Lawton Elementary School


Health and Safety

Safety Committee First Meeting

The Lawton Safety Committee had it’s first meeting on Tuesday March 23rd, and here are the minutes. For future meetings, if you would like to add something to the agenda, please use the bulletin board outside of Principal Kathy Bledsoe’s office to communicate with the committee.  Items will be added to the next  Safety Committee Meeting.  Visit the Safety page for more information abut the Safety Committee.

Building Leadership Team Needs New Members

Building Leadership Team (BLT) Needs Team Members for 2010/2011 School Year.

Parent representatives are needed to serve for the 2010-11 school year on the BLT. This group is charged with collaborative decision making among staff and parents on issues such as budget development, academic achievement planning and professional development. It is a representative model with equal numbers of parents and staff members.

The BLT needs three parent members, each serving a two-year term.

If you are interested in applying for a position, you are committing yourself to one monthly meeting with a possible extra meeting when issues arrive that need to be resolved.

Applications must be submitted to the school office by 3:30pm on Friday April 16 (or via e-mail to Bev Clonch at, and include a letter indicating:

  • The grade your student(s) will be in next school year and if they are Spectrum or Special Needs.
  • School involvement such as volunteer activities.
  • Your understanding of consensus decision making.
  • How you will advocate for the interests of the group of parents you wish to represent while supporting all Lawton students.

Click here to learn More about the BLT.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact a BLT member.

Thank you, Bev Clonch BLT Chair

Safety Committee Meetings

The Lawton Safety Committee is committed to maintaining a safe environment in our school, as safety is a high priority for everyone. The Committee is now meeting monthly, and an agenda is prepared during the month of the meeting.  Agenda items may be sent to any member of the team and will be forwarded to Elizabeth Hensley (Chair) or Kathy Bledsoe (Principal) to be placed on the agenda. Please see the Safety Committee page for meeting dates, times, and assignments.

Free H1N1 Vaccines

H1N1 (swine) flu vaccine is now available at free clinics in Seattle and King County, and is being provided by the Seattle and King County Public Health Department.  For more information visit the H1N1 Vaccination Flyer.

Pandemic (H1N1) Flu

Seattle Public Schools Student Health Services has published important information on the H1N1 (Swine) Flu virus pandemic.

Sick children are to be keep at home until they have been without a fever for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication). They should stay away from school, group child-care, and other gatherings.

Teach your child to:
1. Wash hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds.
2. Stay at least three feet away from people who are sick.
3. When sneezing or coughing, cover their mouth and nose with tissues, or sneeze/cough into the inside of the elbow.

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