Anchor Run at LCE
Friday, May 16th
The Anchor Run is less than one months away!
Yes, warmer weather is coming and the race season is upon us. Join us for this fun, family-friendly event for the entire Portage community -- and a growing Lake Center tradition!
Friday, May 16
5K Run/Walk @ 6:00pm
1 Mile Fun Run @ 6:45pm
New this year
- all 5K registrations include a Meal Deal package. Enjoy a hot dog, chips and
drink after the run. Don't plan to do the 5K? No problem, Meal Deal packages are
available for only $3 a piece.
website and register today!
Download the PDF: http://anchorrun5k.weebly.com/uploads/2/7/0/5/27050103/brochure-2014_web.pdf
Battle of the Books
Thank you to all 123 student participants in Battle of the Books, PTO Chairs Tonya Szafranski and Sonja Staples, and the 37 coaches who donated their time to help make this program a success!!
We had 20 teams this year and they all did a wonderful job. We are so proud of each and every team. The goal of BOB is to read new books and to encourage a love of reading. We think all the teams met this goal.
Our top three finishers in the battle were: Super Pickles, The Page Princesses, and Among the Bookworms. Super Pickles and The Page Princesses moved on to the Grand Battle, hosted at Woodland.
Thank you to all the parents, teachers and kids who braved the snowy conditions that night. Woodland came away with first place, but our teams worked hard and made it a tough fight.
Congrats to everyone in the program and to Mrs. Frieben's class, the recipient of the $25 book incentive for the BOB grand battle. Thank you to 5th grade teachers (all attended:), Mary Zesiger for creating our logo and printing the shirts, Shana Wartner for the BOB banner, Jen Welch for the team photos,
PTO for funding this program, Guest MC Mrs. Evans, Staci Andrews, the coordinator at Woodland, for helping us start this program last year, and those who came out to cheer everyone on.
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The "Digital Life:
Our Kids' Connected Culture" workshop
Jessica Winstanley, Technology Integration Specialist for PPS and a LCE parent, is inviting all elementary parents to learn more about technology through our district programming. Please join us for their 1st parent workshop Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 6:00 pm in
North Middle School's Little Theater.
This workshop will provide an overview of kids' digital lives, as well as some concrete tips for parents to help you guide your children as they explore the media and technology landscape.
To learn more follow these links:
BOX TOPS CONTEST RESULTS:
LCE collected 28,000 Box Tops!
1st place -5th Grade
2nd place -3rd Grade
3rd place -1st Grade
Portage Lake Center PTO prepares a student directory to help families keep in touch.
All parents/guardians must complete a directory form for each child. Forms will be distributed the first week of school.
Please return your form by Sept. 23rd to ensure your child is included!
Lake Center Elementary Things TaDo cards are now available for only $10 (1/2 price)
list of places to use the card
Thank you, your message has been sent
Our Children - Our Future
LCE PTO Ice Cream Social
Thursday May 1st.
6:00pm to 8:30pm
This is a FREE event for LCE families at LCE Elementary
Teachers will be serving up ice cream and there are activities.
Volunteers are still needed to help with the activities and donate toppings. http://www.signupgenius.com/findasignup (enter email@example.com to get to the Ice Cream Social page)
2013-2014 Turtle Trot
LCE Turtle Trot
Thank you parents, kids, teachers, and volunteers.
The weather and participation was fantastic this year!!
The primary fundraiser for the Lake Center PTO will be a “Walk a thon” type event.The event is called the Lake Center Turtle Trot.
We do not plan to participate in any catalog sales programs during this school year.
The Turtle Trot will take place on Friday September 27th during school (Rain date:Oct 4th). Prior to the event, Students will solicit pledges from family, friends and neighbors for a fixed amount or for the number of laps traveled around the track.
After the event, Students will collect donations and win great prizes.
Thank you for supporting Lake Center Elementary through the PTO events
Family Night at Jungle Joes
Thursday April 24th
This is a family event. Supervision required.
-No drop offs-
LCE families have an hour and half block to jump.
The cost is $6.00 per child & $2.00 for adults who jump.
Watching is free!
Location: 7255 South Sprinkle Road 269-324-1992
COME BOUNCE WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY!
Mother / Son Event
LCE Beach Party
The Beach Party was a great success!!! Over 200 people joined us and played giant beach ball volleyball, sailed on the pirate ship bouncy, and had hula-hoop fun. They also showed off their dance skills with DJ Scott Herriman.
We want to thank everyone for sharing this event with the LCE PTO.Thank you to the many parent volunteers who were key to making this special.A special thank you to the
Portage High School students that volunteered.Your level of community involvement is admirable.
Barb, Julie, and Tony
Mother/Son event Co-chairs
If you were not able to purchase your child’s photo at copies are still available for $4.00 each.
Contact any of the Board members
It Take a Village
It takes a village to raise a child ! All parents and teachers are automatically members of our PTO. Being involved with the PTO is a wonderful way to support your school,and your child's education. Whatever interests or skills you have, there's a place for you in the PTO. Please join the Portage Lake Center PTO to create a positive community for our children.
2013 - 2014 BOARD MEMBERS :
Opportunities to Get Involved
Help Kindergartner & 1st Grade with lunch (Sept. and Oct.)
United Way - Name the Portage Lake Center PTO, Inc. as a pledge.
Attend LCE family events
Volunteer a skill
Attend PTO meetings
Work at PTO Events
Join a PTO committee
Participate in fundraisers
Donate Box Tops
Clip Campbell Soup Labels
Meijer Community Rewards
Target Take Charge of Education
Make a Tax Exempt Donation
Utilize Employer Matching Contributions