Issue #111  April 14, 2017
Principal's Corner

Dear Lakeview Families,
There are so many great events coming up between now and the end of the school year, I hope you have them marked down on your calendar and plan to attend! Tonight is family dance night; I hope to see you there ready to dance with your kiddos and mingle with the Lakeview community. Starting next week our kiddos have the option to run the marathon during lunch recess, racking up laps and adding to their marathon necklaces. Later in April we have the art walk, followed by the school play in May, the start of SBA testing, field trips and field day. Make sure you check  Tandem calendar regularly!  We hope you and your kiddos are able to participate in one way or another in all of these great events.
Thanks - Steve

Family Dance Night

Tonight's the night for the much-anticipated 2017 Lakeview Family Dance Night, brought to you by the Lakeview PTSA! Join us tonight, April 14,  from  6:30  - 8  in the Lakeview Gym to celebrate spring and dance the night away with a cool added's a PAJAMA PARTY! Bring the whole family (note this is not a drop-off event).  Kick up your heels in your favorite pjs and prepare to dance the night away.  Don't miss the dance contests.  Bring your appetite there will be two delicious food trucks as well as light snacks and refreshments in the gym.

Houghton/Everest Redevelopment

Yo u can make a difference!  The Kirkland City Council and Houghton Community Council will make a final decision on the Houghton Everest Redevelopment in the next few months. Please take a few moments to send a letter to City Council opposing the rezoning. Here is a quick sample letter and all the email addresses.
Free LEGO┬« Playwell Workshop

Lakeview Elementary families are invited to a FREE Minecraft Build using LEGO┬« materials sponsored by one of our after school enrichment vendors at the Play-Well NW Activity Center. 

This free brick building event will be on Saturday, April 15th, and is offered in two 2-hour sessions:  9-11AM  and  12-2PM. Families are welcome to join us. Space is limited, so we ask people to sign-up for spots.
Help Wanted:
Staff Appreciation Week

Staff Appreciation Week is almost here; it is May 8-12!  Let's show the staff at Lakeview how much we appreciate their hard work and dedication by making this an extra special week.  We need help from everyone!
Here's how you can help:

  • Donate an item for the daily staff raffle.  The more items we have the better!  We are looking for "auction" type items:  gift baskets, gift cards, tickets to sporting events, weekend at your vacation house, etc...  (no alcohol please).  Even small items can be put together with other items!  Please contact Jennifer Wilson if you are able to donate.
  • Donate a home cooked item for our Staff Breakfast on Wednesday, May 10th.  Click here to sign up.  Items can be dropped off at the school as early as 7:00am; staff usually starts arriving around 8:00am.
  • "Adopt" a staff member.  This is for our hard working non-classroom teachers who support the whole school.  Write them a thank you note, leave a candy bar in their box, drop off a $5 Starbucks card.  This does not need to be a big gesture; we just want them to feel appreciated too.  Sign up here.
Questions?  Contact Jennifer Wilson 

Thank you for your help!

Art Walk April 27

 Walk is always a great time to roam the halls at Lakeview to see what projects our students have created this year 
through PTSA-sponsored 
art classes with Michelle Lustgarten, along with help from our talented art docents. This year, we 
will have live music from both kids & professionals - and...drum roll please...ICE CREAM!  

Please stop by with your friends, family and neighbors to enjoy 
Art Walk 2017.
2016-2017 Yearbooks On Sale Now

Yearbooks are now available to pre-order until April 14, 2017. Go to and enter the Yearbook ID Code: 11627217 Yearbooks start at $17 each. Online orders accepted until April 14. A limited quantity will be available to purchase in June for $20. Order now to save!
Science Fair Thank You

Thank you to parents, students, teachers and volunteers for attending and helping out with our 2017 Lakeview science fair. Another big thank you to the Insect Safari, Mad Science, and STEM for Fun for their entertaining and educational exhibits. This year's science fair was exceptionally well attended and we look forward to your participation next year! Gia Parsons is looking for a co-chair, if you interested please contact
Volunteer Spotlight: Nina K

Lakeview PTSA is a volunteer-led organization. We couldn't do anything without our teacher and parent volunteers like Nina Karamehmedovic. Nina joined the PTSA shortly after moving to Kirkland last school year. Nina is currently our Membership Co-Chair. Read more about Nina and all she has done and is still doing for Lakeview.

Bike Everywhere Month

May is Bike Everywhere Month and to prepare Kirkland residents the City 
is hosting a forum on April 19 at Heritage Hall @ 7 p.m. Hear from a bike-commuting police officer, who can discuss the rules of the road; a bike-commuting transportation planner, who can discuss upcoming bicycle projects; and a bike-commuting bike mechanic, who can discuss gear and maintenance.  For more information, click here.

School Play Coming Up!

Lakeview PTSA and Studio East proudly present "We're Having a Ball" featuring Lakeview's talented 4th & 5th graders!

Save the dates to attend either Thursday May 11 at 7PM or Friday, May 12 at 7PM at the Lake Washington High School Performing Arts Center.

Preorder tickets for $8 each starting April 14.

More details on the PTSA website .
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!

April 14
Family Dance Night

April 14
Yearbook Pre-orders Due

April 17
Marathon Begins

April 20
PTSA Meeting & Elections

April 27
Art Walk

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