Issue #100  October 7, 2016
Hello Lakeview Families,

It is hard to believe it is already October! With the changing of the seasons comes October Parent/Teacher/Student conferences. Conferences provide an opportunity for your student to share with you and the teacher her or his goals for the coming year, as well as an opportunity for you to connect directly with your student's teacher.

If you have not already signed up for a conference appointment, you can do so by clicking here: h ttp:// We will be making a reminder call on Monday, Oct 10th for any student that does not have a scheduled conference appointment as we want to make sure all 520 of our students have conference appointment scheduled before sign-ups close on Wednesday, Oct 12th @ 12pm.

We also want to call your attention to our 2016 Jog-A-Thon PTSA Fundraiser. This is the only school or PTSA fundraiser for the year, and we depend on this fund raiser to make great community events like Dance Week, Science Fair, Family Game Night possible, along with our art docent that supports every classroom and classroom dollars that directly impact every classroom. Please donate today, and share the link with families and friends:


Skeleton Scurry Jog-A-Thon
Lakeview's PTSA's only Fundraiser of the Year!

The Skeleton Scurry will take place on Thursday, October 27th 2016.    Please help us raise funds for the Lakeview PTSA. The PTSA raises money to provide enrichment programs that enhance our children's education, and build a strong community at Lakeview. 

This year the theme is Halloween, and students may wear a school-appropriate costume during their run time.  Last week students received  donation envelopes with details about the jog-a-thon such as FAQs, a comprehensive list of companies who match donations, prize rules and qualifications, a list of possible prizes they could win, donation receipts, a "pledge-example kids can use to say when asking for donations, and more. 

We are asking Lakeview families to show their pride for our school and to keep current PTSA programs in place by helping us reach our fundraising goal of $80, 000. This amounts to  $150 per student.   Any amount helps!

Donation envelopes are due no later than he day of the jog-a-thon, October 27th.

If you would like to volunteer to help on the day of the jog-a-thon, click on this Sign-Up Genius link.  

If you have any questions, please contact Anne Jensen at

Lakeview PTSA Presents
2016/17 Reflections Arts Program
Theme: "What Is Your Story?"

Calling all student artists!

Each year, the National PTA Reflection program challenges the students to create art inspired by a specific theme. This week kicks off the Reflection Art Contest within the Lakeview community. Our PTSA is sponsoring children from our school to participate in this annual national cultural arts competition.

We'd like to encourage every child from kindergarten through 5th grade to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original art (visual art, photography, literature, music, Dance choreography, film production). Entries are judged on creative ability and interpretation of the theme.

Here is how the contest works: Each PTA launches a contest at the local school level. All artwork is judged and a percentage of the entries will then advance to the district contest.

  • Due date for all student entries at Lakeview Elementary is Friday October, 28th by 3:30PM.  
  • Submissions are to be dropped off in the office.  
  • District entries are then judged in November and winners at the District level are then advanced to the State competition on January.
  • State winners are then submitted to the National competition.
  • Submission Requirements:
  • Only new pieces of artwork inspired by the theme may be submitted.
  • Each entry must be original work of one student only.
  • Artwork must not exceed 18x24 inches, including matting. (VERY IMPORTANT)
  • Paper entries must be mounted on sturdy material.
  • Artwork must be flat and not more than 3/8 inch. Framed artwork not accepted.
  • Nothing three-dimensional (noodles, beans, beads, etc.) may extend off the surface of a work.
  • The name of the student must be at the back of the art work on a label.

For rules and regulations check out the Lakeview website.  If you need another entry form, please click here.

Question? Please contact:

Shahnaz Farahani (
Meera Taneja (
Halloween Costume Swap

Trade your old costumes for ones that are new-to-you! Donate costumes, masks, and accessories at Kirkland City Hall the week of October 3-7. Then, complete the swap by selecting a donated costume at Heritage Hall on Saturday October 8! Costumes of all sizes - from baby to adult - will be accepted. Items should be clean and in good, wearable condition (e.g. no broken zippers).

For more information, check out the City of Kirkland's website.
Lakeview Beautification Day
Please join us for Lakeview Beautification Day, Saturday Oct. 15th 9AM-12.

Bring your gloves and garden tools, it's time to get our campus looking beautiful! Parents and students are encouraged to come and help clean up the school grounds. We'll be weeding, pruning and planting bulbs/flowers. Please bring your gardening tools (pruners, rakes, shovels, brooms, wheelbarrows and any other useful items). We'll mark all the tools so they can make it back home.  Coffee and doughnuts provided.

If you can not make it but would like to donate needed items or have questions, please contact  Brad Schmidt.

Used Book Fair During Conference Week!

We're having a used book fair in the library during the October conference week!

