What is coming up this month:

  • October 17th: Wednesday Release, 2:05 pm
  • October 18th: Early Release, 12:05 pm – Conferences
  • October 18th: Great Shake Out
  • October 19th: No School – Leap Day
  • October 22nd – 26th: Student Council Campaign Week
  • October 29th: Picture Retakes
  • October 31st: Halloween Parade (9:15 am)
  • For more events check out our annual calendar
Conference Week: Setting Goals.

October 15th kicked off our first Conference week. Just a reminder, Wednesday is a normal day with dismissal at 2:05 pm, Thursday dismissal is at 12:05 pm, and Friday is a day off. 

Thursday: Great Shake Out – Earthquake preparedness drill coming!

The Great Washington Shake Out is a state-wide earthquake preparedness drill that students will take part in at 10:18 am on Thursday, October 18th. This drill is also a reminder of some steps you can take to better prepare for this type of event.

  1. Discuss your family plans with your children. Specifically, in the event of an earthquake, how would you anticipate picking up your children. Let them know you will be there as soon as it is safe. Video about Peter Kirk Emergency Preparedness.
  2. Make sure you understand the latest guidance on what to do during an earthquake (it's changed since we were kids!).
  3. Prepare an emergency kit at home (tips on how to do this).
Fine Arts Competition for Artists, Writers, Dancers, Musicians, Photographers, and Filmmakers!

Reflections is a National PTSA sponsored fine arts competition with recognition. All students in Kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to participate in this state and national event. This year’s theme is “Heroes Around Me.” Who is a hero to you? Your Mom, Dad, Teacher, Grandparent, community hero, musician, athlete, a famous person in history?


Think about someone who is a hero to you, and let that person inspire your art. Turn your entry in to the office any time before November 2nd. There are entry forms available in the office in the turnstile shelves. Learn more here. We can’t wait for your entries!

If you have questions, please e-mail Trace Kuhn.

Student Council Campaign Week.

October 22nd through 26th is the Campaign Week for Student Council. Fourth and fifth graders will run for various offices and  2nd-5th grade classes will have an opportunity to vote. Beyond those elected to office, each class will also vote for a representative to attend the meetings throughout the year.

  • October 22nd- 26th: Campaign Week
  • October 26th: Speeches and Voting
  • October 26th: Announcement of Winners
Watch D.O.G.S. - In case you missed it...

There are a few dates open to be a Watch D.O.G.! If you are not signed up for a date yet sign up today. [Signups_Text_Link]

Please review this presentation before your date if you missed the training, and then be sure to sign the digital acknowledgment by following the link on the last slide.

Participate in the Yearbook creation.

This year, the yearbook club will be open to 3rd graders in addition to 4th and 5th graders. There are still openings in the yearbook club, which will begin on Nov. 5. Does your student want to help create the yearbook this year and build lasting memory? Registration is available at 6crickets.com.

School Play Committee Needs You!

Peter Kirk students will present a sure-to-be-hit show of Alice in Wonderland on February 9, 2019. To ensure that performance goes off without a hitch, we are assembling the School Play Committee now, with our first meeting this month.  Along with the usual committee jobs, we are also looking for a Co-Committee Chair (or two) to work with April Rickard this year and take on the role as the Chair for the 2020 performance. Check out the available committee jobs [Signups_Text_Link] or find out more about the School Play

Sister School Supply Drive kicking off on November 6th. 

The Student Council will participate in the Sister Schools Supply Drive again this year.  Terry McGill will be returning on November 6th to talk about collecting school supplies, sports equipment, hygiene products, toys and books.  The drive will run from November 7th through 19th.  Terry will return on November 20th to pick up our supplies and arrange for shipment to Uganda. 

Positive Parenting Introductory Class.

Feeling challenged by your child’s whining, attitude, sibling conflict, morning or bedtime routines, homework battles or something else? Elevate your family from good to great with this free introductory parent class on November 14th, from 7p-8:30p in our school library. Full six-week session class coming in January. Learn more about Positive Discipline

Wear orange on October 24 to show we’re together against bullying.

Unity Day is Wednesday, October 24

Make it ORANGE and make it end! What are your true colors when it comes to bullying? If you care about safe and supportive schools and communities make your color ORANGE on Unity Day. That’s the day everyone can come together – in schools, communities, and online – and send one large ORANGE message of support, hope and unity. Show that we are together against bullying and united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. Read more about Unity Day.

New and International Families Welcome Event.

LWPTSA Council and the LWSD are pleased to offer Welcome Events for New and International Families! Parents will hear how to navigate the school system and PTSA will share information about the role of PTSA and how to get involved in schools as well as host the following topics: America 101, managing stress around relocation, and events and activities in the Pacific Northwest.

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  • WHEN: October 25, 6:30 - 9:00 pm OR October 27, 9:30 am - Noon (identical information presented on both dates)
  • RSVP for Free: October 25 and/or October 27
  • WHERE: LWSD Resource Center
Dance and Cheer Camp hosted by LW Kangs.


Let your student have fun learning dance while supporting our local high school Dance Team. The Lake Washington Dance team is putting on a Dance Camp on Saturday, October 27th from 5-8pm in the LW School Gym. To learn more information or sign up click here.


Open to all K-5th Grade Boys and Girls. Participants will learn teamwork, warm-ups, games and cheer routines from the LWHS CHEER squad. Students will participate in a camp session on October 20th and then perform for the first quarter of the LWHS Varsity football game on October 26th. Registration deadline is today, October 17th. Fill out the Registration Form Here.

Highly Capable Program -- Application Information.

Lake Washington School District (LWSD) will accept applications for Highly Capable programs until 4 p.m. on October 26, 2018. Any student can apply/be recommended for Highly Capable programs each year. Students must live in the Lake Washington School District to apply. To learn more visit:  https://www.lwsd.org/programs-and-services/accelerated-programs; or quest@lwsd.org.



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