LY Carnival is June 5th!

carnival_tentThe 2015 Lake Youngs Carnival is just around the corner!  Pre-order your tickets and meals by May 29th to save time and money! Click here for details and an order form:  Carnival Ticket Order Form.

We also need many, many volunteers to make it a success!  To sign-up for a shift, please click on the link ( or download the Carnival Volunteer Sign-up Flyer and turn that in at school.  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 pull off the carnival.

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

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Short Meeting, Big Decisions

bear_clawFriday, May 15th is a big night – we’ll have a very short PTSA meeting (with some big decisions to make) immediately followed by the Art Walk and the Buy-One-Get-One Free Book Fair!

The PTSA meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and shouldn’t last more than 20 minutes.  There will be a vote on next year’s LY PTSA budget.  There will also be a vote on whether to increase the grant by $3702 to build a permanent wall in the annex.  Early this year, the membership voted to approve a $6000 grant to build a second wall between classrooms.  Two years ago, the PTSA’s auction fund-a-dream raised money for the construction of the first wall which significantly reduced the noise between classrooms.  Since the first wall was built, the construction cost has gone up substantially and another $3702 would be needed (for a total of $9702) to construct the second and final wall.  The district has said they will not fund this project.  There could be a proposal to add the project to a Kent-wide levy, but then it could take years before the construction is completed.  The PTSA board feels we have the money and recommends that PTSA fund the project now.  Work could be completed over the summer.  Whether or not to grant the additional money will be up for a vote on Friday.

So come see your children’s prized art work on display, check out the BOGO Scholastic Book Fair and come to the meeting!

Box Tops Contest is ON!

box topsKeep clipping those Box Tops and turn them in in the little baggies that went home this week in the Grizzly Flyer!  Our new contest runs from May 6th through May 22nd!  We are collecting Box Tops AND Labels for Education.  The class with the most tops and/or labels will get a pizza party!   (The last contest brought in $1300 worth of Box Tops – let’s do that again!)

If you’d like to volunteer to help trim and count, please email us at

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: