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May 29, 2022
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Monday, May 30
in Recognition of
Memorial Day
* 8th Grade Yard Signs
Volunteers Needed for:
* Staff Appreciation Lunch
* Traffic Supervision
* Laptop Roll-In



Volunteers Needed for Staff Appreciation Lunch

Where did this school year go? It's time to plan our last staff appreciation lunch of the school year for our incredible EMS staff, and we'd love your help! Click the image to sign up:

Welcome Summertime! Thursday, June 9 Staff Appreciation Luncheon

Drop off items at the main office by 10 am on June 9. Also, please consider donating your time for set-up and clean-up, which is always needed and appreciated.

This event wouldn't be possible without your help! Thank you very much, and have a wonderful and safe summer break!


Morning Traffic Help Needed—June 6 to 10

Volunteers neededHelp keep our students safe and on time! While drop-off and pick-up has improved over the past months, we could still use some help directing traffic in the lower lots.

Please sign up to help

Volunteers will direct cars to pull forward to the last crosswalk before letting their students out, and not to stop as soon as they enter the lower lot. These are very short shifts that will make a big difference.


Robotics Informational Session This Wednesday

Are you interested in robotics? Maybe you've never done robotics before, but are looking to get into this program that sends dozens of students to the world championship each year. VEX RoboticsMaybe you're a 6th or 7th grader wanting to get a head start in this extremely fun, competitive activity. Maybe you're an 8th grader wondering about high school robotics. Or maybe you're just curious about what these robots look like and do. (Spoiler: You'll get to meet some!)

Join us in the EMS gym on Wednesday, June 1 at 1:30 pm as we explore the VEX Robotics Competition and the different options available for students who want to join. We'll go over the competition, how it differs from the VEX IQ program the EMS Robotics Club participates in, and more. Featuring special appearances from Blaze and Exothermic, highly successful clubs in Washington state with multiple teams who won awards at the 2022 World Championship!


Order Your 8th Grade Promotion Yard Sign!

Congratulations Class of '26 Evergreen Middle SchoolCelebrate your graduating EMS 8th grader by displaying a yard sign in their honor, designed by one of our own 8th graders, Brooke Lin. Signs are available to purchase through our PTSA website for $6.50 (plus PayPal fees). We have a limited supply available on a first-come, first-served basis. We'll contact you once they are ready for pick-up.

PTSA account-holders: Order here
No account: Order here

Mark Your Calendars for Our Open House!

EMS & EMS PTSA OPEN HOUSE: Tuesday, June 7 from 6:30 to 8:40 PM. Evergreen Music Student Performances: Ensemble mini-concerts every 20 minutes starting at 7 pm and small groups playing throughout campus. PTSA Clubs Showcase: Robotics demos, chess matches, and Math, Science & Coding Club Highlights. EMS Electives Showcase: Art & wood shop exhibits and musical instrument demos. Food Trucks: Philly This (Cheesesteak), El Gran Taco (Mexican), and dessert. Join us for this celebration of our Evergreen Middle School community! Current & incoming EMS families welcome!

Download a PDF Flyer to Share

RSVP for Our Volunteer Appreciation Event

Evergreen PTSA would like to say, "Thank you, Volunteers!" Volunteers, please join us for coffee and doughnuts on Tuesday, June 14 immediately after drop-off, so we can thank you in person for your contributions to our school community! TUESDAY, JUNE 14, from 8:30 to 9:30 AM, outside the main entrance to the school. RSVP at or click this image to go to the RSVP page.

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 Needed for Laptop Roll-In Day

Our Evergreen library team needs assistance collecting students' laptops! This is a great opportunity to help at EMS and interact with lots of students. If you are available, we would appreciate your help making this big task a success.

When: Monday, June 13 — two shifts available
Where: EMS Library
How: Sign up for a shift here
Questions? Please email Take care, keep smiling, and stay healthy and happy! —Mr. Olson, Ms. Dunn & Ms. Moe


A Word From the National PTA

Click to open this video message from National PTA's President Anna KingOur association stands with the families, students, teachers and staff at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. We urge everyone: Amplify your voices with your federal representatives on community safety and youth violence prevention. [read more]

For those in need of mental health support during this time, free resources are available at

This Friday, June 3 is National Gun Violence Awareness Day. People across the country will come together by wearing orange and spreading awareness about the gun violence crisis that takes more than 40,000 lives every year. Every child should be able to reach their full potential without fear of gun violence.


Balance in Mind: Supporting Your Family and Yourself After a Tragedy

Balance in Mind powered by Lake Washington Schools FoundationLike many parents, you might be feeling unsure of how to support your children after last week's horrific tragedy in Uvalde, Texas. Lake Washington Schools Foundation's Balance in Mind program invites you to a webinar this Wednesday evening to hear from school and mental health expert Josh Webb for guidance on this important topic. This is an opportunity to join together to mourn, begin the healing process, and understand how to parent through it.

When: Wednesday, June 1 at 7 pm
Where: Online via Zoom; register here


Incoming Eastlake Parents: EHS PTSA Needs You!

Eastlake High School PTSAEastlake High School PTSA is seeking volunteers to serve on their board and leadership team for the upcoming school year.

Open Elected Board Positions:
Co-VP Ways and Means

Open Appointed Board Positions:
VP Communications
Communications Team—Graphics
Communications Team—Social Media
Communications Team—IT

Open Committee Chairs:
Co-Chair Eastlake Angels / Pantry Packs
Co-Chair Scholarships
Inglewood Middle School Liaison
Read position descriptions here. Questions? Email


Incoming Redmond HS Parents: Join RHS PTSA's Team

Redmond High School PTSARedmond High School PTSA is looking for volunteers for the upcoming school year. All positions can be done from home.

Newsletter Editor: Help keep the RHS community connected by compiling, editing and publishing the weekly PTSA newsletter.
Webmaster: Keep our website current with articles, event announcements and registrations. No programming or coding experience is necessary, and training is provided.
Server Admin: Manage our Exchange, Teams, Sharepoint and other tech needs—a great opportunity for a parent in the tech field to help out in a meaningful way with minimal time commitment.
Please email if you're interested in helping.


Summer Reading Ideas From Our Enrichment VP

A book a day keeps the boredom away! Keep your students engaged during the lazy days of summer. Check out these summer reading programs, shared by our VP of Enrichment, Liying Cai:

These programs are not endorsed or sponsored by the PTSA.

More Community Opportunities

Find LWSD-approved events and opportunities for students and families via Peachjar. E-flyers are emailed directly to parents, and are also accessible on each school's district-affiliated website. Click to view Evergreen's e-flyers:

Peachjar: Click this image to view Evergreen's approved e-flyers for community opportunities

In Memory of Those Who Sacrificed Their Lives

Memorial Day: Remember and Honor


5/30: Memorial Day (NO SCHOOL)
5/31: Full Day of School
6/1: Robotics Informational Session (1:30 pm)
6/7: EMS & EMS PTSA Open House (6:30–8:40 pm)
6/8: 8th Grade Virtual Celebration (6 pm)
6/9: Staff Appreciation Lunch (Drop off items by 10 am)
6/13: Student Laptop Roll-In Day
6/14: Volunteer Appreciation Coffee (8:30–9:30 am)
6/15: 8th Grade Fun Day (11 am–1:20 pm)
6/17: Last Day of School (HALF-DAY)

Full EMS PTSA Calendar | EMS Calendar | LWSD Calendar

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