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Laurelhurst PTA News May 22, 2016

Laurelhurst PTA News

May 22, 2016

Important Dates

  • 5/1-5/31 – Bike to School Month
  • 5/30 Mon – Memorial Day (No School)
  • 6/1 Wed – Early Dismissal (1:40 pm)
  • 6/1 Wed – 6-7 pmIncoming kindergarden picnic
  • 6/7 Tues – 6:30-8:30 pm Theater of Possibility (TOP) Workshop
  • 6/8 Wed – 11am-12 pm 5th grade View Ridge pool party
  • 6/8 Wed – 6:30-8 pm 5th grade graduation
  • 6/10 Fri – 5-8 pm – Ice Cream Social (in cafeteria and South playground)
  • 6/14 Tues – 2:45 pm Spring band and orchestra concert at school assembly (in cafeteria)
  • 6/14 Tues – 7 pm – Spring band and orchestra concert (in the cafeteria)
  • 6/20 Mon – 6:30 PTA Board meeting
  • 6/24 Fri – Last Day of School
News from around the PTA
Learning Challenges at Laurelhurst Elementary
May 24th, 2016: 6 – 8 PM in the Cafeteria

Please join us for a moderated discussion and solutions session regarding the learning challenges facing all our students at Laurelhurst Elementary. Featuring:

Wyeth Jesse, Director of Special Education
Jill Geary, School Board Member
Kim Whitworth, Education Director for the Northeast Region
Sarah Talbot, Principal at Laurelhurst Elementary

The format/content of this evening was determined by a taskforce of LES general and special education parents and teachers. Information from the last meeting available on the PTA website. We look forward to a productive gathering!


Ice Cream Social – Volunteers Needed

The Ice Cream Social will take place on June 10th from 5-8 p.m.

Please  sign up to volunteer here:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4babac2aabfa7-2016

Also please turn in the coloring page that went out last week and keep an eye out for the Donut donation forms that will come out this week. Every donation helps make this event possible.


Congratulations to the new PTA Board members!
voted in at the 5/18/16 meeting

Co-President – Liza Luboff
VP Communications / Newsletter – Karina Kunins
VP Communications / Secretary – Kathy Thomas
VP Treasurer – Nicole Dresser
VP Buildings & Grounds – Mary Louis & Nickole Newell
VP School Services – Mondie Peterson
VP Supportive Education – Elizabeth Fletcher (bravo – 3rd year!)
VP Ways & Means – Jacque Klug
Staff Representatives – Laura Tutt & Lynne Carroll
LASER Liaison – Gayle Christensen
Legislative Liaison – Kris Faucett (bravo – 3rd year!)


Graduation – Calling all 4th Grade Parents…Pay it Forward!

We are rapidly approaching the end of the school year.    Before you know it, it will be this time next year and your 5th grader will be in their final days at Laurelhurst Elementary and Graduating!   Wouldn’t it be nice to not have to worry about volunteering to help out on this important day?

We are asking for 4th grade parents to volunteer to facilitate 5th Grade Graduation this year.  The ceremony will be held Wednesday, June 8th from 6:30-8:00pm in the Laurelhurst Cafeteria. We need volunteers to help with setting up, passing out programs, serving refreshments and cleaning up.

Sign up here:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4ea8ae2fa75-calling

Let Lisa Matthies know if you have any questions at [email protected].


Be Part of Building a more Cohesive Community-June 7th 6:30-8:30pm

Theatre of Possibility Workshop for ALL parents in our Laurelhurst Community 

Our school is facing challenging issues regarding capacity and successful integration of different student populations within the school.  Concerns have been raised from some parents about fairness in discipline and secondary trauma resulting from behavioral issues, while concerns have been raised from other parents about feeling unwelcome.

The Theatre of Possibility (TOP) workshop for parents aims to provide a safe, compassionate format where everyone feels empowered to share their truths without fear of judgment or criticism. The workshop will follow a planned structure, including ice breaker activities, small group imaging exercises, and role play/problem solving activities, using applied theater techniques.

The purpose of the workshop is to stimulate, in a fun and interactive manner, healthy exploration and visioning of what it takes to become one community. These techniques, adapted from Augusto Boal’s Theater of the Oppressed, have been used around the world for conflict resolution and community building. The application of these theater techniques allows us to move beyond mere dialogue and debate to building compassion and mutual understanding. By fostering connections and novel thinking, this process can be a valuable precursor to pragmatic problem-solving.

While participation is strongly encouraged, we can accommodate those who are unable to join in physical exercises or prefer to just observe. Please email Aimee Horn at [email protected] to reserve your spot.


Instrumental Music

Please return your instrumental music commitment form + $150 payment to the office by June 10. The instruments are viola, violin, bass, cello, flute, clarinet, trumpet, and trombone. If you are a current 4th or 5th grade instrumental music program student, please make sure the current program fee ($100) is also paid before the June 10 deadline. You will not be able to participate in instrumental music next year if you have not paid this year. For questions or scholarship requests, contact Judy Findley, [email protected]com.


Backpack Brigade Needs More Donations

Please consider donating some food items to our food collection bin (near front entrance) or writing a check (envelope in office) today. No one, especially children, should have to worry about having enough food on the weekends.

Please note: we deliver to the food bank every Wednesday and our backpacks get delivered back to our school for students to take home every Friday.

The food items in most need are:

  • pop-top cans of soup, stew, beans, tuna, beefaroni, spaghetti-os
  • just add water individual mac&cheese, soup, ramen
  • shelf stable individual milks, or 100% fruit juice

Remember it just takes $25 to provide 4 students with backpacks, so please consider helping. Checks can be made out to “backpack brigade” and please note: “laurelhurst backpacks” on your donation.

A BIG thank you to everyone who has donated!

News from the Teachers & Administration

Recess Help Needed

We need some help with recess supervision from June 10th through June 24th. Our wonderful tutors cover many duties but are done  June 10th. If you are available to help out 10:45-11:00, 12:00-1:00 and/or 2:25-2:35, please contact Ed Roos at [email protected].


Will Your Child Be Returning to Laurelhurst Next Year?

In your Monday Kid-Mail, you will be receiving a pink form asking for you to let us know whether your K-4th grade child(ren) will be returning to Laurelhurst next year. This helps us with our enrollment planning and class placement for next year. Please return the forms as soon as possible, and for sure by the deadline (May 24th). If you have questions, please contact Susan Lundh at 252-5402 or [email protected]


Attention 4th Grade Parents – 5th Grade Fall Camp Chaperones Needed

As most of you know, our 5th grade students attend outdoor education camp in the fall. Camp dates will be Sept 28 – 30, 2015 (mark your calendars). We will need parents to attend as chaperones. Everyone rides up to the ferry dock on busses, and then a ferry across to Camp Orkila on Orcas Island. A memorable and fun time is had by all! A lottery system will determine which volunteers get to go. Priority is given to moms of girls and dads of boys. Please send me an email if you would like to volunteer so we can enter you in the chaperone lottery. [email protected]seattleschools.org


Reminder About Dress Code

Please remember it is against the school dress code for students to wear flip-flops, short-shorts, spaghetti straps or tank tops. We realize that the weather is warm, but we’d appreciate it if you’d make sure they are wearing supportive footwear and are “decently covered” for school.  Thank you for your support!


News and Information from Physical Education:

We are one week into our Jump Rope for Heart Fundraiser for the American Heart Association. We have raised over $500 already. The final money collection date is Friday, May 27th. Information went home last Monday. We have set a high goal of $10,000. Last year we raised almost $9500. I had one student give rave reviews for how easy it was to raise money online. It makes the process easier for me to manage as well. All donations will be accepted.

Third through fifth grade have finished up fitness testing for the year. Many students increased their levels of fitness. I will send home parent reports with the final report cards in June.

Calendar planning details:

June 17 at 2:20PM: Staff vs. Student basketball and Unicycle team performance.
Please join us in this fun tradition. The unicycle riders have dedicated a year or more to this performance.

June 23: Field Day and we need Volunteers.
Grades 3-5 will be from 10-11:30am. Primary will be from 1:45-3:15.

I will need at least 2 volunteers from each classroom to help with set up, take down and running field day stations. Thanks for considering helping with the day. Please email me or your student’s teacher and let them know. Parents really do help make this day successful for students.

Thanks and keep jumping!
Mr. Roberts
[email protected]


Spring Band & Orchestra Concert

You are invited to the Laurelhurst Elementary Spring concert! This June, you will have two opportunities to hear the Laurelhurst bands and orchestras show off all of the hard work they have done this year. On June 14th, students will be performing at a school assembly at 2:45, as well as an evening concert at 7:00, both in the Laurelhurst elementary cafeteria. This year’s concert will feature student solos, an original piece by the beginning orchestra, and seventy young musicians in four different ensembles. Thank you for all you do to support the students, and I look forward to seeing you there!


