WE NEED YOU!
We need your pictures for the 2020-2021 Mead Elementary YEARBOOK and we have a new online tool Treering, for submitting your photos. How to get started: Sign up here:  https://tr5.treering.com/create-account/1016147284834797 Share your Photos* for Event Pages (e.g., Pumpkin Decorating, Gingerbread Decorating, "How to" series, Math Challenge Tournament, Spelling Bee, Reflections, Spirit Week, International Week, Read-a-thon). Due Date for photos: April 23rd. Customize your 2 free pages. Order your yearbook! *Note: Class photos will be taken by teachers via Teams. Parents will be notified by teachers of the picture date. The graph below shows a step-by-step process for using Treering to ... read full article
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Interested in being the chairperson for the Math Challenges for next school year?
Math Challenge Chairperson responsibilities and expectations from our current chairperson Romila Balaranjith : Register our school to participate Send reminder emails to parents and Mustang newsletter about new math challenges. You Collect the student solution sheet from the school office (Online is different) Correct them. (Online is different) Make an entry in an excel sheet. Keep track of regular participants. Bring the papers back to the school office. (Online is different) Once a year our school organizes the Math tournament. This is a special event and you get to plan and organize it! We have strong PTSA teams willing to ... read full article
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4/12/2021-5/3/2021

Sustainability Slogan/Graphic Contest 2021
Celebrating Earth Day April 22nd Deadline April 20th Open to all K-5 students SLOGAN/GRAPHIC THEME: Waste Reduction CONTEST RULES/GUIDELINES: The submitted slogan and graphic must be based on this year’s theme: Waste Reduction Slogan: maximum number of words: 8 Graphic: examples of format: a drawing, painting, computer-generated image, a photograph and it can be a photograph of something created, like a sculpture. Note: Winning entries may be displayed in different forms of school communications, therefore, the slogan/graphic should not be too large that it will lose definition when minimized or not too small that it will lose definition when enlarged. ... read full article
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VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS TO THE PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER
Free virtual tour coming up on May 19th for all Mead students!  Register here today:  https://meadptsa.org/Page/Events/pacific_science_center_virtual_tour ... read full article
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Mead PTSA Presents... How to Series...
If you had not had a chance to check the How-to series, please check out the links when you have a moment to spare: How to Make (Yonuts!) Donuts with Mrs. Andrews https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7Tym2DLuuA Apple Cinnamon Pancakes with Mrs. Walsh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbkpzybYiGc Playdough with Mrs. Klein: https://youtu.be/c0XdhrEXOrM Waffles with Mrs. Jensen https://youtu.be/QrGg6cY4R_4 Sushi with Mr. Jamieson https://youtu.be/vqpjvLu46WI Bake me a Pie with Mrs. Baughman https://youtu.be/8C5Pog0zJrA Ice cream in a Bag with Mrs. Swensen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8TIXp38H7w&feature=youtu.be ... read full article
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Virtual Recess! Kids Hang Out Sessions by Grade
What a year this has been! We are hosting a series of kids hang out sessions on Zoom where grade level peers can join together in conversation, fun & supervised "recess" within a virtual setting. There is no agenda or theme to these hang out sessions. Each week, our PTSA volunteer, Leta Hamilton, will start the Zoom call & welcome kids to the hang out session. She will then stay on the call to steer conversation if needed, but this is a student led time together. Kids will have 45 minutes to talk with one another, share what movies they ... read full article
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Be the Bridge Evening Benefit
Please join us for our upcoming “Be the Bridge Evening Benefit” April 29 from 7pm – 8 pm The Lake Washington Schools Foundation’s annual Spring Benefit is right around the corner and you are cordially invited to attend! Click  here to register! While we may not be able to gather in one room, we are looking forward to bringing our community together for an inspirational and entertaining virtual event, with some very special guests! Table Captains are essential to the success of this event. If you appreciate and support the work the LWSF does in our community, please consider stepping ... read full article
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ATTENTION 5th Graders for Inglewood Middle School Fall 2021!!
The IMS spirit wear online store is open for our soon-to-be 6th graders! Get your IMS hooded or quarter-zip sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats, beanies, flannel pants, sweatpants, and even face masks! The store will be closing Friday, April 16, 2021 , so get your orders in soon. The completed orders will ship by early May. Show your IMS spirit! GO, KNIGHTS! Click  here for more information and instructions on how to order. Questions? Contact Sue Bangasser at  [email protected]   Inglewood Middle School Toolkit - for Incoming 6th Graders! Curious about middle school? Please take a look at the Family Transition Toolkit: ... read full article
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4/2/2021-4/30/2021

PTSA at Mead next year and beyond...
Mead's Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) has a long and rich history. Our PTSA provides programs that strengthen family-school partnerships. In Washington state and nationally, the PTA is a network of millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of family engagement in schools. No matter how long you've been at Mead, you can still be a part of the PTSA and advocate on behalf of children and educators at the local, state, and national levels. If you are interested in being a part of the PTSA ... read full article
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MEAD International Week April 26-30 Sign up today to participate!
