Thank You for Making Our Spring Donation Drive a Success!
We raised $10,800 last week! This puts the PTSA is a good financial position for this year and will allow us to purchase a new popcorn machine and provide other needs! For matching, please make request to match for Margaret Mead Elementary PTSA, EIN 91-1152383. Our address is listed as Tacoma, because the state PTSA is our agent, but funds are mailed to us. Receipts will be emailed soon. If you need a receipt immediately, please use this link: http://meadptsa.org/Docs/Finance  - and click THANK YOU FROM MEAD PTSA. ... read full article
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4/23/2018-5/7/2018

Remember to check out the Mead Community Board on the PTSA Website!
Connect with fellow folks of Mead who speak a similar language or have moved from here from similar places. Go to: Mead Families' Community Board . ... read full article
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4/23/2018-5/7/2018

Nominees for the 2018/2019 Mead PTSA Board of Directors
The following people have been nominated for the 2018/19 Mead PTSA Board. These nominations will be voted on at our next General Membership meeting, May 18th at 8:45am. Please plan to attend this meeting to vote on the candidates, next year’s budget and hear about the latest Mead happenings. If you are interested in joining the board we are still looking for a volunteer coordinator for next year. We’d love to have you join us. In addition to the board, we also have many committees at Mead. The openings for committee chairs for next year are: Heath Screening, Lunch Volunteer ... read full article
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4/23/2018-5/7/2018

Save the date for our Mariners evening! Remember Ticket Forms are due April 27th!
Tigers vs Mariners May 19th 6:10 pm   Come to Mead Mariner Night and join the baseball fun!   The order deadline is  April 27th ! Please  click here to see more information. ... read full article
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3/26/2018-4/27/2018

Spring Running Club returns!
Sign your student up for fitness fun with friends after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays,  3-3:40pm.   Begins Tuesday, April 24 and goes through Thursday, May 31st.    Free registration  is open now. ... read full article
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4/16/2018-4/30/2018

Volunteer Award Time
Do you know of a volunteer you would like to nominate for Children's Award, Mustang Award or Golden Acorn? Complete the form available at the link  https://goo.gl/forms/ cArRa03VYpqITORn2  nominations   Mark your calendar for our Volunteer Celebration Monday, June 11 at 1:45 pm. ... read full article
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3/26/2018-6/11/2018

Register for Lake Washington Youth Soccer for the Fall Season
Registration for Fall Recreational soccer with Lake Washington Youth Soccer will begin by mid-April, 2018. K-12 teams are available for both girls and boys. We try to form teams by Grade in school and around neighborhoods. We also try to honor “Buddy requests” so friends have a chance to play together. Go to  www.LWYSA.org and click on Register Now. ... read full article
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4/10/2018-4/24/2018
International Night This Thursday, 6-8pm!4/16/20184/19/2018
International Night This Thursday, 6-8pm!
Bring your dinner money to purchase pizza, hotdogs, and empanadas at the food trucks.   Our international families are working hard, preparing to share their culture and sweet treats with you! There will be professional performances in the gym and library.   Join us for our last big family evening event of the year! Bring the whole family on Thursday for International Night! ... read full article
Final Call for Mead Stampede Donations10/19/201710/20/2017
Final Call for Mead Stampede Donations
Let's donate online by  tomorrow ,  October 20th , to help raise funds for our school, teachers and the community! Donate online at  https://www.thegetmovincrew. com/ ... read full article
Fall Running ClubJana Lovell9/12/20179/17/2017
Fall Running Club
Click the image to register for Fall Running Club.  Sept 17th is the cut off for registering. There is a limited amount of students allowed so register early!!! If you student is not listed on your account, please add your student to your family account and then come back and finish registering. Happy Running!!! ... read full article
Thank You for Making Our Spring Donation Drive a Success!4/23/20185/7/2018
Thank You for Making Our Spring Donation Drive a Success!
We raised $10,800 last week! This puts the PTSA is a good financial position for this year and will allow us to purchase a new popcorn machine and provide other needs! For matching, please make request to match for Margaret Mead Elementary PTSA, EIN 91-1152383. Our address is listed as Tacoma, because the state PTSA is our agent, but funds are mailed to us. Receipts will be emailed soon. If you need a receipt immediately, please use this link: http://meadptsa.org/Docs/Finance  - and click THANK YOU FROM MEAD PTSA. ... read full article
PTSA and School Need Help With Moving!4/16/20184/18/2018
PTSA and School Need Help With Moving!
We need help this Wednesday, April 18, at 1 pm to move emergency supplies to the supply shed due to construction. Great opportunity to get your steps in OR for your middle or high-school student to earn volunteer time. Sign up below: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0B4EAFAF2FA4F58-emergency ... read full article
Staff Appreciation Lunch Thursday, April 19th4/16/20184/19/2018
Staff Appreciation Lunch Thursday, April 19th
We will be hosting the monthly teacher luncheon a week late in April to accommodate Spring Break. Lunch will be served on Thursday April 19 and we will be providing the teachers with a BBQ lunch. All items must be dropped off at the Mead Lounge/Office by 9:30am on April 19. Thank you for all your help. Please email Kim at  kimallen75@gmail.com if you would like to help but need to make special arrangements for dropping off food items, we are happy to accommodate. Please sign up today! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4dadae2a1-april1 ... read full article
Class Picture and Memory Book Orders Extended Through Tomorrow!4/16/20184/20/2018
Class Picture and Memory Book Orders Extended Through Tomorrow!
If your child would like to order a class picture and/or Memory Book, they still can. Order forms, with checks made payable to New View Photography, will be accepted until Friday, April 20th . Extra order forms are available on the wall outside the school office. Thank you. ... read full article
Ground-Breaking Ceremony!3/26/20183/28/2018
Ground-Breaking Ceremony!
Come join us on  Wednesday, March 28th 9 a.m.  under the big maple tree in front of the school.    Parents are welcome to join the staff, students and district representatives! ... read full article
Kindergarten Parent Information Night3/12/20183/15/2018
Kindergarten Parent Information Night
Thursday, March 15th 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Mead Library   For parents of incoming Kindergarten students starting in the Fall 2018   Please join Mead Principal Sandy Klein and the Mead Kindergarten teachers for this important information night.   Topics will include: Basic information about Margaret Mead Elementary Kindergarten Readiness- What should you and your child be working on now in preparation for Kindergarten What is the kindergarten day like? What are Mini-Mustangs? Opportunity for parent questions Hope to see you there!  Please note this event is for parents only. ... read full article
March 2018 Staff Luncheon Thursday, March 8th- Calling Volunteers!3/5/20183/8/2018
March 2018 Staff Luncheon Thursday, March 8th- Calling Volunteers!
