Emily Dickinson PTSA
Carnival 2019
Friday, June 14 , 5:30-8:30 pm.   Save the date for our annual end of the year event. Games, inflatables, prizes, and more! This is a volunteer run event and we need all families to participate in order to make this a success. For more information, please click here . Please fill out the  Consent form and send it to your child's teacher. Please contact kreese@dicksinsonptsa.com to get involved. ... read full article
Author:
Pooja Arora 
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5/17/2019-6/14/2019

Volunteer Tea
Calling all Volunteers! Please join us Friday, May 24 at 12:30 pm in the Library , for our annual Volunteer Tea. This is our way of saying Thank You for all that you do for our children and school.  This event is hosted by school staff and our PTSA. Light refreshments will be served. This is a great opportunity for you to meet other amazing volunteers like yourselves and to get to know your PTSA Board.   ... read full article
Author:
Manda Mangrai 
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5/15/2019-5/25/2019

Final School Dance of the Year!
Get ready to flash back to the 80s!  Next Thursday, May 23 from 6:00-7:30pm , our ASB and PTSA will host it’s final school dance of the year.  Gaylen, The Dance Guy, returns to DJ another fun-filled event.  Concessions will be available for cash only. This is not a drop off event.   ... read full article
Author:
Manda Mangrai 
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5/15/2019-5/24/2019

Brown Bear Car Wash Fundraiser
Keep your car shiny & clean while supporting our school! We are raising money for our PTSA by selling Brown Bear Car Wash Tickets. Carwash tickets cost just $9 each! To order your car wash tickets, please click here .  Purchased tickets will be sent home with students once a week. All profits made will go to support our hardworking PTSA which provides so many programs like Nature Vision, Fieldtrips, Bingo Night, Art Walk, International Night and so much more!  Buy tickets for yourself or friends and family! Car washes make a great gift! The school’s top supporter will get ... read full article
Author:
Pooja Arora 
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4/26/2019-6/1/2019

Vote in your 2019-2020 PTSA board
General Membership Meeting on May 24th, 9:30 - 11 a.m. at Dickinson Library It's nearly time to vote in the next school year's Dickinson/Explorer PTSA Board! Please click  here for more details. ... read full article
Author:
Pooja Arora 
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5/12/2019-5/24/2019

YMCA Programs at Dickinson
Next school year, the YMCA will be offering Before and After School programming in place of Before and After care at Dickinson.  Please  click here for more information.  You will also be able to register for individual programs at a later date for those parents who want enrichment classes only.  ... read full article
Author:
Manda Mangrai 
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5/10/2019-5/24/2020

Super Sitters babysitting class
Is your child 9 years or older and ready to babysit?  Register for the Safe Kids Super Sitters 2 day seminar by clicking HERE .  Each class is 2.5 hours and will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, 6/11-12 , after school in the Explorer Community Room.  Cost is $51 and a parent chaperone will be required for each day.   View flyer for full course description. ... read full article
Author:
Manda Mangrai 
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5/4/2019-6/7/2019

SBA Testing schedule for Dickinson and Explorer
Each spring, all Washington public school students in grades 3-8 are assessed in English Language Arts (ELA) and math using the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) . Elementary students in grades 5 are also assessed in science using the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS) . For a detailed schedule click here . ... read full article
Author:
Pooja Arora 
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3/24/2019-5/30/2019

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION OPEN!
If you have a child turning 5 by August 31, please register now!  We need to ensure we have enough teachers for next year, so don't delay.  And, please help us spread the word to neighbors and friends! ... read full article
Author:
Manda Mangrai 
Show from:
2/26/2019-6/20/2019
International Night 2019Pooja Arora4/5/20194/26/2019
International Night 2019
Friday, May 3rd 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Dickinson Commons Thank you to those who have already signed up to proudly represent their countries or heritage at next week's Dickinson/Explorer International Night . We would love to have more countries represented! If you would like to host a display table, bring a food sample, or give a performance or demonstration, please sign up to represent a country. Click here for more information, or here to  help at the event. For questions, please contact InternationalNight2018@dickinsonptsa.org .     ... read full article
Registration for Safe Kids 101 Still Available!Manda Mangrai3/16/20194/19/2019
Registration for Safe Kids 101 Still Available!
