May 19, 2023

22 Days Left in the School Year!

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Events for the rest of the School Year

Monday May 22
Einstein Family Library Night: For the Birds 6:00PM
Pasado Safe Haven Drive

Friday, May 26

Monday, May 29
NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day

Friday, June 2
Fun Run!

Thursday, June 8
Einstein Choralfest: A Celebration of Community Through Song, Einstein Gym 7:00 PM

Saturday, June 10

Einstein Family Picnic 11:00-2:00 PM

Wednesday, June 14
Egg drop

Monday, June 12
Grad Walk

Friday, June 16
Field Day, during the school day

Monday June 19
NO SCHOOL, Juneteenth

June 21
Kindergarten Graduation

June 22
5th Grade promotion

Friday, June 23 


The FUN RUN- The countdown begins today!

The Fun Run is in two weeks on Friday June 2 from 1:15 - 2:45
The students learned about the Fun Run today at the assembly and they are bringing home Fun Run fundraising envelopes today. 

Please ask your student about the Fun Run and take a look in the envelope for some information. 

This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and our goal is to raise $20,000 for PTSA sponsored programming like Family Nights, Art Docent, Science Expo, Choir and more! 

While we encourage students to participate in the fundraiser and return their Fun Run envelope, ALL students will receive a t-shirt and get to run or walk during the Fun Run event.
We're still looking for some volunteers to help make this event a success.  This is a super fun event and a great opportunity to get involved at school.  Come and help us hand out Otterpops, mark student's laps or keep the students safe and cheer them on along the course.
The students will be receiving more information later in May about the fundraising activities. 

Check out the SignUp Genius link and take a look at these photos of our volunteers having fun helping at a prior Fun Run event.


Help Purchase Spanish Books for the Einstein Library

The Dual Language teachers have compiled a list of Spanish and bilingual books they would like for the library for all the students to use. 
Your help is appreciated!

Link to Amazon WishList

Nominate an Outstanding Einstein Volunteer
Is there an Einstein volunteer or staff member that you have seen go above and beyond this year? Let the PTSA know their name and what they've been doing by nominating them for the end-of-year PTSA awards! Your nomination could get them recognized for all of their efforts. Who's eligible? Any staff member or volunteer! Some examples are people who help with PTSA programs and events, those that have helped teachers, bus drivers, or any staff member in the whole school!

Please fill out the form below by June 2 and help us recognize these amazing volunteers and staff:
Please contact: with any questions

Einstein Math Club Placed 2nd at State Tournament!!

Congratulations to: Aarin Frias, Ayaan Kang, Darsh Mehrotra, and Terrence Li for all your hard work and placing second at the Washington State Math is Cool tournament!!

An extra big congratulations goes to Ayaan Kang who placed 1st in the State in the Individual State competition!

Einstein Family Picnic Night- June 10
Get ready for the second annual Einstein Family Picnic! 

We will have food trucks from Seoul Bowl, Jessica's Unique Bite, and Sugar and Spoon:
These are the websites: 

Bring some water and a blanket to sit on.

Bathrooms will be available, and inside space will be accessible in the event of rain.  
Come play on the playground and have fun with our wonderful community of families.  

Einstein PTSA Board for 2023-2024
Last Night we had the final PTSA Membership meeting for the year.  We voted on the officers for the next school year.  There are still many chair positions open if you want a way to help out next year.    

The officers for 2023-2024 are:

For the office of President: Leslie Boyce
For the office of 1st VP: Kelly O’Brien
For the office of Secretary: Holly Hall
For the office of Treasurer: Yamile Wasslen
For the office of VP Membership: Nikki Noble
For the office of VP Communications: Emilie Mytkowicz
For the office of VP Fundraising: Allyson Stark
For the office of VP School Services/Volunteers: Brooke Gialopsos
For the office of Co-VP Family Events: Lisa Vincent
For the office of Co-VP Family Events: Marcela Valdés
For the office of Co-VP Student Activities: Danielle Koberstein
For the office of Co-VP Student Activities: Barbara Puk
For the office of Co-VP Enrichment: Amber Wittman
For the office of Co-VP Enrichment: OPEN
Director of Advocacy: Stephanie Calabrese


Last Math Challenge Winners!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Einstein Math Challenge this year! 

