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2019-20 Board Nominations
Nominating Committee Report : Evergreen PTSA Board 2019-2020 The 2019 Evergreen Middle School PTSA Nominating Committee is pleased to place the following names into nomination to serve as the PTSA Board of Directors for the upcoming term beginning July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020: President – Binny Marwaha Secretary – Christine Cherkis Co-Treasurer – Eve Yu Co-Treasurer – Shanke Liu VP of Membership – Tonya Lyle-Glaister Co-VP of Fundraising – Molly Hepkin Co-VP of Fundraising – Kay Crull Co-VP of Activities – Lillian Shen Co-VP of Activities - Pooja Arora VP of Enrichment – Ping Liu Co-VP of Communications ... read full article
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PTSA Award Nominations
Our PTSA would like to awards a few staff and volunteers that have gone above and beyond to improve and enrich our students' experience at Evergreen. Please help us by  nominating those you feel deserve this recognition this year!  ... read full article
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Please vote YES! And come wave signs!Natalie Wells4/18/20194/22/2019
Please vote YES! And come wave signs!
The special elections are April 23! Please remember to return your ballot by then. Join Evergreen PTSA members in a sign waving event this Monday, April 22nd, 7:30-8:30am at the intersection of Union Hill and 208th. ... read full article
Membership Meeting - Join us! Natalie Wells4/16/20194/17/2019
Membership Meeting - Join us!
Please join us for our spring membership meeting of the year, Wednesday April 17 at the EMS board room, 9:45am.  ... read full article
2019-20 Board Nominations5/19/20196/14/2019
2019-20 Board Nominations
Nominating Committee Report : Evergreen PTSA Board 2019-2020 The 2019 Evergreen Middle School PTSA Nominating Committee is pleased to place the following names into nomination to serve as the PTSA Board of Directors for the upcoming term beginning July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020: President – Binny Marwaha Secretary – Christine Cherkis Co-Treasurer – Eve Yu Co-Treasurer – Shanke Liu VP of Membership – Tonya Lyle-Glaister Co-VP of Fundraising – Molly Hepkin Co-VP of Fundraising – Kay Crull Co-VP of Activities – Lillian Shen Co-VP of Activities - Pooja Arora VP of Enrichment – Ping Liu Co-VP of Communications ... read full article
Bye Bye Birdie! Natalie Wells3/13/20193/23/2019
Bye Bye Birdie!
Join us for a fun and entertaining performance of Bye Bye Birdie! Performances are Friday March 22nd 7pm, and Saturday March 23rd at 2pm and one at 7pm. Purchase your tickets at the door starting an hour before showtime. ... read full article
Last Chance to Register for Theater!Natalie Wells1/6/20191/28/2019
Last Chance to Register for Theater!
Registration closes soon, our parent meeting is Monday January 28th at 7pm in the EMS Library. This year's theater production at Evergreen is Bye Bye Birdie! Read all about Theater and REGISTER at Evergreen on our Theater page . Only a few spots left!   ... read full article
Staff Appreciation Lunch - Thurs Nov 1511/11/201811/16/2018
Staff Appreciation Lunch - Thurs Nov 15
Let's show our wonderful EMS staff some love by feeding them a fabulous lunch this Thursday! If many of us contribute just a little, we can do a lot. Please take a look SignUp Genius below and sign up to help out. Items should be dropped off at the school by 10:20 am on Nov 15th.  SIGN UP HERE ... read full article
First School Dance Friday!Natalie Wells10/30/201811/2/2018
First School Dance Friday!
How exciting! Friday November 2 is the first school dance of the year. The dance will start immediately after school at 2:55 and go until 4:55pm. Theme is Blackout! wear black or dark clothes.  PERMISSION SLIPS INFLATABLE: For the first time ever, the school will have an inflatable obstacle course at the dance! Students must submit a  signed permission slip by Friday to participate. Permission slips for the inflatables are good all year, so once you get one signed, it will be good for any inflatable at any dance all year long. Permission slips must be turned in to the turn in basket ... read full article
Morning Student Drop OffNatalie Wells9/14/20189/21/2018
Morning Student Drop Off
Message from the school: Please do not drop off your students before 8am, the school building is not open until then, and there is no staff to supervise students. The only exception is period zero classes.  ... read full article
Last Dance of the Year! Volunteers Needed!Natalie Wells4/25/20195/10/2019
Last Dance of the Year! Volunteers Needed!