Spring Testing Windows

Our students have been working hard all year and it’s time for them to show what they know. While we may all have our own opinions about these assessments, it’s important that we encourage the students, make sure they get a good night’s sleep, eat well and are here on time during their classroom’s testing schedule. Here are our testing windows for this spring:
·         SBAC for 3rd-5th grades: May 2nd – June 3rd
·         MAP for K-2nd grades: May 11th – June 12th
Please talk to your student or teacher about the exact dates for their class.

News from LASER

Summer Camp Registration 
Registration is open!  To sign up for summer camp, please turn in a completed contract (below) with a payment for the deposit. Sign up soon as many weeks are already full!

If you are interested in Summer Camp at Sand Point, please clickHERE

If you are interested in Summer Camp at Bryant, please clickHERE.

There are also hard copies of the contract available at LASER.

News from around the District

Key 2016-17 School Calendar Dates

Sept. 7 Start of school
Sept. 28 2-hr early dismissal
Oct. 14 State in-service day (no school)
Oct. 26 2-hr early dismissal
Nov. 11 Veterans Day (no school)
Nov. 16 2-hr early dismissal
Nov. 21-23 Elementary and K-8 parent-teacher conferences (varies by school)
Nov. 24-25 Thanksgiving (no school)
Dec. 19-Dec. 30 Winter break (no school)
Jan. 2 New Year’s Day (no school)
Jan. 3 Back to school after winter break
Jan. 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no school)
Feb. 1 Day between semesters (no school)
Feb. 20 Presidents’ Day (no school)
Feb. 21-24 Mid-winter break (no school)
Mar. 22 2-hr early dismissal
April 10-14 Spring break (no school)
May 10 2-hr early dismissal
May 29 Memorial Day (no school)
June 23 Last day of school

News from the Community

Did You Hit and Run/Witness It?

There was a hit and run to a black Honda CRV out in front of the school last Wednesday, May 18th. Was it you, or were you a witness? Please contact Susan in the office ([email protected]) if you have any information. Thank you.


Screenagers – June 1st at Eckstein

June 1st at 7pm – Did you know that American teenagers spend an average of 6.5 hours a day on cell phones, computers and other electronic devices? Directed by Dr. Delaney Ruston, a Seattle physician and mother of two, Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age delves deep into the science behind screen time to understand how it affects young people’s minds and development, exploring how much screen time is too much and how screen time can affect the self-image and self-control of teenagers. The Eckstein PTSA invites all parents and students (accompanied by an adult) to join us for a FREE showing of this provocative film in the Eckstein Auditorium. The movie is approximately 70 minutes in length. http://www.screenagersmovie.com/

Do You Have News to Share?

Submissions for the next PTA newsletter due Friday at Noon. Email submissions to [email protected]gmail.com.

PTA Newsletter Team

Mindy Iwen, Gayle Christensen, Judy Findley, Karina Kunins, & Nella Synge.

Important Links

http://www.laurelhurstpta.com
http://laurelhurstes.seattleschools.org/
http://www.seattleschools.org
Join our Facebook community at: https://www.facebook.com/laurelhurstPTA

Questions for Your PTA Leaders?

Send questions and comments to [email protected]com.

 

Learning Challenges at Laurelhurst Elementary

Please Come Help Make Laurelhurst A Better School!
May 24th, 2016: 6 – 8 PM in the Cafeteria

Please join us for a moderated and solutions-oriented discussion to address challenges to creating an optimal learning environment at Laurelhurst Elementary. Featuring:

  • Wyeth Jesse, Director of Special Education
  • Jill Geary, School Board Member
  • Kim Whitworth, Education Director for the Northeast Region
  • Sarah Talbot, Principal at Laurelhurst Elementary

The format/content of this evening was determined by a taskforce of LES gen-ed and sped parents and teachers. We look forward to a productive gathering!

In preparation for the meeting, please read:

 

 

Laurelhurst PTA News May 15, 2016

Laurelhurst PTA News

May 15, 2016

Important Dates

  • 5/1-5/31 – Bike to School Month
  • 5/18 Wed – 6 pm – Multi-cultural Dinner (in cafeteria) with Acorn Awards at 7:30 pm and PTA meeting to follow
  • 5/21 Sat – 8 am-noon – Grounds Clean Up Work Day
  • 5/30 Mon – Memorial Day (No School)
  • 6/1 Wed – Early Dismissal (1:40 pm)
  • 6/8 Wed – 11am-12 pm 5th grade View Ridge pool party
  • 6/8 Wed – 6:30-8 pm 5th grade graduation
  • 6/10 Fri – 5-8 pm – Ice Cream Social (in cafeteria and South playground)
  • 6/14 Tues – 2:45 pm Spring band and orchestra concert at school assembly (in cafeteria)
  • 6/14 Tues – 7 pm – Spring band and orchestra concert (in the cafeteria)
  • 6/24 Fri – Last Day of School

TBD: Incoming kindergarten picnic (to be rescheduled from 6/1 date)!

News from around the PTA
Multicultural Dinner – May 18th

Make sure not to miss the Multicultural Dinner and Spring Concert coming up on Wednesday May 18th at 6pm! (Remember it’s a POTLUCK so bring along a dish from your culture to share.)

Spring Concert with amazing vocal performances by all grade levels (yes, YOUR kid is performing!), accompanied by the UW Steel Drum Ensemble – conducted by our fabulous music teacher Bethany Grant-Rodriguez.

Schedule for the evening is as follows:

6:00: Doors open for potluck.
6:45pm: PTA Golden Acorn Award announcement.
6:50pm: Begin kids’ Spring Concert.
7:45pm: PTA Meeting.

ACORN award winners will be announced at the PTA meeting. And the nominees are…
Elizabeth Fletcher, Erin Day, Ann Burrato, Wendy Harper, Laura Wright, Cecilia Villasenor, Chrisi Nagle, & Liz Becker

Thanks you, nominees, for all your contributions!


Agenda for 5/18 PTA General Meeting @ 7:30pm in Cafeteria

Summary of PTA parent survey results
~ For survey results, email [email protected] or [email protected]
~ Laurelhurst Learning Task Force on 5/24 6-8pm in cafeteria (mediated session between SPS and parents regarding Laurelhurst learning issues)
~Cohesive community–Theater of Possibility workshop 6/7 6:30-8:30pm

Review and approve 2016-17 budget 
~ For a preliminary look at the proposed 2016-17 budget, please email [email protected] or [email protected]
~ Our 2016-17 budget is  ~$70,000 less than the current 2015-16 budget
– largely due to earlier budget review date, surplus amount has not been finalized and SPS cannot confirm amount, if any, Laurelhurst credit
Major changes from 2015-16 budget listed below:
~ Major reduction in auction budget
~ Smaller reductions throughout STEAM, Literacy Night, Bike/Walk to School Months, Watch Dogs, Science Fair, Reflections, Art Explorers, etc.
~ PTA no longer subsidizing costs for Instrumental Music for 4th/5th graders, 5th Grade Orkila Overnight, or Unicycling
~ All requests for PTA funds can be submitted after surplus has been finalized in late Summer 2016

Review and approve NEW 2016-17 PTA Board members


SAVE THE DATE!
Learning Challenges at Laurelhurst Elementary
May 24th, 2016: 6 – 8 PM in the Cafeteria

Please join us for a moderated discussion and solutions session regarding the learning challenges facing all our students at Laurelhurst Elementary. Featuring:

Wyeth Jesse, Director of Special Education
Jill Geary, School Board Member
Kim Whitworth, Education Director for the Northeast Region
Sarah Talbot, Principal at Laurelhurst Elementary

The format/content of this evening was determined by a taskforce of LES general and special education parents and teachers. We look forward to a productive gathering!


SPS Survey

The PTA wants to remind all families that they should complete the school-district (Seattle Public Schools) survey. We cannot provide the personalized link but you should have received an email on Thursday, April 21, that was sent directly from “Seattle Public Schools”.  Please take a minute to search your inbox for this email and click to complete the survey. Results from this survey are used to guide improvements at the school and district level. All responses are confidential. Family feedback directly to the district is so important to success at our school. Please note that this is separate from our internal school survey sent from the PTA last month.

If you have any questions, feel free to email [email protected]org. For answers to frequently asked questions about the Family Survey, please visit our Family Survey FAQ page. For results of the 2015 Family, Staff, and Student Surveys, please visit our School Climate Surveys webpage.


Graduation – Calling all 4th Grade Parents…Pay it Forward!

We are rapidly approaching the end of the school year.    Before you know it, it will be this time next year and your 5th grader will be in their final days at Laurelhurst Elementary and Graduating!   Wouldn’t it be nice to not have to worry about volunteering to help out on this important day?

