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Laurelhurst ENewsletter – September 10th, 2017

Laurelhurst PTA News

September 10, 2017

Upcoming Events

  • 9/11, Mon – 1st Day of Kindergarten
  • 9/13, Wed – School ends at 1:10 p.m. (every Wednesday)
  • 9/18, Mon – PTA General Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Library
  • 9/18, Mon – PTA Reflections Art Projects Begin
  • 9/26, Tues – Curriculum Night 6 p.m.
  • October – Walk to School Month

News from the PTA

Welcome Kindergartners!
Kindergarten starts tomorrow – Monday, Sept. 11th!
Hope you have an amazing year!


Mark your calendars for Curriculum Night!  – Tuesday, September 26th at 6 p.m.
Please note this is a parents/caregivers only event – please make childcare arraments.


New Start and End Times

Our School year will be a little different this year, please note the new start and end times – 7:55 a.m. (line-up by 7:50 a.m.) – 2:25 p.m. Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri; and every Wednesday, school ends at 1:10 p.m. Please make after school arrangements for your child(ren), and help them understand the new school schedule.


Join us for the 26th annual PTA Auction on Friday, Dec. 8th.
Buy your Early Bird Tickets Now!

Tickets $70 with the early bird discount, now through September 30th.
Buy your tickets here

   
When: Friday, December 8th, 2017
Where: The Mountaineers Center at Magnuson Park

Don’t forget to submit your donation(s) to the PTA Auction by filling out the Laurelhurst PTA Auction Procurement form

100% of all profits raised go directly towards enrichment programs that round out your child’s education at Laurelhurst.

Questions?  Contact your auction chairs Alyssa Grundmeyer at [email protected] or Christine Bagley at [email protected]

News from Staff & Administration

Reading & Math Tutor positions available at Laurelhurst! 

Join the dedicated and enthusiastic tutoring staff who work individually, or in small groups, advancing student’s skills.  Recess duty is also part of the job. We are looking for people interested in working at the school two to five days a week.
Reading tutors hours are 8:50 am-12:50 pm
Math tutors hours are 11 am – 2:15 pm

A minimum of two day commitment required for either. Please contact Sarah Talbot through Kristina Cerise [email protected]


Got Chargers? Laurelhurst Elementary received 400 refurbished Kindles to be used in our classrooms. This generous gift did not come with chargers. Since the Kindle is compatible with Android phone chargers, we are requesting anyone +who has extra chargers (maybe tangled in your junk drawer) to consider dropping them by the school. The more chargers… the more access for our kids. Additional chargers will be purchased as needed!


Recess monitors needed- Our fantastic tutors, who also serve as recess monitors, do not start their work until a few weeks into school. We will need volunteers to help during lunch recess, 11:00 AM – 11:40 AM, to help get our students oriented and safe. If you are available, please contact Kristina Cerise at [email protected].


Equity/Tolerance Discussion Resources – From time to time, our teachers will need to speak about the educational aspects of inequity. These discussion happen on different levels based on grade levels. It may be as simple as addressing why do some people get to eat breakfast in the classroom. Fairness is a concern to our young students and it can be hard to understand why someone gets extra support. Our newsletters we will include a resource to help parents discuss equity and tolerance at home at a developmentally appropriate level. The Teaching Tolerance website also offers many resources.  https://www.tolerance.org/

Gloria and Rosa Make Beautiful Music   by (K-2)    Two friends who attend different schools in the same community learn that one of their schools has no instruments for their music program, while the other has multiple different kinds. They use their friendship and musical abilities to confront this inequity and try to bring about change.

(Text can be found at https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/fall-2014/gloria-and-rosa-make-beautiful-music)

 

Rose Blanche  by Christopher Gallaz (3-5)

During World War II, a young German girl, Rose Blanche, inadvertently discovers a concentration camp not far from her town. She travels there frequently, taking food to the children on the other side of the barbed wire and meets a haunted fate the day she discovers the camp is gone.

(Available at on-line book stores)

News from LASER

LEAPS REGISTRATION: Registration for the fall session of the LEAPs (Laurelhurst Enrichment After-school Programs) begins on Friday, September 1st at 8 am.   Due to the earlier bell times, there will only be after-school classes. The fall session will run from September 18th to December 15th.
Please visit www.laserchildcare.org/LEAPs.html to register. For more questions contact Robby at [email protected] or (206)523-3123.

PARENTS NIGHT OUT: Friday, September 22nd: Parent Night Out at LASER @ Bryant. Dinner, group games, arts & crafts, snack and movie. 6:30 pm to 11 pm. Use this site to register: bryantlaserpno.eventbrite.com/

For more info contact Robby at
[email protected]  or (206) 523-3123

News From the Community

One on One Basketball

Pre-Season Player Development Programs (Ages 6-15) – starts next week!
Ravenna CC, Queen Anne CC, Meadowbrook CC, Magnuson CC, Northgate CC
– our nationally renown progressive basketball individual skills class
– shooting technique, efficient ball-handling, effective passing, smart defense

One on One Instructional Basketball League (Grades K-2nd)
Meadowbrook CC (Saturday Mornings) begins November 4th!
– learn to play the One on One way!  weekly fundamental skills stations & scrimmages
– recruit a team of up to 10 from your school or register individually and be drafted!

Fall Pure Stroke Shooting Clinic – starts next week!
Ravenna CC, Meadowbrook CC
– learn all about proper shooting mechanics and how to fix your own shot
– This 8-week clinic is guaranteed to make you a better shooter!

School Day Off Hoops Camp
Meadowbrook CC (Friday, October 13th)
– On your day off from school, don’t stay home bored, come get BETTER!

