End of Year Packing Help for Staff
Would you like to help our teachers/staff pack in their classrooms before we move to the new building?  We are looking for 10 volunteers per day during the week of June 4.  What a wonderful way to help our teachers/staff prepare for the MOVE!!  Please sign up at the following link.  Please contact carrie.tran@gmail if any questions.  Thank you all in advance! 



  spring membership drive

Did you know that one of our 2018 Washington State PTA top five priorities is to support legislation instituting and funding a Breakfast After the Bell Program in high-needs schools?  Our legislative arm is actively meeting with representatives to raise awareness and push through items on our Legislative Platform.  Recently, House bill 1508 overwhelmingly passed the state House.  This is an example of the important work our PLMS PTSA supports, thanks to you!  Many people ask "Why join?"  We ask you to join to not only support our students at PLMS through Enrichment Grants, student events, and family activities like the Hoe Down & International Night, but to help support students across the state.  Here is a Seattle Times article from 1/11/18: 


If you haven't joined yet, please consider it.  We are entering our Spring Membership Drive and it is never too late!  Visit our website at http://pinelakeptsa.org/Home and click on "Join Today!"



WSPTA Annual Convention:  Hilton Vancouver Washington

Save the Date: May 18-20, 2018 

The WSPTA website Convention page is your go-to location for information about this year's convention. Make sure to check back often as we continue to add information to help you navigate this premier event. The convention is a must-do for newly elected officers as well as returning board members. Classes are designed for those new to their positions and advanced classes are offered for those who have previously attended.  

You will also be instrumental in deciding the future of the association by participating in the annual business meeting. Registration and delegate information will be available soon. Stay tuned. 


We are pleased to offer the Curriculum Enrichment Grants for 2017-18

Each year the Pine Lake PTSA awards grant money to teachers and staff for curriculum and student educational support. These grants are made possible from the generous “Pass the Hat” donations the PTSA receives. Thank you to all of the families who donated to the PTSA and to all of the enthusiastic teachers who seek to add new enriching material and opportunities to the classrooms for our students.  

Thanks to the generous donations to the Pine Lake PTSA, the Grant Committee and PTSA Board was able to present the following 2017 PTSA Enrichment Grants totalling $13,987.07

2017 PTSA Enrichment Grant Recipients

  • Wood Shop Tools and Equipment- Roy Cress · Wood Shop Tools and Equipment- Roy Cress

  • Student Library Addition- Eric Ensey · Student Library Addition- Eric Ensey

  • Computer Coding Class- Michelle Caponigro and Mike Deletis · Computer Coding Class- Michelle Caponigro and Mike Deletis
  • Pastry Supplies for Cooking Class- Gail Oseran · Pastry Supplies for Cooking Class- Gail Oseran 

  • Supplementary Books for Spring Writer's Workshop\Lit. Circles- Anne Kiemle, Donna Shaler, Kim Thomas & Rich Butler 
  • Scholastic "Action" Magazine Subscription- Susan Sansing & Neely Jarrell· Scholastic "Action" Magazine Subscription- Susan Sansing & Neely Jarrell
  • WEB- Training and Event Funding - Eric Ensey, Lauren Roon & Angie Hardy· WEB- Training and Event Funding- Eric Ensey, Lauren Roon & Angie Hardy

Thank you to the school staff and administration for your dedication and commitment to our students and community at PLMS! 

Thank you to our generous PTSA donors whose monetary donations make these awards possible.

Thank you to the PTSA Board, and the volunteers on the Enrichment Grants Committee, who took time to vet the requests and make the recommendations to benefit our Pine Lake MS students and community.   

2017 Enrichment Grants Committee:

Nancy Huang (Co-Chair), Nicole Sundin (Co-Chair), Leslie Sakamoto, Anu Duggirala and Pamela Shank-Kaufman    

 Amazon Smile and PLMS PTSA:

This holiday season, remember to use the following link while you shop on Amazon and help PLMS PTSA


 Advocacy Update

Ernesto Chavarin and Lori Riskin represented PLMS at the 2017 Legislative Assembly.  The Washington State PTA legislative platform is a two-year platform to mirror the Washington state legislative cycle. On the even-numbered years, the new platform is voted on by members at the legislative assembly in the fall. The top five issues become our short-term platform and consist of our priority issues when advocating throughout the year.  The top five issues are: 1) Social Emotional Learning 2) Amply Fund Basic Education 3) Closing the Opportunity Gap 4) Standards for Para-Educators 5) Breakfast After the Bell.  Please see https://www.wastatepta.org/focus-areas/advocacy/ for more information. 


 PTSA Officers for 2017-18

President: Ernesto Chavarin

Vice President:  Carrie Tran

Treasurer:  Pailin Huang

Secretary:  Lori Gorski

May 20
Jun 1
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