We are asking for 4th grade parents to volunteer to facilitate 5th Grade Graduation this year.  The ceremony will be held Wednesday, June 8th from 6:30-8:00pm in the Laurelhurst Cafeteria. We need volunteers to help with setting up, passing out programs, serving refreshments and cleaning up.

Sign up here:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4ea8ae2fa75-calling

Let Lisa Matthies know if you have any questions at [email protected].


Ice Cream Social News-We Need Your Help

The Ice Cream Social will take place on June 10th from 5-8 p.m.

Please  sign up to volunteer here:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4babac2aabfa7-2016

Also please turn in the coloring page that went out last week and keep an eye out for the Donut donation forms that will come out this week. Every donation helps make this event possible.


Backpack Brigade Needs More Donations

Please consider donating some food items to our food collection bin (near front entrance) or writing a check (envelope in office) today. No one, especially children, should have to worry about having enough food on the weekends.

Please note: we deliver to the food bank every Wednesday and our backpacks get delivered back to our school for students to take home every Friday.

The food items in most need are:

  • pop-top cans of soup, stew, beans, tuna, beefaroni, spaghetti-os
  • just add water individual mac&cheese, soup, ramen
  • shelf stable individual milks, or 100% fruit juice

Remember it just takes $25 to provide 4 students with backpacks, so please consider helping. Checks can be made out to “backpack brigade” and please note: “laurelhurst backpacks” on your donation.

A BIG thank you to everyone who has donated!

News from the Teachers & Administration

Recess Help Needed

We need some help with recess supervision from June 10th through June 24th. Our wonderful tutors cover many duties but are done  June 10th. If you are available to help out 10:45-11:00, 12:00-1:00 and/or 2:25-2:35, please contact Ed Roos at [email protected].


Will Your Child Be Returning to Laurelhurst Next Year?

In your Monday Kid-Mail, you will be receiving a pink form asking for you to let us know whether your K-4th grade child(ren) will be returning to Laurelhurst next year. This helps us with our enrollment planning and class placement for next year. Please return the forms as soon as possible, and for sure by the deadline (May 24th). If you have questions, please contact Susan Lundh at 252-5402 or [email protected]


Reminder About Dress Code

Please remember it is against the school dress code for students to wear flip-flops, short-shorts, spaghetti straps or tank tops. We realize that the weather is warm, but we’d appreciate it if you’d make sure they are wearing supportive footwear and are “decently covered” for school.  Thank you for your support!


News and Information from Physical Education:

We are one week into our Jump Rope for Heart Fundraiser for the American Heart Association. We have raised over $500 already. The final money collection date is Friday, May 27th. Information went home last Monday. We have set a high goal of $10,000. Last year we raised almost $9500. I had one student give rave reviews for how easy it was to raise money online. It makes the process easier for me to manage as well. All donations will be accepted.

Third through fifth grade have finished up fitness testing for the year. Many students increased their levels of fitness. I will send home parent reports with the final report cards in June.

Calendar planning details:

June 17 at 2:20PM: Staff vs. Student basketball and Unicycle team performance.
Please join us in this fun tradition. The unicycle riders have dedicated a year or more to this performance.

June 23: Field Day and we need Volunteers.
Grades 3-5 will be from 10-11:30am. Primary will be from 1:45-3:15.

I will need at least 2 volunteers from each classroom to help with set up, take down and running field day stations. Thanks for considering helping with the day. Please email me or your student’s teacher and let them know. Parents really do help make this day successful for students.

Thanks and keep jumping!
Mr. Roberts
[email protected]


Spring Band & Orchestra Concert

You are invited to the Laurelhurst Elementary Spring concert! This June, you will have two opportunities to hear the Laurelhurst bands and orchestras show off all of the hard work they have done this year. On June 14th, students will be performing at a school assembly at 2:45, as well as an evening concert at 7:00, both in the Laurelhurst elementary cafeteria. This year’s concert will feature student solos, an original piece by the beginning orchestra, and seventy young musicians in four different ensembles. Thank you for all you do to support the students, and I look forward to seeing you there!


Spring Testing Windows

Our students have been working hard all year and it’s time for them to show what they know. While we may all have our own opinions about these assessments, it’s important that we encourage the students, make sure they get a good night’s sleep, eat well and are here on time during their classroom’s testing schedule. Here are our testing windows for this spring:
·         SBAC for 3rd-5th grades: May 2nd – June 3rd
·         MAP for K-2nd grades: May 11th – June 12th
Please talk to your student or teacher about the exact dates for their class.

News from LASER

Parents Night Out – May 20th 
Friday, May 20th Parent’s Night Out @ Bryant. 6pm-11pm.  Theme: Mad Scientist. Dinner, a movie, group games, and arts and crafts! Sign up at https://bryantlaserpno.eventbrite.com

News from around the District

Key 2016-17 School Calendar Dates

Sept. 7 Start of school
Sept. 28 2-hr early dismissal
Oct. 14 State in-service day (no school)
Oct. 26 2-hr early dismissal
Nov. 11 Veterans Day (no school)
Nov. 16 2-hr early dismissal
Nov. 21-23 Elementary and K-8 parent-teacher conferences (varies by school)
Nov. 24-25 Thanksgiving (no school)
Dec. 19-Dec. 30 Winter break (no school)
Jan. 2 New Year’s Day (no school)
Jan. 3 Back to school after winter break
Jan. 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no school)
Feb. 1 Day between semesters (no school)
Feb. 20 Presidents’ Day (no school)
Feb. 21-24 Mid-winter break (no school)
Mar. 22 2-hr early dismissal
April 10-14 Spring break (no school)
May 10 2-hr early dismissal
May 29 Memorial Day (no school)
June 23 Last day of school


English Language Arts K-5 Adoption 2016
Upcoming opportunities to review materials to be considered in the K-5 ELA Materials Adoption process:
Seattle Public Schools invites all families, staff and community members to review the instructional materials under consideration for use in K-5 English language arts. This will be the first of two rounds of review. The input provided will help the K-5 ELA Adoption Committee narrow the choice of materials for the second review round and the classroom field test.
Materials may be viewed between May 2 and May 20 by:

  1. Visiting the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence during normal business hours to view the materials in person and fill out a feedback form.
  2.  Accessing and evaluating the materials online. Online access codes and feedback forms will be available on the SPS ELA K-5 Adoption webpage starting May 2.

Kathleen Vasquez, Literacy & Social Studies Program Manager, 252-0234

News from the Community

Northwest Boy Choir

The Northwest Boy Choir is serious fun! Boys entering first through fourth grades in the fall are invited to audition on June 11, or at a time that is convenient for you. The choir celebrates more than 40 years of helping young people discover the joy of singing. Contact 206.524.3234 to schedule your child’s appointment for September enrollment. www.nwboychoir.org


Screenagers – June 1st at Eckstein

June 1st at 7pm – Did you know that American teenagers spend an average of 6.5 hours a day on cell phones, computers and other electronic devices? Directed by Dr. Delaney Ruston, a Seattle physician and mother of two, Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age delves deep into the science behind screen time to understand how it affects young people’s minds and development, exploring how much screen time is too much and how screen time can affect the self-image and self-control of teenagers. The Eckstein PTSA invites all parents and students (accompanied by an adult) to join us for a FREE showing of this provocative film in the Eckstein Auditorium. The movie is approximately 70 minutes in length. http://www.screenagersmovie.com/


One on One Seattle Presents…

Summer Camp Series with One on One!
Join us this summer for some excellent camp experiences at your local community center!  One on One has been at the forefront of youth athletic development since 1992.  Our programs focus on teaching the essential motor-skills of sports in the proper progression in a positive and fun environment. We guarantee your child will learn, sweat and HAVE FUN!

We have camps running this summer at the following Community Centers: Meadowbrook, Queen Anne, Laurelhurst, Ravenna, Magnuson

Basketball Camps, Dual-Sport Camps, Soccer Camps, Flag-Football Camps, and Ultimate Frisbee Camp!  Click the link below to check out our entire summer schedule!

http://seattle-washington.1on1basketball.com/programs-listing/camps


LVR Soccer – Fall 2016 Season Registration – May 1st

LVR soccer is a youth recreational soccer club serving Northeast Seattle. Registration for the upcoming fall season begins May 1. Our House League program is specifically designed for kids typically in grades 1-3 and all games are played against other teams in the Club at Eckstein Middle School. Starting in 4th grade at the U10 level, LVR teams participate in the City League program where they compete against other teams from recreational neighborhood clubs around Seattle. To register your son or daughter or learn about coaching or volunteer opportunities, please visit www.lvr-soccer.org. Questions?  Contact Jon Carver at [email protected] or the City League Registrar at [email protected].


Roosevelt Select Basketball Summer Camp!!!

