First ever Jog-a-thon at Lum


Lum School will be holding its first ever Jog-a-thon! This event will take place during the school day of Oct. 31st. It’s a great way for students to raise money for our school while promoting health and fitness. 100% of the proceeds will help fund Field Trips, Technology, Media Center, PE Equipment, and supplies for our classrooms that are no longer funded by the school district. If we reach our fundraising goal, all students will be rewarded for their effort and participation with a School-Wide Ice Cream / Dance Party! The main goal of the Lum Jog-a-thon is not only to raise money and promote a healthy lifestyle, but most importantly to instill a sense of community in our children by working together towards a common goal…helping our school!

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Vote YES on Measure B1


Lum PTA voted unanimously to endorse Measure B1!  Measure A is the current parcel tax and expires in June 2018.  Measure B1 is the replacement parcel tax and is on the November 8th ballot.  It will go into effect in July 2018 –no overlap with Measure A.  Is is a continuation of the current parcel tax, and funds 12% of the school district’s budget.  This funding source supports arts, athletics, small class sizes, AP classes, neighborhood schools, programs to close the achievement gap, teacher salaries, innovative and magnet  programs, technology, and many other programs in our schools.  We need your help:

  • vote YES on November 8th for Measure B1
  • donate to the Measure B1 campaign
  • volunteer for the campaign

Visit the campaign website for more information about the measure and how to volunteer.

Reflections Art Program workshops


Reflections is a national PTA arts recognition and achievement program for students.  All grades are encouraged to submit an original piece inspired by the theme “What Is Your Story?” in dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and/or visual arts.  Entries are due in the school office by October 24.  Workshops for interested students will be held on October 4, 11 and 18,  3-4 pm, in room 25.  Our Art Docent chairpersons, Danielle Zorn and Hyunji Lee, will help students develop their ideas, provide guidance, and share basic art supplies.  For more info, email or visit the California PTA website

Fire Up Your Feet challenge

Let’s get active Lum Bears!  Fire Up Your Feet is a great national program that encourages families to maintain healthy lifestyles with physical activity.  During the month of October, all Lum students and their families (parents, grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles) can register ANY and ALL physical activity at, and Lum will be in the running for a $5,000 award!!  Last year, Lum was awarded nearly $2000 through this program!  Think of all the possiblities–walking/biking to and from school, exercise classes, the gym, afterschool activities for the kids, sports teams, and so much more!  Email for more info. Volunteers will be tracking our students’ activity during school hours (recess, PE, etc) but all activity outside of school can be tracked by YOU!

Walk and Roll to School Day

Join the fun on Friday October 7, 8-8:30 am, when Lum PTA celebrates International Walk & Roll to School Day!  This is a great opportunity to celebrate our health, the environment, and our school spirit.  Walk or roll to school, take public transportation or carpool to school.  Enjoy a fun Hula Hoop Dance Party, get free Walk & Roll giveaways, and add your name to the Lum Bear Transportation Chart.  Don’t miss the fun!  Volunteers are needed — email to help out.

Coffee with the Principal

Enjoy a cup of coffee with our fabulous principal Mr. Woodward and fellow Lum families!  PTA is hosting Coffee with the Principal on Friday October 14 at 8:30 am in the Multipurpose Room.  Light refreshments will be served.  Younger siblings welcome.

Shop Sports Basement and support Lum

Earn money for Lum at Sports Basement by becoming a Basementeer!
Sports Basement’s “loyalty” program is a win-win for their loyal customers and our community:
10% off every item every day AND
10% of profits back to Donald Lum Elementary School
There is no fee for our school families, as long as you register by December 31, 2016. Thereafter, a one time $25 fee will be applied for membership.
On your next visit to Sports Basement, register as a Basementeer and select Donald Lum Elementary School as your beneficiary!

School Smarts Parent Academy

The School Smarts Parent Academy is a free, 7-week program to help parents learn very tangible ways they can support their children’s academic success and how to get more involved within the school community.  Refreshments and free child care are provided.  Materials are translated into Chinese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog and Arabic.  Sessions will be held at Lum on Thursdays 6-8 pm, October 6 through November 17.  Visit the school office or sign-up online today!


PTA Meeting

Don’t miss the first PTA Meeting of the year!  Everyone is welcome.  We meet Wednesday September 21, 6:30-7:30 pm in the Multipurpose Room.  Learn about the many PTA programs at Lum and find out how you can get involved at our school.  AAA Livescan will be at the meeting to fingerprint volunteers.  Go to to find out more about fingerprinting procedures and to make an appointment.