Lake Washington High School, Kirkland, WA
PTSA Local Unit 2.8.95

Kang Crier
April 23, 2014
Issue No. 15
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In This Issue
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Showcase of Excellence Concert
Wednesday, April 23, 7:30pm, LWHS PAC
Dance Team Informational Meeting
Thursday, April 24, 7pm, Commons
Taste of the World Celebration
Friday, April 25, Lunch period, Commons
LWHS Beautification Day
Saturday, April 26, 8 am - 12 pm
Cheer Squad Fundraiser
Monday, April 28, 4 - 10pm, Acropolis
Parent Ed: Getting Back to Calm
Tuesday, April 29, 7pm, LWSD Resource Center
WSPTA Scholarship Applications Due
Thursday, May 1
ASL Spring Show - "Signing in the Rain"
Friday and Saturday, May 2 & 3, 7pm, LWHS PAC
LWHS Music Dept. Fundraiser - Car Wash
Saturday, May 3, 10am - 4pm, Bridle Trails Dairy Queen
Advanced Placement Exams
May 5 - 16
Dance Team Tryouts
May 5 - 9, 6 - 8:30pm, Rose Hill Middle School
Senior Culminating Projects Deadline
Tuesday, May 6
Class of 2015 Fundraiser - Silent Auction, Food, Wine, and Fantasy Casino
Friday, May 9, 6pm, Kirkland Women's Club
Drama Dept. Fundraiser - Dinner Theater Student Cabaret and Silent Auction
Saturday, May 10, 6 - 9:30pm
Golden Acorn Award Nominations Due
Tuesday, May 13
Golden Kang Award Nominations Due
Tuesday, May 13


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Letter from President Julie Peterson 
As the year winds down, your PTSA is actually gearing up for next year. We are finalizing the budget for next year and it will be voted on at our May General Membership Meeting. We are also working on transition activities to make sure that the roll-over to our new board is seamless. If you have suggestions, or input on PTSA programs or activities, please email us. Also, we have many chair positions that don't take a lot of time, but are crucial to the success of our PTSA - if you would like to help out please let us know!


The slate of officers for next year was presented by our nomination committee and was unanimously approved by the membership at our March General Membership Meeting. Thank you to our committee - Donna Blinn, Janice Lyon, Karen Tollefson, Alison Thomas and Anne Allan, we appreciate your work on behalf of the PTSA. The LWHS PTSA officers for 2014-15 are:


Co-Presidents: Liz Hedreen and Anne Ryan

Co-Vice Presidents of Communications: Karen Tollefson and Karen Peters

Vice President of Programs: Nicole Camp

Vice President of Ways & Means: Sue Amorosi

Treasurer: Lia Yagelowich

Co-Secretaries: Donna Blinn and Valerie Horvath


A big thank you to all of our volunteers. We appreciate all the things you do for the school and our children. We couldn't do it without you. Please check out the volunteer opportunities in this issue of the Kang Crier. We are joining with the student government to hold LWHS Beautification Days and the first one is on April 26th. We need all hands on deck to clean up flower beds, pull weeds, plant new flowers, and clean up the parking lots - come and join the fun! See the article below for more information.


Senior Party ticket sales are heating up. Don't let your senior miss out on this fun and safe all-night party. Tickets are limited so don't delay.


It is not too late to join your LWHS PTSA. We welcome new members all year long. Join online at


We look forward to seeing you at our next General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, May 21 at 6:30 pm in the library.


Julie Peterson

President, LWHS PTSA


PTSA Golden Acorn Award
Nominations due Tuesday, May 13
Each year the Lake Washington High School PTSA gives Golden Acorn Award(s) to honorees who have provided exemplary volunteer service to children and youth in our school community. The Golden Acorn is given for continued and dedicated service. This is an excellent way to honor PTSA members for their contributions on behalf of our children. Please turn in the nomination form to Mili Nelson in the front office or send your nomination in an email to Deadline for nominations is: Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

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Golden Kang (Outstanding Educator) Award
Nominations due Tuesday, May 13

The Golden Kang (Outstanding Educator) Award is offered by the Washington State PTA to recognize individuals who go beyond the normal expectations of their jobs to make the learning environment fun, beneficial, and challenging. What constitutes an outstanding educator? It is someone who is innovative and effective - someone who brings enthusiasm and diversity to the classroom and a leader who directly influences the success of their students. Please return the nomination form to Mili Nelson in the front office or send your nomination in an email to Deadline for nominations is: Tuesday, May 13, 2014


The Golden Kang Award is offered by the Lake Washington High School PTSA.

