Originally delivered on 9/14/2022 10:00 am

SUBJECT: Lakeview PTA September Newsletter

We are beginning this year with some awesome things that have happened and some exciting plans to come. Here's a snippet of what we did and what to look forward to:

  • Celebrated Lakeview Elementary's "A" rating!!! We hosted a fiesta lunch for our teachers and staff and threw the 4th and 5th graders a party for all their hard work.
  • Held our first PTA general membership meeting!
  • Had our first "Dudes on Campus" meet up and event! DOC will be meeting once a month for breakfast moving forward. 
  • Hosted an ice cream party for our membership drive contest winner.
  • Started up our Viking Store! Our volunteers are pushing our Viking Store cart around each Friday afternoon to allow students to trade in their Viking bucks for goodies. 
  • Started collecting items for our Silent Auction! We have some exciting things to auction off including Lunch with the Mayor and a special tour of the airport and naming rights to different parts of the school!
  • Worked on plans for our Fall Movie Night on October 21st - the students have voted on "Minions: The Rise of Gru" as the movie selection! 
  • Completed our financial audit for the 2021-2022 school year (thank you Annie Du, Vanessa Gaona, and Julie Tran for your HOURS of service!).
  • PTA leaders attended the FBISD Parent Organization Meeting and Vendor Fair and the Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) kick-off meeting.
  • Had a spirit night at Willie's!
  • Worked on new shirt design to be released for purchase on September 19th!
  • Set up a spirit night at the Space Cowboys baseball game on September 25th! See the graphic below to order tickets now!
  • Surveyed our parents and solicited feedback for PTA plans.
PTA Parent Survey Results

Thank you so much to everyone who took our survey. We had 115 responses! Your responses will help us plan for the rest of the year and for next year! Make sure you take a moment to review the results and see our responses to your comments!

Parent Survey Results
Membership Drive Contest Results

Thank you to everyone who has joined PTA so far! We set a goal to DOUBLE our membership this year and we have already exceeded that. We went from 73 members last year to 164 members currently! Congratulations to Kindergarten who had the most PTA members at the end of our membership drive, and to 2nd grade who did an amazing job as well.Thank you to our Dudes on Campus (DOC) for hosting the ice cream party in their stylish aprons (donated by Shariff and labeled by Maggie). :) 

Join PTA Now!

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 or be able to vote on certain issues. The membership meetings are for information sharing and updates to the parents. 

Our next board meeting is on September 28th from 6:30-7:30pm via Zoom and our next membership meeting will be right before the Viking Choir performance on November 3rd (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. The meeting agenda and Zoom invite will be emailed out a couple days before the meeting, so make sure to watch for it in your inbox!

Board meetings for the rest of the year:

  • September 28th from 6:30-7:30PM
  • October 26 from 9-10AM
  • November 30 from 6:30-7:30PM
  • January 4 from 6:30-7:30PM
  • February 1 from 9-10AM
  • March 1 from 6:30-7:30PM
  • April 5 from 9-10AM

Membership meetings for the rest of the semester:

  • November 3, 2022 (right after the book fair and before the Viking Choir Concert)
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:

  • Teacher Appreciation "Afternoon Tea / Coffee" on September 22nd - sign up here to contribute treats for the teachers or to help with set up/clean up!
  • Viking Store - 4 weekly slots need to be filled!
  • Homeroom parent for Ms. Wright! Contact Katie at classcoordinator@lvepta.org if you're interested.
  • Silent Auction Committee 
  • Dudes on Campus Committee - contact Shariff at doc@lvepta.org if you're interested; they will be volunteering in the morning car rider line and with security checks weekly if possible. 
  • Sponsorship Committee - contact businesses to ask for school sponsorship.
  • Workroom Crew (laminating and cutting weekly)
  • Treasurer in training
Check Out Our Volunteer Opportunities
Dudes on Campus - Message from Shariff

After walking with Mrs. McClanahan at the school last week, I'm sure we can really make an impact on the school. One of the administration's main concerns are the external doors that can look closed but not be fully closed. Here is where we can make sure our kids are safe. Ideally I would love to have one of us be able to check all of the doors right after drop off around 8:15am every morning, but we can start with one guy for Monday, one guy for Wednesday, and one on Friday mornings. You just need to sign in at the font office, check the external doors and sign out - in and out, simple. It should takes 5-10 minutes, then you are off to work.

