LMS June PTSA Newsletter

LMS June PTSA Newsletter

Newsletter for the week of May 29, 2023
In this issue:

  • 8th Grade Party
  • PTSA award recipients
  • Join your high school PTSA
  • Reimbursement requests due
  • Lions Day volunteers needed
  • Staff Appreciation signup
  • Next year’s Student Store
  • Thank you, sponsors

News & events
Stay informed about what’s happening at Leota
Tickets to 8th Grade Party on sale now!
They started middle school online and they are going to end with a big party! We hope all 8th graders are able to join their friends for an evening of activities, food, fun, and laughter to celebrate the end of middle school. Let’s send them off to high school in style! 
 When: Friday, June 16, 6-9 pm
 Where: High Trek Adventures, 11928 Beverly Park Rd., Everett
 Cost: $25 per student
 What: Ticket includes all activities and food (build-your-own-burger bar with beef, chicken, and veg options; drinks; dessert). Check out the activities at www.hightrekeverett.com
 Who: Currently enrolled Leota 8th graders
 Tickets are available for purchase now through June 9. You’ll sign a permission slip and select food preference when you buy your ticket.
Scholarships available! If you would like assistance, please email scholarship@leotaptsa.com.
Volunteers still needed! Please sign up to help. Volunteer jobs are open to parents/guardians of any grade.
Questions? Please contact Sarah Swain Annepu at sarahswain@hotmail.com or Erica Chester at erica.chester@comcast.net.
A poster describing the 8th Grade End-of-Year Party. It reads June 16, 6-9 pm. List of activities reads rope course, ziplines, basketball, fun tower, mini golf, gellyball, laser tag, and axe throwing. Tickets cost $25 each and can be purchased at www.leotaptsa.com.
Congrats to the 2023 Leota PTSA award recipients
Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations for this year’s Leota PTSA Awards program. We are incredibly lucky here at Leota to be surrounded by so many awesome staff, students, and volunteers.
The PTSA is thrilled to recognize the following community members for their outstanding contributions to Leota, as part of the State PTA’s award program. Each recipient received a certificate and pin, and a donation was made in their name to the WSPTA Scholarship Program, which benefits students across the state. Congratulations to the 2023 slate of awardees: 
An image listing the 2023 Leota PTSA award recipients: Golden Acorn Award to Dawn Simpson, Outstanding Educator Awards to Douglas Poage and Gary Warmbrodt, Outstanding Student Advocate to Julien Wong, and Outstanding Advocate to Tony Van Zeyl.
We also memorialize recipients from this year and past years with engraved plaques in the main office. They are currently in the process of being updated. We hope that the next time you are at Leota you will take a moment to check out the plaques honoring all our amazing awardees over the years.
Pictured here, from left: Dawn Simpson, Julien Wong, Douglas Poage, Gary Warmbrodt, and Tony Van Zeyl
Pictured here, from left: Dawn Simpson, Julien Wong, Douglas Poage, Gary Warmbrodt, and Tony Van Zeyl
Is your student headed to high school this fall?
Will you have a 9th grader soon? Don’t forget to connect with your new PTSA! Visit their website or social media page to find out what events they may be offering over the summer for students and families, volunteer opportunities to connect you with their community, and how to become a member of their PTSA in the fall.
Bothell High School PTSA:Website | Facebook | Twitter | Join online
Inglemoor High School PTSA:Website | Facebook | Join online
Innovation Lab High School PTSA:Website | Facebook | Join online
North Creek High School PTSA:Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Join online
Woodinville High School PTSA:Website | Facebook | Join online 
Submit your reimbursement requests now
A message from the Treasurer, Angela La Tourette: 
Please be sure to turn in all Leota PTSA expenses ASAP--the sooner, the better. We need to complete reimbursements by the end of June, but we need to have time to write checks and answer any questions. If you have expenses that need to be reimbursed by the PTSA, fill out the Leota PTSA Check Request Form and email it to lalatourette@gmail.com. Be sure to include receipts.
Thank you for your cooperation and please reach out to me if you have questions!
A photo of a checkbook and a pen.
Learn how you can help make Leota more awesome



WANTED: Volunteers for Lions Day
Leota is looking for adult volunteers to help at one of the most anticipated events of the year: Lions Day! Come lend a hand and be part of the fun and excitement!
Help is needed at a variety of stations, including field-day games, food tents, and the photo booth. View the signup sheet to see all the volunteer opportunities and time slots. 
A poster describing the need for volunteers for Lions Day on June 16. It reads that help is needed for field-day games, food tents, and the photo booth.
Staff Appreciation event
We’re planning one more Staff Appreciation event for this school year. Your Leota PTSA will be providing the bagels and cream cheese spreads, but we need your help. Please take a look at the signup and see what you can bring to make our final lunch a huge success!
June 7: Bagels and treats
Photo of a banner hanging in the Leota staff lounge that reads "Thank You Leota Staff." Dozens of white gift bags are lined up underneath the banner.
Join the Student Store volunteer list
A big THANK YOU to all the volunteers who helped at the Student Store this year! If you would like to be added to next year’s Student Store volunteer list, please email studentstore@leotaptsa.com.
Pictured here: Student Store committee chair Brianna Thunberg (left) and volunteer Mei Hwang fill popcorn bags at lunchtime.
Pictured here: Student Store committee chair Brianna Thunberg (left) and volunteer Mei Hwang fill popcorn bags at lunchtime.
Reminder: Volunteer background checks
To volunteer on campus at Leota or any other facility in the Northshore School District, you’ll need to submit an online application for a Level 1 background check. Volunteers must update the application every year, and it must be completed before the first day of volunteering. To begin the process, visit the district’s Become a Volunteer webpage.
Thank you, sponsors
We couldn’t do this without you
The Leota PTSA would like to thank all of the Paving the Way donors, and especially this year’s sponsors (listed below). Our programs and events are possible because of you all!
Lionheart Champion: Sylvia Bagley
Lionheart Hero: Cheng Peng
Lionheart Friends: Theresa Held, Monique Coleman, Fleur Tanner
Your generosity is already at work! To date, projects and programs include:

  • Improving the sound system during emergencies
  • Fixing the refrigerator door in the nurse’s office
  • WEB T-shirts
  • Choir
  • ASB






Let’s get social

For the latest news and opportunities, follow us on social media:

    · Join the Facebook page Leota Middle School PTSA

    · Join the Facebook private group Leota PTSA Volunteers and Info


About us

Leota PTSA is a parent, teacher, staff, and student membership organization that advocates for all students. We make a variety of educational and community programs possible at Leota. For more information, visit www.leotaptsa.com.

We hope this biweekly newsletter is a valuable resource to learn about the events, programs, and opportunities available to all Leota families. Thanks for reading!

We welcome your feedback and suggestions for the PTSA Newsletter. Please email them to communications@leotaptsa.com.


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