2023 Welcome Event for New & International Families in LWSD

Saturday, October 14, 2023 — 9 to 11 am

Lake Washington School District Resource Center (16250 NE 74th Street, Redmond WA 98052)

Lake Washington PTSA Council, in coordination with Lake Washington School District, is looking forward to hosting our 7th annual Welcome Event for New and International Families on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, from 9 to 11 am at the LWSD Resource Center, located at Redmond Town Center.

Our welcome events are a great opportunity for families to learn about the school district, ask questions, and meet other LWSD families. Whether you’ve moved from a different county or from a different country, this event is for you!

Translation & Child Care Services

To request a translator for the welcome event, email Shannon Parthemer at sparthemer@LWSD.org.

On-site child care will be available during the welcome event, from 9 to 11 am. Children must be toilet-trained. A parent or guardian must remain in the building. This is not a drop-off service.

2023 Event Agenda

  1. Welcome to LWSD — Dr. Jon Holmen, LWSD Superintendent
  2. PTSA Introduction — Kristen Dorwin, LWPTSA Council President
  3. LWSF Introduction — Irene Neumann, LWSF Board President
  4. LWSD Schools — Dr. Matthew Livingston, Secondary Level Director; Dale Cote, Associate Superintendent; Savannah Milford, Keller Elementary Principal
  5. Accelerated Programs for Families — Stephanie Kesterson, Accelerated Programs
  6. College and Career Readiness Programs — Kate Atvars, College & Career Readiness
  7. Special Services — Dr. Shannon Hitch, Executive Director of Special Services
  8. Basics of the U.S. School System — Pablo Ortega, Director of Equity & Family Engagement
  9. Social-Emotional Learning & Supports — Johnny Phu, Director of Student Services
  10. Questions & Answers
  11. Communications in LWSD — Shannon Parthemer, Director of Communications

Stay after the welcome event for our clothing swap and resource fair, from 11 am to 1 pm!

Event Flyer (PDF)