Emily Dickinson PTSA 2.8.13

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PTSA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

Does renewing your PTSA membership each year seem like a bit of a drag?  Uh... kinda.  But does that same membership also come with amazing benefits like providing programs and services for our kids and receiving cool discounts?  YES, YES, YES!  Definitely worth the small effort to renew.  And on top of that, every class that reaches 90% membership enrollment by this Fri, Oct 7 will earn a donut hole party.  Plus, any class reaching 100% membership will also get to choose a sports ball to sign and donate to school recess!  Join today and get the fun started (and see below for more details)!  

May be an image of text that says 'PTSA MEMBERSHIP: CLASSROOM LEADERBOARD Teacher Mclaughlin Harrington Fitch 50% TO OUR GOAL Percentage of Membership 90% 80% 76% 68% Van Auken Bergstrom Jackson Peckinpaugh Mancinelli 53% 58% 52% Potter 50% Jones 54% Shaw 40% 39% Schwabenbauer Bonn 38% Pietersen 38% Larsen Carter 六 2022-23 PTSA Memberships 31% 26% 25% EMILY DICKINSON supporting enniching'

 

 

 

FUN RUN 2022

Mark your calendars...  Fri, Oct 14 is the school Fun Run and we are super excited to do it in person this year!  This is the PTSA's biggest fundraising event and we need volunteers to make it a success.  Sign up to assist and cheer on our students.  We can't wait!

 

 

 

 

SUBSCRIBE TO THE MESSENGER

Subscribe HERE for The Messenger, your PTSA e-newsletter.  Be first to know about book fairs, Fun Run, International Night, theater, BINGO night, carnival, and all other PTSA events!

REFLECTIONS

Important!URGENT — Reflections Chair neededThe Reflections Art Contest Chair position is vacant.  We would hate to see our students miss the opportunity to participate in this competition, so please consider volunteering!  As Chair, you would simply collect and submit entries to the National PTA Reflections contest.  Email Ashlee with questions about the position or click here to volunteer!

2022-23:  Show Your Voice!

2023-24:  I Am Hopeful Because...

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 2022-23 Reflections theme is "SHOW YOUR VOICE!"

Let the theme inspire you and let creativity flow!  Can't wait to see what Dickinson/Explorer students create!  Submission deadline:  Fri, Oct 28Please electronically submit entries to reflections@dickinsonptsa.org .


OUTDOOR LUNCH OPTION AVAILABLE

Parents must supervise some lunches if their student(s) eats outside 

  • Parents must be LWSD approved volunteers
  • Parents must sign in/out at the front office 
  • Outdoor lunch is situated east of the gym under a covered area
  • Chairs provided; parents to put away
  • No volunteers mean students will eat inside
  • K-2 lunch is 11.30-11.50a; grades 3-5 is 12.05-12.25p

Please visit HERE to request outdoor lunch AND sign up for supervision shifts.  


YMCA BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL CARE

UPDATE 8/31/2022:  YMCA is unable to staff Dickinson/Explorer.  However, YMCA will transport students to/from Blackwell Elementary on the plateau.  If you need before and after school care, please register at Blackwell for 2022-23.

Dickinson/Explorer partners with the YMCA to provide before and after school care and enrichment opportunities (BASE).  Currently, only 4-5 families are registered for 2022-23.  We need at least 18-22 families for YMCA to support the Dickinson/Explorer campus.  For more information, fees, financial assistance, and to register as soon as possible, please visit https://www.seattleymca.org/programs/child-care-and-school-enrichment/school-enrichment/lake-washington 

Dickinson Before & After-School Enrichment


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updated 9/28/2022

Safety vest and stop sign imageSafety Patrol applications are open to 4th + 5th graders until this Fri, Sept 30!  Email, or print and return to school, the following documents: application, behavior code, and permission form.  Paper copies can be found at the front office.  Safety Patrol is a year-long commitment.  Students will be on duty one full week per month.

