October 15, 2022


WSPTSA Legislative Assembly: October 15-16
MOD Pizza Fundraiser: October 16
Quest sign up: October 20
Reflections registration: Current until October 31


MOD Pizza Fundraiser THIS WEEKEND!

Order pizza at MOD Pizza Bella Bottega OCTOBER 16 ALL DAY! Show your fundraiser flyer or mention the fundraiser at checkout, or order online with the digital coupon code on the day of the fundraiser: Digital Code MODF13158. Order online at modpizza.com or with the MOD app and apply this digital code.

Thank You For Your Participation in the Food Truck Fundraiser

Thank you RMS families for your participation in the Food Truck Fundraiser. You raised a few $$$ for programs sponsored by RMS PTSA. A shout out to our fundraising team for organizing this event!

 Yearbook Photos Wanted

The RMS Yearbook is in production and we need your help. We are looking for the following:

1. First day of school photos, taken at home or at school
2. Photos of any school event on our campus, including PTSA clubs
3. Halloween or Spirit Day photos

Upload your pictures to the yearbook!

You will need to give your name and email address, as well as the name(s) in the photo, grade level, and a brief description. Only adults should submit photos.

 Volunteers Needed: Picture Day Retakes

We are in need of volunteers on Wednesday, October 19th for RMS Retake Picture Day. We're looking for 6-8 people to help out from 8am - 12pm. Please remember that you must be an approved LWSD volunteer. If you haven't already, please fill out the LWSD volunteer application found here. Please view the sign up and volunteer!

Thank you! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4caaad2ba7f8c52-picture1



If you care about students, schools, and families, then supporting Lake Washington Schools Foundation will make a big, positive difference in the lives of kids in our district. Last year, thanks to funding raised from the community, LWSF:
  • distributed 25,000 weekend meals to food-insecure students. 
  • added 1,100 diverse books to help build inclusive library collections 
  • trained 160 students in Teen Mental Health First Aid  
  • Supported 1,600 students and parents with the college application process 
  • Provided 1,300 hours of mentoring to local students 
  • and much more! 
Your help is needed to continue this vital work. Please go ALL IN FOR KIDS and make a donation today: www.lwsf.org/all-in-for-kids 

 Pantry Packs Fall Food Drive

Our Pantry Packs Program is hosting its annual Fall Food Drive!

You can help feed hungry students in our community through one of two ways:
1. Donate food directly through our Amazon Wish List.
2. Drop off your food donations on November 16 or 19, from 10 am to 2 pm, at our Pantry Packs warehouse located at 14816 NE 95th St., Bldg. 6, Redmond WA 

 Scholarship Auction

Each year, local PTAs in the Lake Washington PTSA Council donate gift baskets for the annual basket auction. Proceeds from this auction go to Council’s scholarship fund to provide scholarships to graduating seniors and staff across our district. Last year LWPTSA awarded academic scholarships to 15 graduating LWSD seniors!

This year, LWPTSA is pleased to be hosting the 2022 auction in person! All community members are invited to come help support their next class of scholarship recipients by visiting Lake Washington School District’s Resource Center during their business hours to view our fun, themed gift baskets and place bids at our silent auction. Everyone is invited to join the auction reception pajama party as they close out bidding and host a raffle with refreshments! Find out more

Silent Bidding: From noon on Thursday, October 6 until Thursday, November 3 during our closing reception (see below), at the LWSD Resource Center (16250 NE 74th St., Redmond WA 98052). LWSD’s business hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. Auction Reception & Raffle: Join us as we close out bidding on Thursday, November 3 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm at the LWSD Resource Center. Bring a friend and wear pajamas! Enjoy cocoa, cookies and fun while supporting our scholarship program.

You’ll also be able to support the program by making donations, purchasing raffle tickets for prizes, and purchasing gift cards from local businesses. Questions? Please email auction@lwptsa.net

 Notes From The Backpack: An Inside Look at School Ratings

What do school ratings measure, anyway? School ratings often leave families feeling confused, wondering what a singular number tells them about the quality of a school. Tune into to hear from Jon Deane, CEO of GreatSchools.org, who shares how families can use school ratings as a starting point for making informed choices for their children's education. Listen to the latest episode: An Inside Look at School Ratings - Podcast | National PTA
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