Is your child age 9+ and ready to stay home alone?  Registration is still open for the Safe Kids 2 Day Workshop, April 22-23 after school. Click  here to register.  ... read full article
Summer Play Dates! Natalie Wells7/1/20188/10/2018
Summer Play Dates!
PTSA is pleased to invite all new and returning Dickinson families to meet for a play date on 8/9/18 from 12-2pm at Perrigo Park . This is a great way to meet up with old friends and make new ones, get to know the Dickinson/Explorer community, and of course let the kids enjoy a fun park! * This is not a drop off event.  Parent supervision is required. * If you know a family new to the community, please invite them to join us! See you there! ... read full article
Staff Appreciation Week!Natalie Wells5/4/20195/9/2019
Staff Appreciation Week!
May 6-10 is National Teacher Appreciation Week! The PTSA has some fun activities in store for our superstar staff.  Click here to find out how you can participate!  Need ideas for what to get that special teacher or staff member?  Check out the staff favorites list ! ... read full article
2019 Dickinson/Explorer Art WalkPooja Arora4/17/20195/16/2019
2019 Dickinson/Explorer Art Walk
Art Walk & FREE Ice-Cream Social on Thursday, May 16th, 6:00-8:00pm, Dickinson Commons  The Dickinson Commons Art Gallery will surface once again this spring. At this annual tradition, art work from ALL students on campus will be displayed. On Thursday, May 16, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., wander through the Commons admiring the masterpieces created by the students during their Art Smart classes while enjoying an ice cream cone provided courtesy of the PTSA. (One ice cream per person until we run out.) Don't miss out on this fun evening celebrating the work of all our talented artists! Come make some art, or play ... read full article
Dickinson/Explorer Math NightPooja Arora3/24/20193/28/2019
Dickinson/Explorer Math Night
Our PTSA is excited to partner with Redmond Mathnasium to bring a fun family event to the Dickinson/Explorer community this Thursday, March 28 . Math Night is an evening filled with activities, games, prizes and giveaways for the entire family. ... read full article
Little Theater Tickets Now On Sale!Manda Mangrai3/2/20193/23/2019
Little Theater Tickets Now On Sale!
Dickinson and Explorer Little Theater 2018-2019 Presents Balfour and the Magic Hat March 22-23, 2019     Please join us for the Little Theater production of  Balfour and the Magic Hat .  Show times are Friday, March 22 at 7pm and Saturday, March 23 at 1pm .  Our students are working very hard for their big debut!  Tickets are available to purchase online through Thursday evening for $5 by clicking HERE .  You may also purchase them via order forms, which will be sent home soon, or at the door.  Staff tickets are FREE and can also be ordered using ... read full article
Family Bingo Night March 7th!Manda Mangrai2/9/20193/7/2019
Family Bingo Night March 7th!
Join us for this free event on Thursday, March 7, from 6-7:30 in the Commons.  Treats will be available to purchase, cash only. This is not a drop off event.     ... read full article
SAVE THE DATE!Aaron Dysart1/12/20191/26/2019
SAVE THE DATE!
BIG THEATER PRESENTS HERCULES AND THE GOLDEN APPLES When :  Friday, January 25th at 7pm & Saturday, January 26th at 1pm Where :  Dickinson Commons Click  here to purchase tickets! ... read full article
Dreagle Dash 2018!Manda Mangrai10/3/201810/27/2018
Dreagle Dash 2018!
Our first annual Dreagle Dash is tomorrow, October 26th at 4pm .  Thank you to everyone who has donated and to the kids for all their hard work getting sponsors.  We've raised over $27,000, 75% of our goal!  It's not too late to donate.  We will accept donations until Friday evening .  While eligibility for raffle and classroom prizes has ended, you can still win individual incentive prizes and help our school reach its goal of $35,000.  Thank you!  Click here  for full details. ... read full article
Movie Night Manda Mangrai9/15/20189/27/2018
Movie Night
Join us for a free screening of SHERLOCK GNOMES! This family friendly event will be held on Thursday, September 27, from 5:30-7:30. Kids, wear your most comfy PJs!  Free popcorn and drinks for sale. THIS IS NOT A DROP OFF EVENT . ... read full article
Choir Time at Dickinson!Natalie Wells9/6/20189/26/2018
Choir Time at Dickinson!
