Happy Fall!

 

 First Day Packet Available Online 
   

 

Complete the First Day Packet online at einsteinptsa.org. The online packet allows you to sign up for PTSA membership, update your student's information, order your yearbook and more. You can also fill out the paper version that was send home with your student and return it in the envelope.  Check out the flyer for more information: 

First Day Checklist 2022

Paquete de Inicio de Clases 2022

Not sure why you should sign up to be a member of the PTSA? Check out 10 Myths About Joining the PTSA

 

Math Challenge Starting This Month! - September 23

Math Challenge is a PTSA sponsored math enrichment program, starting at Einstein this month! It is designed to give elementary students opportunities to sharpen their mathematical problem-solving skills. The program consists of challenges every other week starting in late September and ending in May. It is completely free and no sign-up is necessary. All students grades K-5 are invited to participate! 

Math Challenge #1 will be posted online on Friday, September 23 at 3:00PM. Math Challenge #1 must be completed and dropped off at the designated box in front of the school by end of day Thursday, September 29th to ensure your child receives credit for it.Click here for the Math Challenge website.



Family Ice Cream Night

On Thursday September 29th, the PTSA is hosting a Family Ice Cream Night at Einstein from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM in the Einstein Commons. Come have a fun night as a family and enjoy a scoop of ice cream! There will also be a dairy free option.  

We can't run this event without volunteers! Please click here to sign up for a time when you can help.

Questions? email familyevents@einsteinptsa.org



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Volunteer Opportunities at Einstein PTSA!

Volunteers needed for Vision & Hearing screenings!

All students will have their vision and hearing screened at school on Tuesday, October 11 We need 12-15 volunteers from 9am-2pm to help manage students and perform simple screenings.  Training will be provided.  Volunteers that are able to stay the entire shift are preferred, but if you can attend for a large portion of the day, please let us know.

You can use this SignUpGenius link to confirm your availability.  

Please email volunteers@einsteinptsa.org if you have any questions.  

Trunk or Treat is coming up and we need people to take the lead on organizing the event.

Please email  familyevents@einsteinptsa.org if you can help!



Reflections Co-Chair – Assist the current Reflections Chair person to organize the art show and learn how to run the event for the next year.

Please email volunteers@einsteinptsa.org with questions.  

Please remember that all volunteers need to be approved through LWSD's application process before beginning a volunteer assignment.


Thank You for Your Support!

A big THANK YOU to all who generously donated funds to the Fall Fundraiser Campaign. So far, we have raised: $8,475.00! Those funds are already helping our Einstein community. This is what we have funded during this month:

  • RazKids - An online reading program used by many teachers at Einstein
  • Staff lunch - Pizza for all the teachers on the day of the back to school meet and greet
  • Back to school coffee - First Day Coffee for 1st - 5th graders and kindergarteners. 
  • Welcome Sign for our Students
  •  Supplies Cart for the staff's bathroom
     

Thank you to everyone who has donated! If you haven't done it, and you'd like to send a donation, you can still do it for the rest of September through the First Day Packet or sending cash/check to Einstein PTSA. 


Einstein's First of the Year Family Library Night

Library Café and Book Tasting
Monday, September 26 6:00-7:30 PM


What is a book tasting? A book tasting is a chance to expose family members of all ages to different kinds of books from different genres, hoping to get everyone engaged and excited about reading.  

Click here for more information.  Email Ms. Johnson with any questions

Hispanic Heritage Month!

September is Hispanic Heritage Month. Friday, September 16, was Mexican Independence Day. In honor of the observance, learn how you can celebrate the rich culture, traditions and history of Hispanic Americans, and recognize their important contributions. Explore exhibits, videos, images and more: hispanicheritagemonth.gov.

Books for Hispanic Heritage Month: Books for Hispanic Heritage Month.

Some of our Dual Language teachers put together this awesome board to share with the kids during this month:


 


Celebration Book Club! - Reminder

Commemorate a special occasion in the life of your child while supporting your Einstein library!

Here is how to participate:

Make a donation to the Celebration Book Club. Your child will choose a book from our wide selection of new pre-purchased books in the library. The suggested donation for a library book is $20.00 (If you are unable to donate, please check the Success Fund option and your child may still choose a book for their special occasion).

Your child will be called down to the library in the month you have chosen to receive a free bookmark and choose a book from the Celebration Book Club shelf to donate. A personalized sticker will be placed inside the front cover stating it was donated by your child in honor of his/her special occasion. Your child will then be the first to check it out. When the book is returned it will go into the library collection for others to enjoy.

Some possible celebration ideas could be:

  • a birthday
  • a holiday or tradition
  • in honor or memory of someone
  • an accomplishment
  • or whatever you feel called to celebrate

You can access a sign-up form HERE. A hard copy has also been sent home with your student. For questions or comments, please contact Linda Johnson at lkjohnson@lwsd.org. This form can be returned by your student to the library or sent electronically.

Thank You for investing in our school’s library and we look forward to celebrating with your child.


Cooperation- The Einstein Theme of the Month

This month, all the classes at Einstein are working on cooperation-working together to reach shared goals.  Ask your student about how they have practiced cooperation. 
Some helpful questions to start are:

  • What does Cooperation mean to you?
  • How do you think practicing conflict resolution helps us be more Cooperative?

 



Fall Parent Chat Program
Wednesdays - 7PM Twice a Month


Parent Chat is back with support for stronger family relationships, encouragement to talk about emotions and mental health, and awareness that “you are not alone.”

Join facilitator Sheri Gazitt, MA and guests for interactive presentations with Q&A. Leave with evidence-based steps to incorporate into your parenting. Everyone will experience mental health challenges at some point. Parent Chat offers families competency and confidence in handling those challenges when they occur.  Sign up today for the entire Fall 2022 season of Parent Chat!

Topics include:

October 5: School Support When Your Child is Experiencing Mental Health Struggles
October 19: Teaching Emotional Regulation
November 2: Growing Empathy
November 16: Stress and Student-Athletes


Welcome Event for International Families

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September 30, 6:00-8:00 PM at the LWSD Resource Center (16250 NE 74th Street, Redmond WA 98052)

Join Lake Washington PTSA Council (LWPTSA) and Lake Washington School District (LWSD) for our sixth annual “Welcome Event" for our new and international families.

This is a great opportunity for families to:

  • Learn about the school district.
  • Learn about district programs.
  • Ask questions.
  • Meet other LWSD families.

Whether you have moved from a different county or a different country, this event is for you!

 Event flyer: 简体字 | Español | Tiếng Việt | Русский | English

Visit the LWPTSA Council website to learn more


 

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