Unit 2.8.46

School Services

Field Day
Field Day

Chair:
(none)

PTSA encourages physical fitness in a day of friendly, outdoor competition (weather permitting). Usually scheduled for June.
Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Preparedness

Chair:
(none)

PTSA chair works with the school Principal/Staff to monitor the inventory of emergency supplies and can help the school pay for emergency supplies and equipment.
Student Council Liason
Student Council Liason

Chair:
(none)

Help student representatives from classrooms learn about and experience leadership.
School Pictures
School Pictures

Chair:
(none)

PTSA coordinates the Photography of all students, staff and classrooms for publication in the school yearbook (which is also a PTSA volunteer product). Photos of individual students are available for purchase per instructions provided when photos are taken. Usually scheduled for September.
Popcorn Sales
Popcorn Sales

Chair:
(none)

Popcorn is fun! Students pay 25¢ or 3 Box Tops for a bag of popcorn during lunch recess. Occurs on select Fridays throughout the year. Parent volunteers pop the corn and sell to students. Great way to visit your student during the school day!
Fifth Grade Celebration
Fifth Grade Celebration

Chair:
(none)

Fifth grade teachers coordinate with parents to celebrate the achievements of our 5th grade students before they move on to middle school. PTSA pays expenses.
Staff Appreciation
Staff Appreciation

Chair:
(none)

Teachers, staff and administrators are a big part of what makes Redmond El so wonderful! Help PTSA thank the staff with special events throughout the year like Baked Potato Bar and Coffee Cart. Contact staffappreciation@redmondelptsa.org .
Yearbook
Yearbook

Chair:
(none)

The Yearbook includes color photos of individual students arranged by classroom as well as the many events and programs sponsored by the PTSA throughout the year. The book is sold to students and families only. We need several photographers to help supply the photos and a few volunteers to help with layout.
Accelerated Reader Parties
Accelerated Reader Parties

Chair:
(none)

We organize parties to celebrate students achieving their AR program goals. Reading comprehension goals are set by teachers with each individual student. PTSA also helps the school librarian pay for access to the AR reading comprehension tests that students take in the classroom.
Vision and Hearing Screening
Vision and Hearing Screening

Chair:
(none)

PTSA volunteers are trained on-site to provide a once a year basic vision and hearing screening of all Redmond El students. The school nurse is on-site for any necessary follow-ups, then parents are notified if further testing outside of school is indicated.

Communications

PTSA Website
PTSA Website

Chair:
(none)

Readerboard
Readerboard

Chair:
(none)

This is the sign in the lawn at Redmond El that highlights upcoming important dates for the school.
HawkFlash
HawkFlash

Chair:
(none)

This is our weekly communication email for all Redmond El school news and upcoming PTSA events. Please sign up to receive it on the home page of RedmondELPTSA.org.
Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Coordinator

Chair:
(none)

You don't have to find the volunteers, you just need to help our event chairs coordinate them for their events by setting up online volunteer scheduling forms (done through the PTSA website). We would also love help pulling together "job descriptions" for the website.
PTSA Bulletin Board
PTSA Bulletin Board

Chair:
(none)

Find the Bulletin Board located outside the front doors for up to date and fun PTSA information!!
Student Directory
Student Directory

Chair:
(none)

PTSA Membership Perk - a handy list of student and parent names and contact information for those birthday and playdate invitations! Must be a paid member of Redmond El PTSA and a member of the Redmond El Community to receive a directory in November.

Fundraising

Fundraising
Fundraising

Chair:
(none)

PTSA relies on donations and money from fundraising events to pay for all of the amazing programs you see on this website.
Bake Sales
Bake Sales

Chair:
(none)

Parent volunteers bake, donate and sell treats after evening music programs.
Winter Dance
Winter Dance

Chair:
(none)

An evening of music, fun and dancing!
Labels For Education
Labels For Education

Chair:
(none)

Clip those Labels! Cut out and turn in any Labels for Education label you see on items you purchase all the time like facial tissues, cereals, food storage, and more. Labels for Education chair collects them and turns them into $$ for our school.
Fall Fundraiser
Fall Fundraiser

Chair:
(none)

We need a few people to help our VPs of Fundraising with the Fall Fundraiser.
Grant Writing Coordinator
Grant Writing Coordinator

Chair:
(none)

Do you have experience writing grants? We need someone to help the PTSA apply for grants to fund our programs.
International Night
International Night

Chair:
(none)

“We are the world, we are the children….”
Last year, Redmond Elementary had students from 41 different mother-tongue. This gives a wonderful opportunity to share, learn and enjoy which is the essence of each and every culture.
This gives us an opportunity to celebrate International Night, where cultures of different countries are showcased by kids and volunteers through dance, food taste, outfits, music and many more...