Hello Mead families,  Last months lunch was a smashing success, thank you to everyone who participated and helped with the event. Your time and efforts are so greatly appreciated. The teachers have such a lovely time during this special monthly lunch and are so grateful for all the delicious food.    This month we will be treating the teachers to a, 'build your own taco' bar. We will provide all the meats, beans, rice and the best part all the fun toppings.    Please email kim at  kimallen75@gmail.com . If you'd like to bring something but need special arrangements to drop items off, ... read full article
Scratch Coding Class- Spots Available2/19/20182/23/2018
Scratch Coding Class- Spots Available
We still have spots available for 2nd -5th graders in our Scratch Coding after school enrichment class.    The class costs $205 for class each school  Friday  from  Feb. 23 to April 27 . Register by calling the YMCA, emailing  eastsidechildcare@ seattleymca.org  or at this link: $205  http://bit.ly/2DWnHmB ... read full article
Remember Mead When You Shop for Valentine's Day2/5/20182/14/2018
Remember Mead When You Shop for Valentine's Day
You can earn money for Mead when you shop at Everything Party, Fred Meyer, Lawrence the Florist, Amazon and more. Check out the easy ways to earn here:   http://meadptsa.org/Page/ Fundraising/ongoing_ fundraising_programs ... read full article
YMCA After School Enrichment - Open Registration Now1/28/20182/20/2018
YMCA After School Enrichment - Open Registration Now
Terrific Enrichment Offerings - Conveniently Located at School, Conveniently Timed Right After School   We have GREAT offerings - Village Theatre KidStage Acting, Bollywood Dancing with My World Dance Academy, Mad Science and Scratch Coding. These vendor classes are conducted by OUTSIDE VENDORS and not the YMCA. Scheduling is through the Y, but you don't need to be a member.   Registration is now open for YMCA and Vendor Enrichment programs.   Click the link below for the updated Vendor flyer and registration process:  http://ykids.seattleymca.org/ files/images/content/Mead% 20Session%204%20Vendor% 20Links.pdf   **Enrichment Survey- Note from our PTSA**   This year, Mead hasn't filled any of ... read full article
Many Hands Make Light Work1/22/20181/26/2018
Many Hands Make Light Work
Note from our PTSA President, Sara Cupp We have an awesome community at Mead, but we have noticed that it is getting more and more difficult to find volunteers for our activities and events. We understand that life is busy and stressful, but want to ask you to consider pitching in when you can.    If you haven't volunteered at Mead, I have a challenge for you. Commit to 2 hours of volunteer time. It is a great way to make friends, do something outside of your normal day, and your service is great example to your kids. I'm always surprised how much my ... read full article
SCIENCE NIGHT (It's a Science Fair too!) Feb. 22nd 6:30 - 8 p.m.1/22/20182/22/2018
SCIENCE NIGHT (It's a Science Fair too!) Feb. 22nd 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Science Night is going to be EXCITING!   We will have activities from Eastlake Robotic Club, NatureVision, Issaquah Rock & Mineral Club, Issaquah Salmon Hatchery and More!    Mark your calendar for  Feb. 22, 6:30 - 8 pm  for lots of fun, family, educational activities!   We will also feature all of MEAD'S AMAZING SCIENTISTS! Start planning your SCIENCE FAIR PROJECT to share with our school. Open to all students. To register go to: https:// margaretmeadelementary. ourschoolpages.com/Packet/ Science%20Fair/   Sign up to volunteer at  www.SignUpGenius.com/go/ 10C0B4EAFAF2FA4F58-science ... read full article
Spelling Bee this Thursday March 1st!1/8/20183/1/2018
Spelling Bee this Thursday March 1st!
Registration Deadline  tomorrow ,  Tuesday, Feb. 27   The school spelling bee is on  March 1 .  We will hold our event in the school library at  6:30 . Check in will start at  6:10 .    If your child would like to participate, start studying the orders from this list:   https://1drv.ms/b/s! AqoLS_ShXN8SiGBpkdUHyR93KuWE     This is a national program and the winner at our school will represent Mead in the Seattle Spelling Bee. More info about the bee can be found here  http://www.spellingbee. com/fans   Register for the Spelling Bee online at:  http://www.meadptsa.org/ Packet/Spelling%20Bee   We need an announcer, judges and check ... read full article
Principal Chat/PTSA Welcome to Mead1/3/20181/11/2018
Principal Chat/PTSA Welcome to Mead
Would you like to meet our principal Sandy Klein, learn about our PTSA and have any of your questions answered?  We would love to meet you and help you plug in to our Mead community.  Please join us in the Mead Library on  Thursday, January 11 , from  8:30 to 9:30 AM  for coffee or tea and snacks.  ... read full article
Thank you!12/11/201712/15/2017
Thank you!
Thank you to all the families, students, staff and volunteers for joining us last Friday for the Gingerbread House decorating party!   Special thanks to our volunteers for making this event happen! ... read full article
MEAD STEM PROGRAM PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT12/4/201712/5/2017
MEAD STEM PROGRAM PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT
Join the Mead STEM teachers for a STEM Parent Information Night on  Dec. 5 at 6:30 pm  in the library. Childcare for children age 4 and up is available in the gym during the meeting. Come to hear about the STEM program and how your student can apply for a possible spot in the STEM program for next fall. Additional information and application timelines can be found at  http://www.lwsd.org/ schools/choice-schools . ... read full article
MEAD HOLIDAY GIFT CARD GIVING TREE12/4/201712/11/2017
MEAD HOLIDAY GIFT CARD GIVING TREE
The Mead community includes several families that find the holidays financially challenging.    To support these friends, we have a Holiday Gift Card Drive. We encourage families who are able to purchase and share a gift card for a family in need to be used for the holidays for food and gifts. Gift cards from Amazon, Target, Bartell, Fred Meyer and Safeway are encouraged.   Thank you, in advance, for helping to make the holidays special for all families at Mead!     Gift cards should be brought in to the Mead office by  tomorrow  Monday, December 11.    ... read full article
Gingerbread Decorating Night11/21/201712/8/2017
Gingerbread Decorating Night
December 8th at 6:30 p.m.  in Mead Gym. Come join us for some gingerbread decorating and fun!    We need some volunteers to help put on our Gingerbread House Party this Friday.  Please consider signing up to help for set up, candy distribution during the event, or take down.  Thank you so much in advance for your help.  Volunteers for Gingerbread House Party ... read full article
LAST DAY to REGISTER for ENRICHMENT CLASSES!11/17/201711/17/2017
LAST DAY to REGISTER for ENRICHMENT CLASSES!