Aug 22nd-25th 9:30am-2:30pm $225/player Register at www.rooseveltselect.com
Youth Boys and Girls 2nd-8th Grade


TCSP Tennis Camps 

Tennis Center Sand Point is offering tennis camps at two locations to better “serve” you; TCSP & Kellogg Middle School. Our camps focus on tennis skills, athletic skills, and life skills.  All in a fun, positive, upbeat atmosphere. We gladly cater to all ages and ability levels.  Take advantage or our full and half day options to best fit your schedule. Now the ball is in your court…so click the link below and get ready to rally for an awesome Summer!

WISE Camps

WISE camps offer exciting chemistry and math courses in the morning & afternoon in August for students entering grades 3-9 at Newport High School in Bellevue. The science camps are designed to give students hands-on experience with lab equipment and learn basic chemistry (students will learn the chemistry behind fire, tie-dye, color-changing reactions and so much more!!!). The math camps are designed to excite students about advanced topics with tons of hands-on activities! Cost of the camp includes a t-shirt for tie-dying and lunch on campus for those who choose to do full day. Questions?  Contact Mrs. Baker or Mr. Nonis at [email protected].  Register at: www.wisecamps.com.


Roosevelt High School Girls Basketball Camp

Join Coaches Jasen and Sara Thomas and Terrance King and the Roughrider Basketball Team for four days of instruction, competition, and camaraderie at the 2016 Roosevelt High School Basketball Camp June 27th- 30th! For girls entering 3-9th grades. Cost: $175 if registered before June 24th.

Attitude, hard work  and teamwork are the core of the Roosevelt Basketball philosophy and the heart of the game.

For more info and to register click here. If you have any questions email: [email protected] 


Roosevelt High School Youth Football Camp

Join RHS head football coach Matt Nelsen, RHS assistant coaches and current RHS players for an exciting week of football. Players will learn strength and conditioning techniques, develop/improve football skills and have fun in a positive, NON-CONTACT environment. This camp will be held at RHS on July 18, 19, 20 & 21 from 10 am – 1 pm. There is no fee to attend, but a suggested donation of $100. Visit www.roughridersfb.org/camp OR email [email protected] for more details. This camp is open to grades 3 – 8 (as of 2016/17 school year)

Do You Have News to Share?

Submissions for the next PTA newsletter due Friday at Noon. Email submissions to [email protected]gmail.com.

PTA Newsletter Team

Mindy Iwen, Gayle Christensen, Judy Findley, Karina Kunins, & Nella Synge.

Important Links

http://www.laurelhurstpta.com
http://laurelhurstes.seattleschools.org/
http://www.seattleschools.org
Join our Facebook community at: https://www.facebook.com/laurelhurstPTA

Questions for Your PTA Leaders?

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Learning Challenges at Laurelhurst Elementary

Learning Challenges at Laurelhurst Elementary

May 24th, 2016: 6 – 8 PM in the Cafeteria

Please join us for a moderated discussion and solutions session regarding the learning challenges facing all our students at Laurelhurst Elementary. Featuring:

Wyeth Jesse, Director of Special Education

Jill Geary, School Board Member

Kim Whitworth, Education Director for the Northeast Region

Sarah Talbot, Principal at Laurelhurst Elementary

The format/content of this evening was determined by a taskforce of LES gen-ed and sped parents and teachers. We look forward to a productive gathering!

Parent Survey Due 4/4

Laurelhurst Blast

April 2, 2016

Parent Survey

IMPORTANT:  PTA survey deadline is Monday, April 4 – we NEED to have your feedback!

Do You Have News to Share?

Submissions for the next PTA newsletter due Friday at Noon. Email submissions to [email protected]gmail.com.

PTA Newsletter Team

Mindy Iwen, Gayle Christensen, Judy Findley, Karina Kunins, & Nella Synge.

Important Links

http://www.laurelhurstpta.com
http://laurelhurstes.seattleschools.org/
http://www.seattleschools.org
Join our Facebook community at: https://www.facebook.com/laurelhurstPTA

Questions for Your PTA Leaders?

Send questions and comments to [email protected]com.

Laurelhurst PTA News March 6, 2016

Laurelhurst PTA News

March 6, 2016

Important Dates

  • 3/8 Tues – 2:40pm – rescheduled Winter Music Concert (in cafeteria)
  • 3/9 Wed – 6:30-7:30pm – STEAM Night (in cafeteria)
  • 3/15 Tues – 9:30am –  Tea with Talbot (in library)
  • 3/18 Fri – 6:00pm –  SCHOOL AUCTION at Club Husky
  • 3/22 – 6:00 – 7:00pm  – Social and Emotional Services at Laurelhurst Elementary
  • 3/23 Wed – 1:40pm – EARLY DISMISSAL Staff Professional Development
  • 3/29 Tues – Principal’s Monthly Chat (in library)
  • 4/6 Wed – 6:00-8:00pm – Aki Kurose Science Fair – Gym
  • 4/11-4/15 – NO SCHOOL – Spring Break

News from around the PTA

Tuesday, March 8 – 2:40
Please join us for the music assembly on March 8 to see student musical performances, as well as dance routines from the All School Dance in February. If you have questions about the dance portion of the assembly, please contact Lisa Matthies at [email protected]


Wednesday, March 9 – 6:30 pm – Building LEGO/Robotics

Learn to solve problems and to build robots with LEGOS! Play Well TEKnologies will help facility this fun night of learning about robotics; while playing with everyone’s favorite toy! This exciting night is sponsored by LASER.

Play Well TEKnologie help kids explore, solve problems, and express themselves through LEGO. Their curriculum is designed by engineers and refined by teachers, but the kids just think it’s fun!


Important Yearbook Information

It is time to order your yearbooks! Do not miss out on the opportunity to buy this year’s book! The children absolutely love them and they are great keepsakes! The cost is only $17 and you can order ONLINE!

Please go to  http://community.pictavo.com and click Shop Your School. Follow the instructions to place your order. It is as easy as that! No checks to get lost or misplaced forms!
We have a ton of space for candids this year, so please start submitting your photos! We are looking for photos from field trips, assemblies, class parties, playground, special events.
2 New & EASY ways to share your photos with the yearbook staff!!

  1. We now have access to an app that you can get on your phone that will allow you to instantly upload your phone pictures directly to our yearbook. The app is called PICTAVO COMMUNITY and is available through the App Store and Google play.
  2. For the pictures that are stored on your computer, please go to http://community.pictavo.com to upload to the yearbook.
**For Both the app and computer, you will have to create an account and provide our school ID.
Our school ID is 58285
Once you are logged in you will see a list of folders. Please choose the folder that matches your picture. For example; You have field trip pictures from Ms. Bonn’s class. Just locate the Bonn folder and upload your pictures. If the picture includes children from the other First Grade classes as well, choose the first grade folder. There are also other categories listed: Halloween, Safety Patrol, Watch Dogs etc… Please limit your uploads to your best and favorite pictures.
Any questions please email Jincey at [email protected] or Melanie at [email protected]m


A Gigantic Thank You to all students, educators, staff and families who participated in Literacy Month Activities.

Congratulations to Mrs. Grant’s class with the most participation in reading logs, to Jake Otake in Ms Carroll’s class for contributing the most swap books, and to Sirada Thepaksorn in Ms. Tutt’s class with the most pages read. Each of these classes celebrated with a cupcake party on Wednesday March 2, Dr. Seuss’s  birthday.

This year we had our first  “Dress as your favorite Literary Character” Day. To name a few, we had several Harry Potters and Hermione Grangers, a Princess in Black, a few Cat in the Hats, Thing 1 and Thing 2, Captain Hook, Long John Silver, Fancy Nancy, Fern and Wilbur, Princess Cimorene, Max the King of the Wild Things, Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion.

A special thank you to the following Iocal merchants who contributed items for raffle and achievement prizes: Safeway, Paint the Town, Elemental Pizza, Chipotle, Third Place Books, Half Price Books, Microsoft a Elliott Bay Books.

If you are interested in co-chairing Literacy Month , please contact Beth Cogan at [email protected].


Join our Laurelhurst CSA – And Earn Money for our PTA!   

If you hadn’t had the chance to order from Farmigo (our school’s online marketplace) yet, you have to try it out and take advantage of the generous coupon they have for first time orders — 30% OFF your first order!!!

Remember that not only are you supporting local farms and producers, 10% of all sales also go back to the school as a fundraiser! Since it’s inception in December we’ve raised over $175 for our PTA.

Just click on our school marketplace here: www.farmigo.com/laurelhurstelementarypta sign-up for a free account, shop the marketplace and use the coupon code Lovelocal at check-out to get 30% off your first order.   Then just stop by the gym anytime between 3:15-4:15 on Wednesdays to pick up your delicious farm fresh food.

Time to Purchase your tickets for the Auction!

