November Lunch Servers Needed!
Please sign up today:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0545a5aa2da0f85-lunch3 ... read full article
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10/29/2018-11/30/2018

LWPTSA Council Special Needs Group (SNG) hosts its November Monthly Meeting
WHEN: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Networking TIME: 6:30 – 7:00 - Networking with other parents and the Special Services staff with coffee and cookies Meeting TIME: 7:00 – 8:30 pm Attorney Andrea Kadlec with the office of Developmental Disabilities Ombuds will speak about DDA, eligibility, and the role of DD Ombuds. For more information please click on this link . LOCATION: Lake Washington School District Resource Center 16250 NE 74th Street, Redmond (at Redmond Town Center) Parking in back or on street *Please note that you can enter the building from the parking lot via back entrance. There is no ... read full article
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11/12/2018-11/20/2018

Calling all Mathletes in grades 2nd - 5th!
Math Tournament November 29th! Looking for a math challenge to test your skills this is the tournament for you. Click on the link below to register: http://www.ellipsisacademy.com/mct-2018-students-registration.html ... read full article
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10/29/2018-11/29/2018

School Start Time Advisory Process and Survey
School start and end times changed for the 2018-19 school year as a seven-period schedule was implemented for high school students. A School Start Time Advisory Committee comprised of staff and parents from elementary, middle, and high school levels is continuing work in 2018-19. Due to Advisory Committee membership attrition and changes, we added members for this year’s work, including two middle school principals, two Lake Washington Schools Foundation trustees/parents, and two elementary school office managers, and two Preschool teachers. The district recognizes that some families have had to make changes in child care arrangements to adjust to the new ... read full article
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11/12/2018-11/26/2018

LWPTSA Scholarship Basket Auction- December 6th.
The LWPTSA Council cordially invites you to our 2018 Scholarship Basket Auction on Thursday, December 6 from 10-11am at the LWSD Resource Center in Redmond. Auction baskets are currently on display in the Resource Center, and you can bid now - all of the proceeds go to scholarships. Bid on a lunch with our new Superintendent, Dr. Jane Stavem! We have several spa and beauty experiences this year and lots of items by local artists and homegrown businesses - some well established like the Pro Club and Salish Lodge. Bidding must be done in person, although you can view the ... read full article
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Conference Week10/15/201810/19/2018
Conference Week
Monday, October 15, 2018 School schedule is 8:50-11:50 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 School schedule is 8:50-11:50 Wednesday, October 17, 2018 We will be on our normal Wednesday schedule. (8:50-1:50) PTSA New Book Fair will not be open. Thursday, October 18, 2018 School schedule is 8:50-11:50 Parking for Conferences Given the limited parking spaces and construction next week, please do not plan on parking in the Mead lot for conferences. Please plan to park in a nearby neighborhood and walk. You can also park at ESP (East Sammamish Park) and walk to Mead via the sidewalks on NE 16th and 216th ... read full article
Picture Retake Day11/13/201811/19/2018
Picture Retake Day
If your child missed having his or her picture taken earlier this year, or if you were unhappy with your son/daughters pictures (coming home soon), then don’t miss picture make-up day Monday, November 19th .  If you would like a retake, please return the entire photo package to the photographer on the day of the photos for a re-take. ... read full article
We Need Volunteers!11/12/201811/15/2018
We Need Volunteers!
This Thursday, November 15th all Mead students will have their vision and hearing screened. To accomplish this task, Mead’s nurse, Mihaela Dobre, needs many helping hands. Therefore, we are looking for thirty (30) volunteers to help (15 for the morning shift and 15 for the afternoon shift). The day will be broken into two shifts with a fifteen (15) minute training session at the beginning of each shift. Shift 1: 8:45 am-11:40 am Shift 2: 12:15 pm – 3:00 pm If you can help with one or more shifts, please sign-up at the link below. Thank you. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0848a9af2ea6f85-vision ... read full article
Thank you!11/12/201811/16/2018
Thank you!