Space is limited…check the schedule of classes below and register today!

http://seattle-washington.1on1basketball.com/

Questions?  Call or email Coach Michie at 206-715-3443 or [email protected]

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Fall & Winter Art Classes at Wunderkind

Squirrelly Workshop has put together an incredible line-up of arts & crafts classes every Wednesday & Thursday throughout the fall and winter at Wunderkind.  Wunderkind also offers after-class care if you need additional coverage after class. Check out the details on their website and register soon as classes start next week, Wednesday, September 13th just in time for the first early release day for Seattle Public Schools: https://www.squirrellyworkshop.com/big-kids-classes

Do you have news to share?

Submissions for the next PTA newsletter due by Fridays at Noon. Email submissions to [email protected]. Please email submissions as you would like to see printed in the body of the email.

PTA Newsletter Team

Karina Kunins, Nella Synge & Gayle Christensen

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Weekly Newsletter – January 9th – 13, 2017

Laurelhurst PTA News

January 8, 2017

Upcoming Events

  • 1/9, Mon – General PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m., at the Duchess Tavern (SEE NOTE BELOW!)
  • 1/13, Fri – Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly, 2:40 p.m., cafeteria
  • 1/16, Mon – No School – Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday
  • 1/23, Mon – School Tour
  • 1/26, Thurs – Principal’s Monthly Chat, evening
  • 2/1, Wed – No School – Day Between Semesters

News from the PTA

General PTA Meeting Monday, January 9th at the Duchess! 

Happy New Year!!!! We hope your student’s first few days back to school have been smooth!

A General PTA meeting is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 9th.  Please join the PTA Board at The Duchess Tavern-  2827 NE 55th Street – between 7:00pm and 8:30pm to ring in the new year, and celebrate our hard work and dedication to our kids and school. The PTA Board members will be there to chat, answer questions, listen to your suggestions, or just find out who we are!

Come for a few minutes or stay the whole time!  We have no agenda, no business to discuss, simply a great opportunity to socialize with the PTA Board and engage with other Laurelhurst parents after a long winter break! Hope to see you there!

Aimee Horn and Liza Luboff
PTA Co-Presidents

Author/Illustrator Paul Owen Lewis to Visit
Art Explorers and Mr. Brown, our librarian, have been busy getting ready for February Literacy Month! Monday, February 6th, NW native, Paul Owen Lewis will be visiting our school.  He wrote the children’s book Davy’s DreamFrog Girl and Storm Boy. More information at paulowenlewis.com. Your child will have the opportunity to buy one or more of his books and he will sign them. We will slowly turn our main hallway into an Orca pod swimming, sailboat gliding water way. Keep your eyes peeled for a very LARGE Orca whale that may enter the library soon!! Thank you supportive PTA, Art Explorers and Mr. Brown for helping fund this Author/Illustrator event!!

Math Challenge
Thank you to all our students and families who have participated in Laurelhurst Math Challenge. We had fabulous participation and our students continue to do fantastic work! We have completed 5 Math Challenges and are a third of the way through. This time at our prize distribution we also acknowledged all the students who participated in each of challenges 1-5. We will start fresh for 6-10 and students who participate in all 5 challenges will also be acknowledged with a prize at the prize distribution for challenge 10.
Challenge 6 is underway and is due Monday, January 9th. Prizes will be distributed on Wednesday, January 11th. Challenge 7 will be available on Friday, January 13th at the website Current Math Challenge. Students may also check detailed solutions of all previous challenges at this site as well if they are curious about answers to tricky problems. 

Math Challenge #5
Grade Leaders
K Andrew Jeon
1 Leo Zhang
2 Perrie Ausk (School Leader perfect score!)
3 Ben Frischer and Christopher Blackburne
4 Emerson Gouk and Sadie Howard
5 Devon Harrison

Challenge 5 Participation Winners
1st Grader Toren Dodge; 2nd Grader Jack Farrall; and 5th Grader Haylee Londergun

Challenge 1-5 Participation Acknowledgement!
1st Grade     Alison Cogan, Emily Cogan, Leo Zhang
2nd Grade    Arya Atashi, Perrie Ausk, Anahita Atashi
3rd Grade    Eric Donnelly, Thor Shearer, Greg Williams
4th Grade    Charlotte Swapp
5th Grade    Steiger Dodge

Any student who wants help with Math Challenge can meet in the library on Mondays at 2nd recess.

Looking for a Way to Volunteer? 
Consider joining the interview team at LES by attending the special training provided by Seattle Public Schools. If you have already completed the training thru SPS please email contact information to PTA secretary [email protected] to ensure our list for LES administrators is complete.

Do You Speak Another Language Fluently?
Would you be willing to interpret  for new or existing families for a one time, or on an as-needed basis for school events and classroom events? Or would you be willing to translate documents for the PTA to better communicate with our families who are have English as a second language, or are English language learners? If this sounds like a good use of your skill set, please email contact information, and language spoken to PTA secretary [email protected]. Information will be kept for PTA and administration use.

News from Staff and Administration

News from the Head Teacher, Mr. Benson
We are planning a morning assembly near the beginning of each month through the remainder of the year.  Our goal is to highlight things that students are doing really well, focus on specific positive behavior expectations,  and introduce any upcoming spirit days.  My intention is to maintain a positive and upbeat feeling and help build a stronger sense of shared community as a school, all within a short 15 minute timeframe.  The tentative schedule for morning assemblies is as follows:

Thu, 1/5
Mon, 2/6
Mon, 3/6
Mon, 4/3
Mon, 5/8
Mon, 6/5

News from LASER

Spring LEECS Classes — Register Now
Spring classes begin the week of January 9, including Spanish (new vendor), tennis, drama, chess, art, coding, and more. To register online, click here: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/LASERChildcare.
Questions: Contact Laurel Gross at [email protected]

News from the Community

Cooktails and Conversation: Fully Funding Education, Saturday, January 28, 3-5 PM
Representative Jessyn Farrell will be hosting a gathering in her home so members of our community can learn more about ​this upcoming legislative session, the fight to fully fund our state’s public schools, and the importance of the parent voice in Olympia and Washington’s Paramount Duty’s work. Washington’s Paramount Duty (WPD) is a  grassroots effort, which seeks to compel our state to fulfill its constitutional obligation to amply fund public schools. K-12 public education has been underfunded for decades.