We have some great vendor options. Expose your child to some awesome programs without leaving the school!  Deadline is today (11/17)! Please note: Vendor classes must reach minimum enrollment for the class to be held. We have been having trouble meeting those numbers. If you have feedback on the need for these classes at Mead or classes you would like to see, please email  enrichment@meadptsa.org o r  president@meadptsa.org .   For vendor information please download from  here . For YMCA registration please click here .  ... read full article
Volunteers Still Needed For Math Tournament!11/16/201711/30/2017
Volunteers Still Needed For Math Tournament!
Margaret Mead is really excited to be hosting its very first Math Challenge Tournament on  November 30th  in the Mead Gym at  6:30 p.m. To make it a successful and fun event for the students we are still looking for volunteers. Thank You!  http://www.signupgenius.com/ go/10c0d4fa4a82ca3f58-math Please note - Registration is now closed. ... read full article
Vision & Hearing Screening Five Volunteers Still Needed!11/6/201711/30/2017
Vision & Hearing Screening Five Volunteers Still Needed!
This Thursday ,  November 30 , all of Mead's students will be screened for their vision and hearing. Mead's school nurse, Jessica Barile, will need many hands in order to accomplish this screening process.   We are still in need of 5 more volunteers in the morning shift to help. Please consider volunteering for this important health screening process. Shift 1 will be from  8:15am to 12:00pm Shift 2 will be from  12:15pm to 2:30pm The PTSA is providing refreshments and light fare for our volunteers!. This is a fun event where you get to see all of Mead's students AND you will stay nice and warm in the library. You must ... read full article
Disability Awareness Fair Final Day Tomorrow!10/26/201710/27/2017
Disability Awareness Fair Final Day Tomorrow!
The Disabilities Awareness Fair's final day is  Friday, October 27th 8:45 a.m- noon .  Come check it out in the Library! ... read full article
PTA Reflections Art Contest! 10/24/201710/27/2017
PTA Reflections Art Contest!
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES DUE  TOMORROW !   Art Contest! 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! This year's theme is  Within Reach  (Entries are judged largely on interpretation of the theme). There are 6 categories to enter - visual arts, photography, music composition, literature, film and dance. Entries are to be 100% kid produced.  All rules and entry forms are available at  https://www.wastatepta.org/events-programs/reflections  (please note – our district does not accept Visual Art 3D entries). Please make sure to read through the rules, as ... read full article
NEW AND INTERNATIONAL FAMILIES WELCOME EVENT10/22/201710/28/2017
NEW AND INTERNATIONAL FAMILIES WELCOME EVENT
Have you just moved to the United States? Are you new to the Northwest area or to Lake Washington School District? LWPTSA Council, in partnership with the LWSD, welcomes you to the community! Welcome Events offered:   Saturday, Oct 28th, 9:30am-12:00pm  (Identical information presented at 2 different times) Held at Lake Washington Resource Center   PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE:  www.lwptsa.net  Questions? E-mail us at  FACE@lwptsa.net  or call Council FACE Chairs Irene Neumann at  512.934.2640  and Swarnima Aswinkumar at  860.808.6982 . ... read full article
TOGETHER AT MEAD!10/16/201710/19/2017
TOGETHER AT MEAD!
During conference week, take a moment to check out our new community board in the courtyard leading to the kindergarten classrooms. We would love for you to join with us in celebrating the diverse backgrounds of the families that make this school what it is.   Please take the time to mark on the map where you have lived before this or show that you are Washington born and raised! If you are also interested in making new connections, either sign up on the board or e-mail us with your name, your student's name, places you've lived and language spoken ... read full article
CHIPOTLE MEAD Fundraiser- Thursday, October 19th!10/16/201710/19/2017
CHIPOTLE MEAD Fundraiser- Thursday, October 19th!
Show your team spirit by joining us for a fundraiser to support Margaret Mead PTSA.   Come in to the Chipotle at  22704 SE 4th St Suite 210  in Sammamish  on Thursday , October 19th between  11:00am and 8:00pm . Just tell the cashier "Mead" Fundraiser, bring the flyer or show it on your phone that you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Margaret Mead PTSA ... read full article
Keep Clipping Box Tops- October contest ends tomorrow!10/16/201710/27/2017
Keep Clipping Box Tops- October contest ends tomorrow!
Keep clipping those box tops.  All box tops are to be turned in by  October 27  to be counted in the October contest.  Does your class have the most box tops? ... read full article
Math Challenge10/6/201710/20/2017
Math Challenge
The second MATH CHALLENGE is now available. Just print out sheet and start doing math as a family. You know benefits of reading together; the same applies to doing fun math together. Kids turn in sheets at school and are recognized for efforts at the end of the year.  http://www.mathinaction.org/ margaret-mead-elementary.html ... read full article
Ice Cream Social is Tonight!Pei-Chen Wu9/28/20179/28/2017
Ice Cream Social is Tonight!
The annual Mead Ice Cream Social is  tonight  from  6 - 7pm  in the Mead gym.  Our fabulous teachers will be serving ice cream and toppings to our students and their families.  Come and join the fun! ... read full article
Walk-A-Thon9/24/201710/6/2017
Walk-A-Thon
Register Today for MEAD Walk-A-Thon and Get Movin on those Donations!   Be sure to to REGISTER NOW AT  https://www.thegetmovincrew. com/  to be a part one of the best events of the year on  October 6th !   Now is the time to start asking friends, family and neighbors to support you and your school!    If our school raises  $50,000 , the whole school will receive  FREE POPCORN  monthly for the ENTIRE YEAR! K-3 classrooms earning $2000 or more and 4-5 classrooms earning $2500 or more will earn free popcorn along with a Ultimate Class Choice Recess - where class can decide a ... read full article
SPIRIT WEEK FUN for Walk-A-Thon!9/24/201710/6/2017
SPIRIT WEEK FUN for Walk-A-Thon!
The PTSA is full of fun and so we’re throwing a week long party to go along with this effort! See ALL of the fun below!   Spirit Week Schedule  Oct. 2- 6 : Monday : Color Day – Wear your grade color and everyone gets sidewalk chalk at recesses to decorate for our event. K-red, 1 st  – orange, 2 nd  – yellow, 3 rd  – blue, 4 th – green and 5 th  - purple Tuesday : Wear your Pajamas all day long! Wednesday : Crazy hair and crazy socks! Thursday : Favorite holiday/festive wear – Dress festively for your favorite holiday. Think ... read full article
ROUND UP STAMPEDE Celebration on Thursday, Oct. 5th!9/24/201710/5/2017
ROUND UP STAMPEDE Celebration on Thursday, Oct. 5th!
Together with students, teachers and families let's get ready for the Walk-A-Thon! Happening on the evening of  Thursday, October 5th ! Raffles, games, food trucks and much more! See you there! ... read full article
Remember to check out the Mead Community Board on the PTSA Website!4/23/20185/7/2018
Remember to check out the Mead Community Board on the PTSA Website!
