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11:30a Eagles Marathon begins!
Eagles Marathon begins!

Date:
Thursday, October 2
Time:
11:30a - 12:30p
Where:
Peter Kirk Playground

Parent volunteers needed. Sign up here Eagles Marathon Volunteers
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8:00a Walk to School Day!
Walk to School Day!

Date:
Wednesday, October 8
Time:
8:00a - 8:45a
Where:
Our Community

As part of International Walk to School Day, parents and kids are encouraged to put on their sneakers or day-hikers and hoof it to school in the morning! Classroom walking tallies will be posted!
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EAGLES MARATHON begins Oct. 2nd. Parent volunteers needed!
The Eagles Marathon begins Thursday, October 2nd. This is a new PTSA sponsored program where students will have the opportunity to run (or walk, skip, hop, etc.) around a .2 mile course during Lunch Recess as they work to achieve a healthy Eagles Marathon goal of 26.2 miles over 6 weeks.

All students will receive a lap punchcard to track their miles and a "toe token" for each mile completed. Prizes will be given out for the first boy and girl in each grade to complete 26.2 miles, and for the class with the highest percentage of students who complete the marathon.

Parent volunteers are needed during Lunch Recesses between Oct 2nd - Nov 25th to punch student lap counters. You may sign-up for a single Lunch Recess (30min) or stay for the combined Lunch Recesses (1hr). Sign up here Eagles Marathon Volunteers Any & all help is greatly appreciated!

11:30-12:00 for 3rd-5th grade and 12:00-12:30 for Kinder-2nd grade. Please, allow extra time to sign in at office.

The goal of the Eagles Marathon is to encourage students to be active, lead a healthy lifestyle, & have fun. Please, contact Marel Pease at marelpease@gmail.com with any questions.

Happy Running,

Marel Pease & Alexis Christensen
Eagles Marathon Parent Coordinators

Register Now For After School Enrichment Programs!
The PTSA offers a variety of after exciting school enrichment opportunities for students.

Options include:

Spanish I by Lango
Mandarin I and II by Lango
Smart with Art: After School Art
Chorus
Drama Club
Homework Club (FULL, registration closed)
Zeno Math- Primary and Intermediate
Coding With Kids
Chess 4 Life Chess Club
Playball Superstars
Jumpin' J's Jump Rope

NOTE: * Homework Club is FULL. Registration closed.
* Leap4Kidz Lego STEM class has been CANCELED. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Please email dir-basp@peterkirkptsa.org with any questions

Click here for more details and here to register.

GM Meeting
The PTSA's first General Membership meeting of the 2014-15 school year will be Thursday, Sept. 25th at 7pm in the library.

You can view the agenda here and come with questions. You can also take a look at this school year's budget and the Board's organization structure , to stay better informed about how your PTSA leadership fulfills its obligations.

We'd like to see a large turnout!

Thanks!

PETER KIRK SHIRTS!
On sale starting Friday Sept. 19th: Super-Comfy Peter Kirk logo Shirts, Polos (short sleeve and long), T-shirts, Sweatshirts, Fleece tops and Rain jackets with fleece lining! Clothes with our logo are only available for a limited time.
Best of all, 6% of your purchase goes back to our school!

Check it out at Lands' End!

Our profile number on the Lands' End site is 900162421, or type in 'Peter Kirk Elementary'.

Fun Run is here!
Come support the PTSA's many wonderful programs - and watch your child run his or her happy tail off - at this year's annual fundraiser.

This year, the PTSA is requesting a one-time donation of $150 per student (or $300 per family) to fully fund all of the wonderful programs people love about Peter Kirk (art lessons, musical instruments, great field trips, PE equipment, etc.)

All students receive the latest cool Peter Kirk T-shirt. There are also wristbands and free cupcakes to think about, as well as nifty raffle prizes . This year, each classroom that has 90% participation of envelopes returned wins a classroom prize. And the child who demonstrates the most school spirit in each grade wins a Fun Run sweatshirt and a Menchie's frozen yogurt party with Principal Garcia! How cool is that?! Get more details here . Or, print out a copy of the donation form here .

Welcome Back, Students and Parents
Let's have a great 2014-15 school year!

Read the PTSA President's letter here (PDF) or here (Word).

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Sounders Family Day is Oct. 25th
LWPTSA Council sponsors a family-fun day in conjunction with our own Seattle Sounders FC! Saturday, October 25 th at 12 noon at Century Link Field, Seattle Come see the Sounders host rivals LA Galaxy and look to own the top spot in the MLS playoffs! Tickets are only $18 (reg. $25) and a portion of all sales comes back to the Peter Kirk PTSA for learning enrichment! You can view the flyer  here in Word or  here in PDF formats. Details can be found at http://www.lwptsacouncil.net/ .  Go Sounders! ... read full article

This Year's Budget
The proposed budget for the 2014-15 school year is available for review by clicking here . The year-to-date budget for 2013-14 is available for review by clicking here . Members are invited to take a few minutes to look the documents over, so they can bring questions and comments to the next General Membership meeting. Additionally, members can view the Field Trip Funding Requests , as well as the Staff Recommendations regarding this year's budget. Thank you. ... read full article

Lake Washington Schools Foundation News - May 2014
  Thank you!   Thanks to this incredible community–you helped raise nearly $250,000 at the Foundation’s 9th Annual Legacy for Learning Luncheon on April 23.  We had a record number of attendees (over 585 registered guests) and a record number of corporate and organization sponsors who donated over $93,000 in support of our students! Without the incredible team of volunteers, this event would not have been such a success.  Thanks to the luncheon committee chairs, Alison Johnson and Archana Sunil, the luncheon committee, the table captains, many PTSAs, parents, trustees, sponsors, and district and school staff.  This year, we had ... read full article

Budget Surplus Spending
The PTSA has voted to approve extra items/spending in regards to the current budget surplus. Parents and staff can view that list here . This list will not answer all of the questions that parents and staff may have regarding our budget surplus. But please understand that the Board has worked very hard and collaboratively to address the many pieces of this issue. The Board will present this recommendation at a Special General Membership meeting to be held on Thursday, March 6, 2014. The agenda can be viewed here . Thank you. ... read full article

2014-15 PTSA Board Members needed
Calling all interested parents: The Peter Kirk PTSA Board of Directors needs new faces, minds and critical perspectives for leadership positions in next year's PTSA! These jobs play a critical role in how the PTSA conducts business, makes decisions and shapes the future for incoming Peter Kirk students. For those parents willing to volunteers their time, you can review the positions here . The deadline for application is March 3rd . For more information, you can contact Aalam Samsavar , Vice President of Outreach. Thank you!   ... read full article

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