Mead PTSA is so excited to be celebrating International Night virtually this year! Please  sign up here  on our sign-up genius to represent your culture or country. We have listed the countries that were scheduled to participate last year. If your country is not listed, please list it under "Other" or email  [email protected] Families can share parts of their heritage through different media. For example, a video of how to cook a favorite traditional dish, a Powerpoint or video poster of a country's most interesting facts, a collage of artifacts/scenes from a trip, or audio recordings of traditional music, an ... read full article
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Welcome back to in-person 4th and 5th graders!3/29/20214/2/2021
Welcome back to in-person 4th and 5th graders!
Just a note that you can now start dropping off your students at 8:35 a.m. at school to line up. ... read full article
WE NEED YOU!3/22/20214/23/2021
WE NEED YOU!
We need your pictures for the 2020-2021 Mead Elementary YEARBOOK and we have a new online tool Treering, for submitting your photos. How to get started: Sign up here:  https://tr5.treering.com/create-account/1016147284834797 Share your Photos* for Event Pages (e.g., Pumpkin Decorating, Gingerbread Decorating, "How to" series, Math Challenge Tournament, Spelling Bee, Reflections, Spirit Week, International Week, Read-a-thon). Due Date for photos: April 23rd. Customize your 2 free pages. Order your yearbook! *Note: Class photos will be taken by teachers via Teams. Parents will be notified by teachers of the picture date. The graph below shows a step-by-step process for using Treering to ... read full article
Welcome Back 2nd and 3rd graders for in-person learning this week!3/15/20213/21/2021
Welcome Back 2nd and 3rd graders for in-person learning this week!
We are so excited to see you, for those that have chosen for in-person learning! Teachers and staff have been working very hard to make sure the school, students, and staff are safe and ready! ... read full article
Mead spelling Bee Team is looking for Volunteers1/25/20211/26/2021
Mead spelling Bee Team is looking for Volunteers
Mead spelling Bee Team is looking for Volunteers for the Virtual Spelling Bee on Thursday Feb 4, 2021 at 6:00 pm . Volunteer Positions : Judges - 2 Announcer - 1 Recorder - 1 Volunteers need to have access to internet and headphones. Training will be provided. We need to have the Team in Place by January 26th, 2021. If you are interested please contact:  [email protected] or  [email protected] ... read full article
General Membership Meeting - January 14, 2021 at 7:00pm1/11/20211/14/2021
General Membership Meeting - January 14, 2021 at 7:00pm
The  Meeting Minutes from October 2020 ... read full article
PASS THE HAT FUNDRAISER10/27/202011/1/2020
PASS THE HAT FUNDRAISER
Please contribute to our Pass the Hat Fundraiser ! Due to remote learning, this will be our major fundraiser for the year. THANK YOU to everyone who has already contributed. We’ve currently raised $1,405 of our $25,000 goal. 100% of the money raised goes directly to support our students at Mead Elementary! Please consider showing your support as we continue to help improve our students’ virtual experience and put on events that bring our community together. For more information on what the PTSA funds, click here: https://meadptsa.org/Doc/Budget/20-21%20budget.pdf Our suggested donation is $50-$100 per student, but any amount is greatly appreciated! ... read full article
Interested in being the chairperson for the Math Challenges for next school year?4/12/20215/3/2021
Interested in being the chairperson for the Math Challenges for next school year?
Math Challenge Chairperson responsibilities and expectations from our current chairperson Romila Balaranjith : Register our school to participate Send reminder emails to parents and Mustang newsletter about new math challenges. You Collect the student solution sheet from the school office (Online is different) Correct them. (Online is different) Make an entry in an excel sheet. Keep track of regular participants. Bring the papers back to the school office. (Online is different) Once a year our school organizes the Math tournament. This is a special event and you get to plan and organize it! We have strong PTSA teams willing to ... read full article
Sustainability Slogan/Graphic Contest 20214/12/20214/26/2021
Sustainability Slogan/Graphic Contest 2021
Celebrating Earth Day April 22nd Deadline April 20th Open to all K-5 students SLOGAN/GRAPHIC THEME: Waste Reduction CONTEST RULES/GUIDELINES: The submitted slogan and graphic must be based on this year’s theme: Waste Reduction Slogan: maximum number of words: 8 Graphic: examples of format: a drawing, painting, computer-generated image, a photograph and it can be a photograph of something created, like a sculpture. Note: Winning entries may be displayed in different forms of school communications, therefore, the slogan/graphic should not be too large that it will lose definition when minimized or not too small that it will lose definition when enlarged. ... read full article
VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS TO THE PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER4/12/20215/19/2021
VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS TO THE PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER
Free virtual tour coming up on May 19th for all Mead students!  Register here today:  https://meadptsa.org/Page/Events/pacific_science_center_virtual_tour ... read full article
Mead PTSA Presents... How to Series...4/12/20214/19/2021
Mead PTSA Presents... How to Series...
