General Membership Meeting

Our next General Membership Meeting is on 6/12 from 11:00 to 11:30 AM. Please plan on attending this session to get latest updates from PTSA. Agenda for the meeting is:

  • Minutes from last Board meeting
  • Financial Updates
  • Membership updates 
  • New Officers Approved: Nominees are
    • Kathy Arneson for Secretary
    • Amit Kapur for Treasurer.
  • Interim Budget Approved 
  • Approved Signers update 

Pine Lake Middle School Celebration

DATE: Friday, June 15th

TIME: 2:45pm-4:45pm

LOCATION: Pine Lake Middle School 


Come join the fun as we say goodbye to our old building and hello to our new school opening in September! 

All past, present and future Pine Lakers welcome!




End of Year PTSA Survey
Take a survey and let us know how PTSA did this year, suggestions for improvements and new ideas for coming years. Survey link:

Turn in Reimbursement Requests

Committee chairs and members, Please turn in your reimbursement requests before June 20th. Link to reimbursement for is here. Please email our treasurer Pailin Huang if you have any questions.


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 for more information. 


 PTSA Officers for 2017-18

President: Ernesto Chavarin

Vice President:  Carrie Tran

Treasurer:  Pailin Huang

Secretary:  Lori Gorski

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