Zoom (https://tinyurl.com/SEGmeetingMAY). WHAT: Hear from local organizations who provide a wide range of services to kids in the LWSD community. QUESTIONS: Please reach out to the SEG co-chairs, Kaity Mason and Huma Zarif, at specialeducation@lwptsa.net.
Quick Links: Email Questions | Zoom Link | View Full-Sized Image

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!


Viva Mexico

Wishing a Happy Mother's Day to Our Community's Incredible Moms—May 8


A bouquet of tulips laid on a blue wooden table, with the word "MOTHER" written in many different languages

IMPORTANT DATES

Week of 5/2–5/6: Staff Appreciation Week
5/6: Staff Appreciation Event: Home-Baked Goods
5/6: School Lunch Hero Day
5/12: EMS PTSA General Membership Meeting (6:30–8 pm)
5/13: EMS PTSA Award Nominations Due
Week of 5/16–5/20: SBA Testing
5/20: EMS ASB 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
6/7: EMS & EMS Open House (6–8 pm)
6/8: 8th Grade Virtual Celebration (6 pm)
6/14: Volunteer Appreciation Coffee (8:30–9:30 am)
6/15: 8th Grade Fun Day (11 am–1 pm)
6/17:Last Day of School (HALF-DAY)

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
"Our mothers are our first teachers, and we teach others the same lessons we learn from them. As a child, when your mother believes in you, you believe in yourself, and when that happens, there is nothing you can’t do. As a mother, that is the greatest gift we can give to a child."
— Caroline Kennedy
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