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Issue #112  May 12, 2017
Principal's Corner

Dear Lakeview Families,
 
Lakeview is a special place, and ensuring that we have a wonderful end to this school year and smooth start to the next school year is top-of-mind right now. As you can imagine, there are many considerations during this busy time and year, including DIBELS and SBA testing, fun end-of-year activities and field trips, and continuing high quality teaching and learning in the classrooms. For next year, we are already starting work on classroom assignments, school leadership team planning and preparation, and our 5th grade student leadership model.
 
Another key piece for next year is a smooth transition between Ms. Frazier and myself as she takes the reins here at Lakeview starting July 1. Heather will be meeting with all staff members individually in the coming weeks, she'll spend time with Mr. Neugebauer and myself to see the routines of the school, and will meet Lakeview families at the PTSA general membership meeting on June 8th.  Again, I am thrilled to have Heather joining the Lakeview family, I think you will find her to be a strong, caring, student-center leader. I am grateful for the remaining weeks at Lakeview and am working to finish strong for a great end of the year and a solid foundation for the next.
 
Thanks - Steve

School Play Tonight!

Tonight is the last night to come see Lakeview PTSA and Studio East's production of "We're Having a Ball," featuring Lakeview's talented 4th & 5th graders!  Their final performance is at 7 tonight at the  Lake Washington High School Performing Arts Center.  Tickets cost $10 at the door.

More details on the PTSA website.
Lakeview Marathon Going Strong
Volunteers Needed!

Thank you to all the parents, grandparents and the Kirkland Firefighters for punching lap cards at the marathon so far. We still have FOUR more weeks for students to walk, skip, dance or run laps to finish one or more marathons during their lunch recess. Please volunteer 30 minutes to cheer on our Leopards and punch lap cards during lunch recess.  We could really use some volunteers, so any time you can donate would be greatly appreciated.
Lakeview Bike to School Day: Wednesday, 5/17!

All grades are welcome to participate in Bike to School Day and park their bikes at school; please remember that K-3 graders must ride with an adult.
 
Again this year - Lakeview Bike Trains on the Cross Kirkland Corridor!   Click here to find out more information about how to join the bike train on May 17th and other biking challenges and opportunities for the month of May.
 
Questions?  Contact  lakptsabike2school@gmail.com.
PTSA Mingle

Any and all PTSA members are welcome to join us on May 17 at 7PM at Milagro. RSVP via Facebook.

Calling all incoming Kindy Families

There is a Facebook group for incoming kindergarten families: Lakeview Elementary Class of 2030. We're hoping to schedule some play dates in the near future so please join. 

The school is also  offering tour dates for incoming kindergarten families who were unable to make it to our January Incoming Kindergarten parent night and tour. Please use the link below to sign up for a tour day/time. This is not a required tour, this is an optional opportunity to meet school administration and see the school building. Sign up here.


Save the Date: Volunteer Tea

The Volunteer Tea will before school on May 25, so if you have been a volunteer at Lakeview this year mark your calendars!
Egg Drop
June 6, 2017 during Lunch Recess

Who's ready for the egg drop challenge? Can you create a contraption that will protect an egg from a 60 foot drop? The Kirkland Fire Department will be here with their ladder truck (as long as they don't receive an emergency call) to see whose egg will survive!

Register online  or with the paper forms that will be sent home May 8.   Rules can be found on registration forms or at   Lakeview PTSA Egg Drop.   Contraptions are due at the front office on  June 6, between 8:45 and 9:00AM .

Eggs will drop at the following times:

Grades 2 & 3: 11:50-12:20
Grades K & 5: 12:25-12:55
Grades 1 & 4: 1:00-1:30

PTSA General Membership Meeting June 8

PTSA members, please join us for the final general membership meeting of this school year at Lakeview on Thursday, June 8.  Our new principal, Heather Frazier will be in attendance.
Golden Acorn: Nominate a Volunteer Today

Lakeview PTSA invites you to submit nominees for The Golden Acorn Award. This award is given to a recognize a volunteer who has given outstanding service to all children at Lakeview. There is no better way to thank a volunteer than to nominate them for this award. Please submit nominations by Friday, May 19.  The recipient will be honored at the Volunteer Tea on May 25. If you have questions please contact Megan Gardner.

Playground Committee

You may have noticed that Lakeview's playground needs an update. Join the PTSA Playground Committee to help bring fun and safety to our kids at recess. We will work together with district personnel to make Lakeview's playground an amazing place to play!  

For more information, please contact  lakptsaservices@gmail.com.
Volunteer Spotlight: Gia D. Parsons

Lakeview PTSA is a volunteer-led organization. We couldn't do anything without our teacher and parent volunteers like Gia D. Parsons. Gia is currently the PTSA volunteer lead for the Science Fair and Art Docent program. Thank you Gia for bring Art and Science into our kiddos Lakeview experience. Read more about Gia here.
Thank You x 2!

The Lakeview PTSA would like to thank Gia, Malia and all the art docents for the fabulous Art Walk on April 27.  Click here to view photos from the evening.

Also a special thanks to Jennifer Wilson for organizing teacher appreciation week and all parents who helped celebrate our wonderful Lakeview staff.  Check out the PTSA website for a more complete list of the many, many people who contributed to teacher appreciation week.
Get Involved with the PTSA!

Many program leads, committee chairs are graduating to middle school with their kiddos in June and we have many openings. If you'd like to get more involved or have an idea for something you'd like to see the PTSA do please contact us.
Your PTSA Membership Benefits
 
As we prepare to wrap up the 2016/2017 school year, we'd like to remind you that member benefits are still available to all WSPTA members. To enjoy the upcoming spring/summer member benefits, have your electronic member card available and contact us at lakptsamembership@gmail.com to obtain the discounts code.
 
Not a Lakeview PTSA Member? Not a problem! Click here  to join and access the benefits below and more!

Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA
FedEx Office
Great Wolf Lodge
KeyArena/McCaw Hall
LeMay Car Museum®
Silverwood Theme Park
Tacoma Dome
TicketMonster Perks
Wild Waves
 
Stay posted for further information about May 30 deadline to join and our PTSA Membership plans for the next school year.

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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!
May 12
School Play

May 17
Bike to School Day

May 17
PTSA Mingle
@ Milagro

May 18
Kindy Tour

May 25
Volunteer Breakfast

May 26
Marathon Ends

June 6
Egg Drop

June 8
PTSA General Membership Meeting

Got news? Submit articles about Lakeview, PTSA, LWSD, or LWSF. Send an email to lakptsanews@gmail.com. Deadline: 1 week prior to Friday newsletter.
Work Hard, Be Kind, Be Safe!