Our Mead families donated more than 325 lbs of candy to our Service Men and Women, Veterans, and First Responders. Our candy is on its way to Fort Lewis where it will then be included into care packages. We also received some beautiful poems and letters from a few of our classrooms that were sent along with the candy. ... read full article
We want your candy!! 11/5/201811/7/2018
We want your candy!!
Your leftover Halloween candy can help put smiles on the faces of our Troops, Veterans and First Responders! The Mead PTSA Family and Community Engagement (FACE) team is hosting our first-ever Halloween Candy Give-back. Candy sent-in will be donated to Operation Gratitude, a volunteer-based organization that annually sends 250,000+ care packages to Veterans, New Recruit Graduates, First Responders, Wounded Heroes, Caregivers, and to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed overseas and their families. Your candy donations will be included in the many care packages that are sent out each year. In 2017, more than 400,000 pounds of candy was donated ... read full article
Volunteers Still Needed!11/5/201811/10/2018
Volunteers Still Needed!
Volunteers are needed for our Run for the Roses Auction Gala. When: Saturday, November 10th. Shifts range in time, starting at 4pm.  Dinner and participation in the 'BIGGEST Fundraising Event of the Year' is included! Contact:  meadgala@gmail.com to help make this event a success! ONLINE BIDDING has BEGUN! 5th Grade Graduation - PRIME SEATING AVAILABLE! You want it? You need to bid on it! Class Art, Prime Seating and Lunch with the Principal are all available for bidding online. Online bidding has started and will end the night of the Run for the Roses Auction Gala on November 10th . ... read full article
Congratulations to everybody that clipped and sent in box tops for the Fall Contest11/5/201811/9/2018
Congratulations to everybody that clipped and sent in box tops for the Fall Contest
We raised $1,026.50! Way to go, Mustangs! Here are winners from each grade: Kindergarten - Ms. Egeberg 1st Grade - Ms. Smith 2nd Grade - Ms. Steiner 3rd Grade - Ms. Swensen 4th Grade - Ms. Chatterley 5th Grade - Mr. Jung These classes be on a look out for Box Top Betty. Congratulations to Mr. Jung! His class has won an Amazon gift card for collecting the most box tops for the whole school. They collected 2,727 box tops! The next contest is in February. Keep on clipping and saving those box tops. ... read full article
November Staff Appreciation Lunch- November 8th10/29/201811/8/2018
November Staff Appreciation Lunch- November 8th
Sign up to contribute to the November ‘Chili Bar’ https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4faba622a0f85-november ... read full article
Popcorn Friday is November 2nd!10/29/201811/2/2018
Popcorn Friday is November 2nd!
Students will be able to purchase popcorn for $.50 a bag during lunch. We need Volunteers! Volunteers are needed to pop, bag and sell popcorn. This is a great opportunity to meet other Mead parents! Sign up today:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0849AAAF22A3F49-mead2 ... read full article
It’s not too late to order your child’s school picture! 10/29/201811/2/2018
It’s not too late to order your child’s school picture!
New View Photography is accepting picture envelopes until Friday, November 2nd . Envelopes can be turned in (with checks made payable to New View Photography) at the school office or to your child’s teacher. If you need an extra order form, they can be found on the wall outside the school office. ... read full article
November Lunch Servers Needed!10/29/201811/30/2018
November Lunch Servers Needed!
Please sign up today:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0545a5aa2da0f85-lunch3 ... read full article
Thank you to our Mead PTSA Auction Gala Sponsors!10/22/201811/10/2018
Thank you to our Mead PTSA Auction Gala Sponsors!
Glow Airbrush Tan, LLC Dana Berenson Photography Interbay Transport Traxler Dental Heidi Kuipers, Park Lane Jewelry Michelle Murray, ReMax Realty Melanie Smith Studios World Taekwondo Center, Master Park Women for One Allegro Pediatrics Best in Class Education Porth Personalized Orthodontics Only one more available and be sure to sponsor a teacher! Purchase yours today before they're sold out!  https://meadptsa.tiptopauction.com/auction ... read full article
October Lunch Volunteers Needed!10/22/201810/26/2018
October Lunch Volunteers Needed!
