Reflections Projects Due This Week!

40th Reflections Logo-PMS208The Reflections theme for this year is “The world would be a better place if…..”   The Reflections Program is a National PTA and WSPTA cultural arts competition.   Students must reflect on the given theme and create an original piece of art being mindful of the rules and guidelines of the contest and category they are entering.  The projects will be judged and a few may be selected to compete at the Kent area and state levels.   Turn in your Reflections projects on October 30th or 31st from 9:00-9:30 a.m. or 3:15-3:45 in the school foyer.  The awards will be presented at our PTSA meeting on Nov. 13th.

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Auction Planners Seeking Donations

Monte-Carlo-Theme300pxGet ready for a night of giving, glitz and glamour!  This year’s big auction is set for Friday, March 13th at the Fairwood Golf & Country Club.  The theme is “A Night in Monte Carlo.”   Mr. John Curley will be our auctioneer once again.  Right now the auction committee is beginning to collect donated items and services to be auctioned off.  Continue reading

Cookie Dough Orders Due Wednesday

cookieThe cookie dough fundraiser kicked off on Wednesday, Oct. 15th.  Order forms were sent home with the kids.  This is PTSA’s BIG fall fundraiser so we hope you’ll gather some orders!  There are some great prizes for the kids for participating and a daily class contest to see which class brings in the most orders.  There is a coupon sheet in your packet.  As your child gathers orders, fill out those coupons and send them to school each day.  Your child can earn alien key chains every time they bring in a coupon and those coupons will count toward the daily class contest.  For EVERY child that sells 18 tubs of cookie dough, they will get to ride a limo to lunch at McDonalds!  The sale runs for two weeks – all orders and payments are due Oct. 29th.  The cookie dough will be delivered by the holidays!

You Shop. Amazon Gives to PTSA.

AmazonSmile2The holidays are just around the corner and the PTSA has a way to earn some money from Amazon if you shop online.

  • Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Lake Youngs PTSA.
  • AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
  • Support the PTSA by starting your shopping at

Here is the link that will take you directly to the Amazon Smile page in support of our PTSA:


Planning for Two Big Fundraisers

fundraiserHello Lake Youngs Families! As your Vice Presidents, Jill and I would like you all to know our fundraising goals and programs this year. We know time and money are an issue for all of us and it order to respect that we have decided to have only 2 big fundraisers this year – one in the fall and one in the spring.

The fall fundraiser will be cookie dough sales. We will be selling Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough through a great fundraising company called Northwest Fundraising. Last year we made about $5,000 dollars in cookie dough sales. That is awesome! I would love to see us earn double that! The sale will run the last couple weeks of October with delivery right before Thanksgiving. Just in time for holiday baking, cookie exchanges and easy potluck desserts.  Continue reading

Start Counting Reading Minutes!

Read_BooksThe Grizzly Reader program is underway!  The kids can start counting their reading minutes, recording those minutes on the Grizzly Reader slips and turn them into their teacher.  Great prizes will be awarded as the kids reach reading goals set for each grade level.  We hope all of the children will participate in this fantastic program which really encourages our kids to read!  A packet of information came home in the Grizzly Flyers, but if you need more reading slips throughout the school year, you can can print more from the “Forms” file on the left side of our home page.  For more information about how the program works, you can read more here: GRP letter 2014-15.  So start reading!!