Emily Dickinson PTSA 2.8.13

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Carnival is coming!

Fri, June 3, from 5:30-8:30p

Print & fill out the inflatables permission slip (English, Spanish) for EACH student, sibling, or child.  Adults also need a signed form if assisting a child on inflatables.  Return the form(s) to school. 

Then pre-purchase a wristband for EACH student, sibling, or child so they can enjoy all the inflatables, games, and prizes.  Adults do not need wristbands.  (Online sales end Sun, May 22.  Prices increase the day of carnival.)  Food and drink purchased separately. 

Finally, please volunteer to set up, run games and booths, and clean up.  Your help is invaluable!

Questions?  Email kreese@dickinsonptsa.org

 

 

SUBSCRIBE TO THE MESSENGER

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

 

PARENT INPUT FORM FOR 2022-23

Optional parent input form is HERE.  Please fill out online and email, or print out and hand to, Andrea Jones (Dickinson front office) by Fri, May 20

SO. MUCH. GRATITUDE.

Tremendous THANK YOU for the 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):

Georgina B, Anna D, Caroline E, Paige L, Laurie M, Heidi N, Paulami N, Yini N, Christina P, and Landy P

Also, THANK YOU to the families who donated books, and to all the students who shopped the fair!  Can't wait for next year!


2021-22 REFLECTIONS

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!


REFLECTIONS THEMES ANNOUNCED

2022-23 "Show Your Voice!"

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


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Wed, May 25 from 5-7p:  We're excited to partner with Brick and Mortar Books in Redmond Town Center for a library fundraising event.  Between 5-7p, the library receives 20% of all sales in the store!  Shop local, support our library, listen to read-alouds by Mrs. Potter, Mr. Fitch, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Millard, and Mr. Gomez, and keep promoting our students' love of reading!

Also on Wed, May 25 from 5-7p:  After Brick and Mortar Books, stop by Cold Stone Creamery for ice cream and a portion of sales will be donated to our PTSA.

Thurs, May 26, all day:  Don't cook or clean dishes!  Visit MOD Pizza in Redmond Ridge and 20% of your bill is donated to our PTSA.  Use the code MODF5265 when you pay, or show THIS FLYER.  

Each year, Dickinson PTSA recognizes volunteers and educators for outstanding service to our children and school community by presenting them with honors such as the Golden Acorn, Outstanding Advocate, and Outstanding Educator awards.  We invite you to participate by submitting a nomination form HERE by Fri, May 27.

Fri, June 10, from 2:20-3:20p:  Mr. Gomez is planning a fun Field Day for our students.  Parent volunteers needed to run stations and herd students.  If interested in volunteering, and LWSD volunteer approved and vaccinated, please email Mr. Gomez.

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

Safety Patrol:  Yellow Squad report for duty May 16-20.

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.  

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.


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2:45p Messenger Weekly News
Messenger Weekly News

Date:
Sunday, May 15
Time:
2:45p - 11:59p

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

Date:
Monday, May 16

May 16-20
6:30p LAST Explorer Parent Meeting
LAST Explorer Parent Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, May 17
Time:
6:30p - 8:00p
Where:
Dickinson Commons

We ask that someone from each family attend. We will vote to approve the budget for 2022-23, sign up for next year's committees and Friday Choice dates, and introduce new families, along with normal business.

If you need childcare during the meeting, sign up on the Explorer Parents Shutterfly site. Go to the "More" tab, select "Sign Up", then on the left hand side look for "May Childcare" link. Volunteer to watch the children on the same sign up sheet.
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Carnival Wristband Sales END
Carnival Wristband Sales END

Date:
Sunday, May 22

Pre-purchase your carnival wristbands HERE by 11:59p on May 22!
2:45p Messenger Weekly News
Messenger Weekly News

Date:
Sunday, May 22
Time:
2:45p - 11:59p

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

Date:
Monday, May 23

May 23-26
5:00p Brick & Mortar Books Literacy Event
Brick & Mortar Books Literacy Event

Date:
Wednesday, May 25
Time:
5:00p - 7:00p
Where:
7430 164th Ave NE, Suite B105, Redmond 98052

We're excited to partner with Brick and Mortar Books in Redmond Town Center for a library fundraising event. Between 5-7p, the library receives 20% of all sales in the store! Shop local, support our library, listen to read-alouds by Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Millard, Mr. Fitch, Mrs. Potter, and Mr. Gomez, and keep promoting our students' love of reading!

5:00p Cold Stone Creamery fundraiser
Cold Stone Creamery fundraiser

Date:
Wednesday, May 25
Time:
5:00p - 7:00p

Visit Cold Stone Creamery in Redmond Town Center on Thurs, 5/26, and a portion of sales will be donated to Dickinson PTSA!
Spirit Day: Backwards Day
Spirit Day: Backwards Day

Date:
Thursday, May 26

Wear your clothes backwards to school!
MOD Pizza fundraiser
MOD Pizza fundraiser

Date:
Thursday, May 26
Where:
Redmond Ridge

Visit MOD Pizza Redmond Ridge on Thurs, 5/26, and 20% of sales will be donated to Dickinson PTSA!

If ordering online, use code MODF5256.
NO SCHOOL - LEAP Day
NO SCHOOL - LEAP Day

Date:
Friday, May 27
PTSA Award Nominations DUE
PTSA Award Nominations DUE

Date:
Friday, May 27

Each year, Dickinson PTSA recognizes volunteers and educators for outstanding service to our children and school community by presenting them with honors such as the Golden Acorn, Outstanding Advocate, and Outstanding Educator awards.

We invite you to participate by submitting a nomination form 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.