Joy of giving – December 2019 – Report

$2800 were received in donations ! All the money collected went to grocery store gift cards for 25 E.W.H.S. families who are food insecure. The PSO would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who contributed!

Hospitality Day January 24th 2020

Please help us celebrate and thank the wonderful faculty and staff at EWHS. Our next PSO sponsored luncheon is coming up THIS FRIDAY January 24th. We will be providing the soup, and we would appreciate your help with the salad, fruit, drinks and dessert. We can also use some extra helping hands on the day of the event. Please sign up using THIS LINK for either food delivery of assistance on the day.

SAT/ACT Practice exam dates (March 7th and 21st)

The EWHS PSO and the Princeton Review will be offering two practice tests this winter/spring: a full-length SAT practice test on March 7th and a practice ACT on March 21st. We are asking for a contribution of $20 to take 1 test and $35 to take both tests. Currently, the scores back session is scheduled for March 26th at 6:30 pm. Fee waivers can be offered, with a counselor sign – off. Sign up for the test(s) will be available shortly HERE and payment via PayPal HERE (or via the top right button of the PSO website).

Upcoming Events:

Jan 20th –  NO SCHOOL (Martin Luther King Jr Day)

Jan 21-24: Finals (1/21 Period 2&6; 1/22 Period 1&5; 1/23 Period 4; 1/24 Period 3)

Jan 23rd“Not in My House: How to talk to Your Kids about Substance Abuse”
Workshop regarding substance abuse presented by the Snohomish County Department of Health at the Edmonds Woodway HS Theater from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm.

Jan 24th – Early release, End of Semester 1 & Staff Soup Luncheon (Volunteer signup)

Jan 27th – NO SCHOOL (Professional Development Day)

Feb 6th – PSO Meeting- Library – 7pm

Feb 7th : Coffee with the principal 7:30am (Pickup Signup needed for March and May)

Feb 14th – Early release

Feb 17-18 – NO school


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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