Tickets Now on Sale! 
Silent Auction, Food, Wine, Fantasy Casino
One and Only Fundraiser for Class of 2015 Senior Party 
Friday, May 9, 6-10pm, Kirkland Woman's Club

This is the one and only fundraiser for the Class of 2015 Senior All Night Party. It will be held on Friday, May 9, 2014, 6-10pm at the Kirkland Woman's Club on 407 First Street, Kirkland.


Fabulous silent auction, food, wine, and fantasy casino fun with prizes for top winners included!
$30 single/$50 couple - adults only. Space is limited.
This event will help pay for the buses and scholarships. We are fundraising now so we know how much to charge for next year's senior party when tickets go on sale in September.
To purchase tickets, click on the "Class of 2015 Auction Tix" icon on the left side of the LWHS PTSA website; drop off a check at the PTSA box at main office at LWHS (mark for "Class of 2015 Party"), or mail to Karen Brown, 12816 NE 86th St, Kirkland, WA 98033
To help or donate contact Svea Dagel at

Volunteer blackjack dealers also needed. Contact Donna Blinn at
Senior Party Update

Chaperones Needed for 2014 Senior Party

Junior and Sophomore parents--the 2014 Senior Party organizers need your help! We are looking for parents to help chaperone the Senior party. You will attend the all-night party on Monday, June 16th. Come see what the party is about and have some fun.  


Save the date: Chaperone Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 4th at 7 pm in the LWHS library.


Certified Nurse Needed

We must have a certified nurse attending the Senior Party. Please consider volunteering to help make this party successful.


Prize Donations

Gift cards for party prizes needed. Any denomination is gratefully accepted.


Contact for more information or questions.


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State PTA Scholarships Available to LWHS Seniors
The Washington State PTA is offering scholarship opportunities. Scholarships of $2,000 are given to recipients entering four-year post-secondary institutions. $1,000 scholarships will be awarded for community colleges, voc-tech schools or other accredited institutions. Washington State PTA scholarships are awarded on the basis of:  

1) financial need
2) academic performance
3) leadership & community service

Applications are due Thursday, May 1st. Go to the Washington State PTA website for the application.

Kang Achievements
Congratulations LWHS!

Congratulations LWHS Dance Team!
Military State Champions & 3rd Place Pom

The Lake Washington High School Dance Team shined on the State floor! The LWHS Dance Team placed 1st in Military and 3rd place in Pom. A tremendous amount of statewide talent performed and it was an extraordinary end to a fun season for the team.



We would like to wish the best of luck to our graduating seniors - Alex Valenti, Amanda Levine, Andrea Alor, Briana Lee, Emily Brown, Ivyanne Smith, Lauren Olson, Madison Quimby, Rachel Wilkes, Rachel Imhof and Samantha Baker. We can't wait to hear of the places you'll go.


To our wonderful coaches, Lindsey Beck and Jeannie Wehr, thank you for preparing our daughters for success in all areas of life.   


LW Dance Team 2014-2015 Informational Meetings: Tuesday, April 22nd and Thursday, April 24th, 7pm, LWHS Commons
: May 5th - 9th, 6 - 8:30pm, Rose Hill Middle School

LWHS Wins 2013 Washington Achievement Award

Lake Washington High School is a recipient of the 2013 Washington Achievement Award for the third year in a row!! LWHS is being honored for High reading progress.


This is an extraordinary accomplishment and is a direct reflection of the hard work of our students, the dedication of our teachers, and the support and guidance of our parents. The LWHS award is well deserved. In the past year(s), Lake Washington High School has implemented several improvements that have impacted our students' success.

  • We have focused specific instruction around reading practices in all English classes.
  • All departments have focused on informational text as a genre for reading instruction.
  • We have provided support classes for English in the 9th and 10th grade to ensure students have the skills necessary to read with precision and comprehension.

The Washington Achievement Awards are sponsored by the Washington State Board of Education and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. They celebrate Washington's top-performing schools and recognize achievement in many categories. This highly selective award is based on our school's performance on the Achievement Index and uses criteria set by the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility waiver.  

The Washington Achievement Award is given in six categories: overall excellence, high progress, reading, math, science, extended graduation rate (high and comprehensive schools only) and English language acquisition.                                 


