Joy of giving – December 2019

Many years ago, a group of students began the Joy of Giving Campaign to help their fellow Edmonds Woodway students during winter break. Those original students have long since graduated but their effort to help EW families continues. We will kick off this campaign at the fun Holiday Social at Brigid’s Bottleshop on December 5th  at 7pm. This will be a great way to socialize with staff and fellow PSO members while we collect monetary or grocery gift card donations for the Joy of Giving. Catered appetizers will be provided by the PSO board. The PSO and Counseling Department will also be collecting donations at the EWHS Annual Craft fair on December 7th, where we will have a table set up for this cause. In addition donations may be dropped off at the EWHS main office from December 4th -18thAll money collected goes to buying grocery store gift cards for EWHS families who are food insecure and might not have enough to eat during winter.

Upcoming Events:

Dec 5th –  FUN SOCIAL GATHERING & Full PSO (all staff and parents welcome) at 7pm @ Brigid’s bottle shop (PSO Board Meeting 18h30) + Kick off of Joy of Giving Campaign!

Dec 6th : Coffee with the principal 7:30am

Dec 7th – EWHS Craft Fair

Dec 20th – Early release and start of Winter Break

Jan 6th 2020Back to school!

Jan 9th – PSO Meeting – Library – 7pm

Jan 10th – Coffee with the principal 7:30am

Annual PSO Fundraiser (Sept – Oct 2019) Report

We were able to raise just under $5000 thanks to your support! This money will go to the counseling department, buy library books, support after school programs, parent engagement and much more.  It will all be used to enhance student education at EWHS!  

How does the EWHS Parent Staff Organization support our staff and students?

  • We provide grants to teachers and student groups for things not covered in the school budget – from materials to experiences.
  • The PSO, with Princeton Review, offers Practice ACT and SAT tests for students in the fall and spring.
  • We host Teacher Appreciation Luncheons four times during the school year to thank our great staff.
  • We host social opportunities for parent and EWHS administration/staff to engage in dialogue – Back to School Social at Brigid’s Bottleshop, Principal’s Coffee (First Friday of every month) and Parent University

Become a Member:

Every Edmonds Woodway family is a member of the PSO, there are NO dues or fees.
In order to receive emails and update, you should become an official member.
Please fill out the membership form to stay informed – Membership form

EWHS Daily Announcements

College and Career Instagram Pageewhscollegevisits – student-run page with all upcoming college/career events listed

Upcoming 2019 Official College Entrance Exams:
ACT – Oct. 26;  Dec. 14; Feb. 8
SAT – Nov. 2; Dec. 7

The EW PSO will NOT be offering an SAT/ACT Prep Courses at EWHS this year.
There are several companies in the area offering courses – Mazor Test Prep Company,  Princeton Review,  Sandweiss Test Prep,  ACT/SAT Prep,  Seattle SAT Prep,

Homework and Tech:  Decoding the Distractions That Hinder Homework Completion5 Homework Strategies in the Digital Age

College and Beyond Resources:   Seattle Times College Guide;   Common Application;    Financial Aid;   Studying for the SATWestern State Tuition Savings ProgramsWA Apprenticeship ProgramsThinking about College LoansDebunking 5 Myths about Financial Aid

Teens and Vaping – Learn more about the increasing use of e-cigarettes among teens.  What do they look like?  What is a Juul?  How do they work?  Follow the link for more information.

SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program – Edmonds School District depression awareness and suicide prevention program.

How to talk about depression – Tips on how to deal with depression, talk about it and how to help people who aren’t depressed talk to people who are.

Issues That Matter – Mental Health – Over the past year, Sno-Isle Libraries has hosted forums on wide-ranging topics of mental health – from dementia to the most recent forum on teen depression and suicide.  Audio and video from each forum are available on the website.

Parent Resources – Struggling with parenting a teen, technology use or college planning.  Check out these resources for helpful information

Warrior Word –  EWHS school newspaper – find out what is happening at EWHS

2021 Parents’ Facebook page:  EWHS 2021 Parents – check it out to stay in touch and in the know.

Another way to support EWHS PSO – Go to  Amazon Smile, designate the PSO as your charity and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to Edmonds-Woodway High School Parent- Staff Organization.  Set Smile.amazon as your default page, make purchases as usual and start supporting EWHS teachers and students today!

Contact us at ewparentstafforg@gmail.com   

Co-PSO Presidents – Tara Denkinger and Beth Sanger;
PSO President Elect / Vice-Presidents – Michele Fellows and Michelle Massey
PSO Treasurer – Heather Rees; PSO Secretary & Website – Karen De Nys;
Hospitality – Jennifer Eaton and Eli Fuller; Membership – Debby Fields;
Graphic Design – Gretchen Cook; ACT/SAT Practice tests – Kim Palmer

Tax ID # 91-1190652 

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