Fall Food Drive:
Thank you to everyone who so generously donated to the fall food drive!! We collected over 85 bags of groceries this year!!! The donated food was given to our families in need at Lawton. Through your generous support we were also able to provide our Lawton families in need with grocery gift cards too! In addition, this year we partnered up with Broadview-Thomas K-8 school to donate to their school food bank that serves over 30 of their homeless families!
The winners of the mystery prize for bringing in the most food for their grade band are: Ms. Adler’s 1st grade class and Ms. Ulmer’s 4th/5th grade class! Great job!!
If you are interested in helping to buy holiday gifts for some of our Lawton families in need this holiday season please visit our Sign Up Genius to find out what items are needed. Grocery gift cards are also very helpful for struggling families and can be donated by dropping them off to the office staff anytime. Donated gift cards and gifts will need to be turned into the Lawton Office by no later than Monday, December 14th. If you have any questions please feel free to email Jamie Hoskinson, Outreach Chair at mrshoskinson@Hotmail.com
Thank you to the 260 participants and all of the volunteers who supported this year’s Direct Drive! The PTA is truly grateful for your support of enrichment programs at Lawton. While we did not ultimately reach our fundraising goal of $145,000, the Direct Drive saw an inspiring 80% participation rate, which raised $110,000! These funds will be dispersed immediately toward programs and events like the upcoming STEAM Challenge, the Kindergarten Cookie Social, the Family Fun Dance, and Math and Mingle Night.
In order to continue the incredible programs we have here at Lawton with no interruption for our kids, we will consider accessing some of the PTA reserve funds for programs not covered by the direct drive. Please let us know if you have any questions.
In addition, thanks to the Participation Challenge generously coordinated and managed by Mrs. Parks, the following classes have earned extra rollerblading time by achieving the highest participation rate in each of the following class bands:
Kindergarten – 1st grade: Mr. Conner’s class with 90% participation!
2nd – 3rd grade: Mrs. Misner’s class and Mrs. Wong’s class, both with 100% participation!
4th – 5th grade: Mrs. Ulmer’s class with 88% participation!
Once again, a sincere thank you to the entire Lawton community for your support and effort to bring enrichment programs to Lawton students. If you have any feedback about how to improve next year’s Direct Drive, please reach out to our PTA Fundraising Chair, Terry Richardson.
The Lawton Fall Food Drive starts on Monday, November 2nd and runs until Friday, November 13th. The food drive supports Seattle Public School families in need as well as families right here at Lawton. Please send in breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner items your own kids enjoy and would eat. For specific lists of food please click here.
Expired food cannot be accepted so please check your dates. Students will be collecting food as a class and we challenge each class to collect the most food. A mystery prize will be awarded to the two classes (one in K-2 and one in 3-5) that bring in the most food.
Please put your food donations in the bin in your child’s classroom so that it is counted towards their collection.
PLAYGROUND PROJECT COMMITTEE:
The Playground Project Committee is looking for volunteers to join the committee that is working towards building a better, more interactive, and joyous playground for our children. A portion of our fundraising comes from matching volunteer hours and the success of this project comes from you! Please consider joining.
Any questions, please contact Kathryn Ficarra at Kathryn.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ballard Food Bank/Lawton Back Pack Program is dedicated to providing needed weekend meals for students at Lawton. Each Friday, students served by the program are sent home with paper grocery bags full of kid-friendly, easy-to-prepare meals for the weekend. If you would like your child to participate, please return the blue, double-sided form sent home last week to our counselor, Constance Hutchinson, or Laura Thomas in the main office and complete the form. For further information, additional forms, or questions, please contact Constance Hutchinson: email@example.com, 206-252-2140.