Next, morning drop off: I had the chance to do drop off this past Tuesday and I think we really need to boost up morning drop offs to every Friday if possible. It's really fun and I want to add sense of humor (karaoke, drums, etc.). Plus, they really need us there!

Lastly, many of you really liked getting together at Panera Bread, so I say we keep it going and make it a monthly thing. The first Sunday of every month can be the DOC meet-up at Panera Bread from 9-10am. Come have some guys-only time and we can come up with more ways to make the school safer and support our kids.

Here is the link to sign up for morning drop-off on Fridays and door checks on MWF. I'm working on getting us some vests to have while doing drop off.

DOC Signup

Feel free to text me or email me if you have more ideas.


Shariff Butt



This month, we want to highlight and thank two outstanding voluteers: 

Katie Landin for securing 3 platinum corporate sponsorships and for stepping up to be our Silent Auction Coordinator in addition to Classroom Coordinator (Room Parent lead). Katie has secured so many cool things for our auction like Lunch with the Mayor! Katie is always full of great ideas and has brought so much energy and enthusiasm to our group.

Shariff Butt, our Dudes on Campus Coordinator. Shariff stepped up to the plate right before school started in response to our advertisement posted on Facebook. He brought nothing but great energy and motivation to get this group going. Shariff already has so many dudes coming out of the woodwork and getting involved! It's been such a pleasant surprise to see our dudes volunteering at school and forming a bond with each other.

Don't Forget!

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

THANK YOU to our PLATINUM Corporate Sponsors:Imperial HOA, Imperial by Johnson Development, and BEAM Orthodontics. Thank you to our GOLD Corporate Sponsor: The Cordovan Art School.

THANK YOU to our PLATINUM Family Sponsors: the Bubela family, James and Mary Jo Patterson, the Butt family, the Brown family, the Hutchins family, the Dalal-Ohri family, Tony Tran, the Nguyen-Tran Family, Luke and Annie Caden, the Le-Nguyen family, Janet Le, and the Vo family.

Did you know you can be a family sponsor too? Sponsorship is anywhere from $25 to $100 and includes perks like preferred seating at school programs and a free birthday marquee message.

Become a Family Sponsor!

Over the last month, we have used PTA funds to:

  • Purchase fiesta lunch catered for LVE teachers and staff to celebrate "A" rating! 
  • Hosted an ice cream party for Kindergarten for getting the most PTA members signed up. 
  • Celebrated 4th and 5th grade for helping our school earn an A with their test scores.
  • Volunteer supplies for printing and bulletin board
  • Teacher classroom support reimbursements
  • Front desk snacks for teacher snack cart 
  • Door signs for Barrington Place teachers and staff

Link your Kroger shopper card to our school to help Lakeview Elementary earn a small percentage from your grocery purchases! For instructions on how to link your online account to our school, click here. Alternatively, you can do this at Guest Services in-store. 


Take advantage of our partnership with Minted by using the promo code "FUNDRAISELAKEVIEW" to receive 20% off your purchase. By using this code, you will also help our school earn 15% of your total purchase! This partnership program runs all year long! Use it for holiday cards, baby announcements, graduation announcements, and more!

Upcoming Events
Wednesday, September 14
Turn it Gold Week - Hat Day
Thursday, September 15
Turn it Gold Week - Glasses Day
Friday, September 16
Turn it Gold Week - Wear Gold/Yellow Day
Sunday, September 18
Chenieria Bowens
Cindy Hachach
Monday, September 19
Spirit Wear Store Opens (new designs!)
Sunday, September 25
2:05p Space Cowboys Basesball Game Spirit Day with Lakeview
Tuesday, September 27
Elaine Jones
Wednesday, September 28
6:30p PTA Executive Meeting (open to all) - Zoom
Tuesday, October 11
Kayla MacCurdy
Friday, October 14
Online Auction Opens
Friday, October 21
6:30p Fall Movie Night
Wednesday, October 26
9:00a PTA Executive Meeting (open to all) - Zoom
Thursday, October 27
Caroline Dusek
Thursday, November 3
5:30p PTA Membership Meeting

Green = staff and faculty birthdays :) 

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