Washington’s Paramount Duty is a statewide, parent-led effort aimed at building a broad base of grassroots support for closing the gap and fully funding basic education. Many have advocated for Washington’s students and our public schools, but for the first time parents are organizing a statewide effort for our children. As an untapped resource, parents bring great potential and unique credibility to this effort. They and their children’s lives are touched by all consequences of the funding gap and their agenda is the well-being and education of all children enrolled in our public schools. Check out their website at paramountduty.org.

Please come to my house, have a glass of wine and learn about what WPD have done so far and what is yet to come. This will also be an opportunity for you to make a contribution to their effort. Thank you in advance for your support!”  Address will be provided upon rsvp. Please rsvp to Tali Rauch at [email protected].

Kids Night Out @ Wunderkind – Friday, January 13 from 5:30-9:00pm
Squirrelly Workshop has put together a fun evening for the kids involving sewing, pizza and movies so that parents can get out and enjoy an evening out as well. First they’ll do a little sewing, and make super adorable stuffed animal buddies out of (new) colorful socks. Then they’ll enjoy pizza, popcorn, and the movie Lilo & Stitch to keep in theme with the evening. Hey parents, let’s see who has more fun! $65 per person, or $120 for two. Register at http://www.squirrellyworkshop.com/big-kids-classes

Northeast Seattle Little League Registration is Open for the 2017 Season
Spring is just around the corner so it’s time for kids to gear up for baseball, softball, and tee ball with Northeast Seattle Little League (NESLL)! For kids 5-6 years old, NESLL’s tee ball program is a great way to introduce the game. NESLL’s softball program is a great way to get young girls involved in athletics and be a part of championship teams. NESLL’s baseball program is for boys and girls ages 6-16 and a great opportunity to learn about teamwork and the fundamentals of the game. For parents, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities within the league and with your child’s team.

Please go to www.NESLL.net to start the registration process. For baseball and tee ball questions contact [email protected]. For softball questions contact Scott Rossick at [email protected].

UW Robinson Center for Young Scholars
Registration opens January 5th for Winter session. The Robinson Center for Young Scholars offers fun, engaging and exiting Saturday Enrichment classes for students in grades K-8. Classes are meant to be fun and stimulating. There is no homework or extra work outside of classes. Classes are open to all students. Classes are also free to any student receiving free or reduced lunch. More information at:
https://robinsoncenter.uw.edu/programs/enrichment/saturday/curriculum/

Red Ochre Art Studio Classes for Children
Red Ochre Children’s Art Program, Winter 2017 Classes begin January 9. Ceramics, Mosaic and Pastel Drawing: Inspired by the Arts of Latin America. This season, give your child the gift of time for art and creativity with a fun class at Red Ochre Art Studio. For more information and to register, visit www.redochreartstudio.com. Questions: Contact Sandy Miller at [email protected].

Do you have news to share?

Submissions for the next PTA newsletter due by Fridays at Noon. Email submissions to [email protected]. Please email submissions as you would like to see printed in the body of the email.

PTA Newsletter Team

Mindy Iwen, Judy Findley, Karina Kunins, & Nella Synge

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http://www.laurelhurstes.seattleschools.org
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Weekly Newsletter – Dec. 11th – 16th, 2016

LaurelhurstPTA News

December 11, 2016

Upcoming Events

  • 12/15, Thur – Principal’s Monthly Chat, 9:40 a.m., Library
  • 12/16, Fri – One Hour Early Dismissal for Winter Break, 2:45 p.m.
  • 12/19 – 1/2 – No School – Winter Break
  • 1/3,Tues – School resumes – Welcome Back!
  • 1/9, Mon – General PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Library

News from the PTA Auction

Auction Items are Still Available
-Kindergarten and 5th Grade portraits are on display in the front hall, $35.
Laurelhurst Bear Beanies, $25.
-Sign up Parties — only a few spots left in many parties:
  • Bingo Karaoke Night (Only 3 spots left!)
  • Pickles and Pinots Summer (Only 1 spot left!)
  • 1st Grade parent Party (Only 1 spot left!)
  • Kid’s Zumba Party and Brunch with Athleta (First party already sold out!)
  • Class of 2017 5th Grade Parent Party
  • 2nd Grade Kickball Party
  • Espresso Martini Night
  • Robotics Coding Breakfast (First party already sold out!)
  • Margaritas for the Senoritas (Only 5 Spots!)
Purchase any of the items above through the school office.  Please make checks payable to the Laurelhurst Elementary PTA. Receipts from your auction night purchases will be mailed out early this week. And, don’t forget to request employer matching. 
Thank you, again, from the entire Laurelhurst Elementary PTA Board. With your generosity, we are able to make incredible contributions to your children’s educational experience.  

News from the PTA

Laurelhurst Elementary Giving Wreath
Don’t forget to take a tag from the Giving Wreath and purchase a gift for a Laurelhurst family in need. Our 2016 Giving Wreath is outside the school office in the main hallway. New tags are added every day. Please return gifts before winter break. It is all strictly confidential.We are also collecting $25 grocery store gift cards for our Laurelhurst families in need. Please drop them off with Lynne in the school office.
Questions: Contact Laura Tutt, [email protected], Sue Backenstose, [email protected], or Jen Anderson, [email protected].