If you had not had a chance to check the How-to series, please check out the links when you have a moment to spare: How to Make (Yonuts!) Donuts with Mrs. Andrews https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7Tym2DLuuA Apple Cinnamon Pancakes with Mrs. Walsh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbkpzybYiGc Playdough with Mrs. Klein: https://youtu.be/c0XdhrEXOrM Waffles with Mrs. Jensen https://youtu.be/QrGg6cY4R_4 Sushi with Mr. Jamieson https://youtu.be/vqpjvLu46WI Bake me a Pie with Mrs. Baughman https://youtu.be/8C5Pog0zJrA Ice cream in a Bag with Mrs. Swensen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8TIXp38H7w&feature=youtu.be ... read full article
Time to rock and roll for Earth Day!4/2/20214/15/2021
Time to rock and roll for Earth Day!
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Calling all 5th Graders!! Design Contest for the cover of the 2020-2021 Yearbook!3/29/20214/12/2021
Calling all 5th Graders!! Design Contest for the cover of the 2020-2021 Yearbook!
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Mead Spirit Day Dress Like Your Favorite Book Character!3/29/20214/2/2021
Mead Spirit Day Dress Like Your Favorite Book Character!
This week we'll be having Mead Spirit Day! Kids are encouraged to dress as their favorite book character on Spirit Day! Here are the days that different groups will participate in Spirit Day! Remote Students: Friday, April 2 K-1 In Person Students: Friday, April 2 2-5 In-Person Group A Students: Thursday, April 1 2-5 In-Person Group B Students: Friday, April 2 ... read full article
Virtual Recess! Kids Hang Out Sessions by Grade3/19/20215/12/2021
Virtual Recess! Kids Hang Out Sessions by Grade
What a year this has been! We are hosting a series of kids hang out sessions on Zoom where grade level peers can join together in conversation, fun & supervised "recess" within a virtual setting. There is no agenda or theme to these hang out sessions. Each week, our PTSA volunteer, Leta Hamilton, will start the Zoom call & welcome kids to the hang out session. She will then stay on the call to steer conversation if needed, but this is a student led time together. Kids will have 45 minutes to talk with one another, share what movies they ... read full article
Thank you to our classified staff!3/15/20213/21/2021
Thank you to our classified staff!
Last week we celebrated them with snacks and coffee! Thank you for all that you do! ... read full article
Read Across America Kick-Off Thursday, Feb. 25th at 7 p.m.2/22/20212/25/2021
Read Across America Kick-Off Thursday, Feb. 25th at 7 p.m.
Put on your pajamas and grab your mug of cocoa to join Mrs. Jensen and other amazing LWSD librarians for a special Read Across American kick-off. We are excited to share games, read-aloud, and more! Families are encouraged to all join in together on the fun for this Live Teams Event on Thursday, February 25th at 7 pm . Join here at this link: Join a meeting . ... read full article
Parent Education: ONLINE SAFETY with Amy LangAbigail Nubla-Kung2/9/20212/19/2021
Parent Education: ONLINE SAFETY with Amy Lang
Please Join Us for A Free Online Event by: BIRDS & BEES & KIDS Thursday, Feb. 18th @ 7:00pm – 8:30pm   PARENTS: You will discover: General stats about child exposure and the impact on kids How the sex talk can keep your kids safer online When and how to start the conversations Simple, low-tech things to keep your kids healthy & safe on-line   Registration: tinyurl.com/55QLJAUB Questions? Liz Moore or Trista Lotfi  [email protected] Can’t make it? It’ll be recorded! About Amy Lang, MA Award-winning author and speaker Amy Lang, MA, helps parents of all beliefs turn conversations they dread ... read full article
The Mead PTSA has won a rock star award from the LWPTSA Council!2/1/20212/8/2021
The Mead PTSA has won a rock star award from the LWPTSA Council!
We are excited to announce that the Mead PTSA has won a rock star award from the LWPTSA Council -- for our " How to Series " featuring our teachers and staff! The You Rock! Award recognizes PTAs in the district who, through time, creativity, and community, help students build for the future by doing something worth sharing across our LWPTSA council. Thank you to all of our fellow Mead Staff for your participation and sharing your exciting baking, sushi making, playdough recipes, waffle making, and pie crust baking, and stay tuned for more in the coming months. If you ... read full article
Congratulations to our Mead Mustang Winners for the PTSA ART Reflections Contest. 1/11/20211/18/2021
Congratulations to our Mead Mustang Winners for the PTSA ART Reflections Contest.
Let's root them on at the state level! Way to go! Kenley Eidinger [Award of Excellence, Dance category, Intermediate (3-5) Division, "This is Me"] Charis Balaranjith (Award of Excellence, Dance category, Primary (K-2) Division, "PEACE"] Zoya Eshwar [Outstanding Interpretation Award, Visual Arts, Primary (K-2) Division, "I am Trees"] Nandini Raheja [Award of Merit, Visual Arts, Intermediate (3-5) Division, "I am staying positive during COVID pandemic"] ... read full article
WINNERS of the Gingerbread Decorating!!12/19/202012/26/2020
WINNERS of the Gingerbread Decorating!!
