Honor a Teacher – Donate a Book!

books_stack_0Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up May 4th-8th.  Our staff appreciation committee has lots of wonderful things planned and YOU can help celebrate our teachers by purchasing a book for the library! We’ve made it easy by creating a “Wish List” on Amazon.  The goal is to update the non-fiction collection in the LY library – so many exciting, informational texts for kids are being published today.

Hardback copies are much preferred – our books receive a lot of love and use!  To select a hardback copy, please click on the Title of the book from the Wish List, then select “Hardcover.”   When you check out, Lake Youngs Elementary will appear in your address book as the Gift Registry Address.  Books will be mailed directly to Lake Youngs.  Thank you for helping to honor our teachers and grow the Lake Youngs Library!

Here is the link to the Amazon Wish List: http://amzn.com/w/1JLHLVZM591MW

Box Tops Contest Coming Soon

box topsWe hope you’ve been saving those Box Tops!  The next class contest begins May 6th and runs through May 22nd. Information and a plastic bag to send the clipped Box Tops back to school in will be coming home soon.  The class that brings in the most Box Tops will earn a pizza party. It’s so easy and our last contest brought in $1300 worth of Box Tops – money that is going directly back into each and every classroom this year!  So just keep clipping!

Seeking Carnival Volunteers

carnival_tentWe are reaching out to look for people to participate in the 2015 Lake Youngs Carnival. Everyone’s contribution is helpful — sub-committee chairs, booth helpers or even just a few hours setting up or taking down. It takes hundreds of volunteer hours to accomplish this event! If you are interested in a sub committee, please e-mail Angie Freeman: Anfreem@rei.com.

The Carnival will be held on June 5th, from 5:30-8:30.  This is a HUGE event! Continue reading

Exciting News at PTSA Meeting

golden_acornThe March PTSA general membership meeting was a very special evening filled with elections, awards, a budget vote, auction announcement, Italian sodas and more.  Here’s a recap in case you missed it:

Congratulations to these very special award winners.  We were thrilled to honor them for their outstanding service and dedication to all of the children at Lake Youngs.  This year’s Golden Acorn winner is Ann-Marie Pennington, Outstanding Educator is Phyllis McKay and Outstanding Advocate is Mary Howes.  Their names will be engraved on a plaque that hangs in the halls of Lake Youngs and the PTSA will make a donation in their name to a scholarship fund. Continue reading

Staff Appreciation Week Planning

74497___gustavorezende___Kids_6_03Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4-8th this year and the staff appreciation team is planning a special week for LY’s teachers and staff with the theme “You are My Sunshine!”  We will be doing something every day for the teachers and staff and it would be great to see many families participate in teacher week this year!
  • Volunteers are needed to donate their time to help set up, staff and clean up the events.
  • Volunteers are needed to donate food for a Taco Bar on the Tuesday, a snack cart on the Wednesday and a sandwich bar on the Friday
  • Sign ups are available online at www.perfectpotluck.com under the last name “Thanks” and password “Lakeyoungs.”

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