Issue #99  September 22, 2016

Lakeview Families,

It was wonderful to see so many of you at our PTSA-sponsored Ice Cream Social last week! As a staff we often talk about how a school is nothing more or less than a web of relationships between students, teacher, families, and community. The Ice Cream Social was wonderful evidence those relationships are stronger than ever.

Also, on Wednesday we had our first whole-school WIN time, which stands for "What I Need." We have built into our Wednesday schedule 30 minutes for each grade level for targeted support and extension activities for students. Each grade level is flooded with additional support staff to make smaller groups possible. This is part of our collaborative work as teacher teams using student data, a process we call "professional learning communities."

Walk-to-School week is next week (Sept 26-30), and for those of you in the walking areas of Lakeview's boundaries I would strongly encourage you to support your student in walking to and from school each day. Traffic in Lakeview's upper and lower lots continues to grow, along with congestion in side streets and thoroughfares. Walking to school is also healthy habit to begin and end your student's school day.

I also encourage every family to join the Lakeview PTSA. We'd love to have members from your extended family join as well - grandparents, aunts, uncles - they can all play an important part in modeling involvement in education. Joining the PTSA gives you a greater voice in letting our lawmakers in Olympia know how important education is to our community. For more information, please visit Lakeview PTSA.

Thank you for sharing your children with us every day.

Thanks - Steve
Today is the Last Day to Purchase Spiritwear!

The Lakeview Spiritwear Sale is quickly coming to an end! Last Chance order forms were sent home this week so please check backpacks. This year orders can be placed online at or by filling out the paper form and sending it to school along with payment.  We hope that everyone chooses to order something this year!  Lakeview has a fun new logo and everyone always looks great around school & around town wearing their Lakeview gear.

The deadline to order is today, Friday, September 23rd, so don't wait, order today!

Thank you in advance for your support.
September 26-30 is Walk to School Week!

This fun event returns the week of September 26-30. Students will get cards punched for each day they walk or bike to school, and there will be lots of chances to win prizes for individuals and classrooms. Punch cards will be distributed to classrooms the week before. Students who arrive by bus or car will have a BINGO board to complete for prizes as well. Parent volunteers will be in the covered basketball court each morning punching cards. Kids can also grab healthy snacks from Met Market, and  Starbucks coffee will be available for parents.

Come help us kick off the week on Monday with a "Parents and Pastries" social gathering at 8:30 to eat some sweets and drink some coffee.

Please contact Erica Gamble ( if you have questions! Interested volunteers can sign up via SignUpGenius.  
Coffee with the Principal and Associate Principal

When: 9-10am on Wednesday October 5

Where: Lakeview Elementary Library

What: Meet other parents. Ask questions. Discover ways to get connected at Lakeview and beyond.

Please join us if you have any questions, especially if you are new to Lakeview!    
Choir Begins Soon!

Hello wonderful Lakeview 3rd-5th grade families!  This message is to let you know that the choir enrollment forms went home earlier this week and all 3rd-5th graders are invited to join choir!  Choir will meet on Friday mornings this year form 8am-8:55am in the music room.  Please return forms (more are available in the music room) with payment by next Wednesday.  Scholarships are available by request.  
Lakeview Beautification Day
Please join us for Lakeview Beautification Day, Saturday Oct. 15th 9AM-12.

Bring your gloves and garden tools, it's time to get our campus looking beautiful! Parents and students are encouraged to come and help clean up the school grounds. We'll be weeding, pruning and planting bulbs/flowers. Please bring your gardening tools (pruners, rakes, shovels, brooms, wheelbarrows and any other useful items). We'll mark all the tools so they can make it back home.  Coffee and doughnuts provided.
If you can not make it but would like to donate needed items or have questions, please contact Brad Schmidt.

Survey for Kirkland Residents

The City of Kirkland is asking for feedback from those who live and work in Houghton about development in the area (click here). The changes that will be made at the Houghton shopping center will affect Lakeview families, so it's worth giving your opinion!  The survey ends Oct 28.

Lakeview PTSA Thanks You

Thank you to all the families and individuals who have joined the Lakeview PTSA this year. We've had an incredible response with nearly an 83% increase in membership over this same time period last year. Membership registration is ongoing throughout the fall -- you can join anytime at

The Lakeview PTSA is an important part of the Lakeview Elementary community and provides essential programs that State funding can no longer provide. PTSA member benefits include: 
  • one free printed family directory
  • an online family directory
  • discounts on after school enrichment classes
  • a say in how the PTSA supports the school. 

Please show your support for our students by joining the PTSA today!

Attention Parents of Fifth Graders!

It's never too early to start thinking about next year...middle school!  Kirkland Middle School wants to invite you to a fifth grade parent information night on January 24.  There will also be a parent  coffee on May 18th where we invite 5th grade parents to join. Please mark your calendars now so you don't miss these helpful events!

For the full Kirkland Middle School calendar, you can click here.

Have a 4th or 5th Grader?  Like Free Stuff?  

Every Kid in a Park
4th graders have  free access to all FEDERAL parks, lands and waters.  T hey can get a pass good for 4th grade students and their families through August 2017.  Just go to the website and follow the instructions:

5th Graders at Stevens Pass
Sign up your fifth grader for a free skiing pass at
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.
2015-2016 LWSD Calendar 


Find the 2016-17 School District calendar here.



In This Issue
Upcoming Events!

September 26-30

Walk to School Week


September 26

Parents & Pastries


October 5

Parents & Principal Coffee


October 15

Lakeview Beautification

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