2022 5TH Grade Promotion Sign

Preorder a sign for your yard to show everyone how proud you are of your Einstein Otter graduating from 5th grade. Please click the following link to get your sign before May 26:

Purchase a Graduation Sign for your 5th Grader!

We will let you know when the signs are ready to pick up at Einstein. For questions, please email: fundraising@einsteinptsa.org

Spirit Day -Rainbow Color Day- June 3

This is the last Sprit Day of the school year! - Show your Otter Spirit on June 3!

Wear the color assigned to your grade level or wear ALL the colors of the rainbow.                       

                                         K – Red             3rd – Green

1st – Orange         4th – Blue

2nd – Yellow            5th - Purple

     Einstein Family Picnic! June 4

The family picnic will be at Einstein on Saturday, June 4 from 11:30 to 2:30. There will be food trucks! There will be food trucks! Please find the flyer at: Einstein Family Picnic

Field Day & Egg Drop Challenge -June 14

Mark your calendars!! We are excited to have Field Day and Egg Drop Challenge again this year, on June 14.

To keep all the safety guidelines, this year it will be a student only event. We will start the day with the Egg Drop Challenge and end it with many fun and exciting activities planned by Mrs. Plate and the PTSA Field Day committee.

Please visit the following flyers for Egg Drop Challenge Rules and Field Day details:

Egg Drop Challenge Rules               Field Day

We NEED YOUR HELP for Field Day! Please sign up in the following link if you are able to volunteer: Sign up To Volunteer - Field Day 2022


Order 2022 - 2023 School Supplies Online!

Our partnership with 1st Day School Supplies is back this year! It can help parents and teachers to get the exact supplies needed for next school year. You can order online at: 1st Day School Supplies by June 30, 2022.

Kits will be delivered directly to the school shortly before the year starts. Einstein PTSA gets $5.00 per each box as fundraiser. Thank you for your support! Please contact: schoolsupplies@einsteinptsa.org with any questions.

May 12- Membership Meeting Recap

Thanks to everyone who joined the Membership Meeting last Thursday, May 12! We hope all of your questions were answered and you found the meeting useful. We also had a great presentation from: Brooke Gialopsos and Cheryl Johnson about: Einstein's Emergency Preparedness.

Congratulations to the 2022 - 2023 slate of officers who were elected by the membership!

  • Co-President: Kelly O’Brien
  • Co-President: Julie Akhter
  • Secretary: Holly Hall
  • Treasurer: Yamile Wasslen
  • VP Membership: Leslie Boyce
  • VP Communications: Emilie Mytkowicz 
  • VP Fundraising: Lisa Vincent
  • P Enrichment: Ruchi Bhargava
  • VP Family Events: Allyson Stark
  • Co-VP Student Activities: Danielle Koberstein
  • Co-VP Student Activities: Barbara Puk
  • Director of Advocacy: Marcela Valdés 
The membership also voted on the proposed 2022 - 2023 Budget. If you were unable to attend, you can click on the Treasurer's Report and the Membership Meeting Minutes to see what was discussed and the motions that were passed.

End-Of-Year Awards: Nominate Someone!

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!

Last Day to Nominate: June 1

Help us recognize these amazing volunteers and staff:

Einstein Elementary PTSA Award Nominations 2021 - 22


International Night Update

Our annual International Night was great! It was so interesting looking at all of the displays and tasting food from around the world. Many thanks to all of the families who helped out and contributed to the evening. It wouldn't have been the same without you!


Volunteer Opportunities!

There are many opportunities to volunteer for the end of the year and next year. If you are able to help on any of them, please follow the links below or contact: president@einsteinptsa.org

Field Day Spring 2022 - We need 60 volunteers!

Sign Up - Field Day Volunteers 2022

These are some of our volunteers' opportunities for next school year (2022-2023):

VP School Services/Volunteers (board) – Responsible for recruiting and connecting parent and community volunteers with various volunteer opportunities. 

Ottermail Editor (co-chair) – Send out a request for articles to board members, Einstein staff and committee chairs for inclusion in Ottermail. Distribute draft, complete edits to content and send out for bi-monthly distribution.