Online auction closes this week! BID BIG!
Don’t miss the online auction at biddingforgood.com/laurelhurst Tons of great stuff!

Get your tickets for the 2016 Laurelhurst PTA Auction!
The auction is Friday, March 18that Club Husky. Purchase tickets for Homecoming, A Night to Remember at laurelhurstpta.com.

Tickets are $80/person and don’t forget to join us at the pre-game pep rally too! Tickets for the pep rally are $20/person. Child care will be available through LASER 206/240-5358.

Volunteers needed! The auction team could use a few more parents or staff members to donate a small amount of time at the event to help things run smoothly. Please contact Christine Bagley if you are able to help.

Shop U-Village and support our school!
All day on Thursday, March 10th mention Laurelhurst Elementary and 10-15% of sales go back to the school when you shop at Glassybaby, Evereve & Calypso St Barths. Stop by from 6-8 pm for champagne with neighbors and friends.Get your tickets for the 2016 Laurelhurst PTA Auction!

Purchase tickets for Homecoming, A Night to Remember at laurelhurstpta.com.

Tickets are $80/person and don’t forget to join us at the pre-game pep rally too! Tickets for the pep rally are $20/person. Child care will be available through LASER 206/240-5358.

Online auction is LIVE!
The online auction is running until March 10th! Don’t miss out on all the great stuff at biddingforgood.com/laurelhurst. Get your bids in!

Volunteers needed
Coming to the auction on March 18th (you better be!)?  The auction team could use a few more parents or staff members to donate a small amount of time at the event to help things run smoothly.  Please contact Christine Bagley at [email protected] if you are able to help.

News from LASER

Wednesday, March 9th–  STEAM Night @ Laurelhurst. 6:30pm-7:30pm. LASER is hosting STEAM night. Join us for a fun evening learning about Lego robotics!

Thursday, March 10th– FAMILY CRAFT NIGHT! 6:00pm-7:30pm. Come and join us for snacks plus a wonderful chance to explore fun and exciting arts and crafts with LASER staff!

2 Hour Early Release March 23rd– Early Release at 1:40pm on Wednesday, March 23rd. If you are regularly signed up for LASER we will see you at 1:40pm.

Friday, March 25h– Parent’s Night Out @ Bryant. 6pm-11pm. St. Patrick’s Day Party! Dinner, a movie, group games, and arts and crafts! Sign up at  https://bryantlaserpno.eventbrite.com

News from the Teachers & Administration

Social and Emotional Services at Laurelhurst Elementary

Please join us for a panel discussion on the Social and Emotional Services at Laurelhurst Elementary (the Special Education program formerly known as SM3 or EBD).

March 22, 2016: 6 – 7 PM in the Cafeteria

Wyeth Jesse, Director of Special Education

Jill Geary, School Board Member

Kim Whitworth, Education Director for the Northeast Region

Sarah Talbot, Principal at Laurelhurst Elementary

And Special Guests will be joining us to present information about mental health, disability, and the services we provide at Laurelhurst Elementary.

Submit your questions by March 20th to [email protected]seattleschools.org


Parents please note that hallways are like a classroom at times because tutoring takes place there. Please move conversations to the entryway or outside.

News from the District

Eckstein 2016 Summer Music Program Registration: Forms are now available for incoming 6th graders.  This program is run by Eckstein’s Band and Orchestra teachers, but because of summer construction, the program will again be held at the Roosevelt High School building at 1410 NE 66th St. 98115.

Registration deadline is June 1. Registration forms are available at http://ecksteinms.seattleschools.org/student_activities/eckstein_summer_music_2016_for_band_and_orchestra

News from the Community
Seattle Children’s Shave for the Brave:
Will you help raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research? 

In case this is the first you’ve heard of us, Rhys is a 1st grader in Mrs. Bonn’s class. Last year he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) just before spring break. He had not been feeling well for a few months but we never imagined it could be anything as serious as cancer! Since then it’s been like our family has been living in a parallel universe. We never knew that kids could get so many kinds of cancer or that treatment was so intensely miserable. Since Rhys’ diagnosis we’ve heard of about half a dozen kids in our local who have passed away and several others who are now in hospice care. It’s a very sad universe to dwell in. Rhys had to stop school in April to begin intense chemo treatments and just came back this January. He’s now in the maintenance phase, which is a lot less difficult, but still has several years to go before we maybe sigh in relief.
Did you know that only 4% of national cancer funding is dedicated to pediatric cancers? In celebration of Rhys surviving a year of treatment, our family was planning to fundraise for St. Baldricks, an organization dedicated solely to funding pediatric cancer research. Conveniently, Seattle Children’s Hospital is hosting its 2nd annual St. Baldricks Shave for the Brave on Wed, March 16th, from 4-7pm at the Ocean cafeteria (7th floor). They are bringing in professional barbers to do the honors. Do you have what it takes to go bald for kids cancer research?
Rhys has gone bald twice in the past year of treatment but this is his first chance to CHOOSE to go bald. His brother, Kailen, who is in Mr. Pittman’s 4th grade class, shaved last May in a virtual event that raised over $1500! You may have noticed a kid with spiky black hair with an orange ribbon running through it. That’s Kailen’s leukemia awareness ribbon that he wears everyday. He’s said he’ll keep shaving until Rhys is all done with treatment, June 2018!
We’ve got 5 members of our family planning to go bald and raise $1000 each. We’d love for the Laurelhurst school community to join us. Childrens Hospital is right in our backyard and it’s important for our community to be aware of the desperate issues in childhood cancer treatment. There are several ways you can get involved and help us spread the word.
A) Join our team and shave in solidarity. We’ve created a team called Goldmanlocks and Laurelhurst Bears, but it’s no fun with no Laurelhurst Bears. See the link below. Kids and parents are all welcome. No fundraising goal is too small. Just think if we got 50 people to raise just $50 each that would be $2500! Let’s show the medical community what an amazing bunch of kids and families we have in Laurelhurst!
B) Donate if you can’t join us and have spare change. You can find any of us on the team page: Rhys G, Gloria G, Oliver G, Rowan G, and Kailen G.
C) Come out on the day of the event. Our family is planning on arriving around 5pm and we’ll be shaving toward the end–after 6:15pm. Rhys may be helping some other participants go bald. It would really help us to have some familiar and supportive faces around because I have a feeling I’ll be bawling the whole time. It’s been a pretty emotional rollercoaster–just living it everyday and hearing about the hardships of all the other kids and families we know. It would mean so much to us to have our community surrounding us with love.
D) Volunteer for the event. Details can be found at the link below.
We really hope to see you there. Rhys and the Goldmanlocks.
Gloria Tzuang, 206-607-9202, [email protected]. Please contact me with any questions, especially if you need help registering yourself or your child. I’m happy to help.
To find out more, join our team, donate please visit our team web site: https://www.stbaldricks.org/teams/goldmanlocks

Come see Peter Pan on Friday, March 11th at 7pm and Saturday, March 12th at 2pm and 7pm for the adventure of a lifetime. Enjoy some time in Neverland and come support Green Lake Elementary School’s school play, Peter Pan. Performances are at Lincoln Auditorium (4400 Interlake Ave. N.in Wallingford) tickets are by donation at the door ($10 suggested donation). Proceeds go to pay for the production and anything extra goes directly to the general PTA fund for Green Lake Elementary. Come fly away and let your imagination soar at this not to be missed event.


March 23rd Early Release Activity: Fun at the Park!
Calling all Girls! Come join Laurelhurst’s Junior Girl Scout Troop 42762 for a fun, activity filled afternoon.  There will be art projects, crafts, games, and so much more!
When- March 23 from 1:40-4pm
Who– All Girls 2nd-4th grade (space limited to 30 participants)
Where-Laurelhurst Park
Cost- Suggested donation of $25. Your donations will help this troop reach their goal and be able to travel to San Francisco for their special bridging ceremony.

Sign up before March 15th. Questions? Please email Cecilia Villasenor at [email protected] to register for the event and for more information. Thanks for supporting the Girl Scouts!


Buy 1, Get 1 50% off* at Satsuma Kids Shop in Wedgwood AND save 15% off your next birthday party. Visit http://satsumadesigns.com/pages/events-calendarPlease mention your school.
* 2nd item equal or lesser value.
Satsuma | 8511 35th Ave NE  | www.SatsumaDesigns.com

Do You Have News to Share?

Submissions for the next PTA newsletter due Friday at Noon. Email submissions to [email protected]gmail.com.

PTA Newsletter Team

Mindy Iwen, Gayle Christensen, Judy Findley, Karina Kunins, & Nella Synge.

Important Links

http://www.laurelhurstpta.com
http://laurelhurstes.seattleschools.org/
http://www.seattleschools.org
Join our Facebook community at: https://www.facebook.com/laurelhurstPTA

Questions for Your PTA Leaders?