Looking for volunteers to help move students through the lunch line daily from 11:50-12:50. Having a few extra hands helps keep the lines moving smoothly so kids can get their food quickly. You must be a LWSD approved volunteer. Please sign in in the office - thank you for your help! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0545a5aa2da0f85-lunch2 ... read full article
Picture days - October 24 and 25!10/22/201810/25/2018
Picture days - October 24 and 25!
New View Photography will be at Mead on Wednesday, October 24th and Thursday, October 25th to take pictures of each student. If you would like to purchase pictures of your child, please return the completed New View Photography envelope, with checks made payable to New View Photography, to your students’ teacher(s) by Wednesday, October 24th. Envelopes went home with your child last week and extra forms can be found outside the office door. Please see the list below for the date your child’s class will have their pictures taken. Wednesday, October 24th: Egeberg Anothen Snyder Gallagher Martin (Kindergarten) Schafer Slothower ... read full article
Thank you to all who participated in Spirit Week!10/22/201811/9/2018
Thank you to all who participated in Spirit Week!
Whether you donated by 'Pass the Hat' or purchased a 'Run For the Roses' auction ticket, your donation means the Mead PTSA can support our kids. Congratulations to the classes that earned at least 60% in participation this year. These classes have earned a choice of a popcorn and movie party or a big Y game. Kinder Egeberg Gallagher Martin Snyder Anothen 1st Beaudoin Donald 2nd Andrews Byars Reitz Steiner Reed 3rd Swensen 4th Chatterly 5th Gabica A special thanks to all of those who have donated items to the Run for the Roses Auction Gala - November 10, 2018. ... read full article
DUDES'N DONUTS10/15/201810/26/2018
DUDES'N DONUTS
Come join us on Friday, October 26th Dads, Grandfathers, Brothers, Uncles and any special man in your life to share some donuts! Mead Gym 7:50 am-8:30 am We need volunteers to pass out doughnuts and drinks for this event. Please contact Beth Secrist if you are able to help -  elizabethsecrist@gmail.com ... read full article
Book Fair in the Library!10/15/201810/18/2018
Book Fair in the Library!
Open Monday and Tuesday 8:10 a.m. - 9 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed on Wednesday. Thursday 8:10 a.m.- 9 a.m. and 11:45 - 2 p.m. Come and purchase books with our Scholastic Book Fair. Support your library and students! ... read full article
Mustangs Remember to Clip those Box Tops!10/15/201810/26/2018
Mustangs Remember to Clip those Box Tops!
Deadline to turn them in is October 26th. Remember to put your teacher's name on a bag, envelope or sheet. The class in each grade with the most box tops gets a visit from Box Top Betty and the treasure box! ... read full article
A Special Thanks!10/8/201810/12/2018
A Special Thanks!
Thank you to all of our popcorn volunteers. We popped, bagged and sold 545 bags of popcorn this month! Remember all the proceeds go to our Mead teachers, staff, events and various programs the PTSA sponsors!   Our next popcorn Friday is November 2nd.  ... read full article
Traffic/Parking Lot update Reminder10/8/201810/22/2018
Traffic/Parking Lot update Reminder
Traffic continues to be a challenge at Mead. There is upcoming work that will impact both our parking lot and driveway as well as 216th.This will most likely result in increased traffic challenges at arrival, dismissal and parking during the day. Please be aware and consider parking and walking to school on these days, if possible. October 8 and 9 – traffic on 216th and into the parking lot will be slow due to water main work on these two days. October 16, 17, 18 – traffic will be re-routed in our parking lot on these days. Busses will unload ... read full article
Spirit Wear is here!10/8/201810/12/2018
Spirit Wear is here!