Our last dance of the year will be on May 10th, at 7pm.  These events are so much fun for the kids, but they can only go on with the support of parent volunteers. We still need a few volunteers for handing out wristbands during lunch Friday and multiple chaperons.  Please sign up here ! The theme is Sparkle and Shine! There will be concessions so please send small bills, we will be selling glow sticks!  ... read full article
Join the 2019-2020 PTSA Board!Natalie Wells3/13/20194/30/2019
Join the 2019-2020 PTSA Board!
We have a few more positions to fill for next year's PTSA board and chairs. Please take a look at our  open positions page and contact our Nomination Committee  if you are interested. Thank you!  ... read full article
ASB Fun Run FundraiserNatalie Wells9/27/201810/5/2018
ASB Fun Run Fundraiser
The 4th annual ASB Fun Run fundraiser is coming next Friday, 10/5 ! Students brought home envelopes on Wednesday for collecting donations. Envelops can be turned in Friday 9/28 , Tuesday 10/2 and Thursday 10/4 between 8-8:20am. You can donate online at https://payments.lwsd.org/lite,  but please do fill out the envelop and put printed receipts in. More details here ! ... read full article
PTSA Award NominationsNatalie Wells5/8/20195/28/2019
PTSA Award Nominations
Our PTSA would like to awards a few staff and volunteers that have gone above and beyond to improve and enrich our students' experience at Evergreen. Please help us by  nominating those you feel deserve this recognition this year!  ... read full article
8th Grade Parent Celebration4/23/20194/24/2019
8th Grade Parent Celebration
SAVE THE DATE!! Monday, June 10th: 8 th Grade Parent Celebration 7:00PM – 8 th Grade Parent Celebration and video presentation in the Field House 7:45-8:15PM –Refreshments in the EMS Commons following the presentation Click here to learn more about this fun evening for immediate family members.  ... read full article
Help Needed! March Staff Appreciation LunchNatalie Wells3/8/20193/14/2019
Help Needed! March Staff Appreciation Lunch
Help us treat our wonderful staff to lunch this Thursday March 14! This month's theme is Salads and Sandwiches! Click  here to help bring on the Yum!  ... read full article
Spirit Week and School Dance! Natalie Wells3/5/20193/7/2019
Spirit Week and School Dance!
As usually done the week of School Dances, it is Spirit Week! Each day has a different theme! Check our our Spirit Week  page for information on each day's plan.  The school dance is Thursday March 7th right after school. Information here . ... read full article
ASB Elections Information2/23/20193/1/2019
ASB Elections Information
All current 7 th  grade students who will remain at Evergreen next year as 8 th  graders are invited to apply and run for Evergreen’s ASB Executive Board for the 2019-2020 school year. Application packets must be picked up in person from Ms. Nilsen’s desk in the main office.  All application packets are due no later than 2:45pm on Friday, March 1 st . Deadline is firm and no late applications will be accepted. Read more about eligibility and process here . If students have questions about ASB, elections, running for office, or election application packets, they can email Trish Miller, ASB ... read full article
MOD Fundraising Event!Natalie Wells2/18/20192/20/2019
MOD Fundraising Event!
This  Wednesday, February 20th, from 10am to 10pm  - place an order at Redmond Ridge MOD Pizza (eat in or pick up), mention EVERGREEN PTSA, and MOD will donate 10% of the order total to our PTSA! We plan to split the total donations with the new middle school - Timberline, to help set up their PTSA. Yum!  ... read full article
Seeking Nomination Committee! Natalie Wells2/11/20192/20/2019
Seeking Nomination Committee!