PTA-Sponsored Math Circle
Thank you for enrolling in the Prime Factor Math Circle. Math Circles will begin Tuesday, January 10 for the 4/5 class in Ms Bonn’s room and Wednesday, January 11 for the 3/4 class in Mrs. Tutt’s room. We will be contacting enrolled families this week with welcome information.
Questions: Contact Judy Findley, co-VP Supportive Ed, at [email protected]


Math Club
Math Club will be returning in 2017! Please click on the grade level link to sign up to volunteer for Math Club every week, or any week:

Kindergarten (Library): Monday, January 23, 30 and February 6, 13
1st grade (Room 8): Tuesday, February 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, Apr 4
2nd grade (Room 13): Thursday, April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25
3rd grade (Library): Monday, Feb 27, March 6, 13 20, 27, April 3
4th/5th grade (Library): Monday, April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22

Student sign-ups will follow as we establish enough supervision — we must have parent volunteers to run the club. If we have more sign-ups than slots available, priority will be given to participants who have a parent volunteering.
Questions: Contact Beth Cogan at 206-250-9559 or [email protected]


2016/17 Laurelhurst Directory App Now Available!     
If you were a DirectorySpot user last year, then you don’t need to do anything: just log in (same username and password) and you will see the new data. If you’re a NEW user, you have been set up and can download DirectorySpot for free from the App Store (iPhone users) or Google Play (Android users), or you can also access the data from the web. Make sure to check out all the DirectorySpot features (auto dial when touch phone number or auto text when “hold” on phone number, auto map when touch address, auto email when touch email address).
Questions: Contact Molly Black at [email protected]


Attention 2nd Grade Families! Backpack Brigade Needs Food and Cash Donations
December is 2nd Grade’s month for contributing to Backpack Brigade. Drop off your food donations in the bin located near the school office, cash or checks can be given to Lynne at the school office. Make checks payable to “Backpack Brigade”. Remember just $25 can provide 5 backpacks full of healthy meals and snacks! Many thanks to all of our families who have contributed so far!
Questions: Contact Karina Kunins at [email protected].

News from the Administration

Plastic Bags Needed in School Office
If you have extra plastic bags (like the old-school-out-of-Seattle-city-limits-style bags), please donate them to the school office. They are used for soiled clothes and they have run out of bags.

Questions: Contact Kristina Cerise at [email protected]

News from LASER

General PTA Meeting Childcare:

  • Monday, January 9, 6:30-9:15 p.m.
  • Monday, March 6, 6:30-9:15 p.m.
  • Monday, May 8, 6:30-9:15 p.m.

The cost is $10 per child. LASER requests a minimum of 10 children signed up for the childcare to happen. Please make your reservation as soon as possible, so all families can benefit. Register online:  https://laurelhurstptacare.eventbrite.com

News from the District

Seattle Council PTSA Meetings about $74 Million Shortfall for 2017-18 School Year
Seattle Public Schools faces a significant budget shortfall for next school year–a projected $74 million.

The SCPTSA is hosting community budget gap meetings where Seattle Schools staff will explain the budget numbers, and PTA members and the community can collaborate on actions we can take together to motivate the Legislature to act. The meetings are, as follows:
  • Tuesday, Dec 13, Ballard High School, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec 15, South Shore PreK-8 School, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • TuesdayJan 3, Franklin High School, 6:30-8 p.m.

You can find more information about the budget shortfall from Seattle Public schools at:  https://www.seattleschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=627&pageId=16682292#action

Learn more about PTA advocacy at: http://scptsa.org/advocacy/

News from the Community

Red Ochre Art Studio Classes for Children
Red Ochre Children’s Art Program, Winter 2017 Classes begin January 9. Ceramics, Mosaic and Pastel Drawing: Inspired by the Arts of Latin America. This season, give your child the gift of time for Art and Creativity with a fun class at Red Ochre Art Studio. For more information and to register, visit www.redochreartstudio.com.

Questions: Contact Sandy Miller at [email protected]

A Story about Giving
For the past three birthdays, 11-year-old Marcel hasn’t asked for presents. Instead, he’s using his birthday as a chance to help other children with the gift of a wish to Make-A-Wish. “It’s important to help ill kids,” said Marcel. “They‘re going through treatment. They need something to take their mind off of it, to make them feel better.”

“What inspired me is seeing kids with illnesses, and knowing that Make-A-Wish needs money to grant their wishes,” said Marcel. Each year, Marcel collects donations for Make-A-Wish instead of birthday gifts. Now, Marcel has made a yearly tradition of foregoing birthday gifts in favor of donations, though his friends occasionally give him gifts and beautiful homemade cards in addition to donations. He hand-delivers the money to the Make-A-Wish office in Seattle each year. “You feel proud; you realize your kids become your teachers in ways you never imagined,” said Gina, Marcel’s mom, of her son’s donations.

Do you have news to share?

Submissions for the next PTA newsletter due by Fridays at Noon. Email submissions to laurelhurstpta[email protected]. Please email submissions as you would like to see printed in the body of the email.

PTA Newsletter Team

Mindy Iwen, Judy Findley, Karina Kunins, & Nella Synge

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http://www.laurelhurstes.seattleschools.org
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Laurelhurst Newsletter – week of Nov. 6th

Laurelhurst PTA News

November 6, 2016

Upcoming Events

  • 11/9, Wed – STEAM Night, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Cafeteria
  • 11/10, Thur – Picture Retakes
  • 11/11, Fri – NO SCHOOL, Veteran’s Day Holiday
  • 11/14, Mon – PTA General Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Library
  • 11/16, Wed – Early Dismissal, Staff Professional Development, 1:45 p.m.
  • 11/17, Thur – Art Reflections Celebration, 6:30 p.m.
  • 11/21 – 23 – NO SCHOOL, Parent Teacher Conferences By Appointment – All Parents Participate
  • 11/24 – 25 – NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break
  • 12/2, Fri – PTA Auction, at the Mountaineers, 6 p.m.

News from the PTA

Important Reminder:

NO SCHOOL – THIS FRIDAY, November 11th!
It’s Veteren’s Day, Friday, Nov. 11th. Please make your childcare arrangements if you haven’t already done so.


First S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)
Night of the Year!

