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Inspire unity. 
Exceed standards.
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2018 Community Service Awards...and Get 'Psyched' for Summer!

This year, Eastlake students racked up 26,750 hours of community service, more than 7,000 hours higher than last year!  And congratulations to 46 of our graduating seniors who earned their 200+-hour Community Service Cord, which is a visible and tangible demonstration of their commitment to thinking beyond themselves and helping others.  Click the button to view award winners at all levels of hours for all grade levels. 

 

 The online tracking system is new this year; email Key Club if you notice an error.  

Need a productive and meaningful way to spend your time this summer?  It’s is a great time to accumulate community service hours!  Visit the EHS Community Service webpage for great ideas, and check out this list sorted by interest.  Every student can earn 200 hours during their four years at Eastlake to earn the service cord and have verified hours for college and job applications.  For questions about the EHS Community Service program, email Julie Olson.

How does community service help teens with mental health and happiness?  Read this article...and help your teen get out and serve this summer!


Help Us Herd Student Laptops

Student laptop roll-in will continue on Tuesday, June 19 and Wednesday, June 20. The school relies heavily on volunteers to make this process run smoothly. It's busy and fun!

We are looking for volunteers to help in 1- to 2-hour shifts.  Questions?  Please contact Jay Pulacode.


 

Grad Gifts, Discounts, Donations...OH MY!

Gear up for college with savings (and free shipping)

Now through October 1, you can purchase Dell products/accessories at discounted pricing, and Dell will donate 5% of your purchase to Eastlake!  Discounted pricing and free shipping is available for *anyone* at www.dell.com/eastlakePTSA.  Share the link (and savings) with people you know! 
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Practice the ACT or SAT at Huntington on June 22 or 23

Your student can take a practice ACT on Friday, June 22 (9 am) and/or a practice SAT on Saturday, June 23 (9 am) at Huntington in Issaquah.  All proceeds from test fees ($25 each) go directly to the Eastlake PTSA!  This is a fantastic opportunity for students to practice a full-length test and learn their scoring potential.  There is no enrollment obligation to participate. 

Please register with Huntington; for more details, view the flyer.


A Thanks to Us and to You

Watch how your support to the EHS PTSA impacted our students
and teachers this year.  We pass along this THANKS to YOU!

Your PTSA membership and financial contributions to our Pass the Hat fundraising program allows the Eastlake PTSA to grant money to so many different areas of our school. 

For a complete list of this year's grants, click here.

And again, thank you!

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Join Our Team!

The Eastlake PTSA is looking for parents to join our team for the 2018-19 school year.  Roles can be split between multiple volunteers.  Please contact Jay Pulacode for job descriptions and/or if you are interested in any of the following roles:

  • Baccalaureate Chair(s)
  • Financial Review members
  • Legislative Chair
  • Parent Education
  • Reflections Co-chair
  • Special Projects Chair(s)
  • Senate Representative (1 of 2)
  • Senior Send-Off Chair(s)
  • Staff Appreciation Chair
  • Website Editor    

June Community Service Spotlight

Our PTSA Community Service Spotlight award this month goes to Benson Wheeler, who is a great example of serving during the summer! Last summer, Benson hiked 72 miles in New Mexico with his scout troop, improving sections of the trail along the way.  In this photo, Benson is teaching Yash Kulkarni how to assemble risers to accompany a harvest table he built for Camp Korey for his Eagle Scout project. 
 
Congratulations Benson!  And thank you for your service!

Eastlake College Night at Bed Bath & Beyond

Bed Bath & Beyond has partnered with Eastlake High School for a special College Night Event at the Redmond store.  On Saturday, July 14 from 3-6 pm, you and your grad can shop and enjoy special festivities to get your grad "campus ready"!

Music, food, and experts on what YOUR school recommends will be on hand.  Use the flyer below to to receive 20% off your entire purchase every time you shop through October 1

 

 

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to view/print flyer


A You-Phony-what?!

Thanks to a PTSA grant, the Eastlake band was able to purchase a new euphonium.  EHS junior Nathan Ford (below) is a lucky student who gets to play this new instrument.  Here’s what Nathan says about the euphonium:  

"The euphonium sounds like a trombone, but its tone is deeper with the larger bell.  It’s easier to play faster notes due to having valves versus the slide [on the trombone].  I play trumpet, trombone, tuba and euphonium.  I think it’s more fun to play euphonium...I like it the best because it’s unique, and no one else was playing it when I started.  Next year, we’ll have 11 euphonium players in the Eastlake band. We needed a new one because other ones often break down, so we’re always missing them while they’re being repaired.  It’s really nice to have one that works.  They’re very expensive, so only a couple of people actually own one.” 

And did you know?  "...our euphonium players took the top three places at Solo & Ensemble this year, so we’re the best in the district.”  


PTSA 2017-2018 Award Recipients
Please join us in congratulating this year’s award recipients (from L to R):
  • Alpha Wolf Award :: Deb Knaus
  • Outstanding Educator Award :: Christine Everson
  • Golden Acorn Award :: Ed Keith and Haven Scholz
  • Outstanding Service Award :: Patti Tornquist
  • Silver Wolf Award :: (not pictured) Sarah Frankum and Ann Jacobs


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Eastlake PTSA Community Partners

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August College Planning Class

Crystal Clear College Planning, an EHS PTSA Community Partner, is hosting these classes in August:

  • Thursday, August 7 @ 7 pm; Redmond Library

 This information-packed class will address the following:

  • Helping students decide which colleges to apply to 
  • What the more selective colleges really want to see in your student’s application
  • Why standardized tests are important and which one to take; the SAT or ACT
  • How to maximize your student’s potential to receive scholarships, grants, and other forms of gift-aid
  • Illustrate to families how to attend a PRIVATE COLLEGE for a public-college price

Classes are free, but reservations are necessary. [Register online]  Unable to attend? Watch our webinar at your convenience!


Youth Eastside Services
Youth Eastside Services provides counseling, substance abuse treatment, education and prevention, and psychiatric services in East King County. Since 1968, we've helped children, teens and their families struggling with depression, grief, trauma, substance abuse, anxiety, gender- or cultural-identity issues, behavioral issues, ADHD, autism and so much more. We work with youth up to age 22 and their families.

Everyone faces challenges in life. But with the right tools, skills and support, all families can thrive. Just say YES.

Youth Eastside Services


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