Send questions and comments to [email protected]com.

 

Laurelhurst PTA News February 28, 2016

Laurelhurst PTA News

February 28, 2016

Important Dates

  • 3/1 Tues – 9:40am –  Principal’s Monthly Chat (in library)
  • 3/2 Wed – 6:00-7:00pm – Prospective Parent Night (in library)
  • 3/8 Tues – 2:40pm – rescheduled Winter Music Concert (in cafeteria)
  • 3/9 Wed – 6:30-7:30pm – STEAM Night (in cafeteria)
  • 3/18 Fri – 6:00pm –  SCHOOL AUCTION at Club Husky
  • 3/22 – 6:00 – 7:00pm  – Social and Emotional Services at Laurelhurst Elementary
  • 3/23 Wed – 1:40pm – EARLY DISMISSAL Staff Professional Development
  • 3/29 Tues – Principal’s Monthly Chat (in library)
  • 4/6 Wed – 6:00-8:00pm – Aki Kurose Science Fair – Gym
  • 4/11-4/15 – NO SCHOOL – Spring Break

News from around the PTA

Tuesday, March 8 – 2:40
Please join us for the music assembly on March 8 to see student musical performances, as well as dance routines from the All School Dance in February. If you have questions about the dance portion of the assembly, please contact Lisa Matthies at [email protected]


Wednesday, March 9 – 6:30 pm – Building LEGO/Robotics

Learn to solve problems and to build robots with LEGOS! Play Well TEKnologies will help facility this fun night of learning about robotics; while playing with everyone’s favorite toy! This exciting night is sponsored by LASER.

Play Well TEKnologie help kids explore, solve problems, and express themselves through LEGO. Their curriculum is designed by engineers and refined by teachers, but the kids just think it’s fun!


Important Yearbook Information

It is time to order your yearbooks! Do not miss out on the opportunity to buy this year’s book! The children absolutely love them and they are great keepsakes! The cost is only $17 and you can order ONLINE!

Please go to  http://community.pictavo.com and click Shop Your School. Follow the instructions to place your order. It is as easy as that! No checks to get lost or misplaced forms!
We have a ton of space for candids this year, so please start submitting your photos! We are looking for photos from field trips, assemblies, class parties, playground, special events.
2 New & EASY ways to share your photos with the yearbook staff!!

  1. We now have access to an app that you can get on your phone that will allow you to instantly upload your phone pictures directly to our yearbook. The app is called PICTAVO COMMUNITY and is available through the App Store and Google play.
  2. For the pictures that are stored on your computer, please go to http://community.pictavo.com to upload to the yearbook.
**For Both the app and computer, you will have to create an account and provide our school ID.
Our school ID is 58285
Once you are logged in you will see a list of folders. Please choose the folder that matches your picture. For example; You have field trip pictures from Ms. Bonn’s class. Just locate the Bonn folder and upload your pictures. If the picture includes children from the other First Grade classes as well, choose the first grade folder. There are also other categories listed: Halloween, Safety Patrol, Watch Dogs etc… Please limit your uploads to your best and favorite pictures.
Any questions please email Jincey at [email protected] or Melanie at [email protected]m


A huge thank you to Beth Cogan for organizing a great literacy month and literacy night  book swap.


Join our Laurelhurst CSA – And Earn Money for our PTA!   

If you hadn’t had the chance to order from Farmigo (our school’s online marketplace) yet, you have to try it out and take advantage of the generous coupon they have for first time orders — 30% OFF your first order!!!

Remember that not only are you supporting local farms and producers, 10% of all sales also go back to the school as a fundraiser! Since it’s inception in December we’ve raised over $175 for our PTA.

Just click on our school marketplace here: www.farmigo.com/laurelhurstelementarypta sign-up for a free account, shop the marketplace and use the coupon code Lovelocal at check-out to get 30% off your first order.   Then just stop by the gym anytime between 3:15-4:15 on Wednesdays to pick up your delicious farm fresh food.

News from the Auction!

Get your tickets for the 2016 Laurelhurst PTA Auction!

Purchase tickets for Homecoming, A Night to Remember at laurelhurstpta.com.

Tickets are $80/person and don’t forget to join us at the pre-game pep rally too! Tickets for the pep rally are $20/person. Child care will be available through LASER 206/240-5358.

Online auction goes LIVE!

Don’t miss the online auction when it opens March 1st at biddingforgood.com/laurelhurst Tons of great stuff!

Wondering what to wear?
Join us on March 13th for an evening with your friends sipping wine and shopping for that perfect auction night dress! Chose from a wonderful selection of dresses, all sizes and decades. Sign up for this party and check out all the sign-up parties at biddingforgood.com/laurelhurst. If you have a dress to donate to the fun, please contact Becky Aronchick*All dresses will be cleaned and returned after the auction.

Thank you to Abby Baker at Redfin for the generous donation of the auction bouquets and to NWG Real Estate and Zeeks Pizza for sponsoring the Pep Rally.Tickets are NOW AVAILABLE for the 2016 Laurelhurst PTA Auction!

News from LASER

Wednesday, March 9th–  STEAM Night @ Laurelhurst. 6:30pm-7:30pm. LASER is hosting STEAM night. Join us for a fun evening learning about Lego robotics!

Thursday, March 10th– FAMILY CRAFT NIGHT! 6:00pm-7:30pm. Come and join us for snacks plus a wonderful chance to explore fun and exciting arts and crafts with LASER staff!

2 Hour Early Release March 23rd– Early Release at 1:40pm on Wednesday, March 23rd. If you are regularly signed up for LASER we will see you at 1:40pm.

Friday, March 25h– Parent’s Night Out @ Bryant. 6pm-11pm. St. Patrick’s Day Party! Dinner, a movie, group games, and arts and crafts! Sign up at                                  https://bryantlaserpno.eventbrite.com

News from the Teachers & Administration

Social and Emotional Services at Laurelhurst Elementary

Please join us for a panel discussion on the Social and Emotional Services at Laurelhurst Elementary (the Special Education program formerly known as SM3 or EBD).

March 22, 2016: 6 – 7 PM in the Cafeteria

Wyeth Jesse, Director of Special Education

Jill Geary, School Board Member

Kim Whitworth, Education Director for the Northeast Region

Sarah Talbot, Principal at Laurelhurst Elementary

And Special Guests will be joining us to present information about mental health, disability, and the services we provide at Laurelhurst Elementary.

Submit your questions by March 20th to [email protected]seattleschools.org


Wednesday, March 2nd“Dress As Your Favorite Literature Character” Day in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America. Think of all the possibilities: Junie B. Jones, Harry Potter, Cat in The Hat, The Lorax, Roal Dahl Characters, Oz, , etc. For more ideas, check out ideas on Pinterest. Enjoy!

News from the District

Eckstein 2016 Summer Music Program Registration: Forms are now available for incoming 6th graders.  This program is run by Eckstein’s Band and Orchestra teachers, but because of summer construction, the program will again be held at the Roosevelt High School building at 1410 NE 66th St. 98115.

Registration deadline is June 1. Registration forms are available at http://ecksteinms.seattleschools.org/student_activities/eckstein_summer_music_2016_for_band_and_orchestra


Advanced Learning Update
The Advanced Learning office will notify families (who referred a child by the Oct. 8 deadline) via email about a child’s eligibility as scores are received and processed, late January through February. Families who haven’t received an eligibility email by Feb. 29 should contact Advanced Learning at [email protected]seattleschools.org with the subject line “Eligibility Letter.

Enrollment: Families who would like their child to participate in Advanced Learning programs or services in a school other than the attendance-area school should enroll the child during Open Enrollment, Feb. 17 to March 1. Families should submit a School Choice Form during this window even if they have NOT received eligibility results by this time.

Ineligible Students and Appeals: Families who wish to appeal must provide all appeals documents no later than THREE WEEKS from the date of the eligibility email. (We have tightened the appeals window in order to accommodate budget and staffing timelines.)
Eligible Students and Enrollment

o   Highly Capable-eligible students: HC services are guaranteed, either at the attendance-area school or through self-contained classes in the pathway Highly Capable Cohort school. To join the cohort, families should submit a School Choice form during Open Enrollment.

o   Advanced Learning-eligible students: Students may receive advanced work at the attendance-area school or through self-contained or cluster-grouped Spectrum classes, available at designated sites on a space-available basis. Families may submit a School Choice form during Open Enrollment, but a seat is not guaranteed.

K-8 testing continues at least through January, but all families who referred by the Oct. 8 deadline should have received a testing appointment date by now. Those who have not should email [email protected]seattleschools.org with the subject line “Winter Testing.”

For details about all of these issues, please see our Advanced Learning Enrollment page and our Advanced Learning Appeals pageStephen Martin, Advanced Learning Supervisor Phone: 252-0882

News from the Community
Seattle Children’s Shave for the Brave:
Will you help raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research? 