Registration is now open for Primary Choir (grades 1-2) and Intermediate Choir (grades 3-5). Check out the choir page for more information or click  here to register! ... read full article
Fall Enrichment Programs-Final Week for Registration!Manda Mangrai8/26/201810/5/2018
Fall Enrichment Programs-Final Week for Registration!
Click here to view the Programs Registration Page for more info and to register!  ... read full article
Back to School NightManda Mangrai7/27/20188/30/2018
Back to School Night
Thursday, August 30, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm   Join school friends, families, teachers and staff for the all-new  Back-to-School Night !  Read full article for details. ... read full article
Carnival 2019Pooja Arora5/17/20196/14/2019
Carnival 2019
Friday, June 14 , 5:30-8:30 pm.   Save the date for our annual end of the year event. Games, inflatables, prizes, and more! This is a volunteer run event and we need all families to participate in order to make this a success. For more information, please click here . Please fill out the  Consent form and send it to your child's teacher. Please contact kreese@dicksinsonptsa.com to get involved. ... read full article
Volunteer TeaManda Mangrai5/15/20195/25/2019
Volunteer Tea
Calling all Volunteers! Please join us Friday, May 24 at 12:30 pm in the Library , for our annual Volunteer Tea. This is our way of saying Thank You for all that you do for our children and school.  This event is hosted by school staff and our PTSA. Light refreshments will be served. This is a great opportunity for you to meet other amazing volunteers like yourselves and to get to know your PTSA Board.   ... read full article
Final School Dance of the Year! Manda Mangrai5/15/20195/24/2019
Final School Dance of the Year!
Get ready to flash back to the 80s!  Next Thursday, May 23 from 6:00-7:30pm , our ASB and PTSA will host it’s final school dance of the year.  Gaylen, The Dance Guy, returns to DJ another fun-filled event.  Concessions will be available for cash only. This is not a drop off event.   ... read full article
Brown Bear Car Wash FundraiserPooja Arora4/26/20196/1/2019
Brown Bear Car Wash Fundraiser
Keep your car shiny & clean while supporting our school! We are raising money for our PTSA by selling Brown Bear Car Wash Tickets. Carwash tickets cost just $9 each! To order your car wash tickets, please click here .  Purchased tickets will be sent home with students once a week. All profits made will go to support our hardworking PTSA which provides so many programs like Nature Vision, Fieldtrips, Bingo Night, Art Walk, International Night and so much more!  Buy tickets for yourself or friends and family! Car washes make a great gift! The school’s top supporter will get ... read full article
Spelling Bee February 20th!Manda Mangrai2/14/20192/20/2019
Spelling Bee February 20th!
Join us on Wednesday, February 20 at 5:30 pm, to cheer on our 15 finalists as they perform in the Dickinson/Explorer Spelling Bee!  This free event will be held in the Commons. ... read full article
Now Accepting Nominations for the 2019-20 PTSA BoardManda Mangrai2/10/20192/24/2019
Now Accepting Nominations for the 2019-20 PTSA Board
The PTSA Nominating Committee is seeking recommendations for the 2019-2020 Executive Board. If you or someone you know would like to serve on the PTSA Executive Board, or you would like more information, please contact the Nominating Committee at nominations@dickinsonptsa.org . Nominations are due by 3/1/19! ... read full article
Family Winter DanceIrena Lautar Omotani11/27/201812/8/2018
Family Winter Dance
  Join us on  Friday, December 7th from 6 to 7:30 PM  for a fun evening of dancing! Students will be dancing a choreographed routine that they will have practiced during their Music & PE classes the week of Dec 3rd. So get your winter/holiday outfits ready to dance with DJ Gaylen Sauve in a winter-themed night. A concession stand will be selling bottled water and treats. Cash only please for entry and concessions. *We ask that all children be accompanied by an adult, this is  NOT  a drop off event . During our school-wide dance, we expect students to be safe, responsible, ... read full article
MATH CHALLENGE TOURNAMENT - DEC 5 @ 6:30PMManda Mangrai11/2/201811/26/2018
MATH CHALLENGE TOURNAMENT - DEC 5 @ 6:30PM
Calling all mathletes in grades 2 - 5! Our school is hosting a Math Challenge Tournament on December 5 at 6:30 pm in the Dickinson Library. This tournament is open to Dickinson and Explorer students in grades 2, 3, 4 and 5. The Math Challenge Tournament is a fun and exciting event that provides an opportunity for students to showcase their math skills and problem-solving abilities. Each participant will receive a certificate and a keepsake. The highest scorers in each grade and division will receive a plaque, and the top 10 percent of all participants will be honored with medals. ... read full article
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING!Manda Mangrai10/16/201810/26/2018
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING!