Spirit Wear has arrived and will be sent home with students today!   Thank you for your order. ... read full article
Last week to earn a Class Spirit Week Party !10/1/201810/13/2018
Last week to earn a Class Spirit Week Party !
Help your child's class earn a popcorn & movie or Big Y game party! Classes with a 60% participation mark, will earn a party for their class! Congratulations to the classes who have already won their class party!! Snyder Reitz Steiner Gabica Donald With so many classes close to our 60% participation mark, we've extended our deadline to October 13th !! How to participate: If you haven't already, purchase an auction ticket, donate online or send in your donation envelope. All options at any amount count as participation for your child's class. ... read full article
Disability Awareness Month- Assembly at Mead- October 2nd10/1/201810/2/2018
Disability Awareness Month- Assembly at Mead- October 2nd
October is Disability Awareness Month in America. At Mead, October 2 we will be having an assembly with speaker Kacey McCallister. Kacey is a young man who experienced a tragic accident as a child, losing both his legs. As a speaker, he shares a positive message of how to live with courage and purpose regardless of your circumstance and how to “rise up” in the face of challenge and adversity. For more information on Kacey, please see below: Promo video:  http://www.riseupwithkacey.com/about Kacey’s webpage:  http://www.riseupwithkacey.com/ ... read full article
STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCHEON9/24/201810/11/2018
STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCHEON
Every month the PTSA provides lunch for our teachers and staff at Mead as a Thank you and appreciation. Our first appreciation luncheon will be on October 11th . We will be having a soup and salad theme this month. Please sign up today to help if you can: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D4FABA622A0F85-october ... read full article
Mead Spirit Week Starts Today!9/24/20189/28/2018
Mead Spirit Week Starts Today!
All week: September 24- 28th, 2018 Monday- Crazy Hair Day Tuesday- Favorite Sports Team Wednesday- Wacky Wednesday (Mixmatched, crazy creations) Thursday- Pajama Day Friday- Blue Friday (wear your Mead colors or Blue) There are fun themes each day so your child can show their SPIRIT for Mead along with class incentive prizes! Each class reaching at least 60% in participation will be acknowledged in the morning announcements and be eligible for things such as a movie & popcorn party or Y sponsored games! Participation will be based on a purchase of an auction ticket or by a "pass the hat" donation. All ... read full article
WE NEED YOU! CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!9/24/20189/28/2018
WE NEED YOU! CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!
Fall Running Club Begins September 25th If we do not have enough volunteers we will need to cancel this event. Sign up here to volunteer:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D4FABA622A0F85-running Registration  is now open for Running Club. Running Club meets Tuesday and Thursday after school from 3:20 - 4:00 PM. We will be running from September 25th (Tuesday) - November 1st (Thursday). Pick up is promptly at 4:00 PM Please note: There will be no running club Oct 16 or 18th (conferences). Oct 25 will be cancelled ... read full article
Ice Cream Social9/24/20189/27/2018
Ice Cream Social
Thursday, September 27 6-7 p.m. Come and enjoy ice cream and let your teachers and staff serve you!   Hope to see you there! ... read full article
Mead Curriculum Night - Thursday, September 139/10/20189/13/2018
Mead Curriculum Night - Thursday, September 13
Join us to learn more about your student's classrooms, teachers and Mead! Here is a breakdown of our schedule: Special Education/ELL5:30 p.m.-5:45 p. m. Principal Talk: 5:45 p.m.-6:15 p.m. in the library Grades 1-2: 6:15 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Grades 3-5:   7:00 p.m.- 7:45 p.m. Principal Talk, repeat :7:45 p.m.- 8:15 p.m. in the library Curriculum Night Limited Childcare Sign Up  Mead PTSA has partnered with the YMCA after school program to provide a limited number of spots for childcare for Curriculum Night. Please sign up using the Sign Up Genius link below: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EAEAD2CA5F85-mead1   Curriculum Night Volunteer Sign Up We Need Your Help! On Curriculum Night, stop by the PTSA table in the library to ... read full article
Want to be included in the online Mead PTSA directory?9/10/20189/14/2018
Want to be included in the online Mead PTSA directory?
