2016-2017 PTO PRESIDENT WELCOME LETTER
Dear Lake Shore Families,
We would like to extend a warm welcome to new students and we are excited to see all of the returning familiar faces! It seems summer always goes by so quickly, but we are gearing up for a great 2016-2017 school year at Lake Shore Middle School!
We take this opportunity to invite and encourage everyone to get involved and support Lake Shore Middle School by joining the PTO. Membership is $25, which includes a student directory and discounts to PTO sponsored student events throughout the school year. Our meetings will be held on Wednesdays each month. September 14, November 9, January 11, March 8 and May 10 will be at 9:15 am in the Band Room. October 19, December 14, February 8 and April 19 will be at 6:30 pm in the IMC. Along with providing volunteer support for many student activities, the PTO has continually raised important funds for the benefit of the students at Lake Shore.
Over the last few years, the PTO has funded many activities and filled many of the teachers needs in the classroom as well as purchased two new bubblers with bottle filling stations and an electronic monitor for the school lobby. We also purchased MacBook Airs for use in testing and projects in the classrooms. The funds were raised via what was called an “Unfundraiser.” Instead of asking families to sell candles, pizzas, gift cards and wrapping paper, we have a fundraising campaign to raise crucial dollars for the improvement and enrichment of student life at Lake Shore. This campaign is called, “The Lake Shore Raider Fund” after our mascot.
We are asking all Lake Shore families to please contribute generously to The LS Raider Fund. When you come for registration, please stop by the PTO table and see the list of the many things that this fund helps to provide for our teachers and your students throughout the year. Keep in mind that the Lake Shore PTO is a 501 (c) (3) organization, so donations are tax deductible! As an FYI to 6th graders and new students, during Registration at Lake Shore on August 11th (8am-2pm and 4pm-7pm), locker organizers, called “Locker Ladders,” will be available to purchase. These are an excellent way for students to keep their lockers neat and organized. Also, don’t forget to look for and order your Spirit Wear at Registration. We will have some new items available to show your Lake Shore spirit!
Please go to the PTO website to register today! Feel free to contact us with questions. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Teresa Kennedy & Erika Spitz
Lake Shore PTO Co-Presidents 2016-2017