Each year, a group of volunteers forms the PTSA Nomination Committee. They work their network of contacts in the community to recommend people that could serve on the PTSA Board the following school year. This is an important role, as without it - we have no PTSA!  Please consider signing up! If you are interested, contact deborah@evergreenptsa.org  or aziz@evergreenptsa.org .  ... read full article
Battle of the Books Needs Volunteers!Natalie Wells2/11/20192/20/2019
Battle of the Books Needs Volunteers!
Battle of the Books is coming up next week, Wednesday February 20th! We need volunteers to help monitor, judge and support our contestants! If you can help, click here to sign up .  ... read full article
Helping Students Navigate Social MediaNatalie Wells2/11/20192/20/2019
Helping Students Navigate Social Media
For those who missed our parents presentation on January 22nd, Kim Karr from #ICANHELP shared very useful information and resources on how we as parents can help our students navigate social media online. You can find these resources here: http://www.icanhelpdeletenegativity.org/evergreen,  using the passcode  parents . This is available to us only until February 20th , so don't delay! Visit, learn, discuss with your student.  ... read full article
LWSD Capital Project Levy on the April BallotNatalie Wells1/26/20192/8/2019
LWSD Capital Project Levy on the April Ballot
Lake Washington School District has placed a Capital Project Levy on the April 2019 ballot. This levy will raise funds to add *permanent* capacity to over 1,000 students in the district. Read all the details about the levy here .  The EMS PTSA has voted to support and endorse this levy. Pleases join us in learning about the details and help us support it! ... read full article
Reflections Art Show & Award WinnersNatalie Wells1/10/20191/24/2019
Reflections Art Show & Award Winners
We were so excited to share that seven students from our school received Reflections Art Competition Awards from LWPTSA Council!!! Our school is the one of the top schools that received the most Reflections awards at LWSD. A big success for our Reflections program this year! We've posted all the entries in an  Art Show for you to view and get inspired. Thank you to all the participants and their families! ... read full article
Help Needed! January Staff Appreciation LunchNatalie Wells1/6/20191/20/2019
Help Needed! January Staff Appreciation Lunch
This month, we are throwing a Taco lunch for our amazing staff! The lunch is on January 17 . Please consider helping by signing up to bring a dish, click here to sign up ! and Thanks! ... read full article
Double your Impact!Natalie Wells12/17/201812/31/2018
Double your Impact!
If you have donated to the PTSA this year and your employer has a matching program, please remember to submit your donation for employer matching! Thank you!  ... read full article
Holiday Hunger Campaign!Natalie Wells12/4/201812/14/2018
Holiday Hunger Campaign!
Did you know about 10% of the more than 29,000 students in the Lake Washington School District may be food insecure and vulnerable to being hungry over the weekends and holidays?  The Pantry Packs program , powered by the Lake Washington Schools Foundation, is a volunteer-run food assistance program that seeks to provide weekend food for hungry students. As the district grows, so does the need. At Evergreen, Pantry Packs helps feed about 120 students each month. It is hard to imagine that this is occurring in our area, but poverty effects are actually everywhere. It is well known that students ... read full article
American History Traveling Museum : Unspoken Truths11/25/201812/4/2018
American History Traveling Museum : Unspoken Truths
Please join us at the Eastlake High School Library for a special community event Monday December 3rd from 6:30pm to 8:00pm . Eastlake’s Black Student Union presents Delbert Richardson’s award winning American History Traveling Museum: Unspoken Truths. About the Museum: “The founder of The Unspoken Truths has passionately collected and amassed an admirable assortment of artifacts that symbolizes the African experience in the Americas and Europe. They are joyful relics of family moments, and everyday products invented or patented by African Americans – the ironing board, cell phone technology, golf tees, and a pencil sharpener. They are also the crude ... read full article
Spirit Wear Available For Sale!Natalie Wells11/20/201812/19/2018
Spirit Wear Available For Sale!