Connect with fellow folks of Mead who speak a similar language or have moved from here from similar places. Go to: Mead Families' Community Board . ... read full article
Nominees for the 2018/2019 Mead PTSA Board of Directors4/23/20185/7/2018
Nominees for the 2018/2019 Mead PTSA Board of Directors
The following people have been nominated for the 2018/19 Mead PTSA Board. These nominations will be voted on at our next General Membership meeting, May 18th at 8:45am. Please plan to attend this meeting to vote on the candidates, next year’s budget and hear about the latest Mead happenings. If you are interested in joining the board we are still looking for a volunteer coordinator for next year. We’d love to have you join us. In addition to the board, we also have many committees at Mead. The openings for committee chairs for next year are: Heath Screening, Lunch Volunteer ... read full article
PTSA Special Needs Group Meeting4/16/20184/17/2018
PTSA Special Needs Group Meeting
Tuesday, April 17th What: The Special Needs Group's April meeting When: Tuesday, April 17 - Coffee at 6:30 p.m., Meeting begins at 7 p.m. Where: LWSD Resource Center in Redmond Town Center Details: This month Zack Siddeek and Scott Brown, from the Arc of King County, will be speaking about inclusion. Childcare: New this year, 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 the meeting date. Please use the email subject line: Child Care ... read full article
Popcorn Friday - This Friday, April 13th!4/9/20184/13/2018
Popcorn Friday - This Friday, April 13th!
Students will be able to purchase popcorn for $.50 during lunch.    Volunteers are needed to help pop, bag and sell popcorn. New volunteers welcome! Signup at  Popcorn  Friday  -  April 13 ... read full article
MEAD and YMCA Enrichment Registration now open4/9/20184/23/2018
MEAD and YMCA Enrichment Registration now open
Session 5: April 30 - June 20, 2018    Sign up today for classes April 30 - June 20 at  www.Ykids.org   Or download a form from the Enrichment menu icon on the website. Registration open from March 26 - April 23 ... read full article
March 30, Friday- Special Popcorn Day3/26/20183/30/2018
March 30, Friday- Special Popcorn Day
This  Friday, March 30th  Mead will be having a long recess to say goodbye to the playground and soccer field. As part of the celebration, PTSA will be donating a bag of popcorn for each student and staff member.   Volunteers are need--Please join us to pop, bag and handout popcorn.   http://www.signupgenius.com/ go/10c0849aaaf22a3f49-popcorn5 ... read full article
Class Picture Day is Thursday, April 12!3/26/20184/12/2018
Class Picture Day is Thursday, April 12!
A photographer will be at Mead on  Thursday, April 12 th , to take class pictures. Class pictures consists of an 8X10 photo of all the students in your child’s class standing on risers and can be purchased for $11 each. The photos will be delivered in May to your child’s teacher.   Students can also purchase a Memory Book that includes autograph pages and a classroom composite of each class for $21. The Memory Book will be delivered to your child’s teacher at the end of the school year.    If you would like to purchase a class picture and/or Memory Book, please ... read full article
Save the date for our Mariners evening! Remember Ticket Forms are due April 27th!3/26/20184/27/2018
Save the date for our Mariners evening! Remember Ticket Forms are due April 27th!
Tigers vs Mariners May 19th 6:10 pm   Come to Mead Mariner Night and join the baseball fun!   The order deadline is  April 27th ! Please  click here to see more information. ... read full article
Mead Mustangs!!3/5/20183/9/2018
Mead Mustangs!!
Congratulations on an amazing job clippin' box tops. For the Spring Contest we raised $625.00. That brings the grand total for the year of  $1,400 . That is awesome job!!!   The winners for this contest are: Kindergarten  - Ms. Egeberg 1st Grade  - Ms. Smith 2nd Grade  - Ms. Henry 3rd Grade  - Ms. Martin 4th Grade  - Mr. Olsen 5th Grade - Mr. Jung Stem  - Tie, Ms. Gabica and Ms. Donald These classes will get a visit from Box Top Betty and her wonderful treasure box.     Thank you for your support and keep clippin' those box tops. Next contest will ... read full article
Coming in April- Mead's International Night3/5/20184/9/2018
Coming in April- Mead's International Night
Does the end of the Winter Olympics leave you craving more international celebration? Fear not! Mead's International Night is coming up fast!    Will you represent your country with a table display and sweet treat to share? Please email  emilyduguid@hotmail.com   Can you help with set up, keeping the evening running smoothly, or tear down? Please sign up for a slot at  www.SignUpGenius.com/go/ 20F0D4FABA622A0F85- international1   We will have country tables, food trucks for purchasing dinner, dessert "around the world", and cultural performances. Please mark your calendars for  Thursday, April 19th, 6-8pm.     Questions? Contact Emily Duguid at  emilyduguid@hotmail.com ... read full article
Popcorn Friday - This Friday, March 2nd. 2/26/20183/2/2018
Popcorn Friday - This Friday, March 2nd.
Students will be able to purchase popcorn for $.50 during lunch.  Volunteers are needed to help pop, bag and sell popcorn.  Please sign-up at  Popcorn Friday * March 2 ... read full article
Mead Families get ready for March Book Madness!!2/19/20183/31/2018
Mead Families get ready for March Book Madness!!
In our library this year we are doing an all school March Book Madness! March Book Madness follows a bracket (similar to the NCAA March Madness for college basketball) of 16 picture books and 16 middle grade books. The theme of this year’s March Book Madness is ‘Compelling Characters’ and if you would like to follow the online competition you can check it out at  http://marchbookmadness. weebly.com/picture-book- bracket.html  and  http://marchbookmadness. weebly.com/mg-novel-bracket. html   Books will be promoted in the library as well as in the classroom, with voting starting at the beginning of March for the Picture Book Bracket and ... read full article
Join Mead Girl Scout troops during Different Show Day on Thursday, Feb. 22nd.2/19/20182/22/2018
Join Mead Girl Scout troops during Different Show Day on Thursday, Feb. 22nd.
In an effort to encourage others to ‘walk in another’s shoes’, Mead Girl Scout Troops #44098 and #45370 request that all Mead students and staff (and parents too!) wear two different (non-matching) shoes as part of ‘Different Shoe Day’ on  Thursday, February 22 nd .   Students should bring appropriate shoes for PE. ... read full article
Special Needs Group Resource Fair2/5/20182/20/2018
Special Needs Group Resource Fair
When :  Tuesday, February 20 @ 7 p.m.   Where : LWSD Resource Center in Redmond Town Center   Details : All parents and care givers are invited to come and talk to vendors that provide after school and summer programs to children with special needs and their families. Children welcome.   More information : For more information, go to  http://www.lwptsa.net/ special-needs/ ... read full article
BOX TOP CONTEST2/5/20182/23/2018
BOX TOP CONTEST
Turn in your box tops to earn money for Mead PTSA. We are halfway to our goal of $1,500.   The winning class from each grade will receive a visit from Box Top Betty and the amazing treasure box!  Feb. 23  is the contest deadline ... read full article
February Staff and Teacher Appreciation Luncheon Thursday, February 8th!1/28/20182/8/2018
February Staff and Teacher Appreciation Luncheon Thursday, February 8th!