Visit the OSPI Washington Achievement awards site to learn more about the awards and the criteria for selection. The selection process for the Washington Achievement Award is very rigorous, and all of us take great pride in this accomplishment.


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LWHS News & Activities

"Showcase of Excellence" Concert
Award-winning LWHS Music Students Perform
Wednesday, April 23, 7pm, LWHS PAC



LWHS Music department supporters:  Mark your calendars and spread the word regarding the upcoming "Showcase of Excellence" concert on Wednesday April, 23rd at 7pm at LWHS Performing Arts Center. 


Hear the LWHS music students - vocal and instrumental - that competed and won in their categories at the recent regional Solo & Ensemble contest. This concert will help them prepare for State competition at the end of April. 


Tickets are ONLY $10 and are available from a LWHS student, or at the door on the night of the performance.  


LW Celebration Week - Taste of the World Day
Friday during Lunch - Food Donations Needed
Student Government has worked hard this year to include more diverse groups of students in activities and to really hear their voices. To culminate this effort, this week is LW Celebration Week! Activities have included: Mix-It Up Day (Monday), Talent Tuesday, Widen-Your-Views Day (Wednesday), All for One Day (Thursday), and Taste of the World Day (Friday). 

The students will culminate their week on Friday in a Taste of the World Celebration during all three lunches. Student Government will be serving finger foods to give students a chance to taste other cuisine. If you would be able to help with donations of food or drink from a particular culture, please drop off non-refrigerated items on Thursday from 8am - 3:30pm or Friday from 7:30 -10:30am. If you have questions, please contact teacher Valerie Yob.  



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LWHS Beautification Day!
Volunteers Needed - Saturday, April 26, 8am - 12pm

Student Government is planning a day for students, families, staff, community members, and  friends to come and help "beautify" the school! We hope that you will be able to volunteer some time to help with weeding, planting, and renovating the LW sign at the main entrance. If you don't have time to volunteer, the school would also like donations to purchase plants.


On Saturday, April 26th, from 8:00am-12:00pm, we are going to try to get as many people as possible to help out in our efforts. We understand that when people work at, or with something, they appreciate it more and it becomes theirs. This is what we are hoping for the students!


Please sign up here if you can help for a couple of hours, or all morning! Bring work gloves and tools, if possible. We also need volunteers to purchase plants, and donors to help fund the purchases. If you can help with donations, plant purchasing, or have any questions, please contact teacher Valerie Yob. The school is requesting 5 gallon lavenders, 5 gallon purple laurels and purple pansies.  


If you have any special skills or tools, knowledge of the correct ways to plan/do these things, access to wholesale plants, ideas to make it look fabulous, design skills, or anything else, we need you! We are working with a budget of approximately $800 to replace plants right now, so if you know anyone who would like to donate to our beautification efforts, have them contact Ms. Cheryl Ronbeck in the cashier's office.



Support the Cheer Squad!
Fundraiser at Acropolis, Monday, April 28, 4-10pm

LWHS Cheer Boosters and Cheer Squad will host another fundraiser in April at Acropolis in

Kirkland, on Monday, April 28th from 4-10pm, dine in or take out. Acropolis will donate 15% of the profits during the time frame to the Cheer Squad. Please present this flyer to your server, or mention the Cheer Squad.

LWHS American Sign Language Program Spring Show
Friday and Saturday May 2 & 3, 7pm, LWHS PAC
Lake Washington High School in Kirkland Washington is pleased to invite you to our first American Sign Language student performance.

We will be presenting, "SIGNING in the Rain" an ASL Musical, on Friday, May 2nd and Saturday, May 3rd at 7pm in our Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are $5.00 for Students and $7.00 for Adults.

Come join us to watch a show with students signing songs, poetry and dance.

Contact: Carin Storch

Support Lyrica, Band and Orchestra in raising funds to attend the World Strides Heritage Festival competition in late May in Anaheim, CA.    

Dinner Theater Student Cabaret and Silent Auction
Drama Department Fundraiser
Saturday, May 10, 6 - 9:30pm
The Boosters of the Lake Washington Drama Department present the First Annual Dinner Theater Student Cabaret and Silent Auction on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 6 - 9:30 pm.

Please request ticket order form from Lisa McIntyre at and RSVP no later than May 5th, 2014.

All proceeds from the event and silent auction will support the theatrical education and development at LWHS and LWHS plays and musicals.