Please log in to your account on Meadptsa.org and update your child’s name and teacher. This way new friends can search by teacher or name! ... read full article
Parking Reminders9/10/20189/14/2018
Parking Reminders
Because our parking lot is very small and at capacity quickly, parents are asked to park in nearby neighborhoods when visiting Mead. The Sammamish Police Department has asked us to share the following information with you. When parking in nearby neighborhoods, please demonstrate courtesy to our residential neighbors. Below is a list of things that WILL result in a $71 citation (minimum) if located by one of the officers moving forward: Parked within 5 feet of a residential driveway Parked within 15 feet of a fire hydrant Parked within 20 feet of a crosswalk Parked within 30’ of a stop ... read full article
School starts tomorrow for 1st - 5th grades! 9/3/20189/4/2018
School starts tomorrow for 1st - 5th grades!
Here a few reminders: First bell rings at 8:45 a.m. and final bell is 8:50 a.m. School day ends at 3:20 p.m. Bring your supplies if you have not already done so. We have limited parking, please be sure to allow yourself enough time to drop off and pick up your students! Please respect the neighbor's properties. Local law enforcement will be onsite to make sure parking is safe. Please note we have a new entry school system. You must bring your id with you when you sign in and say your name at the intercom. Nobody will be allowed ... read full article
A note from our PTSA President Molly Hylen9/3/20189/17/2018
A note from our PTSA President Molly Hylen
Welcome back to school everyone! The PTSA is excited to get working with parents, staff and students to make it another great year at Mead! I’d like to encourage you to join the PTSA and donate to help us fund the amazing programs we offer at Mead.    The PTSA fundraises in a variety of ways raising money to be directed towards a variety of programs, events and projects at school.  Here are some of the following exciting things that we are looking forward to sponsoring this year: Please join us at our first ever fundraising Auction Gala November 10 th ! ... read full article
Our First Popcorn Friday is this Friday, September 7th!9/2/20189/7/2018
Our First Popcorn Friday is this Friday, September 7th!
Popcorn will be available for purchase during lunch for $.50 a bag.  Popcorn volunteers needed - this is a great opportunity to meet other Mead parents. Sign-up at  Mead Popcorn Friday - September 7 ... read full article
Mead's largest fundraiser of the year is right around the corner6/18/201810/26/2018
Mead's largest fundraiser of the year is right around the corner
Tickets are selling fast. Purchase tickets online at  https://meadptsa.tiptopauction.com/auction Please note that this fundraising event is in place of the MEAD Stampede Fundraiser that brings in donation funds for our students, teachers and staff! You can learn more about the PTSA across the Lake Washington School district at  http://www.lwptsa.net/ to learn more about where your donations go to and how much our staff and teachers depend on participation for this event in order to have planned activities, special teacher requests, Dreambox, IXL, Renaissance, and various other programs at MEAD that the PTSA only provides . ... read full article
LWPTSA Council Special Needs Group (SNG) hosts its November Monthly Meeting11/12/201811/20/2018
LWPTSA Council Special Needs Group (SNG) hosts its November Monthly Meeting
WHEN: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Networking TIME: 6:30 – 7:00 - Networking with other parents and the Special Services staff with coffee and cookies Meeting TIME: 7:00 – 8:30 pm Attorney Andrea Kadlec with the office of Developmental Disabilities Ombuds will speak about DDA, eligibility, and the role of DD Ombuds. For more information please click on this link . LOCATION: Lake Washington School District Resource Center 16250 NE 74th Street, Redmond (at Redmond Town Center) Parking in back or on street *Please note that you can enter the building from the parking lot via back entrance. There is no ... read full article
ART REFLECTIONS RECEPTION11/5/201811/8/2018
ART REFLECTIONS RECEPTION
You are invited to attend a reception for our young artists who submitted art pieces for the PTA Reflections contest. It is mainly for the students who submitted an entry and their families, however – it is open to all and maybe someone is interested to stop by because they love art or because they want to know more about the program! When: Thursday, November 8th 7-8pm Where: Mead library What: Please stop by to check out all the submitted art pieces for the Reflections contest, enjoy some refreshments and presentation of two local artists ... read full article
LWSF Ambassador Tea and Information Session11/5/201811/9/2018
LWSF Ambassador Tea and Information Session
Friday, November 9 from 9:30am - 10:30am Board Room at the District Resource Center As we share in tea, coffee and some breakfast treats, we will be hearing from the Foundation's Executive Director, Dr. Larry Wright about what work the Foundation is doing in the community and where the Foundation is headed. We look forward to getting an opportunity to know you and to learn more about what is going on in your school community. To learn more:  https://www.lwsf.org/ambassadorevents.html ... read full article
Calling all Mathletes in grades 2nd - 5th!10/29/201811/29/2018
Calling all Mathletes in grades 2nd - 5th!