Congratulations to all of our winners for the Gingerbread House Decorating Contest! Thank you for all of your participation- we have a great group of creative Mead Mustangs! Each winner will receive a Craft Kit from Redmond Art Works (by Marymoor Park). Each student can pick up their craft kit at Redmond Art Works whenever it is convenient for them! Here are the list of winners: Kindergarten Winner - Daniyal Cheema 1st Grade Winner - Max Lotfi 2nd Grade Winner - Ava Snell 3rd Grade Winner - Abigail Weaver 4th Grade Winner - Cassandra Riesenbeck 5th Grade Winner - Sofiia ... read full article
We want to wish our staff, students and families a wonderful, safe and healthy winter break.12/14/20201/3/2021
We want to wish our staff, students and families a wonderful, safe and healthy winter break.
We want to take this time to thank all of our volunteers, members and our teachers/staff that have made these last few months possible in our online learning! If you have not joined the MEAD PTSA yet or already have, we wanted to provide a reminder of some discounts that are offered to our PTSA membership: Tickets at Work - access to 20-70% off on movies, hotels, shows, concerts, sporting events, and more. The Real Leather Company - save $15 at checkout. TrophyCentral.com - receive a 10% discount. CanvasDiscount.com - save up to 15% on your order. LEGOBags.com - get ... read full article
Teacher's Favorite Things 12/14/202012/28/2020
Teacher's Favorite Things
If you have a gift for your teacher or are wanting to send something special, please find the list of staff and teacher's favorite things here:  Favorite Things You can drop off your gift this week at the Art Science Room with their name and there will be a special table for gifts: Mondays 3:30-5:00 Wednesdays 11:30-1:00 Fridays 7:30-9:00 ... read full article
Mead Virtual Spelling Bee12/14/20201/15/2021
Mead Virtual Spelling Bee
When : Thursday, February 4, 2021 @ 6pm Where : Virtual on Microsoft Teams Registration Fee : Free for PTSA members; $17 for non-members Registration Deadline : January 15, 2021 For more information and to register, click the link:  https://meadptsa.org/Page/Events/Spelling_Bee_Contest ... read full article
MEAD PTSA Presents "How to Series"12/7/202012/11/2020
MEAD PTSA Presents "How to Series"
This week features Mrs. Klein's "How to Make Homemade Playdough" Also if you missed Mrs. Jensen's How Waffle Weekend please go here:  https://youtu.be/QrGg6cY4R_4 ... read full article
Fifteen Reflections entries from Mead were able to move on to compete at the District level12/7/202012/21/2020
Fifteen Reflections entries from Mead were able to move on to compete at the District level
Congratulations to all the winners! Primary (K-2) Division Name Grade Category Charis Balaranjith 2 nd Dance Choreography Cameron "CJ" Kung 2 nd Photography Srish Pathangi Kindergarten   Visual ARTS Zoya Eshwar 2 nd Photography Siwon Park 1st Visual ARTS Sreedhruthi Sivaraju 2 nd Visual ARTS Venba Mukuntan 2 nd Visual ARTS Zoya Eshwar 2 nd Visual ARTS Intermediate (3-5) Division Name Grade Category Kenley Eidinger 4th Dance Choreography Riti Govil 3rd Literature Ava Montoya 5th Literature Nina Iorik 5th Literature Rohan Gongireddy 3rd Visual ARTS Nandini Raheja 5th Visual ARTS Akshara  Pathangi 5th Visual ARTS ... read full article
Congratulations to all of our Reflections participants! 11/30/202012/7/2020
Congratulations to all of our Reflections participants!
Thank you for sharing your artistic talents with us. Mead's junior artists whose works have moved on to the next level of competition can pick up their certificates and trophies at the Arts & Sciences room at Mead. They will have a chance to get their picture taken. Those junior artists whose works are not moving on to the next level of competition will also have a chance to get their pictures taken when they pick up the certificates and medals at the same place and time (see below). The Arts & Sciences room is open: Mondays: 3:30-5:00pm Wednesdays: 11:30am-1:00pm ... read full article
Join the MEAD PTSA Nominating Committee- We Need You!11/23/202011/30/2020
Join the MEAD PTSA Nominating Committee- We Need You!