Calling on Volunteers...Let's Show Our Appreciation for our wonderful Mead Staff!   We are preparing for another delicious staff luncheon  Thursday February 8th . This months theme will be Italian Fest. The teachers love these luncheons and we need your help to make this a success.     Please email Kim at  kimallen75@gmail.com  and if you'd like to help but need special arrangements to drop items off, we are happy to accommodate.   Please plan on dropping items off at the Margaret Mead staff lounge/office by  9:30am  on  February 8th .    Sign up here:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4dadae2a1-february1 ... read full article
A Big Thank You!1/28/20182/2/2018
A Big Thank You!
Used Clothing Drive, Used Book Fair and Pancake Breakfast   Mead PTSA thank you for your generous used clothing donations this week! We made over $200 at our used clothing sale to go towards PTSA funds. We were also able to donate a substantial amount of clothing locally, with the majority going to Eastside Baby Corner! Please go here to find out how you can donate more:  http://babycorner.org/items- we-accept/     Thank you for your support of the used book fair and pancake breakfast. We had great volunteer support for both events and lots of shoppers too. Our teachers were able to ... read full article
Used Book Sale January 25, 26 & 27th1/16/20181/25/2018
Used Book Sale January 25, 26 & 27th
Bring your used books to donate! through  this week Monday  -  Thursday  in the mornings!   We are in need of Volunteers for the used book fair.  To sort during the collection days after dropping your student(s) off at school.  You can sign up to help at  http://www.signupgenius. com/go/10c0b4badaa2eaafc1- used2 .   We encourage Mead students and their families to begin collecting their used books to donate to the Used Book Sale to benefit the Mead PTSA. We will be collecting books Monday through  Thursday, January 22-25  mornings; students may bring their used books to their classroom or parents may drop ... read full article
Calling All Dads- Pancake Breakfast volunteers!1/8/20181/27/2018
Calling All Dads- Pancake Breakfast volunteers!
Dad volunteers needed for the 2018 Pancake Breakfast on  January 27th !    DADS! We need you! We are planning our annual pancake breakfast on  Saturday, Jan. 27 . Dads prepare and cook breakfast and families come to enjoy the morning together, along with the used book and used clothing fair.   We will be serving up delish pancakes, sausages and all the fixings! Pay at the door with cash or check.   We have three shifts and need dads for all 3 -  First Shift:  6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.  (Set-up) Second Shift:  8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Third Shift:  10:00 ... read full article
Calling All Room Parents1/8/20181/31/2018
Calling All Room Parents
The PTSA is always looking for ways to stay more connected with Mead families. We are gathering room parent information, so we can keep you informed of events and volunteer opportunities and you could pass these one to your classroom.   Thank you for taking on this important role for your child's classroom.   Please add your name and email to the spreadsheet at this link: https://1drv.ms/x/s!AqoLS_ ShXN8SiF1rKqzSgCDoIHhp ... read full article
Used Clothing Drive and Sale January 22-27th1/8/20181/27/2018
Used Clothing Drive and Sale January 22-27th
We will be collecting used children's clothes in the main foyer on  Monday, January 22- Thursday, Jan. 25th . Please make sure they are clean! The used clothing sale will be in the library on: Thursday, Jan. 25th from 11.30 a.m. -2 p.m ;  Friday, Jan. 26th 11.30 a.m. -2 p.m. Saturday Jan. 27th 8.30 a.m.-11 a.m.   Cash and check only will be accepted for payment. All proceeds from the clothing drive and sale will be used to benefit the Mead PTSA.   We need one volunteer to help us with each time slot! Please sign up today! Go ... read full article
Reflections Art Contest1/3/20181/12/2018
Reflections Art Contest
The scores from LWSD Council are in and we can congratulate three advancers from our young Mead artists: Addison Smith received an Award of Excellence for her film production “The Difference between Girls and Boys” Maria Fletcher received an Award of Excellence for her photography “Blooming Colors” Gianna Bragalone received an Honorable Mention for her dance choreography “If Only” All three entries will advance to state level. ... read full article
Winter Clothing Drive and Sale coming in January!12/18/20171/2/2018
Winter Clothing Drive and Sale coming in January!
We will be doing a Kids' used Clothing Drive and Sale in January, so start putting old clothes and shoes to one side ready for our collection! ... read full article
Pantry Packs 2017 Holiday Hunger Campaign Help Feed Hungry LWSD Students12/18/20171/1/2018
Pantry Packs 2017 Holiday Hunger Campaign Help Feed Hungry LWSD Students
We are asking for your support!   Over the last two years we have seen a huge increase in the numbers of requests for Pantry Packs within our school district. Can you support our efforts with a donation as little as $25 to feed a student for a month? Student hunger is something that no child should ever have to worry about. Please go to the Feed Washington fundraising campaign page below to donate.   Thank you in advance for your support! http://feedwashington.org/ holidayhungercampaign   Please help us spread the word and share with your friends and neighbors. ... read full article
Feed Washington and Pantry packs12/11/201712/17/2017
Feed Washington and Pantry packs
Hi Friends, We are helping to feed hungry LWSD students on the weekend. We are asking for your support! Over the last two years we have seen a huge increase in the numbers of requests for Pantry Packs within our school district. Can you support our efforts with a donation as little as $25 to feed a student for a month? Student hunger is something that no child should ever have to worry about. Please go to the Feed Washington fundraising campaign page below to donate. Thank you in advance for your support! http://feedwashington.org/holidayhungercampaign Please help us spread the word ... read full article
'Yes Brain' Online Interview with Tina Payne Bryson sponsored by Parentwiser Issaquah PTSA12/4/201712/13/2017
'Yes Brain' Online Interview with Tina Payne Bryson sponsored by Parentwiser Issaquah PTSA
Join ParentWiser for an exclusive online interview with NY Times bestselling author Tina Payne Bryson to discuss how to help kids cultivate a 'Yes Brain' instead of acting out or shutting down when faced with difficulties such as homework, screen time, eating, bedtime, or feeling challenged. Join us  December 13 at 1pm.  Link to attend:  https://zoom.us/j/ 844233598  Limited to 100 attendees.  View more parent ed in Issaquah district schools at  ParentWiser.org .   Tina is the co-author (along with Dr. Dan Siegel) of the very popular parenting books 'No-Drama Discipline' and 'The Whole-Brain Child'. Get more info on Tina and Dan's upcoming book, 'Yes Brain' ... read full article
December Staff Appreciation Lunch Brunch! Sign up today to say thanks to our staff--December 14th.12/4/201712/14/2017
December Staff Appreciation Lunch Brunch! Sign up today to say thanks to our staff--December 14th.
