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All In For Kids | Lake Washington Schools Foundation

Dear Friend,

Spring is in the air, which means it's almost time for Be the Bridge: An Evening Benefit. Please reserve April 29 at 7:00 PM for an evening of entertaining and inspirational speakers. Can you be a sponsor or table captain, or just want to stay posted? Click for more information.

This month, you put hundreds of smiles on the faces of LWSD staff in celebration of Valentine's Day. Thank you to all who reached out to thank our hard-working teachers and staff, raising nearly $10,000 for students in the process.

Did you know that we offer free college counseling webinars and virtual office hours? A record-breaking 500 parents and students recently attended LWSF's Find Your Fit: College 101. See below for details on upcoming webinars that cover topics on youth mental health and college prep.

If you haven't yet seen the excellent anxiety-awareness documentary Angst, here's your chance. With sponsorship by Overlake Medical Center & Clinics and the partnership of Eastlake High School, we're offering two days of virtual viewings. We still have tickets available, but hurry—this film can only be viewed February 25 and 26. Click to register.

We're partnering with Peter Kirk Elementary PTSA and Lake Washington PTSA Council to bring you a virtual conversation with Erin Jones, champion for social justice. Spots are limited; please click here for your ticket to Unity & Healing with Erin Jones on March 11 at 7:00 PM.

We're grateful for the many volunteers, organizations, donors, and businesses who are stepping forward to support students and families through these toughest of times. Together, we can make a difference.

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Interim Executive Director
Lake Washington Schools Foundation


Save the Date for LWSF's Be the Bridge: An Evening Benefit on April 29 at 7:00 PM

Mark your calendars for the Lake Washington Schools Foundation's biggest event of the year, Be the Bridge.

Expect an engaging experience where you'll hear enlightening stories, laugh with entertaining speakers, and see how your contributions to our community make a difference.

Interested in becoming a Virtual Table Captain? Help us spread the word on our important work in the community and play a leading role in the success of our event. Email maya@lwsf.org to learn more.

Is your business ready to make an impact? Become a Corporate Sponsor! Sponsoring LWSF is an investment in community, a declaration of your values, and a powerful way to enact social change.
Check out our Sponsorship Levels and Benefits here.

Get college-ready with Find Your Fit

LWSF's Find Your Fit program is a resource to help students and parents understand the next best steps in the college application process.

The Counselor Is In!
Friday, February 26 from 4:00-5:00 PM

Have any questions surrounding the application process? College essays? What to do next? Join independent college counselor Mary Pat O'Neil for this special Q&A session.

Understanding What College Costs & How to Pay Less
Tuesday, March 30 from 7pm-8pm

What will be covered:

  • Cost of college
  • Common myths about paying for college
  • What are the FAFSA and CSS Profile 

Free to attend, but prior registration is required!

Balance in Mind offers mental health support for local families

Balance in Mind, powered by LWSF, hosts "Parent Chats" with mental health experts to discuss pressing topics surrounding youth mental wellness. New topic every other week at 7:00 PM.

Upcoming Parent Chats:
Mar 3 - Hanging in There Together: Strategies to Support Family Emotional Health Now
Mar 31 - Body Image & Healthy Eating
Apr 21 - Reimagining Success for Kids' Mental Health
May 5 - Social Media and Mental Health
Register here!

Community Forum:
March 9, 7pm - What You Need To Know About Teens, Marijuana, Vaping & Street Drugs in partnership with Youth Eastside Services and Lake Washington High School PTSA
Register here!

Spanish Mental Health Workshop:
Marzo 2, 7:30pm - ¿Que Tipo De Madre/Padre Eres? Como manejar comportamientos desafiantes de 7-13 años y comunicación efectiva con adolescentes.
Zoom: 954 2813 9046

Do you have a teen who could use some extra support this school year? Follow @balance.in.mind on Instagram for inspiration, self-care tips, and live programs.


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Help Pantry Packs feed kids

March Madness Fruit & Nut Food Drive

  • Trail Mix / Nuts / Jerky
  • To-Go Size Peanut Butter in Cups / Pouches (no jars)
  • Protein Bars (with at least 7g protein)
  • Fruit & Veg Cups (no foil lids) / Cans / Pouches
    ***All in individual packets with expiration dates of at least 3 months out.

DATES: March 10, March 13, March 17, March 20


HOW: Donations can be dropped off at Pantry Packs at 14816 NE 95th Street - Bldg 6 in Redmond, WA 98052. Donations will only be accepted during the above drop-off times. Please do not leave donations unattended.

Can't make it in person? No problem!
Donate food directly to Pantry Packs via Amazon here!

We have received so much support for our Pantry Packs program during this pandemic through hard-working volunteers, those who have made financial gifts, those who have run Facebook fundraisers, those who have donated food - you all are incredible!


Thank you to the following corporate sponsors for major support and steadfast partnership.


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Lake Washington Schools Foundation
Driving 16250 NE 74th Street, Redmond, WA 98052
Mailing PO Box 83, Redmond, WA 98073
Phone 425 936 1414 | Fax 425 936 1449 info@lwsf.org

The Lake Washington Schools Foundation gathers and deploys community resources to enhance academic access and to nurture all students' emotional well-being. LWSF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, tax identification number 55-0891792.
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