Eagle Newsletter

May 26 2023

A message from the principal

Dear Parents,

I am so pleased to announce our new staff members that will be joining the faculty in the fall. (We are adding classes, have a new job share and Mrs. McGinnis is moving into a district level role as reading coach). Our field of candidates was amazing, so we were able to find some wonderful people!

Mike Zakowski: Currently teaching kindergarten at Lea Hill in Auburn, he's taught third grade for quite a few years in Covington and Phoenix. He worked with Amy Hurt in Covington! He has an MA in education from Eastern Washington University. He and his family recently purchased a home on the south end of the lake. He will be teaching third grade.

Jessica Harmon: is currently a third grade teacher in the Clover Park School District. She has a BA in Writing from UWT and an MA in education from UWT. She serves on the climate committee at her current school. She and her family live locally. She will be teaching third grade.

Jordan Gogolin: Has been one of our go to substitutes at LTES. She grew up locally, has an MA degree in Instructional Design (WGU) and a BA in Elementary Education from CWU. She will be teaching third grade.

GeAnn Schmidt: is currently in a resource room classroom at Washington Elementary School in Auburn, GeAnn has a bachelor's degree from Gonzaga and an MA from Grand Canyon University. She is Orton-GIllingham trained. She lives within our school district. She'll be our new Resource Room teacher.

Jennifer Olson: is currently a special education teacher in Eatonville, Jennifer works with EBD (emotionally/behaviorally disabled) students. She will be starting a second self-contained class at LTES. She is a graduate of WWU (BA) and St. Martin's University (MA). She and her family live in Enumclaw.

I want to thank the staff members who spent long hours interviewing many people: Mrs. Wilmer, Mrs. Rogers, Mrs. Kriss, Mrs. Allen, Mrs. McGinnis, Mr. Brown, Miss. Espy, and Mrs. Ford.

I wish you all a happy, safe and sunscreen-filled Memorial Day weekend.


Paula Bond

Principal, Lake Tapps Elementary School

Upcoming Dates & Activities

May 29th Memorial Day- NO SCHOOL

June 5th Senior Victory Walk 12:30 @ LTES

June 9th All School BBQ

1st grade bbq- 10:45-11:30

2nd grade bbq- 11:30-12:15

3rd grade bbq- 12:15-1:00

June 15th Field Day

June 19th NO SCHOOL

June 20th All 3rd grade Zoo Trip

June 22nd Last Day of school out at 11:45!

Will your student/students be returning to the Dieringer School District in the fall?

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With the nice weather we have been enjoying, there has been an uptick of kids wearing crocs and sandals to P.E. In order to maintain a safe environment for physical activity, students must wear tennis shoes to P.E. or they will have to sit out. "Sport Mode" in Crocs does not count.

Thanks for your understanding.

Wayne Smith

Lake Tapps PE and Health.

A message from our Librarian......

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A message from the PTA...

Due to unforeseen circumstances the carnival will be postponed until the fall. The date will be determined after fall schedules and sports are sent out.

Tickets already purchased will be honored at the fall Carnival. If you would like a refund, or have any questions, please email president.ltespta@gmail.com.

Thank you for understanding.


Flyer for the POSTPONED School Carnival

LOST and FOUND....

Please come to the Lake Tapps Front Office to claim! We would love to find the owners.

Child's reading glasses & Ray Ban prescription sun glasses. 3 v-tech watches.

School Attendance Information!

If your child is going to be absent, please call the LTES office before 9:00am on the day of the absence. If you are planning an extended absence for more than 3 days an extended absence form will be required to be turned in to the principal a week prior to the absence.


LTES Office Number 253-862-6600

Breakfast and Lunch Menu for Lake Tapps Elementary.

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