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Open Gym

Open Gym is open to all LWHS students that are interested in recreational activities. Students have the opportunity to choose an activity. There is no coaching of the students. LWHS staff is on-site supervising.     


April 14th - May 3rd


Monday - Thursday:
MAIN & AUX GYM: 5 - 7pm 
MAIN & AUX GYM: 10am - 12pm


May 19th - May 31st


Monday - Thursday:
MAIN GYM: 3 - 5pm
AUX GYM: 5 - 7pm 

MAIN & AUX GYM: 10am - 12pm


Counseling Center

Advanced Placement Exams
May 5 through May 16

Advanced Placement exams are scheduled for May 5 through May 16. Students will pick up their AP Packets next week; inside the envelope, they'll find a letter that will list their exams and test location. They will need their AP number (from the AP Packet) and photo ID in order to check in for each exam. Check in begins at 7am (doors close at 7:30am) for morning exams, and check in begins at noon (doors close at 12:30pm) for afternoon exams. Students are reminded that they CAN NOT leave any test early. The College Board has very strict rules regarding testing procedures, including no cell phones. Having a good nights sleep, a nutritional breakfast, and being aware of the time and location, what materials to bring, and the testing procedures will help reduce test anxiety. These students have worked hard all year to prepare for their exams. Good luck to each of them!


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Especially for Juniors
Plan for Senior Year

The upcoming senior year is packed with long lists of things to do. Not only do students need to stay current on their six courses, but they also want to continue their extracurricular, athletic, employment, or volunteer commitments. Now add to that the no small task of preparing for life after high school, and it is easy to see why a senior's stress level can hit overload by the end of September.  


The key to managing the senior year is plan-organize-implement. Your student's counselor is here to help every step of the way. Here is a short list of things that your junior can do this summer to get ahead of the busy senior year.  

  1. Think about your priorities and values. What is important to you and why?
  2. Think about what kind of colleges might be a good fit based on those values. It's all about fit. Consider size, location, academic programs, and social and cultural environment.
  3. Have a conversation with your parents about the financial piece. Will you need to apply for scholarships or other financial aid opportunities? (We have a list of some great websites to check out!)
  4. Make several campus visits and interview with admission representatives, if appropriate. If you're not sure where you want to go, think local. Visit UW to get a sense of what a large campus feels like. Visit Seattle Pacific to get a sense of what a residential campus feels like. Walk around Seattle University's campus to see if you like the urban feel. You get the picture.
  5. As you research schools on the web or make your visit, double check to make sure that your senior courses meet their recommended/required courses.
  6. Read, read, read. The more you read, the more you understand what good writing sounds and feels like. (Yes, good writing has a cadence and rhythm all its own.)
  7. Get a job to gain experience and help pay for college.
  8. Volunteer.
  9. Start narrowing your list of colleges: think in terms of safety, match and reach schools.
  10. Work to improve your SAT or ACT scores.
Planning a Summer Road Trip - College Visits

Summer is the perfect time for juniors and their parents to pack their bags and head off to college campuses. For many students, these visits are the deciding factor in where applications will be sent in the fall. Here are some things to keep in mind:  

  1. Colleges go to great lengths to impress you and your parents (those who pay the bills). Expect perky, engaging tour guides to show you the very prettiest parts of the campus. If you know this from the beginning, you will not be (as easily) swept off your feet.
  2. One of the best ways to get a feel for any college campus is to break free of structured tours and hang out in the student union building or a local coffee shop near the campus.
  3. If possible, stay the night at one of the dorms, eat in the cafeteria, take a jog through the campus, and/or attend a sporting event. Keep in mind that it is summer and some of the buildings will be closed and, more importantly, the campus won't be nearly as crowded as it will be in the fall.
  4. Take an unofficial copy of your high school transcript and know your test scores. Make an appointment to meet with an admissions person and sit down with your list of questions. Do your homework; go prepared with comments and questions that reflect your interest and knowledge about the school.
  5. Talk. Talk to students and adults on campus. Talk to the barista at the coffee bar or the salesperson at the book store. Just talk.
  6. Take pictures of each college and log where the picture was taken. You will be surprised at how similar college dorms and buildings and rec centers start to all look alike.

And if you're not planning a road trip? No problem. Get online and take a virtual tour of the campus. (Be sure to reread #1 above.) Read the campus newspaper and student-run blogs. This is a great way to learn about the issues the planned tours don't mention (issues with the administration and budget cuts, for example). Take a look at the list of clubs available; clubs grow out of student interests.


