In case you haven’t heard, the Lake Washington Schools Foundation hired a new Executive Director, Doug Seto, in June. About that same time, the Board of Trustees elected a new President, Terri Blier, for the upcoming year.

As new leaders, we are both excited about the upcoming year. There are many opportunities to further develop Foundation programs and grow our revenues to ensure academic excellence for all students. This newsletter highlights some of our programs, donors, and grants that show how your dollars are making a difference.

We’re off to a great start and look forward to the 2010-2011 school year. As always, we welcome your interest, questions, and feedback about the Foundation. You can find us in the School District Resource Center at Redmond Town Center.

Doug Seto, Executive Director
Terri Blier, Board President


Terri Blier & Doug Seto
Terri Blier (left)
New LWSF President
Doug Seto (right)
New LWSF Executive Director

Books for Boys   Wind Farm   RHS Robotics
Blazing Books for Boys
Boys tend to lag behind girls in reading ability.  Read what the Foundation is doing to get boys excited about reading
  AP Science Students Study Alternative Energy At Puget Sound Energy´s Wild Horse Wind Farm
  Redmond High Robotics
Teaching Technology and Teamwork
Lake Washington Schools Foundation Receives $130,000 from Microsoft for STEM Programs

We are excited to announce the Lake Washington Schools Foundation in partnership with the Lake Washington School District received a $130,000 grant from the Microsoft Corporation to support the implementation of a Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) based high school program in the District. A future announcement will provide details on how the district will use the Microsoft grant within the district. Want to know more about S.T.E.M.?


AT&T, U.S Bancorp Foundation and the City of Redmond Step Forward to Support L.I.N.K.S.

We received a grant from the AT&T Corporation for $10,000 to support the LINKS Mentoring Program that will allow the Lake Washington Schools District to develop a secondary schools pilot mentoring program for Junior High School and Senior High School students. During the 2009 – 2010 School Year we supported more than 100 mentors that were involved with tutoring and classroom support. The AT&T grant will enable Lake Washington School District to impact even more students.

We received a grant for $2,500 from U.S. Bancorp Foundation to support LINKS. For the second year in a row the City of Redmond supported LINKS with an $8,000 grant. Want to know more about L.I.N.K.S.?

We want to acknowledge and thank these organizations for their leadership and commitment to L.I.N.K.S.


Strong Community Response To Our Back To School Fundraising Request

In response to our ‘Back to School’ requests, our generous community donated over $12,000. Thanks so much to those community members that answered our call.


Lake Washington Schools Foundation Announces Grants to Schools for Education Projects and Financial Assistance

In its continued effort to support academic excellence and student success, the Lake Washington Schools Foundation has awarded more than $50,000 in grants to schools in the Lake Washington School District. Schools in Kirkland, Redmond, and Sammamish will use the grants to extend student learning opportunities in math, literacy and science, and to provide assistance for students with financial needs.
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Last Edition's Top Stories

Dot Lake Washington Schools Foundation Funds Summer School for Academically At-Risk Students

Dot Results from the 5th Annual Legacy for Learning Luncheon

Dot Welcome the New Executive Director for the Foundation

Dot Using Theatre to Teach Writing—Shadow Puppets and Tall Tales of the 1800’s

Dot The Rocket Engineers at Aerojet Support the Lake Washington Schools Foundation


Lake Washington Schools Foundation News

DotLivengood, Fitzgerald & Alskog: Oldest eastside law firm and LWSF founder celebrates 75 years.

DotLINKS program needs caring adults to volunteer in local schools.

DotCongratulations to LWSF Board Member Shelley Kloba: Washington State PTA's 2010 Outstanding Advocate.

Give With Your Time - Volunteer for LWSF

We continue to seek volunteers at the Foundation, we have opportunities in volunteer coordination, school Ambassador programs (Foundation representatives in each school), grant reading, mentoring (LINKS), communications, and our annual Legacy for Learning luncheon fundraiser in April. For volunteer information, go to

Photo of the Month

Photo of the Month
Shadow Puppeteer from
Rosa Parks Elementary

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Apr 20 6th Annual "Legacy for Learning" Luncheon

Upcoming LINKS Mentoring Training

Oct 27 New Volunteer Orientation (Hughes Room at 6:30pm)
Nov 16 Motivating Unmotivated Students- Ken Wong, City of Redmond
(Board Room at 7:00pm)
Dec 1 New Volunteer Orientation (Hughes Room at 9:30am)
Jan 5 New Volunteer Orientation (Hughes Room at 6:30pm)



United Way
Does your workplace hold an annual United Way or Giving Campaign?
We have been honored to receive generous donations from past giving campaigns. Please consider designating the Lake Washington Schools Foundation when you make your pledge.

Thank you!

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