Evergreen Middle School PTSA

       6900 208th Ave. N.E., Redmond, WA 98053 | 425 936-2320 |  Lake Washington School District 

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Dance Volunteers Needed
Friday, May 18th
These events are so much fun for the kids, but they can only go on with the support of parent volunteers. We need 6 people to hand out wristbands during the day, 14 chaperones, and 5 people to do concessions at the dance. If you can help, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE sign up below. 

PTSA BOARD for 2018-2019

The PTSA Board was voted on and approved at the April General Membership Meeting. Please welcome the following volunteers into their roles:

Co-Presidents: Deborah Robertson (returning) & Aziz El Ouaquid

Secretary: Whitney Seamons

Co-Treasures: Jiarui Ge (returning) & Vaithegi Punniamorrthy

Co-VPs of Communications:  Judy Kaethler (returning) & Natalie wells

Co-VPs of Enrichment: Cherene Dodge (returning) & Deepa Ramamoorthly

Co-VPs of Services: Carla Hurd & Jennifer Hartpence 

VP of Ways & Means Julianne Pierson

VP of Legislation: Barbara Feldon


A HUGE thanks to the members of the Nominating Committee for their hard work!!!!

Thank you Cherene Dodge, Whitney Seamons, and Julianne Pierson 


Our PTSA would like your help in making sure the very deserving parent volunteers and school employees of our Evergreen community are recognized. One way we do this is by presenting awards at a Volunteer Tea at the end of the year.  Think about who has shown exceptional service to students, and use THIS FORM to submit your nomination by May 4th.  Staff, parents, and students are all eligible to make nominations. 


This is the highest award the PTSA gives to honor an individual who has consistently demonstrated outstanding service to all children in the Evergreen community. This award recipient has made the commitment to helping children and youth in many areas of the community, over and above the responsibilities of an office or job. A contribution will be made by our PTSA in the name of the Golden Acorn Award recipient to the Washington State PTA Grant Foundation which in turn funds scholarships to high school seniors for post secondary education.


This award is unique to our school community. It was established in 1995 to recognize those individuals who have demonstrated excellence in their continued and dedicated service to students at EMS. An individual receiving this award is a positive role model. He or she goes above and beyond the call to encourage the success of our students, in turn making Evergreen a better place for all.


When Evergreen Jr. High (now Evergreen Middle School) opened its doors in the fall of 1982, Mr. Ferguson was the principal who had been chosen to lead the new staff and students. He began teaching at Kirkland Jr. High in 1956 after receiving a degree in history from Western Washington University. After earning a Master's Degree he became a vice principal, then principal of KJH. In 1972 he moved to Rose Hill Jr. High to serve as their principal, where he remained until he was chosen to be Evergreen's planning principal. Not only was Mr. Ferguson admired and respected within our school district, but he also provided leadership at the state level as president of the Washington Jr. High and Middle School Principals Association.

The Walter J. Ferguson Service Award is given in recognition of the vision he had for Evergreen. It is to be awarded to a teacher or staff member who exemplifies the high standards he set. He believed that learning should be enjoyable and that Evergreen students should receive the very best educational opportunity possible.


This unique Washington State PTA award recognizes any school or community member who does an exceptional job of providing educational opportunities for our students. An educator may be defined as a teacher, assistant, custodian, bus driver, administrator, or PTSA/community member. This person is a positive role model for our students who goes beyond the normal scope of their job to create an outstanding educational environment. Evergreen PTSA will make a donation in the name of the recipient of this award to the Washington State PTA Grant Foundation for post secondary education scholarships.




The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) is the premier volunteer awards program, encouraging citizens to live a life of service through presidential gratitude and national recognition. We encourage you to take a look around, be inspired and take positive action that changes the world.

In just under a month,  students who are working towards earning a Presidential Service Award will need to have their paperwork finalized and turned into the library.    PSA’s are earned by working 50 or more volunteer / community service hours.   Forms and information are available on the Volunteer Opportunities Powerschool page  (listed under the extras tab).  Students will need to complete the application and have forms turned in by the May 14th deadline.   Award hours may be earned from June 31st – May 31st.   Contact Holli Dunn (hdunn@lwsd.org) or Deb Zimmerman at (zimmermandeb@hotmail.com) with Questions. 

Save the Date
Friday, May 18th from 7-9pm : Last EMS Dance of the Year.  
Theme is still to be determined. Dance tickets will be on sale Tuesday, May 15th through Thursday, May 17th at the cashier window before school and during all 3 lunches.
Monday, May 21st :  Deadline for 8th Grade Fun Day Permission Slips and Fees.   
All paperwork, permission slips, and fees are due to Ms. Nilsen in the cashier window by Monday, May 21st, for any 8th grade student who wants to attend the 8th Grade Fun Day at the Family Fun Center.  Paperwork will come home with all 8th grade students in late April, so be on the lookout for your 8th grade student's Fun Day Packet later this month.
Friday, May 25th : 8th Grade Baby Photo Deadline.   
All 8th grade students are allowed to submit 2 photos (usually submitted by their parents).  1 photo should be a "baby photo" from birth to age 5.  The second photo should be a recent photo showing a skill, hobby, or talent.  Families may choose to only submit one photo, but the maximum is 2 per 8th grade student.  *See the 8th Grade Fun Day and Celebration paperwork coming out in late April for more information. Its a great idea to begin working with your student to select photos now.
Wednesday, June 13th : 8th Grade Fun Day and Parent Celebration.   
Mark your calendars!  **More info to come in late April when all 8th grade students bring home their 8th Grade Fun Day Packets. 
Here is the general itinerary for the 8th Grade Fun Day and Parent Celebration on Wednesday, June 13th:
12:00PM - 8th graders will be gathered in the EMS Commons to receive t-shirts
12:15PM - Students load buses
12:20PM - Leave for Family Fun Center         
1:15PM - Students celebrate by playing games at the Family Fun Center for 2.5hrs
3:45PM - Leave FFC and return to Evergreen
5:00PM - Buses arrive back at Evergreen (parents begin to arrive as well)  
5:30PM - 8th Grade Parent Celebration and video presentation in the Field House
6:15-6:45PM -Refreshments in the EMS Commons following the presentation

Wanted: K-Cups for the Staff
Let's keep our teachers and staff happy and well-caffeinated! We are looking for donations of K-cups, tea, and creamer for the teachers lounge. If you have any you are willing to contribute please send them with your student. We will have a collection basket in Mrs. Casolary's office.   ... read full article

  RHS DANCE TEAM TRYOUTS for 2018-2019 Want to be part of the Redmond High School Dance Team? Join us for tryout prep days Wednesday thru Friday to learn the routine you will perform to a panel. On Monday come back for your official tryout. Tryout application and required teacher/community leader forms on our website www.redmonddanceteam.com . When    PREP DAYS - Wednesday April 25th - Friday April 27th 3-5pm OFFICIAL TRYOUT DAY - Monday April 30th 3:30-6 What to wear Appropriate dance/workout attire (NO street clothes/shoes!) What to bring Water bottle, RHS Dance Team Student Application page (on team website), signed by ... read full article

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