Reflections 2021
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Join and show your support for Mead PTSA!
PTSA General Membership Meeting: Thursday, October 7, 7pm
Giving Thanks-- A little something goes a long way!
Way to say "We appreciate you" to our teachers and staff!

We would like to encourage each of you to take a brief five minutes to do something for one of your child's adults at school; it can be a classroom teacher, an aide, a custodian, a support staff member, an admin, and it doesn't need to cost anything. A quick note of appreciation goes a long way!

A two-three sentence email, a brief note or card...any little recognition that you notice them and appreciate their work will be so appreciated. It feels good to make someone's day! 

Also please stay tuned for more information on our monthly staff appreciation lunches and how you can help support and or volunteer!

(article resource: LWSD PTSA newsletter)

October 26 and 27, 2021 Picture Days! Online Ordering Link!!

A photographer will be at Mead on Tuesday, October 26th and Wednesday, October 27th to take individual pictures of each student. Students will be asked to briefly remove their face masks right before their pictures are taken. Parents, please inform your child of this ahead of time, or if you prefer, they may keep their mask on.

Please go to this link to order:

Virtual Pumpkin Decorating Event

Are you interested in volunteering at Mead or LWSD?

Please remember there are new guidelines for Covid 19 vaccinations and also safety requirements.

Please go here to learn more!

The 2021–2022 Reflections theme is I Will Change the World By…

Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.

Reflections Theme Search Contest
National PTA is seeking a theme for the 2023-2024 Reflections program year. The student who submits the winning entry will receive $100 and their theme will be presented at the annual National PTA Convention in June 2022. Please review the past themes listed on the website. Repeat themes will not be considered. Use the form link in the Theme Search dropdown to submit theme ideas. 

Please note that entries will be there will be a Reflections box on a bench in front of the main office that students can submit their completed form AND 2D artwork, literature, or photograph.

Entries are due by November 1, 2021.

Reflections 2021 with details and QR code

Math Challenge #2 is Available now!
Due October 19th!
Solution provided on Oct. 22nd
For more information please go here.


  • Math Challenge Program is designed to give elementary students opportunities to sharpen their mathematical problem-solving skills.
  • The program is completely free and no sign-up is necessary.
  • All students from K to Grade 5 are encouraged to participate.
  • There will be 15 sets of challenges released every other week starting in late September and ending in May.
  • You can submit your answer paper to the class teacher or to the school office.

How to Participate

  • Parents can find updates about the Math Challenge program from the school's Mustang Report Newsletter.
  • SOLVE at least the minimum number of questions required for your grade. Students are encouraged to get help from parents and siblings and solve as many questions as possible.
  • SUBMIT your answers to your class teacher or in the office.
  • Students who complete 12 challenges or more will be recognized at the end of the school year 2022.

Please email Romila Ranjith if you have any questions.

LWSD Is Hiring (including Mead)!

LWSD and all surrounding school districts are facing shortages of substitutes (certificated and classified).  Shortages include substitutes for classroom teachers, recess support, lunch support, and support for specific students. 

Mead is experiencing these shortages weekly. If you are interested in flexible and meaningful work, please consider applying as a substitute, or for an ongoing classified position. 

Feel free to reach out to principals Sandy Klein or Charles Jamieson for more information, or go to the employment page on the LWSD website:  LWSD Employment

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Oct 17
SBA Testing 4th and 5th Grade
SBA Testing 4th and 5th Grade

Mon 10/18 - Tue 10/19
SBA Testing 4th and 5th Grade
SBA Testing 4th and 5th Grade

Mon 10/18 - Tue 10/19
6:30p LWSD Special Needs Group Monthly Meeting
LWSD Special Needs Group Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, October 19
6:30p - 8:30p

Zoom meeting:
Great Washington Earthquake Drill
Great Washington Earthquake Drill

Thursday, October 21
Pumpkin Carving Entries Due
Pumpkin Carving Entries Due

Tuesday, October 26
Picture Day (Individual Photos)
Picture Day (Individual Photos)

Tue 10/26 - Wed 10/27
Picture Day (Individual Photos)
Picture Day (Individual Photos)

Tue 10/26 - Wed 10/27
Halloween/Fun Costume Day
Halloween/Fun Costume Day

Friday, October 29
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