Please join us for our first General Membership meeting of the school year on Thursday, October 25 at 6:30 pm in the  Library.  We will be approving our Standing Rules, selecting our Financial Review and Nominating Committees and voting in a new VP of Communications.  Hope to see you all there! ... read full article
Reflections Competition - Heroes Around MeManda Mangrai10/6/201811/2/2018
Reflections Competition - Heroes Around Me
It's time for Reflections - Heroes Around Me! This is a National PTA cultural arts competition.  Submissions deadline extended to Friday , November 2 !  Click  here for information about how to enter. ... read full article
Lake Washington Schools FoundationManda Mangrai9/22/201810/31/2018
Lake Washington Schools Foundation
Lake Washington Schools Foundation "Start Strong Fall Fundraising Campaign" is in full swing. Follow  this link to view full flyer and learn how you can help and support thousands of students in need.   ... read full article
Dickinson Family GuideNatalie Wells7/2/201710/8/2018
Dickinson Family Guide
New to our school or the area? Read our  Family Guide for everything you need to know about joining our community!  ... read full article
Vote in your 2019-2020 PTSA boardPooja Arora5/12/20195/24/2019
Vote in your 2019-2020 PTSA board
General Membership Meeting on May 24th, 9:30 - 11 a.m. at Dickinson Library It's nearly time to vote in the next school year's Dickinson/Explorer PTSA Board! Please click  here for more details. ... read full article
YMCA Programs at DickinsonManda Mangrai5/10/20195/24/2020
YMCA Programs at Dickinson
Next school year, the YMCA will be offering Before and After School programming in place of Before and After care at Dickinson.  Please  click here for more information.  You will also be able to register for individual programs at a later date for those parents who want enrichment classes only.  ... read full article
Super Sitters babysitting classManda Mangrai5/4/20196/7/2019
Super Sitters babysitting class
Is your child 9 years or older and ready to babysit?  Register for the Safe Kids Super Sitters 2 day seminar by clicking HERE .  Each class is 2.5 hours and will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, 6/11-12 , after school in the Explorer Community Room.  Cost is $51 and a parent chaperone will be required for each day.   View flyer for full course description. ... read full article
Join Us at International Night!Pooja Arora5/1/20195/3/2019
Join Us at International Night!
Friday, May 3rd, 6 :00 - 8:00 p.m. at Dickinson Commons Thank you to those who have signed up to proudly represent their countries or heritage at this Friday's Dickinson/Explorer International Night . The sign-up for representing a country at this event has now closed. For questions, email InternationalNight2018@dickinsonptsa.org .   We still need volunteers to help us make this event a success. Please sign up here to help. We look forward to seeing you this Friday at International Night! ... read full article
SBA Testing schedule for Dickinson and ExplorerPooja Arora3/24/20195/30/2019
SBA Testing schedule for Dickinson and Explorer
Each spring, all Washington public school students in grades 3-8 are assessed in English Language Arts (ELA) and math using the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) . Elementary students in grades 5 are also assessed in science using the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS) . For a detailed schedule click here . ... read full article
Join our Staff Appreciation CommitteePooja Arora3/24/20194/15/2019
Join our Staff Appreciation Committee
Our annual School Staff Appreciation Week is coming up May 6 - 10, and we need help now planning meals, treats and surprises. We will be reaching out to volunteers to help come up with ideas, bring in items, and set up. If you are interested in lending a hand , please contact Megan Anderson at manderson@dickinsonptsa.org or Anna Disney at adisney@dickinsonptsa.org soon. Parents, please watch the Messenger over the next month for ways to help recognize our fabulous staff! ... read full article
YearBook Club Picture DayPooja Arora3/24/20193/26/2019
YearBook Club Picture Day
