The Lackamas Lightning Strike

Home of the Lightning... Learn Lead Succeed

Mid January 2022

Upcoming Important Dates

Jan 24-28

  • Kindness week
  • Canned Chili Drive

Jan 26

  • 1 hour late start 9:25 start time

Jan 27

  • Mr. Sturgill Class Field Trip to Central Glassworks

Jan 28

  • Half day -Records Day release at 11:25 a.m

Feb 2

  • 1 hour late start 9:25 start time

Kindness Week January 24 - 28

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Lackamas Martin Luther King Jr Presentation

100% Symptom free campus

We wanted to remind families of our commitment to being 100% symptom-free here at Lackamas. Thank you for not sending your children to school sick or when they have medicine that would mask COVID symptoms. If your student has had a COVID test and are waiting on results please do not send your student to school until you receive a negative test. If you have any questions please check out the Thurston County Public Health pathway.

Looking for updates

Make sure to visit our Lackamas & YCS websites to stay up to date about what is happening at our school and within our district.

Daily Mile Partnership with the University of Washington

We're excited to provide some fun, free coloring pages to help keep your students motivated to do The Daily Mile during the winter months. They are brought to you in partnership with our friends at Erika's Lighthouse!

A study from the Dominican University of California showed that sharing goals with a friend dramatically increases the chance of completing them. Seventy percent of participants who told someone about their goal achieved it, compared to just 35% of those who kept their goal to themselves. Ask your students if they'd like to get healthier in 2022. Doing The Daily Mile 3-5 times per week is perfect to help them achieve their goal.

PTO Recycling Programs to raise funds for Lackamas

Lackamas is going GREEN! The PTO has chosen a couple of recycling programs for the school to participate in.

When: Recycle drop off will be on Wednesday's - The Plastic Recycling Challenge

  • Begins in November 2021
  • We collected 32lbs of bags last year and we would like your help to break that record this school year!
  • Winners are announced on Earth Day 2022

Crayon recycling

Done specifically through the PTO. We will be turning all the crayons into something new to give back to students. We are accepting all kinds of crayons, broken and whole.

YCS Employment Opportunities

If you are looking for employment with Yelm Community Schools, please click on now hiring for available opportunities in the district.

Digital Flyer Board

Community organizations can upload flyers into Peachjar, and parents will receive digital flyers regarding school and community resources through email. All flyers will be available at any time on the Yelm Community Schools digital flyer board. You can manage your account preferences by logging into your account using the login information provided in the email.

Family Access

Click above for Family Access - check your student's information, fill out the daily health survey and see their attendance.

PARENTS: Opt in for Text Messages - Text YES to 67587

Amazon Smile Program


Amazon Smile - an automatic way to support Lackamas Elementary

  • You will need to select Lackamas PTO as your charity, ID 9215319235
  • With every eligible purchase, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price. Be sure to bookmark it!
  • News Flash!!! - Amazon Smile is now available in the Amazon shopping app for Android users!
  • In the latest version of the app, go to View Settings and select Amazon Smile. Follow the in-app instructions to complete the process.

    Questions? Email


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Nondiscrimination Statement

Yelm Community Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights: Julie Mondry, 360-458-1900,; 504 Coordinator: Shannon Powell, 360-458-6124,; Title IX Coordinator: Lisa Cadero-Smith, 360-458-6120,; Address: 107 First St. N., PO Box 476, Yelm, WA 98597

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