March 17, 2023

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Monthly Events

Monday, March 20
Scholastic Book Fair Begins, 8:30AM - 9:15AM & 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Tuesday, March 21
Special Education Group Meeting, 6:30PM - 7:00PM at LWSD Resource Center
Scholastic Book Fair, 8:30AM - 9:15AM & 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Thursday, March 23
Einstein Science Expo 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Scholastic Book Fair, 8:30AM - 9:15AM & 5:45PM - 7:45PM

Friday, March 24
Spirit Day: Twin Day
Scholastic Book Fair, 8:30AM-9:15AM

Tuesday, March 28
Einstein 5th Graders leave for Camp Waskowitz

Friday, March 31
Einstein 5th Graders return from Camp Waskowitz



There is still a big need for parents to assist with demonstration tables at the Expo. It is a one-hour commitment.

The activity is preplanned, and all the supplies are prepared. It is just a manner of assisting students with the hands-on activity.

We need people to help with the following:

Contact Linda Johnson at if you have any questions about volunteering.

Share Your Ideas and Join Einstein PTSA!

The Einstein PTSA is looking for YOU. We need volunteers interested in a Board or Chairperson position for 2023 - 2024. No experience is needed!

If you would like to be part of this team or know of someone who might want to join us, please email:, or fill out the following Form to nominate one, or multiple people (the nomination is anonymous):

Nomination Form - 2023/24 PTSA Board

These are some of the open key positions: 

Chair positions:

- Art Docent Chair – Plan monthly art projects or lessons for each grade level. 
- Math Challenge Chair - Coordinate and manage the school level math challenge.
- Ottermail Editor – Send out a request for articles to board members, Einstein staff and committee chairs for inclusion in Ottermail. Distribute draft, complete edits to content and send out for weekly distribution.
- Otter Wear CoChair – Manage the fulfilment vendor and ordering process for Otterwear, which is available for purchase twice a year
Pantry Packs Chair - Coordinate and schedule Pantry Pack Volunteers to ensure the program runs according to schedule.
- Webmaster - Responsible for managing PTSA file sharing & email exchange management and website maintenance. Reports to the VP of Communications.

Board positions:

- Director of Advocacy – Responsible for planning, coordinating and overseeing advocacy programs for Einstein students. Note: This is an appointed position and not an elected position on the board.

You can find detailed information of each role at: PTSA Volunteer Job Descriptions. If you have any questions, please email:

Help put the FUN in Fun Run

Einstein's 6th Annual Fun Run is coming up soon in June. Help plan, organize and make important decisions leading up to the event day.

Come join the 2022 - 2023 Otters Fun Run Committee to talk about sponsorships, t-shirts, logistics, music and more.
We're looking forward to the new ideas that you can bring to the table! 

SIGN UP NOW to join the committee. 
 If you have any questions, please contact


Math Challenge #12 Due - March 23

Math Challenge #12 will posted online Friday, March 17 at 3PM.  It must be completed and dropped off at the designated box in front of the school by the end of the day Thursday, March 23 to ensure your child enters the Einstein drawing.  

Click here for the Math Challenge website.

Congratulations to the Challenge #11 winners by random selection. They will receive a small prize from their teacher. Keep up the good work!

Challenge #11 Winners

* Kinder:  Anvi Papisetti
* Grade 1:  Ishaan Talluri
* Grade 2: Arnav Agarwal


* Grade 3: Samvedh Patpi
* Grade 4: Sougandhika Vennam
* Grade 5: Swara Deshmukh

Congratulations to Math is Cool participants!


Three teams from Einstein participated in the Math is Cool tournament on March 3, 2023.  

Einstein Elementary came in FIRST in our division for fifth grade!!

Ayaan Kang came in FIRST in the whole division and Darsh Methrotra and Terrence Li placed in the top 15!  

Huge congratulations to everyone who participated!!


Einstein Science Expo- March 23

Albert Einstein is having its annual Science Expo on Thursday, March 23, 2023. All students in grades K-5 are invited to participate by assembling a project using the attached guidelines. Public viewing and hands on activities will be available at the Expo. We hope to have wide participation from all the grade levels. The purpose of the Expo is to promote interest, enthusiasm, and creativity in the field of science.

Ms Johnson has anticipated most questions that will come up.  Use the links below to help your student create a project they are excited about.  

Letter to Parents Questions and Answers Process for doing a K-5 Research Project
Scientific Process K-2 Scientific Process 3-5 Sample Display

email with any questions


Scholastic Book Fair!!

Get ready! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming our way (YAY!). Choosing their own books empowers kids and inspires them to become Bolder, Prouder, and Stronger Readers. AND— as always — every book they buy earns rewards for our school.

Here’s what you need to know about the Spring Fair, which will take place in the EIN Library March 20-24, 8:30AM - 5:00PM and Thursday until 6:00PM - 8:00PM.

his year, you can choose to say goodbye to cash and hello to eWallet if you’d like your child to have a digital payment account. Before the Fair, set up eWallet for worry-free, cash-free purchases. Anyone can contribute! Share each child’s eWallet so friends and family can add funds and give your kids more books to enjoy. Directions on how to set up your child’s eWallet is found on our Fair Homepage. Cash, Debit and Credit Cards are still also accepted at the fair.

If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school. You can access online ordering through the Fair Homepage

Visit our Book Fair Homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping:

Of course, the Book Fair cannot be a success without volunteers. If you would like to help at the fair, please sign

up here:


Kids Coming Together - March Events

Kids Coming Together community service events are great opportunities for children grades 3 – 8 to meet new friends and connect with their community. Teens in grades 9 through 12 can also volunteer as event leaders. To learn more and to register for upcoming events, visit:
  • March 8: Make Bracelets for Kids at Seattle Children's 
  • March 15: St Patrick's Day Cookies to Thank the City!
  • March 22: Clean and Dress Dolls for KidVantage

Kids Coming Together is a program of Lake Washington Schools Foundation.

Be The Bridge Luncheon - March 23

More information at

Be the Bridge is Lake Washington Schools Foundation’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

This event gathers sponsorships and donations that support an array of impactful programming for more than 30,000 students and their families in the Lake Washington School District. Held annually, Be the Bridge gives you an opportunity to see our programs at work, hear stories of growth and change, and witness how your contributions make a difference to the students in our community.

We are delighted to announce that this year’s Be the Bridge spring benefit will once again be held as an in-person luncheon. Tickets are free but seating is limited, so please register now to join us at the Seattle Marriott Redmond on March 23, 2023.



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