Tuesday March 26, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Dickinson Commons Has your child participated in a before- or after-school enrichment program or activity this year? This Tuesday morning, Lifetouch will be taking club photos for the yearbook. Teachers will have schedules, but please remind your child to listen for the announcements telling students when to report to the Commons for their photo! ... read full article
Nominations open for 2019 - 20 PTSA BoardPooja Arora3/24/20194/19/2019
Nominations open for 2019 - 20 PTSA Board
Deadline is April 19th 2019 Nominations are open for all positions on our 2019-2020 Dickinson/Explorer PTSA Board! You may nominate someone else or yourself. The positions are: President , Executive Vice President , Secretary , 2 Co-Treasurers , 2 Membership VPs , 2 Services VPs , 2 Programs VPs , 2 Fundraising VPs , 2 Communications VPs and Special Needs Liaison . Joining our PTSA Board is a wonderful opportunity to be involved in enhancing your child's opportunities at Dickinson and Explorer and a great way to meet fellow parents and school staff! No prior PTSA experience is needed to ... read full article
$5 Book Day to Benefit School LibraryPooja Arora3/3/20193/8/2019
$5 Book Day to Benefit School Library
This Thursday, March 7th,9:00 to 6:00 p.m. all Dickinson and Explorer students and parents are invited to our $5 Book Day , a one-day book fair to benefit our school library. All books will cost only $5, which already includes tax. Students will have an opportunity to purchase books during class. Parents are welcome to stop in and shop with their student's class, after school or before PTSA Bingo Night . Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted.  ... read full article
Winter 2019 Enrichment ProgramsPooja Arora12/15/20181/31/2019
Winter 2019 Enrichment Programs
Registration is now open for the Winter Session of Before and After School Programs! Click here for more information and to register. Classes begin in February. ... read full article
Math Is Cool 5th Grade CompetitionManda Mangrai11/12/201812/21/2018
Math Is Cool 5th Grade Competition
Parent Volunteers and Mrs. Williams are excited to coach 5 th graders for the Math Is Cool competition that takes place Friday, March 1st, 2019 at Mt. Rainier High School. This is a great opportunity to grow your child's interest and skills in math. This program is strictly geared towards preparing for the competition and commitment is required. Weekly practice for competition every Thursday, beginning Dec 13, 3:55-5:00pm.  No practice on half days or holidays. Cost for the entry fee, to be collected at a later date, will be approximately $12.50 per student, or $50 for a team of 4, ... read full article
Wild Waves Discounts and $ For Dickinson PTSAAaron Dysart5/24/20189/1/2018
Wild Waves Discounts and $ For Dickinson PTSA
SAVE BIG and support Emily Dickinson PTSA when purchasing Wild Waves tickets!  Click here to download the flyer or  purchase your tickets now - Thank you for your support! ... read full article
WINTER WEATHER SAFETY TIPSPooja Arora3/12/20193/26/2019
WINTER WEATHER SAFETY TIPS
Though the snow is gone, still we are having an extended winter weather this year.  Here are some safety tips for the winter weather. ... read full article
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION OPEN!Manda Mangrai2/26/20196/20/2019
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION OPEN!
If you have a child turning 5 by August 31, please register now!  We need to ensure we have enough teachers for next year, so don't delay.  And, please help us spread the word to neighbors and friends! ... read full article
School Supplies for 2018-20197/27/201811/16/2018
School Supplies for 2018-2019
The Supplies list for the 2018- 2019 school year is now available! Click here  to view lists by grade or to order your Kindergarten supplies.   ... read full article
Attention 5th Grade Parents heading to EvergreenPooja Arora2/25/20193/11/2019
Attention 5th Grade Parents heading to Evergreen
The Evergreen PTSA Nominating Committee is looking to fill slots on the 2019-2020 PTSA Board. There are multiple roles available to fit the interests and availability of interested volunteers. Serving on the PTSA board is a great way to get involved in your student’s school experience and get to know other parents and staff. If you are interested in joining or just to hear more about what’s available, please contact nomcom@evergreenptsa.org .     ... read full article