Math Tournament November 29th! Looking for a math challenge to test your skills this is the tournament for you. Click on the link below to register: http://www.ellipsisacademy.com/mct-2018-students-registration.html ... read full article
New and International Families Welcome Event10/15/201810/27/2018
New and International Families Welcome Event
Thursday, October 25th 6:30 - 9 p.m. Saturday, October 27th 9:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Lake Washington Resource Center Redmond, WA This event is open to all and specifically directed at families who are new to the United States or relocating to the district. Special topics will include Navigating the School System Special Sessions for Parents of Elementary and Secondary Schools Pacific Northwest Activities and Culture Relocation Challenges and America 101 for International Families *Both Thursday and Saturday sessions are identical, attendance at both is not necessary. Find a full agenda and to register, go to  www.lwptsa.net For questions please email  ... read full article
Lost & Found is overflowing!10/15/201810/19/2018
Lost & Found is overflowing!
With the weather changing from cold mornings into warm afternoons during the month of September, the number of kids leaving coats on the playground was....a LOT! The Lost & Found is bursting! PLEASE use next week's conference time & New Book Fair to look for a lost coat. We will be taking things to the Goodwill in the middle of the year and at the end of the year. It would put smiles on a lot of faces if we could empty out the enormous collection of lost items during conference week. Thanks! ... read full article
Support our District Council LWPTSA10/15/201810/19/2018
Support our District Council LWPTSA
Scholarship Fundraiser to help students and staff continue their education. Mead PTSA Basket Theme is Hearth and Hand with Magnolia If you would like to offer donations to our scholarship basket, please drop off your items in the office by October 19th . To find out more what is needed for the basket please go to: https://www.target.com/gift-registry/giftgiver?registryId=1f1e6328bd2d4599ac7027b1d19202ab&type=GENERIC ... read full article
Gala Auction Event Donation "Experiences" Needed! 10/8/201810/12/2018
Gala Auction Event Donation "Experiences" Needed!
We are looking for community members to donate experiences for our auction. Let your creativity take the lead and help raise money for our children! Here are some ideas: Can you host a parent's night out pizza party for kids? Pool party and BBQ (Member of a swim club? Families with a pool?) Water Skiing on the lake…party on the lake, do you own a boat? Would you like to host a sunset cruise and dinner? What about a kids birthday party, inner tubing, water skiing etc. Weekend at a condo/cabin. Do you or a friend family member own a ... read full article
Disability Awareness Month10/8/201810/16/2018
Disability Awareness Month
The Special Needs Group's October meeting Tuesday, October 16 When : Tuesday, October 16 - Coffee at 6:30 p.m., Meeting begins at 7 p.m. Where : LWSD Resource Center in Redmond Town Center Details : Don't miss this opportunity to hear Dr. Shannon Hitch, the new Director of Special Services, speak. Please come early so you can meet Dr. Hitch and the associate directors. Childcare : Complimentary child care is available for meeting attendees. If you would like to sign up for this service, please email smcenroe@lwsd.org . Include your child's name(s) and age(s) at least three days prior to ... read full article
Popcorn Friday is this Friday, October 5th.10/1/201810/5/2018
Popcorn Friday is this Friday, October 5th.