Spirit wear is available for sale again! If you missed out the first round, now is the time to order. The online team shop is open until Wednesday, December 19th. Click here   to go directly to our school's shop, or go to http://www.bsnteamsports.com and use access code EVERGMS (in all caps) to order. *Please note that orders will NOT arrive before Winter Break. The online shop closes December 19th and orders will be delivered to school during the third week in January. ... read full article
EMS Fall Food Drive11/11/201811/19/2018
EMS Fall Food Drive
  It is time again for the annual EMS Fall Food Drive sponsored by our National Junior Honor Club. We take great pride in being a significant donor to HopeLink each fall. Please help us help others in this season of giving and appreciation. Our goal this year is to collect 1750lbs of food! Lets see if we can do this and more!    Here are the themes for each day of the food drive: Tin Tuesday 13 th  – Bring in all canned foods - soup, fruit, veggies, pasta meals.  Waffle Wednesday 14 th  – any breakfast foods! Pancake/waffle mix, cereal, cereal bars, packaged ... read full article
Election Day is Tuesday November 6Natalie Wells11/4/201811/6/2018
Election Day is Tuesday November 6
King County ballots were mailed a while ago and ballot drop boxes are open as of October 18 th . Do your homework and learn about the candidates and initiatives! The Voter Guide that was mailed has great information about all of them. Visit  https://www.kingcounty. gov/depts/elections.aspx  for more information about initiatives and candidates, as well as information about drop box locations, and after the elections – track the status of your ballot until it is counted, and see election results. Please don’t procrastinate! Fill out and return your ballot soon are receiving it, and before Election Day! ... read full article
Volunteers Needed!10/13/201810/31/2018
Volunteers Needed!
Our PTSA has lots of fun activities planned for our students this year, and we need  your  help to make it happen! This is a great way to get involved with our school and get to know other parents. We are currently looking for volunteers for the following positions: Volunteer Coordinator : Help recruit EMS volunteers to assist with our ASB and PTSA activities, such as dances, throughout the school year.  Emergency Preparedness Chair : Ensure EMS is prepared in case of emergency by monitoring emergency supplies in each classroom.  More info here . Interested in any of these positions? Please email  ... read full article
Welcome New & International Families10/6/201810/28/2018
Welcome New & International Families
Have you just moved to the United States? Are you new to the Pacific Northwest or to Lake Washington School District (LWSD)? Lake Washington PTSA (LWPTSA) Council, in partnership with LWSD, welcomes you to the community! Parents, please join us and learn about : navigating the LWSD school system, resources, and support available from the district, PTSA and how you can be involved, the Pacific Northwest culture and activities, relocation challenges, as well as 'America 101 for International Families'. Also, hear speakers from Youth Eastside Services and Eastside Family Counseling speak about 'Stress and Anxiety in Students' and 'Supporting your ... read full article
Volunteers Needed!Natalie Wells8/25/20189/8/2018
Volunteers Needed!
We have volunteer positions open, both on the PTSA as well as for school activities.  PTSA Membership Chair  - promote the benefits of PTSA membership, grow our community and increase the number of families involved in supporting their students. Click here to find out more. First Week volunteers -   help hand out laptops to students. Click  here for details and to sign up! School activities volunteers  - click  here to sign up! There is a need that you can help with in our list. A few examples - health room, help with school dances, student theater and more.  ... read full article
Buying School Supplies?Natalie Wells8/14/20188/28/2018
Buying School Supplies?
If you use Amazon to buy school supplies, make sure to go to http://smile.amazon.com and choose Evergreen PTSA as your designated charity. EMS PTSA will get a small percentage of all your eligible purchases! ... read full article
New Volunteer System6/19/20187/31/2018
New Volunteer System
Lake Washington School District to implement new volunteer system in 2018-19 This summer, Lake Washington School District’s volunteer application system will be transferred from its current system to a volunteer system developed by Raptor Technologies, Inc. Raptor is used across the nation in many school districts and is considered the industry leader.  Information for all current volunteers will be transferred into the new volunteer system. Instead of logging in to Parent Access, parents will log in to the Raptor system to complete and update their volunteer applications.  The volunteer application system will have a blackout window for a period of ... read full article