Used Book Fair Days and Hours:
October 17th-20th

Monday 8:30AM-9:00AM & 12:00- 4:00PM
Tuesday 8:30AM-9:00AM & 12:00- 4:00PM
Wednesday 8:30AM-9:00AM (Morning Only)
Thursday 8:30AM-9:00AM & 12:00- 4:00PM

Please bring your books, family-friendly DVDs, and Lakeview spirit wear.

Bring all donations to the library between Monday, October 10th and Friday, October 14th. Label all boxes and bags with:
  • Student Name
  • Teacher
  • # of items donated.
For each 10 books donated your student will receive credit for one book at the book fair!

Note that during the January conference week we will be having a book fair put on by the University Bookstore! It will feature great selections for all ages!

We could use quite a few volunteers to make the used book fair happen.  If you are able to help out, please sign up at SignUp Genius.  Thanks!
News Magazine

Lakeview's news magazine is looking for writers!  Do you like to write?  Then we want you!  Please submit your writing about topics of interest to students at Lakeview: news, stories, essays, field trips, activities, poems, etc.  Submit your writing to Mr. Coulter in the library, and the team at The View will consider them.   Space is limited. We are looking for your best writing!   Submit your writing by October 28th.

Your writing should be easy to read and it should be your best work.  You may submit your writing on paper or by email (Microsoft Word if possible).  All writing should be written by students with minimal assistance by parents. Writing will be reviewed and edited for conventions by the staff at The View.

We are also looking for original artwork. Artwork should be bold and dark so that it will copy well. Artwork should be no larger than 5 x 7 inch es.
Kids Can't Vote This Election But You Can!
Register to Vote On-Line by October 10th

While your elementary school aged kids can't vote in this election you can speak up and vote on their behalf. There are many critical elections this year beyond the Presidential race. Right here in Washington voters will have a chance to vote for the next Governor, several statewide seats, and will decide who controls the state legislature. 

This is incredibly important because the next state legislative session starting in mid-January will be focused on meeting the court mandates around education funding. The next Governor and state lawmakers will need to figure out what it will take to improve educational outcomes for all children and how to pay for it. 

In addition to the Governor's race and state legislature, all parents should know that there is a very competitive battle for the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). The job of the Superintendent is to advocate for the public school system, to provide research and public policy analysis to policymakers as well as key stakeholders, and to oversee the millions of both state and federal dollars that pass through to local school districts. 

The two candidates Erin Jones and Chris Reykdal have similar viewpoints but different approaches and experiences.  You can check out the candidates for OSPI at and

But none of it will happen unless you vote and stay involved. As parents you have a civic duty to watch out for your kids and make sure that your voice and their voices are heard in DC, in Olympia, and in local government. You can still register to vote on-line until October 10th  at .

After October 10th  you will need to register to vote in person. Registering to vote on-line is really easy and only take a couple of minutes. You don't even need to print it out and mail it in, you can simply submit it electronically to the Secretary of State's office. Parents thanks again for all you are doing to secure a bright future for your children!
Message from PTSA Membership

Thank you to all of you who have enrolled in PTSA this year! Your response to date has been nothing short of amazing and it tells us that our community is thriving and that our kids are fortunate to have parents and teachers that want to be involved.

As of last week we not only qualified for the Bronze award with WSPTA for enrolling 50% of the previous year's final paid membership, but are also well on our way to earn Silver, which is awarded to schools that achieve 5% increase of the previous year's final paid membership number by October 25. That leaves us with only about 50 more new or renewed memberships to reach that milestone!

If you join by October 25, you will also benefit from the print Directory (to be received in November).
To sign up for PTSA, you can click on this link.  Again, thank you for all your support!

Walk to School Week Recap

Thank you to everyone who participated last week's Walk to School Week.  There were over 200 students that either walked or biked to school and got to visit with Ped Bee, the Kirkland Firemen and the Kirkland Police Officers.   Thanks to Metropolitan Market, the kids got bananas, apples, Clif Bars and Honest kids drinks upon arrival.  

Ms. Lapointe's Class won an Ice Cream Party with 70% class participation, Tyler K. won the drawing for a $25 gift card to Snapdoodle Toys for getting his card punched everyday.  Bobbie H. in Llanes/Douma, Madelyn A. in Jensen, Dayde in Boradori, Miller B. in Ferries and Lauren S. won either gift cards from Sirena Gelato or a Minecraft t-shirt, thanks to Celeste de Guzman.

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In This Issue
Upcoming Events!
October 15
Lakeview Beautification Day

October 17-20
Conferences &
Used Book Fair

October  17
Half Day

October 18
Half Day

October 19
Half Day

October 19
Ski Bus Info Night

Friday, Oct. 20
No School

October 27
Skeleton Scurry

October 28
Reflections Entries Due

Got news? Submit articles about Lakeview, PTSA, LWSD, or LWSF. Send an email to Deadline: 1 week prior to Friday newsletter.
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