Food and Teen Gift Card Drive!
From November 27th through December 8th , each classroom at Echo Lake will be collecting nonperishable food items as well as gift cards for teens ($15-$20) to help families in our community during the holiday season. This year, our school's goal is to collect  500 Units of Cooking Oil . (Other nonperishables are welcome and encouraged (NO GLASS)!!) Please do not donate large Costco-size 5 liter containers. We cannot accept large bulk sizes. We recommend standard 16-40 fluid ounces sizes of oil. The class to collect the most units of cooking oil will win an extra recess with Mr. Lohman! Please ... read full article
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Food and Teen Gift Card Drive!11/8/201712/8/2017
Food and Teen Gift Card Drive!
From November 27th through December 8th , each classroom at Echo Lake will be collecting nonperishable food items as well as gift cards for teens ($15-$20) to help families in our community during the holiday season. This year, our school's goal is to collect  500 Units of Cooking Oil . (Other nonperishables are welcome and encouraged (NO GLASS)!!) Please do not donate large Costco-size 5 liter containers. We cannot accept large bulk sizes. We recommend standard 16-40 fluid ounces sizes of oil. The class to collect the most units of cooking oil will win an extra recess with Mr. Lohman! Please ... read full article
Come watch the Lego Batman Movie on November 8!11/3/201711/8/2017
Come watch the Lego Batman Movie on November 8!
Movie night is on Wednesday, the 8 th . Doors open at 6:00, and the movie will start at 6:30. We will be watching the Lego Batman Movie! Food and snacks will be available for purchase. Please note that this is not a drop-off event. A parent or other responsible adult must remain at school. If you’d like to help, please email Shannon McMaster at  mcshannon79@hotmail.com  or April Thompson at  echolake.pta.volunteer@gmail.com . It’s always a good time at movie night, and we are looking forward to seeing you there. ... read full article
Guys and Goodies on Nov 310/26/201711/2/2017
Guys and Goodies on Nov 3
Echo Lake PTA wants to recognize the important guys (dad, grandpa, uncle, cousin, etc.) in our kids’ lives. Please join us on Friday, November 3,  from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., in the cafeteria for goodies, some coffee and special time at school with your student. Bring your cell phone or camera for a photo. We are looking forward to a great time and hope to see you there. ... read full article
Looking for ways to give back to Echo Lake?10/26/201711/7/2017
Looking for ways to give back to Echo Lake?
VOLUNTEER! Interested in helping out, but now sure how or when? Contact April Thompson at  echolake.pta.volunteer@gmail.com . She’d love to talk to you about all the ways you can help our community excel.   BECOME A PTA MEMBER! The Membership 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, send them in our direction. Membership forms can be found outside the office, on the PTA bulletin board, or  ... read full article
What's Up Wednesday10/5/201710/11/2017
What's Up Wednesday
It's another What's Up Wednesday , I mean Thursday! Time sure can get away from you if you let it. PTA Membership Drive! Your membership helps us do the work that we do. Membership forms are available on the PTA board outside the office. The classroom with the highest percentage of members will get an extra recess with Principal Lohman which is always a treat for the kids. The drive ends this week, but we are happy to have new members at any time. READ MORE ... read full article
Echo Lake Read-A-Thon!9/14/201710/11/2017
Echo Lake Read-A-Thon!
The Echo Lake Read-a-thon is happening now! The Read-a-Thon is an opportunity for students to read while raising funds for PTA sponsored programs at Echo Lake. Students challenge themselves to see how many minutes they can read in 20 days, and then collect pledges in support of their efforts while earning prizes. Money raised will go to support school programs and events such as movie night, teacher grants, classroom enrichment programs, field trips, and other opportunities our kids might not have without the extra funds raised by the PTA. The Read-a-Thon ends October 16th with an All School Read-In for the ... read full article
Join us at Tears and Cheers on Monday, Sept 119/6/20179/11/2017
Join us at Tears and Cheers on Monday, Sept 11
Are you the parent of a kindergartner? Do you know someone who is? The Echo Lake PTA is hosting a Tears and Cheers get together on Monday, September 11. Come enjoy some coffee, muffins, fruit and juice in the cafeteria at 9:10 a.m., right after you drop off your child. Hope to see you there! ... read full article
Last week to register for Back to School Event8/14/20178/18/2017
Last week to register for Back to School Event
Registration is open until August 18 for the Back to School Event. The Back to School event is a community effort that provides school supplies, haircuts, and clothing assistance for families in the Shoreline School District who are living with a low income and/or experiencing circumstances in their life that make it challenging to prepare their children for going back to school. Pre-registration is required for the Back to School Event by August 18 . The event will be held August 26 at Ridgecrest Elementary School. Please visit the Back to School Event website for more information at:   www.btsconsortium.org .  ... read full article
Summer Resources for Families8/6/20178/25/2017
Summer Resources for Families
FREE MEALS IN THE SUMMER FOR KIDS The following locations are offering free lunches to kids age 18 and under in August, no registration required: Ronald Methodist Church, 17839 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline (6/26 - 8/31) Monday - Thursday breakfast from 10:30 - 11:30 and lunch from 12:00 - 1:00 Dale Turner YMCA, 19290 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline (7/8 - 8/26) Breakfast 10:30 - 11:30, Lunch 12 - 1:00 FREE MEALS FOR ALL No registration required Ronald Commons Cafe, Ronald United Methodist Church, 17839 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline. Every Thursday Dinner 5:30 - 7:30 Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, 722 N 145th ... read full article
Save the Date: Back to School BBQ on Sept 58/6/20179/5/2017
Save the Date: Back to School BBQ on Sept 5
The annual Echo Lake PTA BBQ will be held on Tuesday, September 5 th in conjunction with the Echo Lake Elementary Open House. If you are interested in helping cook and serve burgers and hot dogs for over 400 students and parents, contact Terry.hynes@gmail.com . ... read full article
Echo Lake PTA wins Membership Award5/15/20178/3/2017
Echo Lake PTA wins Membership Award
Way to go, Echo Lake PTA supporters! Thanks to you, Echo Lake PTA has achieved a Silver Level Membership Award with Washington State PTA.  We're being recognized for growing PTA membership by 5% over last year. Thank you! ... read full article