Issue #103  November 16, 2016

Dear Lakeview Families,
Lakeview would not run without your service as volunteers in the classroom and at school events. Just this week we had close to 200 students in 2nd and 3rd grade off campus on a field trip. An outing like that takes many volunteers and parent chaperones to make sure our students have a safe, positive experience. Additionally, we had vision and hearing screening this week, and over 15 volunteers signed up to make sure that ran smoothly for all 558 of our students. Thank you to all of you who volunteer, and thank you to our PTSA for their work in encouraging and coordinating our volunteers.
As we enter this Thanksgiving season we are grateful every day for the opportunity of teaching your students. Their joy and kindness is contagious and we are thankful we get to work with the most important people in the world every day.


Winter Wishes

Winter Wishes, a Lakeview tradition, allows the community to show they care by helping Lakeview families share in the joy of gift giving and receiving during the holiday season. Rhonda Nelson, our school counselor, confidentially facilitates gathering the wishes from our Winter Wishes families and delivering the gifts to them. Lakeview students, with their parents then select one or more of these and fulfill them for these families.

Beginning on Monday November 21st and continuing through Wednesday December 7th, gift tags will be available for pick up both before and after school in the front office.

If you are unable to come with your child, you may fill out a form giving them permission to select an item. You can also purchase items online on the Lakeview Elementary Winter Wishes Amazon wish list.

Bring all items unwrapped to school office on or before December 8th. (They are donated to a local charity after this date). We will also have a collection area at the Lakeview Multi-cultural night. Please return all gifts with their original Winter Wishes tag attached with the family number and gift number.
Amazon Wish Lists

Did you know you can support donate classroom supplies directly to your child's classroom? Lakeview staff and teachers are currently updating their Amazon wishlists. Visit the Lakeview Amazon Wishlists to find out what our teachers need for their classrooms.  

If you have any questions about the wishlists please email

Here are two more places you can go to learn about how shopping through Amazon helps Lakeview and its teachers:

Information about Amazon Smile

Student Directory
2016-2017 Lakeview Student Directory is printed and ready for distribution! All PTSA members will receive the directory in the next week via the "kid mail." Non members can still sign up to  join the Lakeview PTSA ( click here) and get the directory free of charge, purchase it for $10 during the upcoming school events, or contact PTSA Membership Co-Chairs Nina and Beatriz at for alternative options.
Free Water Bottles!

Need an extra sport bottle? Lakeview PTSA can help! There are several  extra jog-a-thon bottles next to the lost and found waiting for homes. On them, the 2016 date was misprinted as 2106, and the printer replaced them for us at no cost. The bottles are made From BPA free, high density polyethylene plastic, which is a "good" plastic.  First come first served until they are all taken!

Lost Coats & Hoodies Desperately Seek Owners

The Lakeview Lost and Found is overflowing with coats, hoodies, hats, gloves, balls, lunchboxes and even some shoes!  Please stop by the lost and found located right next to the front office as you head toward the library. See if you can reconnect with your child's lost gear and help us keep the halls clear and free.
Multicultural Night
Thursday, December 1st, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Everyone is invited to join the potluck for Lakeview's Multicultural Night! We invite you to bring your favorite dish from your cultural background to share with others. Enjoy tasty foods from around the world. Listen to Lakeview students perform songs from around the world! Participate in a cultural fashion parade. Come dressed in the traditional clothing of your ancestors or just come as you are and enjoy the evening with us!  Look for more information coming to the PTSA website soon.
Shop Amazon? Give to Lakeview PTSA

Amazon donates a percentage of your online purchases to Lakeview PTSA when you use this link:, 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!

November 23
Half Day

November 24-25
Thanksgiving Holiday
No School

December 2
Jog-A-Thon Assembly

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Work Hard, Be Kind, Be Safe!