Welcome Back Einstein Otters!


Happy New Year 2022 and welcome back to school! We hope you all had a wonderful and relaxed break. Thank you for taking the time to look over our newsletter and hopefully this week's edition finds your New Year off to a great start!


Einstein PTSA Membership January 20 

Our next PTSA Membership Meeting is Thursday, January 20 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Attending this meeting is an excellent way to learn more about Einstein Elementary, how the PTSA supports Einstein and to make your voice heard about school related issues. Please join us!  


Spelling Bee First Round

Thank you to all the families registered to participate in the Spelling Bee Program this year. We will send an email very soon with all the details for the first round. 


Pathway Forward Update – Return to School in January

Dear LWSD Staff and Families:

As we welcome you back from winter break, we’d like to offer some information and reminders related to COVID. The Omicron variant of COVID-19 is spreading in our community, and we continue to track public health data for our communities. We do not yet know the full impact that Omicron will have on our schools and community. 

Please watch this short video from Dr. Jon Holmen, Superintendent regarding our return to school: https://youtu.be/9aDkwhcQxA4


Nominate a Deserving VolunteerSave the Date: Einstein PTSA Membership January 

You know who they are! The amazing folks who continually lend their time and support to benefit the students, staff, school district and PTAs in our communities. Now is your opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments by submitting a LWPTSA Council Award nomination! We are seeking nominations for these categories:

  • Community Service AwardPTA awards
  • Community Outreach Award
  • Certificate of Special Service
  • Golden Acorn Award
  • Outstanding Educator Award
  • Outstanding Advocate Award
  • Outstanding Service Award
  • Honorary Life Membership Award

Nominations Are Due: January 7, 2022. Complete descriptions and more details are available on the Awards Nomination Form. Questions? Please email Awards Chair Tanya Scharpenberg at awards@lwptsa.net. 


Looking For Volunteers During Lunch Time

Einstein PTSA is seeking volunteers to help set up/take down chairs before and after lunch. We are putting together a group of interested individuals to set up chairs in the outdoor spaces, so students don't have to sit on the wet ground.

Setting up would take place weekdays from 11a-11:30a.  Putting chairs away would take place from 1:10p-1:30p.  Many hands make light work and we are aiming to have 2-3 parents come once/week to assist. For any questions, please contact: volunteers@einsteinptsa.org.

If you are able to help, please sign up at:  Einstein PTSA: Outdoor Lunch Help.


Reflections Competition Update

Many thanks to everyone who submitted an art piece for the 2020/21 Reflections Art Competition! Judging is officially complete at the school level.

We are proud of all the Reflection entries during these unpredictable times. Every child will receive a certificate and ribbon for participation. Our winners will receive medals. We have three winning entries advancing to the Council level and three Honorable Mentions. Congratulations to all of our applauded students! 

To see all our participants, please visit the PTSA's Reflections page.


Shop Amazon Smiles for the Holidays!

You Shop, Amazon Gives to PTSA! Donate to Einstein PTSA without spending a penny! Did you know that every time you shop through Amazon, you can help raise money for Einstein?  After a simple ONE-TIME registration, our PTSA will receive .5% of every purchase when you select "Albert Einstein Elementary PTSA" at http://smile.amazon.com.


Don't forget that you can earn funds for Einstein PTSA every day with things you already do. Please visit the Everyday Fundraising webpage to learn more about how you can contribute this year to our PTSA

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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Useful Links
School District Sites
Lake Washington School District (LWSD)
Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
Lake Washington Schools Foundation 
School and Student Sites
Einstein Elementary
Student Rights and Responsibilities
Einstein Library
PTSA Sites
Lake Washington PTSA Council
Washington State PTA
National PTA 
Community Sites
Redmond Library
City of Redmond

Need To Be Removed From PTSA Mailing List?

If you no longer want to receive email from Einstein PTSA, you can easily remove your email address and those of your family members by visiting the Remove From EIN PTSA Mailing List website for detailed instructions.

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