Cultivate a blooming artist and leave the mess to us! In this fun-filled week, kids will create unique, ready-to-hang art by drawing, painting, sculpting, manipulating textiles and more. We’ll also explore inspiring artists, art movements and themes in a small class environment able to meet individual ages and ability levels.
Taught by Lawton Art Docent Program co-leaders Julie Maxham, Tracy Pozil, and Alane Pina classes are held in a peaceful and inspiring art studio in Magnolia Village. Ages 6-11 $150/week per child if registration received by July 1st ($175 thereafter). Multi-week discounts apply. Weeks of July 22 and/or July 29, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-12:00 noon To register, call Tracy at 206-972-3685 or email.
Laura Thomas is doing a survey to see if you would like this program (information below) beginning in the fall. If there is enough interest, she will sign Lawton up.
Please email Laura at email@example.com to let her know if this program would help you through the weekends. The PTA will help us through Community Outreach. As always, your privacy will be maintained.
Thank you,Laura Thomas Administrative Secretary Lawton Elementary 206.252.2130
The Ballard Food Bank is pleased to announce that we have received funding
for the 2013-2014 school year to provide a backpack program for students
in need. Our service area includes schools in the 98107, 98117, 98119, &
98199 zip codes, of which you are a part.
We are writing to you today to let you know what a backpack program means.
It means that we can provide three dinners, three lunches, and two
breakfasts, and snacks for a student to take home over a weekend
(Friday-Sunday) for the entire school year. Food items typically included
for a weekend include, among other things: instant oatmeal, fruit, apple
sauce, mac & cheese, tuna, ramen, milk & cereal, Nutrigrain bars, etc.
We would like to know if:
1. Your school sees a need and would like to participate. This would begin
in September 2013 and run until June 2014.
2. Your PTA would consider co-partnering with us in this endeavor. We
would have the food ready to go on Thursdays, for example, and PTA members
would come down to the food bank to pick up the food for your school to
distribute the next day.
Please let me know if you’re interested and/or have any questions at this
time. We’d love to start prepping and working with you now, so we are
ready to go when school begins in the fall.
Thank you so much for your time. We are very happy to help and be a part
of ending hunger in our community.
Erin (Mac) MacDonald
Ballard Food Bank
5130 Leary Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
Come see all the amazing science projects the kids put together!
Great News! The Lawton PTA is excited to let you know that we will be providing some summer enrichment opportunities for your child. Please take a look at the attached information to find out more!
Cheryl Parks & Lisa Blau
PTA Before and After School Enrichment Co-Coordinators
June 2 at Seattle Center
Go here and search for Run Like the Wind: https://secure.info-komen.org/site/TRR/RacefortheCure/SEA_PugetSoundAffiliate?fr_id=3015&pg=tfind
Remember to register your child for the 5k (timed or not, that’s up to you) NOT the kids’ race.
Coach Kamila will provide t-shirts to all who sign up.
Treat your child or yourself to a special event! There are still some spots left. Space is limited so please reply quickly if you are interested. All proceeds go to the Lawton PTA. We hope to see you there!
For more information and to register for these events, open this form, fill out the registration information and leave in the Treasurer’s box in the school office with a check to Lawton PTA.
Remaining spots are available on a first come – first serve basis. They sell out, so if you are interested, act quickly!
Next School Year
We would like to thank the many people that helped make Staff Appreciation a success this year.
We wouldn’t have been able to do it without you!
Sincerely, Michelle Fescoe and Stacey Spencer
The Northwest Boychoir will hold open auditions for new members on Saturday, June 1, 2013 for fall enrollment.
Please see flyer for more details.
The City of Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development is considering changes to the Seattle Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Code. Come hear a presentation about proposed options for rezoning property along 15th Ave W and voice your opinion.
See flyer for more details.
Join parents and staff of Lawton as we celebrate our amazing community!
Join us as at Batch 206 Distillery – 1417 Elliot Ave – as we celebrate another terrific school year. Doors open at 7:00 P.M., no host bar with appetizers and dancing until 11:00 P.M. Parking is available on site.
We will be displaying student artwork from the Inaugural Art Docent Program and Artist in Residence Program. Sign yourself or your student up for Parties and Teacher Experiences. Bid for your favorite parking spot! There will be a raffle for Gift Baskets prepared by each grade level, ranging in value from $500.00 to $5,000.00. Raffle tickets will be sold the night of the event for only $5.00 each. Buy as many as you’d like!
Drink tickets will be sold at the venue for $6.00 each and will cover all drinks: Margaritas, Sangria, Tecate, Micro Brew and Well Drinks prepared by our Hosts at Batch 206 Distillery!
Come celebrate Lawton with us! Buy your tickets today! http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/368776
Your Lawton PTA
Thank you to all who took the time to offer their opinions on PTA programs and spending priorities. We had 157 total responses from Lawton families and staff. Of these, 72% are current PTA members, 88% donated to the PTA’s Direct Drive, and 88% have volunteered their time this year to make Lawton a great place. Some highlights of the 2012-2013 survey responses are below:
Spending Priorities and Future Investments
We are happy to report that PTA spending in 2012-2013 closely mirrors the priorities of the Lawton community. Your ranked priorities (and the level of PTA investment in 2012-2013) were:
When asked about potential areas for future investment, you favored technology most highly, followed by social and emotional supports for students, after-school tutoring, and capital improvements.
If the PTA were asked to support capital improvements, most (59%) of you felt that this should come from a separate capital campaign. Others (40%) thought that PTA should support capital improvements as part of the Direct Drive. Some (20%) thought that the PTA should not support capital improvements at all (note that this question permitted more than one response). Many who expressed support for PTA investment in capital improvements did so with reservations – saying either that the school district should pay for this kind of thing, or that PTA should only support those projects that directly benefit students.
In 2011-2012, Lawton families favored a direct fundraising strategy at more than twice the rate of an auction (53% versus 24%). One year later, we are happy to report that our first direct drive was a big success. We exceeded our fundraising target, and increased participation over last year’s auction. Even better, we were able to put every dollar donated back into the Lawton community, compared to $0.65 of every dollar from a typical auction.
Most returning families (70%) reported that their giving had changed since last year, though responses appeared to be split between those whose contribution increased and those whose contribution decreased. Although many of you commented that you missed the auction, many others appreciated the simplicity and transparency of the direct drive.
Doing Business Day
Also new this year was the PTA-sponsored Doing Business Day event in September. Most survey respondents (71%) attended the event, and 91% of those who did provided their very honest opinions about the experience. Many people appreciated the effort, and specifically the opportunity to write one check to start the school year. However, the process clearly left a bit to be desired. The most common complaints were around the crowdedness and confusion of the event itself. Also unpopular: the withholding of classroom assignments until the end. There was a clear consensus that paperwork should have been available in advance – preferably online – and we are looking into different options for next year.
Your input is valuable to the PTA Board as we plan for next year. Thank you again to all who participated. If you would like to see the full survey results, please click here. We will present our proposed 2013-2014 budget to the general membership at the April general meeting on Wednesday evening, April 24. Please join us!
Lawton PTA Board
Seattle Public Schools has a site-based hiring process that allows school leadership, staff and interested community members to participate in the hiring of teachers. Each school identifies their site-based hiring team to screen and interview certificated applicants.
Artwalk Event to benefit the Earth and Puget Sound Keeper Alliance. Purchase a $10 Canvas to create original work and display at our Second Saturday Kids Art Show and Mama Earth Celebration May 11th, 6-9pm. All proceeds from this event with be donated to the Puget Sound Keepers Alliance. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Habitude reservation number 206-782-2898 for more information