In case this is the first you’ve heard of us, Rhys is a 1st grader in Mrs. Bonn’s class. Last year he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) just before spring break. He had not been feeling well for a few months but we never imagined it could be anything as serious as cancer! Since then it’s been like our family has been living in a parallel universe. We never knew that kids could get so many kinds of cancer or that treatment was so intensely miserable. Since Rhys’ diagnosis we’ve heard of about half a dozen kids in our local who have passed away and several others who are now in hospice care. It’s a very sad universe to dwell in. Rhys had to stop school in April to begin intense chemo treatments and just came back this January. He’s now in the maintenance phase, which is a lot less difficult, but still has several years to go before we maybe sigh in relief.
Did you know that only 4% of national cancer funding is dedicated to pediatric cancers? In celebration of Rhys surviving a year of treatment, our family was planning to fundraise for St. Baldricks, an organization dedicated solely to funding pediatric cancer research. Conveniently, Seattle Children’s Hospital is hosting its 2nd annual St. Baldricks Shave for the Brave on Wed, March 16th, from 4-7pm at the Ocean cafeteria (7th floor). They are bringing in professional barbers to do the honors. Do you have what it takes to go bald for kids cancer research?
Rhys has gone bald twice in the past year of treatment but this is his first chance to CHOOSE to go bald. His brother, Kailen, who is in Mr. Pittman’s 4th grade class, shaved last May in a virtual event that raised over $1500! You may have noticed a kid with spiky black hair with an orange ribbon running through it. That’s Kailen’s leukemia awareness ribbon that he wears everyday. He’s said he’ll keep shaving until Rhys is all done with treatment, June 2018!
We’ve got 5 members of our family planning to go bald and raise $1000 each. We’d love for the Laurelhurst school community to join us. Childrens Hospital is right in our backyard and it’s important for our community to be aware of the desperate issues in childhood cancer treatment. There are several ways you can get involved and help us spread the word.
A) Join our team and shave in solidarity. We’ve created a team called Goldmanlocks and Laurelhurst Bears, but it’s no fun with no Laurelhurst Bears. See the link below. Kids and parents are all welcome. No fundraising goal is too small. Just think if we got 50 people to raise just $50 each that would be $2500! Let’s show the medical community what an amazing bunch of kids and families we have in Laurelhurst!
B) Donate if you can’t join us and have spare change. You can find any of us on the team page: Rhys G, Gloria G, Oliver G, Rowan G, and Kailen G.
C) Come out on the day of the event. Our family is planning on arriving around 5pm and we’ll be shaving toward the end–after 6:15pm. Rhys may be helping some other participants go bald. It would really help us to have some familiar and supportive faces around because I have a feeling I’ll be bawling the whole time. It’s been a pretty emotional rollercoaster–just living it everyday and hearing about the hardships of all the other kids and families we know. It would mean so much to us to have our community surrounding us with love.
D) Volunteer for the event. Details can be found at the link below.
We really hope to see you there. Rhys and the Goldmanlocks.
Gloria Tzuang, 206-607-9202, [email protected]. Please contact me with any questions, especially if you need help registering yourself or your child. I’m happy to help.
To find out more, join our team, donate please visit our team web site: https://www.stbaldricks.org/teams/goldmanlocks

Do you or your kids love swimming or just being wet?  Do they throw balls around your home?  Give water polo a try!  To find out more, please visit raincitypolo.com There are many options for playing in the greater Seattle area.  Questions?  Contact Sue Schoolcraft at 206-409-9277 or [email protected]comcast.net

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Social and Emotional Services at Laurelhurst Elementary

Social and Emotional Services at Laurelhurst Elementary

Please join us for a panel discussion on the Social and Emotional Services at Laurelhurst Elementary (the Special Education program formerly known as SM3 or EBD).

March 22, 2016

6 – 7 PM in the Cafeteria

Wyeth Jesse, Director of Special Education

Jill Geary, School Board Member

Kim Whitworth, Education Director for the Northeast Region

Sarah Talbot, Principal at Laurelhurst Elementary

And Special Guests

will be joining us to present information about mental health, disability, and the services we provide at Laurelhurst Elementary.

 

Submit your questions by March 20th to [email protected]

 

March 22, 2016

6 – 7 PM in the Cafeteria

 

Laurelhurst PTA News February 15, 2016

Laurelhurst PTA News

February 15, 2016

Important Dates

  • 2/15-2/16 – NO SCHOOL – President’s Day & Mid-Winter Break Day
  • 2/23 Tues – 6:30pm – PTA General Meeting (in library)
  • 2/25 Thurs – 6:00-8:00pm – Literacy Night (in cafeteria)
  • 3/1 Tues – 9:40am – Principal’s Monthly Chat (in library)
  • 3/2 Wed – 6:00-7:00pm – Prospective Parent Night (in library)
  • 3/9 Wed – 6:30-7:30pm – STEAM Night (in cafeteria)
  • 3/18 Fri – 6:00pm – SCHOOL AUCTION at Club Husky
  • 3/23 Wed – 1:40pm – EARLY DISMISSAL Staff Professional Development
  • 4/11-4/15 – NO SCHOOL – Spring Break

News from around the PTA

A HUGE Thank You to everyone who came out for the All School Dance!!  What an amazing group of kids and volunteers.

It was unfortunate the dance ended early due of the power outage, but the great news is we raised more money for the school than last year in HALF time!  Thank you to the 5th Grade parents, Dad’s WatchDogs and PTA for hosting this annual event, and for all the wonderful families who enjoyed the evening.

The kids who were signed up to perform will have an opportunity to do their routine on March 15th during the school assembly. Please mark your calendars!

Photos from the photo booth are located in the office.

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Important Yearbook Information

It is time to order your yearbooks! Do not miss out on the opportunity to buy this year’s book! The children absolutely love them and they are great keepsakes!

The cost is only $17 and you can order ONLINE!
Please go to  http://community.pictavo.com Click Shop Your School. Follow the instructions to place your order. It is as easy as that! No checks to get lost or misplaced forms!
We have a ton of space for candids this year, so please start submitting your photos! We are looking for photos from field trips, assemblies, class parties, playground, special events.

2 New & EASY ways to share your photos with the yearbook staff!!

1. We now have access to an app that you can get on your phone that will allow you to instantly upload your phone pictures directly to our yearbook. The app is called PICTAVO COMMUNITY and is available through the App Store and Google play. 
2. For the pictures that are stored on your computer, please go to http://community.pictavo.com to upload to the yearbook.
**For Both the app and computer, you will have to create an account and provide our school ID.
Our school ID is 58285
Once you are logged in you will see a list of folders. Please choose the folder that matches your picture. For example; You have field trip pictures from Ms. Bonn’s class. Just locate the Bonn folder and upload your pictures. If the picture includes children from the other First Grade classes as well, choose the first grade folder. There are also other categories listed: Halloween, Safety Patrol, Watch Dogs etc… Please limit your uploads to your best and favorite pictures. 
Any questions please email Jincey at [email protected] or Melanie at [email protected]
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Literacy Month Continues!
Teacher and Staff Recommendations have been updated! Please look at the Laurelhurst website http://laurelhurstes.seattleschools.org on the righthand side of the page under Resources. Recommendations are organized by grade level! Have your students be on the look out for Staff Recommendations that are hung around the school.
Please have your children bring in books for the book swap by Friday Feb 19th so we can have a great evening at Literacy Night on Thursday February 25th!
If you would like to help with Literacy Month please contact Beth Cogan at [email protected]
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Backpack Brigade – Keep the Donations Coming! 

Our Laurelhurst Elementary community is AMAZING! In one month we’ve already collected and provided, 144 weekend backpacks – equaling 720 meals, not including snacks!

That said, weekend hunger is REAL to these children, and it’s up to us to keep the momentum going!

The canned food needed is very specific – for the next few weeks we would only like to receive “main meals” and drinks. 

A detailed list is located on the PTA bulletin board. Collection bins are located in the front main entrance and food will be collected daily.

Financial donations also accepted. $25 can provide 4 complete backpacks! Please make checks out to “Backpack Brigade” and note “Laurelhurst backpacks” on your gift. Envelope located in the office. Backpack Brigade is a 501 (c) (3) organization UBI 603 500 406, Tax ID: 47-4086877

If you are in need and would like to sign-up for the program, please contact Cheryl Manor, School Counselor, at [email protected] (all requests are confidential).

For information, or if you’d like to help volunteer, please contact Karina Kunins, [email protected]hotmail.com.

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 Join our Laurelhurst CSA – Community Supported Agriculture!

Don’t wait for local farmer’s markets to open this Spring, join our own CSA commuity and start picking up your organic produce, milk, cheese, eggs, bread, and meat, here at Laurelhurst!