Popcorn will be available for students to purchase for $.50 per bag during their lunch time. Popcorn volunteers are needed. Please signup at Mead Popcorn Friday - October 5 ... read full article
Spirit Wear Update10/1/201810/5/2018
Spirit Wear Update
Thank you to everyone who ordered Spirit Wear this year. Spirit Wear should arrive in mid-October and will be delivered to students. We will post an announcement when it is delivered.  ... read full article
Mead - SBA Results Available10/1/201810/12/2018
Mead - SBA Results Available
The results for the SBA (Smarter Balanced Assessments) from spring, 2018 are now available. Instructions to access your student's scores are below. Scores for the ELA and Math assessments will also be mailed to you via U.S. mail later this month. Results from Smarter Balanced Assessments available in Parent Access. Each spring, Washington public school students in grades 3-8 and high school are tested in English language arts (ELA) and math, with exams called Smarted Balanced Assessments (SBA). Students in grades 5, 8, and high school are also tested in science, with an exam called the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of ... read full article
RISE UP - Disability Awareness Month Parent Education Event Tuesday, Oct. 2nd9/24/201810/2/2018
RISE UP - Disability Awareness Month Parent Education Event Tuesday, Oct. 2nd
Parents, students and families - please join us for our first Disability Awareness Month parent education event to hear motivational speaker Kacey McCallister speak on: Tuesday, October 2 at 7pm RHS Performing Arts Theater 17262 NE 104th Street, Redmond After losing his legs at 6 years old, Kacey has spent his life overcoming obstacles. He continually pushes himself to RISE UP turning challenges and weaknesses into strengths. He is always pushing for a challenge, and believes that impossible is simply a word that means he hasn’t done something yet - everything is possible, nothing is impossible. “Throughout my life there ... read full article
Just a friendly reminder...9/17/20189/21/2018
Just a friendly reminder...
Pick up Playground Change for End of School Day Starts Today As part of our new safety and security procedures, we have a new dismissal plan for parents who come on site to pick up students at the end of the day.    We’ll be keeping the playground gates closed and asking parents to stay outside of the gates until the final bell of the day rings and students are dismissed.    If you have been meeting your child at the classroom door at the end of the day, please consider making a new plan to meet in front of ... read full article
Lunch Volunteers Needed!9/3/20189/30/2018
Lunch Volunteers Needed!
We are looking for volunteers willing to help kids navigate through the first few weeks of buying lunch.   Please arrive by 11:50 am and sign in at the office. (Reminder: you must be a pre-approved LWSD volunteer and have photo identification when you sign in at the office)   The shift should be over between 12:50-1.    Sign up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/ go/10c0545a5aa2da0f85-lunch ... read full article
Mead Curriculum Night9/3/20189/9/2018
Mead Curriculum Night
Thursday, September 13th Save the date! More details to come. Hope all parents can come and learn about their student's upcoming school year, teachers and what we can expect this school year! ... read full article
The B2B (Back 2 Business) tab on MEADPTSA.org is open8/15/20189/16/2018
The B2B (Back 2 Business) tab on MEADPTSA.org is open
Purchase Spirit Wear, join PTSA, purchase a Birthday Book and sign up to volunteer all in one location!"  ... read full article
Kindergarten Assessments next week- August 20th and 21st8/15/20188/21/2018
Kindergarten Assessments next week- August 20th and 21st
Kindergarten assessments are scheduled for next Monday and Tuesday. Letters of appointments were sent in June to the parents of incoming kindergarten students. If you still need to register your child for kindergarten, please go to the Mead office (opens on Wednesday, August 15th) or you can go to  www.lwsd.org for more information. ... read full article
Interested in joining the Mead PTSA board??8/15/20188/29/2018
Interested in joining the Mead PTSA board??
