Emily Dickinson PTSA 2.8.13

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SEEKING IA + PARA SUBSTITUTES
 
Want to make a difference and fill a major need at our school?  Apply to be a substitute Instructional Assistant or Para Educator.  Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent.  For more information and to apply, visit the LWSD website:
 
https://www.applitrack.com/lakewashington/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Substitute+Staff+(Non-Teaching)
THURS, JAN 27, FROM 2-3:30p

All are welcome!  If you purchased/renewed a Dickinson PTSA membership for 2021-22, then as a PTSA member you have a vote.  PTSA Membership Meetings inform our members and encourage involvement.  Get connected and know what’s happening at school, discover resources and programs for students & parents, network with other parents & teachers, and make positive changes and witness improvement.  Teams link posted soon!


2021-22 REFLECTIONS

Congratulations to 2nd grade student Guhan Rabindranath on receiving a Literature Award of Excellence in the Reflections Art Competition for his submission "The Kindness Sensation." His entry will advance to the Washington State PTA round of competition. Well done, Guhan! 


2022-23 REFLECTIONS THEME ANNOUNCED

"Show Your Voice!"


MOVE-A-THON SUCCESS

PJ Day, extra recess, Crazy Hair Day, and pies in the face -- OH MY!

Enormous THANK YOU to all who participated and contributed to the Move-A-Thon!  You are making a real difference within PTSA and the enrichment programs and family events we can offer!

The classroom donations leaderboard at 11:59pm on Wed, Nov 10 determined our top 2 fundraising classes to win a donut party:

1.  $2,710.00  Team Potter (3rd grade)

2.  $2,345.00  Team Schwabenbauer (Kindergarten)

3.  $2,022.00  Team Carter (3rd grade)

4.  $1,902.00  Team Bergstrom (4th grade)

5.  $1,831.00  Team Peckinpaugh (2nd grade)

Again, thank you to all who participated and contributed!  We sincerely appreciate your support!


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updated 1/16/2022

Redmond North Little League (RNLL) is open for registration!  If your son or daughter wants to play baseball or T-ball this spring, register ASAP for 8-16 year olds because evaluation day is Jan 22, and by Feb 15 for 7 year olds and under.  Little league baseball age chart here.  All softball registrations are now through Redmond West Little League.

Please check the school LOST & FOUND!  It is overflowing with student coats, sweatshirts, and water bottles.  

YEARBOOK HELP NEEDED!  Partner with our current co-chair to help take photos, manage images, setup, and design our annual publication.  Time commitment:  A little throughout the year, then extra hours in spring to compile the yearbook.  Email communications@dickinsonptsa.org if interested.

Math Challenge is a series of 15 challenges published every other week by Math in Action. View and print Math Challenge #8 starting Fri, Jan 21.  Refer to the challenge schedule or PTSA calendar for due dates.

Safety Patrol:  Yellow Squad report for duty Jan 18-24.

If you can spare a consistent hour each week to volunteer, your child's teacher would LOVE to hear from you!  Teachers need help with photocopying, laminating, cutting, classroom prep, etc.  If you are LWSD volunteer-approved and vaccine-verified, please contact your child's teacher if interested.  If you don't know how to use the office machines, communications@dickinsonptsa.org can show you!

PTSA Membership Drive ended!  Tremendous thank you to all who purchased a 2021-22 PTSA membership.  Earning an ice cream party:  Bergstrom, Carter, Cheney, Harrington, Jackson, McLaughlin, Peckinpaugh, Pietersen, Potter, Schwabenbauer, Shaw.  

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.

In case you want to keep up to date with doses or boosters, visit this King County resource on getting vaccinated.  Here's the Washington State Vaccine Locator.


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2:45p Messenger Weekly News
Messenger Weekly News

Date:
Sunday, January 16
Time:
2:45p - 11:59p

SUBSCRIBE for the latest news + events at Dickinson/Explorer.
NO SCHOOL - MLK Jr. Day
NO SCHOOL - MLK Jr. Day

Date:
Monday, January 17
Safety Patrol: YELLOW squad
Safety Patrol: YELLOW squad

Date:
Tuesday, January 18

Jan 18-21
2:00p PTSA Board Meeting
PTSA Board Meeting

Date:
Thursday, January 20
Time:
2:00p - 3:30p
Where:
Teams
Math Challenge #8
Math Challenge #8

Date:
Friday, January 21

MATH CHALLENGE #8: 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, January 23
Time:
2:45p - 11:59p

SUBSCRIBE for the latest news + events at Dickinson/Explorer.
Safety Patrol: GREEN squad
Safety Patrol: GREEN squad

Date:
Monday, January 24

Jan 24-28
HALF DAY - Conferences
HALF DAY - Conferences

Date:
Tuesday, January 25

12:20pm dismissal
HALF DAY - Conferences
HALF DAY - Conferences

Date:
Thursday, January 27

12:20pm dismissal
2:00p PTSA Membership Meeting
PTSA Membership Meeting

Date:
Thursday, January 27
Time:
2:00p - 3:30p
Where:
Teams

All are welcome! If you purchased/renewed a Dickinson PTSA membership, then as a PTSA member you have a vote. PTSA Membership Meetings inform our membership and encourage involvement. Get connected and know what’s happening at school, discover resources and programs for students & parents, network with other parents & teachers, make positive changes and witness improvement, fundraise for curriculum-based programs, social events, and enrichment, and enjoy membership benefits and discounts.
HALF DAY - Conferences
HALF DAY - Conferences

Date:
Friday, January 28

12:20pm dismissal
Math Challenge #8 DUE
Math Challenge #8 DUE

Date:
Friday, January 28
Where:
give to teacher or front office

MATH CHALLENGE #8: https://www.mathinaction.org/e-dickinsonexplorer-elementary.html

CHALLENGE SCHEDULE: here
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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.