In light of the increase in anti-Asian hate crimes this past year and the horrific murders in Atlanta this past week, let us stand up as a community against anti-Asian racism and attacks. No matter where it occurs, racist violence and harassment harms our entire community. But we are not powerless against this and we must not be silent! We can learn about the history of such racism and pay attention to what is happening today. We can make space and listen to the experiences and concerns of people of Asian ancestry. We can empower ourselves to be allies and upstanders if we witness such hate.
Let’s get moving! There's still time to get those pledges in! We are at almost $12,000 with 14% participation and would love to continue to grow those numbers. Head to the fundraising page to search for your child's name, and send your unique link to friends and family. If you haven't yet picked up your child's t-shirt, they are still available in the school lobby.
Saturday March 27: Fun Hair Day & Move-A-Thon Shirt Day!
TAG's Aristocats is premiering in April!
Coming soon there will be options to purchase viewing tickets and fun viewing baskets to enjoy during the event. We're looking forward to spending a virtual evening of magic with the LHE community.
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.
The first 10 to submit a recipe will receive a FREE printed cookbook!
It's Auction Time!
We will now be sending weekly Auction emails every Thursday with the latest news on this amazing event that's being planned. Here's a few highlights:
The auction team is hard at work and is looking for donations for our Live Program. We need your help! Stretch your funds and get together with friends to purchase something great from a local business. Click for ideas.
It's time to start planning for class art projects! We still need parent volunteers from the following classes: Hottovy, Wheeler, Fewel, Gaffney, Hamel, Williams. Contact Amberfor details and to volunteer.
From the Student Council
Drives: The Mary’s Place Clothing/Blanket drive was a success as we were close to 100 total pieces! Our latest drive was a food drive for the Ballard Food Bank and it was also a massive success. We counted 55 total bags/boxes and the food bank weighed it all at 591.1 lbs. Thank you to everyone who donated and helped organize, we are so thrilled to be able to donateto those in need.
Student Support: We have been joining Ms. Rider’s group meetings and have been presenting PowerPoints on many different things to help our youngest students feel welcomed, informed and happy!
Lastly, Student Council has been finalizing a seed pickup idea for Earth Day next month, along with a bingo sheet for each student who chooses to participate. The covid-safe seed pickup station will take place at LHE on Saturday April 24th between 11am and 1pm. Stay tuned for more info!!
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!
The Yearbook Cover Art Contest is Back! All students are invited to submit their art for consideration for the Yearbook Cover by Friday, April 9th. More details can be found here.
Did you miss the School Portrait Fundraiser?Don't worry! Yuen Lui is coming to take school portraits on April 2nd, between 10am–5pm outside the school's front door, and following social distance recommendations. Sign up inormation will be announced soon.
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.
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 email@example.com, and be sure to note it’s for BFAB. If you would prefer to donate by check, please contact us to coordinate.
Thank you to Tristan Symons for organizing the St. Patty’s Scavenger hunt for our 5th graders!
Click on the Bitmoji for birthday shout outs from the office!
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