Monday, November 28 
Winter Holiday Library Night, 6:00-7:30 PM
Student Council Service Project Begins

Thursday, December 1
Math Challenge #5 Due

November 30 - December 2
Gift Card Drive


We are Grateful!

We are very thankful for our amazing Einstein Otters! Whether you are a student, staff member, volunteer, or parent -- our community would not be the same without you. We are grateful for each and every one of you. With your help we earned over $490.00 for Einstein programs!  Thank you!  Please enjoy this coming break with family and friends.

Mrs. Sliverman's third grade class made this beautiful poster. Each student thought about what they valued most in their lives and are happy to share their ideas with the school. The poster is on display in the bulletin board in front of the school. 


Welcome to the Einstein PTSA Ottermail!

We updated the PTSA directory to include all Einstein families. The Ottermail is an e-newsletter that comes out every other Sunday afternoon. It has updates about the PTSA activities, news from Einstein, and the community. We also send occasional emails with reminders about upcoming events.

If you do not want to receive these emails you may unsubscribe by emailing

Registration for the Spelling Bee Has Been Extended

Registration for the Einstein Spelling Bee is now open through Friday December 2 at 3:00 PM

There is a preliminary written Round done online at home.  Final School Spelling Bee is Tentatively scheduled for the second week of February 2023.

 Any student in Grades 1-5  are eligible to register.  

Scholarship funds are available.  Contact Mr. Ren for information.

Click here for more information and registration. 

The 2022-2023 Einstein Student Directory is Now Online!


The 2022-2023 student directory is now available online: Student Directory 2022-2023!

Please see Ms. Imai's "Einstein News" message sent out November 14 for instructions on how to access, plus the password. If you cannot find it or if you have any questions, please contact:  

**You must have or create a free PTSA account to access the student directory**

Staff Appreciation Luncheon

Thank you to families that brought dishes and to our volunteers that made the Fall Warm Up Staff luncheon possible. It was a huge success and we had an amazing variety of food.

A heartfelt "Thank You" from the Einstein staff for the delicious staff appreciation luncheon on 11/15.  The staff was grateful for the abundant array of diverse foods and felt truly loved and appreciated.

It is so wonderful to be part of such a caring community!

Reflections Winners!

A heartfelt THANK YOU for your participation in this year’s Einstein Reflections Program! Your valued contribution added to the artistic vibrancy of our school community, and we celebrate all of your wonderful efforts!

Our judges performed a thoughtful critique of the entries, using their background expertise in each of the individual categories. 

A warm CONGRATULATIONS to all of our first-place winners who ADVANCE to the Lake Washington School District PTSA where they will compete at the district level (Primary Division: Grades K-2, Intermediate Division: Grades 3-5):

Aarav Daniver (1st Grade) - Aarav's Choreography on Sunflower Song 
Raul Beresford (Kindergarten) - Take Away One
Shanvika Vennam (3rd Grade) - Folk Song Dance Performance Explaining the Importance of Girl

Miya Ma (2nd Grade) - We Are With You
Iker Trigo-Valdes (4th Grade) - My Voice

Aarav Daniver (1st Grade) - Birds Are Flying High in the Sky
Maheep Singh Nanrhay (3rd Grade) - As a Kid Never Act So Big

Yuvan Santosh (3rd Grade) - Nature Changes the World

Akira Jamkhande (1st Grade) - Being the voice...through my actions!
Shruthika Buddhe (5th Grade) - Sunset Feast
Seona Pathak (5th Grade) - PEACE

You can visit the PTSA Reflections webpage to see all participants. We are very proud of every student!

Gift Card Drive - Families Helping Families 💗

We are excited to have our FIRST ever Families helping Families gift card drive at Einstein. This is a wonderful time of year to help within our Einstein community. If you’d like to contribute, you can bring gift card(s) to school from November 30th to December 2nd and drop them off in a designated PTSA box.

Please only purchase gift cards from Fred Meyer or Target, with no more than $25 on them. If you are planning on donating more than a $25 gift card, please consider getting multiple smaller amount gift cards.

We’ll make sure all the collected cards get distributed to families before winter break. Any and all help will be very appreciated!        Email with any questions.  

Learn about LWSD Active Assailant Protocols

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 7:00 to 8:30 PM, via Zoom.

Topics include:

  • Overview of active assailant protocols
  • Empirical evidence for multi-option protocols
  • Important components of “drills”
  • Parallels to other emergency preparedness responses
  • Managing fears of active threat situations at school

Featuring: Dr. Brooke Miller Gialopsos (Seattle University) and Dr. Cheryl Lero Jonson (Xavier University). Questions? Contact Brooke at


Math Club Registration

For 2022-23 we are starting a math club for kids in 4th and 5th grade who are interested in math competitions. We will be competing in two competitions this year.

Competitive math is a great way for students to develop problem-solving skills, learn to think outside the box, make friends and be a team player.

To register for the competitions, please visit the Math club website.

Einstein Math Club Page

For details please contact

Click Here For More Information

Math Challenge #5 Due - December 1


Math Challenge #5 was posted online on Friday, November 18 at 3:00PM. It must be completed and dropped off at the designated box in front of the school by end of day Thursday, December 1 to ensure your child receives credit for it.

Click here for the Math Challenge website.

Congratulations to the Challenge #4 winners by random selection. They will receive a small prize from their teacher. Keep up the good work!

* Kinder:   Akshara Ashok
* Grade 1: Patrick Wan
* Grade 2: Nihal Dintakurthi

* Grade 3: Ayotunde Olokodana
* Grade 4: Jasper Sylling
* Grade 5: Bradley Menshing

Winter Store: 5th Grade Camp Fundraiser

Help the 5th graders raise money for camp!  They will be running a store selling items priced $0.25 up to $5 at recess in the hallway.  Empty out your change jars to support our kids having a memorable experience!

December 6, 7, 8

Click here for more information.

Bingo Night Fun!
Thank you to everyone who came to Bingo night last Thursday!  An especially big thank you to Mr. Cortés and Srta Jacquie! 

The fifth graders earned over $150 for the outdoor education scholarship fund!

Help Needed with Pep Assemblies!

Ms. Lindgren Hand Mrs. Johnson need your help!!

We are looking for 4-6 volunteers to help with setting up and taking down EACH pep assembly for this year. Volunteers will need to be able to do some "heavy lifting" (move the piano, help with opening/closing the wall between the cafeteria and the gym, and set up chairs and risers).

Volunteering gives you a "back-stage pass" to stay for these very special community-building events! Please note that you must be an approved LWSD volunteer.If you are interested in helping, please Sign Up HERE.If you have questions, please email:

Middle School Options for 2023 - 2024

Attention 5th Grade Families - check out information on middle school choice options for 2023-2024 school year.

Choice Schools and programs are optional schooling alternatives, created to meet specific needs and interests. They are designed to be smaller and use innovative approaches to education that are different from traditional public schools. Choice Schools and programs are often housed within an existing school or on the same campus as another school.

For more information check: Choice Schools - Lake Washington School District

National PTA Podcast: Helping Your Child Through Crises

 Notes From the Backpack: A PTA Podcast

Since the start of 2020, it feels as though we've experienced—or witnessed—one crisis after another. How should we talk with our kids about these challenging topics, and how can we cope with them ourselves? In the latest episode of Notes From the Backpack, Dr. Pamela Cantor, founder and senior science advisor at Turnaround for Children, shares how relationships, routines and resilience can help us traverse these tumultuous times. Listen to the podcast now.


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