May 2, 2018 | Issue #17
School All Grades Seniors Events
Thank You Beautification Day Volunteers!

It was muddy & messy, but April showers took a 3 hour break, allowing 85 student & 10 parent volunteers to knock out an impressive amount of work beautifying our LWHS campus. Weeds were pulled, plants were trimmed, trash was collected and 6 yards of mulch was spread. Thank you so much to everyone that participated in making this joint PTSA / ASB event a great success!
Tere Kaulfus, PTSA Beautification Team Chair
Keira Merwine, ASB Advisor
Volunteers and Donations Needed for Staff Appreciation Week:  May 7-11th

Let's show our passionate, hardworking LW staff how much we appreciate them! During Staff Appreciation Week May 7-11th the PTSA and Leadership students are planning a week full of tasty treats. We have 160 staff members to appreciate, so we need lots of parents to pitch in to make this week special. Check out the list of helpful food donations and volunteer opportunities. Thanks, all! 
Questions?  Email
LWHS PTSA Co-VP of Programs
Advocacy Update - LWPTSA Council Considers Resolution on Gun Violence

Proposed LWPTSA Council Resolution on Gun Violence Prevention and School Safety 

In response to questions about the PTA's position on gun violence prevention and school safety, the LWPTSA Council board drafted a resolution for membership consideration. The resolution was introduced at the April 12th LWPTSA Council membership meeting. There will be a discussion and resolution vote at the May 3rd meeting. If the resolution passes, it will be shared with the LWSD school board, the Redmond, Kirkland and Sammamish city councils and legislators. Review the resolution HERE. Ask questions or provide resolution feedback to Melissa Stone, LWPTSA Council Advocacy Chair.
LWHS PTSA is a member of the Lake Washington PTSA Council.  As such, our delegates will have an opportunity to vote on the resolution at the May 3rd meeting.  Delegates vote on behalf of their PTSA members so LWHS members are encouraged to share any feedback with our delegates, Mindy Lincicome and Irene Neumann.
LWHS PTSA Co-Presidents
Next PTSA General Membership Meeting & Parent Ed

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, May 23rd at 7 pm in the school library. There will be a brief business portion followed by our Parent Ed topic which will be on the rise of vaping, new trends, health risks, school challenges and what parents need to understand and look out for. Don't know what juuling is? Come find out! Students look to their parents for guidance. Get informed and help them make smart choices! If you want to learn more, there is another parent ed event in the district coming up, see below for more information.
LWHS PTSA Co-Presidents
Council Parent Ed Events

Anxiety in Teens: What is actually helpful?
Date: Wednesday, May 2nd
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Eastlake High School Theater
Speaker: Dr. Kristy Ludwig, licensed psychologist
Dr. Ludwig's talk will follow a brief presentation about vaping and other self-medicating choices used by teens today. No RSVP is necessary. Sponsored by the LWSD, LWPTSA Council and the Eastlake High School PTSA.

Kids and Race
Another Parent Ed event to look out for on Kids and Race is coming up on Thursday, May 17th, 7 - 9 pm at the Redmond Community Center. Hosted by the LWPTSA Council, this is a timely and relevant topic for our community too and one you don't want to miss! Learn about how the stories we tell our children shape our kids' racial identities and attitudes toward race. The focus will be on changing the narrative! Click here for more information.
LW Council VP FACE
PTSA All Grades Seniors Events
From The Counseling Center


AP Exams

All students taking AP Exams should have picked up their AP Location Packets on April 27. The packet includes their bar-coded number labels (which they will need for their exams) and a letter that lists all their exams and their assigned testing locations. AP Exams run from May 7 through May 18. In the Bulletin for Students and Parents (part of their registration packet), there is a list of "What to Bring" and "What Not to Bring" to the exams. Students should read this carefully. And, please remind your student to leave the cell phone, computer, and backpack in the car. Good luck to each of these ambitious students!


Second Semester Progress

Third quarter is over, and finals will be here before students know it. If students are not doing well, they need to meet with their teacher to see how they can improve. They should take advantage of Roo Time/Tutorial and/or plan to meet with their teacher before or after school. Students can also form informal study groups to review lecture notes or prepare for tests. Counselors have a list of tutors if students are really behind or confused. For freshmen, sophomores and juniors, this may be a good opportunity to assess progress and perhaps take a summer school course to make up deficiencies; we have summer school booklets in the Counseling Center and information is also available on line. Seniors need to make one solid push to the end; if required classes are not passed, seniors will not be allowed to participate in the walk-through graduation ceremony.

LWHS Counseling
Attendance Reminder


If your student is out 1-4 days for reasons other than being sick, they must fill out a pre-arranged absence form (page 1 only) at least a week in advance in order to ensure that the absences will be excused. If your student will be out 5 or more days for reasons other than being sick, they must fill out a pre-arranged absence form (pages 1 & 2) at least a week in advance, in order to ensure the absences will be excused.


When a student is out 5 or more days, the student needs to fill out also page 2 of the form, fill in the information as it pertains, list classes, parent needs to fill in how they plan to have their student stay on top of their studies while out, the student then will retrieve all the teacher's signatures and then retrieves the parent signature and then turns it into the attendance office for administrative approval. Page 2 also must need to be completed if the total number of days is 10 or more days. The process of filling out the pre-arranged absence form is also separate in that if your student had already informed teachers, they must also inform the attendance office. This line between Teachers and Attendance is 2 different areas.