Come and enjoy International Night in winter session!
Movie Night
Movie Night

Chair:
(none)

Bring the whole family for a family-friendly movie in the Redmond El commons! Entrance is free but reservations are required. You can pre-purchase a Family Meal Deal (pizza, popcorn, water bottle) or buy food there while supplies last. PTSA volunteers run 2 Movie Nights per school year.
Used Book Fair
Used Book Fair

Chair:
(none)
When:
January Teacher Conference and Half Days week

At the used book fair PTSA collects funds for the school's library by selling used books donated by students and the school community. Donated items include books, magazines, puzzles, gently used toys and games, CDs, DVDs, and gently used Redmond El spiritwear. Books include lots of children's titles (both fiction and nonfiction), adult fiction/nonfiction, DIY, parenting, hobby/craft, cookbooks, study help, coloring and more.
The best part of the used book fair is that everybody benefits from it: families donate items they no longer need and give for a good cause, and the students bring in their parents and families to purchase books and benefit the library. It is very rewarding to see kids excited for books and reading them! Each Redmond El student receives 1 or 2 books free of charge when they come to the fair with their classroom. We open the book fair to the wider Redmond community later in the week.
Box Tops 4 Education
Box Tops 4 Education

Chair:
(none)

Clip those Box Tops! Cut out and turn in any Box Top for Education label you see on items you purchase all the time like facial tissues, cereals, food storage, and more. Box Top chair collects them and turns them into $$ for our school.
Spirit Wear
Spirit Wear

Chair:
(none)

We sell high quality t-shirts and sweatshirts with our school colors and logo. Parents can purchase these items at the beginning of the and kids can wear them on spirit days.
Business Partnerships
Business Partnerships

Chair:
(none)

Find local businesses (restaurants, shops, etc.) that are interested in hosting PTSA fundraising events. PTSA gets a percentage of sales from the event.

Enrichment

Kangaroo Math
Kangaroo Math

Chair:
(none)

Since 1998 Math Kangaroo is helping students love math nationwide from grade 1-12 to reach their potentials in math.
We make an effort to:
* Encourage students to master their mathematical knowledge.
* Give them ability to comprehend math.
* Help them understand how mathematics applies in nature's laws and human activities.
* Develop ability to derive pleasure through intellectual life.
* Show that math is significant in every part of the world.
When: March For more info, please check http://www.mathkangaroo.org or write to: mathcontests@redmondelptsa.org

Math Olympiad
Math Olympiad

Chair:
(none)

Noetic Learning
Noetic Learning

Chair:
(none)

Math Enrichment
Math Enrichment

Chair:
(none)

The PTSA sponsors several math-related programs at Redmond Elementary: Math Challenge problem sets, Math Night, and several Math Contests. For more information, click on the link below.

Spelling Bee
Spelling Bee

Chair:
(none)

Spelling Bee, one of the nation's oldest and most iconic competitions. Every year students from grade 1 onwards participate in this competition. For more information, please check: http://spellingbee.com

Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run

Chair:
(none)

“Girls on the Run of Puget Sound” (GOTRPS) is a non-profit organization that operates as an after-school character-development program for 3rd-5th grades. Their mission is to use the power of running to educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living, both physically and emotionally.

Participants explore and discuss their own beliefs around experiences and challenges girls face at this age. At the end of each three-months session, the girls participate in a “Girls on the Run” 5K event. This celebratory, non-competitive event is the culminating experience of the curriculum.

Completing the 5K gives the girls a tangible understanding of the confidence that comes through accomplishment as well as a framework for setting and achieve goals.

For more information, please refer: http://girlsrun.org

Lego Engineering
Lego Engineering

Chair:
(none)

"915 million ways to combine six LEGO® bricks!" Yes, that's what the Lego group claims. Research into the fields of play and learning has always been an important LEGO activity – combined with creativity.

