Welcome Audubon Families!

 

Dear Audubon families,

 

Our PTSA serves the community of J.J. Audubon Elementary School, Redmond, WA.

 

We are a strong association of 386 parents, teachers & staff members! Thank you for being part of our proud PTSA!

  

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Message from Nomcom Committee

 

 

Dear Audubon Families,

 

The 2022 Audubon PTSA Nominating Committee is pleased to submit the following slate of nominees for the 2022/2023 Audubon PTSA Board.

  • Co-President – Lilach Geppert-Shapira
  • Co-President – Julia Rabinovich
  • Secretary – open
  • Co-Treasurer – Hanyue Jiang
  • Co-Treasurer – Marie Beverly
  • Vice President, Communications – open
  • Co-Vice President, School Services – open
  • Co-Vice President, School Services – open
  • Co-Vice President, Student Enrichment – open
  • Co-Vice President, Student Enrichment - open
  • Vice President, Outreach – open
  • Co-Vice President, Fundraising – Nishat Akhter
  • Co-Vice President, Fundraising – Shruti Rustagi
  • Co-Vice President, Events – Ljiljana Vukic 
  • Co-Vice President Events - Chitra Ramalingam

The nominating committee has confirmed that all nominees have been a member of a PTA for at least 15 days prior to the election, and meet other requirements as stated in the WSPTA Uniform Bylaws.

 

Respectfully submitted,
Audubon PTSA 2022-2023 Nominating Committee


Certificate of Achievement 21-22 - Student GREEN TEAM!

Certificate of Achievement 21-22

We are pleased to share that the 21-22 student Green Team was recognized by the King County this week and received a King County Green Schools Program Certificate of Achievement as a thanks for our team's actions to conserve and protect the environment.

 

Audubon student Green Team will also be celebrated and recognized in the June King County newsletter for making posters, to working in the garden, to sorting lunch items in the cafeteria to disposing expired emergency food and more.

 

Congratulations to our student Green Team for the hard work they did this year!

 

Thank you to Johansson, Lauren, Hutchinson, Kyle, Veldee, Katriona, Mueller, Catherine, Strunk, Dave, Braswell, Andrew and Wehe, Meagan for your support and for making it possible for students in your room to participate. Thank you also to Reinardy, Melissa, and Marckese, Tony for working with us in different projects and special thanks to Mancano, Anja for countless hours you devoted teaching, guiding and working in the garden. ??????

 


PTSA Event Celebrations

Golden Acorn Awards 2021-22

Outstanding Educator Award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions in their community to enhance the educational outcomes of all children or youth. This year’s Outstanding Educator Award is presented to,

 

Anja Mancano - Ms.Mancano contributed to the school's green team activities by leading gardening activities, teaching workshop on water conservation, and coaching student helpers during lunch time for the recycling/composting program. She developed a positive relationship with students in her small groups by establishing routines, providing guidance, encouragement, and challenging students to excel. Made sure lunch helper parents felt welcomed and showed them how to work with students to help them be aware of the recycling/composting program and went above and beyond her lunch supervisor/recess teacher duties to teach, support and guide students on how to properly dispose of lunch leftovers in the bins. Ms. Mancano has uplifted Audubon's green team and the school's mission to sustainability. She not only gave her time but also scaled up her impact by inspiring students, parents, and the greater community.

 

 

Thank you Ms.Mancano for your outstanding contribution as an educator!

 

Outstanding Community Service is presented to a community volunteer in recognition of her/his dedication and service to children and youth. This year we have multiple recipients for this award. Congratulations to both the winners!

 

Jesna Ashok


Jesna has diligently worked in a dual role this year- as a Secretary and as Membership Chair. In addition to carrying out the duties in this role, Jesna has worked to put Audubon PTSA on the National PTA awardee list every year. Her hard work paid off with 2 awards bagged by our PTSA this year, for Gold membership award and 100% staff membership awards. She also worked closely on getting the website updated and eventually contributing for the outstanding website gold award for our PTSA. Hats off to her!! We thank Jesna for her selfless service to our community.

 

Pallavi Garg


Pallavi has been our webmaster for the past several years. She has enabled all of our PTSA functions to go online from registration, payments, online reimbursements, keeping the website up to date, and so much more, making it very easy for our volunteers to do their programs and for our community members to partake in PTSA events. It's Pallavi's magic! We thank her sincerely for her dedicated service to our community.

