LSK8 Weekly Update
LSK8 Weekly Update – Mid-Winter Break Edition
LSK8 School Updates
Welcome to the LSK8 weekly newsletter! this post will update each weekend (usually Sunday’s) we will send a reminder to check the website for the update each Sunday afternoon/evening. But you can come to the LSK8 website anytime to read the newsletter or to check information. Please reach out if you have difficulty accessing any links or need more information about anything posted here!
PTO Spring Dance
Dancing through the decades – Spring Dance
Friday March 15 at 5:30pm
Contact the PTO with questions
Lakeside Educational Enrichment Program (LEEP)
The LEEP application is officially OPEN! You can find the link to the application on their webpage.
LEEP will come out and hold a presentation with our 8th grade students in February or March (date TBD). If you are a 5th grade parent interested in the program, please attend one of the information sessions below.
- Wednesday, February 28th at 6:30 p.m. (West Seattle Library)
- Saturday, March 9th at 12:00 p.m. (Lakeside School, Kent Evans Auditorium)
Early Pick-up Reminder
Early Pick-up – please ask your student to stay in class until called to the office. When you arrive to sign them out we will call for them. This ensures they are in the classroom for the most time possible (if you hit traffic, they miss out on class time unnecessarily!) If you are in a rush or running late and need them waiting for you, give the office a call when you are a few minutes away and let us know, we are happy to accommodate, but want every minute in the classroom possible!!
Licton Springs K-8 Donors Choose
Donors choose is program where educators can post projects that help their students get the resources they need to be successful in school. Our teachers create these projects throughout the year to get things for their classrooms. You can donate money towards the project to help it get fully funded. Learn more about Donors Choose. Please pass along to anyone you know that may be interested in donating. Thank you!
Current Projects at LSK8:
- Snacks for Counseling Office – Elly
We all play a role in school safety!
It is important that everyone in our school knows and follows our safety procedures and processes.
- All visitors must sign in at the main office when on campus.
- All adults should wear SPS staff or visitor identification while in school buildings.
- School exterior doors should be kept closed and locked.
- Please let your school leader and school staff know if you have concerns or questions regarding student safety and well-being.
- Safety concerns should be reported right away by letting the staff or principal know, calling the Safe Schools Hotline 206-252-0510, calling 911 or on our new mobile app.
- The SPS team has gathered more information about Safe and Welcoming Schools on our district website.
If you want to meet with a teacher or staff member, please make an appointment. Our teacher’s priority is to support students throughout the day. Prior notice allows staff to schedule their day, including their prep time, so that student needs can be met AND meetings can be effective for you both. Please email your students teacher (or other staff member) ahead of time to schedule.
Let us continue to work together so that every student feels safe, cherished, and empowered.
LSK8 families – Tune-In with Principal Dante
a monthly check in with parents/caregivers as thought partners to learn from each other and exchange ideas about student learning and school improvement, a two-way dialogue whereby families and the principal listen, learn, solve problems, and share information.
April 5 – Friday at 8-8:30am in the cafeteria (check in at the main office)
Volunteering at LSK8
Please fill out the online application to volunteer at school if you plan to volunteer in the building or on field trips this year! the sooner we have you cleared, the sooner we can start planning!!
**New this year – 2 weeks minimum required for approval.
You can fill out the forms and watch the required videos on our SPS volunteer website.
If you have volunteered with SPS before you can update and renew your application on an abbreviated process on the current and returning volunteer’s page
Message from the Thunderbird PTO (LSK8 Site Council)
*Visit LSK8 PTO Website for more information or to sign up for their newsletter!
If you are signed up for the newsletter, but not getting the newsletter, please check your spam folder. If you need to sign up for the newsletter, you can go to the PTO website (home page) and scroll down to subscribe at the bottom of the page.
LSK8 PTO Meeting Dates
First Monday of Each Month during the school year. (with a few exceptions due to district calendar conflicts — check the LSK8 calendar for exact dates and meeting times)
Contact Leadership at PTO4Thunderbirds@gmail.com
Attendance Office Contact Information
Absences – Please Report Absences to the attendance office! If we don’t hear from you, within 3 days of the absence, the absence is unexcused
Reach out to the LSK8 office via
Phone – 206-743-3700
Fax – 206-743-3701
Email – email@example.com
Written note upon return to school (delivered to the main office)
Late Arrivals – If your student is going to be late to school, please have them go to the office first to check-in. We need to see them to sign them in! (any time after 7:55)
If you will be more than a few minutes late, please let us know via phone or note upon your child’s return.
Early Pick-up – please ask your student to stay in class until called to the office. When you arrive to sign them out we will call for them. This ensures they are in the classroom for the most time possible (if you hit traffic, they miss out on class time unnecessarily!)
District Contacts and Information
- Culinary Services Dept
- Transportation – 206-252-0900
- Technology Services
For device setup and technical assistance, please visit:
Important Upcoming Dates
- February 13 – Assembly (K-8) performance by Gansango
- February 15 – Shelter in Place Drill
- February 19-23 – No School – Mid-Winter Break!
- February 28 – Black History Month Assembly
- March 4 – PTO Meeting 6pm