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Teacher Appreciation

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We want to recognize and honor all our outstanding teachers who are the heart and soul of education. Thank you, teachers, for working hard each and every day to elevate our students to become successful in school and beyond. We celebrate you today and every day!

One of just 50 schools across the country with this distinction

Redmond, Wash. – Ella Baker Elementary in Redmond has been recognized as a National School of Character. This is the first time a school from Washington state has been recognized with this award. The recognition comes from Character.org, an organization dedicated to empowering people of all ages to practice and model core values.

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    PTSA Special Education Group

    The Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) Special Education Group (SEG), formally known as the PTSA Special Needs Group, is made up of parents in Lake Washington School District whose children receive special services (IEP) and/or classroom support (504), and parents interested in resources and support for any student with learning challenges. The group meets every month except for December and June. Anyone is welcome to attend these informative meetings, which provide opportunities to:

    • Hear from speakers
    • Learn about resources in the community
    • Network with other parents
    • Keep updated on district and PTSA issues affecting children with special needs

    As meeting topics are determined, details will be posted to the LW Council PTSA website at http://www.lwptsa.net/.

    For more information and/or to be added to the email list for this group, contact specialeducation@lwptsa.net.

    • Meetings: Third Tuesday of each month during the school year, except September, December, February and June (see below for exact dates)
    • Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    • Where:
      LWSD Resource Center (at Redmond Town Center)
      16250 NE 74th St
      Redmond, WA 98052
      425-936-1200
    • Dates for 2021-22 School Year:
      September 21, 2021
      October 19, 2021
      November 16, 2021
      January 18, 2022
      February 15, 2022
      March 15, 2022
      April 19, 2022
      May 17, 2022

    PTSA Special Education Chairpersons

    It is our goal that every campus in Lake Washington School District have a PTSA Special Education Chairperson. The chairperson keeps the families of that school informed of the PTSA SEG's upcoming monthly meetings. They can often answer a family's questions about special education. To find out the name of your campus PTSA SEG Chairperson, contact your school PTSA. If your campus does not have a chairperson to answer your questions and/or you would like to learn more about becoming a chairperson, please contact the LWPTSA Special Education Group.

    A district-wide group has been formed to share information about dyslexia. To join, please Randi Johnson.

    For questions about special education preschool programs in the district, contact Kim Brenner.