Please join us Wednesday, November 9th from 6:30pm-7:30pm in the cafeteria for our first STEAM event this year! Get ready to play creative computer games coded by students! ‘Creative Coding 4 Kids’ will join us to answer questions about supporting your child’s interest in computer coding. And of course we will have plenty of math board games. So come for a fun evening of coding and games.


Attention 3rd Grade Families! Backpack Brigade Needs Food and Cash Donations!

November is 3rd Grade’s Month for contiubuting to our Backpack Brigade weekly program providing much needed weekend food to our own Laurelhurst student community in-need! Drop-off your food donations in the bin located near the front office, cash or checks can be given to Lynne at the front office (make checks out to “Backpack Brigade”).

*Remeber just $25 can provide 5 backpacks full of healthy meals and snacks!*

Many thanks to all of our families who have contributed so far!

Questions? Contact Karina Kunins at [email protected]


Thank you! Kids’ Carnival Team!

A huge “Thank you!” goes out to our Kids Carnival team! Under the leadership of Sara Wietholter, Desiree Jordaan and Jen Lindsey our kids were treated to a fun night full of games, treats, prizes and BUNNIES!  Thank you to all of the parent volunteers that helped them pull it off.   Another successful carnival is in the books!


General PTA Meeting – Next Monday

Please join us at the following General PTA Meeting, all are invited and welcome:

  • Monday, November 14th from 6:30 – 9:15pm, Library 
LASER childcare is available (please see LASER info below)


Speak-up For Better Start and End Times Next Year

Dear All,

NOW IS THE TIME TO HELP PUSH for a Two Tier bus system, and thus better start and end times — No kids going to school in the dark and no kids getting out of school after dark.  As most everyone likely knows, with the additional 20 minutes/day next year, the current 3 Tier bus system will result in later and/or earlier start and end times.  Moreover, If the end times are even later next year, our kids’ ability to participate in after school extra curricular activities will be very limited.

My understanding is that Pegi McEvoy, Assistant Superintendent of Operations (and also oversees Transportatioin), has been supporting a push for two tiers and is diligently looking for efficiencies.

Here are the things you can do:

1) LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD ON THIS.  What resonates the most is safety issues, and hindrances from getting to specialized services like occupational therapy, add’l special ed support, tutoring, speech therapy, etc. before the end of the business day.  Send this message to other families in your school community.

There are lots of individual reasons but it also needs to be something that hits at the school boards’ priorities/mission for them to allocate funds.

2) Attend the Wednesday, 11/16 School Board meeting.  I believe this is the night of the final vote. You can sign up to give public testimony.   People need to come out in droves.  IF YOU CAN’T SPEAK, BRING SIGNS! The way you sign up is: at 8am (on the dot!) the Monday prior, e-mail
[email protected] or call (206) 252-0040.  You must include your legal name, telephone number, e-mail address, and the topic you would like to address.  Meeting location: John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence 2445 3rd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134. Meeting time – 4:15-8pm.

3) Send an email to the following address with your additional comments: [email protected]
And/or email all school board members:
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]

4) Attend any school board member’s upcoming community meeting:

  • Jill Geary-Sat.11/12 from 10-12 @ NE Seattle Library Branch
  • Stephen Blanford- Sat. 11/12 10am-12pm @ Douglass-Truth Library
  • Scott Pinkham – Sat. 11/19 3:45-5:15 Northgate Branch Seattle public Library.

5) Create a petition for two tiers (write a letter that is sent to all the above email addresses and Larry Nyland) in the new context of the 20 minute add-on to the school day and the 1 hour reduction once a week and circulate it on this thread, facebook, for revitalized support.
Last Fall not many knew about the two tier push and it was diluted by the priority of getting the flipped bell time schedule voted through for middle schoolers and high schoolers.

Thank you for reading!

Beth Golub Joffe
[email protected]

News from the Auction

COUNTDOWN! The Laurelhurst Auction is Friday, Dec 2nd “Apres SkiBuy Your Tickets and Reserve a Table NOW! 

100% of all profits raised will go directly towards programs that round out your child’s education at Laurelhurst.

Picture a school without music or art instruction, without math or reading specialists, without STEAM nights or school assemblies… It is a bleak picture. We need YOU to help make our fundraising goals! So, get your friends onboard, buy your tickets and get ready for a night of great fun!
*MARK YOUR CALENDARS!*
Dine Out For Laurelhurst at Mioposto! All day Tuesday, November 15th, 50% of all the proceeds will go directly to the Laurelhurst PTA! 

Questions?  Contact our team:  Procurement:  Narelle Glynn: [email protected] & Beth Joffe: [email protected]; Co-chairs:  Lisa Coulter: [email protected] & Alyssa
Grundmeyer: [email protected]

News from the Teachers and Administration

Colds and Flu Season Reminders

Happy Fall! We are two months into the school year and already seeing cold symptoms here at school. The health of our students, staff and families depends on every one minimizing the spread of germs. Here are some tips on how to do your part to keep our students healthy and ready to learn:

  • Get the flu shot!!! This is the best protection from influenza.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes; teach children to use a tissue or their elbow.
  • Remind each other to wash hands frequently.
  • Help your family drink lots of water, eat well and get plenty of rest.
  • Keep your student home and away from others if they:
    • Have a fever (100.4+)
    • Are sneezing, coughing, and have a drippy nose. Frequent coughing spells disrupt teaching lessons, the concentration of others in the classroom, and is exhausting to your child. Recovering in the comfort of home is the best for kids.
    • Are otherwise and obviously not feeling well.
  • Have a plan for who will take care for your sick child if you cannot stay home, as we do not have staff or space to take care of sick students at school.

It’s time for Hearing and Vision Screening and Nurse Darci needs Volunteers!!

In an effort to be efficient and have the kids out of class as little as possible, I need the help of some wonderful volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, e-mail Nurse Darci at: [email protected]
(please include which days you would be available)

News from LASER

LASER Family Game Night, Thursday, November 10th 6:30 pm-8 pm
Please join us for LASER Family Game Night!  Play board games and group games with LASER families and staff.  This will be a low-key, fun-filled evening.  Non-LASER siblings and family are welcome!
Games will be provided, but please bring a nut-free snack to share.

