Now that this election is behind us, we can focus on what’s next for our country, community and our kids. Look for opportunities to unite with loved ones. Listen and learn. Our kids are watching. Keep them engaged and show them that, together, we can accomplish hard things.
Together, we've raised nearly $10,000 the first week of our Direct Give Drive. (Nice work!) These funds pay for important things like our counseling program, tutoring, teacher materials, technology and family support. Donating is easy and any amount is appreciated.
With sincere gratitude,
Katrina & Stephanie
LH PTA Co-Presidents
Equity Group Meeting
The next LHE PTA Equity Group meeting is Tuesday, November 10th at 7:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend! If you are not on the group mailing list, send us an email to receive the meeting link. If meetings don't work for you, but you're interested in being involved, sign up to help.
Click on the Bitmoji for birthday shout outs from the office!
New materials pick up system! On Fridays the front doors are unlocked from 8:30-3:30pm and all the materials are in the vestibule, separated by grade.
It’s that time of year again for our Giving Hands event. The Giving Hands program is a way for families in need to create a wish list for the Holidays. We invite all of you to stop by the school on Friday, November 20th to pick up a mitten with a wish from someone in our Loyal Heights community.
If you would like to be a recipient family, or want more information, please contact Kathy Katzen. All information is kept confidential. More information to follow about the November 20th event.
Updates from the Library
NEW Library Pick-Up schedule: Wednesdays 1:00-1:40pm outside the Library Exit (this is a time adjustment) and Fridays 8:30am-4:00pm in the Main Office Vestibule (Self-Serve only).
Please make sure to have a current volunteer application on file if you are looking to volunteer directly in your child's class (including the virtual classroom as breakout room facilitator or tutor).
All volunteers will need to create a new application by following this link.
For Category A Volunteering, if you have lived in WA for the past 3 years, your background check is free. If you are new to our state or country, there's a $21 fee for a National Background Check from Sterling Volunteers. Examples of Category A Volunteering: all school and remote volunteer roles that support the school, staff or families; can include direct student contact if the volunteer is supervised. District personnel must be on site and within view if the volunteer will interact with students. Alternatively, another adult approved SPS volunteer must participate in the activity and be present at all times.
For Category B Volunteering, a National Background Check from Sterling Volunteers must be purchased at a cost of $21.00. Examples of Category B Volunteering: all school and remote volunteer roles that involve unsupervised contact with students, such as a math club coach, breakout room facilitator (in a virtual classroom), one-on-one tutor (including remote/virtual), or mentor.
The PTA will sponsor cost of background check for the first 20 people to sign up. Contact Mr. Steve in the office for reimbursement or for more information.
We have several volunteer needs and would love your help! Here's what we are looking for:
We are looking for someone to manage the procurement committee. The Procurement Chair writes templates for communication with potential donors, and assigns 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.
Do you have interest or experience with fundraising? Help Loyal Heights as we plan new ways to raise funds, including a direct drive campaign.
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. Physical receipts will be collected throughout the year. This has been a very successful program for our PTA. Please keep those receipts and drop them off at 8024 Jones Ave NW, and Jan will take them into the store for processing. 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