Remember, it is all about fit. While one student will see the gym as paradise, another will look to the library. And that's what makes this search an adventure - and extremely personal. Keep in mind, though, that if you aren't admitted to your 'perfect fit' school, there will be your second choice, and even third. And if statistics are correct, you will still love the school where you end up attending.


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Upcoming SAT and ACT Test Dates for 2014

Because so many students take these tests in the spring, students need to sign up early! Registering close to the registration deadline may mean testing as far away as Tacoma. To learn more about what these pre-colleges tests are about, click here


LWHS Code is 480545  


SAT (see complete list of registration dates)

Test Date                                                                Regular Registration Deadlines


June 7, 2014                                                            May 9, 2014 


ACT (see complete list of registration dates)

Test Date                                                                Regular Registration Deadlines


June 14, 2014                                                          May 9, 2014 


SAT Prep at LWHS

The SAT Prep Course provides classroom-based practice testing and instruction in preparation for the SAT test. Areas covered include essay writing, grammar, geometry and algebra topics. Practice tests provide immediate feedback -- after the test students leave with a marked essay, a better understanding of SAT scoring, and their score from the practice test.  


To register for the upcoming classes, and for more information and additional locations, see the current flyer here or visit  

Career Center InfoSeniorInfo 

Work Study Credit - Don't Miss Out!

Students who are employed and earning a paycheck have the fantastic opportunity to earn Work Study Credit. If your son or daughter is enrolled in Work-Based Learning, now's the time to be sure that all the paperwork is in order and turned in to Mrs. Luckey. Students may continue to turn in hour logs, and signed employer evaluation forms.


The benefits of participation in this program are:

  • Earn one semester credit for each 180 hours worked (up to 4 semester credits)
  • The grade recorded for work credit is an "A", so this helps increase G.P.A.
  • Demonstrate responsibility to colleges and future employers
  • Open up space in student schedule to take other electives like music, art, material science, etc.
  • Earn required CTE credits needed for graduation

Not sure what the status of your son/daughter's hours are? Contact Mrs. Luckey at


Interested in having your son/daughter enroll in this awesome program? Watch for details in the fall to enroll for the 2014-2015 school year.

Welcome to WaNIC

A Regional Skills Center in NE King County

WaNIC (Washington Network for Innovative Careers) is established to provide advanced-level Career and Technical Education programs based on rigorous academic and industry standards, preparing students for post-secondary education and successful entry into high-skill, high-demand careers and employment. Students may receive occupation education, elective or cross credits toward graduation.


2014-2015 WaNIC Course Offerings

* American Sign Language * DigiPen Animation Academy * Architectural & Engineering Design * Automotive Technology * Biotechnology * Composite Engineering & Manufacturing * Construction Trades * CISCO Networking Academy * Criminal Justice * Culinary Arts * Dental Careers * Environmental Science * Event Planning, Hospitality, and Tourism * Film & Video Production * Fire and EMS * Radio/TV Broadcasting Technology * Interior Design * DigiPen Robotics and Future Technologies * Sports & Entertainment * Marketing Management * Sports Medicine * Teaching Academy * Sustainable Engineering & Design Technology * DigiPen Video Game Programming * Welding Technology, Design & Fabrication


It's Easy to Enroll! Find out details about the course you are considering and complete the application on-line at   


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TECH PREP - College Connections

Tech Prep allows you to earn DUAL CREDIT (high school and college credit at the same time)

for successfully completing certain Career and Technical Education courses offered at LWHS. You MUST register your course within the TP registration system while you are in the class.  


The college credit classes offered at Lake Washington High School are: American Sign Language, Computer Science, Digital Design/Yearbook, Business Applications, Marketing 1, Entrepreneurship, Life & Finance, Engineering/Drawing 1 & 2, Child Psychology, AP Environmental Science, and Material Science    


Easy as 1-2-3: Register through TECH PREP using the online system: 


Please pay special attention to registration and payment deadlines! There is a one- time annual fee of $46.00 for participating in the program!

Information for Seniors & Senior ParentsSeniorInfo 

Level 5 Essays

The Level 5 Compare/Contrast, Persuasive, and Literary Analysis essays are district graduation requirements, and seniors must complete and pass all three in order to graduate with their class.