Section: All GradesSECTION_ALL
PTSA School Seniors Events
Parents of Juniors: Senior Party 2019

We are continuing our search for 2-3 parents to chair the 2019 Senior Party. LWHS PTSA needs to ensure that we have continued parent support and commitment so that the class of 2019 can have the same unforgettable experience as previous graduating classes. Email Colette Ulloa for more information.
LWHS PTSA Co-VP of Programs
Beauty and the Beast Opens 5/3

Be our guest at Lake Washington High School's magical production of Beauty and the Beast on May 3rd - 5th, 11th and 12th at 7pm, and a matinee on May 12 at 2:00pm in the Lake Washington High School Theatre Performing Arts Center.


The classic story tells the story of Belle, a young woman stuck in a poor provincial town, and the Beast, who is secretly a prince trapped under the spell of an evil enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved in return, he will be able to reverse the spell that has plagued him and his castle, returning him to the man he once was. But time is running out - if he can't learn, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.


For tickets in advance please contact the bookkeeping office at Lake Washington High School. Or tickets can be purchased starting 1 hour before curtain at the theater. $15 Adults/General Admission. $10 Students with ASB, seniors, children under 12, Military. $5 Special Matinee on May 12th for children 10 and under. Meet Belle and the Cast starting at 12:30.


Morgan Heetbrink

LWHS Theatre Arts

Yearbook Sale Opportunities Are Limited
Missed the preorder dates?
5/29 - 5/31/18 $75.00

Get first shot at any extra copies we have available, supplies are limited to printed publisher overruns and cannot be reserved. Purchases may be made on-line through Parent Access (sales close at midnight) or in person at the ASB office (sales close at 1:00 pm).

6/6/28 - after school in the commons

ID required and signature required for pick up

Last shot:
6/6-6/18/18 $75
Any remaining yearbooks may be purchased in person at the ASB office.
LWHS Fine Arts Department Chair and Yearbook Advisor
You've been accepted ... Now what?

Upcoming Presentation:

May 16: You've Been Accepted...Now What?

Tips From a College Professor


All presentations are held on Wednesdays after school at 12:40pm and last about 30 minutes. Presentations are open to all students at no cost. Registration is not required. Tell them to come hungry, because we provide pizza and snacks! We encourage parents to ask their kids what they learned as these are student-only presentations.


Read the descriptions of our upcoming presentations. 

We wish students luck with their AP testing!
Please contact Debbie Cossey or Judy Shedd with any questions.
College Application Workshop Chair
Section: SeniorsSECTION_ALL
PTSA School All Grades Events
Senior Party just a few weeks away!

Ticket sales and bus sign ups May 17th, 18th, 24th and 25th. Chaperones Needed!!!!
Senior Party June 18th, is an ongoing LWHS tradition, it's a once-in-a-lifetime evening where graduates celebrate with their classmates in a fun, safe way: alcohol- and drug-free, and well-chaperoned. For more information, check out the LWHS PTSA website.
Ticket sales: Tickets are on sale during lunch May 17th, 18th, 24th and 25th cash and checks made payable to LWHS PTSA are accepted. Tickets can also be purchased anytime online. The online registration form has more information about scholarship assistance. Current ticket price is $200 and June 10th  is the last day to make a purchase,  we will have more bus sign up opportunities for students in June.
Bus signups: Seniors who have already paid for their Senior Party ticket must turn in the release form in order to be eligible to sign up for a bus. Per the venue requirements, a parent or guardian and the student must sign the release form regardless of whether the senior is 18 or under, now or at the time of graduation. This is also the time to turn in the food allergy form, if applicable. Bus signups are happening May 17th, 18th, 24th and 25th  during lunch in the commons.
We need chaperones! Email Debi Blaskovich if you would like to volunteer.
LWHS PTSA Co-VP of Programs
Hey Seniors and Parents!
Graduation season is arriving and that means many events are coming up to celebrate all of the seniors hard work to get to this point!


We will be having our Senior Prom at Union Station in Seattle on June 2nd from 8pm-11pm. Tickets will go on sale May 3 and 4th before school and at lunch for $40 w/ ASB and $45 w/o (EARLY BIRD TICKETS). We will then be having our regular ticket sales from May 10-24 which will be $50 w/ASB and 55 w/o ASB. We will only be selling after school May 22-24! 
Senior Salute will be following on Thursday June 14th at 6:30 - 8:30pm in the Gym, this event is optional but it is a great way to see your students and peers share their talents and passions in a more intimate setting then Graduation on June 18th (2pm at Key Arena). 
We will also have our Senior Sunset on June 17th, Sunday, the night before Graduation to bring together the end of our Senior Year, this will be on the football or baseball field at Sunset (TBD). 
Please share the date with your family and remind your student(s). Email if you have any questions about Senior Events! 
Thank you!
Lauren Peterson and Senior Class Officers
Save the Date for Senior Salute

This celebration includes student performances, refreshments and plenty of photo ops featuring graduating seniors in cap-and-gown splendor. Since graduation is at Key Arena, Senior Salute is the time to lock in memories of your senior and their friends taking leave of LWHS. Senior Salute  is the evening of Thursday, June 14 from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Gym and Commons. Look for more information in upcoming issues of the Kang Crier.
LWHS PTSA Senior Salute Chair
PTSA School All Grades Seniors
Anxiety in Teens: What is actually helpful?
Beauty and the Beast - LWHS Musical
Thu 5/3, Fri 5/4, Sat 5/5, Fri 5/11, Sat 5/12 - @7pm
Sat 5/5, Sat 5/12 - @2pm

AP Testing
May 7 - May 18

Kids and Race (Council Parent Ed)
Thu May 17 @7pm ( Redmond Community Center)

PTSA Meeting & Parent Ed
Wed May 23 @7pm (LWHS Library)

No School: Memorial Day
Mon May 28

Senior Prom
Saturday June 2 @8pm

Senior Salute
Thu June 14 @6:30pm

Mon June 18 @2pm

Half-Day: Last Day of School
Thu June 21

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