Dear Lakewood Parents,
Welcome back to Lakewood Elementary School and the 2019-2020 school year! We are looking forward to a great year in which we continue a tradition of excellence. Our PTA theme this year is Lakewood Lions: Tell the Tale
How does the PTA help Lakewood?
The Lakewood PTA is a very active organization. We raise funds, provide key programs and work with our teachers on a cooperative basis. Most importantly, we advocate for your Lakewood student to ensure all their needs are met. Every year we help make the difference between basic education and the “extras” we all want for our students. The PTA pays for our incredible Art teacher and all her supplies plus we give extra funds for teacher supplies. Additionally, some of the programs that our PTA financially supports are: cultural and science assemblies, computer lab supplies, class parties, family movie night, media center equipment, playground equipment, the robotics club, library support, STEM, Science Olympiad, Math Blast, safety patrol, Lakewood Youth Theater, supplementing field trip costs and much more!!
How do I join PTA?
We need members to make all this happen … working parents, at-home parents, single parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, guardians, whatever the case may be…we value you and your participation and input. Signing up is simple, just print the PTA membership application, fill it out, and return it to your child’s teacher or the school office by Friday, August 30.
OR join online via TOTEM at: https://jointotem.com/ca/modesto/lakewood-elementary-pta
After I join PTA, then what? There are many ways to get involved based on your own schedule:
- Volunteering: Please fill out the form in this packet and select the activities you are interested in (including room parent). Volunteer coordinators for the various events will contact you.
- Everyday Fundraising: (it’s easy and it all adds up!)
- AmazonSmile.com is the perfect way to give back to Lakewood while you shop. It works exactly like Amazon (even AmazonPrime), just select Lakewood PTA as the beneficiary.
- We also collect Box Tops! There’s a drop box near the front office.
- You can even take your Recyclables to Modesto Junk Co. & tell them to give the profit to Lakewood!
- Jog-a-thon: This fun-filled event is an annual fundraiser for Lakewood where families, friends and neighbors pledge money to support the students as they jog or walk in the Jog-A-Thon. More information will be coming soon!
- Field Trip Donation: Amazing field trips await your student(s) here at Lakewood. Please look for the donation form in September!
- Spirit Wear: Show your pride and don your blue and white! Spirit Wear order forms will go home the first week of school.
- Family Events: Join us for the Fall Carnival, Craft Fair, Family Movie Night and Spring Picnic as we gather together as a Lakewood family, build relationships and support our students while having fun!
Please let us know if you have any questions or suggestions about PTA. We want you to be involved and we want to hear from you.