For questions and to R.S.V.P please email Robby at [email protected].org.

Day Camp, Friday, November 11th, 7 am to 6 pm
LASER @ Bryant location
$50 per child
Field trip to Lynnwood Bowl & Skate

To sign up, please register online at: https://www.eventbrite.com

We will also be providing care during the upcoming General PTA meetings on:

  • Monday, November 14th from 6:30 – 9:15pm
  • Monday, January 9th from 6:30 – 9:15pm
  • Monday, March 6th from 6:30 – 9:15pm
  • Monday, May 8th from 6:30 – 9:15pm

The cost is $10 per child.

If you’d like to sign up for care on any of those dates, please register online at: https://laurelhurstptacare.eventbrite.com

Early Dismissal, Wednesday, November 16th
LASER will open two hours early on Wednesday afternoon at school dismissal time.  Closing time will still be 6:30 pm.  If you are already signed up for care on Wednesday afternoons, you do not need to sign up for care on these early dismissal days.

Parent Night Out, Friday, November 18th, 6:30 pm to 11 pm
LASER @ Bryant location
$25 per child, $15 for each additional sibling.
Dinner, movie, snack, group game and craft provided.
Minibus transportation is available from Laurelhurst.

To sign up, please register online at: https://bryantlaserpno.eventbrite.com

Thanksgiving Break Day Camp, Monday, November 21st – Wednesday November 23rd, 7 am to 6 pm
LASER @ Bryant location
$50 per child per day
Field trips to Family Fun Center, Mountlake Terrace Pool & Woodland Park Zoo

To sign up, please register online at:
https://bryantthanksgivingcamp.eventbrite.com

Questions? please email [email protected] or call (206) 523-3123

Have a wonderful day!

LASER Childcare
LASER is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

News from the Community

Thanksgiving Break Art Classes @ Wunderkind

Squirrelly Workshop will be hosting surprise holiday gift making classes over the Thanksgiving break at Wunderkind.  Morning, afternoon, or full-day sessions will be offered between 10 AM and 3:30 PM on Monday, 11/21 and Tuesday, 11/22.  Each of these gift making classes will be unique, so children may attend just one class, or all four!  Kids will create at least two or three special gifts in each session, wrapped and ready to give.  From drawing and painting to textile arts and block printing, we will get messy, explore multiple art forms, build self-esteem, and experience the joy of holiday gift giving.  Each class is $60, or bring lunch and stay for the full day for $110.  

Visit http://www.squirrellyworkshop.com/big-kids-classes to register.


JazzED Introductory Ensemble

Is your child new to school band? Have they dabbled in church music, piano lessons or drumming?  Your child can start their musical future with a solid foundation in the award-winning JazzED Introductory Ensemble! As you know, music equips students with 21st century skills for lifelong success. But most importantly…it’s fun! After-school rehearsals and small group lessons, November-May 2017. Scholarships are easy to get. Payment plans available to every family. Get info and registration link at seattlejazzed.org/intro or call 206-324-JAZZ (5299).  Seattle JazzED Intro Ensemble – enrolling grades 4 & 5 now!


Creative Coding for Kids Camps

At our All-Day Camps, beginner and advanced students increase their coding and problem solving skills by creating games and animations while having a bunch of fun with old and new friends. Your students will love being able to spend the day building and creating, and our all-day program will give you peace of mind knowing your children are in a safe, enriching environment on their days off from school.

Dates:  Thanksgiving Break – November 21, 22, 23
Winter Break – December 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
Sign up for one day or as many as you’d like!

Times: Drop-off: 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Pick-up: 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
(Class itself runs from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm)

Two Locations:
Seattle Mountaineers Club in Magnuson Park:
7700 Sand Point Way NE  Seattle, WA 98115

The Good Shepherd Center at Meridian Park in Wallingford:
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N   Seattle, WA 98103

Cost: EARLY BIRD PRICING – $135 per day

** Extended Care is available for $20 a hour with 3 days notice.**

For more details and to register your child, please visit our website at www.creativecoding4kids.com  Then forward the link to your kids’ friends so they can get in on the fun!


Roosevelt Area Select Veterans Day Basketball Camp FRIDAY, NOV. 11th

Come join the Roosevelt Area Select staff in a 1-day skills and scrimmage camp, Nov. 11th from 9:30am-2:30pm at Calvary Christian Church.  The camp is open for boys and girls 3rd-8th grade.  Camp fee is $100 and you can register at http://www.rooseveltselect.com/ .   For more info or questions regarding the camp, please contact Chase Young at 206-930-7975 or [email protected]

Do you have news to share?

Submissions for the next PTA newsletter due by Fridays at Noon. Email submissions to [email protected]. Please email submissions as you would like to see printed in the body of the email.

PTA Newsletter Team

Mindy Iwen, Judy Findley, Karina Kunins, & Nella Synge

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Laurelhurst Newsletter – week of October 24th

Laurelhurst PTA News

October 23, 2016

Upcoming Events

  • 10/25, Tues – Watch D.O.G.S. Dads & Kids Pizza Night, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Cafeteria
  • 10/26, Wed – 1:45 p.m. EARLY DISMISSAL, Staff Professional Development
  • 10/27, Thurs – Principal’s Monthly Chat, 9:40 a.m., Library
  • 10/27, Thurs – Parent University, 6-8 p.m.
  • 10/28, Fri – Kids’ Carnival, 5-8 p.m., Gym and Cafeteria
  • 10/28, Fri – Deadline for Reflections Art Submissions
  • 10/31, Mon – Halloween Parade and classroom parties, 2:40 p.m.
  • 11/9, Wed – STEAM Night, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Cafeteria
  • 11/10, Thur – Picture Retakes
  • 11/11, Fri – NO SCHOOL, Veteran’s Day Holiday
  • 11/14, Mon – PTA General Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Library

Important Reminder:

  • 2 hour Early Dismissal – Wednesday, October 26th at 1:45 p.m.

