Issue #108  February 24, 2017

Dear Lakeview Families,
I am consistently impressed by the breadth of the support the PTSA provides students at Lakeview every day. As I am out and about in classrooms, I see parent volunteers working with students in small groups, hanging up artwork, helping run field trips and class activities. That is on top of special events through the year, like Family Game Night last night which drew a huge portion of our Lakeview families and community. Also, the supports the PTSA helps fund impact Lakeview every day, from classrooms with greater access to technology, to playground equipment enjoyed by students every single recess, to online learning programs that support learning in and out of the classroom. We can't do it without you, and if you haven't joined the Lakeview PTSA there is no time like the present!
I would encourage you reach out other Lakeview families new to our community. At the semester change we had a number of new families register and are orienting to a new school, new teacher, new PTSA, and new community. The Lakeview Family Network will be hosting an upcoming Parent Coffee in the Lakeview library at 2:30PM on March 3rd; I encourage you to attend. I would love to see you there! Also, consider reaching out to a new family in your student's class that could use connection or support and bring them along with you.
Thanks - Steve
Snow Day Make-Up Schedule

Lake Washington School District will make up three snow days by extending the school year by
 two days and by changing four previously scheduled Wednesday 1.5-hour early release days to full days. 

The last day of school, a half day, will move from Wednesday, June 21, to Friday, June 23 To make up the third snow day, the following early-release Wednesdays will now be regular full school days:
  • Wednesday, March 22
  • Wednesday, April 12
  • Wednesday, May 3 and
  • Wednesday, May 31
 LWSD 2016-17 calendar
Help Wanted:
Bike to School Day

Bike to School Day has no coordinators and is at risk of being canceled. If you are interested in helping, please contact Special Events Chair Erica Gamble.

Bike to School Day is May 10, 2017 and Cascade Bicycle Club Bike to School Program has been updated with all of the pertinent information if you are interested in chairing this fun event.

Bike to School Month Parent Champions Happy Hour will be held on Wednesday, March 1 from 5:30-7.  Meet other parent champions and learn more about how to start a Bike to School Month program, bike train or organize a bike rodeo.
Parent-Principal Coffee 3/3

The next PTSA parent-principal coffee is scheduled for Friday, March 3 from 2:30-3:30, in the Lakeview library.   Come meet other parents, the principal and ask questions about Lakeview, the PTSA, and how to get involved and stay connected.

Please note that the April 14 coffee is canceled.

Houghton Center Redevelopment

The City of Kirkland is considering land use code changes that would impact the closest major intersection to Lakeview. The official name of the project is the "Houghton Everest Neighborhood Center & 6th Street Corridor Study," or to put in Lakeview term, "the 7-11, Menchies, Tacos el Guero, Bartells, Met Market, PCC and the Streets between them Study."  Click here to visit the official site.

The Kirkland Planning Commission and Houghton Community Council had a study session on February 23. You can read the background information including transportation study and recommendations here.  If this link doesn't work you can find it on the Houghton Community Council page.

There will be an open house and public hearing on Thursday, March 23, at City Hall. The open house is at 6pm and the hearing is at 7pm. If you want to have a voice in what happens with the Houghton/Everest area, this is the meeting to attend!  Information about speaking and/or submitting written comments will be posted on the Planning Commission website.

The Houghton Community Council will make its recommendation on Monday, March 27, and the Planning Commission will make its recommendation on April 13.
Lakeview Science Fair 3/30

Our science fair is just around the corner on March 30. Students in all grades (K-5) are invited to participate individually or as teams. Please register your project by March 10. Registration forms are available in the school lobby or online here.

Don't forget to check out the Science Fair Manual on the PTSA website for more tips and ideas!

Lakeview Service Project:
Donate to Red Cross

The Lakeview Leadership and Service Team has organized a spring service project!  This year, we will be collecting money to help the American Red Cross, specifically their International Services program.  Please bring cash coins, or check (made out to American Red Cross) donations into your classrooms from March 6-17 ; teachers will have a collection container in their classrooms.  Thank you for helping people in our wo rld who need us!

Join PTSA and Enjoy Benefits!

Even though we are past Valentine's Day, it is not too late to join your Lakeview PTSA! By becoming a member,   you will not only directly contribute to the quality programming supported by the PTSA and participate in the life of this vibrant community, but will also have access to numerous benefits   offered through Washington State PTA and National PTA - including significant discounts to all time favorites such as Great Wolf Lodge, event tickets, car rentals, Barnes and Noble, and more.
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!
March 3 at 2:30
Parent-Principal Coffee

March 6-17
Red Cross Donations Accepted

March 23
Intermediate Choir Spring Concert

March 30
Science Fair

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