Lake Washington Schools Foundation Annual
23-26, 6:30-8:30 PM
Dear parents, PTA members, educators and
community at large,
Our kids are preparing for their future
and need your help!
During the “Calling for Kids” campaign,
students will be calling the 16,000 families
of the Lake Washington School District
asking for support to update and enhance
technology and materials for their
children’s secondary science education
enhancements will give students the skills
they need to pursue careers in science,
technology, math and engineering through
scientific inquiry, observation and
As a result of the generosity of our
donors during our last phone-a-thon, we
raised enough funds to purchase hand-held
LabQuest devices to aid in reading, storing,
and analyzing of science experiment data for
all of the district’s high school science
How you can help:
Microsoft, Puget Sound Energy and
many other companies match volunteer hours
therefore doubling your volunteer
Make calls while working alongside students advocating for
Chaperone and cheer on students as they make calls.
Help recruit students at your school. Posters and information to come.
High School Student Volunteers!
Students earn credit toward volunteer hours required for graduation or
a $20 donation to a school club of
choice, i.e. DECA, Cheer Boosters, Athletic
Boosters, Choir and more.
Dinner, training and phone script provided.
Answer the call and give as generously as you can.
For more information or to make a
donation visit www.lwsf.org or call
*Scientific Inquiry, Observation and Experimentation
More and more scientists rely on technology to
enhance scientific investigations. With the
enhancement of science lab technologies and
materials, students will be able to
investigate and experience scientific ideas
that they otherwise would only read about.
These technologies will enable
students to truly explore authentic
scientific inquiry. This will enhance all
students’ scientific knowledge and
experiences with hands-on and real-life
applications using technology.
Academic Support: Committee
would coordinate parent volunteer with
teacher that would like help. This help
could be in or out of the classroom.
ASB (Associated Student Body)
Support:____ Concessions ____ Dance Chaperones
Baccalaureate: Coordinate parent volunteers
and student participants for this annual inspiration program
for graduating seniors. This traditionally takes place
evening before graduation ceremony. Chair:
Barb Hernacki & Terri Whidby
Culminating Project, Field Advisor: Be willing
to volunteer a minimum of 10 hours working with one senior on
their senior culminating project.
Emergency Preparedness: Help coordinate and
maintain emergency preparedness supplies for our school.
Chair: Joyce Benoit
Hospitality: Committee coordinates or volunteers to
provide refreshments for evening events such as PTSA activities,
dances, CP Celebration, etc. Chair: Celeste
Lavender & Colleen McLaughlin
Legislative Action Alert Team: Be part of a team that
receives and acts on info & action items via e-mail about current
legislative issues relayed from State and District Council PTSA. Can
include trip to Olympia to meet with state legislators and vote on
behalf of RHS. Chair: Matt Loschen
L.I.N.K.S Volunteer: Looking Into Needs of Kids &
Schools. Volunteers will work with elementary age students in LWSD.
Assist teacher in the classroom, go on fieldtrips, one-on-one reading,
lunch buddy, etc. Contact Person: Nanci Wehr
Multicultural Program: Committee works with RHS language
staff to set up an annual event for multilingual families. Chair: Sue
Newsletter Production: Coordinate labeling and mailing
monthly newsletter. Assist newsletter editor as needed. Chairs: Pat
Bishop and Vicki Martino
Parent Networking: Coordinate informal forums for parents and
invited staff to gather and ask questions regarding student life at RHS.
Chair: Joanne Hall
Reflections: This national PTSA sponsored program recognizes
student entries in literature, visual arts, dance, film/video, photography and
music. Help coordinate program, publicity and reception. Chair: Melna
ACT Practice Test: Help coordinate or be a proctor twice a year
for practice ACT tests for students. Chair: Nancy Chatterley
Senior Celebration: Coordinates the alcohol/drug free senior
post-graduation celebration sponsored by PTSA with safety in mind. For parents
of all grades. Chair: Deena Polk
Special Needs: Informed of monthly evening meetings at the LWSD
where information is shared with parents regarding programs, events and issues
for students with special needs. Assist with maintaining RHS Special Needs
Resource Library. Chair: Stacy Harper
Staff Appreciation: This committee provides special treats for
RHS staff throughout the year. Co-Chairs: Kathy Friedrich, Shelley Bond and
Student Directory: This very important booklet is available to
PTSA members only. Help gather necessary information for publication. Work is in
September and October. Chair: Kristin Flanagan
___ Artwork Display
___ Prepare Student Packets in early August
___ Career Day (usually in the spring)
___ Student Pre-Registration day
___ Honor Society Induction
___ Student Store
___ Graduation Ceremony assistance
___ Language Liaison (indicate language):