Welcome Audubon Families!

 

Dear Audubon families,

 

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

 

We welcome you to be part of our PTSA community and encourage fellow parents to spread the word about the great things we achieve together. We are 382 members as of this week and still growing!

 

Show your support towards our initiatives for kids. JOIN PTSA now.


We need your help to reach 100% PTSA membership.

As a PTSA member, YOU have - 

  • A voice on legislative matters.
  • A vote at our PTSA Meetings. 
  • Ability to illustrate that we as a community are committed to the growth and success of our children.
  • An opportunity to become part of the many programs for our students and teachers.
  • Amazing $$ discounts to all the upcoming PTSA events and specials like Gaga ball tournament, International Event, Yearbook, etc. 

 

Join PTSA to enjoy the special members-only discount on the yearbook. As a member, you will also receive discounts for the great lineup of events in the coming weeks and months. Hurry up!

 

Not sure if you are a PTSA member? If you see a welcome message above, you are a PTSA member :).

 

Membership scholarships are available. Please contact school counselor mpeckham@lwsd.org for more info.

 

 

The membership needs to be renewed every year. Renew yours now!

 

  

Questions? Contact us


Upcoming Events

Gaga Ball Tournament - May 25!

Rain or shine, see you there!

Wednesday, May 25 from 4:30 PM -7:00 PM at Audubon Campus.

Please arrive 15 minutes earlier to check in.

 

Kindergarten 4:30 PM
1st Grade 5:00 PM
2nd Grade 5:30 PM
3rd Grade 6:00 PM
4th & 5th Grade 6:30 PM

 

For your convenience, we will have snacks/sweets and drinks (water, juice, soda) available for cash purchase.

 

Contact: Events VP Ljiljana


Audubon International Festival 

Calling all families to join us and serve as their country’s ambassadors at Audubon International Festival. We would love for you to present your country and culture to our community. Share information, crafts, food (this year, we are asking for pre-packed food - snacks & sweets). Tables will be provided. You should bring decoration, presentation board, craft, books, food, activities to engage the visitors…... Let your imaginations run wild!

 

Sign up by June 1st using this link. Multiple people can sign up to host the same country and we will connect you.

 

The festival is planned for Saturday, June 4th from 11 AM-1 PM at Audubon campus. The event will be held outdoors. 

 

For kids, we are organizing an International Scavenger Hunt -find out fun facts about participating countries and win a bag of candy from around the world!

 

Admission to the International Festival is FREE; however, tickets are required to participate in the Scavenger Hunt.

 

PTSA members $5; non-members $12.

 

Siblings are welcome. Each child must have a ticket to participate.

 

Please register by June 1st International Scavenger Hunt Registration Link

 

More details to follow. Contact Events VP Ljiljana


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.


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 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 – open
  • Vice President, Communications – Anupama Gaddagimath
  • 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


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

 

Questions? Contact us


PTSA Enrichment Programs - Free & Open for all

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!


Field Day, June 9th 2022 

Mrs. T (our PE teacher) is looking for parent volunteers for the Field Day on June 9, 2022. Sign up here to help! 

 

Parents need to be district-approved and vaccinated (see here for more information). 

 

The school is looking for volunteers to help at these times (you can volunteer for more than one slot):

 

Before the event - 7 AM arrival, setting up stations around the playground and fields (5 grade parents)

 

Before the event - 8 AM arrival, keeping an eye on the setup stations/materials so students know to keep materials in place. (1 for upper field and 2 below where kids line up)

 

During the event - 8:50 AM arrival, roam the event to provide extra supervision, assist at play structure areas which will be free play, and assist our 5th grade leaders with any needed materials (refilling bubble play area, keeping chalk supplied, etc.).

 

Our 5th graders will be leading the stations, so during the event, help would really be extra eyes and bodies to help supervise (especially at the end when we need to get kiddos lined up and back to class).


Other Volunteering Needs

With the school year in motion, there are so many exciting programs waiting to take off. We need your help. If you would like to be involved in any capacity please let us know. 

 

Parking lot helpers - We need 2 volunteers each to help guide traffic during:

  • drop off from 8:35 am - 9:00 am and
  • pickup from 3:15 pm - 3:30 pm.

Please email info@audubonptsa.org if you are able to help.


Important Dates!

Passport Check - Last PC

8th Passport check: Wed-Sun, May 25 - 29


Gaga Ball Tournament

Event date: Wednesday, May 25, 4:30 pm - 7 pm


No School - LEAP Day

Date: Friday, May 27


No School - Memorial Day

Date: Monday, May 30


Regular School Day - (No Snow make-up day)

Date: Tuesday, May 31


International Festival

Event date: Saturday, June 4


Field Day

Event date: Thursday, June 9


Last Day of the School - Half Day

Date: Friday, June 17


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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