We are looking for three volunteers to serve on the Mead PTSA Nominating Committee. This is the team that makes sure next year's PTSA board has people on it! It's a minimal time commitment, but a super important job! Please consider stepping forward to ensure there is a smooth transition between this and next year. Serving on the Nominating Committee is a great way to learn about all the things the PTSA does for our school. Please email Leta Hamilton  [email protected] with any questions. ... read full article
Mead Holiday Giving Tree11/23/202012/17/2020
Mead Holiday Giving Tree
A Note From Mrs. Rogers, Mead Counselor The Holidays are upon us and as things are looking different this year, we still have families in our community that are in need of our support. Please consider donating a gift card for a Mead family who could use some help this year. Gift cards from Safeway, QFC, Target, Amazon, Bartell, Fred Meyer would be appreciated. You can drop off gift cards directly to the Mead Art/Science room porch or you can email gift cards to Mead counselor, Abby Rogers at [email protected] We will be collecting gift cards starting now until December ... read full article
Call all Math Challengers! Math Challenge Tournament11/23/202011/30/2020
Call all Math Challengers! Math Challenge Tournament
Registration for the National Math Competition is now open here: https://www.ellipsisacademy.com/fall-2020-math-challenge-tournament.html . Date: Saturday December 12, 2020 Time: Anytime between 10am - 5pm PST Duration: 1 hour Fee: $20 per student PLEASE GIVE BACK TO OUR MARGARET MEAD ELEMENTARY BY TYPING 3 DIGIT CODE : 139 New Deadline --Tournament registration will close on Monday, Nov30th! ... read full article
Mead presents SUSHI NIGHT with Mr. Jamieson11/19/202011/21/2020
Mead presents SUSHI NIGHT with Mr. Jamieson
Join us for the inaugural video presentation of our "How to..." Series by Mead Staff. Let's have fun cooking, crafting, and learning together! This week, join us for Sushi Night with Mr. Jamieson . Video Link:  https://youtu.be/vqpjvLu46WI Extend the fun and share pics of your family's sushi-making adventure by sending them to  [email protected] ... read full article
Online Scholastic Book Fair!11/16/202012/1/2020
Online Scholastic Book Fair!
Wednesday, November 18 – Tuesday, December 1 Hours: 24/7 – shop whenever it works for you! Shop here:  https://www.scholastic.com/bf/margaretmeadelemschool1 Details: Orders will be mailed directly to your home address! Orders over $25 that contain BOOKS ONLY receive free shipping. School library earns 25% of the proceeds for new book purchases Check out the “ewallet” feature – it’s like Venmo for books! You can also send the link to relatives who live far away and they can contribute, too! Grandparents love to see their grandchildren learning to read! Teacher wishlists will be replaced this year by the ewallet option – if ... read full article
Lake Washington PTSA Scholarships Virtual Auction11/11/202012/2/2020
Lake Washington PTSA Scholarships Virtual Auction
Please join us on for our first-ever  online scholarship auction starting November 10, 2020 at 8PM and ending December 2, 2020 at 8PM. Bid on over 50 auction experiences, including cooking classes, local restaurant gift cards, wine tasting, photography packages, artwork, game nights, and more. NEW this year: you can make a direct donation to the scholarship fund via the online auction. The Lake Washington PTSA Council began its  scholarship program over 35 years ago to assist graduating seniors and district staff with the costs of continuing education. Proceeds from this auction will keep this tradition going and fund these ... read full article
Have you renewed your annual PTSA membership? Join us today!11/9/202011/15/2020
Have you renewed your annual PTSA membership? Join us today!
Renew your membership today for $15 and help us meet our 100% membership goal. To renew or join, click here:  https://meadptsa.org/Packet/Membership/SignInPacketPage/0 ... read full article
Congratulations to our Pumpkin Decorating Contest Winners!11/2/202011/15/2020
Congratulations to our Pumpkin Decorating Contest Winners!
Best in Show: Nina & Rita Lorik Most Creative: Ivan Lipscomb Spookiest: Jemma Olson Silliest Pumpkin: Reyansh Prabhu The winners will receive an email to their parents with the prizes. ... read full article
Apart but together, we are all Mustangs!10/27/202011/1/2020
Apart but together, we are all Mustangs!
With so much uncertainty surrounding the future of in-person school, we appreciate the challenges and tough decisions our Mead families are facing. But, don’t forget the Mead PTSA is here for you! Whether you decide to commit to online schooling, homeschooling, or in-person learning, Mead PTSA events will be open to ALL families . Our goal is to be able to provide every child a connection to our Mead community, whether they are learning virtually or in person. We have many fun upcoming events, so don’t delay in joining PTSA for the first time or renewing your annual membership. To ... read full article
Chipotle Mead PTSA Night!10/19/202011/4/2020
Chipotle Mead PTSA Night!
November 4, 2020 5-9 p.m. Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Margaret Mead PTSA. Come in to the Chipotle at 22704 SE 4th St Ste 210 in Sammamish on Wednesday, November 4th between 5:00pm and 9:00pm . NEW! ORDER ONLINE FOR PICKUP Use code MTW3BBH before checkout in ‘promo’ field. Orders placed on  Chipotle.com or through the Chipotle app for pickup using this unique code will be counted towards the fundraiser. Mention Mead at check out and Chipotle will donate a portion of your meal to the Mead PTSA. Or use Code MTW3BBH ... read full article
Congratulations to our Virtual Ice Cream Social Winners!10/5/202010/11/2020
Congratulations to our Virtual Ice Cream Social Winners!
