Let's Dance!
February 1, 2018

CURRENT HAPPENINGS 
 

Preparing to Dance the Night Away! 

Our kids have been learning and practicing their dance moves in gym class with the "Dance Dude", DJ EJ!  The PTSA has brought him in to teach dance lessons all week during PE and Music class. You will not want to miss seeing your student(s) perform their choreographed dances at the Dance Party!

 


Join Us This Friday for the Peter Kirk Dance. 

 

When: Friday, February 2nd from 6:30-8pm

Where: Kirkland Middle School Commons

Cost:  $5 pre-sale after school (Wed, Thurs, and Friday) before the dance & $7 at the door

Optional Purchases: Punch Card for $5 to get

  • Snacks (1 Punch)
  • Glow Necklace (2 Punches)
  • Photo Booth Photo Strip (3 Punches)

We hope you can join us for a fun evening of music, dancing, glow sticks, snacks and photo booth to commemorate the night! Bring the whole family and watch your kids dance the evening away (Note: this is not a drop-off event! Kids need to be accompanied by an adult during the event). 

Please sign up to help out! We still need volunteers to help with clean up, and to bring packages of sliced apples from Costco. Sign up on MySchoolAnywhere.

 


Family Math Game Night at Peter Kirk! Thursday Feb. 8th, 6 - 7:30pm

 

Blue Highway Games will be in the Peter Kirk Gym with loads of fun math games to play and enjoy together! At the end of the night you have the option to purchase any games to take home and enjoy over and over!

PRIZES! FUN! PK COMMUNITY! BE THERE!

 


Sandwich-making for the Homeless on February 12th

 

Let's show others who are less fortunate some LOVE this Valentines by making lunches for the homeless on Monday, February 12th, after school in the hallway outside of the main office. Our goal is to make 500 sandwiches! Please use the link below to sign up to bring something and come with your child. And don't forget to record your child's volunteer hours for Eagles in Action!

We're looking forward to bringing our community together to serve those in need!

 


Donate an Auction Item to Bring in the Green!

 

The first annual Green Gala auction is coming up on March 17th and we need your help to procure items for the silent auction!

Our committee is working hard to secure donations, but if each Peter Kirk family could source at least one auction item, our work would be done. Do you have connections to a local business or a family member with a timeshare or vacation home? Do you have a skill you'd love to share by offering a service or hosting a class for your neighbors? How about tickets to an event, or gift certificates that might be lying around? Retail items or themed baskets are a hit too!

Need more ideas? Visit our procurement page for more details and to download or complete an online procurement form. We kindly request all donated items be received by February 23rd. 

We know you share our enthusiasm for this long awaited new school, and want it to be the best it can be for our current and future students! As a PTSA, we have the opportunity to supplement the district funding for enhancements like playground equipment, books for the library and other enrichment opportunities. We need everyone's help to make our Green Gala a success and our new Peter Kirk the best it can be!

Visit the Green Gala Website for more information, and to buy your tickets (only 35 left!) [Store_Text_Link]

For questions or comments related to the event please email us at auction@peterkirkptsa.org.

 


Last Call for Nominations for 2018-19 Peter Kirk PTSA Board 

 

If you or someone you know has a passion for kids and the programs that help them succeed, please consider submitting a nomination for the 2018-19 Peter Kirk PTSA Board of Directors BY TODAY! The Board supports and celebrates partnerships, programs and events that enrich the educational experience, community and overall well-being of students, teachers and parents. If you would like to be a part of this team or know of someone who might want to join us, please contact our Nominating Committee, comprised of Laura Castillo, Stephanie Lecovin and Liz Feldsher at nominations@peterkirkptsa.org

Elections will be held at the PTSA General Meeting on March 15 at 7:00pm in the Peter Kirk Library. Someone can be nominated at the election, but today is your last chance to nominate someone (or yourself) to be considered part of the Nominating Committee's recommended slate.