 


Enrichment Thank Yous

It’s been another successful year for enrichment programs which wouldn’t have been possible without your continuous engagement and participation. Mr. Spray announced the enrichment year end rewards and the prizes have been distributed to the classroom teachers on Thursday 6/9. Thank you for all the hard work of our awesome chairs and volunteers to make this a success!!

Math Challenge Chairs - Satya P Javvadi, Suma Kolanuvada

Passport Club Chair – Yasodhara Pappala

Spelling Bee Chairs – Suchismita Boxi, Pavithra  Balagangadhar

Reflections Chair – Cassie Lian

VP Enrichment - Swati Tayal and Cassie Lian

Volunteers: Bettina Ajit, Medha Gupta, Ying Liu, Noriko Fischer, Kevin Fischer, Eri Wada, Anagha Prathmesh Bodas, Diksha Mittal, Vrushali Kuhile, Priyanka Admane, Xuna Cheng, Rohini Madhu, and all others who helped out on other events throughout the year!!

 


Audubon International Festival & Scavenger Hunt Updates

The event was successfully held on June 4 at Audubon Campus. 

 

Thank you amazing hosts and volunteers for presenting your countries in such an interesting way! We learned a lot, had fun, tasted different food and played interesting games. 

 

Kids and parents enjoyed sweets from around the world after a difficult Scavenger Hunt.

 

Thank you Ljiljana Vukic, VP Events for organizing the International Festival. This year 13 countries participated in the International Festival. Next year, hope to see you all back, and maybe even some more countries can join. 

 

The below Picture speaks a thousand words!!!

 

 

Contact Events VP Ljiljana


Gaga Ball Tournament - Updates

Last Wednesday we witnessed about 100 amazing Gaga Ball players showing off their skills and sportsmanship while their friends and family cheered them on. There was excitement, hope, laughter, happiness, even some disappointment but above everything, FUN!

 

A big “Thank you” to our PTSA board members who helped with organization and execution of the event. A very special thanks to our middle schoolers and high schoolers who jumped in and volunteered where needed.

 

Congratulation to all participants and winners! You were all incredible!

 

If your child didn’t get a blue owl ribbon as an appreciation gift for participating in the tournament, email us at events@audubonptsa.org and we will make sure to get it to them. Please, specify your child’s name, grade and teacher. 

 

 

Contact: Events VP Ljiljana


National Staff Appreciation Week Celebrations

 

Thank you to all the parents, volunteers and PTSA board for creating such a memorable week for our teachers. The delicious menu and treats were very much appreciated and relished. 

 

 


Jog-a-thon 2022 - Post event Celebrations

 

A Big Thanks to all our parent volunteers for making Jog-a-Thon 2022 fun & exciting!!! 

 

 

Contact: Fundraising Co-Chair Shruti.


Earth Day Celebrations

 

Audubon students celebrated Earth Day on Friday by wearing color blue and green to represent the ocean and trees respectively.

 

The Green Team along with other volunteers also worked in the garden with Mrs. Mancano spreading soil in the flower beds. And lastly, the Green Team helped throw away expired emergency food in a responsible and environmentally friendly manner by placing the food in the food scraps bin. 

 

How did you celebrate Earth Day?

 

  


Message from International Event Organizers - Missing Art Work

Please help us find artwork that was taken from hosting tables at the International Festival.

One is a glass paperweight that was placed on the top of the coloring pages (see the pictures 1&2). It was taken from the Brazilian table.

 

From Chinese table two things are missing, a yellow wooden fan and a mask (see the picture#3 - both items are marked).

 

Please ask your child, maybe they took it by mistake. Also please spread the word among your friends who attended the festival. If you find it, you can leave it at the school office.

 

Please help us return the artwork to the owners. Thank you!

 


Message from School - Lost & Found Items Procedure

 

Missing or forgetting items at school is a common problem for us all! Audubon's staff goes the extra mile to help us locate such items. The items are placed in the below-mentioned locations for students or parents to collect. Labeling your child's belongings with a first and last name surely helps locate the owner sooner!

 

Location 1 - hallway leading to the gym, lunch and music room

 

Location 2 - occasionally outside at recess, before and after school 

 

  

Please see the above picture for this week's lost items. If you see one of your items or have lost a specific item, contact anmancano@lwsd.org

 

Any item not claimed by the end of the school year will be donated to a local charity.


Outstanding Website Gold Award

Washington State PTA Recognizes Audubon PTSA with the Outstanding Website Gold Award.