Since it’s inception in December we’ve raised over $175 for our PTA.

Sign-up and order today! Type in LOCAL20 to receive 20% off your first order.
www.farmigo.com/market/laurelhurstelementarypta-seattle 

News from the Auction!

Thank you for your generous donations to the Laurelhurst PTA Auction! This amazing effort would not be possible without the support of all of you, so thanks for helping bring home a big win for Laurelhurst Elementary!
SAVE THE DATES:
Online Auction opens on March 1st and runs through March 10th.
Silent and Live Auction – ‘Homecoming, A Night to Remember’at UW’s Club Husky on Friday, March 18th.

News from LASER

LASER is providing child care during the Laurelhurst Auction,
Friday, March 18th from 5:45-11:15pm

We will have dinner, a movie, some group games, an art project and more! Cost is $10.00 per child. Sign Up in the school office.

News from the Teachers & AdministrationReport Card Envelopes
Report Cards went home with most students just before Winter Break. (A few teachers gave theirs out during conferences so this doesn’t apply for those students). We ask that you sign the envelope, keep the report card, and return the large manila envelope to their teacher. This assures us that you received their report card, and allows us to reuse the envelope twice more. Report cards will be sent home for the second trimester near the end of March. Then at the end of the year, you get their final report card and any test results or final papers from their teacher on their last day. Thanks!
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Drop Off and Pick-Up, Loading/Unloading and NO PARKING Reminder!
Sounding like a broken record here, it appears necessary for another reminder to be considerate of everyone’s safety, not just your convenience, and follow the parking/loading signs and painted curbs. DO NOT PARK and exit your vehicle in the load zones during drop/off and pick up! Do NOT park/load in neighbors’ driveways, or across the street (especially in front of the school). There are No Parking signs on the west side of the block for a reason. Please circle the block clockwise, loading/unloading only on the curb side of your vehicle. Make sure your children are packed up and have their last minute reminders BEFORE you stop in the load zone so the process works SAFELY for EVERYONE!
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Needed: Reading Tutors
Join the great group of tutors for Laurelhurst Elementary!  We are looking for a morning reading tutor for small groups of 3rd graders, Sound Partners and some recess duty. Contact Ed Roos if you are interested:  [email protected]

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Counseling Corner
Our school continues to work on being UPSTANDERS.  The whole school signed a new UPSTANDER Banner, by signing the banner they agreed to try their best to be an  Upstander and follow the Upstander promise.

Upstander Promise :

To be kind to each other
To stand up for each other
To include one another
To tell an adult if someone is being hurtful

They all received an Upstander wristband to help remind them to be an Upstander. Please encourage your students to be Upstanders at school and outside of school.

Keep up the good work!
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Teacher Walk In

Our teachers will be participating in a “Walk In” on Thursday, February 18 before school starts.  Teachers around the nation in 20 major US cities will be participating in a walk in in hopes of spreading a message to our state legislature who will be in session on this date that all our schools must be fully funded.  Our teachers will gather in front of the school and all walk in together. If parents want to bring donuts, bagels, coffee, fruit, etc., the teachers will greatly appreciate it.  Any parents who also want to wear red and “walk in” with them would be powerful!

News from the District

Advanced Learning Update
The Advanced Learning office will notify families (who referred a child by the Oct. 8 deadline) via email about a child’s eligibility as scores are received and processed, late January through February. Families who haven’t received an eligibility email by Feb. 29 should contact Advanced Learning at [email protected]seattleschools.org with the subject line “Eligibility Letter.

Enrollment: Families who would like their child to participate in Advanced Learning programs or services in a school other than the attendance-area school should enroll the child during Open Enrollment, Feb. 17 to March 1. Families should submit a School Choice Form during this window even if they have NOT received eligibility results by this time.

Ineligible Students and Appeals: Families who wish to appeal must provide all appeals documents no later than THREE WEEKS from the date of the eligibility email. (We have tightened the appeals window in order to accommodate budget and staffing timelines.)
Eligible Students and Enrollment

o   Highly Capable-eligible students: HC services are guaranteed, either at the attendance-area school or through self-contained classes in the pathway Highly Capable Cohort school. To join the cohort, families should submit a School Choice form during Open Enrollment.

o   Advanced Learning-eligible students: Students may receive advanced work at the attendance-area school or through self-contained or cluster-grouped Spectrum classes, available at designated sites on a space-available basis. Families may submit a School Choice form during Open Enrollment, but a seat is not guaranteed.

K-8 testing continues at least through January, but all families who referred by the Oct. 8 deadline should have received a testing appointment date by now. Those who have not should email [email protected]seattleschools.org with the subject line “Winter Testing.”

For details about all of these issues, please see our Advanced Learning Enrollment page and our Advanced Learning Appeals pageStephen Martin, Advanced Learning Supervisor
Phone: 252-0882

News from the Community

Seattle Children’s Shave for the Brave:
Will you help raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research? 

In case this is the first you’ve heard of us, Rhys is a 1st grader in Mrs. Bonn’s class. Last year he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) just before spring break. He had not been feeling well for a few months but we never imagined it could be anything as serious as cancer! Since then it’s been like our family has been living in a parallel universe. We never knew that kids could get so many kinds of cancer or that treatment was so intensely miserable. Since Rhys’ diagnosis we’ve heard of about half a dozen kids in our local who have passed away and several others who are now in hospice care. It’s a very sad universe to dwell in. Rhys had to stop school in April to begin intense chemo treatments and just cam back this January. He’s now in the maintenance phase, which is a lot less difficult, but still has several years to go before we maybe sigh in relief.
Did you know that only 4% of national cancer funding is dedicated to pediatric cancers? In celebration of Rhys surviving a year of treatment, our family was planning to fundraise for St. Baldricks, an organization dedicated solely to funding pediatric cancer research. Conveniently, Seattle Children’s Hospital is hosting its 2nd annual St. Baldricks Shave for the Brave on Wed, March 16th, from 4-7pm at the Ocean cafeteria (7th floor). They are bringing in professional barbers to do the honors. Do you have what it takes to go bald for kids cancer research?
Rhys has gone bald twice in the past year of treatment but this is his first chance to CHOOSE to go bald. His brother, Kailen, who is in Mr. Pittman’s 4th grade class, shaved last May in a virtual event that raised over $1500! You may have noticed a kid with spiky black hair with an orange ribbon running through it. That’s Kailen’s leukemia awareness ribbon that he wears everyday. He’s said he’ll keep shaving until Rhys is all done with treatment, June 2018!
We’ve got 5 members of our family planning to go bald and raise $1000 each. We’d love for the Laurelhurst school community to join us. Childrens Hospital is right in our backyard and it’s important for our community to be aware of the desperate issues in childhood cancer treatment. There are several ways you can get involved and help us spread the word.
A) Join our team and shave in solidarity. We’ve created a team called Goldmanlocks and Laurelhurst Bears, but it’s no fun with no Laurelhurst Bears. See the link below. Kids and parents are all welcome. No fundraising goal is too small. Just think if we got 50 people to raise just $50 each that would be $2500! Let’s show the medical community what an amazing bunch of kids and families we have in Laurelhurst!
B) Donate if you can’t join us and have spare change. You can find any of us on the team page: Rhys G, Gloria G, Oliver G, Rowan G, and Kailen G.
C) Come out on the day of the event. Our family is planning on arriving around 5pm and we’ll be shaving toward the end–after 6:15pm. Rhys may be helping some other participants go bald. It would really help us to have some familiar and supportive faces around because I have a feeling I’ll be bawling the whole time. It’s been a pretty emotional rollercoaster–just living it everyday and hearing about the hardships of all the other kids and families we know. It would mean so much to us to have our community surrounding us with love.
D) Volunteer for the event. Details can be found at the link below.
We really hope to see you there. Rhys and the Goldmanlocks.
Gloria Tzuang, 206-607-9202, [email protected]. Please contact me with any questions, especially if you need help registering yourself or your child. I’m happy to help.
To find out more, join our team, donate please visit our team web site: https://www.stbaldricks.org/teams/goldmanlocks
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at Red Ochre Art Studio in Magnuson Park

www.redochreartstudio.com

Contact Sandy Miller:  [email protected]gmail.com

Do You Have News to Share?

Submissions for the next PTA newsletter due Friday at Noon. Email submissions to [email protected]gmail.com.

PTA Newsletter Team

Mindy Iwen, Gayle Christensen, Judy Findley, Karina Kunins, & Nella Synge.

Important Links

http://www.laurelhurstpta.com
http://laurelhurstes.seattleschools.org/
http://www.seattleschools.org
Join our Facebook community at: https://www.facebook.com/laurelhurstPTA

Questions for Your PTA Leaders?

Send questions and comments to [email protected]com.