Winners will receive a $10 Ben and Jerry's gift card via email! Lauren Patterson, 3rd Grade-Swensen Daniyal Cheema- Kindergarten- Hanson Kamylle Dowdy 1st grade - Paratore Rishaan Bhargava - 4th grade- Olsen Lucy Crump- 2nd grade- Steiner Emma Briseno - 2nd grade -Steiner Tara Albaridi Leah Smith Vivaan Rawat 1st grade- Baughman Navyaa Sharma- 4th grade- Kraft ... read full article
General Membership Meeting - Thursday, October 1, 7-7:30pm9/29/202010/1/2020
General Membership Meeting - Thursday, October 1, 7-7:30pm
You are invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89951416901?pwd=bHFtcDNNbG5KNTNGb25DVzVGN29EQT09 Meeting ID: 899 5141 6901 Passcode: 423704 Documents for the meeting: Agenda for General Membership Meeting Latest Treasurer's Report Mid year Financial Audit Standing Rules Minutes from the last GMM in May 2020 2020-21 budget ... read full article
Spirit Week Sept 28 - Oct 29/23/202010/2/2020
Spirit Week Sept 28 - Oct 2
Monday, Sept. 28th: Pajama Day - Be comfy in your PJs all day. Tuesday, Sept. 29th: Sports Day – Give a shout out to your favorite team! Dress in your fave team’s jersey. Wednesday, Sept. 30: Be a Hero! - Dress as your favorite superhero. Remember, there are everyday heroes too. Thursday, Oct. 1: Crazy Hair Day - Style or color your hair in wacky ways. Friday, Oct. 2: Spirit Wear - Wear your Mead gear or dress in school colors (blue and white). Don’t forget to send a picture of yourself enjoying your free ice cream cone to  [email protected] ... read full article
SPIRIT WEEK9/14/20209/18/2020
SPIRIT WEEK
Get your spirit on with SPIRIT WEAR! Order your Spirit Wear at: http://www.meadspiritwear.com  today! Order by Sept. 28th and get free shipping! Please note that you can order anytime during the year. Ordering is easy as 1-2-3:  Choose a style from the product catalog  Add your favorite Mead design There are regular ink and glitter ink options.  Some products only come with one design option. Customize the item with your name (if you wish) Place the order - orders will be shipped directly to you ... read full article
Welcome Kindergarten Families!9/8/20209/11/2020
Welcome Kindergarten Families!
Today is the beginning of Classroom Team Meetings with the teacher and the class! To learn about the Mead PTSA go to our website for information- www.meadpsta.org . ... read full article
Virtual School Starts September 1st!8/24/20209/7/2020
Virtual School Starts September 1st!
Here a few reminders: Sept. 1 – 4: Grades 1- 5 First Week Schedule includes two class meetings (am and pm) and Family Connection Meetings. All Kindergarten classes will be parent connection meetings. School check in begins at 8:50 and a.m. check out is 3:20 p.m. Classes will be all on MSN Teams or Classroom teams. Please go here for directions:  https://sway.office.com/qVP8TMCAEpnzy45s?ref=Link Sept. 3 & 4 Student Supply Bag Pick Up – textbooks, etc. Stay tuned for distribution times for this “drive up” event. ... read full article
Be the Bridge Evening Benefit4/12/20214/29/2021
Be the Bridge Evening Benefit
Please join us for our upcoming “Be the Bridge Evening Benefit” April 29 from 7pm – 8 pm The Lake Washington Schools Foundation’s annual Spring Benefit is right around the corner and you are cordially invited to attend! Click  here to register! While we may not be able to gather in one room, we are looking forward to bringing our community together for an inspirational and entertaining virtual event, with some very special guests! Table Captains are essential to the success of this event. If you appreciate and support the work the LWSF does in our community, please consider stepping ... read full article
Helping Families to Navigate School Transitions4/12/20214/15/2021
Helping Families to Navigate School Transitions
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ATTENTION 5th Graders for Inglewood Middle School Fall 2021!!4/2/20214/30/2021
ATTENTION 5th Graders for Inglewood Middle School Fall 2021!!
The IMS spirit wear online store is open for our soon-to-be 6th graders! Get your IMS hooded or quarter-zip sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats, beanies, flannel pants, sweatpants, and even face masks! The store will be closing Friday, April 16, 2021 , so get your orders in soon. The completed orders will ship by early May. Show your IMS spirit! GO, KNIGHTS! Click  here for more information and instructions on how to order. Questions? Contact Sue Bangasser at  [email protected]   Inglewood Middle School Toolkit - for Incoming 6th Graders! Curious about middle school? Please take a look at the Family Transition Toolkit: ... read full article
Math Challenge #12 now available due March 30th!3/22/20213/31/2021
Math Challenge #12 now available due March 30th!
