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Mon 12/22 - Fri 1/2
Winter Break
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Date:
Mon 12/22 - Fri 1/2
Winter Break
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Date:
Mon 12/22 - Fri 1/2
Winter Break
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Date:
Mon 12/22 - Fri 1/2
Winter Break
Winter Break

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Mon 12/22 - Fri 1/2
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School Safety discussion
PLMS PTSA mtg - Wed. Jan 14th, 7-8pm in the commons.

Guest speaker: Michelle Caponigro
Topic: School District Safety Policy - Run, Hide, Fight

Attend this meeting to hear first hand how PLMS is handling school safety.

Curriculum Grants Awarded
Last month, the PTSA awarded over $6,000 in curriculum grants to teachers and staff to enrich the educational experience of PLMS students. Awarded projects ranged from a classroom visit by the Woodland Park Zoo (animals included!) to new books for the library to support Common Core standards.

These grants are made possible by the generous donations made to the Pine Lake PTSA. Read about all the grants and details on the Grant page .

Thank you to the Committee members who took the time to work on this: Kris Kleinsmith, Michelle Jensen, Ingrid Jarvis, Lynne De La Cruz, & Lori Gorski.

Reflections Announcement
Congratulations to our students who are continuing on to District with their Reflections submissions.

Literature: Damian Angelidis, Ayush Varadhan, Allya Juma
Visual Arts: Eshita Gupta, Eunseo Kwak, Aayushi Modi, Rennie Lin, Samprikta Basu, Karthikeyan Arora
Music: Jacob Berg
Photography: Aayushi Modi

There is a District -wide Gallery Walk to view school submissions on Jan. 13, 2015 6:30-8pm at Issaquah High School, Commons.

To see examples of the artists' work visit the Reflections program page.

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Help students with writing assignments
SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH WRITING AT HOME An evening presentation with Penny Kittle, a nationally recognized expert in teaching writing to children and adolescents. DATE:   Wed., Jan. 21, 2015 TIME:    6:00 –7:30pm             WHERE:  Pacific Cascade Middle School, School Commons  24635 SE Issaquah Fall City Road, Issaquah, WA 98028   ... read full article

PTA Legislative Assembly
PTA members state-wide came together to vote on the PTA's legislative platform for the next two years. You can read the full details on the State PTA page  http://www.wastatepta.org/meetings/leg_assembly/index.html     The Legislative Assembly and Advocacy Training event provided opportunities for PTA leadership training, advocacy training and is the venue for voting delegates to examine issues submitted by members. Voting delegates debated and voted on the issues that will make up our 2015-2016 legislative priorities.   (click on any of the below items to see a detailed report of the issue) WSPTA’s priorities for the 2015 and 2016 legislative sessions: ... read full article

Great Wolf Lodge Discount for PTA members
The WSPTA is pleased to inform you that the Great Wolf Lodge is giving all Washington State PTA members 10% off the best available rates, valid through December 30, 2014! Amenities include: 84-degree indoor waterpark, daily WolfWalk and story time, spacious Northwoods family suites, fantastic specialty-themed restaurants and more! For more information or reservations, visit  greatwolf.com  or call 866-925-WOLF (9653). Use special corporate code: WSPTA984A  when you book your reservations . When you check-in, you will need to show your PTA ID card.       ... read full article

Teen Drug & Alcohol Use (Parent Ed event)
If you are like most parents, you hear about drug and alcohol use in teens, but what information is true? Join us at Pine Lake MS in January 2015 (exact date tbd) from 7-8 pm to hear Sammamish KC Deputy Steve Johnson and Friends of Youth Counselor Jaclyn Lane , discuss the real details in the Issaquah/Sammamish area.     Questions about this event? Contact PLMS Parent Ed Rep, Roseann Popa    order2popa@comcast.net ... read full article

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