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Welcome back to a new school year! Please join Lum PTA for 2016-2017. Membership is only $20 per family and supports Lum students through field trips, teacher support, family programs, assemblies, technology, and more. Look for the PTA membership table at school, or use the convenient links below to join or make an additional donation.

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PTA Welcome Table

PTA is looking forward to a BEAR-tastic year at Lum!  Stop by our Welcome Tables to say hello and find out what’s on the PTA calendar for this year.  We will be answering your questions, helping you join PTA, and selling Emergency Kits for just $5.  Look for us just outside the office on Wednesday August 17, 4-7 pm when class assignments will be announced and on Friday August 19, 12-2 pm during the Kindergarten Tea 1-2 pm.

Welcome Breakfast

Join us on Friday, August 26, 8:30-10 am in the Multipurpose Room for the annual PTA Welcome Breakfast.  Learn about PTA programs and events for the coming year, how you can get involved, and make some new Lum pals.  Join/renew your PTA membership at the breakfast.  Emergency Kits will also be available for only $5.  Everyone is welcome!

Back to School BBQ

Bring your family to the PTA Back to School BBQ on Sunday, August 28, 3-5 pm  on the Lum campus.  PTA will provide burgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers, and beverages.  Each grade is asked to bring something to share.  TK/Kinder/1st gr: side dish; 2nd/3rd grades: fruit or veggies or crackers; 4th/5th grades: dessert.  The kids can enjoy the playground and games while the adults visit.  A great way to kick-off another exciting year at Lum!

BBQ Flyer

Emergency Kits for sale

PTA wants to make life a bit easier for you.  All students are required to have an Emergency Kit in the classroom.  Instead of making your own, save some time and purchase a kit from PTA for only $5.  Kits will be available for purchase at the Kindergarten Tea, Welcome Breakfast, Back to School BBQ, and at arrival on Friday mornings while supplies last.  Also available, individual glow sticks and thermal blankets for just $2 each.

Feet First Fridays

Spend a lovely morning with your Lum pals on Friday, September 2. Walk, bike, scooter or roll to school with your children and your neighbors on the first Fridays of each month. Enjoy a dance hula hoop party on the yard when you arrive 8:10-8:20 am. Feet First Fridays are a great opportunity to promote exercise, to foster non-motorized commuting, and to spend fun active time with our children.

2016-2017 PTA Membership & Donation Drive

We share a common goal to enhance our students’ academic success and to provide enrichment opportunities. Lum PTA strives to achieve this goal by providing volunteer and financial support. Together, we can make a difference in our children’s education. Join PTA today – membership is only $20 for the school year. Make a direct donation – donate to PTA and support our school. Join and donate at the upcoming Welcome Breakfast and Back to School BBQ. Membership and donation envelopes will go home during the 2nd week of school and are also available in the school office.

Lum Bears in 4th of July Parade

Come join your fellow Lum families and show your school spirit by participating in the Alameda 4th of July parade, on Monday July 4th.  We had a great turnout for the parade the last three years, and hope to continue the tradition with another fun Lum Bear parade entry this year. Our group # is not yet know, but we will send out additional reminders with more info when we have it.  More info will be posted on Lum PTA’s Facebook page in late June.  For more info, email Kelly at kellyjoscott@hotmail.comWe will be lining up on Lincoln somewhere between Park and Grand. Our exact line-up spot will be announced later.  The parade entries are suppose to be lined up at 9am, and anyone is welcome to arrive as early as 8am.  Our main contingent will hopefully be there sometime around 8-8:30am, because this year we will have a float that we’ll need folks to help decorate that morning before the parade starts.  The first parade entries will start moving promptly at 10am, with everyone else to follow. If you can’t join us for the start of the parade at 10am, then feel free to meet us along the route.
All children who wish to participate in the parade MUST be accompanied by at least one parent or adult (over 18).  Our “float” is a 6’x12’ utility trailer that we will decorate for the parade. If there are 25 kids or less then all of the kids should be able to ride on the float, sitting and waving to the crowds. The pace of the parade is brisk, and it’s been hard in past years for kids to keep up. Adults will need to plan to walk or ride bikes behind the float.

We hope to have lots of Lum Bears join us for this year’s 4th of July parade!

 

Incoming TK and Kindergarten Summer Playdates

Lum PTA sponsors fun playdates during the summer for incoming TK and Kindergarten families.  This a wonderful oppotunity for you and your child to become acquainted with other families and to learn more about the Lum community.  Join us for one or all of the playdates at the Lum playground:  Friday July 15, 10 am; Saturday July 16, 10 am; Satuday July 30, 10 am; Monday August 1, 5 pm; Friday August 12, 10 am; Saturday August 13, 10 am.  An additional playdate will be held on Thursday August 11 at 5 pm at Franklin Park.  We also encorage families to organize additional playdates throughout the summer. PTA can help you do so through the Lum TK & Kinder Play Group on Facebook, Lum PTA’s Facebook page, and the playdate email group.  Contact Kelly Scott, Lum PTA president kellyjoscott@hotmail.com, for more info.