If students are not completing these papers in their classes, they will need to contact Ms. Christiansen for the specific type of essay prompt they need. Once an essay is complete and ready to submit, students will need to enroll in the Level 5 "class."  It is up to students to move forward and complete this task. This is the last opportunity the LWHS writing program is offering to help students meet this graduation requirement.


Please email Ms. Christiansen for more information:

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Culminating Project Deadline
Tuesday, May 6

The Culminating Project's next deadline is Tuesday, May 6. At that time, all logged 60 hours are due, as well as the final CP Portfolio. For help, please go to your student's Haiku CP page where you will find the required components for the portfolio, as well as sample logs and other useful information. Go, Kangs!  

Seniors and College Acceptances

Seniors are starting to be notified of their college decisions. Students need to notify colleges if they will accept or decline the offer of admissions no later than May 1st. As soon as students decide on THE college they will attend, they need to provide Ms. Muro in the Counseling Office with that college name and address so that our office can send the final transcript in June. We will not send final transcripts to multiple colleges.  

Parents of the Class of 2014
Message from Senior Class Officers - Donations Needed
As the end of the year is approaching, so are Prom, Senior Breakfast, and the Senior gift. As senior class officers, we have been working hard all year preparing for these events. That said, we find ourselves with a lack of funds to complete all of our planned activities. We would like to ask your help to achieve our desired events. Your donations would be greatly appreciated and would help us end our school years with a bang!


To donate, follow the directions below:


1. Go to 

2. Click on the "For Parents" tab on the top of the screen

3. Log in to "Parent Access" on the right

4. Click on "Online Payments" on the upper right side of the page

5. Your senior's name will be listed; click on the name to see their account

6. Click on the "Products at Student's School" on the right

7. Click on "Senior Class Donations"

8. Enter your desired amount and go through the steps of paying with your credit card


Thank you so much for your donation and time!


Wonjun Im                         Maddie Malcolm

Taylor Holiday                    Meredith Wu

                Class of 2014 Senior Officers


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Senior Countdown
The Senior Countdown is a list of important dates and events for seniors to look forward to, such as prom, when senior projects are due, and other fun and important dates. It is available on our website, and hardcopies will be available in the reception area and counseling office. Students can watch the monitors throughout the building for updates.

Lake Washington PTSA Council News

Parent Education Presentation
Getting to Calm: A Parent's Toolbox for Growing Happy, Healthy, Successful Kids - Tuesday, April 29, 7 - 9pm, LWSD Resource Center
Stress, anxiety, depression - even our youngest kids are feeling the effects. According to the 2012 Healthy Youth Survey, 22% of LWSD eighth graders report depressive feelings and one in five 12th graders have contemplated suicide. Join us to learn about the science of adolescent emotions and how parents can foster emotional strength in themselves and in their children. Find out about the 7 essentials of happy, healthy kids and how to connect with your kids in even the most challenging moments. This presentation is for adults who interact with youth of all ages.

Laura Kastner, Ph.D. is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington and a nationally renowned expert on teen behavior and development, Dr. Kastner is also co-author of the best-seller Getting to Calm: Cool-Headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens and Teens. Her new book is Wise-Minded Parenting: 7 Essentials for Raising Successful Tweens + Teens.


Tuesday, April 29th, 7-9pm  

Lake Washington School District Resource Center

16250 NE 74th Street, Redmond


This program is supported by Lake Washington School District and sponsored by LWPTSA Council 2.8.  No pre-registration is required.  For questions or comments, please contact


Parent Education Presentations
Presented by LWPTSA Council Special Needs Group

Dyslexic Advantage - May 27, 2014 - Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide will present on their book Dyslexic Advantage.


All meetings are held on Tuesdays at the Lake Washington School District Resource Center, from 7 - 8:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.   


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These Community Announcements are provided as a service to the community: Lake Washington School District (LWSD) does not sponsor, endorse or recommend any of the organizations, services, or activities described in these materials.

Kirkland Police and DEA Take Back Prescription Drugs
Free Event - Saturday, April 26 
On April 26, 2014, from 10 am to 2 pm, the Kirkland Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Kirkland Police Department lobby at 123 5th Avenue. The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Greek Preview at University of Washington
Are you attending the University of Washington in the fall? Would you like to know more about living in a Fraternity or Sorority? Here is a way to get to know the Greek community.


Men: The Interfraternity Council (IFC) at UW is having a Greek Preview on Saturday, May 10. More information is available here.


Women: The Panhellenic Association at UW is also having Greek Preview on Saturday, May 10. More information is available here.


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