 
Vote YES! For our Schools

 

Top 3 Reasons to vote YES on the 3 LWSD Bond and Levies

 

1. Addresses overcrowding and provides needed resources while reducing the tax rate. The bond provides more classroom space to relieve overcrowding in our district, which is now the third largest in the state. The levies enable teachers to have the resources they need to help students succeed. And, due to good fiscal planning, the LWSD tax rate will be reduced

2. Maintains and prioritizes most urgent needs for kids. These proposals prioritize our schools' most urgent overcrowding, education, safety, technology, and maintenance needs while reducing our tax rate.

3. Everyone benefits. Good schools and facilities positively affect our neighborhoods. Better schools help build a stronger community, which improves our quality of life, and keeps our neighborhoods desirable.

Please vote 'YES' for our kids and schools by Feb. 13th!

For more information on the LWSD bond and levy measures visit LWCLC or LWSD

If you have questions, please contact Melissa Stone


Thank you for coming out to wave signs!

Thank you to the students, teachers, staff and parents who showed up in support of our District in the rain before and after school at the corner of 6th and Central to build awareness for these important bond and levies. Your sign-waving moved the momentum forward! We now encourage you to tell everyone in your community to vote YES on all three measure on the ballot. Every vote counts!

 

 

 
COUNSELOR CHAT BY MRS. MILLER
 

Connection, Connection, Connection

 

Many of us know that when it comes to buying a house, it’s all about location, location, location.  But have you ever heard that when it comes to parenting, it’s all about connection, connection, connection?  In Dr. Ned Hallowell’s book, Childhood Roots to Adult Happiness; Five steps to Help Kids Create and Sustain Lifelong Joy, he describes connection as “closeness to mother and/or father, perceived caring by mother and/or father, satisfaction with relationship with mother and/or father, and feeling understood, loved, wanted and paid attention to by family members.”  Ahhh, as I sink into those words I feel a sense of calm, a sense that all is well.  And when our children feel that sense of connection, I’m guessing they feel similar feelings and have similar thoughts.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 

 

Did you make a resolution to become more involved? Let's cross that off your to-do list! There are many ways to get engaged at the school for an hour, an event or for the year. Below are just a few opportunities that currently need volunteers. Sign up today!

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*NEW* Reflections Committee Co-Chair for 2018-19: We are in search of a few people to join our Reflections Art Program for the 2018-19 school year. Reflections is an art contest for kids who love the arts. There are 6 categories: photography, literature, music composition, file production, dance choregraphy, and visual art. Come help make this amazing opportunity for our kids be a great success! We need you to make it happen. Contact Trace Kuhn for more information. 

Peter Kirk Dance Party: Are you coming to the dance? Great! Don't just stand against the wall like in Middle School...Come a bit early and help set up, sell tickets or stay till the end and help clean up. Check out the shifts at the link above. 

Carnival Committee: Wanted: energetic and engaged volunteer(s) to join our stellar Carnival planning team! The carnival committee is comprised of 8 roles shared by 5-6 volunteers. We are looking for a person or two to fill the role of Games and Prize Coordinator(s). We begin planning just after Mid-Winter Break, meeting once in March and April and then as needed in May. Come help us make this the best celebration of the year! Questions? Contact Elysia Heller

Do these events not fit in your schedule? Not a problem, there are many more ways you can help. Reach out to Wendy Alston, our PTSA Volunteer Coordinator. She is amazing at fitting your talents with a need. 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

February 1st: Kindergarten Registration (1-7pm) Peter Kirk Library

February 2nd: Dance Party (6:30 - 8:00pm) Kirkland Middle School

February 8th: Math Night (6:00 - 7:30pm) Peter Kirk Gym

February 12th: Sandwich-making for Homeless (3:30pm) Main Office hallway

February 13th: Election Day. Vote YES for LWSD 3 Measures

February 15th-19th: NO SCHOOL: Mid-Winter Break

February 17th: Deadline for Green Gala Sponsorship Opportunity

February 21st: School Spirit Day - Mustache/Facial Hair Day

February 22nd: Watch D.O.G. Night Out (5:30pm) Chainline Brewery

February 23rd: Procurement Deadline for the Green Gala

Full List of Events

 

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