Sunday, September 1, 2019

Wednesday, September 4
First Day of School for 1st-12th graders
7:55 a.m. - 2:25 p.m.
No Early Release
Monday, September 9
First Day of School for Kindergartners
7:55 a.m. - 2:25 p.m.

Tuesday, September 10
Taco Tuesday
3-7 p.m. @ Nutty Squirrel

Wednesday, September 11
First Early Release Day of the year
7:55 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.

Friday, September 13
Back to School Bash
5-7:30 p.m. @ Lawton
Monday, September 23
Last Day for Advanced Learning Referrals

Tuesday, September 24
Curriculum Night
5:30-6:30 p.m. @ Lawton

Thursday/Friday, September 26/27
School Picture Days
On behalf of the Lawton PTA, we would like to welcome you to a new year of school and to a new year of PTA! If this is your first year at Lawton, we would like to extend a very warm welcome to you. If you are a "seasoned" Lawton family, we would like to thank you for your many contributions over the years. We know that you're as excited as we are to provide a great year of programming for our teachers, students, and families. Don't forget to purchase your PTA membership!

To encourage a greater sense of community, our PTA Board is trying a new approach to recruit volunteers for our PTA-supported activities throughout the year. Other schools have had great success with this grade-band approach (1st, 2nd, etc.), so we thought we would give it a try. The PTA Board will partner with each grade-band to support the planning and implementation of each of the events outlined below.

As your child moves through school, you will have an opportunity to be involved in different aspects of some of our community's favorite events! We hope this approach encourages new volunteers to join our regulars in participating in these memorable experiences.

Of course, if you are super excited about any of the events below and want to volunteer, don't let us hold you back!
  • 1st gradeBack to School Bash (Sign-up today!)
  • 2nd grade: Fall Festival
  • 3rd grade: School Auction
  • 4th grade: Bingo Night and 5th Grade Promotion
  • 5th grade: STEAM week and Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
We encourage each and every one of you to support the Lawton PTA by getting involved in your grade's assigned activities, donating to the Dolphin Dreams Direct Drive, attending PTA parent education nights, and participating in the Move-A-Thon and Field Day.

We are so grateful for the active community we have at Lawton. Throughout the year, if you have any feedback, suggestions, recommendations, or would like to help in any way, please contact us

Thank you, and have a great year!


Valerie Cooper & Cynthia Dold
Lawton Elementary PTA Co-Presidents
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Brand new to Lawton?
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We are aiming for 100% participation from families. Your dues help fund the administrative expenses we have for our all-volunteer PTA. Joining the PTA supports all of our PTA activities, strengthens parent and teacher involvement at Lawton, and allows you to vote on important issues to decide how you want PTA funds allocated to support Lawton Elementary programs and resources.

Please stop by to join or to renew your membership! If this is your first time purchasing a membership, you'll need to create an account on the PTA website, click on the Store tab, and purchase your membership. 
You should have received an email with your student’s teacher assignment on Friday, August 30th. If you didn’t, please check your junk mail. If you are sure you didn’t receive the email, call the front office (206-252-2130) on Tuesday, September 4th to learn your teacher’s name and double-check the accuracy of the email you have on file with SPS. The front office will be open 7am to 3pm on Tuesday.
Still need to purchase school supplies?! The PTA has partnered with to make buying school supplies a breeze! The best part is that Yubbler donates 50% of the sales of core products back to the Lawton PTA. Supplies ship quickly. 
What you need to do:
  • Find the supply list for your child’s grade by going to this link.
  • Click on the purchase button (“Full List”), and then enter your shipping and billing information.
  • You can customize your cart in checkout by removing or adding items.
  • Supplies are shipped “Next Day” to your home for free.
1st Grade Volunteer Sign-Up
This highly anticipated event is less than two weeks away! We would greatly appreciate the 1st grade families kicking off our grade-band volunteer approach by volunteering for the Back to School Bash. Thank you in advance for making this annual event such a success!
Want a great way to celebrate the start of the new school year while also supporting our Lawton PTA programming?

Nutty Squirrel Gelato has agreed to fundraise for Lawton again this year. This neighborhood gem will be serving up two scoops of gelato in a taco-shaped waffle cone every second Tuesday for the entire school year! 15% percent of sales between 3-7:00 p.m. are donated back to Lawton's PTA.
2019-2020 Taco Tuesdays

September 10
October 8
November 12
December 10
January 14
February 11
March 10
April 14
May 12
June 9
Please support our school by indulging in some delicious gelato!  Stay tuned for the name of our Lawton Celebrity Scooper!
The After School Enrichment Program schedule is being finalized. To make the enrollment process run smoothly, please make sure you create an account on OR check to make sure your information is updated if you already have an account.

Our after school activity participants are chosen based on a computer lottery system. You will receive easy-to-follow instructions on how to sign up for these activities when they are made available to everyone. Please be patient, and more information will be available in an upcoming newsletter. 
We would like to thank Wes Walls for organizing the Summer Work Party and to all of the community and parent volunteers who spent a long day in July cleaning up Lawton's Secret Garden and other outdoor areas. They put in a lot of work, and we'd like to thank everyone for their time and effort! 
We'd also like to thank these four Lawton Dolphins who decided to set up a lemonade stand this summer to raise money for the PTA. They raised over $100 and received a 100% company match! Thank you so much!
Dolphin Tales is a weekly newsletter published by the Lawton Elementary PTA intended to keep parents and staff informed of upcoming events and activities. Teachers, parents, and community members interested in submitting an article for publication must send copy-ready materials to by 9:00 p.m. Thursday for publication in Sunday's newsletter. 

Teachers and families, we love highlighting staff members, hearing about creative classroom projects, and featuring positive Lawton PTA event experiences. Please don't hesitate to contact us if there is something you'd like to share!


Monthly MenuSeptember 2019

PayPAMS:  Online School Lunch Payments
Breakfast: $2, Lunch: $3, Milk: $.50

Meal Assistance:  Free & Reduced Lunch Application


Cynthia Dold  Co-President
Valerie Cooper Co-President
Pricilla Wenneman Co-Vice President
Mikelle Nuwer Co-Vice President
Cheryl Brenner Newsletter Communication 
Gina Craig Website/Facebook Communication 
Jennifer Thompson Treasurer
Deanna Tavernier Cashier
Kathleen Kapla Recording Secretary
Kimberley Mertz Member At Large
Dan Dickenson Co-Fundraising Chair
Lada Vishtak Co-Fundraising Chair
Amy Lakhani Advocacy Chair
Kristen Noel Staff Liaison
Lawton PTA Facebook
Lawton PTA Website
Lawton SPS Website
This is a weekly newsletter published by the Lawton Elementary School PTA to keep parents and staff informed of upcoming events and activities. The deadline for newsletter submissions is 9:00PM Thursday of each week for the next week's publication. Add "Lawton Newsletter" in the subject line of email submissions to:
Our mailing address is:
Lawton Elementary School
Lawton PTA
4000 27th Ave W
Seattle, WA. 98199

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