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The PTSA Membership Drive is extended to Fri, Oct 22! 
 
Please join / renew for 2021-22 and help your classroom earn an ice cream party!
 
Currently earning an ice cream party:  Carter, Harrington, McLaughlin, Potter, Shaw!
 
Suuuuper close:  Bergstrom, Booth, Cheney, Jackson, Larsen, Millard, Peckinpaugh, Pietersen, Schwabenbauer.  Let's go!!
 
2021-22 Theme Announced

The National PTA Reflections art contest is now open to all Dickinson/Explorer students.  Students create and submit original works of art in one or all of the available categories, but just one entry per category:  dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts.  The 2021-22 Reflections theme is "I WILL CHANGE THE WORLD BY..."

Let the theme inspire you, and let creativity flow!  Can't wait to see what Dickinson/Explorer students create!  Submission deadline:  Oct/Nov


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updated 10/15/2021

 

PTSA Membership Drive extended to Fri, Oct 22!  Did you know your PTSA membership is valid for ONE school year?  Purchase your 2021-22 PTSA Membership today!  Classes with more than 80% purchased membership will receive an ice cream party for the whole class!  Support our PTSA by joining today!  

Show your school spirit!  Dickinson/Explorer Spirit Wear sales end this Mon, Oct 18!

Urgently seeking a volunteer Reflections Chair or Co-ChairsReflections is a national PTA program that encourages students to submit original works of art in six categories.  The Reflections Chair or Co-Chairs collect, sort, display, and deliver entries for judging in Oct/Nov.

Safety Patrol: Green Squad report for duty Oct 18-22.

Join Dickinson/Explorer families for Movie Night sponsored by PTSA!  Watch a free screening of Disney/Pixar's Coco on Fri, Oct 29 at 5:30p under the outdoor covered basketball court.  Bring your own chairs, blankets, and snacks.

Math Challenge is a series of 15 challenges published every other week by Math in Action. It's free, open to all students, and no need to sign up.  View and print Math Challenge #3 starting Fri, Oct 22.  Refer to the challenge schedule or PTSA calendar for due dates.

SUBSCRIBE to the PTSA e-newsletter, The Messenger!  Be first to know about Bingo Night, book fairs, Fun Run, Big/Little Theater, Carnival, and all other PTSA events!

Volunteering at Dickinson/Explorer?  First time volunteer?  Submit a LWSD Online Volunteer Application for clearance.  Returning volunteer?  Look for a renewal reminder from Raptor.  (Check junk mail for Raptor System.)  Approvals are valid for two full years.

After LWSD clears your volunteer status, provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination to volunteer inside schools in accordance with Governor Inslee’s vaccination mandate regarding K-12 volunteers.


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2:45p Messenger Weekly News
Messenger Weekly News

Date:
Sunday, October 10
Time:
2:45p - 11:59p

The Dickinson Community Messenger is a weekly e-newsletter. Look for it on Sunday afternoons to prep for the school week ahead. SUBSCRIBE for the latest news + events at Dickinson/Explorer.
HALF DAY - Conferences
HALF DAY - Conferences

Date:
Monday, October 11
Where:
Teams Conferences

12:20p school dismissal
9:20a SBA testing
SBA testing

Date:
Monday, October 11
Time:
9:20a - 12:20p

Grades 4-5 only.
HALF DAY - Conferences
HALF DAY - Conferences

Date:
Tuesday, October 12
Where:
Teams Conferences

12:20p school dismissal
9:20a SBA testing
SBA testing

Date:
Tuesday, October 12
Time:
9:20a - 12:20p

Grades 4-5 only.
9:20a SBA testing
SBA testing

Date:
Wednesday, October 13
Time:
9:20a - 12:20p

Grades 4-5 only.

10:30a Art Smart Training
Art Smart Training

Date:
Wednesday, October 13
Time:
10:30a - 12:00p
Where:
Teams

Teams link HERE.
HALF DAY - Conferences
HALF DAY - Conferences

Date:
Thursday, October 14
Where:
Teams Conferences

12:20p school dismissal
9:20a SBA testing
SBA testing

Date:
Thursday, October 14
Time:
9:20a - 12:20p

Grades 4-5 only.
NO SCHOOL - LEAP Day
NO SCHOOL - LEAP Day

Date:
Friday, October 15
Math Challenge #2 DUE
Math Challenge #2 DUE

Date:
Friday, October 15
Where:
give to teacher or front office

MATH CHALLENGE #2: https://www.mathinaction.org/e-dickinsonexplorer-elementary.html

CHALLENGE SCHEDULE: here
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2:45p Messenger Weekly News
Messenger Weekly News

Date:
Sunday, October 17
Time:
2:45p - 11:59p

The Dickinson Community Messenger is a weekly e-newsletter. Look for it on Sunday afternoons to prep for the school week ahead. SUBSCRIBE for the latest news + events at Dickinson/Explorer.
Spirit Wear sales end
Spirit Wear sales end

Date:
Monday, October 18

ORDER HERE: https://tcspan.printavo.com/merch/explorer-and-dickinson-2021
Welcome back, volunteers!
Welcome back, volunteers!

Date:
Monday, October 18

LWSD approved + vaccine verified volunteers may return to in-person volunteering. Please check with teachers and staff for specific safety and distance guidelines.
Safety Patrol: GREEN squad
Safety Patrol: GREEN squad

Date:
Monday, October 18

Oct 18-22
Vision & Hearing Screening
Vision & Hearing Screening

Date:
Tuesday, October 19
Unity Day
Unity Day

Date:
Wednesday, October 20

Wear ORANGE for kindness, acceptance, & inclusion.
10:21a Earthquake Drill
Earthquake Drill

Date:
Thursday, October 21
Time:
10:21a - 10:31a

Great American ShakeOut
Math Challenge #3
Math Challenge #3

Date:
Friday, October 22

MATH CHALLENGE #3: https://www.mathinaction.org/e-dickinsonexplorer-elementary.html

CHALLENGE SCHEDULE: https://dickinsonptsa.org/Doc/Messenger%202021-22%20Flyers/mc_schedule_2021-22_emily%20dickinson.docx
PTSA Membership Drive ends
PTSA Membership Drive ends

Date:
Friday, October 22

Did you know your PTSA membership is valid for ONE school year? If you haven't already, it's time to renew again. As incentive during the membership drive, classes with more than 80% PTSA participation by end of day TODAY will receive an ICE CREAM PARTY for the whole class! Click here to join/renew now!
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Emily Dickinson PTSA    7040  208th Ave NE    Redmond WA 98053    425 936 2530    LWSD

Emily Dickinson PTSA 2.8.13 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  We serve Emily Dickinson Elementary and Explorer Community School on Union Hill in Redmond, WA.  Tax ID # 91-1212455.