We are still need of a Volunteer coordinator and Enrichment coordinator and would love to have you join us! Enrichment coordinat or : This position works with the YMCA and informs Mead parents of before and after school care options. You may also work with outside enrichment vendors who may want to teach at Mead. There is no fee collecting or soliciting enrichment teachers – the YMCA handles that aspect. This positing is more of a liaison between the Y and Mead. Plan to attend board meetings which are held once a month, on a Thursday evening at 7:30pm. Volunteer ... read full article
School Start Time Advisory Process and Survey11/12/201811/26/2018
School Start Time Advisory Process and Survey
School start and end times changed for the 2018-19 school year as a seven-period schedule was implemented for high school students. A School Start Time Advisory Committee comprised of staff and parents from elementary, middle, and high school levels is continuing work in 2018-19. Due to Advisory Committee membership attrition and changes, we added members for this year’s work, including two middle school principals, two Lake Washington Schools Foundation trustees/parents, and two elementary school office managers, and two Preschool teachers. The district recognizes that some families have had to make changes in child care arrangements to adjust to the new ... read full article
National PTA Art Contest! Deadline is Friday, November 2nd!9/24/201811/2/2018
National PTA Art Contest! Deadline is Friday, November 2nd!
Does your child love art and would like a chance to display and celebrate their work? Then consider participating in the PTA Reflections Art Contest! It’s an annual art competition hosted by the PTA that goes up all the way to national level (starting at school level, then district, state and national). The theme for the 2018/19 school year is Heroes Around Me. Entries are judged largely on interpretation of the theme. There are 6 categories to enter – 2D visual arts, photography, music composition, literature, film and dance choreography (please note- our district does not accept 3D visual art). ... read full article
LWPTSA Scholarship Basket Auction- December 6th.11/12/201812/6/2018
LWPTSA Scholarship Basket Auction- December 6th.
The LWPTSA Council cordially invites you to our 2018 Scholarship Basket Auction on Thursday, December 6 from 10-11am at the LWSD Resource Center in Redmond. Auction baskets are currently on display in the Resource Center, and you can bid now - all of the proceeds go to scholarships. Bid on a lunch with our new Superintendent, Dr. Jane Stavem! We have several spa and beauty experiences this year and lots of items by local artists and homegrown businesses - some well established like the Pro Club and Salish Lodge. Bidding must be done in person, although you can view the ... read full article
Wondering what to do with your kids on LEAP Day, October 19th?9/24/201810/19/2018
Wondering what to do with your kids on LEAP Day, October 19th?
The Eastlake High School State Champion Dance Team is hosting their annual LEAP Day Fall Dance Clinic and Middle School Intensive at Eastlake High School from 9am to 1pm. Kids in grades K-8 are invited to join this one day camp. Participants will learn dance routines and techniques along with playing games and other activities. Middle School students will have a chance to work with a guest instructor and learn more intensive dance techniques as well and get tips on trying out for the Eastlake Dance Team. Go to  eastlakedanceteam.com for more information. ... read full article
LWSD Band and Orchestra Program Information for Parents of 4th and 5th Graders! 9/10/20189/24/2018
LWSD Band and Orchestra Program Information for Parents of 4th and 5th Graders!
We have an information and rental night on Monday, September 17 th  at 6:30p.m. at Rachel Carson Elementary School, where parents and students are invited to get information about our schedule and pick up instruments from several local vendors. Additionally, our registrations for both Elementary Band and Orchestra are open, and we ask that parents please sign in their student. We will start Band and Orchestra the week of September 24 th .   Elementary Orchestra will meet at McAuliffe Elementary from 7:40-8:40 and Elementary Band will meet at Rachel Carson Elementary from 7:35 to 8:35, we will have information about that change at ... read full article