Math Challenge is back!  Challenge #1 is available HERE and due this Fri, Sept 30.  Please print and return to school.  Students who complete 12 out of 15 challenges are recognized with a personalized medal at the end of the school year.

Volunteers neededRunning Club is a runaway sucess!  With 170 kids now running at lunch recess, ongoing parent volunteers are needed to keep this club active.  Please sign up HERE to volunteer.

Scholastic Book Fair is coming Oct 17-20!  Seeking volunteers to set up, take down, restock books, and run cash registers alongside Mrs. Williams, our school librarian.  Click HERE to volunteer.  Shop in person during conference week, or online.

Vision & Hearing Screening on Tues, Oct 25.  Volunteer sign-up coming soon!

A simple graphic of a blank monthly calendar page with a checkmark in a circle placed over the bottom right-hand corner of the pageSave the date!  Theater is making a grand return!  Open to grades 2-5, with interested first graders participating as the opening act.  Mandatory theater parent info meeting on Tues, Nov 1.

Elem Band PerformanceLAST CHANCE: Register now for Elementary Band & Orchestra.  Open to all LWSD 4th + 5th graders.  Registration is free (simply provide your own instrument or rent one).

What teacher did your kid get?  How about your kids' friends?  Update your teacher assignments HERE to help complete our online student directory.

4th graders: Earn a FREE pass to federal parks, lands, and waters from Every Kid Outdoors!  Passes must be printed; electronic passes not accepted.  Passes are intended for 4th graders only and valid through August 31, 2023.

Volunteers neededMake sure your volunteer status is up to date before Sept!  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.

Elementary lunch & breakfast:  Since the pandemic, the USDA has funded free meals to all students.  The USDA free meal waiver expired 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 are available to complete online (preferred method) through MySchoolApps, or by manually filling out an application found on the district website.  Please file a new application by October 15 for uninterrupted benefits.  The application takes less than 10 minutes to complete, and parents need to provide just one application per family or household.


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2:45p Messenger Weekly News
Messenger Weekly News

Date:
Sunday, October 2
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.
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9:30a School Garden Meeting
School Garden Meeting

Date:
Thursday, October 6
Time:
9:30a - 10:30a
Where:
portable #2
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Art of Discovery
Art of Discovery

Date:
Friday, October 7

Exhibit available 10/7 - 12/2.
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PTSA Membership Drive ENDS
PTSA Membership Drive ENDS

Date:
Friday, October 7

Support Dickinson PTSA by purchasing/renewing your annual membership HERE.
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Math Challenge #2
Math Challenge #2

Date:
Friday, October 7

Math Challenge #2: https://www.mathinaction.org/e-dickinsonexplorer-elementary.html
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2:45p Messenger Weekly News
Messenger Weekly News

Date:
Sunday, October 9
Time:
2:45p - 11:59p

SUBSCRIBE for the latest news + events at Dickinson/Explorer.
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Mr. Fitch's birthday
Mr. Fitch's birthday

Date:
Tuesday, October 11
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Fun Run Envelopes DUE
Fun Run Envelopes DUE

Date:
Wednesday, October 12
Where:
school

For prize eligibility, Fun Run envelopes must be returned to school TODAY, Oct 12.
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Mrs. Schwabenbauer's birthday
Mrs. Schwabenbauer's birthday

Date:
Thursday, October 13
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Math Challenge #2 DUE
Math Challenge #2 DUE

Date:
Friday, October 14
Where:
give to teacher or front office

Math Challenge #2: https://www.mathinaction.org/e-dickinsonexplorer-elementary.html
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2:00p Fun Run
Fun Run

Date:
Friday, October 14
Time:
2:00p - 3:00p
Where:
school

Sign up HERE to assist and cheer on our students during Fun Run!
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3:15p Scholastic Book Fair set up
Scholastic Book Fair set up

Date:
Friday, October 14
Time:
3:15p - 5:15p
Where:
school library

Volunteer HERE.
Shop online 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.