Happy Fall!
A word from your PTSA presidents

Is everyone staying dry? What a difference a week makes!  Did you know the lowest recorded day in Kirkland was in January of 1950 at a chilly -5 degrees?  Brrrr!

With that being said, make sure to get your cozy coats ready and warm costumes on for the upcoming October 26th jog-a-thon.  FYI, running also warms you up (hint hint) so parents, come dressed to run as well and support our amazing kiddos- there will be coffee (another hint hint)!   If you missed the jog-a-thon video, please check it out via this link.

From all of us at the PTSA, we want to thank everyone for the continued generous donations of time, ideas and money- we are excited to report that we have been ranked PLATINUM by the Lake Washington PTSA Council.  What is platinum you say? It's a BIG deal, as follows:

"A special Congratulations to Lakeview PTSA! They have earned a WA State PTA Platinum Level Award!! The Platinum Level Award is given to local PTAs for a 20% or more increase in paid membership over the previous year's membership.  This is a fantastic accomplishment, especially this early in the year! Way to go! "- Weekly Waves Newsletter October 9th, 2017

Thank YOU all for making such an incredible difference- what an AWESOME year so far!!

Best,
Elizabeth & Kim


Jog-a-Thon Fundraiser
October 26

Help Lakeview reach our fundraising goal of $80,000 this year at our 5th annual jog-a-thon. This is our biggest fundraising event of the year and all donations are appreciated to help us make our goal. All student envelopes are due Thursday, October 26 by 3:30PM. Don't forget you can donate online. 

Find more information here.
Picture Retake Day
November 3

If you missed picture day or something went wrong with your student's photos, save the date for Retake Day on Friday, November 3. If your student needs retakes, please send the entire photo package envelope to school with your student on November 3.


Reflections Program
Due Friday!

All students are invited to showcase their creativity in our Reflections program. Students can submit entries by 3:30PM on Friday, October 27, in 6 different categories: literature, visual arts, photography, musical composition, dance choreography or film. Download the entry form and rules on our website  http://lakeviewptsa.org/ptsa-programs/reflections/.
Box Tops
Get Clipping!

Each Box Top clipped earns Lakeview 10 cents. Box Tops are found on hundreds of your favorite products - you probably have some in your home right now! 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, so get clipping, Leopards! Turn in your box tops in a sandwich bag with your child's name, teacher, and  grade. In the spring a special prize will be awarded to the class that turns in the most Box Tops, so get clipping, Leopards!


After-School Enrichment at Risk
Volunteers needed!

The PTSA's after-school enrichment program will only be able to continue for the remainder of the year if we do not have parent volunteer coordinators.  If you can help sponsor a class or a day of the week, we need your help.  Please help save this wonderful program. Contact lakptsaenrichment@gmail.com or  lakptsapresident@gmail.com.



New Families Welcome Event
October 23

Have you just moved to the United States? Are you new to Lake Washington School District?  Come learn about navigating the LWSD school system; resources and support available from the district; PTSA and how you can be involved; extracurricular activities in the area; relocation tips; as well as "America 101 for International Families."

LWPTSA is sponsoring two identical welcome events at the Lake Washington Resource Center:

Monday, Oct 23rd, 6:30-9pm
OR
Saturday, Oct 28th, 9:30am-12:00pm

Please click here to register.

PTSA Member Meeting
November 17

Save the date for the next PTSA Member Meeting on November 17. At this meeting we will vote on a taking a position on the proposed 2018 Bond and Levies announced by the School Board.

Digital Safety Class
November 2

In today's digital world, our children are using devices that access the internet from a young age. Many parents skip the safety talk until cellphones come into play. Our younger kids, however, need some guidance. Elementary school parents are invited to join Sheri Gazitt of Teen Wise as she discusses how to create guidelines for your child to safely and responsibly use the internet. We'll also talk about the safety net of monitoring devices.

Parent Education: DIGITAL SAFETY FOR YOUR CHILD
Thursday, November 2, 6:30PM at Blackwell Elementary