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!


The lists are out and Lake Washington School District (LWSD) musicians are major players for this year’s musical honor groups. On even school years, the Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA) choses students from across the state from Middle School to High School to participate in WMEA State Honors Music Groups. Sixty-nine high schoolers and 55 middle schoolers come from LWSD schools this year.



    Before and After School Care

    Interested in child care for your children before and after the elementary school day in the Lake Washington School District? Some elementary schools in the district offer child care for students at the school, known as the Extended Day program. The District is responsible for that program and both hires and supervises the staff involved.

    Our community non-profit partners, YMCA and Boys & Girls Clubs, also rent school facilities to offer child care. Those programs are not run by the district. The staff is hired and supervised by the organization listed.

    This list includes both options for your convenience and provides contact information. Please confirm times, costs and space availability with each program.

    Extended Day Program

    See the LWSD Extended Day webpage for more information. The schools served by Extended Day are:

    Bell Elementary Lakeview Elementary
    Clara Barton Elementary Muir Elementary
    Franklin Elementary Rockwell Elementary
    Frost Elementary Rose Hill Elementary
    Keller Elementary Sandburg/Discovery Elementary
    Kirk Elementary Thoreau Elementary


    Boys & Girls Clubs of King County: Redmond and Sammamish Branch

    The schools served by the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County are:

    Carson Elementary
    Before and after school programs
    Contact: Rachel Smith,  

    Redmond Elementary
    Before and after school programs
    Contact: Rachel Smith,

    Rosa Parks Elementary
    After school program only
    Contact: Rachel Smith,

    Sammamish Boys & Girls Club, after school program only, transports from:

    • Carson Elementary
    • McAuliffe Elementary
    • Mead Elementary
    • Smith Elementary

    Contact: Lauren Calabro,

    Boys & Girls Clubs of King County: Kirkland Branch

    After school program only, on site at Kirkland Boys & Girls Club, transports from:

    • Kirk Elementary
    • Lakeview Elementary
    • Bell Elementary
    • Muir Elementary
    • Rose Hill Elementary
    • Kamiakin Middle School

    Contact: Juanita Palaki,

    Juanita Elementary:
    Before and after school program
    Contact: Emily Mathiesen,

    Twain Elementary:
    Before and after school program
    Contact: Carissa Dransfield,

    YMCA of Greater Seattle

    The YMCA of Greater Seattle provides before and after school enrichment programs at the following schools:

    • Alcott Elementary
    • Audubon Elementary
    • Blackwell Elementary
    • Dickinson Elementary
    • Einstein Elementary
    • Ella Baker Elementary
    • Mann Elementary
    • McAuliffe Elementary
    • Mead Elementary
    • Rush Elementary
    • Smith Elementary
    • Wilder Elementary

    Contact information: | 206-382-492

    Students and instructional assistant play with Legos in after school care program

    Contact Us

    Michael Andera
    Extended Day Manager

    Donna Seko
    Administrative Professional