June 6, 2018

We’ve got a few items for you this week, so here’s what’s up!


Mrs. Hoover is looking for volunteers for field day, Thursday, July 21st. If you are interested in helping with this totally fun event, please contact her or your child’s teacher and let them know. The PTA is also looking for a few folks to help out with watermelon cutting and distribution. Please contact Kaija or Terry if you can help staff the refreshment table. 


The WORKS has a new space! Now we just need to move over.

The WORKS, a Shoreline PTA Council community clothing resource, is moving to our new home! We need the community's help to move The WORKS from the portables at the North City Elementary campus to our new space at the Shoreline Center on Saturday, June 16th. We are also recruiting a small group of volunteers for a mini-move of the PTA Council Office to the new WORKS location inside the Shoreline Center on Saturday, June 9th.

To sign up, fill out the volunteer form here for one or both moves. No students younger than 14, please. Students ages 14-17 are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult. 

Volunteer link: http://signup.com/go/Acngwky 

The WORKS BIG MOVE (North City --> Shoreline Center)
Date: Saturday, June 16th
Time: 10am-2pm (Shift 1) & 2pm-6pm (Shift 2)
Location: Gather in the west parking lot at North City Elementary (810 NE 190th Street) for orientation at the beginning of your shift (either 10am or 2pm).
Suggested items to bring: sturdy shoes, work gloves, hat and sunscreen, handcart (if you have one). Water and lunch (pizza) will be provided.
Jobs will include: Moving boxes, moving racks of clothing, carrying boxes, moving filing cabinets and shelving into a U Haul Truck. Pick-up trucks and large vehicles are welcome!

The PTA Council Office MINI-MOVE (All within Shoreline Center)
Date: Saturday, June 9th
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: Gather at the Shoreline PTA Council Office in the south building of the Shoreline Center campus across from the Spartan Gym (18560 1st Ave NE near the Senior Center) .

Due to the BIG MOVE, the last day that The WORKS will be open for the 2017-2018 school year is Wednesday, June 13th. The WORKS will reopen in our new space at the Shoreline Center on Wednesday, September 5. We are not able to accept clothing donations until we reopen in September. Questions? Email shorelineptaworks@gmail.com 


Hi Cap Summer Meetup at Paramount Park – July 21

For all families interested in the Shoreline Highly Capable program (new and current):   If you would like to meet and connect with other Hi Cap families this summer, please join us on Saturday, July 21, 2018, at Paramount Park (NE 155th and 8th Ave NE) from 12 noon – 2 p.m.   Bring your kids and lunches to the park for some sunshine and outdoor time, and look for us in bright green t-shirts near the balloons.  We hope to see you!  Contact Mary Kate Horwood at marykatea@gmail.com or Megan Menis at megan.menis@gmail.com with questions.

 **Please note: This is an informal gathering of interested Hi Cap families and is not a sponsored event by the Shoreline Hi Cap Advocacy Group**


The PTA is looking for Volunteers for Next Year

We need your help. We have a core group of a few people who take on much of the work of keeping the PTA running every year. Unfortunately, many of our parent volunteers have kids who are moving up to Einstein Middle School, and we need to find people who are willing to step up and take on their roles.

Fortunately, we have lots of resources available to assist new members, and all of the positions and responsibilities can be shared among many hands. Please let Kaija know if you are interested in helping out next year. 

Upcoming Important Dates

June 8th – No School, non-student work day

June 21st – Field Day

June 22nd – Last day of school



MEMBERSHIP The drive may be over, but we are always happy to have new members! Don’t forget that the PTA isn’t just for parents, but for anyone who wants to support the school community. If you know someone who would like to help out, sent them our direction. Membership forms can be found outside the office, on the PTA bulletin board.

Fred Meyer Community Rewards: For most of us Fred Meyer is our neighborhood grocery store.  They provide support to our school and PTA through its Community Rewards Program.  It works by registering your Fred Meyer Rewards card—you know that store card you use to earn points when you shop.  You still get to earn your points.  But also your shopping is benefitting our school.  Signing up is easy.  Go to: https://www.fredmeyer.com/topic/community-rewards-4 , click on "Re-enroll or link your rewards card" and follow the steps.  Search for Echo Lake Elementary PTA to have your purchases benefit the school. You can also use our ID - 88019 to search.  You can also ask friends and family to link their Fred Meyer or Kroger cards to Echo Lake PTA.

Benefit Mobile:  Echo Lake Elementary PTA has partnered with Benefit as a modern fundraising solution. It is free to members and to Echo Lake Elementary PTA. Benefit is a free iPhone or Android phone app that can be used to pay for your everyday purchases such as groceries, clothes, home goods, and more. You can pay on site at the store or online. A portion of your purchase goes directly back to Echo Lake PTA. Retailers include Home Depot, Amazon, Target, Starbucks, and many more! Download the app and add Echo Lake Elementary PTA as your beneficiary to start giving. Find more information in the app or at www.benefit-mobile.com. Feel free to forward this email to family and friends. The more people who participate, the more funds we will raise. Examples of some of the percentages: Amazon 3%; Target 2.5%; Starbucks 6%; Groupon 5%; Red Robin 6%; AMC Theaters 6%; Home Depot 3%.

OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT ECHO LAKE PTA! Our PTA is dedicated to creating a vibrant community where our students feel supported and encouraged. From Science Night to Movie Nights, Ice Cream Socials to financial support of field trips and classroom enrichment activities, it’s all about the kids and our school community. Find out more about our fundraising activities and how you can help by going to: http://echolake.ourschoolpages.com/Page/Pta/Fundraising

Please feel free to contact me at echolake.pta.president@gmail.com or just wave Kaija or me down if you see us on campus or somewhere in the community.


Terry Hynes, Echo Lake PTA President
Kaija Dalan, Echo Lake PTA Vice-President
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