We are delighted to announce that we have met our $25,000 Direct Give Drive goal, we cannot THANK YOU enough for your generous donations. Your funds support our counseling program, tutoring, teacher materials, technology, and other important programs for our students.
We also want to thank Principal Berkenwald, who has agreed to get a pie thrown in his face (on video) for us to all witness. We will be arranging that in the coming weeks, stay tuned! The current donation total is $25,634 and the last day to donate is November 30, 2020.Donating is easy and 100% tax deductible.
“The tutors here at LH provide support to students in a smaller, more personal atmosphere. In collaboration with the Academic Intervention Specialist, the classroom teachers, and member of the office staff, a tutor schedule is developed to meet the needs of many students throughout the year who need that extra support in order to grow. Having this intervention available at LH has been incredibly helpful for students, families and teachers. Several schools this year have had to drop their tutors due to their PTA budget; we are very fortunate to have the financial support to continue this program through the virtual learning environment. The LH’s community appreciates the financial support the PTA provides for the tutoring program to happen.”
– Ellen Saltsman, Academic Intervention Specialist
Announcing Loyal Heights Night of Lights
The PTA is sponsoring a new, festive and safe event this year called Loyal Heights Night of Lights, which will be held on Saturday December 19, 2020. Taking inspiration from the annual Greenlake Pathway of Lights(which is cancelled this year), we want to surround the school and illuminate the neighborhood with light!
Over 400 luminarias will be placed along the sidewalks of surrounding the school, and additional kits will be available so that you can create your own lighted pathway on your porch, walkway or sidewalk area on December 19th. Bundle up and walk or drive around the neighborhood that evening to enjoy the beautiful display!
The 5th Grade Fundraising team and 5th grade students are teaming up with PTA Volunteers to place the luminarias around the school and also assemble and distribute the home kits. A portion of the proceeds will go toward 5th Grade Fundraising.
We are offering 2 options to participate:
$15.00 Donation covers 5 luminaria lights surrounding the school. An optional message can be placed on each of your luminarias (i.e. - "In honor of 5th Grader, Lucas B.")
$25.00 Luminaria Home Kit, comes with supplies for 8 luminarias and some surprises.
A link to donate or buy home kits will be on the PTA Website starting December 1st.
Giving Hands Winter Drive
A big thank you to everyone who picked up a mitten or signed up to donate a gift! There will be a table at the top of the stairs outside the main office where you can drop off your items anytime until December 11, 2020. Please attach a sticky note with the corresponding letter and numbers written on it for tracking purposes (gift cards can just be in an envelope). There is still time to sign up! Please contact Kathy Katzen with any questions.
Thank you to our Fundraising Team (Kajsa Puckett, Jessie Hammer and Whitney Haas) for creatively pivoting the strategy for this year and successfully executing the first ever LHE even Direct Give Drive.
Thank you Principal Berkenwald for agreeing to take a pie in the face to celebrate reaching our goal for the Direct Give Drive.
Click on the Bitmoji for birthday shout outs from the office!
Help Support the 5th Grade Fundraising Efforts
Start your holiday shopping with us! The 5th grade is partnering with Northwest Fundraising to sell products from their website. Choose from Seattle sports team’s swag, wrapping paper, kitchen gadgets, candy, gifts and more. Proceeds will support the 5th grade end-of-year promotion celebration and legacy gift to LHE. Questions? Please contact Kate Donnelly or Liz Fortunato. Sales close on December 11, 2020. Thank you for your support!
We have several volunteer needs and would love your help! Here's what we are looking for:
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.
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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 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