  

Audubon PTSA has recently been recognized by Washington State PTA as a Outstanding Website Gold Award recipient! 

 

We want to take this moment and thank our volunteers for supporting our PTSA. 

 


100% Staff Membership Award

Washington State PTA Recognizes Audubon PTSA with the 100% Staff Membership Award.

  

We want to take this moment and thank our staff for supporting our PTSA. Audubon Elementary leaders and staff deserve acclaim for strengthening our PTSA during a time when our children and communities need us more than ever. 

 


Gold Membership Growth Award

Washington State PTA Recognizes Audubon PTSA with the Gold Membership Growth Award.

  

Audubon PTSA has recently been recognized by Washington State PTA as a Gold Membership Growth Award recipient! PTAs are presented with this award for enrolling at least 10% more members this year than all of last year. That means our PTA is growing! Thank you to everyone who has become a member so far this year: YOU are the reason our PTA achieved this award! If you haven’t yet signed up for a 2021-2022 PTA membership, please consider joining today! By doing so, you are demonstrating your support for our PTA and all it does for Audubon Elementary School.  Join PTSA  


PTSA News

Shop To Donate 

We want to keep you informed of an alternative way to help raise funds while you shop for the holidays or in the future. 

 

Most businesses donate a small percentage of your purchases to a charity of "your" choice. A great deal isn’t it? Consider choosing "Audubon PTSA" as your charity. Every contributions will fund programs that benefit Audubon community and children's education.

  • Amazon Smile - Click here to choose Audubon PTSA on Amazon Smile. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon donates 0.5% of your purchases - at no cost to you. To set it up in your app follow these 3 simple steps
  • Fred Meyer - Make every purchase in Fred Meyer generate a small donation to our PTSA. Click for more details

 

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PTSA Enrichment Programs

Reflections Virtual Ceremony

LWPTSA Council has announced the results regarding the reflection art competition.

 

For more information,  visit Reflections webpage.

 

Contact Reflections chair Cassie


Math Challenge 

It is a PTSA-run year-long favorite program! Do you want to engage and challenge your kids to solve math problems while strengthening their math fundamentals, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills?

 

We successfully completed all 15 Math Challenges for our students.

For more information, visit Math Challenge webpage.

Contact Math chairs Satya and Suma


Passport Club - Last PC of the year

This year again, we are able to bring geography enrichment program "PASSPORT CLUB". This is a fun program where kids get to learn about the world, countries, maps, and much more.

 

For more information, visit Passport Club webpage.

Contact Passport Club chair Yasodhara P


Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee Program was organized successfully for the 3rd year at Audubon. 

 

Regional Spelling Bee was held at the Town Hall Seattle on March 19.

 

For more information, visit Spelling Bee webpage.

Contact Spelling Bee chairs Suchismita & Pavithra


Volunteer with us! We need you!

Interested in joining our PTSA Board next Year?

Looking for enthusiastic and committed community members who would like to join our PTSA Board of Directors next school year.

 

Audubon PTSA is a parent, teacher, and student association, run by a parents’ group. We work to improve the education, safety, and health of the children in our community. PTSA provides essential academic enrichment for our students, provides funding for school programs that State can no longer provide, and organizes events to engage and connect the community.

The description of the PTSA board positions can be found here.

 

If you are interested in learning more and/or would like to join the board next year, please contact us at nomcom@audubonptsa.org.

 

Hope to hear from you soon!

 


Important Dates!

Last Day of the School - Half Day

Date: Friday, June 17


First Day of the School - Grade 1-5

Date: Tuesday, Sep 6


First Day of the School - Kindergarten

Date: Friday, Sep 9


Our Mission

 Provide academic enrichment

 

 Provide funding for school programs

 

 Build stronger community relationship

 

 Organize Events

 

Click here to read our mission & goals in detail.


Did You Know?

 

Why Classroom Teacher & Grade Information is needed?

Please note that this is important to update Grade and Classroom teacher name without which we will not be able to distribute program materials and prize distribution, etc. for your child(ren).

 

Click here to update grade & teacher name. Here is the visual of how it looks like.

 

 

School Information

John James Audubon Elementary
3045 180th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052

Attendance: audubones@lwsd.org 425-936-2501
Main Number: 425-936-2500 Fax: 425-882-3422

First bell 8:45 am
Second bell & School start 8:50 am
Dismissal 3:20 pm
Early release 1:50 pm

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