October 1 (Wednesday)
PTSA Special Needs Group Mtg
9-10 am; Portable 1
October 9 (Thursday)
PTSA Board of Directors Mtg
2-3:30 pm; Portable 1
October 10 (Friday)
PTSA Fun Run
(Envelopes due by 3:45 pm)
October 13, 14 and 16
Scholastic Book Fair
October 17 (Friday)
NO SCHOOL (Leap Day)
October 21 (Tuesday)
Vision & Hearing Screening
October 24 (Friday)
Fun Run Assembly
October 27 (Monday)
School Portraits Retake Day
November 2 (Sunday)
Daylight Savings Ends
2 am; Set clocks back 1 hour
November 3 (Monday)
Reflections Program Entries Due
to school office by 4 pm
November 17 (Monday)
7 pm; Commons
Announcements & Events
Explore the Arts!
Participate in PTA Reflections
The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition. The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for students to creatively express themselves through their own original works art that support a specific theme. This year the Reflections them is: "The world would be a better place if…" Students may submit an entry in any of six arts areas: Visual Arts, Photography, Literature, Music Composition, Dance Choreography, and Film Production.
McAuliffe students are invited and encouraged to participate! The deadline for entries is November 3. Judging of entries will take place November 5-11. On November 17 at 7 pm, we will honor all McAuliffe participants at our Reflections Reception in the Commons. All of McAuliffe's entries will then be sent to District on November 19.
Each category has specific requirements, and entries must be properly completed to be accepted. Click here for program details, including information on the Special Artist category. Questions? Contact Nancy Grossi.
Would You Like to be McAuliffe's Ambassador for the Lake Washington Schools Foundation?
The purpose of the Lake Washington Schools Foundation Ambassador is to be a link between the Foundation and your school. LWSF raises funds to support academic excellence and success for all students in the Lake Washington School District.
An LWSF Ambassador should be:
• Actively involved and connected with your school community through the PTSA, volunteering, etc.
• Familiar with and interested in the Foundation's mission, goals and activities.
• Willing to promote the work of the Foundation at your school.
Duties of the LWSF Ambassador:
• Pass along/promote inclusion of Foundation information and announcements (emailed monthly) in your school's newsletter.
• Work with LWSF Communication & Marketing Chairs to publicize Foundation grants awarded to your school.
• Provide feedback about Foundation activities when requested.
• Attend 2 informational meetings (fall and spring) hosted by the Foundation.
Time Commitment: No more than 1 hour a month. Contact LWSF Volunteer Coordinator Sarah Stone if you are interested in this opportunity!
LWPTSA Council Family Fun Event
Seattle Sounders vs. Los Angeles Galaxy
Saturday, October 25; 12 pm
Take the family to the last regular-season home game of the Sounders when they play the Los Angeles Galaxy! The Lake Washington PTSA Council is hosting a district-wide family event and has secured a limited amount of seats at a reduced price of $18 (regularly $25). Not only is it the last regular-season home game, but it is Landon Donovan's last regular-season home game of his career. This game is sure to sell out so buy your tickets soon! A portion of ticket sales will come directly back to the McAuliffe PTSA when you enter our promo code (see below).
To purchase tickets:
1. Go to the Sounders website.
2. Create an account or log in if you have an existing account.
3. In the Access an Offer text box, enter promo code PTAMCALIF.
4. Click Go. When the promo code is accepted, the discounted price ($18) appears in the Pricing Options, and the seating map displays.
5. Continue and complete your purchase.
Additional information: Event flyer | LWSD Promo Codes | FAQs
Cook Up a Prize of $15,000 for Your Family and $30,000 for Our School Cafeteria!
UNCLE BEN'S® is excited to work with PTA/PTSAs across the country for this year's Ben's Beginners™ Cooking Contest. This important program helps families eat better by cooking together. This year, five Grand Prize-winning families will each be awarded $15,000, and their kid's school will each receive $30,000 cafeteria makeovers! It's easy and fun to enter the contest: Families simply create a short video that shows parents and kids preparing a rice dish. Click here for more information; contest ends October 10, 2014.
Support McAuliffe while you shop on AmazonSmile! It's the same Amazon you know, but when you shop from AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the Mcauliffe PTSA. If you are already an Amazon member, just log in and shop. Not a member? Create an account, search for and select "Christa McAuliffe Ptsa (Tacoma WA)" as your charity, and you’re done! (Well, except for the shopping!)
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