The Lackamas Lightning Strike

Home of the Lightning... Learn Lead Succeed

June 2022

Upcoming Important Dates

Alphabet Countdown continues

June 9

Field Day-Various times by grade

June 16

K-2 Cascades camp field trip 8:30-12:30 p.m.

June 17

3-5 Cascades Camp field trip 8:30-12:30 p.m.

June 21

Last day of school-Half day release at 11:25 a.m.

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Kindergarten Registration is open

If you or if you know someone who has an incoming kindergartener for the next school year now is the time to get them enrolled. Getting them enrolled early ensures that you receive all communication that goes out about activities and events for the next school year. Enrollment is online through the district website. Online enrollment will temporarily be closed down for system upgrades until mid summer so don't delay enrolling today.

Yolk Splat/Egg drop day Monday June 20th

Every year our students try to create a contraption that will protect a raw egg when it is dropped 25 feet from a bucket truck. Bring a student-made container/armor that has a raw egg inside and is ready to withstand the drop. Put your student's name on the container. Everything will be thrown away afterwards. If your egg does not break, you have met the challenge.

Everyone will get a certificate, either for a cracked egg or one that withstood the drop!

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Alphabet Countdown

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Warm Weather dress code

As the weather gets warmer, please make sure that your students are coming to school dressed appropriately and following the school dress guidelines

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Family Access

Click above for Family Access

YCS Employment Opportunities

If you are looking for employment with Yelm Community Schools, please click on now hiring for available opportunities in the district.
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Lackamas PTO-Not too late to join

Lackamas PTO is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting and is always looking for new members.

Next Meeting: Monday June 6th @ 7pm via Zoom

Topic: General PTO Meeting

Some topics we will be discussing are Field Day, Board Elections, and other end of the year events.

Time: Monday June 6, 2022 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Every month on the First Tuesday of the month.

Jul 5, 2022 07:00 PM

Aug 2, 2022 07:00 PM

Sep 6, 2022 07:00 PM

Oct 4, 2022 07:00 PM

Nov 1, 2022 07:00 PM

Dec 6, 2022 07:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 831 5882 5834

Passcode: mQ3MNh

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.

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

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.


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

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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