Congratulations to the Challenge #15 winners by random selection. They will receive a small prize from their teacher. Everyone did a great job this year!

Challenge #15 Winners

* Kinder:   Avanthika Muthuveer
* Grade 1: Asher Lee 
* Grade 2: Daksh Yalamanchili

* Grade 3: Vishruth Ashok
* Grade 4: Athena Cheng 
* Grade 5: Vashika Muthuveer 



School & LWSD

Last Library Night of the Year!  

This night is definitely “for the birds.”
Monday, May 22nd at 6:oopm
Our guest for the evening is Jim Anderson, former Rosa Park librarian and avid birdologist*, both entertaining and informative.
Come join Mr. Anderson for an evening of bird activities.
*A birdologist is anyone who appreciates birds, anyone whose soul is strengthened by watching them.
Have you seen the tundra swans on Fir Island? How about the sand hill cranes circling at the Pot Holes Reservoir?  Birding is a lifelong adventure. We live in a world class environment for birding. Once you start you’ll never stop.  Welcome to a lifetime filled with discovery and wonder.
Learn about birding!
Let’s go!

Lost and Found is Really Full  

 Please stop by to check the Lost and Found or encourage your student to look for their missing items. Also, please double check that any coats you have at home belong to your child since many of our students have similar coats. 

Anything left in the lost and found at the end of the school year will be donated.  

Warmer Weather: Sun Screen and Biking Forms

It is sun screen season once again.  If you would like your student to bring sun screen to school make sure you read and fill out THIS FORM from the school nurse. Biking to school is very fun!  If your student wants to bike to school without a parent THIS FORM needs to be fille out and returned to the school office.   As the weather warms up make sure your student has a water bottle during the day.  If you need a water bottle you can email Mr. Ren at


Student Council: Pasado Safe Haven Donation Drive

Einstein Student Council is asking all Otters and their families to join them in their last service project of the year. This donation drive will benefit Pasado’s Safe Haven, a pro-animal, anti-cruelty organization located as the base of the Cascades. Pasado’s investigates animal cruelty, rescues animals, runs an 85 acre safe sanctuary for 200+ animals, and provides education and advocacy to help people connect with animals in new ways.
We can help them do this great work by collecting and gifting them with some of the much-needed items on their wish list.

This donation drive will run from May 15-25
Students can bring donations to school and place them in the bins marked Pasado’s Donations.
Their website is extensive and explains all about the programs they offer and how they take care of the animals they have rescued. I’ve included a link to the page of specific “wish list” items they are in need of.
Thank you for supporting your Student Council and especially for helping out Pasado’s Safe Haven!

Mahalo, PTSA, for the Aloha Appreciation Luncheon!!

The food was amazing, and the atmosphere created a sense of a tropical get-away. 

Thank you for providing this slice of paradise here at Einstein. 

We appreciate all the hands that went into making this event happen, and feel so appreciated and loved.

-Einstein Staff




May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Balance in Mind is an amazing resource for mental health information provided by the LWSD Foundation.  It is free and all of their presentations are available on their YouTube page for parents to watch when it is convenient.  

Watch Screenagers Next Chapter | May 21 to June 4

Join us for a FREE screening of the movie SCREENAGERS NEXT CHAPTER: UNCOVERING SKILLS FOR STRESS RESILIENCE. Follow physician and filmmaker, Delaney Ruston, as she discovers solutions for improved adolescent well-being in the digital world.  

Visit and reserve your free seat to watch this documentary virtually between May 21 and June 4. 

Kids Coming Together - May Events

Kids Coming Together community service events are great opportunities for children grades 3 – 8 to meet new friends and connect with their community. Teens in grades 9 through 12 can also volunteer as event leaders. To learn more and to register for upcoming events, visit:

Kids Coming Together is a program of Lake Washington Schools Foundation.



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