Math Challenge Year 2020-2021. Congratulations to all the students who participated in Math Challenge #11 The solution for the Math Challenge#11  is available online . Our Math Challenge #12 is now available here . Due Date: March 30, 2021 Solution: April 2, 2021 This year we will be doing an online submissions. How to submit your answers Please download or print the current math challenge from:  https://www.mathinaction.org/margaret-mead-elementary.html. Open this form simultaneously  https://forms.gle/6kMuZSVUnUmHEzQs5 Enter your security code mead#2021 Section 1 - Student Information Section 2 - Type the respective answers. Once completed click Submit . Grab some friend and ,family and ... read full article
YMCA Enrichment3/1/20213/15/2021
YMCA Enrichment
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Today is the last day to register for New Kinder Registration for Fall 2021!2/16/20213/1/2021
Today is the last day to register for New Kinder Registration for Fall 2021!
Kindergarten Registration It will soon be time to begin Kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year. The initial registration period for children who will be five years old on or before August 31 will begin on February 18, 2021, and extend through March 1, 2021 . Registration for all K-12 LWSD students is online. All necessary documents can be accessed on the LWSD website and completed documents can be uploaded securely. Parents who are unable to upload documents may send them to the school by U.S. mail or contact the school to arrange a safe drop-off. Important: While K-12 student ... read full article
Join the PTSA Board - Legislative Advocacy Position2/1/20212/28/2021
Join the PTSA Board - Legislative Advocacy Position
We're looking for someone to serve as the Legislative Advocacy Board position. The Legislative Advocate gathers and provides PTSA members with information about PTSA positions on current legislation and issues that may affect our students or the PTSA organization. Come join our fun PTSA Team! Contact  [email protected] to volunteer for this exciting opportunity ... read full article
Attention 5th grade Mead families: Be a part of the Inglewood Middle School PTSA!2/1/20212/15/2021
Attention 5th grade Mead families: Be a part of the Inglewood Middle School PTSA!
Excited, nervous, and apprehensive about middle school? If your child is moving on to Inglewood Middle School, the IMS PTSA is here to help and make the transition less daunting. We would like to extend our warmest welcome! Unlike elementary school where you can volunteer in kids' classes, most of the parent/volunteer interactions with kids and teachers at middle school happen via PTSA sponsored activities. Being an active part of the PTSA really helps you understand and engage with the administration on ideas and experiences for extracurricular activities. The PTSA works in partnership with the administration to fund projects and ... read full article
WSPTA Essay Contest2/1/20213/1/2021
WSPTA Essay Contest
This statewide essay contest explores the important and varied influencers in the lives and education of children – from the children’s perspective. Every day children are exposed to a variety of people and each one has an opportunity to influence the path a child decides to take. Whether it is someone that sparks an interest in a new topic, helps them work through a problem, shapes the kind of person they want to become by modeling behavior, simply listens to them, or any number of other actions, this is the platform for students to share their appreciation. The application deadline ... read full article
LWSD Pathway Forward - Next Steps and Dates for Families1/11/20211/18/2021
LWSD Pathway Forward - Next Steps and Dates for Families
This week has been an emotional one in many ways! Here in LWSD, the news was shared about the Pathway Forward and the return to in-person school for students in February. Information about this is changing every day and, like you, I'm learning more each day as well. We recognize that this is a very difficult and challenging time and situation for everyone - families, students, and staff alike. I will do my best to make you aware of the information that you need to know. Beware of the many rumors and speculations circulating - if the information being shared ... read full article
GingerBread House Decorating Contest!12/7/202012/14/2020
GingerBread House Decorating Contest!
Please submit your entries to  [email protected] and share your Gingerbread House on Flipgrid here:  https://flipgrid.com/b21157c3 Happy Decorating! ... read full article
Safety Night Webinars11/23/202012/10/2020
Safety Night Webinars
The LWPTSA Emergency Preparedness Committee is taking the COVID-cancelled district-wide Safety Night Event from last Spring online into a webinar series for parents, students and staff. Join us for several webinars throughout the year on a variety of safety and emergency preparedness topics. Please RSVP for the first two webinars here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D45AFAA2DA1F9CF8-safety ) Links to join the meetings will come in the reminder email 2 days prior. Thursday, December 10th, 7:00-8:00 pm - Emergency Preparedness for the Family by Pattijean Hooper, PhD, City of Redmond Emergency Manager. Learn ways to keep the whole family prepared for disasters that you might ... read full article
WSPTA Top 5 Legislatitive Priorities10/27/202011/1/2020
WSPTA Top 5 Legislatitive Priorities
Two members or our PTSA Board attended the legislative assembly where they listened to debates about and voted on the issues that WSPTA should advocate for. Here they are below: ... read full article
Green Challenge from the PTSA Sustainability Team10/27/202011/10/2020
Green Challenge from the PTSA Sustainability Team
Your PTSA Sustainability Team will be working hard this year to help the school community to become more sustainable. What does that mean? Sustainability is working with the environment to improve our ecological balance by avoiding depletion of natural resources. Sustainable practices include waste reduction, composting any waste food, swapping supplies to include recycled products or switching to products that are packaged with recyclable materials, water conservation and using greener cleaning practices. During this strange time we will communicate through the Timberline Times. So look out for tips and tricks for reducing waste, conserving water and more information on the ... read full article
The Upstanders Film Invitation10/13/202010/16/2020
The Upstanders Film Invitation
Peter Kirk PTSA ,  Kirkland Middle School PTSA and  Lake Washington Schools Foundation have teamed up to bring you the opportunity to view  The Upstanders at home the week of October 12-16. This IndieFlix documentary is about resilience and the power of connection to end bullying. It's not too late to  register to screen The Upstanders in your home this week   ... read full article
2020-2021 Reflections10/12/202011/6/2020
2020-2021 Reflections
Deadline moved to Friday, November 6th! Do you enjoy Art, Music, Dance, Photography, Writing, or Movie Making? JOIN THE REFLECTIONS ARTS PROGRAM! WHAT IS REFLECTIONS? Reflections is an annual arts recognition program sponsored by the National PTA. It is designed to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works. ART CATEGORIES: Visual Arts (2D): (JPG/JPEG/PNG) Literature : (PDF) Photography : (JPG/JPEG/PNG) Dance: (MP4 and AVI) Music: (MP3 and WAV/Notation PDF) DIVISIONS: Primary : (K-2) Intermediate: (3-5) Special Artist Division: (all grades; for students with a disability) Click on  http://meadptsa.org/Page/Events/Reflections to ... read full article
October is Disability History Month!10/5/202010/31/2020
October is Disability History Month!