October 27th, from 6 to 8 p.m. we will be offering Parent University

This is an opportunity to learn about many topics that might be of interest to Laurelhurst parents, including:

  • Dr. Stephanie King talking about special education
  • Peter Klein describing the SBA test, including showing parents sample tests and questions and helping parents sign up for schoology pages
  • Cheryl Manor discussing Charters and how to make them in a family
  • Lisa Busalacchi talking about Math games families can play at home
  • Annika Shore presenting information about sex education and strategies for talking to children in age-appropriate ways about sex
  • Megan Reinmann presenting information about executive functioning and the way children’s brains develop
  • Ellen Reid discussing reading development and the way children develop reading skills
  • Reema Ziadeh helping families prepare for the transition to middle school

Please join us! We hope to see you there!


Don’t Miss the Spook-tacular FUN!
Kids’ Carnival is this Friday, October 28th from 5-8 p.m. 

In order for Kids’ Carnival to be a success, we need many parent volunteers! If you’re planning to attend the carnival anyway, please consider helping out and signing up for a time-slot. (Scroll down to find our booth)

Thanks again for helping to make this a success!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4ba9ad2baafc1-laurelhurst1

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Some highlights:
– Make sure to check out our new exciting booth this year (in room 9), Pet-a-Bunny, with live bunnies that the children can hold and pet
– wax hands and frisbee paint
– carnival games

Contact Sara Weitholter ([email protected]), Desiree Jordaan ([email protected]), or Jennifer Lindsey ([email protected]) with any questions.


Math Challenge Update: Thank you to everyone who participated in our first Math Challenge. We had fabulous participation and our students did fantastic work!

Congratulations to our winners of the first Math Challenge! All of our winners received prizes thanks to the generousity of the Laurelhurst PTA and local business Math N Stuff, http://mathnificent.com/Math-N-StuffStore/.

Grade Leaders
K Axel Deng-Ling
1 Leo Zhang
2 Perrie Ausk
3 Anna Zommers
4 Sirada Thepaksorn **School Leader
5 Steiger Dodge

Particpation Winner
K-1 Ella Wobbrock
2-3 Alice Aronchick
4-5 Charlotte Swapp

Here is the link to the Laurelhurst Elementary Math Challenge Page…  http://www.mathinaction.org/laurelhurst-elementary.html  

Math Challenge 2 Papers are due tomorrow October 24th and the third Math Challenge will be posted on the above website on October 28th In order for students to be considered for prizes, their papers will need to be turned into the red box by the front office by 4 PM on the deadline date. Prizes will be distributed at lunch on the Wed following the deadline.

If there are any questions, please let me know! [email protected]


Art Explores: Monet in the Spot Light

Art Explorers are kicking off this month with the children learning about the famous French artist, Claude Monet.  Parents from your child’s classroom will be coming in to present a power point and an art project into your child’s classroom. Watch the hallways come alive with water lilies inspired by the French artist Claude Monet.  If you would like to help in your child’s classroom, please let us know.  Thank you!
Laura Wright – [email protected]
Summer Carlton – [email protected]


October is Walk to School Month, aka. “Walktober”

One more week till the end of October! Get your calendars ready to turn in!

A tracking calendar was sent home and extra copies can be picked up at school.


Parents needed: Are you interested in serving on a hiring committee?  

The PTA and Dr. Talbot are compiling a list of names of all parents who have had the required training thru SPS, and are ready to participate in interview teams.

If you have had training completed, please email Laurelhurst PTA secretary – Kathy Thomas: [email protected] with your name and your contact information – email and phone number.

This information will be forwarded to Dr. Talbot, with the goal of having 2 parents on each staff interview team, and a list of parents ready to participate in the process.

If you are interested in serving on an upcoming interview team, but have not yet been trained, please plan to attend one of the Site-Based Interview training sessions. (Please be aware that ALL persons involved in the sitebased interviewing and screening must have attended this training.)

Next Training:  Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Auditorium at John Standford Center

For more information click here 

 News from the Auction

AUCTION AUCTION, READ ALL ABOUT IT! 

Congratulations to Mindy Iwen and Ben Steele, winners of this week’s KANO Computer Kit raffle!

We are raffling off 2015 KANO Computer Kits for two more weeks to all families that have donated an item(s) to the auction.  To be included in the raffle, submit your donation item via paper form or online: Click here
One entry per item donated; one win per entry.

About KANO Computers
Remaining drawings:

  • Monday, 10/24 – Second drawing (for submissions in by Friday, 10/21)
  • Monday, 11/1 – Third drawing (for submissions in by Friday, 10/28*)

[*Items donated after 10/28 are still welcome, but will not be included in auction catalog.]Thank you for these outstanding donations received this week: 

  • Woodinville wine tour – Julie Church
  • Thrive Art School – one month of free classes
  • 3 nights at Whistler – Natasha and Bill Davis
  • Australian Christmas in July – Narelle and Andrew Glynn

Don’t wait – Buy your tickets today! 

Questions?  Contact our team!

Procurement:
Narelle Glynn: [email protected] & Beth Joffe: [email protected]
Co-chairs:  Lisa Coulter: [email protected] & Alyssa Grundmeyer:[email protected]

News from the Teachers and Administration

More ways to Support the Laurelhurst Library!

Does your child have an upcoming birthday? Is there an upcoming graduation from elementary school? Are there Grandparents that would like to donate?  Please consider supporting the Laurelhurst Library anytime this year by donating a book in your child’s honor.  All you have to do is fill out the form (they are located on the table outside of the office and in the library) and send in $17.  Mr. Brown will purchase a book for your child OR you may purchase the book yourself and bring it in to the library.  A special nameplate will be placed in the book with your child’s name on it and they’ll have the first opportunity to check it out!  Questions? Contact Summer Carlton, [email protected].


