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
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Chipotle Mead PTSA Night!
November 4, 2020 5-9 p.m. Sammamish Chipotle- 22704 SE 4th St Ste 210, Sammamish, WA 98074-7374 Online ordering code: MTW3BBH 33% of the purchases during the time will go to the Mead PTSA! ... read full article
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Join the Mead PTSA Today!
ENGAGE in your school community and help us meet our 100% membership goal. Renew your membership today for $15! To renew or join, click here:  https://meadptsa.org/Packet/Membership/SignInPacketPage/0 ... read full article
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Reminder to submit your answers for Math Challenge #2
Our Math Challenge #2 is now available here. Due date: Oct-20-2020. Solution : Oct 23-2020 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 work on the challenge together. We track your student's submission and at the end of the year students who complete 12 out of 15 challenges will be recognized. Participation is counted. Let the challenge begin! Questions and ... read full article
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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
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10/5/2020-10/31/2020

2020-2021 Reflections
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) Deadline: October 30th 2020 Click on  http://meadptsa.org/Page/Events/Reflections to see the ... read full article
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PASS THE HAT FUNDRAISER10/19/202010/25/2020
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
Chipotle Mead PTSA Night!10/19/202011/4/2020
Chipotle Mead PTSA Night!
November 4, 2020 5-9 p.m. Sammamish Chipotle- 22704 SE 4th St Ste 210, Sammamish, WA 98074-7374 Online ordering code: MTW3BBH 33% of the purchases during the time will go to the Mead PTSA! ... read full article
Join the Mead PTSA Today!10/19/202010/25/2020
Join the Mead PTSA Today!
ENGAGE in your school community and help us meet our 100% membership goal. Renew your membership today for $15! To renew or join, click here:  https://meadptsa.org/Packet/Membership/SignInPacketPage/0 ... read full article
Apart but together, we are all Mustangs!10/12/202010/18/2020
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
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
Reminder to submit your answers for Math Challenge #210/19/202010/25/2020
Reminder to submit your answers for Math Challenge #2
Our Math Challenge #2 is now available here. Due date: Oct-20-2020. Solution : Oct 23-2020 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 work on the challenge together. We track your student's submission and at the end of the year students who complete 12 out of 15 challenges will be recognized. Participation is counted. Let the challenge begin! Questions and ... 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
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
2020-2021 Reflections10/12/202010/30/2020
2020-2021 Reflections
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) Deadline: October 30th 2020 Click on  http://meadptsa.org/Page/Events/Reflections to see the ... 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