Hello Margaret Mead Families!  Last month's Chili feast with all the fixing's was a fantastic success and the staff is really looking forward to the, Breakfast for Lunch, during the month of December. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who has helped make these lunches a complete success thus far. The staff is so very grateful and really enjoy this time together each month.    This month we will be focusing on an always favorite, Breakfast for Lunch. As we are gearing up the holiday season and getting cozy during the cold weather, the staff can celebrate and relax together during a delicious ... read full article
Mead Second Grade students celebrate Diversity Week!12/4/201712/15/2017
Mead Second Grade students celebrate Diversity Week!
Last week Margaret Mead students celebrated diversity with Diversity Week in the library!   During this week diverse books were showcased throughout the library with displays defining all the ways our community is diverse, embracing the #weneeddiversebooks  national campaign.     In second grade, our second graders listened to read-alouds of some of the most popular diverse books of the past few years. While listening students were asked to picture themselves taking a walk in the main characters shoes. At the end of the week the students were then asked to vote on the book that most connected to them and two books tied for the most students! The ... read full article
Picture Retake Day11/27/201712/5/2017
Picture Retake Day
School pictures were distributed last week. If you are not happy with your child’s picture and would like a retake, please  return the entire photo package by  Tuesday, December 5th .    The photographer will not be able to retake your child’s picture if you do not return the  entire  photo package by  December 5 th .   If your child was absent when pictures were originally taken, then they will have their picture taken on the morning of  Tuesday, December 5 th . ... read full article
Girl Scouts Pajama Drive11/27/201712/11/2017
Girl Scouts Pajama Drive
One in five students at Lowell Elementary in Seattle is homeless.   Please help Mead’s 3 rd  and 5 th  grade Girl Scout Troops help Lowell students by donating a pair or more of new winter pajamas through their pajama drive.   Please visit the troops’ Amazon Wish List to purchase:  https://www.amazon.com/ registry/wishlist/ 2LW0O4QEFPZ94/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ ep_ws_N-oeAbRX7PKAZ   The troop will take care of the rest!   Thank you for helping fellow students sleep better this season! ... read full article
Online Shopping Earns Money for Our School11/15/201711/30/2017
Online Shopping Earns Money for Our School
Remember to start at  www.meadptsa.org  and click on Amazon link to claim a 2-6% donation for our PTSA. You can add items to cart and then go back to Mead website to reopen and your cart will still be full. You can also make a link on your desktop with Mead's Amazon link to make it easier to remember. We've already received over $500 this year from this easy way to donate.   Check out other easy ways to donate here: http://meadptsa.org/Page/ Fundraising/ongoing_ fundraising_programs ... read full article
Thank you for a very successful collection of Box Tops!11/6/201711/12/2017
Thank you for a very successful collection of Box Tops!
For our October contest we were able to raise $774.10. That's half way to our goal of $1,500 for the year!   The winners and the opportunity for a visit with Box Top Betty and her amazing treasure box:    Kindergarten - Ms. Anothen    First Grade - Ms. Baughman    Second Grade - Ms. Henry    Third Grade - Ms. Meyer    Fourth Grade - Mr. Olsen    Fifth Grade - Mr. Jung    STEM - Ms. Gabica Congratulations to Mr. Jung's class! His class is the winner of a $50 Amazon gift card for collecting the most box tops out of the whole school.     Keep on clipping! The next contest will be in February.  ... read full article
Order pictures?11/1/201711/3/2017
Order pictures?
If you would like to order pictures of your child’s school photo, please make sure that you turn the order form(s) in by this  Friday  ( November 3 r d ).  Extra order forms can be found outside the office door or in the office.  Thank you. ... read full article
Donate Halloween Candy for Gingerbread House Decorating10/29/201711/3/2017
Donate Halloween Candy for Gingerbread House Decorating
Wondering what to do with all the candy collected on trick-or-treat? The PTSA will have a collection bin in the office and will use the candy during our Gingerbread Decorating evening on  Dec. 7 at 6:30 . Drop the candy in the office anytime this week! Thank you! ... read full article
Popcorn Friday this week on Friday November 3!10/29/201711/3/2017
Popcorn Friday this week on Friday November 3!
We need volunteers to help pop the corn, bag and sell!  Sign up here today: http://www.signupgenius.com/ go/10c0849aaaf22a3f49-popcorn   Great way to meet other Mead parents and students! See you  Friday ! ... read full article
On-Going Fundraising10/22/201710/31/2017
On-Going Fundraising
Small percentages can add up to big dollars for our school. In fact, Amazon donated $1,200 just because our supports start at our website to make purchases. Remember when shopping at Amazon start at  www.meadptsa.org  or start at  www.escrip.com  for other online purchases, use MEAD code for floral purchases at  http://www. lawrencetheflorist.com , save Box Tops, register at Fred Meyer.   All the details our on our website under "On Going Fundraising." http://meadptsa.org/…/ Fundrais…/ongoing_fundraising_ programs ... read full article
October PTSA Board Meeting Summary10/22/201710/31/2017
October PTSA Board Meeting Summary
We welcome our community to review minutes and financials. In our October meeting, we removed Dudes and Donuts , a Family Dance and Book Bingo from our calendar to help balance the budget. We also didn't have a chairperson for the dance and bingo. Mrs. Klein presented the teacher stipend plan, which includes funding for a Music Club, RazKids and DreamBox Learning support, Ultimate Frisbee and Holiday Giving Tree/Operation School Bell administration. Check out the full minutes at  http://meadptsa.org/Docs/ Meeting%20Minutes . ... read full article
Picture Days this week!10/22/201710/25/2017
Picture Days this week!
School pictures are this  Tuesday, October 24th and Wednesday, October 25 th . If you would like to purchase pictures of your child, please return the completed New View Photography envelope with checks made out to New View Photography to your students’ teacher by  Tuesday, October 24th . Envelopes went home with your child last Thursday and extras are outside the office door if you need more. Please see the list below to see which day your child’s class will have their pictures taken.  Tuesday, October 24th Wednesday, October 25th Donald Olsen Schafer Martin Beluche Gabica Brady Reed Egeberg Gallagher (Lakhani) Kraft Smith ... read full article
Thank You for Your Support!10/22/201710/27/2017
Thank You for Your Support!
