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All In For Kids | Lake Washington Schools Foundation

Dear Friend,

WOW! With your help and support, we met our goal of $50,000 for our Fall Campaign.

With these funds, we’ll be able to continue our mission: to gather and deploy community resources to enhance academic access and to nurture all students’ emotional well-being.

We can’t thank you enough for supporting the youth and families in our District. Continuing our work is only possible because you’re on our team.

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Executive Director
Lake Washington Schools Foundation

P.S. You could double or even triple the impact of your contribution with a matching gift from your employer. Please ask if they participate in a corporate match program today!


Celebrate the Month of Gratitude with LWSF!

Lake Washington Schools Foundation proudly partnered with Microsoft during its October Giving Campaign. Several Microsoft teams created letters of gratitude for teachers and staff in our school district. We will be sharing these messages with them throughout the month of November!

What is YOUR family doing to show gratitude for LWSD teachers and staff this month? Here are some ideas:

  • Write or email a thank you note to your child's favorite teacher or staff member
  • Have your child draw a picture for their teacher
  • Surprise a staff member by bringing them a sweet treat!

Show us how your family is expressing gratitude by posting a photo on social media with hashtag #lwsfgratitude!


Become a Lunch Buddy for an LWSD Student!

Did you know there are students at LWSD elementary schools in need of a mentor right now? Make a difference in a student's life by giving 45 minutes of your time each week for lunch, games, crafts and conversation.

"When you go in, they just light up, and you know in that moment you're making a difference to that kid individually." - LWSD LINKS Lunch Buddy

Contact Victoria Goetze-Nelson at vgoetzenelson@lwsd.org or (425)936-1410 to learn more.


Balance in Mind Parent Chats

Parent Chat is a great place to learn about mental wellness topics while talking with mental health professionals and other parents in a safe and supportive environment. Upcoming topics include:

  • Nov 10: Teaching Decision-Making Skills
  • Dec 8: Making Space for Gratitude & Joy

Register NOW for kids' community service events!

Kids Coming Together helps kids grades 3-8 make friends and connect with their community while helping others. Register now for November's free (and fun!) community service events:


Recap: College Planning Events

During the months of September to November, our Find Your Fit program supported 1,786 high school students and parents through our fall webinar series, hosted by independent college counselor Mary Pat O'Neil. 

Missed an event? You can view recordings from our webinars on our Find Your Fit webpage.


Pantry Packs Fall Food Drive

Our Pantry Packs program has already delivered over 6,000 weekend food packs to LWSD's food insecure students in the months of September and October.

To support the program, you can donate to our Thanks”Giving” Food Drive on Saturday, November 13 from 10am to 2pm, in one of two ways:

1. Donate in person by dropping off kid-friendly foods at our Pantry Pack Warehouse at 14816 NE 95th, Bldg 6, Redmond, 98052.

2. Donate directly by making purchases via our Amazon Wishlist.

Thank you for supporting LWSD’s food insecure students – we are thankful for YOU!


Hip, Hip Hooray for Giving Tuesday!

It’s almost that time again!  Time to celebrate the LARGEST GLOBAL GIVING DAY OF THE YEAR – GIVING TUESDAY!  Mark your calendar: Giving Tuesday is November 30, 2021. 

We made it through a time tough and we did it together.  Let’s take advantage of this opportunity to make tomorrow even better. 

Keep your eyes peeled in the coming weeks to find out how you can participate in this donation celebration and what our goals are for this exciting day! 


A New (& Easy) Way to give to LWSF

We are excited to introduce a new way for you to easily raise money for the Lake Washington Schools Foundation. Give with Bing lets you donate to the Lake Washington Schools Foundation just by searching the web (or using Xbox or Microsoft Store). When you select LWSF to be the recipient of your Microsoft Rewards, all of your searches using Microsoft Bing earns LWSF Rewards points automatically donated as cash.

How to start:

  • Click here and then click on “join now.”
  • If you are not already a Microsoft Rewards member, it will prompt you to register for Microsoft Rewards.
  • Once you've registered, on the Give with Bing page designate Lake Washington Schools Foundation as the recipient of your rewards and turn on “Give Mode.”

Did you know that you can also donate to LWSF just by doing your shopping at Amazon? Learn about this and other ways that you support the Foundation's work!


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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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