Weekly Update - October 20, 2022

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Oct 25

Auction Planning Committee Kick-Off Meeting

Thursday, Oct 27


Friday, Oct 28

A Spooky Beaver Halloween

Thursday, Nov 3

Harvest Night

Important Links

LH PTA Website

LH Website

LH PTA Facebook

LH PTA Instagram

SPS Website

The Move-A-Thon has been postponed to next Thursday!

Unfortunately, we made the difficult decision to postpone the Move-A-Thon to next Thursday due to the hazardous air quality today. However, the 5th Graders will still be hosting a bake sale TODAY after school! Make sure to bring cash. 

The fundraising site will continue to be open through the end of the month, so get those donations in! This PTA fundraiser supports programs for students and teachers including music, arts, classroom and staffing support, tutoring, and many other things that make LHE special.

A huge thanks to our local sponsors: The Mailbox Ballard, Napoleon, Skansa, Fleet Feet Ballard, Ian Fitness, Grettie’s Goodies, Fuel Sports Grill, Ballard Pediatrics, Ballard Rubbish Removal and Modern Carpentry.

Contact Move-A-Thon co-chairs Alexa Benyak, Jessie Hammer or Laura Kruse with questions.


LHE Spirit Wear is HERE!

Calling all Beaver fans… Our school spirit wear is now available for purchase! Featuring the new beaver logo–voted on by students and staff last Spring. We have a variety of merchandise for both kids and adults to choose from. Act fast – the deadline to order is November 7th! Merchandise orders will be shipped directly to you in December. Contact Ally with any questions. 

Order T-shirts, Sweatshirts and Baseball Tees here

Order Hats here

Auction Kick-Off Meeting

October 25th at 6:30pm

The LHE PTA 2023 Auction planning is underway and we couldn’t be more excited! If you’re interested in joining the auction committee and/or getting involved, we have lots of open positions and would love your help!

Join your co-chairs, Ally Magnano & Jessie Hammer, for an auction kick-off meeting on Tuesday, October 25th at 6:30pm (Location TBD). We’ll enjoy some food, beverages, and discuss theme ideas and committee needs. 

RSVP here and we will send a notice confirming the location and meeting details. We hope to see you!

Harvest Night is November 3rd

Harvest Night will take place on Thursday, November 3rd at LHE. EAT, PLAY, GIVE – Please join us for a night of celebration for the whole family.  

  • Enjoy a pizza dinner and treats and support the 5th grade trip to Camp Orkila (cash or check only, please).  
  • Play games! Tour the school and play games put on by each class level.  
  • The real star of Harvest Night... Our very own kindergarteners performing the Chicken Dance!

Volunteers Needed for Ballard Food Bank Pick-Up 

We are looking for volunteers to help pick up around 20 weekend food bags for our students from the Ballard Food Bank on Thursdays. Bags are picked up anytime between 8am-3pm, and delivered to Loyal Heights for distribution. If you can help on a regular basis, contact the volunteer coordinators.

A Spooky Beaver Halloween

Get ready to wear your costume on Friday, October 28, from 5:30-7:30pm,

and join other LHE families for some early trick-or-treating around the Loyal Heights neighborhood!

If you’d like to host a trick-or-treating stop, please email Lauren to volunteer. 

Join the Loyal Heights PTA!

It's not too late to join! Through events and fundraising, we are able to help with instructional support of teachers, facility improvements, enrichment programs (such as Science Fair, Student Council, the Arts, Equity Round Table, etc!) and so much more! Membership is only $15, and comes with zero obligations.

Our success depends on our members. If you registered in prior years, you will still need to renew your membership for this school year. Please help us reach this goal while supporting the work and programs the PTA provides all year.


Please contact the membership chair with any questions.

Volunteer at Loyal Heights!

Our school is always looking for volunteers to help with programs, events, and classroom activities running. When volunteers commit to serving at a school, students achieve higher grades, have access to more opportunities, and gain community connections to help them thrive.


IMPORTANT: All returning AND new volunteers for the 2022-2023 school year are required to have an approved Volunteer Application on file and show proof of receiving the COVID-19 vaccination.

Returning volunteers: If you plan to volunteer in any capacity during the 2022-2023 school year, please make sure that your Volunteer Application is approved and up to date before you start volunteering. You must always have proof of COVID-19 vaccination with you while volunteering.


New volunteers:  All volunteers must complete a Volunteer Application Form online which includes completing an online training video (Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention Safety), background check, and showing proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Instructions for updating and completing Volunteer Applications can be found here.

Please Note: Mr. Steve receives Volunteer Status Updates from the district once a week on Wednesdays. Please make sure that your applications are completed/updated at least 2 weeks before you plan on volunteering. Updates and applications created after Tuesday evenings will not be reviewed until the following Wednesday.


Reach out to Steve Beaulieu in the office for more information or to confirm your Essential Volunteer status.

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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 Kari Saurage, 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.org and  www.wastatepta.org