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. TODAY/SUNDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ORDER!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.
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.
Save the Date: LHE Community Equity Event
The LHE PTA, TAG, and Parent Equity Group are hosting a virtual event on Wednesday, February 10 at 7:00 pm. Join us for a special panel moderated by Assistant Principal Sanchez, featuring high school and college age students of color who grew up attending predominantly white elementary schools in Seattle. Our panel participants will share their experiences and discuss challenges students of color face in our community. Additional details will be available in the coming weeks. Questions? Contact the Equity Group.
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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.
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!
Ballard Market Receipts
Ballard Market will accept physical receipts and provide a % cash donation to our PTA. There is now a collection bin in the school foyer to drop off receipts every Friday. 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! Check out this video or click here to learn about the program and create your account.
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