We promote this by an education model, where students attend engineering programs outside of the school day, starting in kindergarten. Lego Engineering is a 90 minute session where a instructor will show them a LEGO project, discuss the engineering properties and show them how it works and how it's built with kids.
For more info, please check: http://www.educatingyoungengineers.com

We are looking for a volunteer to get this program started at Redmond El! If you are interested, please email at enrichment@redmondelptsa.org
After School Hoops
After School Hoops

Chair:
(none)

After School Hoops (ASH), is not a typical "roll out the ball and let them play" activity. Three things to know about this program are:
• the kids will sweat
• they will learn and grow (athletically and socially)
• they will have fun!
ASH coach's divide the students into stations to work on specific basketball fundamentals - using organized drills that incorporate passing, shooting, dribbling, rebounding and defense - then each class ends with a 30-minute scrimmage so the kids can immediately apply what they've learned. For more information, please refer: https://www.afterschoolhoops.com/

We are looking for a volunteer to get this program started at Redmond El! If you are interested, please email enrichment@redmondelptsa.org
STEM for Fun
STEM for Fun

Chair:
(none)

Spark an interest in STEM that would impact your child's future career choices! The program provides FREE workshops run by teens from Tesla STEM High School in Redmond to introduce students to the world of science, engineering and technology with fun, interactive, hands-on experiences and science games.

We are looking for a volunteer to get this program started at Redmond El! Please email enrichment@redmondelptsa.org if you are interested.
Math is Cool Contest
Math is Cool Contest

Chair:
(none)

"Math is Cool", do you also think so?! This competition was held in Seattle beginning with the 1998/1999 school year conducted by Gregg Sampson and Sean Ahern, a University of Washington student and LCHS alumnus. Starting with the 2005/2006 school year, schools begin hosting 3-6th grade competitions.

"Math is Cool" competitions include both individual and team events. Individual events include completion of open-ended and multiple-choice problem sets. Team events include open-ended problem sets, relays, pressure rounds, mental math and college bowl rounds. For more information, please refer http://academicsarecool.com

Nature Vision
Nature Vision

Chair:
(none)

Nature Vision is an environmental education nonprofit organization that comes to Redmond El to give students hands-on education in the natural world around us!
We work to ensure that all students receive quality nature connections and scientific concepts, thus developing a deep-rooted student interest in making the natural world a necessary and integrated part of daily life. PTSA financially facilitate for 1 program per classroom.

For more information on Nature Vision, please refer: https://naturevision.org
Water Safety
Water Safety

Chair:
(none)

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) drownings are a leading cause of injury death for young children ages 1 to 14, and three children die every day as a result of drowning. CDC recommends that everyone should know the basics of swimming (floating, moving through the water) and other water safety skills.
Redmond El PTSA's Third Grade Water Safety program addresses this concern with a 1 week, 4 class program at WAVE Aquatics Redmond Pool that takes place during the school day. Third grade teachers provide more information to parents as the program time nears.
Egg Drop
Egg Drop

Chair:
(none)

Messy Fun with Science! The Redmond Fire Department drives the extension ladder onto the Redmond El recess blacktop and drops packages designed by students to protect a single fresh egg cradled inside. Will the egg break on impact?
Science Acitivities
Science Acitivities

Chair:
(none)
Math Challenge
Math Challenge

Chair:
(none)
When:
All Year

Math Challenge program is a free school wide math enrichment program for elementary students consisting of series of challenging and interesting math problems provided to each school to publish every other week.
The program provides 15 sets of challenges throughout the school year; each set is published every other week starting in late September or early October and ending in May. These math challenges covers problem solving strategies such as draw a picture or model, make an organized list, look for a pattern, working backward, and guess and check. Each challenge presents 10 to 18 problems ordered by level of difficulties which enables students from various grades to participate.
Enrichment Classes
Enrichment Classes

Chair:
(none)
When:
Fall, Winter, Spring

Redmond El PTSA sponsors enrichment classes outside of school time (primarily right after school dismissal) throughout the year to benefit students. They are a way for your child to explore their curiosities or practice new skills.
Each school year is divided into three sessions, Fall, Winter and Spring. Registration usually starts for:
Fall Session (October to December) - Soon after start of school
Winter Session (January to March) - Shortly before winter break
Spring Session (April to June) - Shortly before spring break

Classes are mostly 1 to 1.5 hours long after school.
All registrations take place online and are on a first come, first served basis. For more details: please check: http://redmondelptsa.org/Page/Pta/EnrichmentClasses

Reflections
Reflections

Chair:
(none)

PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2017-2018 theme: Within Reach.