October has been a busy giving month for our school. We've almost reached  $37,000  in total donations for the Stampede. Please put in matching request for those donations. The New Book Fair sold about  $11,000  of books - meaning our school library gets lots of new books. There were so many Mead families enjoying Chipotle  on Thursday , and raising about  $500 . Box top collections continue!   Thank you for all of your support - and we promise we won't have another month of fundraising like this month (at least not until next October!) ... read full article
Disability Awareness Fair this week October 26 and 27th! ?Volunteers Needed!10/22/201710/27/2017
Disability Awareness Fair this week October 26 and 27th! ?Volunteers Needed!
The Disabilities Awareness Fair is  Thursday, October 26 and Friday, October 27  8:45 a.m- noon . We need volunteers to run each of our "stations". Please sign up to join us here:  Disabilities Awareness Fair ... read full article
No Running Club this week!10/16/201710/19/2017
No Running Club this week!
Reminder that there is no Running Club this week due to conferences. Also next week  October 24th and 26th  is our final week of Fall Running Club. ... read full article
Special Needs10/7/201710/17/2017
Special Needs
WHAT : The Special Needs Group's October meeting WHEN : Tuesday, October 17,Coffee at 6:30 p.m.,Meeting begins at 7 p.m. WHERE : LWSD Resource Center in Redmond Town Center Details : This month Diana Lafornara, a Education Parent Partner at Washington Autism Alliance & Advocacy, will be presenting. She will discuss the IEP process in Lake Washington and answer your questions on the process and the materials. Diana is passionate about helping families develop effective IEPs and helping them learn to navigate the IEP process.  Childcare : New this year, complimentary child care is available for meeting attendees. If you ... read full article
New Book Fair10/2/201710/19/2017
New Book Fair
Dates: October 16-19 A flyer will be going home with kids on  October 13  (Scholastic Books is the vendor this year).  We still need quite a few volunteers so anybody interested in helping out can sign up here .   Any questions can be directed to Maya Vidich . ... read full article
Spirit Wear9/29/201710/19/2017
Spirit Wear
Our Spirit Wear vendor has let us know that our delivery is going to be delayed. We are hoping to have it delivered to students and staff by  October 19 . Thank you for your order and your patience. ... read full article
Volunteers Needed for Spirit Week, Round Up Stampede & Walk-A-Thon!9/29/201710/6/2017
Volunteers Needed for Spirit Week, Round Up Stampede & Walk-A-Thon!
Please sign up  here . We have a variety of time slots to fit your schedule.   Let's make this week great for the students, parents and faculty! ... read full article
Birthday Book Club9/23/201710/7/2017
Birthday Book Club
Give the gift of reading and join the Birthday Book Club. This is a wonderful way to encourage the love of reading by donating a book to the library collection. Your child will have the chance to pick a book from the books. eager to join the collection during their birthday month (or half birthday if its in the summer). They are the first to check it out and get a name plate in the book. Join by visiting B2B  icon on the menu bar. Thank you. ... read full article
Spring Running Club returns! 4/16/20184/30/2018
Spring Running Club returns!
Sign your student up for fitness fun with friends after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays,  3-3:40pm.   Begins Tuesday, April 24 and goes through Thursday, May 31st.    Free registration  is open now. ... read full article
Volunteer Award Time3/26/20186/11/2018
Volunteer Award Time
Do you know of a volunteer you would like to nominate for Children's Award, Mustang Award or Golden Acorn? Complete the form available at the link  https://goo.gl/forms/ cArRa03VYpqITORn2  nominations   Mark your calendar for our Volunteer Celebration Monday, June 11 at 1:45 pm. ... read full article
Washington State PTSA Dad's Essay Contest Deadline March 1st2/19/20183/1/2018
Washington State PTSA Dad's Essay Contest Deadline March 1st
The Washington State PTSA holds a yearly statewide essay contest that explores the important and varied contributions that men make in the lives and education of children -- from the child's perspective. All men involved in a child's life -- fathers, uncles, grandfathers, brothers, step-fathers, mentors, neighbors, pastors, coaches and friends -- impact the children they care about. Research clearly shows that male involvement positively influences academic success at all levels of schooling -- preschool through college. Click here  for contest guidelines, divisions, and to read last year's winning entries, (including the winning entry from Alexander Wright of Samantha Smith ... read full article
New To Sammamish?12/4/201712/5/2017
New To Sammamish?
SmithPTSA Family And Community Engagement chair, Dr. Danit Erlich will be hosting her second talk for families who are new to Sammamish. Dec. 5, 2017 10:00 am-11:30 am @ YMCA Community Rm. ALL are WELCOME More information:  https://goo.gl/asbDzo Register by emailing: face@smithptsa.org ... read full article
Lost and Found11/27/201712/15/2017
Lost and Found
Our Lost and Found Bin is overflowing! Please come by and check for any lost items. We will be packing up all items by Winter Break. ... read full article
Register for Lake Washington Youth Soccer for the Fall Season4/10/20184/24/2018
Register for Lake Washington Youth Soccer for the Fall Season
Registration for Fall Recreational soccer with Lake Washington Youth Soccer will begin by mid-April, 2018. K-12 teams are available for both girls and boys. We try to form teams by Grade in school and around neighborhoods. We also try to honor “Buddy requests” so friends have a chance to play together. Go to  www.LWYSA.org and click on Register Now. ... read full article
ParentWiser Event - Presents "Hidden in Plain Sight"3/5/20183/12/2018
ParentWiser Event - Presents "Hidden in Plain Sight"
Can you spot the signs? Looks can be deceiving, especially if you don't know what to look for. Come to our community-wide  Hidden in Plain Sight  exhibit and learn from local experts what teens are doing today, how they can hide at-risk behavior, and what to do if you suspect something. Events are  March 12th 6:30-8:30pm  at Issaquah High School, and April 16th at CWU/Sammamish. For ADULTS only.  Register at  http://ParentWiser.org/events .   ... read full article
PTSA Inglewood Middle School presents: "Into the Woods"2/19/20182/23/2018
PTSA Inglewood Middle School presents: "Into the Woods"
The Inglewood Middle School would like to invite fellow family and students to come see the show “Into the Woods” at the Eastlake Performing Arts Center, Performed by Students from Inglewood Middle School. Tickets available at Inglewoodptsa.org for $7.00 or $10.00 at the door.  Shows are  Friday  Feb. 23 &  Saturday, Feb. 24 at 7pm. ... read full article
News from ParentWiser: Why are our kids so stressed out?2/5/20182/7/2018
News from ParentWiser: Why are our kids so stressed out?