Flyer Designer (chair) – Provide creative direction and design assistance to those seeking help with their PTSA project or event. 

Otters Fun Run Chair and Fun Run Commitee – Ensure everything runs smoothly. Prepare a work-back schedule of key dates and hold committee meetings to monitor progress.

Family Events (multiple chairs): If you’re interested in chairing the first day coffee, ice cream social, trunk or treat, movie night, international night, story walk, family fiesta, egg drop, or the family picnic in the 22/23 school year, please email: familyevents@einsteinptsa.org

Please remember that all volunteers need to be approved through LWSD's application process before beginning a volunteer assignment. We can't do ANY events or activities without you!

Einstein at Math Is Cool Championship

Congratulations to all the Einstein participants at the Math is Cool Championship!

The team, integrated by: Darsh Mehrotra, Rayan Singh, Ethan Zheng, Yihan Li, Grace Zhang, Lydia Liu, Junia Geng and Ayaan Kang, came in 3rd place on the "Math is Cool Championships" category. Also, in the category: "Math is Cool Masters", Ayaan Kang came in 2nd place. Keep up the great work!

National Trails Day at Smith Woods Park


Join City of Redmond staff for National Trails Day on June 4, from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Staff and volunteers will meet in Smith Woods Park in North Redmond to work on woodchip restoration of the current trails. All ages are welcome, and no experience is required.

Sign Up: Volunteer for National Trails Day!

Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 26
Last Day to Order your 2022 5th Grade Promotion Sign

Friday, May 27
No School, LEAP Day

Monday, May 30
No School, Memorial Day

Friday, June 3
Last Spirit Day of the Year - "Rainbow Color Day"

Saturday, June 4
Einstein Picnic, 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Tuesday, June 14
Egg Drop Challenge (student only event)
Field Day

Friday, June 17
Last Day of School Year

Math Challenge

Many thanks to everyone who participated in the Math Challenge through the year! All the solutions are online now, you can find them at the Math Challenge Website.  For questions, please contact Yamile Wasslen at enrichment@einsteinptsa.org

Congratulations to the Challenge #15 winners by random selection:

- Kinder - Luca Iliescu
- 1st grade - Daksh Yalamanchili
- 2nd grade - Maheep Nanrhay
- 3rd - Arnesh Kar
- 4th - Aheli Sarkar
- 5th - Gabriel Vega

Special recognition to all the students who participated in at least 14 Math Challenges. They will receive a certificate with their teachers. Congratulations!

Kinder:  Asher Lee

              Rishaan Deshmukh

1st:  Tanvika Chandramohan
         Gabriella Brummet Serrano
         Rishima Shulka
         Emmit Gaudette
         Delilah Gialopsos

2nd: Hridaan Brahma

3rd: Saruul-Erdene Bayasgalaluguldur
        Theo Gialopsos
        Chris Chen
        Arnav Gadde
        Anabelle Gaudette

4th:  Swara Deshmukh

5th: Uugan-Erden Bayasgalantuguldur

Einstein PTSA Needs You!
The Einstein PTSA is accepting nominations for board and chair positions for next year. If you would like to volunteer for a board or chair position, or nominate someone you feel would be a great addition, please email: nomcom@einsteinptsa.org These are some of the open key positions:  VP School Services/Volunteers  – Responsible for recruiting and connecting parent and community volunteers with various volunteer opportunities. Responsible for ensuring school services (staff appreciation, vision and hearing, testing snacks, etc.) are managed. Otters Fun Run Chair - Lead and manage the Fun Run Committee to ensure everything runs smoothly. You can find detailed ... read full article

Thank You for Your Donation Through Amazon Smile!

We raised almost $200.00 last quarter thank you to all the families using Amazon Smile and chose Einstein PTSA!

If you haven't joined, did you know that every time you shop through Amazon, you can help us raise money? After a simple ONE-TIME registration, our PTSA will receive 0.5% of every purchase you make when you select "Albert Einstein Elementary PTSA" at http://smile.amazon.com. We always appreciate your help!

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