The Lackamas Lightning Strike
Home of the Lightning... Learn Lead Succeed
Welcome to Summer 2021
Message from the Principal
I want to express how proud we are of how you've been handling this last year remote, hybrid, and now back in person or for some of you still remote. It's been a hard year to be a student and to be a family. I'm so proud of our community and how YOU are showing up to support each other and education. I know there are many silent battles you've fought the moments you had to humble yourself, the times you've wiped your child's tears, your own tears. As we close out this year I want to CELEBRATE YOU!!!! THANK YOU
We are excited to see you for a new chapter and 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. Thank you for being an amazing community that celebrates the good in the world and education. Your willingness to lean in this year is why we have so much to celebrate. Enjoy a restful summer and please reach out if there is anything we can do to be supportive.
Shauna Perez, Principal
Upcoming Important Dates
- 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)
- 5th gr and K-4th not returning, must return chromebooks
- Summer Vacation Begins
- Notify office by today if not returning to Lackamas
- Office closed for Summer
- Family Access will be closed
- Office opens 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
- First Day of School - Grades 1st - 12th
- First Day of Kindergarten
Summer Send-Off, Drive-Thru, June 16th
See times on the flyer below!
Fabulous Field Day!!!
Lackamas Yearbooks are Available
We are excited that Lackamas has a digital yearbook this year! Many thanks to our volunteers from PTO for helping create and organize this yearbook. If you would like a copy, it is free and you are welcome to print it. The Yearbook can be viewed in two parts: Yearbook Part 1 and Yearbook Part 2, but to print, you will need to use the link that will be emailed to all families as soon as it is available.
It was a Successful Egg Drop Day
Returning Chromebooks at End of the Year
Free Summer Online Reading Program
Are You Returning to Lackamas this Fall?
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)!
MILITARY FAMILY INFORMATION
Summer MFLC support:Astrik Price (253) 329-6629
Darci Jones (253) 341-5812
Kim Granroth (253) 254 8874
Check out Military Kids Connect for some great resources. Also, online tutoring and homework help for U.S. military and their families provided 24/7 at no cost by the U.S. Department of Defense and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance.
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. Access will be unavailable July 5th - August 31st.
New families: register online by completing the New Student Enrollment: Account Request
Need Assistance: Watch YouTube Video Tutorial
Parent/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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