Originally delivered on 8/12/2022 12:50 pm

SUBJECT: Lakeview PTA Newsletter - Back to School Edition!

Back to School Edition

We are so excited to start the new year with you all! Our PTA has been hard at work all summer planning the year and getting our new committee chairs, coordinators, and executive board up and running. Here is what we have done so far:

  • Held a leadership retreat with 13 of our leaders to train and plan for the year!
  • Provided boxed lunches from Jason's Deli to all the LVE faculty and teachers.
  • Provided breakfast with breakfast tacos and delicious pastries, fruit, juice, and coffee from our generous HEB!
  • Provided "Teacher Survival Kits" to all our faculty and teachers.
  • Helped out at Kinder Orientation and provided a "Kinder signing" photo booth and helpful guide for Kinder parents.
  • Hosted a Popsicles at the Park playground meet up for LVE students and families.
PTA Membership Drive!

Make sure to join PTA! The grade level with the MOST PTA members (by percentage) will win an ICE CREAM PARTY and the teachers will receive an additional $25 in classroom support funds each. All faculty and staff without a homeroom can also compete - if they win, they'll receive Sonic drinks delivered to them at school! Membership is only $10 and you are NOT REQUIRED to attend meetings, volunteer, or do anything extra. An increase in our membership numbers helps support the school and attract sponsors!

Join PTA Now!
Be in the Know: Upcoming PTA Meetings

Make sure you mark your calendars for our upcoming meeting! We have split up our meetings this year to board meetings and membership meetings. Both are open to all - even if you are not a PTA member. Attend the Board meetings if you want to see more of what goes on behind the scenes and have some insight into the planning. The membership meetings are for information sharing and updates to the parents. 

Our next board meeting is on August 31st from 9-10am via Zoom and our next membership meeting will be right before Open House on September 7th (in person). If you would like to attend the board meeting and are not a PTA member, please email secretary@lvepta.org for the Zoom invite. 

What would you like to see from PTA this year?
Thank you to our Volunteers!

We have so many volunteers who have stepped up over the summer to get us ready for the school year. We are so grateful for all of our volunteers, but want to give a special thank you to Kirsten Ramirez and Katie Landin for the teacher hospitality events, and to Laya Saludares and Rowena Quach for being absolutely on top of the website and social media!

We Need Your Help!

When everyone chips in a little, we can get a lot done! Let us know if you're interested in any of the following opportunities:

  • Homeroom Parent - each class needs 1-2!
  • Silent Auction Coordinator
  • Dudes on Campus Committee
  • Contact businesses to ask for school sponsorship
  • Workroom Crew (laminating and cutting weekly)
Check Out Our Volunteer Opportunities
Our Website

Make sure to check out our website for updates and useful information including:

  • Staff directory with pictures!
  • "Teacher Favorites" lists and Amazon wishlists (currently being updated)
  • Family directory (accessible to PTA members only)
  • Photo gallery
  • PTA meeting minutes (accessible to PTA members only)
  • AmazonSmile link and other partnership program information to help the school earn money while you shop!
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Spirit Wear store (currently open, will close 8/24)

Make sure to update your personal information on the website including your child's teacher! This information will be used to deliver merchandise you purchase through us. Certain forms are not visible until you update your personal information. If you are new to Lakeview, make sure to create an account to be able to fully use our website and its functions. 

Don't Forget!

Make sure to complete your crimincal background check (required to volunteer on campus) - this must be completed each school year!


Check out our new sponsorship program - we need support from our local businesses and families in order to help the school thrive! Family sponsorships start at $25 (silver level). At the platinum level, you even get preferred seating at any school program and a free birthday marquee message for your child!

For more information, visit our sponsorship page!

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Thank you to HEB for donating breakfast pastries, orange juice, coffee, fruit, and more for our LVE faculty back-to-school breakfast!

THANK YOU to our PLATINUM family sponsors: the Gaona/Quach family, the Saludares family, the Ramirez family, the Gilbert family, the Aly family, and the Landin family!

Become a Family Sponsor!
Upcoming Events
Friday, August 12
4:00p Spirit Night: Fajita Pete's Sugar Land
Wednesday, August 24
Spirit Wear Store Closes
Friday, August 26
Last Day of Membership Drive Contest!
Wednesday, August 31
9:00a PTA Executive Meeting (open to all) - Zoom
Monday, September 5
No School - Labor Day
Wednesday, September 7
5:00p Open House and PTA Membership Meeting

Over the last few months, we have used PTA funds to:

  • Purchase items for "teacher survival kits" for all LVE staff 
  • Purchase boxed lunches from Jason's Deli for all LVE staff
  • Rent our back-to-school yard sign 
  • Purchase a step-and-repeat Lakeview Vikings photo backdrop and made 3 posters to promote PTA 
  • Purchase administrative office supplies for leadership retreat
  • Rent facility for "Popsicles at the Playground" event
Check Out Our New Bulletin Board!

Our new bulletin board is housed in the front lobby of the school. Make sure you check it out when you are at school! 

We showcase all of our PLATINUM family sponsors on the board. It also has the current month's calendar with teacher birthdays and events, news and updates, and extra sponsorship letters to grab!


On a web browser, navigate to smile.amazon.com and sign into your account. Search for and add the charity "PTA Texas Congress 9283 Lakeview Elementary" and start shopping! On your Amazon mobile app, go to "Settings" and select "Amazon Smile" - search and add Lakeview (see above for the full name). Make sure "generating donations" is turned ON. Start shopping!

Box Tops

Download the Box Tops for Education app and create an account. Add our school when prompted to find a school (search for Lakeview 77498). Complete your profile and make sure to use a referral code to earn more money for our school's PTA (ISYQ3PRZ). Scan grocery receipts each time you shop to start earning our PTA money!

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