“At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Our county could still learn so much from this great mind! As you watch history unfold, stay safe, remain hopeful and empower yourself to have those honest and hard conversations that are needed to transform our world into even a better place for our kids. You are amazing parents and we wish you a wonderful MLK weekend. Make it count…and for our TAG company members, BREAK A LEG! Stay tuned for livestream details.
See you Tuesday,
Katrina & Stephanie
Black Lives Matter at School
Each child, no matter their identity, is shaped by the ways that we treat each other in our community and society. The ideals of Black Lives Matter – including love, respect and real justice for all – are clearly important for ALL children. The thinking and learning inherent in BLM at School is vital all year long, not just for one week. Empathy, kindness and acting for justice are skills that grow with practice, just like math and reading. Our kids are caring, thinking and powerful in what they already can learn and do. They are ready to act to make our society a more just one!
This year, the LHE Parent Equity Group and PTA are partnering with The T Shirt Men Companyto offer LHE Black Lives Matter shirts, hoodies, and masks. The TSM Shop is a small, Black-owned print shop located in Tacoma that does great work for their local community.
Please visit the new shoptoshowyoursupport for Black Lives Matter at Loyal Heights. Deadline to order is January 24. Ordered items will be available for pickup at the school the week of February 1-5. Scholarships are available for students who would like a shirt – please emailKathy Katzen or the Equity Group. For more information on BLM at School and equity efforts at LHE,click here.
Ballard High School Virtual Concert
The Ballard High School music program has been busy recording and mixing a virtual concert that showcases over a dozen ensembles in a wide variety of styles and that promises to offer a little something for everyone. The free performance airs online Friday, January 22 at 7 p.m.
In partnership with Tom Douglas Restaurants, concert-goers can enjoy "dinner and a show" with a takeout dinner for 2. A portion of proceeds from each order benefits the performing arts program at Ballard High School.
Click here for links to the performance and the online ordering for takeout dinner boxes.
Free Online Parenting Event on Mental Illness
PNW Parent Education is a local non-profit that brings the best experts in the nation to speak to our local community on crucial parenting topics. Every quarter, they offer free, high-quality parent education events geared towards families, caretakers, and educators.
The next free online event is on Wednesday, January 27th at 6:30 pm. They have partnered up with the National Alliance on Mental Illness with an early intervention and educational presentation titled, “Ending the Silence: A Youth Mental Health Event”. This relevant and engaging presentation will help attendees identify early signs and symptoms of mental illness in youth, provide information about treatments, and will include a young adult who will share their experience coping with depression and anxiety.
This event is for parents and caregivers, not students. Those who are interested can sign up here.
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January Virtual Assembly Video on MLK is now available. Visit the LH videos page to view this and all previous virtual assembly videos.
Does anyone have a great video or pictures to share from Night of Lights? We would like to post on the school website. If you have something to share, please email it toMs Lim.
A THANK YOU AND BEYOND goes to our TAG Chairs and Director, Gretchen O’Connell, Sadie Agurkis, Brian Jones and Bret Ashlee Watson. You guys are incredibly creative and resourceful in pivoting, once again, to bring our production to life. The kids have worked hard so thank you for making this happen.
Thank you TAG Families, for receiving production changes with such grace, and for your willingness to transform into a makeup artist, costume wrangler and production assistant!
We have several volunteer needs and would love your help! Here's what we are looking for:
2021/22 PTA Board
This will be a year to remember, as our kiddos will be going back to school. Joining the board is a great opportunity advocate for our students, support our teachers and meet new friends! Open positions: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Volunteer Coordinator, Fundraising and Technology! Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator if you are interested. All positions can be split to share the work.
Auction Procurement Lead Needed
We are looking for someone to help manage the procurement committee. This Procurement Lead will track communication with potential donors, and assign donation asks from a list of past donors. They also work with the auction chair to brainstorm live auction items and coordinate with Data Management Leads to inventory and track donation commitments and incoming procured items. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator if you're interested.
If you would like to be added to our volunteer database, fill out this form to indicate your areas of interest, and you will be contacted as needs arise.
Support Our PTA by Participating in These Programs!
Corporate Match Donations
Remember to please submit any corporate matching requests for the Loyal Heights Elementary PTA to your employers by the end of 2020! Questions? Email our Treasurers.
Ballard Market Receipts
Ballard Market will accept physical receipts and provide a % cash donation to our PTA. Physical receipts will be collected throughout the year. This has been a very successful program for our PTA. Please contact Jan with any questions.
Fred Meyer Rewards
Support the school by connecting your Fred Meyer card to "Loyal Heights PTA Seattle Council". Under the Community Rewards program, a portion of all purchases are donated back to the school. You can attach your card to our school on the community rewards website.
Link your Amazon Smile Account to Loyal Heights Elementary PTA. Remember to click on amazon smile when ordering. Eligible purchases will generate 0.5% for our school!
Box Tops for Education
Now that Box Tops is going digital, get to know the new mobile app so you can keep earning at your school. It scans your store receipt, automatically finds participating products and instantly adds Box Tops to your school's earnings online. No clipping required! Learn about the program and create your account here.
LHPTA 2020-2021 Business Sponsors
About LHPTA News
The Loyal Heights Parent-Teacher Association (LHPTA) provides information on our organization's activities as well as school-related news on a regular basis via email. Please contact Amy Goldstein, LHPTA Communications Director, with any questions.
About Loyal Heights Parent-Teacher Association
The Loyal Heights PTA is proud of our ongoing commitment to our learning community and our support of Loyal Heights Elementary. We are vital to Loyal Heights' strong tradition of family involvement. As PTA members, we are part of an active local, state and national organization: the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the nation. For more information, see loyalheightspta.organdwww.wastatepta.org