General Membership Meetings

Attending General Membership Meetings are a great way to find out what's going on at school. The PTSA business meeting is often followed by a Parent Education topic or a guest speaker. All are welcome! You do not need to be a PTSA member to attend, although only members can vote. There will be time to socialize shortly before and after each meeting.

Questions? Please contact our PTSA President.

 

Upcoming General Membership meeting information: 

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
7 PM, virtual

We'll be electing our officers for next year and approving the 2022-2023 budget. 

Guest speaker: School Resource Officer Storm Gehrke and LWHS PTSA Emergency Prep chairs Jennifer Malick and Mathew Wetmore. 

Meeting documents:

Agenda

Draft meeting minutes from the March 16, 2022, GMM meeting.

Proposed 2022-2023 budget

Nominating Committee report (slate of officers for 2022-2023)

Previous General Membership meeting information: 

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
7 PM, virtual

We presented our financial review results. Meeting slides are here.

Guest speaker: Nichole Swanger, LWHS College and Career Specialist, talked about volunteer opportunities and summer jobs for teens.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
7 PM, virtual

The membership approved updates to the 2021-2022 budget and elected Deepali Bhardwaj, Karen Smith, and Meredith Schwietzer to the 2021-2022 Nominating Committee. Meeting slides are here.

Bess Altamura, LWHS Social Worker with EvergreenHealth, gave a presentation on teen mental health and the effects of virtual learning. The slides from her presentation are here

Bess Altamura can be reached at c-baltamura@lwsd.org.

 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
7 PM, virtual

Our guest speakers: Dr. Jon Holmen, LWSD Superintendent, and Barbara Posthumus, Associate Superintendent, Business and Support Services, will give an informational presentation on the 3 levies on the Feb 2022 ballot
Q&A with Bess Altamura, LWHS Social Worker

 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
7 PM, virtual

At this first General Membership meeting of the new school year, we approved the May 2021 draft GMM minutes, budget and standing rules. 

Guest speaker: Q&A with Christine Bell, LWHS Principal

Meeting slides are here

Previous General Membership meeting information: 

September 16, 2020

Guest speaker: Q&A with Christina Thomas, LWHS Principal

 

November 18, 2020

Parent Ed topic: "Student Mental Health in the Remote Learning Environment," presented by Lindsey McMeins, LICSW, EvergreenHealth Social Worker at LWHS. The presentation slides are here. 

 

January 27, 2021

Our guest speaker, Michelle Brode from Youth Eastside Services (YES), gave a presentation on finding balance in the digital world. The slides from our meeting and Michelle Brode’s presentation are here.

 

March 17, 2021
Guest speakers: Officer Rob King, School Resource Officer from the Kirkland Police Department, and Joe Joss, our new Dean of Students. Both will tell us a little bit about their roles and are happy to answer your questions! 

 

May 19, 2021

Guest speaker: Cadence Child and Adolescent Therapy presented "Coping Strategies for Back to School Anxiety." Learn tips and tools your student can use now, next year, and even this summer as they re-engage with friends and activities.