To participate, contact us at webmaster@redmondelptsa.org and visit
http://www.pta.org/programs/Reflections.com
Art of Discovery
Art of Discovery

Chair:
(none)

The Art of Discovery Project is developed and presented by the Junior League of Seattle in collaboration with the Bellevue Arts Museum, and brings arts learning directly to the classroom through traveling art exhibits and training for educators and PTSA docents. Participants are equipped with inquiry-based lesson plans and activities to support multi-dimensional arts learning. Trained educators and docents then return to their schools to teach in the presence of the original artwork. Through informal and intimate discussion of thematically organized exhibits in the school setting, students learn critical thinking and communication skills. This unique and innovative program enables students and teachers to experience an art museum in their own school setting.
Math Night
Math Night

Chair:
(none)

"History of Math!" sounds interesting and unthinkable!!!
Yes, this was the theme of our Math Night in 2016-17 where we organized various stations like "Why clocks are round? Why do we need Zero? Who invented Calendars? Why place value? Who invented Operations signs?" for children of different grades. Every station had activities catering to different skill level so every kid had the sense of success in completing a challenge. The primary idea of these activities is to make Math learning more fun and also to understand math applications in real life.

Come and experience the marvelous Math Night in Winter session, an annual school-wide event where you can try various hands-on math problems and activities.
Passport Club
Passport Club

Chair:
(none)

Passport Club is a geography enrichment program.
Students are issued a passport at the start of the school year. They have 5 levels to choose from, beginning with Level 1, and going up to the “Geo Whiz” Level 5. If they choose Level 1, students will learn 40 countries and the seven continents by the end of the school year. If they choose Level 5, they will learn all of the world’s countries plus 40 capital cities, the continents, oceans, seas, deserts, and mountain ranges.

At the end of each month, students are checked by our PTSA volunteers and receive "stamps" in their passports from some of the countries they have learned. They get a new study map from their teacher with different countries for the next month and the process is repeated.

Please check with your child's teacher for a replacement map.

If you would like to help with Passport Club by volunteering once a month for few hours to quiz the students, please contact passportclub@redmondelptsa.org
Science Fair
Science Fair

Chair:
(none)
When:
Spring

The Science Fair brings everyone together to share their love for science.
Students create a poster board of their science projects and discuss it with other students, event staff and parents. It is a great way for kids to practice speaking in front of small crowds and learn about science. Fair preparation happens at home the main event happens at the school after hours.
Volunteers will assist in ticket collection, setup/take down and will hand out participation ribbons after having a chance to hear about the student's project.

Community Services

Hospitality/Welcome Committee
Hospitality/Welcome Committee

Chair:
(none)

Have questions about Redmond El, PTSA or Redmond in general? Contact welcome@redmondelptsa.org and we'll help!
Community Language Liaison
Community Language Liaison

Chair:
(none)

The Redmond Elementary community is one of the most diverse in the district – collectively we speak 41 languages besides English! The PTSA volunteers have formed 11 language groups to provide onboarding and ongoing email support. Contact communityservices@redmondelptsa.org if you are interested in the program and/or becoming a volunteer.

Donuts for Dads & Muffins for Moms
Donuts for Dads & Muffins for Moms

Chair:
(none)

Program sponsored by the PTSA and our school librarian - Join us for monthly breakfast treats and books in the Library.
Hawks vs Hunger Backpack
Hawks vs Hunger Backpack

Chair:
(none)
When:
Ongoing

Hawks vs Hunger team coordinates with school staff to make sure kids in need have extra non-perishable food on weekends. We distribute Pantry Packs (provided via Lake WA Schools Foundation and Hopelink) and need volunteers to pick up packs once a month and unload at the school, as well as occasional holiday or special projects. To volunteer or learn more about our needs, please contact hawksvshunger@redmondelptsa.org
Special Needs Liaison
Special Needs Liaison

Chair:
(none)

Communicate district and community special needs information to the Board and to the Communications team as necessary. This can be done at home on your own time. You may wish to attend the special needs meetings that are run by the district.

Other

School hours volunteering
School hours volunteering

Chair:
(none)
Evening events volunteers
Evening events volunteers

Chair:
(none)
Ice Cream Social
Ice Cream Social

Chair:
(none)
When:
9/22/2016
Program Chairs
Program Chairs

Chair:
(none)
Communication
Communication

Chair:
(none)
Stem For Fun Waitlist
Stem For Fun Waitlist

Chair:
(none)
Community Events
Community Events

Chair:
(none)
Membership
Membership

Chair:
(none)

Chair handles the PTSA membership drive at the beginning of the school year. Members make great things happen!