Weekly Update - October 27, 2022

Upcoming Events


Friday, Oct 28

A Spooky Beaver Halloween


Thursday, Nov 3

Picture Day


Thursday, Nov 3

Harvest Night & Dia de los Muertos. Celebration


Monday, Nov 7

Spirit Wear Order Deadline


Wednesday, Nov 9

Veterans Day Assembly


Tuesday, Nov 15

Dr. Ross Greene: Kids Do Well If They Can


Friday, October 28

A Spooky Beaver Halloween


Important Links

LH PTA Website

LH Website

LH PTA Facebook

LH PTA Instagram

SPS Website

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!


Here is the online map of houses that are participating. You will also receive a paper copy in Kid Mail.

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

Yuen Lui Picture Day

Loyal Heights Elementary Picture Day!

Thursday, November 3


Yuen Lui Studio will photograph individual portraits of students and staff on Thursday, November 3rd.  There are two ways to order:


Pre-Order & Save

  • ​Families can save on shipping and preorder photos here: 2022-23 Loyal Heights Elementary Picture Day 11/3
  • Print preorders will be shipped to the school and distributed to students at school within three weeks after picture day
  • Digital preorders will be sent via email within three weeks after picture day (use "no-reply@imagequix.com " to search your inbox/spam folders if you don't see the email come through)


Order After Viewing Digital Pictures

  • Photos will be available to view after the bulk order is placed (about a week after picture day)
  • Families can view and order photos using their student's school ID number
  • Print orders are shipped directly to students' homes (shipping fee will be added) within 10-14 business days after the order is placed
  • Digital images will be sent via email from no-reply@imagequix.com to the address provided within 10-14 business days after the order is placed


Additional Information

  • Photo retake day is scheduled for December 6
  • Class group photos are scheduled for March 21
  • For questions, please contact us
  • View photo package information here.

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, served by our 5th graders, to raise money for Camp Orkila!  $9 dinner + $1 dessert (cash or check please); Camp Orkila is an opportunity for our 5th graders to create lasting memories with their classmates at a 3-day sleepover camp on Orcas Island.  The 5th graders have several fundraisers to ensure all students can attned.
  • Play games! Tour the school and play games put on by each class level.  
  • Do crafts!
  • The real star of Harvest Night...Our very own kindergarteners performing the Chicken Dance!


We look forward to seeing you there! Questions? Email Anna Nodolf


Donation Drive @ Harvest Night!

The LH PTA Equity Group and Harvest Night team are hosting a donation drive for Lowell Elementary, a Seattle school with a large population of special ed and low income families.


Please bring donations to Harvest Night from this list. A donation area will be set up inside the school entrance during the school day, and at the Harvest Night entrance during the event.

Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos!


When: November 3rd - Day of the Dead

Where: Loyal Heights Elementary - During Harvest Night


Come celebrate Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Come join the fun activities such as:

  • Help build our Loyal Heights Elementary Ofrenda/Altar together. Bring a 6x4 inches or smaller photo of a loved one who has passed away and add it to our Ofrenda.
  • Make a colorful mask of the dead.
  • Decorate a frame for your photo.
  • Make a crepe paper marigold to help guide our deceased loved one to our Ofrenda.


Anything goes for this festive Mexican celebration!

Veteran’s Day Assembly - Speaking Opportunity


Are you or do you know a veteran who would like to speak at our school assembly November 9th, from approximately 8-9am? If so please contact Mara to participate or with any questions.

Loyal Heights PTA Philanthropy Initiative

At last week’s General PTA meeting, our membership unanimously voted to approved an initiative to share 10% of funds raised during the 2022-2023 school year to support the LHE values of inclusion, equity, community, and helpfulness where it can be meaningful and impactful. At the end of the fiscal year, we are planning to donate 10% of all funds raised to the Southeast Seattle Schools Fundraising Alliance (you can learn about SESSFA here). If you have any questions, contact the Equity Chair.

DR. ROSS GREENE: 

"KIDS DO WELL IF THEY CAN"


How Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) Helps Schools Meet the Needs of ALL LEARNERS While Reducing Punitive, Exclusionary Disciplinary Practices Like Suspensions, Restraints, and Isolation.


When:  Tuesday, November 15 from 6-8 p.m. 

Register at: https://kidsdowell.eventbrite.com/

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85626338377


This session will explore how Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS) uses compassion and problem solving to help schools meet the needs of all learners, while reducing punitive, exclusionary disciplinary practices like suspensions, restraints, and isolation.


It is an opportunity for families, educators, and educational leaders to hear what schools get right and what they get wrong in supporting learners. Dr. Greene will explain CPS, an evidence-based model that offers educators proven tools to support students and respond to concerning behavior.


 Attendees will learn why discipline as usual is not working and how it leaves adults struggling and frustrated and children cut off from support, instead of engaging students and educators in solving problems collaboratively and proactively.


 Lives in the Balance is a nonprofit based in Maine that provides free resources on the CPS model and advocates on behalf of vulnerable children and their caregivers caught up in a societal and public health crisis. CPS has transformed thinking and practices in families and schools throughout the world and has helped achieve dramatic reductions in adult-child conflict, concerning behaviors, disciplinary referrals, detentions, suspensions, restraints, and seclusions. 


 The Seattle Special Education PTSA, The Arc of King County, Roots of Inclusion, PAVE and Open Doors for Multicultural Families also advocate for children’s social and emotional health and wellbeing. Area schools continue to struggle with use of restraints and removal. Black students are more than twice as likely to be suspended as white students, and most incidents of restraint and isolation happen to children in grades pre-K to 5, with 93% of incidents involving students with disabilities. Our schools also continue to segregate children with disabilities at higher rates than most other states.


 The “Kids Do Well If They Can” presentation is open to all and will be followed by a Q&A facilitated by Ramona Hattendorf, Director of Advocacy for the Arc of King County. Event organizers encourage families, educators, school district leaders, community partners, state legislators, and other advocacy organizations to attend.


Live interpretation will be provided in American Sign Language, Spanish, Somali, and Vietnamese.

Covid 19

COVID-19 Testing and Self-Reporting


Health officials predict COVID-19 case numbers to rise in the fall and winter. As we spend more time inside around others, our chance of getting sick greatly increases. Remember, frequent hand washing, covering coughs, and wearing masks can help prevent the spread of illness. 


If students or staff aren’t feeling well, it’s important to stay home and test for COVID-19. If a test result is positive, the student or staff member should isolate at home and report their results on the CIC Health self-reporting page.


This school year, Seattle Public Schools (SPS) is also providing COVID-19 testing to students whose families give consent. 


All SPS families were sent an email from CIC Health on Wednesday, Sept. 28 with a link to a consent form. If you haven’t already, please fill out the form. All families are strongly encouraged to provide consent. 


Please contact us with questions. 


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.


JOIN HERE


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.

 

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

LHPTA 2022-2023 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 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