February 7th  at Issaquah High School   Dr. Laura Kastner helps parents understand the science of stress to help children with coping strategies and wise-decision making. Learn how to enhance your child’s resilience, social and emotional competence and make family mental health a top priority.    Attend  Feb 7th, 7pm  at Issaquah High School for Stress on the Rise - How to Support Your Child's Successful Development by Dr. Laura Kastner, a psychology expert and parenting author, featured in the film Angst. For parents of K-12. Register at  http://ParentWiser.org/ events ... read full article
VOTE YES FOR OUR KIDS & SCHOOL & REDUCED TAXES1/22/20181/29/2018
VOTE YES FOR OUR KIDS & SCHOOL & REDUCED TAXES
Please vote YES on Issues 1, 2 and 3 when your ballot arrives in the mail. The levies and bonds help reduce overcrowding, add new technology to very classroom and provides funds for programs and operations. These are all REPLACEMENT to expiring taxes and the rate has decreased on Proposition 1 and stayed the same on 2 and 3.   We need 60%  YES  for the BOND--How can you help ensure these pass?   #1 -  PLEASE VOTE .   #2 - Talk about the issues and how they affect your kids to your family, neighbors, and friends.   #3 - Wear  ... read full article
Anxiety and Your Child For Parents of K-5 Students: Interactive Discussion with Deb Grover1/16/20181/24/2018
Anxiety and Your Child For Parents of K-5 Students: Interactive Discussion with Deb Grover
January 24, 2018 6:30 PM   Deb Grover is the Marketing and Outreach Director for Community of Mindful Parenting (CMP). She is also a trained Roots of Empathy facilitator and graduate of many mindful parenting programs. Deb leads discussions with community groups on the topic of mindfulness tools to address stress and anxiety in children and teens.   Join us for an interactive discussion with Deb Grover on: - Mindful coping techniques - Practical application tools - Debunking the myths - neuroscience For parents only. Cost is FREE for parents in the Issaquah School District.    Sponsored by Cascade Ridge Elementary PTA. Cascade ... read full article
TOGETHER AT MEAD!11/21/201712/1/2017
TOGETHER AT MEAD!
Thank you to everyone who checked out our new community board during conference week!    It is not too late for you to join with us in celebrating the diverse backgrounds of the families that make this school what it is!   Please take the time to mark on the map near the Kindergarten classrooms where you have lived before this or show that you are Washington born and raised!    If you are also interested in making new connections, either sign up on the board or e-mail us with your name, your student's name, places you've lived and language ... read full article
PTA REFLECTIONS - Congratulations to our Advanced students!11/21/20171/5/2018
PTA REFLECTIONS - Congratulations to our Advanced students!
Thank you all for coming to the Reflections Reception we had on Thursday November 8th!   Last week independent judges/artists blindly scored all submitted pieces for interpretation of the theme (50%), creativity (25%) and mastery of the medium (25%) and advancement was based on judges scores.    Advancers' art will be traveling to Redmond to be judged with other pieces from across the school district to determine the art pieces that will advance to state level. Council is typically announcing the results during the last week of December. All art submitted to LWSD will be celebrated and displayed at an open house at ... read full article
Special Needs Group's November Meeting11/15/201711/21/2017
Special Needs Group's November Meeting
Tuesday, November 21  - Coffee at  6:30 p.m ; Meeting begins at  7 p.m . LWSD Resource Center in Redmond Town Center   This month Amy Patterson of Washington ABLE Governing Board will discuss the ABLE act, its roll out in Washington and what it will mean for families.    Childcare: New this year, complimentary child care is available for meeting attendees. If you would like to sign up for this service, please email  smc@lwsd.orgenroe . Include your child's name(s) and age(s) at least three days prior to the meeting date.  Please note: Last minute drop-ins can only be accepted if space is available as determined at the meeting time. There ... read full article
The Special Needs Group's November meeting11/4/201711/14/2017
The Special Needs Group's November meeting
When :  Tuesday, November 21  -  Coffee at  6:30 p.m. ,  Meeting begins at  7 p.m. Where :  LWSD Resource Center in Redmond Town Center Details :  This month  Amy Patterson  of  Washington ABLE Governing Board  will discuss the  ABLE act , its rollout in Washington, and what it will mean for families.  Childcare :  New this year, 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 the meeting date. Please use the email subject line: Child Care ... read full article
Sign Up for Boys and Girls Club Basketball Teams for 3-6th grade Now10/29/201711/3/2017
Sign Up for Boys and Girls Club Basketball Teams for 3-6th grade Now
Boys and Girls Club organizes recreational basketball teams and tries to keep Mead students on the same team. If your child is interested in basketball, it is a great place to learn. Coaches are volunteers, often parents.   Saturday  Games at Evergreen Middle School starting in January. Sign up here:  http://positiveplace.org/ locations/redmondsammamish/ programs/Pages/athletics.aspx ... read full article
DIGITAL SAFETY FOR YOUR CHILD: Elementary Focus10/22/201711/2/2017
DIGITAL SAFETY FOR YOUR CHILD: Elementary Focus
Thursday, November 2nd 6:30 p.m.  at Blackwell Elementary In today’s digital world, our children are using devices that access the internet from a young age. Many parents skip the safety talk until cellphones come into play. Our younger kids, however, need some guidance. Elementary school parents are invited to join Sheri Gazitt of Teen Wise as she discusses how to create guidelines for your child to safely and responsibly use the internet. We will also talk about the safety net of monitoring devices. ... read full article
You Hold the Power to Impact Education in Washington9/24/201710/11/2017
You Hold the Power to Impact Education in Washington
CANDIDATE FORUM for the 45th Legislative District and LWSD School Board!   Whether you're a parent, a business leader, or a community member, the decisions our State Senators and School Board Members make regarding education issues in the coming years will have an impact on all of us. Don't miss this important evening!   Where: Redmond HS Performing Arts Center ( 17272 NE 104th St.; Redmond, WA 98052 ) When: Wednesday, October 11, 2016;  7-8:30pm   Co-Sponsored by Lake Washington PTSA Council and Redmond High School PTSA   Any questions? Please contact: Melissa Stone, VP of Advocacy, LWPTSA Council ( advocacy@lwptsa.net ) ... read full article
EHS Dance Team FALL DANCE CLINIC!9/23/201710/15/2017
EHS Dance Team FALL DANCE CLINIC!
Did you know  Friday, October 20th  is a LEAP Day? NO SCHOOL! You're in luck! The Eastlake Dance Team is running a one day  Fall Dance Clinic  from  9am to 1pm  at Eastlake High School! Your child will learn dance techniques, a short dance routine, play games and eat a "light lunch" with the dance team dancers!  Grades K - 8th are welcome! The dancers will be broken into groups by grade, so if they have a buddy the same grade, they will be together!  Click here  for the registration form and further information. ... read full article