Issue #107  February 10, 2017

Dear Lakeview Families,
This year we redesigned our leadership and service model, from a blended 4th/5th-grade model in which students were selected, or rejected, by application, to an all 5th grade model in which every student is expected to lead and serve in one of three roles: ASB, Kid Coaches, or Safety Patrol. We are delighted to see how our 5th grader have risen to the occasion, serving the school and community as model Leopards!
Our leadership and service students have some exciting and important work coming up in the next month. ASB will be kicking off our spring school service project in March, with a focus on raising funds for the American Red Cross's International Outreach program (you can learn more about that program here. Also, our leadership and service students will be providing feedback to the PTSA on stretch goal ideas for creative and impactful uses of funds raised above the Jog-A-Thon goal. Last, our leadership and service students will be handwriting thank you notes to many of the generous donors who have supported Lakeview this year.
Before you know it, we will be meeting with our 4th graders about their responsibility to step into these roles next year, stayed tuned 4th grade families for those communications. When you see a leadership and service student helping at cross walks, running a service project, or coaching our kindergarteners, I hope you will recognize them for their efforts and remind them of our leadership and service expectations:
·         Consistently follow school rules (Work Hard, Be Kind, Be Safe) and model leadership skills
·         Show responsibility and hard work in class and outside of class
·         Show respect for teachers, staff and students
·         Love and honor our school.
Thanks - Steve

Go Wild for Family Game Night! 
The adventure happens on February, 23rd from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the Lakeview Cafeteria and Gymnasium.  Tackle games of strategy, number sense, patterns, geometry and problem solving. Become a trailblazer by playing a brand new game, or challenge a friend to a game you already know and love. Take a break and grab a bite to eat at the Tacos El Guero food truck.  Complete your scorecard to be entered into raffle and win prizes. It will be a night full of fun games, food, and prizes!

Click here to sign up as a volunteer at the event.

See you there!
PTSA General Membership Meeting on Feb. 23
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. 

We will be voting on the NomCom at the PTSA General Membership Meeting on Thursday, February 23rd, at 7PM.  All PTSA members are invited!  This meeting is held the same night as Family Game Night, so feel free to pop on over.

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!

Thank You, Trader Joe's!

Lakeview PTSA's Nutrition Committee has been working to secure nutritious foods for our students and is thrilled to share the news that Trader Joe's Kirkland has been donating fruit for pantry packs distributed at Lakeview Elementary!

We would like to thank Trader Joe's Kirkland for donating fresh fruit to supplement Lakeview Elementary's pantry packs.
If you have any questions or would like to help end hunger in our community, please contact  Lale Giray or  Karee Oliver.
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!
Send your teacher some love this Valentine's Day!
Let everyone know how amazing your teacher is this Valentine's Day with a donation to Lake Washington Schools Foundation! 
For a  donation  of:
  • $25 - we'll recognize you and your teacher on the Lake Washington Schools Foundation website's Wall of Love
  • $35 -you'll receive website recognition and we'll send a Valentine's card to your teacher
  • $50 -you'll receive website recognition, and your teacher will receive a Valentine's card and special Valentine's pin for their lapel
Every teacher that is honored w ill receive an e-mail with a link to the Wall of Love. Donations must be received by February 28th. You may donate an onymously. Thank you for supporting our teachers!

From the Lake Washington Schools Foundation:
Lake Washington PTSA Council Resource Fair


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:, 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!
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!