LWPTSA Council Special Education group presents: Understanding Legacy: Disability Rights History in the US by Eric Warwick, Defending Democracy Fellow for the Western States Center Eric is a disability rights self-advocate and paraeducator based in Spokane and previously worked on education justice and disability rights issues in the Seattle area. Learn about disability history and its implications for the present-day movement to build towards disability justice. What: Understanding Legacy: Disability Rights History in the US When: Tuesday, October 20 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM Where: Join via GoToMeeting  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/343200021 Or dial in via (646) 749-3122 with Access Code: 343-200-021 Please send ... read full article
Have a frozen treat on us!9/28/202010/4/2020
Have a frozen treat on us!
Remember your coupon from the supply pick up? Have a frozen treat on us! Also, be sure to let us know how much you enjoyed your treat by taking a photo of yourself and send it to  [email protected] for a chance to win a $10 Ben and Jerry's gift card! *Winners will be announced in October during Spirit week ... read full article
Get Your Spirit on with SPIRIT WEAR!9/28/202010/4/2020
Get Your Spirit on with SPIRIT WEAR!
Order your Spirit Wear at:  http://www.meadspiritwear.com today! Order by Sept. 28th and get free shipping! Please note that you can order anytime during the year. Ordering is easy as 1-2-3: Choose a style from the product catalog (suggested products below*) Add your favorite Mead design There are regular ink and glitter ink options. Some products only come with one design option. Customize the item with your name (if you wish) Place the order - orders will be shipped directly to you ... read full article
PTSA at Mead next year and beyond...4/12/20215/3/2021
PTSA at Mead next year and beyond...
Mead's Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) has a long and rich history. Our PTSA provides programs that strengthen family-school partnerships. In Washington state and nationally, the PTA is a network of millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of family engagement in schools. No matter how long you've been at Mead, you can still be a part of the PTSA and advocate on behalf of children and educators at the local, state, and national levels. If you are interested in being a part of the PTSA ... read full article
MEAD International Week April 26-30 Sign up today to participate!3/8/20214/26/2021
MEAD International Week April 26-30 Sign up today to participate!
Mead PTSA is so excited to be celebrating International Night virtually this year! Please  sign up here  on our sign-up genius to represent your culture or country. We have listed the countries that were scheduled to participate last year. If your country is not listed, please list it under "Other" or email  [email protected] Families can share parts of their heritage through different media. For example, a video of how to cook a favorite traditional dish, a Powerpoint or video poster of a country's most interesting facts, a collage of artifacts/scenes from a trip, or audio recordings of traditional music, an ... read full article
IT’S TIME TO BE ALL IN FOR KIDS!10/5/202010/19/2020
IT’S TIME TO BE ALL IN FOR KIDS!
With a new and very unique school year upon us, you may be feeling a little helpless right now. Many families are struggling and most of us would like to help. What can you do right now to make a difference? Go ALL IN FOR KIDS with a donation to the Lake Washington Schools Foundation! We've been helping students, families, and schools in the Lake Washington School District for fifteen years with programs like Balance in Mind, LINKS Mentoring, Pantry Packs and Reach for Success grants. With your help, we can ensure that every student in our district has what ... read full article
PSTA Sustainability and Wildfires9/14/20209/18/2020
PSTA Sustainability and Wildfires
Climate predictions show our state trending hotter and drier as the years go on. https://nca2014.globalchange.gov/report/regions/northwest#intro-section-2 Currently we are experiencing unprecedented numbers of wildfires. So what? What does that have to do with our school population? Well as the climate gets hotter, the chance of fires increases. We are not defenseless in this though. We can all play a part in reducing the amount of climate temperature increase. Small actions in your home can add up to large changes together. Reducing your energy and resource usage – Spend a minute less in the shower to save water Turn off unused devices ... read full article