Happy Fall!
A word from your PTSA presidents

A blessed time indeed--it's Thanksgiving! What are you most thankful for this year?
Did you know that historians say that no turkey was served at the first Thanksgiving feast?! In place of the turkey there was deer or venison, ducks, geese, oysters, lobster, eel and fish. (I bet turkeys were thankful!) Thanksgiving didn't become a national holiday until over 200 years after the Mayflower when Sarah Josepha Hale, the woman who wrote the classic song "Mary Had a Little Lamb," convinced President Lincoln in 1863 to make Thanksgiving a national holiday, after writing letters for 17 years campaigning for this to happen. Thanks, Sarah!

We are truly thankful and honored to be your PTSA presidents and appreciate and are grateful for our Lakeview Family. However you choose to celebrate, cheers to you and yours....may your Thanksgiving be filled with laughter and joy and may the season of thanks last throughout the year!

Lakeview Student Directory
Paper copies sent home

In the spirit of building community, the PTSA is providing a paper copy of the student directory to all Lakeview families this year! In the interest of saving trees we are distributing one copy per family. If you have multiple children at Lakeview, a copy was sent home with youngest child in your family last week. For families who opted out of the district or PTSA directory, please  email the membership committee for a copy. The directory is also available online. You can still  join the PTSA and enjoy the many benefits today. Let the play dates commence!

Vision & Hearing Screening
Volunteers Needed!

Lakeview's Vision and Hearing Screening is Thursday, November 30, 2017. We will need many volunteers for each shift, 9:00AM-12:15PM,and 12:00PM-3:00PM. If you can not volunteer at the screening but would still like to help, feel free to sign-up to bring a snack for the other volunteers, it would be greatly appreciated! Sign up online.

Spirit Week!!
November 20-22

Monday, November 20th - Pajama day: Wear your sweatpants and comfortable clothes to school. Students should wear school appropriate clothes that will keep them warm outside at recess.
Tuesday, November 21st Crazy Hair Day: Use gel and hair accessories to alter your normal school look.
Wednesday, November 22nd Rainbow Day: Wear all one color or rainbow themed attire.

Multicultural Night
November 30

Please join us for Lakeview's multicultural night at the end of the month!

Date: Thursday, November 30 th
Time: 5:30-7:00
Place: Lakeview gym

For full details, click here.
Winter Wishes
November 16-December 1

Winter Wishes, a Lakeview tradition, allows the community to show they care by helping Lakeview families share in the joy of gift giving and receiving during the holiday season.  Rhonda Nelson, our school counselor, confidentially facilitates gathering the wishes from our Winter Wishes families.  Lakeview students, with their parents, then select one or more wishes and fulfill them for these families.

Beginning on Thursday, November 16th and continuing through Friday, December 1st, gift tags will be available for pick up both before and after school in the front office.

If you are unable to come with your child, you may fill out the form sent home giving them permission to select an item.   You can also purchase items online on the Lakeview Elementary Winter Wishes Amazon wish list

Bring all items unwrapped to school office on or before December 5th.  We will also have a collection area at the Lakeview Multi-cultural Night.  Please return all gifts with their original Winter Wishes tag attached with the gift number.

Holiday Art Gift Workshop
December 13

Lakeview PTSA is happy to announce a Holiday Gift-Making Workshop on Wednesday, December 13 from 2-4PM in the Lakeview Gym. Join Smart With Art for a special two-hour workshop. Students will create two handmade art gifts for gift-giving during the winter holiday season. The workshop costs $47; scholarships are available.  Register online at  6crickets.com. 

Scholarship Basket Auction
Lake Washington Council PTSA Scholarship Basket Auction  

Each year local units are asked to donate a basket to the Council's annual basket auction held in December. Proceeds from this auction go to the Council's scholarship fund to provide scholarships to graduating seniors and staff in our district.   Silent auction bidding will run from  November 2 to December 7  and is open to all.  Final bidding and raffle drawings will take place at our shortened general membership meeting Thursday, December 7 at the Resource Center from 8AM-10:45AM.  Look for the popular coffee cart to return as well.