Invitation to Share YOUR Musical Expertise with the Laurelhurst Elementary School Community

The Vocal Music Program at Laurelhurst Elementary School is looking for individuals with musical training and/or expertise in various musical traditions who are willing to share their abilities with the students at Laurelhurst Elementary.  Possible opportunities include planning a lesson demonstration (in coordination with the vocal music teacher) to share with one of our music classes or aiding in accompanying a grade level ensembles in one of our school-wide musical performances.  Of particular interest are individuals with expertise or experience with musical styles or traditions that may be less common to our community, though individuals with all manner of experience are desired.  This is a wonderful way to connect to our students and community in a unique, powerful and positive way.

If you are interested, please contact our vocal music teacher Bethany Grant-Rodriguez at[email protected].


Did you know about these online student resources?
Click here for more info on Raz kids, Reflex Math and Typing Agent. Scroll down to see your class login info.

News from LASER

Wednesday, October 26th Early Dismissal
LASER will open two hours early on Wednesday afternoon at school dismissal time.  Closing time will still be 6:30 pm.  If you are already signed up for care on Wednesday afternoons, you do not need to sign up for care on these early dismissal days.

LASER Family Game Night, Thursday, November 10th 6:30 pm-8 pm
Please join us for LASER Family Game Night!  Play board games and group games with LASER families and staff.  This will be a low-key, fun-filled evening.  Non-LASER siblings and family are welcome!
Games will be provided, but please bring a nut-free snack to share.

For questions and to R.S.V.P please email Robby at [email protected].org.

Friday, November 11th Day Camp
7:00 am to 6:00 pm

LASER @ Bryant location
$50 per child
Field trip to Lynnwood Bowl & Skate

To sign up, please register online at: https://www.eventbrite.com

News from the Community

ATTN: Kindergarten and 1st Grade Parents. There are still spots in the Daisy Girl Scout Troop #40196. We will meet one Friday a month from 4:15-515 PM in Room 9 at Laurelhurst Elementary on the following dates: Oct 28, Dec 2, Jan 6, Feb 3, Mar 3, Mar 31, May 5, and June 2. There will be supervision in room 9 beginning at 3:45 but official Daisy activities will not begin until 4:15 so girls from other schools can arrive safely!
If you are interested in joining us, please contact Beth Cogan for more information at [email protected] or 206-250-9559 or visit the Girl Scouts of Western Washington Website. You may register directly at the Girl Scouts website https://girlscouts.secure.force.com/girl .


Dolci Baci Bakery
Artisan Baked Goods by Lisa Busalacchi

The holiday season is right around the corner!  Let us help you take away some of the stress of planning what to bring to family dinners or friendly get-togethers.  We would be happy to provide delicious artisan baked good for you and your loved ones to enjoy.
Look us up on Facebook to see our menu options. www.facebook.com/dolcibacibakery

Contact us at [email protected]


8th Annual MONSTER BASH – Fabulous Halloween Fun for the Whole Family!

RAIN or SHINE …Grab your little ghosts and goblins and fly by for a spook-tacular celebration presented by Susannah White’s THREE FEET of SUNSHINE. Come in costume for a hair-raising haunted house, pony rides and pumpkin decorating.  Kids and adults alike will enjoy Dracula’s dance-off, ghoulish games and prizes, creepy crafts, the Phantom Photo Booth, and a crazy costume contest and parade. Plus, don’t miss the Yummy Mummy Cupcake Walk, and of course, delicious Halloween Trophy Cupcakes! In celebration of our 8th annual Monster Bash, this year will feature two LIVE performances by Recess Monkey (4pm & 5pm)!  All proceeds from this fun event benefit Seattle Children’s Pediatric Advanced Care Team. Great fun for a great cause!  Bring a new, unused costume for a Seattle Children’s Hospital patient and receive an extra special trick-or-treat!

Date: Saturday, October 29th, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Rain or Shine)
Location: On the grounds of St. Stephen’s – 4805 NE 45th Street – Seattle, WA 98105 – behind Seattle Children’s Hospital (across from Laurelhurst Park)
Cost: Only a $13 “Fright Fee” for all this FUN!
Contact: threefeetofsunshine.org or [email protected] or (206) 304-9339
For more information visit THREE FEET of SUNSHINE or check us out on FACEBOOK  or view the Seattle Children’s Website


One on One Basketball Seattle Presents…

One on One Instructional Basketball League (Grades K-2nd)
Meadowbrook CC (Saturday Mornings) begins November 5th!
– learn to play the One on One way!  weekly fundamental skills stations & scrimmages
– keep your Fall soccer team together for basketball season
– recruit a team of up to 10 players from your school

Space is limited…check the schedule of classes below and register today! http://seattle-washington.1on1basketball.com/

Do you have news to share?

Submissions for the next PTA newsletter due by Fridays at Noon. Email submissions to [email protected]. Please email submissions as you would like to see printed in the body of the email.

PTA Newsletter Team

Mindy Iwen, Judy Findley, Karina Kunins, & Nella Synge

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SAVE THE DATE! Laurelhurst Elementary PTA Auction Dec. 2nd!

SAVE THE DATE! Laurelhurst Elementary PTA Auction
You asked for change in our fundraising efforts and now they’re coming!

Our first big change is going with a new date in a different season for the adult auction. Mark your calendars for FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2ND!

We would like some additional input from you! Please help us to make this an exciting event for Laurelhurst parents and staff to enjoy and a successful night for the PTA by answering a few brief questions on the Survey Monkey link below.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LZX96Y5

Thank you for your help!

Christine Bagley and Jacque Klug
PTA Board Co VPs Ways and Means

Lisa Coulter and Alyssa Grundmeyer
2016/2017 Auction Co-Chairs

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

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

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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?

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

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PTA Newsletter Team

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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.