The Move-A-Thon is coming up in a week! Students are encouraged to begin fundraising right away. Search your name to find your online pledge page here. Send it to family, friends and neighbors via email, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Ask them to sponsor your movement, either pledge by the minute or a simple flat donation. Movement can be anything you want it to be! Run, walk, jump, ride, skip, dance, hula-hoop, swim or glide!
You’re in LUCK — Leprechauns on the loose!
Your fundraising team is at it again. Get everything you need for a family St. Patty’s Day celebration right here. Kit includes: Drinking chocolate, Baileys for 2, 1 can of Guinness (parents only!), gold chocolate coins, pot of gold, soda bread recipe, kid activities and a luxury sweet treat for the entire family. Plus, additional a la carte items. Outsmart those tricky leprechauns and act fast before its too late (limited quantities)!
Watch the Student Equity Panel
Last month our PTA, Parent Equity Group, and Theater Arts Group (TAG) hosted a listen-and-learn event where students of color who grew up attending predominantly white schools shared their experiences with our school community. The students provided valuable insight on how we can make our school community even more equitable and inclusive for all. If you were unable to attend the live event, we encourage you to spend some time listening to the wisdom, passion, and authenticity of these student voices. You can watch the video recording here.
Please note that for security purposes the video is only viewable within the Seattle Public Schools network; this means you will need to be logged into a Seattle Schools account in order to view it.
Contribute to the LHE Multicultural Cookbook
Every winter, LHE hosts a beloved multicultural night to celebrate the many cultural identities, experiences, and nationalities represented within the our community. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to host the event in person this year, but we want to continue the tradition by creating a Multicultural Cookbook.
Food tells an important story about who we are, and we invite you to share a recipe of personal significance to your family. Your recipe could connect to your cultural heritage, family history, nationality, or regional experience in the U.S. Please complete this google form to share your recipe. A free PDF version will be available to everyone and a limited number of printed copies will be available for purchase as a fundraiser for the LHE PTA.
Equity Book Group
The PTA Equity Group invites you to join a community reading and conversation around the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson’s newest book, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. It’s safe to say this is a book that will have you thinking.
The Equity Group will be purchasing a set of books for the LHE Equity bookshelf. Please let Ms. Katzen know by Friday, March 19, if you would like to check out one of these copies of Caste. You can also order it from Estelita's Library, a local, black-owned bookstore.
It's Auction Time!
Transmissions are receding, vaccines are rolling, spring is springing, and the Loyal Heights PTA is excited to announce the 2021 auction, Black Tie & Sweatpants, is ON! This Hi Brow/Low Brow event promises to be unlike any you've attended before. So dust off your bow tie and hike up your sweatpants for what we hope will be the final virtual event of the pandemic.
The auction team is hard at work and is looking for donations of the following items for our Live Program: Virtual Escape Room GC, Treehouse Getaway, Canlis & El Goucho gift cards (they match), golf lessons, San Juan Island experiences, etc. Wow us and put together your own package! Maybe multi-cultural online cooking classes and/or dinner delivery packages; stocked bar cart; beer-for-a-year; ladies spa day; family stay-cation; wine tastings, Walla Walla wines, virtual experiences like wine tastings, yoga class, knitting classes, etc. Click for more ideas. Stretch your funds and get together with friends to purchase something great from a local business.
If you want to start small yet make a big impact please consider supporting our local businesses by purchasing a gift card to donate to our silent auction. Procurement forms can be completed here. Forms are due April 2nd, items must be secured by April 9th. Questions?
Would your family or employer like to sponsor a portion of the evening (tax deductible)? Contact the fundraising committee if interested.
Save the Date: On The Links For Loyal Heights
Save the date for our new Golf Benefit: On the Links for Loyal Heights on Saturday, June 5th, at the Interbay Golf Course.
We are currently searching for sponsors, please contact fundraising for more information. More details coming soon!
Yes, we are going to have a yearbook for the 2020-21 school year! HOORAY! We will need your help getting the best yearbook possible!
Send us your Pictures: We need your help to fill our yearbook with great photos of your students and teachers (this includes Teams screenshot photos as well)! Email us your print-resolution photos.Please include the following details with your photos: names of kids, grade, teacher, any detail about the event. We want all of your first day, Halloween, Virtual school parties, Illumination event, learning pods, and home school photos. You may also submit quotes from your kids about school or the year.
Stay tuned for more opportunities to be included in this year's yearbook! We will be planning another School Portrait Option with Yuen Lui later this Spring. Details coming soon.
Stay safe & stylish with a new Loyal Heights Elementary Mask available in youth & adult sizes for $10 each. A great way to help get recognized at class play dates. Limited quantities available so buy yours today! Purchases will be available for pick up at school in the atrium.
Virtual Book Fair
Mark your calendars for April 19-30 for our Virtual Book Fair, in partnership with our local vendor, Phinney Books! While this year’s fair will be held online, it will include many of the same elements as in the past–including 25% profit sharing so that we can stock the library with new books, the ability to contribute books to your teacher’s classroom, and Books for All Beavers (BFAB) which ensures that every student is able to get a book or two from the book fair.
We’ll be sending more details in the coming weeks, but our first order of business is to raise funds for BFAB. It’s easier than ever to make a donation to ensure every Loyal Heights student can receive new books: Just donate to the PTA PayPal Account by sending funds firstname.lastname@example.org, and be sure to note it’s for BFAB. If you would prefer to donate by check, please contact us to coordinate.
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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, Volunteer Coordinator, Fundraising, and Technology! Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator if you are interested. All positions can be split to share the work.
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