Friday, February 9, 2018


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Additional Questions?  Contact Tami Devita Devita5@comcast.net 


How Can You Help? 


Volunteer opportunities still available, Signup here 


Can you donate a $5-$10 gift card for the raffle prizes? If so, please drop them off at the office in an envelope marked "Hoe Down". 



Honk & Wave - www.visvote.org/honk-wave-sign-up/


Help us remind voters to send in their ballots during our Honk & Wave opportunities in support of the upcoming 2018 levy. We are looking for enthusiastic sign-wavers to help us. This is a great community service opportunity for students as well.  Sign up for any or all of the following dates/times and choose the location that works best for you or where your friends are waving.

Your help in this important outreach opportunity is appreciated! In order to reach all areas of our district, sign-up locations are organized by school area (North, South, Central). Hopefully you can find a location that is convenient for you.

Wave signs on high traffic corners on Wednesday, January 24th and Monday, February 12th: Morning 7:00am-8:30am / Evening 5-6:30pm.

 Ideally we would like 6 or more volunteers at each location on each date and time. The more the merrier!

Please click here to be directed to our Sign Up Genius to sign up for a location near you:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4da9a829aaf49-2018

Questions? Email Korista, Honk & Wave Coordinator at dkbarney@live.com


Volunteer Community Service Hours sheet to be signed by Event Manager.  Download sheet here.




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. 


Interested in HONORING the PLMS Staff?

Have you wanted to do something special for a teacher or other PLMS staff member but wasn’t sure how?  Did you know that we have a monthly luncheon and an entire week in May to honor the staff?  If you would like to join this group and be added to the list of volunteers please send your name and email to KarenHoetzel@hotmail.com. You can volunteer - as you want, for what you want, and when you want. 


 PTSA Officers for 2017-18

President: Ernesto Chavarin

Vice President:  Carrie Tran

Treasurer:  Pailin Huang

Secretary:  Lori Gorski

Feb 18
Mar 1
10:40a BOD Meeting
BOD Meeting

Wednesday, February 28
10:40a - 12:40p

12:00p General Membership Meeting
General Membership Meeting

Wednesday, February 28
12:00p - 1:00p
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