The Lackamas Lightning Strike
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Message from the Principal
We are excited to have some of the traditional spring celebrations coming back in the final weeks of school.
Our 5th-grade students have invested 6 years of learning and grown so much from the time they started in kindergarten with us. School is a 13-year journey for most students it is so important to celebrate each step students make to graduation. We are excited to celebrate with students and families the last day of school for the 2020-2021 school year on Wednesday, June 16th.
Mark your calendars for the 1st day of school on September 8th. We are looking forward to being able to support your child's learning journey and have so much fun planned for next year.
We have so much to celebrate because of your support and collaboration with us to keep accelerating student learning.
Upcoming Important Dates
- Field Day - dress accordingly
- 4th & 5th Instrument Fitting for Band at RMS 3:30-6:30
- Class Picture Day - masks required
- Yolk Splat Day - bring your raw egg in it's disposable contraption!
- Summer Send Off for entire school, see times below
- 1/2 Day - Last Day of School, out at 12:05pm
- Lost & Found donated to charity after school (12:30pm)
- Summer Vacation Begins
Class Picture Day, June 10th
Summer Send-Off, drive-thru on our Last Day
See times on the flyer below!
Egg Drop Day - Tuesday, June 15th
Everyone will get a certificate, either for a cracked egg or one that withstood the drop!
Returning Chromebooks at End of the Year
Huge Thank-you to Lackamas PTO!!!
As a school we would love to recognize our PTO volunteers for all their hard work. We have had an incredible board this year, Karla Wiesner has been our President, our Secretary is Katie McCullar and Treasurer Odree Esparza. Our PTO has made a huge difference during this challenging year. The following things would not have happened without their contribution of time and effort.
Teacher Survival Kits
Cookie Dough Fall Fundraiser
Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest and made ribbons for winners
Sponsored 10 days of Storytime with teachers and staff to support Lackamas Scholastic Book Fair
Free Popcorn Handout
Meet and Beep Supply Bag items for every student:
- Holiday melted crayon heart ornaments
- Hot Chocolate packets
- Melted crayon lego minifigure for valentines day/kindness week
- Oobleck kit
Sent holiday cards to all teachers and staff with candy canes
Made a donation towards Lackamas Dollars For Scholars auction basket
Became a Sponsor and donated towards Rotary Club Virtual 5K + 10 Weeks of Summer
Trex bag recycle program ( recycled 32lbs of bags and will win a participation award from the company)
Teacher Appreciation Gifts
Charleston Wrap Spring Fundraiser
Robo Derby for 10 winners from Spring Fundraiser
“X” Day Extra Treat Day (popsicles) for our ABC Count-down
5th grade reverse parade contributions
- Cup sign on fence ( class of …)
Many other behind the scenes support
Robo Derby from the Spring Fundraiser
Lackamas is doing a digital yearbook this year. Many thanks to our volunteers from PTO for helping organize this. We will send you a link to this yearbook when it becomes available. You will be able to print a copy at home if you are interested. If you have photos of your own children you would like to send in for possible inclusion in the yearbook please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org, however, we can only accept pictures of your own children.
REAL DAWGS Read
Real Dawgs Read is a summer reading program developed for K-8, schools in Washington state. Participants read at least 30 minutes a day over 30 separate days to earn a Husky reward and reading certificate. This program starts July 7th EVERY student at Lackamas Elementary has been invited to participate. Over the years, UW licensees Zephyr Headwear, Logo Brands, and Strideline Socks have donated merchandise that rewards successful readers. Students can to get started online here: https://www.washington.edu/realdawgsread/
Code: dawgreader (all lower case) make sure you start your log AFTER the last day of school.
Summer Reading Program at Timberland Library
Now is a great time to include the Timberland Regional Library in your summer plans as you read, explore, create, and learn your way through the summer. The Summer Library Program runs June 1- August 31 and at all 28 locations across the five counties are participating. All ages are welcome to participate (Including adults)!
New Students and Incoming Kinder Registration for 21-22 is Open
To be admitted to kindergarten for the fall of 2021, your child must be five years of age on or before August 31, 2021.
Current families with a Family Access account: register online by logging in to your Family Access account.
New families: register online by completing the New Student Enrollment: Account Request
Need Assistance: Watch YouTube Video Tutorial
Covid Testing Site for YCS Students
The testing site is open daily (M-F) from 10am – 12pm in the district office parking lot. If an enrolled student needs to be tested, they can drive up. We highly recommend they pre-register to make the experience quicker and prevent personal information being shared in a public space.
Parent or Guardian Scholarships for U of A
The University of Arizona Scholarship is available to any parent or guardian of a child attending a school in the NEU network. Lackamas is an NEU school. It covers full tuition and technology fees for any University of Arizona Global Campus undergraduate degree. For more information check scholarships being offered by U of A
Applications will open on April 1st, closing on June 30th.
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.
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
Tech Help Desk
Frequently Asked Questions
PTO Recycling Programs to raise funds for Lackamas
Lackamas is going GREEN! The PTO has chosen a couple recycling programs for the school to participate in.
When: Recycle drop off will be on Wednesday's during lunch pick-up 11:30-1pm and at the monthly Meet and Beeps.
A recycling program that awards points per pound of recycling materials that turn into a money donation to the school once enough points are collected. We will begin by recycling juice pouches, Bunch O Balloons products and packaging, and Febreeze cartridges and packaging. Will continue all year!
Trex.com - The Plastic Recycling Challenge
- Lackamas has collected and recycled 32 lbs of plastic bags
- Winners are announced on Earth Day
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.
Amazon Smile Program
RAISE MONEY WHILE SHOPPING
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! http://smile.amazon.com
- 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 LackamasPTO@outlook.com
Box Tops Made Easy!
BOX TOPS MADE EASY!
Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app
- HOW IT WORKS - BUY BOX TOPS PRODUCTS!
- SCAN YOUR RECEIPT - Tap the scan button and snap a photo of your receipt within 14 days of purchase.
- WHAT ABOUT BOX TOPS STILL ON PACKAGES??
- You can still clip them and send them to school!
- Physical Box Top clips are being phased out of production.
- Send any unexpired clipped Box Tops to school with your student or drop it in the PTO box just outside the office.
- EVERY BOX TOP HELPS! - EARN CASH FOR YOUR SCHOOL!
- Lackamas has earned $200 so far this year! Can you help us double it?
Questions? Email LackamasPTO@outlook.com
THANK YOU TO OUR YCS BUSINESS PARTNERS!
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