Emily Dickinson PTSA 2.8.13






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THANK YOU to everyone who gobbled up MOD Pizza in support of the PTSA (May 26).  At 8:00p, MOD Pizza shared that "they haven't been this busy in a very long time" because "a ton" of Dickinson/Explorer families showed up -- woohoo!

THANK YOU for coming out to support our school library + Brick & Mortar Books + Cold Stone Creamery (May 25):

Mrs. Carter, Mr. Fitch, Mr. Gomez, Mrs. Mead, Mrs. Millard, Mrs. Potter, Mrs. Williams, and so many Dickinson/Explorer families.  We loved seeing you all outside of school!

THANK YOU to Jerry Pallotta for the entertaining virtual author visit (May 9).

THANK YOU for brand new Art Smart shelves:

Michelle A

THANK YOU for Disability Awareness Fair (April 14-15):  

Georgina B, Tammy J, Tammy K, Lindsay L, Heidi N, Paulami N, Yini N, Landy P, Kerstin S, and Shalini S

THANK YOU for Used Book Fair (April 18-21):

All families + community members who donated books & other media, all students who shopped the fair (we love those quarters!), Georgina B, Anna D, Caroline E, Paige L, Laurie M, Heidi N, Paulami N, Yini N, Christina P, and Landy P

THANK YOU for the massive clean out of our PTSA storage (April 16):

Megan A, Anna D, Heidi N, Landy P, Kristilyn R, and most especially the entire Soelberg family for hauling 800+ pounds to the dump!


Congratulations again to 2nd grade student Guhan Rabindranath for earning an Outstanding Interpretation award for his submission "The Kindness Sensation" in the Reflections Art Competition at the Washington State PTA level of competition.  (Guhan previously earned a Literature Award of Excellence at the Lake Washington PTSA Council level.)  Guhan's entry now advances to the National PTA level of competition!  Good luck, Guhan!

Also, tremendous thanks to our Reflections chair, Yu Ling Huang!  You rock!


2022-23 "Show Your Voice!"

2023-24 "I Am Hopeful Because..."

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updated 6/13/2022

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

Safety Patrol:  Yellow Squad report for duty June 13-17.

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.  

Complete this SURVEY if interested in YMCA before and after school care and enrichment programs for 2022-23.  Select enrichment options you're most interested in.  Enrichment programs will be offered based on community interest and vendor availability.  Based on survey results and interest level, parents may register their elementary student in fee-based childcare programs that include enrichment.  Even if students don't need childcare, they may enroll in enrichment activities a la carte.  

Elementary lunch & breakfast:  Since the pandemic, the USDA has funded free meals to all students.  The USDA free meal waiver will expire on Thurs, June 30, 2022.  As a result, LWSD will charge for lunch ($3.75) and breakfast ($2.25) starting in the 2022-23 school year.

Free & Reduced Meal Benefits:  Applications for the 2022-23 school year will be available to complete online (preferred method) through MySchoolApps, or by manually filling out an application found on the district website.  Both can be completed after July 1, 2022.  If families currently have an application on file for the 2021-22 school year, you will receive meal benefits through October 17, 2022, at which time you will need a new application on file.  The application takes less than 10 minutes to complete, and parents need to provide just one application per family or household.

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!

Volunteers neededVolunteering 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.

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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.