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Issue #106  January 27, 2017
PRINCIPAL'S CORNER

Dear Lakeview Families,
 
Starting February 1st we will be doing a reboot on a key part of our parking lot drop-off and pick-up procedures. We are asking that families with 4th and 5th graders to drop off only in the lower parking lot. Families dropping off a K-3 student and a 4-5 student can still use the main upper lot. K-3 families who prefer to drop off in the lower lot are welcome to continue to do so.
 
As you know we are growing school; we just crossed an enrollment of 570 students, which is over 50 more student than last year. Parking and traffic has always been a challenge at Lakeview and will continue to be one as we are in a dense setting surrounded by two very busy roads. While our main parking lot reboot last spring increased the safety and supervision of students, it was unable to address increase the throughput of the main lot. Backups are common and on rainy days we will have 30, 40, sometimes 50 students who are tardy, which impacts classroom instruction.
 
The lower lot also allows for a safer, light-assisted left-turn onto westbound 68th. Please take a moment to review the new drop off map as well as our original drop-off and pick-up video. We need your help to make our parking lot run more quickly by utilizing our lower lot more effectively.
 
Thanks - Steve


Kindy Registration Begins 2/2/17!
Volunteers Needed!

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS to help with incoming kindy registration from 1PM to 7PM on February 2.  If you are able to help out, please sign up at this SignUp Genius link.

For those of you with a child entering kindergarten next year,  please bring the following items to Lakeview on February 2 between the hours of 1PM and 7PM:
  • Proof of child's birth date, such as a birth certificate or passport
  • Child's health history, including current immunization
  • Emergency contact information
  • Proof of residency (such as an energy bill with your current address, lease agreement, or mortgage statement)
Find the details from the district here.



Coffee with a Principal
Friday February 3 at 2:30
 
Got questions? Come join the PTSA and Principal Thatcher in the Lakeview library for a cup of coffee and conversation.  Meet other parents, make connections and get answers to your questions.


PTSA Nominating Committee--NomCom

Happy New Year Everyone!  The  Lakeview PTSA Board is in the process of forming a Nominating Committee (lovingly called: NomCom) in charge of recruiting future PTSA Board Positions: 2017/18 school year. 

What is Nominating Committee?
- A group of three Lakeview parents who will be in charge of recruiting future board members for 2017/18 school year
- One of the three members is a board member (already appointed)

How long is this assignment?
- NomCom typically completes work in two months. 
- The new board needs to be voted on in our spring general meeting - scheduled for April 20 or June 01.

By when do we need to form NomCom?
- Our goal is to have NomCom Formed by February 23. 

This is is an excellent way to explore if you would like to serve on the Lakeview PTSA Board as either a board member, event coordinator or a program chairperson. For more information or to fill out a submission form, please visit the Lakeview PTSA website.

Thank you so much!
Power Your Child's Brain
by Motivating Them at Every Age

Mark Twain and Peter Kirk PTSA are offering a parent education seminar on Thursday, February 2nd, from
7-8:30PM at Mark Twain Elementary School Cafeteria.  Gloria DeGaetano, a parent educator for over two decades, offers
practical strategies for cultivating children's self-identify as learners.

Participants will learn:
  • The stages of motivation and how to capture daily "teachable moments."
  • Why rewards don't help children and what to do instead.
  • Parenting strategies to use at different ages that help kids motivate themselves.
  • How to help kids have quality learning experiences in our high-tech, screen society.
Click here to view the full flier.
Spring Box Tops Drive

Box Tops are found on hundreds of your favorite products (see link to products here) --you probably have some in your home right now--and saving them can help benefit Lakeview!  Each Box Top clipped earns Lakeview 10 cents.  Simply clipping the Box Tops from items you already buy is an easy way to help.

Box tops can be delivered to your teacher at any time.  A special prize will be awarded to the class that turns in the most Box Tops by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH so get clipping, Leopards!
Neighborhood Updates

There will be a Special Hearing for Carillon Sea Plane Operation Shoreline Conditional Use Permit at Kirkland City Hall on January 30 at 6pm. The hearing is open to the public and anyone may speak or submit written comment or testimony. A full copy of the Carillon Sea Plane request is available here.

Find Public Planning Notices for the City of Kirkland here.

See the full City Calendar with council & commission meetings here.
Lake Washington PTSA Council Resource Fair

SAVE THE DATE!

March 18, 2017, 
Saturday 11AM - 2PM
Lake Washington Institute of Technology 
11605 132nd Ave NE, 
Kirkland, WA 98034

Meet local businesses serving families in LWSD. Hear from guest speakers.  Meet educators Experience interactive educational activities...and more!  Great resources for families from K-12!  Admission is free, no registration required

Click here to view the flier.
Shop Amazon? Give to Lakeview PTSA

Amazon donates a percentage of your online purchases to Lakeview PTSA when you use this link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1136057, It's that easy! Bookmark it & share the page with family and friends! We appreciate the support!
Lakeview PTSA Facebook Page-Like Us!

Find everything you need to know about the Lakeview PTSA happenings. Check out our Facebook page to find and share information. Be sure to "like" Lakeview PTSA page to follow our news.
  Lake Washington School Calendar
You can find the district's 2016-2017 tandem calendar here.
2016-2017 LWSD Calendar 

 

Find the 2016-17 School District calendar here.

 

 

In This Issue
Upcoming Events!
February 2
Kindergarten Registration

February 3
Coffee with Principal

Feb. 16, 17, & 20
No School
Midwinter Break

February 23
Family Game Night
PTSA Meeting

February 24
Box Tops Due

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Work Hard, Be Kind, Be Safe!